Pulse V4 Myprotein review

Pulse V4 is a pre workout made by British supplements company Myprotein. We take a close look to see how it compares to the best pre workouts on sale right now

Our rating: ★★★☆☆
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Pulse V4 is a pre workout made by Myprotein Photo: The Sport Review

Pulse V4 is a pre workout supplement made by Myprotein. We’re usually keen fans of Myprotein’s products because they tend to offer great value for money without compromising too much on quality.

Pulse V4 is described on the official website as a “powerful” pre workout formula designed to get you performing at your best in the gym.

The website describes it as a low calorie, fat free, premium pre workout supplement which currently comes in three different flavors.

In this review article, we’re going to take a close look at Pulse V4 to see how it ranks when compared to the best pre workouts out there right now.

We’re going to break down the specifics of the top ingredients and check out some of the customer reviews to see where it stands.

So, let’s get cracking and start taking a closer look at Pulse V4.

What does Pulse V4 Myprotein do?

As you’ve no doubt already gathered, Pulse V4 is a pre workout supplement designed to get you performing at your best – either in the gym or while playing sport.

This wider category of supplements have become increasingly popular with gym-goers and sports players as they look to try and get the most out of their sessions.

Pulse V4 contains a blend of stimulants and other ingredients designed to get you performing at your peak level.

So, let’s start taking a closer look at Pulse V4 by breaking down the individual ingredients.

What you need to know about the ingredients

We should kick off this section by praising Myprotein for not using a proprietary blend in their product.

That means that the individual ingredients and their doses are clearly stated on the label, to provide full transparency. Let’s now run through the top ingredients in Pulse V4.

• Caffeine – A solid place to start. Caffeine has a number of pre workout benefits such as the ability to raise energy levels, increase focus and boost stamina. For some strange reason, Myprotein have decided to include exactly 164mg of caffeine per serving. Aside from the odd number, it’s actually a good dose, and just above our recommended pre workout serving of 150mg.

• Creatine Monohydrate – Another of our top rated pre-workout ingredients. Creatine is well known for its benefits post workout, but its believed ability to reduce fatigue and boost hydration make it a good choice before exercise as well. Each serving of Pulse V4 contains 4g of Creatine, which is a good, solid dose.

• Citrulline Malate Another solid ingredient, we were pleased to find Citrulline Malate on the label. The slightly disappointing thing though, was that each serving of Pulse V4 only contains 437mg (so specific!) of Citrulline Malate. You’ll need at least 4-5g of Citrulline Malate for it to be effective, so it’s significantly under-dosed in this product.

• Beta Alanine – This is another very popular pre workout supplement. It’s believed that it can help give you a boost during your workouts, but it’s also reported to trigger unwanted side effects in some people, which is why it’s not on our list of the very best pre workout ingredients.

• Guarana Extract – This is another stimulant which can help boost energy levels. Our gripe here is that we don’t feel it’s necessary to include it in the product along with caffeine. There is 106mg of Guarana per serving. The mix of the too stimulants may be too much for some people.

We should also point out that Pulse V4 uses the artificial sweetener Sucralose, which we’re not fans of.

Those are the top ingredients in Pulse V4. Check out the full list of ingredients, along with the individual doses, below:

pulse v4 ingredients

What’s missing?

As we’ve already touched on above, there are some pretty decent ingredients in Pulse V4, but there are also some things missing in our opinion.

For starters, it was a shame not to see any L-Theanine on the label. It’s a great ingredients when combined with caffeine, because it can help you to feel the benefits of it, without any of the unwanted side effects.

It was also a shame that it didn’t include any Coconut Water Powder or L-Carnitine – two of our other favorite pre workout ingredients.

Beetroot extract is another one of our top pre workout ingredients that wasn’t include.

Are there any side effects?

Most modern pre workout supplements are pretty safe, because they tend to only contain natural ingredients.

That being said, we always recommend that you carefully check the ingredients list yourself before trying a product for the first time to make sure that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.

The main thing to look out for in pre workout supplements is the stimulant content. We found that lots of products these days can overdo it with them and that could lead to unwanted side effects such as the jitters or energy crashes.

As mentioned about Pulse V4 contains 164mg of caffeine per serving, which is an optimal dose. The problem is that when it’s combined with 106mg of Guarana, it could be too much for some people.

We definitely wouldn’t recommend taking this supplement in the evening, as it could affect your sleep.

How to take Pulse V4

At the time of writing this review, Pulse V4 is only available in 500g pouches. (Why don’t more companies offer different sizes?)

It comes in three flavors: Berry Blast, Blue Raspberry and Lemon and Lime.

The label says that you should take 17g (half a scoop), mix it with water and then drink it around 30 minutes before starting your workout.

We always recommend experimenting with the timings to see how long it takes to really ‘kick in’ for you.

What are customers saying?

At the time of writing this review, there were 571 reviews of Pulse V4 on the official Myprotein website, with an average rating of 4.14 out of 5 stars.

It seems to have largely positive reviews, but we’re not sure if Myprotein censor or moderate the reviews posted on their website.

One customer said that having used it for a month, it gave them noticeable boosts, both in the gym and playing football.

Someone else rated it five stars and said that it had improved their output at the gym.

However, another user said that they were disappointed, describing the product as “around average at best”.

Is this the best pre workout?

Not in our opinion. Pulse V4 does tick a lot of boxes but it’s let down by its use of Sucralose as an artificial sweetener and lack of other ingredients.

We recently updated our pick of the best pre workouts on sale right now. Click the link below to check out out.

Anything else to consider?

We always like to remind our readers that you should always try and get your diet and training regime in check before trying any supplements.

Nothing will accelerate your progress more than making sure you’re training hard, eating right and getting plenty of rest.

But if you’re looking for an added boost in the gym, a pre workout could be a very good addition to your regimen indeed.

Review conclusion – our final thoughts

So, what do we think about Pulse V4 Myprotein overall? Here are our thoughts in summary:

Pros:
• Some good ingredients
• Affordable

Cons:
• Uses artificial sweetener
• Missing some key ingredients
• A bit stimulant-heavy

Overall, we think that Pulse V4 is a decent product, but it gets let down in a couple of areas. We don’t rate it as one of the very best pre workouts on sale right now because it uses an artificial sweetener and is missing some of our favorite ingredients.

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