Glaxon SPECIMEN: A Pre-Workout Formulated For All The Stim Junkies Out There

Note: In 2021, Specimen has been upgraded to Glaxon Specimen V2, available in both yohimbe-based “Yo-Yo” version and a yohimbe-free version. If you want the original Specimen, see if any are available below, otherwise head over to our Specimen V2 article.

Newcomer Glaxon is looking to bring more fun, creativity, and unique products to the supplement industry. That’s why they were named PricePlow’s supplement brand to watch for 2020. For the brand’s initial launch in 2019, Glaxon hit the ground running releasing five products which included a fat burner (Slyce), non-stim pump pre-workout (Plasm Surge), greens formula (SuperGreens), insidiously strong sleep aid (Sedative), and a curiously-named nootropic (Adrinall).

High-Stim Glaxon Specimen

Specimen has finally arrived for all the Glaxon Goons out there!

Just before the new year, Glaxon ended with a bang by introducing a very ‘out of the box’ energy/focus product named Hybrid and an overly-anticipated full-spectrum high stimulant pre-workout supplement, Specimen.

Are you a serious stim-using Specimen?

This one is formulated for all the stim junkies out there, providing 400mg of caffeine, plenty of B-vitamins, and other potent stimulants to get you up and running. Not only does it pack you full of energy, but it is also designed to give you laser beam focus and help you get a bit of a pump… but this one’s really all about the stim.

Specimen launched in two never-before-seen flavors: Alien Pop and Molecular Candy. Don’t be fooled by the ingredient panel, this one is a heavy stim-hitter and we bet you won’t need a full scoop this pre-workout.

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Glaxon Specimen Ingredients

For all you stim-junkies out there, this one’s for you! Glaxon designed Specimen to give you long-lasting energy, while also adding ingredients to ensure you’re hydrated and have some increased power output!

With far-out flavors and a fully stim-loaded ingredient panel, Specimen is not going to disappoint anyone who is looking for an insane energy boost in the gym.

Let’s dive into what a full scoop (12.6g) of Specimen has to offer!

  • Beta-Alanine (3,200mg)

    Glaxon Specimen Supplement Facts

    If this label doesn’t scream energy then I don’t know what does!

    Specimen starts out strong with a full clinical dosage of beta-alanine, one of the most well-studied endurance boosters.[1] Research shows, beta-alanine is effective at increasing carnosine levels in skeletal muscle.[1]

    Carnosine is an intracellular buffer that helps reduce lactic acid accumulation, meaning you can work harder for longer.[1] Greater levels of carnosine help the body remove metabolic waste products that lead to fatigue and decreased performance.

  • Betaine Anhydrous (1500mg)

    Betaine anhydrous, also called trimethylglycine, is a metabolite of choline naturally found in the body and various foods such as beets and spinach.[2] Research shows that enough betaine supplementation can enhance body composition, power, and strength through boosting endogenous creatine production.[2,3]

    Betaine’s proposed benefits come from its ability to donate a methyl group to homocysteine, which will be metabolized into L-methionine,[2,3] a precursor to creatine. It also increases the availability of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe),[2,3] another methyl donor that will further increase the metabolism of homocysteine.

    Another role Betaine takes on is acting as an osmolyte, a molecule shuttled in and out of the cell to impact its hydration levels.[2,3] Thus, betaine can increase cellular hydration and their ability to recover from stressors, and we believe it can even provide a bit of a “cell volumization pump”.

    Glaxon Specimen Logo

    Glasxon Specimen gives you laser focus and absurd energy!

    However, 2.5g is the clinical dosage needed to get the full benefits in the recent research,[2,3] so you’ll need to find another 1g elsewhere in your day if you want to claim them. Glaxon just may have a product to stack in…

  • Taurine (1,000mg)

    Despite what many people think, Taurine is not an amino acid, it’s an organic acid that has several benefits in the body. This ingredient aids in cellular hydration by working as an osmolyte and has been shown to increase endurance in physically active adults.[4] A recently published meta-analysis found dosages effective for producing these benefits were between 1-6g a day.[4] Providing 1g of Taurine in a full scoop, Specimen is right on the money with this dose.

  • GlycerPump (Glycerol Powder 65%) (1000mg)

    To compliment the Taurine, Glaxon added GlycerPump to further enhance cellular hydration. GlycerPump is one of the best forms of glycerol on the market, it results in less clumping, is a more stable form, and yields 65% glycerol by weight.

    GlycerPump Logo

    GlycerPump is a new, stable from of 65% glycerol powder made by Pinnacle Ingredients.

    When enough glycerol is supplemented, it can result in ‘hyperhydration’, which is advantageous for hard-training individuals because dehydration can lead to drastic decreases in performance. Glycerol works by creating an osmotic gradient, enhancing water reabsorption in the kidneys.[5] By having more water retention, you stay hydrated for longer, have better control of thermoregulation, and will see an overall boost in performance.[5]

  • Caffeine Anhydrous (400mg)

    Here we go!

    Glaxon Specimen Astronaut

    This pre-workout will give you enough energy and focus that it will put you in space!

    Specimen is giving you an extreme amount of energy by packing 400mg of pure caffeine anhydrous per scoop, and there are more stimulatory ingredients coming, so you can get the gist of where the brand is headed here. This is surely going to get all the Glaxon Goons fired up to crush a workout.

    If you’re looking for a little less caffeine, you can go with half a serving and stack it with Glaxon’s non-stim pump product Plasm Surge to reap all the benefits of the other ingredients!

  • CholinACE (Choline L(+) Bitartrate) (VitaCholine), Alpha-GPC, Citicholine) (300mg)

    Get ready for laser focus! CholinACE is a combination of three potent, highly bioavailable, forms of three choline donors: choline bitartrate, Alpha-GPC, and citicoline. This synergistic blend assists the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. CholinACE may help support mind-muscle connection, focus, and cognition.

  • L-Tyrosine (250mg)


    Now this is a brand to keep your eye on!

    Tyrosine is an non-essential amino acid used to synthesize catecholamine neurotransmitters found in the body such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These catecholamines are involved in our fight-or-flight response and can get depleted under excessive exposure to stress. Supplementing with L-Tyrosine can support brain function and assist in fighting off mental fatigue by increasing Tyrosine levels in the body, resulting in a replenishment of key neurotransmitters. This isn’t the largest dose but it shows the trend of Specimen – lots of neuro-activation.

  • L-Theanine (100mg)

    L-Theanine is another non-essential amino acid and a natural phytochemical commonly found in green tea. Studies show L-theanine can relax the mind without causing drowsiness by interacting with GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), a neurotransmitter very prevalent in the brain.[6]

    This ingredient can also take some of the edge off the caffeine without making you fatigued. Research suggests the combination of L-Theanine and caffeine improves cognitive performance and increases subject alertness.[7]

  • Halostachine HCL (60mg)

    Halostachine HCL, also known as N-methylphenylethylamine, comes from a plant called halostachys capsica. It works in a similar fashion as ephedrine by acting as a beta adrenergic receptor agonist on fat cells. The stimulation of the beta receptors aids in burning fat for energy.

    Glaxon Astronaut

    Glaxon’s main goal is to ‘make sh*t awesome’ and they definitely live up to that.

    Halostachine HCL is a powerful stimulant that is rapidly metabolized and absorbed in the body. Its effects are felt very soon after consumption making it ideal for pre-workout in order to provide a quick energy boost. Positive effects from Halostachine HCL may include improved mood, enhanced energy, increased lipolysis (fat burning), suppression of appetite, and enhanced focus. However, more research needs to be done on this ingredient before determining how effective it really is.

  • Rauwolscine (3mg)

    Rauwolscine (also known as Alpha Yohimbine) acts similarly to Yohimbine by serving as an alpha-2-adrenergic antagonist, thus increasing the body’s ability to burn fat.[8] As a result of blocking the alpha-2 receptors, the body’s ability to perform thermogenesis is enhanced since the release of norepinephrine will not be inhibited.

    This ingredient may also elevate your mood by producing serotonin-like effects from activating 5-HT1a/b receptors.[9] Rauwolscine is another lesser known ingredient that may provide you with some unique benefits.

  • Yohimbine (2mg)

    Not done with the alpha-2 antagonism yet! Yohimbine blocks alpha-2-adrenergic receptors, thus creating a better environment for fat burning. The current literature shows yohimbine can suppress appetite, lead to faster fat loss, and increase male fertility.[10-12]

    With the high-dosed caffeine, rauwolscine, and a bit of yohimbine, you can probably guess that half a scoop is perfectly fine for most ‘normal’ individuals, and anyone who’s starting out with Specimen is wise to not full-scoop this!

Specimen Pre Workout

With a flavor like Molecular Candy, how can you *not* want to try this?!

As you can tell, this pre-workout is stacked with stims, giving you more than enough energy to get through grueling workouts. On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that this isn’t going to be chasing the most nitric oxide pumps on the planet. For that, you’ll need to stack.

Specimen makes sure you stay hydrated with key electrolytes

  • Magnesium (as Magnesium Gluconate) (30mg)
  • Potassium (as Potassium Gluconate) (68mg)
  • Sodium (as Sodium Citrate) (20mg)

To round out this hefty formula, highly bioavailable forms of magnesium, potassium, and sodium are included to ensure you stay hydrated and get the most out of your workout. These minerals are crucial for regulating blood pressure, fluid balance, and muscle/nerve function. This is just another bonus to the long-listed formula.

Available Flavors

Specimen is available in the following flavors (the list below will stay up-to-date):

    Listen to Joey Savage of Glaxon Explain it himself!

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    Glaxon: The brand to watch for 2020

    As you can see throughout this article, Glaxon is bringing some seriously unique branding. When Mike and Ben got together at the end of 2019 to close down the year, they made a video of brands to watch for 2020. The top brand, and with good reason? Glaxon.

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    Final Thoughts

    Wow, now that’s a way to introduce a brand to PricePlow Nation!

    Introducing: Glaxon

    PricePlow’s supplement brand to watch for 2020 is no other than Glaxon!

    Specimen is clearly not for the faint of heart, especially if you are sensitive to caffeine or alpha-yohimbine. If you want to give it a try, then we highly suggest starting with a half scoop to assess tolerance. You likely won’t need a full scoop to get enough energy and focus to annihilate your workout.

    For those of you looking for an absurd kick of energy, we think we’ve found exactly what you are looking for. Specimen is also designed to be stacked with Glaxon’s non-stimulant pump product Plasm Surge which will allow you to determine just how much caffeine you want to take prior to a workout.

    Overall, PricePlow is very excited to see what’s next for Glaxon in 2020. We are expecting more unique formulas, products, and flavors coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned to PricePlow and Glaxon for exclusive deals and news!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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