Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax: The Best Way to Test 3DPUMP Breakthrough!

Looking for the best way to try the new 3DPUMP Breakthrough ingredient all on its own? Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax is the way to go, bringing it in 8 capsules!

After their wildly successful rebrand that included upgraded HyperMax Extreme and VasoMax pre workout supplements, Performax Labs is back with yet another way to get you pumped to the gills. This time, they’re keeping it “simple”, with a capsule-based pump supplement that’s made primarily from one patented ingredient: 3DPUMP Breakthrough:

Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax

Looking for the best way to feel 3DPUMP’s effects on its own? Then brace for Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax!

Test 3DPUMP with Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax

3DPUMPMax is a stimulant-free capsule-based pre-workout supplement that leverages a full 6 gram dose of 3DPUMP, amplified by 50 milligrams of AstraGin. With the citrulline, amla, and glycerol inside, this should enable incredible nitric oxide production, increased blood flow, and better hydration, leading to epic pumps.

It will stack great with nearly any supplement, but taken alone, this is the best way to evaluate the true power of 3DPUMP, so you can feel it for yourself.

We cover the science behind the 3DPUMP, diving deeper into the patent’s pilot study and the key specifics in the amla fruit extract inside. First, take a moment to subscribe to our Performax Labs news alerts so you stay up to date with the maxed out brand:

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3DPUMPMax Ingredients

Performax Labs is keeping this one simple: 3DPUMP amplified with AstraGin. Let’s dive into the three components within 3DPUMP:

  • 3DPUMP-Breakthrough (L-Citrulline (vegan fermented), Glycerol, Amla (phyllanthus emblica) (fruit) Extract) – 6000mg

    Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax Capsules Ingredients

    3DPUMP Breakthrough is a new patented pump ingredient that has a novel blend of nitric oxide boosters in L-citrulline and amla fruit extract along with hyper-hydrating agent glycerol. Launched in late 2021, it’s one of the hottest new ingredients in the industry, and is patent-protected.[1]

    Although it’s not shown on the label, we can verify that the ingredient is only being sold with the following blended doses:

    • 3 grams of L-citrulline
    • 1.2 grams of glycerol
    • 165 milligrams of amla

    Inside of the 3DPUMP patent, there’s a pilot study that gives us some details, and it provides a few clues as to what makes this more special than just utilizing citrulline alone:

    The 3DPUMP Pilot Study

    The researchers behind 3DPUMP conducted a placebo-controlled pilot study to measure thigh circumference and total body mass before and after a leg day. The participants were weight trained men whose ages averaged the late 20s.[1]

    The materials

    Each was randomized into one of four different groups on four different leg days (which all consisted of the same workout):[1]

    • Placebo (water)
    • 1.5 grams of glycerol (65% yield)
    • 150 milligrams of amla fruit extract*
    • 1.35 grams of glycerol (65% yield) and 150 milligrams of amla fruit extract*

    *Note that this pilot study used a slightly smaller amount of amla than the 165 milligrams that ended up in the final 3D PUMP production ingredient.

    The exercises

    Every day was the same leg day, with a 3-day washout in between sessions. The participants took their drink, waited 30 minutes, and began their workout. They had to do loaded goblet squats and seated leg extensions, performing 3 sets of 10-12 reps, resting 60 seconds between sets. There were two minute rests between the exercises.[1]

    After each session, the participants underwent DEXA scans, which measured their thigh circumference.

    The results
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    Each group gained lean body mass and leg size, but group four — the glycerol + amla fruit extract group — had significantly better results. They had a whopping 2.21 centimeter gain in thigh circumference, and averaged 693.1 grams increased total lean body mass. The placebo group had gains, but less impressive — 1.12 centimeter thigh circumference increase but only 30.4 gram total lean body mass increase.[1]

    Both of these are very impressive – it’s the increased thigh circumference gain that indicates an increased pump. The increase in total lean body mass could possibly be attributed to the unique hydrating effect where less urination occurs after taking glycerol, which we find very convenient for training sessions. However, these were lean body mass measurements, and it seems like amla had a major part of driving even more water and blood into the cells.

    Another interesting take is that the amla-only data showed better increases than the glycerol-only data (likely non-statistically significant). All in all, this indicates that the amla is the unheralded hero in 3D PUMP. So let’s cover that in greater detail, then get to citrulline and glycerol:

    • Low molecular tannins from amla fruit extract – 3DPUMP’s secret weapon – 165 mg

      Amla fruit is scientifically known as Phyllanthus emblica and is sometimes called Indian Gooseberry. It has rich historical history because it provides cardiovascular health benefits — there are many antioxidants inside that promote better endothelial function and reduced platelet aggregation.[2] Researchers have published studies calling it “the ayurvedic wonder”,[3] and 3DPUMP’s creators seem to have figured out some of the best parts to extract out of it, getting a lot out of a low dose.

      Performax Labs 3DPUMPMax Capsules

      At the time of 3DPUMPMax’s announcement, there isn’t any research specific to Amla and athletes, but the pilot study leads us to believe it’s the key. Anytime you see “improved endothelial health” or “better blood flow” in research studies, there’s a good chance it could work well in a pre-workout pump ingredient.

      So what’s inside amla that’s making it work?

      Low Molecular Weight Tannins

      The amla used in 3DPUMP is standardized for >68% low-molecular weight tannins (LMWt tannins), specifically punigluconin, pedunculagin, emblicanin-A, and emblicanin-B — and likely a few others.[4] In the body, these tannins get converted into the powerful urolithins A-D,[5] which have been shown to improve mitochondrial health and output over time.[6]

      Even better, research has shown that urolithin B has some very anabolic properties.[7] There may even be some nootropic qualities as well.[8]

      Again, note that the final production run of 3DPUMP used even more amla than the pilot study (165 milligrams as opposed to 150), so the effects in future studies may be even better.

      The other two ingredients aren’t just taking up space, though. Most of us know the benefits of nitric oxide boosting citrulline and hyper-hydrating glycerol, but let’s cover them as well:

    • L-Citrulline – 3 g

      In 8 capsules of 3DPUMPMax, you’ll also get 3 grams of L-citrulline, which is a clinically-studied dose that has been shown to boost nitric oxide (NO) production (equivalent of roughly 6 grams of citrulline malate).[9] L-citrulline gets converted to L-arginine, which is the precursor to nitric oxide in the nitric oxide synthase pathway.[10]

      Arginine Biosynthesis System

      The Arginine Biosynthesis System. Image courtesy Wikimedia, with our red edits demonstrating the arginine citrulline cycle at the top-right

      With the increase in nitric oxide, the body experiences an effect known as vasodilation, relaxing and widening the blood vessels, which then leads to improved blood flow.[11,12] This has been well-researched for its cardiovascular benefits (such as lower blood pressure[13]), but for us, we zoom in on the pumps that we get from that blood flow!

      L-citrulline has become a “de-facto standard” ingredient in pre-workout / nitric oxide boosters for this effect, replacing L-arginine that was used decades ago because citrulline performs better.[11] Reason being, when supplementing L-arginine, too much gets broken down too quickly before it can get converted to NO, by citrulline bypasses this “first pass effect”, ultimately getting more plasma arginine and nitric oxide than had you supplemented arginine itself![11,14,15]

      Other benefits of citrulline
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      Research has shown that citrulline’s blood flow improvements lead to other benefits downstream, such as better recovery, greater work output, and more ATP (cellular energy) production.[16-18] It’s been studied well-enough to have confirmation from meta-analyses, with researchers concluding that citrulline also lowers perceived training exertion and even helps with waste removal (hence the reduction in soreness).[19]

      That covers the two endothelial health boosting ingredients, which provide the blood-based pump. How do you amplify that? With more water:

    • Glycerol: “Hyperhydrate” your body

      In the 3DPUMP pilot study, we saw how the combination of Amla and glycerol significantly improved both thigh circumference and lean body mass.[1] Amla supports blood flow, but it’s the glycerol that supports water retention and hydration. Paired together, there’s a powerful, complementary effect.

      Also known as glycerin, glycerol is a sugar alcohol that makes up the basis of numerous biological molecules and fatty acids (for instance, triglyceride has a glycerol backbone).[20] When ingested, it’s been shown to increase the body’s total volume of water.[21] It does this by binding to water, helping the body you load the blood, plasma, and muscle tissue.[22]

      This can lead to a “cell hydration pump” we sometimes call a “water pump”, but it assumes that you drink it with enough water, which is a highly strong recommendation for 3DPUMPMax. With enough glycerol and water added, researchers have noted a state of “hyperhydration”.[22-25] Such a state leads to better endurance and improved heat tolerance, but it’s key to emphasize that dose and water intake matters.[21,23,24,26]

      The lowered heart rate is expected given the above data, but look at the significantly increased forearm blood flow after an hour![23] This is perfect for a pre workout supplement.

      Most glycerol research has been performed on endurance athletes. Trained athletes have been shown to last longer with glycerol than without, going longer distances before succumbing to exhaustion.[24] Research has shown that 20 days of glycerol use improves both aerobic and anaerobic power,[25] however, so there’s a good chance that it’ll be beneficial to lifters using 3DPUMPMax.

      To make matters even better, and synergizing with the other two 3DPUMP components, glycerol has also been demonstrated to provide better blood flow in tests on the forearms, as well as reduced cardiovascular stress.[23] Speaking of stress, this is a highly emphasized ingredient to use if training in heat, which it can protect against.[23,24]

      Again, to get the most out of this ingredient, make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water when using 3DPUMP. Don’t worry about trips to the bathroom — thanks to its ability to increase water retention, glycerol has actually been shown to reduce urination volume after use![24,25]

      With the trifecta of ingredients inside, there’s a reason why savvy brands like Performax Labs are leaning so heavily on 3DPUMP. You’ll also find it in the new VasoMax and HyperMax Extreme formulas! But 3DPUMPMax is the best way to try it solo… well, nearly solo. Next up, we amplify the citrulline uptake:

  • AstraGin (Panax notoginseng & Astragalus membranaceus Extract) – 50mg

    Just like in VasoMax, Performax Labs is adding the industry’s premier bioavailability booster in AstraGin from NuLiv Science. This is a patented extract of Astragalus membranaceus and panax notoginseng that works to boost the absorption of the other ingredients inside, with data provided supporting its use alongside citrulline.[27]


    AstraGin is a combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng that’s been shown to increase ingredient absorption, especially of amino acids!

    In general, AstraGin works through two mechanisms:[27]

    1. It improves gut permeability, enabling more nutrients to be absorbed through the intestinal walls
    2. It boosts increases expression of key intestinal nutrient transporters like SGLT1, CAT1, and GLUT4

    Once inside the intestinal cells, they can be transported to the liver via the portal vein, and then through the rest of the body — far better than simply being excreted!

    NuLiv Science has provided data showing that AstraGin promotes better uptake of citrulline, which is in 3D PUMP as discussed above:[27]

    AstraGin Citrulline

    One of AstraGin’s most popular use-cases is its ability to enhance citrulline absorption – especially right when we’d want it: during our workout![27]

    Finally, the data also shows better liver cell ATP production, which may also promote improved energy in training sessions.

New study published in 2023!

Update: Since writing this article, more research has come out on 3DPump. Learn about it in our 3DPump Study article published in May of 2023.

And that’s it! Just 3DPUMP and some extra amplification.

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The Pumpdemic continues! The best way to test 3D PUMP

When 3DPUMP first hit the scene, we thought that Performax Labs had gone all-in, putting it in both the new HyperMax Extreme 3D and VasoMax. But that was premature — now they’re all in!

Those two pre-workouts are downright incredible, but there are other ingredients in them that confound the experience. If you’re looking to experience 3DPUMP on its own, 3DPUMPMax is by far the best way to do that.

Just make sure you get plenty of water to take full advantage of it. And once you’ve assessed, you can consider stacking this with the incredibly popular OxyMax fat burner for a unique weight loss stack that’ll preserve your pumps!

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