Performax Labs Hyper 3D: Innovative 2oz Pre-Workout Shot

Performax Labs has done it again – their fourth pre-workout supplement to include the new 3DPump-Breakthrough ingredient for nitric oxide pumps. Only this one’s much different than the rest:

Hyper 3D: Pre-Workout Shot with 300mg Caffeine and 6g 3DPump!

Performax Labs Hyper 3D

Performax Labs Hyper 3D brings a clinically-tested 6g dose of 3DPUMP-Breakthrough with 300mg caffeine in a small 2oz pre-workout shot!

Performax Labs Hyper 3D is a ready-to-drink pre-workout supplement shot that combines the research-verified pumps of 6 grams of 3DPump Breakthrough with the top-end energy of 300 milligrams of caffeine, all in a convenient grab-and-go shot!

If there’s a brand who’s big on 3DPump, it’s Performax Labs. They already have three pre-workout formulas using the ingredient:

  • HyperMax Extreme – Aggressive stimulant-based pre-workout sometimes now called HyperMax 3D
  • VasoMax – Stimulant-free pre-workout supplement for maximum pumps and vasodilation
  • 3DPumpMax – 3DPump capsules – the best way to test the 3DPump solo

Now, however, you get it in RTD form in Hyper 3D — and it’s packed into a small 2 ounce shot. Performax was told that getting a full clinical 6 gram dose of 3DPump into a shot bottle couldn’t be done, but they did it!

2 ounces you say? Think TSA

An additional benefit here? At just 2 ounces, you can fly with it! No more dealing with TSA scanning your pre-workout powders or buying overpriced airport energy drinks when you land!

So today, we’ll explain how Hyper 3D works, and also get into the new research study recently published on 3DPump. Check for availability below (official launch: June 16, 2023) and sign up for PricePlow’s Performax Labs news alerts:

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Performax Labs Hyper 3D Ingredients

In a single-serving bottle (2 fl oz / 59 ml) of Hyper 3D from Performax Labs, you get the following:

  • 3DPump Breakthrough (L-Citrulline (vegan fermented), Glycerol, Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) Fruit Extract)) – 6,000 mg

    Performax Labs Hyper 3D Ingredients

    3DPump-Breakthrough is a premier patented[1] ingredient sold and distributed by NutraShure that can give you an awesome pump through multiple mechanisms of action – and also has some impressive ergogenic effects.

    It consists of the following synergistic components:

    1. 3 grams of L-Citrulline
    2. 1.2 grams of glycerol
    3. 165 milligrams of amla fruit extract

    What’s great is that there’s research to back its use up — and that research shows actual pumps, not just increased nitric oxide biomarkers.

    Two early studies demonstrating real sizable pumps

    So far there have been two studies focused on 3DPump-Breakthrough’s effectiveness at improving pump and performance.

    In the first one, which is cited by the 3DPump-Breakthrough patent, resistance-trained men with an average age of 28 were enrolled in a crossover study. This means the subjects served as their own controls, completing four identical workouts on separate days, with a washout period between the workouts.[1]

    Performax Labs Hyper 3D Story

    Each subject received one of four treatments before each workout:

    1. Water
    2. 1.5 grams of glycerol
    3. 150 milligrams of amla fruit extract
    4. A combination of 1.5 grams of glycerol and 150 milligrams amla extract

    The workout entailed leg extensions and weighted goblet squats, performed for three sets of 10-12 repetitions each. There was one minute of rest between sets and two minutes of rest between exercises.

    After each workout, researchers measured the participants’ thigh circumference using a DEXA scanner. The reason for this is that thigh circumference is determined partly by the water content of thigh tissue, and could therefore be used as a measure of hydration status.

    Although all the workouts caused some degree of thigh swelling and increase in lean body mass, the training sessions performed after the glycerol+amla combination caused a bigger increase than either ingredient on its own, or the placebo.

    Results: Synergy between ingredients!

    Glycerol and amla taken together caused a 2.21 centimeter increase in thigh circumference, and a 700 gram increase in lean body mass. The placebo treatment, on the other hand, yielded only a 1.12 centimeter circumference boost and 30 extra grams of lean body mass.[1]

    In other words, the combination treatment caused twice as much thigh swelling, and 23 times as much lean body mass increase as the placebo. Here, the lean body mass increases consisted mostly of water, which is exactly what we want with a pump booster.

    That was just a pilot study in the patent, though. What about a real, peer-reviewed study?

    2023 Study: 6 grams of 3DPump compares to 8 grams of L-citrulline

    In May of 2023, La Monica, et al published a study in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition comparing the same 6 gram dose of 3DPump against a serious 8 gram dose of L-Citrulline![2] We covered it in depth in our article titled 3DPump Breakthrough STUDY: 6g Takes on 8g L-Citrulline, but some details are below:

    3DPump Breakthrough vs. Citrulline Study

    A new study has been published comparing 6 grams of 3DPump-Breakthrough against 8 grams of L-Citrulline! We dig into the details on the PricePlow Blog.

    • Participants: 22 men, 6 women, average age of 29, and recreationally resistance-trained
    • Study Type: Single-blinded, crossover trial (either 8g citrulline or 6g 3DPump)
    • Methods: Two different workout days, spaced apart with time for washout, performing the same exercises on both days (treadmill warmup, leg extensions, smith machine squats, dumbbell arm curls, and triceps rope pushdowns
    • Data Collected: Arm and leg measurements post-workout, as well as blood and urine draws before and after training (as well as 24 hours later), tested for numerous biomarkers

    What the researchers found is that despite having less citrulline inside and less overall material, 3DPump performed basically the same as L-Citrulline in terms of limb circumference (pumps)! Perceived muscle pumps, energy, focus, recovery, and repetitions to failure were also a tie.[2]

    However, 3DPump performed better in terms of extracellular fluid and total body water increases,[2] which is unsurprising given the glycerol inside. The biggest wins for 3DPump were significantly better improvements in cardiovascular function, as well as fewer side effects![2]

    Again, you can read more in our 2023 3DPump-Breakthrough Study article, where Performax Labs is prominently displayed thanks to their heavy use of the emerging ingredient.

    So how does 3DPump work? Let’s break it down ingredient-by-ingredient:

    • L-Citrulline (Vegan Fermented)

      Performax Labs Hyper 3D Peach Mango

      Citrulline is an arginine precursor, and arginine is in turn a nitric oxide (NO) precursor. Through this two-step conversion pathway, citrulline supplementation can increase your serum NO level[3] by increasing arginine production.[4]

      With increased NO comes vasodilation, a process whereby your blood vessels expand in diameter. This comes with reduced heart rate and blood pressure at any level of exertion and at rest – an obvious potential boon for cardiovascular health – as well as better athletic performance[5,6] and faster recovery.[7]

      According to a 2020 meta-analysis, citrulline supplementation can decrease rated perceived exertion (RPE) during exercise, and also reduce soreness afterwards.[8]

    • Glycerol

      The sugar alcohol glycerol is a natural metabolic byproduct of both fat and carbohydrate metabolism.[9,10]

      Performax Labs Hyper 3D Papaya Pineapple

      It plays an important role in hepatic gluconeogenesis,[11] your liver’s process of turning non-sugar substrates like protein into glucose.

      Orally-administered glycerol gets distributed to pretty much every part of your body except your brain and eyes. It works by manipulating the osmotic pressure around your cells,[12] which leads to a state called cellular hyperhydration.[13]

      The benefits of cellular hyperhydration include increased endurance,[12] which is part of how 3DPump-Breakthrough works to improve athletic performance.

    • Amla

      Phyllanthus emblica, known colloquially as amla, is used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine to treat circulatory disorders.[14] Modern scientific research has demonstrated that specific antioxidants in amla can improve endothelial function while preventing platelet formation.[15] This blood-thinning effect can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular events caused by undue clotting.

      The amla extract used in 3DPump-Breakthrough is standardized for 68% low-molecular-weight tannins (LMWTs) by weight. The LMWTs identified thus far include emblicanin-A, emblicanin-B, punigluconin, and pedunculagin,[16] which get metabolized into urolithins A, B, C, and D respectively.[17]

      Urolithins can be a boon for mitochondrial health,[18] which regular readers of the PricePlow blog know is of utmost importance. Increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production is associated with improved athletic performance and overall health,[19,20] thanks to the indispensable role that ATP – your body’s energy currency – plays in all metabolic processes.

      Urolithin B in particular appears to have anabolic properties,[21] and amla supplementation also seems to improve cognition by acting on the acetylcholine system.[22]

    Altogether, with a solid pilot study in the patent and the new peer-reviewed research in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, 3DPump can do some big things that fit into a small form factor!

  • Caffeine Anhydrous – 300 mg

    Hyper 3D isn’t just about pumps, though – this is an energy shot, after all, with 300 milligrams of caffeine in each 2 ounce bottle!

    Caffeine is the well-known stimulant that easily crosses the blood-brain barrier. This property permits caffeine a high degree of activity in the central nervous system, which is one reason why it’s so good for improving mood, focus, energy, and athletic performance.[23] Anhydrous caffeine is a fast-acting, form of caffeine that simply means “without water”.

    Performax Labs HyperMax Extreme 3D

    Enjoy caffeine, do you? Then if looking for a powdered pre-workout supplement, check out HyperMax Extreme

    Caffeine can help keep you awake and alert by blocking the action of adenosine, a nucleotide byproduct of neuronal metabolism that builds up in your brain while you’re awake. Increased adenosine causes fatigue,[24,25] so inhibiting adenosine naturally fights fatigue. This is the basic reason why so many of us depend on caffeine when deprived of sleep, or working long hours.

    Caffeine can also improve cellular metabolism by inhibiting phosphodiesterase, an enzyme responsible for degrading cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Naturally, this leads to higher cAMP levels, which speeds up your metabolism as cAMP sends pro-metabolic signals to your cells.[3-7]

    Caffeine is especially good at burning fat.[26] One human study on caffeine found it can increase the rate of fat burning by as much as 50%[27] A 2020 meta-analysis concluded that significant fat-burning effects appear at caffeine doses as low as 3 mg/kg body weight.[28]

    Thanks to its pro-metabolic stimulant effects, caffeine can improve strength, speed, and endurance.[24,26,27,29,30] It’s one of the cheapest, safest, and most effective ergogenic aids in the nutritional supplement market.

    When it comes to cognition, caffeine can enhance attentiveness, alertness, reaction time, and working memory.[31-33]

    Note that 300 milligrams is a fairly large dose, so be careful with Hyper 3D if you aren’t sure about your caffeine tolerance.

  • Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) – 5 mg (294% DV)

    Performax Labs Hyper 3D

    Vitamin B6 is an essential ingredient for your body’s synthesis of metabolic coenzymes like pyridoxal 5′ phosphate (PLP) and pyridoxamine 5′ phosphate (PMP). Both PLP and PMP are involved in hundreds of metabolic processes, including your body’s all-important metabolism of protein.[34]

    Vitamin B6 is also needed for neurotransmitter production, hemoglobin synthesis, immune response, and homocysteine regulation.[34]

  • Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) – 250 mcg (10,417% DV)

    Vitamin B12 is crucial for homocysteine regulation, DNA synthesis, the creation of new red blood cells, and cognition.[35,36]

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    Stacking considerations

    Honestly, we don’t expect this to be stacked much — this is really for grab-and-go occasions and for gyms to put on their countertop.

    With that said, if you’re insane and looking to add even more pumps, check out VasoMax or 3DPumpMax. We don’t recommend stacking this with other stimulant-based supplements like HyperMax Extreme, of course.

    Finally, if in muscle-building mode, we’re also big fans of MassMax, and their ProWheyMax protein powder is amplified with Velositol to boost muscle protein synthesis even more.

    Conclusion: 3DPump in a shot!

    This is a focused little formula that checks three major boxes: good pump, ergogenic properties, and energy. Performax Labs is all in on 3DPump, and with the research published in May of 2023, that seems to have been a forward-thinking move.

    Performax Labs Hyper 3D Flavors

    In Hyper 3D, everything is appropriately dosed, making this an awesome convenient choice for on-the-go pre-workout support. This is the kind of product that can sit on the counter at your local gym, and give a smashing workout without the bloat. We still, of course, recommend drinking plenty of water when training – that’s how you get the best effects of the glycerol inside!

    Performax Labs hasn’t ceased to amaze us with their formulations and innovations. They were the first to use this ingredient in HyperMax Extreme, they have some epic sellers like the OxyMax fat burner, the performance of their Velositol-enhanced ProWheyMax is tough to beat, and their MassMax formula is vastly underrated.

    What’s next from the brand? We’re not sure, but stay tuned to PricePlow so you don’t miss out:

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