Carnage Non-Stim Pump is a non-stim pump product supplement from NutriFitt. Fueled by 5 g L-Citrulline, 2.5 g Betaine Anhydrous, 1.5 g Nitrosigine, 500 mg DMAE, Carnage provides the pump and mind-to-muscle connection needed for a workout.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for robust pumps with some nootropics, including beginners and advanced users.
Read on for additional details of my experience, the best prices for the Carnage non-stim pump pre-workout, and a breakdown of its ingredient label.
Table of Contents
- 1 Where to buy it
- 2 My Experience
- 3 Ingredients
- 3.1 Niacin – 25 mg
- 3.2 Sodium – 50 mg
- 3.3 L-Citrulline – 5,000 mg
- 3.4 Betaine Anhydrous – 2,500 mg
- 3.5 Nitrosigine (™) (Inositol-Stabilized Arginine Silicate) – 1,500 mg
- 3.6 Taurine – 1,000 mg
- 3.7 Low-Molecular Weight BioActive Peptides (as VasoDrive-AP ™) – 254 mg
- 3.8 EndoFlo (™) (Kaempferia Parviflora [Root] Extract, Magnifera indica [Root] Powder, Ginko Biloba [Leaf] Extract, Pinus massoniana [Bark] Extract) – 150 mg
- 3.9 DMAE – 500 mg
- 3.10 Noopept – 10 mg
- 3.11 Astragin – 25 mg
- 3.12 Black Pepper Extract 95% (Piper Nirgrum) [Fruit] Extract (as Bioprene ® – 5 mg
Where to buy it
You can buy Carnage Non-Stim Pump by NutriFitt at the following retailers:
I took Carnage four different times. Once by itself, and three other times with varying levels of stimulants. All four times, the mind-to-muscle and pumps were significant.
If you were to take this product and not do any form of lifting or exercise, you’d think this product did nothing. Carnage doesn’t give you a drive, stimulation, or even a heightened level of focus on its own.
Once I started exercising (lifting weights specifically), I felt a notable level of focus that began several sets in and lasted throughout the entire workout and for a few hours afterward.
I noted no adverse side effects while taking Carnage.
I tried the “Riot Pop” flavor, which was a Rocket Pop-style flavor. It was mild and not too sweet, about 7.5 out of 10.
“Mandarin Mayhem” is the only other available flavor.
A whole serving is 13.7-gram which comes out to a rounded scoop.
Niacin – 25 mg
Niacin, also known as vitamin B-3, has a wide array of benefits ranging from increased HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) concentrations, reduced LDL cholesterol concentrations, and lower concentration of triglycerides.
Neat! So, why is it in a pre-workout? I can’t say for sure, but it’s probably because some research shows that niacin can increase blood flow through various mechanisms. It’s worth noting that the research exploring this effect is limited and conflicted, which is probably why niacin is rarely included in pre-workouts.
Niacin also helps your body produce optimal amounts of ATP, the energy source for muscle contraction. Thus, making sure you have enough Niacin seems like a worthwhile endeavor for a pre-workout supplement.
25 mg of niacin is a reasonable dose. It is above the recommended daily dosage for men (16 mg per day) and women (14 mg per day), but you should be able to get the rest from a healthy diet. Good sources of niacin include fish, beef, chicken, turkey, mushrooms, and brown rice.
Sodium – 50 mg
Sodium can assist with several functions while working out, including delivering massive pumps and helping increase creatine uptake in muscles.
L-Citrulline – 5,000 mg
L-Citrulline is one of the most common pre-workout ingredients. Extensiveevidence supports its ability to increase nitric oxide production, power output, and endurance, making it an essential pump pre-workout ingredient.
Given that the effective dose of pure L-Citrulline is four grams, Carnage gives 25% more at 5,000 mg.
Betaine Anhydrous – 2,500 mg
Betaine is included to help increase your power output. However, research is inconsistent around this claim. Since the typical range for Betaine is between 1.5 g and 5 g, the 2.5-gram dose is a perfect amount.
Nitrosigine (™) (Inositol-Stabilized Arginine Silicate) – 1,500 mg
Nitrosigine (™) is the name brand of Arginine Silicate.
Nitrosigine is an ingredient that helps increase nitric oxide levels, muscle size, and mental acuity (source). Arginine Silicate is a non-stimulant ingredient that boosts nitric oxide (NO) production for greater blood flow. In fact, arginine silicate is featured in many of the products that made it onto our list of the best pump supplements.
1,500 mg is at the upper end of the recommended range of 750 mg to 1,500 mg daily. With 5 grams of L-Citrulline, you’ll be sure to get a decent pump going during your workout.
Taurine – 1,000 mg
-Taurine is a “miscellaneous” pre-workout ingredient with many potential, albeit limited, physical benefits. It can aid in blood flow, reduce cramping, and act as a booster to antioxidant defense systems (Examine). It’s a pretty insignificant ingredient in pre-workout compared to other components but doesn’t hurt anything.
One gram is a decent dosage of taurine to achieve any effects it has to offer. Usually, other products have 500 mg to 2 grams.
Low-Molecular Weight BioActive Peptides (as VasoDrive-AP ™) – 254 mg
Derived from casein, VasoDrive helps decrease blood pressure and increase nitric oxide production.
EndoFlo (™) (Kaempferia Parviflora [Root] Extract, Magnifera indica [Root] Powder, Ginko Biloba [Leaf] Extract, Pinus massoniana [Bark] Extract) – 150 mg
EndoFlo is an ingredient I’ve never heard of before trying this product. When you look up “EndoFlo” on any search engine, you get results for a surgical instrument for irrigation.
Kaempferia parviflora, aka Thai Black Ginger or Thai Ginseng, is a plant found natively in Thailand.
According to Examine, Thai Ginseng displays notable anti-oxidant properties.
In keeping with the traditional usage of Kaempferia Parviflora, 0.5-1 teaspoons of ground power is made into a tea and drunk about 1-2 hours before physical performance. This dose is similar to the recommended daily dose from the Thai traditional medicine institute of 1.2g daily. The one human study on the matter (failing to note the benefit acutely) used 1.35g.
General health protective effects have been noted at lower doses, although not enough evidence exists to suggest an optimal amount.
Magnifera indica, aka Mango, has numerous benefits including anti-inflammatory properties, weight gain prevention, combating diabetes, anti-cancer properties, treatment of stomach ulcers, hair growth, and skin health.
I do not know why this would be included in a pump formula as you want acute inflammation to allow the muscle to grow in response to heavy resistance training.
Ginko Biloba, aka Ginkgo Biloba, according to Healthline, has numerous benefits, including (but not limited to) improved circulation, improved brain function and well-being, and reduced anxiety.
One study in people with heart disease who were supplemented with ginkgo revealed an immediate increase in blood flow to multiple body parts. This was attributed to a 12% increase in levels of circulating nitric oxide, a compound responsible for dilating blood vessels (NCBI).
Studies like these have given rise to claims linking ginkgo to improved memory, focus, and attention span.
In one study, 170 people with generalized anxiety were treated with either 240 mg or 480 mg of ginkgo or a placebo. The group treated with the highest dose of ginkgo reported a 45% greater reduction in symptoms of anxiety compared to the placebo group (NCBI).
Pinus massoniana, aka Masson’s Pine, is a Chinese Red Pine species and, according to Healthline, may reduce fatigue; however, this benefit is anecdotal.
DMAE – 500 mg
DMAE is a choline molecule used to treat cognitive decline in elderly patients. It is included in pre-workouts to promote focus and feelings of well-being.
Dosing guidance for performance enhancement is not well understood, but 500 mg is an average dose compared to other pre-workouts that contain DMAE.
Noopept – 10 mg
Noopept, known as N-Phenylacetyl-L-prolyglycine ethyl ester, is a synthetic nootropic ingredient with cognitive boosting and psychostimulatory effects. It’s in the racetam family of nootropics. In terms of focus ingredients, this is the star of this formula.
10 mg is a low dose of noopept and a typical amount for pre-workouts, which typically is dosed between 10 and 30 mg.
There is some evidence for neuroprotective health (Alzheimer’s Discovery Organization)
Astragin – 25 mg
AstraGin is a patented ingredient that aids the absorption of pre-workout ingredients. It is like the patented version of black pepper without the peppery taste or smell.
It usually ranges between 25 and 50 mg, putting Carnage on the lower end.
Black Pepper Extract 95% (Piper Nirgrum) [Fruit] Extract (as Bioprene ® – 5 mg
Bioperine, also known as black pepper extract, is an absorption agent. It helps your body properly absorb all of the ingredients within the supplement. Typical products range between 5 and 20 mg, putting the 5 mg included right in that range.
Carnage Non-Stim Pump by NutriFitt
Carnage stim-free pre-workout is in the class of pump products that add nootropics without becoming a full-fledged pre-workout with stims. It provides excellent pumps and a solid mind-to-muscle connection with the added nootropics.
- Nice addition of nootropics and absorption agents
- Incredible and vascular pumps
- Significant mind-to-muscle connection.
- Using an unknown ingredient in EndoFlo (™) with no studies or any basis of the ingredient or noted benefits.
- Could use an unflavored version to stack with other products, including NutriFitt’s stimulant-based products.