Vascular Elite Pump is a pure pump pre-workout supplement from VHi Fit. Featuring 6 g L-Citrulline, 3 g HydroPrime (™), 250 mg Sodium Nitrate, Vascular Elite Pump provides the pumps, the whole pumps, and nothing but the pumps!
I would compare Vascular Elite Pump to Cannibal Permaswole, which was another incredible pure pump formula.
I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to get extra pumps in their product. They offer a wide variety of flavors and I observed no chalky consistency. Additionally, since it doesn’t have beta-alanine, stims, or nootropics, it is easy to couple the pre-workout with other products.
Read on for additional details of my experience, the best prices for the Vascular Elite Pump pure pump pre-workout, and a breakdown of its ingredient label.
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Where to buy it
You can buy Vascular Elite Pump by VHi Fit at the following retailers:
- Supp Kingz
- LIFTVAULT15 = 15% off
I took Vascular Elite Pump three times over three weeks. The pumps were incredible and gave me a swollen look after just a few sets of pushups.
As this is a pure pump formula (meaning no beta-alanine, stims, nootropics, or anything to enhance thermogenic effects), the principal outcome is pumps.
The pumps on Vascular Elite Pump made me feel very swollen. I needed to do very little to notice a significant increase in the “swollen” look.
I tried the Peach Rings flavor. It was mild, not overly sweet, and had no chalky consistency. I’d give it an 8.5 out of 10; it’s enjoyable and easy to drink.
Other flavors include “Freedom,” “Frost Walker”, “Rainbow Candy,” and “Pink Lemonade.”
A whole serving is 15.3-grams, which comes out to a flat scoop.
L-Citrulline – 6,000 mg
L-Citrulline is one of the most common pre-workout ingredients. Extensive evidence supports its ability to increase nitric oxide production, power output, and endurance, making it an essential pump pre-workout ingredient. Since the effective dose is four grams, the six grams included in the Vascular Elite Pump, is 50% more.
HydroPrime (™) – 3,000 mg
HydroPrime is a patented form of Glycerol powder found in other pre-workout products. Glycerol powder assists with hydration and allows the body to absorb more water than it usually would. This helps stave off dehydration and facilitates mild improvements in endurance.
The real reason glycerol is often included in pre-workout supplements is that extra water absorption can help your muscles swell up, giving you a “swole” look.
Three grams is on the higher end for glycerol. It usually ranges from 2 to 3 grams per serving in good supplements.
One side-effect of glycerol is clumping inside of the tub, as it’s hygroscopic and will pull water in, hence why it will give you a swole look. Clumping is to be expected and, while a little annoying, doesn’t negatively impact the supplement’s efficacy.
L-Arginine – 2,000 mg
Arginine is required to create nitric oxide in the body, but interestingly it has performed unreliably in studies when measuring blood flow increases. This is thought to be due to the poor bioavailability of L-Arginine as compared to other supplements. For instance, L-Citrulline is processed in the kidneys and turned into arginine.
The standard dosage for L-Arginine is 3 grams to 6 grams. Vascular Elite falls short of a clinical dosage (Examine).
I would have rather seen more beet root powder or something akin to Agmatine Sulfate in place of the L-Arginine.
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 solid dosage of taurine to achieve any effects it has to offer. Usually, other products have 500 mg to 2 grams.
Beet Root Powder – 350 mg
Beetroot powder is a natural source of betaine that helps improve cardiovascular capacity and endurance. 1 g is a typical serving amount, so 350 mg falls short.
Sodium Nitrate – 250 mg
According to Examine, the dose of pure nitrates ranges depending on your weight (440-870 mg for a 150 lb person, 580-1160 mg for a 200 lb person, and 730-1450 mg for 250 lb person).
With Sodium Nitrate being 73% nitrate by volume, the 250 mg included would give you only 182.5 mg of nitrates, thus being less than half the dose even for someone at 150 lb bodyweight.
Vascular Elite Pump by VHi Fit
Vascular Elite Pump is a simple, yet effective pure pump formula. This product takes a “no frills” approach and provides only pumps. Thankfully, the pumps are incredible and give an enormously swollen look.
- Incredible and swollen pumps
- Seemingly more endurance.
- Underdosed L-Arginine and, most importantly, Sodium Nitrate.
- As it’s a pure pump formula, an unflavored version would be incredible.