Monday, July 1, 2013

Finally, Someone with the Huevos to make a real pre-workout. Pre-Jym by Jim Stoppani | It's not a game!

Pre Jym is the first pre-workout supplement designed by Jim Stoppani, a personal nutrition and health consultant for celebrity clients like The Rock and LL Cool J.

If you don't know who Jim Stoppani is then my question is ..... do you even lift?

Currently pre-workouts on all only energy drinks that have no significant amounts of ingredients.

Well, building muscle is not a game and you should be getting the full amount of key ingredients to make you grow.

Though an official supplement label for Pre Jym hasn’t been released yet, the following ingredients are featured on the Pre Jym advertisements on Stoppani’s Facebook page.

BCAAs (6 g)
Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are considered the “building blocks of muscle.” They make up 35 percent of muscle mass and are considered essential for healthy muscular growth and development. BCAAs stimulate insulin production, which means muscle cells can draw from circulating blood sugar as an energy source [1].

Citrulline Malate (6 g)
L-citrulline is an amino acid used for improving focus as well as improving muscle strength. Incidentally, it also prevents heart disease.
Citrulline malate is a form especially adapted to enhancing anaerobic exercise, making it effective in products like Pre Jym. A 2010 study on citrulline malate showed an increase in pectoral reps and sets, as well as a 40% decrease in muscle soreness [2].

Creatine HCL (2 g)
A new creatine form, creatine HCL was created in 2003 when researchers attempted to synthesize creatine ethyl ester ingredients. A highly concentrated creating monohydrate form with a hydrochloride group attached, creatine HCL has unique properties.
Like creatine monohydrate, creatine HCL boosts muscle growth and stimulates insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) production. However, it causes fewer side effects because it is more water soluble. In one study, researchers found it to be 59 times more water soluble than creatine monohydrate [3].

Beta-Alanine (2 g)
Beta-alanine is responsible for the “tingle” you feel with pre-workout formulas like Pre Jym. Said to improve athletic performance and exercise capacity, beta-alanine builds lean muscle mass and improves flexibility. It is said to be particularly effective alongside creatine [4].

Betaine (1.5 g)
Betaine hydrochloride is a synthetic chemical said to enhance energy and boost potassium levels. This supports a longer, more productive workout with a healthier outcome. It is unknown exactly how betaine hydrochloride works, however.

N-Aceyl L-Cysteine (NAC) (600 mg)
NAC is a modified cysteine molecule. Like oxo-proline, it has a high antioxidant count. These antioxidants boost the immune system and improve health, but do nothing to raise HGH levels. However, when NAC is metabolized, it produces glutathione. Glutathione in turn increases DHEA and IGF-1 levels, which promote greater HGH release [5].

Alpha GPC (150 mg)
Alpha GPC is a natural choline compound found in the brain and in milk. Alpha-GPC influences growth hormone production by stimulating the pituitary gland to release more HGH. This influences lean muscle mass growth and improves mental performance during workouts. Alpha GPC also increases speed and agility [6].

Caffeine (300 mg)
Caffeine is often used in diet pills to increase metabolism and burn fat. In a muscle-building supplement like Pre Jym, those effects improve your body composition. However, caffeine also improves exercise performance by increasing energy levels.

In a 1978 study, caffeine boosted exercise performance in members of a cycling group [7]. Those who took caffeine averaged 90.2 minutes of continuous cycling, while subjects in a control group managed just 75.5 minutes.

Huperzine (50 mcg)
Huperzine is derived from Chinese blub moss. Used to boost mental focus, huperzine is believed to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. This helps you concentrate on your workout and get better results [8].

What Flavors Are Available?

According to Jim Stoppani’s Twitter account, Pre Jym Flavors include:
• Watermelon
• Fruit Punch

This exciting product will be available along with a soon to be announced post-workout on

20 ServingsCherry Limeade

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (26.5g)
Servings Per Container 20
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates4 g1%*
Sugars2 g
Sodium (as sodium chloride)220 mg9%
Power/Strength & Endurance Matrix
Creatine Hydrochloride2 g
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine2 g
Betaine (Trimethylglycine)1.5 g
Taurine1 g
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine600 mg
AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline150 mg
Maximal Pump/Vascularity & Energy Amplifier
Citrulline Malate6 g
Beta vulgaris L. (beet extract)500 mg
Fatigue-Fighting Anabolic Activator
L-Leucine3 g
L-Isoleucine1.5 g
L-Valine1.5 g
Focus & Drive Intensifier
L-Tyrosine1.5 g
Caffeine Anhydrous300 mg
Huperzine A50 mcg
Absorption Enhancer
BioPerine®5 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
† Daily value not establishedDIETARY
Other Ingredients:
Dextrose, Natural and artificial flavors, Calcium Silicate, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Fd&C Red #40, and Soy Lecithin.
ALLERGEN WARNING: Contains SOY and is produced in a facility that also processes PEANUTS, EGGS, WHEAT and MILK.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

[1] Shimomura, Yoshiharu, Yuko Yamamoto, Gustavo Bajotto, Juichi Sato, Taro Murakami, Noriko Shimomura, Hisamine Kobayashi, and Kazunori Mawatari. 2006. Nutraceutical effects of branched-chain amino acids on skeletal muscle. The Journal of Nutrition: Vol. 136, Issue 2.
[2] Perez-Guisado, J. and P.M. Jakeman. 2010. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: Vol. 24, Issue 5.
[3] Vireo Systems. 2009. Creatine HCL. Accessed 2 May 2013.
[4] Zoeller, R.F., J.R. Stout, J.A. Okroy, and M. Mielke. 2006. Effects of 28 days of beta-alanine and creatine monohydrate supplementation on aerobic power, ventilator and lactate thresholds, and time to exhaustion. Aminio Acids: Vol. 1, Issue 6.
[5] Keller, Rob. Glutathione: Max Health for Life. Accessed from
[6] Barbagallo, Sangiorgi. Alpha-Glycerophosphocholine in the mental recovery of cerebral ischemic attacks. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 717, Issue 1.
[7] Costill, D.L., G.P. Dalsky, and W.J. Fink. 1978. Effects of caffeine ingestion on metabolism and exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports: Vol. 10, Issue 3.
[8] WebMD. 2013. Huperzine A.
The Power of Pre JYM
No Proprietary Blends
Look at the supplement facts panel on your favorite pre-workout product and you'll most likely see the term "proprietary blend." Supplement companies want you to think this means they've created a special blend of ingredients that magically work together to deliver unique results. Because this blend is so amazing, they have to keep the doses of each ingredient secret so no other company steals the formula.
The truth, however, is that propriety blends serve a different purpose. They allow supplement companies to hide how little of each ingredient they've actually put in a product. This results in cheap, underdosed, ineffective supplements.
Pre JYM doesn't use proprietary blends. Take a look at its supplement facts pane and you'll see the actual doses of all 13 ingredients. I have nothing to hide. I'm proud of the amount of each and every ingredient I've included. Together, those 13 ingredients in those exact doses are the closest thing to a magical formula that you're going to find.
Proper Doses
For the reasons detailed above, many supplement companies are moving toward transparency and axing proprietary blends. That's a good thing. However, these companies are still guilty of grossly underdosing ingredients.
Take citrulline malate, for example. The research on this potent amino acid shows that you need 6 grams per dose. Most pre-workout products leave out citrulline entirely, and none of them provide anywhere close to 6 grams. Until now.

No "Abbreviated" Formulas
A handful of companies are as fed up as I am with proprietary blends and underdosed formulas, but they fall short by using "abbreviated" formulas. An abbreviated formula is one that uses proper dosing of all ingredients, but only includes a few ingredients.
Take, for example, a pre-workout formula that includes beta-alanine, creatine, caffeine, and tyrosine. There's nothing wrong with it, but it could be made a lot more effective through the addition of ingredients like citrulline malate, betaine, and BCAAs, to name just a few. Why would companies not create the most robust formula possible? Because adding more ingredients costs too much money.
Pre JYM includes 13 ingredients that work in concert to prime the body for intense workouts, making it the most complete pre-workout supplement available.*
No Concentrates
Many companies also try to trick buyers by calling their pre-workout product "concentrated." A serving of one of these "concentrated" products can contain as few as 3 to 6 grams of powder. What kind of magic did they use to cram enough creatine, beta-alanine, citrulline, arginine, caffeine, and other ingredients into that tiny dose? They didn't use any magic, which is why all of those "concentrated" formulas also include proprietary blends. That's also why the serving size of Pre JYM is more than 26 grams. It contains 13 ingredients at proper, powerful doses.
JS, Not BS
I've been studying supplement science in the lab and gym for decades. I've been delivering supplement advice to millions of people in the pages of Muscle & Fitness, FLEX, and Muscle & Fitness Hers, as well as here on and my own website,, for over a decade.
Most importantly, I've been training since I was 11 years old. Before each of my workouts, I would draw on all of my experience and all of my education to concoct my own pre-workout supplement, combining ingredients from 13 different bottles and tubs.
That's why I developed Pre JYM. I wanted to give my friends, colleagues, all of you, and myself the ability to access, in one bottle, the best ingredients in the exact doses suggested to help build lean muscle, torch body fat, improve strength, and boost speed.*
Prepare to experience the power of real science, real ingredients, and unreal results.
Hit the JYM!
Jim Stoppani, PhD
JYM Supplement Science
Pre JYM Features
  • Full doses of 13 science-backed ingredients.
  • 6 grams of citrulline malate to promote better muscle endurance and bigger muscle pumps.*
  • 6 grams of BCAAs in the 2:1:1 ratio best for blunting muscle fatigue, boosting muscle performance, and increasing muscle growth.*
  • 2 grams of creatine HCL for greater strength, endurance, and muscle growth.*
  • 2 grams of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine to boost muscle power, strength, endurance, and muscle growth.*
  • 1.5 grams of betaine for greater power and strength during workouts.*
  • 600 milligrams of N-acetyl L-cysteine to blunt muscle fatigue and keep you training stronger, longer.*
  • 500 milligrams of betavulgaris L.(beet) extract to provide real nitric oxide donors for bigger pumps and better energy.*
  • 300 milligrams of caffeine to boost alertness and drive, increase muscle strength and endurance, during workouts for greater training intensity.*
  • 150 milligrams of AlphaSize® alpha-GPC for better drive, focus, and strength in the gym.*
  • 50 micrograms of huperzine A to increase mental focus and establish a stronger mind-muscle connection.*
  • 5 milligrams of BioPerine® to enhance absorption of the active ingredients in Pre JYM for even better results.*
Under the Hood
Pre JYM goes head-to-head with the five leading pre-workout products on the market today, and it smokes every single one of them.
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As you can see from this table, the leading pre-workout formulas either lack some of the most critical pre-workout ingredients completely; include them at low, ineffective doses; or hide small doses behind secretive proprietary blends. Nothing on the market comes close to Pre JYM.