C-BUM Essentials Pump RTD - Let The Juicy Pumps Commence!!
Who doesn't love a juicy pump in the gym... your arms are swelling up like balloons being inflated, your shoulders start to look like massive boulders popping out, veins are going everywhere, your back feels like you're toting around a massive turtleshell, and your legs feel so swollen, you feel as though you could stomp right through the floor, and even the joyous pain that comes along with a massive pump!
A skin-splitting pump is actually more than just a “wonderful sensation,” it’s also a great indicator you're well rested, properly nourished, adequately hydrated, and truly focused on your training. In addition, maximizing blood flow to the working muscles provides numerous benefits such as improvements in recovery time between exercises and between workouts, increases in both strength and power that will likely also lead to an increase in muscle growth, enhanced overall training volume capacity, and also create a greater number of capillaries (tiny blood vessels), which will, in turn, provide the muscles with more nutrients and oxygen and allow for larger pumps and more growth in the long term.
Many consider the pump a temporary condition that's strictly cosmetic. This is extremely shortsighted. Multiple studies have demonstrated and concluded that a hydrated cell stimulates protein synthesis (a naturally occurring process in which protein is produced to repair muscle damage caused by intense exercise) and inhibits proteolysis (protein breakdown). Muscle hypertrophy (growth) is ultimately a function of protein balance – synthesize more muscle proteins than you break down and you'll pack on size. The fact that cell swelling simultaneously increases synthesis while reducing degradation is a muscle-building triumph!.
There's no denying that Raw Nutrition is one of the most popular, influential, and innovative brands on the market today. We've seen them launch some incredible products since they erupted onto the scene in 2020, and especially with their partnership with 4 time Mr. Olympia champion -- Chris Bumstead (C-BUM). Every product in the C-BUM line has been perfectly executed, with well thought out formulas containing the most highly studied ingredients for boosting performance. We've already seen the incredible, fully-loaded, stimulant based Thavage Pre-workout RTD hit the scene like a Mac Truck. Now... get ready for Raw Nutrition's latest release in C-BUM line... C-BUM Essential Pump RTD!
C-BUM Essential Pump contains a very straightforward and simple formula, built with only heavily studied and necessary ingredients to achieve a "JUICY" pump and boost performance with ZERO stimulants. Raw has clinically dosed every ingredient in this simple, yet robust formula to provide maximal N.O. (nitric oxide) production and blood flow to the working muscles, as well as increasing intracellular water retention for what is called "water-based" pumps. These pumps provide an astronomical full muscle feeling, while helping boost power and force output.
On top of the incredible formula, C-BUM Esssential Pump comes in a ready-to-drink bottle making it just as convenient as it is potent. Now, let's dissect this new pump-inducing formula and get down to the nitty-gritty of what makes it so simple, yet effective!
L-Citrulline - 5,000mg
Citrulline is the perfect start to this cost-friendly formula, as it packs a great N.O. (Nitric Oxide) boosting punch, which comes with a laundry list of benefits. First off, what is citrulline? It's a nonessential amino acid that serves as an endogenous precursor to arginine, thereby greatly enhancing nitric oxide synthesis through what is known as the arginine-nitric oxide pathway. Nitric oxide has various performance-boosting functions in the body including a vasodilatory effect, which will increase blood, oxygen, and nutrient delivery to working muscles. Furthermore, nitric oxide can also reduce the oxygen and energy cost of exercise allowing you to push the working muscles longer and harder.
Here are some of the main benefits of L-Citrulline:
- Boost power output by improving oxygen utilization
- Increase nutrient and oxygen delivery to muscles
- Decrease muscle soreness following intense exercise
- Inhibit protein breakdown
- Increase MPS (muscle protein synthesis)
- Reduce training fatigue
5,000mg is a powerful dose of this potent vasodilator, so you can definitely expect massive pumps, extreme muscle fullness (that blown up balloon feeling that we all love), and some crazy vascularity. Supplying the muscles with all that fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients will also improve recovery time between exercises and between workouts, increase strength and power that will likely also lead to an increase in muscle growth, and enhance overall training capacity so you can train longer and harder.
Beta-Alanine - 3,200mg
Beta-Alanine, or 3-aminopropionic acid is a naturally-occurring beta-amino acid and a component of the histidine dipeptides carnosine and anserine. Beta-Alanine has the distinct ability to raise muscle carnosine concentrations. In fact, beta-alanine is the limiting amino acids in carnosine synthesis, meaning that its presence in the bloodstream is directly tied to muscle carnosine levels.
The resulting carnosine then acts as lactic acid buffer for our muscles (Lactic acid buildup is the burning sensation you feel during an exercise due to not enough oxygen available to complete the process, so a substance called lactate is made), which provides numerous benefits, including increases in work capacity, reducing muscle fatigue, increasing peak power output, and boosting overall athletic performance. These sensational benefits are the reason why Beta-Alanine is a pre-workout staple and a very well-known ingredient.
3,200mg is a clinical dose of Beta Alanine and will provide substantial benefits in increasing time to muscle exhaustion, increasing muscle endurance, delaying muscle fatigue, and buffering lactic acid so you can push your body longer and harder every workout.
Here are the main benefits of Beta-Alanine:
- Increase the buffering capacity of muscle
- Work at a higher intensity for longer durations
- Increase time to exhaustion
- Helps preserve lean muscle mass
- Enhance resistance training volume
Glycerol - 3,000mg
Glycerol has been around the industry for several years, but has recently gained extensive popularity in pre-workout and intra-workout supplements for its many benefits that include; increasing cellular hydration, improving endurance, and increasing muscular pumps during physical activity. The most popular being muscular endurance and the oh-so sought out “PUMP”.
Staying adequately hydrated can help reduce muscle fatigue and reduce the risk of injury. As they say, hydration is key, and this is especially true when using glycerol products. Glycerol basically acts as a sort of sponge, drawing water into your muscles, allowing for a “hyperhydrated” state. This facilitates what we call a “water pump” that makes our muscles larger and fuller than usual. So, the better hydrated you are, the better the pumps will be! As muscles contract while under tension during training, blood and hydration flow into the muscle cells which increases their volume and size. Because glycerol absorbs quickly it helps to readily distribute high amounts of fluid to the skeletal muscle. This is helpful to athletes because of the increase in blood flow and hyper-hydration. As this increase happens it stimulates protein synthesis rather than breakdown. When vascularity expands (the pump) blood and fluids can quickly carry muscle-building amino acids and nutrients to help the muscle recover.
- Increase intra-cellular hydration
- Improve blood flow
- Greater muscle fullness and density
- Bigger pumps
- Increase power and strength
- Reduce training fatigue and boost endurance
Betaine Anhydrous - 3,000mg
Betaine Anhydrous is an osmolyte, meaning it increases cellular water retention through osmosis. This gives Betaine Anhydrous the distinct ability to cause muscle fibers to swell, which will also stimulate muscle protein synthesis, promoting muscle growth. These increases in cell volumization and muscle cell uptake can significantly increase anaerobic power aka strength gains, as well as improve both endurance and power/force output. Simply put, Betaine Anhydrous pulls water into the muscle cells. This increases muscle fullness or volume. This process is also called water-based pumps.
3,000mg is a colossal dose of Betaine Anhydrous that will help increase power/force output, increase capacity to perform anaerobic work, increase natural energy levels, promote cellular hydration and boost ATP (the source of energy that is used to power the movement of contraction in working muscles) much like creatine does, and can help to take your strength gains and lean mass gains to new levels.
Here are the main benefits of Betaine Anhydrous:
- Increased capacity to perform anaerobic work
- Increased power output
- Increased energy levels
- Promotes cellular hydration (similar to creatine)
- Increase endurance and strength
Taurine - 1,000mg
L-Taurine is a powerful and very abundant amino acid. In fact, it is the second most abundant amino acid in the body's muscle behind glutamine. It is highly present in the brain and spinal cord, leukocytes, heart and muscle cells, the retina, and indeed almost every tissue throughout the body. L-Taurine exists in very high concentration in the brain and plays a neuromodulatory role in this area.
The body makes L-Taurine by breaking down the amino acid cysteine. It is shown to enhance muscle contraction to boost power and rid the muscle of lactic acid, improving recovery. Much like Betaine Anhydrous, it's also an osmolyte that will increase cell volumization and muscle cell uptake, and boost cellular hydration.
1,000mg of L-Taurine is a clinical dose that will provide some monstrous benefits such as increased power/force output, enhanced muscle contractions, improvements in stamina and endurance, increased cellular hydration, accelerated recovery, increased cognitive function (focus, concentration, memory, learning), and supports central nervous system function.
Benefits of L-Taurine:
- Increases brain performance, mental focus, and time on tasks
- Increase strength and muscle force production
- Decrease fatigue and increase muscle function in recovery
- Optimizes cellular hydration and maximizes muscle function
- Reduces muscle breakdown by decreasing catabolic 3-methylhistidine
- Increase muscle endurance and time to exhaustion
Agmatine Sulfate - 500mg
Agmatine sulfate (AS) is a decarboxylated metabolite of the amino acid L-Arginine. While agmatine sulfate shares many of the same benefits as L-arginine, it actually has a better oral bioavailability and can be taken at much lower dosages to, among other functions, drastically boost nitric oxide (NO) levels to achieve and sustain massive muscle pumps.
On top of the skin splitting pumps this potent vasodilator delivers, it also provides some serious benefits to increase workout/exercise performance. These benefits include better overall intra-workout energy, works as a nootropic to improve mental clarity, increase focus, and a sense of well-being, helps to promote healthy insulin sensitivity, promoting leanness and muscle building, and even increases appetite even when full, making it easier for underweight individuals to gain weight and muscle.
With 500mg per serving of this potent N.O. booster, you can expect better, longer lasting muscle pumps, increased exercise performance, enhanced cognitive function, pain reduction by diminishing inflammation and neuronal activity allowing you to train harder and recover faster, and boost natural energy levels.
- Enhanced muscle pumps
- Increased workout energy
- May reduce stress thereby reducing cortisol
- Improve mental clarity and alertness
- Promotes healthy insulin sensitivity
- Increase appetite so you can put back more food
- Supports healthy blood pressure levels
Himalayan Pink Salt - 400mg
Sodium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining blood volume and blood pressure as well as nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction. Pink Himalayan salt is a pink-colored salt harvested from the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the Himalayas. Pink Himalayan salt is similar to table salt in that it contains 98% sodium chloride, but it also contains other important trace minerals, including calcium, potassium, and magnesium -- which table salt does not.
One of the roles of sodium (and other electrolytes) in the body is to maintain fluid balance and help activate the muscle tissue and neurons through electrical charges, which is essential for athletes. Though, there appears to be more benefits to sodium for athletes than just this alone. When we become dehydrated, our blood thickens, which means it carries less oxygen and has a knock-on effect on our kidney’s filtering system. This can cause issues for anyone, but particularly athletes.
So, an athlete increasing their salt intake around a workout or training session may experience improvements in cardiovascular fitness, stamina, endurance, and better recovery mostly as a result of increase blood volume. Not only does sodium help to improve hydration and prevent dehydration, but it also plays a role in optimizing the effects of creatine. Salt is thought to improve the rate of creatine uptake in your muscles. This happens due to creatine utilizing the energy of sodium wanting to enter the muscle cells, thus helping transport creatine inward. This allows your body to better absorb and transport creatine throughout your blood system.
Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt:
- Contains 84 different minerals and trace elements essential to the human body
- Aids in hydration and electrolyte balance for better performance
- Helps optimize muscle contractions
- Helps improve strength by increasing intracellular water retention
- Helps provide better muscle pumps by flooding the muscles with more water
Now that we've fully dissected the formula, let's discuss another huge topic.. flavor and taste! CBum Essential Pump RTD is dropping in 2 delicious flavors -- Fruit Punch and Rainbow Sherbert. Fruit Punch is a pretty standard flavor avaiable in basically every pre-workout and is one of the staple flavors, so it's easy to see why that was one of the two selected. Rainbow Sherbert is still a pretty unique flavor in the realm of supplements and pre-workouts, but one that is sure to leave your taste buds screeching for more!
Massive muscle pumps... enhanced strength and force output... easy and convenient ready to drink formula... optimize peak muscle contractions... icrease capacity to perform anaerobic work... boost power output by improving oxygen utilization... decrease muscle soreness following intense exercise... work at a higher intensity for longer durations... greater muscle fullness and density... increase mental alertness and focus with ZERO stimulants...
All of this in one simple, and very effective formula. Let the Juicy pumps commence!!!