This is our complete Panda Supps PANDAMIC Extreme Pre-Workout review.
Panda Supps is a relatively new brand to the supplement space, but they’re quickly growing in popularity. They focus mostly on stimulant-inclusive products such a pre-workouts and nootropics, but they also sell other supplements such as protein powders, BCAAs, and greens.
The brand caught my eye, and I decided to pick up three of their products, including:
- FIERCE Pre-Workout
- PANDAMIC Extreme Pre-Workout
- FOCUS Nootropic Formula
With Fierce being their most popular product, they also recently introduced PANDAMIC, a high stim pre-workout. One of the available flavor options was ‘Sour Gummy’, which is by far my favorite pre-workout flavor, so I had to pick up a tub for myself.
Today I’m going to be reviewing the PANDAMIC Extreme Pre-Workout from Panda Supps.
Let’s get into the review…
Panda Supps PANDAMIC Extreme Pre-Workout Review
Within the review, we’re going to be covering the following:
- Important information
- Tub size/servings
- Scoop size
- Suggested stacks
- Ingredients/Supplement facts
- Flavor options
- Where to Buy
- Frequently asked questions
- Overall opinion
Before we get into the big stuff like the ingredients, prices, flavors, and effectiveness; let’s quickly cover some important information on servings, product weight, and potential supplement stacks.
A single tub of PANDAMIC has a net weight of 477.5g and contains 25 servings. Anything between 20-30 servings is the standard for a pre-workout product, so this fits right in the middle.
A single scoop of PANDAMIC weighs 19.1g, which makes for impressive serving size. When we look at high-quality pre-workout supplements, anything over 15g per serving is considered good.
Whilst there aren’t any specific stack suggestions from Panda Supps, this is a high-stim pre-workout, and should NOT be stacked with any other stimulant-based products.
PANDAMIC Ingredients/Supplement Facts
PANDAMIC contains 15 ingredients designed to aid energy, focus, and pump inside the gym. It contains 350mg of caffeine, which is something to take note of. We’ll break down the individual ingredients and dosages below.
Here’s a full breakdown of PANDAMIC’s ingredients and dosages:
L-Citrulline – 6000mg
L-citrulline is one of my favorite ingredients for a solid muscle pump. It’s the most common ‘pump’ inducing ingredient for a pre-workout supplement, however, most brands tend to use citrulline malate 2:1.
Citrulline malate 2:1 is only 2/3 citrulline, which allows brands to over-inflate their supplement labels.
Panda Supps have included pure l-citrulline in PANDAMIC, which means you know you’re getting 6000mg of l-citrulline. A typical clinically effective dosage starts between 3500mg and 4000mg.
Beta-Alanine – 3200mg
Beta-alanine is a common pre-workout ingredient shown to increase overall carnosine levels. As you may have seen in our other reviews, it’s not my favorite ingredient; given the fact, a loading phase of 6g per day is required for 28 days to see any credible increase in performance.
Pre-workout supplements never include 6g, but will often use 3200mg as does PANDAMIC.
Be sure to dose with an additional 3g per day of beta-alanine to get the most out of this ingredient.
Betaine Anhydrous – 2500mg
Betaine Anhydrous is an ingredient used in pre-workouts to reduce fatigue and boost endurance. However, further research is needed to prove this is the case.
2000mg is a typical dosage for pre-workouts, with 2500mg being the top end.
L-Tyrosine – 750mg
L-Tyrosine is often used to help negate the side effects of high caffeine content. It may help balance your mood and cognition.
1000mg is an ideal dosage, with 2000mg being the top end. 750mg is slightly low for my liking, and I would have liked to see at least 1000mg included.
Alpha GPC 50% – 400mg
Alpha GPC is used as a cognitive enhancer to help boost focus. Although it’s naturally produced in the body, it’s only produced in small quantities.
The standard dosage normally ranges between 300mg and 600mg, which puts PANDAMIC in the middle of this range.
Caffeine Anhydrous – 350mg
Caffeine is the main energy driver included in all stimulant-based pre-workout supplements. It’s the main source of energy in such supplements, and 350mg is considered a high dosage. Anything above 300mg of Caffeine Anhydrous in a pre-workout is considered high-stim and is something to take note of when buying a pre-workout.
L-Theanine – 150mg
L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in green tea and black tea. It’s said to aid in regulating emotions and specific functions of the brain such as concentration, focus, and mood.
I love L-theanine as a general supplement, and a dosage of 150mg is fairly typical in a pre-workout supplement. Higher dosages can potentially cause drowsiness, which isn’t something you want when taking a pre-workout.
That being said, everybody’s different. Some love it, some don’t.
Dendrobium – 100mg
Dendrobium is from the orchid plant family and is becoming another popular alternative to the banned ingredient DMAA. It’s a stimulant that may help lower blood pressure and reduce pain, however, the jury is still out.
The research on potential side effects is still limited, so the use and effects of this ingredient are being watched closely.
Hiumalayan Pink Salt – 100mg
Himalayan Pink Salt contains electrolytes to help re-hydrate the body. Salt, in general, helps you to retain water, which can help boost strength and pumps in the gym.
AstraGin – 50mg
AstraGin is a patented compound used to help boost absorption of other ingredients. You’ll often find similar compounds such as BioPerine in supplements to ensure you’re getting the most out of them.
Higenamine HCL – 50mg
Higenamine HCL is used for potential fat-burning properties, however, current research is inconclusive and further study is required.
Synephrine – 50mg
Synephrine is often found in fat burning and other thermogenic supplements, as it may help boost fat oxidation. Research is still limited, however, there is at least one study showing it to be effective for improving muscular endurance.
N-Methyltyramine (NMT) – 35mg
NMT is found naturally in various plants and is used as a stimulant/focus enhancer. In the supplement industry, it’s often used as a legal replacement for the banned supplement DMAA.
Theophylline – 35mg
Theophylline has similar effects to caffeine and can also cause muscle relaxation. It also has broncho-dilating effects similar to ephedrine.
N-Isopropylnorsynephrine – 20mg
Isopropylnorsynephrine helps break fat down into energy and can be used for fat-burning properties. The research on effective dosages is still unclear.
There are currently two flavors available for the PANDAMIC Extreme Pre-Workout. As I mentioned in the introduction, I picked up the Sour Gummy flavor, one of my favorite flavors in pre-workout supplements.
Here’s a list of all the current flavor options for PANDAMIC:
- Peach Mango
- Sour Gummy
Sour Gummy Review
The flavor was impressive. It tasted exactly as described, and as far as my ‘Sour Gummy’ preferences go, PANDAMIC didn’t disappoint.
There weren’t any glumps, and it mixed well with just a few shakes. Sometimes pre-workout flavors get too intense after a few sips, but I didn’t have this problem.
Now we’ve covered all the important information about the product itself, let’s talk about the cost.
The price of Panda Supps PANDAMIC is $57.99 on their official website.
This is definitely a little high for a pre-workout product, but high-stim pre-workouts tend to cost a little more than typical pre-workout supplements.
I would have liked to see it closer to the $50 mark, but I can’t complain too much.
Where can you buy PANDAMIC?
You can buy PANDAMIC on the official Panda Supps website.
High-stim pre-workouts can often ruin my sleep or make me crash hard if I take them too late in the afternoon. I didn’t seem to have this problem with PANDAMIC. It provided a ton of energy and focus, with a decent pump.
I would have maybe liked to see certain dosages slightly higher, such as the L-tyrosine, but other than that it performed well.
Some of the ingredients used in PANDAMIC still need further research to prove the suggested benefits, as well as determine the possible side-effects, which is one of the only downsides to the product.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section is dedicated to covering some of the most common questions people have when it comes to PANDAMIC.
Q: How Should I Take PANDAMIC Pre-Workout?
Panda Supps recommends mixing 1 scoop with 4-8 ounces of water, 15 to 30 minutes before training. Start with a 1/4 to 1/2 scoop to assess tolerance. Do not exceed 2 scoops within any 24 hour period.
Q: How Much Caffeine Does PANDAMIC contain?
PANDAMIC contains 350mg of caffeine, classing it as a high-stim pre-workout. It’s not intended for beginners to pre-workout supplements or caffeine in general.
If you’re not a fan of high-stim pre-workouts, or there are a couple of ingredients here you don’t like the look of, then the FIERCE pre-workout from Panda Supps might be a good alternative. It has lower caffeine content, uses well-studied ingredients, and has a natural option available.
So where does Panda Supps PANDAMIC stack up as a pre-workout?
Overall, I enjoyed using PANDAMIC as a high-stim pre-workout. I loved the flavor, and it proved well in providing energy and focus.
There are a couple of questionable ingredients, that need further research to ensure there aren’t any negative side effects involved.
However, for the proven ingredients used, they include clinically effective dosages and a solid 350mg of caffeine for any stim-junkies out there.
The price is a little steep at $57.99, but again that’s probably due to some of the ingredients they’ve used, and less to do with the overall serving content.