One of the most popular pre-workout supplements available today is BSN’s N.O. Xplode. But with its many well-documented side effects, is the pre-workout supplement right for you?
N.O. Xplode is described as:
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A quick browse on any Internet search engine reveals that the popular supplement can come with significant side effects for some. Many users have reported a tingling sensation in their palms and face shortly after using N.O. Xplode. For many, this uncomfortable feeling can last beyond the duration of a workout, decreasing focus, and make it not worth its advertised benefits.
According to WebMD, one of N.O. Xplode’s ingredients, beta-alanine, could be responsible for the uncomfortable feeling.
Beta-alanine seems to be safe when used appropriately for a short time. Side effects have not been reported with moderate doses of beta-alanine. High doses can cause flushing and tingling.
Other serious potential side effects to the pre-workout mix include dehydration (due to increased perspiration) and heart palpitations from increased heart rate and blood pressure.
Contrary to its name, the nitric oxide in N.O. Xplode, may actually hinder users’ ability to have full erections. Many users on have reported and confirmed erectile dysfunction problems after taking N.O. Xplode and other nitric oxide supplements.
If you’re considering taking a pre-workout supplement, consider trying a sample to test how it affects you and consulting with your doctor before committing to a brand.