Introduced in 1989, CYTOMAX is one of those foundation formulas that started strong and just keeps going.
As a carb-muscle-fuel, electrolyte & amino acid formula, CYTOMAX supplies the essentials that every bodybuilder should be consuming before and during their workouts.
Let’s take a closer look at this legendary PWO that’s been helping bodybuilders max-out workout performance & gains for over 25 freakin’ years.
CYTOMAX leverages an Advanced Carbohydrate System to fuel, hydrate and energize muscles. Calling itself a “Sports Performance Drink,” CYTOMAX mixes up easily, and is designed to be sipped before and during your workouts — helping to promote steady performance benefits throughout your time hitting the weights. Formula notes:
- Muscle support: Succinates + electrolytes help oxygenate & hydrate muscles efficiently; 22 g complex carbs supply steady muscle energy.
- Alpha L-Polylactate: This patented nutrient form regulates muscle lactic acid to reduce “the burn” during training and ease post-workout soreness.
- “Crisp” Flavors: Cool Citrus, Grape, Pomegranate Cherry, Peachy Keen, Tangy Orange, Tropical Fruit
CYTOMAX Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 8 tsp (25 g) (approx 1 scoop)|
Servings Per Container: 27 (Approx)
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||60 mg (100% DV)|
|Calcium (As Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Succinate)||6 mg|
|Magnesium (As Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Succinate)||14 mg|
|Chromium (As Chromium Nicotinate)||50 mcg|
|Sodium (As Sodium Citrate)||120 mg|
|Potassium (As Potassium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Potassium Succinate)||60 mg|
|Advanced Carbohydrate System|
(Maltodextrin, Crystalline Fructose, Dextrose, Alpha-L-Polylactate)
|Amino Acid Peptide Blend|
(PepForm® Leucine Enriched Whey Peptides (Milk), L-Glutamine, L-Alanine)
Advanced Carbohydrate System (Maltodextrin, Crystalline Fructose, Dextrose, Alpha-L-Polylactate), Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Turmeric Powder (Added For Color), Stevia Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Chromium Chloride, Soy Lecithin, Calcium Succinate, Magnesium Succinate, Potassium Succinate.
|Directions: Mix 1 scoop (25g) into 10-12 fl-oz (295-355 mL) water. Mix 2 scoops (50g) into 20-24 fl-oz (590-710mL) water. Begin drinking 15 minutes before exercise. Drink 5 oz every 15 minutes.|
CYTOMAX is an advanced complex of PWO “must-have” foundation nutrients.
It’s complex carbs, aminos & electrolytes, Bro! But CYTOMAX uses forms and combos that make these basics better than ever. When used properly, these simple nutrients, some in “enhanced” forms, can make a big difference in how well you perform in the gym. Check it:
CYTOMAX Carbs: Active Carbohydrate System (ACS)
CYTOMAX’s ACS has 22 g of carbs, but that’s nothing special. What IS special is that they supply carefully selected carbs that are delivered via 3X different pathways – a strategy that might maximize absorption for superior muscle-energizing benefits. CYTOMAX supplies:
- Glucose: Maltodextrin + Dextrose efficiently fuels muscles for peak performance during workouts.
- Crystalline Fructose. Straight-up sweet stuff enhances rate of carb absorption & metabolism.
- Alpha-L-Polylactate. This is the real CYTOMAX advantage: This proprietary nutrient form “buffers” lactic acid while energizing muscles, for more reps with less burn.
CYTOMAX supplies decent dosages of sodium, potassium & magnesium to help with muscle performance (contraction & relaxation), energy metabolism and fluid balance.
OK, so maybe electrolytes aren’t that sexy or dynamic-sounding. But they’re another one of those must-have nutrient categories for serious bodybuilders. It’s good to see CYTOMAX covering this critical, but oft-overlooked, PWO sports-nutrition class.
PepForm®, 250 mg
This patented ingredient supplies high levels of L-Leucine – isolated from protein — in a form that is easy-to-absorb and bioavailable. It is designed to promote better delivery of this key amino acid to muscles, which in theory will help with more efficient muscle tissue growth. MASS, Bro! Mass.
Carbs, carbs, carbs. You want ‘em to energize those muscles during training, but also so your body doesn’t cannibalize proteins for energy instead. They give a great anabolic boost, while stabilizing blood sugar to block fat storage. But that doesn’t mean you should go out and chug a jug of carb-loaded Kool-Aid. The type of carbs matters, and that’s why CYTOMAX matters, too.
CYTOMAX’s formula presents a well-thought-out carb formula, supplying carbohydrates enhanced with some advanced technologies. We like the idea of CYTOMAX’s ACS supplying carbs via multiple pathways. In this formula, those 22 g carbs are likely to be bioavailable, and they’re complex so they burn slow for steady, lasting workout energy.
If you are training like a BEAST-MAN, sweating buckets, the electrolytes in this formula will help replace what you’ve lost. Smart, basic compounds to take in a PWO, and yet many Bros forget about this.
Finally the CYTOMAX Amino Acid Peptide Blend enhances typical amino acid delivery with proprietary technology that buffers lactic acid. This might delay the onset of The Burn, enabling you to squeeze out a few extra reps. It also means muscle recovery may be easier and more comfortable so you won’t be walking like a geriatric patient after you do Leg Day.
Overall, CYTOMAX is s well-designed and intelligent formula that supplies bodybuilding essentials that can make a huge difference in your workout performance, recovery and ultimate results.
Clean muscle energy. This formula helps power up your muscles efficiently, promoting peak workout performance with less agony. The end benefit is that CYTOMAX maximizes training results and accelerates recovery.
Who Takes It?
Elite athletes. CYTOMAX is a no-BS brand that’s been meeting the needs of performance-driven jocks since 1989.
Any Side Effects?
Absolutely none. This formula is so damn clean. CYTOMAX is also free of stimulants, so it avoids the jitters of some other tweaked-out PWO formulas.
- 3X Pathway Synergy. 22 g of carbs, absorption-maxed by unique ACS delivery.
- Alpha-L-Polylactate. Only source of proprietary muscle-comfort compound.
- Stimulant–Free. Amps up workouts without making you a jittery psycho.
- Banned Substance-Free. Good assurance for competitive athletes.
- Cheap! Affordable quality: Can be had for about 50 cents per serving.
- Not sexy? Basic formula, but that’s a weak-ass B5-grasping-at-straws “con”…
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1.5 lb Cannister (27 servings): $15.50
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on CYTOMAX
CYTOMAX has been supplying athletes with quality muscle-energizing/muscle-optimizing carbs & aminos for DECADES. It should be in every bodybuilder’s PWO regimen.