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REDCON1 Big Noise Review

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RedCon1 have recently become very popular. Potentially because they sponsor Cass Martin, who’s become one of the leading female fitness models – but their new releases of supplements might have something to do with this.

Claimed to promote:

  • Muscle pumps
  • Focus

Big Noise is a non-stim pre workout; meaning you won’t experience any energy boosts here. But we’ll forgive RedCon1 for this, if this product contains great ingredients that don’t cause side effects.

Let’s find out…

About The Company

As we’ve mentioned, we know RedCon1 as they sponsor Cass Martin. And we hoped to learn more about this company from their website – but they we couldn’t find an ‘about us’ page.

Not only that…we were thrown advertisements left right and center. So this made us leave their website quickly, without learning a thing.

As a result, we can’t provide you with information such as when RedCon 1 were founded etc.

But what we do know is which ingredients are inside this pre workout. So let’s take a look.

The Ingredients and How They Work

As we mentioned before, Big Noise is a ‘non-stim’ pre workout – meaning it doesn’t contain any ingredients to raise your energy levels.

Personally, we prefer pre workouts that contain caffeine (as long as it’s dosed sensibly under 250mg per serving). Anyway, we’ll work with what we have, and tell you how effective each nutrient inside Big Noise is.

See for yourself:

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Glycerol Monosterate 

This is an interesting nutrient. It’s most commonly as a thickening agent or emulsifier in waxes and solvents.

It doens’t sound very good so far does it? … so why is it inside Big Noise?

Well, it’s believed to improve your sporting performance and endurance in the gym. However, there hasn’t been enough studies conducted on this ingredient – so we consider glycerol monostearate as an unreliable ingredient here.

Not the best start by RedCon1, but we’re hoping that things get better below.

Betaine Anhydrous 

From bad to worse…betaine is a molecule that’s also believed to enhance your endurance in the gym. However, no studies have acutually proven whether it works or not.

For this reason, it’s an ineffective ingredient in Big Noise by RedCon1.

Not only that; betaine has also shown to cause fishy odors in your breath and sweat. As a result, we always avoid this nutrient, as there’s no need to suffer from this side effect.

Astragalus Membranaceus Root 

Astragalus is a herb that’s been used in traditional medicine for a while now. What does it do? Well, it’s believed to improve your strength and endurance in the gym.

However, nutritionists and experts have concluded that Astragalus is an ‘overhyped’ ingredient in supplements. And studies haven’t shown that it’s actually able to promote these benefits.

Ultimately, this makes Astragalus an ineffective ingredient inside Big Noise.

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Agmatine Sulfate 

If you’re wondering what this is, agmatine sulfate is extracted from arginine. Therefore, this is an ingredient thought to improve your muscle pumps in the gym.

However, no study has actually shown whether this works either. Here’s why we think it’s ineffective; arginine has a poor absorption rate, so it doesn’t work when orally supplemented.

Well, the same problem is crossed over to agmatine sulfate. As a result, this is most likely to be another nutrient that doesn’t work here.

L-Alpha Glycertylphosphorylcholine 

You might recognize this nutrient by its shorter name; alpha-GPC. It’s thought to improve your cognition when added to supplements.

However, this has also been reported to cause many side effects – something everyone should avoid when looking at supplements.

As a result, we believe there are better ingredients to improve your cognition (such as rhodiola rosea).

CDP-Choline 

This is another nootropic compound inside Big Noise. And this is actually a good choice, as it’s a key ingredient in nootropic supplements.

We usually state that cognitive boosting ingredients aren’t needed in pre workouts. But as Big Noise doens’t contain caffeine, we’ll allow it here (although we prefer pre workouts containing caffeine)

Rhodiola Rosea

We mentioned rhodiola rosea a few minutes ago for being a great addition to a pre workout supplement. Well, RedCon1 has done well to include it inside Big Noise here.

In a nutshell, this ingredient has shown to reduce fatigue while improving your focus. As these are great benefits for pre workout supplements, we consider this as a key nutrient here.

Huperzine A 

RedCon 1 has made a big effort into delivering an increase in cognition with Big Noise. And to be honest, it’s looking more like a nootropic supplement than a pre workout.

You’ve probably guessed it, but Huperzine a is another cognitive boosting nutrient. However, it has the same problem as alpha-gpc; it’s shown to cause many side effects in the past.

As a result, huperzine a is a nutrient we stay away from.

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Pros and Cons

Pros: 

  • Rhodiola Rosea is a great addition to any pre workout

Cons: 

  • Risk of many side effects
  • Doesn’t contain caffeine
  • Missing many key nutrients to improve your workout
  • Contains numerous ineffective ingredients

Side Effects

We mentioned that a few ingredients inside Big Noise can cause side effects. Well, these are mainly huperzine a and alpha-gpc.

However, betaine anhydrous has also shown to cause a side effect too.

See which side effects Big Noise can cause:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • cramping
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • fishy odors in your breath and sweat

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Review Conclusion

To be honest, after examining the nutrient profile of Big Noise – this pre workout looks more like a nootropic supplement.

We don’t like this new trend for ‘non-stim’ pre workouts. Caffeine is actually a key nutrient when dosed sensibly – it’s only when companies add massive dosages that people experience side effects like jitters.

As a result, this pre workout doesn’t seem worth your cash. Especially when you can choose a much more effective product.