When you’re thinking about ways you can improve the efficiency of each iron pump you do at the gym, you’re most likely not looking for a way to flush toxins from your body.
Although antioxidants aren’t a frequent customer on many pre-workout supplement’s lists, Novem by Scivation is supposed to have powerful antioxidants that can reduce the harmful buildup of pollutants that can leave you feeling sluggish during your workout.
Since we’re always impressed with products that take a slightly different approach to enhancing the time you spend at the gym, we thought we should take a look at Novem to see what it could really offer.
What’s The Hype About Novem?
According to Scivation, Novem is the best way to increase your energy levels, especially the energy that is delivered to the muscles, without using harsh stimulants like Caffeine.
Caffeine, while it’s something that many of us consume on almost a ritual basis, can cause side effects like jitters and crashes, which can actually hurt your workout rather than help it.
Scivation also promises that Novem has many powerful antioxidants that will remove buildup of pollutants from your muscles. This buildup can cause your muscles to move sluggishly and to cause you to perform at a level that is less than your best.
Another thing that Scivation claims that Novem is capable of is helping you build muscle. Since so many pre-workout drinks are barely better than energy drinks, even though they cost more, we were impressed with this piece of information.
Does Novem Live Up To The Hype?
Even though we were initially quite impressed with Novem, we have to admit that after looking at its ingredient list, we don’t think it can really do any of the things that Scivation promised.
For one thing, Novem actually does contain Caffeine, the very rudimentary stimulant that it claimed not to have. For another, we did not see anything on its list that was proven to help you build large amounts of muscle.
And the antioxidants in Novem, we found that they were nothing more than Vitamins C and E. Although these vitamins are essential to good health, they can be found in a cheap multivitamin rather than in a pre-workout supplement that is supposed to be the best of its kind.
Does Novem Have Any Redeeming Qualities?
Novem does have a bit of Creatine in its formula, which has been shown to deliver energy to your muscles, but it didn’t have anything close to the amount of competing pre-workout drinks.