- Not very powerful, hard to recommend.
- Okay focus.
- Okay contractions.
- Decent pumps.
Dynamic Evolution have a range of products available. Loaded-AF is the stim-free pump-based preworkout on offer. Initially, the product caught my attention due to the Beetroot Extract. Beetroots (or, to be more exact, the nitrates in them) have been shown to improve Nitric Oxide production and power output. Seemed like a great candidate for a pump preworkout.
Unfortunately, few pump preworkouts add in Beetroot extracts at a decent dose. So I picked to do a Dynamic Evolution Loaded-AF review as the label seemed decent. Yet, there was disappointment abound. There are quite a few issues with this preworkout. Let’s start at the label.
Here’s the label stated on every online store (including Dynamic Evolution themselves) I’ve found on the internet:
However, I got something different.
Additionally, there are slight design differences on the front of the tub. However, three things caught my eye – VASO6 has been raised to 600mg (which is nice), AstraGin has been added (nice again), Beetrot extract was removed for L-Taurine (absolutely terrible).
Why is that terrible? It’s a pump formula that removed one of its primary ingredients for a severely underdosed hydration ingredient. It can’t end well. Regardless, I’ll be writing the rest of my review based on the label I got. I can only speculate as to why this would happen and EU/US regulation differences can’t be it as there’s no ban on Beetroots in EU.
However, at a second glance I noticed they added Betaine. In some marketing materials, I found that Dynamic Evolution praise Beetroot Extract for the Betaine content in it. Yet, that seems unusual. Yes, Beetroots do have a lot of Betaine in them. However, that’s not what gives the real pump, Nitrates are.
- Sodium (75mg) – Mineral. Sodium is used for food. However, in a fitness context, Sodium is an important electrolyte for hydration and proper fluid maintenance. It’s often lost during sweating which reduces overall blood volume over time and it could lead to worse pumps. Should improve contractions and maintain proper fluid balance.
- Potassium (125mg) – Mineral. Having enough Potassium is critical in many ways. For pumps, it’s also very important as it helps with muscle contractions. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to judge how much Potassium people are intaking and too much of it is dangerous. Therefore, it’s always heavily underdosed. There’s probably no effect from it.
- L-Citrulline (6000mg) – Pump ingredient. Well-dosed, L-Citrulline has been shown to increase Nitric Oxide production and help with pumps.
- Betaine Anhydrous (2500mg) – Muscular endurance and anti-fatigue ingredient. Helps with power output at the tail end of workouts, allowing you to bang out more reps in total. Good dose. As a side note, Betaine was probably the replacement for Beetroot as the latter is rich in Betaine. However, it’s also rich in Nitrates – the primary driver of Nitric Oxide production. They are not equal.
- Agmatine Sulfate (1000mg) – Pump ingredient and analgesic. Agmatine does a lot of things but for this formula the improvement in Nitric Oxide production, leading to better pumps. Good dose, can go up to 2g easily, though.
- L-Taurine (600mg) – Hydration and energy ingredient. Woefully underdosed as it can go up to 3g for maximum effectiveness. It’s supposed to improve energy, power output, and provide hydration. However, at such a dose these effects are doubtful.
- VASO6™ (600mg) – Pump ingredient. From my experience, VASO is great for pumps. It’s dosed at an amazing 600mg which will lead to much greater pumps, blood flow, and power.
- AstraGin™ (50mg) – Digestion aid. Supposed to increase the effectiveness of other ingredients.
Overall, Dynamic Evolution Loaded-AF is far from a stacked label. There’s no nootropics, not enough pump ingredients (in my eyes) and one of the truly interesting compounds has been removed entirely.
Normally, I avoid talking about taste. It’s usually smash n’ go for me, so I don’t notice much. However, Loaded-AF is so sweet, I had trouble getting it down. I tried using a 300ml glass and a 500ml, nothing helped. I guess it’s to hide the usual taste of VASO6 which is like concrete. Nonetheless, not a great start.
For the most important part, pumps, they are good. Not amazing, not mind-blowing, not skin-splitting. Just good. There’s a definite improvement but nothing that a regular preworkout can do.
There’s a slight head change effect once the preworkout kicks in as with most preworkouts (even stimulant free). However, the effect isn’t as strong. Several times I failed to notice it.
That’s it for the Dynamic Evolution Loaded-AF review. Unfortunately, it’s just a run-of-the-mill, nothing special pump preworkout. Honestly, you could probably get the same effect out of buying a tub of VASO6 and a good diet.
Dynamic Evolution Loaded-AF Review Summary
- Price – 7/10. You’re actually getting quite a bit of servings for the price. A bit unusual for stim-free pre’s.
- Focus – 1/10. There’s a head change but nearly no improvement in focus.
- Pumps – 5/10. There’s definitely an improvement but it’s not nearly as good as you’d expect.
- Contractions – 5/10. A “dryness” effect is definitely there but again, it’s not as powerful as you’d like.
Overall, it was one of the few times I was truly disappointed in a preworkout. Unfortunately, nothing comes together in this one. I usually find at least some niche use for a preworkout. However, for Loaded-AF I truly don’t think it’s worth the money. Yet, I will still add a link for those who might want to check it out.