- For strong “highness” and unique preworkout lovers!
- Good energy
- Strong stimulation
- Interesting pumps
- Amazing mood elevation
I was on the lookout for a unique preworkout to do a review on and Pharma GX Quarantine is definitely one of those. Outside of the usual ingredients, it has a few previously unseen inclusions that are likely added in to maximize gains.
I have yet to see anyone else do a Pharma GX Quarantine review. It seems to be one of those preworkouts that has flown under the radar of most suppliers and reviewers. However, Pharma GX Quarantine is definitely worth the shot if only for the unique experience.
Note: I got this product for free from Bodyshock.pro. While I want to mention that, I must say that this will not impact the overall review.
As with many preworkouts, there’s a half scoop and full scoop dosage included. In my Pharma GX Quarantine review I have tried both amounts. However, I will be reviewing the label based on full scoop dosages. Additionally, I will be skipping over the minerals that have little to do with the preworkout experience.
- Coconut Water Powder (1000mg) – Hydration agent. Abundant in all required minerals, pulls in a lot of water into the muscles, aiding in contractions.
- Potassium (100mg) – Mineral. Aids in hydrating, expanding, and contracting the muscle. Of course, dosed very low as accidentally going over RDAs can cause serious issues.
- Sodium (100mg) – Mineral. Also improves hydration and contractions aiding in a feeling of a better pump.
- L-Tyrosine (400mg) – Nootropic. Should aid in cognition, focus, and the mind-muscle connection. However, it’s dosed so low that I doubt it will have any effect. Good dosages range from 1g to 2g.
- Caffeine Anhydrous (300mg) – Classic stimulant. Improves focus, alertness, provides energy and stimulation. Dosed at about 2-3 cups of black coffee.
- Juglans Regia (200mg) – Novel stimulant. Dubbed the organic version of DMHA. Provides stimulation, focus, energy and mood elevation. Dosed well.
- Caffeine Di-Mallate (100mg) – A different form of caffeine. Di-Mallate is generally 75% Caffeine, 25% Malic Acid. Malic Acid buffers the absorption of caffeine, leading to a longer time-to-effect. Used as an anti-crash tool. Dosed OK.
- Geranium Oil Extract (100mg) – Novel stimulant. Geranium is the plant, supposedly, from which DMAA is extract, so they often call it the natural version of DMAA. Provides strong stimulation, highness, alertness and energy.
- Synephrine HCl (60mg) – Novel stimulant. A weaker version of most stimulants here, however, it’s very safe. Studies have shown that it’s one of the few stimulants that it, in most cases, does not significantly impact heart rate and blood pressure.
- Yohimbine HCl (3mg) – Fat burner. Will provide a decent kick of stimulation, lipid metabolism, and alertness.
- Beta Alanine – Endurance and boost ingredient. If dosed often, Beta Alanine improves muscular endurance leading to better overall performance. However, most know it well for the itchy tingly feeling it provides. I, unfortunately, seem to be immune to the effect.
- Agmatine Sulfate – Pump ingredient. Quite new when compared to other pump ingredients, Agmatine improves Nitric Oxide levels in the blood. Additionally, it acts as an analgesic agent.
- D-Aspartic Acid – Testosterone boosting ingredient. Studies have shown that DAA boosts testosterone in males. However, the effects levels off after about 2-4 weeks.
- Tribulus Terrestris – Testosterone boosting(?) ingredient. Studies have shown that Tribulus has no effect on testosterone in males, however, it may have an effect on the production of androgen receptors (more gains without extra testosterone) and libido.
- Mucuna Pruriens – Dopamine agent. Mucuna Pruriens is the plant from which L-Dopa is extracted. L-Dopa is widely used to support Dopamine production when needed.
- Arachidonic Acid – Muscle building agent. Newest compound on the market that supposedly helps build muscle. Jury is still out on this one, although it’s not looking great for Arachidonic Acid.
- 5A-Hydroxy-Laxogenin – Muscle building agent. Another very hyped up product that may act as a steroid-like substance as it’s a plant steroid. However, plant steroids often have issues passing through to the blood as they are fat soluble. I recommend adding a Dextrin (preferably Cyclic Dextrin) supplement to aid the digestion of Laxogenin.
- L-Norvaline – Pump ingredient. Raises Nitric Oxide levels in the blood improving overall pumps.
Overall, the label is extremely stacked when compared to most other preworkouts. However, a large part of the preworkout is for testosterone and muscle building instead of getting being aimed at getting a better workout. It’s an interesting concept and I can definitely see the value in combining these two aspects. Yet, that seems to imply you need to use this preworkout daily to get the maximum effect. I have my doubts about using strong preworkouts daily.
As per usual, I’ve already done it a few times at varying dosages for my Pharma GX Quarantine review. It’s definitely a unique feeling preworkout. Before getting into the effects of Pharma GX Quarantine directly, I have seen some reviews on Bodyshock.pro stating the taste is terrible. It’s not. Taste isn’t very good but I have definitely had a lot worse (looking at you old school Jack3D). So if you were squeamish about buying Quarantine due to the taste – let me tell you it’s actually pretty okay.
For the effects side, there are two very interesting things I’d like to say. First, Pharma GX Quarantine delivers interesting pumps. They are unlike any other preworkout I have tried. They feel dry, like the muscle is slightly aching instead of the classic expansive, tight skin feeling. It’s probably due to the large amount of minerals and hydrating agents.
On the other side of the fence is the highness. Pharma GX Quarantine’s standout effect is definitely the highness, comparable to Dark Labs Crack. However, with Crack you’re getting a lot of stimulation and the feeling “high” gets a little muddled. On Quarantine, the highness is very clean and not surpassed by any other effect.
Focus and energy are okayish. There’s definitely a decent surge of energy after about 30 minutes of ingestion but not something to write home about. For the focus part – I honestly didn’t even notice much in that part. There’s probably not enough nootropic agents in the preworkout to have a noticeable effect.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few side effects. There’s slightly increased thirst and sweating although nothing crazy. However, the worst side effect is the post-effect crash. Every time I’ve tried this pre, there was a crash at the end. So much so, that I would say it’s more of an evening pre where you go to the gym, crush the weights, and go sleep.
Pharma GX Quarantine Review Summary
- Price – 4/10. At 20 servings, you’re paying slightly over 2 euros or about 2.5 USD a pop. Pretty expensive.
- Stimulation – 8(?)/10. It’s so hard to say where to put Pharma GX Quarantine in all of the effect categories. It’s simply so unique. In essence, there is definite stimulation and highness, it’s just different.
- Energy – 7/10. There’s a definite improvement at the start and a big crash after about 3 hours.
- Focus – 4/10. Definitely the weakest part of Quarantine.
- Pumps – 8(?)/10. Another hard to rate aspect – there’s definitely a pump improvement but it’s unique. As I have said before, it’s a dry-feeling pump.
Overall, I to summarize my Pharma GX Quarantine review, I can see that the preworkout would be great for someone used to stimulants and wanting to try something new. It might even aid in muscle building over the long-term if you can manage to use it daily. However, I cannot recommend that myself.