According to Muscle & Fitness magazine, a pre-workout supplement should contain creatine, beta alanine, cordyceps, caffeine, and various amino acids. N.O.-XPLODE contains all of these ingredients except the cordyceps; however, N.O.-XPLODE is not listed as one of the recommended pre-workout supplements in Muscle & Fitness magazine. N.O.-XPLODE is primarily aimed towards the endurance athlete, as it contains anti-fatigue ingredients.
N.O.-XPLODE is a complete pre-workout supplement manufactured by BSN. According to BSN, N.O.-XPLODE provides energy, endurance and maximum performance when taken before a workout. The ingredients of N.O.-XPLODE include creatine, taurine, caffeine, ginseng, huang qui, beta alanine, grape extract, assorted amino acids, B vitamins, sodium, potassium and an assortment of other ingredients.
Dietician Christina Meyer-Jax suggests avoiding pre-workout supplements because they contain a potentially dangerous mix of vasodilators and stimulants, reports CBS Houston. Dr. Christopher Balgobin says that the ingredients in most pre-workout supplements are intended to act as vasodilators which improves aerobic capacity during exercise, reports CBS Houston. Dr. Balgobin goes on to say that another key ingredient in pre-workout supplements is very high amounts of caffeine. Dr. Balgobin says pre-workout supplements can be fine in moderation but to avoid taking any other possible caffeine sources when using them, use with caution, and consult a doctor first.