How To Unclump Pre Workout Supplements
Best Guide To Prevent Your Pre-Workouts From Clumping
Tired of clumpy pre-workouts?
The truth is that clumpy pre-workout supplements are actually pretty common inside the industry.
Almost every brand who has launched a pre workout supplement has encountered their pre workouts clumping at one point in time.
There are quite a few reasons this happens, and what you can do if you buy a pre workout that clumps up.
Why Pre-Workouts Clump
There are quite a few reasons a pre-workout can clump. Here are the top 4 reasons why you could experience a clumpy supplement.
- Bad manufacturing practices
- Too many hygroscopic ingredients
- Bad safety seals
- Uncontrolled storage environment
Obviously, clumpy pre-workouts are never something anyone wants. So let's dive in and find out why companies constantly face this issue.
1. Bad Manufacturing Practices
The supplement industry is still in its "Wild-Wild-West: phases where almost anyone who want's to become a supplement manufacturer can do so with the right amount of money behind them. It's Not Cheap
That being said, this leads to having many supplement manufactures who have absolutely no clue what they are doing. To manufacture properly, you have to have a very vast knowledge of chemistry and also must manufacture everything in the proper climates (temperature).
Unfortunately, many supplement manufactures to this day do not have chemist on staff, and do not have a general understand of raw materials. This irresponsibility leads to the wrong combination of ingredients that do not flow (mix) well with each other, and often times manufacture in poor conditions that allow moisture to contaminate the supplements.
2. Too Many Hygroscopic Ingredients
To understand this section, you must first understand what "hygroscopic" means:
Hygroscopic: (of a substance) tending to absorb moisture from the air.
So now that we understand what Hygroscopic means, you may be wondering what ingredients are hydroscopic?
Here is a list of the Top 5 Most Hygroscopic Supplements:
- Agmatine Sulfate
- Beta Alanine
- Hydromax or Glycerpump
- L-Citrulline Malate
Now when supplements are made under the right conditions in a FDA Registered facility that participates in Good Manufacturing Practices, it is usually rare that a pre-workout will clump due to bad manufacturing.
However the blame can fall on both the manufacture and the brand owners themselves.
Reason being, the brand owners are usually stubborn and have false expectations of what can be done and can not be done within legal limits with anti-clumping agents. This usually puts pressure on the manufacture to take on the bad business because the brands threaten to leave and go to someone who will do the formula for them... wewh.
See most brand owners who are making your product generally do not have a chemistry background and are usually just throwing ingredients together and hoping for the best. So they take a list of what is hot and they combine it all together (of course higher than everyone else) and they make what usually becomes a clumpy pre workout.
3. Bad Safety Seals
This one is again on the manufacture and rushing set up times with their induction or pressure sealers. This is just due to manufactures not following proper quality control procedures.
4. Bad Storage Environment
If you are someone who lives in a very humid, and wet town/city. You may have this issue quite a bit after you open your product up.
Again, it is important to remember most of these pre workouts contain raw materials that attract moisture and when you open these things up and leave them in you car, or sitting in a uncontrolled environment you will have issues no matter how good of a job the manufacture or brand did making that product.
How to prevent clumping pre workouts:
Now that you know exactly why pre workouts clump.
Let's jump into how you can prevent pre-workouts from clumping.
1: Keep your silica packet inside your containers.
This has to be one of the biggest issues I see when people tell me their products clump.
Usually the person takes the silica packet out of the container.
Which is a terrible decision, because the silica packet actually helps prevent the powder from attracting moisture.
2: Keep in cool, dry areas
Very simply put, do not leave in your car on a hot summer day.
Extreme or excessive heat temperatures will accelerate the clumping process.
One thing I personally do is leave my pre-workouts in the freezer.
This keeps it cool, dry and avoids any issues of clumpy pre workout powder. If you, don't want to do that.
Simply just keep it in your house, or office where the temperatures are controlled.
3: Add an extra silica packet to your pre workout.
If you don't want to keep your pre workout in the freezer, or leave it at home.
Here is a easy thing to do.
Just keep a silica packet from the last pre workout you used and place it inside your new one.
This will help reduce the amount of excess moisture, and overall keep your products from clumping!
4: Don't let your pre workout sit, use it more often.
I know some of you out there are pre workout collectors, lol.
If that is you, and you have multiple pre workouts at home..
The best tip, keep them in the freezer or stir them often.
Do not let the product sit there for months on end!
Make sure you shake or stir the powders up regularly to ensure the products are not settling.
How to Fix Clumping Pre Workout
1: Bust that blender out.
By far the most popular method among the bodybuilding forums!
Simply, dump your powder into a blender and let it rip!
Use a wooden spoon or another tool to break apart the powder before dumping into the blender for best results.
2: Don't have a blender?
Use a fork!
3: Buy Alchemy Labs Pre Workouts ;)
All joking aside, we go above and beyond on making sure our mega dosed pre workout supplements do not clump.
We have a in-house chemist who knows how to counter balance hygroscopic ingredients to make sure your pre workout isn't clumping!
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