Supplement Review: Northbound Nutrition Pinnacle
Two Modern Athletic Health reviewers were given the opportunity to test PINNACLE™. But before we get to their thoughts, lets take a look at what makes PINNACLE™ such a special product.
Crammed full of the most proven and clinically tested ingredients available, PINNACLE™ is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Every ingredient has been studied and proven to be effective at the included dose, PER SERVING. Train with PINNACLE™ and experience unmatched performance and effectiveness.
No more choking down underdosed, lackluster products before hitting the gym. With no proprietary blends, it’s easy to see that PINNACLE™ includes larger doses of premium ingredients than anything else on the market. This is a true, Pure Performance based Pre-Workout system.
• Increases Strength and Endurance • Increases Power Output • Provides Smooth Energy/Intense Focus • Helps Produce Lean Mass Growth • No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives • No Proprietary Blends • Made in the U.S.A.
Review 1- Adam; University of Missouri Exercise Science Major and Personal Trainer
This was a rather unique preworkout supplement. The flavor, Tropical Berry, added to the uniqueness of the product. It was like a mixed berry, but with a tropical/pineapple hint to it. It was pleasant enough to be sipped on instead of chugged down in a matter of seconds like some preworkouts.
Then came the beta-alanine tingles. If you need a preworkout to really wake you up, this will do it. The come-up of energy is also very smooth, and not overwhelming.
In my opinion, the best aspect of this product is the endurance. It was very easy to lose track of time and find yourself finished with your workout in seemingly no time, with energy to spare. Even so, there was no abrupt energy crash later on, nor was there too much stimulation left over post-workout.
The pump complex included in Pinnacle was another unique aspect; many fruit and vegetable extracts that are not commonly seen in a preworkout. It seemed to provide a decent pump but probably would have excelled if some more common established pump ingredients were included.
To me, Pinnacle is a well-balanced preworkout product. It provides several benefits that are all sought after in a preworkout, without requiring the use of several products all combined. If you are looking for a product that delivers more than just energy or a pump, I would highly recommend it!
Review 2- Mike- Illinois; Health and Fitness Enthusiast, Bodybuilder, Former Supplement Company Rep
In a market flooded with products that are filled with cheap stimulants, under dosed performance enhancers, and proprietary blends that leave you guessing what you’re actually taking, Northbound Nutrition has set out to deliver a CLINICALLY DOSED, fully disclosed pre-workout formula. PINNACLE™comes fully loaded with 27.3 grams per serving. The formula covers every base including: Energy & Focus, Strength, Pump, and Endurance. It boasts 8 grams of Citrulline Malate, 4 grams of Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine, 3.2 grams Creatine Monohydrate, and 2.5 grams of Betaine Anhydrous per serving. It utilizes and organic form of caffeine derived from green coffee beans, and includes Spectra™ TOTAL ORAC, Grape seed, and Pine Bark extracts which deliver powerful antioxidants and increase Nitric Oxide production. On top of this well-rounded formula, PINNACLE™ includes 5mg of BioPerine for absorption, uses NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and is made in the U.S.A!
Flavor/Mixability : The flavor I received was Tropical Berry. The suggested use recommends 8-12 ounces of water, but I found myself using about 16 ounces. This allowed the product to mix fairly well, and the flavor was refreshing. It has a berry flavor that is not overly strong or overpowering. Since the serving size is fairly large, the consistency will be thicker but this is not an issue since you know you’re getting clinically dosed amounts of the target ingredients.
Energy/Focus: The energy from PINNACLE™ is very consistent. I am a big fan of the organic caffeine, and noticed consistent energy throughout my training sessions and even when used prior to a double header (baseball/softball). The focus factor was not as consistent, but definitely still prominent allowing to stay on track during each session without fading off.
Endurance: This is the category is where PINNACLE™ showed to be the strongest. Normally my training is focused on intensity over volume. While using PINNACLE™ I was able to keep adding more volume without sacrificing intensity. This would be an amazing formula to use during periods of overreaching. I also used PINNACLE™ prior to a double header and the effects lasted throughout both games. VERY solid endurance throughout, and a great choice prior to an athletic event.
Pump: Another category where PINNACLE™ was able to really shine. The pumps are real, and to be expected with the high dose of Citrulline Malate + the Grape Seed and Pine Bark extracts. The pump also lasted hours. It was not the kind that quickly diminished after the workout.
Overall this is a powerhouse of a product. PINNACLE™ is fully dosed with the right ingredients for any serious lifter or athlete. The energy and focus are on point, the pump is intense, and it will give you the endurance to keep pushing in the gym or on the field.