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PhD Wired Review

Jul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8

This is a hands-on PhD Wired review. I've been trying this pre-workout supplement for over 3 months now. Before I get to the content, I have to say I love the minimalist package design. PhD Wired is an intense pre-workout supplement designed for those who seriously desire to do better in the motivation zone and sustain more energy throughout their workouts.

PhD Wired Review - Ingredients

Plasma NO-Activation System

I really like PhD Nutrition's choice of Creatine Magnesium Chelate (MCC). Creatine Magnesium Chelate (pronounced key-late) is a form of creatine bonded to the well-known mineral called magnesium. This brings a few great benefits:

  • Easier and faster absorption of creatine by the muscle mass.
  • Better absorption results in less creatine converted to waste
  • Enables cell muscles to retain more water
  • Reduces the unwanted side effects such as diarrhea, stomachache, bloating and gas formation

Combining that with L-Citrulline Malate and Arginine is an obvious yet smart choice. These ingredients help ramp up NO (Nitric Oxide) increasing blood flow for increased oxygen delivery to muscles. Arginine, called the "magic bullet" by Columbia University, is the body's chief source for creating NO. And Arginine AKG is used in WIRED - AKG is a natural molecule in the body that transports amino acids and also increases NO production and enhances blood flow. All this is believed to better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to working muscles. Many users of these ingredients report that they experience increased workout intensity, focus, muscle pumps and vascularity.

Energy and Focus System

L-tyrosine is included in the matrix. People take tyrosine to improve mental alertness, focus and concentration. I'm not sure about the next one, though - Oleuropein Aglycone. I know what it is - it's a polyphenol component in olive oil and it has often been associated with a lower incidence of coronary heart diseases and some types of cancer in the Mediterranean area. How this is linked to the focus boosting system, I'm not certain. You'll have to ask the PhD folks and I'm sure they'll be glad to give you sufficient explanation. Lastly, there's an inclusion of USP-Grade Caffeine Anhydrous. This would be a powerful jolt of pharmaceutical grade caffeine to spike your energy level to pump you up through workout.

Sustainability System

Brilliant choice on the part of PhD Nutrition when it comes to sustained energy. AstraGin is a proprietary formulation consisting of panax notoginseng and it has been demonstrated in various studies to significantly improve and promote the absorption of many amino acids, glucose, and vitamins. In other words it acts as a great nutrient uptate enhancer. Panax notoginseng is a natural perennial herb belonging to the same genus as Asian ginseng. It is primarily grown in Japan and China, and is known for its ability to reinvigorate the body and build blood.

Effect - Using PhD Wired

I weigh 210 lbs, so I followed the suggestion to graciously use 2 scoops and mix it with 500 mL of water. (I'll write about the flavors and tastes later) I usually start my workout 15 minutes after I take any supplements and when I take the Wired, I am ready to pounce on the weights LOL. I gotta do my warm-up so I keep saying to myself "be patient", and I'd have to admit it has been very challenging. So it gives you right off the bat a STEADY flow of pump, energy, and mental focus. And to this date the Wired has given me no jitters. Now, keep in mind, though, that AAKG may cause some nausea among some users.

Flavors and Tastes

I do like the Raspberry Lemonade flavor - oh man, it tastes pretty good. If you've found the MP Assault's Raz flavor a bit too sweet, then I'm sure you'll like the PhD version better. I tried the Tropical fruit flavor as well - it smells and tastes nice but I'd stick with Raz Lemonade since TF tasted a bit strong for me.


PhD Wired is an awesome pre-workout supplement. If you are looking for a great surge of and long-sustained energy throughout your workout, then we highly recommend it. My gym buddies all love this product. Taste and mixability may not be the best, but definitely tolerable given the overall effects the ingredients are designed to produce.