M5 Extreme is somewhat like another Cellucor product called N0 Extreme. The difference between the two is that N0 is more of a vasodialator and M5 is more of a complete pre-workout training supplement. Both supplements contain an arginine component. However, M5 also contains creatine and waxy maize, which N0 does not. M5 also does not contain caffeine. So if you are looking for a pre workout will less stimulants, M5 is a good choice.
You certainly know the benefits of creatine and why it is the most popular muscle building supplement in the bodybuilding community. M5 contains a special creatine they call Megnapower. The problem is these special forms of creatine do not provide any other additional benefits when compared to regular creatine monohydrate. So you end up just spending more money for a creatine that has no addtional benefits. I would have been very satisfied if they just added regular old monohydrate in the formula and priced the M5 a little less.
The other unique ingredient in M5 that N0 doesn’t contain is waxy maize. Waxy maize acts as a simple sugar just like dextrose would. Simple sugars are great to take pre training because it will give you an immediate source of energy and help you delay the use of muscle glycogen.
As far as M5 Extreme goes, my buddy allowed my to try it for two training sessions. It easily missed with no problems. Also the fruit punch flavor tastes pretty damn good. The vascularity and energy boost were noticeable and quite surprising. Unlike No-xplode that I normally use, M5 gave me energy my 45 min workout even without shit loads of stims (which was exactly what I was looking for).
Just like all other Cellucor products, M5 extreme is more expensive than most pre workout supplements. However, if you have some extra cash to spend on supplements, I would highly suggest this. If you are on a budget, I suggest BSN’s No-Xplode. Try both and see what works best for you. If money was not an option, I would definitely stick with Cellucor’s M5 Extreme.