Sma5h Compound 5 Reviews
Sma5h Compound 5 by Axis Labs is formulated with multiple ingredient blends to optimize several workout parameters: energy, endurance, strength, focus.
“Intensified Pre-Workout Infusion,” reads the label.
The company claims Sma5h Compound 5 does on its own what takes multiple supplements in a “pre-workout cocktail” to do together.
I looked at the 5 blends in Sma5h Compound 5 to see if they are effective.
Are the Ingredients Clinically Proven?
The ingredient profile does not provide individual amounts for consumers. Consequently, even if ingredients in Sma5h Compound 5 are backed with scientific evidence, it is still impossible to gauge if each ingredient is formulated according to the studied dose. Here is a look at some main ingredients:
Slingshot Strength & Endurance Infusion (4,100 mg)
CarnoSyn (Beta Alanine)
Beta alanine optimizes workout performance by buffering lactic acid in muscles by converting to carnosine and other chemicals. Clinically-studied doses range from 3.2 – 6.4 g daily. 
This blend contains only 2 ingredients. Consequently, there may be enough CarnoSyn in Sma5h Compound 5 to enhance athletic performance, especially if 2 doses are taken as needed.
Creatine is a well-studied ingredient and hailed for its ability to optimize energy levels by offering a phosphocreatine for ATP production. Studied doses typically include a 20 g creatine loading phase for 5 days followed by a maintenance dose of 2 g (or more). 
There may be enough creatine HCL in Sma5h Compound 5 to increase energy during workouts. Though, it seems users may need to take 2 servings prior to exercise.
Hyper-Vasodilation Infusion (3,150 mg)
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL
This acetylated carnitine shuttles fatty acids to the mitochondria to enhance energy metabolism and combats fatigue when taken in 2 g L-carnitine doses twice a day. 
According to one health professional, glycine’s ability to treat schizophrenia is promising and may enhance mental function. Studied-doses for therapeutic purposes range from 2 – 60 g a day.  Unfortunately, this dose is not too specific.
Considering the wide ranging clinically-studied dose, there may be enough glycine in Sma5h Compound 5 to offer mental benefits.
Joint Support Axis Infusion (500 mg)
This ingredient is found in cartilage. It ameliorates osteoarthritis and is often taken in 500 mg three times a day for up to 90 days. 
Glucosamine amounts in Sma5h Compound 5 are smaller than the clinically-studied dose. I don’t believe there is enough glucosamine on its own in Sma5h Compound 5 to effectively combat osteoarthritis.
Chondroitin treats osteoarthritis in 800 – 1,200 mg doses per day. 
Depending on its inclusion in the 500 mg blend, chondroitin amounts in Sma5h Compoun 5 may be close enough to offer some joint support.
Phire Energy Infusion (255 mg)
Caffeine is a stimulant with ergogenic effects. It was shown to improve total weight lifted during chest press exercises in athletes when administered in 5 mg/kg. 
Caffeine is 1 of 2 ingredients in this blend. Depending on the users’ weight and how many doses are used prior to a workout, Sma5h Compound 5 may have enough to be effective.
Focus Amplifying Infusion (160 mg)
This ingredient is a central nervous system stimulant and its effects are likely due to its ability to release serotonin and dopamine.  I was unable to find clinically-effective doses.
How to Use Sma5h Compound 5
Users should take 1-2 scoops Sma5h Compound 5 about 20-30 minutes before exercise. Time may vary depending on users’ tolerance.
If you haven’t taken pre-workout supplements or if you just started, I suggest beginning with 1 scoop to assess tolerance.
The company recommends taking the scoops with 6-8 oz. water. For best results, users should adjust water amounts to obtain desired sweetness and taste level. Also, the manufacturer recommends users take Sma5h Compound on an empty stomach.
Where Is It Available?
Sma5h Compound 5 is sold on official website, AxisLabs.net, and third party retailers like BodyBuilding.com.
One bottle provides 45 servings and retails for $30.00 – $43.00. There is only one flavor available at the moment: Watermelon. Perhaps the company will release more flavors in the future.
I found the best deals on BodyBuilding.com. Currently, BodyBuilding.com offers a free Clutch N’Gage, a BCAA recovery supplement, when users purchase Sma5h Compound 5.
How Do Users Feel About Sma5h Compound 5?
Due to its recently-released status, user reviews on Sma5h Compound 5 are limited. However, the ones I found were highly in favor. Here is a peek at what users are saying:
Amazing! No crazy stim jitters … kept me super focused without that stim anxiety feeling … after my workout I came home and cleaned the whole house even. Would take this before a test at school lol. Great pumps too!!! – Caligurl29
This product is great! I was anxiously anticipating it and it was well worth the wait. Taste is amazing and it gives me the energy I needed. – IAMC Smith
Products this epic don’t come around often. It is the demon spawn of Craze, Body Octant, Hemodraulix and joint support in one wicked scoop. The taste is spot on. And at $30 for 45 servings, what else could you ask for? – Vitamin_G.
Is Sma5h Compound 5 Safe?
The company doesn’t specify if there are any side effects associated with Sma5h Compound5. Judging by such favorable user reviews, I don’t believe side effects are common with continual use.
There are side effects associated with creatine, however. Side effects include: stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle cramping. 
More About Axis Labs
Axis Labs is a sports supplement manufacturer located in Denver, Colorado. The company began operating internationally in 2006, distributing to 6 of 7 continents.
Axis Labs ensures users its products are the highest quality, purity, and potency. All raw materials are tested in facilities for potency and purity before they are blended into formulations. Final products are also inspected for quality before they are released.
Despite not being accredited by the Better Business Bureau, the company still hold an A- rating. Many Axis Labs products like Xtract, Creatine Monohydrate, MyoDex, and N’Gage received higher than 9 out of 10 star ratings on notable supplement retailing sites like BodyBuilding.com.
Should You Buy Sma5h Compound 5?
Sma5h Compound 5 has promising ingredients and great user reviews. This is promising considering it is brand new to the supplement community.
The only downside is the company doesn’t reveal whether ingredients are formulated according to clinical doses. However, taking 2 scoops may be the best bet for securing scientifically-backed doses.
If you are interested in Sma5h Compound 5, I suggest taking a look at BodyBuilding.com to see if you want to take advantage of the free bonus item deal. As always, let us know about your Sma5h Compound 5 experience below in the comments.
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