Below we take an in-depth look at NLA for Her Uplift, to see whether this female-friendly pre-workout offers the same (or better) benefits than its many male-friendly counterparts.
Uplift is a pre-workout supplement that is manufactured by an American company called NLA for Her. Like all of the products sold by NLA for Her, Uplift is designed to act as a female-friendly version of the traditional pre-workout, cutting back on the usual high dosage of caffeine and creatine. This product comes in a number of flavours, including Guava Passion, Cherry Limeade, and Raspberry Lemonade.
As this product uses a relatively large number of ingredients, it has the potential to cause a range of side effects. We’ve only mentioned a few of the most likely here, but please check the Side Effects tab for the full exhaustive list!
Some of the amino acids used in this product (such as the BCAAs, l-arginine, l-carnitine, and others) can cause a range of side effects, including stomach pain, diarrhoea, fatigue, vomiting, heartburn, seizures, blood abnormalities, airway inflammation, and more.
Although the dosage of caffeine used in this product is not thought to be particularly high, those sensitive to it may experience jitters, headaches, insomnia, and other issues.
Although Uplift is priced slightly different depending on where you buy it, the price is generally reasonable wherever you go. For a tub containing 40 servings of Uplift, the cheapest prices we found were on Amazon and www.bodybuilding.com ($27.98). Most website (such as Lucky Vitamin, iHerb, and others) sell the same tub for just under $30. The webstore to avoid is the one operated by the official NLA for Her website, which sells a 40-serving tub of Uplift for $34.99.
We feel that Uplift could end up being a great pre-workout choice for many customers. Despite failing to publish necessary ingredient quantity information, we can see that this product uses a generally good list of ingredients that should work well to improve performance, boost energy, and increase focus. Uplift is also relatively cheap and cheerful, and is backed by a generous 30-day money-back guarantee that covers purchases made from any official 3rd party retailer.
Significant efforts appear to have been made to make this product suitable for women, as the caffeine levels have been significantly reduced so as to avoid the dreaded “jitters” associated with many other pre-workouts. However, many customers flag this up as a distinct negative, claiming that this product is too weak to act as an effective pre-workout. We would like to make our own judgement call on it, but the lack of individual ingredient quantities makes this impossible – a major negative.
This product could remain a great choice for women of a more petite build, those sensitive to caffeine, or those looking for a high-quality pre-workout that won’t leave you jittery and riddled with side effects. However, given the lack of published ingredient quantities, we cannot confirm whether this formulation is truly well-balanced, or just the subject of praise rooted in good marketing and the placebo effect. We can’t recommend it due to this major drawback, but still consider trying this one out if you’re looking for a less jittery pre-workout.
Overall, we do not recommend NLA for Her Uplift to our readers.
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Uplift is a pre-workout formula designed especially for women. Unlike other pre-workout supplements on the market, this one attempts to provide a sharp burst of energy without providing too strong a hit of caffeine. As with many other pre-workouts, Uplift comes in the form of a powder designed to be mixed with water and consumed before a hard workout.
Uplift is produced and sold by NLA for Her, a Californian workout supplement manufacturer that sells specialist products designed for female athletes. The company claims to strike a balance between the existing “soft” products designed for women and the overly strong products designed for men. Along with selling the supplements themselves, the NLA for Her website has numerous articles and sections dedicated to training, increasing motivation, and healthy recipes. The company can be contacted via the details supplied on their official website.
The directions for use are as follows:
As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop (5.25 grams) with 4-8 ounces of cold water and consume 20-30 minutes before beginning activity. This is to be done the first three (3) times using “UPLIFT”. Under no circumstances should any of the warnings be ignored. After the 3rd time using UPLIFT, dose may be increased by, but not more than, 1/2 of a scoop (2.625 grams). The ideal individual dose may vary between 1-2 scoops.
Uplift is designed to be taken immediately before a workout, and claims to provide a source of “clean and sustained energy” that is less prone to crashes or jitters. Along with providing a simple energy boost, this pre-workout is also intended to improve overall athletic performance, helping customers to push harder and more effectively than normal.
In addition, NLA for Her claim that their product has an anabolic component that help customers to build and maintain muscle. According to the manufacturer, this action is possible due to Uplift’s ability to “increase fast twitch muscle fibre activation” during workouts.
Finally, the official product sales page also mentions that Uplift contains a source of nootropics, which aims to help customers maintain focus and concentration.
Unfortunately, NLA for Her does not publish the ingredient quantities used in this product, which makes it genuinely hard to know how effective the overall mix is. Most of the ingredients used in this product need to be dosed correctly in order to be effective, and as Uplift uses so many different ingredients, there’s a lot that could go wrong.
On the face of it, the blend of performance-boosting amino acids is relatively well thought out, and they should help athletes to build muscle (if dosed correctly). The formula uses a few different nootropics that should work well together to boost focus and concentration.
Most customer reviews indicate that the energy-boosting potential of this pre-workout is good, and many former customers appear to be satisfied that the dosage of caffeine included in this mix is strong enough to be effective without causing unpleasant jitters. However, most of the few negative reviews felt that the mix was not strong enough for their tastes!
Overall, Uplift appears to be an effective (albeit mild) pre-workout supplement.
The ingredients used in NLA for Her Uplift are listed below. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has failed to disclose the ingredient quantities used in this product, which can make it difficult or impossible for customers to know whether the product is truly effective. The few ingredient quantities that are listed are correct for 1 scoop (5.25g/0.185oz) of powder.
Readers should note that the ingredients list and quantities provided below is only correct for the Guava Passion and Raspberry Lemonade flavours of Uplift. The Cherry Limeade version is identical, except for the fact that the manufacturers have chosen to remove the glucose polymers, add in vinpocetine, and list all other ingredients as a proprietary formula (5250mg).
As with many other products that use lots of ingredients, Uplift could cause more than a few side effects. However, this product appears to use a far lower dosage of caffeine than many of its competitors, and thus may not be quite as problematic as your average pre-workout.
The use of L-arginine may also lead to some side effects (including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, blood abnormalities, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure), and L-Lysine can sometimes cause stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) can occasionally cause fatigue and a loss of muscular coordination when supplemented. Customers that find themselves susceptible to this effect should avoid driving after taking this product.
L-Carnitine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour.
This product does not appear to use an overly large dosage of caffeine, but those sensitive to it may still experience issues. High doses of caffeine can cause headaches, jitteriness, insomnia, an increased heartrate, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, and increased blood pressure.
The nootropics used in this product could also cause issues. Although Tyrosine is tolerated generally in very high doses, it can cause some side effects including nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain. Side effects that can be caused by DMAE include constipation, itching, headache, drowsiness, insomnia, excitation, vivid dreams, confusion, depression, increased blood pressure, an increase in schizophrenia symptoms, and unwanted movements of the face and mouth.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and the elderly and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Product contains caffeine and naturally occurring caffeine, which may cause restlessness and sleep difficulty in some sensitive people. Keep out of the reach of children.
Uplift appears to be relatively popular with customers, and has attracted a lot of praise for its flavour, reasonable price and well-balanced energy boost. However, some customers find the relatively mild caffeine boost provided by Uplift insufficient for their demanding workouts.
This stuff has changed my life. I used to be one of those people who worked out on and off. I would be really good for three days and then stop for a week… This stuff has completely changed that. In the last month I have consistently worked out 5-6 times a week. Even when i went on vacation… The best part is that it doesn’t give you jitters or anything! I’ve taken products with a lot of caffeine which have always made me feel horrible. The only side effect I have noticed is that my hands tingle sometimes about a half hour after I take it. The taste isn’t great but not bad enough that you can’t choke down. I swear to you this supplement is a life changer!
I love this pre-workout! It gives me clean, sustainable energy for my workout without the jitters or feelings of anxiety that I get with other pre-workouts. I usually only use it on days when I am not feeling pumped for the gym, and this stuff gets me out of that funk
Love my Uplift!! It gives me just the right amount of energy to perform a little harder on my lifts without making me feel like spiders are crawling out of my skin. You won’t get that “crash” feeling about halfway through or directly after your workout. If you are looking for a steady, clean pre-workout to give you extra punch during your workouts – I highly recommend Uplift!!
I work out regularly in the morning usually after a cup of coffee. I started taking this (recommended serving size) and could not tell any difference. I honestly like a little bit of jitter because at least I know it’s working and it makes me work out till the jitters are gone. However, this didn’t do it for me.
Tried the raspberry lemonade flavor a couple times before my workout and was unimpressed; didn’t get that rush of energy you typically feel with preworkout, even tried to up the dosage of scoops… Super bummed out.
NLA for Her offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all purchases (whether that purchase was made on the company’s official website or elsewhere). Refunds are available on opened packages. Customers need only contact the customer service team within 30 days after receiving their package to arrange a refund/exchange, and they should receive further instructions on how to proceed from there.
Uplift is available to buy on a number of websites across the Internet, including Amazon, www.bodybuilding.com, Lucky Vitamin, iHerb, All Star Health, the official NLA for Her webstore, and many more.
A 40-serving tub of Uplift is available to buy at the cheapest prices from Amazon and www.bodybuilding.com, where it is priced at $27.98. The most expensive retailer we found online was the NLA for Her official website, where the same tub was on sale for $34.99 (plus shipping).
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