I LOVED the original formula of Pump Juice Extreme...so much so that I always called it my Pimp Juice Extreme. I preferred the Watermelon flavor over the Cherry Berry Explosion due to its milder taste. Apparently, someone sued Mr. Supps over one of the ingredients...they had patented it "for use in a pre-workout drink" or some such. So Mr. Supps had to change their formula and now they have their new edition out.
Since I loved the original so much, and even my wife loved it (she would take some before her Kung Fu and her Kick Boxes classes) Mr. Supps sent me a bottle of the new formula to try out. As you all know, I have been through a lot recently, having had neck surgery where they removed a vertebrae, replaced it with one from a bone bank, and then fused the C6 and C7 (C7 was replaced) together. However, I am now cleared to hit the gym and my neck brace has been removed. Sure, I can only life 10 pounds, but isolation machines allow me to do more on certain areas and I can do whatever I want with my legs. They have also cleared me for as much cardio as I can stand.
In light of that, I have started using the new formula. My wife will test it out next week when she returns to her classes - she took time off to care for me since I was an invalid for a bit.
I have to say, I really like this new formula. In fact, I like it better than the original. The original had a kick to it, it punched you when it started working in your body - you KNEW it was there, doing something. I did not particularly like that feeling, but the effects were so amazing that I did not care. This new formula is less "in your face", but it still provides the same amount of energy. I like to call it "quiet energy", you do not know something is giving it to you, but you have it. Also, there is absolutely no burn out when it wears off. I like that.
The Cherry Berry Explosion is the flavor they sent me, and it is far less harsh than the original. I actually like the taste of it. When this bottle runs out, I am going to buy a bottle of Watermelon and add my views of it to this thread.
Due to the calm nature of how this pre-workout hits me, I like to use it if I am VERY tired and have company coming over. No jitters, no excessive energy, just awake, alive, and ready to do anything. I have used it for about a week now (started before getting my neck brace off - it was very hard to sleep in the brace and therefor I was always tired) and am quite happy with it. If you liked the original, you will like this one too. I think the lawsuit forced Mr. Supps to create a superior product.
To summarize, the new formula gives the same amount of energy as the original, but without the harshness of the original. I have not been able to assess pumps from it, since I am not allowed to work that hard. Though I have to say I DID get great pumps on my legs when I worked them (since I am allowed to work them hard, as I said).