By: Matt Weik

The hottest category in the supplement industry is by far the pre-workout category. It's a multi-billion dollar category that Grand View Research[1][2] says in 2019 was valued at $12.6 billion and will hit around $24 billion by the year 2027. 

With new ingredients hitting the market every year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s hot and what’s not. For that reason, I want to highlight one ingredient in particular that could be a gamechanger when added to your regimen. That ingredient is HydroMax®.

To give you the CliffsNotes version of the article and not beat around the bush, without a doubt, you absolutely should be using pre-workouts that contain HydroMax. But with that being said, let’s dive a little deeper into the subject to give you a better idea as to what exactly this ingredient is, why it’s considered to be so special, and what it can do for you.


What is HydroMax?

HydroMax is a patented and highly concentrated form of glycerol powder. Its proprietary blend is broken down into 65% glycerol and 35% silica. In an abbreviated definition, glycerol (itself) is a sugar alcohol that is used as a sweetener, preservative, and even as a thickening agent. While that sounds pretty boring, trust me, you’re going to like what you hear when it comes to the benefits of HydroMax glycerol.

Unlike a commonly used glycerol monostearate (GMS) found in many supplements, HydroMax is a much more potent form of glycerol powder. Glycerol monostearate is poorly absorbable and can only generally yield 5-12% of pure glycerol, whereas HydroMax, in particular, increases the amounts of minerals, fluid, and other muscle-building agents that are absorbed into the muscle cells.

Glycerol is most commonly used in supplement formulas as a way to help improve cellular hydration, enhance muscular pumps and vasodilation, while also aiding in enhancing physical performance and endurance. During exercise, in particular, HydroMax glycerol can play a pivotal role in increasing muscle fullness as well as supporting muscular contractions.

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What Benefits Can You Yield Through Using HydroMa?

There are many useful benefits you can achieve when supplementing with a pre-workout that includes HydroMax glycerol. Below are some examples (in no particular order) that should grab your attention if you’re looking to take your workouts, physique, and results to the next level.

1. Increase Muscle Pumps

Who doesn’t want better, stronger pumps in the gym? I’m talking about the kind where you swear either your shirt sleeves are going to rip or your skin is (whichever comes first) – but one is definitely not leaving the gym the same way it came in. 

HydroMax glycerol can drastically improve the muscle volumization (hyperemia) you experience in the gym by helping flood the muscles with fluid. Essentially, it’s causing hyperhydration of the cells and muscles which causes them to look fuller and pumped.

Due to the enhanced muscular pump, a byproduct of this can lead to an increase in vascularity as well. Because the muscle is engorged with blood and fluid, it’s pushing against and stretching out the skin which would also push the veins closer to the surface of the skin. This can help create that veiny, roadmap look that some people are looking to achieve during their workouts.

2. Improve Athletic Performance

Your body can only function optimally if it is properly hydrated, and oxygen along with other key nutrients are shuttled out to the working muscles to be utilized. Through the vasodilation properties of HydroMax glycerol, you can achieve an increase in blood flow. When the body is better able to fuel the muscle, while also removing toxins and waste as a byproduct of exercise, you can notice a significant increase in physical exercise performance as well as endurance.

3. Support Healthy Cellular Hydration

If you train in the heat or sweat profusely during your workouts, proper hydration is a major concern. When you become even the slightest bit dehydrated, your overall performance can suffer. 

Through the use of HydroMax, you can better manage your hydration levels to maximize your training and workouts while helping to prevent dehydration from setting in, something that could be also useful in sports nutrition.

One study found that when supplementing with glycerol, it can increase your body’s volume and bodily fluids by as much as 300-730 milliliters3.

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Who Can Benefit from Using This Patented Ingredient?

The great thing about this potent glycerol product is that anyone can benefit. From the avid exerciser to the most elite professional athlete, everyone can gain something from its use.

Anyone who is looking for an increase in performance, a boost in endurance, better quality workouts, improved hydration, and insane pumps should absolutely consider implementing this into their pre-workout supplement regimen.

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Can HydroMax Glycerol Be Combined with Another Dietary Supplement?

Indeed.  It's actually quite common to see HydroMax combined in a formula that includes other performance-enhancing benefits like creatine, vitamin C, various amino acids (BCAAs and EAAs), and other pump-inducing ingredients like agmatine and the patented ingredients Nitrosigine® and AlphaSize®.

When combined with these other dietary supplements, the overall effects can be compounded and even more pronounced.

Is HydroMax Safe to Use and Are There Any Side Effects?

When used as directed, this patented form of glycerol is considered safe, natural, and effective3. Additionally, HydroMax has been found to stack incredibly well with different dietary supplements and ingredients without any known drug interactions4.

How Should It Be Used?

If used as a pre-workout, HydroMax should be taken 15-30 minutes before the start of a workout. Combine a serving of HydroMax or a pre-workout containing the ingredient with water, mix, and drink.

HydroMax is rapidly absorbed by the body and you should start feeling the effects within a 15-30 minute window following consumption, which is about how long it should take to make its way into the bloodstream and be transported throughout the body. 

You can also use this patented ingredient as an intra-workout product to help maintain hydration while also helping support muscular pumps, endurance, and overall performance to help you get through the most grueling workouts. With the help of this potent form of glycerol powder, you can push yourself harder and longer in the gym.

Where Can You Find HydroMax?

If you are looking for a high-quality pre-workout that utilized scientifically-backed and efficacious doses of ingredients, look no further than MPA CelluVol. This powerhouse of a pre-workout powder is slammed with a full 5 grams of HydroMax along with a few other key ingredients that play extremely well together with this specific form of glycerol. 

With added ingredients like Kyowa quality pure L-Citrulline along with the patented Nitrosigine® and AlphaSize®, you have a hard-hitting all-in-one pre-workout that will make you do a doubletake when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror between sets. 

Best of all, CelluVOL is stimulant-free so you don’t need to worry about the energy crash or jitters messing up your workout or day.  Read more on why we don't include caffeine into our products here!

MPA CelluVOL can:

  • Produce intense muscle pumps
  • Increase nitric oxide levels
  • Enhance blood flow
  • Improve mental focus
  • Reduce muscular fatigue
  • Boost endurance
  • Support proper hydration levels

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Look no further than MPA CelluVOL to help take your training to levels you never thought were attainable. MPA didn’t create the pre-workout category, we’ve just drastically improved it.


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  2. “Pre-Workout Supplements Market Size Worth $23.8 Billion By 2027.” Market Research Reports & Consulting, Mar. 2020,
  3. Patlar, Suleyman, Hasan Yalçin, and Ekrem Boyali. "The Effect of Glycerol Supplements on Aerobic and Anaerobic Performance of Athletes and Sedentary Subjects." Journal of Human Kinetics 34 (2012): 69-79. PMC.
  4. "Glycerol: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings." WebMD. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version