September 27, 2013
Shake shake, BAM!! In the face.
Yo Ho!! Tiktik here with yet Another BCAA reviews.
Why BCAA's? again Ill stress out the captivating qualities that lies in these suckers in general.
Muscle preservation, muscle builiding stimulator (not to the extent of anabolics of course), improve recovery/soreness, and for leucine specifically, the ability to push the body into ketosis quicker.
Between uses for bulking/cutting, BCAA in general have its place.
So, on to the goods. BSN Amino X. Ill be honest, the first BSN product I had as a highschooler was the Original N.O. Xplode, the feelings I got from those got me a little bias over the years, but that that bias is now deadened, I have been enlightened, and so now I approach this with a much more subjective views.
I've taken Betancourt's Pure-amino, Axis lab ngage,
and countless samples of BCAA's. As I am an avid user, in general I can tell what distinguish one BCAA products from another. (like an addict who can tell mixes stuff from pure stuff XD)
Features to look for: Recovery time, soreness the next day, endurance while lifting/ running, strength retention/drop off during calorie deficit diets.
To the Labels: BSN is a big Proprietary blend fan so the general numbers are as follows.
Serving size: 1 scoop, 30 servings per 15 ounce container.
Less than 1g carbs per scoop, with addition of vitamin d and sodium.
Amino acid profiles: 10g in Proprietary blend
Efforsorb Endura Composite : 2g
and Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)
Mixability: 5/10 This is the only real issue I have with Amino-x, it mixes very well in water, not a problem, but the main concern is the carbonation and pressure build up effect. In an el cheapo shaker, the pressure can build up to a point where the cap literally pop off, and on almost every occasion, this happened to me.
First time it happened, okay, just gotta be careful, second time it happens, okay maybe I got to shake then relieve pressure.
And when you have to do this for about 15-20 more times, it gets very annoying very quickly.
Especially when you throw in 2 scoops on leg/deadlift day.
Effectiveness: 7/10 Increase recovery, decrease soreness, muscle preservation. All there, but nothing spectacular, it works just nothing special and nothing truly noteworthy.
Taste: Solid 8/10
Blue razz was the first tub I used, little tangy, not too overly sweet, very pleasant to sip on throughout the workout.
Watermelon was another one I got. Very tangy, little sweet mix with sour but nothing unpleasant.
I got a full 30 serving tub for 20 bucks the first time. 15 for the second tub in a local shop. Lockout has it for about 18.
comes to a little over 50 cents a serving. Solid price if you can bear the carbonation effects.
Good stuff, solid, nothing truly special, nothing horrendous either aside from the boom in the face effect from shaking in a cheap shaker.
- Mixes Easy
- Improves Recovery
- Muscle Endurance
- Little Too Carbonated
- Prop Blendz!!!!!