Well I used the old R3 formula about 6 months ago and I was not impressed at all with it. But about 2 months ago (December 1st to be exact) I had known for a while they reformulated it and I decided to give it another shot since I wanted added recovery
along with AfterGlow
and I had some extra money.
Effectiveness: well on the first R3 I couldn't feel any less soreness when adding this to AfterGlow
post workout because I use AfterGlow
after each workout for the past year and so Original
ly it was like I was just drinking my shake post workout and the R3 had no extra benefits or help for me. But I can certainly not say the same with the new formula. I'd finish my workout go down stairs to the locker room drink my shake then take the R3 and the first few times I would keep telling myself how sore I was going to be the next day because I could tell how hard I worked out and I pushed myself harder then I ever had on each body part. But I was amazed by the lack of soreness the next morning especially after my intense leg day I just knew getting up I was going to get out of bed and attempt to stand up and just fall over but that wasn't the case at all. I got up and was amazed that I had very minimal soreness that almost made me doubt that I truly worked out as hard as I Original
ly believed. And I maintained this feeling during the entire 30 servings, and it helped my body recover much faster so it was great. Also R3 helps improve your immune system
which wasn't the reason I bought it although it helped because I went up north to visit family over Christmas and I'm not use to the cold and 4 of the 6 people in my family that I traveled with got sick and even when we came back home it got worse but being around them I still didn't get sick and I do honestly believe the R3 had a big role in keeping me healthy.
Taste: obviously with it being pills there is no taste but the pills are pretty big, and also when you open the can it has an unpleasant/odd smell, but I got use to it quickly.
Value: We've probably all seen and complained about Cellucor
's prices because I certainly have. But it's starting to not bother me because the quality is very high. I got this 30 servings for 56 bucks but I'll certainly be buying it again soon because of how helpful it was!
Other benefits: I was having some very stiff joints in my elbows and knees and while on this it helped me out alot the pain got very bad and now it's almost non existent along with the Cissus
quadrangularis I got from taking the after glow my joints now have no pain.
Bottom line: If you want extra recovery
to go with your protein shake
I would certainly recommend this. The R3 makes a regular whey protein
into a great post workout protein!
Again sorry for any typos as I'm reviewing off of my phone.