I purchased this BOGO during a large order from Bodybuilding.com(though currently BB.com is not carrying this product). I was hoping it would be a solid PWO, as I have been in search for a new PWO for a while. Things I liked about the profile were that in 1 scoop there were only 15 calories, some B and...
I purchased this BOGO during a large order from Bodybuilding.com(though currently BB.com is not carrying this product). I was hoping it would be a solid PWO, as I have been in search for a new PWO for a while. Things I liked about the profile were that in 1 scoop there were only 15 calories, some B and C vitamins, 2:1:1 amino blend, 125mg of caffeine(I don‘t like more than 125-200mg/scoop personally), creatine mono, green tea extract, glucuronolactone, and beta-alanine.
Taste = 6/10
Taste is something I had a hard time with in this product. I didn't find that the taste itsself was a problem, but rather the aftertaste of the product once you swallowed. I tried the Watermelon flavor. It tasted similar to a Watermelon Jolly Rancher, but had a very off aftertaste that made the cheeks pucker and made it hard to go into the next sip. Compared to other PWO‘s, however, this one was a lot easier to drink down and the watermelon flavor was not overly fake or sweeter then some PWO’s out there.
Mixability = 8/10
This product was typically stirred or mixed in a water bottle or glass for me. I tend to drive to the gym after work and mix the PWO as I drive. I found that toward the 2nd half of the tub, there would be a few more clumps left in the glass, even after a nice amount of stirring. I found this one mixed better than most PWOs and when you can shake it in a blender bottle or closed container it mixed up quite well. There was never any settling of ingredients at the bottle of the shaker, nor did it ever froth up for me.
Effectiveness = 6/10
This is where the product left me with a bit to be desired. I was looking for something to help me get a little pumped for the workout ahead, as well as delivering a bit of a sustained energy and focus to keep me interested in my longer lifting workouts. The beta-alanine tingles were occasionally felt (only on a complete empty stomach) and were mild. I really didn’t get any urges of "added focus" that I could noticed. The caffeine and other stimulants seemed to do just an “OK job” of powering me through my workouts, but nothing ever felt explosive (like I was hoping for).
Value = 7/10
I loved that I found this during a BOGO sale online. I was hoping that the deal would result in me finding a great PWO at a cheep price, but to be honest I don’t know that I plan to finish the 2nd tub I received, so I guess I am not really saving a ton of money on this one. It calculates to just under $30 for a month worth of PWO, which is not bad in my opinion.
I don't plan to purchase this again, but that does not mean it would not be worth your money and time. It just didn't turn out to be the PWO I was hoping for.