February 26, 2012
I started using intra workout BCAA supps just over 1 1/2 years ago. My prior BCAA intra's include, MBCAA, Amino Energy, Purple Wraath, Recover Pro and Power Shock. Before that I was using water or a diluted mixture of water/sports drinks. Needless to say, I use a BCAA intra workout powder when I lift.
This was a new product at the time and it peaked my interest. The formula is all micronized BCAA's.
The product itself is marketed as a 12:1:1 BCAA ratio, however looking at the packaging profile, 1 scoop is a 6:1:1 ratio (6.2g l-leucine,2.5g l-glutamine, .5g l-isoleucine and .5g l-valine) and 2 scoops is 12:1:1 ratio. At 2 scoops per serving this will last you 20 workouts.
Although micronized, its a step behind MBCAA in terms of mixability. For each workout I used 1.5 scoops in 30 oz of water. As opposed to MBCAA, I had to constantly shake my shaker to alleviate any floaters/powder not dissolved at the top. It wasn't a huge deal, but I did not have to do that with MBCAA.
I got the watermelon flavor. The taste was ok, not great or very good, kind of a tart watermelon taste that took a few days to get used to. It is not sweet tasting at all even with the artificial flavors.
Dosing at 1.5 scoops and after several workouts, I felt I had more noticeable energy toward the end of my workout and during the day after lifting. Not that spent/tired feeling. The recovery was noticeable as well, I was not as sore the day after utilizing new exercises in my routine while using this. Also, after about a week, w/o the use of any pump products or test products, I had fuller muscle bellies during the day, which was a nice plus. Not sure if this was a direct correlation of the product.
Purchased this at M & S for $21.
I dosed this at 1.5 scoops (9.3 g l-leucine, 3.75 g l-glutamine, 750 mg l-isoleucine and 750 mg l-valine), each workout, which lasted my exactly 26 days, which would be .80 cents per day. For me, I felt the value and results of the product warranted 1 month of use, which was pretty good for me.
I would definitely suggest using this product, especially at 1.5 scoops you are getting 9.3 grams of l-leucine, the BCAA used to trigger protein synthesis=growth.
- Leucine Dosage
- Increased Energy
- Builds Muscle
- Good Value
- Ok Taste
- Expensive At 2 Scoop Serving