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Grunt Reviews

By: Redcon1



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Grunt is a BCAA/Intra-Workout manufactured by Redcon1. BCAA is short for branched chain amino acids. They are the building blocks of protein and can increase protein synthesis, muscle recovery and endurance during workouts and have also been shown to reduce body fat.
PRODUCT RATING
7.9
(Out of 10, after 7 reviews)
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REVIEWS (7)



Overall
Overall
8.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.2
Value
Value
7.8
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  May 26, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Taste Good
  • Transparent Label
  • Increased Energy
  • Good Value With Promo
  • Increased Recovery
  • Expensive Without Coupon

Introduction

I have been an on and off fan of Redcon1 for awhile a now. I use a few of their products quite frequently especially their MRE Bar. So, when they came out with Grunt I originally passed it over as I was not really taking BCAA/EAA at the time. Now, that I have gotten more into running as the seasons changed, I wanted to give that type of product a try. So, when it came up for the Troops I claimed it and here is the review.

Ingredient Profile

Grunt comes in a 30 serving container with each serving being 9.5g. The main idea behind the ingredients of Grunt is to aid in recovery thus recovering faster leading to increased muscle growth. Each serving contains 6g of BCAA with 3g of leucine, 1.5g of valine, and 1.5g of isoleucine. Following those you have 300 mg of lysine, 250 mg of threonine, 250 mg of phenylalanine, 50 mg of tryptophan, 25 mg of histidine, and 25 mg of methionine. So, in all you are left with 6900 mg active ingredients with the rest being flavoring and other ingredients. I will note that this does contain Ace-K and sucralose.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

The flavor I received was cherry lime and when first hearing the flavor I was unsure if I would like it. I have never been a huge fan of lime (or lemon) flavored supplement powders (the actual fruit is fine). The powder is white and has an almost sweet smell with a hint of cherry lime but it mostly smells like BCAA/EAA powders. When mixed it gives off this dull cherry smell and I don't get much lime. When you first taste it you are hit with a subtle lime taste followed by a mixture of lime and cherry. The flavor ends with this kind of unique sweet type finish that kind of was like a candy type after taste. Overall, this was quite good and I would use this flavor again.

In terms of mixability, it mixed just okay and there was definitely some residue floating around. It would mostly stick the side of the blender bottle and float on the top. I tried using a blenderball and it helped a little but there was still a residue left. I will note it never bothered me nor interfered with using the product. I would always give it a quick shake when drinking it.

As far as dosing goes, I would use on workout days and I stuck to about one scoop each workout. I would use about 24 ounces of water per one scoop. When I used less I felt the flavoring was too sweet and the residue was harder to handle.

Effectiveness

I personally felt like this product definitely enabled me to recover more quickly. As the seasons have changed I have been getting more into running. Now, this is great but I also like to do the Stairmaster at the gym. So, at times I will still be sore from either the running or the Stairmaster. This has made me either skip a day at the park or a day on the Stairmaster. After adding in Grunt I noticed that I less frequently would have to skip a day of either. Prior to starting Grunt, I was trying out a different BCAA product and it was not as effective as Grunt. It was not until I added Grunt did I notice the larger change in recovery. I am wondering if it had to do with the inclusion of the EAAs and it probably is.

Now, as for my weight training I recently swapped to a 5 day a week split with each body part on one day. I would usually have some soreness in my biceps when I went to train back and same for my triceps when doing chest. Now, when adding Grunt into the mix is dulled the soreness but it was still there. However, the soreness that was still there did not impact my training like it did before.

Value

Before I even talk about the value, my one recommendation is to never buy a Redcon1 product direct at retail price. At anyone time, there are always 20-25% off codes available for Redcon1 direct. Further, they also have a lot of freebie, free shipping, and discount promotions through the site. For example, at the time of this writing you can can get a t-shirt and 25% off when ordering over $50 dollars (will probably be expired when you read this but it is an example). Just so you are aware the flat rate shipping direct from Redcon1 is $9.99.

Now, for the value of Grunt, it retails for $34.99 for 30 servings making it $1.16 per serving. Now, you can honestly get this for at least 20% direct so that brings it to about $.93 per serving. I am not going to factor in the shipping as I have not done that in my past reviews. Perhaps I will consider that in a later review. For $.93 per serving I would purchase this product as it is hard to find a straight BCAA/EAA product. Some products will include only some EAAs and leave the rest out or add other ingredients. The doses of the EAAs could be a little higher but nonetheless I would spend money on this product.

Side Effects

I had no side effects while taking this product

Conclusion

Redcon1 Grunt is an effective BCAA/EAA product that is worth a try. It helped me recover better on the trail and in the gym. I do feel that without using a coupon code it can be expensive but with a coupon it has good value based on the effectiveness I felt. Thank you to Redcon1 for sending out the product.

-Xcmiler
Flavors:
  • Cherry Lime: 8/10



Overall
Overall
8.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.5
Value
Value
7.5
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  May 9, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Taste Good
  • Transparent Label
  • Not Artificial Colors
  • Good Value With Promo
  • Reduces Muscle Soreness
  • Increased Recovery

    Quick Summary

    Redcon1 Grunt was a great addition to my supplement stack. I found that my recovery was noticeably better than it was when I used BCAA products. This is a versatile product that can be used at any time for a boost in recovery, and I would recommend to anyone looking for increased recovery.

    Introduction

    I would like to start out by thanking the TROOP program and Redcon1 for giving me the opportunity to review this product. Grunt is an Essential Amino Acid (EAA) product that consists of nine amino acids. In the past, I would use BCAA products routinely and was very content with my results. I had not had much experience with EAA's, but was aware of the growing trend to include EAA's in supplements. Like many, I was loyal to BCAA's and was somewhat skeptical that an EAA product would serve me better. This product was a pleasant surprise and has turned me to the dark side- I will likely continue to use EAA's over strictly BCAA's going forward.

    Ingredient Profile

    Grunt It is a full disclosure supplement and the majority of the 9.5g serving is made up of 6g of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio. To return to my title of this review, I feel like Grunt does a great job of giving your body the BCAA's (that I have held dear to my heart for many years) while also supplying you with many of the other EAA's. EAA's are touted as a "complete protein source" whereas BCAA's are not. Thus, EAA's arguably should be more effective at increasing muscle growth and helping with recovery.

    Note- you will notice below, that there is a relatively small dose of EAA's other than the BCAA's. I am not aware of the "clinical dose" of EAA's or what is recommended, but I do feel like the inclusion of the EAA's (no matter how minor) did make a difference.

    The ingredient profile is as follows:
    6g BCAA in 2:1:1 ratio
    300mg L-Lysine
    250mg L-threonine
    250mg L-phenylalanine
    50mg L-tryptophan
    25mg L-histidine
    25mg L-methionine

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    I received the cherry lime flavor and it was delicious. It reminded me of candy. You get a slight hint of both flavors and a lot of sweet. I would say this product may be on the sweet side for some. I would use Grunt in one of two different ways. First, I would take Grunt in the middle of the day, in between meals, to help supply my muscles with some aminos. Second, I would take Grunt pre-workout. I honestly feel like this is a very versatile product that has benefits regardless of when you take it.

    As for the mixability, the product definitely requires the use of a blender bottle. I would use 1 scoop of Grunt with about 12oz of water. I found that was a sweet spot for the taste imo. It would take about 10 seconds of shaking to get the product to start mixing, but there would still be some floaters in the bottle. I found that the supplement would completely mix after leaving it to settle for a minute or so. I believe the floaters are indicative of a good EAA product.

    Effectiveness

    I found Grunt to be more effective than taking BCAA's alone. It was superior as far as reducing my muscle soreness and increasing my recovery. As I mentioned in my review of Ghost Size, I hit PRs for my deadlift and 3 rep squat during the time that I was taking this product. I don't know that I can attribute those PRs to Grunt solely (more likely attributable to Size), but I believe that Grunt helped me to push through a lot of grueling workouts during that time period due to the increased recovery...and thus, indirectly attributed to my ability to hit those PRs.

    Value

    Grunt ranges from $25-$35 for a 30 serving tub. This seems to be a fair price given the fact that stand-alone bcaa products typically cost $20+ for a similar number of servings. I would not buy Grunt for $35, but I would certainly buy it for $25 or when there is a promotion running (which is almost all the time).

    Side Effects

    NONE

    Conclusion

    Grunt is a great supplement to add to your stack if you are looking for increased recovery. I understand that BCAA's have been king for quite a while, but BCAA's + EAA's are superior in my opinion. This is a tasty product at a fair price and it is definitely worth a try.
    Flavors:
    • Cherry Lime: 8/10



    Overall
    Overall
    7.3
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    7.8
    Value
    Value
    6.9
      May 8, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Builds Muscle
    • Reducnes Muscle Soreness
    • Taste Good
    • Transparent Label
    • Too Expensive
    • Seems Like There Are Cheaper And Better Alternatives

    Quick Summary

    Couldn't agree more with the other Troop reviews. Redcon1 always seems to deliver quality. Good recovery product. Price- and content wise you could probably do a bit better.

    Introduction

    I always use BCAA's as a staple. They seem to work good to reduce doms/ increase recovery speed. I noticed Redcon1 came out with a new product a while back with the addition of EAA;s. I read some interesting stuff about EAA's and well.. Redcon1 has yet to disappoint me. I was keen to find out if the addition of EAA's would provide some benefit. I read an article that stated that just using BCAA's is just like playing baseball with just an pitcher andwell not a complete team. Since a am from Europe and nobody plays baseball here the metaphor was mostly lost on me, but the bottom line was that EAA's are a superb addition and I decided to give it a try.

    Ingredient Profile

    Really straightforward. 1 scoop, 9.5g of which (6g BCAA and 0,9g EAA). I am not sure how much EAA's would be ideal. This seems a small dose, but can't be sure. I haven't found any info or research on the ideal amount of EAA's. The amount of BCAA's is in the medium range of BCAA products. Some contain more.

    BCAA
    L-Leucine: 3g
    L-Valine: 1.5g
    L-Isoleucine: 1.5g

    EAA
    L-Lysine (300mg)
    L-Threonine (250mg)
    L-Phenylalanine (250mg)
    L-Tryptophan (50mg)
    L-Histidine (25mg)
    L-Methionine (25mg)

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    Cherry lime flavor,really liked it. The mixability was just ok. After shaking you can expect some foam which disappears after another thorough shake. As mentioned in another review on Grunt (nice review btw Reaper61), there remain some sort of chunks, more like frosting on top. Not bad, but no 10/10. I used one scoop intra workout and one scoop on after-training days.

    Effectiveness

    Grunt is mostly meant for recovery, or intra workout. As for effectiveness I was really satisfied. Dom's definitely seemed less while using Grunt. I would even say that Grunt is one of the most effective BCAA/EAA products I have used. To see if this is the addition of EAA's or just the quality of the product as a whole I intend to try some other product that contain EAA's. A fellow Trooper(Thanks Smashley) pointed out that Myokem and Primeval have similar products that contain EAA's and I would like to give these a try to be sure.

    Value

    I got two tubs for $45 at a limited time price cut. A tub of Grunt normally goes for about $33. When using the regular prices to rate the value that's 1,10 a serving. This is moderately high for an amino acid product, and quite expensive compared to simple BCAA products. I think you should stack Grunt against the EEA mentioned alternatives. Myokem mTor and Primeval EAA max both are sold for $1 a serving. Worth mentioning is that EAA Max packs some additional hydration ingredients and mTor contains electrolytes And astragin. mTor packs a lot more EAA's (about 2,5g vs 1g) . Basically you get more for less.

    Side Effects

    None

    Conclusion

    I did enjoy Grunt and believe it really assisted in recovery. EAA's definitely got my attention. As noted in the price section some alternatives (Thanks again Smashley) pack the same ingredients -even more EAA's -for a slightly better price And contain some additional bonus ingredients. So price wise you can do a bit better. I am not sure if you can do better quality wise, time will tell. I think I will order a tub of Myokem's mTor next for proper comparison.
    Flavors:
    • Cherry Lime: 8/10



    Overall
    Overall
    7.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    8.0
    Value
    Value
    7.0
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      May 7, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Builds Muscle
    • Reducnes Muscle Soreness
    • Transparent Label
    • Too Expensive

    Quick Summary

    Good for recovery. Nothing for hydration or pumps. A solid but bare-bones EAA product.

    Introduction

    I am a competing powerlifter getting ready for my 4th meet in June. I train 5 days a week, and am currently doing a high frequency/high intensity training program. I like using intra workout products to help with my workouts. I think they are good for recovery, albeit not necessary.

    I saw Redcon1's Grunt and wanted to try it. I prefer EAA formulas to just BCAAs (better for mps), but they cost more to make and are not as popular.

    Ingredient Profile

    This is a pretty straightforward formula. We only have EAAs here. 1 scoop is 9.5g which is almost perfect. Studies on EAAs for athletic performance used 10g.

    Most of the EAAs are BCAAs (6g out of the 9.5g), leaving not a lot of room for the other six amino acids in the profile. As far as I know, there is not an ideal EAA ratio out there, so I can't say if the abundance of BCAAs here is a problem, but it is worth noting.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    I got the cherry lime flavor, and I thought it was okay 7/10, but it wasn't that great. It's not bitter or anything. It just fake tasting. The flavor reminded me of Tums. Tums are okay tasting, and when you need them you don't really care about how they taste, but they don't have a taste that I ever look forward to.

    The mixability was fine. When you first shake it, there's a good amount of foam in the top, but it always settled before I got to the gym. There's some residue left in the shaker after you drink it but not a lot. The texture is pretty good. There's no grittiness or chalkiness to it.

    Dosing- I used one scoop intra workout. I eat post-workout, so I didn't see a reason to take a second dose as the label suggests.

    My food scale can't measure 1/2 grams, so I just used 10g. I always weigh my supplements out because more often than not, the scoop is too small or too large. One level scoop got me about 8-9g depending on the day, so the scoop isn't too far off.

    Effectiveness

    My recovery using Grunt was pretty good. I had some muscle soreness (mostly hamstrings and triceps), but it was never severe, and it never lasted more than 1-2 days.

    I have been able to add weight (or reps) to most of my workouts over the past six weeks, and I do think that Grunt has been helping me make the most of my training sessions.

    I am also cutting a bit of weight, so I will make it into my weight class, so my body is being pushed pretty hard right now.

    Value

    Typically, a tub of Grunt is about $34. I've seen it for $32.49 in one store, which is $1.08/serving. This isn't too bad for an EAA product, but I do think they could have offered more for this price, e.g. adding some electrolytes or some citrulline. The EAA market isn't huge right now, but there are more well-rounded EAA products that are a similar price.

    Side Effects

    None

    Conclusion

    I did like the product, and I would recommend it if there's a good sale, but at it's usual price, Grunt costs a bit too much to be competitive with the other EAAs on the market.
    Flavors:
    • Cherry Lime: 7/10



    Overall
    Overall
    8.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    8.5
    Value
    Value
    8.5
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      May 6, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Builds Muscle
    • Reducnes Muscle Soreness
    • Taste Good
    • Better Hydration
    • Good Value
    • Increased Energy
    • Transparent Label
    • Not Artificial Colors

      Quick Summary

      Unlike your standard BCAA product, EAA's are not made by your body so you must find a way to add them in. Redcon1 has done a fantastic job with this product and is an easy way to meet this requirement.

      Introduction

      Huge thanks to Redcon1 for letting me try their intro EAA product. BCAA's are great, EAA's are better, and when you can find a product that combines the two of them together in a synergistic manner, you will have a great product. Redcon1 has done just that with Grunt. As someone who is a big fan of Amino's, I am constantly going back and forth between BCAA's and EAA's but rarely find a product that has both of them, and has done it correctly.

      Ingredient Profile

      Redcon1 has kept the label transparent with this one by giving you the following:

      Serving size-9.5g
      L-Leucine: 3g
      L-Valine: 1.5g
      L-Isoleucine: 1.5g

      This accounts for your BCAA's which accounts for 6g's of the serving at a 2:1:1 ratio

      then you have:

      L-Lysine (300mg)
      L-Threonine (250mg)
      L-Phenylalanine (250mg)
      L-Tryptophan (50mg)
      L-Histidine (25mg)
      L-Methionine (25mg)

      Which accounts for your EAA dose. They do not add any dyes or artificial colors to the mix either which is refreshing. This is a prime time dose of ingredients to help prevent muscle breakdown during intense training, improve glucose uptake and glycogen storage in skeletal muscle, and even speed recovery following training as well as activate mTOR.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I received the cherry lime flavor and it was dynamite. They nailed it spot on as if you got a drink from your local Sonic drive-in. The flavor was very easy to drink and if I could I would drink it all day, but I am not a playboy millionaire. To put it in perspective, my 11-year-old picky daughter had a sip of it once, and ever since then I practically have to fend her off from wanting to drink it, so I would say it is definitely kid approved in the taste department.

      Mixability for me is a miss. If you have ever tried any of the other Redcon1 amino products then you will know that the powder has a hard time dissolving and will sit on top of the water in small chunks. To get around this, I would mix my drink up the night before in a 32oz Nalgene with HOT water, this would resolve the issue with it dissolving and by the next day, it was good to go and ready to drink. While this is an inconvenience, it was not a deal breaker for me on the product.

      Dosing was 1 scoop 9.5g with 32oz of water, and I would drink it as I was working out. Redcon1 says to consume prior to your workout but I found it more beneficial as an Intra/post workout drink.

      Effectiveness

      So gauging the effectiveness of an Amino product can be hard because you generally have to base it on how you feel. For me, I always gauge it based on how is my soreness following the workout, and how soon have I recovered enough from that workout. Some could make the argument that if you are not sore then you did not work hard enough, and that is completely plausible. However, on this product, I could still feel a small amount of soreness from lactic buildup especially on my legs, but within 48 hours they were completely recovered and I could him this again, and be more aggressive. To me, that is a sign that the recovery aspect is working, and the EAA's are being beneficial rather than obsolete. Another great way to see if an EAA product is truly effective is to go a long time without adding them in, gauge your recovery, then add them in and see the difference. This product definitely delivered, and I can honestly say that it is something that I would get again.

      Value

      You can find this on numerous websites for 32-34 but I will cite A1 supplements who has this for $32.49 and you get a free shirt (lol) so you are looking at roughly $1.08 per serving. This is honestly a pretty good deal for an all-inclusive amino product that delivers both BCAA's and EAA's.

      Side Effects

      Better recovery

      Conclusion

      Just do yourself a favor and buy it. You honestly have nothing to lose because the flavors taste great, and your recovery can only improve. There is honestly not a real downside to the product, other than possibly having to give it extra time to completely mix in your water. Other than that, this is a low risk, high reward product that is worth using.
      Flavors:
      • Cherry Lime: 9/10



      Overall
      Overall
      7.7
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.0
      Value
      Value
      7.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        May 4, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Builds Muscle
      • Reducnes Muscle Soreness
      • Taste Good
      • Muscle Fullness

        Quick Summary

        Grunt is Redcon1's entry into the EAA market. They claim that the EAAs are better than BCAAs alone promoting protein synthesis, helping with muscle soreness and recovery.

        Introduction

        (About yourself, 1-3 sentences maximum)
        I train 5-6 days a week and am always looking for a edge to keep me going. Getting up there in age, with a demanding job and young children, any extra help and recovery I can get, I'll take. I have used BCAA products for years, even though I know they may not be doing much for me. I use them nonetheless, if only for their taste or placebo effect. I figured that I would try this one out, seeing as it has the added benefits of the EAAs as well.

        Ingredient Profile

        The ingredient label is an open one and fairly straight forward. in each 9.5g scoop, you will find the following:L-Leucine: 3g
        L-Valine: 1.5g
        L-Isoleucine: 1.5g
        -BCAAs (Branch chain amino acids) at a 2:1:1 ratio. This 6g dose is a pretty good size. These are the primary stimulator of muscle growth but will work in conjunction with the remaining EAAs found in the product.

        L-Lysine: 300mg
        L-Threonine: 250mg
        L-Phenylalanine: 250mg
        L-Tryptophan: 50mg
        L-Histidine: 25mg
        L-Methionine: 25mg
        -These are the EAAs (essential amino acids) that are found in this product. These work with the BCAAs to help build the muscles. Having a complete EAA formula is said to promote a stronger anabolic response post workout than BCAAs alone. The are said to help the fact that BCAA research is said to be ineffective and to possible breakdown protein. have the added EAAs could potentially counteract that effect. Redcon1 says that this will "support muscle recovery", "promote recover", and "reduce muscle soreness".

        Taste/Mixability/Dosing

        Taste: The pineapple, banana flavour is pretty tasty. I'd say that it's leaning more on the banana side of things. There was no chemical or weird taste to it. It was actually pretty good and I enjoyed drinking it.

        Mixability: No issues here. It mixed right up, with barely anything left over. I will say though, that I do normally shake a little before drinking as a habit.

        Dosing: I didn't find any issues with dosing. I weight out everything, so that was not an issue for me. I did find that when following the dose size, there were the 30 full servings in the tub. Also, when following the liquid to scoop recommendations, the tasty was perfect. I didn't need more or less liquid to enjoy the flavour.

        Effectiveness

        I find that the effectiveness is difficult to rate in amino acids. It is not a direct effect like energy, pump or endurance. This is also my first time take EAAs so I was not sure what to expect. Having said that, I was in the middle of a little cutting cycle while taking these. My calories were not reduced to drastic levels, but there were still not in the muscle building range. I found that during my cut, I did not loose any strength in my main lifts. I do not know if that is directly related to this product but in the past, my strength would decrease during this part of my cut. Also, I noticed that while getting leaner, I did not lose very much muscle mass. Again, whether or not that is due to the product, I cannot say, but I would like to think that it was. Finally I noticed that while training, I was able to keep a pretty decent muscle pump. This is unusual for me, as I often find it difficult to keep a muscle pump, even while on higher calories. Since this is the only thing that I changed in me diet, I would say that it is most likely due to this product. Muscle soreness was still on par for me between these and other BCAAs that I usually use, as I did not notice any changes in this department.

        Although it is difficult to say whether or not the change that I noticed where related to Grunt, it is the only change that I made in my diet during this period. Therefore, going by my result, I would say that it was pretty effective for me and I am looking forward to continue to use EAAs in my training in the future. 8/10

        Value

        At the time of writing this review, I could find Grunt for $32.49 at a couple of places, like Muscle and Strength and A1 Supplements. For 30 servings, this is a pretty high price if we were talking simply BCAAs. Having the added EAAs drives the price up bit and I wouldn't mind paying that price to continue trying this product in my routine. 7/10

        Side Effects

        I experienced no side effects while taking this product.

        --Conclusion----
        I think if you are one that likes to use BCAAs in your training, you should give the EAAs at try to see if there is any difference. Redcon1 makes a quality product with an open label. They are a quality company that likes to stay on top of things in the industry and their Grunt product does just that while tasting great. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think.
        Flavors:
        • Pineapple Banana: 8/10



        Overall
        Overall
        8.4
        Effectiveness
        Effectiveness
        8.6
        Value
        Value
        8.0
        Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
        Thanks to Redcon1 for sending it out!
        (Show run details )
          April 29, 2018

         Pros:
         Cons:
        • Reducnes Muscle Soreness
        • Better Hydration
        • Taste Good
        • Increased Energy
        • Builds Muscle
        • Good Value

          Quick Summary

          I have been hearing a lot of really good things about EAA's and when I heard they were coming out with this I knew this would be something I wanted to try. This is a bit different than your BCAA's but both are still important to use. EAA's are suppose to help with your pre-workout a lot more.

          Introduction

          First off I want to thank Redcon1 for letting us troopers have the chance to give this product a try. This was my first time ever using an EAA product like this. I had been hearing good things about EAA's and heard they are suppose to help you a lot. I was pretty excited when I say this show up on the trooper list and had to give it a try. I feel this help do pretty everything it said this product is suppose to help with.

          Ingredient Profile

          This has 9 amino acids necessary for growing new and preserving existing muscle mass. EAA's are a complete protein source, where as BCAA are not. Not real familiar with some of the ingredients in this but look to be dosed fairly well. EAA's are suppose to help with more muscle growth mainly.

          Taste/Mixability/Dosing

          I had the pineapple banana flavor. I was trying to decided between this flavor and their cherry lime. I decided to go with this instead because I wanted to try something a little different instead of your normal flavors. I thought the mix between the pineapple and banana was just right. This reminded me a lot of those banana flavored runts candy. This flavor I really enjoyed a lot. This had a nice mix of pineapple and banana but feel the banana was a bit more noticeable . This was not to sweet, tart, or bitter tasting at all. This turned out to be a lot better tasting than I thought it would be.

          Had no issues at all with it mixing. It says to take this with your pre-workout. You can also take it intra or post. I did not know that they recommend you take this with your pre. I used this mainly intra workout. One scoop is all you really need.

          Effectiveness

          EAA's are a bit different than your normal BCAA's. These are important to get along with your BCAA's. These help with muscle growth and keeps your muscle more hydrated and helps with recovery. Like I said above this was my first time ever using an EAA product like this. I had heard good things about them and that they are pretty good to use. I feel that while I was using this I was able to put on a little more size. I was noticing that my muscle looked more swole and had a bit more fullness to them. I know also my lifts starting going up a bit and overall I felt so much better and was able to perform a lot better in the gym. Any kind of soreness I would get was really reduced a lot. I know any DOMs I might have gotten were really limited because I could hardly feel them the next couple of days. I also felt a lot more hydrated while I was taking this. Also I heard that EAA's help keep you in more of that anabolic state which is nice. I felt like I could push through my workouts a lot better and was not struggling as much to get through my more grueling type workouts I would have. I felt my energy was better and my endurance really improved a lot because I was needing a lot less time between sets which was nice so I would not take as long to get through my workouts. They say these can be taken year round and I feel this is something that would be worth having all the time. After using this I am a firm believer in EAA's and feel they really work and work well.

          Value

          The cheapest I could find this was on a1supplements.com and they want $32.49 for 30 servings. I think that is a fairly decent price for a product like this. I would rather not spend anymore more than this especially if you are stacking this with BCAA's and other stuff because then it will start to get kind of costly having to buy all of this stuff. One it's own it's a good price and hope to see it stay there.

          Side Effects

          Nothing I noticed.

          Conclusion

          This product I found to be a really good product and worth trying. After using this I am now a big fan of EAA's and would like to use them a lot more often if I can. For how these helped me and what they did for me really surprised me a lot. I would say if your someone that is really serious into working out these are something I feel are really worth having. They say you can keep using these year round and I wish I could stay on them all the time. These are for sure something I will want to try again when I get the chance. Also I feel price wise these are priced decently and won't break you. I would like to see more companies come out with EAA products because I feel they really work well and will really aid you a lot in your workouts. Again I want to give a big shout out to RedCon1 for making this product and letting me have the chance to give this product a try.
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