Cissus XT Reviews
Cissus XT is a Joint Support Product manufactured by SNS. It is designed to improve and maintain the health of cartilage, tendons and joints in the body.
IntroductionI'm a competing powerlifter, and I train heavy 5 days a week (two squat days, two bench days, and a deadlift day). Sometimes, my shoulders and knees are aching after a hard workout, and I pretty much am always using a joint support supplement (sometimes more than one), so I can keep my joints healthy.
Ingredient ProfileThis is a one-ingredient product. It's just cissus. Cissus is an herb that can be used to reduce pain and improve joint function. It can also act as a muscle relaxant, so it should probably not be taken pre-workout.
One serving is two capsules:
1.5g cissus (5% ketosterone)
This is ideal. Some products offer more ketosterones (10-20%), but from what I've read, 5% is likely best for joint support (most studies are with 2.5-5% ketosterones).
The optimal dose is not yet known, but 1.5g is plenty. 300-600mg at 2.5% ketosterone is enough to see biological activity in humans, and here we're getting more than double that amount.
Taste/Mixability/DosingThere is no taste as this is a pill product. This is good because cissus tastes awful. It also stains your hands, so buying loose powder to put in caps is inconvenient at best.
No mixability either.
I used 2 caps at a time, and I took it with breakfast. (I workout before breakfast).
EffectivenessI found this product to be very effective. It took me a little over 2 months to run the entire bottle, and I had very little joint pain. One or two days my shoulders were achy, but that was it. I've also noticed that my shoulder stability has been improving. I do bottom up kettlebell walks in my warmup, and I've been able to go farther/use more weight over the past couple of months. The shaking has lessened as well.
I've had no knee pain at all.