Amino Octane Reviews
Amino Octane is an Energized BCAA Supplement manufactured by Universal. It provides both BCAAs and stimulants to help keep you awake, energized and your muscles fed.
Quick SummaryI'm a morning lifter and while Amino Octane wouldn't cut it as a PWO for those of you looking for a big boost at 4am, it does work great for a jolt of energy in the afternoon or an evening lift when your schedule has been thrown off.
IntroductionHi everyone-- ohhhh baby am I in the red on my reviews right now. Life is kicking my butt, but excuses are for losers! I'm trying my best to get caught back up as quickly as possible!
I chose amino octane mainly for exactly what I used it for-- an afternoon pickup that would replace a cup of coffee with something that would instead provide some hydration while feeding my muscles with nutrients to continue promoting an anabolic environment and reduce DOMS. Overall I was very happy with it, though I'm not sure how much of an impact it actually made on my training day after day.
Ingredient ProfileUniversal fills Amino Octane with a duo of prop blends. First are the aminos: This is a 5g serving that runs the gamut. From first to last we have Taurine, Glutamine, all 3 BCAAs, Beta Alanine, Tyrosine, Arginine, Lysine HCl, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine and Histidine. If I were to guess, I'd say that everything after the Beta Alanine is a trace amount serving, and the Beta Alanine itself is probably about 500mg. I have no way to prove that though and I really don't have a major issue with it. I don't think this product is intended to be a standalone product in any sense-- as a PWO or recovery agent.
Second is the Energy blend. This is not quite proprietary because we know that of the 175 total mg's, 125mg is caffeine anhydrous. Next we have a 50mg blend of Green Tea Leaf extract and theacrine.
As mentioned, while this could stand alone as an afternoon PWO or a PWO for someone more stim sensitive, I think it's intended to fall into an overall stack outside of those categories.
Taste/Mixability/DosingI received Peach Mango and I grew to really enjoy it. My wife tried it at one point and wasn't a fan, and I'm not sure the flavor profile was entirely accurate, but I found it tasty nonetheless. It was almost more like an Orange Julius (orange and vanilla) than peach and mango. At least, that was how it tasted to me.
Mixability was superb in any amount of water. I never saw any clumping and hardly any settling occurred.
Dosing was always in the afternoon for me. This would replace a 2pm coffee usually, and on a few occasions was used as a PWO for a rare afternoon lift.