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Overall
Overall
8.5
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.5
Value
Value
8.0
  November 15, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Great Taste
  • Good Value

    Quick Summary

    Hello SR fam. I dont know if its with age but my stomach is deciding to become less and less tolerant with certain foods, Dairy being one of them, so i've had to move over the the more pricey Isolates or Vegan Proteins. Introduce Yummy Sports

    Introduction

    The name of the company accurately depicts the branding and flavors across the entire line of products. Everything from candies, Cereals, Snacks and chocolate bar based flavors will be found with Yummysports. The name of the company is very intentional, wanting to change the game with their fun flavor pac...

    Quick Summary

    Hello SR fam. I dont know if its with age but my stomach is deciding to become less and less tolerant with certain foods, Dairy being one of them, so i've had to move over the the more pricey Isolates or Vegan Proteins. Introduce Yummy Sports

    Introduction

    The name of the company accurately depicts the branding and flavors across the entire line of products. Everything from candies, Cereals, Snacks and chocolate bar based flavors will be found with Yummysports. The name of the company is very intentional, wanting to change the game with their fun flavor packed products.
    Now Isolates are expected to be clean, processed, low calorie profiles. Yummy Sports Iso has gone beyond that to levels I have never seen before as you will realize by reading on

    Ingredient Profile

    As with most proteins you will get a 1% variance in Macros depending on the flavor.
    Serving size 30g ( 1 Scoop) coming in a 2.18lb bag or 33 servings
    Fat - 0 grams
    Carbohydrates - 0 grams
    Protein - 27 grams

    Ingredients:
    Whey Protein Isolate, Natural and artificial flavors, Colorant, Stevia.

    At 27 grams of just Whey protein Isolate Yummy Sports Iso is 90% protein by weight which is ridiculously good. Anything less then 15-20% of colors, fillers, thickeners etc is an exceptionally clean profile. Yummy Sports is 10%

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    Taste - If you are really into sweet flavors then you will love almost all offered. Some are definitely sweeter then others but all have that sweet candy flavored hit that will help curb almost any craving. I have not tried them all but to date PopTartz, Coffee Crizp and Nutellaz have been amazing, Yummy Charmz and Reezez were okay but not as good

    Mixability - Its an Isolate and from the Ingredient profile above you see there are absolutely no thickening agents or gums added. So you can expect the drink to have a more watery profile. If you are looking for that thick, belly filling drink then you will be disappointed. With the thin watery consistency you have no issues with mixability, very minimal clumping if at all.

    Dosing - Perfect, 27g of protein in a 30g scoop with Zeros across the rest of the profile is exactly what you want in an Isolate

    Effectiveness

    Okay, here is where people need to get realistic. This is a protein Powder, this will not Accelerate Muscle growth or Fat loss. It is used as a Fast Digesting protein to be added to a Total Daily protein requirement. Hitting your Macros, Hitting your Calories and maintaining the intensity in your workouts will determine your body composition, Yummy Sports just helps to get that protein in, which in the grand scheme are the building blocks of muscle growth.
    I will say that if you struggle with a sweet tooth then this works very well because of the unique flavoring.

    Value

    For an Isolate I have found this to be very fairly priced. Isolates being inherently more expensive do not compare it to a concentrate or blend.
    In Canada the Average price throughout has been $45.99 - $54.99 for a 2.18lb bag making it $1.39 - $1.66 per serving. Very fair compared to the market

    Side Effects

    Nothing to really report. It is very sweet which some people cant handle. I will say that the Protein comes in a bag and not a tub. I have found this to be annoying because every time I go in for a scoop I come out with some residue on my hands from the insides of the bag.

    Conclusion

    Its Lean, Its thin and it tastes amazing. Fills in your protein needs and gives you a Candy/chocolate indulgence without the guilt. If you are in the market for an Isolate whether it be for digestion issues or Calorie/macro adherence, give Yummy a try



    Overall
    Overall
    6.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    7.0
    Value
    Value
    5.9
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to TOREM for sending it out!
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      September 17, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Convenient Packaging
    • Stimulant Free
    • Burns Fat
    • No Jitters
    • Easy To Stack
    • Potentially Too Expensive

    Quick Summary

    Thank you Very much to Torem for letting me try this product. Timing was great as i was about to start my cut near the end of summer.

    Introduction

    As i normally state in most of my reviews, no 1 or 2 supplements will ever replace the need and effectiveness of goal oriented nutrition coupled with your intensity in a workout. That being said i do believe that Fat burners have a place in my supplement regimen. Push yourself as hard as you can with diet and exercise and then add a fat burner in to help push you over the edge. I am very pleased that Torem has...

    Quick Summary

    Thank you Very much to Torem for letting me try this product. Timing was great as i was about to start my cut near the end of summer.

    Introduction

    As i normally state in most of my reviews, no 1 or 2 supplements will ever replace the need and effectiveness of goal oriented nutrition coupled with your intensity in a workout. That being said i do believe that Fat burners have a place in my supplement regimen. Push yourself as hard as you can with diet and exercise and then add a fat burner in to help push you over the edge. I am very pleased that Torem has moved away from Stimulant heavy fat burners. For too long customers are too focused on how a product 'Feels' over the actual effectiveness. Although I believe direct stimulants have their place, i do not find them necessary for fat loss.
    On an Aesthetic side note. The product comes in a very sleek sexy box instead of a bottle and each serving is individually packaged for you.

    Ingredient Profile

    Every serving is 2 capsules to be taken with food. There are 120 Capsules so depending on your need or tolerance this can be a 1 or 2 serving/day supplement.

    Innoslim - 250mg helps regulate Glucose, fat and muscle cell metabolism.

    Actigen - 25mg a prebiotic to help "gut health" There are some indications that it can carry an increased amount of glycogen into muscle cells and increases ATP, but i have not been able to find enough solid research to confirm this

    Green Tea Extract - 250mg A well known compound to increase metabolism

    Garcinia Cambogia - 100mg increases Serotonin, helps with appetite control. An efficacious recommended does is 500-750mg so this is underdosed

    Advantra Z - 50mg known as Bitter Orange extract and Synephrine, This was one of the first ingredients to really push forward when Ephedra was banned by most countries, Known to increase metabolism and energy expenditure under stress without the increase in blood pressure.

    Capsimax - 50mg known as Cayanne pepper extract, promoting metabolism, and mobilization of fats for energy

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    Coming in Capsules there is nothing to note on taste and mixability.

    It is recommended to start with 1 two capsule serving a day with food to measure tolerance, increasing to a max of 2 servings/day. As this is non Stim you wont have to worry as much about the timing of this supplement late in the day

    Effectiveness

    Here is the only real section that everyone is concerned of when speaking about a fat burner. I hope every reader understands that there is no legal fat burner in this world that will shed loads and loads of fat by doing nothing more than just taking the product. The number 1 focus is always nutrition and workout intensity. I will say though that the best application of a product such as this is when you are deep into your re-composition and starting to hit a final plateau, you cant cut anymore calories and you cant add any more activity. Once you reach this point Torem helps out a great deal. It definitely helps push through those final weeks, it starts to help out with stubborn areas that werent shrinking with the cut.

    The biggest area that Torem supported in my final weeks were in appetite suppression, With weight loss and reduced calories i get hungry, really hungry, Torem Neco-Adipem really helped my mornings go by a lot smoother helping reduce the stress and anxiety that came with being painfully hungry

    My starting weight was 196lbs, i started taking Torem when i reached 180lbs after about 7-8weeks in. After about 45 days as some days were 2 servings while most were 1 i finished at 174lbs, without a Dex scan i will estimate my bf% was around 9-12%.

    Value

    Unfortunately this product is a little expensive.
    60 servings had an average retail price of $95.99 - $109.99 CAD. Making this an average of $1.60/serve

    Side Effects

    There werent any real side effects and non of the standard fat burner ones like nausea, headaches, jitters. This can be attributed to the fact that Torem Neco-Adipem is non stimulant

    Conclusion

    As long as you understand the ingredients you are purchasing and how they work Torem Neco-Adipem works well. If you think ingesting this product will miraculously shed fat without any other change then you are setting yourself up for failure. It is another tool in your Body Composition tool box. Push yourself, work hard, Understand your body and its nutrition then add Torem Neco-Adipem to help give you that last boost.
    That being said A Fat Burner is not essentially necessary to help you lose fat. It can be done successfully without it. As with any other supplement it is used to add another element of help.



    Overall
    Overall
    8.6
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    8.6
    Value
    Value
    8.6
      July 11, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Increased Energy
    • Builds Muscle

      Quick Summary

      Like many other Preworkouts, the DMHA is being eliminated in many countries, Lets see if it still measures up.

      Introduction

      I am not a Stim junkie and can usually get by without a pre-workout, but on those days when i just cant get started or I am playing in an all day tournament or event, This thing hits the spot perfectly

      Ingredient Profile

      In Canada the label is for a 1 scoop 7.6g serve, I know in Europe and Asia the panel will give both the 1 scoop and 2 scoop serve.
      In 1 Scoop

      L - Citrulline 2g
      Beta Alanine 1.6g
      Hydromax Glycerol 1g
      Taurine...

      Quick Summary

      Like many other Preworkouts, the DMHA is being eliminated in many countries, Lets see if it still measures up.

      Introduction

      I am not a Stim junkie and can usually get by without a pre-workout, but on those days when i just cant get started or I am playing in an all day tournament or event, This thing hits the spot perfectly

      Ingredient Profile

      In Canada the label is for a 1 scoop 7.6g serve, I know in Europe and Asia the panel will give both the 1 scoop and 2 scoop serve.
      In 1 Scoop

      L - Citrulline 2g
      Beta Alanine 1.6g
      Hydromax Glycerol 1g
      Taurine 500mg
      Agmatine Sulfate 500mg
      N Acetyl L Tyrosine 250mg
      Eria Jarensis Extract 125mg
      Caffeine 100mg
      Theobromine - 25mg
      L-Norvaline.50mg

      When you add everything together you will see there are 6.25 grams of total active ingredients making this 81% actives and 19% Colors/flavours/other. This comes to no surprise when i talk about taste a little later
      When comparing this to the old profile the 200mg of DMHA is out and nothing else has been put in.

      Now people look at this and complain that the caffeine is extremely low for a self proclaimed "Extreme" Pre workout. Please look closely at the Ingredient profile, Eria Jarensis Extract is a very potent Stimulant, Also Theobromine is a cardiac Stimulant and Diuretic, so the total Stimulant blend is 250mg per scoop which is very high as many take 2 scoops

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      The Taste is amazing, which should be expected with almost 20% flavors and colors. Kraken has followed the growing trend of Candy based flavors so it is a little sweet but I enjoyed it very much, you will get the Bitter Agmatine after taste which isnt too bad but it is there. To me its a good sign of quality active ingredients

      Mixability is okay, you will get some sinkers at the bottom of your cup as is with most pre-workouts. There is a small risk of clumping in the tub due to the pump ingredients, but if you are like me, I take the scoop full directly into my mouth and swish it around with water.

      Dosing : You can look at this 2 ways. on a 1 scoop serve the ingredients are not efficaciously dosed its essentially half of everything. But if you arent a stim junkie like myself then it is more than enough. If you enjoy using fully dosed pre-workouts then the 2 scoops will be good and potentially extreme
      with 500mg of active stimulants. Also the 1 scoop serve makes this product really good with stacking it with a good Pump Product.

      Effectiveness

      The 1 scoop serve was perfect for my needs, 200-250mg of stimulants is my threshold for a single serve, the energy came quick and was well sustained for a solid 1.5 hour workout, the endurance was good with the Beta Alanine and the pumps were great without stacking it with anything.
      The only issue I will comment on is the mental focus was not apparent. I worked out well but didnt get that Dialed in, Tunnel vision focus.
      With the high dosing there was no crashing later on in the day which was what i expected

      Value

      The value in the Canadian market is fair, it is smack in the middle of what you can expect for a Pre-workout. I have seen prices from $49.99 - $59.99 per tub, as i only take 1 scoop i have a full 40 serves making it $1.25 - $1.50 per serve.

      Side Effects

      No side effects during my use of the product. If you are sensitive to Beta Alanine then you might get some tingles or itchy feelings under your skin. If you are sensitive to stimulants then be careful with the dosing, Be aware that the 100mg of Caffeine is not the sole source of stimulants in the product.

      Conclusion

      Great product. This is one of my staple pre-workouts that i will rotate through with 2 others. Great energy, great pump without a crash.



      Overall
      Overall
      9.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      9.0
      Value
      Value
      8.0
        June 29, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Makes Carbs Work For You
      • No Tired Or Bloated Feeling After Eating Carbs
      • Possible Sugar Drop

      Quick Summary

      Hello again SR family. I have been looking into Glucose Disposal agent/Nutrient drivers for a while but never jumped in to buying one. Was it all hype? what does it actually do? I decided I had to give it a try.

      Introduction

      Redcon1, one of the hottest and Fastest growing supplement companies in the industry today, Just over 1 year old and their products are all over the world with a huge line of products covering almost every category. You may know the owner Aaron Singerman from his days at Blackstone Labs, As far as we know he is still apart of that ...

      Quick Summary

      Hello again SR family. I have been looking into Glucose Disposal agent/Nutrient drivers for a while but never jumped in to buying one. Was it all hype? what does it actually do? I decided I had to give it a try.

      Introduction

      Redcon1, one of the hottest and Fastest growing supplement companies in the industry today, Just over 1 year old and their products are all over the world with a huge line of products covering almost every category. You may know the owner Aaron Singerman from his days at Blackstone Labs, As far as we know he is still apart of that company along with many others, but Redcon1 is his stand alone line, the one he puts most of his direct attention into.
      RPG. Glucose Disposal Agent allegedly used to help transport Carbohydrates into the muscle cell in a controlled manner. When digesting carbs your pancreas will release insulin, but if the Insulin is spiked too rapidly oversaturating the muscle which then causes "spillover" into fat cells to be stored as energy for later on. RPG keeps this transport under control to allegedly keep your body in a much greater anabolic state.

      Ingredient Profile

      Each serving size is 4 Capsules.
      Chromium Polynicotinate - 300mcg ( helps regulate Blood sugar levels with Pre-diabetics.)
      Biotin - 5mg ( Vitamin H, helps the body convert food into Energy)

      Gymnema Sylvestre Powder - 1g (supports balanced blood sugars and dulls the palate to the taste of sweets)
      Bitter Melon Powder - 500mg ( lower blood glucose levels)
      Cinnamon Bark Extract - 500mg ( Antioxidant, Anti Inflammatory, GI health)
      Berberine HCL - 300mg ( lower blood sugar, Antibacterial, Anti Inflammatory)
      R-Alpha Lipoic Acid - 100mg ( ALA, antioxidant,
      Banaba Leaf Extract - 60mg ( Higher Glucose Tolerance, decreased Blood sugar level)
      Paradoxine - 25mg ( Known as Vitamin B6)

      Label does warn not to exceed more than 1 serving at a single time and no more than 2 servings per/day (8pills) and these are to be used for a moderate to high level of Carbohydrate Ingestion 50-100mg.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste - N/A
      Mixability - N/A
      Dosing - Individually some of the ingredients are underdosed like the Chromium, Banaba, R-ALA, BUT you should know that all of the ingredients are to work together in a synergistic way, having each individual ingredient brought up to daily efficacious doses may have a negative effect to your body or a counter effect to the other ingredients.

      Effectiveness

      Depending on the GDA some say to take it pre-workout with your fast digesting Carb supplement.
      With Redcon1 i would not go higher than 1 serving/day and usually took it just before ingesting a high carb meal which is normally post workout or Dinner.
      I will warn that you HAVE TO ingest carbs closely after taking this supplement, around the 20-30min mark after taking the supplement I could definitely feel my blood sugar crashing, making me nauseous and light headed. Which is the first sign that the product is work.
      Now the weight on the scale didnt drop, but a couple weeks in i could visually see my body getting leaner/harder. My body was also looking fuller almost all day, The pump was very good and long lasting, to me thats another sign that the carbohydrates are being shuttled into my muscles at a good lasting pace.

      Value

      In Canada the product at face value is a little pricey, but compared to other GDAs it is very fairly priced. Average is around $69.99 - $79.99 making this $1.16/serve - $1.33/serve.

      Side Effects

      Nothing to report here of any concern. There is no bloating that you might expect with other cheaper GDAs
      The only issue was the nausea if I didnt ingest any Carbs after taking the supplement.

      Conclusion

      This product is not an invitation to eat any sort or amount of carbs throughout the day. As i put in most of my reviews, this is another tool inside the tool box along with good nutrition and exercise. As GDAs are relatively new to the market compared to other supplements I do not know if there would be any issue staying on a GDA year round. I personally and going to cycle this to 2x a year. When i start my cut and when i start my Winter Season as those are 2x when body recomposition goals are focused on.



      Overall
      Overall
      7.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.0
      Value
      Value
      6.0
        June 26, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Zero Carb
      • High Quality Protein
      • Fast Digestion Rate
      • Can Be Expensive
      • Taste Is Terrible
      • Occasional Mixing Issues

      Quick Summary

      Isopure, A zero Carb clean Ion Exchange Microfiltered protein. Perfect for a cut when Calories and macros are meticulously measured.

      Introduction

      Hello SR Fam. I used this product several months ago at the start of my cut. It was on sale so i couldnt resist trying it out. Isopures big push is their Zero Carb Zero Sugar Pure protein Isolate free of gluten, lactose or any other impurity.
      Isopure is a part of the very large Glanbia Nutrition corporation. Bringers of some of the largest supplement brands on the market today. Several of Glanbias brands ar...

      Quick Summary

      Isopure, A zero Carb clean Ion Exchange Microfiltered protein. Perfect for a cut when Calories and macros are meticulously measured.

      Introduction

      Hello SR Fam. I used this product several months ago at the start of my cut. It was on sale so i couldnt resist trying it out. Isopures big push is their Zero Carb Zero Sugar Pure protein Isolate free of gluten, lactose or any other impurity.
      Isopure is a part of the very large Glanbia Nutrition corporation. Bringers of some of the largest supplement brands on the market today. Several of Glanbias brands are among the most popular and widely used.
      Isopure uses an Ion Exchange Microfiltered Process Whey protein Isolate which will bring out some of the cleanest proteins when mixed with liquid. Coupled with their added amino acid profile you get their effective optimal protein to reach your health or fitness goals.

      Ingredient Profile

      Again its an Ion Exchange Milk Protein Isolate, Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate along with an added Amino Acid blend. Now before people start screaming about spiking Aminos, the fact that on label they are "added" aminos discloses that the profile is on top of the Whey Protein Isolate which is very different then spiking your protein profile with aminos and counting it towards your protein count. ( hope that difference makes sense to you all). As you should expect the fat and carbs are 0-1 gram depending on the flavor.

      The protein is also filled with Vitamins A-K, B6 and 12 along with several electrolytes

      On label you are given the breakdown for a 2 scoop (65g) serving, give you about 21 servings for a 3lbs tub.
      Using the Dutch Chocolate flavor you will see that when you add up all the active ingredients they total 52.5grams = approx 80% active ingredients and 20% flavor, colors, thickening and fillers.

      This is right in the middle of what i see to be an acceptable range for a strictly Isolate protein on the low end you'll see profiles in the 70s and really truly clean Isolates in the 90%s.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste: Initially you will get a strong flavor but after a few seconds the Electrolytes start coming through and you will be left will a Salty and slightly metallic after taste in your mouth. I have tried both Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla and got the same experience with both.

      Mixability: It mixed fairly well, but for a Microfiltered Isolate i was somewhat disappointed. After vigorously shaking my bottle I was left with chunks of unmixed protein every time. I would have to let the liquid settle and then shake it vigorously a 2nd time

      Dosing: 50grams of protein per serve is right where I like it. Calories are as low as you should expect for an Isolate.

      Effectiveness

      The Protein is clean and without much filler. Assuming you have your macronutrients measured out well this product gives you a very good amount of protein post workout. It can be used throughout the day if you wish but as an Isolate without any carbs or Fats are more quickly digested int he system I would see no use for ingesting Isopure at any other time but Post Workout or maybe first thing in the morning.

      Value

      Here in Canada the regular price for a 3lb tub ranges from $44.99 - $59.99 making this $2.14/serve - $2.85/serve. This is very expensive even for an Isolate. This pricing is actually higher then most Hydrolysate Proteins. Like mentioned above I bought a couple tubs when it was on sale for a much more reasonable price.
      If you dont need so much protein at once or in your daily macro count then a 1 scoop serving brings the price well into reasonable range

      Side Effects

      Nothing to mention
      There is that salty after taste which was slightly metallic at times

      Conclusion

      Its a good Isolate protein. This would not be near the top of my list because of the price and the flavour



      Overall
      Overall
      6.2
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      6.0
      Value
      Value
      8.0
        June 22, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Great Taste
      • Good Value
      • Only If You Want A Slight Pick Me Up!
      • Too Many Scoops To Make An Effective Pwo
      • Bad Amino Profile

      Quick Summary

      Amino acids have been soaring in popularity over the last decade. Energy, Stimulant, Nootropic pick me up products have recently become the next big hit over the recent years. So why not put them both together and see what happens

      Introduction

      Optimum Nutrition, A staple company in the industry for years on end. ON is one of the few brands known by lifters and non lifters alike. ON has always held a reputation for bringing out quality products and great taste. With the sudden popularity of energy and stimulants ON has brought forth their version of a "Pi...

      Quick Summary

      Amino acids have been soaring in popularity over the last decade. Energy, Stimulant, Nootropic pick me up products have recently become the next big hit over the recent years. So why not put them both together and see what happens

      Introduction

      Optimum Nutrition, A staple company in the industry for years on end. ON is one of the few brands known by lifters and non lifters alike. ON has always held a reputation for bringing out quality products and great taste. With the sudden popularity of energy and stimulants ON has brought forth their version of a "Pick me Up" drink that can be sipped throughout the day with the benefit of Essential Amino Acids to help with muscle recovery, focus and energy.

      Ingredient Profile

      Each serving size is 2 scoops (9grams)
      When you break down the 9gram serving there are 57% active ingredients listed below and 43% colors, additions and artificial flavors. On paper 57% actives are quite low for an Amino Acid supplement, I like to see the actives at least 70-80% but on the flip side you can expect a great tasting drink.

      "Amino Blend" 5 Grams
      All Micronized Taurine, Glutamine, Arginine, Leucine, Beta Alanine, citrulline, Isoleucine, Valine, Tyrosine, Histidine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Methionine.

      "Energy Blend" 160mg
      Caffiene, Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Extract.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste: Dont expect anything less then what you are used to with ON, the flavors are good and with the wide range of available flavors including their cafe series you will easily find one you love.
      Mixability: all the active ingredients are micronized, there will be little to no trouble having this dissolve in water, i have been able to mix this simply with a spoon without too much vigor so a Shaker bottle is not necessarily needed.
      Dosing: This is where i tend to have the largest concerns. The 5g of Aminos are under a proprietary blend so we cant know exactly what doses we are getting of any amino. So at first glance i would have to assume that this is a little under dosed.

      Effectiveness

      This area took me a while to wrap my head around. Please understand that the Proprietary blending is not inherently wrong and until just a few years ago the majority of supplements were prop blends but without knowing the exact doses I am a little confused at what I can use this product for.
      As a pre-workout there are too many ingredients missing and you dont know the ratio of stimulants you're getting
      As an Amino supplement it is hard to determine if there are enough active ingredients to support Muscle recovery, protein synthesis or endurance.
      What i will say though is that as a general "pick me up" it is great, This is obviously dependent on each individuals caffeine tolerance, but having it in the morning or when the mid day blues kick in, it works just fine with giving you a subtle kick of energy. I enjoy the cafe series and add 1 or 2 scoops to my morning coffee instead of any sweeteners or creamers.
      With the above said though I do not look to This product as my daily EAA supplement so the 5 grams are irrelevant, i use this strictly as a pick me up.

      Value

      Now Value is why this product is not rated as low as my review might suggest it should be.
      ON EA Energy ranges from $14.99 - $26.99 here in the Canadian market, Also depending on how much caffeine you want and knowing that this may not be the ideal Amino Acid supplement then 1 or 2 scoop servings are fine. At the labelled 2 scoop serving and if i take the mid level price listed ($19.99) you are at $0.33cents per 1 scoop serve or $0.66cents per 2 scoop serve.
      This is extremely cheap for either a caffeine or Amino source.

      Side Effects

      Nothing bothered my here. The Caffeine wasnt so high that i needed a buffer or ingredients to keep the risk of crashing away.

      Conclusion

      The Product for me is fine as long as you know what you are using it for. Personally The Aminos are not the primary use. I use this strictly as a subtle and great tasting caffeine source that isnt too high that could result in sweats or jitters. It is just enough, similar to a daily or morning coffee and cheaper than a cup of coffee too.



      Overall
      Overall
      8.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      7.5
      Value
      Value
      7.1
        June 20, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Taste
      • Solid Profile.
      • Helps Put On And Maintain Weight
      • Helps Meet Macro Goals
      • Oats Sink To Bottom
      • Pricey

      Quick Summary

      Hello again. 5% Nutrition by Rich Piana ( Rest in Peace). The massive individual against Macro-Nutrient sources that wasnt from whole foods. I am currently not on any specific program, im not looking to grow or cut drastically anytime soon, I wanted a carb source and finally landed on Real Food

      Introduction

      The key is in the simplicity of this product, this particular review will be shorter than normal but hopefully by the end you will understand why.
      When looking for a Carb source I was not intending on using it Intra or post workout, i did not want any ...

      Quick Summary

      Hello again. 5% Nutrition by Rich Piana ( Rest in Peace). The massive individual against Macro-Nutrient sources that wasnt from whole foods. I am currently not on any specific program, im not looking to grow or cut drastically anytime soon, I wanted a carb source and finally landed on Real Food

      Introduction

      The key is in the simplicity of this product, this particular review will be shorter than normal but hopefully by the end you will understand why.
      When looking for a Carb source I was not intending on using it Intra or post workout, i did not want any rapid absorption or Insulin response, so i was looking to stay away from Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin and so on. I wanted something to literally replace a whole food carb source when I was not hungry but needed to fill in my macros.
      Real Food was pretty much the only product I could find that fit my current need, Im sure there are more out there but I am also too lazy to keep looking around extensively.
      As far as we know Rich Piana was against overly processed macronutrients, Now a lot of people may argue the Semantics of his personal stance vs his supplement line which is processed by nature, so lets forget all that and just look at the Product at face value.

      Ingredient Profile

      Essentially Rich Piana wanted certain carb sources, dehydrated them and processed it into powder form.
      Serving Size 1scoop 30g
      Pounded Yams 10,000mg
      Oats 7000mg
      Sweet Potato 10,000mg
      Blueberry Fruit 500mg

      If you add up all the active ingredients you get 27g or 90% leaving 3g or 10% for colors, flavors etc. This is a very impressive ratio.
      Each serving will give you 20grams of Carbohydrates.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste is great. There are currently 2 flavors, Sweet potato Pie and Blueberry Cobbler, The Sweet Potato is very yummy with a creamy cake undertone especially when mixed with a good Vanilla protein powder. The Blueberry is a little sweet on the palate but not over bearing.
      Now when you are judging the mixability be careful, these are whole food sources, so you will have chunks of oats floating all throughout the bottle then settling on the bottom, you will need to shake your bottle before every sip. Still easy to drink as long as you dont mind chewing on the oats, but it is better used when blending the product.
      There isnt anything to comment on dosing. its a carb source and you get carbs.

      Effectiveness

      As mentioned above it is all depending on your need. As a carb source to fit your macros throughout the day it is perfect, Complex Carbohydrate sources that will not drastically spike your Insulin or absorb immediately.
      I would not find this ideal as an Intra Workout source as the digestion will be very slow or for Immediate Post workout as again the digestion and absorption will be slow, but if you need to fill in your carbs with a shake, smoothie, sludge or oatmeal then this is a great product.

      Value

      This was my only real issue with the product. Here in Canada it is a little expensive, I have seen it on sale for roughly $50 up to $79.99. For a 60 serving tub it is a little expensive for a slow digesting carb source without any other ingredient or need

      Side Effects

      I have been fine with the product. It is sweetened with Sucralose so for those that dont like artificial sweeteners might want to stay away
      It is a Complex Carb source, because it is in powder form doesnt change your Daily caloric intake or need. If you drink too much of it beyond your need you will gain some weight.

      Conclusion

      Overall, if you can find this on sale then it is a good product. It is definitely not needed as you can eat the same complex carbs instead of buying a supplement. If you are on a Lean Bulk and are the type of person that just cant higher volumes of clean whole foods then it is a great Carbohydrate product.



      Overall
      Overall
      9.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.5
      Value
      Value
      8.0
        June 18, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Taste
      • Better Profile
      • No Dyes
      • Deters Catabolic State
      • Increased Endurance

        Quick Summary

        CORE Nutritionals is a reputable company run by natural bodybuilding Pro Doug Miller. He prides his entire CORE Nutritional lines by using quality ingredients, Efficacious dosing and transparency in labeling. ABC is no different.

        Introduction

        I have been a large fan of Doug Miller and CORE Nutritionals for many years. I have used several of his products and experienced favourable results. ABC was a little difficult to get in the country that I am in until recently. Once the opportunity came up, I jumped on the chance of picking up a couple tubs. ABC is ...

        Quick Summary

        CORE Nutritionals is a reputable company run by natural bodybuilding Pro Doug Miller. He prides his entire CORE Nutritional lines by using quality ingredients, Efficacious dosing and transparency in labeling. ABC is no different.

        Introduction

        I have been a large fan of Doug Miller and CORE Nutritionals for many years. I have used several of his products and experienced favourable results. ABC was a little difficult to get in the country that I am in until recently. Once the opportunity came up, I jumped on the chance of picking up a couple tubs. ABC is Core Nutritionals Flagship Amino Acid supplement, specifically BCAAs. Doug Millers claim with ABC is a reduction in DOMS, assistance with Muscle recovery and support with Muscular Endurance. Couple all this with the desired nutrition and exercise needed for your particular goals, the ABC will help you build muscle without gaining any unnecessary fat.

        Ingredient Profile

        I have to start by saying that the supplement label is for a 2 scoop serve (20g).

        L-Leucine 5 grams
        L-Isoleucine 2.5 grams
        L-Valine 2.5 grams
        These Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)in a 2:1:1 ratio: BCAAs are 3 of 9 Essential Amino Acids (EAAs), Studies state that people consuming the EAAs with every meal have a reduced level of Visceral Belly Fat and more lean muscle mass. The BCAAs of those EAAs have been shown to improve recovery from muscle soreness, trigger protein synthesis when combined with resistance training and minimize muscle loss during injury or inability to train.

        L- Glutamine 2.5 grams
        Glutamine is a Non Essential Amino acid used to help with Gastrointestinal health, Promote Muscle growth while decreasing muscle waste(Loss) and improve athletic performance and recovery in endurance athletes.

        CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine 2.5 grams
        Another Non Essential Amino Acid produced in the liver. CarnoSyn is the highest quality of Beta Alanine you can get. Beta Alanine in essence helps with muscular endurance. You can workout harder for longer. Beta Alanine combines with another Amino acid called Histidine in a muscle forming Carnosine, This Carnosine increases the muscles capacity for Hydrogen ions. In Short as you work out you build up Lactic Acid levels which break down into Hydrogen ions, this is the feeling of burn and inability to contract the muscle. Carnosyn Beta Alanine prolongs that effect allowing a longer workout at peak level

        Citrulline Malate 2.5 grams
        This increases blood flow allowing you to convert it into L-Arginine and then into Nitric Oxide. In short it helps with the pump and vasodilation

        Taste/Mixability/Dosing

        Taste is amazing. i have tried both Australian Gummy Snakes and the Strawberry Pineapple. Both were on the sweet side but not sickly sweet. There are no artificial colors in any ABC flavor.
        Mixability is as good as you can expect for Branched Chain Aminos. The Leucine in particular is "Hydrophobic" it essentially does not mix with water, so as with any Amino supplement using high grade BCAAs you will get a little bit of floating particles on the top, easy fix is to shake before every sip, no big deal knowing you are getting higher quality.
        The Dosing is where some may have an issue, everything listed above is for a 2 scoop serve. At 1 scoop you obviously only get half of everything. This will be explained further in the Value section.

        Effectiveness

        Before you read on please understand why you are using an Amino supplement, these alone will not magically build heaps of muscle and wont help with reducing pounds of fat. It is another tool in your Body composition tool box to help you towards your goals. That being said i love using this both intra-workout and to sip on throughout the day. The endurance is definitely apparent as i fatigue a lot less quickly and i get those Beta Alanine tingles which i love. I Intermittent Fast so having in before my first meal to stop any Catabolizing effect from fasting is great. Now i dont get much of a pump from the Citrulline Malate but i generally dont respond to any sort of Nitric Oxide product.

        Value

        Now this is all dependent on how you use it. The average price ive seen online is roughly $69.99 a tub making it $1.39/serve. This alone is a little bit expensive.
        If you are content with a 1 scoop serve then you will have 100 serves per tub @ .69cents/serve. Now, you may not be getting clinical doses on the ingredients at 1 scoop, but if you are taking this with a Pre-workout that already has some Beta Alanine, Creatine, Citrulline or Agmatine then a 1 scooper is all you will need, making this The best priced Amino Acid supplement on the market with 1 scoop servings.

        Side Effects

        I have had no side effects using ABC and i am 3 tubs in. I will say that you definitely feel the CarnoSyn Beta Alanine, this could range from slight tingles throughout your body to as much as an extreme burning/itching sensation under your skin. This is all individual and you will have to experiment to see what level of tolerance you have to the Beta Alanine. I personally get the tingles and i quiet enjoy them.

        Conclusion

        I love this product both as an All day drink or an Intra-workout. Again depending on the number of scoops you take per day this can be either on the higher priced BCAA supplements or among the cheapest. Outside of just Resistance training I also play a lot of sports. ABC is a perfect replacement to those high sugar, high carb sports recovery/energy drinks sold in stores.




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