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Overall
Overall
2.3
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
2.5
Value
Value
2.0
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to RAM Advantage for sending it out!
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  October 18, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Balances Stimulant Effect Of Coffee
  • Prop Blend
  • Limited Sources
  • Not Effective
  • Too Expensive
Thanks Ram Advantage for helping me participate in this mission, and for the neat sticker as well.

Quick Summary

Ram Advantage's Neuro Z3 was my first experience with a proprietary blend in a Nootropic formula. I've typically avoided prop blends in Nootropics for obvious reasons, but actually went into this with confidence, but ended up disappointed.

Introduction

Boys, this one was hard. I wanted to like it so badly. It alone offered a slightly elevated mental state, similar in intensity to stepping in cold water while wearing socks, but without the self-loathing afterwa...
Thanks Ram Advantage for helping me participate in this mission, and for the neat sticker as well.

Quick Summary

Ram Advantage's Neuro Z3 was my first experience with a proprietary blend in a Nootropic formula. I've typically avoided prop blends in Nootropics for obvious reasons, but actually went into this with confidence, but ended up disappointed.

Introduction

Boys, this one was hard. I wanted to like it so badly. It alone offered a slightly elevated mental state, similar in intensity to stepping in cold water while wearing socks, but without the self-loathing afterward. The kind of mental state that was clearly different than before, but not exactly beneficial. It is dependent on outside stimulants to produce a clearly distinguishable effect. The hype for this product from the manufacturer far outweighs its potential. It seems that this is another attempt to probe a trendy and growing market in order to sell tee-shirts and hoodies. For those of you who've read my past reviews, rest assured the prop blend did not stop me from playing with dosages for reference points to effectiveness.

Ingredient Profile

The 1.4g proprietary dose is encased in two vegetable capsules.

ALCAR: Fancy Carnitine that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Said stimulate the mind. DOSE UNKNOWN

L-Tyrosine: Increases production of dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. DOSE UNKNOWN

Alpha-GPC: Most promising studies indicate benefits to memory. DOSE UNKNOWN

L-Theanine: In my experience, mellows out stimulants, aiding focus. DOSE UNKNOWN

Huperzine A: Also has promising science for increasing memory, but studies on cognitive enhancement are mixed. DOSE UNKNOWN

The big problem here is that if these ingredients are under-dosed, they are completely useless. If they are over-dosed, they can have adverse or even opposite effects.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

Two vegetable caps go down easily. However, there is no indication on how frequently you may take them, only that you should take two at a time. Multiple times if you want? Who knows!? Too bad they don't give us the tools to come to that conclusion on our own.

Effectiveness

I tried doses from x0.5 to x2.0 servings to try to notice any effects that graduate with corresponding dosages.

x0.5 Zilch, mane.

x1.0 Everslightest change in mental state. Almost like thinking it was Tuesday, but it's actually Thursday. Effect would only last for sporadic moments that lasted under a minute each time. Took the "edge" off of coffee, but didn't boost its stimulant effects. Increase in mood knowing I could then drink more coffee without the jitters. No difference in sleep.

x1.5 No measurable difference from one even dose. No difference in sleep.

x2.0 Same degree and style of mental adjustment, but more frequently. Effects on coffee were the same. Dreams were more vivid, but sleep was not improved. Minor stomach craps and bowel disturbance.

These were all done on varying situations. I tried combinations of empty stomach or with small meal, with or without fish-oil, and at morning or night. None of these things seemed to modify the effectiveness. The fact that if I had eaten or not didn't matter was probably the most surprising part of this supplement.

Value

Its hard to make an informed judgement on the value of a proprietary blend. However, it is EASY to judge the value of the effects. I would pay nothing for these effects. At an average of $38 through very limited sources, the 30-serving bottle will cost about $1.25 a day. No gracias.

Side Effects

Mild GI issues at higher doses, but won't list in the "cons" because it doesn't mention using that much.

Conclusion

This looks like a fizzle-and-pop company that will fade out and re-make itself several times in the next few years. The brand looks more geared toward selling merch than an actual good product, considering they have 21 articles of clothing to chose from, and one supplement. Between the prop blend and non-comprehensive formula, this is a waste. Better nootropics can be attained for cheaper, while being transparent in the process.



Overall
Overall
6.5
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.5
Value
Value
3.5
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Loud Muscle Science for sending it out!
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  October 10, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Libido Booster
  • More Frequent Erections
  • Refractory Period Reduction
  • Harder Erections
  • Intense Orgasms
  • Increased Sensation
  • Blend
  • Limited Availability
  • Highly Priced Cheap Ingredients

Quick Summary

Launch Sequence is Loud Muscle Science's proprietary formula for sexual health. It has some typical effects, as well as a surprise that wasn't mentioned. Work on the price, and you've got a great product.

Introduction

I'll be turning 25 at the end of this year. It may confuse some as to why I was even interested in this product whilst in my sexual prime. I have no problem getting erections. My sexual-desire-switch basically never turns off. What I was really looking to "intensify pleasure and orgasm", as so eloquently put on the bottle. I used this product s...

Quick Summary

Launch Sequence is Loud Muscle Science's proprietary formula for sexual health. It has some typical effects, as well as a surprise that wasn't mentioned. Work on the price, and you've got a great product.

Introduction

I'll be turning 25 at the end of this year. It may confuse some as to why I was even interested in this product whilst in my sexual prime. I have no problem getting erections. My sexual-desire-switch basically never turns off. What I was really looking to "intensify pleasure and orgasm", as so eloquently put on the bottle. I used this product sporadically, as every-day use was simply too much for me, and noticed some interesting effects when using modified doses.

Ingredient Profile

The 1560mg proprietary blend includes a slew of ingredients, all believed to increase libido. The list below will also list other known or believed effects of each ingredient;

Tongkat Ali - Mood support, Muscle and bone mass (heehueeheuehehehue)
Horny Goat Weed - Combat mental and physical fatigue
Tribulus Terrestris - Yet to be really proven to do much of anything
Yohimbe Bark - Stimulation, Mood support
Ashwagandha - Mental health, Mood support, Sleep
Maca - Fatigue, Hormonal Imbalance
Mucuna Pruriens - Sleep, Mood support, Mental health,
Muira Puama - Anti-Inflammatory
Rhodiola Rosea Extract - Fatigue, Mood Support

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

It can't get any easier than 2 capsules.

Effectiveness

I played around with the doses and found that different doses achieve different effects for me.

1 capsule: 1/2 serving, produces a slightly firmer erection and slightly heightened sensation.

2 capsules: 1 serving, produces much firmer erections, slightly heightened sensation, slight increase in orgasm intensity, and notable reduction of refractory period. (Can't be asked to maturely explain that, google it.)

3 capsules: 1 1/2 serving, produces throbbing erections, slightly heightened sensation, moderate increase in orgasm intensity, and significant reduction in refractory period.

4 capsules: 2 servings, erections the same as 3 capsules, sensation actually decreased (???confused???), orgasm similar to a grenade strapped to a pressurized water tank, COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF REFRACTORY PERIOD.

I personally do not recommend anyone to toy with doses with proprietary blends, especially when they contain stimulants. However, I'm reckless and will risk it for the bro-science biscuit. I can say I personally haven't experienced any of the heart-burn that others mentioned. It's also impossible to increase my libido. It is also worth noting that Macuna Pruriens may be a little unpredictable. Erections would sometimes spark for absolutely no reason, and sometimes without even dosing. The duration of this effect established, nor is it guaranteed.

Value

This is where it gets upsetting. There is absolutely nothing in this bottle that should make it cost that much. If I were to buy each of these ingredients individually, I'd get a full-container's worth of EACH INGREDIENT before I even got close to paying the retail price of this product. The effects, while great, simply do not justify the cost of the product, especially since all ingredients here are available in bulk form for pennies on the gram. I'm much more likely to just buy the Macuna and Yohimbe and spend the remaining $80 on gatorade for an all-night bang-fest.

It's only available from the manufacturer, via official site or their amazon seller page.

Side Effects

Nothing ill whatsoever.

Conclusion

Launch Sequence is a solid product, with a lot of potential and POWERFUL effects. It however seems that they are attempting to use a proprietary blend to prevent users from buying bulk and making their own. That would be fine if the price was decent, but it's outrageous. I enjoyed my time using it, but can't say I'll ever pay for a bottle at this price!



Overall
Overall
5.5
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
7.0
Value
Value
6.3
  October 1, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Decent Taste
  • Good Overall Value
  • Massive Tub
  • Builds Muscle
  • Deception
  • Unnecessary Iron
  • High Cholesterol
  • Becomes A Chore To Use

Quick Summary

While Using Triple Chocolate Brownie Mass Gainer Extreme XXXX (2000), I was able to make slow and steady gains. I usually struggle with getting enough calories to gain from whole-foods alone, due to appetite and work habits. It started off as a great experience and turned into a chore simply because of the nature of the product and some short-comings on flavor character. While the product itself held water, the typical MuscleTech marketing strategy and traditional MuscleTech claims made are deceptive and take serious points away from the product as a whole.

----Int...

Quick Summary

While Using Triple Chocolate Brownie Mass Gainer Extreme XXXX (2000), I was able to make slow and steady gains. I usually struggle with getting enough calories to gain from whole-foods alone, due to appetite and work habits. It started off as a great experience and turned into a chore simply because of the nature of the product and some short-comings on flavor character. While the product itself held water, the typical MuscleTech marketing strategy and traditional MuscleTech claims made are deceptive and take serious points away from the product as a whole.

Introduction

As I may have mentioned in previous reviews, I'm a work-a-holic. The pace rises in sync with opportunities. Let's just say, I've pulled the trigger a lot of opportunities lately. I used XXXX steadily for a while, taking half-doses to fill in my caloric holes. As time went on, the taste and ritual involved became monotonous and eventually ponderous. I tried a few recipes, none that were worth repeating. I did not have a bad experience with it, I just wanted it to end way sooner. For my next bounty, I believe I'll try something that has a much smaller container lol.

Ingredient Profile

Who'd have guessed that MuscleTech's claims were inflated? Basically all of us. I've seen some products come from their Platinum Series that were clean and at least honest about their nutrition (although still embellishing the potential results). I'm honestly just tired with a lack of transparency, I don't want to know how much protein there is after milk is added. I don't want to see that number in big print on the packaging with a tiny disclaimer on the back to explain your claim. I want to see exactly how much protein is in the scoop/serving with nothing else added. I want to know what your product is providing, not it's potential after I add my own mediums to it. This may not be a big deal to some, but it's leaving such a bad taste in my mouth to see this still happening when transparency is becoming the standard. Rant over. Here's what you get.

Calories 1830
Calories from Fat 45 8%
Total Fat 5g 15%
Cholesterol 195mg 65% (yikes!)
Total Carbohydrate 384g 128%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 17g
Protein 63g

Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 2450iu 272%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 30mg 50%
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) 198iu 50%
Vitamin K (phytonadione) 15mcg 19%
Thiamin (Thiamin Mononitrate) 1.5mg 100%
Riboflavin 1.5mg 88%
Niacin (Niacinamide) 10.5mg 52%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 1.5 mg 75%
Folic Acid 198mcg 50%
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 3 mcg 50%
Biotin 158 mcg 53%
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate) 4.5mg 45%
Calcium 330mg 33%
Iron 15mg 83% Ya eat beef? Haven't already ditched iron multi's? Do so when using this.
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 79.5mcg 53% Same thing as the iron, but with fish and iodine
Zinc (Zinc Oxide) 5.85mg 39%
Copper (Copper Sulfate) 1.5mg 75%
Chromium (Chromium Chloride) 156mcg 130%
Sodium 540mg 22%
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 16iu **%
Selenium (selenomethionine) 15mcg **%

MASS-TECH Co-Factors
L-glutamine and glutamic acid 10.4 g **%
Creatine Monohydrate 10 g **%
L-Leucine (whey protein and L-leucine) 6.6 g **%
L-Isoleucine (whey protein and L-isoleucine) 4.1 g **%
L-Valine (whey protein and L-valine) 3.4 g **%

Other Ingredients
Multi-Phase Carb Complex (Glucose Polymers, Oat Bran [as Avena sativa], Isomaltulose)
100% Whey Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey protein Isolate 97%, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate),
Natural and Artificial Flavors
Soy or Sunflower Lecithin
Calcium Carbonate
Acesulfame-Potassium
Sucralose
Ferric Orthophosphate Source of the excess iron, unnecessary product.
Medium Chain Triglycerides

It would be nice to see the amounts used in "other ingredients", but that's kind of far-fetched.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

There are 2 distinct tastes, and a third subtle taste. The first one to hit the edges tongue is fudge, and its great. The next flavor that sits in the middle of the tongue is of malt chocolate, very rich. It overpowers the fudge taste and lingers for a while. I don't quite like it as much as I like the fudge taste, which is disappointing since it's the most prominent. The third taste I notice is of dark chocolate. It covers the palate as soon as the malt taste diminishes but soon loses character to the maltiness. I'd really like if this flavor were more dominant.

Mixability is great when following direction. The label states to use a blender, and when doing so, mixability is fine. It still can be a little sandy if your fluid is too low. Easy fix. I can, however, tell you that there is no chance of shaking this product into something you want to drink. Do not try. It will not work. It is not designed to. Follow directions. Having clearly stated this on the container, I say mixability gets a passing grade.

Dosing this product is where the work comes in. For a full dose, you have to mix 6 of these huge scoops in your blender. Rounded scoops, at that. My blender isn't even big enough to contain that much, which was fine because a 1/2 scoop was usually all I needed. One scoop mixes in with a serving of Jello chocolate pudding for a dirty high-calorie snack as long as you don't mind slight grittiness. I made pancakes with it, but I honestly prefer plain flap-jacks instead.

For a bulk, I think the macros are a solid addition to a clean diet. Just keep an eye on cholesterol, iron, and sodium.

Effectiveness

I put on 4 pounds in the first month of using 1/2 serving daily. After that I stayed between 4 and 5 pounds above my starting point, maintaining but not gaining. Work put itself first and caused some difficulty in the gym, so I dropped my calories, which explains the plateau. I say it's very effective as a gainer. I was extremely pleased to see a pound per-week when I used this, went hard on the iron, and maintained a clean surplus.

Value

I see where Muscle and Strength have it for $62 for 22lbs. That's great for a gainer at 50 cents per gram of protein from good sources, as well as decent carbohydrates.

Side Effects

I experienced none.

Conclusion

XXXX is a solid gainer that can definitely get the job done. I deduct points for misleading labeling in frickin' 2018. Up until they listed the other sizes and flavors last week, they even claimed that it gave 63 grams of protein per scoop, wish is outrageous. Otherwise, I woudn't have taken off so much from the overall. I really hope MuscleTech cleans up their act and just starts selling product. The veil is thin and we can all see the truth by just looking in the nutrition panel. You may disagree with my reasoning, but once I saw that claim, I was filled with resent for the company and was unable to enjoy the product as I had before.



Overall
Overall
6.9
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
7.0
Value
Value
6.8
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Myokem for sending it out!
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  September 23, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Great Endurance
  • Great Pumps
  • Great Vascularity
  • Fat Loss
  • Hard Muscles
  • Some Promising Science
  • No Significant Appetite Increase
  • Not Widely Available
  • Some Poor Science

Quick Summary

Myokem has now fully disclosed the nutrition panel for their hit supplement, Magnitropin. This product claims to boost testosterone, build lean mass, increase your endurance and appetite, boost your strength and improve your overall athletic performance to build healthy, toned muscle mass safely and efficiently. Some have experienced the full spectrum of these effects, while others have responded differently. I personally feel as if it left a just a little to be desired, and had some rather interesting results.

Introduction

I used Magnitropin as directed....

Quick Summary

Myokem has now fully disclosed the nutrition panel for their hit supplement, Magnitropin. This product claims to boost testosterone, build lean mass, increase your endurance and appetite, boost your strength and improve your overall athletic performance to build healthy, toned muscle mass safely and efficiently. Some have experienced the full spectrum of these effects, while others have responded differently. I personally feel as if it left a just a little to be desired, and had some rather interesting results.

Introduction

I used Magnitropin as directed. Three capsules, twice a day for a total of six pills. Sometimes I took them without food, and others with food. I have been in a constant caloric surplus, between 2,600 and 3,000 calories daily. My 5x-Week German Volume Training has been less than perfect, often times with work and it's related travels coming between me and the iron, but has been as consistent as real life will permit. If ever I struggled to get my calories in, I used a mass gainer to plug the rest in to ensure I never fell short in these hectic times.

Ingredient Profile

This is the profile, directly as taken from the manufacturer's website, plus my take on the ingredients.

1.45g PAEDERIA FOETIDA EXTRACT: Paederia foetida is a plant that goes by various names, including Chinese fever vine, and is the best test booster. I haven't found a single study that backs this claim up. I have found only one study of it's libido and testosterone boosting effects, but was done in mice in 2012 and hasn't been replicated since. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1016/j.jomh.2011.12.003 The study indicates that 1.45g would be an effective dose if the ingredient proved to be effective

300mg CISTANCHE DESERTICOLA EXTRACT: Cistanche deserticola extract has been found to improve muscle recovery, strength, and endurance. I couldn't find anything to indicate endurance boosts but found a couple of studies indicating cell protection and proliferation, which could help with recovery and stregnth. I was unable to find effective dose guidelines. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22186624 / https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0753332216307429

300mg GENTIANA LUTEA EXTRACT: Gentiana lutea extract improves your digestion while stimulating your appetite, encouraging greater food intake to fuel growing muscle mass. This one was pretty easy to find several articles on. The most straight-forward piece contributes the appetite to a response to increased salivary production and increased upper digestive-tract activity. { lost the article in editing :( }

102mg EPICATECHIN: Studies suggest that epicatechin has been found to increase your resistance to fatigue and can effectively promote muscle growth and increased strength by stimulating muscle protein synthesis. There is an absolute MOUNTAIN of studies done on Epicat. After literally 50 pages (out of 500+ pages), I found one indicating that the mitochondrial protein levels were elevated following doses of Epicat, here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3741049/

7.5mg BIOPERINE BLACK PEPPER EXTRACT: Black pepper extract is a potent source of piperine which allows supplements to spend the right amount of time circulating in your body. Bioperine is also extensively researched, in both human and rat studies. One of the easiest to understand is here, where 42 (minus the 9 that were disqualified) individuals were tested to see if Bioperine helped the absorption of Curcumin. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT00113841?sect=X70156#outcome1

Dosing

6 standard sized capsules daily. For some this may be a bit much, but I've taken vitapacks that far out-pilled this. Split into two doses of 3 caps daily. I've read some reviews stating that you should take every 6th day off, but all literature on their website says to take it continuously, so I did.

Effectiveness

As stated in the introduction, I had an interesting experience. None-throughout did I feel an increase in appetite, which was very disappointing. That was one of the big turn-ons for me, as I've always struggled with making myself eat more. I've used supplements in the past that make me absolutely ravenous and hungry for anything I can chew. This did not happen. I suppose it may be because I was already pushing myself to eat as much as possible and using a gainer when needed. All I can say definitively, is that I wish I'd noticed more on this aspect.

I did however really like the endurance it gave me. I felt that the physical aspects of work were easier, pulling long, hard days. I also was pleased to notice that my sparse gym sessions didn't suffer due to infrequency. Never did I feel as if I took a step back. I've experienced a loss of progress before when life came between me and the gym, but not while taking Magnitropin. Long "make-up" sessions felt as if I'd never missed a day of working out.

Around the end of the first week, is when I started to notice day-long vascularity and feel that whole-body pump that is amplified by targeted use of the muscles. My muscles, especially in the chest and arms, stayed looking full, and feeling FIRM. I've taken products that have promised this result, but this is the first time I've noticed it. I find it odd, as "muscle hardening" isn't mentioned anywhere for this product.

Obviously the goal in a surplus was to put on some lean mass. That's the big selling point here. I however, lost weight on what has been my surplus, set by a nutritionist. When I started taking this product, I was 156lbs, at 16.2% bodyfat, measured by digital calipers. At the end of the cycle, I am now 152lbs, at 14.4% bodyfat. This suggests that all weight lost was fat. While this isn't the result I was hoping for, I do really like the way it looks on me. I refrained from weighing myself or taking measurements until the run was finished, because nothing gets me going quite like seeing the number on the scale jump up considerably. I was disappointed to see it drop, but that quickly went away after measuring my BF% and doing the math.

Value

$50 - $55 for my results is reasonable in my book. I would however like to see someone other than the manufacturer and BPN carry it.

Side Effects

I noticed no ill effects at all.

Conclusion

Overall, I had a great time. I felt it helped me keep what I worked for in the gym, and kind of re-worked what I worked for in the kitchen. I can see this being something I would try again after bulking more, when I am able to give it the time in the gym it needs.



Overall
Overall
2.8
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
3.3
Value
Value
2.5
  September 7, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
    • Deceptive Dosages
    • Limited Availability
    • Low-Quantity Container
    • Poor Ingredient Labeling
    • Unclear Directions
    • Not Effective
    • Too Expensive

    Quick Summary

    I received a full container, a whopping 8 softgels of CBD from Ultimate Nutrition. I'm not totally sure what they were even hoping to achieve with this product, as "general health and wellness" with "relaxation" being tossed in the description on the website.

    Introduction

    BEFORE READING FURTHER
    Note that CBD regardless to popular belief CBD is still not yet legal in all 50 states. I nor SupplementReviews.com condone the use of illegal substances. I happen to do so at my own free will, as I live in one of the 17 states yet to legalize the produ...

    Quick Summary

    I received a full container, a whopping 8 softgels of CBD from Ultimate Nutrition. I'm not totally sure what they were even hoping to achieve with this product, as "general health and wellness" with "relaxation" being tossed in the description on the website.

    Introduction

    BEFORE READING FURTHER
    Note that CBD regardless to popular belief CBD is still not yet legal in all 50 states. I nor SupplementReviews.com condone the use of illegal substances. I happen to do so at my own free will, as I live in one of the 17 states yet to legalize the product. Make sure you check your local and state laws before ordering this particular product. With such being the case, the some of the following material was done to educate myself more on the topic.

    Ultimate was kind enough to send out their only size container of an increasingly renowned cannibinoid, CBD (lesser known as cannibidiol). Up to this point, I have used dry plant matter and high-potency THC extracts for recreational and self-medicating purposes for years. In the anticipation of this product after Ultimate confirming that they would send the it, I procured several other CBD extracts for comparison, which I was virgin to. I have several close friends who are licensed growers, distributors, and caretakers in legal states who have extensive knowledge on CBD and its use. They were incredibly resourceful with helping me procure high-potency CBD extracts with various delivery mediums, including an oil softgel that matched the claimed mg of active ingredient.

    Ingredient Profile

    CBD: 25mg - The main ingredient, and only one listed as anything other than "other ingredients" is becoming evermore popular among people who wish to achieve a plethora of effects including pain relief, decreased anxiety, mood support, reduced inflammation, neuro-support, and an absolute smorgasbord of other things that are sadly still yet to be proven by research. All in due time.

    The problem with this claim, is the "(Hemp Oil Extract)" right below. While speaking with several of my contacts about the compound, I was warned multiple times about this bait-and-switch. Companies are allowed to label Hemp Oil Extract with trace amounts, if any CBD as actual CBD. This makes sense, since shipping ACTUAL CBD to my state is illegal, whereas hemp oil has no restriction. About 5 minutes of Google draws several articles on this exact practice and why it is so easily and commonly done.

    Under "Other Ingredients", you get some things that should be added to the active list, as M-C-T's and Vitamin E Dimer Derivative are listed, and can actually help the poor availability of CBD, as well as any oil-base substance such as Mono and Diglycerides and unnamed fatty acids also on that list.

    Natural flavors are added, which according to the website, are natural terpenes from the plant, which are absolutely worth listing on the bottle if true. This is all wrapped in a gelatin capsule.

    Dosing

    25mg of of pure CBD is an effective dose, however, this is not 25mg of pure CBD. This is 25mg of hemp and other plant oils with little if any of the active ingredient.

    Take one as needed? Needed for what? How to you gauge your need for wellness?

    Effectiveness

    How can I make such a claim, you may ask? Well the effects spoke for themselves. For 3 days, I took one gel on an empty stomach. Then two days with a table-spoon of peanut butter and 5oz milk. This offered nothing but the slight taste of bong water when I burped. On the 6th day, after asking the advice of one of my aforementioned contacts, I asked what the potential side effects of taking 75mg of CBD would be, I decided to see for myself if I could get any effectiveness out of it. I was told to expect slight sedation, pain relief, and relaxation, among some possible stomach upset and lack of appetite. I experienced absolutely nothing whatsoever after taking 3 gels with a tablespoon of peanut butter and 5oz milk.

    This varied WILDLY from each of the products I acquired from out-of-state dispensaries, as 20-35mg would give a feeling of relaxation and relief from body aches within the hour. I'm convinced UltimateNutrition's CBD is bunk.

    Value

    $30 for 8 softgels makes this $3.75 per-serving. I can only find this product direct from the manufacturer as well, giving you no other option if you'd like to try it. Even if we pretend for a moment that this isn't marketed as an actual CBD oil, the general wellness effects of hemp oil are much more easily and cost effectively sourced from many, many more places. This is outrageous.

    Lack of Effects

    Is what I got. Complete, total LACK of effects.

    Conclusion

    This is the first time I've felt genuinely angry because of a supplement. I erased a lot of crap that I wrote out of frustration in an attempt to give my most pure opinion without my bitter-goggles on. This product exploits a loophole that allowed a dishonest marketing strategy, crazy prices, poor availability, and extremely low quantity for a general wellness supplement that would need daily usage for long duration to achieve effects. This product doesn't hold a candle to any of the other CBD extracts I used. I strongly advise you to research the deceptive market and how to avoid scams like this before considering your purchases, as this was an absolute fail in my book.



    Overall
    Overall
    7.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    8.0
    Value
    Value
    7.0
      August 27, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Tastes Great
    • Clean Profile
    • Builds Muscle
    • Good Value
    • Volume Discount Not Currently Available

    Quick Summary

    Powerful is a brand relatively new to me. They make snack bites, yogurts, and a few other health-forward foodstuffs. Their "Powerful Drink" is a milk and Greek yogurt based protein RTD with a clean profile and a surprisingly good taste.

    Introduction

    I found my first Powerful Drink tucked away in a corner of the yogurt section of Walmart on rollback. I figured that 20g of protein from milk and yogurt is definitely worth the $1.32 if it's clean and tasty. Well damn it boys, it is. If you've never heard of them, like me before stumbling upon this gem, they hav...

    Quick Summary

    Powerful is a brand relatively new to me. They make snack bites, yogurts, and a few other health-forward foodstuffs. Their "Powerful Drink" is a milk and Greek yogurt based protein RTD with a clean profile and a surprisingly good taste.

    Introduction

    I found my first Powerful Drink tucked away in a corner of the yogurt section of Walmart on rollback. I figured that 20g of protein from milk and yogurt is definitely worth the $1.32 if it's clean and tasty. Well damn it boys, it is. If you've never heard of them, like me before stumbling upon this gem, they have several food items and even apparel, and customizable subscriptions as well. I've tried Vanilla Maple and Chocolate flavors. The price has since returned to the regular $1.68 per-bottle, but I'm hooked. They're too tasty and easy.

    Ingredient Profile

    -Chocolate-
    Filtered Water
    Nonfat Ultra-Filtered Milk
    Greek Yogurt

    Contains less than 2% of the following ingredients:

    Organic sugar
    Cocoa (processed with alkali)
    Calcium Caseinate
    Natural Flavor
    Carrageenan
    Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract
    Potassium Carbonate
    Salt

    Total Fat:4g
    Saturated:2.5g
    Trans:0g
    Cholesterol:25mg
    Sodium:95mg
    Carbs:12g
    Dietary Fiber:1g
    Sugar:9g
    Protein:20g

    Calcium:45mg
    Iron:8mg
    Vitamin A:2%

    -Vanilla Maple-
    Filtered water
    Nonfat Ultra-Filtered Milk
    Milk
    Organic Maple Syrup
    Greek Yogurt

    Contains less than 2% of the following ingredients:

    Calcium Caseinate
    Natural Flavor
    Carrageenan
    Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract
    Salt
    Potassium Carbonate

    Total Fat:4g
    Saturated:2.5g
    Trans:0g
    Cholesterol:25mg
    Sodium:115mg
    Carbs:12g
    Dietary Fiber:0g
    Sugar:10g
    Protein:20g

    Calcium:50mg
    Iron:2mg
    Vitamin A:2%
    Vitamin C:2%

    If they ain't listed, they ain't in there.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    I liked the chocolate more than the vanilla maple, but they were both very good. I've never had chocolate flavored Greek yogurt, so it was a hard one to imagine before trying it. The closest taste I can compare it to is the outer layer of a Knoppers Wafer. I know those aren't the most popular, but a few of you may get the idea. It's not very strong, so it's great for my breakfasts.

    The vanilla maple is less vanilla and more maple to my palate. I'm not the biggest fan of vanilla, so this is probably why it works for me. It tastes creamier, and has a stronger milky after-taste than the chocolate. By no means am I saying this is a sub-par flavor. I simply love chocolate.

    The metallic bottles give you 20g of protein in a 12oz RTD, which the lid suggests shaking. I've forgotten to shake them a few times and honestly couldn't tell one bit of difference.

    Effectiveness

    They go down smoothly and haven't gotten tiresome at all yet. I'm sure if I could get a hold on some their other products, I'd be able to add to my rotation and quite possibly never tire of them. They give no bloat or GI issues, and sit lightly enough on the stomach for activity afterward.

    Value

    I don't mind paying $1.68 since it's RTD and I'm really paying for the convenience. The only problem is that their volume subscription discount function doesn't seem to be working. It's hard to give a really good value assessment until they solve this problem, because it's clear that they understand that you should save if you're buying a 6 or 12 pack, and save even more if you auto-ship on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

    Conclusion

    I love these. I'll definitely be reaching out the them to see if they're interested in participating here on SR, because I'm sure you guys would like them as well!



    Overall
    Overall
    5.0
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    7.0
    Value
    Value
    4.0
      August 26, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
      • Unmet Claims
      • Sub-Par Flavor
      • Brown Flecks
      • Hastle To Mix
      • Too Expensive

      Quick Summary

      USPLabs' Modern Creatine boasts ultra-purity, and ironically decides to add betaine. The label boasts that BioCRE (the instantized creatine anhydrous the product uses) contains upwards of 96% creatine per-gram, as opposed to the 88% of the Ol' Reliable Creatine Mono.

      Ingredient Profile

      A clean profile of 3 grams of BioCRE Instantized Creatine Anhydrous. Instantized creatine is said to help solve the issue of creatine not particularly soluble in water. Also containing >96% pure creatine means that you'd be getting roughly the same amount of the good stuff a...

      Quick Summary

      USPLabs' Modern Creatine boasts ultra-purity, and ironically decides to add betaine. The label boasts that BioCRE (the instantized creatine anhydrous the product uses) contains upwards of 96% creatine per-gram, as opposed to the 88% of the Ol' Reliable Creatine Mono.

      Ingredient Profile

      A clean profile of 3 grams of BioCRE Instantized Creatine Anhydrous. Instantized creatine is said to help solve the issue of creatine not particularly soluble in water. Also containing >96% pure creatine means that you'd be getting roughly the same amount of the good stuff as you would with 5 grams of creatine monohydrate.

      It also includes the minimum effective dose of Betaine Anhydrous, 2.5 grams. Betaine Anhydrous is said to increase creatine synthesis and improve athletic performance.

      USPLabs has decided to continue the popular trend of adding color to their beverages because we're all obviously 10 years old and care about color. The colors are natural, but still totally unnecessary.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      The only variations of this formula are Lemon-Lime, and unflavored. The website shows 3 containers of the product with different color water effects indicating their flavors. Unflavored is blue, I supposed because clear just doesn't have that pizzazz. Lemon-Lime, is of course lime green. The third container has a red/pink water effect, hinting that a third flavor, probably fruit-punch, is in the pipeline.

      I myself have the Lemon-Lime. The taste isn't neither good or bad. It tastes similar to when you go to a restaurant and order Sprite, but the syrup/water ratio is off and you have this odd Sierra Mist and medicine mix of a flavor. Though it sounds bad, it's not enough to put me off to drinking it. However, the mixability claims they make are 100% total bunk. The only way to get it to mix completely, like many other creatine products, is hot water. Not room temperature, but HOT. I usually don't mind mixing my drinks ahead of time in warmer water and tossing them in the freezer. I picked up this habit years ago when poor mixability was commonplace. Having to actually make the water hot, or dilute it to the point where flavored becomes unflavored is NOT mentioned on their website. I feel misled. If you do neither of those things, you're left with that all-too-familiar bitter grit at the bottom. The grit also contains brownish flecks instead of just white. There is no indication of any brownish ingredient on the container. This is concerning.

      Looking past the taste and mixability issues will leave you with proper dosing of effective ingredients.

      Remind me to upload a picture when the feature is working properly again and I'll show you.

      Effectiveness

      I'm not one to usually bloat with creatine, nor am I one to notice a major performance difference with creatine or betaine. Transitioning to this product from my bulk mono was seamless, with absolutely no change in performance. It's creatine that does what creatine does. In my experience, betaine is simply not enough to change the effects of creatine.

      Value

      The cheapest I found this product was $17.00 for a one month supply. Compare this to the cost of creatine mono where the $20 will get you a year's supply and the relative low cost of betaine anhydrous, and this is just unfeasible.

      Side Effects

      There are none, so it's got that.

      Conclusion

      I cannot see ditching creatine monohydrate for a slight increase in purity. The effects do not justify the cost, and the absolute inability to live up to the claims on the website are juvenile. We are adults and we know creatine doesn't mix super-well. It's not a big deal unless you lie about it. I'll pass on this next time.



      Overall
      Overall
      7.7
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      7.4
      Value
      Value
      8.0
        August 1, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Tastes Great
      • Builds Muscle
      • Good Value
      • No Exact Protein Values
      ----Quick Summary----
      MuscleTech's Premium Gold 100% Whey Protein is a whey isolate, with whey peptides and a great taste. It delivers 24g of protein, 4g of carbs, and 2g of fat in a 34g scoop. It is just as good for cooking as it is as a shake.

      ----Introduction----
      I had a witty paragraph about MuscleTech's reputation and history typed up. It was analogy-heavy and had obvious jabs thrown at the company. I realized before finishing it that it was just plain stupid. It's hard sometimes, to forget what (anything) used to be, and focus on what it has become. MuscleTech, the a...
      ----Quick Summary----
      MuscleTech's Premium Gold 100% Whey Protein is a whey isolate, with whey peptides and a great taste. It delivers 24g of protein, 4g of carbs, and 2g of fat in a 34g scoop. It is just as good for cooking as it is as a shake.

      ----Introduction----
      I had a witty paragraph about MuscleTech's reputation and history typed up. It was analogy-heavy and had obvious jabs thrown at the company. I realized before finishing it that it was just plain stupid. It's hard sometimes, to forget what (anything) used to be, and focus on what it has become. MuscleTech, the absolute titanic company, has gone through some absolutely ridiculous phases. I think they've ditched some of their nasty habits, and have delivered a very clean, very useful protein powder.

      ----Ingredient Profile----
      (Premium Protein Blend)
      Whey Peptides, Whey Isolate

      Whey Protein Concentrate
      Cocoa

      Then your standard ingredients such as flavors and binders. No hidden preservatives or such evil lol.

      ----Mixability----
      I was excited to try this in different mediums and ways. It claims to mix easily in water with just a spoon. Not only did a spoon mix it well with water, it did just as well in whole milk and almond milk. I personally enjoyed it most in 8oz cold, whole milk. Though a spoon does the job, the consistency of each medium was different when I used a blender as opposed to the spoon. It seemed thicker, yet more aerated, like an actual shake, which is how I prefer it. There was no grit or clumps in any scenario.

      ----Taste----
      The taste was forwardly pleasant, not over or underwhelming. It was similar to a mild milk-chocolate cereal, rather than a super-rich chocolate icecream (though the flavor name IS Double Rich Chocolate). When used as a shake, the taste never got tiresome, but when used as pancake batter, I lost all self-control entirely. Since focusing on my food-source quality, I can typically stretch protein powder out for a few months and get more than enough protein through meat and dairy. However, once I made this into pancakes, I realized the tub simply would not last.

      ----Dosing----
      There's 10g of (not protein) in the mix, and the container doesn't tell you exactly how much. While detailed transparency is nice, lets be honest. As long as I get all of the protein you're claiming is in the container, do what you gotta do to make it mix and taste superb. Just don't get carried away. 24g of protein is a nice addition to my diet in any circumstance.

      ----Effectiveness----
      So this is where everyone adlibs for a bit before saying that it sits well on the stomach and doesn't give gas or diarrhea, right?
      It sits well on the stomach and doesn't give gas or diarrhea. The pancakes also didn't seem to cause any ill effects for my girlfriend or myself. I expected to be trumpeting from the backside with as many as we ate, but I won't complain about side effects that never happened.

      ----Value----
      I've found it on sale for just under $21 for a 2.5lb tub, which would be $0.70/serving, or $0.03 per-gram of protein, while milk itself is around $0.04 per-gram of protein.

      ----Side Effects----
      Nope

      ----Conclusion----
      I'm personally impressed with the direction MuscleTech seems to be going. The taste is great, and the quality is wonderful before even factoring in the low cost of the product. It makes for a great shake between meals or bangin' ass pancakes whenever.



      Overall
      Overall
      3.6
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      4.5
      Value
      Value
      2.8
        July 26, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Deep Sleep
      • Vivid Dreams
      • Surprise Boners!
      • Not Effective
      • Groggyness

      Quick Summary

      I've been trying various products that are said to improve cognitive function and mood. I've used DHEA products, stimulants, and nootropics, all in various combinations with each-other. I decided to give a few bottles of L-Dopa a try, and see if the results were comparable to some of the positive results I've had with other supplements. This was a 6-week ordeal that could have been spent on another product. -_-

      Introduction

      Mucuna Pruriens is sometimes referred to as the "Magic Bean", or "Magic Velvet Bean". They contain relatively high concentrations of L...

      Quick Summary

      I've been trying various products that are said to improve cognitive function and mood. I've used DHEA products, stimulants, and nootropics, all in various combinations with each-other. I decided to give a few bottles of L-Dopa a try, and see if the results were comparable to some of the positive results I've had with other supplements. This was a 6-week ordeal that could have been spent on another product. -_-

      Introduction

      Mucuna Pruriens is sometimes referred to as the "Magic Bean", or "Magic Velvet Bean". They contain relatively high concentrations of L-Dopa, among other mildly psychoactive compounds. L-Dopa, or Levodopa, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it is said to trigger the master gland's production of Dopamine, Noradrenaline, and Adrenaline, all affecting mood and (potentially) small motor function. It also stimulates the CNS's production of HGH as well as efficacy and repair of neurons in the entire nervous system.

      Source Naturals' Mucuna-Dopa claims to support brain function, libido, muscle growth, and a positive mental state.

      Ingredient Profile

      Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract, yielding 100 mg l-Dopa. Pretty straight forward.

      Dosing

      Since encapsulated, there is no taste or mixing to consider. The capsules are rather small and easy to swallow, not causing any odd-tasting burps, gas, etc. The bottles said to start with one capsule, and adjust accordingly. The effective dose of L-Dopa is believed to be between 500-1000mg.

      Effectiveness

      The first week I dosed 100mg upon waking and waited an hour to eat, 4 days out of the week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I noticed no effects whatsoever.

      Week two, I dosed 100mg, twice a day, on the same days. Once capsule upon waking, and one before bed. Again, there were no effects.

      Week three, I started dosing 200mg in the same pattern as week two. I noticed strange dreams and a deeper sleep after the first night of this dose. The dreams were even wild on the days of the week that I did not use the product, but the sleep QUALITY was not there without dosing. At this point, these are the only effects I've noticed. No mental alertness or better mood.

      Week four is where things became strange. In hopes of achieving some type of mental boost, I increase the dose to 200mg, three times a day, on the same four days of the week. Two capsules upon waking, no food for an hour. Two capsules 30 minutes before lunch. Two capsules an hour before bed. The first time I dosed this way, the dreams were intense, and I woke up feeling groggy, taking a few hours to fully shake off. I also woke up with a handle attached to my pelvis that you could have picked me up by. Infrequent, and very persistent erections would crash my day. This isn't necessarily a problem, just kind of annoying while I'm working. It strangely didn't seem to increase sexual desire, just erections. Even at this dose, there was absolutely no change in mood or mental function.

      Week five was time to open the second bottle and taper back down. I've read articles and reviews indicative of withdrawals, and would rather not chance anything. I used week three's dosing pattern, and was somehow still visited by the hard-on fairy all throughout my week. The dreams and sleep quality were consistent with week three's effects on week five. I finished week six, while using week two's doses. The effects of had appeared to have stopped completely other than the occasional random woody. I didn't bother doing a 7th week for a full-taper. I was honestly just tired of the product and disappointed that I hadn't achieved the desired results, so I gave my garbage can a rather large dose out of the second bottle.

      Value

      I got two 60ct bottles for $9 each at LuckyVitamin with a coupon, which made it cheaper than the 120ct. Less than a dime per-serving isn't bad, but having to take so many servings before noticing anything takes away from that value. For me, it felt more like buying snake oil. Even if it's dirt cheap, that doesn't mean its a good deal.

      Side Effects

      Groggyness in higher doses. Random boners. Vivid dreams.

      Conclusion

      If you're looking for boners and deep sleep, I say go for it. I however, usually don't have a problem with either. The bottle claims to boost mood and mental function, but I noticed absolutely none of that.



      Overall
      Overall
      6.7
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      6.3
      Value
      Value
      7.4
        July 24, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Increased Energy
      • Good Value
      • Aggressive Taste
      • Dyes
      • Some Under-dosing

      Quick Summary

      Energy-enhanced BCAA drinks are never really something to write home about. They satisfy a different need than traditional stimulant PWO's, so can't really be compared. This review reflects my experience with the product when used as a lightly-stimulated PWO/Intra, as well as an energizing beverage to use throughout my workdays.

      Introduction

      MuscleTech's Platinum Amino+Energy is a fully disclosed energizing BCAA beverage aimed to be used before and during physical activity. With 5 grams of BCAA's, a recovery blend, electrolytes, and a very mild dash of energy....

      Quick Summary

      Energy-enhanced BCAA drinks are never really something to write home about. They satisfy a different need than traditional stimulant PWO's, so can't really be compared. This review reflects my experience with the product when used as a lightly-stimulated PWO/Intra, as well as an energizing beverage to use throughout my workdays.

      Introduction

      MuscleTech's Platinum Amino+Energy is a fully disclosed energizing BCAA beverage aimed to be used before and during physical activity. With 5 grams of BCAA's, a recovery blend, electrolytes, and a very mild dash of energy.

      Ingredient Profile

      3:1:1 BCAA MATRIX
      5g of BCAA's is a standard and efficient dose, with a 3:1:1 ratio of L-leucine (to help protein synthesis, and build lean muscle), L-isoleucine (to help efficiently utilize glucose), and L-Valine (which is said to do a combination of both of the other effects ). None of them are listed as fermented, nor is there any indication of them being so on the label. Fermented BCAA's are said to be "cleaner" and more efficiently used in the human body. Having used fermented BCAA's before, I do like the idea of a more naturally made product, but can't say that I've ever noticed a difference in performance.

      CELL-VOLUMIZING AND RECOVERY COMPLEX

      1g Taurine - Effective dose of a conditional amino acid to combat fatigue and boost physical performance.
      500mg l-Glutamine Physical stress is said to deplete this easily replenished and naturally abundant amino acid. Having an extra dose of this before and during exercise may stave off depletion and help nutrient absorption.
      200mg l-Lysine At least one clinical study suggests between 1-3g may stimulate vasodilation, as well as aid in glucose secretion and protein synthesis.
      125mg l-Arginine This is a low dose of a non-essential amino acid that has shown to improve nitric oxide production. Effective doses are typically between 3-5g.
      125mg l-CitrullineEffective doses for blood-arginine production and endurance promotion are between 1-3g daily.
      75mg l-Tyrosine Anotherlow dose of a non-essential amino acid. 500+ mg per-day is believed to aid in protein synthesis and cellular energy.
      50mg l-PhenylalanineThis is half of the dose of an essential amino acid said to be effective for mood support and cellular energy. Lower doses may however help aid in the production of l-Tyrosine.
      50mg l-Threonine There is no standard dose of this amino acid that aids in protein synthesis and muscle tissue production via production of serine and glycine.
      50mg l-Methionine This is about 1/4 of the total daily need for this essential amino acid that helps in the natural production of cysteine and may or may not aid in tissue repair.
      25mg l-Histadine This dose is effective for production of histamine, which in turn can help with dilation of capillaries.

      ELECTROLYTE+ BLEND

      160mg Sodium Chloride It's salt. I genuinely hope I don't need to go into detail on this, lol.
      50mg Coconut Water Coconut water is packed full of electrolytes and other minerals, most notably Potassium, an important electrolyte lost in sweat.
      50mg Watermelon Juice Citrulline and minerals for days!
      40mg Dipotassium Phosphate Source of potassium and phosphorus. I can't find any evidence of this being useful or safe for exercise purposes. It is commonly used in powders to prevent clumping and looks to be a clever way to disguise an unnecessary, low-grade additive.

      ENERGY ENHANCER +

      100mg Caffeine Both from anhydrous and GTE.
      25mg Green Tea Extract 25% EGCG and 12% Caffeine

      We've also got some unnecessary artificial colors that vary according to which flavor you get.

      Taste/Mixability

      Mixability of the 10g scoop is impressive. There was no grit or residue of any sort in 8oz of cold (af) water. A thick head of foam smoothly lays back down within seconds of stopping the shaking. The first I tried was Extreme Orange, having no idea what to expect. I haven't had an orange flavored product in forever. A powerful taste of Tang's orange drink hit all corners of my mouth, which was a bit much to palate. I estimated from the intensity of the flavor that approximately half of that flavor would do, and doubled the water. I liked it this way much more. The Tropical Mango was much better, but still a bit strong for me at 8oz of water, and is much better about 12oz imo. I think the mango flavor will be easier to enjoy over time, while the orange flavor became tiresome.Both are better when you pump it a few times with a SodaStream imo.

      Effectiveness

      The product has performed well in various circumstances. While not an every day'er for me, I really like to have it in place of coffee. I get up anywhere between 3am-5am for work. It really helps with the long and early drive followed by productive mornings. Being such a mild stimulant, there is no crash to worry about, so the drives back are cake as well. While using it as a PWO, it was exactly what you'd expect, a very clean "buzz" that is more motivation than stimulation. There have been some inconsistent boosts to endurance that haven't been anything to write home about when used as a PWO. This is where using it pre --and-- intra is better than pre --or-- intra, imo. A double-dose of this used at times for pre and intra gives a much more noticeable energy and endurance boost. My only issue with that is I prefer water as my intra, but that's a me thing, not a fault in the product.

      Value

      You can find it on Amazon for less than $20 for a 30 dose container. That puts it around $0.70/serving, but $1.40 for each double-scoop, which is steep. I'll personally stick to using it occasionally in place of coffee, so the value to me is great. I see my Tropical Mango tub going probably outlasting the Extreme Orange since I've figured out how I prefer to use it. I'll likely get between 2-2.5 months on containers like this. I would however like to see some better dosages on the bottom half of the ingredient list. They're cheap, why skimp?

      Side Effects

      Nah, son.

      Conclusion

      I like it! I think it's found at least a temporary spot in my cabinet while I look for my 10/10.




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