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Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Loud Muscle Science for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  January 18, 2019

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Libido Booster
  • Solid As A Rock
  • More Frequent Erections
  • Increase Desire
  • Refractory Period Reduction
  • Increased Sensation

    Quick Summary

    Simply put, this stuff worked! Literally, it worked everytime and never let me down (pun intended). Keep reading to hear my thoughts.

    Introduction

    Well, I wouldn't say I suffer from ED or anything like that, but I have definitely felt some decline in my drive as of late, so I figured I'd give this supplement a try. I have tried a few other supplements in this department that had zero effectiveness so I wasn't expecting much from this one either. Thanks to Loud Muscle Science and SR for the chance to try this one. Sorry for the delay in getting the review out...

    Quick Summary

    Simply put, this stuff worked! Literally, it worked everytime and never let me down (pun intended). Keep reading to hear my thoughts.

    Introduction

    Well, I wouldn't say I suffer from ED or anything like that, but I have definitely felt some decline in my drive as of late, so I figured I'd give this supplement a try. I have tried a few other supplements in this department that had zero effectiveness so I wasn't expecting much from this one either. Thanks to Loud Muscle Science and SR for the chance to try this one. Sorry for the delay in getting the review out. I am caught in the middle of this government shutdown and it sucks.

    Ingredient Profile

    I'm not going to get into the ingredient profile since so many people already have. It is a prop blend of around 1560mg consisting of mostly typical ingredients you see in sexual health supplements. Take a look at it if you want to see it. Overall, there is nothing too surprising in here. Another reason I wasn't expecting much.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    This comes in blue pill form. No noticeable odor or aftertastes.

    Effectiveness

    Well, Launch Sequence ended up blowing my mind! I was pretty caught off guard. My drive was increased so much it was almost scary. Within 30-40 minutes I could feel it. I was getting randoms left and right, which doesn't really happen to me that much any more. And I was staring at my wife with that look in my eyes. In the bedroom, it did everything it promised. Things lasted longer, felt better, all that kind of stuff. I'm not trying to sound like a commercial for this stuff but it really did do everything it promised. Now with that being said, I did not take these daily and I think that was a good idea. The coolest part for me is that the effects from Launch Sequence lasted a few days for me. And this held true for the whole bottle. This also affected the value for me. I usually stuck to the two pill dose as recommended, but occasionally i took three. The main difference was how many days the effects lasted for me. Another thing I noticed is that after we were "done" I'd still be at attention for a while which was also pretty crazy. Long story short, this stuff works. Maybe I have a problem I need to get looked at since these kicked things up so much!

    Value

    Launch Sequence took a lot of hits in this department but I feel a little different about it. It is expensive for sure, but you definitely do not need to take it on a daily basis. I took it once or twice a week and felt like it was working every day in between. Also, this stuff did exactly what viagra and the other pills promise to do, make it stay up longer. But those pills don't do anything to actual sex drive. Launch Sequence does. And the price for viagra/cialis is utterly ridiculous. 10 serving can get up over $150. So for all those reasons I don't think the price tag is all that bad. Until I find something similar that works as well.

    Side Effects

    I did not experience any negative side effects.

    Conclusion

    Launch Sequence was a winner for me. Like I said, I have tried cheaper products with similar ingredients that did not have any effectiveness. I don't know why. Yes, I guess I could buy all these ingredients in bulk and make my own, but I don't feel like it. Thanks for reading and again, sorry for the delay. Go Pats!



    Overall
    Overall
    4.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    2.0
    Value
    Value
    7.0
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to Triple CS Supplements for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      December 1, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Fruit And Veggie Blend
    • Immune System Support
    • Ingredient Profile
    • Value
    • Low Doses
    • Nausea Without Enough Food
    • No Effects

    Quick Summary

    I am a huge advocate of taking a multi-vitamin on a daily basis and I love trying different brands. I had never heard of Triple CS so I when I saw their multi show up I decided to definitely give it a go. Unfortunately, I quickly noticed that unless I took this one with a LOT of food, I felt extremely ill. Nauseous might be a better word to describe it.

    Introduction

    Whats going on all. I had a chance to try Men's Multivitamin by Triple CS Supplements and see how it effective it would perform as a multi. I have tried quite a few multis in the past, including ...

    Quick Summary

    I am a huge advocate of taking a multi-vitamin on a daily basis and I love trying different brands. I had never heard of Triple CS so I when I saw their multi show up I decided to definitely give it a go. Unfortunately, I quickly noticed that unless I took this one with a LOT of food, I felt extremely ill. Nauseous might be a better word to describe it.

    Introduction

    Whats going on all. I had a chance to try Men's Multivitamin by Triple CS Supplements and see how it effective it would perform as a multi. I have tried quite a few multis in the past, including Vital4U, OptiMen, Orange Triad powder and pill and so on. While using Multivitamin for Men by Triple CS, I was going to the gym a couple days a week and not on any specific kind of diet (not eating bad not eating perfect). Although I tend to not eat breakfast or just opt for a protein shake and some coffee.

    Ingredient Profile

    Since this is a multivitamin I am not going to breakdown each and every ingredient. Take a look at the label if you want to see all the details of each ingredient. Basically they put in all the normal Vitamins; A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, B5. Along with that there is folic acid, biotin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium and molybdenum. They also put in a male support blend, immune blend and antioxidant/fruit blend. On the surface I really like everything they have included in this, but if you compare it to a quality multi such as vital4u, you will just how underdosed this product it. Not I understand the pricepoint may be higher with a product like vital4u, but if you compare just the ingredients in Triple CS's, I think its a fair comparison. Vital4U or Orange Triad, give you a huge amount of ingredients on top of these basics. Overall, I dont mind the ingredients they went with, I just think they are extremely underdosed.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    No taste or mixability issues as they are capsules. I always dosed in the morning unless I forgot. Then it was afternoon.

    Effectiveness

    This product just didn't cut it for me. There isn't a whole lot I can say in the effectiveness section. There were really only two outcomes when I took this. The first was I took it with a normal amount of food and/or a protein shake, and it made me feel extremely nauseous within 30 minutes or so. The second outcome was I took it with a large meal (above average food intake), and I didn't get nauseous, but did not feel any effect at all from it. Now I know like this sounds like maybe a 0 in effectiveness, but honestly I think this multi was not nearly dosed enough for my size and diet habits. I'm fairly sure it was doing something as my pee was yellow (I know, this is sometimes considered a myth, but my pee was yellow with it and not without it). Maybe this one will fit into someone else's plan, which is why I went with a 4.5 based on the scale descriptions. I also came down with pneumonia shortly after finishing it.

    Value

    The value is the one good thing I can say about it. Their site lists it for $17.95 for a 30 day supply. That is a very fair price for a multi. I will note, it was extremely hard to even find this product for sale. It took a very precise google search just to get their site to show up.

    Side Effects

    Nausea, yellow pee.

    Conclusion

    Obviously I can not recommend this multi. Although maybe it would work better for some, it was not for me, and do the ill feeling it often gave me, it can't get my recommendation. I do think Triple CS has the right idea about the profile and ingredients, but I think it is underdosed by a lot, and if they fixed that it may effect the value. I am not totally sure what it was that made me feel ill as I am pretty familiar with all the ingredients. I managed to finish the bottle by making sure I had already eaten a nice full meal in case you were wondering why I took it more if it made me feel sick. Anyways, thanks for reading and thank you to Triple CS and SR for the opportunity!


    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    (SR paid for product; Jacked Factory did not participate)
    (Show run details )
      November 28, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Sense Of Well Being
    • No Crash
    • Fat Burning
    • Increased Energy
    • Good Value
    • Some Underdosed Ingredients
    • No Thermo Effect

    Quick Summary

    Burn XT from Jacked Factory is a very simple and somewhat effective thermogenic fat burner. Initially i really liked the effects and feeling, but over time the effects became average. Overall at its pricepoint and effectiveness, I think this one comes in as an average fat burner that might be worth a try for you.

    Introduction

    What can I say, I love trying thermos and fat burners. I'd say I'm reasonably experienced when it comes to this category. This one looked very simple to me and I was inclined to try it. Thanks to SR for purchasing this one and making it...

    Quick Summary

    Burn XT from Jacked Factory is a very simple and somewhat effective thermogenic fat burner. Initially i really liked the effects and feeling, but over time the effects became average. Overall at its pricepoint and effectiveness, I think this one comes in as an average fat burner that might be worth a try for you.

    Introduction

    What can I say, I love trying thermos and fat burners. I'd say I'm reasonably experienced when it comes to this category. This one looked very simple to me and I was inclined to try it. Thanks to SR for purchasing this one and making it available to the TROOPs. I was pretty active during my time using Burn XT. Diet wasn't the best but wasn't awful either.

    Ingredient Profile

    I've already said it twice, but Burn XT has a very simple ingredient profile. Five total ingredients are packed into the capsule. Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Bioperine and Capsimax.

    ALCAR is dosed at 700mg per serving. This is a little bit on the low-end if you only take one serving per day and about average if you take two servings. ALCAR boosts cognitive functions, fights against aging effects and is said to help burn fat. According to examine.com, the fat burning aspect may just be because of the boost in energy and cognitive function you get from it. The second ingredient.

    Green Tea Leaf Extract is dosed at 450mg. That's a pretty good dose in my opinion, especially at 2 doses. This ingredient is in almost all fat burners due to it's ability to help burn fat. It is also a good source of natural energy.

    Caffeine is dosed at 270mg which I think is near perfect for a thermo fat burner. It allows you a little bit of versatility when using other products like a PWO alongside it. It will also provide a nice afternoon energy if you take it at that time.

    Capsimax comes in at 50mg which is low at single serving doses in my opinion. Capsimax helps provide the burn since it is basically red pepper extract in a form that won't burn your insides. Pretty much a staple in the thermo/fat burner game these days.

    Bioperine for absorption.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    No taste issues with these capsules. I did have an occasional spicy burp after, but those were few and far between. I usually dosed 2 capsules in the morning. Occasionally I would have a second serving in the afternoon, or wait until the afternoon if I worked out in the morning.

    Effectiveness

    Right out of the gate, I noticed a really nice, smooth clean energy boost after taking a single serving. I quickly noticed a sense of well being too which I thought was a great side effect. Considering how few ingredients there are in Burn XT, I was kind of caught off guard by that. The energy boost lasted a couple of hours and did not show any signs of a crash when it would wear out. After about two weeks, most of these effects seem to wear off. I did increase to 3 capsules a few times and noticed a little more energy but nothing else. I never experienced much of a thermo feeling from Burn XT, with no noticeable increase in sweating. In terms of weight loss, my diet wasn't perfect but I did manage to lose around 3 pounds in a little less than 4 weeks. Taking all that into consideration, I think Burn XT performed very slightly above average. Keep in mind I am very tolerant to caffeine.

    Value

    $29.99 on the Jacked Factory website or $28.49 if you subscribe on Amazon.com. Those seem to be the best prices around. I think this is a very fair price for what you get.

    Side Effects

    None.

    Conclusion

    I'd say if you ever see this on some sort of lightning deal or 2 for 1 sale, give it a try. It is also a pretty decent product for beginners who haven't had any experience in the thermo world. I did notice its the #1 fat burner on Amazon, but we all know how those reviews tend to work out. Anyhow, thanks again to SR for purchasing this one and thanks for reading.



    Overall
    Overall
    8.5
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    8.7
    Value
    Value
    8.3
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to VMI Sports® for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      November 14, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Quality Ingredients
    • Tastes Great
    • Better Recovery
    • TRAACS Electrolytes And Minerals
    • Increased Hydration
    • Great Macros
    • Foamy
    • Can Be Hard To Mix

    Quick Summary

    If you are looking for a solid Why Isolate that tastes good and fits right into your macros, looks no further than Protolyte from VMI Sports. This whey iso sits well in the belly while keeping the calories and the carbs at a low.

    Introduction

    I'm pretty much digging VMI Sports these days. The couple of products I have tried have not disappointed me one bit. I greatly appreciate their willingness to donate so many of their products for us to try and review. I usually use Whey Concentrate, mainly because it works for me and tends to be cheaper. But I do enjoy ...

    Quick Summary

    If you are looking for a solid Why Isolate that tastes good and fits right into your macros, looks no further than Protolyte from VMI Sports. This whey iso sits well in the belly while keeping the calories and the carbs at a low.

    Introduction

    I'm pretty much digging VMI Sports these days. The couple of products I have tried have not disappointed me one bit. I greatly appreciate their willingness to donate so many of their products for us to try and review. I usually use Whey Concentrate, mainly because it works for me and tends to be cheaper. But I do enjoy trying a nice Isolate every now and then. I saw this product available along with the fact that there was a peanut butter based flavor and knew I had to give it a shot.

    Ingredient Profile

    I got the Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream flavor that has a slightly different profile than the others for calories and carbs. For some reason the facts for this flavor arent on the VMI website. But anyhow, this flavor has 109 calories per scoop with 4g carbs. Most the other sit around 105 calories and 1g carb. I'll talk more about a why that might be in the next section. With all that you get 24g of protein which I still think is pretty darn good. They also added 136mg of potassium along with the TRAACS ingredient you might be familiar with from other VMI products. This is basically a formula for added energy and hydration which I do believe works pretty well. As I said in my review for Aminogex, google TRAACS and you can go to the website and read all about it. You could probably spend a few hours reading through all that info if you really wanted to. Overall, I think this formula is very solid and I think the results speak to that.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    I got the Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream flavor and loved it. I'm pretty picky with the peanut butter flavors because Reese's candies are about the only candies I'll ever eat and I really like peanut butter. My favorite flavored protein powder to this day is cookies and cream combat powder from musclepharm. When I saw VMI had a mixture of C&C and Peanut Butter there was no doubt in my mind that I had to try it. It didn't disappoint me. The flavor was spot on, and put some almond milk in there once in a while.... oh man it's tasty. Maybe those few extra carbs added to the awesomeness of this flavor or maybe it was the little specs of cookie you could see floating around. You do have to shake this stuff up pretty good and even then the mixability isn't great, jut good enough. I didn't experience quite as much foaming as some other people did, but it was there a little bit. I usually had this in the morning and postworkout.

    Effectiveness

    Not too much to say in this section as it is a protein powder. The most important things to me were that even at 2 scoops, this stuff was very easy on the stomach. Didn't feel overly full or bloated and no GI issues at all. I do think the TRAAC stuff and the added potassium really separate this from your run of the mill protein product. Hydration and energy are always our friend.

    Value

    Protolyte can get expensive, but right now All-Star has it for $34.99 which is a very fair price compared to the $49.99 at VMI's website. I think we all expect to pay a little more for an ISO, and given the fact that this is an above-average one, I think its fair.

    Side Effects

    No bloating, no out of the ordinary BMs, nothing.

    Conclusion

    If you are looking for a solid ISO to give a try, I'd suggest starting with Protolyte. Between the profile, flavor and lack of negative side-effects, this is definitely a winner. VMI Sports is definitely on the right track with their products and this one was no different. As always, thank you to them and SR for giving us the opportunity to try this stuff out!



    Overall
    Overall
    9.1
    Effectiveness
    Effectiveness
    9.2
    Value
    Value
    9.0
    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to VMI Sports® for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      November 14, 2018

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Improved Hydration
    • Improved Recovery
    • Endurance
    • Taste

      Quick Summary

      Aminogex Ultra is a solid performing BCAA product that I think we can all find a place for in the cabinet. My three top things about it were flavor, reduced DOMS and increased hydration. I played around with it by taking it sometimes and then not taking it and I really could notice the difference.

      Introduction

      I am always on the lookout for a well-valued, quality BCAA product to keep in my supplement cabinet. I noticed this product had some good reviews and was made by a solid company. Therefore, it was time to give it a rip. Big thanks to VMI and SR for yet...

      Quick Summary

      Aminogex Ultra is a solid performing BCAA product that I think we can all find a place for in the cabinet. My three top things about it were flavor, reduced DOMS and increased hydration. I played around with it by taking it sometimes and then not taking it and I really could notice the difference.

      Introduction

      I am always on the lookout for a well-valued, quality BCAA product to keep in my supplement cabinet. I noticed this product had some good reviews and was made by a solid company. Therefore, it was time to give it a rip. Big thanks to VMI and SR for yet another opportunity. It is always appreciated. I had some real good workouts while I used Aminogex. I found this app on the appstore called FitBod and it is actually pretty decent if anyone wants to check it out. It caters just about anyone in the weight room and is very flexible. Anyways, let's talk about my experience with Aminogex.

      Ingredient Profile

      The meat and potatoes of this profile are the InstAminos and the TRAACS by Albion. The InstAminos consist of leucine, iso-leucine and valine at 3.5g, 1.75g and 1.75g respectively. I like that ratio, especially based on the results I had while using Aminogex. TRAACS stands for The Real Amino Acid Chelate System. It consists of potassium glycinate, magnesium glycinate and calcium glycinate. Also from Albion is magnesium glycinate glutamine. In all honesty, just google TRAACS by Albion. They have a very elaborate website that explains everything in great detail. That way I won't bore you to death. All in all this comes across as a solid BCAA profile with some added hydration benefits. They also included Betaine at 1.25g and as others have stated, this may be a bit underdosed but better than nothing. I like it.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I received the Cherry-Lime Italian Ice flavor and it was pretty darn good. As usual, I like to mix it with a little extra water to dull the flavor a little bit. And it is extra tasty on ice. It tasted how I imagined it would based on the name. Mixability was above average. Usually some sediment on bottom of shaker if not drank quickly enough, but not a whole lot. I usually dosed this in the morning if I was fasting and working out, or during my workout. Sometimes both.

      Effectiveness

      I messed around with dosing this on and off to really try and get a good idea of how well it worked. And it was noticeable. When I would take it in the morning while fasting, I had a lot more energy and actually felt like my hunger was curbed a little bit. That's a win win. During and after workouts, soreness was 100% effected by Aminogex. My workouts wouldn't be as intense without it and DOMS was clearly much more present the next day. I will admit I occasionally used it as a cocktail mixer with some Tito's, which with ice, was excellent. Getting some BCAAs in me with a cocktail made me feel better about it. All in all, Aminogex had a very noticeable effect on my workouts and that's why I loved it.

      Value

      All-Star health has this for 23.99 right now which is a pretty remarkable value. At this price point I highly recommend giving it a try.

      Side Effects

      Nothing noted.

      Conclusion

      VMI is proving to be a real reputable company in my opinion. Aminogex is everything you should need in an every day BCAA product and I think you will notice the results pretty quick. I appreciate VMI and SR for letting me try this one and highly encourage you to do the same!



      Overall
      Overall
      7.9
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.0
      Value
      Value
      8.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        July 5, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Taste
      • No Bloating/water Retention
      • Strength Gains
      • Fair Price
      • Prop Blend

      Quick Summary

      Well I have made it to my final Beast Sports review. I can't believe anyone is still reading them. It's what happens when you procrastinate and leave things till the last minute. Luckily I keep notes on my products while I use them in anticipation for getting busy and not immediately getting my review up. I will work to get better at that. Anyhow, Creature was what I expected from a creatine blend, despite once again seeing ingredients mixed into a prop blend. I never like to load creatine regardless of how much it helps, and I didn't to it with Creature. That being s...

      Quick Summary

      Well I have made it to my final Beast Sports review. I can't believe anyone is still reading them. It's what happens when you procrastinate and leave things till the last minute. Luckily I keep notes on my products while I use them in anticipation for getting busy and not immediately getting my review up. I will work to get better at that. Anyhow, Creature was what I expected from a creatine blend, despite once again seeing ingredients mixed into a prop blend. I never like to load creatine regardless of how much it helps, and I didn't to it with Creature. That being said, I still saw some nice gains that are typical of creatine usage and enjoyed my time with this one.

      Introduction

      This being my fifth review in a few days, I think you know everything you need to know about me. In terms of Creatine, I always use creapure as I find it yields the best results. Like I said above, I don't usually do a loading period, I just jump right into it. The hardest part about creatine for me is keeping up with taking it every day, and then wondering if I'm screwed when I miss a day. What can you but try.

      Ingredient Profile

      The Creature advanced Creatine blend is made up of 5 different types of Creatine, including Creapure, which is what I usually use. The blend totals at 4,000mg, which with two doses a day, is a good number for me. I would usually shoot for 5-10g of creatine a day in my prime. 8g is a perfect number. No way of telling how much of each type is in a scoop, but I like the mixture of types they used. Creapure, Di-Creatine-Malate, Creatine Anhydrous, Crea-Trona (which I havent seen before) and Creatine Gluconate. There is a second 90mg ingredient blend that has Banaba and Cinnamon Bark in it. Others have broken down these ingredients already so I won't go on about them. Overall I like the Creatine Blend.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I received the Beast Punch flavor and it was pretty good. I like things not overly sweet and this one was just like that. Mixability was as I would expect for a creatine product, maybe a little bit better than average. Always a little something left at the bottom of the shaker but nothing major. I usually dosed this one scoop pre workout and one scoop post workout.

      Effectiveness

      Well quick and to the point this stuff worked. The gains were there. Nothing massive, just what I expect from a nice run with Creapure. Big thing here was no bloating. That's a huge plus for me when it comes to creatine. Everything was on par with my usual use of creatine and that is fine with me. Probably my shortest effectiveness section but that's the real deal.

      Value

      I've found this for as low as 16 bucks. Can you really complain with that?

      Side Effects

      More peeing. No bloating.

      Conclusion

      Try it. It's a good creatine blend option. Beast sports ended up being about 50% success for me. Thanks for reading all my crazy last minute reviews. Huge thanks to beast for sending all these products out and being patient for my reviews. Thank you to anyone who read this and especially anyone who read all of my recent ones!



      Overall
      Overall
      7.4
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.0
      Value
      Value
      6.6
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        July 5, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Disclosed Active Ingredients
      • Mixes Easily
      • Effective Dose Of BCAAs
      • Helped Reduce Muscle Loss
      • No Proprietary Blend
      • CLA Dosage

      Quick Summary

      I really liked the concept of BCAA Ripped Black. I love BCAAs and I have always liked the two ingredients they added to this one, CLA and MCTs. BCAA Ripped Black performed well for me but I just couldn't get down with the coffee flavor! Man, that is the last flavor I want to taste during or after a workout. But that's a personal preference.

      Introduction

      If you are sick of reading my Beast reviews by now, I don't blame you. I claimed a whole stack because I liked how it all looked and I didn't have anything else going on. I worked out almost every day while ...

      Quick Summary

      I really liked the concept of BCAA Ripped Black. I love BCAAs and I have always liked the two ingredients they added to this one, CLA and MCTs. BCAA Ripped Black performed well for me but I just couldn't get down with the coffee flavor! Man, that is the last flavor I want to taste during or after a workout. But that's a personal preference.

      Introduction

      If you are sick of reading my Beast reviews by now, I don't blame you. I claimed a whole stack because I liked how it all looked and I didn't have anything else going on. I worked out almost every day while I was using all this stuff, with a nice mixture of cardio and lifting.

      Ingredient Profile

      I'm not going to spend much time on the profile because it is fairly simple. You have your staple BCAAs at 2500, 1250, 1250mg respectively. Nothing out of the ordinary there. The two unique ingredients they added are CLA and MCTs. These are two pretty well known ingredients these days. CLA is commonly used to help trim body fat and promote overall health. MCTs are almost like another version of CLA. There are tons of healthy effects from MCTs supposedly. The CLA seems a little underdosed to me. The more I thought about this profile, I started looking at it as an awesome morning drink instead of some sort of intra/pre/post workout product.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I mainly used this as an intra/post workout product because I think BCAAs are best during those times. Some would argue they are good any time, which is probably true. I think if I bought this again, especially the coffee flavor, it would be a morning drink for me. The coffee flavor is actually pretty good, but that's a flavor I want in the morning and nowhere near a workout. No issues with mixability.

      Effectiveness

      This performed like I expected a BCAA product to perform. I felt hydrated with a little bit extra energy. It helped a little after and during the kind of poor workouts I was having with the PWO I was using. In terms of muscle fatigue and recovery, it performed like any decent BCAA product I have used. I could tell there was improvement versus using nothing. In terms of the CLA and MCT's, its hard to notice anything from those, but I still like the idea that they added them, even if a little underdosed.

      Value

      $22 for 20 servings is a little steep in my mind. It's a decent product but I think the servings need to be increased at least a few scoops.

      Side Effects

      No side effects.

      Conclusion

      Well if I had my way I'd have one tub of this not in the coffee flavor and one tub in the coffee flavor for the morning. Overall I'd recommend it. I like the profile and the taste. I just would like to see the price point adjusted a little bit. One review left for the Beast sports lineup. Thanks for reading.



      Overall
      Overall
      4.3
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      4.5
      Value
      Value
      4.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        July 4, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Increased Libido
      • Price
      • Prop Blend
      • No Strength Or Mass Gain
      • Short Run Time At Max Dose

      Quick Summary

      Well I think the title of my review pretty much breaks this one down. Super Test did not adequately perform for me. It has a prop blend for the important ingredients, is rather expensive and seems possibly underdosed.

      Introduction

      Well I'm finally getting around to pumping all my reviews out. I seem to do better when I have a couple to do. Im 34 years old and try to work out in some fashion every day. Sometimes this isn't easy with three young kids and a full time job, but I do what I can. I am pretty experienced in the world of natty test boosters. I can't...

      Quick Summary

      Well I think the title of my review pretty much breaks this one down. Super Test did not adequately perform for me. It has a prop blend for the important ingredients, is rather expensive and seems possibly underdosed.

      Introduction

      Well I'm finally getting around to pumping all my reviews out. I seem to do better when I have a couple to do. Im 34 years old and try to work out in some fashion every day. Sometimes this isn't easy with three young kids and a full time job, but I do what I can. I am pretty experienced in the world of natty test boosters. I can't compare it to PHs because I've never gone down that road, but I know not to expect anything like that. At 34, I'm always looking to keep my test levels up.

      Ingredient Profile

      Fenugreek and KSM-66 are the only big test boosting ingredients that we know that actual amount of. Everything else is jumbled into an unfortunate prop blend. At 2 servings a day, you get 600mg of fenugreek which seems like a pretty average dose. KSM-66 is also dosed at 300mg per serving which is a bit on the low side. I do find it ironic that these are the only two main test booster ingredients that they disclose on the label, and both of them are known to help boost libido. I find that funny because a slight libido boost was about all I got out of Super Test. The next thing on the label is the big prop blend which includes tribulus, which some people are skeptical of, but I have had decent luck with. Problem is, the prop blend is 800mg and has a bunch of other stuff, so i cant imagine you are getting much of anything. They did throw in some other nice side ingredients like milk thistle and cranberry extract. I like that stuff but I dont know how much you need it in a test booster. Overall, I think the ingredient profile is lacking.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I chose to take all of them in one dosing in the morning and kept it consistent throughout the run. The whole 3 week run.

      Effectiveness

      This is going to be a short section but there is nothing I can do about it. I really didn't get anything out of this product. Nothing at all the first week, and a small boost in libido for the remainder of the 3 weeks. I used a really nice test booster pretty recently before this one so I had something good to compare it to. I'll always take a little boost in libido, but that can be accomplished much easier than purchasing a $30+ product. I did not notice any leaning effects or changes in strength at the gym. Perhaps if I used it for longer than 3 weeks it would have yielded better results. I wish all test boosters came in 8 week containers because I think they would get better reviews and produce better results.

      Value

      Way too much to pay for something like this. 22 days worth for around $40 is not worth it.

      Side Effects

      None.

      Conclusion

      Well sometimes you come across a bust. Its always unfortunate but that's what this site is for. No matter how poor a product performs for me i always appreciate when companies give us a chance to try it (unless its a $120 test booster). I would suggest taking a pass on this one. Thanks to SR and Beast for yet another fantastic opportunity!


      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out!
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        July 4, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Increased Energy
      • Increased Mood
      • Good Value
      • Decent Appetite Control
      • No Thermogenic Effect
      • Prop Blend
      • Only 20 Day Supply At Max Dose

      Quick Summary

      2 Shredded provided average results for me at best. I think it would be a great product for someone who is not stim tolerant and is new to the fat burner world. It did taste really good and provide me with some clean, non-jittery energy whenever I needed it. I didn't notice any abnormal fat loss or weight loss.

      Introduction

      If you read my last review, you may have seen that I picked up a couple different products from Beast Sports Nutrition. I was intrigued by the lineup and as far as I can remember have never used any of their products before. I have always...

      Quick Summary

      2 Shredded provided average results for me at best. I think it would be a great product for someone who is not stim tolerant and is new to the fat burner world. It did taste really good and provide me with some clean, non-jittery energy whenever I needed it. I didn't notice any abnormal fat loss or weight loss.

      Introduction

      If you read my last review, you may have seen that I picked up a couple different products from Beast Sports Nutrition. I was intrigued by the lineup and as far as I can remember have never used any of their products before. I have always enjoyed a good fat burner type of product that can replace coffee in the morning and be something easy to have on your way out the door. I also enjoy having something to sip on in the afternoon for another round of energy. Thank you to Beast Sports for participating in the program and to SR for bring SR.

      Ingredient Profile

      Unfortunately we have the good old proprietary blend on 2 Shredded, so without knowing how much of anything there is, it is hard to make an overall judgement on the quality of the profile. Some of the key players are beta-alanine, caffeine, green tea extract, dandelion extract, toothed clubmoss extract and a new one to me, horsetail extract. That last one I had to look up on the google and do a little reading. I guess horsetail extract has some anti-microbial, anti-aging and possibly anti-anxiety properties to it. Not totally sure where that fits in with a fat burner/thermo, maybe the anti-anxiety part to help put you in a good mood. If I had to guess at the caffeine amount per scoop, I would say 150ish mg. But again, that is a complete guess based on how I felt when I took it. There are some quality ingredients in this profile, but at a total of 2323.5mg, I am hesitant to think that things are dosed well. And it seems a little heavy on the cognitive enhancers versus weight loss ingredients.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I had the orange mango flavor and really enjoyed it. It was especially awesome on ice. Very refreshing on a summer day with not too much sweetness and a very watery feel. Mixability was never an issue. Sometimes you would get a little something left at the bottom. Sometimes I would get a real bitter aftertaste, maybe the orange peel extract. But it never really bothered me. I usually dosed this first thing in the morning and sometimes once again in the afternoon. I never tried more than two scoops at a time. For longevity reasons I would try and limit it to one.

      Effectiveness

      The best thing I got from 2 Shredded was a consistent smooth increase in energy and a little better sense of well being. The company makes a lot of claims about this product on their website that I don't think the product entirely lived up to. The claims are as follows:

      BURNS BODY FAT
      I did not notice any out of the ordinary fat loss with 2 Shredded. Along the same line, I really didn't notice much of a thermogenic effect, which I feel would help fat loss with the increase in body temperature and sweating. I did not produce any extra sweat. Overall I do not feel this claim was met.

      CONTROLS APPETITE
      I did notice a decent appetite suppression with 2 Shredded. When I would use it in the morning, I could go pretty easily without eating until lunch. Keep in mind I'm pretty used to skipping breakfast so I would say the appetite suppression was slightly above average.

      INHIBITS WATER RETENTION
      Honestly I did not notice anything in this department.

      SUPPORTS A HEALTHY THYROID
      Hard to tell. I did get some increased energy which could be part of a "healthier" thyroid, but other than that, I'm not sure.

      INCREASES DAILY ENERGY
      Like I said, there was definitely an increase in energy similar to having some coffee. It did not make me sweat or give me the jitters, just a little boost, which is fine.

      One thing that is not part of these claims is the increased well being feeling. I did notice that a little bit and I think that makes sense given the ingredient profile.

      Value

      This is on sale for $18.99 right now on the Beast website. That is a pretty darn good price, just keep in mind if you use 2 scoops a day you will barely get 20 days out of a tub.

      Side Effects

      Nothing negative.

      Conclusion

      Overall this stuff was just OK. I do think it would be a great entry level product for someone who has never used a thermo/fat burner before. It would be a good way to gauge stim tolerance if my guess on the caffeine per scoop is right. Since I think this could be right for some, I'll go ahead and give it my recommendation. Good refreshing flavor and some decent effects. Thanks to Beast for sending this and the others out. Thanks for reading.



      Overall
      Overall
      5.8
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      5.5
      Value
      Value
      6.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        July 3, 2018

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Value
      • No Pump
      • Minimal Focus
      • Too Many Stims
      • No Energy

      Quick Summary

      Overall I found Beast Mode Black to be pretty disappointing compared to my expectations from reading the label. I was excited to give it a try, though Ill admit 400mg of caffeine per scoop seemed like a little much. I'm very stim tolerant so I figured I'd give it a go. The packaging and flavor were pretty impressive, but that was about it.

      Introduction

      I claimed a couple different products from Beast when I saw them all pop up. They had a nice looking lineup of products that I thought would all complement each other very well for a month or so. I was doing ...

      Quick Summary

      Overall I found Beast Mode Black to be pretty disappointing compared to my expectations from reading the label. I was excited to give it a try, though Ill admit 400mg of caffeine per scoop seemed like a little much. I'm very stim tolerant so I figured I'd give it a go. The packaging and flavor were pretty impressive, but that was about it.

      Introduction

      I claimed a couple different products from Beast when I saw them all pop up. They had a nice looking lineup of products that I thought would all complement each other very well for a month or so. I was doing a mix of cardio and lifting while using Beast Mode Black. Thanks to Beast Sports Nutrition for sending it out and waiting patiently for me to get the review out. I always wait till the last minute for some reason which is my bad. Summer came on strong.

      Ingredient Profile

      Fully transparent label on Beast Mode Black which I always appreciate. For the most part I was pretty familiar with all the ingredients. The first major one is Carnosyn Beta-Alanine at 1600mg. That is kind of on the lower side of the spectrum. I would have liked to see this dosed a bit higher. Agmatine Sulfate is dosed at 600mg. This also seems a little underdosed. Taurine comes in at 500mg which is middle of the road. The big 2 ingredients that stood out to me were the 400mg of caffeine and DMAE at 300mg. You would think these two ingredients together would pack a pretty good punch, but for some reason it didn't really happen. FruiteX-B is some sort of joint support that I had never heard of. It seems like an odd addition to a pre workout like this one. Overall some things are underdosed except for caffeine which definitely is not.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I received the Blue Raspberry flavor and it was pretty much what you would expect. A little bit too sweet but overall the flavor was pretty good. Right in line with the majority of other blue raspberry flavors. Mixability was average with quite a bit of sediment left at the bottom of the cup. I dosed this at one scoop before my workouts. I never dared to try more. Occasionally I would do a half or three quarters of a scoop but didn't notice much of a difference.

      Effectiveness

      The effectiveness really lacked in Beast Mode Black for me. At the very least I expected a good jolt of energy for my workouts with all that caffeine and DMAE. It just never happened. My workouts felt lethargic and kind of boring. That is something I do not enjoy one bit. I didn't even get into them enough to really get a good pump going. It was very odd. I did try another PWO during the course of this one just to make sure something wasn't wrong with me, and sure enough I had a good workout. With Beast Mode Black, I could tell it was too stim heavy and I generally just didn't feel good. I did finish the container though and get through it. The best way to describe it, "Blah."

      Value

      I will say that the price is decent on this one. $29.99 for 30 true servings. Can't go wrong with that.

      Side Effects

      Not really any major side effects other than the stimmy feeling that was almost lethargic. No major crash.

      Conclusion

      Well I think I got my point across on this one. Pretty disappointing results. This one definitely wasn't for me. I thought I was going to be going crazy in the gym with all the stims, but I think in the end, it's a little too much. I like to see caffeine in the 300mg range. These companies keep going up and up with the caffeine levels. I think at some point they need to just stop with that nonsense. It's getting into the unhealthy range in my opinion. I can't give the recommendation on this one unfortunately. Thanks for reading. I will have a few more reviews up from this product line soon.




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