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Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Kratos Nutrition for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  December 7, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Full Label Disclosure
  • Added Endurance
  • Effective Dosages
  • Massive Energy
  • Bad Taste
  • Too Expensive
  • Missing Focus

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Kratos Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

Preworkouts usually go fast ... and I'm personally addicted to them. I like what they do to me to get me going in the gym. I like that addition of energy, endurance and mood enhancements that some of the provide ... That is what I'm personally looking for when I'm trying on a pre ... I have used the BCAA from K...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Kratos Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

Preworkouts usually go fast ... and I'm personally addicted to them. I like what they do to me to get me going in the gym. I like that addition of energy, endurance and mood enhancements that some of the provide ... That is what I'm personally looking for when I'm trying on a pre ... I have used the BCAA from Kratos and enjoyed it so I figured why not try their pre .... Here it goes ...

Ingredient Profile

The ingredient profile is short but fully disclosed ...

4 Grams of L- Citrulline this vasodilator is the cornerstone of the NO production. What it means is that you will be able to pump more blood to your muscles which in return will get more nutrients so that they can perform longer. The main advantage if taking this amino acid is to reduce fatigue so that you can increase your reps. The does here is 4 grams which is the ideal "sweet spot". Do not mistaken it for Citrulline Malate since you would need double of it because of the malate binding.

3.2 Grams of Beta-Alanine which is almost included in most PWO's ... this is what give you the tingles on your skin called acute paresthesia (harmless). The reason why this ingredient is included because it will help you in endurance. The way beta-alanine does this is by effectively buffering lactic acid build and also improving myofibrilar calcium sensitivity. The 3.2 grams dosage is the ideal "sweet spot".

500 milligrams of Beet Root Extract which is full of nitrates. What nitrates do is help you body with consuming less oxygen. This in return helps you with endurance since you are able to provide more oxygen to your body. So in short consuming beet root provides anti-fatigue effect and prolongation of exercise performance. Most of the studies were done with 500 ml of beet juice so I'm guessing we are in the sweet spot range with the 500 mg of the extract.

350 milligrams of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine which is a nootropic like choline to help you with your mood. It's an amino acid that will help you with producing noradrenaline and dopamine that help you feel good. It should help you with memory even though you are under stress. Usually the recommended dosage is 500 mg to 1 gram ...

250 milligrams of Caffeine Anhydrous which is caffeine without water. We all know what caffeine does and the energy that it provides. The dose here is not overwhelming but it should still provide a boost of energy.

150 milligrams of DMHA scientifically known as 2-Aminoisoheptane. This is a stim that was developed when DMAA was banned and stim junkies needed something more than just caffeine. This works similar to caffeine but it so much more. I'm personally a big fan of this stim and love to see this in a pre. Basically you should feel in 30 minutes like the world is your oyster and you can do anything :P. Pretty much it's exactly what you would like from a pre-workout ... to give you that feeling that you can lift a lot and for a very long time.

75 milligrams of Caffeine Citrate which is caffeine that has been bounded with citrate so that your body can absorb it quicker. You need to also be aware that because it is bounded witch citrate you are only getting half of that dose full of caffeine. This will hit you quick and get you going before the caffeine anhydrous hits you, usually within 30 minutes.

50 milligrams of Theacrine is similar to caffeine but you build less tolerance to it.

Looking at this profile you should have a lot of energy while on this pre.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

Mixes well with no issues but unfortunately the Lemon-Lime taste was not the best ... and not the worse. Since everything is clinically dosed I only used the spoon that they recommended 30 minutes before my workout.

Effectiveness

Get ready to be energized like the Duracell bunny ... it doesn't make you sweat like other Pre I've tried before. Just energy and lot's of it. The problem that I had with the product is I didn't feel any edge while I was on it. I didn't feel any motivation and mood enhancement ... Just clean energy ... Which is not bad but I just didn't jolt right to it. I didn't get in the zone sort of speak. Everything seemed to be average to me while in the gym. The only thing that I was able to get the most out of it is ... you guessed it ... energy. I think this is a good start for anyone but personally I just wasn't convinced, after trying a lot of different pre's before that had a lot more to offer. If you going to add DMHA it would be wise to put other natural stims to support it like yohimbine. Also, I don't think that Tyrosine alone can keep someone focused and motivated and elevate the mood to be feeling like a beast when entering the gym. So the focus wasn't there at all almost, there was nothing to pick me up mentally.

Value

Big bummer here ... price and value ... for a tub of 30 servings you will need to pay 40$ at the kratos website. It was available at amazon but it doesn't seem the case anymore. This comes down to 1.33 per serving which isn't that bad but it's not great either. I know of other pre that offer the same ingredients with more goodies for .86 cents so value wise it's not great either ...

Side Effects

I didn't feel a crash from the caffeine since it hit me in phases ... so it wear off really well ...

Conclusion

This would be recommended by me if you wanted to try something new with a stim (DMHA). Although I would probably recommend something else that is far less expensive and has more to offer. I'm definitely frugal with my money and like to see the most for my hard earned buck. If this was cheaper I guess than it would be a good start for anyone. Some people need to take time to get into more exotic stims like yohimbine and synephrine (speaking for myself) ... Unfortunately this market is so competitive you really need to try to be original to be above the market ... so DMHA and caffeine I don't feel like it does a lot to make this product stand out. I do apologize for this rating but I have to be honest ... I did enjoy the BCAA from Kratos but this pre unfortunately didn't impress me. Thank you for reading this and I hope you stay energized.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Olympus Labs for sending it out!
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  December 4, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Good Recovery
  • Good Hydration
  • Reduces DOMS And Muscle Fatigue
  • Mixes Well
  • Strong Flavor
  • Slight Chemical Taste

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Olympus Labs for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I love me some BCAA's ... I don't think I would drink that much water without them ... I find the one's with electrolytes especially helpful to keep me hydrated. I noticed this offering and was very impressed by the profile. I could not resist and had to give it a try ... Here we go ...

Ingredient Profile

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Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Olympus Labs for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I love me some BCAA's ... I don't think I would drink that much water without them ... I find the one's with electrolytes especially helpful to keep me hydrated. I noticed this offering and was very impressed by the profile. I could not resist and had to give it a try ... Here we go ...

Ingredient Profile

This has a more complex ingredient profile than most of the other BCAA's. I'm glad that this intra-workout market is evolving and they are trying to provide more ingredients to help you during and after exercise. I want to go over the two more exotic ingredients first ...

480mg of VitaCherry Sport - I've been reading that sour cherries are really good for DOMS. So, this is a great addition to the BCAA's to help you with recovery. "VitaCherry Sport is 15 times more concentrated in anthocyanins. This makes it 15 times more effective at boosting antioxidant activity and promoting a healthy inflammation response in connection with exercise." as per leanactive.com

2 grams of Velositol - So it was studied in a randomized, double-blind, single-dose, active-controlled crossover study in which participants were given a single dose of Velositol with 6 grams of protein or 6 grams of protein alone, and completed eight sets of leg extensions up to 80 percent of their estimated maximum. Study visits and muscle biopsies were done to measure MPS over an eight hour time period. MPS was measured by calculating the fractional synthesis rate (FSR). The results were that it doubled the increase in muscle protein synthesis versus whey protein alone. This is based on the manufacturers website.

The rest of the ingredients are ...

7.5 grams of InstAminos (higher quality) BCAA's in a ration of 4:1:1. This is the main ingredient of all intra-workouts to help you with recovery.
2 grams of Glutamine - There is plenty of this amino acid in your body, but when you start working out you are quickly depleting it. After a workout it's
were you are at your lowest point ... so it's great that they added it to make sure you have enough of it so that it can help out
with recovery.
Taurine - Overall Taurine will help you with blood flow. Obviously since you are going to work out and will need all that oxygen and nutrients going to your
muscles so you want that optimal blood flow. The dose in this intra is really good and plenty to help you keep going.

Lastly you have 980 mg of Electrolytes to keep you hydrated.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

The taste is weird and very chemical. I really struggled to come up what flavor it is. Passion fruit or something I'm honestly not sure. The first time I drank this I had a very hard time getting accustomed to it but it got better after that. I can't say that I enjoyed it completely which is not good if you want to this to promote your H20 intake. I want my BCAA's to taste delicious so that I can keep drinking more and more and especially while I'm working out. Usually I took one scoop with my 24 oz water bottle and than refilled it half way. With other BCAA's I usually did that twice .. with this one unfortunately just once ... the taste got a bit more repulsive later on.

Effectiveness

This did two things fantastic ... The electrolytes helped me stay hydrated and didn't have me running for water like I usually do without them. Especially on the day when I completely forgot to take them to my Wednesday fitness classes and just kept thinking how thirsty I am while in the class. The second positive outcome of this product was the speed and assistance in recovery. My DOMS were not as massive while I was running this. I usually have a very easy time to determine the BCAA's effectiveness after the legs day. This intra did really well in keeping me stiff. After doing my legs on Monday I was still able to do all my classes on Wednesday even with all the sit ups and the 2 hour soccer playing.
Now, lastly did this help me grow due to the increased protein synthesis ... honestly I can't tell because I was doing pro-hormones and other anabolic products that it would be really hard for me to be honest about it. I definitely grew recently at a improved rate but I'm betting it more on the pro-hormones.

Value

You can buy this for 35 bucks at Amazon which comes down to 1.17 per serving. The standard BCAA's that I personally like costs me 50 cents per serving but does not have the two exotic ingredients that I listed ... So now the question is would I consider those two ingredients valuable enough to warrant such an increase ... honestly not really ...

Side Effects

None ... except that chemical aftertaste ...

Conclusion

This is a nice intra with a lot of goodies. Although everything comes at a price that I'm not sure I would be able to pay that much. Of course if this was on sale I would highly recommend it to anyone. Also, I would recommend not going with this flavor but than again previous reviewer said positive things about it so I guess "each to his own". Thank you for reading this and stay hydrated my friend.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Outbreak Nutrition for sending it out!
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  November 30, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Decreased DOMS
  • Better Recovery
  • Good Taste
  • Versatile
  • A Little Expensive
  • Could Use Higher BCAA Dosing

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Outbreak Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old male who works out usually 5 times a day. I wanted a recovery product especially for my Wednesdays when I'm usually very sore the next day. I'm actually pretty sore almost everyday after a workout. I don't know if it's my workout intensity, or if I'm not stretching enough or lastly just my f...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Outbreak Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old male who works out usually 5 times a day. I wanted a recovery product especially for my Wednesdays when I'm usually very sore the next day. I'm actually pretty sore almost everyday after a workout. I don't know if it's my workout intensity, or if I'm not stretching enough or lastly just my freaking old age. So when I noticed something that can help with all that suffering I clicked claim.

Ingredient Profile

This profile is pretty simple ...

6 grams of Dextrose which are simple carbs that the body can you as energy when it rebuilds your muscles. Here is a basic explonation take from Muscle&Strength

Dextrose (AKA glucose) is a high GI (glycemic index), fast absorbing type of simple carbohydrate. Dextrose is used by bodybuilders and athletes to induce an insulin spike and replace glycogen in muscle cells which is lost during training

Than we have a basic 2:1:1 5 grams of Instantized BCAA's using a patented solution called InstAminos which I couldn't get any info how it differs from everyone else.

L- Leucine 2.5g
L- Isoleucine 1.25g
L-Valine 1.25g

Also they included few EAA's to improve with recovery ...

L-Lycine 500mg HCI 500mg
L-Histadine HCI 200mg
L-Threonine 150mg
Phenylalanine 100
L-Mehtionine 50mg

And lastly ActiGin at 50mg

I want to cover this ingredient more since I felt that the previous reviewers omitted this ingredient greatly and didn't give it justice ... Here is a list of benefits I took from NuLivScience ...

MUSCLE RECOVERY SUPPLEMENT - ActiGin is a 100% natural sports nutrition ingredient that has shown in cell, animal, and human clinical studies to support enhanced recovery times while providing a small but significant boost to endurance. ActiGin is GRAS affirmed and Informed-Choice Certified.
BCAA SUPPLEMENT - ActiGin is a proprietary, all-natural plant-based formulation derived from highly purified Panax notoginseng and Rosa roxburghii using a pharmaceutical grade extraction and processing technology that works beyond the typical BCAAs you're using to amplify endurance and post-workout recovery.
FASTER RECOVERY - After your workout, you'll notice how your body recovers much quicker, allowing you to do the things you love to do best without that 'sore' feeling in your muscles getting in the way.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I received the Strawberry Margarita flavor that I enjoyed. I usually mixed this with 8 oz of water and stirred with a spoon. When I took this as a intra, in a 26 oz water bottle it tasted even better.

Effectiveness

Overall it helped me with my DOMS ... I would feel better the next day while supporting my recovery with this product. Obviously I would steel be sore but it would feel more like stiffness than pain. I do try to work hard to a point of complete fatigue. This is probably why my joints are hurting the next day also. I tend to work out so I'm sore since I feel that's how my body tells me it is growing. The taste is great so if you want to use this as a intra it will definitely keep you hydrated since you going to enjoy drinking it. But, there aren't any electrolytes added to this so it might not help in preventing you from cramping.

Value

You can currently buy this in most of the online shops for 45$ per tub. That comes out to 75 cents a serving. It's not bad yet it's not the best for a BCAA product. I believe if they added few more recovery ingredients like glutamine, creatine and betaine this would be a perfect price, in my opinion. My favorite standard BCAA goes for .51 cents a serving so you may understand why I would demand more.

Side Effects

None

Conclusion

It's a good recovery product in my opinion that can also be used as a intra workout. It's versatile like someone has already suggested. I personally like the addition of ActiGin to help with recovery. Although for the price I feel there should be more ... and they should decide if they want to go Intra or Recovery ... because currently I'm just not sure ... I would recommend it still because recovery is important. I have mixed feelings about suggesting this to others. Personally if it was on sale I would probably buy it for recovery. I thank you for reading this and wish your DOMS to be manageable.


  November 28, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Natural Anabolic
  • Promotes Recovery
  • Cortisol Suppresent
  • Builds Muscle
  • Expensive

Introduction

While looking up information on prohormones I've noticed a article on Laxogenin so I started looking for a product and noticed this one. I looked at the profile and noticed another key ingredient called epicatechin. I was intrigued so I looked at both of the ingredients profiles to see if I should invest my money on this product. The studies on both of the ingredients have urged me to go ahead and purchase the product ... read on to see if I've gotten return on my investment.

Ingredient Profile

As I mentioned before this has two of it's main ingredients which a...

Introduction

While looking up information on prohormones I've noticed a article on Laxogenin so I started looking for a product and noticed this one. I looked at the profile and noticed another key ingredient called epicatechin. I was intrigued so I looked at both of the ingredients profiles to see if I should invest my money on this product. The studies on both of the ingredients have urged me to go ahead and purchase the product ... read on to see if I've gotten return on my investment.

Ingredient Profile

As I mentioned before this has two of it's main ingredients which are epicatechin and laxogenin. But, there are additional goodies in this ... but let me list them out first ...

Epicatechin 92% (Epicatelean) at 150mg which is what is recommended by few researches to produce athletic muscle building results.
5A-Hydroxy-Laxogenin 97% at 60mg ... It would have been nice if we had 75 grams which most sites recommend.
7-Methoxyflavone 99% at 200mg ... If they wanted this to be effective they should have doubled the dosage of this.
Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract at 200mg ... A natural testosterone and libido booster ... 200mg daily can help lower cortisol.
Black Pepper Extract 98% HPLC at 10 mg to help you absorb all that goodness ...

Research with epicatechin indicates that it increases levels of follistatin, a special type of protein found in the muscles, which binds to and thereby inhibits the actions of myostatin in the body. Myostatin is a type of protein called a myokine, which limits the level of muscle growth. In a nutshell, more follistatin equals less myostatin, which in turn means more muscle mass.

Research with laxogenin indicates that it directly increase protein synthesis whilst decreasing protein breakdown. It is also believed to inhibit cortisol levels, enhancing muscle recovery and growth. It can be used as a natural alternative to prohormones to mimic their effects without the endocrine side effects, stacked with prohormones to amplify their effects OR used for PCT to continue to help you make gains post-cycle.

A little about more about 7-Methoxyflavone which is also simply called methoxyisoflavone. This powerful flavone has been shown to decrease cortisol levels, increase protein synthesis, and improve overall recovery from exercise. While Tongkat Ali (TA) is a natural testosterone and libido booster very widely used in Asia.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I took once capsule a day on a empty stomach usually in the middle of the day few hours after lunch.

Effectiveness

I'm letting you guys know that I used this to help out my prohormone cycle. I thought about using this as a PCT but since it came in with 60 servings I decided to run it along with my prohormone cycle. I'm really happy with the results I had overall with my cycle during and after I was finished. I felt that my strength was kept and I'm actually still beating my plateaus with legs. I'm still looking bulky like I would be on my 4-Andro so I'm feeling good. This cycle made my arms, shoulders and especially my back look very massive. I'm feeling good after my cycle and most of it I'm betting on this product for that positive result. I'm hoping that after reading this more people will go out and try epicatechin and laxogenin and confirm what I feel was a great result. The recovery aspects weren't as good as promised by laxogenin. While on the cycle I had some very intense DOMS that were difficult to heal. Honestly I didn't expect that from this product so I didn't loose anything.

Value

I bought this at Amazon for 47.95$ with 7$ shipping ... so it doesn't come cheap although it lasts you for 2 months. But, than again you would probably have to pay the same if not more for a prohormone product. You do get somewhat two products for the price of one so if you purchased epicatechin and laxogenin separately you would pay more. This also gives you some extra goodies but at the price of laxogenin where I would personally like to see a bigger dose.

Side Effects

None that I have personally experienced.

Conclusion

I would definitely buy this again if I decided to go with a prohormone. This is a great product to help you keep the gains and strengths even after you are done with your prohormones. I didn't feel depressed like I did after my earlier prohormone cycle where I just took some natural testosterone boosters. While running this along with my prohormones and than for another month as a PCT it help me regain my gains. I think this was a worthy purchase and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of taking on prohormones. I would also recommend it running alone as a natural prohormone. I thank you for reading this and hope you keep all your gains.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to VMI Sports for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  November 24, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Builds Muscle
  • Dry Look
  • Increases Recovery
  • Lean And Hard Physique
  • Good Value
  • Strength
  • Dries Out Joints
  • Potentially Low Dose

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank VMI Sports Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I was in the process of claiming prohormones 1-andro and 4-andro and figured this would be a great addition to my post cycle. I wanted to make sure that I keep my gains and that the 4-andro does not develop any more estrogen than needed. I didn't hesitate and claimed it for myself to run it as a PCT after m...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank VMI Sports Nutrition for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I was in the process of claiming prohormones 1-andro and 4-andro and figured this would be a great addition to my post cycle. I wanted to make sure that I keep my gains and that the 4-andro does not develop any more estrogen than needed. I didn't hesitate and claimed it for myself to run it as a PCT after my prohormone cycle.

Ingredient Profile

This has a very basic ingredient profile .. with one active ingredient that is Arimistane (Androst 3,5-dien-7,17-dione).
Here is a very short list of the benefits that this ingredient can attribute to. I taken the info below from www.evolutionary.org:

Increase in testosterone levels
Improved recovery
Drying out/hardening and more vascularity
Increased libido
Reduced fat storage
Lowering of cortisol and estrogen levels

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

Took 2 pills (one dosage) before working out. On none workout days I took this 20-30 minutes prior to having lunch. There were occasions that I took this in the evenings since sometimes it was hard to remember.

Effectiveness

I think all around this product helped me greatly as a PCT. I did retain some of the strength gains that came with the prohormones. It also made me look a little bit leaner and my muscles were more defined than ever. The gains made them bigger and Arimistane showcase them better. My wife noticed that all my muscles were way more visible even after the prohormones. I'm not sure if it was her appraisals or Arimistane gave me a libido boost in the bed ;). I did feel a lot better after this cycle than the cycle I was on before and did not take any Arimistane. I still feel bigger than I was when I started and what's better I definitely look leaner.

Value

The lowest I found this for was on Amazon for 21.44 at the time of writing this review. That comes out to .71 cents per serving of 50mg of Arimistane. I looked at other offerings and it's all mostly in the same price range. There is one other product that offers a little more Arimistane and some other goodies for the same price so therefore I'm not going to give it a 9.

Side Effects

Joints are going to ache while you are on this, especially when you are doing your legs ... I felt my knees more than ever but nothing overly unpleasant. Just make sure you take supplements to help you out like omega-3 and curcumin. If you have the money and the love for your joints than also invest into a joint supplement ...

Conclusion

Highly recommended for anyone coming off form the prohormone cycle. My biggest fear was loosing the gains that I acquired while running on the cycle. Also, last time I was on a prohormone cycle my natural testosterone levels were very low ... I wanted to make sure I bring them back to normal as quickly as possible and I feel this product also helped me get there. Not only did it do what I expected it also made me look a lot leaner. Overall I'm very happy with the product and would recommend it to my friends and colleagues. Thank you for reading this ... and to sum up the review ... For SPARTA!!!


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to BN Labs for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  November 23, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • No Soy
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Too Expensive
  • Bad Taste
  • Does Not Digest Well
  • Hard To Mix
  • Clumps Everywhere

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank BN Labs for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a big fellow that needs to consume a lot of protein per day. I usually rely on milk(whey) protein to supplement my needs but I figured why not try something else for a change. When I noticed this protein being offered I thought to myself why not give it a try. Who knows I might like it so much I might turn vegan ......

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank BN Labs for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a big fellow that needs to consume a lot of protein per day. I usually rely on milk(whey) protein to supplement my needs but I figured why not try something else for a change. When I noticed this protein being offered I thought to myself why not give it a try. Who knows I might like it so much I might turn vegan ... I do have a heart and even though I love meat I wouldn't mind trying to consume less of animal products. The industry is horrible at treating those animals so I figured I contribute ...

Ingredient Profile

First I'll go over the sources of the protein which are ... Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Hemp Protein, and lastly Organic Spirulina) ... everything except soy ... great! Unfortunately, we don't know what percentage of the type of protein you getting so it's a guess. It would be nice if that was provided on the label or on the website.

Now the Macros per scoop:

140 Calories not bad ..
3.5 grams of Fat ... that's weird ...
No cholesterol ...
3 grams of Carbs where 1 gram is Fiber
and finally the good stuff ... 28 grams of Protein!

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I got the Chocolate Fudge flavor and here is what I have to say about it ...

So I tried this with almond milk ... bad idea ... than I tried water like they suggested, better ... so with almond it's a 1 with water it's a 2 in a rating from 1 awful to 10 yummy! ... I always did a spoon per 14oz like they have suggested. Put it all in my Blender Bottle and mixed it for 3 minutes watching my biceps grow ... To be honest it seems that even if I shook it until my arm fell off there would be still clumps left in the shaker ... and those clumps were not my favorite ...

They suggest you consume 1-3 times a day ... If I had to force myself to consume this more than once a day I would consider jumping of a cliff ... yeah it's that bad ... I'm really glad it is done and I'm over with ... I'm not going to describe the taste to you because I want to forget ... I'm sorry I just have nothing to say about it ...

Why they didn't add stevia to this product is unknown to me ... why they didn't add more maybe organic chocolate to this product is unknown to me. I'm just thinking of couple of things they could have done to make this better and still vegan. Who did their QA for taste? Are all vegans so tolerable to taste? Are all Vegan Proteins similar? Honestly, after this I'm not going to try and find out ... I will pass on any more vegan offerings ...

Effectiveness

Protein is what protein does. This protein did not differentiate itself far from others. Although, it did make me feel fuller than some other whey proteins. I think it might have been from the fact that when I finished it I didn't feel like eating anything for a while ... It's suggested that you get a total of 6 grams of BCAA's which is not bad ... As for recovery I didn't notice anything less than I would from the standard protein I consumed.

Value

So for a 2.6 lb tub you pay at amazon 47.49 ... that comes down to roughly 1.58$ per serving. That might be expensive but your getting a lot of protein from that serving. If it comes down to how much does one protein cost it's rounded to .056 cents. If you follow my other protein reviews you would know that standard protein usually runs an average for .04 cents a protein. So considering that the price in itself isn't that bad for organic vegan protein. I have looked at the best seller on amazon for vegan protein and it costs .053 per protein so you can get organic vegan protein for little cheaper.

Side Effects

When you drink this prior to working out be prepared ... it's hard to digest so you are going to have some nasty burps coming your way. Either take it after workout or give ample time for the protein to be digest before hitting the gym.

Conclusion

This isn't for me ... and if your not Vegan I'm assuming it's not for you either ... The price and the taste would deter anyone I know from buying it. I compared it with other organic vegan proteins and it's more expensive so the value keeps deteriorating ... I'm sorry but I'm going to have to give it a Meh and thank everyone for reading this ... I hope you appreciate the sacrifice I made for you :P. Please learn from my mistake ...


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Dioxyme for sending it out!
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  November 4, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Boosts Endurance
  • Tastes Good
  • Builds Muscle
  • Interesting Ingredients
  • Very Expensive
  • Not Widely Available
  • Proprietary Blend

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Dioxyme for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

Hi i'm a 39 year old 6'2" 230 pounds gym rat. I usually go about 5 times a week to the gym. All of these days are strength training with a minimum 20 minute cardio. When I noticed this product being offered I wanted to try it myself since anything that can give me a boost in strength and endurance is a welcomed by me. I...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Dioxyme for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

Hi i'm a 39 year old 6'2" 230 pounds gym rat. I usually go about 5 times a week to the gym. All of these days are strength training with a minimum 20 minute cardio. When I noticed this product being offered I wanted to try it myself since anything that can give me a boost in strength and endurance is a welcomed by me. I also have a very very grueling Wednesday where I'm in fitness classes for almost two hour and than go play soccer for another two. When reading more into this I noticed ingredients that would help me with DOMS so definitely it's a yes for me.

Ingredient Profile

So this has a proprietary blend that is broken down into two sections.
The first one is Nitramino Complex at a total 6,500 mg.
This has Creatine Monohydrate and Beta Alanine.
This probably has much more creatine than Beta Alanine because I have not felt any tingles while taking in this product. Now for a big fellow like me I need 8 grams of Creatine and probably 3.2 of Beta Alanine ... so this is definitely under dosed even on 1,5 scoop.

The second one they are calling it mTOR Optimatrix and this blend is at a total of 5,250 grams.
This has a legend in the supplement world called HMB. This little ingredient will help prevent breakdown of muscles. I know that if I wasn't going to work out because of an injury it would be very beneficial for me to take HMB. It would help me in preventing muscle break down so that I could keep the gains for a longer time. The second ingredient is HICA wich should help you with endurance and recovery due to it's ability to get rid of waste that builds up in your muscle after a intensive workout. PA is the last ingredient here and it seems promising ... although not many studies have been done on it. Reading more about this product I have to say there are many good things to look forward to. Pretty much it should provide me with more strength and more lean muscle by mechanically induce my mTOR signalling. Aha! now i know whey they called it such. Based on the dosages I should be taking 4 grams of HMB, 1,500 of HICA and 750 of PA to have a notable effect. It would seem that even though this is proprietary blend it might actually be providing you enough of these ingredients.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

Ok so I used scoop and a half daily since I weight 230 pounds. I would mix it with 8 oz of water mix with a spoon and drink. I personally think they should patent their flavor ... because this lemonade was excellent. It really tasted like drinking lemonade with a slight hint of mint. The powder smells like my sucks after soccer ... the smell is coming off from HMB ... I have it on it's own so I was familiar with the smell. I had to stir for a while for everything to dissolve but it was worth it.

Effectiveness

All in all this product is a flop for me ... I don't know if it was the prohormones that I took while on this but my endurance and DOMS did not improve with this product. Especially after last Wednesday, on Thursday I was in a world of mighty DOMS ... I really needed help that day, I could barely walk. I even went the extra mile and drank more protein than usual to make sure I get enough BCAA's ... For a product that I would have to dish out the money that they are asking for it should give me a notable decrease in DOMS. Now the other big one would be strength and there was an increase ... but when I stopped for two days and took just normal creatine monohydrate ... hmmm nothing really changed.

Value

69.99 for a tub of 20 servings (remember I had to take 1,5) is expensive. I just don't know how to justify spending that much for creatine, beta-alanine, HMB, HICA and PA. So, let me work the numbers here ... one serving would have costed me 3.50$ a day ... that is a staggering amount ... Creatine on average costs .26 cents ... beta-alanine costs .20 cents, HMB would run you for .30 cents if you bought it from Amazon, HICA would run you .86 cents (ouch) and lastly PA will pile on .72 more cents ... All this could be yours for 2.34 .. and guess what ... my blend would not be proprietary ... hmm maybe I should start my own product ...

Side Effects

None

Conclusion

I'm sorry I just wasn't convinced knowing how much this cost to recommend it to anyone. This product needs to go down in price for it to be competitive with the market. This could hit it off with the uneducated but the uneducated usually don't have money to spare. I do like the ingredient profile don't get me wrong but I already proved that if I went on my own it would be much cheaper for me. The only thing I wouldn't be able to do is make it taste as good as Dioxyme did. I thank you for reading this and wish you better endurance.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Muscle1, Inc. for sending it out!
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  October 30, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Builds Muscle
  • Pumps
  • Far Too Expensive
  • Not Widely Available
  • Cramps

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Muscle1, Inc. for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat who wants to look good and be healthy for his old age. I'm a late bloomer in the weightlifting world and only started 4 years ago to go regularly to gym. The only muscle group that I was proud of before I started going to the gym were my legs. I have soccer to thank for that. I work in IT...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Muscle1, Inc. for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat who wants to look good and be healthy for his old age. I'm a late bloomer in the weightlifting world and only started 4 years ago to go regularly to gym. The only muscle group that I was proud of before I started going to the gym were my legs. I have soccer to thank for that. I work in IT so lifting a laptop did not stimulate my upper body muscles. I really didn't have any lean mass at all. So now after a while I started seeing effect of my workouts ... so when I noticed mass-4 I figured I give it a try to see how much more of lean muscles mass I can gain.

Ingredient Profile

This has a basic profile of 4-androstene 3b-ol 17-one which is the main ingredient. The dosage is 110 mg so you need to take more than one serving to have a notable effect. It also has 600mg of proprietary blend consisting of grapefruit extract,7-dihydroxybergamottin (DHB) and black pepper extract to help with the absorption.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I took only two servings a day ... I figured that because I'm stacking this with 1-Andro I shouldn't go crazy. Also, I wanted to get the most out of the bottle and at least 30 days ... I'm actually glad I did that so read on ...

Effectiveness

I'm going to post pictures of before and after so that you guys can see for yourself in real images how this product improved my gains. I think images speak louder than words. But to summarize what you going to see I really felt massive. I also felt that my muscles were fuller while exercising at the gym. The pump is also massive while on this product. When I did biceps or chest it felt like they were going to explode. All this was great but you need to read on because all of the things I boosted came at a price.

Value

Unfortunately I'm not very impressed here with price. Currently on the website this product goes for 89.99$ per bottle. In my case the serving costed me 3 dollars. Unfortunately, that is a little to expensive considering what is on the market. I get it that with addition of the grapefruit extract the value goes up but I still think it's a bit pricey compared to other offerings. There is a 30% discount on the product currently and I've been informed that they will be aiming to be more competitive price wise ... If the cost of the bottle with the 30% discount is 62.99 than that is very competitive. What makes this product more competitive is the potency ... I really felt the effects of this product at a smaller dose than what is recommended.

Side Effects

The side affect that I noticed towards the end of my cycle were the massive cramping I experienced. Nothing pleasant at all ...

Conclusion

This is definitely a solid product that yielded great results for me personally. With the dosage of 2 pills I have experienced a noticeable change to my body. With the small amount of effect that it has on the liver I would highly recommend this product to anyone that want to grow a tad faster than usual. I'm sure there are better and healthier ways to bulk but we tend to go for the easy way out. I think if one has the money to spend this would be the ideal offering. Keep in mind that after finishing this you need to post cycle since your hormone levels will be low. So again, this is not cheap. I thank you for reading this and hope you stay big my friend.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Muscle1, Inc. for sending it out!
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  October 30, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Increase Strength
  • Non-Methylated
  • Does Not Convert To Estrogen
  • Low Sides
  • A Little Pricey
  • Not Widely Available
  • Extreme Lethargy

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Muscle1, Inc. for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat who wants to look good and be healthy for his old age. I'm always trying to improve my numbers so that I can consistently look better. Everyday I'm at the gym I'm pushing myself so that I can improve in weight or repetitions. I have tried 1-Dhea before and really enjoyed the result so whe...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Muscle1, Inc. for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat who wants to look good and be healthy for his old age. I'm always trying to improve my numbers so that I can consistently look better. Everyday I'm at the gym I'm pushing myself so that I can improve in weight or repetitions. I have tried 1-Dhea before and really enjoyed the result so when I noticed this was available to claim I figured I'll go ahead again. I do want to thank Muscle1 for being patient with me since I was still coming off the cycle with the previous prohormone.

Ingredient Profile

This has a basic profile of 1-Andro (1-Dhea), 1-androstene-3b-ol 17-one which is the main ingredient. The dosage is 110 mg so you need to take more than one serving to have notable effect. It also has 600mg of proprietary blend consisting of grapefruit extract,7-dihydroxybergamottin (DHB) and black pepper extract to help with the absorption.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I personally took two serving a day, where one I took in the morning with food and one in the afternoon with food. There is a mix of opinions on how much should be taken. I personally think that 200 should be sufficient ... especially since this was only my second time taking this. Also, while I was taking this I also was taking Mass-4 so I figured I don't over stress my body and keep the dosage low. I know that there were studies done with 330mg dosage but I personally think that is a lot especially for a beginner. Also, if you going to stack this with another prohormone you should consider lowering the dosage ... I don't think putting your body to such aggressive changes is a good thing, even if it's easy on your liver.

Effectiveness

So now that you know I only took two pills did that have a effect on me. The answer is absolutely with 100% certainty that it did. Every time I hit the gym and go for the same muscle group there was a steady increase in either weight or repetition. I was able to pretty much break any plateau I had. Don't expect the increase to be huge but it's definitely there and steady. It's very rewarding and motivating and I always looked forward to another session to see how much I have improved. If your stuck and feel like you reached your plateau than you might want to consider taking this product.

Value

Unfortunately I'm not very impressed here with price. Currently on the website this product goes for 89.99$ per bottle. In my case the serving costed me 3 dollars. Unfortunately, that is a little to expensive considering what is on the market. I get it that with addition of the grapefruit extract the value goes up but I still think it's a bit pricey compared to other offerings. There is a 30% discount on the product currently and I've been informed that they will be aiming to be more competitive price wise ... If the cost of the bottle with the 30% discount is 62.99 than that is very competitive. What makes this product more competitive is the potency ... I really felt the effects of this product at a smaller dose than what is recommended.

Side Effects

So, I have read that this type of prohormone can give you lethargy. I was struggling a lot while on this cycle. I kept feeling sleepy and tired. I had to really motivate myself to go out and put myself under more stress. Considering I only took 2/3 of the recommended dosage I do warn whom ever is considering that this will be expected. I'm assuming it's different per individual but do keep in mind what I wrote.

Conclusion

This is definitely a solid product that yielded great results for me personally. With the dosage of 2 pills I have experienced a noticeable boost in my strength which also provided me with extra motivation. With the small amount of effect that it has on the liver I would highly recommend this product to anyone that has reached their plateau and feels discouraged. I'm sure there are better ways to break that barrier but we tend to go for the easy way out. I think if one has the money to spend this would be the ideal offering. Keep in mind that after finishing this you need to post cycle since your hormone levels will be low. So again, this is not cheap. I thank you for reading this and hope you stay strong my friend.


Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Ronnie Coleman Signature Series for sending it out!
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  October 24, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Tastes Good
  • Digests Easily
  • Good Texture
  • Fills You Up
  • Helps You Hit Your Daily Macros
  • Reduce The Amount Of Saturated Fat
  • Reduce The Price

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Ronnie Coleman Signature Series for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat that ends up usually 5 times a day in the gym. I also play soccer twice a week when I'm not injured ... On Wednesday's doing some classes for that extra motivation ... My overall goal is to gain lean mass so that I can look impressive for the next summer ... I'm in cons...

Introduction

First and foremost I would like to thank Ronnie Coleman Signature Series for sending me out their product so I could try it and review it for you guys. I would also like to thank SR for providing me the opportunity and the tools so that I can share with you guys my experience.

I'm a 39 year old gym rat that ends up usually 5 times a day in the gym. I also play soccer twice a week when I'm not injured ... On Wednesday's doing some classes for that extra motivation ... My overall goal is to gain lean mass so that I can look impressive for the next summer ... I'm in constant need of protein since I work out ... especially if you go to the gym 5 times a week ... Bars are always a good source to get more protein in between meals.

Ingredient Profile

The Good ...

20 Grams of Protein and all of it coming from Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate. They do have Soy Isolate listed but I'm not sure if it is considered for the protein itself.

21 Grams of Carbohydrates which 6 grams come from the added sugar. That really isn't that bad in my opinion. I actually prefer they use sugar in such small amounts than for example putting 20 grams of alcohol sugars or other sweeteners.

The Bad

10 Grams of Fat is a lot for a protein bar ... were 6 of them are saturated ... It's pretty high for a protein bar ...

35 Grams of Cholesterol .... again a little high than the average ...

Sodium is at 350 milligrams per bar and that is also a little above the average in the world of bars.

All this adds up to 240 calories per bar which isn't that bad ...

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

This bar is sooooo good. Right after a workout I usually reward myself with this bar. It is so tasty and delicious I enjoyed every bite. It's pretty much a healthier version of Resse's peanut butter cups. There are these crunchy pieces also that give the bar a little more depth. The oven baked procedure feels like it makes these bars less grindy.

Effectiveness

Like most of bars these help you feel full between meals. It also helps me with getting my protein quota filled. It's becoming harder to get that 200 grams a day every day so having a bar and crossing out 20 grams of protein is a good thing. Also, it does give you that extra motivation to work hard because there is a treat waiting for you. It's silly but anything that can help doesn't hurt.

Value

These bars are currently priced 26$ per box that has 12 bars. That comes out to 2.17 per bar and I feel that this is the only section that cripples these compared to others.

Side Effects

None, other than addiction.

Conclusion

I loved these bars very much. I enjoyed every one of them. They made my day after a work out. I'm probably going to buy some more for myself and maybe use them on my legs days since I feel they are kind of expensive compared to others. For me personally there are other less expensive options that I'm leaning towards but I will dish out some of my own hard earned money for the taste. Thank you for reading this and I wish you all a sweeter day.




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