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Reviews by pancow




Overall
Overall
9.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.0
Value
Value
8.5
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
Thanks to Dioxyme for sending it out!
(Show run details )
  December 3, 2017

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Builds Muscle
  • Excellent Taste
  • Aids Recovery
  • Soy And Gluten Free
  • NO RBGH

    Introduction

    First I would like to thank Dioxyme for sending their whey protein out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. I was happy to receive a large protein tub as this is the size they carry, and the price I found it for later made it well worth buying.

    Ingredient Profile

    This is a blended whey protein consisting of both whey concentrate and isolate. Isolate is listed first, so I'm assuming more is added in ratio to concentrate, but the label is not fully disclosed to not exactly sure. Though both proteins are pretty high rating ...

    Introduction

    First I would like to thank Dioxyme for sending their whey protein out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. I was happy to receive a large protein tub as this is the size they carry, and the price I found it for later made it well worth buying.

    Ingredient Profile

    This is a blended whey protein consisting of both whey concentrate and isolate. Isolate is listed first, so I'm assuming more is added in ratio to concentrate, but the label is not fully disclosed to not exactly sure. Though both proteins are pretty high rating meaning their protein contents are basically high quality.

    There's 5g's of carbs in mine which isn't bad, but mainly there because the flavor is cinnamon bun. This is grass fed protein that has no antiobiotics or hormones, which makes it just about organic. They even have it tested to show on label this is a supplement professional athletes can consume safely. Each serving contains 27'gs which is good to see.

    Taste/Mixability/Dosing

    The cinnamon bun tasted freaking awesome! Mixed with oatmeal and banana bread for different ways to try it out. One of the best tasting proteins for me thus far.

    Mixing is perfect and rarely had to deal with clumping or anything like that. The supplement itself is pretty fine textured, so should mix well under most circumstances.

    Dosing was however much extra protein I needed for the day if I couldn't eat and needed to intake protein somehow. Each serving though was only 1 scoop. didn't need more than 27g's of protein that often multiple times each day.

    Effectiveness

    Works like how a protein is supposed to. Fed my muscles and as a result allowed them to recover appropriately with minimal muscle soreness. Digestion wise I never had any issues with this and was fine taking as my morning shake meal to get a quick protein consumption in.

    Usually other brands can cause diarrhea and extreme gassiness, so better to invest in something better such as this product. That's about all for effectiveness. In the end it's just a quality protein powder that still works the same as other proteins,.

    Value

    Found this on Amazon for $65.00. Sounds expensive for a protein, but it contains 65 servings so it would cost a dollar per serving, which is a good price range and not to mention it's essentially close to being organic and processes rather quickly. Some other websites show this as $68, so honestly no a bad deal if you don't mind buying in a larger container.

    Side Effects

    None

    Conclusion

    This is a protein I would definitely consider buying the next time I need some more protein. Cost is pretty well and the quality is worth it. Thanks again for allowing me to use this supplement Dioxyme.


    Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
    Thanks to Olympus Labs for sending it out!
    (Show run details )
      December 3, 2017

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Good Hydration
    • Better Endurance
    • Good Recovery
    • Aids In Gains
    • More Hydrated
    • Reduces DOMS And Muscle Fatigue
    • Taste Good
    • Mixes Well
    • Great Value

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Olympus Labs for sending this out to review and participating in our program, and the SR TROOP's for making the connection possible. Endur3 was a great tasting intra workout supplement that contained nice ingredients to heighten muscle recovery and repair. Definitely would buy on my own if I found for a bit cheaper.

      Ingredient Profile

      Ingredient profile isn't fully disclosed, but I don't see ingredients that are worth hiding to save costs and make more money. Quality products use quality ingredients so InstaAminos are used at a 4:...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Olympus Labs for sending this out to review and participating in our program, and the SR TROOP's for making the connection possible. Endur3 was a great tasting intra workout supplement that contained nice ingredients to heighten muscle recovery and repair. Definitely would buy on my own if I found for a bit cheaper.

      Ingredient Profile

      Ingredient profile isn't fully disclosed, but I don't see ingredients that are worth hiding to save costs and make more money. Quality products use quality ingredients so InstaAminos are used at a 4:1:1 ratio using 7.5g's of BCAA. Usually you'll see products do a 3:1:1 ratio with 6g's so this is good to see.

      Next is a new ingredient making its way into the supplement world called Velositol. Basically it's an ingredient that has shown in a study to heighten protein synthesis i.e. boost muslce recovery leading to muscle building. This product contains 2g's, which is the dosing reported to work within the blind study.

      Another ingredient I like seeing in intra and post workout products is whole tart cherry, which is a great ingredient to stimulate faster recovery times following training. They use a quality product called Vitacherry. Then also included in the ingredients are glutamine, taurine, and electrolytes. Overall a well formulated intra workout supplement.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      I received the Tropical Thunder and it tasted really well. The only thing I could say is a little excessively sweet since I placed in a large shaker, but overall still tastes really good and doesn't have that stevia taste.

      Mixing is perfect. Throw in a shaker and it's good to drink. Didn't try stirring it, though I wouldn't recommend that with most products anyways.

      Dosing was usually 1 scoop intra workout, but some days I went pretty intense so I used a scoop and half.

      Effectiveness

      Really enjoyed the effectiveness of this product. Muscle repaired a lot better while running this product for a month, and usually muscle soreness was pretty low the following days after a workout. Kept body hydrated well with tart cherry and electrolytes while I trained beyond an hour most of the time.

      Muscle wise they did slightly grow over the course of the month. Obviously working out and eating right played a role, but I think Endur3 played an effective role in making the process faster and more effective. Most intra workouts I've tried didn't have as well of an effect.

      Value

      Cheapest I found is for $35.00 which isn't bad, but for products like these I prefer paying $1 or less per serving to make them supplements I can always go back to and purchase. Would definitely buy if I see this at $30 or cheaper when on sale. You do get what you're paying for though when it comes to quality ingredients, so $35 really isn't that bad.

      Side Effects

      None

      Conclusion

      Great tasting intra workout supplement that works an tastes good. Can also be drank following a workout, or on off days while recovering. Thanks again for sending this out to review Olympus Labs!



      Overall
      Overall
      6.5
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      7.0
      Value
      Value
      6.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to New Era Supplements for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        December 3, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Better Endurance
      • Builds Muscle
      • Good Recovery
      • Mixes Well
      • Increased Strength
      • Too Expensive

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank New Era Supplements for sending their creatine HCL out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This was an easy product to use as there were no side effects with negative reporting, and the creatine did what it was supposed to do and nothing more. It's just a container of unflavored raw ingredient.

      Ingredient Profile

      This is a single ingredient product containing only creatine HCL in powdered form. There is no flavoring so macro counting not necessary in regards to carbs. Container has 100 grams ...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank New Era Supplements for sending their creatine HCL out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This was an easy product to use as there were no side effects with negative reporting, and the creatine did what it was supposed to do and nothing more. It's just a container of unflavored raw ingredient.

      Ingredient Profile

      This is a single ingredient product containing only creatine HCL in powdered form. There is no flavoring so macro counting not necessary in regards to carbs. Container has 100 grams with 1g servings. Nothing else to honestly say about the ingredient profile. Obviously fully disclosed.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste is bitter if you don't mix with BCAA, preworkout, or even juice to spike blood sugar levels and insert creatine faster into your muscles.

      Mixes perfectly fine with some settling. Good mixing is supposed to occur with HCL since it breaks down faster in water.

      Dosing for me to maintain results was 4g's per day. Recommend amount is generally 2-3g's per day of HCL, but that 1 extra gram always seemed to make it work better strength wise.

      Effectiveness

      Creatine has always helped me maintain heightened strength levels while on this type of supplement. I never cycle off so no loading phase was ever needed with this product. Muscle endurance was still maintained as well allowing me to train a bit harder before muscle fatigue kicked in.

      HCL is supposedly more efficient at breaking down so as mentioned doses are generally smaller. For me I use around 8g's of creatine monohydrate to notice best results, so I halved this and still kept my strength that I started with. That's about all creatine is going to do for you.

      Value

      This supplement is available on their website for $25.00, which is kind of pricey in regards to creatine being an ingredient that is widely used because it's cheap. Honestly I can go into my Wal-Mart next to me and purchase a 100g's container of same unflavored ingredient for $14. So I couldn't say that I'd spend this much for a single ingredient product like creatine.

      Side Effects

      None to report

      Conclusion

      This is your average creatine HCL product that will work just like any other one you buy. Nothing extra added so easy to mix with drinks pre and post workout. In the end it's pricey, but I wouldn't say not to recommend as it does work and prices generally drop in fairness. Thanks again for letting me try this supplement.



      Overall
      Overall
      7.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      8.0
      Value
      Value
      6.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Quantified Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        November 22, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Value
      • Strength Improvements
      • Energy
      • Too Expensive

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Quantified Nutrition for sending their supplement out to review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This is a carb supplement with multiple types of carbohydrate ingredients to form a mixture best used for intra workout or to meet macro intake if desperate enough.

      Ingredient Profile

      Decent ingredient profile using rice starch and potato starch, along with honey powder, which was a bit different for me to see. There's 28g's of carbs, 7 of which are fiber (don't count for macro). 8g's of HBCD (highly bran...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Quantified Nutrition for sending their supplement out to review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This is a carb supplement with multiple types of carbohydrate ingredients to form a mixture best used for intra workout or to meet macro intake if desperate enough.

      Ingredient Profile

      Decent ingredient profile using rice starch and potato starch, along with honey powder, which was a bit different for me to see. There's 28g's of carbs, 7 of which are fiber (don't count for macro). 8g's of HBCD (highly branched cyclic dextrin) can be found in this, which in short is the awesome blood sugar spiker that hits your muscles quickly.

      Another reason this was mentioned as an intra workout supplement is because it contains electrolytes. Overall this is a nice carb profile supplement, but for the price I'd like to see more HBCD per serving though.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Tasted perfectly like a coconut. Sweet, but not too sweet like most carb supplements.

      Mixed perfectly fine for me and left no clumps or residue.

      Dosing is noted as 3 scoops for the full ingredient profile serving size. I took this only on training days. I eat enough carbs rest of the time hahaha

      Effectiveness

      Gave me the fuel a powerlifter needs to move weights, and I like to do accessory lifts afterwards too so I definitely always have 20g or more carbs mixed with BCAA. Would feel energy levels rising back up once I drank this down mid workout, and also got nice muscle pumps. 20g of HBCD will give me crazy pumps, so it was nice to see that 8g still did the same.

      The electrolytes combined to possibly prevent cramps, but I usually don't cramp out, so can't say it was just this product alone. Lastly I had no issues with digestion while using this product, which is good because some of these supplements can give the runs. Overall the carbs did what they were supposed to do, which is provide energy.

      Value

      $40.00 on their website is all I can find this for. Not the craziest price I've seen for carbs plus it does contain HBCD instead of just dextrose, but ultimately it's not that much HBCD for me to pay $40 for 30 servings. That makes it around $1.33 per scoop. Carb supplements are so common now that I can go on a particular website I like and pay $5.00 for some dextrose at 30 servings. Not HBCD, but same concept.

      Side Effects

      None

      Conclusion

      Overall this supplement tastes refreshing and gives the energy you need from carbs for weight training, but the price is still a bit steep for me to give a higher rating. Thanks for allowing me to review this product Quantified Nutrition.



      Overall
      Overall
      8.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      9.0
      Value
      Value
      6.5
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Muscle1, Inc. for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        November 11, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Increase Strength
      • Builds Muscle
      • Low Sides
      • Non-Methylated
      • Does Not Convert To Estrogen
      • Increases Libido
      • Not Widely Available
      • A Little Pricey

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Muscle1 for sending this supplement out to review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. 1-Andro is a great supplement for test boosting, and I also stacked this with their 4-andro and armistane. Great stack that delivered noticeable results in both the strength and mass departments.

      Ingredient Profile

      Main ingredient used is the 1-andro that we can also see noted as 1-Dhea. This ingredient is non-methylated, which means safer for use on your liver. Also this ingredient does not aromatize into estrogen pro...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Muscle1 for sending this supplement out to review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. 1-Andro is a great supplement for test boosting, and I also stacked this with their 4-andro and armistane. Great stack that delivered noticeable results in both the strength and mass departments.

      Ingredient Profile

      Main ingredient used is the 1-andro that we can also see noted as 1-Dhea. This ingredient is non-methylated, which means safer for use on your liver. Also this ingredient does not aromatize into estrogen production, so if you want the safest bet for strength and size without the fear of gyno then hear you go.

      Also included is the EPIC complex of ingredients at 600mg to ensure better intestinal absorption. Without these types of ingredients you will most likely not see any results because the body is not even absorbing it. Overall disclosed ingredient profile and right dosing can be made.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      No taste really just some bitterness.

      Mixabilty N/A. Don't open capsules.

      Dosing for me was 2 caps daily to last for the whole month duration stack. 1 cap in the morning and 1 cap in the evening. I really would have loved to used this supplement for 2 months instead. I could only imagine the strength increases!

      Effectiveness

      Strength was definitely increased. I mentioned in previous 2 reviews of their products that I had great results with deadlift strength potential, but I also went up from doing back squat singles at 325lbs to repping them out for x3. Going from a single to x3 is a big deal with overall strength.

      Muscle size went up and was noticeable by gym patrons. Muscle hardening also occurred which made me walk around feeling pumped all day long. Libido was awesome and somewhat strange. I could seriously last long during intercourse to where wife was tired out hahaha didn't have issues in this category previously, but it was a good increase.

      Value

      $89.99 is kinda steep, but for these types of strength gains I can see peeps wanting it to bypass the strength plateaus they may encounter. Once Muscle1 is more widely available I think they will get very high ratings. But we discussed this enough in all the other reviews so this should suffice. Costs a bit but is a specialty supplement, so can't expect it to be $20.

      Side Effects

      Body Pimples

      Conclusion

      Strength and muscle increases made this guy happy as hell. Effective supplements that cost a bit more than most want to spend. Thanks for letting me review this Muscle1!



      Overall
      Overall
      8.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      9.0
      Value
      Value
      6.5
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Muscle1, Inc. for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        November 11, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Builds Muscle
      • Pumps
      • Heightened Libido
      • Prevents Lethargy
      • Increased Strength
      • Not Widely Available
      • Body Pimples

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible, and big shout out to Muscle1 for sending this PH out for review. This is a 4-Andro based supplement that gave the benefits shown on their product. Strength and size increases? What more could a powerlifter want :D

      Ingredient Profile

      Okay, so pretty simple ingredient profile. Product is based off of 4-andro, which is converted into testosterone and non-methylated i.e. shouldn't cause harm to your liver, but this ingredient has a very minimal chance of aromatizing, so a PCT s...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible, and big shout out to Muscle1 for sending this PH out for review. This is a 4-Andro based supplement that gave the benefits shown on their product. Strength and size increases? What more could a powerlifter want :D

      Ingredient Profile

      Okay, so pretty simple ingredient profile. Product is based off of 4-andro, which is converted into testosterone and non-methylated i.e. shouldn't cause harm to your liver, but this ingredient has a very minimal chance of aromatizing, so a PCT should be used. Basically the safer PH product sold on the market are these kind. Then this also contains the EPIC complex, which in short is 600mg of ingredients used to help absorb the 4-andro more effectively.

      Products with this ingredient HAVE TO have an absorbing agent or else it's most likely not going to reach the intestine for use as an anabolic. Good to see this in the product.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste of the capsules was a bit bitter, but not as bad as others I've tried.

      Mixability N/A/ Don't open capsules to mix in water.

      Dosing was 2 capsules daily (1 morning and 1 night) to make the product last the whole month stacked with their Armistane and 1-Andro.

      Effectiveness

      Note I used this as a whole stack with 1-andro and armistane, so results are based off of the stack and can't necessarily mean everything was just from this supplement stand alone. Anyways, mass definitely came out with this one! I was happy to see my bulking went nicely alongside the use of creatine and high calorie diet. I don't necessarily do a shredding that much. Size is the prize!

      As mentioned in my PCT review of their product, I went up from 5x3 deadlifts 405lbs to doing them 5x5, plus I went up to 425lbs 5x3. I also forgot to mention after these two I did x3 singles up to 455lbs. So yeah, HUGE strength boosts, which is actually said to occur from these ingredients when used. Overall effectiveness was a success!

      Value

      $89.99 for this product is a bit much because there's a similar product just $10 more containing more andro based ingredients, nut regardless the product gave better results and is a specialty supplement. So to think these will be cheap products isn't really a good mindset. Hopefully the prices go down lower and peeps can give higher ratings on here, but it's been harped enough on all the other reviews.

      Side Effects

      Welts on the body, which are like giant blood pimples. Common to have from PH's.

      Conclusion

      Overall loved the results from Muscle1's supplement and definitely put on noticeable size and strength gains. Would buy later on if the prices go down as they get into more market spaces. Thanks again for letting me review Mass 4!



      Overall
      Overall
      8.0
      Effectiveness
      Effectiveness
      9.0
      Value
      Value
      6.0
      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Muscle1, Inc. for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        November 11, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Builds Muscle
      • Increased Strength
      • Cortisol Reduction
      • Vascularity
      • Increase In Libido
      • Possible Dry Joints
      • Not Widely Available

      Introduction

      Hello SR. First I would like to thank Muscle1 for sending this supplement out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This is sold as a PCT to eliminate the off cycle effects of gyno and estrogen build up, and intended to help promote production of natural testosterone. I used this as an OCT (on cycle therapy) alongside their other two products for a month of good strength gains.

      Ingredient Profile

      Many have covered this pretty in-depth so I'll keep it short and sweet. The primary ingredient we want to see is the Armistane,...

      Introduction

      Hello SR. First I would like to thank Muscle1 for sending this supplement out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This is sold as a PCT to eliminate the off cycle effects of gyno and estrogen build up, and intended to help promote production of natural testosterone. I used this as an OCT (on cycle therapy) alongside their other two products for a month of good strength gains.

      Ingredient Profile

      Many have covered this pretty in-depth so I'll keep it short and sweet. The primary ingredient we want to see is the Armistane, which is dosed 25mg per capsule. I took 3 per day to allow the product to last the entire month. Usual needed amount of Armistane is 50mg daily or slightly more, so 75mg made it workout fine.

      Then there's also a complex within the product (EPIC) to help make sure its digested and absorbed efficiently. All newer prohormone products contain similar types of complexes for absorption, so I'm not going to act overwhelmingly surprised to see this in the supplement.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      No bad taste like a lot of other PCT's I've used, which is a very good thing. Some made me almost gag because a capsule leaked and tribulus powder was on all the other caps lol

      Mixability N/A. Don't open the caps to mix in water.

      Dosing can be 1-4 caps depending on needs. I'd say 3 minimum and applies for most. 4 I could see more for the test booster, muscle pump actions than to prevent estrogen build up unless you have 2 bottles.

      Effectiveness

      Worked beyond expectations, but remember as I note effectiveness this was stacked with their other two prohormone products. Strength went up definitely at a noticeable rate. For example, front squats I was stuck doing 5x3 with 205lbs., and at the 6 week mark I hit 235lbs 5x5. Yes, a PH takes a bit to kick in an will still be there a couple weeks after use btw.

      Muscle pumps were awesome and also definitely noticeable. I'm the head trainer at my gym and everyone was saying I'm getting bigger everytime they see me. Wonder why hahaha but of course I was eating perfectly good for muscle gains and strength. Plus training 5-6 days a week. Deadlifts also went from doing 405lbs 5x3 to being able to rep them out 5x5 plus doing 425lbs 5x3. Tremendous strength boosts after I hit a wall for a bit.

      As for estrogen, no gyno to this point and I didn't feel sluggish and sleepy while on the stack, which is a bad sign (not dangerous though) on a PH if you notice those side effects.

      Value

      This is a newer brand so as with most it's understandable they have higher prices for supplements right now. This supplement worked well so the $79.99 price tag really isn't bad. These PH based supps are specialty products, so I don't really see them being the cheapest thing to find on the market like creatine and similar ingredients.

      Side Effects

      None to report

      Conclusion

      Definitely one of the better PCT supplements that I used for OCT that worked. May try it in the future for actual PCT needs, but for this run I had to buy a different one. However, the concept of how PCT's are created with Armistane still applies to uses either PCT or OCT. Thanks for sending this out Muscle1.


      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Gym Rats for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        November 11, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Fully Disclosed
      • Clean Ingredients
      • Increased Energy
      • Decreased Fatigue
      • Very Bitter
      • Needs More Citrulline
      • Bad Taste

      Introduction

      Snup SR! First I would like to thank Gym Rats for sending Rat Fever out to try, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This pre workout means well by making sure you have, and can literally see, the right dosages for the ingredients listed. Everything pans out good, but the low availability makes the product cost a bit much for now.

      Ingredient Profile

      Nice clean ingredient profile, which is always good to see with properly dosed ingredients. First you get 450mg of caffeine to keep the energy going for about 45 mins for me personally. ...

      Introduction

      Snup SR! First I would like to thank Gym Rats for sending Rat Fever out to try, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This pre workout means well by making sure you have, and can literally see, the right dosages for the ingredients listed. Everything pans out good, but the low availability makes the product cost a bit much for now.

      Ingredient Profile

      Nice clean ingredient profile, which is always good to see with properly dosed ingredients. First you get 450mg of caffeine to keep the energy going for about 45 mins for me personally. Next is 4g's of beta alanine to bring on the skin tingles and store within your muscles, thus reducing muscle fatigue from happening too soon. This is 2g's less than the daily amount, so leaves room for you to space it out and not have crazy itchy skin.

      Next is 3g's of citrulline malate, which is half the amount most would want for sports enhancement. I'm guessing it's this low because the taste would be much more bitter if there were 6g's of citrulline, but regardless still low for a pre workout.

      Next is 500mg of agmatine sulfate, which could be another reason the citrulline is low so these two have a synergetic impact. However, if this were the case then there should be 1g of agmatine sulfate to make up for the 3g loss of citrulline.

      3g of creatine monohydrate is about half the dosage for me, which is fine since I can just get the rest elsewhere. However, again given the products price and minimal approach to ingredients, I'd say more creatine or maybe another ingredient. Lastly is 50mg of theacrine for focus. Overall a minimalist pre workout that I can see many seeking if they get the price down.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Okay, so this is a raw pre workout so it's a given that it'll be bitter, but for those who don't know it says so on the label as well. Taste is bitter and god awful. Man up and chug it down hahaha

      Mixing is pretty good, a little bit of clumping if you don't shake the hell out of it. Another downside to raw ingredients.

      One tube before each workout was good enough. Two a day would be a little overboard on all ingredients.

      Effectiveness

      Truly is a nice clean pre workout. Felt no crashing effects or feelings of being sleepy as a lot of these new ingredients being used do to my body. Strength was good alongside the addition of the rest of the ingredients from other sources i.e. the creatine, beta alanine, and citrulline. Good endurance along with the strength and fatigue not occurring early on.

      Downside is the clean ingredients without extra stims makes the pre workout only last about 40-50 mins. Wouldn't even say and hour for my body. But still this is from a person who normally use a stim heavy pre workout stacked with a pump supplement.

      Value

      Value is where they need to work on this, but it's a given because the brand is still newer to the competition on pre workout. I understand the concept of getting the exact amount of ingredients per dose, and being able to see them in a neat looking test tube, but that isn't good enough to raise the price higher than some of these others.

      I do see peeps wanting this product due to the clean ingredients and not having to worry about anything illegal to sports being within, so if the price goes down from $39.99 for 30 servings to just $30 then I see it as a fairly valued product. For that reason I recommend this supplement, but price needs work.

      Side Effects

      None

      Conclusion

      Overall a decent pre workout meant for this seeking a clean ingredient profile with correct dosages every serving. Just needs to get a bit cheaper for a better rating. Thanks again for sending this out Gym Rat.


      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Quantified Nutrition for sending it out!
      (Show run details )
        October 18, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Digests Well
      • Mixes Good
      • Good Recovery
      • Builds Muscle
      • Too Expensive

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Quantified Nutrition for sending Q//Whey out to review, and the SR TROOPs program for making the connection possible. This is a whey protein isolate product that tasted pretty good and essentially would have a decent rating if the price wasn't so steep for 30 servings. Yes as a product I'd recommend it, but for the price it hurt the ratings.

      Ingredient Profile

      The ingredient profile is pretty straight forward, which is a good thing when it comes to protein powders not designed for "mass gains". 25g's of protein per serving is pret...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Quantified Nutrition for sending Q//Whey out to review, and the SR TROOPs program for making the connection possible. This is a whey protein isolate product that tasted pretty good and essentially would have a decent rating if the price wasn't so steep for 30 servings. Yes as a product I'd recommend it, but for the price it hurt the ratings.

      Ingredient Profile

      The ingredient profile is pretty straight forward, which is a good thing when it comes to protein powders not designed for "mass gains". 25g's of protein per serving is pretty nice and a few grams more than other competing brands.

      Carbs are at only 3g, which again is another good sign as it allows anybody to fit this into their diet usually, and less than a gram of it is sugar. Fat is at only a gram as well. Other than this there's nothing else to cover with this protein powder.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste isn't too bad. I meant to request for the chocolate truffle, but forgot and received the Mexican vanilla flavor. Taste was on the stronger side for me with the artificial flavoring.

      Mixing is good with no clumping while used in a shaker or in protein food creations.

      Dosing is basically as needed since it's protein. I used every post workout and sometimes an hour pre workout if I didn't have time for protein rich snacks. Also made protein balls and bars to eat throughout the days and at night. Each serving is 3 scoops of 10g's, which is odd to not just be one larger scoop.

      Effectiveness

      Well it's protein and it helped me stay on a good recovery program and I never seemed to lose any muscle, so I'd say it does what is supposed to happen when consuming protein supplements.

      Digestion wise I had no issues of diarrhea or being gassy, so again this shows a good protein mixture to consume. The bag talks a lot about the BCAA's found in whey isolate and how they are absorbed better during digestion, but I can't really say it made a whole lot more of a difference. That on top of me using 6-7g 2:1:1 BCAA produts.

      Essentially a decent whey protein isolate. Nothing above average or worse to report.

      Value

      Okay, so it's $52.99 a bag for 30 servings, which i around $1.77 per scoop. I couldn't find it anywhere else but on the website, so I'm going with that price. I understand most brands display an MSRP price, but actually sell it for less, but there's no sign of anything cheaper since it's not widely available.

      Whey protein isolate is a step up from concentrate, but I never really see any difference that much except during digestion maybe. Maybe when this has a cheaper price it'll get a better rating; just with that price it's not competitive.

      Side Effects

      None to report.

      Conclusion

      In the end this is a decent whey protein isolate that I can't say is anything different from other brands with the exception of being higher priced. Hopefully the price drops in the future, but until then I stand with the rating given and would recommend if cheaper. Thanks for sending this out Quantified Nutrition.


      Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
      Thanks to Propello Life for sending it out!
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        September 16, 2017

       Pros:
       Cons:
      • No Hormones
      • Grass-Fed
      • Good Cause
      • Clean Profile
      • High Quality Ingredients
      • Bad Conatiner Design
      • Not Enough Servings Per Container
      • Too Expensive
      • Bad Taste

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Propello Life for sending this whey protein out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This whey protein didn't taste awesome but was efficient for getting the muscle fed for better recovery, but the price is high for this considering it's only 15 servings like the vegan protein they sell.

      Ingredient Profile

      Okay, so I understand this is a better source of whey since it comes from grass fed cows and free of hormones and such, but it's still a whey concentrate and not more refined like an isolate...

      Introduction

      First I would like to thank Propello Life for sending this whey protein out for review, and the SR TROOP's program for making the connection possible. This whey protein didn't taste awesome but was efficient for getting the muscle fed for better recovery, but the price is high for this considering it's only 15 servings like the vegan protein they sell.

      Ingredient Profile

      Okay, so I understand this is a better source of whey since it comes from grass fed cows and free of hormones and such, but it's still a whey concentrate and not more refined like an isolate, so that right there doesn't make sense to me with the pricing. Regardless you get 21g's of protein per serving at only 110 calories each serving.

      Fat count is only 2g and carbs are below 3g's, so it's a good protein for both leaners and bulkers out there. The protein is also cold pressed, which I don't fully understand and won't act like I do, but in the end it's not going to make it far superior than the concentrate I find at my stores around me.

      Taste/Mixability/Dosing

      Taste from the vanilla bean was terrible. I can't even find a better word for the taste and luckily enough for me there were only 15 servings to bare with hahaha

      Mixing wasn't too bad but not as smooth as a lot of the other concentrates I've used and clumping did occur.

      Dosing was only once daily. Couldn't do any more than that because of taste.

      Effectiveness

      Regardless of taste and price, this whey protein did what it was supposed to and kept my body recovering properly as any other protein I've taken recently. Digestion wise I did get gassy from this and some bubbly gut unlike the other proteins I've used recently. Maybe my body doesn't like these fancier and healthier products because it's not used to them? Possibly.

      In the end I have to take points way from overall score for the digestion issues as well since none of the recent products I had did this. Not really much else to say about the effectiveness honestly.

      Value

      $31.24 for 15 servings of whey concentrate is ridiculous. I don't care if it's organic or whatever - the price is still ridiculous. Even a lot of proteins in the whole foods markets provide more servings for a lower price each dosage. That's more than $2 each scoop and people buying this might not even notice it's only 15 scoops I'm sure. Really dropped the score big time price per serving with their protein products.

      Side Effects

      Some Gas

      Conclusion

      Overall not a bad protein powder when it comes to what any protein is supposed to do, but I think the environmentally friendly approach causing them to raise the price on this so steeply is just going to be a bad outcome unless they get them prices down. Not enough rich people these days spending money on these when they can get a whey protein with 30 servings for under $30.




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