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Supplement Review: Betancourt BCAAs

Coming soon!


Supplement Review: Prosupps – L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

ANABOLIC LEUCINE BLEND

 

WHAT IS L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250?

Pro Supps L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250 teams up L-Leucine, with metabolites HMB and HICA, creating one of the most anabolic supplements on the market.* L-Leucine is the only amino acid that can help directly stimulate, and promote capacity for, protein synthesis in muscle cells.* Helping keep your body in an anabolic state is crucial for anyone trying to build lean muscle mass or preserve muscle while cutting fat.* Add a scoop to your Pre, Intra, or Post workout shake.

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250
OVERALL BENEFITS:

  • Helps stimulate protein synthesis/muscle growth*
  • Promote anabolic environment*
  • Reduce catabolism/muscle breakdown*
  • Support immune system response*

-bodybuilding.com



Supplement Review: Part Three – Stack Test Booster & Fat Burner – 360 Sport: 360lean 360test and 360Sport *

360LEAN:

THERMOGENIC FORMULA

OPTIMAL FAT BURNING PERFORMANCE*
BOOSTS ENERGY PRODUCTION AND
EXERCISE ENDURANCE*
PROMOTES MENTAL FOCUS, MEMORY
AND POSITIVE MOOD*
BURN DOWN
TO YOUR BEST BODY!
Let’s be honest. Supplements will never replace a healthy diet and good old-fashioned sweat. But 360Lean’s safe, well-rounded blend of scientifically tested ingredients can kick-start your metabolism to help you burn more calories and shed fat faster. The result? Support a leaner, fitter physique with energy to spare.*

BENEFITS

Thermogenic formula stimulates optimal fat burning performance*
Boosts energy production and exercise endurance*
Promotes mental focus, memory and positive mood*
KEY INGREDIENTS

Glucuronolactone
a naturally occurring component in the body’s connective tissue, boosts energy, enhances mental alertness and memory and has been linked to significant improvements in aerobic performance.*

Caffeine
is a mild metabolic stimulant used to reduce physical fatigue and reinvigorate the mind and body while stimulating the breakdown of fatty tissue.*

White Willow Bark Extract
used throughout the centuries it is believed to help support a health inflammatory response after training.*

Cayenne Pepper
along with its many culinary uses, cayenne is a natural thermogenic that helps raise body temperature and heighten metabolism while promoting cardiovascular, circulatory and digestive health.*

Yohimbine
commonly used to enhance blood flow to the extremities, helps kick-start fat burning and weight loss.*

Sulbutiamine
effectively boosts energy, athletic performance, mental focus and mood.*

Theobromine
also found in chocolate and tea, helps improve focus and decrease appetite.*

7-Keto DHEA
production in the body gradually slows with age. When reintroduced as a supplement, this documented thermogenic is a metabolism booster that helps build lean body mass, support thyroid function, promote memory and healthy aging.*

Bioperine
a concentrated form of black pepper’s active ingredient (piperine), helps improve absorption of key nutrients in 360Lean.*

Toothed Clubmoss Herb Extract
has been suggested to support memory, learning and concentration.*

360TEST

TESTOSTERONE OPTIMIZER

PROMOTES TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION*
SUPPORTS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND
PROMOTES SEXUAL HEALTH*
PROMOTES LEAN MUSCLE MASS / IMPROVED ENERGY*
LIFT. EAT. SLEEP. BOOST!
You lift weights. Get good sleep. Eat well. But if you’re only using these traditional methods of weight loss or muscle building, you’re missing out. Big. 360Test’s blend of naturally sourced nutrients builds on these strong, healthy habits to help your body boost healthy testosterone production and encourage sustainable gains.* The result? Promote lean muscle mass, sexual health and the energy you need to keep going and going.*

BENEFITS

Natural male performance formula promotes healthy testosterone production*
Supports reproductive health and promotes sexual health*
Promotes lean muscle mass and improved energy levels*
KEY INGREDIENTS

D-Aspartic Acid
Occurs naturally in the pituitary gland, testes and hypothalamus, has been shown to help stimulate the release of leutinizing hormone (LH) leading to boosts in testosterone production. Also supports increased muscle strength and healthy metabolic rates*

Maca Root
Long used by indigenous Peruvians to promote stamina and improve energy, supports hormonal balance and reproductive health.*

Epimedium Herb Extract
Suggested to increase circulating testosterone levels while supporting sexual health.*

Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract
Boasts high concentrations of levodopa (L-Dopa) that help boost dopamine in the brain, elevate mood, and support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels already in healthy range.* This supplement also encourages your body’s natural production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and testosterone.*

Long Jack Root Extract
Works to help increase free testosterone levels by inhibiting the testosterone-blocking hormone called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and has been shown to help enhance strength, lean muscle mass, sexual performance and general well-being.*

Indole-3 Carbinol
Found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and cauliflower, helps support a healthy hormone balance.*

Bulbine Natalensis Extract
Seen wide-spread use in traditional African medicine and has been suggested to help boost the body’s natural testosterone and support sexual health while promoting a healthy estrogen balance in the body.*

360SPORT

BCAA SPORT FORMULA

GREAT TASTING FORMULA BOOSTS ENERGY,
ENDURANCE AND MUSCLE RECOVERY*
ALL NATURAL MCT OIL PROMOTES LEAN
MUSCLE MASS PRODUCTION AND FAT BURNING*
ENERGY. ENDURANCE. VICTORY.
When you train, you train to win. To outrun, outpower and outlast. But to get the very best out of your body, you need to put the best in. That’s where 360Sport comes in. 360Sport is scientifically formulated to meet the specific physical demands of fierce competitors, delivering fast-absorbing fuel to hard-working muscles, improving blood flow for increased energy and endurance, and promoting rapid muscle repair and recovery.* All so you can push harder. Go longer. And win bigger than ever before.

BENEFITS

Great tasting formula promotes optimal athletic performance for men
and women*
All natural MCT oil promotes lean muscle mass production/fat burning*
Boosts energy, endurance and muscle recovery*
KEY INGREDIENTS

BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine)
are the building blocks of protein and critical components in muscle recovery, growth, strength and overall athletic performance. They provide a readily available fuel source for muscles leading to greater endurance and improved mental focus.*

MCT Oil
a lower calorie fatty acid, has been suggested to increase the body’s calorie burning potential while helping improve the body’s ability to repair muscle tissue after a grueling workout.*

L-Citrulline Malate
has been suggested to promote nitric oxide production, which leads to improved blood flow to exercising muscles, reduced muscle fatigue and improved energy and endurance levels.*
360cut.com

I took my first one pill dosage this morning to try it out and so far so good! I have plenty of energy and no side effects.

Their dosage is pretty weird: 2 pills am empty stomach, then one before lunch and one later on. But of course one at first to gauge tolerance.

That dosage schedule is the best for continued energy throughout the day. I am going to take the last pill preworkout to see if it helps pump up my workout, because I am working out much later than normal due to my commute.

The downside of that dosage schedule is: it may interfere with my sleep! Will my sleep schedule be thrown off due to the stimulants?

The white willow bark might have helped alleviate the pain in my shoulder from my Biceps & Shoulder workout

About to take my 2nd dosage!
No side effects seen! So far so good!

**Update** July 9th 2014
First dosage and 2nd down and plenty of energy with no side effects! Awaiting 3rd dosage later approx 5pm

**Update** August 1st 2014
I haven’t seen much of anything in the fat burning department, my diet was off and I began to gain a lot of weight, even while on this stack! Usually on a stack I will not gain, I will maintain, once finished I will gain between stacks if my diet is off. I did however see massive muscle gains! My arms are the same size now and the right is starting to be bigger than the left again. If you remember I had a slap repair of my rt labrum (shoulder) and my rt arm that was 21 1/2″ dropped to 15″ after months of inactivity, it was bad! After all these stacks this year it’s almost back to normal. This stack however; started letting me throw up mass amounts of weight for the first time without any pain. But again as a fat burner it was an epic fail. It did supply me with plenty of energy, but no fat loss. From July to September I gained a total of 30lbs and it wasn’t all good weight! My gut was huge! The fat burner should have slowed the weight gain!


Supplement Review: Bang RTD by VPX Sports

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Coming soon!!

Special Valentine’s day post! Bang by VPX Sports!

POTENT BRAIN AND BODY FUEL
Make no Mistake – BANG® is not your stereotypical high sugar, life-sucking soda masquerading as an energy drink! High sugar drinks spike blood sugar producing metabolic mayhem causing you to crash harder than a test dummy into a brick wall. Power up with BANG’s potent brain & body-rocking fuel: Creatine, Caffeine, & BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids)

Serving Size: 8 fl.oz.
Servings per Container: 24
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Calories 24
Total Carbohydrates 2.5g
Sugars 0g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Protein 3.5g
Proprietary Blend 5842mg
-COP Creatinol-O-Phosphate
-Glycerine
-L-Leucine
-L-Isoleucine
-L-Valine
-Caffeine Anhydrous
-Anserine (beta-alanyl-1-theyl-histidine)
-L-Theanine
-Gamma-Butyrobetaine (GBB)
-Magnesium Tanshinoate B
-Geranamine
-BIs Picolinato Oxo Vanadium (BPOV)
-Ilex Paraguariensis

** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Ingredients:
Highly Purified Water, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Sucralean (Sucralose), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Na Erythorbate, Nisaplin.

Manufacturer’s Directions
Drink eight ounces (one half bottle) of BANG! 20 minutes prior to your workout or athletic event. The remaining eight ounces of Bang! can be consumed during your workout or athletic event. Always consume an additional 10 to 12 ounces of water after drinking BANG!. Do not consume more than one 16 ounce bottle of BANG! per six hours or more than two bottles per day. BANG! can also be consumed on non-training days.
-allstathealth.com

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What!! They have a champagne flavor 😳

The fruit punch wasn’t bad! It had a little weird aftertaste, but it was still pleasant. The extra energy surge allowed me to kill my post workout cardio! The juice bar didn’t have any calorie free monsters. They only had original death green! (It will kill u lol) and low carb blue. (Which used to be my favorite before the many calorie free versions) with calorie free options of monster and calorie free bang, there’s no excuse even for someone who is small or ripped to drink a sugar laden energy drink!

Try bang you will like it! And if you can find me a champagne I want to try it!! (Never seen it)

I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of Bang!


Supplement Review: Tri-Pep BCAA’s – designer tripeptide BCAA by Metabolic Nutrition

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I have been doing CBVT cumulative Blood Volume training. In doing so, my biceps and shoulders are in pain! I am going to take this tonight and see if I am recovered by tomorrow and the pain is gone! I also did CBVT with my chest and Triceps today will they hurt tomorrow or will this help me recover?

Tri-pep:
While BCAA’s (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) are essential…regular free-form BCAA’s are missing critical co-factors to make BCAA metabolism effective. TRI-PEP “peptide-bonded” BCAA contains the correct ratio of these critical metabolic co-factors in its unique chemical structure to provide greater absorption & bioavailability…thus, increasing blood plasma amino concentrations, which result in greater muscle BCAA saturation.

Once absorbed in the blood-stream, TRI-PEP “peptide-bonded” BCAA elevate muscle glycogen levels and inhibit lactic acid buildup, allowing for significantly greater endurance while preventing lean muscle tissue breakdown.
TRI-PEP additionally supports improved protein synthesis, nitric oxide production, growth hormone levels and IGF-1 release…to preserve and enhance lean muscle.

TRI-PEP also differs from regular and instantized BCAA’s which have a reputation of mixing poorly and bitter-chemical aftertaste. TRI-PEP “peptide-bonded” BCAA exclusive HYDRA-SORB™ process…mixes easily and provides a great flavor profile when mixed in water or your favorite beverage.

TRI-PEP “peptide-bonded” BCAA provides superior physical stamina, endurance, and muscle recovery…all in an easy mixing & great tasting BCAA, that makes it a critical supplement in any athlete’s workout.

Available in 4 Flavors:
Lemonade, Grape, Watermelon & Unflavored

DIRECTIONS:
As part of a Weight Lifting regimen, stir 1 to 3 scoops into 12 to 36 oz of water and consume before, during and after your workout.

As part of a Crossfit Training regimen, stir 1 scoop into 12 oz of water and consume during workout and repeat dosage immediately after training. Depending on intensity and duration of workout, you may consume up to 3 scoops w/ 36 oz of water during extended competition.

As part of an Endurance Training regimen, stir 2 scoops into 24 oz of water and sip throughout entire workout.

As part of a Weight Loss regimen or for Bariatric patients to preserve “lean” muscle mass, stir 1 scoop into 12 oz of water and drink immediately before your first meal of the day. For strict dieting, add one dosage at night before bedtime.

On Non-Training Days, to further speed recovery and preserve muscle mass, take 1 scoop with 12 oz of water in the AM and PM. Additionally, for added physical endurance, muscular pumps, and increased strength, add 1 serving of TRI-PEP BCAA to CGP, TAG or to any pre-workout supplement or other Metabolic Nutrition product to further enhance desired results.

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-metabolicnutrition.com

Grape:
Taste: 9/10
Mixability 10/10 absolutely perfect! Never had that before in any BCAA!
Smell: 9/10 smelled like grape, but if u stick your face deep into it you can smell a chemically smell, but from afar you get a grape whiff!

Stay tuned for results!

**Update** December 29th 2013
After 20 min the pain faded significantly and was almost gone in the morning. I just wish bcaas helped joints too

I an going to add the unflavored to my evening protein shake tonight because I did heavy squats today.

**Update** January 10th 2014
Every flavor I have tried has been amazing!
Grape was amazing!
Watermelon was amazing!
The unflavored although a cool idea not practical for me. I like to drink it all day and mix 3 scoops in my gallon jug


Supplement Review: Extend by Scivation

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It tastes good! But like Aminolast it goes bad after 1 day mixed, it starts to smell bad! Won’t be buying it again for that reason. It does last longer than Aminolast. Back to Cellucor it’s more stable.

**Update** October 7th 2013
Just finished the bottle today, going to get Cellucor tomorrow I hope they have tropical fruit!

They didn’t have Cellucor so I got Prosupps. I should have ordered Cellucor!


Supplement Review: MuscleMeds™ Amino Decanate (BCAA’s) whopping 10:1:1 formula

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Full Spectrum Muscle Building Amino Acid Complex*
5g Anabolic Supporting 10:1:1 BCAA Ratio*
5g Pharmaceutical Quality Glutamine
500mg Critical Core Amino Acid Matrix
A SEISMIC BREAKTHROUGH IN AMINO ACIDS
MuscleMeds revolutionary AMINO DECANATE formula is shaking up the way bodybuilders view amino acids. A three-year research project by the MuscleMeds Research and Product Development Team has uncovered the 19 critical aminos needed to support high intensity workouts and help trigger maximum anabolic and anti-catabolic effects.* As if that weren’t enough, to magnify the effects of these 19, highly anabolic amino acids critical to promoting greater muscle building effects, MuscleMeds added their EXCLUSIVE Pharmaceutical DecaDrive Delivery.* So get ready to experience the seismic earth-shattering effects of AMINO DECANATE!

AMINO DECANATE: MuscleMeds newest scientifically advanced amino acid formula is designed to trigger maximum anabolic effects and prevent rate limiting amino acid deficiencies and catabolism often experienced during intense workouts.* New research suggests that while BCAAs and glutamine are the major players in muscle growth, 15 other amino acids known as Critical Core Amino Acids (CCAAs) also play a crucial role. In fact, once you are depleted of any of these aminos, your muscle growth and performance comes to a screeching halt. This phenomenon is known as the “Rate Limiting Amino Acid Factor.” Each serving of AMINO DECANATE provides all 19 critical amino acids to support peak muscle building, maximum performance and optimal recovery.* To enhance the bio-availability and power of this already highly anabolic formula, AMINO DECANATE features MuscleMeds exclusive DecaDrive Delivery Technology!*
-bodybuilding.com

Ran out of cellucor bcaas, had a little monster aminos left, ran out of that, today about 2pm I will be adding 2 scoops of this to my gallon of water and sipping all day. I hope I didn’t fuck up! That shit smells gross! I put it in my mhp funnel to add to my gallon later. I hope it doesn’t taste the same as it smells! If it does I want my cellucor back!!

Lets get something straight, I love my cellucor bcaas!

I am only trying this to see if there is a difference between the 2:1:1 Cellucor formula and 8:1:1 formula of Monster Aminos and 10:1:1 formula of Amino Deconate, I believe there is no difference! My shoulder is still as sore as it was on fri, barely any improvement! Better muscle recovery…. I don’t think so!

If it tastes bad, there better be a light years difference in muscle recovery! Because if there isn’t I won’t drink it! If the recovery is ridiculous, I don’t care what it tastes like!!!

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I used 2 full scoops in less than a gallon and it barely has any taste. It tastes like watered down lemon lime. Not bad I can stomach that, now how does it work? Stay tuned!

**Update**
I didn’t see any noticeable benefits! The taste wasn’t spot on and I have since removed aminos from my workout regimen.


Supplement Review: Cellucor BCAA Lemon Lime

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Cellucor COR-Performance ß-BCAATM features clinically studied doses of BCAAs, Beta Alanine, Citrulline and HICA, which are suggested to help athletes build muscle, sustain maximum output, and recover from intense training and sports activities.* Beta Alanine is known for the ‘tingling’ sensation most users feel after consumption. Cellucor COR-Performance ß-BCAATM uses a clinically studied 3.2g dose of Beta Alanine to support maximum results and a great activation feeling that lets you know the product is ‘kicking in.’ The vast majority of Beta Alanine users report a slight tingling sensation after ingestion. If you don’t feel the ‘tingles’, don’t worry, the product is still hard at work to maximize your workout.*
-amazon.com

I had the BCAA’s for the first time today and let me tell you!!! They were F’N amazing!!! They mixed easily in a glass of tap water with a spoon. They were also the best tasting BCAA supplement I have ever tasted! The lemon lime was awesome!

Now, do they work?

Stay Tuned for an update!

I seriously enjoy the taste!

Especially on a diet of:

upon waking take the stack – 2 Super HD, 2 T7, 1 CLK

then 30-45min later – 1-16oz glass of cold water with half a fresh lemon squeezed
8oz glass hot green tea (Yogi tea – blueberry slim life, cold season, Mayan coco spice (my favorite), Chai Redbush or any other flavor I have on hand see article here)
4 hard boiled eggs – one yolk per 4 eggs with hotsauce

3 hours later -1 serving emergency tuna (see article here)

before workout 1 – 8oz Isoflex shake always made with water, 1 scoop equate (Walmart) fiber powder supplement (sometimes I’ll add 1 tsp PB2 see article here) but I ran out…

during workout and cardio – 1.5 liter Naleczowianka Polish mineral water (see all men created equal, but what about water? post here)

after weights before cardio 1- 8oz 1 scoop serving Cellucor Bcaa’s
part 2 of the stack – 1 super HD, 1 T7, 1CLK

after workout – 1 – 8oz Isoflex shake

1-2 hours later – 1 serving emergency tuna
1 – 8oz glass of hot green tea as above
1 -16oz glass cold lemon water as above
1 -CLK

3 hours later – 1 – 8oz Isoflex shake

snack ate separately as needed – 2 gala small-medium apples

before bed – 3 hard boiled eggs 1-yolk per 3 eggs with hotsauce
1 equate (Walmart) complete multivitamin

Total: 300 grams of protein 307 if PB2 is used

1,596 calories consumed

+68 calories if PB2 used

1,664 Total

1,735 calories burned at gym daily

Calorie Deficit of: 139 calories
Calorie Deficit of: 71 calories with PB2

I started this diet on sept 8th and today is Dec 16th I dropped 55lbs so far…

**Update**
Just picked up 2 more bottles today of Tropical Punch, so when lemon-lime is done check back here for another update as well as progress report…
**Update**
I had the tropical fruit today, tastes a lot like the tropical v8 splash not super crazy about it. To me the lemon lime was more refreshing, but if you like the V8 splash close your eyes and you won’t be able to tell the difference.

To me these BCAA’s work!! My muscles feel pretty full even on a extreme low carb diet. Definitely 2 thumbs up! Try these!!
PS Dropped 65lbs now.

**Update**
Down 74lbs total – last month I just maintained trying various fat burners, to no avail.

Starting tomorrow 13Feb2013 I am starting back on Super HD. Last night I started my first Rem PM. I slept soundly from 1:30am-6am my alarm rang at 6:20 so I didn’t make the entire time, but it was close. I had a big day today so I was anxious to get up. Hopefully tonight will be better.

Tomorrow starts my big push to drop another 30 more pounds!

Once I reach my goal: I will remove the tuna from my diet and replace it with fresh turkey breast and add mason jar oatmeal to my breakfast

There are many recipes check here for a couple and Pinterest for the rest of them.


Supplement Review: CytoSport Monster Amino (BCAAs)

MONSTER AMINO™
ULTRA CONCENTRATED ANABOLIC AMINO ACID FORMULA

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Monster Amino™ is an ultra-concentrated BCAA formula that delivers an 8:1:1 Ratio of Leucine to Isoleucine to Valine. Recent university of research shows that Leucine enriched beverage consumed with exercise synergistically activates and prolongs activity of the mTOR signaling pathway, which increases muscle anabolic potential (muscle growth)¹²³. The mTOR pathway is the “trigger” that signals the very genesis of muscle protein synthesis.*

Monster Amino is able to achieve the anbolic 8:1:1 BCAA ratio by combining PepForm™ Leucine Peptides and free-form L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine for maximum muscle-building performance.*
-cytosport.com

CytoSport did it!!

They solved the problem Modern BCAAS had with the nasty foaming film problem. No coating on protein shaker and easy mixing!

If u let it sit there will be a slight foam on top, but shake and it easily mixes again and doesn’t coat bottle.

**Note** see my review on Modern BCAAS lower on this page

The sickening sweet blue raspberry taste is a little less here making it tolerable.

And Monster Amino has the same 8:1:1 ratio as only Modern BCAAS had.

It also contains additives such as a complete amino acid profile, vitamin b6 for better absorption and citrulline malate for NO Synthesis.

At 10 calories, 1g carbs, 3g of protein this product is a dream come true!

See review on Modern BCAAS for BCAA loading diet

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