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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: 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: Best BCAA by BPI Sports – peptide linked branched chain amino acids

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Muscle Building* †
Fat Loss Properties* †
Mind/Muscle Connection* †
BPI SPORTS BEST BCAA™ is not your typical, run-of-the-mill, same as everyone else, outdated BCAA product. Not even close. This formula is the first to bond the three branched chain amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine – utilizing a proprietary process route, to form oligopeptides (a bonded chain of amino acids; for example, a peptide linked chain). The oligopeptide-based branched chain amino acids may act as a better transport vehicle, allowing for more efficient metabolization, greater bio-activity, enhanced onset time, and a generally improved BCAA model. And, the scientific minds at BPI Sports didn’t stop here … for maximum potential benefit, the oligopeptide branched chain amino acids in BEST BCAA™ are delivered via complex bio-active Oligopeptide-Enzymatic Technology™. In addition, this unique and unrivaled product also incorporates CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and Agmatine Sulfate. The scientific literature suggests CLA and Agmatine have properties that could enhance lean muscle-building programs regarding the preservation of lean muscle and fat loss.

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bpisports.net

Mixability: 8/10 due to minor foaming
Taste: 7/10 blue raspberry tastes crappy
Ingredient profile: 9/10 most BCAAS aren’t just BCAAS they always add other stuff to set themselves apart. A CLA blend is great to help keep you lean, and I love Agmatine Sulfate for preworkout.

Being 250lbs most supplements don’t work the same at the dosages listed. So adding one scoop of best BCAAS to my preworkout gives the the added Agmatine Sulfate to be a monster in the gym! Even on low carb days.

I woke up really sore from the weekend. I took a scoop of best BCAA’s instead of taking Aleve and I have to say I’m feeling pretty good.

**Update** February 12th 2014
I mixed this blue BCAA with my Pink Preworkout and it made a veggie green drink lol but no veggies in it lol
oh btw it tasted pretty good…


Supplement Review: AminoLinx™ BCAA/EAA Matrix by Prosupps

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AminoLinx™ BCAA/EAA Matrix We are all “elite” athletes aren’t we? Whether you are flipping tires and ropes, flipping other athletes, or moving heaps of steel, we all need a product that not only fuels our physical challenge of choice, but preserves the very muscle we look to develop.

AminoLinx™ BCAA/EAA Matrix was formulated as the answer to the calling for a product that not only powers you through exercise STIMULANT-FREE, but aids in muscle tissue preservation and hydration. Infused with electrolytes for essential hydration, Beta Alanine & Agmatine Sulfate for optimal performance, AminoLinx™ is a “one-stop shop” for “elite” athletes that expect nothing less from a ProSupps product.

Contains Electrolytes & B Vitamin complex for hydration

Contains Beta Alanine & Citrulline Malate for endurance and to combat muscle fatigue

Contains Agmatine Sulfate for increased blood flow & the rapid transport of nutrients into muscle cells

Contains Glutamine Peptides for Ultra Fast absorption & recovery

RECOMMENDED USE: As a dietary supplement mix 1 scoop (12.8g) of Aminolinx™ with 8-10 fluid oz. of cold water. Aminolinx™ can be consumed prior to training, during training and after training for maximum efficacy.

WARNING: Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not consume this product if you have a medical condition and/or taking any prescription medication. Do not exceed recommended servings. Do not use this product if you are at risk or are being treated for high blood pressure, kidney, thyroid or psychiatric disease, anxiety, depression, seizure, enlarged prostate or stroke. Before beginning any supplement or training program always consult a physician first.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
-prosupps.com

I tried the so-called Lemonade flavor here is my breakdown:
Smell: 6.0
Mixability: 9.5
Taste: 4
Formula: 8.5

Mixes with ease just shake it lightly.

Why a taste of 4? in no way shape or form does this taste like Lemonade! Its not bad as to throw out the bottle, but Its not good. However, They have fruit punch and Watermelon. I will try Watermelon, so check back!

The formula, I like the BCAA’s, Beta Alanine, Citrulline Malate and Glutamine Peptides. Agmatine Sulfate is new to me, so I like that too.
I supplement with Beta Alanine this allows me to cutback on a serving which saves my wallet.

BCAA’s are that witchdoctor product that science says there is no proof, but everyone buys it!
science says there is no proof that BCAA supplementation is necessary, scientists claim you get enough in the foods you eat. However, Americans are eating less and less red meat, so are we getting enough?

EAA – essential amino acids – are not produced by the body and must me consumed. (they are all found in eggs and soy)

This stuff tastes Nasty I want my Cellucor back!

**Update**
Got the watermelon today and it is definitely better than the lemonade, it smells a little like a Jolly Rancher.

Smell: 7.0
Mixability: 9.5
Taste: 7.5
Formula: 8.5

Not bad… But I still want my tropical Cellucor!


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: Aminolast with aminoject by Gaspari Nutrition

AMINOLAST™
RECOVERY & ENDURANCE BCAA SUPERFUEL

JUST THE FACTS

SPEEDS RECOVERY AND REDUCES SORENESS*
PROVIDES 10G OF POTENT AMINO ACIDS
LOADED WITH ELECTROLYTES
UNLEASHES AMMOJECT™ TECHNOLOGY
LASTS 30 WORKOUTS
IF YOU’RE LIKE TEAM GASPARI, YOU PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO BUILDING YOURSELF.

Whether it’s putting on muscle, increasing endurance, or just trying to look the best you can, it takes persistence. We know this too which is why we spent over 24 months developing AminoLast based on the latest cutting edge research. We wouldn’t settle for just another “me too” formulation. You want something different. We’ve created an amino acid product that tastes great, and brings something new to the market to help you reach your goals. Utilizing only the best ingredients without added synthetic colors, we created a superior recovery and endurance BCAA superfuel.

When you push yourself to the limit, your muscles pay the price. AMINOLAST™ with AMMOJECT™ technology is the only product that delivers a high dose of BCAAs, powerful Leucine-enriched peptide amino acids, anti-cramping electrolytes and AMMOJECT, to rid your muscles of waste products that can cause fatigue. Even better, you only need a single serving per training session instead of “megadoses” which do nothing more than burn a hole in your wallet. We aren’t going to try to sell you on cheap amino acids like Glycine or Alanine either. From the first dose, you’ll notice the difference.

BUILD ENDURANCE. BUILD CONFIDENCE. BUILD YOURSELF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What type of results can I expect from AMINOLAST?

A: Immediate. AMINOLAST was formulated to work from the first dose by providing accurately dosed amino acids and electrolytes to your hard working muscle. Decreases in soreness and better hydration levels can be expected from AMINOLAST when used as directed.

Q: Is the AMINOLAST formula based on real human clinical trials?

A: Yes. AMINOLAST has been in development for over 24 months and was actually supposed to be launched well before SizeOn Pre-Contest. You demanded a more cost effective amino acid solution so we decided to finally launch this revolutionary breakthrough at a price that is just right for any budget. There is no doubt that BCAA’s are king when it comes to accelerating recovery and electrolytes are essential to performance as well. There are numerous human trials to support the doses used in AMINOLAST.

Q: Can I stack AMINOLAST with other products?

A: Yes. AMINOLAST can complement virtually any product whether you are using a thermogenic such as DETONATE or a performance product such as GLYCOFUSE. You can even mix it in with your vanilla MYOFUSION PROBIOTIC SERIES or ISOFUSION protein powders for a fruit flavored, high protein shake. There are literally hundreds of combinations when using this with other Gaspari Nutrition products such as ANAVITE, VASOTROPIN, ANATROPIN, etc.

Q: How do I take AMINOLAST?

A: As always, read the label carefully and follow the directions. As a dietary supplement mix 1 level scoop (14 g) of AMINOLAST with 8-10 oz. of water. AMINOLAST can be consumed before training, between meals, while training, and post workout to boost your amino acid intake. It’s up to you to find out what works best so give it try and find the best way to FUEL YOURSELF.

AMINOLAST vs. THE COMPETITION
THEY CAN’T HIDE FROM THE FACTS.

UTILIZES FREE BCAA’S VS. SAA’S
Believe it or not, the rodent study used to support silk amino acid supplementation used a full spectrum of amino acids including BCAA’s. The SAA products don’t contain the BCAA’s included in the study which is highly misleading. BCAA’s are proven to work in numerous human studies. The SAA’s touted by a leading competitor are based on nothing more than a comparison against water in rodents and neglected to mention the study included BCAA’s on top of it.
Aminolast YES
LEADING
COMPETITOR #1 NO
LEADING
COMPETITOR #2 YES

CONTAINS A FULL SPECTRUM OF VITAL EAA DIPEPTIDES
BCAA/EAA’S are extremely important as a supplement because your body can’t make them to support recovery. No amino acid product would be complete without a full spectrum of fast acting dipeptide amino acids including all the EAA’s & BCAA’s.
Aminolast YES
LEADING
COMPETITOR #1 NO
LEADING
COMPETITOR #2 NO

CONTAINS AMMOJECT TECHNOLOGY
Gaspari Nutrition is the only company to utilize this amino acid combination to support exercise capacity by removing muscle waste products.
Aminolast YES
LEADING
COMPETITOR #1 NO
LEADING
COMPETITOR #2 NO

CONTAINS SYNTHETIC COLORS
These days, there are a lot of alternatives to using synthetic colors in supplements. While natural colors are more expensive, we recognize you would prefer natural ingredients and we use them whenever possible.
Aminolast NO
LEADING
COMPETITOR #1 YES
LEADING
COMPETITOR #2 YES

FULLY DISCLOSED INGREDIENT AMOUNTS
We understand that you would prefer a fully transparent ingredient panel so we’ll give it to you. Unlike our competitors who are hiding cheap amino acids like Glycine and Alanine in their blends to increase the total amino acid content, we fully disclose our amino acid content for you.
-gasparinutrition.com

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I ran out of amino deconate and I was in a pinch and needed aminos for my workout. I walked into GNC and the prices compared to nutrition zone were ridiculous! The only thing I found close was this and it was on sale! So, I grabbed it and ran out the door. I put 2 scoops in my gallon:

Mix-ability- 5 out of 10 there were some small clumps that never mixed. There was also foam on top, not the kind of nasty foam from modern bcaas, more of an effervescent foam.

Taste – watermelon: 8 out of 10 it was pleasant, not as good as tropical Cellucor, but good.

Lets see how it works this month!

**Update** September 19th 2013
Important update, I have a habit of drinking 3/4 of a gallon and leaving the rest to drink the next day, I do it all the time and with all the bcaas mixed in with it. Well, after 2 days Aminolast expires and smells really bad!! And I had to throw it out! After a week that equals a gallon of water and 2 scoops of Aminolast in the garbage!

The verdict: I will never ever ever buy another Aminolast! Ever! For that reason alone!


Supplement Review: Musclepharm Amino 1 BCAA’s

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Get more from every drop. Bathe your body in aminos. Amino 1 was engineered to combine the performance of sports drinks with the raw power of muscle growth stimulus found in muscle building products. Specially formulated for athletes of all types, Amino 1 is a quick-absorbing formula that delivers endurance, muscle building and in-workout recovery when the day calls for going long. With 10g of amino acids, Instantized BCAAs for sustained energy and electrolytes, Amino 1 helps athletes push past the soreness.

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I Bought it for $20 on Groupon so I figured I would give it a try, at $20 I would buy it again! at anymore money I would buy Cellucor hands down!

Not Bad… But why do they have the 3:1:2 series now…
Tastes and mixes good, I like it second to only Cellucor!!