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The 2nd Annual Supplement/Product Awards 2014

2nd Annual Sports Supplement Awards 

Preworkout of the Year 

Fat Burner of the Year 

Protein of the Year 

Best Grass Fed All Natural Whey Protein of the Year *New*

Best Alternative Protein of the Year *New*

Best Vegan Recipe of the Year *New*

Teatox Challenge Teatox of the Year

BCAA of the Year 

Stack of the Year 

Best Tasting Supplement of the Year 

Bonus Supplement of the Year 

Fitness Aparrel of the Year *New*

Grip Challenge Grip of the Year *New*

Best Mobility Product of the Year *New*

Most Innovative Supplement of the Year *New*

Product of the Year 

Supplement of the Year 

Disappointment of the Year

This year I have reviewed many incredible products! Some incredible products that didn’t win, but still need to be mentioned: The Shred Belt, Youfresh Naturals, The Powerball, The footballer, the beastie ball, SFH So3d3, Deer Antler Velvet and many many others! Check out all the reviews here on this site!  

And now on to the awards! 

 Bonus Supplement of the Year: What is the bonus of the year? Well; it’s the supplement that makes a world of difference that doesn’t quite fit in any of the categories! And the award goes to: Wheatgrass 



There’s too many great things to say about wheatgrass! You have to check out my post here on this site! 

Best Tasting Supplement of the Year: many can enter but only one can win! I truly enjoyed all the nut butters and coconut butter this year but one was slightly above all! And the award goes to: PB Crave



This stuff tastes amazing! Every flavor is rich and delectable! Try them all! Hey PB Crave how about a cinnamon raisin?  

Stack of the year: This years Stack of the Year challenge was a Fat Burner coupled with a Test Booster to try and stop muscle loss when going on an extreme low carb diet. The results were amazing! And the award goes to: Shredz Fat Burner and Testosterone formally: Shredz and Diezel 




BCAA of the Year: And the award goes to: BPI Sports Best BCAAs 



Protein of the Year: And the award goes to: Bio-gro although its not quite protein, its Colestrum it’s made from milk and therefore qualifies! Bio-gro has added value to my protein shakes! Try it! 



Best Grass Fed All Natural Whey Protein of the Year: and the award goes to: Body Logix Natural Isolate All Natural Whey



Best Alternative Protein of the Year: and the award goes to: Rice Protein by Growing Naturals I believe that adding multiple sources of protein equals greater uptake in the body. Rice Protein probably absorbs slower than Whey Isolate making my shake a time released protein shake! That’s awesome! 



Best Vegan Recipe of the Year: and the award goes to: Avocado Chocolate Pudding although this is a vegan recipe I love to add 2 scoops of protein to make it a healthy and enjoyable high protein snack! 

Fat Burner of the Year: And the award goes to: Shredz 



Teatox Challenge Teatox of the Year: and the award goes to: Mate Fit



Preworkout of the Year: That’s a hard one as I don’t often use it, so it will be broken down into 2 awards: Stimulant Preworkout of the Year and Non-stimulant Preworkout of the Year

Non-stimulant Preworkout of the Year And the award goes to: Hemanovol – HVOL by AllMax Nutrition




Stimulant Preworkout of the Year: 3 yrs ago would have been NO Shotgun, 2 yrs ago would have been NO Explode Last Year MR Hyde by ProSupps won who is this year’s winner? 

And the award goes to: BPI Sports 1.M.R. Vortex 



Fitness Aparrel of the Year: and the award goes to: Al1ve Magnetics 

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Grip Challenge Grip of the Year: 

And the award goes to: Iron Bull Strength Tgrips (Tru Grip) 



Ion Bracelet Challenge Bracelet of the Year: and the award goes to: Dr Ion



Mobility Tool of the Year: This one is very difficult! I have different tools for different purposes! So let’s see the multiple winners: 

Best deep tissue massager: And the award goes to: the Beastie Bar



Best Deep Tissue Foam Roller: and the award goes to: The Rumble Roller



Best Foot Massager: and the award goes to: The Moji 360 foot massager 



Best Foam Roller: and the award goes to: The M80 Roller



Best and most Badass Roller: and the award goes to: The Cold Roller





Most Innovative Supplement of the Year: and the award goes to: Quest Protein Chips



Product of the Year: and the award goes to: DFX Split Core Dynamax Core Trainer 



Which brings us to The Supplement of the Year! 

Supplement of the Year: and the award goes to: Vitargo Post



What makes Vitargo Post the Supplement of the Year? Vitargo is the best post workout Carbohydrate on the market its absorption is second to none and Vitargo Post takes that one step further and adds 20g of high quality protein to the mix to give you the best complete postworkout supplement! 

Congratulations to Vitargo and Gener8 strength! 

Disappointment of the Year: There is only one hands down winner here! 

This one even beat last years loser: the fitbody wrap – the fitbody wrap didn’t hurt me! 

The loser is: SARMS! 



Do not take SARMS! Stay away! What is supposed to have no side effects poisoned me and 6 other people I know! All of us had the same side effects: high blood pressure and high cholesterol plus weight gain! I would like to sue the manufacturer so if there’s a health care attorney that’s reading this, I have a case for you! 

Remember for all your Supplement needs call: Nutrition Zone Rockaway NJ and ask for Pete or Pauly and tell em Louisjbianco.wordpress.com sent you! They can even ship you whatever you want! +1 (973) 664-9444 There’s a review for Nutrition Zone here also 😉 

**Update** 

 It’s a new year and there’s a lot in the works! Many new supplement reviews from new supplement companies! New product reviews! More tips and recipes! And much more! Teaser: Product Review: Monkii Bars 


Supplement Review: Growing Naturals Rice Protein – yes protein made from rice! What will they think of next??? *

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Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein Isolate

Growing Naturals is making great-tasting, good-for-you products available to all people, including this unique protein which features:

Smooth Taste & Delicious Flavor
Only Rice Protein Isolate (90%)
24 grams Vegan Protein per serving
Excellent Amino Acid Profile
Sprouted & Enzymatically Processed
Soy & Corn-Free
Dairy & Lactose-Free
Low Sodium
High Bioavailability
High Absorption
Cholesterol-Free
Kosher

Our Benefits Unleash the Possibilities

Great Whey Substitute: Rice protein that’s been clinically shown to be as good as whey at building muscle.
The Only Rice Protein Isolate: More dairy-free protein per scoop for your buck, at 90% levels and fewer carbs.
100% More Protein: Double what most competitors offer at 24 grams / serving of bioavailable protein.
The Raw Protein: Using raw proteins, we boost digestibility and energy production.
Leading Gluten Free Charge: Only protein source endorsed by the Celiac Disease Foundation.
Only Smooth Rice Protein: A proprietary process creating a non-chalky, silky texture, leaving consumers wanting more.
Certified Organic: Consuming organic is part of a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

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Our Benefits Unleash the Possibilities

Great Whey Substitute: Rice protein that’s been clinically shown to be as good as whey at building muscle.
The Only Rice Protein Isolate: More dairy-free protein per scoop for your buck, at 90% levels and fewer carbs.
100% More Protein: Double what most competitors offer at 24 grams / serving of bioavailable protein.
The Raw Protein: Using raw proteins, we boost digestibility and energy production.
Leading Gluten Free Charge: Only protein source endorsed by the Celiac Disease Foundation.
Only Smooth Rice Protein: A proprietary process creating a non-chalky, silky texture, leaving consumers wanting more.
Certified Organic: Consuming organic is part of a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

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The benefits of rice protein don’t fall far from that of it’s source, brown rice. As a hypoallergenic whole grain food, brown rice owes much of its health benefits to the nutrients within each one of its layers.

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INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE PROTEIN ISOLATE, ORGANIC COCOA, ORGANIC SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE SYRUP SOLIDS, ORGANIC FLAVOR, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC GUM ARABIC,ORGANIC STEVIA, SEA SALT, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER OIL. Organic flavor not derived from corn, soy or gluten.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (34g)
Servings Per 1lb Canister: Approx. 14
Servings Per 2X Canister: Approx. 28
Servings Per Single Serve Packet: 1
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Calories 120 Calories from
Fat 5
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% • Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE PROTEIN ISOLATE, ORGANIC SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE SYRUP SOLIDS, ORGANIC FLAVOR, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC GUM ARABIC, ORGANIC STEVIA, SEA SALT, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER OIL. Organic flavor not derived from corn, soy or gluten.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (31g)
Servings Per 1lb Canister: Approx. 15
Servings Per 2X Canister: Approx. 30
Servings Per Single Serve Packet: 1
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Calories 110 Calories from
Fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% • Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
growingnaturals.com

Ok so first off I’m astounded at how you can make protein powder from Rice! So I asked the company how:

“I’m still amazed… Protein made from rice?? Can you explain how that’s possible? Without divulging your secrets. If it’s one gram of protein per 1/4 cup of rice, how much rice do you have to process just for one tub of protein, it doesn’t seem cost effective for you?”

Their answer:

“Great questions! Rice protein is actually a by-product of producing rice syrup (sweetener derived from rice). I’m sure you’re familiar with corn syrup in the US, but worldwide, rice syrup is actually the preferred sweetener. The raw rice grains are basically fractioned—the starch/sugar content is removed to make rice syrup and the protein content is left behind which is then pulverized and dried to make the basic protein powder. Then we add flavoring, sweetener, etc. to make our finished product.

I’m not sure how it calculates down to how much raw rice to produce 1 tub of rice protein, but nothing ever goes to waste as rice syrup is always in high demand. And as long as that’s the case, we will always have rice protein supplements to make”

So now we know how they make it, lets get to the preliminary review:

Mixability: 8/10 there’s a little bit of white flecks in the bottle.
Smell: 7/10 doesn’t smell to great
Taste: 8/10 tastes a lot better than it smells, but it leaves a residue coating on the inside of your mouth and behind your teeth that I wasn’t so happy about, but one sip of water washed it away easily.

It definitely wasn’t like the liquid lecithin that I couldn’t get off the roof of my mouth! I almost wanted to cry lmao!

Overall; I think it’s a good (possible) whey substitute! Stay tuned for a complete review and see how this works over time! That way we are sure!

**Update** May 11th 2014
Last week I mixed vanilla and Chocolate rice protein together and it wasn’t bad.

This week I am mixing one scoop of Rice protein with one scoop of Whey Isolate so I get a time released post workout recovery shake. Lets see how that works out!