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
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 😉
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: Part Two – Stack Test Booster & Fat Burner – Shredz Fat Burner and Alpha Testosterone (formally Shredz and Diezel)
The three things that piss you off the most: the missing left sock, not seeing abs, and those love handles. Now we’re not your momma, so we’re not going to do your laundry for you… however, we might just be able to help you get rid of those love handles and progress towards seeing some abdominal muscles with your supply of SHREDZ® Fat Burner
SHREDZ® Fat Burner is A gluten-free thermogenic with naturally found ingredients that deliver clean energy, intense mental focus, and helps you get ripped and lean.
Ingredients like Vitamin B5, Green Tea Extract and Cayenne Pepper Extract help raise the body’s internal temperature to burn fat at a constant rate and provide benefits like:
EACH BOTTLE OF SHREDZ® FAT BURNER CONTAINS SIXTY (60) CAPSULES OF OUR PROPRIETARY FAT BURNING FORMULA MADE SPECIFICALLY TO CREATE RESULTS.
SHREDZ® Fat Burner uses the best ingredients on the market today and combines them to formulate capsules that are second to none. The thermogenic effects may help you burn fat like you’ve never experienced before.
Featured ingredients and how they may help your fitness journey:
Yohimbine- Increases your metabolism and will burn fat throughout the day
Theombromine – Increases Alertness, mood enhancing, energy boost, reduces water bloating
Gugglesterones – Activates lipolytic enzymes and increases T3 levels. Increasing t3 levels speeds up metabolism and aids in fat loss
Green Tea Extract – Boosts metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar levels
Acetyl L-Carnitine – Natural energy, burns fat, improves heart and brain function
SHREDZ® Fat Burner
If you workout in the AM
Take one (1) capsule pre-workout with breakfast followed by one (1) capsule in the afternoon
If you workout in the PM
Take one (1) capsule with breakfast followed by one (1) capsule pre-workout
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Choline (Choline Bitartrate) – 100mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) – 20mg
SHREDZ® Proprietary Blend – 974mg
Caffeine Anhydrous, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) (Bean) Extracted for Theobromine, Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annum) (fruit), Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf) >98% Polyphenols, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl-L-Carntine, Yohimbe Extract (Pausinystalia) (Bark), Guggul Lipid Extract (Commiphora mukul) (Gum), Dendronium (Dendronium nobile) (stem), Higenamine HCl, Synephrine HCl
Alpha Testosterone (Formally Diezel)
What exactly does this testosterone supplement do for you? Fair question. It helps boost natural testosterone levels to that make you an animal in the gym, the man you need to be from 9 to 5 and be the man she wants you to be after hours. Any questions? Didn’t think so.
BOOST NATURAL TEST LEVELS
SHREDZ® TESTOSTERONE is gluten-free testosterone booster with naturally found ingredients that works with your body’s composition to use more of the testosterone you naturally produce. It is specially designed to deliver increased strength, build lean muscle mass, and increase your sex drive.
Ingredients like Maca Root and Velvet Bean Extract promote an increase in your natural testosterone, which provides benefits like:
EACH BOTTLE OF SHREDZ® Testosterone CONTAINS NINETY (90) CAPSULES OF THE STUFF REAL MEN ARE MADE OF.
SHREDZ® TESTOSTERONE uses five (5) ingredients in a formula that will raise your test levels and help you reach the ultimate goal of becoming the ALPHA MALE! Increased testosterone in males has been proven to increase lean mass, increase libido, and make them stronger. SHREDZ Testosterone uses innovative ingredients like Eurycoma Longifolia, and Anacyclus Pyrethrum. These aren’t every day ingredients and are definitely not easy to get your hands on. Compared to common testosterone boosters of the past like Tribulus, these ingredients are extremely rare.
Featured ingredients and how they may help your fitness journey:
Anacyclus Pyrethum – boosts the synthesis of testosterone and sperm cells in the testes, and as anti-estrogen properties.
Long Jack – rare herb found in Indonesia raises body’s levels of free testosterone naturally.
Fenugreek – Recently, fenugreek has found its way into bodybuilding supplements as testosterone enhancer. Because of it’s effect on blood sugar levels it could be useful as a cutting supplement used to lower blood sugar and insulin spikes
Velvet Bean Extract – has been well documented in its ability to increase testosterone and stimulate growth hormone
Take one (1) capsule three (3) times daily spaced evenly. Morning, Afternoon, and Evening
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Zinc – 29.6mg
SHREDZ® Proprietary Testosterone Complex – 1915mg
Anacyclus Pyrethrum, Eurycoma (Long Jack Root) 100:1, Fenugreek 50%, Maca Root, Velvet Bean Extract
Ok first off lets start with Shredz genericizing themselves! WTF is your marketing team thinking of!
Lets have a typical gym conversation and ill show you:
Hey bro guess what? What? I’m starting a new fat burner tomorrow. Oh yeah what’s it called? Fat burner. Oh yeah who makes it? Shredz. Oh cool!
Now lets have the same conversation prior to this stupid move by Shredz!
Hey Bro guess what? I’m starting Shredz tomorrow? Nice tell me how it works!
Ok lets do the same thing for test booster!
Hey bro guess what? What? I’m starting a new test booster tomorrow. Oh yeah what’s it called? Test booster. Oh yeah who makes it? Shredz. Oh cool!
Hey Bro guess what? I’m starting Diezel tomorrow? Nice tell me how it works!
By genericizing (to make generic) you loose your branding causing your customers to ask more questions and wonder if your product is worth the money!
I would go back to Shredz and Diezel immediately!
I asked the rep and he said the formulas haven’t changed at all, just the name and packaging!
I do like that the products are different color unlike Royal’s Royal Snafu!
I started the stack this morning and all is well! No jitters, plenty of energy and no nausea!
Of course the real test is after the second dose. Will it be too powerful? Will it be just right! Will I be able to sleep?
All those and more will be answered to come!
**Update** May 12th 2014
I took the second dose yesterday and no ill effects! It was great plenty of energy, no jitters.
**Update** May 15th 2014
Horrible day today, a lot of stress! And my blood pressure was still good, I’m feeling great! Lots of energy and no jitters! Will it last the month? Will I lose weight? Will I gain muscle or at least maintain muscle on a cut? Will Shredz rule them all?
**Update** May 19th 2014
Had to take a physical today and couldn’t take Shredz, didn’t want to spike EKG or Blood Pressure!
I started May 11th and it’s May 19th hasn’t been long at all! And I got the worst caffeine withdrawal headache in a long time!!!! It’s only been a few days! The headache was as bad as multiple months of Monster Energy Drink!
**Update** May 30th 2014
I really like what I am seeing! More definition and vascularity in my arms, not so much in my abs, still working on that. I have seen a reduction due to this and my Ab Carver Pro!
**Update** June 12th 2014
Coming to the end of my Shredz stack. I put on a considerable amount of muscle and lost some weight. I really enjoyed the stack! It gave me plenty of energy with no crash. Would I buy it again? Yes!
Makers of the award winning sports nutrition brand, Cellucor, and the electrifying supplement brand, Neon Sport, launch Royal Sport LTD, a premium line of products exclusive to GNC Franchises.
We consulted with storeowners heavily during the development of this line and are really proud to launch this special collaboration.
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
The year 2013 continues to be a year of major releases for the team behind the ultra-popular, innovative supplement brand, Cellucor. Fresh off the highly anticipated launch of Neon Sport, an electrifying, in-your-face-energy brand of supplements, the team is at it again with Royal Sport LTD, a new, premium line of products launching exclusively at GNC Franchise locations this past month.
“We’re really excited about Royal Sport LTD,” stated Vice President Hagen Panton.“We [Cellucor] started on the shelves of GNC Franchise stores. We are forever grateful for the support of those storeowners who got behind us in the very beginning; their support is why Cellucor is a leading brand today. Royal Sport LTD is our way of giving back to the great GNC Franchise stores. We consulted with storeowners heavily during the development of this line and are really proud to launch this special collaboration.”
To drive home the top-shelf feel, Royal Sport LTD features premium purple soft touch canisters and a vintage, sport-inspired label that’s a first in the dietary supplement industry.
Royal Sport LTD debuted this past month with an outstanding, initial 4-product lineup:
Royal Sport Siege™ utilizes the “royal trifecta” of caffeine, synephrine and rauwolfia to deliver a high-energy pre-workout unlike anything else on the shelf. Siege is one of the only pre-workouts in the store to contain ZERO Creatine and ZERO Beta-Alanine making it an ultra-versatile product that delivers results without the tingles.*
Royal Sport Charge™ is a 3-tiered intra-workout/recovery sports drink. Charge combines BCAA’s, SAA’s, and an Electrolyte and Glutamine-based recovery complex with an unmatched flavor system to deliver an amino product fit for a king.*
Royal Test™ is a breakthrough, tribulus-free testosterone product that features a premier combination of Maca, Ursolic Acid, Horny Goat Weed and Androstenolone as well as DIM, Saw Palmetto and Pygeum to reduce estrogen and DHT.*
Royal Sport Burn™ is a yohimbe-free thermogenic that combines a potent energy & metabolism matrix with an effective toning blend to deliver high energy fat-burning ingredients. Burn also includes compounds that are proven to help boost a customer’s mood to take the edge off dieting.*
“We are most excited to deliver hot new product options to supplement fans everywhere, which we will continue to do in Cellucor, in Neon Sport, and now in Royal Sport,” stated Vice President of Marketing Daniel Lourenco. “We’ve taken the time to do this right, we’ve invested heavily in unique ingredients and formulas, we’ve taken the time to make this truly special. I think our fans will instantly be able to see and appreciate the differences between Cellucor C4 Extreme (innovative pre-workout with NO3), Neon Sport Volt (high stimulant, all out sensory assault), and Royal Sport Siege (creatine-free, beta-alanine free pre-workout).
There’s a unique customer and unique place in the market for each and we’re excited to be the guys that can begin to cater to everyone with a diverse portfolio of product options.”
Royal Sport LTD is a new, premium sports nutrition brand exclusively available at GNC Franchise store locations and GNC.com.
I do have to say the premium soft touch containers and labeling is incredible! And eye catching! I do love it!
However; upon opening both bottles I have found a fatal flaw! Cellucor pay attention!!! You didn’t differentiate between the pills! They are all white!
That’s Test! WTF! If they get mixed up your day is ruined! And in my case I have a pill case that I out 3 days of pills in, so 3 days are ruined! If I take a couple extra Test pills big deal! But if I take a Burn the last thing before bed that’s the worst imaginable nightmare possible! 3 days of no sleep or 3 days of pills in the garbage! You need to color the pills ASAP! Have Test be a Black capsule and Burn be a red or white capsule just like the labels! Test has a black label and Burn has a white label see pics above. When you add a new product to the line color it a different color!
I would expect this from a new company, just starting out; but not from a supplement giant as Cellucor!
You need to change this ASAP!!
Other than that everything looks really cool! Now; how do they work?
2 days, plenty of energy, but twice I took the first dose on an empty stomach and I was nauseous. I have a cast iron stomach! I eat hot sauce you need a waiver for! Remember my Ghost pepper post and my hot sauce post? So; if it’s affecting me like that you better be careful and take on a full stomach.
**Update** March 19th 2014
I have been waiting 20-30min after eating and it has been working! No pain. Also; I like the 2xs a day dosing it gives me steady energy, but not as much as when I took B4 twice a day. That was perfect! I was ready to tear up the gym!
So far, I am liking it!
**Update** March 21st 2014
Just had my blood pressure checked after taking the burn and it was low at 110/74 so this stuff isn’t bad at all
**Update** March 31st 2014
I am seeing more muscle and more vascularity. I like their test booster! However; my stomach loss wasn’t as great as it was with the BPI Sports B4. I think, so far it doesn’t come close to Cellucor’s 2013 Stack of the Year winning stack of: T7, Super HD & CLK!
I would love to do: Super HD, CLK & P6 Extreme Black. I think that would win this Years Stack of the Year!
But, we still have Part 3: Shredz: Fat Burner and Test Booster (Formally Shredz & Diezel)
Stay tuned for the conclusion of Royal Sport LTD!
**Update** May 10th 2014
Conclusion: I did not like the stack! I saw little results, it did maintain, but no significant loss was seen. It did help with muscle loss on a low carb diet and helped maintain my weight when my diet wasn’t spot on. Overall it looks like Last years Winner Cellucor might win again this Year! As Part One’s BPI was good, but not Amazing. Their Test Booster however; out performed Royal Sport while B4 fell at Royal Burn’s feet! Now off to Part 3: Shredz!
If the Cellucor Stack added Royal Sport Test, then it may be the be all end all Stack of the Gods! However; Cellucor brought back P6 Black!
Will a stack of P6 Black, Super HD and CLK rule the Universe?
Stay Tuned! Look out for Part 3: Shredz and Part 4: 360 Cut!