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Supplement Review: Nighttime anti catabolic sleep formula – Pure Factors *

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Supplement Review: Pro IGF T 100 – Pure Factors *

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Supplement Review: Hydrosport by Pure Factors *

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HydroSport is a revolutionary pH balancing, mineral and electrolyte water additive that provides fulvic acid, humic acid, over 74 trace colloidal ionic minerals, amino acids, and B vitamins. This powerfol complex rehydrates and repowers all body systems.

Benefits beyond rehydration may include:

Increased muscular endurance
Increased absorption of nutrients and supplements
Detoxification of cells

Professional Hydrosport from Pure Solutions offers a powerful complex of ingredients that rehydrates and repowers your body. Staying hydrated is vital when athletes are competing at all levels. The majority of your body’s tissues adn organs, including your brain are composed of water. Good old H2O. Water effectively draws its many nutrients into the cells so they can continue to function properly.

Lacking just one of the 70 trace minerals in water can affect your mental and physical health. Even if your body is just 1% dehydrated, it can affect your performance and output by as much as 15%. It can also limit your flexibility and range of motion. Fight dehydration with the help of Pure Factors Professional Hydrosport at Psupplements.

Hydrosport Ultra Hydration Highlights Include:

Increases ATP, and Speeds up the bodily functions and reactions
Increases absorption and effects of all supplements
Charges,activates and detoxifies cells while improving nutrient function
Increases production and bioavailability of sex hormones
Increases production of hemoglobin,DNA and RNA
Regulates body pH levels

Hydrosport Complete Power Complex is a revolutionary alkalizing,cleansing and mineralizing water additive thae provides the body with electrolytes,amino acids,B Vitamins and enzymes.

Contains No Wheat,gluten,soy,corn,yeast,fish,egg,dary,lactose,artificial colors,flavors or preservatives.

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 30 Drops
Servings Per Container: 30

Amount Per Serving: % Daily Value

Proprietary Hydration Blend: 360mg*
Ionic Trace Minerals,Electrolytes,Plant Based Enzymes,Plant Based Amino Acids,40% Lycium Polysaccarides,100x Aloe Berbadensis

Trace Amounts Of:

Bio-Available Fulvic Acid
Bio-Available Humic Acids
Bio-Available Electrolytes
74 Bio-Available Ionic Macro and Ionic Micro
21 Bio-Available Plant Based Amino Acids
16 Bio-Available Vitamins: A,C and E,B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B12,B16,B17,B22,Bp (Choline)
Unique Polysaccharides: LBP1,LBP2,LBP3,LBP4 and Beta-Glucomannans

*Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: Purified Water,25% Organic Grape Alcohol
epuresolutions.com

Unlike Alkazone there is a slight taste and because of the Fulvic Acid it turns the water a little brown and dirty looking (not to the extent of Blk) but just slightly. I like the fact it uses fulvic acid and a few other ways. I think I will add it to my life stack along with alkazone and curcumin and just rotate it with the alkazone every other day.

I purposely didn’t have alkazone for 2 weeks along with no lemon water to get my body out of alkaline and I will be pH stripping on Friday night! I have been using Hydrosport all week! Stay tuned for the results!

Ok well; I did the pH test strip test that I conducted with Alkazone:

Test 1: I put the Hydrosport directly on the pH strip and it barely changed the pH as opposed to Alkazone’s instant off the chart change; so to me that says it doesn’t change the pH outside the body.

Test 2: I put the Hydrosport in water and allowed the water to sit overnight. No change was seen on the test strip. That confirms that it’s not Alkalizing on its own! Does it require the body to be alkalizing similar to lemons the body converts the acid of the lemons to alkaline in the body? I don’t know I’m not a scientist/biologist. All I know is, I can’t see it with my own eyes!

So I will be sticking to Alkazone for alkalizing the body.

It does however contain electrolytes, but so does Gatorade, Mio and even coconut water is good!


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: Fire Cider – Tweefontein Herb Farm *

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Stimulate the senses and kickstart the immune system with Tweefontein’s housemade Fire Cider, a spicy blend of medicinal herbs, roots and Thai peppers infused in a base of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Fire Cider makes a tasty and nutritious salad dressing and an exquisite hot sauce. Enjoy Fire Cider as an alternative to alcohol based tinctures for a cold remedy or immune tonic, use about 1 TBS, 3-5 times daily for best results. Packaged in 5oz. bottles.
Ingredients: Organic Cider Vinegar, Ginger Root, Chives, Horseraddish Root, Garlic, Garlic Mustard Root, Thai Peppers, Oregano, Rosemary, Black Peppercorn
-tweeherbs.com

It’s pretty strong! The Apple cider vinegar, ginger and garlic are strong! People use it as a tonic for when the aren’t feeling good, I think it’s good to take every couple days! As a metabolic booster. I want to try to make my own and see how it is matched against theirs.

Recipe: Fire Cider
Have you heard of fire cider? The first time I encountered this traditional folk recipe, I have to admit I was terrified. Horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, and hot peppers infused in vinegar? To drink? It took me years before I tried it, but you can be braver than me. It’s worth it! Plus you can use fire cider in so many ways — from cold cure to cooking to cocktails.

Hot, pungent, sour, and sweet, fire cider is certainly not for the faint of heart. Yet this fiery concoction has been revered for generations as a simple and effective remedy to relieve sinus congestion, ward off colds and flus, aid digestion, and increase circulation. Fire cider can be sipped neat on its own, mixed with other beverages, or used in cooking. (You might think of it like a savory shrub.) It’s especially useful to have fire cider on hand in cold weather.

As a folk remedy there are countless variations, but most fire cider recipes include ingredients like fresh horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, and chile pepper. These are infused in apple cider vinegar (vinegar draws out many plant constituents), which is then strained and sweetened with honey. My recipe is based on the one popularized by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar (see her video and recipe here). In addition to the ingredients mentioned above, I like to add turmeric, citrus, and herbs like parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Together they form a potent punch that is immune-boosting, antibacterial, antiviral, congestion clearing, and warming.

I really encourage you to have fun and create your own fire cider according to your tastes and available ingredients. In fact, I make it a little different every time. In some batches I use spices like cinnamon and cardamom or add vitamin C-rich rose hips. Other times I use ground cayenne or dried chiles rather than fresh habaneros or jalapenos. If you use ground chile, start with a small pinch; you can always add more to taste after you strain the vinegar.

If you’re a fan of spicy foods, you might take to fire cider right away, tossing back shots to get your blood flowing on a cold winter day. If you have a more timid palate, you might want to dial back on the chile, sweeten with extra honey, and start with small dashes of fire cider in your food rather than drinking it straight.

A few serving suggestions:
Straight up: Rosemary Gladstar recommends taking 1 to 2 tablespoons at the first sign of a cold, and then repeating every 3 to 4 hours until symptoms subside. Some people also take fire cider as a preventative during cold and flu season.
Mix with lemonade or orange juice
Mix with hot water and extra honey to make a tea
Use in place of vinegar in salad dressings and condiments (like this fire cider honey mustard at Salt+Fat+Whiskey)
Drizzle on steamed vegetables or sautéed greens
Use in marinades for meat, tofu, and tempeh
Add to soups and chilis
Try a couple of dashes in a cocktail, such as a Bloody Mary

Are you inspired to make fire cider now? I’d love to hear what you put in yours and how you use it.

Note: As with any health concern you should, of course, listen to your own body and the advice of your health practitioner. If you’re curious about the research associated with some of these ingredients, check out the University of Maryland Medical Center’s guides to garlic, ginger, and cayenne/capsaicin.

Fire Cider
Makes 1 pint or more

1/2 cup peeled and diced horseradish
1/2 cup peeled and diced garlic
1/2 cup peeled and diced onion
1/4 cup peeled and diced ginger
1/4 cup peeled and diced turmeric
1 habanero chile, split in half
1 orange, quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 lemon, quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons chopped thyme
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 to 3 cups raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (at least 5% acidity)
1/4 cup raw honey, or more to taste

Place all of the vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices in a clean 1-quart jar. Fill the jar with vinegar, covering all the ingredients and making sure there are no air bubbles. Cap the jar. If using a metal lid, place a piece of parchment or wax paper between the jar and the lid to prevent corrosion from the vinegar. Shake well.

Let the jar sit for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking daily (or as often as you remember).

Strain the vinegar into a clean jar. Add honey to taste. Refrigerate and use within a year.
-Thekitchn.com

Sounds pretty good! Lets give this a whirl! Stay tuned!


Supplement Review: Harvest Bay Coconut Water

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Nature’s Hydration
What makes our coconut water Nature’s Hydration? It’s simple. Harvest Bay is 100% not from concentrate, all-natural coconut water from young green coconuts. That’s it. Nothing extra, like added sugar or fat.
Our coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage. Simply put, that means it helps replace fluids and salts that are lost during exercise. And, each serving has more potassium — the natural muscle builder — than a banana.
Combine the natural isotonic qualities, no added sugars and only 35 calories per serving, and you have a perfect (and perfectly natural) beverage to get you through your workout … or your workday!
– harvest-bay.com

Let me tell you this: This is the first Coconut Water I have ever purchased that tastes like you actually drank it straight from the coconut! I have not enjoyed the many others I have tried over the years!

This stuff is by far the best!

I like drinking a half a glass a day post workout. It claims superior hydration, not sure if that is true, but it can’t hurt 😉

If you like coconut water, or you are looking for that extra edge or if you want an all natural product that will aid you in your weight-loss journey, try this product! You will not be disappointed!

I have been having a bunch of coconut water lately including Vitacoca and this stuff is light years better! Tastes like its fresh out if the coconut! I can’t stress that enough!

**Update** June 30th 2014
I just had Zico another one of the large manufacturers and it was pretty good, I would say it was 2nd place behind Harvest Bay. Zico tasted much more natural than Vitacoca! Harvest Bay still rules! I actually found it at a new Stop & Shop which has a larger Natural Foods section then the others. However; it was much more expensive than Green Life Market! It was I believe $5.35 to Green Life’s $4.00


Supplement Review: Noxygen – stimulant free blood flow & oxygen amplifier – by Purus Labs – wicked crazy pumps!! *

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NEW NOxygen by Purus Labs:

Stimulant-Free Blood Flow & Oxygen Amplifier!

Key Highlights:

Stimulant-free, unflavored pre-workout featuring Nitratene
& introducing HydroMax, water soluable glycerine!
Instant cell volumization through intramuscular water transport!
Increased N.O. production causing a prolonged spike in blood & oxygen delivery!
Use as a standalone preworkout or as an accelerative addition to any preworkout or creatine supplement!
Featuring:

New naturall occuring Oxygen NO3-TMG, preserving amino acid bound nitrate!
Naturally occuring vasodilatory Nitratene Nitrate form!
Intracellular volumizing, high mohydromax lecular weight glycerine!
New NOxygen™ by Purus Labs:
The Ultimate Pre-Workout Accelerant….Your cells will thank you!

Add one to two servings to your preworkout beverage 15-30 minutes before training for maximum blood and oxygen delivery. For endurance training, mix with your intraworkout or hydration beverage and consume throughout training.

NOxygen Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Scoop (2.8 grams)
Servings per Container: 40

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Carbohydrates 1.5 g <1%
Sugar Alcohol (as HydroMax glycerine) 1.5 g
Sodium 65 mg 3%
NO3-TMG Blend:

Beet Root Extract (std. min. 70% betaine nitrate), Nitratene (FCC-grade sodium nitrate) 740 mg **
-puruslabs.net

For a crazy stim-free wicked pump preworkout I am going to add this to Hemavol!

This stuff is amazing! Every manufacturer's new catch phrase is muscle splitting pumps and until this product I have never experienced it! And if you are a regular reader, you will know I have tried almost under the sun! This stuff is crazy! Whatever body part I train it gets really tight and feels like it's going to rip my shirt off!

I did biceps and shoulders both were crazy pumped my sleeves felt like they were going to rip!

I did chest and tris and my arms were popping! My tris hit my lats and I couldn't put my arms down!

I did back and my lats hit my triceps and I couldn't put my arms down!

Today is traps and legs and I'm afraid to see what will happen!

What will happen? Stay tuned!

My traps are sooo sore! I don’t know the last time my traps were this sore!!

Go buy this stuff! Buy Hemoval and mix them for the ultimate stim free preworkout!

**Update** July 28th 2014
The more I use this stuff the more I fall in love with it!

**Update** September 29th 2014
I love the pump Noxygen gives I have never felt a pump so tight ever!! Whatever I worked was pumped and tight as hell!! My biceps I could t scratch my nose! My triceps I couldn’t straighten my arms! My back I can’t put my arms down! It was the sickest pump ever! However; I was injured by NOxygen!

**Warning** do not do cardio while on NOxygen! In the middle of cardio my legs, tendons and ligaments all tightened like the above mentioned muscles and I popped something in my knee it was loud and I was in bed for a week! I could barely walk for a week and luckily the damage wasn’t serious and permanent! After icing it 3 times daily for a week I was ok! Thank God for that! I thought I snapped my ACL as I felt it along the side of my knee.

Final evaluation: I will no longer be using NOxygen! I am trying to cut and my knees are much to important to me! I can’t have my calves and side of my knee extremely tight and ready to pop!

If you don’t do Cardio then buy this stuff for sure! If you do cardio then stay away!!


Supplement Review: VitaTops – Muffin Top Supplements – smothered in PB2 Sauce

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The question everyone is wondering… How does it taste?

Not superb! It tastes like a Bisquick pancake.

However; they do have a sugar free option:

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When I put the PB2 sauce on it, it was good! Otherwise it was too dry.

PB2 Sauce:

PB2 mixed with skim milk

I am going to put that sauce on the Mancakes recipe, making a PB&J Mancakes Mancake lol

If it had triple to quadruple the protein it would be much better!

4g is ok but 12-16 would be good! Of course 20-25 would be optimal!

It makes a great cheat meal for someone craving muffins, is it a good daily breakfast? Not enough protein by itself. If eaten with egg whites and eating the sugar free version with PB2 sauce then it will rock!


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Supplement Review: Beastmode Preworkout – Beast Sports Nutrition *

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IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT WORKING OUT, ENERGIZING YOUR BODY AND COMPETING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS; REFORMULATED BEAST MODE® IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL-STRENGTH PRE-WORKOUT BLEND.*

NEW, FAST-ACTING FORMULA*
INCREASES ENERGY & FOCUS*
RAISES INTENSITY LEVELS*
BOOSTS MASS & STRENGTH*
HEIGHTENS VASCULARITY AND PUMP*
TRAIN LIKE A BEAST.™
The professional strength pre-workout formula designed to help you reach new levels of performance. In making the formulation more powerful, Beast Mode® has been specially designed to ignite new muscle, maximize focus and intensity and provide the energy you need to power you through your workouts from beginning to the end. By utilizing the perfect blend of Glycerol, specific aminos, Beta-Alanine, Nootropics, NO2 boosters & more, Beast Mode® helps your body increase mass , strength, intensity and focus.

The potent dose of Glycerol assures mind-blowing pumps and maximum vascularity. Beta-Alanine and NO2 boosters maximize muscle performance so athletes—professional and otherwise—push harder to dominate their training or competition.

The new Beast Mode® also features Nelumbo Nucifera seed combined with natural caffeine as well as a full complex of B Vitamins including Thiamine (B1), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), and Methylcobalamin (B12). These key ingredients provide a powerful punch to energize your workout without being over-stimmed.

Beast Mode® also amplifies both focus and concentration, keeping your mind sharp and focused as you train. Beast Mode® benefits mood, releases stress, and boosts memory as it delivers nootropics including Choline, Tyrosine, Bacopa and Ginkgo.

Turn to Beast Mode® for energy to help your mind and body perform at its best and power you through your entire workout. The consistent, balanced levels of energy increase stamina without jitters or anxiety.

Beast Mode® is the latest in performance based pre-workouts delivering a clean balanced energy and powerful muscle building pumps.

BEAST MODE® IS JUST ONE COMPONENT OF THE BEAST SUPPLEMENT LINEUP — A TEAM OF PRODUCTS THAT ARE READY TO HELP ANYONE WHO IS SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING BIG, BEING STRONG, KEEPING FIT AND STAYING HEALTHY.

-beastsports.com

This stuff is pretty good! It gives me a nice pump and a little bit of energy to get me going. I am not a fan of caffeinated preworkouts, but it’s not that bad. If purchased at a discount I would pick this up!


Supplement Review: Muscletech Platinum Pure CLA Powder *

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ULTRA-PURE CLA POWDER
Platinum Pure CLA Powder is an advanced and completely tasteless powder that mixes instantly in any shake – you can even drink it on its own. Researchers believe CLA works by down-regulating the TNF-alpha catabolic signaling molecule in muscle, thereby preventing your body from destroying lean muscle mass.
CLA has been clinically studied and shown to support muscle growth. In one clinical study, subjects taking 5g of CLA per day built more muscle than those using a placebo (2.8 lbs. vs 0.4 lbs.) in just 7 weeks. In the same study, resistance-trained male subjects significantly increased their bench press.

1060MG PURE CLA
100 SERVINGS

THE PLATINUM PURE CLA POWDER ADVANTAGE
Our unique isolation process has created a completely tasteless, ultra-pure CLA powder that easily mixes in any shake – or drink it on its own for the CLA boost you need to build the body you want! Platinum Pure CLA Powder starts by using only the highest quality filtered conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). We then use a multi-phase process that concentrates the CLA molecules. Platinum Pure CLA Powder is completely free of stimulants, making it an excellent addition to your musclebuilding stack.
HOW TO TAKE PLATINUM PURE CLA POWDER
Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) with 4 to 6 oz.of water or your favorite sports drink or protein shake, and consume 1 to 5 times daily. Do not use for more than 12 consecutive months. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.

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-Muscletech.com

No taste, mixes easily, makes your drink cloudy when you mix it .

Undetectable CLA, no pills to swallow, sounds pretty good!

Buy it and take advantage! I haven’t tried it in plain water yet, I guess I am doing that today!

Stay tuned!


Supplement Review: Arctic Zero Ice Cream -150 Calories per Whole Pint! SAY WHAT!! *

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Mint Chocolate

PURIFIED WATER, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (MILK), ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, CHICORY ROOT, SUGARCANE FIBER, DUTCH PROCESSED COCOA POWDER WITH ALKALI, GUAR GUM, XANTHAN GUM, NATURAL FLAVORS, SEA SALT, MONK FRUIT CONCENTRATE.

OUR NATURAL FLAVORS DO NOT CONTAIN MSG OR HVP.

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arcticzero.com

What I learned about Arctic Ice is: it matters where you buy it! I bought a bunch from Stop and Shop and due to the volume of freezer door openings the ice cream melted and refroze making it like an Icee and the taste was barely there. I bought a bunch from Green Life Market and the taste is nice like a gelato! I can actually taste the cookies and cream! The Mint Chocolate Cookie is my favorite and the sweetest! The mint is strong!

The cookies and cream is weird it’s the only cookies and cream I have ever seen that the color is all brown like chocolate. Even whey protein cookies and cream has a vanilla color. It does however; taste good! Does it taste like real ice cream? No of course not! 150 calories will never taste like Edy’s or Cold Stone Creamery.

However; if you are trying to stay on a diet and your family and friends are all eating ice cream it will keep you on your diet.

They make ice cream bars as well as pints.
I am trying to locate the bars to try them. Stay tuned for that!


Supplement Review: HIT Supplements – Core Evolution – Whey Protein Isolate

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Want improved physical performance, more lean muscle mass, and a body that will turn heads?
Then CORE EVOLUTION is your answer!
CORE EVOLUTION is a premium grade pure isolate whey protein packed with muscle-building amino acids! It is made with the highest quality pure isolate whey protein, which is vital to build and maintain lean body mass. CORE EVOLUTION is loaded with 24 grams of protein and all the needed branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). This combination is ideal for helping you meet your daily protein requirements, and perfect for building and fueling new muscle growth and recovery. By enabling your muscles to repair and rebuild more quickly, you will see improved physical performance, increased lean body mass, and lower body fat. CORE EVOLUTION will help you gain muscle and maintain a leaner, more muscular physique.*

WHAT DOES IT DO?
With 24 grams of muscle building pure isolate whey protein per serving, including BCAAs, CORE EVOLUTION helps repair muscle tissue, which speeds recovery and maximizes muscle growth.*
Protein is extremely important for the growth and repair of muscle tissue. Research has proven that taking protein before and after workouts is the best way to spark new muscle growth, speed muscle tissue repair, and gain more lean muscle than ever before. Pure isolate whey proteins are the ideal way to do this, because they contain key muscle building amino acids.
BCAAs are amino acids that are not produced in your body; instead, they have to be introduced into the body through diet. Pure isolate whey protein powder ensures your body is getting the adequate dose of daily BCAAs in order to gain strength and mass while guarding against loss of muscle, because it is rich in whole chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine and valine. Training increases the need for BCAAs, which make up one third of muscle protein; including it before and after workouts is essential to getting the gains you work for and increasing your ability to get better muscle recovery.

Direction for Use:
Add 1 level scoop to 6-8 ounces of water, milk, or liquid of your choice. Stir, shake, or blend until completely dispersed. Drink immediately.

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Supplement Review: Go Macro – Macrobar

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They have 11 different bars! This is about the 3 I personally tried.

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The Sunflower Butter and Chocolate, I didn’t really enjoy, it tasted like a dry chewy vegan bar devoid of deliciousness and the same goes for the next bar The Banana Almond Butter, they both reminded me of a vegan Cliff Bar! Same exact consistency! Don’t get me wrong, I love cliff bars and I like these first two bars. But they weren’t delicious, they were just edible.

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However; just when I was about to write this off as a boring Expensive Cliff Bar (as Cliff Bars are $1 each) …

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In came the absolutely delicious, I want it by the case load, Granola Coconut! For those of that don’t like the texture of Coconut, it didn’t have that texture, it was just pure deliciousness! Like a Girl Scout Samoa with Granola!

I would definitely eat that again! Preferably by the case load!

Here are a few below that I would love to try:

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These bars are all natural and organic! I do wish two things: that the fiber and protein content was higher like a Quest Bar! If that happened and they could make it with for example 18g of fiber and 25g of protein these bars would rule the world!

But if you are a sports enthusiast and usually reach for a Cliff Bar, reach for a Go Macro!

What I like about the Go Macro is their choice of protein! They utilize Brown Rice and Pea protein instead of Cliff’s Soy protein. I do not like Soy protein at all!

What I would do is mix it up! Grab a couple Go Macros and Grab a couple Cliff Bars that way you get protein from different sources throughout your adventure! Great for long hikes so your blood sugar doesn’t drop! Again; I would love more protein and fiber! Especially being a man! We need more protein and usually don’t eat enough fiber!


Supplement Review: Nuts ‘n More all Natural Nutbutters *

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Nuts ‘N More was founded by fitness and nutrition experts who were looking for fortified, high protein butters and other healthy sources of protein for themselves and their clients. All natural butters can be chunky and hard to spread. Nuts-’N-More created a unique recipe for our fortified butters, and a natural process that simply involves crushing the nuts and blending the ingredients in a way that achieves the finest texture of all natural butters.

The result is the products being brought to market now – spreadable and incredibly delicious, all-natural, high protein peanut butters and almond butters that have 14 grams per serving, without any extra calories or fat. Simple and all natural! Nuts ’N More quickly expanded from fortified, high protein peanut butters and almond butters to other varieties such as Cinnamon Almond Raisin – all of which are all natural and fortified with whey protein and flaxseed. …Nuts ‘N More, the original high protein peanut butters and almond butters!
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Check them out on Shark Tank:

So far I have tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter, the Chocolate Almond Butter and the Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter.

I’m not sure how I like it. It’s really grainy! I think it’s the Xylitol! Not crazy about the first 2 flavors. However; the Cinnamon Raisin is good and loaded with Raisins! If you like Cinnamon Raisin, you will like it! It does have 14g of protein per 2tbsp that’s double normal Peanut Butter and Almond Butter. It also has superfood: Flax Seed which is high in Omegas! With all the positives, a little grainy can be overlooked!

However; I will personally stay away from the Chocolate nuts butters! If I have Chocolate Nutbutter, I want it to be freakin delicious! So far the Cinnamon Raisin is a winner! Stay tuned for the other flavors.

What I am super disappointed about, is I don’t have the Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter! I bet that’s the best of them all! Yes; you have the grainy Chocolate Almond Butter, but I bet the awesomeness of the Coconut, offsets it and makes it delicious! I wish I had a jar!!!!!

But I do have the rest, so stay tuned!

Stay tuned for the rest!

**Update** May 28th 2014
Ok first let me start by saying I’m not a fan of Caramel or Toffee! I don’t like anything that gets stuck in my teeth! That being said, I like the flavor of Toffee, but not Toffee. I wasn’t looking forward to the Toffee Peanut Butter, but I have to say it is the absolute best so far!! A tad bit better than the Cinnamon Raisin! They still have the grainy xylitol texture! I would like them to cut the amount they put in! You guys really don’t need that much! The flavors rock and don’t need the extra xylitol! I would try cutting it in thirds and then in half and see how much you really need! I bet it’s a lot less than what you are using and it will save on food cost!

**Update** June 4th 2014
I just had the plain Peanut Butter and I have to say its one of the best! The xylitol content is less as it should be and it’s still a little grainy, but not like the first 2 flavors!

**Update** June 22th 2014
I had the plain Almond Butter and it was evenly as good as the Peanut Butter the same comments as above.

I like the cinnamon raisin the best with the exception of the higher xylitol content. If they lower it and tweak the recipe just a little they will be one of the best companies around!


Supplement Review: Species Isolyze RTD Whey Protein Isolate

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ISOLYZE has no carbohydrates, no lactose (milk sugar), and no fat. It is the purest and most biogically available source of whey protein on the planet. ISOLYZE is 100% pure, cold-filtered, whey protein isolate with the highest yield of whey protein available on the market with an amazing 27 grams of protein per 29 gram serving size.

We use a sophisticated cold filtration system that carefully separates out the delicate whey protein without damaging it. This procedure has the added benefit of preserving 3 valuable components of whey immunoglobins, lactoferrins, and glycomacropeptides that are necessary for optimal immune system function and protein synthesis reactions.

…and if all this werent enough, ISOLYZE tastes great too! Gone are the days of the chemical or sour-tasting whey isolates! With ISOLYZE, you get the best of both worlds great quality and great taste!

Available in 2lb, 4lb and a convenient 8 pack of RTD’s. Each RTD has a whopping 50g of protein per bottle!
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Mixability: 10/10

Taste: 7/10 it didn’t really taste like Vanilla Peanut Butter, but it wasn’t bad and with 50 whopping grams of protein per serving, I would definitely get it again!!

Smell: 9/10 not bad didn’t really smell

The Chocolate Peanut Butter didn’t taste like Peanut Butter either, but it is 50 whopping grams of protein!

All 3 flavors were good! Just not what they are expected to taste like.

The Cherry Vanilla was my favorite!


Supplement Review: HIT Supplements – Core Athlete – Premium Whey Blend

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PREMIUM IS BETTER CORE ATHLETE is a premium grad whey protein blend loaded with muscle-building amino acids. It is designed specifically for individuals looking for th highest quality protein, which is vital to build and maintain lean body mass. CORE ATHLETE is packed with 25 grams of protein per serving and is rich in all the needed branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). An advanced amino acid profile provides the perfect form of Essential, Non-Essential, and Conditionally Essential amino acids that your body requires for optimum protein synthesis. This combination is ideal for helping you meet your daily protein requirements, and perfect for building and fueling new muscle growth and recovery. CORE ATHLETE is formulated without additives or fillers, is from grass-fed and rBST free cows and is instantized for greater absorption and bio-availability. Including a quality whey protein blend before and after training will enable your muscles to repair and rebuild more quickly which will help you see improved physical performance and increased lean body mass.*

WHAT DOES IT DO? With 25 grams of muscle building pure whey protein per serving, including BCAAs, CORE ATHLETE helps repair muscle tissues, which speeds recovery and maximizes muscle growth.* Protein is extremely important for the growth and repair of muscle tissue. Research has proven that taking protein before and after workouts is the best way to spark new muscle growth, speed muscle tissue repair, and gain more lean muscle than ever before. Pure isolate whey proteins are the ideal way to do this, because they contain key muscle building amino acids. BCAAs are amino acids that are not produced in your body; instead, they have to be introduced into the body through diet. Pure isolate whey protein powder ensures your body is getting the adequate dose of daily BCAAs in order to gain strength and mass while guarding against loss of muscle, because it is rich in whole chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine and valine. Training increases the need for BCAAs, which make up one third of muscle protein;including it before and after workouts is essential to getting the gains you work for and increasing your ability to get better muscle recovery.

Direction for Use: Add 1 level scoop to 8 ounces of water, yogurt, or liquid of your choice. Stir until dispersed then drink immediately. Add more or less liquid to meet your desired taste. Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Check with a qualified health care professional before taking this product, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, under 18 years of age, have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or are taking any prescription or OTC medications. Allergen Information: Manufactured in a facility which processes products containing milk, soybeans, wheat, and treenuts. Contains milk and soy. Store in a cool, dry place with lid tightly closed to protect freshness. Manufactured in a GMP certified facility

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I have the Pound Cake Flavor.

It’s delicious!! I absolutely love it! And if you have been reading my blog you know I am an advocate for Protein Blends! I like the whey concentrate, isolate and peptide blend. I wish it also had an alternative source like Casein or a non whey ingredient such as rice protein. Then it would be a perfect time released and alternative blend.

But for just being whey it’s perfect!

The flavor is delicious 10/10 Smell 10/10 almost a maple syrup smell Mixability 8/10

Can it be made into pudding like the Isatori? No it’s crystally consistency and it’s not good, like syrup if you put half the water.

Is it great as a shake? Absolutely!

Is it great in my deconstructed upside down low calorie/fat free/ low carb cheesecake recipe (below)? It’s amazing!!

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Check out this company if you don’t know them! You won’t be disappointed!

Ps they are a sure in for most badass logo of the year!

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Coming Soon for May, June & July

We have had a busy year with monthly views climbing over 13,000 views! Keep sharing my site with your friends, family and co-workers! The more viewers we get the more quality reviews and recipes I can bring you!

So what does Louisjbianco.wordpress.com have in store for you?

Great Summer Posts:
First off we will be continuing the Fat Burner/Test Booster Stack! With the conclusion of Shredz and then 360 Cut

We will be finishing up our Teatox Challenge with the conclusion of Matefit and then Tiny Tea and Skinny Tea

More reviews coming soon:
Farmer Jim’s small batch Chipotle Ketchup, Nuts-n-More Peanut Butter, Go Macro Bars, various reviews throughout (NYC) New York City and many more things to come such as more Delicious Easy Low Carb Recipes!

We will be also having some guest writers! My Sister will be reviewing products from a new, emerging, Female Supplement Company called: Proteenie!

Also; don’t forget to periodically check past articles for spontaneous updates! As of this week I have been updating a lot of past posts!

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Supplement Review: Navitas Naturals – The Superfood Company!! *

Coming Soon!!
Below is a picture of my Mini Egg-White Omelets with chili powder, Chicken Sausage and Navitas Naturals Chia Seed Powder

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Adding Superfoods to your favorite recipes makes them Ultimate Healthy Healing recipes!

Remember my post: Healthy Healing Mason Jar Oatmeal in which we added Indian Spices like Cardamom and Tumeric. You can also add these Superfoods to your Oatmeal! To make the Ultimate Healthy Healing Mason Jar Oatmeal!

The cool part is the packaging! There’s a little window at the bottom of the back where you can see the actual powders, below is Camu Camu powder, followed by Acai Powder:

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**Update** May 13th 2013
Celebrating my bday I decided to take the Camu Camu powder and listen to the back of it:

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Notice the upper right: it says suggested uses water and juice. I decided to test just how it tastes by mixing one tsp with a 20oz glass of water. Well…. It was nasty yuk!! Tasted like cold powdery tea. Thank God for Blue Raspberry Mio Fit! If it wasn’t for that quick squeezy bottle I would have poured it out!

I suggest using it as a protein shake additive or cooking spice.


Supplement Review: Part Two – Stack Test Booster & Fat Burner – Shredz Fat Burner and Alpha Testosterone (formally Shredz and Diezel)

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Fat Burner (Formally Shredz same as the company name)

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

BURN FAT
STAY FOCUSED

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:

Melt Fat
Get Lean
Clean Energy
No Jitters
Increased focus

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
STRENGTH GAINS

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:

Strength Gains
Increased Muscularity
Heightened Libido
Stamina Increase

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

SHREDZ® Testosterone

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
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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!

Go back!!!

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!

Stay tuned!

**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?

Stay tuned!

**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!

That’s crazy!

**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!


Supplement Review: Teatox Challenge Part One: Mate Fit *

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MateFit 14 days Mini Teatox (14 day cleanse) combines the powers of MateFit Metabolic Boost herbal tea and MateFit Detox herbal tea . It comes with 120 grams of MateFit Metabolic Boost and 35 grams of MateFit Detox. With this teatox you can promote your body’s metabolism with twice the force. You can consume MateFit Metabolic Boost daily twice, but you have to consume MateFit Detox every other day.

Flush away unwanted pounds and boost your metabolism
Reduce puffiness and bloating and enjoy a flatter abdomen, fast
Increase energy levels with the Metabolic Boost
Use both products together to maximize weight loss results
Directions for MateFit Metabolic Boost:

Drink in the morning and noon
Pour hot water (around 195 F) in a 8 Oz glass
Add a tablespoon of MateFit Metabolic Boost into the teabag that comes with your purchase
Let it steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes (If you want to make it stronger and more effective, steep it up to 5-7 minutes)
Drink it when you feel comfortable with the temperature
We recommend you add lemon and honey to make it sweeter.
Ingredients: (Organic Yerba Mate, Sechung Oolong Tea, Pinhead Gunpowder Tea, Angelica Root Powder, Guarana Seed Powder, Alfalfa Leaf Cut and Licorice Root cut)

Directions for MateFit Detox:

Use every other night
Drink after eating dinner
Add a tablespoon of Detox blend into the teabag that comes with your purchase.
Pour hot water (around 195 F)
Let it steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes (If you want to make it stronger and more effective, steep it up to 8-10 minutes)
Drink it when you feel comfortable with the temperature
Ingredients: (Organic Dandelion Root, Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea, Organic Rosemary Leaf, Organic Senna Leaf Powder, Organic Motherworth Herb, Organic Cinnamon Powder, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Hibiscus Flower Powder, Organic Nettle Leaf Cut, Organic Rhubarb Root Powder, Organic Blessed Thistle Herb, Organic Lemongrass Leaf and Organic Grapefruit Peel)
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Ok lets start off with what’s in the package. It comes with 2 bags of loose leaf metabolic boost and 1 bag of loose leaf detox tea. It also comes with big goofy extra large obscenely sized tea bags that you can fill with the loose leaf tea. It also comes with a large quick direction card with ingredients

What I love straight off, is the opportunity to drink it either way (loose leaf or in a tea bag)

I am a tea connoisseur! I love tea! Call me a tea snob if you must lol. But I only like organic tea and I like loose leaf that I can see the blend and sometimes mix the teas to make a new creation from companies like Teavana and Mighty Tea (Mighty Tea is reviewed here on this site)

The taste isn’t bad! I’m used to drinking Oolong tea that tastes like sweat socks!
Enter Wu-Long slimming tea

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Not a great taste, but you do lose a little weight.

Yerba Mate on the other hand is sweet and has a pleasant taste. It cancels out the sweat sock taste of Oolong.

Do I enjoy drinking Mate Fit? No! Do I hate dread drinking it? No! It has a neutral taste for me. Meaning I can tolerate drinking it, but in not going out of my way to happily drink it, but we are not drinking it to enjoy it, we are drinking it for its metabolic boost!

Drinking more tea is not going to hurt! So; since it is loose leaf, you can add a teaspoon if your favorite loose leaf tea to the bag since it is obscenely large!

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Something you can’t do with other repackaged tea (such as Tiny Tea). Or you can always have a second cup of tea (your favorite) after you drink the Mate Fit.

I typically drink 5 cups of tea daily when on a cutting diet.

I can’t wait to try the Detox tea tonight!!

Stay tuned for more! The most important part… Does it work?

Trying my second cup with a tsp of Mighty Leaf Coco Chai

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Much better! Tastes amazing and I get the benefit of both mixtures!

The perfect way to enjoy your Teatox without adding calories to the mix such as Honey and Lemon Juice (suggested sweetener in the directions)

It says use 1tbsp that’s an awfully large amount of tea to use per cup! My mighty leaf says use 1tsp per serving as does Teavana! What I am going to attempt is trying to make a second cup from the tea bag and I will still use 2tbsps daily as directed, but I will see if I can get 4 cups instead of 2, by drinking each tbsp twice. The 1st cup being a super powerful dose and the second being an additional stabilizing dose. That way I can have it every 2 hours till ride till lunch time.

**Update** May 12th 2014
Morning after the Detox tea first dose: wasn’t bad, I didn’t experience any harsh affects. No diarrhea, no excessive peeing. It wasn’t bad at all. My stomach does look flatter since the weekend. I also didn’t use my wheel yet (Ab Carver Pro).

**Update** May 13th 2014
Just to be clear, I add a tsp of high grade loose leaf tea to the metabolism boost (day tea) I don’t add anything to the detox (night tea)

**Update** May 15th 2014
My waist was measured today at 37″ and I’m 6′ 255lbs not bad! I want to get to 34″ and 235lbs can I do it with the the help of Mate Fit in the beginning of my cut? Will Shredz help me reach my goal? My stomach does seen flatter since using the Mate Fit! I’m liking it! Taking my 4th cup at 8pm and my nighttime cleanse at 10 or 12 depending what time I get sleepy! Will I reach my goal?

Stay tuned!

**Update** May 21st 2014
This week I am mixing it up!

It’s my belief that the directions are too excessive! Meaning you are severely wasting tea!

You can easily make this more than a 28day detox. However; you won’t have enough handy bags!

All loose leaf tea calls for 1tsp! Mate fit says 1 tbsp that’s 3 times the amount!

Today I am trying 1tsp and for my 2nd cup I will be having the Teatox challenge part 2 coming soon! One prepackaged tea bag of Tiny Tea. Then I will have my 2nd tsp of Mate fit followed by a final cup of Tiny Tea.

Lets see how this works!

2 Teatoxes blended as one, hand in hand in detox bliss 😝

Results:
One tsp had the same potency as 1tbsp! It tastes exactly the same as I suspected!

The verdict is in: do not waste your Mate Fit! Only use 1tsp and make it last 3 times as long! If you buy a 28day teatox from then use it the same way and you will have enough for 3 full 28day Teatoxes! Do not do them back to back! Follow the downtime instructions!

I tried Wu-Yi tea basically overpriced oolong tea. That’s the same thing with Wu-Long tea. They both taste like steeped sweat socks! Mate Fit contains Oolong but it also has Yerba Mate which is sweeter and other ingredients. It tastes pretty good, but remember above, I add high grade loose leaf from Mighty Tea or Teavana to spice it up!


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!


Supplement Review: Muscletech Platinum Pure CLA *

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ULTRA-PURE CLA
Platinum Pure CLA uses ultra-pure conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Research suggests that CLA helps to prevent your body from breaking down lean muscle mass.
800MG
CLA
90
SERVINGS
THE PLATINUM PURE CLA ADVANTAGE
Platinum Pure CLA is completely free of stimulants, making it an excellent addition to your supplement stack. It’s also perfect for gluten-free diets.

HOW TO TAKE PLATINUM PURE CLA
Take 1 serving (1 soft gel capsule) with a glass of water three times daily before meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Do not exceed 3 servings in a 24-hour period. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.

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-Muscletech.com

So far so good! Like any other CLA product. The gel caps are clear. I always like that best!

This is great on a low carb diet, as it has anti catabolic properties.

I like what I am seeing! I believe the CLA does contribute to a leaner harder look! Stay tuned for the CLA powder, not sure if the powder will give better results!


Product Review: iSatori Eat Smart Protein

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EAT-SMART®
HIGH-PROTEIN MEAL REPLACEMENT POWDER
Highest quality proteins, including whey protein hydrolysates
Contains Nutrim (oats), fiber, enzymes, flaxseed, probiotics, vitamins and minerals
Mixes easily and instantly for a rich, delicious shake in less than one minute
97% gluten and lactose-free; no aspartame, maltodextrin, sugar, or trans fats

140
calories

1
sugar

3.5
fat

19
protein

The perfect meal-replacement protein shake to help you rebuild a healthy, new body! ∆

MUSCLE
The highest quality proteins from fast-absorbing whey isolates and hydrolysates + slow-releasing casein proteins provide a constant supply of growth-enhancing amino acids.

HUNGER
Oat beta-glucans from Nutrim® + Fibersol®-2 resistant fiber help make you feel fuller for longer to better control your appetite.

RECOVERY
Over 4g of BCAA’s and 8g of EAA’s + 3g of Glutacel™ glutamine and peptides trigger protein synthesis and enhance your immune system to recover faster.

DIRECTIONS FOR A DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS SHAKE:
Just add one level scoop to 8 oz of cold water, skim or soy milk, add 2-3 ice cubes, and mix in a blender, shaker bottle; use more or less water to desired consistency. Or, for pudding-like consistency, mix with 3-4 oz of cold water in a bowl or a cup with a spoon.

isatori.com

Every supplement company makes protein, it’s no surprise! Is this protein the best for post workout? NO! Whey isolate rules post workout, because of its fast absorption.

So; how can this protein benefit me? The answer is on a diet!

What’s the best thing you can do when trying to stay on a diet and you have urges to cheat and eat junkfood?

Answer: choose a healthy snack!

Choose a snack that makes you feel like you are cheating when in fact you aren’t!

This protein can be mixed with 1/2 the water to make a pudding consistency. Normally when doing so, the protein doesn’t taste good. However; this stuff tastes great! And to my happy surprise there were chocolate chips at the bottom for a special yummy surprise!

I would love to try a full tub rather than just one packet to see if it makes the world of difference in my diet; which I think it will!

Mixability: 9/10
Taste as pudding: 9/10
Ingredients: 6.5/10

Eat Smart by iSatori should be in every dieters toolbox!!

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Supplement Review: Mancakes – High Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix *

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Mancakes Story:
Many people ask me “How did Mancakes start?” Well, I have always been a breakfast fiend and enjoyed being active. However, when my fitness routines became more intense I needed something more than cereal or flax oats to get me through a workout and the rest of my day. Fortunately, Jared loves to cook. We had been playing around with different pancake recipes for a few years when we suddenly realized that protein pancakes were the perfect solution to my need for sustained energy. I started eating it every day, as we made various changes here and there to the nutrition and recipe. A Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Non-GMO nutrient list was absolutely important, but is very tricky to attain, especially as there really is nothing like it out there. As many gluten-free people know, it can be very hard to find a gluten-free food item with a satisfying taste and texture.

Slowly the amount of cereal, flax oatmeal, whey protein, and eggs dwindled in our kitchen as we honed in on the perfect recipe that contained all these nutrients in one delicious package. Once that was ready, I started sharing it with friends, many of which play sports and are active in the fitness communities as trainers, competitors, nutritionists, and coaches. After a few weeks, it was clear that Mancakes should be shared with more than our small community. We care very much about health through the classic staples of a clean diet & regular exercise and since we were able to create something that could help people achieve that, why shouldn’t we? So here we are now…excited to share this passion with the world and provide delicious tasting food to fuel people’s active lifestyles.

Mancakes?
Another question I get a lot is where did the name “Mancakes” come from? That’s an easy one! It’s simply a play on the word “Pancakes,” but makes it a bit grittier and just makes sense for a high-protein infused product. We kept coming back to it after many brainstorms. It was the stickiest and is certainly memorable! What’s more is it provides us a lot of room for some fun and innovative marketing.
eatMancakes.com

Mancakes Cinnamon Oat flavor tested below:
Mancakes Waffle with pure organic Vermont Maple Syrup direct from Vermont! Must be stored in the freezer and it never freezes!

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Made in a Waring Pro Commercial Double Waffle Maker

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I made it with 1/2 Cup skim milk and it tastes better than an Eggo waffle and I’m surprised because I licked the uncooked batter in the bowl and I could taste the beans in the batter. Once cooked there was no hint what so ever of the beans! It was delicious and the surprising part is it has 21 whopping grams of protein in the batter and 8 more from the milk for a total of:

280 mix + 43c skim milk + 100 syrup total: 423 calories
29g protein
19g of net carbs + 12g from the milk and 21 from the syrup = 52g of carbs

423 calories
52g carbs
29g protein

Not bad for a waffle and maple syrup!

Mancakes!

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Stay tuned next week for a buttermilk Mancakes Waffle! Delayed a week due to Easter! Stay tuned this weekend! Delayed another week due to my fathers birthday lol sorry stay tuned for next weekend!

Had to delay again, upcoming Navy Physical stay tuned for this weekend! PB&J Mancakes Waffle!