Disclaimer: This review made is of my honestly held opinion and am not a statement of fact.
Highly potent pre-workout supplement
- Excellent ingredient combination in my personal opinion. Though I would prefer more of the caffeine as for personally due to my body high tolerance to caffeine.
- It taste pretty good, slightly strong, so I recommend dilute it with more water.
- No jitters, excellent pump with no crashes.
Duration length of product testing: 4 weeks
Once you’ve got a bodybuilding or fitness goal in sight, you are most surely on the look for a solution for all your workout needs: vigor, endurance, concentration and so on. It’s hard and usually too expensive to buy one supplement to cover each specific need. Luckily, Optimum Nutrition understands the difficulties of supplement buyers and does its best in addressing several needs at once. This is done through a less known supplement, which boasts with having absolutely none of the banned substances taken for growing muscle mass.
Optimum Nutrition created the Gold Standard Pre-Workout Formula with a total of 4 g of Creatine monohydrate and Beta-Alanine, a quantity that is supposed to meet the demands of those who hit the gym hard. Intensive training gets a solid boost with 175 mg caffeine for enhanced energy levels. We are dealing here with a formula for focus and endurance too, excellent for supporting an athlete’s performance, the manufacturer says.
This beautiful container with a shiny metallic brown lid weighs 300 g and costs $46, being discounted now to about $32. You get a quantity that suffices for 30 servings.
Taste and Mixability
The powder has a watermelon taste achieved through both natural and artificial flavors. Take one scoop and mix it into a glass of water. You may also experiment with other beverages, according to the taste you prefer. If you want to go for extreme energy levels, then opt for two scoops. Be careful with the caffeine in it and never go above 2 scoops. Besides, remember to stay well hydrated.
As a pre-workout dietary supplement, the Gold Standard represents more solutions into one. Its caffeine is extracted from natural sources only. The ingredients that target the muscles are combined in unique ways for a sure effect. With the The Muscle Matrix and its array of ingredients, you get 1 g of carbs in one scoop, along with 1.5 g of L-citrullin malate, 1.5 g of Beta-alanine and no less than 3 g of Creatine Monohydrate, to name the basic ones. The formula is enriched with Vitamins B6, B12 and D and the caloric count of one serving is incredibly small: 5 calories. In addition, the product packs a unique mix of astragalus and panax ginseng extracts – natural sources of energy and health.
This is a supplement that’s not suitable to everyone, however. If you want more gains, refrain from taking more of it and do not go beyond the recommended dose. When caffeine sensibility is present, avoid this supplement completely. Also, you should monitor your caffeine consumption throughout the day – you’re not supposed to combine this with other caffeinated products.
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