Full Review on Amino Energy
When it comes to pre-workout supplements, I feel like VPX's NO Shotgun is King (trying 1MR tomorrow) , but when I'm cycling off of NO Shotgun, Optimum Nutrition's Amino Energy is my weapon of choice. I've been a long time fan of Optimum Nutrition products, and trying Amino Energy seemed like a great option....
But, before I get into my review, a pre-workout supplement is supposed to be enigneered to give you energy, focus, performance, and most times a great muscle pump.
I purchased the Fruit Punch flavor and only dropped 2 scoops into 10oz of water….and I have to say it’s the best tasting pre-workout I’ve ever tasted. Now. you can use up to 6 scoops, but I only increase my dosage to 3 scoops and the taste was even better!
I grabbed it for $24 from a local Vitamin Shoppe. According to the label, if you only drink it in 2 scoops dosages , one bottle will give you 30 serving, which isn’t bad, but if your taking the max dosage of 6 scoops….you might want to order 2 bottles because your gonna be tossing bottles quickly. But, for all and all..I have little issues with the value of this product.
Within 20 minutes, my skin feels like ants are attacking me, but I love that feeling because thats the Beta-Alanine going to work. Only 2 to 3 scoops of Amino Energy had me focused and powering thru workouts…and I mean 45 min strength training and 30 minutes of cardio. However, I will say I didn’t really feel a muscle pump like when I’m on NO Shotgun.
This is a product you will feel working. I even took a serving before one my 5k races, and I tied a 5k personal best. Also, please remember that this product contains caffeine, which is a great pick me upper for my 5:30am sessions.
I’m very happy with Amino Energy. It deliveries on mostly all their claims. I didn’t get a cracked out rush or a hard crash, which is a great plus! So, now I’m finished my bottle and it’s on to 1MRs pre–workout (stay tuned for a review of 1MR).