Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy™ Concord Grape -- 0.6 lbs
Fantastic product, grape not the best flavour.
So far I have tasted orange and grape flavours and grape is not the best tasting. I'm wondering if grape is a hard flavour to synthesize. I once had a grape flavoured pre workput by another company and it tasted even worst than this flavour. Very chemical.
Orange on the other hand tastes like cordial. Concord Grape is still drinkable but I tend to gulp it down to help mitigate the taste.
Does it work:
I use this as a pre workout and have found that I need 2 servings (4 scoops) for it to work. And it works great. For some people this might be a draw back as it makes it 15 servings per canister but then the price is under $20 so in my mind it is still worth it. Obviously 65 servings is better value.
Why I buy this:
The caffeine -- 25mg per scoop-- is quite low and is taken from green tea and green coffee beans.
Also it contains BCAAs so I don't use an intra anymore, I just rely on this and my post workout protein shake for BCAAs.
And .... I trust ON as a company. They have been around for a very long time and use quality ingredients.
February 27, 2014
Excellent for early morning workout
No jitters. No heart palpitations. Starts working immediately so I can wake at 0400 and begin my workout with lots of energy, and does not keep me up at night bc it wears off by dinner time(using 3 scoops). Got me through intensive INSANITY workout and I was NOT in great shape (just had ~10lb baby, 5'4", 217lbs). My husband and I should have stock in this product bc we buy so often. Tastes great! I even added sparkling water and made a soda! Gets me through an 8 hour workday at a preschool, with only ONE serving. Does not have a bunch of unnecessary chemicals. I have recommended to so many people and everyone loves it! SO GLAD VITACOST SALES IT NOW!! :) I would recommend individuals to test their tolerance to caffeine and start with 1 or two scoops first.
February 5, 2014
Can't remember how I managed to get through my workouts without it.
December 30, 2013
Best tasting Amino Energy
I have tried all the flavors and by far this is the best tasting. Like grape Koolaid! I use it before and during my workout. Definitely notice a difference in my quality of training and recovery too.
July 14, 2013
Great before a workout
I love to workout 100%...and I take this about 30 minutes before a class (bootcamp, zumba, etc). I get a boost of energy about 30 minutes in and it really helps me get the most out of it!
Great taste, too. Fairly easy to dissolve. Easy!
July 10, 2013