Sunday, May 01, 2011


Courtesy of Building Brawn
RATING: 9.1 OUT OF 10.

So here is another review of a product by American Body Building. I actually consumed this drink 3 days ago, but never wanted to review it until today.  This drink is in the hardcore category of energy drinks. What is a hardcore energy drink, you may ask? There is no true definition, but it's basically an energy drink with a lot of caffeine and other various scary-sounding ingredients ending with -ine. Vinpocetine and Evodiamine are common in hardcore energy drinks. Vinpocetine is supposed to prevent stroke and vascular dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Tinnitus, and boost brain function. Evodiamine is a bioactive alkaloid that promotes fat metabolism and fights fat storage. You'll see these ingredients and many others when we take a look at the energy blend. But first, let's get to the taste. The flavor is berry blast, and when I took a sip I was surprised at how good the flavor was. It was a very smooth berry flavor with only a hint of medicinal aftertaste. I had this thing slammed down in no time. All right, so now we get to check out this insane energy blend. In one 18 ounce bottle, this has caffeine anhydrous, Taurine, DMAE Bitartrate, Citrulline Malate, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Evodiamine, Bitter Orange Extract (standardized for synephrine, n-methyltyramine, hordenine, tyramine, and octopamine), Yerba Mate Extract, Cocoa Extract, Guarana Extract, Acai berry extract, white tea extract, korean ginseng, grape seed extract, green coffee bean extract, and vinpocetine. So with that being said, let's move on to the kick. With a caffeine content of 250 milligrams per 18 ounce bottle, it should have a nice kick, and with the added effect of all of those other ingredients, it should be insane. First let's check out its claims. ABB says it will give you explosive energy, Thermogenic support, and intense focus and alertness. There are ingredients to promote thermogenesis, so the 2nd claim is probably correct. As far as explosive energy goes, I drank this before a grueling lower body workout, filled with lunges with weights, leg presses, leg extensions, rotary cuffs, running, and other various workouts. It's extremely tough to say that this drink actually helped me as a pre-workout drink, but it did seem like I had more endurance and I accomplished more during my workout. So all things considered, I will give this drink a 9.1 out of 10.

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