Thursday, February 26, 2015

Get Animal's first silver iconic tee free with any tub of Animal Whey

Get Animal's first silver iconic tee free with any tub of Animal Whey

Animal's special edition Animal Whey iconic tee has now gone on sale, launching at the one and only place currently selling the supplement that inspired the shirt's main graphic. Bodybuilding.com is the place to go for fans interested in grabbing the item, where it will cost you $27.95 with unfortunately just the one size to choose from in large. For those that aren't quite prepared to pay that much for a tee, Animal have teamed up with Bodybuilding.com for a promotion that makes it a lot easier to add the shirt to your wardrobe. Instead of paying almost 30 bucks for the Animal Whey tee, you can pay either $28.99 for a 2lb tub of the protein powder itself or $47.99 for a 4lb and get the first piece of silver Animal apparel free. No matter what way you look at it, the offer is not to be missed by any fan of the brand whether you get the 2 or 4lb. Even if you thought the value of the shirt was only $20, you're still basically spending $8 extra for 27 or 28 serving of protein or getting 4lbs of Animal Whey for the price of a 2lb.

Reformulated Beast Mode on show at Beast's Arnold Classic booth

Reformulated Beast Mode on show at Beast's Arnold Classic booth

Beast Sports have added to the list of brands who will have something new on show next week at the Arnold Classic in Columbus Ohio. With a long list of big names already confirmed such as Gaspari with Nova-X, Muscletech with their many products, and Cellucor who are expected to have Ripped or Mass on show. Beast have announced that they'll be unveiling a reformulated version of their well named pre-workout Beast Mode. The brand are of course keeping their formula under wraps for the time being, but they have dropped a few details and interesting pieces of information. Firstly the effects listed on the supplement are all still the same with "build strength", "maximize focus", and "increase endurance". Moving into the size of the product things are also the same, with beast maintaining the pre-workout's tub size as well as its amount of servings at 45. The one last detail is that the brand will have their updated supplement on sale next week at the Arnold Classic, for a discounted show price of $30. You can trust we'll be on hand at the event to pick up a tub of the product, and post the changes Beast have made to their bright blue pre-workout Beast Mode.

PROmore Controlled Lab's PROnom replacement or gourmet alternative?

PROmore Controlled Lab's PROnom replacement or gourmet alternative?

While we don't quite know what's going on with Controlled Lab's current protein powder PROnom 23, the brand have dropped news of another protein on the way. PROmore has been unveiled today, a supplement promoting a 23g mixture of proteins, being produced under the same banner as Controlled's PROnom 23, the bright white Essential Series. The product is said to be clump free, however its other promise of being delicious is the highlight we are more interested in. For now we're not too sure on how many flavors PROmore will eventually have, but we do know of three which is already one more than what PROnom launched with. Instead of the common options Controlled's last protein had available, the brand have gone with significantly more unique tastes in frosted cinnamon bun, orange cream pop and snickerdoodle cookie. As mentioned at the start we're not too sure on the future of PROnom 23, and how PROmore is going to effect it. While we would usually jump in and say the new supplement is going to replace the old, Controlled's flavors, 23g of protein and one and only three serving tub size, also suggest PROmore could be a gourmet spin off. When the product arrives we will have a lot more of an idea, although unfortunately at this point in time we're not too sure on how long that wait is going be.

2XL Mass Gain sees UPS come through on 1 of 2 remaining promised products

2XL Mass Gain sees UPS come through on 1 of 2 remaining promised products

Australia's UPS Protein did say they had three supplements they were working on late last year. Ultimate Male and Beta Shred were the last two products we saw from the brand, a testosterone booster and high intensity fat burner. While the supplements did add up to a total two, presumably taking UPS's 2014 coming soon list down to one, originally the brand did say they were lining up a mass gainer, fat burner and creatine. The releases meant Beta Shred was the only promise UPS came through on, leaving the creatine and gainer to come. Today the brand have dropped a sneak peek at their next two products, which again only sees them come through on one of their promised formulas. 2XL Mass Gain is the official title of their weight gainer entry, with the second supplement yet to have its name dropped but looking at its highlights, certainly doesn't point at a creatine. The mystery UPS product actually lists electrolytes and 10g of BCAAs, two things that probably wouldn't be highlights if the formula were creatine driven. For now the two supplements are just listed as coming soon, with no exact word on when we'll be seeing the usually prompt UPS launch the duo down under.

Hardcore Preworkout turns Xenadrine's bright blue fat burner into the first Core formula

Hardcore Preworkout turns Xenadrine's bright blue fat burner into the first Core formula

Last year Xenadrine launched a supplement simply titled Core, a hardcore thermogenic formula. The product was more than just a new addition to the brand's growing line, as it saw them go in a different direction packaging wise using a cylinder bottle with a beautiful chrome blue and orange text. Initially we assumed it was a one off release, much like most spin offs from other companies. We now know that is not the case, or at least the case anymore as Core actually seems to be a new direction or series for Xenadrine. An image from the brand has surfaced featuring the Core name once again, although it is teamed up with the title Hardcore Preworkout. When you compare that to the original bright blue Xenadrine Core supplement, you can see that the brand are in fact putting together a line with the first one despite what we originally thought officially being named Hardcore Thermogenic. No doubt the idea of a pre-workout from Xenadrine is exciting, although there are a few other things in the picture that make the story even more interesting. As you can see instead of Xenadrine, Hardcore Preworkout features a logo for Xencore, someone or something we don't quite know too much about just yet. With the Arnold coming up in eight days time we do hope to get more information on the product, and details about what is now looking like a Core series.

Gainz and Headshot joined by Joint, another coming soon Dedicated supplement

Gainz and Headshot joined by Joint, another coming soon Dedicated supplement

As much as they're interested in growing their clothing collection, Dedicated Nutrition continue to expand on their high quality line of supplements. Already so far the European brand have hinted at two entirely new products they've got on the way. While Dedicated haven't given the same amount of details for one as the other, based on all the information they have released with names and highlights we do know quite a bit about the two. Gainz is set to be the brand's no nonsense mass protein and Headshot, which was teased with your usual one or two serving premixed shot bottle is expected to be Dedicated's energy shot. Joining the upcoming duo is what the brand have unofficially or temporarily named Dedicated Joint, a joint support supplement designed for serious athletes. Just like with Headshot, not so much Gainz, the brand haven't really said a lot about Joint except for the line "glucosamine and related formulas simply don’t cut it anymore", hinting at having a slightly more complex than average mix of ingredients. The rough idea of when Dedicated will be launching Joint is sometime in 2015, the same time frame as Gainz and Headshot, not locking the brand down to any exact week, let alone a month.

ANS Performance confirm complete list of ingredients in Amino-HP as well as ANSwer launch

ANS Performance confirm complete list of ingredients in Amino-HP as well as ANSwer launch

Just over a week out from the Arnold Classic where we're expecting to see ANS Performance's new Amino-HP on display, the brand have confirmed the complete formula of their upcoming supplement. We did already know of quite a few ingredients in the extremely well packed product, which it turns out that is where the list ends. The only details that the complete formula has really revealed are the exact doses of each feature, something ANS did say was the case with Amino-HP being 100% transparent. Starting from the top the supplement features 5g of 2:1:1 BCAAs, 2g of taurine, 1.25g betaine, 50mg choline bitartrate, 50mg AmentoPump, 1g citrulline malate and 50mg of rosa roxburghii. Based on those numbers we do feel the answer to the question of whether the promoted doses all per serving is yes, as each serving of Amino-HP does weigh in at 12g. In the area of flavors we now also know that it's not just watermelon available, as ANS have pictured icy blue and pineapple punch as well. To top off the update and make it all the more exciting, the brand have said they'll have an exclusive insider launch next week. It could be a few days before the Arnold or even right on the first day, either way ANS will be sending out a deal to their ANSwer subscribers next week, which could very well end up being better than what's on offer up in Ohio.

Macros confirmed for Evogen's five flavor IsoJect

Macros confirmed for Evogen's five flavor IsoJect

We haven't quite got the facts panel for Evogen Nutrition's upcoming protein powder IsoJect, we do however have everything you really need to know about the supplement. First off per serving of the 100% whey isolate formula fans are set to get 25g of protein, just 1g of carbohydrates, half a gram of fat and 110 calories. Other important facts worth mentioning that Evogen promote are that IsoJect is gluten and soy free. The above macros are based on the cinnamon roll flavor, which as it turns out is only one of five options on IsoJect's menu. Initially the three tastes we knew of were chocolate, cinnamon roll and chocolate peanut butter. The other two flavors are vanilla bean and a rather surprising entry with unflavored, or as Evogen have titled it much like Quest did for their protein powder, multi-purpose. To add to the update in less than two weeks the brand are due to put IsoJect on sale, presumably through their website if their last few releases are anything to go by. For those fans that don't want to wait and can make over to Columbus Ohio next week. As mentioned a week or so ago Evogen will officially be unveiling the product at the Arnold Classic, a few days before IsoJect is expected to made available.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Betancourt's Trim X3 Complete resurfaces at Muscle & Strength

Betancourt's Trim X3 Complete resurfaces at Muscle & Strength

Back in January Betancourt Nutrition took down their online listing of the alternatively themed fat burner Trim X3 Complete. All we really knew about the supplement initially was that it promoted weight loss effects and listed three branded ingredients Slendesta potato protein, Capsimax capsicum and Advantra-Z, coincidentally matching the number in its title. While Trim X3 has still yet to find its way back online to Betancourt's website, the product has actually now gone on sale at Muscle & Strength. The store have launched the 90 capsule supplement for $23.98, although its surprisingly low price isn't all that's come to light today. It turns out as much as Trim X3's title suggested three branded features were all it had, the product packs a whole lot more than that. In total the fat burner lists 11 different ingredients all split up in to three proprietary blends, with the original three effects still promised appetite control, increased metabolism, as well as energy and thermogenesis. As mentioned Muscle & Strength is the first place to have the latest from Betancourt on sale, who are likely to be joined by other locations over the next few weeks.

Royal Nutrition introduce Reign's pump pre-workout alternative Royal Pump

Royal Nutrition introduce Reign's pump pre-workout alternative Royal Pump

Royal Nutrition the brand behind the pre-workout Reign, have finally introduced a second supplement to their lonely line. To keep current followers happy and shopping in the same category, the brand have put together a pump pre-workout appropriately named Royal Pump. While Royal's latest does share a similar theme to that of their original product, the brand have made it as different as they can by inverting the background color using a light yellow pattern on white. To go with today's unveiling of Royal Pump, the brand have also dropped the facts panel of their second supplement, confirming a proprietary combination of seven ingredients. Leading Pump's 8.4g blend is l-carnitine and fumarate phenylalanine, followed by agmatine, glycerol monostearate, sodium nitrate, theanine and resveratrol. As much as we're not fans of proprietaries and brand's hiding their doses, with Royal's Pump blend weighing in at 8.4g it does certainly leave enough room for things to be done right. Regardless of what it all looks like fans will soon be able to find out for themselves how good Royal Pump really is. Price has yet to be confirmed, although we do know the product will have just the one 30 serving flavor to choose from in apple, with it set to go on sale on the brand's website and in stores sometime next month.