Friday, August 1, 2014

Cherry bakewell misses out by 22%, PhD fans decide on chocolate peanut butter

PhD Nutrition's voting contest sees chocolate peanut butter beat out cherry bakewell

Over the past few months PhD Nutrition have been running a competition to figure out which flavor fans would prefer remain on Synergy-ISO-7 and Whey-HT+'s menu, chocolate peanut butter or the local recipe cherry bakewell. The two tastes were put together on a limited edition basis, made available direct from the brand's website, and voted on by followers through Facebook. At the end of the contest PhD said one would get the ax, which has turned out to be cherry bakewell. The flavor confirmed as sticking around is chocolate peanut butter winning by quite a strong margin with voting going 61 to 39%. While the competition is over and the winner has been decided, both cherry bakewell and chocolate peanut butter can still be purchased direct from PhD. With in fact a buy one get one deal currently running on the limited edition 1kg Synergy and 900g Wheys.

Phil Heath's line officially added to Tiger Fitness, Gifted Nutrition retail prices looking identical to direct

Gifted added to Tiger Fitness with values identical to direct

Currently direct from Gifted Nutrition's website is the only place Phil Heath fans can purchase their favorite bodybuilder's new supplements. While that has still yet to change, another place is looking like it's just around the corner. Tiger Fitness have officially added Gifted to their list of brands, along with all four products, Accelerate, Superlean, S3 and the protein powder ISO Whey. Unfortunately unlike with other coming soon supplements, Tiger Fitness haven't listed an arrival date for any of Gifted's formulas. They have however listed prices for them, which could end up being another big problem for the brand. With most companies direct availability is usually quite a bit more expensive, although in the case of Gifted at Tiger Fitness the values are the same. Accelerate is the cheapest at $39.99, with the testosterone booster S3 the highest all the way up at $59.99. While the costs may not be final, and could change when the products eventually hit Tiger Fitness. If they don't, Gifted are going to have trouble justifying their relatively high prices against the competition.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

High protein bakers teasing something new, P28 due to add to their four product line up

P28 tease the coming of a new product

Following the reveal and release of Quest Nutrition's new Protein Chips, comes news of another release from one of our favorite non supplement nutrition brand's P28. The team behind the widely popular and greatly appreciated high protein bread, bagels, flat breads and spreads, have made the exciting announcement that they have something new on the way. As with every teaser, P28 haven't given much away saying only that it is something new, not going into any further detail. Fans are of course welcome to speculate, however with the floor open to anything this isn't like taking a stab at what a supplement company has coming. P28 are a baked goods and food brand, making it extremely difficult to guess what it is they have on the way. While P28 are being extremely vague about what it is they've been working on, we're going to put our money on another baked item. The main reason being that it has been almost two years since the brand have done anything along those lines, and only around half a year since their last spread release.

GU's May flavor results are in, root beer energy gel voted in as latest release

GU Energy introduce flavor number 14 Root Beer GU

While endurance athletes may already be quite overwhelmed by all the new flavors and variants coming from their favorite rehydrating brand GU. If you can cast your mind back to early May, between the release of the brand's chocolate peanut butter and salted watermelon GUs. The brand asked fans what they would rather see, root beer or cola for their regular GU supplement. Turns out the votes are in and root beer is not only the flavor the brand have gone with, but the one they've already produced and made available. The new option is now listed as taste number 14 on GU's official website, where fans have the choice of purchasing root beer GUs in boxes of eight or three times bigger, in boxes of 24. The direct price isn't bad at $11.60 or $31.50 respectively, seeing the latest flavor cost exactly the same as all of GU's others.

Free measuring tape to document your results, transparently dosed Giant Pump formula and menu confirmed

Transparently dosed Giant Pump facts panel revealed

Back when we did our review of Giant Sport's Giant Pump. The brand also let loose it's complete list of ingredients confirming an eight ingredient pump dedicated formula. Despite the supplement being a transparently dosed product, at the time we weren't able to release each and every one of it's doses. A little less than half a year later, following Giant Pump's teaser and just a few weeks out from it's launch. Giant have now unveiled the detailed formula (below), which has been somewhat changed compared to what was mentioned in our original post. While there are some modifications, seeing as it has never been released to the public, it shouldn't make any difference. To add to the update, Giant have also confirmed flavors for the supplement with US shelves due to get fruit punch and lemon ice, and Australasian fans a very different menu in mango, pineapple and red raspberry. As mentioned Giant Pump is looking likely to launch soon as early as sometime next month, where believe it or not fans will not only get the chance to experience Giant's fifth supplement. But also measure and socially document their own results with Giant Pump's free measuring tape, making for a great marketing and social media strategy.

Performax Thursday: Go in the draw to add the pre-workout HyperMax to your stack

Be in to win Performax Lab's pre-workout HyperMax

Loyal followers will know that today just isn't any other Thursday, it is in fact Performax Labs Thursday where we give away one of the brand's supplements. The product put up as the prize today is the second to last release from Performax, the pre-workout formula HyperMax. To go in the draw we are taking in entries on all social media, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, simply head on over to any of the pages, find our contest post then like, retweet or +1, share or favorite, and comment or reply. Once you have completed the steps you are in the draw, with the one lucky HyperMax winner being selected sometime tomorrow. As well as taking entries through all social platforms, we will also be posting the lucky winner's name on them along with a space on our giveaway winners page.

Chaos and Pain's new line available Saturday, Helios and Mercury uploaded and ready

Chaos and Pain confirm this Saturday for the launch of Helios and Mercury

Chaos and Pain fans may want to save this week's pay check for a few days as the brand have confirmed the coming of their new Olympus Series for the first day of the weekend. Due to go on sale this Saturday are the two supplements from the brand's first spin off line, the joint support formula Helios and BCAA hydration complex Mercury. In preparation for Chaos and Pain's first release since their third wave of Cannibals, Da Vinci, Claw, Alpha and the sequel Permaswole, both Helios and Mercury have been uploaded to the brand's website. While you may not be able to add either of them to your cart just yet, feel free to read through Chaos and Pain's descriptions of each product's intentions and their facts panels. As well as take note of their prices with Helios valued at $39.99 and Mercury $35.99, which of course doesn't factor in any specials the brand may be running for the launch in two days time.

Update: Chaos and Pain's Olympus supplement have gone on sale at Supplement Central

Femme go the extra mile to connect with fans, new Connect community forum now online

Femme Nutrition launch their Connect community forum

Not every brand has a true home for fans in reality or online, with most company websites designed to just display and communicate product, promotions and event information. Some however do march to the beat of their own drum and build a place where followers can share their thoughts and feelings. Nutrex, Animal, Gaspari, a lot of big names go the extra mile for their fans. Femme Nutrition is the latest name to join that small list of brands interested in connecting directly with their audience, launching their new Femme Connect forum. The community space has just been added to their website, where followers can now go and take part in like minded conversations. Femme currently have around nine categories those interested can jump in on, just sign up for an account and you will be away and posting.

An inside look at the kings of customer service, Black Market talk about their Praise Circle

Black Market Labs let fans in on their Praise Circle

While most blog posts from companies highlight new supplements or developments. In fact almost every blog post we've ever seen from brand is just that. Black Market Labs, being the honestly driven team that they are have posted about something a little different. The brand have opened up their doors to fans, giving them a look at one of the many team building activities that goes on at Black Market. The activity is called Praise Circle, where just as it's titled, the entire team gets together to form a circle where they praise one another. The torch goes round for one hour and every individual gets to share who they feel deserves kudos for something they did or are currently doing well. We definitely suggest if you have the time, head on over to Black Market's blog to read the full piece, as it is a great behind the scenes glimpse at the kings of customer service.

Introducing the new and unique Nutristat, definitely not your average supplement company

Introducing the new and very interesting Nutristat

With new supplements coming every week, sometimes every day, there are also new brands coming just as frequently. One of those new brands on the scene is the company we would like to introduce to you today, Nutristat. While the brand's mission statement does sound exactly like the one we heard last week, it is Nutristat's unique product line up that makes them stand out against a lot of others out there. At the moment the brand are sitting on four supplements, Amino Fusion an amino cocktail featuring a natural antioxidant energy blend, and three extremely interesting protein infused formulas. Meta Script a CoffeeBerry peptide rehydration intra-workout, Pure Peptide an all day di and tri peptide amino acid hydrolysate, and the ultra clean whey isolate Puretein. While Amino Fusion in itself is a nicely packed energizing amino, those other three are well worth checking out, which with Nutristat being a new brand is a little difficult. There website however is under construction and should be complete sometime soon, with hopefully slightly stronger product descriptions to go with their availability.