Just recently we introduced USN Supplements, an internationally known and available brand. While their US product line up covers most of the important areas, it doesn't quite compare to the variety they have for other areas of the world. With that said they have only just arrived, although believe it or not USN have now found their way into a major store. Muscle & Strength appear to be one of the first big supplement retailers to pick up USN, launching almost every one of their nine products. The items the store have added are the protein powders 1-Whey and Fusion8, fat burner Hyper-Cut Lipo XT. The self-explanatory formulas Crea-X4 (creatine), 17-Testo (testosterone) and 3XT-Pump (pre-workout), as well as the two individuals Creatine and Glutamine. The only USN supplement missing from that group is the brand's amino cocktail Duramino. All the items Muscle & Strength have added are in stock and available for purchase except for two, the testosterone booster 17-Testo and the 4lb Fusion8 in cookies & cream.
Just yesterday we confirmed the coming of the next USP Labs supplement with the muscle-building formula USP Ultimate T. We didn't have much to go off something most will have noticed since we used a shot of the brand's Barbell Tee for the post. Strangely enough only a day after the USP Ultimate T news we actually have an image of the product confirming a lot more than we expected this soon after the launch of Modern Protein. The first thing you can see in the picture above is the name, followed closely by the detailed description of USP Ultimate T reading "breakthough hormone support". Moving further down the supplement's label we see more details including "testosterone support" and "cortisol control". Rounding out our first look at the what sounds like a promising product, USP Ultimate T has on it "key ingredient supported by emerging research". While we don't of course know what that key ingredient is, it's probably the reason the brand are saying breakthrough hormone support instead of just hormone support. Despite initially thinking that we were quite a while away from the Inner Circle release of USP Ultimate T, today's preview definitely suggests the supplement is at least a lot closer than we thought.
While it may not be something they're promoting on their US website and Facebook page, all this week Myprotein have been celebrating their birthday. The brand have officially been in the game for 11 years, and like all big companies they're giving back to their fans with some massive promotions. Throughout the week the savings have definitely been worth taking advantage of on Myprotein's main website, however it is one of their celebratory products that's got most of our attention. The Birthday Black Box is something the brand have put together just for their 11th birthday, a box set of nine different supplements. The items making up the Birthday Black Box are a 250g orange tub of BCAA 2:1:1, Nutri Greens Plus, 250g of rocky road Impact Whey Protein, a Smartshaker, Promilk Zero, Wafers, Protein Chox, a Carnitine Shot and one Protein Cookie. According to Myprotein the collection is a combination of customers favourites and recent innovations. The price on Myprotein's Birthday Black Box is £16.99, significantly cheaper than what you'd be paying for the lot individually. For those interested and within reach of the brand's main website, myprotein.com is the place to go although keep in mind the box set is a limited edition item so it won't be around forever.
With more and more exciting new supplements being confirmed each week, the list of pre-workouts hitting the market has become one of the largest. You have Magnum's Limitless which is due this coming Wednesday, a new Muscleology Sledgehammer, Core's Core Fury Extreme, Athletic Edge SteelEdge. We could actually go on for quite a while, but the point is there are a lot of brands interested in the pre-workout category. As it turns out there is one more brand who have thrown their name in the ring with BPI Sports. For now the brand haven't really released many details just a video hinting at the coming of a new pre-workout. It is in the 35 second clip where you see BPI highlight pump and energy as two big focuses for whatever it is they're talking about, finishing with the promise of "something different is coming". No date, week or rough idea on arrival has been talked about yet, although more information is said to be coming in June including confirmation of the BPI pre-workout's contents.
Marc Lobliner's pump pre-workout MTS Vasky, which we all got a look at in April has now arrived. The neatly named product was originally promised an unflavored sub $20 price tag, making it both a convenient and cost-effective addition to any pre-workout stack. As much as we had hoped the supplement would be quite a bit under that $20 mark, now that it has been launched we know it is actually right on it. The official price of Lobliner's Vasky is exactly $19.99, although in true Tiger Fitness style there is more than one way you can get it. Not only can you purchase MTS Vasky individually, but you can also grab it at a discounted cost in combination with a bunch of other pre-workouts. In total there are seven options at Tiger Fitness seeing Vasky teamed up with MTS Clash, Assault, PreOG, Big J's Intensity, C4 Extreme, ImSoAlpha iX3 Pre-Alpha, and lastly with Omega's War Juice for the Bloody War Stack. Almost every one of the pre-workout sets will save you $3 with Assault and C4 being the only two exceptions as they'll only give $2.50 off.
The wonderful world of Facebook has claimed its latest supplement industry hacked victim. After seeing all of Scitec Nutrition's pages get caught earlier this month and the official Mr. Olympia page back in March, it is now RSP Nutrition's turn. The first unwanted post hit the brand's page at around 13:30 Eastern Time, and has since been followed by a whole lot more. Some of the clickbait type articles RSP fans are being treated to include "Kylie Jenner (age 17), Pregnant By Rapper Tyga (25)?!", "This Girl Accidentally Sent Her Boss A Nip Snapchat, His Response Was PERFECT" and "10 Most Disturbing Photos You Will Ever See". Unlike the Mr. Olympia drama and more like Scitec's unfortunate experience, RSP Nutrition do know about the hack. A representative of the brand has commented on some of the posts with the message "Sorry to all of our fans. We are having trouble with our Facebook page. We are working with Facebook to get this resolved. Please bear with us as we fix these issues". Based on the time stamp of all the RSP comments it seems the brand have known about hack for almost an hour and a half, so hopefully it will be fixed soon.
Usually we hear from Muscleology day after day, week after week for a month or simply not at all. For the past few months it has definitely been the latter as in the last year in terms of new additions, we've only seen the brand introduce another size of their protein powder Nitro-Pro. Muscleology are now getting ready to break their silence in 2015 with the launch of an all new version of their pre-workout Sledgehammer. While it's mostly been brands that use AMP citrate in their pre-workout products that have been reformulating lately, that is not the case with Muscleology. Their supplement Sledgehammer does not use AMP, meaning the pre-workout is actually being updated by choice not because the brand have to. The only other details we have are the ones you can gather from the picture above, which as you can see includes a slightly new look for Sledgehammer. What it doesn't include is a new tub weight, as both the current and upcoming Muscleology Sledgehammers weigh in at 240g each. A solid date has yet to be set for the release of of the "new & improved" product, although according to Muscleology it is "about to hit the market".