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  • BSN Hyper Shred Review

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    Flavour 8.5/10 OVERALL. Note: BSN is known for having a pretty sweet flavouring system.

    Blueberry lemonade 8.5/10
    Citrus Pineapple 8.0/10
    Strawberry Orange 9/10

    INGREDIENTS: 9/10
    Does it enhance thermogenesis? Yes. Namely, the Capsimax & caffeine are responsible for this. The general consensus here is that we all noticed an increase in body temperature roughly 30 minutes after taking it.

    Does it address fat metabolism/lipolysis? Yes. Thank god for Acetyl L-Carnitine

    Does it aid in mood enhancement? Yes. (a.k.a. make you feel less like sh*t on low carb days) HELL YEAH. L-tyrosine, L-theanine, Huperzine A (from toothed clubmoss) & the Longan Fruit extract.

    Does it contain a glucose disposal agent? No. We would have liked to have seen something that could help stabilise glucose & insulin levels, e.g. hydroxy-citric acid, Alpha lipoic acid or green coffee bean extract.

    EFFECT 9/10
    Keep in mind that a short-term trial was executed on this product. However, all of us noticed an increase in body temperature roughly 30 minutes post ingestion. This hints that a thermogenic effect took place. WARNING! If you are performing cardio on this product…bring an extra towel because you WILL SWEAT from places you didn’t know you could sweat from. Trust us on this one... In regards to APPETITE - 70% off us who tried the product found a reduction the in desire to eat. One staff member who performs INTERMITTENT FASTING found that they were able to push their ‘eating window’ back by 2.5 hours any day that they took the product. This allowed them to decrease their total calories intake for those days.

    ENERGY: The energy that this product provides is phenomenal. You will find that it provides a moderate to high energy yield, without the jitters – We call this the “clean energy” feeling. What really stood out to us was the EUPHORIC FEELING that this fat burner produces. We ALL agree that doing cardio felt much easier than usual. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POST WORKOUT FEELS? We all experienced a greater sense of elation compared to when it was not taken. “How long does the energy last?” We say 1-3 hours. Pre workout Crash? Nope!

    If you are in the market for a energy inducing, euphoria creating, delicious tasting fat burner, then head over http://www.aminoz.com.au/bsn-hyper-shred.html.

  • BSN Rebuild Edge vs. BSN Amino X Edge

    A post-workout supplement is one of the best ways to improve your performance while assisting in overall muscle recovery. Taking the right nutrients after demanding exercise helps to replenish muscle glycogen levels, increases protein synthesis and protects from the breakdown of muscle. After an intense workout, the body is exhausted and these post-workout supplements may help to invigorate the body as well as aid in the muscle building and recovery process.

     

    Let’s take a look at two of the best post-workout supplements from BSN (BSN Rebuild Edge and BSN Amino X Edge) to see which is superior to helping you achieve your fitness goals.

     

    BSN Rebuild Edge

    Where can I buy it?

     

    Pros of BSN Rebuild Edge:

    BSN Rebuild Edge aims to support your performance goals by increasing strength and improving muscle-building. The one feature about Rebuild Edge that really got our attention was the Myogenic Matrix which features 5.5 grams of a creatine blend. Creatine helps to replenish ATP stores and has been shown to be effective at promoting post-workout recovery. In this blend, you get the following four types of creatine:

     

    • Creatine Monohydrate
    • Creatine Hydrochloride (Patented C-HCl™)
    • Magnesium Creatine Chelate (Creatine MagnaPower®)
    • Creatine Anhydrous (1-2)

     

    Rebuild Edge also features a solid line-up of 4 grams of BCAAs and 25 mg of ActiGin, which is Panax notoginseng. Overall, this is a perfect post-workout supplement to use on the way home from the gym.

     

    Cons of BSN Rebuild Edge:

    What negative thing can you really say about such a structured and open label post-workout supplement? Sure, we would have liked to have seen the BCAA dose at 8 or 9 grams but 5 grams is the industry standard.

     

    Aside from that, the only other things that may be problematic are the artificial sweeteners, which are nearly impossible to avoid in this industry.

     

    BSN Amino X Edge

    Where can I buy it?

     

    Pros of BSN Amino X Edge

    BSN Amino X Edge is hands down one of the best amino acid supplements that we have seen come across our site. Amino X Edge has the central aim of boosting your recovery in order to maximize performance. Plain and simple.

     

    Sure, it has the standard blend of post-workout electrolytes but it’s so much more than that. You get 10 grams of muscle building amino acids! Amino acids are the very building blocks of muscle so ensuring that your muscles have them immediately after a workout is critical. (3-5)

     

    Aside from that, you can a revolutionary line-up of nootropics and energy boosters including Caffeine Anhydrous, Longan Extract, and Lindera Extract.

     

    Cons of BSN Amino X Edge

    The only issue with Amino X Edge involves the timing of your post-workout nutrition. If you are a nighttime lifter, then you may have an issue with the nootropic and energy blend. For those who work out in the morning or afternoon, you’ll be fine.

     

    Which Supplement Should You Choose

    Both of them are equally great supplements and both work effectively to improve the body’s performance as well as assist in the recovery process. The deal breaker for us would be WHEN you work out. As we mentioned above, if you’re a night owl, it’s best to go with BSN Rebuild Edge because it doesn’t contain any stimulants or energy boosters.

     

    The best thing to do is both of them and see which one works better for you. This would be especially useful if you are someone who performs doubles, or exercises twice a day.

     

     

    REFERENCES

    1. Kreider RB. Effects of creatine supplementation on performance and training adaptations. Mol Cell Biochem. 2003 Feb;244(1-2):89-94.
    2. Robert Cooper, Fernando Naclerio, Judith Allgrove, and Alfonso Jimenez. Creatine supplementation with specific view to exercise/sports performance: an update. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012; 9: 33. Published online 2012 Jul 20. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-9-33.
    3. Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):269S-73S.
    1. Norton, Layne, Layman, Donald. Leucine Regulates Translation Initiation of Protein Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle after Exercise. J. Nutr. February 2006 vol. 136 no. 2 533S-537S.
    1. Negro M, Giardina S, Marzani B, Marzatico F. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation does not enhance athletic performance but affects muscle recovery and the immune system. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2008 Sep;48(3):347-51.
  • BSN Syntha 6 vs. BSN Syntha 6 Edge

    For the last decade, BSN has been considered one of the top supplement brands. Whether you need a protein, a pre-workout, or a post-workout supplement, BSN has you covered. Syntha 6 is one of the best-selling products from BSN, proving itself to be an elite brand of protein powder. Not long after the monumental success of Syntha 6, BSN released Syntha 6 Edge, claiming that while the original was still an incredible product, Syntha 6 Edge was the upgrade. Let’s take a look at both Syntha 6 and Syntha 6 Edge to see which one is truly worth the buy.

     

    BSN Syntha 6

    Where can I buy it?

     

    Pros of BSN Syntha 6

    If you’ve been taking supplements for a while, then you’re no stranger to BSN Syntha 6. It features a unique blend of protein including Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumin, And Glutamine Peptides. Notice the three protein types that have been highlighted as that will come into play in the next section.

     

    These protein types offer a range of immediate and extended release amino acids. When used as a part of a well-planned training program, these amino acids may support protein synthesis, protect muscle from breakdown, and promote new growth. (1-6)

     

    Cons of BSN Syntha 6

    Overall, Syntha 6 is your textbook example of a great protein blend to support a range of goals; however, due to the calorie and fat content and depending on what your goals are, Syntha 6 may not be your ideal option.

     

    At 150 calories per serving, Syntha 6 also provides 3.5 grams of fat. Now this isn’t a big deal if your goals are muscle building or bulking but if you are being extremely conscious of the calories you are ingesting, then these extra calories (when compared to an isolate, for example) may put you over your caloric limit.

     

    The only other issue that we see with Syntha 6 is the addition of artificial sweeteners but you’d be hard pressed to find a product that doesn’t have those.

     

    BSN Syntha 6 Edge

    Where can I buy it?

     

    Pros of BSN Syntha 6 Edge

    Glancing over the label for Edge, you can already see the improvements when compared to the original Syntha 6. It offers more protein per serving at 24 grams and you’re getting less fat and cholesterol. BSN also changed up the protein blend. Edge provides you with Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, and Milk Protein Concentrate. The highlighted protein types are new additions in the blend.

     

    Cons of BSN Syntha 6 Edge

    Depending on how you feel about specific protein types, you may argue that the formula for Edge is lacking. It removed Glutamine Peptides, Egg Albumin and Milk Protein Isolate (the protein types highlighted in the first section). We think it was a great decision to ditch the Glutamine Peptides and replacing Milk Protein Isolate with Hydrolyzed Whey Protein is definitely the better move. With that said, getting rid of Egg Albumin is a hit or miss move, especially when it’s been replaced by Milk Protein Concentrate. Egg Albumin is a much higher grade protein. Despite the change, this is still an excellent blend and one that is as worthy, if not more so, as its predecessor.

     

    Conclusion

    Both of these protein types are above and beyond. We think the way to choose which one to buy lies in your fitness goals. If you don’t have caloric restrictions or if you are striving for a caloric surplus, definitely choose the original Syntha 6. If you want something closer to that of an isolate, then go with Syntha 6 Edge.

     

    You can also purchase both, using Syntha 6 as breakfast or before a workout and then use Syntha 6 Edge post-workout. Regardless of the few changes that BSN has made, you still have two fantastic protein powders on your hands.

     

    References

    1. Tsutsumi R, Tsutsumi YM. Peptides and proteins in whey and their benefits for human health. Austin J Nutri Food Sci 2014;1(1): 1002
    1. Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):269S-73S.
    1. Norton, Layne, Layman, Donald. Leucine Regulates Translation Initiation of Protein Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle after Exercise. J. Nutr. February 2006 vol. 136 no. 2 533S-537S.
    1. Negro M, Giardina S, Marzani B, Marzatico F. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation does not enhance athletic performance but affects muscle recovery and the immune system. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2008 Sep;48(3):347-51.
    1. Mourier A, Bigard AX, de Kerviler E, Roger B, Legrand H, Guezennec CY. Combined effects of caloric restriction and branched-chain amino acid supplementation on body composition and exercise performance in elite wrestlers. Int J Sports Med. 1997 Jan;18(1):47-55.
    1. De Lorenzo A, Petroni ML, Masala S, Melchiorri G, Pietrantuono M, Perriello G, Andreoli A. Effect of acute and chronic branched-chain amino acids on energy metabolism and muscle performance. Diabetes Nutr Metab. 2003 Oct-Dec;16(5-6):291-7.
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