ProteinCo has just recently began selling supplements in Canada and their company features premium quality products that have been scientifically formulated and tested by Olympic athletes!
I managed to get my hands on their Pre-Workout Drink and their Amino Recovery products; don’t be fooled by their generic names, both of these products are top notch and use very high quality ingredients.
First off, ProteinCo’s Pre-Workout Drink is stimulant FREE; this gives the user the option of adding in their own stimulants. Personally, I often workout in the evening and would prefer not to be up all night with a caffeine buzz so I love when a pre-workout is caffeine free(you can always add in your own caffeine). Remember, caffeine pills are super cheap; ProteinCo sells 100tabs 200mg ea for only $5.95 – one of the best deals I’ve seen for caffeine pills. Pre-Workout Drink features a 20g carbohydrate energy blend consisting of dextrose and malodextrin. Along with the energy blend they have a anti-catabolic blend consisting of select amino acids such as the BCAA’s to aid in recovery/endurance and L-citruline to jack up your Nitric Oxide production. ProteinCo even added in some electrolytes to the blend which is always a welcome addition to any pre-workout formula.
On to my initial impressions…
Taste: This product tastes awesome; sweetened mainly with stevia extract as well as sucralose. It is worth noting that they have used higher quality stevia extract so you do not get that nasty after taste that is common with lower grade stevia. Currently the only flavour is fruit punch, but I would rather they have only 1 flavour that tastes delicious than have 2 flavours that are both just so-so. There still is a little bit of a BCAA taste in there but knowing how gross BCAA’s taste just unflavoured, ProteinCo has done a great job hiding that taste. It is also worth noting that they plan to make all their products sweetened exclusively with stevia, making them 100% natural. Always nice to hear when companies decide to stay away from artificial ingredients.
Energy: I was surprised how much energy this product gave considering it did not contain any caffeine; I mean you’re still not going to compare it to 1MR or Jack3d energy wise but the “super concentrated” stim filled, feel like your on speed, pre-workout phase is slowing down now. Like I said before, if you find that you still need that stimulant buzz then you can just throw a caffeine pull into the mix.
Pump: since there is no caffeine in this product to act as a vaso-constrictor; my pump felt noticeably bigger than when I take any stim based pre-workout. Genetically, I am not a very vascular guy but my bicep and forearm veins were popping out while using this product. I know some might say it was just placebo but either way I don’t care I was amped up.
Overall: Upon initial impressions I would definitely recommend trying out this product if you are in the market for a stimulant free pre-workout drink or want the option of being able to add in your own stimulants. I will post updated impressions later in the month once I have finished my tub! Stay tuned.
If you want to buy ProteinCo’s Pre-Workout Drink then head over to ProteinCo Canada and pick up a tub for only $44.99! They have a factory direct business model, which keeps costs down for YOU! Just a bonus for everyone if you use the coupon code “10proteincotr” you will get an extra 10% OFF your first order! *does not apply to multiple unit pricing(stacks) as these are already deeply discounted.