There are people on both sides of the supplement fence, those who say they would not be where they are without them and those who prefer to go natural all the way. I can see the merit in both sides of the argument. Personally, I like taking supplements because it helps give me that extra push that I don’t get from my diet. I always make sure to research the supplements I take and I feel like Optimum Nutrition’s AmiN.O. Energy is an excellent low key energy booster that will help get you to your goals.
I am always looking for ways to save, so I usually buy this supplement when it is on sale. Generally, this product ranges from $0.60 – $0.70 per serving.
Flavor & Texture
Optimum Nutrition offers 7 lovely flavors: Blue Raspberry, Fruit Fusion, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Orange, & Watermelon. By far the Blue Raspberry is my favorite! I have tried a few of the other flavors and they are good but I always come back to Blue Raspberry. I generally mix 2 scoops in 8-10 oz of water in my blender bottle and it dissolves perfectly, no grit. I think most of the flavors are pleasant, no chemical aftertaste, and actually kind of remind me of Kool-Aid.
1 Serving (2 scoops) is about as much energy as a cup of coffee.
You can adjust the amount of Pep you get by changing the # of scoops.
In addition to pre-workout energy it is mild enough to be used in place of other energy supplements such as coffee or energy drinks.
Not a crazy pump like some supplements, just steady energy. I have never gotten jittery or hot like with some other pre-workouts I have tried.
Perhaps you have heard it before, but Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein. Our bodies require 20 amino acids to run properly. Essential Amino Acids are the 10 that our bodies can not create on their own. AmiN.O. Energy includes 9 of 10 Essential Amino Acids including the Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are the most important for muscle recovery.
Lastly, AmiN.O. Energy has only 10 Calories, 2 Carbohydrates and no Sugar!
Do you use pre-workout supplements? If yes, what do you use? If no, why not?