A short while ago I received in the mail, a package from BSN inside was a t-shirt, four trial size Amino X, and a shaker. The t-shirt was a men's x-large, so that went to the hubby. It has actually become his favorite shirt since I gave it to him. I have really no idea why I received these since I don't remember entering a giveaway or requesting them, but thought what the hey I'll do a quick review of the Amino X.
So what is this stuff, from BSN website-
"AMINO X® is a stimulant free, BCAA formula designed to support endurance during your workout and aid in muscle recovery post training, so you can push your performance to the next level. Featuring a 10 gram blend of BCAAs and the essential amino acids, L-Alanine, Taurine and L-Citrulline, AMINO X® will help your body recover from today’s workout and prepare for tomorrow’s. Offered in five refreshing flavors, AMINO X® provides you with versatile, nutritional support for any type of workout regimen."
I got two samples of strawberry dragonfruit and two of watermelon. To me the watermelon tasted just like watermelon Jolly Ranchers, which I liked. The strawberry dragonfruit was a bit too artificial strawberry for my taste but not terrible. It efferves when you add water, kind of like alkaiser. So when you shake it in a bottle you get a pop, but if mixed in a glass it stirs up really well. I liked mixing it with my water and drinking either during or after my workout.
In order to get the full effect you're supposed to drink this either, before, during or after a workout for 3-12 weeks. I didn't have a big enough supply to go that long so I can't attest to how well it will help with muscle recovery or performance. I will be getting some more of this so I can use it for the full time recommended.