My Maxinutrition Cyclone Bar Review
My first ever supplement purchased was from Maximuscle – now Maxinutrition since they have become all corporate and grown up – and it was a tub of orange flavoured Cyclone that I guzzled after doing my press ups in my room. I was pretty naïve to supplements and didn’t know where to start but this didn’t look intimidating, it did look like it covered all bases and best of all? It was available in my local grocery store! Times have changed and supplements are as much likely to be used by bodybuilders to those participating in cricket; I think Maxinutrition were at the forefront of this change and somewhat revolutionised the idea of what a supplement was.
It is typical Maxinutrition; it looks great, professional, trustworthy and of quality. Maxinutrition have a handful of household name sport stars as their ambassadors that some can relate to or at least have heard of and this is a great way to entice/introduce beginners to the brand. Maxinutrition was formally owned by a guy from North London called Zef Eisenburg who set the company up with £2,000 – now it is owned by GlaxoSmithKline – one of the largest pharmaceutical brands in the world!
Whey Protein Concentrate
Milk Protein Isolate
Fat reduced Cocoa Powder
The main 3 ingredients here are 23g of Protein, Creatine at 5g and Calcium HMB at 1.5g.
Whey Protein – Supplementation with Whey Protein after resistance exercise results in greater activation of key proteins in the translation initiation complex that stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Additionally, with supplementation significantly greater strength can be noticed after 12 weeks.
Creatine – It is an amino acid which increases your body’s ability to produce energy rapidly; you will be able to train harder and faster, in turn your muscles develop – they become bigger and stronger.
Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) – is a metabolite of the essential amino acid leucine, is one of the latest dietary supplements promoted to enhance gains in strength and lean body mass associated with resistance training.
Take up to 2 bars daily, preferably straight after exercise and 1 in-between meals.
You are paying for quality and the brand and the brand ambassadors! These are very expensive at 3.86USD/2.50GBP/3.52EUR/5.19AUD and in all honesty they taste like shit. They are extremely chewy to the point I get jaw ache and they’re hideously sweet (double the sugar content of the Beast Bar from ProteinActive), I cannot eat one without a drink to wash it down. The Cyclone bar just doesn’t have all of the additional vitamins offered by Phd’s Iso-7 synergy bar or the Beast Bar either which is a disappointment considering their lower price point.
My Maxinutrition Cyclone Bar Review:
I do like the innovative products offered by Maxinutrition – they were the first company to bring the All-in-One to the market – and their marketing is very inclusive, however, their products are way too expensive and I feel in many respects the competition have overtaken them and are now offering more with their products. This Cyclone bar is the same; sure it does pack a nice hit of protein and creatine but other than glutamine there is little else to offer yet it costs over twice as much as some other All-in-One bars on the market and tastes worse!
Based on this I cannot really recommended it. Phd and ProteinActive offers more for less.