My Karrimor Energy Mix Review

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My Karrimor Energy Mix Review First Look

I was in a popular and large sports store earlier today looking for a quarter zip micro fleece.

I like these micro fleeces because they keep you warm, do not look too bulky and dry easily.

They almost make you look like you are some sort of outdoor, action type person who would hang off a cliff, go sailing, hit up some trails on a bike and para-glide.

It is essentially the SUV of sweater tops.

More show than go.

Plus I tend to just wear mine around the house just in my underwear eating pop tarts.

However, when in this sports store I spotted this Karrimor Energy Mix sachet.

Now, these kind of stores can sometimes harbor hidden gems.

Little products that no one seems to know about but are really good.

So, immediately I picked it up and bought it with tonight gym session in mind.


What can a pre workout really do?

The use of a pre workout supplement is traditionally to provide a more explosive and focused workout when you hit the gym.

This is achieved by providing high levels of stimulants to fight fatigue as well as increase the blood flow to the muscles and organs.

They can also include other ingredients that are known to help increase cognitive function so you can effectively zero in on your goal and help smash it

However, they are now commonly used by students looking to concentrate while stay up late as well as gamer’s and even machine operatives or long distance drivers.

The main key benefits are:

  • Increase energy – Smash your workout with more intensity
  • Motivation – Get straight out of bed for an early morning gym session
  • Improved focus – Zero in on your weights program or even revise harder
  • Alert – Stay alert and improve concentration

However, not all pre workout supplements are equal, and some are downright terrible or contain potentially dangerous ingredients in dangerous doses, or concealed doses.

We analyse each one with an in depth review.


Ingredients: The Science

There’s not a great deal of transparency here.

We barely know what is included except for a bit of protein and phenylalanine.

Salt is included on the ingredients panel, but the product doesn’t actually include any.

Protein

Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it.

http://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein

DL-phenylalanine

Studies have shown that this can help with confusion, lack of energy, depression, decreased alertness and memory problems.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/phenylalanine


How To Take Karrimor Energy Mix

We are instructed to take one sachet which equates to a massive 50g. .

That compares very well to many of the best pre workout supplements which will offer over 15g.


Price

$1.35 / £1.00


Pros

This doesn’t really tell us much about what is inside apart from knowing that there’s 500mg of protein and phenylalanine.

I guess both of these are good additions to have.

Phenylalanine has demonstrated its ability to help prevent a lack of energy, increase alertness and prevent confusion.

Protein helps your muscles recover, it helps build them which will increase strength and size.


Cons

There’s barely anything in here, or at least we are not made aware of really the ingredients.

Then, before we even get on to the ingredients that are not beneficial it must be highlighted that this consists of a proprietary blend.

If you are not familiar with a proprietary blend, watch the video below of me in my old garage gym.

If you have skipped the video, a proprietary blend essentially means that although we know which ingredients are included in the supplement, we have no idea of the individual breakdown of each ingredient.

Legally, the supplement company could literally include just trace amounts per ingredient and the rest being a low cost filler.

Just to repeat that, this is completely legal.

So, always bear that in mind if you read an ingredients panel and those dreaded words appear.

You simply have no idea how much of each is included.

All we know is that it contains both protein and phenylalanine.


What improvements could be made?

We really need to know what is included.

There’s just too little information to make an education judgement on this to use for mental and physical performance.

We could also do with knowing exactly how much of each ingredient is included, too.

And, we would like more ingredients that would benefit us and our workout or pursuits.

Therefore, in essence, in terms of a pre workout supplement to increase physical performance it would have been beneficial if it included the ingredients below for more impact:

  • Beet
  • Coconut Water
  • Carnitine
  • B vitamins
  • Creatine
  • Citrulline
  • Caffeine
  • Sodium
  • Tyrosine
  • Theanine
  • Rhodiola
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C

How Did Karrimor Energy Mix feel?

 

Well, unlike some pre workout supplements where you feel lots of chemical reactions, plus an increase in energy or focus or both together.

With this I felt nothing.

I have just finished a workout though in the gym and I was able to sustain it though, I didn’t feel drained of energy or running on empty.

However, there was no sudden surge of energy.


My Karrimor Energy Mix Review Conclusion

As already mentioned I felt nothing by taking this.

There were none of the usual reactions or feelings that usually accompany a pre workout supplement.

I was able to maintain a heavy workout session lifting weights for over an hour though which impressed me.

However, I was hoping for more.

Any final word for this review?

This really requires extra research and development plus more transparency to be truly beneficial.

There is another product that will get you fired up and cause hell in your chosen sport.

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