Friday, October 19, 2012

Supplement Sample Review: Twinlab Power Fuel 52

Here's the summary:

Taste 5 out of 5.
Energy 3 out of 5.
Pump 3 out of 5.

"I don't believe in hype. I believe in work." That's what the ad text says. Or maybe it's a Ray Lewis quote. That's where the 52 comes in. It's the "Land Shark's" jersey number.

Either way, it a tall order to live up to. As with other pre-workouts, I am primarily interested in energy and pump.

I had the Electric Blue Raspberry. The taste was excellent. I didn't think it was a pre-workout.

The energy and pump were good. 

I ended up doing 10 sets of 3 pull-ups supersetted with 50lb dumbbell rows.

I had energy to spare afterword.

This pre-workout hits on all cylinders.

See the ingredient list below.

Highlights are:

  • Two forms of arginine along with citrulline malate for nitric oxide.
  • Five forms of creatine for ATP production.
  • Four forms of carbohydrates for fast, medium and extended energy support.

 Below is from the product label:
Serving Size 1 Scoop (20g)
Servings Per Container 40
Amount Per Serving % DV**
Calories 45
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%**
Sugars 3g
Thiamin 1.5mg 100%
Vit B6 25mg 1,250%
Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
Vit B12 120mcg 2,000%
Calcium 192mg 19%
Phosphorus 408mg 40%
Magnesium 130mg 33%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Potassium 420mg 12%
Formula52™ Intensity Generator 4200mg
L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate, L-Arginine Hydrochloride, Taurine, Beta-Alanine, Glyceryl Monostearate, Caffeine, Citrulline Malate, L-Histidine
Strength And Power Activator 1525mg
Di-Creatine Malate, Creatine Anhydrous, Creatine Ethyl Ester, Creatine Alpha Ketoglutarate, Creatine Pyruvate, Glutamine Peptide (From Wheat).
Sustained Energy Matrix 5000mg
Maltodextrin, Isomaltulose, Waxy Maize, Glucose
Fuel Management System 3104mg
Disodium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Potassium Glycerophosphate, Magnesium Glycerophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cinnulin PF™ Cinnamin Bark Extract, Thiamin Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural & Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Silica, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Glycerophosphate, Magnesium Glycerophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Blue 1, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin.
Allergen Warning: Produced In A Facility That Also Processes Egg, Milk, Soy, Treenut, Peanut, Fish And Shellfish Ingredients.