After receiving a customers email asking about these two products I thought I’d post up the Q & A we had. Hopefully, this will shed some light on these two products.
Activ8 is our BCAA+ formula. But we removed the 1gm of glutamine and replaced it with 700mg of Taurine, 120mg of Caffeine, and a b-vitamin complex. Taurine promotes cellular function during exercise while caffeine decreases perceived exertion and increases pain tolerance while working out. B-vitamins aid the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates to be used as energy. These additions to the amino formula make it a good choice to be taken before a workout.
BCAA+ can be taken any time of day for added recovery and protein synthesis.
When would you suggest taking these? (both or just one)?
I take BCAA+ during a workout, it’s refreshing and plus the amino’s play a huge role in recovery, especially Leucine which helps with the protein synthesis when taken after your workout.
Activ8, I like to take mid-morning and mid-afternoon, it has a nice pick-me-up, plus adding amino’s throughout the day can increase recovery. It doubles for an evening pre-workout as the low stimulant content won’t keep you awake at night. Of course, others may prefer to take theirs at different times of the day.
What if you would be taking the pre-workout and post-workout would you skip both of these products?
KickIn has more of a kick than Activ8, plus it has a pump complex, AND beta-alanine to which can help with strength and endurance.
It really comes down to budget and your goals. Here is an example using all four products in a morning workout routine:
KickIn: 20 min before workout
BCAA+: During a workout
Activ8: afternoon pick-me-up or before evening endurance work.