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Creepy Energy Tonic is Tasty and Can Boost Your Energy Level for Workouts

Fitness

 

I'm going to be totally honest...I wasn't brave enough to try this product myself.

I was terrified. I mean, just look at it. It's weird science if I've ever seen it. The eerie concoction is called Met-Rx Amplified Energy Shot. With a name like that and packaging that reminds me of my last blood donation, it's a wonder why this product hasn't gone big time. So instead of risking death, I offered the opportunity to sample this energy shot to followers on my MizzFIT Facebook Page and actually had a taker. I was relieved to hear she survived after drinking the energy potion which she claims really works.

Before you rush out to buy every last test tube (although I'm skeptical that you will) please keep in mind that it's strongly caffeinated and there are other, more natural ways to boost your energy before a workout. For example, check out this Healthy Energy Snacks Video that I made. However, I know a lot of you like energy drinks and prefer something quick and easy. I'm a big coffee drinker (esp. before a workout) so I get that and understand your need. That's why I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the Amplified Shooter actually does what it claims.

Here's what Hope B. from Detroit, Michigan reports about her experience drinking the Met-Rx Amplified Energy Shot:

Met-Rx Amplified Energy Shot is a dark red liquid inside of a plastic test tube shaped bottle. The Rx in the product's name makes me think of some kind of pharmaceutical. As I take a sip, I’m expecting that nasty cough syrup medicinal taste but I'm pleasantly surprised to receive the not overly sweet taste of fruit punch. It's pretty good.

Not knowing what to expect, I only drank half of the full shot to begin with. I was expecting my heart to race but instead I slowly started to gain some mental focus and feel slightly more alert. I finished the shot about an hour later and still no jitters. The energy boost came on slowly but once it hit, I felt the strength and steadiness of it throughout the rest of my day. My only regret was not taking it earlier in the day because it may have contributed to my already ongoing problem of falling asleep at night. The energy ingredients in the 3 oz shot include 200 mg caffeine, taurine, inositol, tyrosine, green tea extract, white willow, yerba mate, and a unique ingredient called synephrine. It has 10 calories and 2 grams of carbs. No sugar is listed and it is sweetened with sucralose and ace k. I would recommend this product and be on the lookout for it in the future. Thanks for letting me try it out!

The question is would YOU drink it?

Or, have you tried it and seen great results? Your flavor options are fruit punch, grape and orange. Please share your impressions of this energy shot or one that you think deserves special attention in the comments section below.

 

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit

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13 comments
Nik May 20th, 2011 6:35AM

Weird science, indeed! No way I would put that in my body. My pre-workout fuel of choice is a green juice with a shot of wheatgrass (if I work out early in the morning) or a smoothie made with homemade almond milk, frozen fruit, and maca (if I work out later in the afternoon).

MizzFIT May 20th, 2011 7:53AM

Nik,

I'm coming over to your house for energy boosting snacks. Those drinks sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing and send me those recipes!

MizzFIT

Renita May 23rd, 2011 4:36PM

At the beginning of this year, I discovered Amino Energy by ON and I'm hooked. It's only 5 calories per scoop, it tastes good (I like the berry and grape) and the caffeine is mostly derived from green tea so no jitters or crashing. Another plus, it comes in powder form so it's easy to carry around extra servings.

MizzFIT May 23rd, 2011 9:55PM

Hi Renita,

Does it come in purse-size packs or better yet for your gym bag? 5 calories/scoop is pretty good especially if it tastes good. Where do you buy it? GNC?

Thanks for this great bit of info!

MizzFIT

Renita May 24th, 2011 8:35AM

They don't come in purse-size packs, I wish they did. I usually throw a couple scoops-worth in a ziploc bag (though it gets a little messy). Actually the blood tube drink container looks like it might be a good size...! :-)

I've gotten it at bodybuilding.com for about $18/canister and more recently at GNC, which had them on sale for $14 (kicking myself for not stocking up)!

MizzFIT May 26th, 2011 9:56PM

Nicole,

You just totally cracked me up! I love your honesty and I'm definitely on the natural bandwagon. Do you like Acai?

MizzFIT

MizzFIT May 26th, 2011 9:58PM

Thanks for the info, Renita. I'm going to try it. Do you have a GNC card? My mom pulled one out the other day and I was impressed. Apparently GNC also has discounts on Tuesdays of every month! Kinda cool, right?

MizzFIT

Nicola Yvette May 27th, 2011 4:35AM

I haven't tried acai. I can sometimes pronounce it correctly though! Do you have suggestions like a supplement or a favorite way to take it? I will try anything for energy.

MizzFIT May 28th, 2011 2:28PM

Nicole,

YES! I recently when to JUICE GENERATION at the Equinox location in the West Village of Manhattan on Greenwich Ave and they have these amazing breakfast bowls with Acai and other amazing stuff in it. But they're low cal as far as a breakfast meal goes and the Acai stuff is frozen! So it tastes like frozen yogurt but it's not. It's delish. If you don't love it, I'll eat yours. LOL!
Have a great weekend,

MizzFIT

life coach australia June 24th, 2011 11:10PM

Very good info I read here. Nutrition is as important as the workouts themselves. With a fitness program proper nutrition is the only way to maintain the energy levels you need to successfully complete the program.

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