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. fromreports 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.