I have loved quite a few of the products from ANS Performance. From their pre-workout product Ritual, to their non-stimulant pump product, Dilate...this is a newer company coming out with some great products. So when a bottle of the new ANS Diablo landed on my desk to try out, I was really excited.
What is Diablo?
First the cool name, which reminds me of a donkey I had to ride when I was on a trip in Hondurus a few years ago, it just makes you think of heat or sweat or hot...or everything the product is supposed to do. It's a thermogenic fat burner. ANS calls it The Ultimate Fat Loss System: Target, Release & Burn Stubborn Fat. I am not going to dive into what all the ingredients do, that's the job for John and Glenn on our Youtube channel. I will tell you what's in it though:
- L Carnitine L Tartrate
- Choline Bitartrate
- Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Diablo Inferno Complex (Caffeine, Phenylethylamine HCI, Higenamine...and more. Check out their website for more information)
For those of you wondering about the caffeine level, I am guessing around 150-200mg per scoop. It's a proprietary blend, so you really don't know how much exactly is in it.
According to ANS Performance, this is what this product will do for you:
- Release stubborn fat from storage
- Mitochondrial Fat Transport for Energy Generation
- Appetite Suppression
- Maximum Thermogenic Response
- Yohimbe Free (many can't take this ingredient)
How Does it Taste?
I was given the electric lime. Usually I am not a fan of lime flavored products, but this one was actually really good. It was electric! It tasted a lot like a Dairy Queen Lemon Lime Starkiss for those of you that live in the midwest. It was more of a dessert flavored lime...almost pie like. Easy to drink.
How was it for a Pre-Workout?
Now it's marketed as a fat burner, so that means you need to take it for awhile. I don't have that kind of time, so I wanted to see how well it worked for a pre-workout supplement. I was worried because of the Higenamine, which tends to give me the worst chills when I take products that have it. But...in this case, nothing. Didn't get the chills at all. I only took one scoop...maybe with two scoops? The chills is something that is great if you are just taking this for a fat burner, but not usually something most people want when working out...me at least.
Back to the workout. So I hit shoulders yesterday. I drank it down about 30-45min pre-workout. I started to feel it kicking in within about 20min. I have a long hour drive from work to the gym, which allows me to go from ultra tired to wide awake. The nice thing about this product is that I didn't get any jitters or a huge rush of energy. It was very clean.
This product is not meant to give you a pump, as it's a fat burner. So if you want to take it pre-workout like I did, try stacking it with ANS Dilate. That should give you a clean rise in energy and the extra pump you want.
I took this product around 5:30pm right before the gym. After the workout I was still up and at em and finally went to bed around 11pm. No crash, just a regular night. No more tired or awake than usual. So this gave me a good amount of energy for about 4-5 hours. Again, I only took one scoop and I am not very sensitive to caffeine, so I would test different times to take it.
Now if you are going to use this thermogenic supplement as a fat burner (like you are supposed to), here are their directions on how to take it:
Shake container well before opening. As a dietary supplement, begin with 1 scoop mixed with 4-6 oz of water on an empty stomach 15-30 minutes before breakfast for the first 2 days to assess tolerance. An additional 1 scoop may be taken 5-6 hours later. Once the above steps have been taken, 1 additional scoop may be added to the morning serving (mix 2 scoops in 8 oz of water). Do not exceed the initial dose schedule. Read entire label before use. DO NOT EXCEED 3 SCOOPS IN ANY 24-HOUR PERIOD.
Can Men or Women Take It?
Yes, both men and women can take this product. Women tend to be lighter, so you may want to split the dose in 1/2 the first few days to access your tolerance.
If you have any questions about my experience with this product, go ahead and post them below!