A couple weeks ago ANS Performance sent me a Beta-Test product #8114-A. I had no idea of the ingredients, but I did know that it was a pre-workout supplement with no stimulants. They at least gave me a beginning on how to use it. I have always loved ANS Ritual, so I was excited to try this product out when they sent it to me.
All I really knew was that I should take 1-2 scoops 15min to 30min before my workout. So it began.
Well the first thing I though when drinking it was the taste. It was amazing. The grape flavor was very-very grape. Like Jolly Rancher Grape. If you are a fan of that flavor, then you are going to love drinking this before your workout.
This was another thing I noticed. It wasn't the light powder you are used to. It's more of a Noxygen/Nitrate/Protein like texture. Makes the drink much more enjoyable. It's hard to explain, but you will see what I mean if you try it.
Now this was the main reason I was taking it. No stimulants, so I want a pump...and I got one. I purposely used it on arm day, as that is the day I want the meanest pump possible. I did dig right in and take two scoops, as I am used to taking the full recommendations on products like Hemavol and Noxygen. My arms were flarring that day. Veins popping. Now it could have been placebo, but I really did get a great pump out of it. I know some people at BPN don't believe in these "pump products", but I do and loved the entire workout.
Now I didn't get really any energy from it, and well...it doesn't have any stimulants and I am a stimulant junkie. I have later learned from their Facebook page that you can Dilate Powder (the Beta Test product) with ANS Ritual. I bet that would be a nasty stack! Energy and pumps. I am going to have to try it next.
If you are used to taking products for pump, I would give this one a try. I used to be a huge fan of Hemavol, but there are now more products coming out competing with it, and this is a top contender. I would first try it by itself and then try stacking it. And tell me what you think about. I think you would agree it makes for an amazing workout.
So just today (Monday, Aug 25th), ANS Performance released the name of the product and a look at the bottle and some of the ingredients. As I thought, it's totally pushing the pump.
Now I am not sure what some of these trademarked terms mean, but it really is targeting the pump at the gym. And as I said earlier, looks like you can easily stack it with products like Ritual that have stimulants in them. So test different products and let me know which stack worked best, I would love to hear about it.