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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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!
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