To begin, this review is made possible because of @Adidasshorts. Thank you for running the contest here on the forum and sending out the full tub plus a shaker for my use. While I have not used this product yet, I wanted to get the review thread started with some initial information and thoughts based on first impressions.
The package arrived yesterday afternoon, unfortunately after I had already left for the gym, so I couldn’t use it during my workout yesterday as I had hoped. I chose to go with the Gummy Bear flavor from the Shred series. Here is the supplement facts panel:
The highlights for me is the 6g of 2:1:1 BCAAs compared to others that may only have the standard 5g per scoop. The one I am currently using only has 4g for reference. We also have 3g of glutamine which Blue Star says "L-Glutamine improves BCAA delivery to your working muscles. Performance-wise, this means less muscle breakdown, and better recovery. But it also means your old sports drink (which is very likely missing L-Glutamine) is no longer wasting your time, energy, and money. "
We then have coconut water powder for hydration and electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Plus some pink salt to round out the full spectrum of electrolytes. I also see taurine listed on the label but no amount is given, not sure if that is a mistake on the label from Blue Star since all the other ingredients in that complex have their amounts listed. The other two ingredients in that complex are to assist with fat burning during the workout or throughout the day. The final complex includes ingredients to help the body absorb all the actives so they just don’t go to waste while drinking them. We have some well-known ones such as BioPerine and AstraGin along with others that I have not personally seen used before.
As for the tub of the product, it arrives around 70% to 75% full and the scoop was relatively towards the top:
I then measured out a scoop just to check accuracy based on the 18g serving size listed on the label and a level scoop was spot on (while my scoop doesn’t look level in the photo, it was after I smoothed it over):
My first use will be on Sunday during my leg focused full body workout. Another bit of information I will include to end this first post is each tub of the Shred series includes 40 servings versus some others on the market that only have 20 to 30 servings per container.