I want to thank Anabolic Innovations for their continued generousity in allowing me to log another product of theirs. I am finding myself a fan of every product of theirs I have had the chance to use thush far. So I expect nothing but good things from Essentials w/ Joint Complex. During my run of The Swole Stack I was continuously making adjustments to lifts to allow for recovery of some tendonitis and keep my joints lubed up. Going into my Asteroid Stack Annabolic Innovations was generous enough to allow me to log this product to assist with the ongoing issues. This far SuperCissus Rx has done a great job keeping me training so adding this to the recovery matrix should get me out of harms way when it comes to my joints and tendons.
A little about the product first. Essentials means exactly that, this product supplies the whos who of basic and essential supplements/vitamins/minerals. The Essentials with Joint Complex also has Bromelain which is not only known to help with healing soft tissue but bone strength and repair as well. As a matter of fact doctors in the know prescribe this to patients after broken bones, and or surgeries where cutting into a bone is required. Then the key players Glucosomine, MSM and Chondroitin among some others are throwin in.
So far you are thinking Oka Great, a new multi-vitamin powder with lots of joint and tendon support. I don't have to buy all this crap seperately.
B-B-BUT WAIT... THERE IS MORE!
On top of this, as far as performance factors, it has high levels of Beta Alanine in it 4 grams per serving! Add to that 5 grams creatine, 7 grams 2:1 BCAA blend. Now lets finish it all off with some digestive system assistance to avoid bloat, gas and just aid in general digestion.
Now that you know what is in The Essentials + Joint Complex, I think you will agree the name truly fits the bill.
Okay now the plan of action. I will use the Essentials + Joint Support as a pre / intra workout drink. I think the performance benefits of the product will go great with this use and I like the idea of taxing my white tissues just after supplementing the joint and tendon matrix while the tendons circulation is at it's highest, I can get the most of these supps into them. That and the BCAA, Creatine, and BA in it are tailor made for supporting a workout. I am taking this in conjuntion with USP Labs OEP as a stim and I have to tell you the 2 workouts I have sone so far with this combination have been stellar. I have not really experienced a lot of BA tingles but to be honest I don't really get them much anymore. I know with that high of a dose it is in there doing it's thing and on top of that I never got tired or worn out. Muscles felt like they had plenty of ATP being supplied to them at all times and I was pretty darn pumped.
On non workout days I will be taking in my normal multivitamin, creatine, and joint support supps that I already have in my cupboard in pill form and then will take the Essentials + JC on weight lifting days at 2 scoops pre and 2 scoops intra.
I will be posting to this log less frequently than my other log I am currently running as it is not a daily type of difference to be expected. I would expect an update here every few days. Being that I am pushing it hard with a DC Blast right now I will be able to attest to the efficacy of the joint complex by the state of my tendons, and as a pre/ intra drink by my normal progress.
Another note to be made regarding the Essentials that can either be looked at as a plus or a detraction depending on your stance. Essentials + JC does not have a flavor added to it. You add it to your flavored drink of choice or swill it up in some water and down it. I will say that there is just enough medicinal taste to slightly alter the flavor of your chosen carrier. I used sugar free grape coolaid for my intra and could barely taste the mix in a 32 oz mixture. I also shot a 2 scoop serving with like 3-4 oz of water and the taste really is pretty mild. There is only a slight bitter taste when by itself and as mentioned it barely alters the flavor of 32 oz of coolaid. Just the slightest aftertaste but hey let's be honest here. That is not a deterent to those of you hardcore guys like me. Honestly when added to the coolaid it was no different then adding Xtend or any other BCAA to a drink. So you get to make your stuff any flavor you want to which is pretty nice and freeing.
Thus far I am enjoying the Essentials + Joint Complex and expect it to really help me from breaking down my tendons and joints during this DC Blast.
Thanks Anabolic Innovations!!!!