...More like praise for this outstanding product and I owe Smitty all the thanks ( I'm blessed with good friends and I owe you Mike ). First off I just want to say I've been holding off on a review just due to the fact that I've been busy as well as how I'm gonna compile this review because initially I wasn't impressed with the new and improved SS for the main reason that the old Slin Sane was like a friend and comrade that gave me comfort, comfort when I shoveled down godless amounts of carbs, junk food and so forth...it was literally my savior at times and I don't like change. My point of view changed about 2 weeks ago when I was struck with a bad sinus infection, I was still lifting and runnning on all gears despite my appetite being shot and my energy levels lagging at times, the sinus/virus went on for about 3 days but SSV2 greatly diminished the effects from it and I'm thinking that the combo of Na-r-ala and the hefty dose of Jiaogulan where the benefactors for this. The other great thing about SSV2 is the fact that it does what the old SS does if not better which is shovel down hefty amounts of carbs without gaining fat, the novel thing which I looked at was the fact that the Na-r-ala provided a slow response while the combo of Banaba/biotin provided that quick spike which is pretty cool especially when you are downing 3 Oktoberfest size beers in a 2 hour timeframe ( you get pretty goddamn vascular as well ) the other novel thing is SSV2 helps fight hangovers and is a burrito lovers best friend.
From the aspect in how SSV2 works in the gym or any physical activity it works the same as the old one, I would recommend a carb intake of 40-60 grams 90-60 minutes before w/o. I find different carb sources worked differently, if used a carb drink ( like a Karbolic rtd or an carb force from abb ) I got a slight bloat and held a little bit of water, if I used a carb source like rice ( especially Sushi rice ) I got more of a dry appeal and not so much water weight, FYI for my body type I tend to do better for energy with complex carbs. The best thing about SSV2 verse the old one is I get a damn good strength increase and I have pretty much busted through all my plateaus, SS didn't provide this. I don't recommend taking SSV2 post workout for the simple fact that your insulin receptors will be primed post w/o if you incorporated SSV2 pre. I did try a fasted workout on SSV2 and It wasn't enjoyable ( slight shakes and a bad headache ). Another thing that is noted is that SSV2 helped me out with the symptoms of overtraining, mostly a sense of malaise and slight depression which has been something I've been battling for quite awhile. This product is a Staple.
Please feel free to add in to this and if anyone has any questions PM me.