Controlled Labs Golden Gains... Let the gains start coming!
- 05-01-2009, 08:41 PM
Controlled Labs Golden Gains... Let the gains start coming!
I want to say thank you to Controlled labs and RR for contacting me about trying out their new product Golden Gains (Apple Pie flavor). I will be using it post workout and on off days most likely around breakfast.
Golden Gains Nutrition Facts:
Each serving of golden gains is 2 scoops, the scoops are fairly large. 1 scoop is approximately the size of 2 normal protein scoops stacked.
The bottle is the same as Golden finish as well as the label visually.
- 05-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Day 1: Golden Gains 2 scoops
Today is my first day using Golden Gains. I am still in the process of drinking it.
Mixibility: Throughout this log I will try a variety of different ways to mix Golden Gains. Today I used my nutraplanet shaker cup. Along with 2 scoops (approx. 6 oz of Golden Gains) I put around 25 oz of room temperature water. I shook it for a few seconds vigorously and a decent amount was still on the bottom untouched by the water, so I had to shake it a bit longer. Overall it mixes just like a protein powder with alittle bit of carbohydrate thickness.
Flavor Accuracy: Apple Pie, eh... That is not the flavor I would have named it at this point in time.
Texture: The drink its self is fairly smooth, however you do get the carbohydrate/ glycomaize texture, but not as powder tasting IMO. Although you can taste the individual grains.
What it really tastes like: I can't quite put my finger on it quite yet... It is definitely a fruity and super sweet taste, but IMO it does not really taste like Apple Pie.
Scoops size: The scoops are fairly decent size as compared to the proteins I am used to.
Any other items you would like me to review on the day to day basis let me know...
- 05-03-2009, 05:10 PM
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05-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Alright sorry about the past few days, My internet has been taking along time and I think the site is having problems as well. I have had a difficult time accessing threads.
Anyways the past two days have been going good. I have not checked my weight though.
But, The taste everytime I begin to drink it tastes super sweet, but it seems to get better as the drink goes on.
I looked up the CL price for this because I like it and was going to continue using it, but there is no way I can afford it price wise for the 15 servings it contains.
for todays experiment I tried putting less water and ice cubes in it to see the variance between thickness and taste. I definitely like it with more water. The less amount of water makes it too sweet and bitter for my liking. The ice is a good addition though.
My workout went smoothly although it was my first one in quite some time. I have been busy lately.
Nothing else has changed though opinion wise. I will add however that I like the fruit and veggie additions. I usually take a fruit & veggie pill called juice plus so I favor the whole fruits & veggies.
05-06-2009, 05:10 AM
There are coupon codes to use to buy off our website, I'm sure once it gets to NP the pricetag will be more affordable
05-06-2009, 06:11 AM
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05-07-2009, 08:52 AM
it really is a solid profile
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05-07-2009, 01:09 PM
Yup golden gains does have a very strong profile. I like it because when you drink it the carbs/ fruit veggie complex gives it some texture to make it feel alittle more like an apple pie/ whatever flavor you think it is.
As far as increased recovery, etc I don't know that it is helping me there too much. I do feel very light DOMS today though.
any other items in particular I should note about the product from day to day? I would like to continue use after this bottle if I can find it reasonably priced
05-07-2009, 02:08 PM
05-07-2009, 02:09 PM
Got it from Controlled Labs. The taste is interesting and it has decent nutritional profile, but I haven't seen any changes on it.
05-07-2009, 07:37 PM
05-07-2009, 07:50 PM
correct. This is something that takes awhile to have an effect just like a protein/ MRP shake. It is something that has its benefits behind the scenes
05-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Hey guys Todays dose has been taken. All the updates are still the same, however one thing I will add that i noticed from other users is the stomach issues. mine is just a discomforting feeling and only occasionally happens.
other than that everything is still the same. I will not be using Golden Gains this weekend though because I am out of town.
05-09-2009, 06:43 AM
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05-09-2009, 02:07 PM
Texas, I just started my Golden Gains earlier this week. I've had 4-5 servings thus far. Let me point out what I've noticed so far, in a simple Pro's and Con's manner:
* FUllness post-workout is great !
* Volume and pump is maintained for a significant period of time compared to ALL post-workout products I've used ! Longer pumps than 80 grams of WMS used to do to me. Knocks the SOCKS OFF Universal's TORRENT.
* artificially enfused flavoring; it feels like I'm choking down chemicals with a sweet hint of flavoring to them. It's as chemical as the Green MAGnitude was to me; and it screws with my stomach almost just as bad as the GM did. My stomach will NOT settle following consuming this. Normally, for about 2-3 hours, I've got an upset stomach following consumption of GG. At times, I can't even have my dinner, because I'm running to and from the bowl.
* Price/cost efficiency - at only 15 servings a jug, I'm hoping there will be coupon to knock a couple bucks off of it. I will only use on workout days; so about 5 days each week; resulting in one jug lasting me three weeks.
Texas: I compared the scooper size, and find that it's the same size as all my other protein containers. The regular sized scoop that normally yields 20-23 grams of protein per scoop of whey. You got a bigger one !?
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05-09-2009, 03:34 PM
as for the scoops size mine is about 2 times height wise of a normal scoop. At least to me... I'm not sure of the exact amount of grams per scoop though.
05-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Interesting about the flavoring. I'm almost through a full bottle and have not noticed any stomach issues, but I tend to have an iron stomach when it comes to that sort of thing. I do however love the flavor, I think it's a matter of getting the amount of water correct.
Viking, glad to hear your using the GGS! It does remind me of GM a little as well, taste wise.
05-10-2009, 03:38 PM
05-13-2009, 12:12 AM
alright so I am noticing a bit more stomach issues and have found myself running to the rest room after recently... I have no clue why either
05-13-2009, 05:50 AM
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05-13-2009, 10:51 AM
well I haven't weighted myself recently so weight I am not too sure about... as for recovery etc I haven't really noticed any changes.
I have found my favorite way to take this is to mix it with water and shake it all up, then put it in the freezer for like 2-5 minutes and let it get nice and cold and then drink it.
05-14-2009, 09:13 PM
alright so took another serving today and had the stomach issues again... im not sure what the deal is but it is getting progressively worse the more I use this. I find it odd.
05-14-2009, 09:28 PM
05-14-2009, 10:07 PM
I just started a new routine today so recovery, etc will be a bit hard to judge. It is the starting strength routine by riptoe....
RR or anyone who is following this let me know if there are any questions you have.
05-15-2009, 05:25 AM
Interesting about the GI issues mate, I would definitely take Renegade Row's advice and play about with the amount of water.
I found I needed about a litre of water to not get any stomach issues with WMS, plus extra after I'd drunk my protein + WMS blend.
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