So as some of you may know, I won the Controlled LabsPrelaunch Contest. Out of the 12 Word search puzzles, I believe I won about 6 of them. What does this prove? That I am unproductive at work. But it paid off when I got home from work today to find a large package waiting for me. Inside, Controlled labs had sent me a box of the new Orange Oximega combo pack, a bottle of , and a bad ass Controlled Labs tshirt.
Orange Oxi Mega
As provided on Controlled Lab's Website
Many people don’t realize the crucial effects that overall health supplements can play on their training. Without the essential nutrients your body needs to survive and flourish, it cannot build a strong foundation that is so crucial to lean mass gains. Orange OxiMega™ was designed to help you establish a strong, healthful, foundation on which to base your training, diet and supplementation. Coupled together with ™, you will have all of your overall health requirements exceeded including omegas, vitamins, minerals, fruit, vegetables, digestive support, immune support, joint support, and cardiovascular support.
Orange OxiMega™ is comprised of two products in every box. The first is a very high potency Nordic product that is 60% DHA/EPA. This is an extremely high level which allows for the overall consumption of less fat and cholesterol from your omega intake. Not only are these Nordic fish oil softgels a nutritional masterpiece, but they are enteric coated and citrus flavored so they smell/taste very good and you will not get any regurgitation (fish oil burps) that is common with cheaper more crude fish oil formulations. Our Nordic fish oil is also free from all contaminants and is molecularly protected with the inclusion of vitamin E so you can be assured of the utmost quality.
The second component of Orange OxiMega™ is a true sports greens product, which is the first of its kind. This is no ordinary greens product; it has additional complexes geared towards real athletes. The “Cardiovascular Complex” is full of nitrate donor vegetables, including a potent dose of red beet root, which have been shown to increase , nitric oxide levels and cardiovascular health in exercising humans in a clinical setting. The key to these vegetables are the nitrates that are found in them and elicit this effect when they come in contact with the human tongue and GI tract. The enzyme, probiotic and anti-oxidant blends will help the body absorb and utilize the highest level of nutrients from your diet and supplementation for maximum results. Not only is this greens formulation healthful, but it tastes delicious too with its 100% naturally flavored spearmint without the use of any artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors (the product will mix a dark green/brown color due to the high level of red beet root in the formula).
Establish a STRONG foundation for maximum gains in the GYM and in LIFE with Orange OxiMega™!
I won't also introduce the Orange Triad. For those of you who have been members on this board, you more then likely are very familiar with Orange Triad, and how it is an amazing formulation of a men's Multivitamin for any serious athlete. It makes for the perfect combination to the Orange Oximega, to provide your core health supplementation, on top of food of course.
Now to discuss how the actual product usage went:
I first took the Orange Triad.] As per the label, I will be taking 3 pills twice a day for a total of 6 pills total. The pills are slightly big, but when you consider the amazing vitamin profile packed into each serving, this is to be expected.
Next up was the OxiMega fish oil. The pills seemed about the same size as the fish oil I have been currently taking (kirkland brand). As soon as you open the bottle, you can immediately smell the citrus smell from the coating of the fish oil. Although these are caps, that don't really provide a taste (I swallow my pills fast - so their might be a slight taste) the citrus smell makes the fish oil much more pleasant to take.
Now to what everyone has been waiting for, how the tasted. Let me preface this by stating that I am not a vegetable person at all. I was spoiled as a child by being able to be very picky with my food. Unfortunately, not eating vegetables does not work for someone hitting the gym hard. So slowly I have been eating asparagus, broccoli, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc. With that said, I am still not someone who gets excited about veggies.
That is probably why I took receiving this as a mixed blessing. On the positive, I can get some of the health benefits from eating greens without the taste. On the negative, I would have to put up with a near-gaging liquid version of vegetables. BOY WAS I WRONG!. Simply put, this is really really good tasting. For today's serving, I wanted to try it solo, without whey powder (more on this later). I had mixed it with just water, and stirred with a spoon. The mixability was very nice. The taste was minty, but not overbearing. The cold water with the Oximega actually remained quite refreshing, something that completely shocked me for a greens drink.
Tomorrow, I will be taking this in 8 oz of milk with chocolate whey powder. Someone in another thread joked about this labeling it "Liquid Thin Mints." I mentioned this to Crowler, and he tried it and claimed it was delicious. So I can't wait to try it tomorrow.
The oximega greens supplement has 60 servings. I have only had one of them so far and can already assure that I will look forward to using this product as a supplement to my diet from here on out.
Here's to your health.