So I got 2 sample packs offrom Muscletech's booth @ Olympia, and I figured I would share. Each packet is 3 servings each, so I'll have 2 workouts worth @ max dosage.
Mixability: 10/10 Mixed well, very little effort to get the powder to dissolve. I followed the intrustions and mixed it with 12oz of water exactly. Even after letting it sit for a few minutes, very little residue turns up @ the bottom of my shaker.
Taste: 5/10 Im sipping on it as im typing this and this stuff does not taste too good. It tastes like i just brushed my teeth before I drank this. There's hints of good flavor in there, but it's just overpowered by a chemical taste. Not at all pleasant to drink like my (orange papaya), or the n2kts (green apple) i had previous to that.
Focus: 7.5/10 I noticed within the first 15minutes that my focus increased. I was really getting excited about the feeling, but the focus wore off pretty quick.
Pump: 6/10 Getting a pump from a preworkout is hit or miss with me. But typically if im supersetting and doing higher reps (like I did today), I manage to get a good pump regardless...but nope, not with .
Energy & Stamina: 8/10 It was clear that my energy was there. The pre-workout jitters were there, but mild. Enough to get you tapping ur toes and eager to work out. I built my way up to a decent sweat, and maintained it. I seemed to be able to push a little more, going a couple extra reps on most sets. So thumbs up here, but really it wasn't anything to rave about.
Stomach Issues: Some preworkouts give me nausea, so it's always a mystery every time i take a new preworkout. Nano vapor is the only other Muscletech product i ever took, and it gave me BAD nausea. Neurocore was fine. Didn't give me diarrhea or anything, but it made me gassy. I wasn't gassy at all today until I took it, so I know that it was the cause. Also, there was a bit of an "unsettling" feeling in my stomach. It didn't bother me much, but it was odd.
Overall: 7/10 Ehhh, it's ok. Nothing to rave about, but nothing to hate on. Definitely not something I would buy. Not even sure if i'd use it if I got a free tub. Im going to take the 2nd packet and do another write-up, but idk if I want to risk it tomorrow, im going hard on deadlifts. We'll see.