Big thanks to mustangmanGT and MAN sports for the opportunity to log their sleep aid/metabolic support product REM PM.
I have a tough time falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking feeling refreshed. I have a great deal of experience with sleep aids/metabolic enhancers including but not limited to: lipotrophin pm, sleep maxx, , Thyroslim pm, and .
I hope to distinguish REM PM as one of the top new additions to my supplement regime!
I will be following a standard lean bulk diet keeping bf gain to a minimum and potentially recomping. I hope REM can assist in keeping the fat off while allowing me to sleep and for growth!
24 years old
5'7" 170lbs. (have put on ten very lean pounds since august)
Final review of REM PM by MAN Sports
December 4, 2011
Thanks again to mustangmanGT and MAN sports for allowing me to log this product. It has earned a permanent spot in my arsenal for health and physique, the two main reasons I train. We all know how important sleep is to achieving our goals, whatever they may be.
For me, this product allowed me to experience something I hadnt in a long time, DEEP sleep. After only 3 nights OFF the product, my sleep quality has returned to abysmal levels; I miss it already and have ordered a bottle to run next month in Jan.
The main affects and observations have been measured over the course of the log, so here is my final scoring. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best)
Ability to relax- 5
The two biggest points I want to make is that for me, it is very hard to get tired... To want to shut my eyes and actually sleep! This product made me ready for sleep in a 10-30 minute time frame. The effects did lessen slightly towards the end... But I never was UNABLE to relax and fall asleep. I often suffer from "restless leg", most likely from tough training... Where I am just so worked that my body sometimes rebels. "overtraining" is a loosely used term these days, but anyone who has seen other logs knows I do not take training lightly! This product helped ease the standard aches and pains and anxieties that come with serious, training.
Ability to fall asleep-5 (see above)
Ability to stay asleep-4
For me, I can't remember the last time I DIDNT wake up during the night. Always have and guess I always will. This product, however, cut the number of times down greatly, as well as the frequency. With increased time ASLEEP, comes deeper levels of sleep, and deeper, more vivid dreams. All of these things were present while using REM PM.
Feeling upon waking-4
With more restful and fulfilling sleep comes a better sense of well being upon waking up. There were nights throughout the log where I didn't sleep much, by choice or due to school/being out with friends. However, rather than being worthless like I usually would the following day, I found myself functioning quite well on LESS sleep. This made nights when I actually got 8-9 hours feel like I had slept for days! I had increased energy and mood for sure while using the product.
Ability to aid in recovery -5
With increased sleep, again, comes increased recovery. Also, the addition of phosphatyldiserine to the formula REALLY sets it apart and allows it to assist with handling daily stresses of life ON TOP of physical gym related stress. I noticed my ability to handle stress, both physical and mental, was great on the product. Longer hours at work or school coupled with designed more intense workouts but still being able to build muscle while shedding body fat, really showed me that this Product does what it's marketed to. Anyone who thinks sleep isn't ESSENTIAL to growing AND shedding body fat is ignorant and uneducated !
Changes in body comp (fat loss)- 5
Now, while I did lose a SMALL amount of body fat, it must be know that I was NOT on a cut. I actually gained 3-4 pounds from the start of the log, but I'm confident in calling this a recomp; losing body fat and gaining muscle. The wild part is that I was on more of a bulking style diet. High carbs and pro with moderate fat. I also did substantially less cardio for 2 weeks bc I was feeling run down/sick. I made all my lifts, but opted to skip or do reduced cardio on several occasions. The effects of skipping cardio was not noticeable what so ever! So I proclaim the product successful in helping achieve fat loss!
All in all, the product was great. And as I said, I will be putting it into my rotation of supplements! Thanks again MAN, for a great product that does what you said it would!