First, I want to thank USPlabs for allowing me to beta test the Patented Anabolic/Versa-1. It will be released tomorrow, and I personally can't wait to find out what the ingredient(s) are. I used a 1-month supply of Versa-1 at 1 capsule daily, taken preworkout on training days and upon rising on off days. It was taken with caffeine and/or ephedrine for preworkout doses.
As with my log (Mr.Cooper69, Patented Anabolic, and Bulk Season!), this review will not use numerical ratings or have any "fluff." It will be straight, to the point, effects that I noticed out of the ordinary. Some were more profound then others, and I will note which ones were omnipresent versus those that came and went.
Very Noticeable Effects
Each and every time I took this product in a fasted state, I felt a noticeable rise in body temperature and sweat a lot more. This did not occur if taken in a fed state. The effect was heightened with caffeine consumption.
This has to be the most noticeable effect that the product provided. My vascularity and pumps during training sessions were through the roof. I confirmed this effect by examining my pumps 2-3 weeks post-Versa-1 use. I even took condense (nitrates) during my time off in order to compare pumps with identical set/rep schemes. Versa-1 provided a pump effect comparable to nitrates and INCREASED vascularity over what nitrates typically provide me.
I believe this effect may be related to some sort of PDE4/5 inhibition (which would explain the vascularity above), but boner frequency was increased dramatically while on Versa-1 and dropped back to normal after ceasing use.
Soreness was increased on Versa-1. No explanation as to why, but it was noteworthy that parts that never get sore on me were having pains the next day. The increase in soreness subsided in the 1-2 weeks following use.
Mostly-Present Notable Effects
I was ravenous on most days, but unlike Anabeta/Agmatine, I craved proteinaceous foods rather than carb-laden foods.
I was convinced at first that my strength increases were due to caloric excess, until I stopped using Versa-1 with a pretty much identical caloric level, and noted that my strength increases slowed down when off the product. I did retain all strength gains while on the product though.
Effects that May or May Not Have been due to Versa-1
I typically attribute 100% of bodyweight gain to net caloric consumption vs expenditure, but in this case, I was gaining bodyweight at a slightly more rapid rate while on Versa-1 than during the weeks following use.
Maintaining Low Bodyfat
Again, it's tough to gauge the cause of this effect, but during the log, I ate junk food, barely slept, was mostly sedentary, and didn't train with maximal intensity due to sleep deprivation. And yet, negative changes to body composition did not occur to the degree I expected. I certainly gained bodyfat, but nothing physique-shattering.
Well, that's my honest review. Would I buy this product? As you guys know, I don't even trust my own observations since they are not placebo-controlled, so what I will do tomorrow is look at 2 things:
1. The research
2. The cost of the product
If it's all there, I will be buying the product.
HOWEVER, I had such a positive experience with this product that even if one of the above factors is lacking, I will likely be ordering some Versa-1. If both of the above factors are unfavorable, then I will probably not purchase Versa-1.
I went into this log with a focus on objectivity, and I feel that I maintained it to the best of my ability. Versa-1 was a great product to log at 1 cap, and I can only imagine what the 2 cap/day dosing will hold for most.
I think I speak for most of this forum when I say I'm very excited to see what the ingredients behind these effects are. Thanks again to USPlabs for everything!