So thanks SP for the hook up!
Got 4 little bad boys of ANS Ritual, quick look at the profile and you will see 2 scoops gives you proven ingredients at full dosages.
3 g Creatine
2.5 g Betaine
3 g L-Citrulline
and a gram of
Intial expectations before taking the product (keep in mind this is at most a 3 day run so what I was looking for are short term effects):
3. a pump
The taste wasn't bad, it was very mild even with 2 packets in 6 ounces of water. Whenever I think of anything apple however it automatically is compared to . Compared to this is a more refreshing more watered down variation of an apple flavored supplement.
A couple shakes and it was good to go, no residue but since the flavor is so mild I kept shaking my cup because it honestly felt like I did something wrong haha
Focus and Energy: 8/10
Nothing mind blowing but I was no disappointed either, all ingredients worked together very well and the energy was extremely clean. It felt like natural energy with no crash or spikes!
Not going to lie I felt a little let down in this department, I didn't take my to properly asses the effects of Ritual and (doing back) I really had to work for a pump, Normally after 3 caps of and 2 sets in of lat pull downs or low rows my biceps feel like exploding.
Pretty nifty stuff, again everything working together I found that I could lift a little bit heavier for a little bit longer than normal. And that's what it's all about right?!
Depending on how many scoops you want and more importantly how often you train per week this could either be a bargain or a wallet eater. For someone more interested in powerlifting (long sessions with more days off) this would be awesome! All the ingredients will obviously help in your training and even 2 scoops 3-4 times a week is good portion of the month so 8/10 for that situation. If you workout 5-6 times a week and want the full servings of each of these products you are most likely at 2 tubs a month which if it is your only supplement wouldnt be a problem but you pill guzzling, powder eating gorillas might think twice. And in that case 5/10
Random thought: for whatever reason I did not get the tingles that I normally do even though this is a higher dose that I typically ingest but a good deal.
Overall I would say 7.5-8/10
Good clean "natural" energy to match the mild refreshing taste, solid and a science backed profile.