A big thank you to MAN Sports for allowing me the opportunity to log their new product called PF3.
There has been quite a stir of interest here on AM about the effectiveness of this product. The only real effect that could be logged is muscle recovery.
Because of this, I only used my PWO and 1 scoop PF3 before my workout followed by 1 scoop PF3 immediately post workout. Even though MAN was generous enough to include , I decided to not use it to see only the effects of PF3 by itself.
I completely stopped taking my whey isolate protein replacing it with protein from whole foods. I kept my usual macro amounts the same as before starting PF3.
After two tubs of use here are my thoughts:
Can't just do the dump and shake method, you have to fill your container with water, start swirling and slowly add PF3. Mixes perfectly this way.
Flavor: 8/10 I logged their fruit punch and candy grape flavors. Grape was my favorite and it tasted like grape pixi-sticks. I used 10 ounces of water and the taste was great without any overpowering sweetness.
This is a controversial product to run.
As I mentioned above, I stopped all WPI powder and kept my macros consistent using whole foods. My issue is that WPI and other protein powders cause bloating and this log proved that to me from stopping all WPI consumption. To be clear, PF3 is not a protein substitute.
Recovery is the biggest benefit. PF3 has allowed me to and experience super reduced DOMS, improved recovery and improved GI function. Recovery is so hard to judge as it really depends on your workout intensity, muscle stress level and duration. I can say that recovery time decreased while on PF3.
Upon first dosing as your body gets used to this, I experienced a few days of loose bowel movements. Nothing bad just noticeably loose. After continuous use the GI system felt improved.
Overall I'd recommend PF3 to my fellow lifters. Anyone suffering IBS should definitely try this.
The only issue I have is the price point. PF3 is expensive and I think if MAN would drop the price they would gain market share.