Sunday, April 22, 2012
Mixability: Most pre-workout supplements I have tried require you to combine 1 or 2 scoops of the powder with anywhere from 4-16 ounces of water. Pan!c advises to combine 2 scoops of powder with 4 ounces of water. So as per instructions I measured 4 ounces of cold water and added 2 scoops of Pan!c. I then used a spoon to starting mixing the concoction. It took a little bit for the powder to start mixing with the water. It didn't clump up but some of it remained still powdered on the top of the drink for a little while. Pan!c took me around 30-45 seconds to thoroughly mix.
Pan!c was slightly difficult to mix at first but once the water covered it, it combined well.
(8 out of 10)
Taste: One of the most important qualities to me in a supplement is how it taste. There are usually A LOT of supplements crammed into each scoop so taste can be a very difficult thing to conquer. Even before I tried Pan!c, I could smell a fruit punch scent coming from the glass. Upon first drink, I was pleasantly surprised. Pan!c reminds me of a sugar free, fruit punch flavored Kool-Aid. There was no after taste and no loose powder at the end of the glass. Pan!c did a great job of masking the flavor of all the ingredients. I did notice a few white flakes still floating around in the drink but they did not affect the flavor or clump up.
I have tried a handful of pre-workout supplements and this was one of the best flavors I have tried.
(9 out of 10)
Motivation: Another important aspect of a pre-workout supplement for me is that it must motivate me to work out. Many of the times I go to workout, I have no drive and need something to give me a little push. I took Pan!c around 20 minutes before each workout as per the directions. At about the 15 minute mark I could feel my energy levels start to rise and I became very motivated to start each work out. Each and every time I took Pan!c I got the motivation I needed and a great amount of energy.
(8.5 out of 10)
Pump: When I am lifting weights, I really enjoy the great pump as I workout and when I am done. It acts as a motivator for me when I am able to look in the mirror after a workout and can see results.
Each day I took Pan!c I really strived to push myself harder than normal and try and up my reps (even if only by a few) each time. After each workout, I felt jacked and was very pleased with the pump.
If I had to put a time frame on the pump, I would put it around the 4 hour mark. After this time frame, I still could see a difference in my muscles but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as that 4 hour time frame.
(8 out of 10)
Ingredients: One of the things Pan!c claims is a simple but effective ingredient list without a lot of the fillers found in some pre-workout supplements. 2 scoops of Pan!c (one serving) contain a 4272 mg proprietary blend consisting of: Creatine Monohydrate, L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Beta Alanine, Caffeine, Phenylethylamine, and Kre-Alkalyn.
Pan!c really did a great job of combining a list of quality and well proven ingredients.
Value: Each tub of Pan!c contains 45 servings (each serving is 2 scoops_. A tub will set you back 35.95, which comes to about .80 cents a serving. This is a bit cheaper than most of the top supplements on the market.
(9 out of 10)
*Many other supplements claim to have around 60 servings per container (1 scoop servings) but they suggest a 2 scoops serving for maximum results. Therefore you are only really getting 30 servings.*
Overall Thoughts: Like I said originally, I tried out Pan!c for about 2 weeks. After those 2 weeks I could definitely see very positive results in my body. My arms had grown in size a bit, my chest was a bit more defined, and I just overall was happy with the results.
Pan!c blew me away in the taste category and it really did a great job of motivating me and providing me with that much sought after pump. I will be buying more Pan!c after the tub I have runs out and I could easily recommend this to someone.
Official Website: http://drinkthepanic.com/
Editor's Note: For those wondering, I am not a gym rat like many people out there. I spend around 30-45 minutes each day working out. My main goal is to build a nice amount of upper body muscle but I have no desire to look like a "roided" out gym freak.
I am 6'2" and weigh 215 pounds currently.