Adam sent over some Tactical Recovery & PB Gains… more on that below!
I am not going to go into some long in-depth history of the company, because you are here to know how it tastes and if it’s any good right? Of course! So quick info about them and if you go to the bottom I added a real long explanation of things from Adam the owner which got me thinking and educated me a bit! Thanks Adam…
So I liked what Adam had to say because he created the product after realizing most products out there are pretty much the same and HUGELY OVERPRICED! It is true, most products out there have the same ingredients with some “magical proprietary blend” which means they just mixed a bunch of ingredients together and don’t tell you how much of each is in it. It’s all good I mean some companies have a good thing going, but most are just taking your moniez!!
I like a few things about the company:
- 3rd party testing “Analytical Food Labs out of Carrollton, Texas (USDA accredited in food chemistry)“
- All ingredients are sourced from the USA!
- All ingredients are 100% traceable from the farm to the delivery point! <<< Pretty cool!
You can go to http://americangainz.com/pages/about-us and read a lot more info that will really let you in on how and why American Gainz does what they do!
So How Does It Taste?
Tactical Recovery tastes great! I love a good chocolate protein shake. One big plus for me with any protein shake is how it will mix with just a blender cup! Adam sent me a sweet blender cup too! Tactical Recovery mixes up just the way I like it. Nice and smooth! I CANNOT stand any grit or chunks. Call me a baby… I can’t even stand PULP! agh lol. So this mixes up real nice and easy and goes down just as easy.
- 25g Protein
- 9.1g BCAA
- 5.3g Glutamine Precursors
Instead of just repeating what is on the company site you can go to http://americangainz.com/collections/all/products/tactical-recovery and learn all about the product in detail.
How Does It Work?
- The idea of Tactical Recovery is well… recovery! So it is reccomended to drink this post workout. I would normally take this after my workouts in the morning, but I was also using it as a snack around 8PM. Post workout is when your body is drained and banged up from your workout, so it is the optimal time to get something in you. This is designed to immediately spike your blood stream with the highest quality amino acids and fastest absorbing proteins available!
I always say this in most of my blog posts. You really need to find out what works for you! As I get older…. I will be 39 in May! Ouch! I realized I do not recover as quickly which is pretty common as you get older. A huge part for me is lack of sleep! I definitely do not get enough. On the flip side it is not eating the right foods or getting the right nutrients in me. Whenever I am working out hard or training for a big race I always see a huge improvement in recovery time and strength gain when I am supplementing… typical with proteins, BCAA, and glutamine. Just what Tactical Gainz has.
With that said… yeah using the product has helped me for sure. It won’t make you the hulk… it won’t make you break world records…”it could help though” 😉 The truth is this. It is another tool in your toolbox and good one at that! Keep track of your workouts and how you feel… take the product and keep a log of how you feel to see if it is actually helping you or not.
We are all different and recover differently, workout differently etc… so any supplement is going to react differently.
So I mean out of all the protein shakes I see out there on the market would I tell you to get this one? Yes I would. So many products out there really have a ton of bad stuff in them… fillers… other things you cannot pronounce etc…
Oh… I almost forgot all about the Powered Peanut Butter! This stuff is great… now don’t go and try to eat a spoonful of it… or you can go try it! Ha. Very hard to swallow. This stuff is awesome mixed in with Tactical Recovery or any other protein shake you might whip up! You are looking at like half the calories, half the fat, you would get out of a normal scoop of peanut butter. Oh and you also get almost double the protein! Def a win win situation!
So to wrap things up, I would say give American Gainz products a try! They taste great, have great ingredients, and I really like what they stand for!
I’d love to hear some comments/suggestions below, so have at it!
Thanks again to Adam the owner of American Gainz. You can visit them at http://americangainz.com/
Here are some pictures I took of the products. The tape is pretty awesome btw…