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Known in the industry as "The Supplement Genius" Scott Welch has devoted his career studying performance enhancement and weight loss through dietary intervention. He received a bachelor of applied science degree in Nutrition from Ryerson University and later completed a post-graduate certificate in advertising. He’s had countless interactions with leading scientists, doctors, and hundreds of trainers from around the world, giving him a unique perspective that others lack. Welch founded MUSCLE INSIDER in 2009.
Allmax IMPACT Igniter Releases Tart Black Cherry
As the Publisher of Muscle Insider, my advertisers allow me to try the newest sports supplements before they hit store shelves! It’s actually one of the best parts of my job. Sometimes I get to test products 6 to 12 months before the public does when the formula is still in the prototype stage. I usually get an envelope in the mail with a sample pack inside with basic mixing instructions. Often there’s no label, no FDA warning, no formula revealed and I end up having no idea what’s in the pink, blue, red, or green powder! Who would drink it? I would! It’s cool being a human lab rat with supplements and truth be told, the responsible companies give me the full details on the product, what’s in it, when it’s coming out and what makes it innovative. Allmax is one such company that is transparent with me on everything in their formulas and I like testing out their new products and giving them my truly honest feedback.
Allmax IMPACT Igniter
Before the 2017 Olympia, I got an inside tip from some of the staff at Allmax that they’d be launching a new pre-workout and that would be a game changer. Now, I get that story all the time as nearly every company has a pre-workout or is coming out with one, but because this came from Allmax, I was extremely interested because giants like Allmax have the resources it takes to make a real play in any category they enter. They also pride themselves on not just launching “me too" formulas, dumping DMAA/DMHA into a pre-workout, putting a scary grim reaper on the label, and calling it a day! When Allmax gets behind a product, it becomes a massive hit not just at your local supplement shop, but all over the world. Allmax products are everywhere and I do mean EVERYWHERE! I saw them in the first supplement store I hit Malaysia. I saw them in Cancun, Mexico when I had my wedding. I even saw them in a martial arts studio in a small villiage in China! Germany, England, Australia, Bali, Austria, Dominican Republic, Jamaica...you really can't find a country that won't have Allmax supplements. So when Allmax goes big on a product, it's much bigger than you may realize. At the 2017 Olympia, I was one of the first to get my hands (literally) on IMPACT Igniter (on the left, that is MY hand) and studied the formula. To read my initial review on IMPACT Igniter this click HERE.
IMPACT Igniter Formula Breakdown
There were actually 38 different versions of IMPACT Igniter created and tested during its development! Yes, 38 different versions which is the most I've ever heard from a supplement company. Most companies go through only 2 or 3 sample versions before they sign off on their formula which is why so few actually taste any better than the rest. When you look at the IMPACT Igniter formula, you can see it’s fully dosed with everything you need. The key drivers are the 6 grams of Citrulline Malate for a magnificent pump, 3.2 grams of Beta Alanine to help buffer lactic acid production, 1 gram of L-Carnitine Tartrate for fat-loss support and ATP production, 400 mg of Caffeine from 3 different sources (Dicaffeine Malate, Natural Caffeine, and Caffeine Citrate) and other stims include a 220 mg combination of Higenamine HCL, Synephrine HCL and Hordenine HCL. For the whack of stims this formula has, surprisingly, you won't feel sketched out. You'll get a clean energy that hits fast but at the same time, seems to time-release througout your workout. The formula continues with 1 gram of Agmapure® (agmatine sulfate) to increase Nitric Oxide and blood flow, 1 gram of Taurine for increased mental focus, 500 mg of NAC to further solidify the pump of your life, 500 mg of Coconut Water Powder for hydration and endurance, 300 mg of Lions Mane Mushroom and 150 mg Alpha-GPC for mental focus. The formula ends with 80 mg of Calcium to support muscle contractions, and Cinnulin PF® and BioPerine® to maximize the absorption of the whole formula.
In one scoop of Allmax Impact, there is 16.4 grams of powder with 14,365 mg of active ingredients. That’s 87.59% actives which is off the charts for a full-dosed (non-concentrated) pre-workout! When I say “active ingredients”, I’m referring to those that were put in the formula to increase human performance. The remaining 2,035 mg are needed ingredients to hold the formula together in a powder form. These flowing agents are typically needed in all pre-workouts for the manufacturing and flavouring of the product. This includes substances like Sucralose.
New Tart Black Cherry Flavour
The first two flavours Allmax dropped at the Olympia were Blue Raspberry and Fruit Punch. They both tasted outstanding, had no after-taste and were refreshing. My favourite of the two was fruit punch simply because that’s my go-to flavour with pre-workouts. But I now have a new favourite. I wasn’t going to write about it until the Arnold Sports Festival next weekend but at Muscle Insider, we want to give you the inside scoop on what’s new before it’s everywhere else. The new flavour is Tart Black Cherry and it’s the best tasting of all Impact flavours but I’m going to also say it’s one of the best tasting pre-workouts I’ve ever tried. No after-taste, dissolves and mixes easily, the colour is spot-on and of course you get that unmatched energy rush that Impact delivers. Click here to see my live supplement review on this one today at 4pm EST. As mentioned, this is by far their best flavour of IMPACT and next weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival, fans will get to experience it for themsevles.