RIPPED JUICE EX2 by Betancourt Review

Written by thebigphil. Posted in Pre-Workouts, Reviews, Supplements, Videos, Weight Loss

RIPPED JUICE by Betancourt was first established in 2002 as being a euphoric fat burner. As time has passed Betancourt Nutrition continues to tinker with this formula and has finally come up with the strongest version yet. RIPPED JUICE EX2 is a potent thermogenic euphoric fat burner.

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RIPPED JUICE™ EX2 Formula Highlights:

  • Utilizes the latest research on Nootropics (ingredients for attention,motivation and concentration) to create the most sustainedenergy/alertness experience available.
  • Provides caloric expenditure and thermo genesis you can FEEL. Never before has a fat burner been created that allows you to feel your body expending calories like this until now.†
  • Optimal appetite control: through the Nootropic effect you won’t have to succumb to your cravings. You will have control over when and what you eat which will be necessary to meet your fat loss goals.†

The Ingredients in Ripped Juice EX2 by Betancourt

N Acetyl Tyrosine: more bioavailable then tyrosine with a higher absorption rate. This leads to a lower dosage to receive the benefits of L-Tyrosine. Tyrosine is an amino acid required for the production of epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenal hormones) as well as dopamine.† This is where the wonderful nootropic effect comes from. Being in a good mood has more than a positive effect than just a smile on your face. It can help with productivity and improve overall focus.

N Methyltyramine: Tyramine has been used in fat loss/energy products in the past because of its ability to slow the rate monoamine oxidase (enzymes that metabolize adrenal hormones). It’s methylated counterpart promotes superior adrenal effects.† Increasing Ft oxidation can help with the increase in fat used for energy, which will decrease fat cell size and improve overall physique.

Citrus aurantium: has been used for a long time in fat loss products because of its synephrine content which is shown to have lipolytic (fat loss) activity. Citrus aurantium was one of the first original proposed replacements for ephedra because it contained ingredients that were beta agonists and promoted thermogenesis. It contains Tyramine metabolites: N-methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine.†

Green Coffee Bean (Chlorogenic Acid): The hype surrounding Green Coffee Bean is really a result of its chlorogenic acid content which is responsible for all the fat loss claims. Chlorogenic acid helps reduce glucose absorption in the body thereby leading your body to tap into its fat stores for fuel.† It has also been shown to help reduce cortisol, which in turn can help retain muscle mass while dieting.

Rauwolscine HCL: aka yohimbe HCL, targets visceral fat (fat that is stored in the ‘stubborn areas’ ex- buttocks, stomach and waist). It also acts as a central nervous system stimulant without the side effects normally associated with strong stimulants (ex- no crash or jitters).†

To call the new formula of Ripped Juice EX2 strong would be a serious understatement. I took it 30 minutes before my workout after drinking my protein shake. When I got to the gym my ears were burning. 5 minutes into my treadmill warm up my arms were tingling. During my workout I was Jazzed up and super motivated. If your current formula isn’t working for you and you want something that will kick you right in the butt – Try Ripped Juice EX2 by Betancourt.

†These statement have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Top Secret CrossFit Supplements

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Muscle Builders, Pre-Workouts, Supplements

CrossFit is a great way to build muscle and cut fat. Many people have quickly realized the positive results that CrossFit has to offer. Some CrossFit Workouts consist of simple movements and others are more advanced but either way they tend to be very explosive. If you have noticed that you are no longer cutting weight or not getting the muscle results that others in your class may be getting.

Top Secret Nutrition has developed a line of products that will help to enhance CrossFit workouts. Though these supplements can also help those hitting the iron, it can also aid in those performing CrossFit Exercises.

Cardio Igniter

The Cardio Igniter is a new category of pre-workout performance enhancing supplement that focuses on promoting aerobic capacity and burning fat. If your goal is to support your best performance and get ripped while doing it, the Cardio Igniter is the product that can help.

Cardio Igniter is designed to:

  • Help boost aerobic capacity
  • Help protect and stimulate lean muscle mass
  • Help accelerate fat loss
  • Help support concentration and stave off boredom
  • Provide stamina-boosting, long-lasting energy and endurance
  • Provide key electrolytes that help delay fatigue and maintain mental alertness

Cardio Igniter is great to use prior to any high intensity training where you need maximum aerobic capacity such as cross training, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and LISS (low intensity steady state). Cardio Igniter helps prioritize fat as an energy source during exercise and provides both anti-catabolic and anabolic (lean mass potentiating) elements. Burn fat while you work out!

BCAA HyperBlend

Top Secret Nutrition’s BCAA Hyperblend combines the power of branched-chain amino acids with ingredients designed to promote anabolic activity and enhance absorption to create the future of BCAA supplementation.

3 supplements you should be taking in the gym

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Pre-Workouts, Supplements

Before hitting the gym there are three supplements that every athlete needs to take. Whether you are trying to build muscle or increase strength, there are three simple types of products you should target. These products can typically be found in a good preworkout formula.

3 Things To Look For In Your Pre Workout

Creatine – ATP is very important when it comes to workouts. Creatine helps with the production of this muscle energy, called ATP. Creatine helps to fuel the muscle by saturation of creatine phosphates. These phosphates rapidly break down and absorb and are used as energy during exercise. This can help with endurance as well as heavy lifting. Creatine has also been correlated to hydrating the muscles, which may cause a slight bloat if taken in excessive amounts.

Beta-Alanine – For cellular energy, Beta-Alanine is by far the best thing. For high intensity workouts it is important to have the right supplements to fuel your muscles and few supplements are better than Beta-Alaine. Beta-Alanine helps with the production of carnosine, which has been shown to help delay the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles during a workout. So when using beta-Alanine you are able to perform more reps without having the burning feeling after a set.  Where creatine is very quick to show results, Beta-Alanine may take a week or two to really show. Also, some people who use Beta-Alaine notice a flush or tingling feeling, so make sure to follow the directions on the label and allow your body to gradually become acclimated.

Waxy Maize – It is important to load the ingredients into your muscles. If you want to optimize your workouts by increasing muscle pumps and endurance, using waxy maize is a great option. Waxy Maize is a carbohydrate that has been shown to help with the uptake of nutrients when taken. Taking Waxy Maize with Creatine and Beta-Alanine can really help improve your results and the effectiveness of those ingredients. Each serving of Waxy Maize will differ for the individual but don’t underestimate its value to your pre supplement workout supply.

All these products can be found in a good preworkout powder. Though many concentrate preworkout formulas will skimp on these ingredients so it is important to either add them in or to by a non concentrated formula. Many preworkout concentrates are designed to help with focus and intensity, but do very little when it comes to building strength and size. Other products like SuperPump Max, NO Xplode or White Flood are very helpful in building muscle and strength but may lack in energy. Some people will combine the two, by using a half scoop of a concentrate in addition to another formula.

There is a reason it’s called a Pre Workout - So before you hit the gym, give your body the fuel it needs to perform at it’s peak and enjoy those hard earned results that you deserve.


Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Muscle Builders, Pre-Workouts, Reviews, Supplements

Before we get started, here is a list of what is in the NEW NITRIX 2.0Nitrix 2.0

  • L-citrulline
  • Hawthorne extract
  • Pomegranate fruit
  • Grape seed extract
  • Pterostilbene
  • Capsimax
  • Trans-resveratrol (resVida)
  • Bioperine
  • Creatine monohydrate
  • Creatine HCl (Con-Cret)
  • Creatine anhydrous

So what is BSN Nitrix 2.0?

If you cannot tell this formula is designed to help increase strength, while increasing pumps. A full serving of Nitrix 2.0 you will receive 3g or L-Citrulline and 3g or Creatine. It is unknown of how much of each ingredient is in each serving other than the L-Citrulline. There are three form of creatine so it may be that there is 1g for each. One can assume that a half serving will give 1.5 grams  of L-Citrulline and the rest is unknown. What we can tell is that the rest of the blend contains high antioxidants. Antioxidants can help with recovery and strength gains. Two other ingredients that stand apart from the others are Capsimax and Bioperine. Capsimax works to help increase thermogenics and blood flow, while Bioperine helsp with absorption of ingredients.

Nitrix vs Nitrix 2.0

The old formula of Nitrix is different but still is a very functional nitric oxide pill. The old formula used arginine in combination with citrulline. It also used Carnosyn and had a completely different creatine formula. On a personal note I believe that the old formula was a great recovery formula and a mild pump formula. It was also at adding size, but a lot of size was water retention. The New formula looks to be a good pump formula because of its high dosage of Citrulline and the creatine blend is a potent blend that should have little water retention with it. I am unsure with the Capsimax in the product and the value that it offers, but this does not mean that it doesn’t work. I have tried Capsimax in other products and those products tend to be very good pump products.


BSN Nitrix 2.0


What Nitrix Formula is better?

This will all be up to the user. The new formula is a good formula and doesn’t offer as many pills as the old formula which is a big plus. What should also be remembered is that the pump comes from the food that you eat. Keeping glycogen uptake high can create a powerful pump but this isn’t for everyone.  Nitrix 2.0 will offer strong pumps but more importantly, help increase strength gains.

Unbiased Supplement review on BPI B4

Written by Jules Riley. Posted in Pre-Workouts, Reviews, Supplements, Weight Loss

BPI B4 is the #1 Selling Dendrobium Extract Product – Ephedra FREE Weight Loss Formula – - Only 23.59
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Hey everyone, just found out that BPI is coming out with a brand new product which will be marketed under their Diamond Series. This product is labeled as a pre-workout / diet pill and its name is BPI B4. As many of you have already caught on, BPI likes to use different ingredients that are not well known. This is not to say that they do not work, but it just makes it difficult to find information on what it does. I tried to do a little research on my own to help those of you that might be interested in what B4 is.

Here is what BPI has to say about B4

“This is the most exclusive high-end sports performance and weight loss product available anywhere,” said James Grage, Vice President of BPI Sports. “Every component of this formula was carefully developed utilizing the absolute highest standards and the most cutting-edge non-commercialized ingredients available anywhere in the world.”

I will first go over what the ingredients are and then try my best at giving credibility to what BPI B4 claims on the bottle.

BPI B4 Ingredients

B4 Ingredients


Niacin (as nicotinic acid)


– Known as B3, may cause a flush effect. It is a water soluble nutrient that helps with DNA repair, hormone regulation, and proper blood flow.


Caffeine (as caffeine anhydrous)


– One of the more common forms of caffeine, anhydrous has been shown to be more effective at absorption than through coffee or tea.


Dendrobium nobile (stem)


– BPI B4 uses a patented formula of Dendrobium extract called, DENDROMAX. Dendrobium has become very popular through the year 2012 because of the ban on Geranium. The effects of Dendrobium have been shown to help aid in weight loss and increase metabolism, while increasing your sense of well being.


Canavalia gladiata (seed)


– This is extracted from a plant called sword bean. Some studies have shown that it may help increase in the production of ATP, which is helpful during explosive exercise, and will reduce fatigue(1).


Psoralea corylifolia (seed)


– Used in Eastern Indian culture to help heal people, there is little known scientific facts. It does contain a large amount of flavonoids. P. Corylifolia extracts have been shown to act as a norepinephrine-doapmine reuptake inhibitor(2).


Sophora japonica (leaf) (Quercetin)


– Quercetin has gradually gained in popularity due to its ability to be an anti-aging agent. Many people supplements with Quercetin to help fight aging and improve overall health.


Red wine concentrate

- Known to be a super antioxidant. Red Wine Concentrate may contain resveratrol which has been correlated to help fight fat oxidation, and improve muscle retention.


Pausinystalia yohimbe (bark)


– One of the original fat burners on the market. Known to attack brown fat cells and improve thermogenics. It has also been thought to be an aphrodisiac.

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Now that we have covered what the ingredients are in BPI, let us take a look at the three main bullet points in which B4 claims to accomplish.

Adipose Tissue Regulator

- I would say that this is highly likely. The combination of caffeine anhydrous, Red wine concentrate and Pausinytalia yohimbe may be a very effective way to attack adipose fat.

CNS Stimulant

- Absolutely! Caffeine Anhydrous with Dendrobium will activate the CNS and help you stay alert and focused for an extend period of time.

BPI B4 is here to bring you intense energy, focus and weight loss results that other products can not provide. B4 is the ephedra free dendrobium extract fat burner that will change the way you look at diet pills. Try B4 today and let us know how it worked for you!

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1. Indiana University/Purdue University, Department of Biology, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, USA.
2. Zhao G, Li S, Qin GW, Fei J, Guo LH (2007). “Inhibitive effects of Fructus Psoraleae extract on dopamine transporter and noradrenaline transporter.”. J Ethnopharmacol 112 (3): 498–506.


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