So Champion Performance reached out to me and wanted me to do a review on some of their products.
Champion Performance’s BCAAs are what I’m going to be reviewing in this article; I will link to the others when they are finished.
Who is Champion Performance?
I had a nice little chat with the folks over at Champion Performance and I got to know quite a bit about how they operate and I got to meet some of the people who make the company the high quality company they are today.
They’ve been around since 1986 and their team is composed of experts in the science, medical, and the nutrition and fitness field. This means they are able to put products out that not only look good on paper, but they give you the promised performance.
Their broad base of industry knowledge extends through their parent company Nature’s Products Inc which gives them the infrastructure to put out results-driven products.
I could tell that they are very motivated and passionate about all aspects of health and nutrition and it really shines in their products. They have the same drive as I do to provide helpful and useful information and I think that really hit home for me.
They have their own 135,000 square foot GMP-certified manufacturing facility which means they aren’t just slapping a label on their product and calling it theirs.
I had an idea what GMP-certified means but here’s the actual definition:
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) A GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
So you mix the talent and drive in with the infrastructure to bring you quality products and you have a winning combination.
Heck, I may be contacting them for my own line of supplements soon.
What’s in Champion Performance’s Amino Shooter Edge Anabolic Amino Matrix?
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Total Carbohydrate: 5g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: Less than 1g
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid): 500mg
Folic Acid: 400mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin): 100mcg
Anabolic 8:1:1 BCAA Blend
- L-Leucine: 3500mg
- L-Isoleucine: 500mg
Energy & Training Intensity Blend
- (Taurine, Carnosyn, Beta-Alanine, L-Arginine, Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Alanine): 2827mg
Essential Amino Acids
- (L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Methlonine, L-Histidine): 1785mg
Natural & artificial flavors, citric acid, malic acid, sucralose/puralose, colloid powder, FD&C blue #1.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, egg, soy, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, and crustacean shellfish derivatives.
Directions for Use for Healthy Adults
Mix one scoop in 10-12 ounces of cold water.
- Blue Raspberry
- Citrus Crush
- Fruit Punch
The flavor I tried was Blue Raspberry. See what I think about it below.
So the first thing I tried when I opened my package were Champion Performance’s BCAAs and I was pleasantly surprised. Some of my favorite tasting BCAAs are either have too much sweetener in them making them too sweet or they have a sour/bitter flavor which becomes unpalatable before too long.
As I said above, I had the blue raspberry and I imagined it would be a tart punch but I was wrong. Not only has Champion Performance come up with a sweetening blend that masks the flavor of the ingredients, they’ve crafted a drink that’s enjoyable to drink or easy to slam (whichever you prefer).
I tried my first shake with only 8 ounces of water with 1 scoop and I definitely could have gone with 12 ounces of water and the flavor would have been perfect. Anything less than 10 ounces is a bit too concentrated flavor for my liking.
Overall I give flavor a 10/10.
It was no surprise that I had no floaters or gritty drinks with these BCAAs – it mixes easily and stays mixed. I think this is one of the best BCAAs I’ve had where there is no settling or anything “weird” that happens if you let it sit for a while.
I’ve used tap water and a bottle of water out of the fridge and both mix easily without any issues.
Overall I give mixability a 10/10.
If you’ve read any of my other product reviews or my workouts, you know that I like my BCAAs. While I will be the first to tell you I don’t read studies on what each ingredient is good for in supplements, I have a good idea about a lot of them and this has given me proven results.
The addition of caffeine and green tea extract in this supplement really gives you an edge in the gym if you drink this as an intra-workout. Outside of the gym I notice a boost in energy and it’s pleasant.
The only negative I really have with this supplement is the use of proprietary blends. I know that if you don’t use these blends, anyone could rip off the recipe and call it their own… I get it.
If I had to change one thing I think it would be to know how much caffeine and green tea extract is in 1 scoop.
Overall I have to give Champion Performance Amino Shooter Edge Anabolic Amino Matrix a 10/10. This is outstanding.