Cell Shock Review
What You Should Know
Cell Shock is a product by Redefine Nutrition. The supplement is part of the FinaFlex line. This is a bodybuilding supplement, not a diet supplement. The ingredients in Cell Shock are included to boost delivery of nutrients and other ingredients to the cells and muscle fibers. Some ingredients in the formula will cause weight gain and water retention. These are expected side effects for the bodybuilder, but could take the dieter by surprise. The supplement is available online and all ingredients are listed so the reader can choose whether or not the price is worth the potential benefit. There are no clinical studies listed in the product description.
List of Ingredients
Essential Cellular Shocking Matrix: Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, L-Glutamine, Potassium, Magnesium.
Advanced Cellular Transport: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vanadium, Vitamin C.
Precise Glycogen Ratio (Complex-Simple): Dextrose.
The Essential Cellular Shocking Matrix is nothing more than a creatine supplement. The ingredients are nearly identical to hundreds of creatine shake mixes used by bodybuilders. Creatine hydrates the muscle and supports healthy muscle growth and recovery. This ingredient will cause water retention and muscle cramping, usually getting worse with larger doses and prolonged use. There are six grams of creatine per serving. The creatine is micronized, so it mixes better in liquids than other forms of creatine.
The Advanced Cellular Transport contains vanadium. Vanadium is commonly used to control blood glucose response. In this case, the dextrose in the Precise Glycogen Ratio would cause a rise in glucose levels. The vanadium may be included to prevent that rise and allow the nutrients to last longer while moving through the body at a slower rate. The vanadium may also prevent the break-down of dextrose so it can work as a transport for other nutrients.
- Cell Shock contains ingredients to regulate blood glucose response.
- Contains glutamine for muscle energy.
- Contains creatine to hydrate muscles.
- Available on various websites.
- Ingredients are readily listed.
- Creatine may cause muscle cramping and weight gain.
- If the bodybuilder is taking creatine already, this supplement is redundant.
- Not designed for the average dieter.
Cell Shock is a good supplement that contains all the ingredients it needs to do what it says it will do, but there is a problem. Most bodybuilders already take some form of creatine and taking more means increasing the risk and severity of side effects. This supplement should be formulated without the creatine and added to other bodybuilding supplement to reach more potential users.
The dieter will gain weight taking this supplement. Creatine is not designed for weight loss and it may actually cause negative side effects, including water retention.