What You Should Know
Epiq Power is a pre-training supplement that claims to improve intensity, power and energy. According to Epiq, the user will notice improved focus, powerful muscle pumps and increased muscle gains with regular use. Each container supplies 40 scoops for $50. The maximum serving size is two scoops, so one container will last about 20 days if used consecutively or about one month if the supplement is not taken on off-days.
List of Ingredients
- Creatine HCL
- Beet Root Powder
- Grape Seed Extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
Creatine is a common ingredient in pre-workout shakes. Creatine pulls water into the muscle causing that feeling of swelling. With that water comes some of the other ingredients, thus the creatine can also work as a transportation system. Side effects common in creatine users include muscle cramping and fluid retention. It is the fluid retention that often causes the puffy look in bodybuilders off-season.
Beta-Alanine is associated with improved performance and lean muscle growth. There are some pretty substantial studies supporting use of beta-alanine in pre-workout supplements, though most of the studies are performed on athletes and not the everyday Joe.
Caffeine anhydrous, or powdered caffeine, increases energy and helps to counteract the fluid retention associated with creatine use. There is 190 mg of caffeine supplied per serving, a little more than some users would like and possibly less than some bodybuilders are used to taking. We like the fact that Epiq chose to reveal how much caffeine was supplied.
Maltodextrin is a form of simple carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are included in workout supplements like Epiq Power to transport ingredients directly to the muscle.
- Epiq Power may increase energy and that feeling of muscle power or pump.
- Creatine is commonly used and trusted by bodybuilders.
- High doses of caffeine can lead to overstimulation, jitters and nausea.
- Creatine is associated with muscle cramping and fluid retention.
- Not designed for weight loss.
- Many of the clinically proven effects of ingredients in Epiq Power were revealed when professional athletes and extreme athletes were tested.
There are tons of pre-workout supplements to choose from, but not all supplements are created equal. In terms of clinical support, Epiq Power contains some good ingredients, but the user should not expect to instantly feel more powerful and stronger. With regular use creatine and beta Alanine may have a positive effect on muscle growth and recovery.