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    Default pt's Universal Nutrition - HARD FAST review

    Summary:

    Variety is the spice of life, so what's a ecto to do when he sees 3lb of Universal Nutrition - HARD FAST on sale for $11 ? Why, I decided to give it a try of course !!! You will probably notice that (and this is a direct quote from BB.COM) "HARD FAST is the hands-down winner of Bodybuilding.com's prestigious most ingredients in one supplement Award!".

    Impressive, no doubt, and I was ready to activate my "anabolic drive and boost performance levels" but would it live up to the product name... HARD FAST ?

    Link to product:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/univ/hard.html

    Quote Originally Posted by HARD FAST
    Supplement Facts:

    Serving Size: 4 Scoops (128g)
    Servings Per Container: 11

    Amount Per Serving:

    Calories: 354
    Calories from Fat: 18
    Total Fat: 2g
    Total Carbohydrates: 52g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugars: 20g
    Protein: 32g
    Vitamin A: 5000IU
    Vitamin C: 60mg
    Vitamin D: 4IU
    Vitamin E: 100IU
    Biotin: 50 mcg
    Pantothenic Acid: 100mg
    Calcium: 150mg
    Phosphorus: 120mg
    Magnesium: 28mg
    Selenium:95mcg
    Manganese: 8mg
    Sodium: 70mg
    Potassium: 39mg

    ANABOLIC FACTORS:
    Octacosanol: 1g
    Ferulic Acid: 75mg
    Gamma Oryzanol: 50mg
    Coenzyme B12: 20mg
    Boron: 3mg

    ANTI-CATABOLIC FACTORS:
    Keto-Isocaproate: 125mg
    Pyridoxine Alpha-Ketogluterate: 79mg
    Methionine: 250mg

    ERGOGENIC FACTORS:
    Eleuthero (root): 1g
    Sawbrier (root): 500mg
    Bee Pollen: 300mg
    Muira Puama (bark): 250mg
    Damiana (leaf): 60mg
    Para-Aminobenzoic Acid: 75mg
    Hesperidin: 55mg
    Royal Jelly: 12mg

    ATP FACTORS:
    Ribonucleic Acid: 2.4g
    Deoxyribonucleic Acid: 1.2g
    Inosine: 700mg
    Creatine Monohydrate: 175mg
    Adenosine Triphosphate: 125mg
    Coenzyme Q10: 2mg

    STEROL FACTORS:
    Fucosterol: 640mg
    Stigmasterol: 620mg
    Campesterol: 600mg
    Beta-Sitosterol: 250mg

    METABOLIC FACTORS:
    Medium Chain Triglycerides: 100mg
    Hydroxycitrate: 50mg
    Oleic Acid: 50mg
    Carnitine: 5mg

    THERMOGENIC FACTORS:
    Guarana (seed): 800mg
    Cayenne (fruit): 130mg

    LIPOTROPIC FACTORS:
    Choline: 1.2g
    Inositol: 600mg
    Betaine HCl: 100mg
    Lecithin: 100mg

    GLUCOSE FACTORS:
    Chromium Picolinate: 400mcg
    Alpha-Lipoic Acid: 200mcg
    Chromium Polynicotinate: 100mcg
    Beta-Cyclodextrin: 50mcg
    Xylitol: 1.8mg

    BUFFERING FACTORS:
    Sodium Phosphate: 400mg
    Carnosine: 100mg
    Postassium Bicarbonate: 100mg

    HERBAL FACTORS:
    Yucca (root): 375mg
    Uncaria Tomentosa: 375mg
    (Willd.) DC (bark)
    Uva Ursi (leaf): 100mg
    Echinacea Purpurea: 60mg
    (aerial parts)
    Beet (root): 50mg
    Gingko (leaf): 2mg
    Pectin (citrus): 50mcg

    DETOXIFYING FACTORS:
    Milk Thistle (seed): 75mg
    Goldenseal (root): 50mg

    JOINT & LIGAMENT FACTORS:
    Shark Cartilage: 750mg
    Quercetin: 25mg

    DIGESTIVE ENZYME FACTORS:
    Papain: 200mg
    Bromelain: 100mg

    TYPICAL AMINO ACID PROFILE:
    L-Leucine (BCAA): 2561mg
    L-Valine (BCAA): 1901
    L-Isoleucine (BCAA): 1729mg
    L-Arginine: 1325mg
    L-Lysine: 2261mg
    L-Histidine: 848mg
    L-Aspartic Acid: 2307mg
    L-Threonine: 1402
    L-Serine: 1813mg
    L-Glutamic Acid: 5776mg
    L-Proline: 2748mg
    L-Alanine: 1112mg
    L-Cystine: 274mg
    L-Methionine: 882mg
    L-Tyrosine: 1595mg
    L-Phenylalanine: 1526mg
    L-Glycine: 839mg
    L-Tryptophane (naturally occurring): 388mg

    Other Ingredients:
    Maltodextrin, glucose polymers, fructose, whey protein, egg albumin, choline citrate, calcium pantothenate, inositol monophosphate, calcium phosphate, sodium phosphate, creaming agent, natural flavoring, caprylic acid, DL-methionine, L-carnosine, rice bran oil, d-alpha tocopherol, ascorbic acid, magnesium succinate, beta carotene, manganese succinate, boron gluconate, sodium selenite, ergocalciferol.

    Wow...HARD FAST is the hands-down winner of Bodybuilding.com's prestigious most ingredients in one supplement Award!

    Directions:
    Mix 4 level scoops of HARD FAST with 16 oz. of milk, water, or your favorite beverage, twice daily. Best when taken once in the morning and once thirty minutes before working out (to activate your anabolic drive and boost performance levels for greater gains).

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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    Flavor:

    Banana

    Taste: 7

    Not bad at all !! And not overwhelmingly sweet, which was a pleasant surprise.

    Texture: 6

    Decent.. about what I expected

    Mixability: 8

    Mixes great in the blender or with a spoon.

    Overall Rating: 7

    call me crazy but I noticed a subtle but noticable little performance boost from it. Even the thermo effect was enough to be noticable. I've only used it occasionally (carb ups) so I'll let you know if I notice anything else.

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    Interesting. Talk about a "kitchen sink" supplement! i've always liked Universal's protein blends though. I've used Gain Fast 3100 and Specialized protein for lean mass, among others. Never tried the hard fast. Good review!

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    It's hard to believe but their is a list of ingredients longer than my signature. Impressive supp.
    Do or do not. There is no try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icetrauma
    It's hard to believe but their is a list of ingredients longer than my signature.

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