Supplement Review: Total War from Redcon1

Quick Summary

Product: Total War RTD from Redcon1
Flavor: Sour Gummy Bear
Category: Preworkout
Mixability: 5/5 – already mixed… hard to get better than that!
Flavor: 5/5 – tastes great if you like sour gummy bears.
Effectiveness: 4/5 – big energy boost
Value: 2/5 – 12 bottles for $35 direct from Redcon1, or $39 from
TOTAL: 16/20

Detailed Review

I was at a local supplement store checking out ready to drink energy drinks and ran across Total War from Redcon1.  I had been looking at their products online for a while because they all sound good… so I figured why not give it a try.

Well, this a no brainer… it is already mixed so of course it gets full marks here.

I really liked this one – it tasted just like a liquid gummy bear!  If you like sweet candy, you’ll love this one too!

I drank this as before I left for the gym, and 10 minutes later when I arrived I was already feeling a bit of an energy boost.  When I got out of the car I was starting to feel like my face was covered spiders – a sure sign that it really DOES have 3.2 grams of beta-alanine in it.  My workout was good, felt really focused and had nice energy.  I didn’t feel like my ‘skin was going to split’ from being massively pumped up as promised – but I workout first thing in the morning and do a fairly low volume program so that’s no surprise.  It does have 4 grams of citrulline in it in the form of 6g of 2:1 citrulline malate, which is a dosage that should provide some serious vasodilation (read that as “make you feel pumped up”) if you’re well hydrated and doing higher reps.

This is expensive.  It looks like it runs from $35 to $39 for a pack of 12 bottles depending on where you buy it.  $3 to $3.25 per serving is very expensive for a pre-workout, but you’re paying for the convenience of having it premixed for you.  Alternatively you could get the powder version that has 30 servings for $39… which brings it down to $1.30/serving which is “OK”.

Final Conclusion

This was delicious and it was decent during my workout, but the price is a deal breaker for me.  I haven’t tried the powder version, so I can’t comment on if that would be worth the price or not.

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