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Paleo pre-workout nutrition?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2013 at 10:36 PM

What are your thoughts on this pre-workout supplement? It gives you the energy to work out without the crash of energy stimulants. Other pre workout supplements on the market are not only caffeine/sugar laden but have actually be proven to cripple athletic performance. This product, however, is caffeine/sugar free and it provides the amino acids necessary for proper protein synthesis while still remaining suitable for fasted training. I would love to hear your thoughts on the product. Your criticism is highly valuable. Visit http://www.myprimalrush.com/ and leave your email if you're interested. Thanks in advance.

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:46 AM

Overall, I think supplements are a tough sell to people who focus on eating real, nutrient-dense food and avoiding processed forms of nutrition. You might be able to develop a product that is valued in the paleo community and you might be able to make money doing it; however, it seems like you have much work to do to even get ready to begin that journey.

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:35 AM

It's tough to say whether you should continue development without an actual product to judge - what need does the intended product serve? Are there a lot of paleo-minded people who are looking for a pre-workout supplement? If so, what about your potential product fills that need in a substantially different or novel way that people cannot get from one of the bigger supplement companies and/or paleo giants who sell supplements (e.g., Mark Sisson)? Take a look at the Whole9 supplement evaluation checklist: http://whole9life.com/2012/02/supplement-evaluation-checklist/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:43 AM

Thank you for replying.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:42 AM

I agree unless it comes to building muscle. There is substantial evidence that BCAAs aid in protein synthesis and in turn build muscle. In addition, the natural energy supplements would act as a metabolism booster without the often recommended caffeine.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:37 AM

Thank you for you feedback. Again I'm testing the concept rather than the product. It is likely going to end up being a blend of BCAAs and natural energy stimulants.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:32 AM

It wasn't actually intended to be an advertisement. I don't have anything to sell. I was just guaging interest from potential buyers. Also, this is intended to be a pre-workout drink so as to retain the fasted state. I appreciate your feedback.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:27 AM

I wasn't sure whether that would futher target the paleo audience or come across as gimmicky so thank you for pointing that out.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:25 AM

I appreciate the feedback. It was more of a way of seeking feedback than a solid ready to sell product (hence the rough look). Paleo approval was intended to indicate that it was in line with the paleo lifestyle. The final product will have a full ingredient list and the origin. Despite my rough computor skills is this something you would suggest I refine or ditch. Thanks again for your time.

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on January 06, 2013
at 01:16 AM

And it's spam. Why are people not marking it as such?

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on January 06, 2013
at 12:12 AM

Sketch. .

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Adb249ff0b1447d86ed308d0265e2b86

on January 05, 2013
at 11:53 PM

There are a lot of spelling mistakes and typos in your advert: hetic, recieving, caffienated, thats, etc. Why do we need more than meat and fresh produce? I think it's tacky to advertise in your first post on paleohacks.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on January 06, 2013
at 01:16 AM

And it's spam. Why are people not marking it as such?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:32 AM

It wasn't actually intended to be an advertisement. I don't have anything to sell. I was just guaging interest from potential buyers. Also, this is intended to be a pre-workout drink so as to retain the fasted state. I appreciate your feedback.

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Eabb49dc059e7de35cdc11d1b9aea31f

on January 05, 2013
at 11:22 PM

Sounds sketch. The whole paleo approved statement got me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:27 AM

I wasn't sure whether that would futher target the paleo audience or come across as gimmicky so thank you for pointing that out.

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A31b063c5866c08aa9968a8f2f1e9949

(1721)

on January 05, 2013
at 11:01 PM

My thought is that it's self-promotional garbage. The website does not tell you nearly enough to make an informed decision.

Some questions on the supplement:

What sort of independent body gave you paleo approval? (Not that any necessarily need to, but your website wording makes it seem like there was an actual approval somewhere.) How does anyone know it's actually paleo friendly? What is in this supplement (entire listing of ingredients)? Where are these ingredients sourced? What kind of processing is done to these ingredients to arrive at the final supplement?

A31b063c5866c08aa9968a8f2f1e9949

(1721)

on January 06, 2013
at 11:35 AM

It's tough to say whether you should continue development without an actual product to judge - what need does the intended product serve? Are there a lot of paleo-minded people who are looking for a pre-workout supplement? If so, what about your potential product fills that need in a substantially different or novel way that people cannot get from one of the bigger supplement companies and/or paleo giants who sell supplements (e.g., Mark Sisson)? Take a look at the Whole9 supplement evaluation checklist: http://whole9life.com/2012/02/supplement-evaluation-checklist/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:25 AM

I appreciate the feedback. It was more of a way of seeking feedback than a solid ready to sell product (hence the rough look). Paleo approval was intended to indicate that it was in line with the paleo lifestyle. The final product will have a full ingredient list and the origin. Despite my rough computor skills is this something you would suggest I refine or ditch. Thanks again for your time.

A31b063c5866c08aa9968a8f2f1e9949

(1721)

on January 06, 2013
at 11:46 AM

Overall, I think supplements are a tough sell to people who focus on eating real, nutrient-dense food and avoiding processed forms of nutrition. You might be able to develop a product that is valued in the paleo community and you might be able to make money doing it; however, it seems like you have much work to do to even get ready to begin that journey.

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on January 05, 2013
at 11:51 PM

My thoughts are that it's a waste of money... I've been training fasted for a couple of years now..and.. In my experience, eating pre-workout is likely to make performance worse, not better.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:42 AM

I agree unless it comes to building muscle. There is substantial evidence that BCAAs aid in protein synthesis and in turn build muscle. In addition, the natural energy supplements would act as a metabolism booster without the often recommended caffeine.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on January 05, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Looks like ma huang powder.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:43 AM

Thank you for replying.

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on January 05, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Yeah, I would not buy anything like that without seeing the ingredient list. I saw BCAA and Whey? What else is in it, if anything?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:37 AM

Thank you for you feedback. Again I'm testing the concept rather than the product. It is likely going to end up being a blend of BCAAs and natural energy stimulants.

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