Overview of NutraBio Intra Blast
Intra Blast from NutraBio is a 3 in 1 intra workout drink promising to speed up recovery, boost power & strength and support hydration. On the surface this seems like a lot to promise of an intra workout drink. NutraBio is a company founded on quality ingredients and transparent labels. So they follow-up on these promises.
Intra Blast is a 2:1:1 ratio (proven formula) intra workout drink that packs 20g of aminos inside one serving. We at Fitness Informant have tried many BCAA and intra amino drinks but we think we found the one that takes the cake thus far. With the addition of L-Glutamine (recovery) and Betaine (power & strength) this intra workout drink really packs a punch. This BCAA drink lives up to the hype and scores very well on our test.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed NutraBio Intra Blast on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the amount of aminos used, as well as the kind of aminos, the ratio and other ingredients involved in the making of this BCAA powder.
We then look at effectiveness. A high BCAA product will be effective. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out the following flavors: Orange Mango.
Mixability refers to how well the powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of BCAA products on the market; both with and without caffeine.
Intra Blast from NutraBio has a great profile. It is packed with 20g of aminos (10g of essential amino acids and 7.4g of BCAAs) per serving. A 200lb person needs approximately 18g of BCAA per day so this user would need just over two servings per day which is not terrible.
On top of the awesome amino profile NutraBio packs in L-Glutamine at 5g which is awesome. Glutamine helps with muscle recovery and should be included in everyone’s arsenal (10-15g per day). Intra Blast also includes Betaine Anhydrous which is known to increase muscle mass, power and strength. The inclusion of Taurine helps make this intra workout a great source of hydration as well as all of the other muscle building benefits.
Intra Blast by NutraBio is very effective. For one it packs in over 7g of BCAA at a 2:1:1 ratio. For me I can mix 1-2 scoops in my intra workout drink and reap the benefits of the BCAAs at work. The inclusion of Glutamine for me is huge. Muscle recovery is something I am very keen on and is extremely important. The 5g of glutamine may not be enough for me but it’s better than not having it at all.
I feel very well hydrated while drinking Intra Blast because of the Taurine. The pump I get while lifting due to the profile of this drink is also amazing. The Betaine really provides an extra jolt to push you harder while hitting the weights.
I am a huge fan of orange and mango flavored workout beverages. This one follows suit. It tastes fantastic. I have had amino drinks in the past that are very difficult to get down. This is not the case. You get an amazing taste profile.
Mixability is very good for NutraBio Intra Blast. A couple shakes of the shaker cup with a blender ball and it is fully diluted into the water.
Like many of the NutraBio products, Intra Blast is premium priced, and for good reason. You get 30-servings for $35-$40. With competitive items coming in at a better price per serving you won’t get the profile of Intra Blast.
I believe BCAA, EAA, aminos and L-Glutamine are too important to pass up. For this reason I think this is a good value. With that being said if you get enough BCAA/Glutamine through natural food sources you can look at alternatives.
I know that price point is big in this industry so for that reason value take a little step back. Let me end by saying I will continue to pay close to $40 for this because I find a lot of value in it.