4.0 / 5.0
REMAXX is a fully disclosed BCAA supplement, so judging the profile on this item becomes very easy for us. First and foremost REMAXX is a BCAA product. So that's where our eyes are drawn too first. REMAXX packs in 8g of BCAA per serving at the highly proven and researched back 2:1:1 ratio. You typically find the amount of BCAA per serving anywhere from 5g-10g so this is on the bigger side. We're fans of that.
Outside of the BCAAs, REMAXX also includes 500mg of CocOganic. This is organic freeze dried coconut water. This is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient due to the positive effects it has on your hydration. At 500mg it is not going to effect hydration all that much, but it is still a benefit. Some of the straight organic freeze dried coconut powders on the market include anywhere from 7g-10g per serving in a hydration/sports drink.
Other notable ingredients include L-Glutamine at 500mg (typically you'd want a minimum of 5g of L-Glutamine for effectiveness), L-Cittruline at 500mg (again, you'd like to see more for a full effect), and L-Tyrosine at 500mg (this is a typical dosage you see across the industry but to get the full effects of this amino acid you'd want to get a minimum of 5g).
So why does APN include all these other ingredients if they aren't going to be greatly beneficial? Why not? Sure, the amounts are not at clinical doses but at the end of the day you really are buying a BCAA product. Would it make this product less expensive if they neglected the other stuff? Most likely, but it doesn't make it a bad product at all.
4.0 / 5.0
I judge the overall effectiveness of a BCAA product based on the amount of BCAAs I get per serving compared to my daily intake requirement. I need about 15-20g of BCAA per day to really get the benefit from them. At 8g per serving that is approximately 50% of the amount I need for the day. Bingo! I like this. I would essentially need two scoops to get my daily dose. However, I take other BCAA supplement throughout the day to supplement the gap remaining in my BCAA requirement.
It does help with recovery. I am a firm believer in BCAAs that they help with healing your torn muscle tissue quicker which speeds up recovery time and muscle building.
Regarding the hydration aspect of REMAXX I did not notice anything really different from this compared to other BCAAs. Typically flavorful BCAA products quench my thirst pretty good, this did the same.
3.5 / 5.0
Flavor: Lemon Lime
Lemon Lime flavored REMAXX was not bad. The issue with BCAAs, at times, is that they can taste really bad so the companies load the product with artificial flavors and sucralose. This product does use natural lemon, which is a plus. Overall the taste was good. It was not the best I have ever had in the "lemon" category, but it wasn't near the worst.
4.0 / 5.0
I didn't have any issues with the mixability of REMAXX. It mixes really well. You do get some residue left over at the bottom when you fully finish your drink, but it is not bad. Another splash of water and you can get the rest of it down. There is no clumping or chunky-ness to this product.
3.0 / 5.0
APN REMAXX retails on their website for $30. At 25 servings per container you are getting one serving for just over $1 a serving. Remember that you're getting 8g per serving, so that helps. If you do the math you are getting 200g of 2:1:1 BCAA per container at $30. Others in the same category, using high quality ingredients, give you more than this for less. Competitor A retails for $31.79 but you get 400g of 2:1:1 BCAA and Competitor B retails for $26.99 and you get 315g of 2:1:1 BCAA. I realize that you get the CocOganic, L-Cittruline, L-Glutamine, etc as well with this all encompassing product so there is added value there. For me it comes down to what I want to derive from the product. Most of these I am just looking for BCAAs only. If you place higher value on the "other" ingredients then this is not a bad value. If you read our opener we said if you can get your hands on a coupon code then this becomes more valuable.