Here’s a true story. I was
sitting laying on my couch watching The Masters. I had been in the same spot for the better part of an hour. My body was in straight chill mode and bordering nap mode. I had zero energy. My WOD time was coming in about an hour and I was this close to just skipping it.
I finally peeled myself off the couch and staggered into the kitchen for some more water. That was when I saw my box of samples of X2PERFORMANCE on the table. I thought to myself that today would be the ideal test to see what kind of energy those little vials can supplement into my body.
So, that’s what I did. I unscrewed the cap, tore off the safety seal, downed the shot of liquid… and waited with bated breath for my tsunami of energy…
**Author’s Note: This campaign ended on 05/31/14. For more information on X2PERFORMANCE, visit www.x2performance.com. Some links on this page may no longer work.**
Guess what? It worked! I got my energy. But, more importantly, I wasn’t assaulted with energy. The energy was there, hanging out, beat-boxing in the background, rather than a full-fledged heavy metal mosh pit of mojo. To borrow a well-worn phrase, X2PERFORMANCE provided a quiet riot of energy.
Prior to this X2PERFORMANCE review I had written about how other energy supplements I’d tried in the past left me jittery and feeling like my heart was going to thump-thump-thump right out of my chest. Not the case with X2PERFORMANCE.
Let’s start my X2PERFORMANCE review with what it isn’t – it is not a wham-bam smack you in the face jolt of energy. If energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are roaring NASCAR engines, X2PERFORMANCE is a purring Ferrari. Both get the job done, it is just how do you want to feel while working – like you are in a rocket barreling down the track or cruising down the highway knowing you can smoothly hit the peddle and take off at any point. I unquestionably prefer the latter.
Each time I took the supplement, at about the 15-20 minute mark I would feel the energy “kick-in”. I would feel a little hint of jitters that lasted for about one minute and then went away. This was consistent but was not unpleasant. It was not an overwhelming feeling of jittery, just the engine revving once to let me know the ignition has begun.
Here’s where my one complaint comes in; the taste wasn’t great. There was a berry taste to the fluid but I didn’t find it appealing. The good thing is one sip of water washed the taste out of my mouth just fine.
On to the important part… performance! Did X2PERFORMANCE live up to the hype and deliver energy to power through my workouts? In a word, yes.
I wanted my X2PERFORMANCE review to be as thorough as possible, so I submitted it to multiple types of tests. I tried it with a CrossFit workout that was predominately strength oriented, another CrossFit WOD that was endurance focused, and also on a 3-mile run that I frequently do around my neighborhood.
As I’ve said before, there was no mad rush of energy at any point. There was a supply of energy that helped drive me through all my workouts. With all situations, if it was doing heavy deadlifts or just plain running, my energy level stayed constant. Constant and increased! Even the day I was fusing with the couch, my energy level was high for the workout. Afterwards there was no crash or rapid decrease of energy.
X2PERFORMANCE claims to aid in recovery in addition to providing energy during the workout. I didn’t notice any appreciable effects to my recovery after any workout, although I still felt the energy reserves still in play even when my exercise was complete.
So, the bottom line, would I recommend X2PERFORMANCE? Again, in a word, yes.
The product works as advertised. I felt real energy without real side effects like jitters or an abrupt crash. I knew I wasn’t ingesting a bunch of crazy chemicals into my body that would accelerate my heart rate to high numbers. I could push harder and in some cases just summon the energy needed to get through a workout period!
My X2PERFORMANCE review only brought about two real negatives. First, the taste didn’t agree with me. Second, the price for the product is a little high for consideration for daily consumption. However, if I was going to take an energy supplement, X2PERFORMANCE is definitely my number one choice right now. I guess it is like buying organic produce; if it is important that you put quality into your body even at a high dollar cost, then it would make sense to use X2PERFORMANCE over cheaper alternatives.
In conclusion, I definitely support X2PERFORMANCE and am thankful I got to work with these people as part of their 2014 Spring Campaign. I will be ordering myself additional supplies for days when I can’t muster my own energy and for days when I have a specific special activity I want to be sure I have the energy to crush.
If you are interested in ordering a trial sample for yourself, you can check out X2PERFORMANCE here and just pay shipping to try it! Believe me, it is worth the small investment to try!