Quick, what’s the catchiest name for a post-workout supplement?
How does Myogenix AfterShock grab you, folks?
At first glance, it has just about every ingredient you need during that crucial post-workout anabolic window.
Will it leave you trembling? That’s what this review aims to find out.
About Myogenix AfterShock
The manufacturer dubs Myogenix AfterShock as its “Tactical Post-Workout Catalyst,” per its official website. Formula notes:
- Thirty-four grams of protein per serving. Features hydrolyzed whey protein isolate and ultra-filtered whey.
- Great ingredient combination. Spotlight on its Amino Stack, BCAA, Antioxidant, and Joint Repair Blends.
- Proprietary Amino Stack Blend. Exact amount of each component is undisclosed.
Myogenix AfterShock Supplement Facts (Fruit Punch, 5.82 lbs.)
|Serving Size 2 Level Scoops (80 g)|
Servings Per Container 33
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories From Fat||10|
|Total Fat||1 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate||30 g||10%|
|Other Carbohydrate||15 g|
|AMINO STACK: 8 g**|
|A Proprietary Non Steroidal, Highly Anabolic Formula Consisting of Muscle Volumizers, Strength And Recovery Agents.|
Magnesium Creatine Chelate
Magnesium Glycyl Glutamine
Molecularly Bonded Glutamine
| BCAA’s 7.25 g**|
L-Leucine 3.45 g
L-Valine 1.85 g
L-Isoleucine 1.95 g
|Antioxidant Blend: 1500 mg|
(Vitamin A 73%, Vitamin C 1667%, Vitamin E 200%, Alpha Lipoic Acid, B1 (Thiamin) 200%, B2 (Riboflavin) 200%, B3 (Niacin) 200%, B5 (Pantothenic Acid), 200%, B6 200%, B9 (Folate) 200%, B12 200%
|Joint Repair: 1500 mg**|
(Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate, MSM)
|Other Ingredients: AFTERSHOCK Fast Absorption Protein Blend (Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate, High Growth Factor, Ultra-Filtered Whey Protein Rich In Lactoferrins And Immunoglobulins), Glycogen A Polymerized Glyconutrient Incorporating All Of The Conditionally Essential Monosaccharides And Polysaccharides Providing Cellular Rehydration And Glycogen Replenishment (Long Chain Polysaccharides And Short Chain Monosaccharides D-Glucose), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Sucralose|
|Directions For AfterShock Recovery: Mix one serving of AfterShock™ (80g) with 12 to 16 oz. of water and consume immediately after exercising.|
Meet the Tactical Post-Workout Catalyst
A lot of post-workout supplements have catchy names.
In our opinion, Myogenix AfterShock trumps both of them.
The thought of a tremor associated with great post-workout results is entertaining, to say the least.
The manufacturer dubs this supplement as “The Most Powerful Post-Workout Formula on the Planet” and “The Tactical Post-Workout Catalyst,” per its official website.
Just like the folks at Universal Nutrition, Myogenix emphasizes the post-workout anabolic window.
The latter defines it as “a 30-minute period of time, immediately post-exercise, when your body is primed for muscle growth, if given the proper nutrients.”
The company claims Myogenix AfterShock “contains these vital nutrients, absolutely critical for muscle growth, glycogen replenishment, and recovery.”
There are two more striking similarities between Universal Nutrition Torrent and Myogenix AfterShock: the sheer number of ingredients and the use of proprietary blends.
Let’s begin with Myogenix AfterShock’s protein content, which is estimated at 34 grams per serving (consisting of two scoops worth 80 grams total).
This product’s protein blend consists of hydrolyzed whey protein isolate and high growth factor ultra-filtered whey protein.
Whey protein isolate (WPI) consists of at least 90 percent protein. It is also low in fats, carbs, and lactose. Myogenix’s WPI content is partially hydrolyzed, meaning it’s broken into smaller peptides for faster absorption.
That’s great for your muscles but not so much for your wallet (the additional processing hikes up the price).
Here’s where things get tricky, folks.
Myogenix AfterShock’s Amino Stack features eight grams of a “proprietary, non-steroidal, highly anabolic formula consisting of muscle volumizers, strength, and recovery agents.”
Translation: It’s a proprietary blend without steroids which helps boost muscle growth.
Okay, but it still doesn’t change the fact it’s a proprietary blend. We don’t like that one bit.
The manufacturer is more transparent with its BCAA blend, which makes up 7.25 grams per serving. Each branch-chained amino acid is accounted for, so we know how much of each we’re putting in our bodies. All good.
Admittedly, we like Myogenix’s Antioxidant Blend, which makes up 1.5 grams per serving. The fact you’ll get a significant dose of Vitamins A, B, C, and E make it even better.
Finally, the product boasts of a Joint Repair blend, which comprises 1.5 grams per serving. Say goodbye to sore muscles with the time-tested combo of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Awesome.
Now, let’s check out the formula ingredients:
- Total fat, 1 g: Despite the heap of ingredients, Myogenix AfterShock is a low-fat post-workout supplement at just two percent of the daily value. We give props to the manufacturer for keeping the fat content within reasonable limits. Well done.
- Cholesterol, 30 mg: This much cholesterol may not seem to much at first glance, but it is if you consider it’s valued at 10 percent of the daily value (anything more than five percent of the daily value is excessive). Those who are monitoring their cholesterol levels should consult with a doctor before purchasing.
- Total carbohydrate, 30 g: You need carbs to maximize your post-workout recovery. It comes as no surprise Myogenix AfterShock is a high-carb supplement. Half of the carb content comes from polysaccharides in the form of glycogen. The other half comes from sugar derived from citric acid and sucralose.
- Protein, 34 g: This product is a high-protein post-workout supplement (54 percent of the daily value). You are sure to grow and repair muscle with its hydrolyzed whey protein isolate and high growth factor ultra-filtered whey protein blend.
- Calcium, 186 mg: Myogenix AfterShock is a high-calcium supplement (19 percent of the daily value). Not only will you get a tremendous post-workout boost, your teeth, bones, and blood pressure levels will all benefit. Awesome.
- Sodium, 150 mg: This supplement’s sodium content is somewhat high at six percent of the daily value. Best to ask for your doctor’s advice if you’re watching your sodium intake.
- Potassium, 430 mg: We love potassium’s abilites to boost cardiovascular health, regulate water levels in the body, and neutralize excessive sodium levels. However, too much of it may be detrimental to cardiovascular health, believe it or not. Myogenix AfterShock’s potassium levels are high, so ask for your doctor’s opinion if this concerns you.
Myognix AfterShock AMINO STACK, 8 Grams
- Magnesium creatine chelate: Simply put, this is a combination of creatine and magnesium. The former helps increase muscle size and improve athletic performance. The latter’s post-workout benefits include prevention of muscle soreness, improvement of digestion, and regulation of calcium, potassium, and sodium levels. Sure sounds good to us.
- Magnesium glycyl glutamine: Some fitness experts consider this ingredient – the only stabilized form of glutamine – to be extremely anabolic. It helps increase human growth hormone levels and preserve muscle mass after a strenuous training session.
- Molecularly-bonded glutamine: Let’s simplify matters here: this form of glutamine is known for its rapid absorption rate because of its stable structure. The best metaphor we can think of is hydrolyzed when protein, which, coincidentally, is also in Myogenix AfterShock.
- L-norvaline: Bodybuilders and bodybuilding enthusiasts know just about amino acid in the book. This one sounds unfamiliar, doesn’t it? Well, it’s a form of the BCAA valine. The difference is it has an extra hydrogen molecule. It helps increase muscle pumps and boost recovery.
Myogenix AfterShock Joint Repair, 1500 mg
- Glucosamine sulfate: This ingredient has been known to have great anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, many joint and bone health supplements have this. Consider having glucosamine sulfate in your post-workout supplement a bonus.
- Chondroitin sulfate: Another great addition to any post-workout supplement. It helps rebuild cartilage and boost tissue recovery after intense exercise. Chondroitin sulfate is especially beneficial for people who are 50 years of age and older.
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): It’s a sulfur-containing compound which helps prevent muscular pain, swelling, and stiffness. It also helps improve digestion.
Our initial impression of Myogenix AfterShock: It’s one of the most promising post-workout supplements on the market.
No kidding, folks.
It’s pretty obvious from the get-go that Myogenix AfterShock puts a premium on protein and carbs – the two macros you need the most during the 30-minute anabolic window.
Start with its potent 34 grams of Fast Absorption Protein Blend per serving, you get the feeling your muscles will get the shock of their lives after a grueling workout.
This product’s 30 grams of carbs per serving is split evently between polysaccharides (glycogen) and monosaccharides (sugars in the form of citric acid and sucralose).
Of course, you need to replenish your depleted glycogen stores after a hard workout for more muscle growth. Protein alone won’t do the trick, folks.
Our take on the sugar content: it’s a bit high at 15 grams per serving. Sucralose, a.k.a. SPLENDA, has also received some scrutiny over the years because it has been linked to certain side effects.
Maybe it would have been better if Myogenix used stevia (a plant-based sweetener) instead.
Nonetheless, we like the fact this supplement is low in fats at just one gram per serving. We tip our hat off to the manufacturer for that.
With Myogenix AfterShock, you also get an extra dose of calcium (19 percent of the daily value) and potassium (12 percent of the daily value). If you have any cardiovascular issues, ask for your doctor’s advice about the high potassium content before consuming.
Its Antioxidant Blend makes up 1.5 grams per serving. It is significant because it helps you meet your daily requirements for Vitamins A, B, C, and E.
This product also has a high BCAA content at 7.25 grams per serving. To put things in perspective, protein supplements such as Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey have 5.5 grams per serving.
The key takeaway: Myogenix AfterShock will help boost muscle protein synthesis more than your regular protein supplement.
Myogenix Aftershock also has a Joint Repair Blend which makes up 1.5 grams per serving. Like we said, consider it a bonus if your post-workout supplement has this.
You will recover faster and be better prepared for your workouts at the gym. Trust us.
As good as all of these sound, Myogenix AfterShock also has some chinks in its armor, unfortunately.
This product has 280 calories per serving. Those who are looking to build lean muscle mass are better off getting a regular protein supplement (preferably a WPI supplement).
Two hundred eight calories may not exactly be a bad thing, considering you need to replenish during the anabolic window. It’s just that those who are watching their caloric intake should consume something else instead.
We also said Myogenix AfterShock has a high cholesterol content. It bears repeating: individuals who are monitoring their cholesterol levels should take the necessary precautions.
Finally, there’s Myogenix AfterShock’s Amino Stack proprietary blend. It has a lot of promise: key post-workout ingredients such as magnesium, creatine, glutamine, and l-norvaline are all present.
By now, you know what we think of proprietary blends. Why put amounts of something in your body which you do not know? Why leave the consumer guessing?
There, we said it.
Myogenix AfterShock Benefits
Myogenix AfterShock has the following benefits, per its official website:
- Thirty-four grams of anabolic whey protein
- More than 30 grams of mass-building carbs
- Amino Stack which has creatine, glutamine, and BCAAs
- 1,500-mg joint support formula
- 1,500-mg antioxidant blend
We like most of these benefits. All of these components will help you achieve your post-workout goals, folks. However, we don’t like the fact Myogenix AfterShock’s Amino Stack is just another proprietary blend.
Who Takes It?
Myogenix AfterShock is intended for healthy and active individuals who want to boost their post-workout results, increase muscle mass, and improve recovery.
Any Side Effects?
Myogenix AfterShock has no glaring side effects. However, those who are monitoring their cholesterol, potassium, and sugar levels should take necessary precautions alluding to the high levels of these ingredients.
Individuals who are allergic to milk should steer clear of Myogenix AfterShock.
Finally, the manufacturer issues a warning for consumers:
Myogenix AfterShock Summary
- High protein content. Thirty-four grams of hydrolyzed WPI per serving
- High in carbs. Helps boost post-workout results and build muscle mass.
- Bonus ingredients. High in calcium, antioxidants, and vitamins.
- Low in fats. Just one gram per serving.
- Amino Stack, BCAA, Antioxidant, and Joint Repair Blend. The total post-workout package.
- Positive reviews. This product seems to be well-regarded in online forums.
- High in calories. Estimated at 280 grams per serving.
- High in cholesterol, sugars, and potassium. Take the necessary precautions.
- Proprietary Amino Stack Blend. Our biggest turn-off concerning this product.
- Expensive. You’ll pay $79.99 for a 5.82-lb. container that will run out after a month of use.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 2.64-lb. container (15-Day Supply): $39.99
- 1 5.82 pound container (30-Day Supply): $79.99
- Available to buy online and in retail
Final Word on Myogenix AfterShock
Myogenix AfterShock is one of the more impressive post-workout supplements on the market.
Its potent Amino Stack, BCAA, Antioxidant, and Joint Repair Blends are its main selling points, no doubt about it.
However, it has some drawbacks: high cholesterol content, a proprietary blend, and an expensive price, among others.
If we were to rate Myogenix AfterShock based on the Richter Scale, it would be a magnitude 7 or so.