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      True Athlete Training Formula (8.6 Ounces Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Serving Size: 1 SCOOP (2.7 GM)

      • Number Of Servings: 90 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.27 / serving)

      • Weight: 12 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      • Specialty Diets: Gluten Free

      Product Label

        TRUE ATHLETE

        NATURALLY DRIVEN

        Serious muscle, endurance and performance support. That's what you get with True Athlete Training Formula. No filler. No fluff. No hype. Just the primary active ingredients needed to give you the advanced pre-workout support you want. Developed with the athlete and fitness enthusiast in mind, True Athlete Training Formula contains the important base nutrients creatine, arginine and beta alanine, as well as AstraGin, a proprietary nutrient uptake enhancer. This ™ed ingredient is produced from ginseng and astragalus and has been shown to improve absorption of amino acids, glucose, vitamins and other nutrients over placebo. This streamlined formula can be customized to meet your athletic and fitness needs.

        • BODYBUILDING - COMBINE TRAINING FORMULA WITH PROTEIN OR AMINO ACIDS FOR ADDED MUSCLE SUPPORT
        • FITNESS/SPORTS TRAINING - FOR ADDED ENERGY AND RECOVERY SUPPORT, COMBINE TRAINING FORMULA WITH AMINO ACIDS AND/OR NATURAL FRUIT JUICE
        • ENDURANCE - CAN BE TAKEN WITH ELECTROLYTES OR ADDED TO YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BEVERAGE

        True Athlete Training Formula is lightly sweetened with stevia, so it can be taken alone or in combination with other sports nutrition supplements.

        Products that are designated "NSF Certified for Sport" are rigorously tested to help ensure that they contain no banned substances, unlisted ingredients, or harmful impurities.

        www.true-athlete.com

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 3 scoops prior to training or activity.

      Warning
      Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors Added., Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Fish, Flavors or Sweeteners. NO Yeast, Gluten, No Artificial Colors, Preservatives, Salt, Soy, Sugar, Wheat

    • Brand Information
      TRUE ATHLETE, our next generation of sports nutrition supplements was created for fitness enthusiasts is free of banned substances, and formulated with care by the Vitamin Shoppe, TRUE ATHLETE contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and is free of banned substances. nsf certified for sport.

      True Athlete

      Training Formula Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 SCOOP (2.7 GM)

      Servings Per Container 90.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Creatine Monohydrate 1 Gm N/A*
      ARGININE AKG 1 Gm N/A*
      BETA ALANINE (CARNOSYN) 500 Mg N/A*
      ASTRAGIN 17 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Stevia.

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      Training Formula Reviews

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      True AthleteTraining Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder
       
      4.0

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      77%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good value (11)
      • Boosts energy (8)
      • Builds muscle (7)
      • Price (6)
      • Quality (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before workout (13)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Competitive athlete (5)
        • Gender:
        • Male (4)
        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
        • Price (5), Quality (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Buy

      In terms of a healthy pre-workout with great results, this is your product. I recommend using three (3) scoops to get the most out of the product, seeing how you need about...Read complete review

      In terms of a healthy pre-workout with great results, this is your product. I recommend using three (3) scoops to get the most out of the product, seeing how you need about three to five (3 to 5) grams of creatine to maximize its benefits (1 scoop equals 1 gram). I know it is beneficial to undergo a "loading phase" prior to supplementing with creatine, although I have seen great results without doing so. (

      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
      How does it taste??

      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
      It doesn't have a taste. I've put a scoop in a water bottle and not noticed any weird texture or aftertaste.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      last time around, not so happy

      This one star is based on my satisfaction the last time I bought Training Formula. Have they changed the ingredients? It was terrible! Very medicinal tasting. But the 4 times previous, I...Read complete review

      This one star is based on my satisfaction the last time I bought Training Formula. Have they changed the ingredients? It was terrible! Very medicinal tasting. But the 4 times previous, I was happy. Tasted great and really gave me a boost during the workout. Tried working out with and without Training Formula. Found it really helps my endurance! I was able to work out with energy and strength longer. But not sure I'll buy it again if the formula has changed.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Strength and Endurance

      By mike

      from Los Angeles,CA

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Builds Muscle
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Before Workout

        Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

        In the past I have taken this product and that is why I decided to buy it again. It doesn't bloat you up like other creatine products and has beta-alanine and L-Arginine which are a great addition to this supplement. I take it with orange juice or gatorade an hour before weight training, cardio or martial arts. If they would add Glutamine to this product it would be totally complete! =)

        • Gender:
        • Male
        • Where did you hear about this product?:
        • Store
        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
        • Varies But 2-4 Usually
        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
        • Convenience, Price, Quality

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Stuff

        By Georgie

        from Northwest Florida

        About Me Extreme Workout

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Builds Muscle
        • Good Value
        • Quickens Recovery Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout

          Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

          I use this product regularly before each workout. My workouts are rather extreme for my age and this product provides me with the energy and recovery to enjoy my time at the gym. I like the fact it has no caffeine, no sugar, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia.

          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Where did you hear about this product?:
          • Other
          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
          • 3-5 Supplements Daily
          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
          • Convenience, Price, Quality
           
          4.0

          Good stuff

          By Calvin

          from FPO AE

          About Me Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Tastes Bad

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout
          • Everyday

          Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

          I use this 30mins before working out, and it does boost energy. This is best bang for the buck that I have found.

          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Where did you hear about this product?:
          • Other
          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
          • 1-2 Supplements Daily
          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
          • Price, Quality

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          last time around, not so happy

          By Kat

          from Bloomfield, NJ

          About Me Working Out For 20 Years

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy

          Cons

          • Tastes Bad

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout

          Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

          This one star is based on my satisfaction the last time I bought Training Formula. Have they changed the ingredients? It was terrible! Very medicinal tasting. But the 4 times previous, I was happy. Tasted great and really gave me a boost during the workout. Tried working out with and without Training Formula. Found it really helps my endurance! I was able to work out with energy and strength longer. But not sure I'll buy it again if the formula has changed.

          • Gender:
          • Female
          • Where did you hear about this product?:
          • Email
          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
          • 3-5 Supplements Daily
          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
          • Price, Quality

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Energy and No Side-effects

          By Dc

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me College Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Builds Muscle
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout

            Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

            I love this pre-workout mix. I take it before my gym workouts and I am definitely able to get a few more reps in on all workouts and I am able to work out longer. The creatine content isn't too high in this mix so you aren't going to bulk up too much unless you take multiple scoops. It only has the bare essentials opposed to all of those stimulants which is a big bonus to me because I don't need to feel jittery all day. Takes about 30 min to kick in and lasts for about an hour which is perfect for me.

            • Gender:
            • Male
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 1-2 Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Price, Quality

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great pre workout!

            By beemore

            from baltimore md

            About Me Bodybuilder

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout

              Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

              I use this before my workout( 3 scoops) with a pre game fuel by Gatorade.it gets the job done. The taste is OK. Its not like the other pre workouts with stimulants with those side effects. No jitters, no headaches, no stimulants. If you're looking for that, this is not the product for you. Its worth a try and price is affordable.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Clean and NO stims. Plain and simple.

              By biggerguns

              from Dallas TX

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Builds Muscle
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Before Workout
                • During Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                I first bought this supp because it had everything i needed without the stims/caffeine. I workout around 3pm and have to be in bed by 8:30pm so this does allow me to sleep. It takes 3 scoops to feel the alanine to kick in and it comes quick like in 7mn. It does not last long though, fades away about 15mn after. Ok energy during workout. Mixes VERY easily and taste is very lightly sweetened. I would recommend to take this on light short workouts that dont require crazy energy. On heavy days that require lots of energy i would add 2 scoops of this onto a stronger 1 scoop preworkout that has caffeine/stims. Bottom line is there is no subsitute for a preworkout supp that has all the crazy stuff in it. This clean supp works as advertised on its label.
                I would also recommend taking this on weekends or your non training days when there is no need for hardcore stims but you still want the main ingredients.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great product without the Stims

                By Impala

                from Baltimore

                Pros

                • Builds Muscle
                • Good Value
                • Quickens Recovery Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Workout

                  Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                  This is a great product, ppl dont like this product because they dont get the energy i guess, well look at the label it doesnt have all those stims. i dont need all those stims that other pre- workouts do. gives me what i really need without all that extra stuff

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Never say Never

                  By Pedro65

                  from Fajardo, Puerto Rico

                  About Me Competitive Athlete, Former Anti Creatine User, Rarely Work Out

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Good Value
                  • Quickens Recovery Time
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                  • Should Document more

                  Best Uses

                  • After Workout
                  • Before Workout
                  • During Workout
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                  I have used many products to maintain my weight, build muscle and workout. I was always against Creatin and what many have said negatively about it. I always said I wouldn't use a product with Creatin and here I am writing a positive review about one. This product has creatin and I am happy I gave it a try. It doesn't hold water like others do, It doesn't give a bloating feeling and goes very very well with anything you decide to mix it with. I even add it to plain water to drink pre workout and I don't even feel it. I see results and like the product enough to write a review. I only write reviews on products I find that work the way it states it would work. One thing I like to remind people that many products don't work the same for everyone due to genetics, but I see this product working for more people than less as long as they use it as directed.

                  (1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  worst creatin ever

                  By shanook

                  from Ma

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                    • Before Workout

                    Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                    I bought this creatin and was so dissapointed. It did nothing for me. People dont waste your money on something that doesnt work. I use jacked 3D and get the best results.

                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not feeling it.

                    By WrkoutBuddy

                    from md

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                    • Before Workout

                    Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                    I agree with another poster, it's a great concept, I'm just not feeling any results. I've tried Jack3d and NO Explode, I get more from them than I ever got from this. The whole "True Athlete' brand as a whole really doesn't do much for me.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Two thumbs up

                    By Sam

                    from Washington, DC

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Builds Muscle
                    • Good Value
                    • Quickens Recovery Time
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Before Workout

                      Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                      This works perfect for me, I've tried other pre-workout formulas and they've made me feel like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. 3 scoops gets the job done and 2 hours later I'm able to sleep with no issues, Unlike other pre-workout formulas

                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good energy

                      By Ryan

                      from Jupiter, FL

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Good Value
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Before Workout

                        Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                        This product isn't as good as some of the other pre-workout supplements out there, but this formula has something that none of those have. It is NSF Certified!

                        Due to the fact that it has no flavor and is caffeine free, I combine 3-4 scoops of this with 2-3 scoops of ON Amino Energy. This combination has been working great for me. It gives me great energy and actually works as a thermogenic, although everyone is different.

                        If you are an athlete subject to random drug testing (PED's) I highly recommend stacking these two products prior to your workouts!

                        Hope this helps!

                        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        I must not be using it right

                        By Gary F

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • price
                        • value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                            I like the price and idea of making these pre-workout supplements more natural and healthy but this does not provide the same type of energy and focus that I get with Jack3d or 1MR.

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Bets I have used.

                            By Jose D

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • price
                            • Quality
                            • Satisfaction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                                I have used several pre-work out formulas such as NO Xplode, amino pump, animal pump, jack 3d, super pump and although they all work on me I would say Tru Athlete has worked the best. No jitters and no tingling! Great energy and good taste.

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Product. Great Taste

                                By Michael P

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Convenience
                                • price
                                • Quality
                                • Satisfaction
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                                    This product is a must buy. Great price and a better taste. Mix 2-3 scoops with water and it will have little or no taste. I have used a lot of different pre-workout supplements but this one is by far th best tasting. Would suggest for anyone looking for a great boost before a workout.

                                    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Buy

                                    By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Pros

                                    • Convenience
                                    • price
                                    • Quality
                                    • Satisfaction
                                    • value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                                        In terms of a healthy pre-workout with great results, this is your product. I recommend using three (3) scoops to get the most out of the product, seeing how you need about three to five (3 to 5) grams of creatine to maximize its benefits (1 scoop equals 1 gram). I know it is beneficial to undergo a "loading phase" prior to supplementing with creatine, although I have seen great results without doing so. (

                                        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
                                        How does it taste??

                                        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
                                        It doesn't have a taste. I've put a scoop in a water bottle and not noticed any weird texture or aftertaste.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Product

                                        By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                        from Undisclosed

                                        Pros

                                        • Convenience
                                        • price
                                        • Quality
                                        • Satisfaction
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                                            Overall Traning Formual is an amazing HEALTHY pre-workout. Three scoops give me a great boost in my workout in all areas of energy, endurance, pumps, and strength. Also I think the herbal N.O. regulator helps a lot. Great Product. For TRUE ATHLETES.

                                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Awesome

                                            By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                            from Undisclosed

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenience
                                            • price
                                            • Quality
                                            • Satisfaction
                                            • value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about True Athlete Training Formula - 8.6 Ounces Powder:

                                                One word for this product: AWESOME. Just picked this up last night. And man did i have energy. No jitter or real tingling of the face or body like other Pre-Workouts. This is the ultimate Pre-Workout. No side effects or bloating or stomach aches. I will keep using this product. Next for me is the protein and vitamins.

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                                                like the brand and the ingredients.
                                                Debra S on Jul 13, 2015
                                                Athlete. Get me pumped before my workout.
                                                Taylor W on May 30, 2015
                                                Very good product
                                                jaime g on Jun 17, 2015
                                                I train like a god
                                                Dominique F on Jan 31, 2015
                                                as a preworkout when i have to take?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 4, 2013
                                                Best Answer: Typically I take mine about 30 minutes before I workout, I workout in the morning and I usually fowllow my cup of morning coffee with this and it works great. A slight tingle in my head that goes away once I start my workout. I have tried numerous other pre workouts and this one works as good as any of them for me.
                                                Reply · Report · Derek H on Oct 25, 2013
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                                                I am wondering how you can take this even remotely safe with its 2.7GMs of caffeine per scoop? Coffee only has around 200 miligrams per cup. That's over 2,000 milligrams of caffeine a scoop!
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 1, 2014
                                                Best Answer: There is no caffeine in this supplement. Read the nutrition information again. There is 2.7 grams of total ingredients per serving.
                                                Reply · Report · Orin L on May 3, 2014
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                                                Can I use this for post workout too?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jul 24, 2015
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