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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)

    • Product 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. Thats 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 MUSC

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, add 1 - 3 scoops to 4 - 8 oz of water or sports drink. Consume 30 - 45 minutes 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
      Citrus, Gluten, Sugar, Salt, Dairy, Artificial Colors or Flavors., Does not contain: Yeast, Soy, Fish, AnimalDerivatives, Wheat, Preservatives

    • 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

      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 Extract (leaf).

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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

        (2 of 3 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

                (5 of 5 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 16 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 9 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 9 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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                                              Why did you choose this?
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                                              because it has pretty good reviews. the customers assured me it will give me the results I'm looking for and it has all the qualities I'm looking for in a training formula
                                              Joannie B on May 23, 2016
                                              Need a pre workout boost before a workout. Im a Triathlete
                                              ARTHUR W on Feb 29, 2016
                                              For the creatine and boost pre workout.
                                              JEREMY M on Apr 27, 2016
                                              buy one get 50% off
                                              ryan m on Feb 24, 2016
                                              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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                                              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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                                              Can I use this for post workout too?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jul 24, 2015
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                                              I lost my scoop. Who much is in a scoop? 1/2 teaspoon?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Apr 6, 2016
                                              Best Answer: The scoop is showing either a 3.5 or 35 CC "National Measures" amount, whatever that is. The actual amount when poured into a 1/2 teaspoon comes out to be a 'hefty' 1/2 teaspoon. Good luck!
                                              Reply · Report · Russell R on Apr 7, 2016
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