One of the most famous body builders of all time, Ronnie Coleman, has created a line of fitness supplements. One of these, Myo-Blitz, is a pre-workout supplement.
Ronnie states on his official website, RonnieColeman.net, “Myo-Blitz will give you the energy you need for a great workout, along with muscle building ingredients in a formula that is clinically proven and tastes great.”
Ronnie also believes Myo-Blitz is the best pre-workout supplement on the market. It contains unique ingredients and is the only product Ronnie believes is good enough to put his name on.
I assume as a professional in the body building industry, Ronnie wouldn’t want his name on a product that doesn’t work. So, I looked into Myo-Blitz to see if it really is the best pre-workout supplement on the market. Here is what I found out.
Myo-Blitz is packed with B-vitamins to burn fat and increase energy, as well as a proprietary blend broken up into two parts: 3X-Treme Energy Shock Mix and 3X-Pansion and Recovery Matrix.
- Thiamin: Also called vitamin B1. A very important nutrient involved in oxygen based energy production and glucose metabolism.
- Riboflavin: Riboflavin is also called Vitamin B2 and has a similar role to vitamin B1 as it increases energy production.
- Niacin: Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It’s involved in energy production like other B vitamins, but is also involved in fat metabolism and has been used to treat and lower cholesterol. It is also involved in insulin regulation.
- Vitamin B6: An essential part of new cell formation and carbohydrate breakdown.
- Vitamin B12: Important for proper protein digestion and utilization.
- Pantothenic Acid: Also called vitamin B5. It is critical in the CoA enzyme production. CoA plays an essential role in carbohydrates and fat metabolism.
3X-Treme Energy Shock Mix
- L-Phenylalanine: An amino acid which plays and important role in metabolism and satiety.
- L-Taurine: An amino acid that plays a role in proper heart and brain function.
- L-Tyrosine: Another amino acid used to improve alertness and energy.
- Glucorunolactone: May have a detoxifying effect on the body.
- Caffeine Anhydrous: Common source of energy in supplements.
- Citrus Aurantium Extract: Also known as bitter orange extract, it has a stimulant like effect on the body and may contribute to weight loss.
- Schizandra Extract: May relieve stress, help control blood sugar, and increase endurance.
3X-Pansion & Recovery Matrix
- Creatine (L-Creatine and Creatine Gluconate): Creatine is commonly used to increase muscle strength and size.
- L-Citrulline: Used to improve muscle performance during exercise.
- HICA (alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid): One study showed HICA supplementation increased lean muscle mass growth during exercise when compared to a placebo. 
- AstraGin (Astragalus Membranaceus): Increases nutrient absorption in the intestines.
Myo-Blitz comes in two flavors, Fruit Punch and Watermelon Rage.
Along with the fruit flavor, Myo-Blitz also contains a flavor enhancer called Sensa Cool Flavor Technology. It was developed in partnership with a chewing gum flavor expert.
Ronnie developed this technology in hopes it improve the aftertaste of Myo-Blitz and leave your mouth feeling fresh, similar to when you chew gum. It allows Myo-Blitz to contain ingredients that could only previously be taken in pill form because of their awful taste.
Myo-Blitz contains around 100% of your daily value for almost all of the B vitamins. B vitamins provide an effective, natural, and stimulant-free energy boost. Additionally, Myo-Blitz provides several amino acids that increase energy. Caffeine and bitter orange, which are both stimulants, also boost energy levels.
Needless to say, Myo-Blitz is probably effective at increasing energy. So much so, that the warning label specifically tells users not to consume caffeine or any other stimulants while using this product.
The 3X-Pansion and Recovery Matrix contains creatine, citrulline, HICA, and AstraGin. All of these have been shown to increase muscle growth and performance during exercise. My concern is that each serving of Myo-Blitz may not contain enough of any of these ingredients to be truly effective.
The Mayo Clinic and several other sources state that an effective dose of creatine is 5 g/day.  Other sources state that an effective dose of L-citrulline is around 6 g/day.  The study done on HICA found the most effective dosage was 1.5 g/day. 
Since each serving of Myo-Blitz is only 8 g, and there is no way it contains the most effective dosage of those ingredients, it seems the 3X-Pansion and Recovery Matrix is probably not as effective as it could be.
Cost and How to Use
The Myo-Blitz bottle contains 30 servings. It is recommended that you take 1 serving before exercise with 6 oz of water. RonnieColeman.net says you can consume a maximum of 2 servings per day. However, it is not recommended to take more than 1 serving/day.
The prices for Myo-Blitz are as follows:
- RonnieColeman.net: $69.99
- GNC.com: $45.99
- Amazon.com: $50.98
Myo-Blitz has received quite a range of reviews.
Reviewers on SupplementReviews.com generally felt Myo-Blitz was not worth the expensive price tag. A few reviewers agreed it gave them energy, but it was unimpressive other than that. One reviewer stated the minty after taste, from the Sensa Cool Flavor Technology, clashed with the fruit flavor and made him feel like he was swallowing toothpaste.
Customers on GNC.com rated Myo-Blitz a little better and felt it effectively built muscle and increased focus. One customer on GNC.com felt the product was overpriced and the taste gave him an upset stomach.
Ronnie Coleman, no doubt wanted to include every possible beneficial pre-workout ingredient in Myo-Blitz. However, instead of making this product more effective, I feel that actually lessened its strength. Because there are so many ingredients, the amount of each ingredient per serving is fairly small.
In theory, Myo-Blitz seems like it would be an amazing product, but in reality, it provides very little of the powerful workout enhancing ingredients it needs. It seems the only thing Myo-Blitz would be really effective for is increasing energy, and there are far less expensive sources for more energy than Myo-Blitz.
I was also curious about the Sensa Cool Flavor Technology and how it would affect the taste of Myo-Blitz, especially when combined with flavors like watermelon and fruit punch. The flavor seems to be great for some who like the minty flavor of gum, and terrible for others who may feel like they are “swallowing toothpaste”.
Overall, this product seems impressive, but it probably doesn’t deliver the results it promises. It’s also expensive, and from the reviews I read, it probably doesn’t taste very good. There are dozens of pre-workout supplements that have a better price tag, and more of the important workout enhancing ingredients you need.
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