Here we are talking about the new version(2013) of Muscle Pharm Assault. The scoop size is smaller, though I don’t think it can be classified as “ultra-concentrated” just yet. It has about 200mg of caffeine per scoop now, which I’ve been hearing can be a bit much for your first time use so you may want to start of with a half scoop. Also on that note, they’ve included a new type of caffeine that is suggested to be more of a time released formula ( so you don’t have a big crash afterwards). They’ve also thrown in about 500mg more Beta alanine per scoop and a handful more vitamins like C, B3, and E.
The largest difference with the new formula, is the amount of nitrates – from a variety of sources. Such as Red Beet Extract High in Nitrates, CreNitrate, ArgNitrate, BCAA Nitrate 3:1:2. Nitrates are suggested to improve vasodilation and blood flow throughout our muscle cells to amplify nutrient transfer to our muscles when they need it the most. This does mean that we are only getting about 1 gram of Creeatine Nitrate per serving, but with the more advanced forms of Creatine coming out these days, the makers of Assault are quick to assure us that this is enough, pre-workout at least.
I’m still awaiting my samples of the new Assault to arrive in the mail, but from what I’ve been hearing online and from close friends, I won’t be disappointed.
About the old Assault : I’ve come to know MP Assault as one of my go to pre-workouts to come back to after testing out other options. It’s works really well for me not only at the gym, but for sports like soccer and football as well. For golf? Not so much… It’s been reliable and effective time and time again, even nearer the end of the tub – which can’t be said for all pre-workouts. Assault is in the top 3 that I recommend to friends when they ask me for a good pre-workout.