Before opening my new tub of ANS Dilate I take a good look at the container. I like the construction of the tub, it is strong and durable.. Not as sturdy as some of the other small tubs but still has a high quality spill proof lid and you are not going to smash up this tub or have fears of it coming apart or being crushed. Blue happens to be my favorite color and all the important parts on here are well displayed and easy to read. When it comes to the ingredients nothing is left to the imagination and the benefits of their select ingredients are easy to read about for your amusement. When you break the seal and open your Dilate you will notice the powder is insanely purple. Dark purple and (I assume for everyone) very clumpy. This stuff looks like ice tea mix that has been left in the kitchen for a few humid summers. It breaks apart just fine though, and it must be one of the ingredients holding it all together. No smell escapes the container but there is a slight sweet, grape scent that reminds me of cool-aid mix. I like it, I think it smells like something tasty and light.. The clumps are a little weird..
Exterior Design: I like the construction of the tub, it is strong and durable.. Not as sturdy as some of the other small tubs but still has a high quality spill proof lid and you are not going to smash up this tub or have fears of it coming apart or being crushed. This is a good tub with quality inside and you are paying for what you want and not for fancy marketing, graphic designers, or any bull - this was made for the athlete to use, simple and to the point. 9/10
Smell: Good grape scent with this one. 8/10
Mixing Ability: Dissolves in water, some heavy stuff but it's pretty much all gravy. 8/10
Drinking Ability: Easy to drink with a bit of a rougher, heavier feel than some of the caffeine based stuff but it's no big deal and it goes down like it should. 8/10
Flavor Grape Blast: For a pre-workout with a no bull attitude the grape is good and strong. Doesn't taste over powering or too sweet. The grape is just a good bonus to a good product. 8/10
Living with ANS PERFORMANCE - DILATE: GRAPE BLAST: I came to love this Dilate as an intra-workout supplement and it has been amazing. If they would send this stuff to me I would rave and rock it in my workouts every time. Great product to fill an over-looked niche . 10/10
Price: BodyBuilding.com $28.99 ANSPerformance.com $34.99
Summary: I am down for this product and as my intra-workout it is my new go-to. It compliments the normal pre-workout like a champ and I like it a lot - my workouts were and are insane in the membrane. I also like, and tried the idea of alternating from Dilate to the normal caffeine based pre-workouts. It give my body a break from the caffeine and to take some of that tolerance issue out of it. Dilate is definitely worth the try.
Over-All: A 9/10
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