In this article we're taking a closer look at a company called Legion Supplements, based in Clearwater FL. Found by Mike Matthews, author of several fitness & nutrition books and creator of MuscleForLife.com.
The Legion productline features a selection of supplements, varying from a multi-vitamin to whey protein. Their main objective is to provide supplements with ingredients that are properly dosed, have proven benefits and aren't just fillers.
A protein powder made with whey isolate. Whey isolate is virtually lactose free, this is good news for the folks with lactose intolerance.
The whey comes from cows that are rBGH & rBst-free and it's cold-filtered, making sure the whey denatures as little as possible.
It comes in 2 flavors, vanilla & chocolate and contains very few ingredients:
On a personal note, the sweetener of choice is stevia and we seriously do not like the taste of stevia. The whey flavor we tested was vanilla, and for some reason, the stevia adds a salty/licorice taste to the protein.
(We really hope that in the near future companies will start using erythritol as a sweetener, since it doesn't have an aftertaste and it has a really low GI.)
The protein per gram ratio is good, scoring a 0,673.
All in all, this is a good protein, with no fillers and crappy ingredients and if you don't mind the taste of stevia, you're getting quality for your money.
Buy Legion Whey+
A pre-workout formula created (like most pre-workouts) for mental focus, muscle endurance & increased energy.
It contains the ingredients you'd expect from a pre-workout:
The usual tingles from the BetaAlanine appear after 10-15 mins of taking Pulse and the energy is good and maintains throughout the workout.
We tried the fruit punch flavor and again the down-side of the stevia taste, but that is (again) personal.
Only thing: upon opening the were huge lumps in the jar,
so scooping was a bit difficult.
Buy Legion Pulse
We have not tested this product (yet) since it contains 5-HTP and we are currently using another type of 5-HTP supplement.
We are not informed enough to determine whether 5-HTP aids with fat-loss (it's known to curb appetite) but we do advise to inform yourself properly before using any product containing 5-HTP.
Read more on 5-HTP here: