Video Mania aka GNC Review

Damn – I kind of like video.  I kind of like it a LOT.  That would be more than kind of wouldn’t it.

I am working with GNC Canada right now though my Fitfluential Ambassadorship.  Last month they sent me:

Let’s start with the Active Vitapak.

As you can see you get individual packets of your supplements for each day.  This is so convenient.  I cannot tell you how convenient this was.  The pills are:

  • Women’s Ultra Mega Active without Iron
  • Women’s Energy Enhancer
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
  • Calcium 650

I was super excited to try these.  My normal routine is just a daily multi-vitamin.  Unfortunately my body didn’t respond well.  My reactions were an upset stomach, light headedness, and a buzzing in my hears, most likely triggered by the caffeine in the Energy Enhancer pill.

The lovely Kelly from GNC (on twitter: @GNC_Kelly ) agreed that caffeine was likely the culprit.  I don’t consume caffeine on a daily basis, maybe only two to three times per week.  If you are in the same boat as me, or abstain from caffeine altogether I don’t recommend this product.  However some of the other Fitfluential Ambassadors really loved the Active Vitapak.  Here’s a review from another ambassador, Erin – the Saskatchewan FFA.

Now on to the GOOD STUFF.

I loved the whey protein powder.

Now let me admit that the instructions specifically say no blender required, but I seriously loved making myself a little protein milkshake.

I loved it so much that I made you another video.

Alternative title: My Milkshake Brings All The Boys to the Yard

I specifically asked for the berry burst flavour because Brad has this childhood early twenties memory of when we first moved to Toronto and went to Bally’s and he ordered these strawberry banana shakes after workouts.  Apparently none of the other protein powders we’ve been using over the last two years have measured up … until now.


Note: GNC sent me the complimentary product for review, all opinions are my own.

Disclaimer: ALWAYS check with your doctor or health care provider before taking supplements or vitamins of any kind.  My experience with the supplements is personal and may not be used to recommend or diagnose any conditions or reactions.

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