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USPlabs Modern Protein Packed Cinnamon Rolls

USPlabs Cinnamon Rolls

One of the best things that I miss from my childhood was waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls. They were always so warm and the icing was always delicious! Fortunately, I have found a way to continue to enjoy these without all of the extra sugar and carbohydrates. These cinnamon rolls are so easy to make, and there are only five ingredients! USPlabs Vanilla protein helps to create the perfect icing. The perfect gift idea for the food lover!



– 1.5 Scoops USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 2 Tsp. Cinnamon

– ¼ Cup Egg Whites

– ½ Cup Oat Flour

– Pre-bake Glaze

– 1 Tbsp. almond oil (can use any type of nut oil here)

– 1 Tsp. cinnamon


– 1 Scoop USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 1/8 Cup Egg Whites

– 1 Tbsp. Almond Milk


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Put all ingredients into food processer until a ball forms

3. Pull apart small sections of dough ball and roll into long strips like a snake

4. Coil the dough in a circle, stacking the dough to create the roll

5. Place rolls into greased pan

6. Mix pre-bake glaze and paint over cinnamon rolls

7. Bake 8 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes

8. Generously add icing over the fresh rolls and enjoy!


Makes 8 Rolls | Serving Size: 4 Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 339
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 19g
Protein: 37g


The Effects of Coca-Cola After Consumption

The life of sugary drinks has met their days until extinction, or will they prevail? There are more studies, articles, videos, ect, that explain the health concerns related to sodas (pop) such as Coca-Cola.

The issue isn’t getting people to switch over to other beverages but more of an issue well educating people on how “soda” actually works with the body after consumption. I came across an extremely interesting info graph that explains the bodies reaction one (1) hour after the consumption of Coca-Cola (original). It is compelling how closely the soda causes the body to react as if it had been taking in a narcotic (such as heroin). How do you feel after consuming it?

In addition to this info graph, Netflix had released an in-depth documentary about sugar, childhood obesity and the fad of the “diet x product” era. The movie is called Fed-Up and is well worth the hour to watch it. No need to explain, just watch.

Now now, I am not saying we all should just up and stop consuming soda or sugar filled products. The point is that in moderation, in most cases, is the safest way to do just about anything, even consuming sugar. Sure they tell you the “daily intake” of sugar to be 10 grams but the point is when you start depriving yourself of foods or beverages you enjoy tends to lead to a binge. To binge or consuming an overwhelming amount can cause far more damage to your body than an occasional treat.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Focus on Women’s Fitness

Photo courtesy of http://games.crossfit.com/

Released: July 21, 2015

It was just released that one of the world’s largest sporting goods, fitness apparel retailers Dick’s Sporting Goods to turn focus into increasing retail space for women’s fitness apparel and accessories. Dick’s Sporting Goods will be building boutiques specifically for women’s fitness apparel, accessories and equipment under the brand “Chelsea Collective.” They will also be creating a house-brand “Calia” inspired and promoted by country music star Carrie Underwood. Calia will be the featured brand in these boutiques.

Dick’s Sporting Goods senior vice president Lauren Hobart states, “As leaders in sporting goods and fitness apparel, we wanted to provide a destination for women who are on their own personal fitness journeys.” Those journeys are growing…rapidly.

An overwhelming increase in the competitiveness with women in fitness, it is clear that women are giving the guys a run for their money. Whether it’s CrossFit, bodybuilding, powerlifting, or just overall athletic conditioning, many women have broken through their niches as some of the top athletes in the world. Kudos to you Dick’s Sporting Goods for providing women even more tools for growth! Look out fellas, a woman out there is warming up with your PR. Ouch!

Source: TribLive

Chasing the Intense Energy & Extreme Pump – The Cellucor C4 50X Run Down

Since the launch of Cellucor G4 (Fourth Generation of Products), we can see they’ve taken the C4 Extreme and broke it down into separate series of C4’s. Not rolling out the C4 Extreme in the G4 series, but in addition to that, Cellucor has pumped out C4 Mass, C4 Ripped, and the latest arrival to SC, C4 50X.

So what makes the new 50X different from the others? Well the C4 Mass is as simple as it is named. They’ve added carbohydrates and additional creatine to the Mass blend; again simple. Reviews on this product are coming in slowly as the new G4 series has been picking up. The Mass has performing well with majority of our customers. We can’t say the same for the C4 Ripped as of yet with little to no feedback. – Stay tuned for those though!

The C4 Ripped has mass similarities to the Super HD Powder, yet still holding the C4 label. Could be that the Super HD Powder is being phased out? We will leave you to decide that.

On to the answer for the question above, what makes the C4 50x different from the rest? After quickly reviewing the nutritional panel and not going to much in depth, it appears quite simple. They’ve integrated TeaCor™, XCELICOR™ and the traditional Caffeine Anhydrous (I know same-old yada yada.) The most intriguing thing about this blend are the two “fancy” caffeine’s. Not by name but how the absorption rate by the body, each source provides. As old school caffeine anhydrous hits the system quickly and yet not as efficiently, meaning the body doesn’t process and absorb anhydrous to the fullest. On to the TeaCor™ and the XCELICOR caffeine’s.

Both TeaCor™ and XCELICOR™ are a more efficient, moderate to fast absorbing caffeine’s with lasting effects. What do I mean by “lasting effects”? It’s been tested that XCELICOR has lasting effects up to 6 hours after consumption. Say WHAT! Yes, the effect of XCELICOR compared to regular caffeine is that it’s been shown to improve mental clarity, greater concentration, improved energy & alertness, and most important, NO adverse effects.

The release of TheaTrim™ by Purus Labs, utilized the TeaCor™ compound well before C4 50X came out. The TeaCor™ seems to affect the brain, closer to the effects of caffeine in which stimulates the central nervous system and decreases the central nervous system at lower doses. The biggest difference between TeaCor™ and Caffeine is that TeaCor™ has been shown NOT to effect blood pressure, and also has been suggested that it has much less effects on the liver as it does not cause liver damage usually causes by stress when utilizing caffeine.

Okay, enough of the energy and focus talk. On to the pump compounds in the C4 50X. Again, briefly running through the panel we can see it contains the essentials, beta alanine, arginine AKG, and the most favorable Creatine Nitrate (N3-T™).

With the basics covered and the additional energy sources, the new Cellucor G4 C4 50X would definitely be an interesting product to try, and is now available!

Time Release BCAA Capsules for Enhanced Recovery

In the world of BCAA’s (branched chain amino acid) there are unflavored powders, flavored powders, tablets and capsules all in which break down and absorb rapidly. But what about a slower digesting, sustained release, BCAA? The search is over. The new Purus Labs BCAA XR is now available.

Purus Labs BCAA XR is an extended endurance and performance product built with time-released branch-chain amino acid complex. Each serving contains the clinical dose 2:1:1 ratio of amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) in a Time-Targeted blend and another dose of 2:1:1 amino acids in a Instant-Release blend.  Yes, you read this correctly. This product dishes out two (2) doses of BCAA’s with just one serving (3 capsules)!

Consuming BCAAs pre, intra (during workout) and/or post workout will provide you with more energy, helps prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue and ensures a full and quick recovery. The grey beads in each capsule are rapidly releasing BCAA’s and the dark (black) colored beads are slow-release BCAA’s. Get the recovery, endurance and energy boost you need to power through the toughest workouts. Check out BCAA XR.