GEAR or Genetically Enhanced Anabolic Research recently launched their products at the 2013 Mr Olympia weekend. Headed by Liz Gaspari, wife of famous bodybuilder and businessman Rich Gaspari and with a range of big names to their team including Kevin Levrone and Shawn Ray, GEAR is going to be a big presence in 2014. One of the exciting supplements in their range will be their endurance supplement E-Shock.
GEAR E-Shock Highlights
- Ultra endurance training formula
- Reduce catabolism, support hydration and stabilise blood sugar
- Low Carb
- Bioavailable electrolytes
- Neurotransmitter support
GEAR E-Shock Ingredients & Dosage
The figure below shows the supplement facts panel for GEAR E-Shock.
The most heavily marketed aspect of GEAR E-Shock is its TAT2™ technology, which is common to GEAR products. TAT2 is also known as Theriomorphic Acid Technology which makes use of Fulvic Acid, a naturally acidic organic polymer. The other notable ingredient is PepformTM Leucine Peptides, highly hydrolysed whey protein with heightened levels of leucine peptides. Bioavailable mineral chelates from Albion are the other noteworth feature. E-Shock will be available in a 482g tub with 30 servings of roughly 16g.
GEAR E-Shock Pros & Effectiveness
Endurance style training is becoming increasingly popular with CrossFit and obstacle course style training dominating many people’s exercise routines. These longer events require a different supplementation pattern and a dedicated endurance supplement is the ideal way to assist with promoting the best gains with those training methods. E-Shock is a low carbohydrate formula, which are increasingly popular as a means of promoting more fat burning during exercise. Another great feature of E-Shock is the quality bioavailable forms of electrolytes that are included in the formula. E-Shock uses TRAACS® mineral chelates from industry leader Albion Human Nutrition. TRAACS® stands for The Real Amino Acid Chelate System and is Albion® Human Nutrition’s branded trade name for a range of its exclusive patented products. Albion are the recognised leaders in chelated minerals and are considered to offer the best quality chelated minerals in the world. Pepform Leucine Peptides are another innovative inclusion for E-Shock. There is a considerable amount of quality research emerging on the benefits of leucine-containing peptides, both for recovery and endurance.
GEAR E-Shock Cons
The use of TAT2 and fulvic acid is interesting with claims that it can support increased absorption of nutrients and nitric oxide synthesis, however there needs to be more research to conclusively support these claims. The other major limitation of the E-Shock TAT2 Endurance System proprietary blend is the undisclosed dosing. But with maltodextrin occuring before agmatine and beta-alanine within the 2600mg proprietary blend, one can only assume there are very minimal/insignificant amounts of each ingredient per dose. Even though E-Shock uses high quality bioavailable mineral chelates, the actual elemental amount of each (excluding sodium) is still relatively low (i.e. 18-50mg), which begs the question of how much difference they will actually make to the overall efficacy of the product.
GEAR E-Shock Taste & Mixability
At the time of writing, GEAR E-Shock is only available in Fruit Punch flavour. All reports suggest there are no issues when it comes to mixing.
GEAR E-Shock Verdict
All of GEAR products are visually stunning and no doubt, their brand presence will be their dominating feature. It’s quite rare to see start-up companies come out with an endurance supplement as one of their first line releases; and GEAR’s decision to do so demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the industry and growing trends. Time will tell just how good the supplements are; but get set for a big 2014 with GEAR.