Wade: here are my comments about it as submitted to bulknutrition a few weeks ago:
checked the reviews and did a forum search on here, and the consensus seems to be that Adenergy may be somewhat effective, but is not worth the money.
I just had my first experience with it, and I am just sharing it for sh*ts and giggles...I am warning you this isn't an exciting post and I am just sharing this for everyone's future reference.
Somewhere along the line I picked up a sample pack of Adenergy, it's got to be at least 6 months old, found it when I was cleaning out my gym bag. Anyhow, I work the overnight shift and brought it with me to work to try as a little pick-me-up in the middle of the night. I usually use tyrosine and phenylalanine for alertness if needed, and E&C if I am really dragging. I thought what the heck, Adenergy is probably a joke, so I'd try it.
Well I hate tablets because I know I usually don't break them down much and end up passing them, but the package said there was some mumbo-jumbo special coating, so I took two; chewed one and swallowed the other one whole. Semi-empty stomach; let's see how this special coating makes for good absorption.
The effects of the stuff are wild, I don't know if mine were extra-potent and thus Optimum would put an extra-potent supplement in a sample pack to make consumers think the regular ones were that powerful--- I don't know. It feels like I took a double dose of E&C, I am jittery, can't sit still, I do have awesome mental clarity, but it just doesn't feel right. I am still riding it now, an hour later, and thinking I am going to crash big time when this stuff wears off. I would not say this is a pleasant experience, maybe I took too much or something, maybe I over-absorbed the tablet that I chewed.
I will update this later, but for now this seems like a strange supplement (ingredients are not listed on the sample pack) and I will be sticking with my old E&C the next time I need a boost. I don't like this feeling but just can't explain why...maybe it's because I never did hard drugs (spent too much money on gear when I was young, missed out on all the usual recreational stuff....lol) and this is what some of those would have done...
I was correct in my prediction...I took the Adenergy around 0430, it kicked in by 0500, I experienced the above-mentioned rush of physical energy and mental clarity until about 0650, then just as I was about to leave work (when I am usually the most anxious anyhow because I am going home)....SLAM! I was so lethargic I went to a full-service gas station on the way home! It kicked my ass, absolutely wiped me out, I crashed big time....don't know what else to say. Much worse and more sudden than a crash if I take E&C while extremely tired...it was as if my Adenergy tank suddenly went to "empty."
Needless to say, I won't be buying that stuff ever...the free sample was bad enough