When I have a chance to do these reviews, it’s not every day that I am contacted by the President of the company to tell me more about the philosophy behind the products….but Haleo President (and one hell of a fit dude) Joey Rodrigues took the time to email me and tell me about Haleo before I had a chance to try the products, which I greatly appreciated.
Haleo was started by David Halton and Joey after they’d spent years in the supplement industry. After noticing a lack of ethics in the industry as well as questionable practices concerning quality, they founded Haleo, which has a focus in safety and quality, is free of banned substances, and using only evidence based and naturally occurring substances in their products. The result is a top notch product line that delivers on the promises they make. It is truly a product with ethical care inside every product.
I first started with their preworkout, Vici (latin for conquer). It has a tart Fruit Punch flavor that is a nice variation on the typical FP flavor, it mixes extremely well, and it goes down easy whether you take before or during a workout. I even tried taking this on an empty stomach (many PWO’s give gut rot if taken on an empty stomach) and found that Vici had no stomach upset if taken on an empty stomach, which makes this a great preworkout drink for those early morning workouts. Don’t think that it isn’t good for a night workout though..it certainly is. I took it for a 7pm workout and blasted through it but still slept by 1030pm. No jitters and no sleepless nights mean I have more time to conquer my day the next day.
Vici is comprised of electrolytes, a blend of betain, beta-alanine, and carnitine for power, malic acid, taurine, and caffeine for energy, and beet root & agmatine for stamina. It has tapioca starch, but no unidentified maltodextrin, so that’s always comforting too. All in all, Vici has a powerful formula built for success.
I also tried Mind Set, the clarity and concentration supplement. This was an interesting trial for me because I usually depend on large doses of caffeine to focus my mind when I am doing analytical projects at work. Mind Set gave me the ability to focus and really concentrate without the side effects of caffeine.
Mind Set is made of Tyrosine, Wild Blueberry Extract, Carnitine, Picamilon, Theanine, Theobromine, Ginkgo Biloba, Choline, and Bacopa Monneieri (also known as the Herb of Grace) which increases blood flow in the brain and is renowned for it’s neuroprotective properties. It’s a formula unlike any other and it is certainly effective. I love every aspect of my job but sometimes, the reporting can feel overwhelming as I build queries, and analyze large amounts of data. Mind Set really helped my stay focused and power through even the toughest reports. I’d certainly recommend it for any college student looking to push their progress in studying.
Haleo also makes a fat burning supplement. You can find them all here. I’d recommend Mind Set for everyone and for anyone looking to push their next workout to the limit, try Vici! Enjoy your progress!