Olympus Labs Conqu3r Unleashed Blind Pre-Review

Olympus Labs has created a new version of their pre workout Conqu3r. We got to beta-test it and here are our thoughts!

Olympus Labs has created a new version of their pre workout Conqu3r. We got to beta-test it and here are our thoughts!

There are good surprises in life and and bad surprises.

Bad surprises = walking out to your car and finding it has a flat tire.

Good surprises = finding $20 in your pocket!

Wednesday happened to be a day with a good surprise. A mystery package showed up in the mail from Olympus Labs. Upon opening the envelope, I found a little baggy with some blue powder inside.

Hoping it wasn’t a prank or some biological agent of mass destruction, I opened it up and took a sniff, and to my surprise it was a sweet smelling powder.

Opened up a rather nice surprise from Olympus Labs... Turns out it's the new Conqu3r Unleashed and not a new form of Anthrax!

Opened up a rather nice surprise from Olympus Labs… Turns out it’s the new Conqu3r Unleashed and not a new form of Anthrax!

I went to my computer and found an e-mail in my inbox from the guys at Olympus Labs saying they’d sent me a sample of their new Conqu3r Unleashed pre workout to try and they’d love to hear my early feedback on the product following up on the review I did on the Conqu3r Demigod formula earlier this year.

Because of that review, the Demigod edition is all over our Best Pre Workout buyer’s guide, but it’s selling out quickly and needs a replacement soon!

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So I mixed it up, chugged it down and commenced to knock out my back and biceps workout that was scheduled for Wednesday. Here’s my early review of the new formula:

Note: I’ll just be giving overall thoughts on the product and no scores yet, as this was a one time use. Once I’m able to run a full tub, I’ll post a more comprehensive review of the product including scores, rankings, etc.

Robert’s Review

  • Taste

    An up close look at the powder shows it's much finer in texture and Demigod and has little blue flecks running through it.

    An up close look at the powder shows it’s much finer in texture and Demigod and has little blue flecks running through it.

    Upon closer inspection of the powder in the bag, it is a gray-ish powder with little flecks of blue running throughout it. It has a much finer texture than the original Conqu3r Demigod edition, which I’ll attribute to the inclusion of HydroMax Glycerol as opposed to the old “high-yield glycerol” that the Demigod version used.

    Right off the bat, when smelling the powder you are hit with a smell that’s a cross between blue cotton candy and vanilla cupcakes. It’s a rather sweet smelling powder, and a scent I’ve never encountered with any supplement before, but very pleasing to say the least.

    Olympus had mentioned the flavor was Krushed Kandy, so I really had no clue what to expect when first tasting it. Would it be an cloyingly sweet or mouth-puckering tart? Who knows?

    Well, it’s definitely on the sweet tasting side, not overpowering or cloying like I was afraid of, but very refreshing and enjoyable. I typically prefer tart flavored pre’s like lemonade or cherry limeade, but this may just make me a believer in sweet flavored products!

    The taste is about a 50/50 split of vanilla cupcake and blue cotton candy. That’s the closest way to describe the flavor. It’s rather unique as I’ve never tasted a product quite like it, but very enjoyable and a marked step up in flavoring from Conqu3r Demigod!

    Also, there was NO chalkiness or strange aftertaste with Conqu3r Unleashed as I, and many others, have experienced with the Demigod version.

    Clearly, Olympus stepped up their flavoring/texture game here with Unleashed setting the stage for good things to come.

  • Mixability

    Conqu3r Demigod wasn’t known as the easiest or best mixing  powder, but it worked, and that’s all that matters in the end really. Knowing this going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect with Unleashed.

    Weighing out the serving, it measured between 13-14g on my scale which I them mixed with 12 oz. of water. After a few shakes, all the powder dissolved effortlessly, with no excessive foaming or clumps. Again, we see this is a step up from the Demigod edition that had globs of glycerol always clinging to the sides of the shaker.

    Krushed Kandy mixes up into an aqua-teal color and once I drank it down, there was no residue or clumps left at the bottom of the shaker.

  • Energy

    All mixed up! Unleashed mixed effortlessly with no clumps or residue. And it tastes great! No chalky texture like I experienced with the Demigod edition

    All mixed up! Unleashed mixed effortlessly with no clumps or residue. And it tastes great! No chalky texture like I experienced with the Demigod edition

    Here’s where Unleashed meets its maker, would it deliver all-world pumps like its predecessor and laser focus or would it be a step back in effectiveness to improve the flavoring?

    As with all my workouts, I workout in a fasted state first thing in the morning and took this right after waking up. 15-20 minutes after drinking it, I did feel a marked uptick in energy. Nothing crazy, but a steady rise in energy levels that had me getting geared up for the workout.

    Much like the Demigod edition, the energy is smooth as it starts to set in and long lasting throughout the workout. It doesn’t make you feel jittery or stimmed out of your mind in anyway. However, there does seem to be a bit stronger energy component to this compared to Conqu3r Demigod. Since the formula hasn’t been released yet, I can’t confirm this or not, but there definitely feels like more than the 200mg that was used in Demigod. My sweet spot is around 250mg and this seemed to be somewhere in that ballpark, maybe a dash higher.

  • Pumps

    Conqu3r was known as one of the best comprehensive pump products with their use of glycerol, citrulline malate, and agmatine. It didn’t take many sets before you noticed a pump setting in.

    Unleashed absolutely delivers in the pump department much like its predecessor. 2-3 sets into my workout and I could already feel my skin starting to tighten and veins beginning to pop.

    The only confirmed pump agents so far are the 2g of HydroMax replacing the high-yield glycerol, but there’s definitely some citrulline and/or agmatine going on here again as the pumps are just as strong, if not more so, than Demigod.

  • Focus

    Unleashed provides some great improvements in focus and energy over Demigod based on this one sampling, and we can't wait to give it a more thorough test soon!

    Unleashed provides some great improvements in focus and energy over Demigod based on this one sampling, and we can’t wait to give it a more thorough test soon!

    The focus aspect of Conqu3r Demigod was always one of my favorite aspects of the product. I’m a huge fan of Alpha GPC and respond very well to it. All I knew about the new formula was that it still contained 250mg of Alpha GPC, so I was hoping the focus would still be as strong.

    Olympus must have tweaked the nootropic blend in Unleashed, as the focus surpassed what I experienced with the Demigod edition. Unleashed has you starting to get that “locked in” feeling about the same time that the energy starts to kick in.

    Focus was extremely strong through the entire workout and continued for a few hours afterwards as well once I started working for the day.

Takeaway

Based off this one experience with Unleashed, I have to give it two huge thumbs up! It improves in every area of the Demigod version. The taste and texture of Unleashed mixed up is a VAST improvement over the previous version. Energy and focus were all solid in Demigod, but they’ve been notably improved in some capacity in Unleashed.

Finally, the pumps remain all-world. I do appreciate the use of HydroMax over the old glycerol as it improves the mixability and taste/texture of the product. Whatever other pump agents are included they most definitely get the job done.

I’d like to thank Olympus Labs for their generosity in allowing me to beta-test the new Conqu3r Unleashed (click the link to read the details) and can’t wait to try a full tub to give it some long term use and a more comprehensive review. It’ll be interesting to see how this fares on leg day…

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  • ff4life

    Great pre-review! Did you feel any tingles? If you didn’t, I assume they didn’t include beta-alanine in it. I’m looking to take a one month break from beta-alanine and creatine, so if it doesn’t contain creatine either, then you’ve got me all convinced! Hope they release it in Europe, though.

    • Here you go!

      “I didn’t feel any tingles from Conqu3r unleashed, so I would assume there is no beta alanine in it whatsoever. Conqu3r Demigod edition did not contain any beta alanine, so I do not think this new formula does either. As far a creatine, Olympus Labs includes creatine monohydrate in their Vitality supplement, so there should be none of that in the new edition of Conqu3r either.

      I think you will enjoy the new product when it comes out and it really is a solid pre workout. I would estimate the caffeine to be in the 200-250mg range if your stim sensitive. So, it provides a good amount but nothing too over the top.

      Just out of curiousity, why do you feel the need to take a break from creatine and beta alanine? There’s no evidence to suggest these supplements ever need to be cycled.

      Thanks for the feedback and let me know if you have any other questions!

      -Robert”

      Note that our Best Pre Workout Guide at https://blog.priceplow.com/top-10/pre-workout-supplements allows you to filter out those two and see what’s left. It’s not much though!!

      Unfortunately, that kind of filtering is not yet ready on the main PricePlow site. That’d be a lot more complicated when we get to it.

      Thanks!

      • ff4life

        Excellent Robert, this is good news! I’ve read on different sources (including Livestrong) that creatine and beta-alanine needed to be “cycled” to enhance their efficacy – something like two months on, one month off. And those two ingredients were included in ALL the pre’s I’ve been taking these past months, so I figured it would be appropriate to take some time off of them. I’ve also checked our your pre-workout selection (based on pumps, focus, energy, etc.) and CL White Pipes looked like a great option! What’s your personal take on that “cycle” thing as far as BA & creatine are concerned?

      • Do you have any actual research to back that cycling statement up? Because I’m not sure I believe a single word of it.

        The point is to keep carnosine and creatine stores saturated so they can do their effective jobs. We know that each one is long-term safe, but there’s no conclusive evidence you’d need to cycle them.

        Realize that Livestrong is nothing more than a content farm that is used to game Google and sell ads. There is more broscience than not there, and their “sources cited” are never to actual studies – they’re to more bogus broscience sites or just link to something like WebMD.

        The majority of the content on that site is about as much of a joke as Lance Armstrong himself.

        Anyway, with all that said, you don’t necessarily need to get creatine / beta alanine in pre workout. CONQU3R does well because they put the money into ingredients effective for *this* work out, right here right now. Not many products do only that.

        CL White Pipes is definitely a good one. Robert’s a huge fan of it!!!