Dieselade Review – Get Diesel Improves Naturally Flavored BCAAs!

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Mike gives his feedback after trying out Dieselade from Get Diesel Nutrition. Overall, a BIG improvement in naturally flavored supplements.

There’s been a strong wave in the industry lately for more natural products. The biggest move we’ve seen is in the BCAA area of the market. Previously we reviewed Xtend Free, another naturally sweetened product from Scivation, which yielded mixed feelings among the PricePlow staff.

But then Chuck at Get Diesel reached out to us with his entry into the naturally sweetened market, and it definitely caught our eye. That product was Dieselade. This peaked our curiosity and following our blog on it, Chuck & Co. over at HQ offered to send us some tubs to try and give our feedback.

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Mike’s Review

Since I’m currently testing out another intra workout, I’m drinking a serving of Dieselade every morning, first thing in the morning before breakfast. It’s become a nice ritual, and I seem to get decent results whenever I do this. (I end up eating less for breakfast, saving my bigger meals for workout time – and ultimately end up leaner with this method.)

The flavors behave way differently with different amounts of water.

I do agree that these are the best natural flavored BCAAs I’ve had so far – once you figure out the ideal water situation.

Cherry Limeade better for “chuggers”, Strawberry Kiwi better for “juggers”

Dieselade 2-pack

Dieselade comes in two unique flavors. If you’re not a fan of kiwi or lime, add extra water to bring out the strawberry and cherry flavors of Dieselade.

If using a whole scoop in a standard shaker, Strawberry Kiwi definitely has a thicker mouthfeel to it — it’s good, but it’s almost too protein-like. Using a half scoop in a 24oz shaker, however, works best with that one.

Cherry Limeade has less of this texture issue — so this means that strawberry kiwi is best for those of you that want to make a huge 80oz jug of water to sip on all day long — you can make your aminos go a long way.

Cherry Limeade, in my opinion, is better if you want to drink the aminos in a regular shaker throughout a single workout.

Note the sugar alcohols

But there’s one major point we didn’t yet bring to your attention — the inclusion of Xylitol, a sugar alcohol, in both flavors of Dieselade.

Does that matter? Not to most of us – there’s so little (under 700mg) that it won’t even register as a carb. Hardcore “naturalists” may disagree though, since there’s a chance the xylitol was created synthetically, while pure stevia is truly extracted naturally. Most of us don’t care though, we just don’t want any more sucralose and fake colors than necessary.

Yet there’s another concern: some people are sensitive to sugar alcohols.

Not for the sugar-alcohol sensitive

Dieselade shaker

Dieselade mixes up easily and won’t stain the inside of your shaker bottle like those fake colors will.

My girlfriend always said that she’s sensitive to sugar alcohols, but I never really believed her. She says all kinds of things, right?

So I gave her 3/4 serving to drink during a workout, telling her that it was all natural, which she always appreciates. Later on, she mentioned that she loved the flavor, but something made her a bit nauseous.

I felt a bit guilty, but not that much really, so I had her try cherry limeade while at home another time. She went to the bathroom about 30 minutes later.

Now I know – she really is sensitive to sugar alcohol — or at least xylitol! I haven’t given her Dieselade since, which is fine because it’s all mine now, first thing in the AM every day.

I learned a few lessons here:

  1. My girlfriend isn’t full of it as I sometimes think
  2. This product is awesome, but not for everyone

Mike’s scorecard

So, if you’re not xylitol-sensitive, sick of the sucralose, ace-k, and neon coloring thing going on… then Get Diesel’s Dieselade is where it’s at for natural BCAAs right now!

  • Cherry Limeade: 7.5
  • Strawberry Kiwi: 7 (when watered down appropriately)

Takeaway

Overall, Get Diesel has a big winner on its hands with Dieselade. In terms of naturally flavored products, it’s one of the best ones around and could potentially turn those married to artificial sweeteners onto more natural options like Stevia.

Get Diesel isn’t slowing down either. Chuck & Co. have a slew of new flavors lined up over the coming months, with the first being a “pineapple like” flavor debuting in June (hopefully we can get our hands on that and update this post following our taste test!).

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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