Go Time: New, Branded Smelling Salt

go timeGo Time is essentially a pass at replacing energy drinks for use in sports. The energy that comes from drinks like Redbull or 5-Hour Energy can be down-right useful during a football game or right before a heavy power-lift. The downside: do you like the taste only replicated by taking fruit-roll-ups, gummy bears, and coca-cola and throwing it into a blender. I suppose that the bigger problem is really the fact that 20 minutes after you drink it, the jitters make it just about impossible to make any type of play on the ball (Or I imagine do anything else in any sport). New to smelling salts, learn more here.

You may have been able to pick up on the fact that I am somewhat of a supporter of this Go Time product. In fact, Go Time was the inspiration for me to start this blog in the first place. As with any smelling salt ampule, Go Time is a mix of ammonia salt and various essential oils ranging from peppermint to eucalyptus. The plus side of this unique product is that the lower intensity combination with essential oils let pretty much anybody use them. Not quite as potent as the medical grade stuff.

The Down Side

Yeah, so, the downside is also that they aren’t as potent. Though low potency can be a plus for someone who doesn’t regularly use the stuff, the stronger the salt the stronger the effect. That means that guys like me who want the biggest kick possible need something closer to medical grade.

On top of being less potent, Go Time is also currently about 4 times more expensive than most bulk-purchase smelling salts off Amazon. Check some out here at around $25 for 100 ampules (Vs. about $4 for 4 ampules of Go Time). That’s about $0.25 vs. $1 per ampule in comparison). Amazon also has a smaller, cheaper pack of 10 here.

My Conclusion

If you are looking for a way to increase performance quickly and get the most out of your hard work and training, Go Time is definitely a great option! On the other hand, if you are looking to spend a little less cash and don’t mind going with something stronger that smells about 10x worse, then there are better options out there.. Just check out Amazon if you have any doubt.

  1. 11 years ago

    Good to see someone finally thought to put a name on salts. Reminds me of that soda stuff from a while back, Volt was it?

    • 11 years ago

      Yeah, I thought the same thing. Genius, really, the stuff sells itself and there’s nuthin but generic stuff out there :) (Though it is cheaper)


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