MaxiMuscle Cyclone Review And Results (MaxiNutrition Cyclone)

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Welcome to my MaxiMuscle Cyclone review, where I’ll discuss the pros and cons of this classic all-in-one strength-builder protein powder to see if it still packs the same punch. 

I’ve been using MaxiMuscle Cyclone for over 10 years now because it contains everything I need from a muscle-building supplement. Because of its quality ingredients and nutrient-dense formula, I don’t need to buy 5 different supplements; I can just take Cyclone instead.

But is MaxiMuscle Cyclone right for you? And is it worth the price? In just a few minute's time, I hope to provide a clear picture of why, a decade later, Cyclone remains one the best muscle-building and weight gainer supplements on the UK market.

#1 uk post-workout shake
MaxiMuscle Cyclone
A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone
Taste: 9/10
Mixability: 10/10
Ingredient Quality: 10/10
Mass-Building Potential: 9.5/10
Overall Rating: 9.6/10
  • Supports muscle recovery and stimulates hypertrophy with 31g of premium whey protein
  • Helps you smash through strength plateaus with 5g of Creapure creatine monohydrate
  • Minimises protein breakdown with 1.6g of HMB
  • Contains 10g of glutamine to take the edge off muscle soreness
  • Each serving has 14g of BCAAs
  • All the flavours taste delicious in just water (and they mix so easily)
  • Though Cyclone offers good value per serving, the tubs are quite expensive

MaxiNutrition Cyclone Nutrition Facts

The MaxiMuscle Cyclone nutrition facts

I should mention that MaxiMuscle is now called MaxiNutrition. But just for that nostalgia, I’m going to continue to call this supplement MaxiMuscle Cyclone, as that’s how I’ve always known it.

Here’s a quick glance at the ingredients in Maxi Cyclone per 60g serving (Chocolate flavour):

  • 204 calories
  • 31g of protein
  • 10g of carbs
  • 1.6g of fat
  • 5g of creatine monohydrate
  • 10g of glutamine and glutamic acid
  • 1.6g of calcium HMB
  • 14g of BCAAs

I’ve reviewed and personally tested about 70 different supplements in the past 6 months or so, and I can tell you that hardly any have a nutritional profile this jam-packed with quality ingredients.

And for only 60g of powder!

Honestly, to get this much protein, creatine, glutamine, and BCAAs from your standard gainer or all-in-one protein powder, you’d need to use about twice the amount of powder.

So while MaxiMuscle cyclone has a reputation for being quite expensive, you’re actually getting great value for money on a per-serving basis, which is why you only need 1-2 servings per day.

MaxiMuscle Cyclone Ingredients

Next, I’ll examine the MaxiMuscle Cyclone ingredients so that you can understand precisely what each nutrient will do for your body when you start taking Cyclone.

100% Whey Protein

The MaxiMuscle Cyclone scoop size

Sure, there are other supplements that have 30g of protein per serving. But you know what? Many of these brands bulk up their numbers with cheap filler amino acids or, even worse, soy protein.

Thankfully for our gains and health, this isn’t the case with MaxiNutrition Cyclone, which is truly a premium quality supplement.

Each delicious Cyclone serving (more on the taste in a bit) provides a solid 31g of protein from whey isolate, whey concentrate, and whey hydrolysate. This fast-acting protein rapidly delivers amino acids to your muscles so that you can stay in an anabolic state and stimulate hypertrophy.

For this reason, Cyclone is the ideal post-workout shake. I’ve personally been using it after most of my workouts for the past 10 years, and I’ve made some great gains during that time.

What I love about Cyclone is that over 60% of the calories come from protein. This means that you’re getting better value for money by not paying for junk sugar or fat that does more harm than good.

10g of Carbs

Closeup of Maxi Nutrition Cyclone in chocolate flavour

As much as mass gainers can be useful for hardgainers, most brands essentially charge a premium for cheap carbohydrates and average-quality protein.

MaxiNutrition Cyclone keeps things simple with between 10g and 12g of carbs per serving, depending on which flavour you buy.

This amount of carbohydrates is enough to give you a small energy boost without triggering the dreaded crash that so many other all-in-one protein formulas seem to give you.

Additionally, because of the relatively low carbohydrate content, you can experience faster amino acid uptake into your muscles—and thereby quicker recovery—because the protein isn’t competing with any slow-digesting carbs or fats.

5g of Creatine Monohydrate

A tub of MaxiNutrition Cyclone with the lid off, ready to be reviewed

While some people prefer to take their creatine separately, I don’t mind taking my protein shakes and creatine together as long as I get an optimal dose, which is around 5 grams.

And anyway, when you take creatine, you most likely mix it with some sort of protein powder. So, if anything, it’s more convenient—and certainly more cost-effective—to take your creatine as part of an all-in-one muscle-building formula like MaxiNutrition Cyclone.

Before I started taking Cyclone, I’d often forget to take my creatine, meaning that I was getting subpar results because my muscles were losing creatine saturation.

Thankfully, this has been a thing of the past for some time, now that Cyclone has been my go-to nutritional shake for many years at this point.

I also like how Cyclone contains Creapure Creatine Monohydrate. This is a purer form of creatine, sourced from Germany, that’s extensively tested for quality. Because of this, you don’t need to worry about taking low-quality creatine from dubious sources, which is a constant worry with lower-quality all-in-one supplements.

10g of Glutamine and Glutamic Acid

Back view of Maxi Nutrition Cyclone

While creatine is ideal for increasing strength and muscle fullness, glutamine is great for speeding up recovery and reducing muscle soreness.

The faster you can recover, the sooner you can actually begin building new muscle mass rather than just repairing old muscle tissue. This is key because so many lifters stay where they are due to insufficient recovery.

So when you’ve been taking MaxiMuscle Cyclone for a few weeks, you’ll probably notice that you recover a bit faster from your training sessions and don’t feel quite as achy (though some muscle soreness is still a good indicator that your training is actually working!).

The fact that MaxiNutrition includes a full 10 grams in their Cyclone formula is fantastic because that means you won’t need to buy a separate glutamine supplement, making Cyclone yet more convenient and cost-effective.

1.6g of Calcium HMB

Muscle growth (aka hypertrophy) essentially comes down to minimising protein breakdown while maximising protein synthesis.

Strength; the results you can get from taking MaxiMuscle Cyclone

And while there’s much chatter about getting your protein in so that you can maximise muscle protein synthesis (MPS), nobody’s really talking about the other half of the equation—preventing protein breakdown from robbing your future muscle gains.

This is where HMB comes to the rescue.

Whereas whey protein and BCAAs are anabolic, this leucine metabolite is anti-catabolic, meaning that it helps to prevent protein breakdown.

So, when you combine whey protein and BCAAs with HMB, you get a very powerful muscle-building effect.

Usually, in order to experience this heightened muscle growth state, you need to buy 3 or 4 different supplements and then somehow take them all together. 

But MaxiMuscle Cyclone changed all that. Its proven all-in-one muscle-gaining formula completely negates the need to buy HMB, BCAAs, and glutamine separately.

14g of BCAAs

A Cyclone shake from MaxiMuscle

Put your intra-workout shake down; you probably won’t need one when you start taking MaxiNutrition Cyclone.

While you can take some BCAAs during your workout for an extra anabolic effect (or just for the flavour), this is unnecessary for most people because Cyclone has 14g of BCAAs per 60g serving.

The only time you might really benefit from intra-workout BCAAs while taking Cyclone is if your workouts are long (90 minutes or more).

So far, we’ve saved money on creatine, glutamine, HMB, and now BCAAs. That’s 4 supplements you won’t have to buy ever again when you make Cyclone your protein power of choice.

#1 UK post-workout shake
A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone
MaxiMuscle Cyclone

MaxiMuscle Cyclone Results

I’ve been recommending Cyclone to my training clients for years, and in that time, I’ve seen some very impressive MaxiMuscle Cyclone results.

A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone next to a scoop and shaker cup

For example, one of my clients was stuck at a strength and weight gain plateau. And to make matters more difficult, he had a very demanding job, leaving him little time for nutrition.

I instructed him to take 2 Cyclone shakes per day in addition to his 3 meals. He took one after his workout and the other before going to bed. On rest days, he drank his post-workout shake with his breakfast.

In 8 weeks, he managed to gain an astonishing 5kg!

While I’d like to think that my training sessions and workout programs had something to do with his results, the only thing that changed for him nutritionally was the addition of Maxi Cyclone.

So, while my client didn’t get any overnight results or amazing gains in a week, he did manage to put on a solid amount of muscle in 2 months.

Cyclone Results: Cyclone won't do the work for you (no supplement will). But if you drink it consistently, Cyclone can help you gain kilos of muscle mass in just a couple of months.

I’ve had similar results with other clients, and I also gained a few kilos when I started taking Cyclone back in the day. I wish I had taken some before and after photos!

Obviously, thanks to its premium ingredients, MaxiNutrition Cyclone has the capacity to transform your body in a relatively short space of time. However, it’s imperative that you put in the hard work. To make the best use of this nutrient-dense formula, I’d say that you need to be lifting weights at least 3 times per week.

MaxiMuscle Cyclone Taste And Flavours

Maxi Muscle Cyclone inside a shaker bottle

Now for a Maximuscle Cyclone chocolate review and a Maximuscle Cyclone strawberry review. I’ve actually tried every flavour, but my two favourites are chocolate and strawberry. It might be different for you, but I just really like the classic protein shake flavours.

Both Vanilla and Banoffee taste delicious as well, but I personally switch between strawberry and chocolate, often buying a tub of each when I place my monthly MaxiNutrition order.

What I appreciate the most about the MaxiMuscle Cyclone flavours is that they’re sweet and pleasant but not too overpowering or strong. And, most importantly of all, the shakes taste like natural milkshakes and not like your typical artificial sports supplement.

As I mentioned earlier in my MaxiNutrition Cyclone review, I’ve taste-tested over 60 protein shakes and mass gainers over the past 6 months, and most of them left a really unpleasant aftertaste behind, as if I’d drank a bunch of chemicals or something.

In terms of taste, Cyclone is up there with the best. MaxNutrition have perfected their flavours over a number of years, so it’s no surprise that many of their customers have, like me, been using Cyclone successfully for years.

Also, there’s no need to use milk to get a mouthwatering shake. The flavours have been improved and refined over the years to where your shakes will taste fantastic with just British tap water.

MaxiMuscle Cyclone Mixability And Digestability

The final two tests in my Maxi Cyclone review; mixability and digestibility.

Let’s start with the mixing.

A man making a protein shake for his MaxiMuscle Cyclone review

Honestly, what’s worse than a grainy, clumped-up protein shake? I’m all for quality over taste, but even I don’t want to feel like I’m drinking cement after my workout.

Out of all the 60+ shakes that I’ve tested, MaxiNutrition Cyclone is easily in the top 3 when it comes to mixability. All you need to do to get a smooth, lump-free shake is add 60g of powder (1.5 scoops) to around 250 ml or 300 ml of liquid and shake for 20 seconds.

Cyclone mixes easily every time, so you certainly won’t need to faff around with a blender, which is especially useful if you plan on bringing Cyclone to the gym with you or to work.

In terms of digestibility, I find that Cyclone doesn’t fill me up too much, as some other shakes tend to do, meaning that I can still enjoy my meals without feeling like I’m force-feeding myself.

Despite being nutrient-packed, Cyclone by Maximuscle doesn’t sit heavy on your stomach. As a result, you don’t get those, shall we say, gas-related side effects that tend to accompany other protein powders. 

MaxiMuscle Cyclone Side Effects

As for MaxiMuscle Cyclone side effects, the obvious one is weight gain.

A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone

Obviously, this isn’t an undesirable side effect, but it is a very real bodily change that could take place after you’ve been drinking Cyclone for a couple of weeks.

Since Maxi Cyclone contains creatine, your muscles will naturally start to look more full and hold more water, which will likely increase your body weight.

Of course, if you’re not eating in a calorie surplus, then your body weight won’t necessarily shoot up when you start taking Cyclone, but you could still gain muscle and lose fat.

Besides weight gain, there really are no other MaxiMuscle Cyclone side effects that I can think of, which is a testament to its clean, third-party-tested formula.

Whether you go for Progain or Cyclone, you’ll get a supplement that’s been tested and certified by the UK’s leading third-party supplement tester, Informed Sport.

A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone
MaxiMuscle Cyclone

MaxiNutrition Cyclone FAQ

Here are some of the most common questions that people have about MaxiNutrition Cyclone.

Does MaxiMuscle Cyclone work?

So, is MaxiMuscle Cyclone any good? Yes, MaxiMuscle Cyclone is a top-quality UK all-in-one muscle-building protein powder that uses only the best ingredients. MaxiNutrition Cyclone is extensively tested by Informed Sport for any impurities and banned substances, giving you complete peace of mind.

Obviously, to get the best MaxiNutrition Cyclone results possible, you need to train hard in the gym and wait at least a month to see any physical changes.

Does MaxiMuscle Cyclone contain caffeine?

No, MaxiMuscle Cyclone does not contain any caffeine at all, meaning that you can consume it at any time of the day without fear of it keeping you awake at night.

You might be thinking of their Promax Lean shake, which does have caffeine, in addition to green tea extract and l-carnitine.

How much MaxiMuscle Cyclone should you take?

In agreement with MaxiNutrition, I recommend taking two full Cyclone servings per day for the best results. I’d have one after your workout and another before bed. But you can certainly see results from just having a single daily shake (or perhaps take 2 on training days and 1 on rest days).

What is the best MaxiMuscle Cyclone flavour?

As a MaxiMuscle Cyclone user of 10 years, I’d say that the best flavours are chocolate and strawberry, but I’ve also enjoyed the Vanilla and Banoffee flavours over the years as well.

Compared to the taste of your average protein shake or mass gainer, the MaxiNutrition Cyclone flavours are nothing short of mouthwatering. And best of all, they taste great with just water—no milk needed.

What is the best MaxiMuscle Cyclone alternative?

The best MaxiMuscle Cyclone alternative depends on your goal. If you really want to bulk up and pack on mass, then I recommend Progain instead because it has 506 calories vs Cyclone’s 204. You can read my MaxiNutrition Progain review for more information.

Alternatively, if you just want a quality protein powder with plenty of BCAAs and glutamine but without the creatine, then I’d definitely recommend getting a tub of Promax Restore.

Where is the cheapest place to buy MaxiMuscle Cyclone in the UK?

The cheapest place to buy MaxiMuscle Cyclone is direct from the manufacturer, where you can ensure that you’re getting a safe, effective, third-party tested supplement and not some cheap knock-off that does you more harm than good. 

The Verdict: Is MaxiNutrition Cyclone Worth The Money?

A tub of MaxiMuscle Cyclone next to a MaxiNutrition shaker bottle

Overall, my MaxiMuscle Cyclone review is very positive indeed, and I highly recommend getting Cyclone if you can afford it because it’s much better quality than the cheaper alternatives that plague the UK supplement market (and then vanish a year later).

MaxiNutrition is the UK’s original all-in-one muscle-building protein shake, and more than 10 years on, it’s still as effective as ever.

With 204 calories, 31g of protein, 14g of BCAAs, 10g of glutamine, 1.6g of HMB, and 5g of creatine, this powerful yet safe protein powder contains everything you need to recover from your strength training workouts.

Unlike alternatives, every single batch of MaxiNutrition Cyclone is tested by Informed Sport for impurities and banned substances, so you can drink your Cyclone shakes with complete peace of mind.

While MaxiNutrition Cyclone is more expensive than your average protein shake, it also tastes way better and has a much more nutrient-dense formula. Creatine, glutamine, HMB, and BCAAs are just some of the supplements you won’t need to buy when you get Maxi Cyclone.

Also, many MaxiNutrition Cyclone reviews, such as mine, are from long-term customers who’ve been taking Cyclone for years and can testify to its quality and effectiveness.

A tub of chocolate MaxiMuscle Cyclone
MaxiMuscle Cyclone
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