I do believe that Mag-10 is totally worth the money, and I’ve relied on it for the past several years with very good results.
I will also say that in my opinion, the time surrounding your workout is probably the most important time of the day to maximize nutrient delivery in terms of performance and recovery. Depending on where you are in your training (beginner, intermediate, serious competitor…), you have to assess what would serve you best.
Most people can make progress by having a ‘decent’ (not even 100% clean and good) diet the rest of the day so long as they address their peri-nutrition. SWF has served me very well, and if I were not at the level I’m currently at (competing as a WNBF Pro), and I had to make a choice between the two for financial reasons, I’d go with that, while doing my best to keep the rest of my daily intake acceptable.
Over the years, as I made more progress and improved as a competitor, I was able to rationalize adding in more supps, and Biotest hasn’t let me down in the over 10 years since I first tried their protein powder (the old ‘Grow’ powder), and that they are the only company that I’ve used their product for any extended periods at all. I say this because people frequently ask me about how many supplements I routinely use, and I certainly wouldn’t suggest every trainer to throw down as many as they can afford. Instead, add them in intelligently, and systematically so that you can truly understand how they’re contributing to your progress.
As the gains come, you’ll have a much better understanding of what each product brings to the table, and it won’t be a question of whether you can afford the product, but whether you can afford not to.
Maybe one day you too will have what has become known as my ‘Biotest Cabinet’ in the kitchen
(I believe Lonnie123 coined the term! -lol)