1st Phorm Review: Your Comprehensive Multi-Product and Company Review

1st Phorm Review


Because 1st Phorm has a certain buzz about them, we thought it only appropriate to take a deep dive into the company and its products. What makes this a stand-out brand? Well, the time and effort that they put into each supplement is probably a good jumping-off point. Maybe it's the flavor options. Or the various proprietary antioxidant blends. We'll let you be the judge.

Here at ACTIVE, our Reviews Team digs deep into products to bring you the very best on the market. 1st Phorm and its supplements have topped our list, and for this reason, we will be reviewing numerous products and answering frequently asked questions about the brand and its supplements.

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Stacks

Protein Powder

Energy Drinks

Pre-Workouts

Multivitamins

Fat Burners

Health and Wellness

Vegan

Supplements for Kids

Creatine

BCAAs

Complete Health Stack

Complete Health Stack

SPECS

  • Category: Stack
  • Type: Combination of capsules, softgels, and powder
  • Key ingredients: Vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, digestive enzymes, various antioxidants, probiotics, fish oil

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The first product on our review is the Complete Health Stack. This is the most comprehensive supplement sold by 1st Phorm, and includes a daily nutrient pack consisting of a complete multivitamin, essential fatty acids, a probiotic, a fruits and vegetable capsule, and an antioxidant capsule. What makes this stack unique is that it doesn't end there. You'll also get their green superfood powder with digestive enzymes, their red superfood powder, and a powerful omega-3, Full-Mega.

What We Like

  • Comprehensive nutrition
  • Convenient stack allows for cost savings
  • Addition of a less common red superfood powder
  • Quality sourced ingredients

What We Don't Like

  • Proprietary antioxidant blends don't allow us to know the actual amount of each ingredient
  • Between the numerous supplements included, remembering to take each of them may become difficult

BUY: Complete Health Stack 

Basic Training Stack

Basic Training Stack

SPECS

  • Category: Stack
  • Type: Powder, capsules
  • Key ingredients: Hydrolyzed whey protein, whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, caffeine, electrolytes, multivitamin, probiotics, EFAs

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The Basic Training Stack by 1st Phorm is geared toward supporting muscle growth and recovery with natural caffeine to bring up your energy before your workouts, BCAAs for during your workout, hydrolyzed protein and dextrose monohydrate to replenish muscle stores post-workout, and meal-replacing protein for any time throughout the day. To add to all of that, you'll get the Micro Factor complete nutrient packs, which is a comprehensive multivitamin pack with some additional boosts like fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids, and probiotics, all to round out your nutritional needs.

What We Like

  • Anything you could want for muscle growth and recovery included
  • Multivitamin included in the stack
  • Mixture off all forms of whey/milk protein

What We Don't Like

  • Because numerous supplements are included, it may become overwhelming
  • Price may be a limiting factor for some

BUY: Basic Training Stack

Vegan Power Pro

Vegan Power Pro

SPECS

  • Category: Protein Powder
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Pea protein, rice protein

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Vegan Power Pro is a low-calorie protein supplement providing 19 grams of pea and rice protein per serving. You'll also find a vitamin superfood complex including fruits, vegetables, and super greens like wheat grass, barley grass, and spirulina. There's also a powerful high ORAC (oxygen-radical absorbance capacity) antioxidant blend.This high-quality protein is certified by Informed Choice, comes in a variety of flavors, and packs a strong punch.

What We Like

  • Gluten, dairy, and soy free
  • Includes digestive enzymes and green superfood blend
  • 6 flavor options

What We Don't Like

  • Proprietary nutrient blends don't allow for transparency in determining amount of each ingredient within the blend
  • Higher price range compared to some other vegan protein powders on the market

BUY: Vegan Power Pro

Phormula-1 Post-Workout Recovery Protein

Phormula-1 Post-Workout Recovery Protein

SPECS

  • Category: Post-workout
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Whey protein isolate

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Phormula-1 Post-Workout Recovery Protein provides 20 grams of low temperature processed whey protein isolate. Whey protein isolate is literally isolated from other nutrients that naturally occur with whey protein such as fat, cholesterol, and lactose. This allows for a very low carbohydrate and fat supplement that will provide straight food for muscles. Although labeled as a post-workout recovery protein, it can also be used prior to a workout with similar results.

What We Like

  • 12 flavor options
  • Whey protein isolate as main protein source
  • Informed Choice tested

What We Don't Like

  • Some artificial flavors and colors
  • On the higher end of the price scale

BUY: Phormula-1 Post-Workout Recovery Protein

1st Phorm Energy

1st Phorm Energy

SPECS

  • Category: Energy drink
  • Type: Drink
  • Key ingredients: Caffeine, BioPerine®, huperzia serrata, NeuroFactor®, N-Acetyl Tyrosine

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1st Phorm Energy is the brand's energy drink. It's sold in cases of 12 cans and comes in four flavors. We like that this energy drink uses caffeine sourced from green tea, which is natural and effective. Two beneficial supplements included in the drink are BioPerine®, a black pepper fruit extract that has been shown to help regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, and huperzia serrata which may boost neuromuscular strength. This drink tastes great and maintains a 5-star review.

What We Like

  • Caffeine sourced from green tea
  • 4 flavor options
  • Includes BioPerine® and huperzia serrata

What We Don't Like

  • Not known if all supplements included in the drink will work synergistically to allow for benefit
  • Free shipping not included for this item

BUY: 1st Phorm Energy

Megawatt Pre-Workout

Megawatt Pre-Workout

SPECS

  • Category: Pre-workout
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Natural caffeine, electrolytes, NeuroFactor™, BioPerine®

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Megawatt Pre-Workout powder is another pre-workout option providing energy and mental focus. With natural caffeine coming from green tea extract, BioPerine®, and NeuroFactor™, a nutrient coming from whole coffee fruit demonstrated to improve cognition, this pre-workout is a powerful weapon. We like that it comes in seven flavor options to appeal to a broad audience.

What We Like

  • 7 flavor options
  • Vitamin B12
  • Electrolytes
  • Natural caffeine

What We Don't Like

  • Artificial flavors
  • Not third-party tested

BUY: Megawatt Pre-Workout

M-Factor Men

M-Factor Men

SPECS

  • Category: Multivitamin
  • Type: Capsules
  • Key ingredients: Multivitamin and minerals, Amino Acid Performance Complex, Super-Food Antioxidant Complex, Hero Health Complex

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M-Factor Men is a multivitamin supplement that provides complete nutrition to ensure nutrient gaps are filled. The antioxidant blend is aimed at addressing free radicals and damage caused by inflammation. We like the addition of an amino acid complex for increased protein synthesis. It is important to note the label recommendations taking one serving on non-training days and two serving on training days.

What We Like

  • Complete multivitamin
  • Antioxidant blend
  • Amino acid complex

What We Don't Like

  • Tribulus terrestris in the Hero Health Complex has not yet been completely proven to support healthy testosterone levels
  • Proprietary blends avoid transparency in ingredient amount

BUY: M-Factor Men

M-Factor Goddess

M-Factor Goddess

SPECS

  • Category: Multivitamin
  • Type: Capsules
  • Key ingredients: Multivitamins, green tea extract, superfood antioxidant complex

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M-Factor Goddess is a complete multivitamin geared toward women's health. If you haven't noticed already, 1st Phorm doesn't do basic. This multivitamin has a performance energy complex, which includes green tea extract, ginkgo biloba, BCAAs, a superfood antioxidant complex including spirulina, wheatgrass, ginger, and others, and a Goddess Health Complex aimed at supporting healthy hormone function. Just like the men's version, the recommendation is to take one serving of this supplement on non-training days and two servings on training days.

What We Like

  • Complete multivitamin for women
  • Antioxidant blend including green tea extract
  • Energy complex including ginkgo biloba and BCAAs

What We Don't Like

  • Proprietary blends avoid transparency in ingredient amount
  • Effects of dong quai in Goddess Health Complex has not yet shown to improve women's hormone balance

BUY: M-Factor Goddess

1-DB OVERDRIVE FASTPACK

1-DB OVERDRIVE FASTPACK

SPECS

  • Category: Fat burner
  • Type: Capsules, powder
  • Key ingredients: Green tea extract, caffeine, green superfood complex, probiotics, digestive enzymes

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1-DB Overdrive Fastpack is a fat burner stack that includes the fat burner, 1-DM Overdrive, Opti-Greens green superfood, and a thyroid support supplement. The fat burner incorporates nutrients like bitter orange, shown to increase metabolism and calories burned, green tea extract, which has demonstrated increased weight loss, and caffeine, which likely aids in body fat loss, just to name a few. This supplement pack has the power to provide real results. As a reminder, it's important to always get cleared by your physician prior to starting a new supplement plan.

What We Like

  • Opti-greens, green superfood complex
  • Ingredients included have proven scientific results
  • Combination pack allows for convenience and cost savings

What We Don't Like

  • Price may be prohibitive to some
  • Due to amount of caffeine, should not be taken with other caffeine products

BUY: 1-DB OVERDRIVE FASTPACK

1-DB GODDESS FASTPACK

1-DB GODDESS FASTPACK

SPECS

  • Category: Fat Burner
  • Type: Capsules, powder
  • Key ingredients: Green tea extract, caffeine, green superfood complex, Diindolylmethane, probiotics, digestive enzymes

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Similar to the men's fat burner version, the 1-Db Goddess Fastpack includes 1-Db Goddess, Opti-Greens green superfood, and a thyroid support supplement. What makes this supplement different is the addition Diindolylmethane, a nutrient derived from cruciferous vegetables. It plays a role in estrogen metabolism which has been linked to a lowering of body fat percentage in women.

What We Like

  • Opti-greens, green superfood complex
  • Ingredients included have proven scientific results
  • Combination pack allows for convenience and cost savings

What We Don't Like

  • Price may be prohibitive to some
  • Due to amount of caffeine, should not be taken with other caffeine products

BUY: 1-DB GODDESS FASTPACK

Immune Health

Immune Health

SPECS

  • Category: Health and Wellness
  • Type: Capsules
  • Key ingredients: Vitamin C, zinc, copper, licorice root extract, elderberry extract, coriolus versicolor extract, green tea extract, Andrographis extract

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Immune Health is a powerful supplement geared toward creating healthy immune function. This product contains the usual beneficial immune nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc, and elderberry extract. But it also includes a few nutrients that are less common such as coriolus versicolor extract, which comes from a mushroom species and is linked to immune system activation and anti-tumor qualities, and andrographis extract, which has been shown to increase immune cells in healthy people. Of course, there is no magic pill—good hygiene and avoidance of sick individuals when possible will assist in keeping you healthy.

What We Like

  • Well-researched ingredients
  • Vitamin C and zinc
  • Immune support offered at a moderate price

What We Don't Like

  • Research may not support taking these supplements for an extended period of time
  • Not third-party tested

BUY: Immune Health

Opti-Greens 50

Opti-Greens 50

SPECS

  • Category: Health and Wellness
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Variety of fruits, vegetables, grasses, probiotics, and enzymes

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Opti-Greens 50 gets its name from its 50 gluten-free ingredients including fruits, vegetables, and grasses to help optimize health. You will also find some non-green fruits and vegetables snuck in for additional health benefits like beetroot, raspberry, strawberry, and cranberry fruit powder. With the addition of probiotics and digestive enzymes, Opti-Greens 50 is also formulated to help support a healthy gut.

What We Like

  • Rich source of antioxidants and flavonoids
  • Addition of digestive enzymes and probiotics
  • Gluten free

What We Don't Like

  • Price may be prohibitive to some
  • Not third-party tested

BUY: Opti-Greens 50

Vegan Power Pro Bar

Vegan Power Pro Bar

SPECS

  • Category: Vegan
  • Type: Protein Bar
  • Key ingredients: Pea protein

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1st Phorm's Vegan Power Pro Bars are made with pea protein as the main ingredient and provide 15 grams of protein. They are also made with peanut butter, dates, walnuts, coconut oil, a "whole-food vitamin blend," and others. The vitamin blend includes various fruits and vegetables ranging from carrots and spinach to strawberries and shitake mushrooms.

What We Like

  • Clean ingredients
  • Vegan and gluten free
  • Additional fruit and vegetables added in their whole-food vitamin blend

What We Don't Like

  • Whole-food vitamin blend is noted in the ingredient list, but amount of vitamins added is not listed
  • First ingredient in each bar is peanut butter, so all bars are not suitable for those with that allergy

BUY: Vegan Power Pro Bar

Vegan Post-Workout Stack

Vegan Post-Workout Stack

SPECS

  • Category: Vegan
  • Type: Powders
  • Key ingredients: Pea protein, rice protein, dextrose monohydrate

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The Vegan Post-Workout Stack includes the Vegan Power Pro and Ignition, a glycogen replacement. This stack is intended to replenish muscles with a good source of protein and carbohydrates to replenish muscle protein and glycogen stores, thus improving muscle growth and recovery. Pea protein is a great option to use as a vegan protein option, and studies show that it actually produces similar results when compared to whey protein.

What We Like

  • Vegan Power Pro comes in 6 flavors
  • Pea protein
  • Glycogen replenishment included

What We Don't Like

  • Not third-party tested
  • Ignition may not be suitable for those with diabetes

BUY: Vegan Post-Workout Stack

Opti-Kids Nutrition Shake

Opti-Kids Nutrition Shake

SPECS

  • Category: Supplements for kids
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Whey protein isolate, cocoa, probiotics, and fruit, vegetable, and grass blend

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Opti-Kids Nutrition Shake is a powerhouse of nutrients made specifically for children. Not only is it a good source of protein (whey protein isolate), it has an array of other nutrients. From a red and green superfood blend to a probiotic and healthy digestion blend, it's a well-rounded nutrition supplement and is great for avoiding nutritional gaps.

What We Like

  • Probiotics
  • Fruit, veggie, grass blend
  • Vitamins and minerals included

What We Don't Like

  • Not organic
  • Not third-party tested

BUY: Opti-Kids Nutrition Shake

M-Factor Kiddos Multivitamin

M-Factor Kiddos Multivitamin

SPECS

  • Category: Supplements for kids
  • Type: Gummy
  • Key ingredients: Multivitamin with minerals

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M-Factor Kiddos Multivitamin is a gummy vitamin that comes in two flavor options: mixed berry and strawberry. This is a simple multivitamin that includes some minerals, as well. We really like that the company avoided using artificial colors and flavors and that the minimum age is 2 years old, lower than other vitamin varieties.

What We Like

  • 2 flavor options
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • Start at age 2, younger than many other children's gummies

What We Don't Like

  • Not organic
  • Not all vitamins are in the most bioavailable form

BUY: M-Factor Kiddos Multivitamin

Micronized Creatine Monohydrate

Micronized Creatine Monohydrate

SPECS

  • Category: Creatine
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Creatine monohydrate

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Micronized Creatine Monohydrate is a purely creatine supplement perfected. This flavorless option gives you the freedom to mix it into other supplements or have it on its own. We like that this creatine is in the monohydrate form because research tells us that it's the most preferred form. It's simple, it's straightforward, and it's all you need in a creatine powder.

What We Like

  • Creatine in the monohydrate form
  • 100 servings size is a great value
  • Flavorless
  • Third-party tested

What We Don't Like

BUY: Micronized Creatine Monohydrate

BCAAs Intra-Workout Formula

BCAAs Intra-Workout Formula

SPECS

  • Category: BCAAs
  • Type: Powder
  • Key ingredients: Leucin, isoleucine, valine

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BCAAs Intra-Workout Formula isn't your standard branched-chain amino acid supplement. This supplement also includes B vitamins as well as an electrolyte and mineral blend, perfect for keeping you hydrated through the workout. They've also added an additional amino acid blend to round out the supplement. We like that it comes in seven flavor options.

What We Like

  • 7 flavor options
  • Additional amino acid blend
  • Addition of B vitamins and electrolytes

What We Don't Like

  • Proprietary blends do not indicate amount of each ingredient
  • Not third-party tested

BUY: BCAA's Intra-Workout Formula

What is 1st Phorm

1st Phorm is a supplement company based out of St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 2008 by two lifelong best friends, and is currently still run by them. Their supplement line runs the gamut. From exercise supplements to children's multivitamins, they pretty much have everything.

The brand takes pride in their mission to avoid shortcuts, take steps against the grain, and mostly to "never settle."

Our Verdict

This is a stand-up company that clearly puts a lot of thought and effort into their products, considering that some products take years to create and perfect. One very unique aspect of the brand is their 110% money-back guarantee. If you don't like the product for any reason, they'll provide you 110% of your money back. That speaks volumes on not just quality, but their confidence in the products. Considering the quality of the products and this safety net, 1st Phorm gets our approval.

FAQs About 1st Phorm Supplements


Is 1st Phorm trustworthy?

Based on the information available, and the thousands of customer reviews, it appears that 1st Phorm is a trustworthy company. With many of their supplements third-party tested, it is clear that they value a certain level of transparency.

Who owns 1st Phorm?

Andy Frisella and Chris Klein founded 1st Phorm in 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Where are 1st Phorm products made?

1st Phorm manufactures all of its products in the United States. However, some ingredients are sourced outside of the U.S., such as wild-caught Icelandic fish found in their omega-3 supplements.

Are 1st phorm supplements healthy?

1st Phorm produces high-quality supplements for the general population. Some supplements are healthier than others based on your specific health status. For example, if you have a heart condition, a supplement with higher amounts of caffeine would likely not be a healthy option for you. But if you are a generally healthy individual looking for first-rate nutritional supplements, you'll find them at 1st Phorm.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About the Author

Bryee Shepard, MS, RD

Byree is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition. Bryee is fascinated by food science and biochemistry but also enjoys simple recipe creations as she loves breaking down evidence-based info into digestible guides.

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Byree is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition. Bryee is fascinated by food science and biochemistry but also enjoys simple recipe creations as she loves breaking down evidence-based info into digestible guides.

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