Hey man, like I was saying in the other thread, I’d go for Surge Workout Fuel because it’s more budget-friendly while also having some of the same ingredients (cyclic dextrins for carbs, citrulline and betaine for performance, some similar electrolytes for hydration).
SWF does “only” have leucine as its protein/amino source, but that’s the most important amino for stimulating protein synthesis (discussed more here), so you’re still covered on that front.
I like to think of most things in the fitness/nutrition world on a good-better-best scale. In terms of workout nutrition, Surge Recovery is good. It’s old school and effective with basic fast protein and carbs, but that’s about it. Surge Workout Fuel is better because it’s even more efficient carbs plus other ingredients to help performance during the session. Plazma is the best because it’s top of the line with hydrolyzed casein, plus the fastest carbs, plus even more stuff for performance and recovery.
If we’re looking for “best bang for the buck”, hitting the middle of the road with SWF is the best balance.
Mag-10 is a bit of an outlier because it’s primarily a protein source, not strictly workout nutrition, because it’s lower carb and doesn’t have any “extras” like beta-alanine or citrulline. It can be effective for conditioning sessions/hard cardio because it has a muscle-sparing effect, but it’s not really best-suited for getting through an intense lifting session.