DMAA also known as 1,3-Dimethylamylane is a stimulant that is synthetically made rather than naturally occurring. It was invented in 1944 and was commonly used as a decongestant (in the same way that ephedrine was used to combat chesty colds).
DMAA works very similarly to caffeine, in that it is a stimulant that gives a quick burst of energy. We’ll take a look at the promises of each product, the ingredients, and then the product as a whole.
Now, while there are about 20 pre-workouts and fat burners out there that claim DMAA on their label (and I did try all of them to my knowledge), there are only a few that I would consider to actually have the ‘good stuff’ and all of them are seriously good pre-workouts.
To be fair, it is impossible to separate between CRACK and Dark Energy as the best on this list. Both are amazing pre-workouts and both deliver! Where Dark Energy excels in its happiness and mood elevation CRACK is more about laser focus and mind blowing pumps!
If these two elements of a pre workout are a priority for you, combined with long lasting positive energy, the CRACK is your go-to. And, not that it matters but the flavors are solid.
Crack is not for beginners, but a lot of you will be surprised to experience how smooth the experience with Crack actually is. I’ve seen comments where people were ‘disappointed’ that this pre-workout didn’t hit them harder. So, know this about this pre-workout – If you are looking for a positive, full of energy & pumps experience with laser focus, don’t look any further.
*Closest thing to Crack right now is God of Rage Pre Workout*
The latest entrant to the DMAA pre-workout category brings good focus and elevation combined with strong but productive energy flow. 2 notable down sides to this pre-workout – 1) 6g of beta alanine (yes! get ready to tingle!) 2) the pump formula is not amazing.
If Pumps are high on your priority list than check out the CRACK review. Other than that, VOLT’s combo of focus, and intense energy are a huge plus for any stim junkie.
*Closest thing to Volt right now is God of Rage Pre Workout*
The first product to market that brings a combination of DMHA & DMAA and a bunch of other exotic stimulants. And people, let me tell you something, this pre workout feels amazing. Great clean productive energy and great focus.
But more than anything else, the mood elevation and feeling of wellness and euphoria is the strongest I had since the JACK3D or APS Mesomorph or yes, I dare to say it CRAZE! You can expect this feeling to last for about 2-3 hours, well into your workout session and I haven’t had any side effects or any other issues.
So, if you are into Clean, focused, HAPPY workouts you just found your best friend! You will be finding yourself working out and not wanting to leave the gym. I am assuming this pre-workout will not last for long. But while it’s there, I suggest you take it for a ride.
*Closest thing to Dark Energy right now is God of Rage Pre Workout*
Well, if this combination of DMHA & DMAA and a bunch of stimulants looks familiar…there’s a reason. Krak’n here, looks very similar to Dark Energy and feels very similar also. You could almost argue they come from a very similar place. The label of Krak’n is not publicly available, even on the manufacturer site. So, you’ll need to trust me here, that the label does say ‘DMAA’.
As the experience is very similar to Dark Energy, what you need to know is that though Krakn delivers a great experience overall it doesn’t provide the same level of ‘happiness’ that Dark Energy brings. But, let me tell you something..You will love Krak’n.
Oh, and the fact the flavor is awesome, doesn’t hurt 🙂
*Closest thing to Krak’n right now is God of Rage Pre Workout*
Without a doubt Aggressive Labz most powerful pre-workout. We reviewed about 5 hardcore pre-workouts from the brand, including 3 that claim DMAA on the label. Leatherfaze is by far the most effective pre-workout of the bunch.
If you are looking for a burst of energy and super intense focus look no further. Combination of DMAA, 500mg of caffeine and a load of other effective ingredients, make the Aggressive Labz Leatherfaze one of the strongest pre workouts out there and one of the best DMAA pre-workouts out there for sure, but a word of caution, this one is advanced users only!
*Closest thing to Leatherfaze right now is God of Rage Pre Workout*
This list is going to be short, as we only have ONE fat burner on this list. The good news is, that it is one amazing fat burner, and arguably you can use it as a pre-workout also.
From Dark Labs, the makers of CRACK comes Herolean, extreme thermogenic fat burner.
As far as the experience, if you are a beginner, stay away from this one. Herolean is a hard hitting fat burning machine! Energy for days, mood elevation, thermogenesis and very apparent appetite suppression. To summarize, if you can handle the heat, Herolean is for you!
*Closest thing to Herolean right now is Ripper also from Dark Labs*
What is a DMAA Pre Workout?
A DMAA Pre Workout is a pre workout that contains the now-banned ingredient DMAA. This is an extremely hardcore ingredient and should only be used by advanced users.
Will DMAA make you fail a drug test?
There have been no studies to show whether or not DMAA will make you fail a drug test. I personally have not heard of people failing drug tests, but you really never know.
Why are DMAA Pre Workouts banned?
The FDA believed that DMAA was a dangerous ingredient and could possibly cause harm to humans. Which is why many companies put “not for human consumption” on their tubs today.
How long these pre-workouts will be around is very hard to say. As you can see from the list below of ‘historical’ products, it seems as if the life expectancy of a DMAA Pre-Workout these days is shorter than a year.
If you are wondering what these feel like, you might want to give these a try before they are gone. Obviously the FDA is not a big fan of these products, so you should decide for yourself what you want to do.
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