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). Like ephedrine at its time, DMAA is was banned by the FDA in 2012. But its actual status is still unclear as the issue is still being debated in the courts. DMAA is commonly used in fat burners and pre-workouts. In this review, we are going to look at 5 pre-workout supplements that contain DMAA and 3 fat burners.
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.
Mesomorph by APS is one scarily awesome pre workout! It promises and delivers powerful energy increases (due to the DMAA), greater muscle gains and improved performance in the gym and on the sports field. The ingredients list is very impressive, it contains Beta-Alanine to increase exercise capacity and banish fatigue. It also contains creatine nitrate, L-Citrulline, and of course DMAA just to name a few. Expect a great pump and a lot of energy
Other Blackstone Labs products we looked at include: Anesthetized, Resurgence, The Razor’s Edge (a Nootropic), and their non-stimulatory pre-workout Hype Extreme. Each one has made the top ten list, and each one is well researched and filled with scientifically backed ingredients. Dust Extreme is another home run!
The ingredients list contains Citrulline Malate, Beta-Alanine, Agmatine, Tyrosine, DMAA (75mg), and Caffeine (350mg), plus a few others. This supplement will blow you away with energy, and the pump should be really effective. You will take longer to fatigue, have better endurance, and more power and speed in your movements. The caffeine content is pretty brave as most pre-workouts shy away from 300mg+, but this just makes it more effective.
Jacked Up is a pre-workout that is made by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. We’ve looked at their products before, with both Osta-Plex , and Synadrine getting rave reviews from us. Jack’d Up is another worthy supplement, it promises to increase nitric oxide levels (to get that pump), increase energy, increase speed and power, and increase endurance.
Sadly the ingredients list is just one big proprietary blend so we can’t assess the dosages, but what is there, is pretty exciting. L-Arganine, Beta-Alanine, Creatine Monohydrate, Caffeine, DMAA, and Agmatine. This pre-workout is going to have you absolutely flying through your workout, and will also work as a pretty decent fat burner too!
Super Pump 250 is made by Gaspari Nutrition, a supplement company we’ve looked at before, we reviewed their Amino Last supplement and it made our top 10 intra-workouts 2017. Super Pump 250 has a bunch of promising ingredients, including caffeine, L-Citrulline, Creatine, Taurine, Tyrosine, Rhodeola Rosea, and many more. It also contains DMAA. There are a lot of ingredients such as Niacin that will help create a pump, and the caffeine/DMAA combo will give you a lot of energy plus some fat burning too. Our personal exprience with SuperPump 250 has been average and though it makes this list because it does contain DMAA, it is not our first choice when it comes to pre workouts.
Due to the nature of most fat burners, you may find that they also make great pre-workouts, in the same way that many pre-workouts will make great fat burners. The following three products are specifically marketed as fat burners though, which is why we are grouping them separately from the rest.
Another High Tech Pharmaceuticals product which we reviewed in the past, Lipodrene Elite promises to help with weight loss, reduce food cravings, improve your gym performance by removing fatigue, and increase your energy levels. It should also improve your mood as a lot of mood boosting ingredients have been included. The main ingredients are DMAA, Caffeine, and Yohimbine. And from personal experience. It works…
Another Blackstone Labs product, King Cobra looks like a really good fat burner. It contains caffeine in the form of Ilex Guayusa, Green Tea Extract, and Theobroma Cacao. Then you have Eria Jarensis that can boost mood, Capsaicin (big metabolism booster), DMAA and a whole host of other ingredients. King Cobra is a great supplement that will massively boost your metabolism and increase fat oxidation.
Synadrene is a High Tech Pharmaceutical supplement, who we are big fans of. Synadrene promises to enhance your mental focus, aid weight loss, and help aid your diet. It stacks caffeine DMAA and Yohimbine to deliver an insanely powerful fat burner. It also contains green tea extract which has been shown to increase metabolism and fat oxidation.
Another High Tech Pharmaceuticals pre-workout on the list, OFF THE CHAIN is an Pre/Intra Workout product which focuses more on amino acids. It contains BCAAs, L-Glutamine, L-Citrulline, and Taurine. It also contains DMAA and caffeine, making it a great pre-workout or possibly even an intra-workout supplement. This of it as the DMAA version of ON Amino Energy.