Say what?? Ultimate Orange is back? Most of you Fitness Deal News readers, probably are too young to know this. But Ultimate Orange was THE pre workout back in the 90’s. Yeah, before JACK3D came into the market and made the pre-workout industry what it is today. Ultimate Orange was an Ephedra based pre which was as old school as it gets. The strange looking PRE was all the rage, and if you were a serious lifter you were drinking this orange thing. So, Hi-Tech pharma is now bringing it back! And as you would expect from the bad boy of the industry it is super dosing it with DMAA and Ephedra (yeah, more on that later) and with a ton of other stuff. So, for all, you stim junkies out there, and Hardcore pre-workout fan boys, if you want to know more about this orange monster, read away.
Yeah, this is a big ass label. And it would be impossible to take you through every different ingredient in this can. So we will focus on what’s important in this good old pre-workout. As you will see, this is as out of the ordinary of a label as you will find on the market today.
Energy & Focus
This is really the big story here. Ultimate Orange combines 65mg of DMAA with 25mg if Ephedra Extract and 100mg of Caffeine. Now, coming from Hi-Tech, DMAA is no surprise, but Ephedra is illegal, right? Well, partially true. The ephedrine alkaloids are illegal, but other bioactive compounds in Ephedra that can give you that energy and increase alertness, and boost metabolism to increase fat burning during your workout. More important, it doesn’t bring with it the side effects of the ephedrine alkaloid. Hi-Tech didn’t stop here and added a couple of more ‘main stream’ focus powerhouses with Choline Bitartrate and Inositol.
Muscle Building & Recovery
13g of Protein Isolate. 2.6g of Essential Amino Acids and 16g of QuadraCarb – Well again, as unique as it comes! We are not used to seeing Protein in a pre-workout and for sure not 16g of medium digesting carbohydrates. This is as old school as it gets! With the promise being carbs for pumps and performance and protein for your body to start building those muscles while you are working out.
A bunch of vitamins & minerals to keep your health on point. Lots of it…
What are you thinking right now? Are you asking yourself if this is a meal replacement or a pre-workout? Are you already feeling that crazy energy and focus coming at you from that sick ingredient mix? or you are asking yourself how does a scoop of 28 grams for a pre-workout feel like? Are you asking yourself where is the beta-alanine? the betaine? Well, one thing is certain, this is one of the most unique formula we have seen in the last few years.
Flavor & Taste – Ultimate Orange comes in one flavor – ‘original’. It is not the best flavor on the planet. But it is not the worst. Mixability was decent, definitely when you think about the size of this scoop.
Effectiveness – This thing feels different. It strange taking a full serving of protein right before your workout. Also we didn’t really feel the energy kick. We did get more the focus side of it. Also, personally we missed the beta-alanine tingling and overall as a DMAA supplement this felt way less powerful than the best DMAA products out there. We can’t attest to the benefits of the protein, but we can safely say that the carbs in this thing gave us one of the best pumps we had in a long time.
Ultimate Orange returns with a price tag of $35 for 16 servings. For sure not a cheap supplement. With that said, you can skip your post workout protein shake as you already got everything you need with Ultimate Orange. Of course, we will be on the watch for deals, and you should always compare prices on Fitness Deal News!
At the end of the day, we feel that Ultimate Orange disappoints. Not only it didn’t deliver the energy boost you would expect from a DMAA pre workout. it feels strange digesting a full serving of protein right before your workout. The bottom line is that at $35 for 16 servings, you have way better options on our top 10 list below.