Does the name iSatori ring any bells? Fitness enthusiasts would remember how the company went all out with its supplement Bio-Gro, and then went MIA after its consecutive failings with the Pre-Gro and Pre-Gro Max. However, the announcement of their latest supplement, Morph Xtreme, may mean iSatori might just make a comeback. A cursory look at the label shows that the product appears to have a pretty strong formula, with a massive serving size of 28g. In this review, we will take a closer look and see how well they’ve moved on from their Bio-Pro series.
iSatori’s Morph Xtreme contains over 20 ingredients, and as always you should get ready for the traditional claims of “guaranteed energy, focus, pump, strength, muscle, recovery, and endurance”. These are big promises to make, to say the least, and even bigger ones to keep. Let’s see if the company will be able to live up to the hype that it has created:
Morph Xtreme is not for the faint-hearted, as it’s 350 mg per scoop dose of caffeine might be too hot to handle for a lot of people. For those who can handle it, however, Morph Xtreme should get them up and go for the workout. For those who can’t handle 350mg and live happily on the 250mg to 300mg range, you’ll need to go for less than a serving which as you will soon see will pose a problem of underdosage of the rest of the formula.
If it is one thing that MORPH XTREME can do effectively, it is maximizing your pumps with its Plasma Expansion Matrix. Here’s how:
The 7g dosage of citrulline malate ensures that you will get EXACTLY what you need, and feel each pump straightening those muscles. With citrulline malate and its nitric oxide boost, you will get pumps faster and retain them for longer, while also boosting your endurance and strength.
Nitrosigine is an improved form of arginine that elevates you Nitric Oxide levels for up to fourteen days (need to impress someone, anyone?). The 1g dosage is above the required level and will ensure that you feel the maximum effects of nitric oxide.
AstraGin is a trademarked complex of astragalus, and as every fitness enthusiast would know, it enhances the bioavailability of citrulline and nitrosigine. Morph Xtreme contains 25mg of it, enough to accompany Nitrosigine’s two-week long nitric oxide boost.
iSatori Morph Xtreme relies on four core ingredients to enhance muscle endurance and improves pumps:
The 3.2 g of beta-alanine exceeds the clinical dosage, which might cause a few jerks to the ones who are not acquainted with the effects of it. Beta alanine is an endurance-boosting ingredient that helps you get in that final set when you do not have the muscle strength left for it. But beware! The wimps won’t have any excuse to skip that, all important, final set.
Morph Xtreme contains 2.5 g of Creatine MagnaPower, which is below the recommended level of 3 to 5 g of creatine magnapower, daily. It is advisable, therefore, to fulfill the need of it from elsewhere—preferably in pre-workout because Creatine MagnaPower is most effective then owing to its superior mixability.
Betaine aids in further enhancing your performance, strength and mass gains. The dosage of 1.5g, however, falls short of the recommended 2.5 g. So, if you are looking to extract every last ounce of your workout, you will need your post workout supplements to get you where you need to be.
Morph Xtreme contains the following ingredients for reducing muscle soreness and enhancing muscle recovery:
Taurine is an amino acid that enhances the water-based pumps of the muscles. Taurine is also known to reduce muscle soreness, meaning that a dosage of 2g won’t leave you unable to carry out your daily chores after a tough hour at the gym. It also gives you pumped up muscles to ensure that you look good while doing those chores.
Sustamine is an enhanced form of glutamine which, unlike glutamine, is able to actually deliver on its recovery boosting properties. However, the 25mg dosage of Sustamine that Morph Xtreme contains is not adequate, at all, and will not be enough for you to notice the enhanced recovery effects.
Following the Scivation QUAKE 10.0 lead, Morph Xtreme contains 4g of BCAAs, as well. Morph Xtreme uses a 2:1:1, meaning that it will give 2g Leucine and 1g each of Isoleucine and Valine. BCAA (leucine in particular) is known to increase muscle endurance, synergy, and performance. The actual inclusion in a Pre-Workout formula in my opinion is redundant.
For the purpose of stimulating your body to tear itself apart, Morph Xtreme contains the following three ingredients:
A 350g of caffeine dosage is bound to get you all pumped up for tearing those muscles down at the gym. Such a jolt of energy (read: kick in the butt), as we all know, is necessary at times to get that adrenaline pumping.
Morph Xtreme contains 40mg of Yohimbe that supplies 3.2mg of Yohimbine. Yohimbine is an extremely effective stimulant that also aids your struggle against excess body fat. A dosage of 3.2mg is strong, to say the least, and users will benefit from the exceptional drive, power and motivation that the ingredient has got to offer, provided that they are able to handle it. Seriously, 3.2mg of Yohimbine is no joke for those who are not used to it! The ones who are used to it, however, will burst with excitement and…yohimbine of course.
The 500mg of choline bitartrate will be helpful in boosting focus. However, choline bitartrate is required in higher quantities and 500mg of this enhancer just won’t do the required job on its own.
Morph Xtreme contains a long list of ingredients that are aimed to give prolong the effect of the stimulant blend. The fact that the number of these ingredients is so big means that they are all, perhaps, not in adequate quantities to benefit on their own. However, the combined 167mg of this mixture is bound to give you “something” (hopefully!). And this is a good time to ask iSatori to go full transparency on their next product. Seriously!
Morph Xtreme will be available in two flavors:
Are those taste buds tingling yet? Well, we will wait to actually try the product to tell you what we think, but we can already salute iSatori for not including Fruit Punch in their initial lineup 🙂
It seems that all the ‘old school’ brands are putting a serious effort to become relevant again, facing the increasing popularity of new entrants introducing exotic stimulants and fully dosed products. iSatori Morph Xtreme joins MusclePharm Wreckage & Dymatize Pre WO among others in this quest. On paper, Morph Xtreme seems like a viable choice for those who are looking for strength, pumps, and motivation for their workouts while not having to deal with the likes of DMAA and DMHA. The high dosage of yohimbine will be the main bone of contention, which might woo the Yohimbe lovers into trying out Morph Xtreme. In any case, it is a big improvement on iSatori’s part that is bound to make the company relevant again, at least.