Straight from Untamed Labs comes Ape Shit a high energy pre workout determined to motivate and deliver aggression, to destroy everything in your way. Before we go any further….WHAT A GREAT NAME! Don’t you want to go Ape Shit on those weights?? This is a reformulated version of the original Ape Sh*t which as you will see below introduces several key upgrades and a lot of promise.
Different from the first version, it looks like Untamed Labz went HALF disclosure label which is a step in the right direction (still, seriously pls go full disclosure! We want to know what we are paying for!).
Also, note that the APE SH*T tub comes in a 40 servings version, but the dosages below are all per 2 scoops as it is clear from the dosages that 2 scoops is the intended serving size. Bottom line 20 servings of the below!
Let’s see what in it and what you should expect.
Pumps & N.O
L-Citrulline – 4,500mg – Whoa, this is a hefty dose of Citrulline. Note that this is not Citrulline Malate which would need 6-8 grams for clinical dose. Pure L-Citrulline is effective at 3g, so at 4.5g, Untamed over delivers in this department. This incredibly powerful nitric oxide booster L-Arginine in effectiveness yielding greater vasodilation, vascularity, and pumps. L-Citrulline also enhances athletic performance by enhancing ATP production in the body, boosting endurance, and supporting lean mass gains.
AgmaMAX Agmatine Sulfate (750mg): Agmatine is the ultimate nitric oxide extender. Which means that different from L-Citrulline which will get you pumps going, Agmatine will keep them going. The way it works is that it preserves the actions of Arginine. Basically, the longer Arginine levels remain elevated, the greater nitric oxide production will be, setting you up for some of the hardest, densest & powerful pumps. The clinical dose for Amatine is 500mg to 1g, so Ape Sh*t has you covered!
Beta Alanine (3,200mg): Beta Alanine is a “must have” ingredient for any serious hard training athlete. Beyond the tingling we all love so much, Beta alanine helps to form carnosine, Carnosine buffers acidic ions from accumulating in muscle tissue, which prevents the “burning” sensation from hitting you mid set and the bottom line is, that it will make sure you can keep going longer! At 3,2g we are right where we are supposed to be!
Taurine (2,000mg) Taurine helps pull extra water in muscle cells, which supports hydration, endurance, and gives some pretty sweet water-based pumps, there also research that shows that Taurine can help to bolster your focus during workouts.
Energy & Focus Blend (800mg)
This is the proprietary part of the label, so we can’t really be sure if you are getting the effective amounts of the ingredients here. But let’s go through what they’re supposed to do for you.
Choline Bitartrate Choline forms the backbone of acetylcholine, the “learning neurotransmitter”, and when levels of this vital neurotransmitter increase, your ability to concentrate is significantly enhanced. Moreover, choline also strengthens the all-too-important “mind-muscle connection” letting you really feel the squeeze on each and every rep.
Citicoline CDP-Choline serves to further enhance your focus, cognition, and mind-muscle connection. You’ll feel each and every muscle fiber contraction during your workout
Huperzine A 1%: Huperzine serves to prolong acetylcholine levels in the body via acetylcholinesterase inhibition — acetylcholinesterase is the enzyme that degrades acetylcholine Huperzine prevents acetylcholinesterase from exerting its actions, which results in more acetylcholine circulating in the body. The end result is vastly superior focus and concentration during your workouts.
Caffeine – Well, you know right? What you are getting here is a mix of 3 forms of caffeine: caffeine anhydrous, caffeine citrate, dicaffeine malate which though all are generally speaking designed to get you going, the mix is suppose to get you going for longer periods and also prevent the post workout crash.
Yohimbine HCl yohimbine is a powerful ingredient that can significantly enhances energy and mood, and even supports fat loss.
The Label’s Bottom Line
Untamed Labz Ape Shit is providing a solid label with what seems to be a well thought of formula which includes a familiar lineup of ingredients and then some more. Though we can’t comment on the actual effectiveness of the energy & focus blend, it does have all the right buzzwords in it. We will say this though: Brace yourself for some serious pumps!
Ape Shit untamed is listed at $39.99 for a 20 real servings (tubs of 40 servings). This is on the higher end of the spectrum for full dosed pre-workouts (think Total War at $39.99 for 30 servings, or APS Mesomorph $34.95 for 25 servings). Obviously the best way to save on Ape Shit Unntamed or any other supplement, is to keep on checking our site, as we continue to hunt down the best deals for everything fitness.
The upgraded version of APE SH*T looks like respectable effort to join the growing list of ‘complete’ pre-workouts, Though it doesn’t offer any new innovation it does bring in a formula that covers all bases. If you find it for the right price then we would recommend giving it a try and see if you can go APE SH*T on it.