God Status Labz is a new company that very quickly made a name for itself in 2020 with Krak’n and now Zeus Pre Workout. On label, both of these pre workouts look super loaded and are actually reminiscent of Dark Energy Pre Workout. But the real question is, is Zeus as good as the legendary Dark Energy? In this review we are going to be talking about everything you need to know about Zeus Pre Workout. Everything from flavor, label, and more! So without further ado, lets dive right into the review.
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I started off with 1 scoop of Zeus and it took about 10 minutes to kick in. Which is very different from Dark Energy, which usually can take up to 30 minutes until you fully feel the effects of the pre workout. What was surprising with Zeus, was that it then hit even harder 45 minutes into the workout. So randomly, you feel of surge of energy and focus come on you that works like a charm. The experience you get after that second wave is honestly one of the best and cleanest experiences I have ever had with a pre workout.
Despite having Citrulline Malate as the only pump ingredient in Zeus, I actually got some really solid pumps. You could feel your muscularity intensify as times goes on. This is something that was somewhat lacking in its DMAA counterpart. I believe the Hordenine in Zeus helped a lot with the balance of the pre workout. Over time, I have seen two pre workouts with very similar ingredient labels, like Zeus and Dark Energy, and the only difference is a dosage of Hordenine. Which you would not think would do too much, but that one ingredient actually does wonders. Regarding the flavor, I tried Olympus Orange and it is a great flavor. So you don’t have to deal with any bad taste in your mouth after taking Zeus Pre Workout.
God Status Labz did a great job with Zeus. Could it be because it is so similar to Dark Energy? It is very possible. But there are several major differences between the two pre workouts. Dark Energy has DMAA while Zeus does not. And Zeus has hordenine, and Dark Energy does not. At that point, it is really all about how the ingredients work together. A lot of companies in the past have just thrown in a bunch of strong ingredients and prayed that it worked. If you want a stimulant-packed pre workout that actually works, Zeus is the way to go.
Zeus is absolutely stacked on stimulants like DMAE, Eria Jarensis, and DMHA. So Stim Junkies better be listening, because Zeus may very well be your next favorite pre workout.
DMAE (750 mg)
One of the many cognitive or euphoric ingredients in Zeus, DMAE helps you get dialed in throughout the workout as well as provide a bit of mood elevation and energy.
Eria Jarensis (250 mg)
Next we have Eria Jarensis, which like GABA, is going to improve your neural experience when using Zeus. In reality this is another super strong stimulant, and at 250 mg, you will definitely feel it.
GABA (50 mg)
This is an amino acid that provides the mood elevation in Zeus. GABA is also known to help out with stress or anxiety which ties into the mood elevation aspect of the pre workout.
DMHA (200 mg)
The legal version of DMAA, DMHA has very similar effects like a boost in energy and an overall enhancement in performance at the gym.
Caffeine Anhydrous (400 mg)
Caffeine at 400 mg is definitely on the higher end, but in Zeus Pre Workout works well with all the other ingredients. With all of these stimulants, it’s safe to say you are going to be climbing up walls after taking Zeus.
Beta Alanine (3.2 g)
Next we have Beta Alanine which is going to give you tingles throughout your workout. Just generally going to up the intensity and focus of your session. 3200 mg is a very typical dose that you can count on to hit hard.
Hordenine HCL (50 mg)
Hordenine is yet another stim junkie ingredient that can be found in other strong supplements like Assassin Pre Workout. A 50 mg dosage in Zeus is 10 mg less than Assassin, but it still does the job. Essentially taking your workouts to the next level.
L-Taurine (2 g)
Not really a key ingredient, L-Taurine can have a slight fat-burning effect but that is really all it is good for.
Citrulline Malate (6 g)
Citrulline Malate is in Zeus for pumps. From my experience, the pumps are really solid. We all love the feeling of swoleness, and Zeus Pre Workout gives you that.
Another OG pre workout, Dark Energy has a hefty 60 mg of DMAA and 200 mg of DMHA per scoop. This pre workout is more for euphoria, energy, and just overall makes you fly!
Lastly, a frontrunner for the best DMAA pre workout of 2020, Crack Pre Workout rose to the top with 120 mg DMAA. The Dark Labs pre workout dials you in for the whole of your gym session and the pumps are insane.