Ripper & Adrenaline: Dark Labs Combines 50mg GBB with 200mg DMHA / 100mg DMAA [2021 REVIEW + DISCOUNT]

By Nader Qudimat ·
Updated Apr 7, 2021

Ripper and Adrenaline are two potent fat burners from Dark Labs.

While Adrenaline isn't marketed as a fat burner, it has a nearly identical formula to Ripper. 

The only difference is that Ripper uses 100mg DMAA instead of the 200mg DMHA that Adrenaline has. 

Adrenaline also has 125mg eria jarensis and Ripper uses 15mg of yohimbine. 

Both are great so it comes down to what you prefer to use. 

You can use discount code FITFREK for either one. 

Effectiveness

4.4/5

Enhances energy and thermogenesis

Price

4.4/5

Affordable

Ingredients

4.2/5

Simple formula but effective ingredients

Availability

4.5/5

Easy to find

If there's one company that's consistently putting out high quality products, it's Dark Labs.

This company releases DMAA or DMHA (or both) based products multiple times in a short span of a few months. 

Between Flame, Crack and Herolean, and all of the limited / special editions, there's little that they miss out on. 

There's two products here that we're covering and that's Ripper and Adrenaline.

Both of these are nearly identical.

The only difference is that Ripper uses DMAA and 15mg yohimbine, while Adrenaline uses DMAA and eria jarensis.

Which one is best depends on what you prefer. 

Do you want 15mg yohimbine with 100mg DMAA?

Or do you want 7mg yohimbine with 200mg DMHA and 125mg eria jarensis?

Let's dig into them…

Contents

Adrenaline Review

So far, I've tried Adrenaline a few times now. 

Since I haven't finished the bottle yet, I can't say I've lost any fat because of it. 

But since it's marketed as a energy booster anyway, I can tell you this hits the spot. 

I've taken all kinds of pre workouts from Dark Labs, some with high DMHA, some with DMAA, some with both even. 

But this one is just perfect. 

I don't know what it is, but combining DMHA with GBB seems to work quite well especially considering GBB isn't even a stimulant ingredient. 

GBB causes a high level of sweats, especially if taken before a workout.

So far, I've tried Adrenaline a few times now. 

Since I haven't finished the bottle yet, I can't say I've lost any fat because of it. 

But since it's marketed as a energy booster anyway, I can tell you this hits the spot. 

I've taken all kinds of pre workouts from Dark Labs, some with high DMHA, some with DMAA, some with both even. 

But this one is just perfect. 

I don't know what it is, but combining DMHA with GBB seems to work quite well especially considering GBB isn't even a stimulant ingredient. 

GBB causes a high level of sweats, especially if taken before a workout.

Adrenaline is perfect for the days when you just need a pick me up, or a pre cardio energy boost. 

This isn't overly done and I can see it being used before a workout, but it doesn't have any ergogenic aids like citrulline so there are better options available. 

Overall, for what Adrenaline is designed for, energy, sweats and mood, I would give it a 8.5.

It would be perfect if there was hordenine in here to help prolong the energy, although I don't feel a decline in mood or energy until about 6 hours later. 

Ripper Ingredients

These are the ingredients that make up Ripper:

  • 250mg Caffeine, 100mg DMAA, 50mg Synephrine HCL, 50mg GBB HCL, 5mg Yohimbine HCL, 5mg Alpha Yohimbine, 5mg 11-Hydroxy Yohimbine

Combining GBB with DMAA is Dark Labs favorite way to unleash a heat filled source of energy. 

GBB turns up the heat and DMAA does the same, so it's quite the potent combo. 

This is less pronounced with Adrenaline with DMHA unless you take two pills.

Adrenaline Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for Adrenaline:

  • 250mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 125mg Eria Jarensis, 50mg Synephrine HCL, 50mg GBB HCL, 5mg Yohimbine, 2mg Alpha Yohimbine

The ingredients are nearly the same as Ripper, but the difference is that it doesn't use a big dose of yohimbine. 

Instead it has only 7mg of yohimbine, along with 200mg DMHA and 125mg eria jarensis. 

Caffeine (250mg)

Caffeine is one of the tried and true stimulants to use in pre workouts. 

It's the driving force behind any blend of stimulants. 

The reason why it's effective is that it can increase alertness, awareness while reducing fatigue and improving performance, both physically and mentally. [1]

 In both Adrenaline and Ripper, it contains 250mg of caffeine, which is the dosage that's been shown to increase performance. [2]

With Adrenaline, it might be possible to take 2 servings in one sitting, or in the same day because there's 200mg DMHA, and it total you would get 500mg caffeine, and 400mg DMHA. 

This wouldn't be overdoing it for most people who can handle strong energy pre workouts. 

At one serving though, Adrenaline has more than enough stimulants to provide hard hitting energy. 

For Ripper though, it has 100mg DMAA so we wouldn't recommend taking more than one capsule a day. 

DMHA (200mg) [Adrenaline Only]

In Adrenaline, there's 200mg DMHA. 

This is a strong stimulant, similar to DMAA but a bit more milder without the side effects of elevating blood pressure.

Typically dosages range from 150mg to 250mg. 

But now we're seeing more pre workouts containing up to 300mg DMHA. 

There isn't enough research to state a safe range, so everything with DMHA dosages is mostly anecdotal.

Ripper however doesn't have DMHA, and only uses DMAA. 

DMAA (100mg) [Ripper Only]

DMAA is one of the stimulants that is suppose to be banned in the U.S. but is still widely available and used in supplements. 

Ripper has 100mg DMAA, which is higher than what we recommend (70mg).

Anything higher than 70mg may elevate blood pressure, and cause the unwanted side effects known with DMAA.

While we see a lot of supplements using 100mg DMAA and sometimes going up to 140mg (!), this should be more than enough to ignite some hard hitting energy along with a touch of euphoria. 

DMAA also has thermogenic effects so combined with the other ingredients here, you have a nice fat burning combo. 

Eria Jarensis (125mg) [Adrenaline Only]

Adrenaline has 125mg eria jarenesis, which is a little on the low side. 

But I have a feeling that Dark Labs wants us to take 2 capsules of Adrenaline, which makes eria jarensis come to 250mg.

And it makes sense since there's 60 capsules, making it last a full month. 

Eria jarensis is a PEA based ingredient that functions as a neuromodulator. 

It can increase dopamine and lead to some nice uplift in mood. 

Combining this with DMHA and the other stimulants in here will provide a strong flow of motivation and energy. 

Synephrine (50mg)

Synephrine is derived from bitter orange and it's typically used in fat burners as it can increase fatty acid oxidation. 

There's 50mg in both Ripper and Adrenaline. 

This along with the stimulants in both of these fat burners will increase thermogenesis.

It works by turning on beta receptors and inhibiting alpha adrenergic receptors. [3]

It can break down triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol. [4]

GBB HCL (50mg)

If you noticed, Dark Labs is a fan of combining GBB (Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester) with either DMHA or DMAA. 

They've done it in Herolean, and now it's in both these supplements.

Very few supplements do this but this combo is a strong one for bumping up the heat in the body. 

GBB is the molecule that your body turns carnitine into when it produces it's own carnitine. 

Studies have shown consuming GBB can double the body's L-carnitine levels.

The more carnitine you have, the better your body becomes at shuttling fatty acids into energy. [5]

GBB causes some crazy thermogenic effects and sweating.  

It can also improve insulin sensitivity and it can act as a strong antioxidant. [6, 7]

The minimum dose for this is 10mg and Dark Labs has put the maximum here at 50mg. 

So at 50mg combined with either DMHA or DMAA will increase sweating like crazy, especially if it's taken prior to a workout. 

Herolean also has DMAA/ DMHA along with GBB...

Yohimbine HCL

Yohimbine is a strong fat burning ingredient.

But people either love or hate this compound because it can increase anxiety and jitters. 

If you hate yohimbine at high dosages like at 15mg, then you will probably not like Ripper. 

Ripper has 3 different forms of Yohimbine that come to a total of 15mg. 

While Adrenaline has half that amount, at 7mg. 

So if you don't mind a little bit of yohimbine and can handle 7mg, then the choice is easy, Adrenaline is your pick.

But if you've taken 15mg yohimbine before, and don't mind it and would combine it with DMAA, then Ripper is a decent pick. 

Either way, the combination of the  thermogenic ingredients in both Ripper and Adrenaline along with yohimbine will cause some serious fat burning effects. 

Yohimbine can suppress appetite and increase thermogenesis. [8]

Two Potent Thermogenics / Energy Boosters

Both Adrenaline and Ripper have proven to be one of the simple but strong energy boosters we've seen to date. 

We haven't seen exotic stimulants being combined with GBB before and GBB alone causes some crazy sweating effects.

So when combining all of these ingredients together, Dark Labs has a mad strong cocktail of energy enhancing ingredients with some nice fat burning effects. 

Here's where you can get these fat burners from:

Use discount code FITFREK

Dark Labs Does It Again

5/5
Adrenaline and Ripper are quite strong although they have simple ingredients, they are effective for a energy boost along with some thermogenesis effects.

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