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Double Impact: 20+ Ingredients In 28g Scoops For Apollon’s Ultimate Pre Workout [Review + Discount Code]

by Nader Qudimat
Updated November 2, 2021
OVERVIEW
Type
Pre Workout
Price
$64.95
Serving Size
23.29g
Availability
Limited edition
Positives
Strong and aggressive energy
Same exact stimulants as Assassin
Strong focus and long lasting effects
Potent nitric oxide ingredients
Properly dosed pre workout
Negatives 
Limited time edition (we wish it was permanent)

Bottom Line

We’ve yet to see Apollon Nutrition make a pre workout that isn't good. 

Double Impact v2 is the most intense pre workout, and it’s even better than Assassin.

It takes the best nitric oxide supplement and aggressive pre workout into one.

This pre workout, like most of Apollon's pre workouts, is going to be a limited run.

If you see it, buy it, we've never seen them make a two-in-one before (stims + nitric oxide).

Heads up, this is a bit expensive. Using FITFREK will save you some money but if you want something cheaper, just go for Assassin

Apollon has done one thing.. 

And they’ve done it big.

Now with V2, they've done it bigger. 

They took two of their best pre workouts, and combined it into one epic formula.

The result?

Double Impact v2.

This limited edition pre workout is the most potent we’ve seen from Apollon yet and it is a dream come true.

With over 20 ingredients, this is a bomb of a formula, as it uses 8 stimulants, and more than 10 ingredients that help with energy and pumps.

What To Expect

Double Impact doesn’t contain exotic stimulants but yet it hits as hard or harder than those that do. 

The reason for this is because it has 800mg from two different forms of phenylethylamine HCl,  and two forms of caffeine, from fasting acting to slower forms.

 

Double Impact doesn’t contain exotic stimulants but yet it hits as hard or harder than those that do. 

The reason for this is because it has 800mg from two different forms of phenylethylamine HCl,  and two forms of caffeine, from fasting acting to slower forms.

 

Ingredients

If you’ve tried Assassin…

Then you know Apollon makes some of the best pre workouts. 

Double Impact has what you love from pre workout formulas, from both energy and pump aspects, with the highest quality forms, and combines them into a big formula. 

This is basically two pre workouts in one. 

It takes the best nitric oxide booster and the strongest pre workout into one. 

Compared to Hooligan, this has almost as much of pure citrulline, along with 3.5g beta alanine, 2.5g betaine and 1.5g agmatine. 

The pumps will be intense, along with the energy for ATP production will be high up, which will help with strength and muscle gains. 

If you think it couldn’t get better after trying Assassin, wait until you try Double Impact. 

It’s a formula that will be legendary for it’s epic combination of ingredients, along with high quality patented ingredients. 

Each scoop packs at nearly 30 grams.

What each ingredient does and how it all falls together, you’re about to find out…

Citrulline (7g)

Citrulline gained its popularity for being a great way of increasing arginine levels, better than arginine itself.

Not only is this amino acid able to convert into l-arginine, but it can enhance power by elevating ATP production by removing ammonia, a toxic molecule that occurs from performing high rep and volume.

Various studies prove that supplementing with citrulline can increase performance, lower blood pressure, reduce soreness from exercise and improve vasodilation. 

By reducing the lactic acid build up from exercise, it can improve overall performance, and it also makes an excellent ingredient to pair with beta alanine and agmatine, which are both in Double Impact.

It’ll improve vasodilation by increasing the diameter of blood vessels, which can help deliver oxygen rich blood to working muscles. 

The dose here is at 7g, bigger and better than the average pre workout that we’ve seen. [1, 2]

Citrulline gained its popularity for being a great way of increasing arginine levels, better than arginine itself.

Not only is this amino acid able to convert into l-arginine, but it can enhance power by elevating ATP production by removing ammonia, a toxic molecule that occurs from performing high rep and volume.

Various studies prove that supplementing with citrulline can increase performance, lower blood pressure, reduce soreness from exercise and improve vasodilation. 

By reducing the lactic acid build up from exercise, it can improve overall performance, and it also makes an excellent ingredient to pair with beta alanine and agmatine, which are both in Double Impact.

It’ll improve vasodilation by increasing the diameter of blood vessels, which can help deliver oxygen rich blood to working muscles. 

The dose here is at 7g, bigger and better than the average pre workout that we’ve seen. [1, 2]

Beta Alanine (3.5g)

Beta alanine works similarly to citrulline, in that it can decrease the lactic acid build up that occurs from performing multiple reps. 

This naturally occurring amino acid works by increasing carnosine production, a dipeptide molecule that’s found in abundance within skeletal muscle. 

By elevating carnosine levels, it can reduce the lactic acid build up that’s caused by performing multiple reps, helping sustain high intensity for a longer period of time. 

Exhaustion from exercise occurs from the lactic acid accumulation, and with this 3.5g you’re getting more than what studies have used.

This means it’ll help you perform more reps when sets get in the 1-4 minute range. [3]

But this doesn’t just mean it improves endurance but research also suggests that it can help with lean gains. [4]

Your body does need to be saturated with beta alanine to make the most out of it, like creatine

Luckily, this is an ingredient that’s easy and cheap to buy, and more pre workouts contain it.

Betaine Anhydrous (2.5g)

This ingredient is one of the best you can get for size and strength. 

Betaine, which is an osmolyte compound, works similarly to creatine, because it can maintain fluid levels and hydration of cells. [5]

Not only can it increase water balance in cells, but it can donate a methyl group to homocysteine. [6]

Homocysteine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid, and it’s an issue because it has a negative impact on muscle protein synthesis, along with other physiological functions. [7]

It’s fantastic for strength gains as it can help improve reps and training volume. [8]

This 2.5g dose is the clinical dose that was used in the studies.

Tyrosine (2g)

Tyrosine is a precursor to many catecholamines, and it’s been shown to decrease stress and anxiety. [9]

This amino acid works well when it’s combined with caffeine, as it can increase the production of the catecholamines that’s released by stimulants.

By increasing catecholamine production, your body can better manage the stress response from exercise, which will help with performance, and it can also improve focus. [10]

The 2g dose here is a big one, and it’s between the 1.5g to 2g used in studies.  

 

Agmatine (1.5g)

We’ve already seen 7g citrulline, and 2.5g of betaine anhydrous. 

And now, to ensure skin ripping pumps and elevated mood, Apollon added 1.5g of agmatine. 

This is a pretty big dose as most pre workouts will only have around 1g or less.

While citrulline can increase arginine levels, agmatine can keep those levels high for a longer period of time.  [11]

This is because agmatine inhibits the breakdown of arginine, allowing for more arginine to convert into nitric oxide. [12]

This dose is on the much higher side, with 1.5g considered to be a premium dosage as most pre workouts will only contain 500mg to 1g. 

Agmatine also has a nice nootropic side to it as it can increase mood because it's found in the cerebrospinal fluid of the brain and spinal cord. [13]

This ingredient will help boost blood flow and keep you pumped, especially since there’s already a big 7g dose of citrulline in here. 

Lion’s Mane (1g)

Lion's mane is a mushroom that has several vitamins and minerals along with unique compounds like eriancines, erinacea lactones, polysaccharides, hericerins and glycoproteins. [14]

Polysaccharides are also known as beta-glucans and they are what brings the hype to lions mane. 

There's a long list of what lion's mane can do, from being an antioxidant fto reducing fatigue and reducing inflammation. [15, 16

The one popular benefit that it has is that it's been shown to increase the amount of nerve growth factor in the brain. [17, 18

Nerve growth factor is a protein found in abundance in the brain and it's required for survival of nerve cells. 

Lion's mane is a great enhancement agent when it comes to physical and mental activity. 

This ingredient is best taken for the long term but it still has some immediate benefits that are beneficial in a pre workout. 

Luckily it's combined with a choline based ingredient, Alpha GPC.

DMAE (750mg)

DMAE is a nootropic that’s a form of choline. 

It’s often underrated but it’s a useful naturally occuring compound that’s found in fish fat, such as sardines and salmon. 

The structure of DMAE is similar to choline but it has one less methyl group, which makes it stand out from your traditional choline forms like choline bitartrate and Alpha GPC.

It has a range of benefits from protecting the brain from signs of aging, to improving memory. [19]

While it’s exact mechanism of action isn’t fully understood, it’s known to be able to improve memory, concentration and even mood. 

Like huperzine, DMAE can prevent the breakdown of acetylcholinesterase and it can increase choline levels. [20, 21]

In Double Impact, it’s combined with Alpha GPC, so there should be synergy here for improving and maintaining acetylcholine production.

Alpha GPC 50% (600mg)

Alpha-glycerophosphocholine, or Alpha GPC, a phospholipid contains a big amount of choline. [22]

When it comes to increasing focus, increasing choline levels can help the brain make more acetylcholine. [23]

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a big role with brain function and the muscle system. [24]

It's often referred to as the learning neurotransmitter, and because you're getting the highest quality of choline,  you'll be getting the most out of this cognitive enhancing agent. 

The main reason why it's here in a pre workout formula is because it can improve the mind to muscle connection.

Some studies have shown Alpha-GPC to increase bench press and growth hormone production. [25]

While the specific improvement isn't too impressive, it still proves that Alpha-GPC can increase strength and, additionally, it can help the body use fat more efficiently. 

The 600mg dose here is at 50%, meaning you're getting 300mg of the pure Alpha GPC. 

This is another ingredient that is quite often underdosed in pre workout and nootropic formulas.

 

Rhodiola Rosea (300mg)

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen and it has several benefits. 

It’s an herb that’s been traditionally used for energy and mood among vikings and it’s mentioned all over Chinese ancient history. 

There’s also tons of research supporting these claims. 

For one it can help manage stress by reducing physical and mental fatigue. [26]

Although it isn’t technically a stimulant, it has some stimulation on the CNS system. 

Usually this ingredient is either standardized for salidrosides or rosavins, but here it looks like it’s the whole root. [27]

It’s a fantastic adaptogen that helps release dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine but without the standardization we can just assume Apollon has gone with a general root extract here. 

Himalayan Salt (300mg)

Himalayan salt is full of minerals and electrolytes that we need to stay hydrated and healthy. 

The 300mg dose here is decent as it provides 120mg sodium (5% DV). 

Drinking water and eating a meal with fruits and carbs may help but salt plays a big role in improving the pump and athletic performance. [28]

If you tend to sweat a lot during exercise, it can help with the pump and performance.

There’s already 7g citrulline along with 1.5g agmatine, so himalayan salt will ensure you’re getting some minerals to keep your muscles nice and hydrated.

AstraGin (50mg)

It wouldn’t be a complete formula without something to enhance the absorption of every other ingredient. 

AstraGin is a patented form of two ingredients, astragalus membranaceus and panax notoginseng. [29]

The reason why AstraGin helps with absorption is because it activates molecules that act like transporters in the intestine, enhancing everything taken with it to be absorbed more efficiently. [30]

It also has other benefits for gut health as it can increase the growth of good bacteria and it helps by decreasing inflammation and repairing damaged intestinal walls. [31]

 

Noopept (30mg)

For the nootropic community, Noopept is a popular compound that is suppose to be 1000 times more potent than regular piracetam. 

Whether or not this is true, little is understood about this nootropic. 

Anecdotal reports say that noopept helps increase blood flow to the brain, particularly helping with memory and focus. 

Some users agree that this nootropic makes you feel more confident and productive. 

We would rather see huperzine, but this is a good addition nonetheless. 

Now we’re getting to the stimulants and fun part…

 

Beta Pea (500mg)

This is the first form of PEA in Double Impact and this is the first one. 

It’ll jump start the feel good effects that you’ll get from this pre workout. 

It forces the body to release more catecholamines, allowing you to feel good and motivated to train hard. [32]

The downside is that it’ll wear off quickly but the upside is that there’s a second form here that will help make the effects last longer.

Caffeine (450mg)

One of the most used stimulants in pre workouts is caffeine. 

It is one of the most researched and studied stimulants for enhancing both physical and mental function.

It works by inhibiting adenosine and phosphodiesterase, allowing the body and mind to function at a heightened state of awareness and alertness. [33, 34]

There’s  two forms of caffeine here, with 300mg of the regular form, and 150mg of the slower digesting form, caffeine malate.

DMHA (300mg)

The difference between Double Impact v1 and V2 is this ingredient right here. 

Juglans regia extract is Apollon's way of including DMHA in their pre workout. 

It's the same old stimulant, although it's often compared to DMAA, it's much more milder.

But when it's combined with other stimulants, which it is here. 

The original Double Impact was already very strong, this with DMHA is levels stronger. 

Taking this pre workout at half a scoop would probably be more than enough for most people. 

Eria Jarensis (300mg)

There’s already a form of beta PEA, and with 300mg eria jarensis, the mood enhancing energy just gets better. 

The 300mg dose here is decently big, with most dosing it between 200-250mg. 

While there isn’t enough research proving how eria jarensis works, we do know it binds to the receptors of the brain, and it mimics neurotransmitters which then gets activated and releases dopamine.

It’s a strong neuromodulator and you’ll get some intense energy as it’s combined with caffeine and other stimulants in here.

Theobromine (300mg)

Similarly to caffeine malate, theobromine takes more time to digest, leading to more and long lasting energy. 

Theobromine is caffeine's cousin because of its structure similarities and stimulant effects. [35]

While it doesn't function exactly like caffeine, it still blocks adenosine receptors and it can inhibit phosphodiesterase, an enzyme that can deactivate messenger systems like cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate) and cGMP (cyclic guan. [36]

The benefits range from being able to suppress appetite, reduce inflammation, improve heart health and more. [373839]

There's 300mg of theobromine in here, which is more than enough to see benefits.

Hordenine (75mg)

Hordenine works in several ways, one is that it can free up the fatty acids within the body to be used as a fuel source. 

The reason why it can do this is because it's a beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist [40].

It functions as a MAO inhibitor, meaning it can prolong the feel good effects from the PEA extracts in here. [4142]

So it'll even make the euphoria from the stimulants in Double Impact work longer as well.  

The dose here is nearly double of what pre workouts will typically use.

Isopropylnorsynephrine HCl (60mg)

Synephrine is typically used to increase energy and fat loss.

It makes the body use fatty acids for energy. But this isopropyl version is much stronger than regular synephrine. [43]

Typically this is dosed at between 10-50mg, even in fat burners

However Double Impact is living to it's hype by using the same amount as it did in Assassin, 60mg. 

This 60mg, alongside the other stimulants in here, you're in for a ride that is beyond anything you've tried before. 

So if you haven't tried anything like this formula, you'll want to half scoop it or even less.

 

Alpha Yohimbine (2.5mg)

Alpha Yohimbine is a synthetic form of yohimbine but without the side effects or anxiety people often complain about from the pure form. 

It works by blocking alpha-2-adrenergic receptors, making the body burn more fat. 

It also can improve mood by activating 5-HT1a/b receptors. [44]

With the combination of the stimulants along with yohimbine, you'll be getting some nice long lasting energy and focus. 

A full scoop of Double Impact will likely be overwhelming because it's the same level of intensity of Assassin with the same ingredients as Hooligan. 

 

How To Take

Take Double Impact on a day where you plan to have an intense workout. 

This is meant to be taken by advanced or intermediate users. 

If you’re just starting out lifting, this definitely won’t be a good choice because of the overwhelming energy and focus. 

Check out our ranking list for advanced users, or our list for pre workouts for muscle gains.

 

Flavors

This is the first we’ve seen this flavor which is Blood of Our Enemies. 

When it comes to strong pre workouts like this, flavor shouldn’t matter. 

All in all, it tastes nice, better than their previous pre workouts like Assassin.

Conclusion

Apollon Nutrition has made Double Impact their best pre workout yet. 

This is a combination of their two best pre workouts, Hooligan and Assassin, and made into something even better and bigger. 

Every scoop is packed with 27 grams of high quality ingredients, patented compounds and intense stimulants. 

It’s not meant to be taken before a light workout. 

Take this when you want to have an aggressive workout with the intentions of performing your best and lifting your heaviest sets. 

Double Impact is even stronger than Assassin because of the additional ingredients, as well as the added theobromine. 

Imagine stacking a nitric oxide booster on top of Assassin, it’s a two punch in one type of pre workout. 

This is a pre workout to take if you want something that’s as strong as something with DMAA without the crash and with clean strong energy. 

Since Double Impact is almost sold out, we recommend checking out the potent pre workout, Wrecked Extreme for motivating and aggressive energy.

 
by Nader Qudimat

Forged by the iron and cold steel, Nader takes his knowledge and hulks it up into this site.

Having to be stuck as a 110lb skinny guy in the early days, he has had no choice but to keep improving himself until he cannot.

Click here to check out his 12 year transformation: Natural 12 Year Transformation

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