God of Rage seems to answer to one crowd of bodybuilders: the intense bro-lifters.
While this isn't a bad thing, there's a little too much reliance on stimulants here and really could use more of ergonomic ingredients like citrulline.
You will definitely feel the 'rage' with this one, but do not take more than half a scoop at first time.
It might be a great pre to use right in the morning when you need a kick in the ass.
Strong list of mental and physical enhancing ingredients that will make you destroy your workout.
A lot of stimulants for energy / focus and agmatine for pumps.
Fair considering it contains a hard to find stimulant, DMAA.
Not hard to find.
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You know you haven't heard of any intense pre workout names until you come across this one...
God of Rage is one pre that doesn't allow room for slacking.
And the name says it all.
This underground pre workout isn't going to be carried by your local GNC or Bodybuilding.com for that matter but it is available at multiple places and is easily found online.
The company Centurion Labz, made sure that this pre really hits the spot.
If you're already working out at full intensity, you'll go even further and beyond by taking something like this.
Or at least that is what's promised here.
You'll see the formula and see what it potential it has for you.
Centurion Labz... Who?
We knew it'd be important to include this section as 95% of you probably never ever heard of this company.
And since the whole craze with Craze by Driven Sports, it's just important to know who you're dealing with.
This company was founded by 2 doctors, Dr Joe Kepko, and Nick Puccio back in 2014.
They wanted to create a supplement that would help people achieve their fitness goals.
The name Centurion Labz is suppose to represent hard work and the discipline needed to achieve greatness, according to their website.
But doctors or not, you should approach every supplement with the same mindset "WTF is this going to do for me?".
You do not want to let your guard down because when it comes to supplements, knowing the formula and making sure you're getting the most out of it is going to ensure you making tons of gains...
And like Hodge Twins say...
All kinds of gains!
What's This Comparable To?
With dozens of pre workouts like this one, like our strongest pwo's list shows, there's really only a few that can compare with this if you're looking for strong energy, focus and pumps.
God Of Rage Ingredients
Let's see, creatine mono, vitamins, arginine, all the usual ingredients you'd expect in a crappy pre workout.
Well actually it goes beyond that and packs a punch with nitric oxide with agmatine, and unlike many concentrated pre workouts, it's got 11.7 grams of ingredients per scoop (count 1 or 2 grams for fillers and flavoring) instead of 3-4 grams.
With 300mg of caffeine and 60mg of DMAA, you'd easily get away with one scoop right?
There's actually more stimulants as it has 5 stimulants in total: synephrine, theobromine, yohimbine, caffeine and DMAA.
So for the sake of warning you, we're warning you NOT to take more than half a scoop until you know your tolerance to it.
And if you need more than a scoop, you're 100% in need of a stim-break.
Luckily they've disclosed every single ingredient, otherwise we wouldn't know how much we're getting of anything really.
Let's get down to the ingredients...
For the sake of simplicity, we'll group all the stimulants together and start with those...
Stimulants And Energy Boosters
The old but the always used stimulant, caffeine is dosed heavily here at 300mg.
300mg is literally about 4 cups of coffee, and top that off with the other stimulants in here and you got yourself some possible anxiety, headaches, nervousness and the list goes on.
Caffeine increases alertness by blocking adenosine, a neurotransmitter that signals tiredness.
(That's why you suffer through caffeine withdrawals but luckily there's stim-free pre workouts to help you)
Related to caffeine but a little more milder, Theobromine releases caffeine at a smooth rate, which will help your energy levels smooth sail across the day.
This is a much needed stimulant as the other stimulants in here are hard hitting and are not as long lasting as this one.
With a 200mg dose in here, you won't feel much of it and are well below the maximum dosage of 500mg.
Cocoa Bean Extract (200mg)
Cocoa bean extract has a lot of benefits ranging from energy, fat loss to increased mental functions and lowering bad cholesterol levels.
The reason why this ingredient is so beneficial is because of one flavonoid: epicatechin.
Epicatechin has been linked to many benefits including muscle growth and cardiovascular health.
You'll also benefit from the increased vasodilation which should help with endurance and pumps.
Kaempferol is a natural flavonol which can be found in various plants and foods.
This naturally occurring phytonutrient has been linked to fighting cancer cells, though it isn't researched much.
It can also protect the body from free radicals and has some benefits for mood.
It's rarely used in pre workouts and you're getting a rather high dosage of it here.
We're guessing it's included here for the antioxidant benefit.
Also known as bitter orange or citrus aurantum, synephrine has been given the reputation as being the "safe alternative to Ephedrine" as it's a powerful fat burner without the side effects.
Being a strong Beta-2 and Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist, it helps the body use fat as energy instead of storing it.
With this ingredient alone, it should help increase your fat loss as well as possibly replace your fat burner.
65mg is a high dosage as this is usually dosed anywhere from 10mg to 35mg usually. So that's why you need to take half a scoop here...
1,3 Dimethylamylamine (60mg)
DMAA is the next best thing though as it's referred as a alternative to Ephendrine.
While DMAA is not banned by the FDA, companies are still fighting the right to use this ingredient (like Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals).
DMAA is known for its energy boosting propereties but the difference here is that it doesn't increase heart rate.
Dosages at 70mg or more tend to increase blood pressure however.
If you're being drug tested, you may want to avoid this as it can bring a false positive for amphetamines.
The interesting thing about this ingredient is that it wasn't created until the 1940's. Eli Lilly originally created and sold DMAA as a nasal decongestant until the early 1980's.
DMAA tends to increase VO2 and endurance by delaying the onset of fatigue.
It also works great as a fat burner since it can suppress appetite.
Here we have another powerful beta-2 agonist, extracted from Citrus Aurantium (bitter orange) as well (just like synpherine above).
Hordenine acts as a nordrenaline reuptake modulators, which basically allows for noradrenaline to last longer in your system while increasing wakefulness, energy and focus.
It can help stimulants last much longer and therefore, you'll feel much more energy for a longer period of time with God of Rage.
Mucuna Pruriens (50mg)
This ingredient is a mental enhancer as it can improve mood and decrease stress.
Mucunas pruriens, also known as velvet bean, is standardized for L-Dopa, which is a ingredient that improves the dopamine production in the body.
It also may help increase testosterone, growth hormone levels and decreased cortisol levels.
The simple name for this, and you probably know it, is glucuronolactone and it's mostly used in pre workouts and energy drinks.
This metabolite of glucose can help with the production of glycogen.
What this may do is increase endurance but you need at least 1 gram to see benefits. Not sure why they only put 50mg of it here....
Naringin is used in many fat burners as it's mostly known for it's reputation in grapefruits (hence; the grapefruit diet).
While the weight loss effects are mild, it helps with energy as it is a great energy booster.
It prevents the production of phosphodiesterase, which is responsible for inhibiting natural energy.
By doing this, you'll benefit from an increased metabolic rate as well as having more energy for your workout.
Last but definitely not least, is yohimbine.
This powerful stimulant can help prevent the body from storing fat.
As a strong alpha receptor agonist, it can inhibit the body's signal to store fat, reduce appetite and enhance energy.
Do not be fooled by the tiny "2mg" dosage, this is actually a strong stimulant and if you've never taken it before, take half a scoop or less to see how you react to it.
Now we're on to the old school, performance enhancing ingredients that have been used in supplements for many years now...
Creatine Monohydrate (3g)
If there's any form of creatine that is well researched and proven, its this one.
This traditionally used ingredient, creatine monohydrate, is used by the body in any activity that is immediate and requires lots of energy, like sprinting or lifting weights.
When digested, it's converted to creatine phosphate which is then used simotinously with adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
ATP is energy used by muscles, especially in intense exercise.
With elevated ATP levels, you'll be able to perform more reps, endure high intensity and delay fatigue for a longer period of time.
There's no need for loading and 3 grams is right at the minimum dosage so feel free to add 2-3 grams more at any time of the day.
L-Arginine is not the best at increasing nitric oxide levels on it's own but with agmatine (it'll be listed below), it'll still help with the pumps.
Research has proven that arginine is not bioavailable in the body so on it's own it's basically useless.
Beta Alanine (2.5g)
For some people, it can be empowering to feel it as you can think of it as energy running through your veins.
Beta alanine allows for muscles to work at high intensities for longer periods of time by buffering ammonia (the burn that you feel from multiple reps).
What this benefits is your endurance and stamina by forming a very strong intracellular buffer carnosine.
It prevents lactic acid build up which'll trigger the burning sensation from performing multiple reps.
The dosage is sufficient enough and with 2.5 grams, you'll benefit from more power, strength and longer lasting endurance..
Okay here we have the good stuff, Agmatine.
While agmatine is great at increasing nitric oxide levels, it's actually a fantastic all-round ingredient that'll benefit everything from the mind to the body.
Agmatine works well for nitric oxide by inhibiting arginase, a enzyme that breaks down arginine.
It also benefits the mind as it seems to have an uplifting effect on mood.
Overall you'll gain more pumps for longer periods of time with this ingredient alone.
Take no more than half a scoop for your very first time. Maybe even 1/4 of a scoop as this is very strong stuff.
As you can see, there's literally a long list of stimulants and energy boosters so there's no doubt you'll feel the "rage" in this.
The Strongest Pre Workout Yet?
At a full scoop, you may feel too much of a heart rate increase to workout at full force.
With so much stims, it's no wonder people are asking about tolerence more and more these days.
This very well may be one of the strongest pre workouts and we may add it to our top 10 list, but we just don't like the addition of arginine as we'd rather see something much more bioavailable like citrulline.
And while you've got doctors formulating pre workouts like this one, there's no doubt in our minds that you need to proceed with caution and always carry that "WTF is in this" attitude with all supplements.
Ready To Rage?
God of Rage does not seem to be holding back on stimulants. With a touch of nitric oxide (agmatine) and a hefty dose of beta alanine, you should increase reps and workout intensity like no tomorrow with this pwo.