Performax HyperMax Pre Workout EXTREME: Next Level For Optimal Energy and Pumps (VASO6, Eria Jarensis!)

by Nader Qudimat
Updated November 2, 2021
Pre Workout
Serving Size
Full disclosure of ingredients - no prop blends
Well-rounded formula
Induces long lasting pumps
Contains clinical doses of performance enhancing ingredients
Increases focus and motivation
Includes 6 stimulants for long lasting energy
Uses artificial colors and flavoring

Bottom Line

HyperMax Extreme is the latest pre workout from Performax and it is packed with goods. 

Extreme increases the dose for the euphoria enhancing Eria Jarensis, and includes VASO6 for long lasting pumps. 

Look no further for a fully disclosed pre workout that'll help you max out both physically and mentally as it's the ultimate pre workout.

HyperMax Extreme is one of the new “rebranded” products in the Performax Labs line.

Formerly known as just HyperMax, this very popular pre-workout has undergone some serious upgrades, from fully disclosing the label to the big doses of several ingredients, this is one pre workout that is maxed in every way possible.

Performax Labs increased dosages and formulated hardcore supplements - HyperMax is the first of this new line of upgraded products - and it looks really good!

We’re talking clinically-backed, effectively-dosed ingredients designed to give you amazing workouts.

Take a look at the label...

You will see vasodilators, energy boosters, cognitive enhancers and performance enhancers to keep your mind focused on the task at hand and your body fired up and ready no matter what your workout looks like.

One of the best things about this product is that it is definitely high stim.

But it’s also high pumps - a good combination that doesn’t typically happen in a extreme energy pre-workout because the stims inhibit the pump.

No doubt about it, this pre workout hits hard…

HyperMax contains a balanced, well dosed formula that covers pumps, endurance, energy, focus, and mood enhancement - all the things you look for in a great pre-workout.

This is a high-stim formula with an emphasis on getting a great pump - most pre-workouts can do one or the other, but seldom do we see one that can do both and do it effectively.

Each container provides 25 servings but the big thing here is, you only need one scoop to get the full dosing.

Take less than a scoop and you’ll end up getting more servings, a little less caffeine and still have decent dosages of ergogenic ingredients.

First came Animal Whey, which was widely anticipated for and with no surprise it’s made a huge hit with the flavors and profiles.

Now with their latest weight gainer, it’s making us wonder if it’s going to set the industry standards for its category.

Let’s get down to business, cut through the crap and find out what the fuss is all about…


HyperMax Extreme has a few changes including the addition of VASO6, shooting eria jarensis to 250mg (instead of 200mg) and 75mg more caffeine. 

The only exotic stimulant here is Eria Jarensis.

So if you can handle that, then this may be the best DMHA / DMAA alternative for you. 

Extreme Pumps and Performance Complex

L-Citrulline (6g)

Intense pumps and vascularity is what citrulline is widely known for but it has various benefits like increasing nutrient delivery to working muscles and enhancing performance.

More nitric oxide means more pumps and nothing increases N.O. levels than citrulline.

When it comes to increasing N.O. production, L-Citrulline is the best ingredient to use.

Citrulline is more potent and more bioavailable than regular L-Arginine, long the “gold standard” in N.O. boosters.

Beta Alanine (3.2g)

When it comes to extending your endurance, there’s no better ingredient available.

Beta Alanine works indirectly to increase levels of carnosine in the muscles.

Carnosine is the compound that buffers acid in the muscles, thereby reducing fatigue and increasing your ability to hit those last few tough reps and sets.

The clinical dosing of this ingredient is 3.2 grams, and Hypermax Extreme packs that here.

Agmatine (1g)

Now we get to the mood boosting, nootropic but also a nitric oxide ingredient in HyperMax: Agmatine Sulfate.

This ingredient primarily extends the effects of Arginine in the body by blocking arginase, the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of Arginine.

Combined with a proven nitric oxide booster like Citrulline means you’ll experience full, dense, long lasting pumps and increased vasodilation as well as more endurance.

Most pre workout dose agmatine at 500 mg, which is decent, but if you want to maximize the effects from Agmatine, you’ll need 1,000 mg - and HyperMax delivers this.

The one-two punch of Citrulline and Agmatine will promote intense, huge pumps, despite the potent stim complex.

L-Ornithine L-Asparte (1g)

L-Ornithine L-Aspartate (or, LOLA) is a combination of two non-essential amino acids, L-Ornithine and L-Aspartic Acid, both of these are actively involved in the body’s process of ammonia detoxification.

High levels of ammonia means fatigue and damage to muscle tissue.
During intense training sessions, ammonia levels increase and can decrease performance.

However, endurance athletes that supplemented with LOLA before their workouts indicated improved sprint performance and greater endurance.

With the help of LOLA, you can increase endurance and reduce fatigue in the gym.

Combined with citrulline and beta alanine, you’ll feel an unstoppable force to get more sets and reps than usual.

VASO6 (300mg)

VASO6 is not only the most promising compound to come out in recent years, but it's one that's trending for good reasons. 

It gives the best pumps you can ever experience. 

VASO6 is made out of six components from green tea leaves. 

Studies like this one show that it can increase glucose uptake and muscle growth because of it's N.O. boosting properties.

And since it contains epicatechins, it can help improve recovery!

When it comes to vasodilation, it can increase relaxation of the vasculature 15% more than a control group, and that's a huge increase.

Extreme Focus and Mood Blend

B-Phenylethylamine HCL (400mg)

You’re familiar with the mood enhancing PEA compound, Phenylethylamine, which is also formulated into the newly formulated OxyMax.

Phenylethylamine (or, PEA) is one of the most popular “feel-good” ingredients on the market.

PEA works by promoting a short-term, yet incredibly effective release of the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.

This means you experience euphoric feelings that gears you up for even the most brutal workouts.

Why include one form of PEA if you can include two, right?

This new, maxed out version of HyperMax does in fact contain two very effective forms of PEA, take a look at the next one and you’ll see what we mean. 

Eria Jarensis (250 mg)

Having multiple sources of PEA should produce a synergistic, long lasting effect, similar to how having multiple sources of caffeine produces a hard hitting and long lasting flow of energy.

Here we have Eria Jarensis, a natural source of PEA, and combining it with B-PEA will produce an instant effect of focus and motivation.

Take advantage of it by getting to your training as soon as you drink HyperMax.

Eria Jarensis is standardized for its content of N-Methyl-Phenethylamine, N-Phenethyl dimethylamine, and various PEA alkaloids.

This has become a very popular stimulant recently and is turning up in pre-workouts more as DMHA is targeted by the FDA.

At 250 mg per serving, this is going to be the highest amount you’ll see in any Performax Labs product, and is one of the stand-out ingredients in HyperMax.

If you’re looking for some euphoria with a motivational boost, this is the pre-workout for you.

PEA doesn’t last long, it hits hard and leaves fast, which is why we have the next ingredient.

Hordenine HCI (60mg)

This ingredient is a naturally occurring stimulant found in Bitter Orange like synephrine.

Although there’s not much research on this, it’s been shown that this acts similarly to noradrenaline.

Hordenine’s mechanism of action is as a Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitor.

This has a benefit of extending the euphoric feelings and stimulant effects from PEA and caffeine, making it a well thought out formula by Performax. 

Extreme Energy Blend

L-Tyrosine (1g)

Tyrosine has become a popular focus enhancer in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why.

Tyrosine increases dopamine and noradrenaline levels, two neurotransmitters that play a big role in enhancing mood and focus, as well as decreasing anxiety and stress.

This is a fair dose, and when it’s alongside caffeine and PEA, you’ll be zoned into your training with ease. 

Caffeine Anhydrous (400mg)

This is one of the changes that we see in Extreme. 

Instead of 325mg, it kicks it up with 400mg!

It could’ve been the only stimulant in this pre workout but seeing his this is an maxed out formula, it uses much more.

This alone will definitely get your behind on fire and moving.

Start with half a scoop to assess your tolerance as sensitive users will find the stimulants to be a bit overwhelming at full scoop!

Synephrine (50mg)

This was previously labeled as Citrus aurantium but it wasn't clear what it was standarderized for but here we know it's synephrine. 

Synephrine was the first replacement for Ephedra back when it was banned.

It has a very similar structure to Ephedra and works by activating the Beta-2 and Beta-3 receptors which in turn stimulates the breakdown of fats.

These fats are then released into the bloodstream and are used as an energy source by the body.

The standardization here isn’t specified, it could be synephrine, hopefully Performax can clear that up.

Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract - 3mg

Also found in OxyMax, a freshly reformulated potent fat burner by Performax Labs, Rauwolfia Vomitoria is a traditional African medicinal with extensive use as a treatment for mood improvement.

But it isn’t here just for it’s mood boosting effects. Rauwolscine is a alpha-2 antagonist, meaning it’ll inhibit alpha-2 receptors from being stimulated, which will help accelerate fat loss.

This form is known to be stronger than yohimbine but with less negative side effects.

Absorption Enhancement

Black Pepper Extract - 5 mg

Black Pepper Extract is a very potent absorption enhancer.
When you have a formula as good as HyperMax, you want to get as much out of it as possible.

Black Pepper Extract works by preventing nutrients from being broken down too soon in the body, thereby increasing their bioavailability and absorption. 

Max It Out With HyperMax

Forget AMP citrate, DMHA and enter the world of Eria Jarensis, the highlight exotic stimulant in HyperMax.

This pre workout has everything that’s needed...

Including a mood enhancing stim complex that will make any stim junkie happy, the kind of pumps you would never expect to see from a formula this high in stims, great endurance to drive through those tough sets and excellent focus/mood enhancement. 

Performax has created a masterpiece of a pre workout at a fair price.

Every ingredient is maxed out at one scoop, but start at less to assess your tolerance for the stimulants, including Alpha-Y. 

Dosing Recommendation

Dosing is just one scoop - however, if you are stim-sensitive but want to give HyperMax Extreme a try, we suggest determining tolerance with ½ scoop and going from there.

You’re getting 25 servings per container which, given the cost and the ingredient profile, is not that bad at all.

This product can be stacked with other products in the Performax line, such as PowerMax XT, or MassMax, to name a few.


Flavor isn’t everything but it’s nice.

After all, who wants to cough down a cough syrup tasting pre-workout?

HyperMax is available in three flavors: Blue Razz, Strawberry Kiwi, and Tropical Splash

Ready To Go Extreme?

From Eria Jarensis, to VASO6 and other hard hitting stimulants, Extreme has got it all.

Performax has created the ultimate pre workout here. 

by Nader Qudimat

Forged by iron and cold steel, I'm Nader, a mid-30s natural bodybuilder. Once a 100lb skinny guy, I've transformed into a 200lb muscular athlete with over 15 years of lifting experience. Today, I leverage my transformation and extensive experience to guide countless individuals on their fitness journeys.

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

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