Review of: Off The Chain
Purpose: Pre workout for mass gaining
Keeps energy and focus high with DMAA and caffeine, along with all the amino acids required to enhance performance and recovery.
The touch of simulants will help increase mental functions while the mix of amino acids and other ingredients keep performance high.
- Powerful stimulants with minimal doses to increase energy (20mg DMAA, 100mg caffeine)
- Increases performance and endurance by having all the amino acids
- No crash, just smooth and long lasting energy
- Elevates mood and focus by having a mini mix of stimulants
- Unique BCAA formula that is unlike most intra workouts
- Can be stacked with most pre workouts (or can be used as a pre workout)
We Don't Like
- Prop blend (can be confusing)
Summary: Sometimes caffeine isn’t enough.
Having BCAA’s and a mix of DMAA / caffeine leaves you with the best of both worlds.
You’re not only enhancing recovery and performance but the stimulants will keep your energy high and fatigue nearly non-existent.
Off The Chain is one of those supplements that’ll have an instant and positive effect on your training.
Try it and you’ll probably stick with it for a while.
Intra workouts are boring.
They only contain BCAA's and non stimulant ingredients.
Off the Chain, however, is sometthing different.
In fact, it's created itself into a super strong intra workout category that's made to increase energy, focus and endurance.
There's been a few energy amino supplements out there but this is the first to go all out with DMAA.
Hi-Tech pharmaceuticals is known to go full out with hardcore stimulants into their supplements so it should come to no surprise that they've gone all out with their intra workout, Off the Chain.
Off the Chain uses a unique amino formula with a bit of DMAA and caffeine to help keep you focused and energized.
If you're already using a DMAA based pre workout or a heavy stimulant pre workout, you'd want to make sure you're not using too much as there's already 100mg caffeine and 20mg DMAA in Off the Chain.
It can also be used as a light pre workout or if you're just trying to cut down on stimulants.
So is this semi-powerful BCAA supplement for you?
Jump down to the analysis below and find out...
Off the Chain Ingredients
While this label looks simple, it's effecive since it packs amino acids with stimulants (caffeine and DMAA).
It's got 13 amino acids, along with BCAA's and a nice little energy blend to keep you at the top of your game.
Amino Blend (5g)
Like we mentioned above, this blend contains 13 amino acids.
That may seem like a lot for a little 5 gram prop blend (and it is!), but as long as you're getting some kind of a energy kick, we see it performing better than if it was just 5 grams of BCAA's.
The first ingredient in this giant blend is Ajinomoto micronized L-Glutamine, followed by Leucine, Isoleucine, and valine (BCAA's).
The rest of the blend consists of Taurine (654mg), Citrulline, Tyrosine, Arginine, Histidine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Threonine and Methionine.
Now if you're probably are not going to judge Off the Chain by this 5 gram blend of 13 amino acids.
Anyone who's interested in this is in it for the energy blend (DMAA and caffeine), which will both help with mental and physical performance.
This blend is what makes Off the Chain literally the best intra workout out there.
It doubles as a pre workout with the nice blend of DMAA and caffeine.
And even better, it ensures that you do not crash with the touch of DMAA in there.
Compared to Amino Energy, it actually has about 20mg less caffeine but makes up with the 20mg dose of DMAA.
While the energy blend does total up to 160mg, the caffeine totals to 100mg wih 20mg of DMAA.
This here is the grandfather of stimulants as it's popularly used for its energizing properties.
Containing just 100mg of caffeine, Off the Chain contains the perfect amount to keep you in the zone and avoiding the deadly crash that's often assosicated with either (or both) hard training and hard hitting pre workouts.
This amount is also perfect if you'd rather have a flavorful drink in the middle of the day instead of a regular cup of coffee.
With all of those amino acids, it'll sure keep you in an anabolic state!
Now this is where Off the Chain stands out and above.
DMAA, or 1,3 dimethylamylamine (or Methylhexanamine Hcl), is what will get you in a elevated mood.
It not only increases energy but it also suppresses appetite so you'll be less likely to have cravings even if you're dieting.
The cool thing about the DMAA here is that it is packed with cellulose so it is released slowly (and not all at once as DMAA is known for).
This time release effect is what gets the energy surging for longer periods of time.
And though there's a lot of legal battles for DMAA, there are plenty of evidence that this hardcore stimulant is as safe as it can be when used properly.
If you use more than 70mg per day, in total, or just more than what you can handle, side effects are likely to occur like elevated blood pressure and such.
The amount here is perfect and it's even better if your pre workout doesn't contain more than 50mg DMAA as it keeps the effects going throughout your workout.
You could take 2 scoops to get a total of 40mg DMAA and 200mg caffeine, which makes for a nice Jack3d type of pre workout.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is excellent for its high polyphenol, EGCG and catechin content.
There's a bit of caffeine extracted from the green tea here but the total caffeine still adds up to 100mg.
Since it has fantastic benefits for fat burning, it just adds on to what DMAA offers.
So this isn't only a intra-pre workout type but also a mild fat burner!
Compared to Amino Energy
Now Amino Energy is one of the popular intra workouts out there for energy.
But for something that is a little more effective and longer lasting, Off the Chain is where it's at.
Some advantages to Off the Chain over Amino Energy include:
- DMAA (Amino Energy has none of course)
- 20mg less caffeine,
- 500mg less taurine (651mg), more citrulline 60% more (1861 vs 115), glutamine
- 1125 vs 959, 2096 BCAA's , amino energy has 1.6g.
While neither are the perfect in terms of BCAA's blends, both will help increase energy.
Off the Chain will of course increase energy much longer and further than Amino Energy.
The flavors here are interesting and are comparable to APS Mesomorph, just look below:
- Blue Raspberry
- Starberry Kiwi
- Green Apple Candy
- Southern Sweet Tea
- Rocket Pop
- Fruit Punch
- Pink Lemonade
The flavors here range greatly and even if you're picky, you could never go through them enough to get bored of them.
The cool thing is that Hi-Tech is never finished with flavors so don't be surprised if a new flavor comes out.
Off The Chain is truly a unique intra workout that’ll keep you energized and motivated during your workouts.
If you’ve ever felt suddenly drained during your workouts, then you’ll find this intra workout extremely useful.
The formula, while mostly propertiary, is well put together and it’s felt instantly and lasts for quite a while as DMAA is time released and there's a fair amount of caffeine to keep you at the top of your mental game.
Off the Chain is perfect for any type of workout as the energy is smooth and isn't as hard hitting as most DMAA-containing pre workouts.
Your performance remains high throughout your training.
There are many ways to use this intra workout, even just as a quick energy drink in the morning to start your day or in the afternoon when you're not feeling at your best.
It's also quite stackable with any pre workout that doesn't contain more than 200mg caffeine and / or 50mg DMAA.
This would go perfect with any DMHA-containing pre workout as well, or any pre workout that doesn’t contain more than 50mg DMAA.
Try out this strong DMAA-containing intra workout and you'd probably stock up on it! Use this 10% off coupon: FITFREK10
Ready To Go Off The Chain?
Unlike most intra workouts, Off The Chain will bring instant results to your training which’ll not only leave you energized but also enhanced in every way as it has all the amino acids and ingredients you need to take you to the next level.
Like everything else by Hi-Tech, this is a unique formula that’ll keep you in the right mindset throughout your training.
Supplements With DMAA
Full dosage of beta alanine, lots of nitric oxide ingredients, and DMAA. What more could you ask for?
Not perfect for pumps, but great for energy and focus as it has DMAA and some nitrates.