Morphing your body to that of a powerful warrior is by no means something you can simply promise to yourself on New Year’s Eve and have it checked by the end of the following year. I mean, if building powerful muscle was that easy and straightforward, there wouldn’t be a need for bloggers like me.
As difficult as bodybuilding is, supplements are out there to make life inside the gym a little bit easier. One of these supplements is Mesomorph pre workout. It’s been getting a lot of good reviews lately and for all we know, Mesomorph might just mean “ Bro, I got all the muscles in this can.”
Based on what we found, they might be onto something there.
Is Mesomorph pre workout as cool as it sounds or is it just another prank? Check our Mesomorph pre workout review to find out!
About Mesomorph pre workout
Mesomorph pre workout tells us right off the bat that it is the ultimate pre workout complex ever, claiming that it is capable of unleashing our true “genetic” potential.
It definitely sounds like something out of a Marvel movie (Do you even Hulk, bro?), but I gotta admit it does have quite a powerful ring to it.
- Prop blend. Ain’t the best start to our mesomorph pre workout review. Seriously, it’s 2019 bro! Why bother with prop blends? And hell, there’s like three of them too!
- Quality ingredients. We’re convinced that despite mesomorph pre workout’s prop blend start, they might actually know what they’re doing based on the ingredients we’re seeing.
- Huge serving size. Looks to me mesomorph pre workout’s dosing is on point. We’ll get to the details later.
- Ten flavors. Yo, Mesomorph pre workout actually has ten flavors for us to choose from. My personal favorite is carnival cotton candy, and no it doesn’t bring up sad memories of my childhood. I just like cotton candy.
- Clinical dosing. This is a tough claim to make after using a prop blend, but we’ll see.
The official mesomorph pre workout website also states how their formula works and some reviews. Between you and me, I think reviews on actual product sales pages are bullshit. I really appreciate the whole “science” touch, though. At least they try to explain the more technical side of their flavored powders.
Mesomorph pre workout review: nutrition label
Directions: Once tolerance has been determined, mix one scoop of Mesomorph® with 8-10 oz of water, stir adequately, and consume on an empty stomach approximately 30-40 minutes prior to exercise. On non-workout days, consume 1/2 scoop Mixed in water on an empty stomach.
Mesomorph pre workout review: ingredients list
Our Mesomorph pre workout review wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t analyze the ingredients added first before diving in on whether Mesomorph pre workout’s formula is legit or utter bullshit.
Mesomorph pre workout’s SYNTHENOX blend seems to focus on just one thing: RAW LIFTING POWER and lots of it.
- Beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is an amino acid naturally produced by the body. As an ergogenic compound, beta alanine propels the body’s ability to lift longer and spend more time doing something than lying on your ass as you try to catch your breath. The website, not the label, says it has 4,000 mg. Really good, but bad news for the remaining ingredients in the blend.
- To be clear, our Mesomorph pre workout review is written in the most unbiased manner possible, but I just can’t help but stress my utter adoration for adding the Malate version of Citrulline in this blend. Why do I love it? Because this version beats the ass of the plain one in terms of muscle pumps. We like that Mesomorph pre workout actually used the right form, but we question the dosage because ain’t no way Citrulline works the way it’s supposed to below 2,000 mg.
- Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate. Also known as AAKG, it acts as a supporting ingredient to Mesomorph pre workout’s pump boosting formula. We seriously doubt Mesomorph pre workout has more than 2,000 mg of AAKG.
MESOSWELL-CELL VOLUMIZING ATP MATRIX
If Mesomorph pre workout’s first blend is all about raw power, then this blend is all about getting more reps per set. What makes this blend unique is how it has three types of creatine working together. And who doesn’t love creatine, bro?
- Di-Creatine Malate. The added malic acid is to make creatine more bioavailable. For their sake, we hope this has at least 2,000 mg on it because even with increased uptake, creatine can’t work below that dose.
- Taurine is known to draw water into the muscles. Sounds simple and useless, right? Nope. It actually boosts muscle hydration which then translates to better performance, recovery, and more pumps! The thing with Taurine is while it does require some dosage to work, we’re not so eager about putting this out as a key ingredient. Even 500 mg is good enough in most cases.
- Creatine nitrate. This is a wild yet synergistic combination of creatine and a nitrate group. It’s said to be capable of boosting workout performance while also busting out nitric oxide like never before. An actual study claims it’s superior to crowd favorite creatine monohydrate. We’re happy they used quite a premium creatine form, but we’re not ecstatic about how Mesomorph pre workout chose to prioritize taurine over this ingredient.
- Ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is not just a vitamin you take to strengthen your immune system. As it turns out, it also enhances the pump-boosting effects of nitric oxide boosters. Dosing says 300 mg, so I guess it’s really good.
- Creatinol-O-Phosphate. Also known as COP, this ingredient is another creatine analogue originally used for heart complications. A few studies show its strength-boosting properties. Dosing would be pretty bad if you’re this low on the blend ladder.
- Agmatine Sulfate. It regulates levels of existing nitric oxide in the bloodstream. Does it do its job? We think not so much if it’s underdosed.
NEUROMORPH-NEURO ENERGIZED STIMULANT MATRIX
This blend revolves around energy, but not the kind that spills caffeine on it. Nope, Mesomorph pre workout does not put caffeine at the center of its energy blend, so it currently has the liberty to claim reduced crashing and/or jitters. But if there’s little caffeine, what does Mesomorph pre workout rely on?
- This ain’t a real energy ingredient unless you plop it in with caffeine and taurine, two ingredients Mesomorph pre workout has.
- Methylxanthine anhydrous. This is just a fancy term for caffeine. We’re guessing they intentionally “renamed” it to entice consumers who aren’t fond of seeing caffeine/
- Senegalia Berlandieri Extract. This ingredient is packed with Phenylethylamine or PEA. PEA helps raise brain compounds which effectively touches on your serotonin levels, giving you a sense of happiness.
- This is an antioxidant found in chocolate. Studies show its effects as a stimulant is strengthened when partnered with caffeine.
- It’s a weakly-researched fat burner and is supposed to help boost metabolism.
- Isopropylnorsynephrine HCl. It’s a strong fat burner and has been on the rise lately due to the FDA’s crackdown on stimulants. Studies have found this ingredient to be really good in burning fat for energy. At the very least, this little thing here can start functioning with as little as 20 mg.
Old vs New Mesomorph pre workout formula
As I was doing research before writing my Mesomorph pre workout review, I came across some really old labels.
To be completely open, I always compare the difference between old and new labels just to see if there’s any stark changes to a supplement’s formula. In the case of Mesomorph pre workout, there was.
So what was the big change?
The big change revolved around the one ingredient that put Mesomorph pre workout at the top: DMAA.
I’m sure you know by now, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, DMAA is a really potent stimulant and fat burner. Like, super, super potent. It’s so potent, it gives off false positives for competing athletes.
Because of false positives, as well as some claims of heart issues after taking DMAA, the FDA has since banned this substance in supplements all over.
Old Mesomorph pre workout
The old Mesomorph pre workout’s formula is more or less the same with what we have now save for some changes in their energy blend. The old formula still used the chemical name of theobromine as 3 7-dihydro-3 7-dimethyl-1h-purine-2 6-dione and of course DMAA under the brand Geranaburn.
New Mesomorph pre workout
The new Mesomorph pre workout, as we listed, retains the same blend dosage minus DMAA. It has been since replaced with other, safer alternatives to make up for the loss in stimulant power.
Why is DMAA banned in supplements?
The official statement from the FDA regarding banning DMAA are as follows:
- DMAA is not a dietary ingredient
- DMAA does not naturally exist in plants
- DMAA, when combined with other stimulants like caffeine, is a health risk to consumers
- DMAA can raise blood pressure and can lead to cardiovascular problems
The FDA also notes that DMAA consumption can cause shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, heart attacks, and even seizures.
Mesomorph pre workout review: formula analysis
So, Mesomorph pre workout was nerfed. Like, nerfed to the point where many of its fans are now concerned whether the stuff works as good. Despite the rampant prop-blending we encountered and the vague and likely-underdosed dosages in the formula, we like to think Mesomorph pre workout still has a shot to be a great pre workout.
Here’s how it works:
The SYNTHENOX blend is filled with performance enhancers matched with fatigue busters. At a disclosed dose of 4, 000 mg, the amount of Beta alanine should help compensate for the smaller than standard dosing of citrulline and AAKG.
MESOSWELL is not the primary blend, so we can at least cut it some slack regarding dosing. The creatine dosing in all three of them are likely still below standard, but as far as cell volumizing is concerned, especially with taurine on their side, we think it does the job good enough.
NEUROMORPH may have lost the ultra potency provided by the once powerful DMAA, but we t
hink the addition of Isopropylnorsynephrine HCL and Senegalia somehow captures similar effects. These two ingredients work kinda like how DMAA once did minus the side effects the FDA doesn’t like.
So what do we have?
Performance + Endurance + Energy = Mesomorph pre workout
We don’t see this as a top tier pre workout, but we also can’t brush it off to the side. Mesomorph pre workout works as advertised, though the potency may be lacking for hardcore lifters who want more oomph per serving. There’s a focus element on the blend too, but it definitely relies on how sensitive you are to phenylethylamine.
However, if you’re after something that does the job well enough then Mesomorph pre workout might just be the can you’re looking for.
Does it have a lot of caffeine?
We’re not entirely sure how much caffeine it has, but if the prop blend is any indication, we’re assuming at least 250 mg here which I think is a fairly good dose for those looking for a good buzz.
For the side effects, maybe the Senegalia’s mood-boosting properties can help you cope with them, but don’t take our word for it. I personally am used to drinking four shots of pure espresso in one go, so 250 mg of caffeine ain’t nothing to me.
If you’re one of those guys who just can’t stand more than two cups of coffee, then perhaps Mesomorph pre workout may come out too strong for you. If it is, then I suggest you follow the directions closely.
You can literally turn this into one of the best pre workouts ever made if you add more citrulline; perhaps two more grams and you’re good to go.
I don’t think you should add more creatine especially if you have the monohydrate type as it might interfere with the synergy and overall bioavailability. There’s also the issue of bloating if you take too much creatine.
Mesomorph pre workout review: benefits for muscle
I’ll be damned if you don’t feel like lifting hard iron overhead after a scoop or two of Mesomorph pre workout.
It definitely raises your strength to gym-lifting levels as well as make you not just lift heavier, but also lift more. This gives you more bang for your buck with every serving if you do things right.
Who is Mesomorph pre workout made for?
It’s definitely made for the fans of the old Mesomorph pre workout. Having a really potent yet effective substance banned is no one’s liking, and I’m sure the company hated having to reformulate too after making tons of cash on their old formula.
It’s also made for those who want to try something “hardcore,” because let’s face it: anything with “-ephrine” on the label is not exactly for the kids. So no, it’s not your “noob” pre workout.
Now that we know it’s great for the gym, how about the other stuff it wants you to do?
The side effects you will experience will likely come from the stimulants or the beta alanine.
Caffeine and Isopropylnorsynephrine HCl are known for their stimulatory properties, so expect palpitations and maybe some real heavy sweating. If you’re not a fan of caffeine, you may also experience nausea and headaches.
Beta-alanine might make you itchy. Like, crazy itchy. I think it’s a sign the thing’s working. Regardless, it won’t last too long.
Mesomorph pre workout : pros and cons
- Muscle-pumping goodness. I actually feel pumped just writing about it.
- Quality ingredients. We don’t have anything fancy, but what they have is good enough.
- Small dosing could be offset with intelligent synergy.
- Clean alternatives. Losing DMAA didn’t stop them from finding ways to innovate.
- Decent price. Just above a dollar per scoop.
- Prop blend. Total party pooper.
- Low dosing. Not sure where exactly (lk at Con #1), but we’re sure it has more than a few underdosed ingredients.
- 1 Can (25 servings): $34.95
- Available online and in retail stores
On one hand, Mesomorph pre workout seems to have backed itself into a corner because the FDA hates the one ingredient that made them a favorite. On the other, I think it’s amazing what their researchers are capable of when looking for alternatives.
Based on our Mesomorph pre workout review, we think their combination of pump, endurance, and focus and energy would work well in any training situation. The only possible flaws they have can be easily remedied by stacking with a scoop or two of citrulline or other muscle pump boosters you may have lying around.
Overall, we think Mesomorph pre workout is a good product for those who know what they’re getting into and what to expect.