In this Psychotic pre workout review we will examine how well the ingredients work for an epic workout session.
Many people see gym rats like us and think we’re insane for subjecting our bodies to hardcore torture – err, I mean training. I get it, though. Who in their right mind would wake up at 5 am just so they can feel like puking while squatting 400 lbs?!
No one really understands us, except maybe for Insane Labz, a company that could be just as crazy as we are.
Among their line of products is Psychotic. Kinda weird naming your pre workout like that because, well, I reckon it probably doesn’t sell as well as it should. The general consensus on it is pretty good and “intense,” though.
Is Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout as crazy good as it sounds or is it all marketing bullshit? Read my Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review to find out!
About Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout
Insane Labz wants us to think their products are all made for the extreme bros. At least, that’s what their website and scary bottle designs tell me. They seem to be quite a big company, offering supplements for everything and matching accessories to boot. It just surprises me that, for a company that veers away from standard professional behavior, they sure look like they mean business.
- Prop blend. Oh no. Oh no. Oh no!
- Short formula. For the name of the product, I expected a long line of insane additions.
- Pricey: Don’t know yet if their formula can justify the price tag.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: nutrition label
Other Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Silica, Sucralose, Citric Acid, Calcium Silicate, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Blue #1
Directions: Warning Psychotic is not your normal pre-workout. Begin with 1/2 scoop to assess tolerance.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: ingredients list
The one thing that irritates me the most about my Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review is the fact that the pre workout I looked forward to reviewing used a prop blend. Bro, any good supplement company should just ditch the prop blend altogether.
PSYCHOTIC BLEND, 4459 mg
- Beta-alanine. Being the first ingredient means it gets the bulk of the blend dosage. However, beta alanine likes to take room and by that I mean it needs a lot of dosage. I’m not entirely confident it gets enough despite its order of appearance in the blend.
How much does it have? Maybe 2 whole grams at most.
- Creatine Monohydrate. This is the form of creatine that have a vast array of research pointing to its positive effects on physical performance as well muscle hypertrophy. That means this shit’s da bomb, bro!
But again, much like beta alanine, creatine needs one hell of a dosage to work properly. Do you see it having at least 2 grams here bro? I’d like to think so because the ingredients that come after it shouldn’t require more than 250 mg to work.
- Ah yes, caffeine. The world’s most consumed drug. It works on giving us a lot of energy as well as some mild fat burning on the side. Being third in line, we like to imagine the scientists that formulated Insane Labz Psychotic pre-workout probably added something closer to 300 mg than 250 mg.
Given the name of the product, we won’t be surprised if it’s upwards of 300 mg. As much as I don’t like guesswork, Insane Labz Psychotic pre workout didn’t leave me much of a choice.
- Juniperus Communis. Comes in branded form of AMPiberry. This herb is hailed as the new DMHA (dimethylhexylamine), a CNS stimulant. Anyone who’s been tuning in to the world of performance enhancers and sports know that DMHA is actually banned.
So, what does Juniperus Communis do? Well, it’s supposed to increase energy levels as well as improve mood. When paired with caffeine, it might have additional benefits for weight loss.
The dosage for it in most supplements seems to start at 150 mg.
- Hordenine is actually a fat burner that comes from bitter orange. It’s a mediocre fat burner at best based on some research. As far as possible dosage is concerned, we’re betting it’s lower than 50 mg because this shit has some side effects in high dosages.
- Also known as DMAE, this nootropic is capable of boosting brain power and brain health. It’s also been suggested as a therapy for ADD/ADHD.
- Rauwolfia Vomitoria. Standardized to 90% yohimbine (which is really awesome by the way), many users say it shares some of the fat burning properties of its cousin yohimbine – which is an okay ingredient as far as weight management is concerned.
Just like Hordenine before it, Rauwolfia’s dosage has to be lower than 25 mg because of potential side effects like elevated blood pressure or palpitations.
- Huperzine A. Huperzine A is a nootropic known for its brain-boosting properties on focus and learning. Being last on the list isn’t bad. In fact, Huperzine is always last in any supplement blend because it works with as little as 200 mcg.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout vs Psychotic Gold
There’s also another pre workout called Psychotic Gold, and I guess you could say it sounds like an upgraded version of Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout.
Well, not exactly.
While the GOLD part of Psychotic Gold pre workout may seem like it’s better, I think it’s just an alternative. The main difference between Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout and Psychotic Gold is the pump factor.
If Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is all about strength and muscle growth, then Psychotic Gold is pump and energy.
The formula speaks for itself: Psychotic Gold has Citrulline Malate and Agmatine Sulfate, two high quality ingredients known for boosting nitric oxide production that allows massive pumps.
Psychotic Gold also has Caffeine Citrate, a form of caffeine which is much more readily absorbed by the human body than Caffeine Anhydrous. The only drawback is, 100 mg of Caffeine Citrate is only 50 mg Caffeine.
So, you would need twice as much of the citrate form to get the same amount in your system. Caffeine citrate is also more expensive, especially since it’s produced in a lab and not found in nature.
Fulvic Acid is another ingredient not found in Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout. It’s naturally found in hummus and is supplemented for its ability to efficiently transport vitamins and minerals. I guess it’s not much of a pre workout ingredient as much as it is something for overall well being.
Which is better: Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout or Psychotic Gold?
To be honest, I’m slightly more biased with Psychotic Gold due to its simpler and more focused (prop) blend, even if the blend dosage is smaller. Then again, Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is pretty okay to me, and I can simply just stack it with a few grams of a pump booster like citrulline malate.
So, it all boils down to what you want: strength and growth or pump and energy.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: formula analysis
My first impression on Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is that it suffers from underdosing and having too many ingredients. That’s what most prop blends have in common anyway. However, I am sort of pleased to be kinda proven wrong.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout might actually be functional. Here’s why:
We have beta alanine and creatine monohydrate, two ingredients I wrongly suspected of being terribly underdosed. But at this very moment, I can at least consider that maybe they have at least four grams combined.
At two grams each, the dosages are still far from what we want to see, but at the same time the dosages are also at working levels. Beta alanine might not help you power through your max lift, but it will help you power through on your last set. It’s almost the same thing with creatine, really.
Then we have Caffeine which I assume we have at least 250 mg of. A 250 mg dosage is equivalent to two cups and a half of brewed coffee which is, personally, good enough for me.
Juniperus at 100 mg is small, but not so small that it’s negligible. Hordenine, DMAE, and Rauwolfia are likely sharing a combined dosage of 157-158 mg with the last 1-2 milligrams going to Huperzine.
So overall, I don’t think Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is as psychotic as it wants us to think it is, but we also can’t ignore the fact that it’s a pretty decent pre workout.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout has decent dosages for strength, great dose for energy, small but working dosages on focus and mood, and a small but potent fat burning for extra energy.
So, does Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout work?
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout works as any decent pre workout should. It has ingredients for strength, energy, and a bit of fat burning.
Does Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout have a lot of caffeine?
We don’t really know the exact dosage of caffeine Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout has, but we’re guessing it must be between 250 mg to 300 mg which, I admit, could be too much for most people.
So, is Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout any good or just hype?
The hype around Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is more about how intense the formula is for users. And by intense, they probably meant the amount of energy they get.
Having loads of caffeine can make you think you’re getting a lot of power from a powder. So while there is some merit to the hype, I think it’s safer to bet that Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is a little too overhyped.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: benefits for muscle
Well, you get a lot of creatine and beta alanine, two ingredients that promote muscle growth and some good lifting.
Who is Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout made for?
The website says Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is made for a variety of people: Gym rats, students, and 9-5 workers.
I think Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout does work for some of those people, but I’m sure if someone who sits in class all day or work inside a cubicle and lay on the bed surfing Netflix for something good to watch wouldn’t make use of any of its strength and muscle benefits.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: side effects
The itching associated with Beta Alanine shouldn’t faze you, especially since there’s a chance you might not even feel it given the dosage and the intensity of training.
The worrisome side effects for Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout all come from its caffeine content as well as the ingredients that might play around with your blood pressure and heart rate like rauwolfia and hordenine.
The fact that we assume Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout to have a boatload of caffeine means the side effects associated with your heart may be exacerbated. So, follow the serving suggestion, bros.
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: pros and cons
- Focused formula. No fancy additions. Just function.
- Each ingredient work together.
- Decent dosing. We assume it based on what we analyzed.
- Side effects. I can’t recommend beyond their suggestion.
- Prop blend. I hate guessing and so should you.
- A bit pricey. We’ve seen better products at that price.
- 1 Can (35 servings): $64.95
- Available online and in retail stores
Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review: summary
To conclude my Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout Review, I’m gonna start by saying Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout is at its best a well-rounded strength-energy blend, and at its worst a stim-reliant pre workout with unwanted side effects.
Despite the prop blend, I think I actually nailed probably 90% of the actual dosages for each ingredient. And if I’m right, then the ingredients we have here are dosed appropriately where it matters.
While Insane Labz Psychotic Pre Workout does work on good lifts and energy, some users may not like the fact that it tends to stimulate them to a point where cardiovascular health risks becomes apparent. However, if you do use this according to how it was meant to be used, then you shouldn’t worry as much, especially if the “controversial” ingredients aren’t new to you.