Hype Extreme is a pre-workout made by Blackstone Labs.
It’s a stimulant-free formula which can be used either alone, or alongside other products to improve your workouts.
Blackstone Labs was founded in 2012 in Florida, USA.
Glycerol is a sugar-alcohol, which acts as a “blood-volumiser”.
It can improve vascularity and pumps by increasing plasma volume (1).
Nitrates are a class of compounds which are converted by the body to nitric oxide.
Nitric oxide can increase vasodilation – an expansion of blood vessels that increases blood flow and the pump (2).
Rhodiola rosea is a herb that has anti-stress effects.
It reduces stress hormones, and reduces the symptoms of fatigue (3).
An effective dose is 50mg daily.
Alpha GPC a form of choline – a vitamin that supports brain function.
On top of its brain-boosting benefits, this form of choline also improves physical performance by increasing power output (4).
An effective dose is about 600mg.
Huperzine increases levels of acetylcholine – the “learning” compound – in the brain.
An effective dose is 50-200 micrograms.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a stimulant-free pre-workout that improves focus and pumps will enjoy Hype Extreme.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (8g) with 250mL cold water, and consume 30 minutes before your workout.
You can also take Hype Extreme along with a stimulant-containing pre-workout to enhance its effects.
Some of the ingredients in Hype Extreme can cause headaches.
Another thing to note is that glycerol is banned by the World Anti-Doping Association. This is due to its use as a masking agent, sometimes used to disguise signs of doping.
- Stimulant-free formula won’t interfere with sleep if taken at night
- Can be paired with other pre-workouts containing stimulants
- Multiple ingredients to reduce fatigue and enhance focus
- Contains less performance-boosting products than other pre-workouts
- Nitrates lose their effect over time due to tolerance
Hype Extreme is a great stimulant-free pre-workout, which can be used both as a standalone product, or along with other pre-workout supplements.
On its own, it provides plenty of pump and focus-improving effects, and is great for fueling late-night workouts.
On the other hand, however, its strength and endurance boosting effects aren’t as powerful as other products.
It would be best used in conjunction with a second pre-workout – one that contains caffeine and performance boosters, such as creatine and beta alanine.