Giant Riot is a pre-workout supplement made by Giant Sports.
It is designed to improve your workouts by increasing energy, strength, pumps and endurance.
Giant Sports is an American supplement brand, which was founded in 2012.
Kigelia Africana is a tree found in Africa, with a strange sausage-shaped fruit.
This fruit is reported to contain a compound called DMHA, similar in its effects and chemical structure to the now-banned DMAA.
Research on the compound is very limited, and its long-term safety has not yet been evaluated.
Caffeine is the most commonly used pre-workout stimulant.
It increases alertness, and can improve power output and endurance at higher doses (1).
An effective dose is 200-500mg (Giant Riot contains 300mg per serve).
Camelia Sinensis is the scientific name for the common tea leaf.
It is a good source of green tea catechins, which provide fat-burning effects (2).
Agmatine is a relatively new, yet widely-used nitric oxide booster.
Nitric oxide dilates the blood vessels, which can improve blood flow and the “pump”
Agmatine may also have a mood-improving aspect.
Citrulline also boosts nitric oxide levels.
It has been shown by plenty of research to improve pumps and endurance (3).
Citrulline may also speed-up muscle recovery time.
Taurine is an amino acid that may boost cell volume, as well as the nutrient uptake of muscles.
An effective dose is about 1000mg (Giant Riot contains 1500mg per serve).
Creatine is a naturally-occurring compound found in animal products.
The monohydrate form is the most studied, and has proven to be very effective for increasing the production of ATP energy.
An effective dose of is 3000-5000mg daily (Giant Riot contains 1500mg per serve).
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting to improve their energy and workout performance will enjoy the benefits of Giant Riot.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (8.86g) with 250mL cold water, and consume 30 minutes before your workout.
Kigelia Africana is not well-researched, and could have some unknown side effects.
Some of the ingredients in Giant Riot may cause rapid heartbeat, or stomach cramps, especially if not taken with sufficient water.
- Kigelia Africana may be a great alternative for those that enjoyed the benefits of DMAA before it was banned.
- Plenty of ingredients for energy, endurance and pumps.
- Multiple flavouring options.
- Kigelia Africana is not well-researched, and could potentially have dangerous side effects.
- The dose of creatine is only about half the effective dose used in research.
Giant Riot once again shows the innovative side of the Giant Sports brand, by replacing the banned DMAA component with Kigelia Africana extract.
Paired with caffeine, this formula should provide a massive energy boost – perhaps even too much for some people.
Pumps and endurance should also be stellar, with plenty of agmatine and citrulline to support this.
Giant Riot should be great for stim-lovers, but you may want to wait for Kigelia Africana extract to be declared safe before you use it.