Psyched 2.0 is a pre-workout supplement made by Gen-Tec.
It’s intended to increase focus, pumps, and performance, without an energy crash.
Gen-Tec Nutrition was founded by Australian bodybuilder Nick Jones, back in 1999.
Creatine is a naturally-occurring compound that increases power output via extra production of our body’s energy source: ATP (1).
The most proven form is monohydrate, which has a recommended dose of 3-5g daily.
Arginine is a nitric-oxide booster.
Higher levels of nitric oxide in the body contribute to better pumps and endurance, by dilating blood vessels (2).
The AKG version is a better-absorbed form (3).
Citrulline is another nitric-oxide booster, which becomes arginine, and then nitric oxide.
Funnily enough, it raises arginine levels in the body better than arginine itself (4).
An effective dose is 6-8g.
L-Tyrosine is a compound that reduces fatigue, and can increase concentration and focus under stressful conditions (5).
500-2,000mg is an effective dose.
We know caffeine can increase alertness.
Less commonly known, however, is that it can also improve athletic performance (6).
An effective dose is usually 200-500mg.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting to improve their workouts in terms of energy, pumps, and focus may benefit from using Psyched 2.0.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (5g) with 250mL water and consume 15-30 minutes before your workout.
Creatine can cause a slight increase in water weight, and stomach cramping if taken without sufficient water.
Caffeine can interfere with sleep if taken within a several hours of bed time.
- The formula uses a combination of tried and tested ingredients
- A few ingredients are included for a range of benefits, from performance to pumps.
- Some of the doses are unjustifiably low, especially for arginine and citrulline.
Psyched 2.0 is a fairly plain formula, which uses a bunch of the most proven pre-workout ingredients.
It doesn’t contain anything special, and unfortunately doses most of its ingredients fairly low compared to the clinically-effective doses.
It should be effective for improving energy levels and workout quality, but don’t expect anything mind-blowing.