Mesomorph 2.0 Now Available!
After the demise of DMAA in August 2012, many of our favourite pre-workout supplement formulators (including Mesomorph) were put to the test. How can you replace such an effective stimulant? A lot feared that it would spell the end to pre-workout supplements as we know it. While all the stim junkies have been struggling to complete a decent workout, APS have been busy working hard to bring a new formula to the scene. Mesomorph is a personal favourite of the Serious Supplements team and we are happy to announce it is back. Fear no more, DMAA is a thing of the past.
Introducing Mesomorph 2.0...
The new Mesomorph formula looks similar to the old with a few key differences. Let's take a look at a few of the ingredients that we found most beneficial.
What Ingredients are in Mesomorph 2.0?
Beta Alanine has become one of the most commonly used supplements behind protein and creatine, and with good reason. Beta Alanine boosts strength and power; increases muscle mass; boosts aerobic endurance and increases general exercise capacity. To put it simply, Beta Alanine means you can train HARDER for LONGER. When stacked with creatine, studies suggest significant gains in performance.
L-Citrulline is relatively new in the supplement industry but is gaining popularity due to its vasodilator properties. Its effects increase production of nitric oxide which leads to better blood flow. This reduces the stress-load put on the heart which in-turn gives us more energy. Schwedhelm (2008) found that L-Citrulline improved "THE PUMP" by increasing nitric oxide vasodilation.
Naringin is an antioxidant found in grapefruit. While it supports healing of muscle tissue after intense workouts, its primary reason for being in the Mesomorph formula is for its synergistic effects with other supplements, such as caffeine. Stacking Naringin with caffeine can prolong the half-life of caffeine by up to 31%. For details on this research, click here.
300mg of caffeinated heaven. That's right, Mesomorph 2.0 contains 300mg of caffeine. This is nearly double the amount found in Jack3d Micro. Is this a good thing? Although Serious Supplements doesn't recommend taking more than one scoop of Mesomorph 2.0, 300mg for most people is fine. If you are sensitive to caffeine (or new to preworkout supplements), it's strongly recommended that you start on a half dose. With the omission of DMAA in the new formula, the increase in caffeine makes for a good energy and performance boost.
Theobromine can be found in chocolate. It is not a compound that has been heavily researched, but has similar (milder) effects to caffeine. Have you ever noticed the boost you get from eating chocolate? This can be accredited (partially) to Theobromine.
Agmatine Sulfate (***NEW***)
Agmatine Sulfate is one of the new ingredients added to the Mesomorph 2.0 formula. Although Agmatine is vasodilator, it isn't "just another" nitric oxide boosting supplement. It's been shown to lower blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce pain, as well as increase "THE PUMP". There is no doubting Agmatine is an excellent addition to the Mesomorph 2.0 formula.
Acacia Rigidula Extract (***NEW***)
One of the new ingredients found in Mesomorph, AcaciaRigidulaextract has been added as a replacement for the infamous DMAA. There are some controversies surrounding the new stimulant ingredient, as the Acacia Rigidula plant contains a number of alkaloids including nicotine and traces of methamphetamine. It is not known which particular compounds APS have extracted from the Acacia Rigidula, but it is likely that N-Methyltyramine is the extract being used (the ingredient which makes Driven Sports Craze effective). We are also confident that Nicotine, methamphetaime (or any other therapeutic or banned substance have been carefully EXCLUDED from the extract).
Serious Supplements have completed a thorough review of Acacia Rigidula (and its potential extractions for Mesomorph 2.0) in greater detail. This article can be read here .
Jack3d Micro vs Mesomorph 2.0?
A common question Serious Supplements has been receiving is which is better; Jack3d Micro or Mesomorph 2.0? For a comparative review of Jack3d Micro vs Mesomorph 2.0, stay tuned and watch this space.
Life After DMAA?
The debate over whether DMAA is or isn't naturally found in the Geranium plant has been a hot topic over recent months. In a USP Labs funded study, it has been found that DMAA can indeed be found in Geranium. Regardless, the ban has come and gone.
With Mesomorph 2.0, APS have delivered a super concentrated pre-workout that will make you lift HARDER, STRONGER AND LONGER. Mesomorph 2.0 is the first to deliver full doses of key active ingredients, rather than the half doses typically seen in other pre-workout supplements. Not for the light hearted, the new Mesomorph will give you the biggest pump you’ve experienced while blowing your head off with insane energy.