Blackstone Labs Hype Extreme has been some time in the making, but was it worth the wait? Read on to find out the full breakdown on this unique non stimulant pre-workout supplement and get our thoughts on this product.
Hype Extreme was formulated by Chief Science Officer Bryan Moskow aka The Guerrilla Chemist. He's also the man behind products such as Glycolog, Trojan Horse and Orthobolic.
Hype is a non stimulant pre-workout designed to increase performance,pumps and mental focus without the use of tradition stimulants such as caffeine.
- 100% transparently labelled
- High dosed Hydromax glycerol
- Clean mental focus
- Utilises nitrates for amazing pumps with a smaller dose
- Great for stacking alongside a stimulant based product
Blackstone Labs Hype Extreme Formula
The Pump Combo
The standout in this product is the huge 2000mg of Hydromax glycerol in each serve. This is a cell volumizer which works to create hyperdration in the muscles. This is the ability of the muscle cells to hold extra water and draw other nutrients into the cell. Not only is this excellent for full muscle pumps but it also prevents you from sweating out essential nutrients. This is a monster dose and you'll really feel the effects of this.
The other key factor in the pump blend is sodium nitrates at a dose of 1500mg. Nitrates are without doubt the most effective nitric oxide boosting compounds available today. This goes through a much shorter conversion process to get to nitric oxide which means bigger pumps from a smaller dose.
In addition to this nitrates also help boost performance by lowering the oxygen amount required and making your workout performance more efficient.
Mental Focus with a Purpose
This focus blend is header up by a bit hit oh alpha gylcerylphosphocholine (otherwise known as alpha GPC). This acts as a source of choline for the brain to make acetyl choline to dramatically improve mental focus and also increase the strength of muscle contractions.
Huperzine A has also been utlised in a high dose of 300mcg. This acts to prevent the breakdown of choline in the brain so you get a much higher degree of mental focus from the acetyl choline.
The last part of this blend is rhodiola rosea which works to decrease mental stress,anxiety and fatigue. In addition to this it also activates AMP K which is responsible for glucose uptake and decreases lactate production. Not just for focus this is a great performance boosting compound as well.
Blackstone Labs Hype Extreme Effects
The real standout of this product is the pumps are extreme. They kick in very fast and this is hands down the best pump formula our crew have ever tried to date.
Full, tight pumps that are on the verge of being painful every time you take it.
The performance increase from Hype Extreme was actually quite surprising. You feel an ability to just keep going and if you're doing some higher reps chasing that pump this is the perfect product for both sides of the equation.
Mental focus is fantastic and you get a really clean sense of clarity and focus throughout the workout. Combined with the increase in performance this feels like you have more 'energy' without the use of stimulants.
This is available in 2 flavours:
- Fruit Punch
- Cotton Candy
If you've tried Dust V2 the Cotton Candy flavour is the same but to be honest not quite as sweet and delicious. The raw ingredients in this product are quite harsh to not so easy to flavour. Blackstone are known for having great flavour systems in their products and they've done a pretty good job on this one.
The fruit punch is one of the better ones I've tried and the flavours stack quite well with other products.
That being said a unflavoured version of this would be a great addition to the options so it could be easily stacked without a potential flavour clash.
There are quite a lot of non-stimulant pre-workout supplements on the market today. Most of these are pure pump products and not something that serves a real physiological purpose as such.
Blackstone Labs Hype Extreme has really raised the standard in this category. The pumps are phenomenal, focus is fantastic and it provides a nice boost in performance in the gym as well.
It's hard to ask much more of a non stimulant pre-workout. This has gone straight to the top of the list in our favourite non-stim products.
Want an even better result? Try stacking this with a scoop of Dust V2 from Blackstone Labs and be prepared for one hell of a workout!