The old Mesomorph formula was one of the most scientifically advanced pre-workout supplements that we’ve seen in the industry. As good as the formula was, take DMAA out and it all falls over.
Over recent years, DMAA has become one of the most heavily used stimulants, contained in most pre-workout supplements and fat burners. APS needed to come up with something that would revolutionise the game if they were to become a strong force once again. With the release of Mesomorph 2.0, we’ve seen a caffeine intensified, stim-packed formula introduced, but what exactly is in it?
Caffeine is a staple in almost all pre-workout supplements these days as it has been shown to help athletes train at a great power output AND to train longer. APS didn’t create Mesomorph 2.0 for people who don’t handle stimulants very well, packing 300mg of caffeine in each serving.
But what else is in this formula?
Acacia Rigidula Extract
The Acacia Rigidula is a species of shrub that grows on limestone hillsides and canyons in places such as Texas and Mexico. It is made up of 44 amines and alkaloids, with most of the alkaloids related to the parent compound b-phenethylamine. We’ll discuss b-phenethylamine in more detail below.
Questionable extraction possibilites?
Acacia Rigidula contains small traces of several amphetamines.
DMT is a psychedelic drug. In high doses users can experience a total loss of connection to reality.
Mescaline is another naturally occurring psychedelic with similar effects to LSD.
Nicotine needs no introduction. The highly addictive drug most commonly found in cigarettes increases dopamine levels so that its user has a euphoric and relaxing feeling.
Although these alkaloids can be found in the Acacia Rigidula plant, traces of these are very low. It is highly unlikely that a reputable company such as APS would risk using an Acacia Rigidula extract if there was any chance traces of the above existed.
What could they be using?
The most highly concentrated compounds found in Acacia Rigidula are phenethylamine, N-methylphenethylamine, tyramine, N-methyltyramine. These are the most likely compounds to be found in Mesomorph 2.0.
PEA is currently an uncontrolled ingredient that can already be found in some fat burners and pre-workout supplements such as Driven Sports Craze; VPN NO Shotgun and Nutrex Lipo 6. PEA can have a positive effect on depression, having been shown to increase the release of dopamine, making it similar to amphetamine in its action. The increase in dopamine levels can improve general mood as well as suppress appetite. Its primary use in pre-workout supplements is to provide a good energy boost.
NMEAP is an organic compound derived from phenethylamine.
Tyramine is an amino acid which is derived from tyrosine. It aids in fat loss by increasing muscular glucose uptake in the absence of carbohydrates. By increasing adrenaline secretion it also provides energy.
NMT is the methylated version of L-Tyramine. It cansignificantly increase adrenergic, dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmitters, as well as increasing insulin secretion and decreasing blood sugaar levels.
Is Mesomorph 2.0 legal for Athletes?
The Mesomorph 2.0 label does not list any banned substances for use by professional athletes. It has been shown that the controversial plant Acacia Rigidula contains compounds such as amphetamine and nicotine however it is highly unlikely these would be included in the extract. Serious Supplements does not believe Mesomorph 2.0 contains any illegal compounds, however if you are a professional athlete, it is better to be safe than sorry and check with any governing bodies or the manufacturer.
Full List of Amines and Alkaloids found in Acacia Rigidula
* mimosine (methyl ester)
* musk ambrette