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This has to be one of the most anticipated reviews we have ever done. Dark Labs Crack Pre Workout created quite a buzz around it with a label that takes no prisoners! 120 MG of DMAA and a bunch of other stimulants that are supposed to take your workout to another planet. And as always, we took this baby for a comprehensive ride. In this Dark Labs Crack Review we find out for ourselves if the pre workout lives up to the promise.
Dark labs bursted into the pre-workout scene 4 years ago, and since then has captured the stim junkie world imagination! By the time you are reading this review, Crack is just one of the dark labs pre workouts out there, actually there are close to 10 of them by now (including some limited editions)
DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) is a synthetic stimulant that has been used in pre-workout supplements to enhance athletic performance and provide energy. Its legality, however, is a subject of controversy and varies by region. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers DMAA to be an unsafe food additive, and since 2013, it has taken steps to remove dietary supplements containing DMAA from the market. This stance is based on health risks associated with its use, including cardiovascular problems and nervous system disorders. In other countries, the legal status of DMAA may differ, so it’s essential to consult local regulations. Athletes, in particular, should be cautious as DMAA is often listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited substances list, making its use a potential violation in sports.
At the time of writing, DMAA Pre Workouts are hard to come by in the USA, and even if the label mentions DMAA, you should treat it with a grain of salt (spoiler alert – Dark Labs is probably one of the only players with LEGIT DMAA)
Please note that the new version of this pre-workout do not have the term ‘DMAA’ mentioned on the label to avoid legal issues (it says ‘geranium extract’) but this is still the same pre-workout!
Yes, flavor is not the most important thing in a pre workout like Crack.
But we do want to make sure it is NOT totally disgusting. Lucky for you, the flavor of Dark Labs Crack is actually awesome!
Well, with a label like this you would expect big things. And big things are delivered.
In a matter of about 15 minutes, you will start to feel the beta alanine tingles, they are strong but not annoying. 10 minutes after the energy kicks in, but it is not your ‘normal’ caffeine energy, you will feel that something is going on…the head buzz from the extra ingredients is very apparent and will put you in a very unique zone. This feeling of being in an intense zoned in bubble will last for about 3 hours. Another area where Crack pre workout excels is pumps! For a stim junkie pre workout this is a supreme pump experience! One point worth mentioning is that though this is a high stim pre workout the experience is not overwhelming, which is a huge plus.
This is, on 2 scoops, a full-blown stim junkie hardcore experience. Although, interestingly it does take about 30 minutes to reach full lift off.
Once it hits, Crack delivers on the promise of intense pumps, mood elevation, and energy that will stay with you for 4-5 hours.
This is certainly a great high stim experience and if focus is on your agenda, it is very hard to go wrong.
Dark Labs Crack undoubtedly deserves a spot on our best DMAA pre workout list.
All in all, if you are a stim junkie looking for your next hardcore pre workout, you should definitely give Crack Pre Workout a shot.
For a pre workout that focuses on the DMAA claim the label is surprisingly full with pump ingredients. That is great to see.
But the highlight of the show here, is the stim package which brings in 400mg of caffeine and a bunch of other nootropics, but the highlight of the show is not doubt the 120 MG of DMAA.
If this is real DMAA, this is the strongest DMAA pre workout in the market. But we have to place a disclaimer here, it is not that easy to find real DMAA anymore!
But here’s what really matters, how does it actually work?
DMAA / Geranium Extract (120 mg)
DMAA is the infamous stimulant that in most cases, is going to instill a crazy drive in you throughout your workout.
At 60 mg per scoop, I would say Dark Labs put the right amount. Nowadays, you never know if this is real DMAA, but it sure feels like it in Crack Pre Workout.
Caffeine Anhydrous (400mg)
Next we have Caffeine at 300 mg which is a very normal amount. As you would expect, Caffeine acts as another aspect to the energy matrix of Flame Pre Workout.
Beta Alanine (3g)
Beta Alanine is going to provide those tingles that we like so much in a pre workout. Crack does a great job with that. A feeling throughout your body that just gets you going.
3 grams is the typical dosage, but paired with the other stims, this pre workout works like a charm.
Citrulline Malate (8g)
At 8 grams, Citrulline Malate is there for the pumps. Which are absolutely insane in Crack.
Agmatine Sulfate (1.5g)
Made from the amino acid known as Arginine, Agmatine sulfate at 1 g is going to provide an overall increase in athletic performance.
It may also work into the euphoric effect mentioned earlier.
Grains of Paradise (15mg)
This is a pretty rare ingredient to see in a pre workout. In Crack, the 15 mg of Grains of Paradise acts as a fat-burning element as well as an anti-oxidant that combats any possible side effects from hardcore stimulants.
Beet Root Powder (1g)
Beet Root Powder is going to boost performance and improve blood flow. Ultimately allowing for better pumps.
A Green Tea Leaf Extract, VASO6 is going to increase blood flow. As well as providing EVEN MORE pumps
Choline Bitartrate (500mg)
Choline Bitartrate is one you do not see often. It has been proven to enhance focus, decrease fatigue, and improve recovery.
Sceletium Tortuosum Extract (25mg)
Lastly an ingredient that most people most likely have not heard of. Also known as Zembrin, this has some mood-elevating effects.
Does Crack Pre Workout have DMAA?
Yes, Crack by Dark Labs contains 120mg of DMAA.
Is Crack Pre Workout worth it?
Despite the relatively expensive price tag, I would say Crack is worth it.
This pre workout is unlike any other you have used before.
Does Crack Pre Workout have any side effects?
From my experience, Crack has no side effects. As long as you are used to hardcore pre workouts, you should be good to go.
Well, suffice to say, till these days, Crack by Dark Labs is one of my favorite pre workouts of all time. This pre workout brings me back to the old DMAA days. Up there with the likes of OG Craze and JACK3D. Is this the strongest pre-workout on the market? Well, that is a question you shouldn’t be really asking, as there’s no such thing as strongest!
You, really cannot go wrong with Crack if you are a true stim junkie, you’ll enjoy a surprisingly smooth and uplifting experience.
Well…no DMAA, but this might be the best Crack ever! Check out the full review of Dark Labs Crack Primal Review
Lastly, one of my absolute favorite pre workouts of all time, Assassin is a super hard-hitter. While it does not have DMAA or any other ingredients us Stim Junkies love, this pre workout is one of the most well-made pre workouts I have ever tried.
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