DVST8 Dark Pre-Workout Review

blog-icon By FDN Posted on August 12, 2023


Say hello to the newest member of the celebrated DVST8 family line! Its been a minute since the brand launched the mega hit DVST OTU and I was happy to see a new comer to the family!

Right off the bat, the packaging of DVST8 Dark demands attention. With its striking design and texture, it’s evident that Inspired Nutra has not only focused on the contents but also the exterior.

In this review, we’ll take you through the label and what to expect from this pre workout.

DVST8: DARK Pre Workout

Brand Overview

Since its inception in 2014, Inspired Nutra has been at the forefront of supplement innovation. From their very first DVST8 line, which I had the pleasure of reviewing a few years back, to their amazing pump formula, FSU, and FSU serum, they’ve consistently raised the bar.

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The Label

Pump FormulaL-Citrulline, L-Carnitine, and GBB are present to ensure those solid, dry pumps. The inclusion of 20mg of GBB is particularly noteworthy as it’s a balanced amount to induce a sweat without making it uncomfortable.


325mg of fast-acting caffeine anhydrous, synaprene, and some intriguing trademarked ingredients. Plus, the 1mg each of Alpha Yo and Yohimbine should be an effective yet non-overwhelming dose.


A unique addition, there’s a comprehensive hydration formula, which, on paper, rivals standalone hydration supplements.


With L-Tyrosine, a new choline-based ingredient, and DMA, you can expect enhanced mental clarity and focus.


I tried the ‘kelaid’ flavor, and while the name might be elusive, the taste surely isn’t. It’s refreshing!

The Experience

  • Immediate Effects: Expect the Beta-Alanine tingling to set in fast, a hallmark of a potent pre-workout. Within 20 minutes, the caffeine surge hits, pushing you into workout mode.
  • Thermogenesis: That sensation of body warmth? It’s here and it’s quick. You’ll feel the thermogenic effects of this pre-workout in no time.
  • The Unique Head Buzz: Around 30-35 minutes in, there’s a surprising DMHA or Eria Jarensis-like buzz. It’s a gradual build-up to a dance of energy that peaks about an hour in. It’s unexpected but definitely welcome.
  • Side Effects: If you are sensitive to Alpha Yo, you might feel some of the impact. But by all means this is not a ‘strong’ alpha yo hit.

Final Verdict

DVST8 Dark delivers on its promise. You get a great pump, increased focus, a notable energy surge, and the unique addition of hydration support. It’s the full package, suitable for those seeking both performance and taste in their pre-workout.

Do give it a shot, and let those workouts be as fierce as ever.

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