APS’s pre workout “Mesomorph” has been around for quite some time. However it recently blew up in popularity when the company decided to include the banned ingredient DMAA in their product.
However, they’ve been chasing comparable stimulants ever since. So how does Mesomorph stack up?
What its like taking Mesomorph:
For those of you who have had the former version of Mesomorph:
The new Mesomorph is pretty energy and feel-good vibes loaded.
However, it just isn’t the same as the previous DMAA version. The mind-muscle connection and heated body feel is greatly reduced.
For those of you who have never tried Mesomorph:
This pre workout provides a rush of energy, and increased endurance to make your workouts last longer.
However compared to other pre workouts, it isn’t breaking the mold like you may have heard it did back before the reformulation.
Mesomorph Ingredient Breakdown – What’s in The Scoop?
Here you can see the full ingredient label for APS Mesomorph pre workout. On the left, we have the old DMAA Mesomorph formula, and on the right is the new formula with “Senegalia“.
Synthenox-Carnosine / Nitric Oxide Complex [6,500 mg]
Beta-Alanine: 3,200 mg
Beta-alanine is the supplemental precursor of carnosine, the lactic acid buffer of your muscles. Much like creatine, your body can hold a pool of beta-alanine for carnosine conversion during exercise. To create the ideal conditions, you will want to supplement with at least 3,200 mg of beta-alanine per day. Any less, and your not getting an effective dose.
Citrulline-DL-Malate 2:1 and Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate: 3,300 mg TTL (6,500 complex – 3,200 beta-alanine)
Mesomorph also contains Citrulline malate and arginine AAKG, at approximately 3,300 mg combined. This may result in higher nitric oxide levels in the body, but doesn’t meet the 6 gram clinical dose we discuss in our l-citrulline malate review.
Mesoswell-Cell Volumizing ATP Matrix [4,500 mg]
Di-Creatine Malate, L-Taurine, Creatine Nitrate, Ascorbic Acid (300 mg), Creatinol-O-Phosphate, Agmatine Sulfate
Approximated Dosages: Since we know that Ascorbic Acid is at 300 mg, we can partially deduce the rest of this matrix, since, in proprietary blends ingredients are listed by largest components first.
Around 250 mg or less Creatinol-O-Phospate and Agmatine Sulfate (each)
This sets the stage for Agmatine Sulfate to be under dosed by 50%, at best. The ideal Agmatine Sulfate dose is 750 mg (1).
Around 1,200 mg of Di-Creatine Malate, Taurine, and Creatine Nitrate (each).
Most likely, the dosages look more like 2,000 mg Di-creatine malate, 1,000 mg taurine, and 600 mg Creatine Nitrate.
Taurine is the only ingredient here in a sure-thing effective dose for increasing energy and performance (2).
The creatines on the other hand are pretty low-dosed. So much so, that creatine lovers are going to want to stack a creatine supplement on top of Mesomorph, while creatine haters really don’t need to worry about the creatine content in this product.
Neuromorph-Neuro Energized Stimulant Complex [1,870 mg]
Glucuronolactone: 1,300 mg
Glucuronolactone is a useful stimulant with little research available on it. Apparently, this compound is a derivative of glucose metabolism (3). You can find it in quite a few supplements, just not at such a high dosage.
Methylxanthine anhydrous (Caffeine), 3,7-Dihydro-3,7-Dimethyl-1H-Purine-2,6-Dione (theobromine), Naringin: 505 mg (1,810 mg prop blend – 1,300 mg Glucuronolactone)
APS Nutrition wanted to make Mesomorph look different and more hardcore by using the chemical names of common stimulants to make users think they are getting a way different product. It’s nothing to brow-beat too much, as many supplement companies have been doing it for a long time like GAT supplements.
Based on what we know for this formula, we can deduce that there is around 150 mg of each ingredient. Most likely, 300 mg caffeine, 100 mg theobromine, 105 mg Naringin.
Senegalia berlandieri: 200 mg new ingredient
Phenylethylamine raises brain serotonin levels, making you feel happy. The only downside, is that over time this builds a dependency, and upon stopping supplementation you may experience headaches and withdrawal if you had been taking too much (6).
Validity of Mesomorph – Is It All Hype?
Before this pre-workouts reformulation, we considered Mesomorph to mostly live up to the hype.
However now, its not working out.
How Mesomorph Compares to Other Pre Workouts:
Compared to the pre workout market as a whole, Mesomorph kicked a lot of butt when it had DMAA in it.
It was a dedicated go-to for the stimulant lovers and even ranked highly on our expert advised top rated pre workouts.
However now, Mesomorph doesn’t hold any crowns in our book.
Conclusion on the once-mighty Mesomorph
The DMAA in mesomorph had set the tone for this once epic pre workout made by APS (owned by hi-tech pharma). But, now things just aren’t adding up.
With DMAA, the formula powered through a lack of clinical dosing.
Without it, its just not enough.
Game changing days over.