Hemo Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Turbo Energy Shot Review
I almost wasn't ready for the Hemo Rage Black Ultra Concentrate energy shot which I recently picked up at a local 7-11 store. And that's saying a lot. I'm pretty immune to the stimulant effects of caffeine, which is the primary booster in the myriad of energy shots available today. My day usually consists of a couple of Dyna-Pep Micro shots, which are already potent, paired with one or two 16 oz. Rockstars. So I can handle most of the run-of-the-mill energy shots which advertise 6, 7, and 8 hour energy with relative ease. Well, Nutrex's Hemo Rage Black Ultra Concentrate is certainly not just another energy shot. It's probably the closest thing to rocket fuel available over the counter. This bad boy has come to kick ass and take names.
Upon first glance, the labeling on the 4 oz. shot bottle looked a little cheap to me, and a little overkill. But I was amused by the play on the word "hemorrhage" and decided to check out the ingredients. I was pleased to see that Yohimbe is not listed in the formulation, as it is with other similar 4 oz. energy shots, such as Speed Shot and Redline Xtreme. Yohimbe is marketed as a natural alternative to viagra and is purported to have beneficial effects on sexual performance. But the safety of Yohimbe is up for much debate, and almost every supplement that I have ever taken that has Yohimbe in it has given me an overall uncomfortable feeling. I suppose it has stimulant properties, but my way of thinking is that Yohimbe doesn't belong in energy shots.
Hemo Rage's proprietary "Beyond Extreme Energy Boosting Turbo Shot" blend consists of 2,180 mg of the following ingredients (in order): L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate, CarnoSyn Beta Alanine, Taurine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Methylhexaneamine, and Huperzine A. The label does not list how much of each specific ingredient there is, or how much caffeine is in one 4 oz bottle, but there is an advisement to start out by drinking only half the bottle per day to assess your individual tolerance. This disclaimer is fairly common with 4 oz. energy shots, such as Spike and Redline, and usually for good reason - too much caffeine too fast will likely cause an upset stomach and the jitters.
I drank half of the bottle as advised and WHOA. This stuff is STRONG. It brought on a steady rush of energy that had an overall pleasantly energized body feel, without giving me cold hands or jitters. I think the keys to the unique potency of Hemo Rage are the Methylhexaneamine and Huperzine A, because those are ingredients that I have yet to see in other energy shots. This is serious stuff, people. I sipped on the remainder of the bottle later that evening, but didn't finish the whole thing. So, a little more than half of a 4 oz. Hemo Rage shot had me going for a solid afternoon/evening. At around $3 per bottle, that's great bang for your buck!
There is also an entire line of Hemo Rage Black powdered supplements, which are marketed towards bodybuilders pumping serious iron, and which I have no doubt are highly effective as well. The energy shot is available in two flavors - "Sucker Punch and "Apple Ambush." Both have a slightly harsh chemical taste to them, but they are tolerable enough to shoot quickly. I'd have to say that apple is the better tasting of the two.
All in all, this is probably the strongest energy shot that I have tried which doesn't include yohimbine in its formulation. And, due to Dyna Pep removing DMAA from their formulation, Hemo Rage is my new personal all-around favorite energy supplement. If you're looking for a high-quality, steady and long lasting blast of energy, Hemo Rage Black Ultra Concentrate is definitely the way to go.