Have you ever left the gym and thought to yourself, “I might have gotten a lot more out of that workout if I was a little less sane?” If you have, you’re probably the majority of a very small target audience that Animal Pak is marketing the pre-workout supplement Rage to.
But even though Animal Pak’s advertisement of Rage might be a little unorthodox, we decided to look into this pre-workout supplement to see what it could really offer.
What Does Rage Do?
Not only does Rage promise to bring out the Mr. Hyde in your Dr. Jekyll, but it also promises to increase your energy, focus and intensity while you’re working out.
Animal Pak claims that it will be the “thrust that pushes you through the gym door” as well as “that second wind that doesn’t come a second too soon.” And “this frenetic buzz, thus euphoric surge” is supposed to turbo charge your workout and give you results like you’ve never seen before.
Anything To Be Worried About?
If the images of insanity weren’t enough to scare you away, you might be initially intrigued by Rage. After looking at this pre-workout supplement’s ingredient list, we saw a few ingredients that could be beneficial.
For example, there are some effective amino acids, L-Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Beta-Alanine and Citruline Malate that can help your body have the right keys to forming new muscle mass in the body.
Citrulline Malate, in particular, has been shown to be very effective. This amino acid is usually derived from the rind of watermelons, which is why its name is derived from the Latin name for watermelon.
Citrulline Malate is an intermediate in the urea cycle that morphs into nitric oxide in your body, helping your muscles have more energy and recover faster from each workout.
However, we didn’t see quite as many stimulants as we thought we would. Although Rage did have your basics, Caffeine, Coffee Bean Extract and Green Tea Extract, the one stimulant that we saw in the largest amounts is most likely ineffective.
This stimulant is Phenylethylamine and has been used as a psychoactive drug for those with depression. Unfortunately, it is damaged by the stomach and is not effective when used in oral supplements like Rage.
Would You Recommend Rage?
Because there were some effective ingredients and some ineffective ingredients in Rage, we don’t think this pre-workout supplement is worth quite as much as it is marketed as, and we think there are better products for a better deal.