(Review by Bryan Hildebrand)
One of the most challenging aspects to nutrition in the fitness industry, is knowing what supplements work, and which don’t live up to their hype. So when you run across a product that really has had no hype, and they blow away your expectations, it’s best you share your thoughts with the world! That’s what APS Nutrition’s White Lightning did for me.
Looking at the list of active ingredients, the list of usual suspects are there; Caffeine and Coleus Forskohlii. Two of the most available ingredients found on the supplement market. Why? Because they are scientifically proven to help you lose weight. Now what I didn’t expect to find are; one I am not overly familiar with and the other, I am excited about.
White Lightning contains Naringin, which is a grapefruit extract that after some investigation has been proven to increase other properties ability to stay viable in the body longer. Now the other ingredient has had more than it’s fair share of controversy, but APS Nutrition is unphased by it, and so should you. White Lightning® is based upon the active Phenylethylamine alkaloids found in Acacia Rigidula. Also known as Geranamine, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), a derivative of geranium oil, possesses activity similar to that of epinephrine. We all know who well ephedrine works.
From the APSNutrition.com website: Also known as Geranamine, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), a derivative of geranium oil, possesses a pharmacological activity similar to that of epinephrine (adrenaline), the body’s endogenous chemical messenger. DMAA demonstrates potent central-nervous system (CNS) stimulation, leading to enhanced energy and physical performance, heightened focus and concentration, enabling the user to achieve a previously unknown intensity during training. The user will experience a significant elevation in energy levels without the usual crash common with many other stimulants. DMAA is often combined with caffeine to further consolidate the heightened energy, intense concentration and focus, as well as euphoric feelings.
I think what I like most about White Lightning is that their compounds are based around solid science. That science translated to a massively energized workout later in the morning after taking the recommended dose of 1 tab upon waking. Energy levels were through the roof. Sweat was a bit more than I remember having in a while and what was most nice about it, is there was no crash as the effects wore off. That’s a nice added bonus.
Something else I found interesting was the idea that these four properties could work better synergistically in this formulation than in other options in the market;
Caffeine, a methylxanthine and popular stimulant, helps to enhance endurance and extend the effect of other stimulants. As a CNS stimulant, caffeine works as an adenosine A1 and A2A receptor antagonist. This is significant because adenosine modulates the action of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine. By antagonizing adenosine, caffeine stimulates nerve-cell activity, creating enhanced alertness and clarity. These pathways ensure caffeine traces a synergistic action with 1,3-Dimethylamylamine and other agents in White Lightning®, creating an optimal environment for weight loss and increased energy levels in your body.
In short, White Lightning utilizes a very simple formulation of ingredients that will give you a serious boost to your metabolism and not break the bank in doing so. A clean, easy to take product that really does work as you would expect. Tons of increased energy, without all of the usual side effects you would expect from many of White Lightnings competitors. Without a doubt, White Lightning should be your new go to for energy and weight loss management.