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White Lightning Review

(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.

White Lightning fat burner

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.

White Lightning Ingredients

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.

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Hydroxyelite vs Oxyelite Pro
Related: Click above to see our Hydroxyelite VS Oxyelite comparison.

Hydroxyelite… does it sound familiar?

Hydroxyelite… now do you get it? Yup, it’s a “copycat” supplement of Oxyelite Pro!

When USP Labs discontinued production of Oxy Elite Pro, one of the most popular fat burners ever, Hi-Tech Pharma stepped in to satisfy all the upset customers.

Hydroxyelite by Hi-Tech Pharma is almost exactly the same as USP Labs OxyElite Pro, with the addition of Garcinia Cambogia.

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DMAA Supplements
DMAA Supplements

1, 3 Dimethylamylamine or, as it is more commonly known, Geranium Stem was originally created for use as a nasal decongestant. It is made from the oil of geranium plants. What researchers found, however, is that 1, 3 Dimeth (DMAA) is actually a very powerful dietary supplement when it is used in conjuction with caffeine and other energy enhancing supplements. This is why it is commonly used to increase energy and maintain focus. The benefit of using DMAA as an energy booster is that it does not give off the same crash that caffeine does. Many users of the supplement find it does not give them jitters or any other common side effects commonly associated with energy boosting supplements. In addition, DMAA also increases a person’s mood, endurance and confidence.

Party goers are also finding a use for the supplement. DMAA is a common ingredient found in party pills because of the high it gives you. It is currently marketed as a completely safe party supplement. The euphoria one feels after consuming DMAA is quite similar to the high people feel after going for a run. In addition, it is also completely legal in most countries, which increases its popularity even further.

There is a possibility of DMAA becoming popular amongst college and university students due to its energy boosting qualities. Since it allows a person to feel energized, as well as increase their focus, students may begin to use the supplelment to help them study. It may also increase brain functioning as well, making the study session even more beneficial.

While the supplement has become popular amongst students and party goers, its most common use is in the gym. Bodybuilders commonly employ DMAA supplements such as APS Mesomorph as it is an effective weight loss and energy supplement. The oil from the geranium stem helps to decrease one’s appetite. In addition, when combined with muscle building supplements, the geranium stem can actually help you get more out of your weight lifting session. When these supplements are used, the blood vessels dilate as the stimulants reach the muscle. As a result, you will gain more out of your lift. When using the supplement as an energy stimulant for the gym, be sure to take it at least thirty minutes in advance. Unlike caffeine, it actually takes more time to become active in the body. Though this may seem inconvenient, the time it takes to kick in is worth it as the supplement stays active for anywhere between two to five hours.

The safety of the supplement has been under much scrutiny by researchers. There is currently not enough data regarding the side effects and long-term effects geranium can have on a person’s body. As long as users are only consuming 70mg or less per day, the supplement should be relatively safe. Any consumption over this limit has not yet been tested and could present significant harm to a person.

Before you decide to use DMAA as a supplement, you should ensure you are overall in good health. People who are at risk for any kind of heart disease should steer clear of the supplement as it could have some fatal consequences. In addition, people suffering from high blood pressure should also avoid consuming DMAA, as one of it’s side effects is raising blood pressure.

There are several common side effects associated with DMAA when used in excess. Headaches, lightheadedness as well as irritability are common. Other less common side effects include an increased need to urinate and dry mouth. With excessive use of the supplement, some people may also experience insomnia. When used in moderation, the supplement is relatively safe as long as you are in good general health.

DMAA is in available in select diet pills and pre workouts, such as hydroxyelite, so visit those links to see what is on the market.