Alpha Lion SuperHuman Gets a Bodybuilding-Based Boost

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Alpha Lion SuperHuman

The new SuperHuman launched in 2020 is available exclusively at Bodybuilding.com and Alpha Lion’s website, and now comes with a 42/21 serving split!

A brand known for its impressive pre workout formulation, sweet flavors, and awesome label designs, Alpha Lion, has been using transparent and effective ingredient profiles designed to make you nothing less than SuperHuman.

Their mission is to have you looking your best by providing your body with the most well-balanced and high-energy training fuel to get you there. SuperHuman is a pre workout rock star, with a couple of retail stores telling us that it’s their top-selling pre workout right now. After using it for a while, we can see why. This powerhouse uses a fantastic blend of stimulants to get its job done, and it goes over excellently for just about any kind of athlete!

Below, we go over each ingredient to give you an idea of how this pre workout makes you feel SuperHuman. But first, sign up for PricePlow’s coupon-driven deals and Alpha Lion news alerts to stay ahead of the game:

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Note: This article has been updated in January 2020 with the new SuperHuman formula, which will be available exclusively at Bodybuilding.com and on Alpha Lion’s website. This new formula has the 42/21 serving split (21 servings if using two full scoops per serving).

SuperHuman Ingredients

Before we dive in, realize that there’s 375 caffeine plus other added stimulants in each two scoop serving. This means that your first few uses will most definitely want to be around one scoop to asses:

  • SuperHuman Energy & Focus Matrix

    Alpha Lion SuperHuman Ingredients

    The new SuperHuman Ingredients for 2020 at Bodybuilding and Alpha Lion’s website. Note the 375mg caffeine total in a full TWO scoops, so start light!

    Kicking off the label is their energy blend, and it is certainly a loaded one. We’ve got your typical caffeine anhydrous and some other goodies to get yourself hyped for your workout.

    • Caffeine Anhydrous (300mg)

      The go-to stimulant in the pre workout world, caffeine is the backbone of nearly every energy-based pre workout supplement out there. Here, we’re getting a hefty dose of the anhydrous version, which is the more straight-forward and aggressive version compared to blended/bonded forms like malate (which is coming next).

      Caffeine comes with a whole slew of benefits, ranging from performance to focus to fat loss, and is one of the most useful ingredients you can possibly put into a tub. We’re happy to see a serious 300mg dose here, but if you demand even more, then don’t worry, we have another form coming in soon, as well as a couple other SuperHuman stimulants to boot.

      As for our performance enhancing effects, caffeine has been shown to have strength increases when doses in the 5 to 6mg/kg of bodyweight.[1,2] For reference, a 154lb individual would be looking at a dose of 350 to 420mg to achieve this. We’re going to end up right in that range once our next ingredient helps close the gap.

      In addition to aiding our performance, it can also be used as a lipolytic oxidizer, which basically means that it has to ability to help you burn fat, especially when combined with exercise.[3,4,5]

      Cycling? Not the cardio kind
      SuperHuman Supplement

      The caffeine alone in SuperHuman should be enough to boost some strength, but we’re only getting started!!

      Caffeine is one of those substances your body quickly starts developing a tolerance to. Anecdotally, just going through a singular tub of a pre workout can cause a noticeable difference from the first to last scoop (which is why we love the added theanine and other stimulants discussed later on). To remedy this issue, try to occasional cycle your usage on and off stimulants to help reset your tolerance. Alternatives, like Alpha Lion’s Komodo Pump may be a way to get your preworkout ingredients without the caffeine.

    • DiCaffeine Malate (100mg)

      Our next form of caffeine comes as Infinergy™ dicaffeine malate, which is similar to caffeine anhydrous in that it’s used for its stimulant properties. Where it differs, however, is that the malate (from malic acid) causes the caffeine to take longer to kick in. This gives you longer-lasting energy, and seems to help smooth out the crash that accompanies heavy stim pre workouts. There’s a well-dosed added ingredient in here — l-theanine — that synergizes with caffeine to do that as well.

      Infinergy

      Part of the stim blend. Infinergy helps prolong the initial stim kick from caffeine anhydrous and citrate giving you longer-lasting energy without any nasty crash.

      Since malate accounts for some of the weight in this ingredient, it isn’t 100% caffeine by weight. Instead, it’s about 75% caffeine, which brings out total caffeine yield to 375mg.

      By giving us two different versions of caffeine, Alpha Lion is giving us a quick hit of energy, followed by a longer last energy to keep us going at the end of our workouts.

      But we’re not close to being done with stimulants yet:

    • N-Methyl Tyramine HCl (75mg)

      Alpha Lion SuperHuman Unicorn Juice

      Get your Unicorn Juice on!

      Keeping with the add-on stimulants, up next is N-Methyl Tyramine HCl, also known as NMT. This is an underused, but very effective ingredient. N-methlytyramine is a beta-2 agonist, meaning it helps to activate the body’s flight or fight response. Priming the body for action, this ingredient comes with several effects, such as increasing energy, focus, motivation, and helps free up fatty acids to be metabolized for energy.

      N-methyltyramine will boost cAMP levels, which, in turn, increases epinephrine and glucagon secretion, which results in a boost in both mood and energy.[7]

    • Theobromine (100mg)

      Theobromine is a stimulatory cousin to caffeine, and research shows that it increases heart rate in a dose-dependent manner.[6] You don’t always want that, but when we’re trying to feel SuperHuman, it’s great to amp up our energy expenditure and release more adrenaline and other euphoric neurotransmitters!

  • SuperHuman Pump Matrix

    Thankfully, SuperHuman is not just a stim bomb. We have some serious dosages here for pumps, covering both our nitric oxide and water pump routes. This comprehensive pump matrix is sure to get your muscles filled to the brim.

    • L-Citrulline Malate 2:1 (7,000mg yielding 4.667g L-Citrulline)

      Citrulline

      The pathway we’re going for starts at the top right and goes down to the bottom right!

      Kicking off the pump section of this product, we have good old fashioned Citrulline Malate. We originally assumed it was 1:1 citrulline to malic acid dose, but it’s actually a confirmed 2:1 ratio, yielding us a nice beyond-clinical serving of 4.667 citrulline. This is well above the clinically-studied 3g we like to see to get nice pump enhancing effects from nitric oxide production, so we’re very happy to see that.

      Citrulline as a pump ingredient was the market’s answer to the poor bioavailability of supplemental arginine. Originally, arginine was the king for pump ingredients, but research quickly showed that it was broken down by the gastrointestinal tract, leaving little, if any, to be converted into nitric oxide. To circumvent this bothersome process, citrulline was used instead.

      Citrulline converts to arginine in the body, but comes with one massive advantage: stability in the gastrointestinal tract. Instead of being broken down, it enters the bloodstream and gets converted into arginine later on, which then helps promote higher nitric oxide levels.[8]

      In addition, citrulline has some other effects that make it a valuable addition. It can help to reduce fatigue, as well as post-workout soreness, and can increase your training capacity.[9,10]

    • L-Taurine (1,000mg)

      Taurine Benefits

      Taurine’s Benefits (endurance-wise) can be seen after a single use!

      A very useful amino acid, Taurine has several functions in the body, yielding benefits to the muscles, brain, and heart. Taurine also functions as an osmolyte, facilitating the movement of water between cells. This helps with cellular hydration, as well as increased endurance.[11] Read all about taurine’s awesome endurance effects from our early meta-analysis coverage. In addition, taurine, when used with caffeine, helps to improve focus and mental performance.[12]

      Again, make sure to stay extremely hydrated with this ingredient, especially when paired with betaine, the other osmolyte in the label.

    • Nitrosigine® (750mg)

      Nitrosigine Research

      Nutrition 21’s claims have stood the test of time with Nitrosigine. This ingredient is way too underrated!

      While regular old arginine has been tossed away in the industry, a modified form known as Nitrosigine® is here to stay, and for good reason. Nitrosigine is actually inositol arginine silicate, and does a much better job than arginine at boosting nitric oxide levels. In fact, it not only boosts nitric oxide, but keeps it elevated for up to two weeks after supplementation.[13]

      In conjunction with taurine and citrulline, you have a killer combo for pumps so far. But just wait, we’ve got a brand new ingredient up next for pumps. For more information, we have a fully-fledged Nitrosigine article, but the long story short is that this is the arginine we’ve all been waiting for — one that actually works as it was originally theorized!

      And now it’s time for 2019’s newcomer on the pump block:

    • S7™ (100mg)

      S7 refers to the blend of 7 different plant-based ingredients that have been put together by FutureCeuticals to create a nitric oxide boosting ingredient, without the use of nitrates. The seven ingredients are: Green Coffee Bean Extract (caffeine free), Green Tea Extract (caffeine free), Turmeric Extract, Tart Cherry, Blueberry, Broccoli, and Kale. FutureCeuticals, the makers of this product, claim that it boosts nitric oxide production by 230%.[14] It does so by increases the body’s natural nitric oxide production, and does so at doses as little as 50mg. Here in SuperHuman, we’re getting twice that.

      While the preliminary findings are certainly interesting, the true test of this product will be time. Fortunately for us, but unfortunately for the FutureCeuticals sales team, there’s just so many pump ingredients inside, we’re not even sure how to know if it’s S7 doing any of the added lifting, but we’ll do our best to see if we can feel anything different. We’re very excited to see exactly what S7 has to offer, and can’t wait to try this first new supplement that has it!

      Since this is the first time we’ve covered this ingredient, we’ll also attach two PDFs that FutureCeuticals sent to us,[27,28] but their data is based upon the study cited above.[15]

  • SuperHuman Strength Matrix

    Up next is the strength matrix, two ergogenic aids added to increase your overall volume output during your workout, and thus, increasing the gains you’ll see.

    • Beta Alanine (3,200mg)

      Beta Alanine Boosts Exercise Performance

      Beta Alanine Boosts Exercise Performance when taken 3.2g per day (but that was split amongst four separate doses)

      Beta alanine is the ingredient responsible for those tingles you get when taking your preworkout, a feeling that many seem to enjoy, as it gives them a sense of the preworkout kicking in. Besides doing this, beta alanine has a nice list of benefits associated with it. By bonding to histidine, beta alanine forms carnosine, which acts as a lactic acid buffer in the cells. This comes with some great effects, such as: reduced fatigue, increased work capacity, increased peak power output, and increased athletic performance.[16-19]

      Due to its qualities as a lactic acid buffer, it really shines when your sets are within the 1-4 minute range, making it more of a muscular endurance enhancer.[20,21] Due to increased training capacity, it may also indirectly help with fat loss as well.[22]

      With a full clinical dose all in one shot, get ready for some tingles!

      Splitting Doses

      Note: In the studies used, the beta alanine dose was typically spread throughout the day, so that is technically the “clinical” way to dose it, but, making sure you achieve saturation with enough of a daily dose is more important to us than being inconvenienced by split doses.

    • Betaine Anhydrous (2,500mg)

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      Betaine, aka trimethylglycine, has been growing in popularity as of late, and is now a very common ingredient in many pre workouts. It comes with a nice list of benefits associated with it, including increases in lean muscle mass, power, endurance, and strength.[23,24,25] Betaine, along with creatine, is one of our daily ergogenic aids that we love for natural muscle builders.

      In the 2020 version, we’re thrilled to see this moved from 2,000mg to 2,500mg, which is now the clinical muscle-building dose all in one shot (if you can handle the stim in two full scoops)!

      Double osmolyte pump!

      Betaine also comes with another fun effect, and that is from its function as an osmolyte. Just like taurine, betaine is helping the transfer of water between cells, further aiding us in our sick water pump. Since it is paired with taurine, you can’t be slacking on your water intake with this product. Assuming your hydration is on point though, this nasty 1-2 combo will give you some awesome water pumps.

      Just add creatine

      With SuperHuman snagging the 2.5g betaine here, that’s halfway to our clinical betaine/creatine suggestions. If you want to add creatine, take a look at Alpha Lion’s Jet Gains!

  • SuperHuman Anti Crash Matrix

    • L-Theanine (350mg)

      L-Theanine Tea

      L-Theanine comes from tea leaves, and pairs very well with caffeine offset any potential anxiety.

      An amino acid present in tea leaves (Camellia Sinensis), theanine is best known for its relaxing qualities. It produces GABA to reduce the feelings of stress, and it also enhances the cognitive effects of caffeine.[26,27] It also helps to smooth out the caffeine ride, therefore preventing some of the crash, and helps stop that over-stimmed feeling you may get.

      350mg of this is a serious dose, but with the extreme list of stimulants, it’s exactly what we want.

      In recent reviews, we’ve noticed that high doses of L-theanine paired with the high doses of all of these stims is really something special. When we saw this on the label, we were thrilled. This is how you even out such a strong product!

      In addition, it should do a great job at preventing the crash that is common with such an extensive stimulant profile.

  • SuperHuman Absorption Matrix

    • AstraGin (50mg)

      AstraginⓇ is the absorption-boosting ingredient from NuLivScience that exploded in popularity in 2019, and for good reason! The patented concoction of astragalus and panax notoginseng is one-of-a-kind – it increases the bioavailability of supplemented ingredients!

      AstraGin seems to work really well with amino acids, which bodes well for the citrulline-based pumps.

    • BioPerine (5mg)

      Our last ingredient is BioPerine, a black pepper extract used to enhance bioavailability and absorption of the ingredients its paired alongside with, allowing the body to more effectively use everything in this awesome formula.

SuperHuman Flavoring?!

Early in Alpha Lion’s career, we missed the SuperHuman boat for a bit too long, but now that we’ve tried a ton of the flavors, we know that this brand does not miss a beat. The flavors are simply downright incredible. Hulk Juice (Sour Gummy worms) is the top seller, but watch out for Troy Shreds’ favorite flavor, Unicorn Juice (rainbow Sherbert).

Alpha Lion SuperHuman Supreme Patriotic Pineapple

Need even more intensity? Are you sure?! Then check out SuperHuman Supreme.. while it lasts because it’ll only be available at retail stores!

    Need even more energy?! Check Out SuperHuman SUPREME

    If you want even more intensity and some added PEA, then you can go even harder with Alpha Lion’s SuperHuman Supreme, which comes along with crazy intense special offers!

    Final Thoughts: Fantastic Freakin Pre Workout

    SuperHuman has certainly made an awesome formula here, and we are more than happy to see them use new ingredients like S7 — this should be our first time trying it.

    Alpha Lion

    Be SuperHuman with Alpha Lion.

    We love that this is the entry-level high-energy option for those who love some stimulants, and don’t want or need too much – just enough to give a lift. Most users will land at 1.5 scoops, but the two scooper is there for those big days. The caffeine does most of the energy work, but you know there’s a little something extra going on in that stimulant blend… but it’s not too much as long as you dose the caffeine side accordingly!

    While the energy is perfect for so many customers, it’s definitely not a one-trick pony thanks to this insane pump blend!

    Overall, it seems they have an impressive formula update here, with a seriously comprehensive stimulant matrix, and a killer pump section as well. To really see how all the elements will come together, especially that massive L-Theanine dose, we’ll have to get this in for an actual review.

    We were late in jumping on the Alpha Lion train, but this one has massively impressed, so we’ll need to catch up with the rest of their catalog soon!

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