Cannibal Ferox AMPED: Chaos & Pain’s Powerful Pre Workout

Chaos and Pain Cannibal Ferox AMPED

Chaos and Pain’s reformulated pre workout Ferox AMPED bring AMP Citrate to the forefront! Hold on to your horses!

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated per the new product label issued on April 2016. AMP Citrate and Picamilon have now been removed and replaced with 2-Aminoisoheptane (DMHA), GABA, and Niacinamide.

Chaos and Pain is about to put the pre workout world on notice with its latest version of its stimulant packed pre workout Cannibal Ferox AMPED. Ever since the big blow up over the controversial stimulant AMP Citrate swept the nation last year (which we covered here), companies have been pulling products containing the ingredient off store shelves and reformulating them with other various stims.

Chaos and Pain is no longer having any of that. They’ve turned their nose up at the industry and proudly slapped the ingredient right on the front of the label. If you’re a stim junkie, you will be VERY happy with this latest offering, but before we get into the ingredients, compare prices below or sign up for deal alerts with PricePlow:

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Warning: Chaos and Pain is for advanced users

As discussed in our introductory Chaos and Pain post, this is a hardcore supplement company that has some serious products, especially when it comes to the stimulants. We’re good with that, because they create nothing but 100% open labels – no proprietary formulas.

This should not be your first pre workout supplement, and you are going to want to dose light for starters – ½ of a scoop or even less to assess! Be smart, there are a lot of stimulants here!

Now let’s get into it:

Ferox AMPED Ingredients

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated per the new product label issued on April 2016. AMP Citrate and Picamilon have now been removed and replaced with 2-Aminoisoheptane (DMHA), GABA, and Niacinamide.

Keeping with the companies commitment to open labels, Cannibal Ferox AMPED is no different. When we first got a hold of the ingredient list, our first thought was, “holy hell is this puppy going to pack some punch!”

Chaos & Pain Cannibal Ferox AMPED DMHA Ingredients

Ferox AMPED may have lost AMP Citrate, but its added DMHA. So don’t fret, stim junkies can still rejoice over this profile!

If you’re a typical stim junkie who is a habitual 2 (or 3) scooper with those “other” pre workouts, you will be very pleased with AMPED’s profile. You will no longer be a multi-scooper with this product, you can finally return to the land of a single scoop – or less! Let’s see just what Ferox AMPED has in store for us:

  • 2-Aminoisoheptane (75mg)

    Since AMP Citrate is now banned, C&P had to go out and find a new stim to truly get you AMPED for your workouts. What they’ve added to this latest edition of Ferox AMPED is 2-Aminoisoheptane, a.k.a. DMHA.

    2-aminoisoheptane is a member of a group of naturally occurring compounds known as of aliphatic amines[20], DMAA is the most well known of these compounds. Similar to DMAA, 2-aminoisoheptane imparts a significant mood boost rarely exhibited in other ingredients.

    Additionally, 2-aminoisoheptane significantly boosts energy and focus resulting in extreme productivity both in work and exercise. Other clinical studies done on DMHA have documented success in lowering overall lipid levels and cholesterol, as well as treating diabetes.[21,22]

  • Caffeine (450mg)

    Ah, the energy boosting stalwart of the pre workout world. Ferox AMPED isn’t messing around either. Whether AMP Citrate is the real deal or not, takes backstage when we’re hit with this heavy dose of caffeine. If you’re a typical 2-scooper for most pre workouts, this amount of caffeine will have you off to the races in ONE scoop!In fact, due to caffeine being just one of several stimulants here, we prefer to err on the side of caution and suggest everyone start with half of a scoop.


    DMHA: A new workout/focus stimulant that’s roughly ~90% the strength of DMAA, has animal research, and seems to be compliant? Healthy and experienced stimulant users read on!

    In addition to being a powerful stimulant, caffeine enhances mood, strength, endurance, and focus. If you’re stim sensitive, start with ¼ of a scoop (seriously), or better yet, you may just want to avoid this product entirely.

  • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (750mg)

    In addition to the focus-enhancing properties of caffeine, we have another focus booster ingredient here with N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine. Research has shown it to be a very effective attention enhancer and fatigue reducer, and the variant of L-tyrosine have the best bioavailability, which is a great thing.[2,3]

  • Higenamine (75mg)

    Higenamine is a beta adrenergic agonist and is also considered to be a much weaker form of the popular stim, ephedrine.[1] On its own, it’s considered to possess mild stimulatory effects. However, it becomes increasingly more effective and potent when coupled with caffeine and other stims contained in Cannibal Ferox..

  • Hordenine (75mg)

    Hordenine is a molecule found in Bitter Orange alongside another ingredient on our label, synephrine. It is yet another beta-2 adrenergic agonist in the body, meaning it stimulates the brain to release adrenaline and noradrenaline. This will lead to increase in breathing rate and heart rate.[6]

  • Synephrine HCl (75mg)

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    Synephrine behaves similar to the stimulant ephedrine, but is much less potent. In the body, it acts as beta-2 adrenergic agonist, meaning it kicks your “fight or flight” process into gear. Its effects are also enhanced when taken in conjunction with another potent stimulant in Ferox AMPED, caffeine.[4]. Early studies show that it increases the passive basal metabolic rate and induces lipolysis.[2]

  • GABA (500mg)

    GABA is the primary inhibitor (a.k.a. “downer”) neurotransmitter in the body. It helps chill you out and take the edge off when you’re feeling a bit too amped. GABA accomplishes this by countering the excitatory effects of glutamate in the brain. The end result is less jitters, anxiety, and stress and a great sense of calm and “centeredness”.[23]

    Given the plethora of stimulants contained in Cannibal Ferox AMPED, you’ll be glad there’s a hefty dose of GABA included!

  • Niacinamide (30mg)

    Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) that is included to pair up with GABA and improve its bioavailability in the body. Since picamilon is no longer allowed by the FDA, supplement companies have gotten around this by including separate doses of both Niacin and GABA, which are the constituents of picamilon.

    The question is, do these separate doses elicit the same effects as picamilon, i.e. improved bioavailability and better memory, learning, and cerebral blood flow.[24,25,26]

  • Citrulline Malate (4g)

    Our first non-stim ingredient and it’s a doozy! Citrulline Malate (CM) is a much more bioavailable form of the favorite nitric oxide booster, L-Arginine. It elevates blood levels of arginine in the body better than supplementing with L-Arginine[8] which leads to higher nitric oxide (NO) production in the body increasing blood flow to the muscles and resulting in a much bigger and badder PUMP!

    Additionally, citrulline malate acts removes lactic acid and ammonia build up in muscle cells which increases ATP production and therefore, your endurance and ATP production[9,10,11,12].

    However, the effective dosage for CM is 6-8g, so while it’s admirable with the 4g dosing in Ferox, you may only have decent pumps as opposed to AMPED-UP pumps.With that said, let’s be honest — most of you aren’t here for the pumps…

  • Creatine Monohydrate (2g)

    Do it Right or Don't Do it AT ALL

    We Love Chaos and Pain, but hate it when we see a high-stim product with a low-ish creatine dose. Gonna have to add a bit more depending on how much Ferox AMPed you take, but at least it’s cheap.

    Another performance booster, creatine monohydrate, perhaps, is the most studied supplement in the world of sports nutrition. It has a myriad of benefits including increased strength, power and lean mass gains, and decreased fatigue, soreness and muscle damage.[13,14,15,16,17,18,19]

    Ferox AMPED contains a smallish 2g dose. Most studies point to the efficacious dosage being 3-5g. This isn’t horrible, but you’ll want to add an additional 1-3g extra creatine to meet the required amounts to reap its benefits.

  • Bioperine (10mg)

    BioPerine® is the trademarked brand that is most popular form of black pepper extract. Obviously with a concoction containing as many stims as Ferox AMPED does, we’re going to need something to make sure our bodies are absorbing all of these wonderful compounds. Chaos and Pain didn’t cut any corners by ensuring only the best was included to ensure maximum stimulant uptake.

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Available Flavors

With the formula changes, C&P has also expanded the flavor lineup of Cannibal Ferox AMPED. The new flavors are shown in bold:

  • Lawless Lemon Lime
  • Watermelon Warmachine
  • Mango Mutilation
  • Strawbloody Kiwi Crush
  • Blackberry Brutality
  • Jungle Warfare

We’re only familiar with the last one (strawberry kiwi), and despite the huge amount of notoriously bitter stimulants, the taste is absolutely phenomenal, especially if you like it sweet.

Ferox AMPED will hit the store shelves on May 1, so be on the lookout for this puppy to start flying off the shelf.

Dose responsibly!

Chaos and Pain Intro

This is what you’ll see on the first page of Chaos and Pain’s product catalog. If you’ve felt neglected by this industry, you are apparently not alone.

There is an open label here, so you should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. No matter who you are, we recommend easing into it with at most ½ scoop, but even less if you know you’re very very stimulant-tolerant. After that you can asses.

Use this stuff wisely and don’t ruin DMHA and solid pre workouts like this for the rest of us, folks!


Chaos and Pain certainly weren’t messing around when they decided to revamp their current version of Cannibal Ferox with this AMPED up edition. This concoction of stimulant will have you ready to run through walls and tear through phone books all before you’ve even lifted your first weight.

We can’t wait to see the reviews pour in once this hits the shelves, but after trying the original AMPed version (Cannibal Ferox 2.0, which had a very similar label), we can confidently say that this stuff is intense and on point, if intensity is what you’re looking for.

It’s going to be available in the U.S. and around the world, so keep your eyes, ears, and muscles ready to get AMPED!

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