From the minds of IMSOALPHA’s Mike Rashid and Big Rob comes Omega Supreme War Juice. It’s a new pre workout supplement that promises “insane vascularity and a STUPID PUMP that will blow your mind!” — despite having no serious pump ingredients.
We’ve got our hands on the label and will truly see if War Juice will give you “Alpha Status.” But before we get to the rundown, take a second to check the best price and sign up for deals on PricePlow:
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War Juice’s Ingredients
We’ll let you know right up front, Omega Supreme’s War Juice is “supremely” heavy on the stims and light on just about everything else. If you’re looking for a hard-hitting cocktail of stimulants to get you going in the morning, this is it. If you’re looking for a bunch of ergogenic aids to take your workout to the next level, you may be left a little wanting.
But enough about that, let’s get to the rundown!
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine (2g)
War Juice get things rolling with a proven powerhouse ingredient in CarnoSyn® Beta-alanine. It’s been around the industry for a long time, and for good reason. It’s been shown across multiple athletic fields (weightlifting, bodybuilding, sprinting, swimming, etc.) to reduce muscle fatigue and increase overall power output.[1,2]
More often than not, BA is not dosed well in pre workouts. Here we get 2g worth, which isn’t bad, but you’ll need to add some bulk BA later on in the day or to War Juice to get you to a clinically-verified daily 3.2g dose.
Creatine MagnaPower® (1g)
Creatine MagnaPower® is a newer variation on the bodybuilding staple, creatine monohydrate. Developed by Albion Human Nutrition, MagnaPower® takes creatine and chelate bonds it to magnesium. The only clear cut research on MagnaPower® was done by Abion, so take it with a grain of salt. The upside is that bonding creatine to a plentiful mineral like magnesium may enhance its bioavailability in the body as compared to monohydrate.
The downside is that there hasn’t been any research to date validating these differences in the bioavailability amongst the various kinds of creatine. Furthermore, if you only do a ½ scoop of War juice, you’re getting a piddly 0.5g of creatine which makes us wonder why even include it in the first place?
When we complained that manufacturers should “Do it Right or Don’t do it at all” in our popular article titled Creatine is Broken… and your Pre Workout is to Blame, this is an exact example. At least users know the dose so they know how much to add later in the day.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is stored in large quantities in the brain, heart, and muscles. It’s considered “conditionally essential” because under normal circumstances, the body can make enough to meet its demands. However, during time of extreme duress or physical exertion (i.e. testing your 1RM on deadlifts) the body can’t make enough to keep up with demand.
Taurine acts as a cell volumizer by drawing nutrients and water into muscle cells. This should help with the “STUPID PUMPS” that Mike and Big Rob promise you’ll get with War Juice. Although we can’t say we’ve ever gotten huge pumps off of taurine, it should help increase focus and reduce the dreaded DOMS (delayed muscle onset soreness) you’ll get when exercising.[6,7]
Caffeine Anhydrous (300mg)
War Juice contains 300mg of caffeine anhydrous. More and more, it seems like this is becoming the “gold standard” amount that most new pre workouts coming to the market contain. This is going to be the main driver of whether you opt for a ½ scoop or take the insane energy train and go for a full scoop.
Caffeine’s long been established to be effective from improving mood, focus, endurance and overall performance.[13,14]But hold on to your horses, because there’s A LOT more stims to come in War Juice!
Much like it’s big brother above, theobromine comes from cocoa and helps contribute to the “feel-good” sensation you experience when eating chocolate. It also possesses similar stimulatory effects as caffeine, but smoother and longer lasting.
When combined with caffeine, theobromine helps smooth out the crash that’s traditionally associate with high doses of caffeine. So you’ll stay amped up longer and experience a less jarring ride down.
Infinergy™ Dicaffeine Malate (68.5mg)
The second form of caffeine in War Juice is Infinergy™ Dicaffeine Malate. Developed by Creative Compounds, Dicaffeine Malate combines caffeine with malic acid. The main advantage of this is the malic acid component is supposed to “buffer” the stomach from any potential upset that pure caffeine anhydrous may cause some people.  Additionally, malic acid is reported to help replenish the energy generated by caffeine in the body.
there is 68.5mg of Infinergy™, but due to combining caffeine with malic acid, it only contains 50mg of caffeine. This brings our total caffeine content in 1 scoop of War Juice to an impressive 350mg of pure energy!
This amount of caffeine will more likely than not be too much for some individuals and you may be better off with ½-¾ scoop if you don’t do well with extremely high doses of caffeine.
N-Methyltyramine HCl (50mg)
NMT functions as mild beta-2 adrenergic agonist in the body. Basically, it stimulates the “flight or fight” response that helps mobilize fatty acids for energy, while at the same time providing a nice adrenaline boost. Research has shown that NMT is approximately 1/140th as potent as adrenaline, so you’ll get a nice energy boost to go along with all the other stims in War Juice.
Hordenine HCl (50mg)
Hordenine is a constituent of Citrus Aurantium, a.k.a. Bitter Orange, which also contains octopamine and synephrine. Similar to NMT, Hordenine is a beta-2 adrenergic agonist, which will increase the production of adrenaline and noradrenaline. This will raise both breathing rate and heart rate during your workout.
Higenamine HCl (20mg)
Higenamine is yet another beta adrenergic agonist in War Juice. It’s considered to be a much less potent form of the popular stimulant, ephedrine (which is now banned in pre workouts). By itself, it exhibits a mild stimulatory effect. However, when combined with caffeine and the other cocktail of stims it becomes much more potent.
Wow, quite a few stims, which will make several of you quite happy, no doubt about that.
But did you notice something’s… missing? Where are the pump ingredients?!
No agmatine… no citrulline… no nitrates… no glycerol… hell, not even any l-arginine!!! So where are the “STUPID pumps” and “insane vascularity” going to come from here?
To assess tolerance, start at 1/2 scoop and increase by 1/2 scoop as tolerated until you reach the maximum dose of 1 scoop. Mix at a ratio of 1 scoop with 6-12 ounces of water.
Currently, War Juice is only available in Grape. Hopefully more flavors are on the horizon. Each tub of War Juice contains 30 servings.
Omega Supreme’s War Juice does indeed pack a punch with a full scoop wielding 350mg of caffeine plus a ton of other stims to get you charged up for a kickass workout. However, the underdosing of beta-alanine, lack of any true “pump” ingredients, and the pathetic dusting of creatine make this nothing more than yet another stim-bomb rather than a truly effective pre workout.
In addition, we’re not sure how exactly they can claim for you to “be prepared for insane vascularity and a STUPID PUMP” when there’s basically… no pump ingredients!
Maybe Mike and Big Rob should go back to the drawing board and balance this out, or rework their marketing message. We’re fine with crack-in-a-bottle supplements – which is what this is – but the vascularity and pump claims here are borderline lies. And there’s nothing “alpha” about having to lie to sell your product.
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