Today I will take a closer look at a recently launched, but already immensely popular pre-workout supplement; DVST8 White Cut from Inspired Nutraceuticals. The guys over at stack3d clearly love this stuff, so I decided to take a closer look and see what this PWO is made of.
Inspired Nutraceuticals have a range of different supplements in their portfolio, including LGND, CR3, 3MD3R and a couple of other ones as well. In today's post, I will focus on the popular Pre-workout DVST8 White Cut.
Before I dive into details on the supplement facts, let's first see what the company, has to say about their new pre-workout DVST8 White Cut;
In an industry full of "copycat" products, rarely does one truly stand out. With companies only formulating based
We wanted to bring something out that has never been done before, something that goes beyond your basic "high stim"
Enter WHITE CUT. DVST8-WC is the most advanced pre-performance product ever made. In this no BS formula, we made sure to deliver the highest doses of some of the most
-Chris Waldrum, President
DVST8 White Cut
Sounds good. Now
- V-Fuel Blend
- Niacin: 10mg
- Vitamin B6: 5mg
- Vitamin B5: 5mg
- Calcium: 13mg
- Magnesium: 7mg
- Sodium: 24mg
- Potassium: 42mg
- The Truth Matrix
- L-Citrulline: 4,000mg
- Betaine Anhydrous: 2,000mg
- Beta Alanine: 1,600mg
- L-Taurine: 1,000mg
- Raw Coconut Water Concentrate: 250mg
- MaxVol 2
- Theobromine: 50mg
- Higenamine Hydrochloride: 20mg
- Cocoa Extract: 7.5mg
- ThermoFocus Blast: 417.5mg Prop. blend
- Caffeine Anhydrous: 100mg
- 2-Aminoisoheptane (DMHA)
- N-Phenylethyl Dimethylamine Citrate (eria jarensis extract)
- Caffeine Citrate: 50mg
- Di-Caffeine Malate: 50mg
- Synephrine Hydrochloride
- Rauvolfia Canescens (Alpha Yohimbe)
- Bio Perine
Wow - What a mix. There is a lot of stuff to go through here. First of all, I like the fact that creatine doesn't form part of the mix. Personally, I prefer to take creatine as a standalone supplement, in order to get it in the right dosage. In addition to this, I don't care if creatine is taken pre- or post-workout; results are the same.
Unfortunately the ThermoFocus Blast mix is a prop. blend, and that's a shame. This way, we won't know how much of what we get. With that being said, the rest of the supplement facts are all disclosed 100% which is a plus in my book.
We also know that we get a total of 200 mg of caffeine, from a mix of Caffeine Anhydrous, Caffeine
The Thermo Focus Blast mix is clearly going to bump your energy levels! Now as I haven't tried this stuff yet, I can't say for sure how crazy this stuff is - also because it's based on a prop. blend. But there is no doubt that the combination of the listed substances will give you a pretty insane rise in energy levels. The combination of DMHA and Eria Jarensis extract
DVST8 - Supplement Facts
A common substance in modern pre-workout supplements, but often used in less than beneficial dosages. This is not the case with DVST8 White
This is an amino acid (which is also known as Trimethylglycine), or more specifically, it is composed of the amino acid glycine with three methyl groups (tri-methyl) bonded to it has been fairly well studied and shown to help enhance strength, power and muscle mass through boosting your muscle protein synthesis, as well as promoting fat loss. Most studies showing benefit from a performance enhancing perspective is with individuals using around 2.5 grams daily. With DVST8 we are getting 2 grams. Close enough for me.
Beta-Alanine is a superstar substance from a bodybuilding perspective and one of my personal favorites. 2,000 mg is the sweet spot for me, which is exactly what we are getting here. See this post or more information on Beta Alanine, and this post if you ever had any doubts
Increased strength and power output
Delayed muscular fatigue
Increased work capacity
Raw Coconut Water Concentrate
We have seen this in a couple of other pre-workout supplements as well. Coconut water has been shown to have several different benefits from a workout perspective. The most common reason for
Theobromine is a substance found in a number of natural substances, including cocoa. It’s similar to caffeine, although it is said to be weaker but also longer lasting. It is also supposed to feel more smooth compared to that of caffeine. It boosts endurance and supports recovery. Scientists now think that it is responsible for the aphrodisiac effects of chocolate, which is nice.
Higenamine is also seen in more and more supplements,
For more Theobromine and Caffeine. This stuff is also known as Chocolate polyphenols, Cocoa polyphenols, Cacao polyphenols, Cacao extract and Chocamine. This has been shown to carry a wide range of positive effects, but mostly you can think of this as some additional caffeine and theobromine.
The good old caffeine at a low but justified dosage. We all know what this stuff does, but just in case you have been you have been living under a rock, here is the short version: It will give you a physical and mental energy boost.
This is done in different ways, for one by boosting the effects of serotonin,
300 mg might be a bit too much for some people and is likely to make you jittery. The typical dosage tends to be closer to 200 mg and that is my personal sweet spot. 100 mg is a low dose compared to other pre-workout supplements, but what you got to keep in mind here is that there are several different sources of caffeine in this mix; and there is a bunch of other stuff that will boost your energy way beyond what caffeine can ever do (even at very high levels).
DMHA / 2-Aminoisoheptane
This stuff is new in the supplement space and claimed to be the new true DMAA alternative. We have heard this story a couple of times recently; namely with AMP Citrate (DMBA) and Eria Jarensis extract (N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine). 2-amino-6-methylheptane is the next substance in line, hyped to be similar to DMAA in structure and effect. It is also listed as DMHA,
We have seen this substance used in lots of new supplements, recently. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the new Game Day from MAN Sports, which also contains DMHA. More recently I wrote about Giant Rush from Giant Sports which also contain this ingredient. There are several other supplements containing this, and I am sure we will
N-Phenylethyl Dimethylamine Citrate (Eria Jarensis extract)
Ever since the ECA Stack days, when ephedrine was prohibited for use in dietary supplements, people have been looking for a solid alternative.
With the recent ban on AMP Citrate, people have been searching for the next new thing to give them the same buzz they got from all the above-listed substances. Well, now it seems like we got it. Maybe not exactly as potent as DMAA, but at least something that will give you the same kind of feeling. This is definitely something there is
A couple of supplements have this substance on the list and reviews have started to flow in. The short version is that people like it, and based on reviews, Eria Jarensis Extract does seem to give people a buzz /
More caffeine, this time in the combination with Citric Acid, resulting in Caffeine Nitrate. There is definitely a lack of studies on this new designer form of caffeine, but it is said to give a smoother effect compared to that of normal caffeine. In addition to this, it is also believed that the effect from caffeine is prolonged when combined with citric acid.
Another popular caffeine variation, that also goes by the name Infinergy. This is widely used in pre-workout supplements. Di-Caffeine Malate is a combination of caffeine and malic acid, which is bound together giving us di-caffeine malate /
There are many similarities with Di-Caffeine Malate to Caffeine Citrate, namely that there once again, is a lack of scientific studies on this stuff. Besides from this, it is believed to have the same benefits when compared to normal caffeine, in that it gives a slower and more smooth release of energy. This way the user should feel less jittery, and have a longer lasting energy experience.
Synephrine is a chemical compound that can increase lipolysis and your metabolism, and prevent fat mobilization by inhibiting certain fat cell receptors. This is a very common substance in fat burners and pre-workout
Another well-known substance,
This is an extract of black pepper. It improves absorption of nutrients significantly. So it plays a vital role in ensuring proper absorption of the many ingredients in this formula. A common substance in pre-workouts and a good addition to make sure we get the most of all the substances used in DVST8.
Verdict on DVST8 White Cut
There is no doubt about DVST8 White Cut! It must be an amazing pre-workout supplement and people do seem to agree on this. Note that I haven't tested this but I plan on giving it a go soon. I am a bit hesitant because of the Alpha Yohimbe, but as mentioned above, this is listed as one of the last substances on the prop. blend, so the dose of this is bound to be low. Besides from the Yohimbe, this pre-workout contains an amazing list of proven substances, that will give you lots of energy to hit the weights. Without having tried this, I think
I will update this post with my own experience, once I have tested this PWO. If you have tried this, I would love to hear your thoughts. Simply drop a comment below and share your thoughts.