Savage Roar is a pre-workout by Dynamik Muscle which features a variety of fairly common performance enhancing ingredients as well as a fairly potent stimulant combination…FIND IT HERE
Beta-Alanine is the rate limiting amino acid in the synthesis of Carnosine. Higher muscular Carnosine levels are associated with greater muscular endurance.
Carnosine acts as a buffer, reducing the build-up of lactic acid in the working muscle. Slower lactic acid buildup allows the muscle to effectively do more work.
Citrulline Malate is simply the amino acid L-Citrulline bonded with Malic Acid, usually in a 2:1 ratio, as is the case in Dynamik Muscle Savage Roar.
Studies have shown that Citrulline Malate can effectively enhance muscular endurance and improve anaerobic capacity. 6-8g is considered the clinical range, though most pre-workout supplements contain far less.
Unfortunately, Savage Roar falls into that group. With only 2.5g of Citrulline Malate per serving, even 2 scoops wouldn’t yield a true clinical dose.
Tyrosine is a precursor to L-Dopa which is the direct precursor to Dopamine and Noradrenaline, two neurotransmitters associated with focus and mood. Tyrosine supplementation cannot outright increase levels of Dopamine or Noradrenaline but it can be used to create more when levels are low.
This is only likely to happen in prolonged periods of mental or physical stress. Prolonged high intensity exercise might take a toll on Dopamine and Noradrenaline, so Tyrosine may help to keep levels consistent.
In the context of Savage Roar, it’s not really a particularly important ingredient, but it doesn’t hurt either.
For that reason, it’s not clear how effective it really is…
Caffeine increases mental alertness and focus and has been shown to enhance exercise performance as well. There isn’t really a clinical range for Caffeine because dosing is highly dependent on individual stimulant tolerance.
Savage Roar contains 300mg of Caffeine Anhydrous per serving, a pretty hefty dose by most standards.
Hordenine is thought to function as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, effectively reducing the breakdown of neurotransmitters like Dopamine and Noradrenaline (monoamines). It may be synergistic with Caffeine in this regard, but no human studies have been conducted at this time to test this.
Think of Synephrine as a way weaker form of Ephedrine, with a similar mechanism of action by which it may induce fat-loss. In the context of pre-workout supplements, Synephrine sort of just functions as a stimulant, with no real evidence indicating it can enhance actual workout performance in any way.
Bioperine is simply a patented form of Black Pepper extract which has been shown to enhance the absorption of other nutrients.
Arecoline hydrobromide is an acid found in (and extracted from) the Areca Nut. Preliminary research indicates it may help cognitive function but this has yet to be demonstrated in healthy human subjects. Furthermore, there is actually a fair amount of evidence indicating that Arecoline Hydrobromide is carcinogenic.
The folks over at PricePlow wrote a pretty compelling blog post on the potential health hazards of Arecoline hydrobromide which we suggest you take a look at before purchasing Savage Roar.
The Bottom Line
Savage Roar contains a pretty standard blend of pre-workout ingredients, some of which are dosed appropriately and some of which would require two servings to be effective. The stim blend, however, is pretty strong and is sure to give the average user a noticeable rush of energy and focus. Due to the use of Arecoline, we strongly suggest potential users of Savage Roar take a look at the above-mentioned PricePlow write-up before purchasing.
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