Everyone familiar with concentrated pre workout supplements, would know all about Mesomorph. With the banning of DMAA, APS too had to take their original Mesomorph back to the drawing board. Now the new and reformulated Mesomorph 2.0 is out. Traditionally, all things 2.0 are supposed to be improvements on the original, does Mesomorph 2.0 also fit this bill?
Like many other concentrated pre workouts, Mesomorph is made up of three matrices. The first is the Synthenox-Carnosine/Nitric Oxide Complex which contains beta alanine, citrulline, and arginine alpha ketoglutarate (AAKG) for pumps and vasodilation. The second is the Mesowell-Cell Volumizing ATP Matrix which contains a couple creatines, taurine, and agmatine for improved muscle strength. Finally, there’s the Neuromorph-Neuro Energized stimulant Matrix which contains glucuronolactone, caffeine, theobromine, naringen, and Acacia rigidula extract for energy and focus.
People using the original Mesomorph were impressed with the effects they experienced. This new Mesomorph, although providing a different sensation, is equally impressive. The amount of stimulant in a single scoop of Mesomorph 2.0 is enough to give massive amounts of energy. In addition, there is also plenty of substance behind the energy buzz with increased pump as well as significant increases of strength, after using the product for a few weeks.
Mesomorph Taste & Mixabilty
The taste of Mesomorph 2.0 is almost universally well received. The ladies and gentlemen in the Punch office all gave the thumbs up to the new Mesomorph. It mixes easily into a very pleasant fruity flavour that can be mistaken for cordial. There is however the presence of an unusual non-sweet aftertaste, possibly as a result of the sweeteners. Mesomorph is currently available in watermelon, tropical punch, and grape. Of these flavours, grape and watermelon are the two standouts.
Although APS do not give details regarding many of the active ingredients, you can just tell that they have been quite generous with the doses. For example, only consuming a small fraction of a serve was enough to give this reviewer the characteristic tingle from high doses of beta alanine. In addition, many of the ingredients are scientifically proven to be effective. APS have not decided to exclude common proven ingredients for the sake of being different, and that’s a good thing.
One standout ingredient is Arcacia rigidula (Blackbrush Arcacia) extract which contains a cocktail of chemical compounds that have potential ergogenic benefits. These include a few very potent stimulants, as well as feel-good neuromodulators. Very few other supplements currently contains this ingredient, and it is possible the one that really gives Mesomorph its massive punch.
The biggest negative to Mesomorph is the amount of water that is recommended to be used in the mixing process. The serving size is only 15.5 grams, yet APS has instructed that 940 mL of water should be used. Is this really necessary? Although the flavour of Mesomorph with this amount of water is not at all dilute, this reviewer finds that drinking this much water in one sitting to be uncomfortable, especially so soon before a workout. It is therefore a personal preference to only use a fraction of the suggested amount of water. If you also wish to do this, be prepared for a stronger tasting beverage.
There are few products that have had such a strong following as the original Mesomorph. There was therefore immense pressure for APS to deliver when they were forced to reformulate. This has resulted in a product that is potent, sticks to a proven formula, yet also contains a few unique bonuses. If you are in the market for a concentrated pre workout, look no further than APS Mesomorph 2.0. You won’t be disappointed.