Nutrex Research Hemo-Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Pre Workout Review

Nutrex Research Hemo-Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Pre Workout Review

Nutrex Research Hemo-Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Pre Workout Review First Look:

Tonight was consisting of only a quick workout session of squat and shoulders. Nothing fancy.

As per usual I had cycled to and from work and the bastard cat was chilling out on my weights bench.

However, a client really fucked me off at work and I felt like destroying his puny ass.

Therefore, normally I would leave the weights until tomorrow. Yet, with an urge of destruction coursing through my veins I felt like lifting some heavy ass weight, bro.

Obviously this little bit of therapy would sort me out and leave me level headed and thinking straight.

With the thought of formidably tackling some formidable weight in mind I immediately rummaged through my pre workout sachet selection and honed in on what I thought was called Homo-Rage. A nicely fitting supplement, minus the homo bit.

Alas, to my disappointment I had misread the packet and it actually says Hemo-Rage. I wasn’t sure what Hemo meant and if I am honest I still don’t because a little Google search just brought up Hemorrhoids and how you can treat them.

Unless I have bought the wrong product entirely and this is prescribed to treat such afflictions that ironically I was suffering from not too long ago after a prolonged spell of gastroenteritis.

All the same it was eye catching if not a little confusing, but if that is what is required for a sale good for the marketing team at Nutrex Research.



Salt (sodium) – An essential mineral; its consumption is critical to our health. However, Americans plus a lot of Western countries do consume double the recommended daily intake.

Excess sodium may not raise blood pressure, but it is associated with other health issues, such as kidney damage and an increased risk of cognitive decline.

Taurine – It has been touted that Taurine can help mental performance.

Early clinical research suggested that taurine, in combination with caffeine, glucuronolactone, and B vitamins, can improve attention and reasoning in adolescents, but does not improve memory.

However, there is insufficient evidence to prove this is always the case.

Beta-alanine  – Supplementation of this non essential amino acid aids the production of carnosine. That’s a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.

That said, studies have not exactly been positive nor entirely conclusive.

Betaine (trimethylglycine) – This has been recommended as a compound that will increase athletic performance.

However, results from studies have been quite unreliable thus far of Betaine.

A dose of 12500mg has been linked to increased power output, very minimal increase of workout volume and slight endurance. Then again studies have showed no increase of any of the aforementioned parameters.

Agmatine – Agmatine is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator.

The majority use agmatine injections, not oral ingestion and there is still no evidence that working memory is enhanced with agmatine supplementation.

Tyrosine – Tyrosine is taken for depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy), and improving alertness following sleep deprivation.

It is also used for stress, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).

Acetyl Tyrosine is a more soluble form of tyrosine.

Dimethylaminoethanol DMAE – This compound can help with cognitive impairment, however, results from studies are a bit patchy. This is not classified for use as a food additive in the USA. Has been marketed as DEANOL.

L-Theanine –  Beneficial for stress reduction, decreasing generalized anxiety, and reducing the severity of insomnia. If caffeine is present too, IQ scores have known to increase – so grab a cup of coffee, quick.

Caffeine – It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.

Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.

This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.

Dicaffeine Malate – Caffeine and Malic Acid bonded. Malic acid is found in apples and the two combined help prevent the crash once the caffeine has worn off. This is found in Mr. Hyde Cutz but very little in terms of scientific studies to be found.

Hordenine – Technically Hordenine can be used as a stimulant and fat burner due to its associated with tyramine and noradrenaline, but not enough evidence exists currently to support its usage as nutritional supplementation.


One sachet of this fruit punch pre workout consists of 5230mg which is on the lower end of the scale compared to the competition.

The taste was a little odd and it didn’t seem to mix all that well.

It was also a little strange to see that once mixed in my shaker the fluid was clear when normally it is brightly colored.

It reminded my of Coke Cola’s Tab Clear from the 1990’s.

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Effects & Benefits:

Sodium is usually found in many sports isotonic drinks to  replace vital lost salts through perspiration, this is useful if you are sweating excessively, if not, you like most other Westerner’s probably consume more salt than already recommended as it is from your diet.

Betaine is able to increase power output which is ideal for lifting weights but only in much higher doses than we have here.

Tyrosine can increase alertness, treat stress and depression and help keep you awake.

Theanine if dosed with Caffeine can increase your IQ scores, just incase you want to see exactly how intelligent you are when training in the gym.

Caffeine is probably the most well known ingredient found in here and its ability to give you a buzz and some energy is renowned, most used by people who work long hours or are hungover.

READ: Read about our favorite pre workout that turned me in to a beast on the rugby pitch

How did it feel?

Apart from the slightly odd taste I thought nothing was happening but further down the line I felt quite ‘buzzy’ and certainly awake.

This is a proprietary blend so I have no idea how much caffeine is included but I was off my tits and I did find it a bit more difficult to sleep. The Tyrosine would also have had something to do with this as well.

I didn’t try to write a thesis while doing my squats so I cannot tell you if I was any more intelligent, my guess is not.


This is a proprietary blend, that means while we know there’s just under 5500mg of combined ingredients we have no idea what the breakdown is per ingredient. We could merely have trace amounts for some and larger quantities for other. It is a gamble and a scam.

Betaine which requires a huge 12500mg to be effective in power output and we don’t know how much is included due to the proprietary blend, however, if the combined amount is less than 6000mg we certainly are not getting enough to be effective.

Beta-Alanine offers little more other than a tingling sensation and I didn’t even experience that with this whereas I normally feel a sensation with most other pre workout supplements, that means we obviously get very little with this.

We can very easily consume more salt than is healthy with just our diets alone, this may not offer any benefit unless you know exactly the amount of salt you consume daily.

There’s also a real lack of evidence that quite a few of these included ingredients offer any benefit.

This includes:

  • Hordenine
  • DiCaffeine Malate
  • DMAE
  • Agmatine
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Taurine

Nutrex Research Hemo-Rage Black Ultra Concentrate Pre Workout Review Conclusion:

I always lose trust in a product that consists of a proprietary blend of ingredients.

That’s because we just do not know how much of each ingredient is included. It can literally be just trace amounts but because there is a trace it can be listed on the ingredients panel. This promotes a culture of dishonesty.

That said, I did feel quite wired and awake. This is likely to be the Caffeine and Tyrosine and it was helpful.

However, a few other ingredients were missing which would have complimented the product well such as Beet and Citrulline which can open up the blood vessels more and the end results is more oxygen and nutrients being pumped to the organs, enhancing performance.

Other ingredients such as Carnitine or B vitamins would also have been helpful to help produce energy. When playing rugby I tend to suffer from cramps therefore Potassium wouldn’t go amiss either.

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Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.

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