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Centurion Labz RAGE XXX in the test

 Review: RAGE XXX by Centurion Labz - the canned frenzy 

The English word “rage” means “anger” or “frenzy”, thus designating a state of maximum aggressiveness and agitation. Do you want to put yourself in such a state by consuming a drink? Ambitious dumbbell fans, who would like to tear down the hut during training, shout “Yes”. Occasional athletes who just want to push themselves a little before their training sessions say “doesn't have to be; a little more focus is enough. ”For which of the two groups is RAGE XXX the right booster? We'll handle that.

The fact that a booster is called "Rage" and thus promises an extremely strong psychotropic effect is nothing new for booster junkies - after all, Centurion Labz already had the (now discontinued) "Rage" and later the "God of Rage Reloaded". Both boosters have been presented in detail here, and both have convinced as hardcore boosters.

Spoiler: Our partner shop stayfocused.de will soon be offering the "New God of Rage". This booster is of course also tested and evaluated here.

So the bar is high. Does Centurion Labz hang it a little higher with the RAGE XXX? In any case, a warning is given on the back of the can: “Prepare to Rage”. This can be interpreted in different ways. Centurion Labz, the brand with the distinctive Spartan helmet, was founded over 20 years ago by Dr. Nicholas Puccio and Dr. Joseph Kepko founded. It is now one of the best-known brands in the hardcore booster segment. The Centurion Labz product portfolio also includes other products, such as cycle support supplements. In September 2020 there was a change of ownership. It will be interesting to see how the brand will develop.

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  • Extreme pre-workout booster
  • Tremendous energy boost
  • contains, among other things DMHA, Yohimbine HCL and Hordinine HCL

Ingredients: Not everything is transparent

The ingredients are divided into a "Strength-and-Performance" blend and an "Energy-and-Focus" blend, and there are also vitamins (B6 and B3) contain. While for the former blend, the active ingredients are included individually
If quantities are listed, the manufacturer only names the ingredients for the Energy-and-Focus-Blend - he dispenses with quantities. So there is no way to use the label to determine how much "rage"
one can actually expect as a RAGE-XXX-consumer. But that's what the BOOSTERJUNKIE review is for!

Strength and Performance Blend

Belong to this blend Beta alanine, betaines and L-taurine. The amino acid Beta alanine is a well known booster ingredient; it reduces the PH value in the muscles and thus counteracts the performance-inhibiting effect of lactic acid accumulation. In plain language: Beta alanine delays muscle fatigue. The dosage of 3.200 mg per booster serving is common for pre-workout boosters.

betaines is a so-called osmoprotective substance. Osmoprotective substances increase the osmotic potential of the cells and make it easier for them to absorb water - for this reason they are often found on the list of ingredients in pump boosters, because better muscle hydration naturally also results in better pumps. betaines also increases overall physical performance, and according to recent studies it should betaines even favor fat loss. At 2.500 mg per serving is the betaines-Dose in RAGE XXX appropriately high. There betaines In terms of pumping alone, however, it does not work miracles, it becomes clear at this point that the RAGE XXX does not see itself as a pump booster.

The amino acid L-taurine after all, known as an energy drink ingredient, it is known for its “wake-up!” effect. L-taurine improves the ability to concentrate and gives mental energy. Again, the dose (1.000 mg) is weak, other boosters deliver up to 3.000 mg per serving.

Energy and Focus Blend

This blend comprises six active ingredients. One of them is caffeine (Caffeine Anhydrous). Everybody knows him: caffeine has a stimulating, concentration-enhancing and performance-enhancing effect. Caffeine Anhydrous is dried (= anhydrous) caffeine. This works particularly quickly, and a quicker onset of action is desirable for boosters.

2-aminoisoheptane (or also DMHA) is a further development of the stimulants DMAA and DMBA and like this promotes the release of the messenger substances adrenaline and dopamine; accordingly, the body revs up through consumption. Better oxygen uptake, temporarily higher pain threshold, sharper focus: you get exactly what you want in training.

Hordes HCL is considered to be one of the most powerful natural fat burners. The compound found in many types of grain gets the circulation going and promotes thermogenesis. In addition to diet supplements, the substance is also used in brain boosters because it brightens the mood and improves memory.

Theophylline is known from asthma medication: the active ingredient widens the air channels in the lungs, which results in a better oxygen supply to both the muscles and the brain.

Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Extract is just another name for Alpha yohimbine. Alpha yohimbine As an alpha-2 antagonist, it causes increased lipolysis, i.e. a better breakdown of body fat when generating energy. It works stronger than yohimbine HCL (which is also included).

yohimbine HCL is extracted from the bark of the African yohimbe tree and is considered both a sexual enhancer and a highly effective fat burner. The consumption of yohimbine also has a drive-increasing effect that athletes can take advantage of during training.

Ingredients conclusion: The ingredients all make sense. The lack of transparency of the energy and focus blend is negative. The combination of DMHA, Alpha yohimbine and yohimbine-HCL - such a thing is rare. A significant pump-improving effect should not be expected, because with betaines it only contains a substance that promotes pumping.

Package design: restrained

The RAGE XX comes in a classic black box with a mostly black label, but you can recognize the typical Centurion-Labz helmet. The lettering "RAGE XXX" is emblazoned on the front, while the advertising promises "Enhance Energy", "Enhance Strength" and "Enhance Focus" can be found on the back in addition to the usual warning notices. Good: The manufacturer follows the motto "Don't make promises that you can't keep" and do without the promise of "Enhanced Pump"

Taste and solubility: quite okay

The booster is available in three flavors: "Mango Shock", "Strawberry Kiwi" and "Tropical Colada". We tested the “Tropical Colada” variant. The recommended intake is 1 scoop (9,4 grams) to about a quarter of a liter of water. (Newbies are advised to start with half a scoop.) The powder dissolves well in the shaker and leaves minimal residue on the floor. The taste actually reminded us of Pina Colada, but was less sweet. A sweet aroma with a cocktail impression was not to be expected in view of the ingredients. Overall, the taste is okay and the name “Colada” is justified.

Effect: hardcore

No booster works the same for all consumers, so effect reports are always subjective experience reports. The RAGE XXX has been tested several times by two team members. The sensations were similar for both. We started right away with a whole scoop. ATTENTION: Only people who have booster experience should do this! Even the most powerful booster at a full dose won't kill anyone, but if you have to stop training because of trembling too much, you have wasted a workout and a booster serving - but with half the dose, you could have had two good workouts.

???? Alertness and Energy (10/10)

The effect starts around 15 minutes after ingestion: the heart rate increases, the energy level increases. After a further 10 minutes, the effects of the alpha-yohimbine have a full impact, that is, the cold sweat breaks out and goosebumps spread in spurts. Because of the beta-alanine, there is also a "tingling sensation" in the face, but this is not very pronounced. With this development of effects, even the most tired athlete will be awake. In terms of alertness and energy, the RAGE XXX delivers completely!

🤯 Focus and Drive (6/10)

Because of the very strong side effects of alpha yohimbine, one does not develop tunnel vision; the "drive" is definitely there. You want to do your training and move heavy weights - no matter what the cost.

💪 Pump and Vascularity (2/10)

Pump and vascularity are hardly influenced or optimized, which is not surprising in view of the lack of active pump ingredients. As explained above, the booster does not have this claim either

😈 Performance and exhaustion (9/10)

If you want to, you can outgrow yourself under the influence of RAGE XXX in training - provided he (or she) can cope with the side effects. In our experience, the booster is especially good for a high-intensity leg day: with squats, leg presses or deadlifts you can cope with an enormous workload and set new records. The duration of action is around 2,5 hours - enough to be able to pull off a rock-hard volume program. Important: drink a lot before training, ideally also in between, otherwise you will simply forget to drink. And so we come to the side effects ...

☠️ Effects and side effects (5/10)

The RAGE XXX works extremely - and extreme effects are usually accompanied by extreme side effects. This is also the case with the RAGE: the booster suppresses any appetite; the post-workout meal would have to be squeezed into it. This aftereffect lasts for 4 to 6 hours. On the other hand, the booster effect does not subside completely abruptly after two and a half hours, and the mood does not "crash" either. Only exhaustion spreads, which of course also results from the exertion in training.

Value for money: excellent

The “serving size” of 9,4 grams is contained 30 times in the booster can. With a price of EUR 44,95 for 30 servings (= approx. EUR 1,50 per serving), the RAGE XXX is in the middle price segment, but for many athletes half a serving size will be completely sufficient. With 60 (half) servings for around EUR 45, one can speak of a truly excellent price-performance ratio.

Over-all conclusion

Does the RAGE XXX deserve its name? Yes! If your gym buddy claims that no booster really "pops", give him the RAGE! The effect is strong, really strong, that's why the RAGE XXX is a booster for special training days. With us it has a place of honor on the shelf - we only bring it down from there for particularly tough leg days, when we want to tear down the hut with anger and frenzy!

NOTE: Consumption of stimulant substances such as DMAA is considered doping according to the WADA list and can lead to a positive test result in a doping control. How well and how long such substances can be detected cannot be precisely predicted due to the constantly changing detection methods. Under certain circumstances, the consumption of stimulants can be proven long after the effects have subsided - even weeks later - and possibly result in a ban from competition.

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Centurion Labz - Rage XXX - buy now!

  • Extreme pre-workout booster
  • Tremendous energy boost
  • contains, among other things DMHA, Yohimbine HCL and Hordinine HCL
At a glance...
6.4
Our rating
GOOD
  • Quick onset of action
  • Extremely strong energy boost
  • Clearly noticeable increase in performance
  • No "crash" if the effect wears off
BAD
  • Strong side effects (cold sweat, goose bumps)
  • Hardly any pumping
  • Persistent loss of appetite after the effects wore off
Alertness and energy10
Focus and Drive6
Pump and Vascularity2
Performance and exhaustion9
Effects and side effects5

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