The bright green can with the design, which is reminiscent of a chemistry laboratory, has certainly caught the eye of many booster consumers. Psycho Pharma has released its successful and probably best-known product, the hardcore booster with the euphonious name "Edge of Insanity", in a new formulation - once again it has to be said. In this respect, the boys (and girls in the sense of equality) are always very diligent and try to perfect the formula of the booster. You will know by the end of this test at the latest whether the Edge of Insanity is really driving us to the brink of madness.
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What is included: Ingredients and dosages
|Amount per serving (1 scoop / 8,5g)|
|Beta Alanine||3200 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||350 mg|
|Yohimbine Hydrochloride (Pausinystalia yohimbe) (bark)||5 mg|
|Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Extract (std min 90% alpha Yohimbine)||4 mg|
|Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)||1000 mg|
|Dicaffeine Malate (Infinergy™)||70 mg|
Sometimes less is more - that's the first impression when you look at the label. The booster contains just 8 active ingredients. All ingredients are listed individually and in their respective dosages - exemplary. The serving size is 1 scoop or 14,5 grams. It contains a total of 25 servings.
The ingredients are divided into three categories. Starting with the PSYCHO Endurance Vascularity & Pumps Blend.
L-citrulline Malates 2:1: The non-essential amino acid is almost indispensable and the "basis" of every booster with pump active ingredients L-citrulline. This stimulates nitric oxide production and promotes blood circulation, which in turn brings more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. At the same time, pollutants are also better removed. At the Citrulline-Malate is Citrulline an Ester and salts of malic acid (Malate) bound, mostly like here in a 2:1 ratio (Citrulline to malate). An optimal dosage is 8000 mg.
Beta Alanine: Auch bei Beta-alanine it is a non-essential amino acid. Beta-alanine Reduces intramuscular pH by increasing carnosine levels and reducing lactic acid production, resulting in delayed muscle fatigue. A well-known “side effect” is a tingling sensation on the skin. However, this is completely harmless. 3200 mg are perfectly dosed.
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Caffeine Anhydrous: This is anhydrous Caffeine and therefore highly concentrated Caffeine, which is mostly used in boosters. Caffeine has a performance-enhancing, mood-enhancing and motivating effect. 350 mg is a good dosage.
Theobromine: Theobromine occurs naturally in cocoa and has structural similarities Caffeine, but has a much weaker effect, but is more long-lasting. Theobromine improves blood flow in the body, increases the physical and cognitive performance and also has a mood-enhancing effect. With only 20 mg, however, this is a very low dosage, but the effects are intensified in combination with Caffeine.
Yohimbine Hydrochloride (Pausinystalia yohimbe) (bark): Better known as yohimbine HCL and its properties as a fat burner, especially for stubborn problem areas. Besides has yohimbine also one motivational and drive-increasing effect. The "recommendations" for pure yohimbine HCL capsules is 3 x 10 mg a day. The Edge of Insanity contains 5 mg. However, there are still 4 mg Alpha yohimbine plus – yes, you read that right, 4 mg.
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Extract (std min 90% alpha Yohimbine): Alpha yohimbine or in short: Alpha-Yo, a far more potent form than yohimbine HCL. 4 mg is a heavy dosage. Here's the warning in advance: Feel your way towards the full portion.
Note to yohimbine: yohimbine should not be taken with meals, since the blocking effect on the receptors of the fat cells no longer takes place through the intake of food and here in particular the insulin release triggered by carbohydrates.
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Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA): Gamma-amino-butyric acid or short GABA is an amino acid found in the nervous system and brain. Especially when it comes to information transfer GABA a significant role. So practice GABA has an inhibitory effect on the transmission of information, which is essential for correct information processing when there is a high level of stimulus. This is important not only for mentally demanding work, but also during training. By taking GABA stress is also reduced, fears alleviated and general well-being increased. You often find GABA therefore also in sleep supplements. In addition, there are indications that GABA stimulates the release of growth hormones. 1000 mg is a high dosage.
Dicaffeine Malate (Infinergy™): It is a combination of malic acid and Caffeine in a 3:1 ratio. It is also called "delayed." Caffeine“ as it is longer lasting and has a delayed onset. With a total of 70 mg Infinergy™ we get another 17,5 mg here Caffeine.
After we could see at first glance that the label consists of relatively few ingredients, we can now say that the dosages are more than impressive. However, what inspires us some respect are the 4 mg Alpha yohimbine. Here it remains to be seen how hard the usual side effects will be and whether they gave the booster its name 😉.
Package design of the Psycho Pharma Edge of Insanity
As already written in the introduction, the entire can looks as if it came straight out of a chemical laboratory. The color green with a black lid and an imprint on the front that could have come from an (underground) laboratory. In addition, Psycho Pharma promises "Exploding Muscle Pumps", "Zen Energy", "Razor Focus" and "Psycho Endurance". On the back there are a number of warnings on use as well as the "Supplement Facts", i.e. the breakdown of the ingredients with the respective dosages.
Taste and Solubility of the Edge of Insanity
Psycho Pharma offers the booster in 7 flavors:
- Cherry bomb
- Black Ice
- jungle Juice
- wild candy
- Strawberry Watermelon Popsicle
- Blue Lemonade
- Spiked Punch
We chose the Jungle Juice flavor. And so much can be revealed in advance: We were not disappointed, quite the opposite.
The recommended intake is 1 scoop (14,4 grams) mixed with 8 oz (about 240 ml) of cold water. The whole thing should be consumed 15 minutes before the start of training.
Note: It is recommended to test the tolerance limit with half a scoop. We can only agree with this recommendation.
But back to the taste test: The solubility of the powder is very good, there are almost no powder residues on the bottom of the shaker. The taste of the booster is great and pleasant to drink. Even an athlete who sipped the booster cautiously at first because she hadn't encountered a booster that she liked was amazed by the taste. The booster tastes fruity and fresh, subtly sweet and has a slightly sour finish. We most likely tasted kiwi and then a slight lime taste, in between simply a delicious fruit taste.
How does the Psycho Pharma Edge of Insanity work
First of all: No booster has the same effect on all consumers, so reports of effectiveness are always subjective reports. The Edge of Insanity has been tested multiple times by two team members; the sensations were similar for both. It was tested with a scoop right at the beginning (that was a mistake :D), the next time with half a scoop, which was gradually increased to one scoop over the course of the test.
🤓 alertness and energy (8/10)
This begins relatively quickly after ingestion Beta-alanine with its typical tingling. It should be noted that this is also GABA can cause tingling, depending on how sensitive you are GABA appeals. In the first few minutes, you may also have the feeling of getting a little bad breath, which is also a possible side effect of the GABA. After about 20 minutes, the first energy kick comes through that Caffeine In addition, you become more alert and the motivation and anticipation for the upcoming training session increases. That begins almost at the same time Alpha yohimbine to unfold its effect. And this is where 4 mg is really heavy on a full scoop. Cold sweats, goosebumps, increased heartbeat, to name the typical side effects. The feeling of training with the Edge of Insanity is more like that of a hardcore fat burner. With half a scoop, the side effects are much gentler, with the energy level then of course also being correspondingly lower, but still at a good level.
🤯 Focus and Drive (7/10)
Anyone expecting a razor-sharp focus will be disappointed. But just looking at the label gives an idea that tunnel vision won't happen here. On a scoop and the fierce alpha -yohimbine Side effects, a crystal-clear training focus and the next clean and concentrated set of work are out of the question. It's more about training as hard as possible and fighting the side effects, you're literally in "Beast Mode" or "Survival Mode". But it is precisely this that gives you the necessary drive for the training. In relation to half a scoop, you are missing this brutally forward whipping drive, but your concentration increases and you are also more focused due to the less severe side effects.
💪 Pump and Vascularity (5/10)
Pump and vascularity are only weakly developed. Of course, in the best case, 8000 mg will help you L-citrulline Malate to build up a certain pump, as well as the hard training. However, we would have liked at least one or two more pump ingredients to level up here.
😈 Performance and exhaustion (7/10)
The performance during training is brutal. The booster is not suitable for smaller training units, but rather for hard leg training or massive back training. You want to be constantly moving and need to lift weights. The level of exhaustion afterwards is correspondingly hard.
☠️ End of action and side effects (7/10)
The effect of the Edge of Insanity lasts for a very long time. Training units of 3 hours are not a problem, you will also notice a slightly increased energy level. However, the crash after such hard training is also corresponding. However, the crash only refers to the degree of exhaustion. We could hardly find any other side effects. You should definitely make sure you drink enough fluids during training, as people tend to forget to drink. With half a scoop we could not find any side effects. Here, however, the training wasn't on the hard level either, as when taking a full scoop.
The Edge of Insanity in value for money
At 41,95 euros for 25 servings (per serving a price of around 1,68 euros), the booster is priced in the upper third, but you also get a really very potent hardcore booster for your money. Especially since, based on our experience, we assume that half a portion will be enough for beginners and that even more experienced users will definitely get their money's worth with a little less than the full portion. For a balanced ratio of benefits and side effects, we have personally found the amount of a ¾ scoop to be optimal. Here are the Alpha yohimbine Side effects are still strong but tolerable. The necessary push for the training is also available and the energy level is strong.
The current version of the Edge of Insanity delivers again. The booster definitely belongs in the hardcore category and should be consumed with care and caution, especially by beginners in the field. But we also advise experienced users not to start directly with a full scoop. The side effects of Alpha yohimbine can be quite intense. It can be said that with the Edge of Insanity you have to experiment a little with the quantity in order to find the optimal balance between use and Alpha yohimbine find out side effects. However, as soon as you have found the right scoop size for you, the training fun can begin.
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- Strong energy level
- Push yourself to your limits
- Great taste
- In the event of an overdose or a low personal tolerance limit, severe Alpha yohimbine Nebenwirkungen
- Focus could be more pronounced
- Pumps weaken a bit