“The pumps are almost too painful and the cardio boost is unreal,” is the message I sent the formulator of Gorilla Mode, the most fully-loaded pre-workout just released by Gorilla Mind.
Reading an article about a pre-workout might be a surprise to people new to Cerno.
It’s always interesting how people create a story about you, and this story is always based on a slice of time.
People who found me in 2016-2019 know me as a filmmaker and journalist who broke open the Jeffrey Epstein case and forced Congressman John Conyers to resign.
Yet to my core audience – I mean the REAL people, not the fakers – I’m the Gorilla Mindset guy. The guy who wrote the best ever mindset book.
But I digress.
Gorilla Mode puts every other pre-workout I’ve tried to shame, and my only criticism is that it’s too powerful.
No, that’s not some gimmick to make it seem edgy and attractive – THIS IS MUCH POWERFUL, DON’T TRY.
One full scoop of Gorilla Mode, and I am good to go. Two scoops amps me up way too much.
I talked to the formulator of Gorilla Mode, and he’s going to create a pump-only / stimulant version of Gorilla Mode.
Then I’ll stack one scoop of Mode with one scoop of the Pump product.
Why does Gorilla Mode work?
Gorilla Mode works because it contains a high dose of products proven to work. Most pre-workouts are pixie dust containing some taurine, vitamin B12, and caffeine.
Two scoops of Gorilla Mode contains:
- L-Citrulline – 9000 mg
- Creatine Monohydrate – 5000 mg
- GlycerPump™ (65% Glycerol Powder) – 3000 mg
- Betaine Anhydrous – 2500 mg
- L-Tyrosine – 1500 mg
- Agmatine Sulfate – 1000 mg
- Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) – 500 mg
- Caffeine Anhydrous – 350 mg
- N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate – 350 mg
- BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) (standardized to 95% Piperine) – 10 mg
- Huperzine A – 400 mcg
If you know anything about supplements, you’ll notice the caffeine (higher than I’d prefer, which is why I usually only take 1 scoop), and the l-Citrulline.
Gorilla Mode contains real l-Citrulline and not some mish-mashed mix of l-Citrulline and malic acid.
L-Citrulline has been shown to boost muscular endurance and improve heart health:
Preliminary evidence is also available for l-citrulline-induced benefits to muscle and metabolic health (via vascular and non-vascular pathways) in susceptible/older populations. In this review, we examine the impact of supplementing this important urea cycle intermediate on cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes and identify future directions for investigating its therapeutic impact on cardiometabolic health.
When it comes to heart and brain health, remember what Dr. Brett Osborn says, “You’re only as old as your arteries.”
- Read: Every blood test a man needs.
Any compound that improves endothelial, such as l-Citrulline, will have major performance and health improving effects.
L-Citrulline increases vasodilation, which is why pre-workouts fully loaded like Gorilla Mode get your veins popping out (if you’re lean enough to show vascularity).
Most pre-workouts contain arginine for the “vascularity” effect, but studies show that the more expensive l-Citrulline works better:
Arginine is considered to be an essential amino acid in various (patho)physiologic conditions of high demand. However, dietary arginine supplementation suffers from various drawbacks, including extensive first-pass extraction. Citrulline supplementation may be a better alternative than arginine, because its only fate in vivo is conversion into arginine.
Gorilla Mode also contains a daily dose of creatine. Creatine is probably the most studied performance enhancer and it’s not debatable that creatine improves exercise function and performance with minimal side effects.
L-Tyrosine is one of the best “nootropics” someone on a budget can use, and in fact if a person can’t afford Gorilla Mode, they would notice a nice “boost” by taking 2-3 shots of espresso with 1,000 mgs of l-Tyrosine.
L-Tyrosine, like creatine, has been studied in detail, and has benefits such as preventing stress and improving mental and physical performance.
The main effects of L-tyrosine that have been reported are acute effects in preventing a decline in cognitive function in response to physical stress. The physical stressors include those of interest to the military, such as cold stress, the combination of cold stress and high-altitude stress (i.e., mild hypoxia), extended wakefulness and lower body negative pressure stress (designed to simulate some of the effects of space flight). Doses of L-tyrosine in these studies ranged up to 20 g, many times the normal daily dietary intake. In one study, L-tyrosine was given at a dosage of 2 g per day for 5 days during a demanding military combat training course; it improved various aspects of cognitive function relative to placebo.
You can spend all day digging up studies on l-Tyrosine:
Effect of tyrosine supplementation on clinical and healthy populations under stress or cognitive demands–A review.
Consuming the amino-acid tyrosine (TYR), the precursor of dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE), may counteract decrements in neurotransmitter function and cognitive performance. However, reports on the effectiveness of TYR supplementation vary considerably, with some studies finding beneficial effects, whereas others do not. Here we review the available cognitive/behavioral studies on TYR, to elucidate whether and when TYR supplementation can be beneficial for performance. The potential of using TYR supplementation to treat clinical disorders seems limited and its benefits are likely determined by the presence and extent of impaired neurotransmitter function and synthesis. Likewise, the potential of TYR supplementation for enhancing physical exercise seems minimal as well, perhaps because the link between physical exercise and catecholamine function is mediated by many other factors. In contrast, TYR does seem to effectively enhance cognitive performance, particularly in short-term stressful and/or cognitively demanding situations. We conclude that TYR is an effective enhancer of cognition, but only when neurotransmitter function is intact and DA and/or NE is temporarily depleted.
As you’re starting to see, Mode really is fully loaded.
L-Citrulline increases nitric oxide in the body, leading to improved blood flow. And then you have GlycerPump, which is what makes you look super thick and tight (and also get out an extra rep or two due to improved leverages) added in.
Along with l-Tyrosine, and so much more.
Gorilla Mode is fully loaded with several other compounds that increase focus and boost energy and performance.
You can read more about Gorilla Mode here.