Dust Extreme VS Dust X
When you’re tired, unmotivated, and feeling lazy, one of the hardest things to do is get to gym. So what do you do? You grab your pre workout or pre workout snack and go. If you have a high tolerance to stimulants you’ve probably bounced between pre workouts. But what if your favorite product gets reformulated ? That’s when the team at Same Day Supplements break it down to the nitty gritty and tell you what to expect. Today we will be covering Dust X by Blackstone Labs versus the predecessor Dust Extreme.
Interested in Dust V2? We did a review here!
Dust Extreme was the pre workout you need for those high intensity workout sessions. The formula gave laser like focus and an extreme energy boost. But because of the ongoing battles with DMAA and FDA, this formula had to change. Below we have the labels for both Dust Extreme and Dust X with the differences highlighted. From the labels you can see Dust Extreme had:
- 1,3 Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)
First, as you can see, despite having different names, are almost identical. So for anyone who was looking for Dust Extreme, this is the same product with an updated formula. The new formula contains L-Tyrosine, Phenylethylamine, 2-aminoisoheptane, and Nelumbo necifera (actually Nelumbo Nucifera). The phenylethylamine is the only extra ingredient in this new formula. While the others are more of a swap.
Starting from the top, you have the N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine and the replacement L-Tyrosine. What is it ? Tyrosine is an amino acid used to produce noradrenaline and dopamine.
So why include this in a pre workout?
In addition to producing this, tyrosine also helps improve alertness, mood, and focus. Not only is tyrosine produced in your body, but it is also formed from an amino acid, phenylalanine. So not only does the Dust X contain L-tyrosine itself, but it also contains a free form to help your body produce it.
So how do these forms compare?
It was believed that N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine may be more bioavailable than L-tyrosine. This could be due to it being more soluble in water. But this is not the case. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine or NAT actually doesn’t convert to Tyrosine very well to begin with. Because the conversion rate is poor, L-Tyrosine would be the superior supplement. The only down side of L-Tyrosine is that it doesn’t dissolve as well. (1)
As we mentioned before, the body uses phenylalanine to produce tyrosine. With this you’re going to get more mood boosting support and improved focus.†
In the formula, Nelumbo Nucifera is the replacement for the ingredient Higenamine. Also Nelumbo Nucifera is standardized for Higenamine. What this means is that Nelumbo Nucifera is the origin for Higenamine. So this isn’t a change in the formula, even the milligrams of the ingredient is the same. But we did want to clarify that you would be getting the same benefits.
So what does Higenamine do anyways?
Higenamine is often in fat burners due to its ability to kick start fat-breakdown. Because it’s considered a beta-receptor agonist, it’s often compared to Ephedrine and Synephrine. But it’s chemical structure is pretty unique. Although in most fat burners you can expect vasoconstricting properties. This is due to them being stimulating, in Higenamine’s case we see the opposite. Higenamine actually shows properties of a vasodilator. Which leads to increased blood flow to the muscles. This will promote larger pumps and a better supply of nutrients to your muscles.(2)
Finally the last change, and most likely the one you already knew, the removal of DMAA. In stead of DMAA, Dust X has a similar ingredient 2-aminoisoheptane. In this formula you’re getting double the milligrams compared to the DMAA version. Like most ingredients 2-Aminoisoheptane can has a few names. Such as 2-amino-6-methylheptane and 2-amino-5-methylheptane
. This ingredient often is considered a DMAA-like stimulant. This is simply because they are very similar in both chemical structure and function. They both boost dopamine and noradrenaline uptake. While slowing down reuptake just long enough for a solid workout. (3)
What Can You Expect?
Although there wasn’t very many changes to formula, the ones made could have a different feel. Based on the label we would expect the new formula to have a better focus aid than the previous one. Swapping out the DMAA is going to change the feel of the energy as well, but not in a bad way. The 2-aminoisoheptane is going to have more of a build up and come down effect.
Meaning you won’t get a crash, this formula will have a much smoother come-down compared to DMAA. We would still rate Dust X as a high stimulant pre workout. Definitely not something for beginners or for people with a low tolerance to stimulants. Besides the changed ingredients, you’re getting a great balance between the pump ingredients. So we would also expect to get a great pump throughout your workout as well.
How do the reviews compare?
- Good replacement to Dust Extreme. Review by Jonathan
Overall Product Review
First time for me trying DMHA, and I have to say it’s pretty good. Not as strong as DMAA, but you can feel it ramping up your adrenaline levels, and the focus is still great. No aggression, however. But overall, the stimulant is a good replacement. The Pineapple Mango flavor has apparently been tweaked, you can taste more mango now and it’s sweeter. Never tasted a better supplement, so if you are a hardcore lifter, I encourage you to try this! Definitely not for beginners or less than serious fitness people though! (Posted on 4/22/2018)
- Very strong pwo! Review by Phil Sousa
Overall Product Review
First thing I can say is that this is a very strong pwo. It gives you alertness, focus, drive and also tingles. I tried the pineapple mango flavor and it is very good, just like a pineapple juice. This felt like a very strong pwo so I am not using it every day, I cycle it with another lighter one. Next time, I think I will try Dust v2, I like to trying different ones. (Posted on 10/8/2017)
They seem to send the same messages
- Try the pineapple mango flavor.
- You should assess your tolerance before taking scoops.
But let us know how you like it and if you tried the Extreme, let us know how they compare!
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