Driven Sports Craze Review
Creatine Monohydrate is the original most basic form of creatine. Most people consider it the best simply because it has the most research associated with it. Craze contains about 1g-1.5g of creatine monohydrate in its proprietary blend. In a max dosage there is 2g-3g which would require further creatine supplementation to reach proper saturation levels.
Trimethylglycine (Betaine Anhydrous)
This organic compound is responsible for lowering homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is a toxic byproduct of meat digestion. High levels of homocysteine are associated with weak bones and heart disease.
Trimethylglycine helps promote appetite, benefits the digestive system, and helps maintain proper liver functionality.
Hydration, Energy, Mood, Focus
Dendrobex is extracted from the Dendrobium orchid used in traditional Chinese medicine. Dendrobium increases salivation providing noticeable improvements in hydration during exercise.
Dendrobium extract contains Phenylethylamine which causes the body to produce Norepinephrine. Norepinephrine provides energy similar to adrenaline but enhances cognition, alertness, and motor coordination.
Norepinephrine is responsible for an uplifted mood and sense of happiness. This feeling can be described as an overwhelming satisfaction. Neurotransmitters like Norepinephrine and Serotonin are utilized to help aid against depression, anxiety, and hyperactivity.
Focus, Mood, Motivation, Energy
B-Phenylethylamine HCL acts similar to an amphetamine where it increases dopamine levels in the brain, blocks dopamine transmitters, and acts as a stimulant. Higher dopamine levels psychologically helps strengthen the drive to achieve a goal. Utilizing this drive in the gym can help increase focus and concentration throughout a workout.
When dopamine is released it causes a very pleasurable feeling. The problem with this is it’s so satisfying that people grow a desire for this happy feeling. This addictive property causes the user to need more and more in order to reach the same “high” as tolerance builds up.
Energy, Mood, Focus, Weight Loss
Citramine is known as Citrus Reticulata Extract from a fruit in Asia called Mandarin Orange. N-Methyltyramine derives from Citramine and causes the body to produce Norepinephrine similar to Dendrobex. Adrenaline like qualities are noticed through improved focus, energy, and motor skills.
N-Methyltyramine also produces Epinephrine that quickens heart rate, increasing blood flow, and ultimately promotes hyperemia. Epinephrine is much like Norepinephrine where it stimulates adrenalin receptors but Epinephrine breaks down stored glycogen as energy, aiding in fat loss. Epinephrine helps with oxygen intake through bronchial dilation.
Side Effect: Headache/ Migraine
Lawsuit Against Driven Sports Craze
A class action lawsuit was brought up against Driven Sports claiming that they illegally included amphetamines in their dietary supplement Craze and did not state it on the nutrition label. By supposedly including these illegal dangerous substances, Driven Sports was accused of misrepresenting the safety, legality, and effectiveness of it’s dietary supplement.
There were claims that Craze contained new ingredients that were illegal for dietary products to contain. Dendrobex and Citramine were accused of being illegal because they were not believed to fall under the category of a vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herb, or other plant derivative. The inclusion of these two ingredients fueled the argument of Craze being considered a drug rather than a supplement.
After a year long trial Driven Sports proved it didn’t use any illegal substances and the lawsuit was dismissed. Driven Sports had an independent 3rd party lab test each batch of Craze and verify that there were no amphetamines or banned substances.
Various safety tests and reports were done to prove Craze is safe. This includes double blind studies comparing placebos and reviews from an independent toxicologist and endocrinologist. source
Driven Sports Craze users experience an extreme focus and mental clarity brought about by Dendrobex, B-Phenylethylamine HCL, and Citramine. It lacks an intense burst of energy but it is long lasting and will help get through a long workout with high concentration.
Since there is very little caffeine, blood vessels are not as constricted as they would be in other pre workouts. This allows for noticeable hyperemia to take place. Craze is a perfect choice for cycling off a highly caffeinated pre workout. It derives energy from other ingredients like Dendrobium extract, B-Phenylethylamine HCL, and Citramine.