Mesomorph Pre-Workout Original vs. 2021/2022 Version

In this write-up, we won't be speaking about mesomorphs vs ectomorphs or endomorphs, but the supplement with the same name. But in the defense of those names, no matter if you are an ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph, you can use this product! We will be reviewing the different versions of this supplement and explaining the differences and why the newest version is the way it is.

Being that Mesomorph is our top selling pre-workout supplement (based on the great sales and the great reviews posted by our customers), the team at Best Price Nutrition decided that we should write up an in-depth guide to what this Mesomorph product is, the history of Mesomorph and how to use it properly. This product is from the APS Nutrition brand and has been the best-selling pre-workout supplement for us and possibly the entire fitness and nutrition industry for a few years now.

1st Generation Original Formula Mesomorph (Best Ever?)

The first-generation original formula Mesomorph was released back in 2013 and has held the crown for being the top pre-workout supplement in the Sports Nutrition industry for quite a few years now. Why was this version so loved right out of the gate? One reason…1,3 DMAA. This ingredient was so powerful and no one had ever experienced anything like it. Since then, DMAA was put into other pre-workouts and fat burners as well, but none matched the potency of Mesomorph. The combination of the other ingredients in Mesomorph along with the 1,3 DMAA made this supplement a #1 hit in the fitness and nutrition industry. It skyrocketed APS Nutrition to being one of the most popular brands that year and for years to follow. Next to protein, everyone was using this product.

The version also had a blend of muscle building ingredients that were not being used in other pre-workout supplements at the time. These muscle building ingredients were a great addition to a pre-workout product, as it supported not only energy, total body weight loss, focus and pumps, but also muscle stamina and muscle building. End result, a great looking physique could be achieved and the best training you ever went through was happening.

Below, we are showing the ingredient profile of the original Mesomorph pre-workout supplement. While APS Nutrition doesn’t call it 1,3 DMAA, it’s called by its other names Geranaburn (1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCL). As you can see, it is pretty similar to the next generation Mesomorph, except for the replacement of the 1,3 DMAA.

What is DMAA and Why Was it So Loved?

This ingredient is a naturally occurring (though the FDA is trying prove it is synthetically produced) stimulant that can help with weight loss/fat burning, energy and focus. It was more effective and stronger than almost anything on the market, which is was so loved in the fitness industry. It is similar to the way caffeine and other stimulants work to increase energy, but by different mechanisms in the brain. Bottom line is that it was an amazing ingredient to take before your workouts. Whether weight lifting or doing cardio, Mesomorph worked. Customers of ours raved about the effects and having the best workouts they have ever had with it.

The End Of DMAA?

While not officially banned or illegal yet, Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals, whom owns APS Nutrition, is currently fighting the FDA to allow the use of 1,3 DMAA in their products. Because this fight is currently in the courts, DMAA is not being sold until a decision is made. At the time of this writing, no decision has been made. For more detailed information on the court battles, we recommend reading the write up on PricePlow.

2nd Generation New Mesomorph: 2018 and Beyond

Because of the issues with the 1,3 DMAA stimulant-ingredient and the government, Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals and APS Nutrition had to come out with a new formula of Mesomorph while waiting for a decision. This new formula saw the removal of 1,3 DMAA and the introduction of Senegalia Berlandieri Extract, Phenylethylamine Alkaloids, Theobromine, and Isopropylnorsynephrine HCl. They also kept all the muscle building ingredients in this version. These are all very strong stimulants to help give you close to the same effects as the original Mesomorph. But next, lets dive into the new ingredients added to the latest formula of Mesomorph from APS Nutrition.

Senegalia Berlandieri Extract

This ingredient was added to the most recent formula because of the energy, focus, appetite suppression and weight loss abilities of it. It is one of the closest ingredients to 1,3 DMAA, which is why Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals chose to use it. An added benefit to this ingredient is the feeling of Euphoria that customers claim it gives them.

Isopropylnorsynephrine HCl

This ingredient also found in Mesomorph has shown to not only increase energy, but to also help with total body weight loss. This is why it's found in many fat loss supplements from Hi Tech and APS Nutrition. But we believe it was added to this pre-workout supplement due to its ability to increase energy and focus. Things needed for getting in your best workouts.


This ingredient is also known as PEA. This has been used in many fat burners and pre-workouts before being added to the newest version of Mesomorph, but we are glad it was included. PEA is known to also increase energy and focus, but what makes it stand out is the euphoric feeling users get from it. They just love the way it makes them feel during their workouts.

How to Use: The Directions

While Mesomorph isn't quite as strong according to the reviews of customers, it is still one of the strongest and best pre-workout supplements on the market today. So if you are new to pre-workout products, or this is the first time using this product, our team highly recommends that you begin with 1/2 serving for the first couple days. This is only to see what your tolerance is. One 1/2 scoop may work wonders for you! And if you do fine with 1/2 scoop, then move up to one full serving. Never exceed that though! You should take it about 30 minutes before your workout training on an empty stomach. This should give you the best results and effects from taking it.


Is Mesomorph banned or illegal?

No. While the original formula is no longer being made, it is not yet banned or illegal. DMAA is not being produced until the final decision in the courts is made.

How much caffeine is in mesomorph pre workout?

There is 300mg of caffeine per serving.

Can Women Take It?

Yes! This product doesn't have any ingredients that are hormonal and that shouldn't be used by women. Due to most women being lighter than men weight wise, again, we would recommend that they begin with 1/2 serving to access their tolerance.

What side effects does Mesomorph have?

The most common side effects are the jitters and a caffeine crash. Depending on your tolerance of stimulants, the side effects can be common or rare.

Is Mesomorph bad or dangerous for You?

Not if used as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dosage shown on the bottle.

Does Mesomorph have carbs?

No, this product does not have carbs.

Is Mesomorph banned or illegal?

No. While the original formula is no longer being made, it is not yet banned or illegal. DMAA is not being produced until the final decision in the courts is made.

How much caffeine is in mesomorph pre workout?

There is 300mg of caffeine per serving.

How much DMAA does Mesomorph have?

The DMAA in the 1st version of this product was part of a proprietary blend. The estimated amount was 60-75mg per serving.

How many calories in Mesomorph?

This product has 0 calories per serving.

How much Mesomorph should I take and when should I drink it?

It is recommend to take up to 1 serving per day 30 minutes before your workout on an empty stomach. Take for a maximum of 8 weeks before taking at least 4 weeks off.

Will I pass a drug test if I take Mesomorph?

In the 1st version, depending on the test, some users claimed they failed drug tests. While this was never proved, it is something to be cautious about, even though no illegal ingredients are found. It may cause a false positive. With the current formula (no DMAA) there should be no issues at all.

Why can't I sleep on Mesomorph?

It is not recommended to take this product within 4 hours of your bed time. This is due to the extreme stimulants and caffeine that are found in it.

Can I use Mesomorph for Cutting, Cardio or Weight Loss?

Yes, because Mesomorph can be used for weight loss and fat burning, taking this product before you work out can help.

Is Mesomorph considered a thermogenic?

No, Mesomorph is not considered a thermogenic formula. If you are looking for a thermogenic formula, products such as Lipodrene or HydroxyElite would be better choices.

What flavors of Mesomorph are available?

The flavors available include carnival cotton candy, candy apple, pineapple, grape, tropical punch, rocketpop, tutti frutti, snow cone and pink lemonade.

Is Mesomorph gluten free?

APS Nutrition cannot claim that this product is gluten free. If you have more questions about this, we recommend contacting APS Nutrition through their website.

Is Mesomorph a steroid?

No, this product is a strong pre-workout. You may feel like you are on steroids, but this is definitely not.

Does Mesomorph have creatine in it?

Yes, this formula has a blend of Creatinol-o-phosphate, Creatine Nitrate and Di-Creatine malate. There is no creatine-free formula available.

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