We are in the midst of advanced pre workout supplements and here’s another pre workout review by me. Now I had been hearing a lot of hype with Craze by Driven Sports from a few folks at the gym and just reading reviews and such.
Driven Sports caught my attention initially with some of their muscle building supplements (testosterone boosters and what seems like pro hormones, or pro-testosterone, I’m not sure). Among those supplements I didn’t really notice Craze. But again, I had heard and read that many have had positive results from Craze so I decided to give it a shot.
Driven Sports Craze is a carb free, high energy pre workout supplement. It’s geared towards bodybuilders and strength training athletes, enhancing performance and mental focus during your workout. The label states Craze will help you increase size and strength, feel great, and increase focus.
Craze contains a proprietary blend of 4,580 grams per serving with 250mg of Vitamin C. Creatine monohydrate is the first ingredient listed under the proprietary blend followed by a hefty list of other ingredients such as Trimethylglycine, L-Citrulline, Dendrobex, and several other ingredients (you can easily Google the label). The final ingredient is caffeine anhydrous.
I usually start with a little more than whatever the label states, which in this case was a rounded scoop of Craze (just a little over one serving). However, one scoop didn’t cut it for me so the next day I bumped it up to two scoops. Before I was done I was taking two very rounded scoops (almost three). I only took Craze before my workouts, and only on my workout days.
What I liked about Craze was that I did have the expected sustainable energy during my workout and that I didn’t feel I had overloaded of stimulants. The downside to that is I didn’t ever feel like I was getting enough. It was like I was looking for more of a pump and energy surge. I train in the early mornings so I want to feel my pre workout supplement kicking in as I’m driving to the gym. My workouts on Craze weren’t bad by any means. The sustainable energy was there but I never felt that overwhelming surge of energy that I’ve gotten from other products. I’m also not a huge fan of proprietary blends as you have no clue how much of each individual ingredient you’re taking.
Pros: Concentrated with no fillers and not overloaded with stimulants. Contains creatine. Provides sustainable energy during your workout.
Cons: May have to take more than one serving to feel anything.
One of the first things I look for in a pre workout supplement is creatine and Craze has it. Without getting into the science behind creatine, I’ve always responded well to it. And I prefer to take creatine during both pre and post workout times.
So when a pre workout supplement has creatine in it, that’s a huge plus in my book. Another benefit I noticed about Craze is that it’s in the concentrated category meaning there are no fillers.
My conclusion on Craze is that it’s a great pre workout supplement for those who are sensitive to stimulants (as it’s not very strong on the stims), and it’s also good for those who may want a break from pre workout supplements that are based on harsh stimulants. It’s certainly not a bad product and perhaps I needed a little break from some of the other pre workout supplements I had been taking that were high in stimulants.
Of course you may have a completely different experience. I have a high tolerance for stimulants and if you don’t, you may get that surge from Craze. I had a similar experience with Cellucor C4 Extreme. Bottom line, Craze is definitely worth a try.
Train with Passion,