So you’re sitting at home exhausted but want to get stuff done… I’m sure everyone has felt like that at one time or another. Another example is the times you should go to the gym but don’t have the drive to. For me that’s the biggest one… I used to have all this energy and love for the gym, but over the years I’ve kinda lost my motivation.
We live in a society that’s constantly on the go, so if you’re not up for it you’re going to be left behind. Now if you’re lacking energy it’s usually caused because you didn’t get enough sleep. Sometimes that’s not the case but usually it is. Now I would be lying if I said I got 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Very few people I know get that on a regular basis.
So what do you do if you’re stuck with no energy and yet gotta attack the world? For me I turned to energy drinks and caffeine beverages. I even reviewed my experience with 5 Hour Energy.
Recently though, I was helping my cousin move and as usual I didn’t get enough sleep before. I managed to work through it with eating a good breakfast and lunch… but come later afternoon I was dragging. My cousin said he got this Pre-Workout stuff called DS Craze. I never heard of it, but as usual I’m up for trying stuff as long as it doesn’t kill me. 🙂
He poured one scoop of this Candy Grape flavored powder in a cup and mixed it with water. He told me to drink it fast since the powder settles fairly fast. I drank it no problem even though he told me ahead of time that it doesn’t taste good. To me it doesn’t taste great but not bad enough where it isn’t drinkable or anything like that.
After drinking it I went back to business and started helping again. At first I didn’t feel a difference. I’m used to that jittery, heart racing feeling that you get when you have too much caffeine. This DS Craze stuff didn’t do that to me though. Instead after about 15-20 minutes I felt this incredible focus and drive… It wasn’t like drinking an espresso or slamming an energy drink, it was different, in a good way. Overall I felt rejuvenated, the same kind of energy that I get when I get enough sleep the night before except even better. I couldn’t believe that one ‘little’ scoop could make you feel this alert, this motivated to get stuff done. Even my mood was through the roof. I was happy about life and talkative.
Since helping my cousin move, I bought this stuff and have been 100% satisfied so far. No side effects for me whatsoever either. Just make sure you don’t take this stuff too late in the day or else you’re not gonna sleep… I guess insomnia could be a side effect. 😉
What Other People Said About DS CRAZE:
Now that everyone knows I love Craze, I wanted to check out the other reviews for it and share them with you. Well, typically people had the same reaction as I did and raved about this stuff. Specifically on Amazon.com I noticed all the reviews were 5 stars except for 1 person that rated it a 4 star. Now that’s crazy… almost everything on Amazon has at least one negative review, not DS Craze though. I checked out reviews on bodybuilding.com and the rating is sky high on there as well.
All those people, including myself can’t be wrong when we say WE LOVE DS CRAZE.
*UPDATE* – 8/3/2012
So I’ve had plenty of time to use Craze and have to say it’s still working amazingly. By far the best Pre-Workout supplement I’ve tried. It still gives me that great boost to motivate me to workout and help me sustain that energy all the way through. I haven’t built up a tolerance to it which is probably because I only take it a 2 times per week on average. When I first started taking it, it gave me almost a ‘buzz’ but that has kinda tapered of as I’ve taken it, don’t get me wrong though, this stuff still works great.
For the gym junkies, you’ll be happy to know that Craze is stackable with most other supplements. Just make sure the other workout supplement you take doesn’t contain strong stimulants. Hemavol and Scivation Xtend both work great with Craze and will push your workouts to the next level. I’ll write reviews up on those in the coming weeks.
*UPDATE* – 3/1/2013
It’s been brought to my attention that ‘Driven Sports’, the makers of Craze has changed up their ingredients and that it’s affected it’s overall effectiveness. I can’t confirm or deny that this has happened, since I still have a decent supply of the “OLD” batch. It wouldn’t surprise me if they did indeed change up the ingredients mainly because there is a bunch of people claiming that it just doesn’t work as well as it used to… and all good supplements seem to get pulled off the shelves or changed.
As of right now, my review is based on the “original” Craze and not the stuff they seem to be supplying now. I’ll try to get a hold of the new batch and see what all the negative buzz is about.
*UPDATE* – 4/18/2015
So it’s going on 3 yrs since I wrote this review. The sad thing is the original Craze is gone. After much controversy over the ingredients, it was pulled and is not coming back. The same company, ‘Driven Sports’ released another pre-workout that is supposed to be comparable to / if not better than the original Craze… It’s called “Frenzy”.
If you live in the United States, you won’t be seeing it on shelves anytime soon. With all the FDA trouble Driven Sports had to deal with during the whole Craze controversy, releasing the new pre-workout Frenzy outside of the U.S. seemed like the only logical method, in their eyes. You can still get your hands on some for a hefty price via eBay. I’ll be doing a review of Frenzy in the future.
*UPDATE* – 12/28/2021
After years of Craze being pulled off the shelf, I stumbled across an old container I had left. It was the original formula but didn’t look edible anymore. I don’t think there ever was a stimulant pre-workout formula that worked as well as Craze.
I did get my hands on DS Frenzy a few years back. I know that was supposed to be the comparable alternative to Craze, but IMO it wasn’t close to OG Craze. I tried it a handful of times, and it didn’t do much for me, so I ended up throwing it out.
RIP Driven Sports CRAZE!