Pre-workout supplements are littered throughout the market, and as you would expect, there are some good ones and some bad ones. I can honestly tell you that Pro Supps’ Hyde is one of those good ones. Perhaps “good” is even an understatement in this context. If you are looking for that ass-kicker of a pre-workout supplement, Hyde is for you.
First and foremost, please note that Pro Supps has two very similar products – Hyde and Mr. Hyde. Hyde has DMAA in it and Mr. Hyde is a reformulated version without DMAA. This review is for Hyde.
I have run Hyde through a barrage of tests to ensure that this supplement is as good as I think it is and it has passed with flying colors in all categories.
Follow the Instructions Closely – One Scoop Only
Possible Crash Afterwards
Strength Matrix – 5000 mg
Beta alanine, Creatine hydrochloride, L-Leucine, L-Citrulline malate, agmatine sulfate
Caffeine Matrix – 419 mg
caffeine anhydrous, caffeine citrate, Infinergy (dicaffeine malate)
Intensity Matrix – 83 mg
1,3-Dimethyl hydrochloride, pikatropin (pikamilon), yohimbe bark extract, rauwolfia vomitoria root extract (std. min. 90 % alpha-yohimbine)
While the product does seem to have a lot of cons, one should note that the cons are primarily around not following the product’s instructions. You are carefully warned to only take a single scoop. As a test, I have taken a double serving a few times and it is not a great feeling. You will crash afterwards and it is not good on your stomach.
Given that you follow the instructions and take a single scoop, you will be rewarded by an intense focus and a bundle of energy in addition to a sweet pump. For me, Hyde works within 20 minutes, but I have heard from others that have not felt the effects until 40 minutes to even an hour in rare circumstances. I cannot vouch for this as it works quick enough for me and has a prolonged effect where I want to take on the world for up to two hours. After that time, the effects wear off slowly without a crash. It has a caffeine amount of 400mg, which seems high, but it does not feel like 400mg, which is an added bonus.
You get a nice pump from Hyde as well, a lot of which has to do with the inclusion of agmatine sulfate.
Hyde’s flavors are nice as well. The fruit punch is phenomenal and the watermelon is not half bad either although the watermelon flavor seems a little too grainy for me. It is not a bad idea for a change of pace flavor, but not an everyday dosage.
I will bark about Hyde’s mix-ability a little though. You will get the floaters in your cup if you mix it with a spoon, but if you mix it, wait a few minutes and mix it again, its consistency is decent. As with every pre-workout beverage though, I either down it all at once, or re-mix it before taking the next chug, so Hyde’s mix-ability is really not much of an issue.
As far as value goes, it is on par with most quality pre-workout supplements at about $1 per serving.