Psychotic Gold VS Psychotic (Review)

Psychotic Gold VS Psychotic (Review)

What Are They | How To Take Psychotic | Psychotic VS Psychotic Gold | What’s Different | What To Expect | Warnings And Side Effects | Disclaimer

Introducing one of our newest pre workout series from Insane Labz, Psychotic! First things first, this isn’t the only pre workout in Insane Labz’s arsenal. This blog will be covering Psychotic, Psychotic Gold, Psychotic Black, Psychotic HellBoy, Psychotic Test, IAMGOD and the new Psychotic War Zombie.

We’re going to breakdown:

  • What’s The Same,
  • What’s Different,
  • What You Should Expect,
  • And More!

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What Are They?

Both Psychotic and Psychotic Gold are intense, energy focused pre workouts. However, they both feature a great mix of pump, and focus ingredients as well. We’ll dive more into the specifics later in the post but if you want to jump ahead click here.

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How Should I Take It? 

The manufacturers recommend you asses your tolerance to either pre workout. Start with ½ scoop or less and gradually increase to a full scoop when you’re comfortable. Due to the potency of these pre workouts, you shouldn’t consume caffeine or stimulants from other sources.

Can Women Take It?

Absolutely! Both Psychotic and Psychotic Gold are not gender-specific. But consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing.

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Psychotic VS Psychotic Gold:

Psychotic VS psychotic gold

All the Psychotic versions share 3 ingredients:

  • Beta Alanine
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • †AMPiberry®

In addition to this, Psychotic and Psychotic Gold also share OxyGold® as of March 2022. But 4 out of 5 version also contain Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract, this includes:

  • Psychotic
  • Gold
  • Hellboy
  • Test

Beta Alanine:

As you workout your muscle cells excrete lactic acid. Lactic acid build up is one of the things associated with muscle soreness and fatigue. Beta-alanine buffers the lactic acid from building up. As a result you will be able to get a few more reps out in the gym. (1)

Caffeine Anhydrous:

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant of the methylxanthine class. How caffeine works is by binding to a specific receptor in the brain called the adenosine receptor. But, unlike adenosine, caffeine doesn’t slow down the cell. Instead the nerve cells speed up. Caffeine also causes the brain’s blood vessels to constrict. This is due to it blocking adenosine’s ability to open them up. Which is why it is sometimes referred to as a vaso-constrictor, like other stimulants. (2)

Although both Psychotic Pre Workout and Psychotic Gold Pre Workout are proprietary blends:

Insane Labs has confirmed there is approximately 300mg of caffeine in Psychotic and 400mg of caffeine in Psychotic Gold Pre Workout.


AMPiberry, aka Juniper Berry, is a pretty new ingredient in pre workouts. In fact, it’s actually more prevalent in diuretics. So if you find yourself losing some water weight while taking either pre workout, you have the Juniper Berry to thank. But as you can image that’s not why Insane Labz included this ingredient. There is some evidence that AMPiberry promotes a smooth energy curve when paired with caffeine and other stimulants.

What does this mean?

 AMPiberry will help increase the effects of stimulants. Doing so promotes lasting energy at a smoother rate. (3)

Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract:

If you don’t recognize Rauwolfia Vomitoria, you may know its more common name yohimbine. This ingredient is also not very common in pre workouts. Instead, you’re way more likely to find a version of yohimbine in a fat burner. Why?

Yohimbine is a great thermogenic. There are a couple of ways yohimbine functions. The main way is through blocking alpha-2 adrenergic receptors located in fat cells. Once yohimbine has bound with a fat cell, it “turns off” the alpha receptor. Which allows the fat cells to mobilize and burn off. But yohimbine is also a mild stimulant. For a pre workout, this means you’ll get the benefits of a stimulant and it may help you sweat more. (4)

OxyGold® (Fulvic Acid):

OxyGold® or Fulvic Acid is useful in a lot of ways. But in a pre workout, its helpful at increasing the bioavailability of other ingredients.

Fulvic acid helps:

  • transports minerals and other nutrients to cells more effectively
  • boosts absorption rate of nutrients by making cells more permeable
  • and fights inflammation within the digestive organs

There are a ton of factors that influence how your body absorbs nutrients. But the essential point is that you don’t absorb 100% of anything you consume from food or supplements. But with the addition of Fulvic Acid, you can get the most out of your a formula. And for a longer period of time. But it should be noted there needs to be more research on how effective it is.(5)

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What Makes Them Special?

Now that we’ve covered what’s the same, let’s breakdown what makes them different.

We’ve already mentioned the difference in caffeine mgs, but overall-

Psychotic has 4,459mg of active ingredients compared to Psychotic Gold’s 4,234mgs. But before you make a quick judgement, more mg doesn’t mean more potent. So lets compare the individual ingredients.


Psychotic Supplement Facts

  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • Dimethylethanolamine (DMAE or DMEA)
  • Huperzine Serrata Leaf Extract

Creatine Monohydrate:

This is a combination of three naturally occurring amino acids found in the body (L-arginine, Glycine, L-methionine). Creatine helps in build muscle in a few ways but its most recognized ability is it affect on ATP Production and cell hydration. A fully hydrated cell is a more anabolic cell. Meaning you have a higher increase of muscle protein synthesis. (6)


DMAE or DMEA promotes improvements in cognitive functions. That means more focus/concentration and some more mood boosting effects.(7)

Huperzine Serrata Leaf Extract:

Our last ingredient in Psychotic is Huperzine Serrata Leaf Extract. Which is actually common in both fat burners and pre workouts. Huperzine A is actually considered a natural anti depressant. But it is also useful in improving focus. In fact, it’s been used to help treat Alzheimer’s disease.(8)

How To Take Psychotic:

The manufacturers recommend assessing your tolerance first by taking half a scoop and gradually increasing to one scoop. 

Psychotic Pre Workout Review By N/A: “Best pre I’ve had so far, taste is not bad at all compared to some other ones. Had an insane workout from this overall wouldn’t recommend to beginners but a nice pre workout for the price. Got two for $50”

Psychotic Gold:

Psychotic Gold Supplement Facts

  • L-Citrulline Malate
  • Agmatine Sulfate
  • DMAE Bitartrate
  • Caffeine Citrate

L-Citrulline Malate:

L-Citrulline Malate introduces our first pump ingredient from both of these products. The only difference between L-citrulline and citrulline malate is the addition of malic acid. Traditionally, malic acid is used as a preservative in packaged foods. But as a supplement, it can improve stamina and reduce pain and inflammation induced by high intensity training.(9,10)

Agmatine Sulfate:

Another pump ingredient in Psychotic Gold is Agmatine Sulfate. Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine, an amino acid. Research suggest it may govern nitric oxide (NO) synthesis. As well as working to properly regulate cellular energy. This makes agmatine sulfate a popular pump-inducing supplement choice. But further research is needed on this ingredient. (11,12)

DMAE Bitartrate:

Next we have DMAE again but with the addition of Bitartrate. This will provide the same benefits as DMAE. But, because of the bitartrate, it does have less of the actual DMAE. (13)

Caffeine Citrate:

Psychotic Gold features 2 types of caffeine; the Anhydrous and the Citrate.

What’s different?

Caffeine Citrate is the fastest acting caffeine available, which makes it very popular in supplements. Whereas Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine available. †

How To Take Psychotic Gold:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-10 oz. of water once daily, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than one serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.

Psychotic Gold Review By Eric: “This preworkout isn’t exactly my favorite but it is something I can go back to again and again. I like to get a lot of energy and focus from my pre workout and this can do that… but my tolerance may just be too high. I can feel it in the beginning after I just take it, then it dwindles down. If you’re new to pre workouts, I’d suggest taking half a scoop to test how you feel before graduating to full scoops.”

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Insane Labz Pre Workouts:

Now that we’ve covered Psychotic Gold and the OG Psychotic Pre Workout, let’s go over the other pre workouts Insane Labz offers.

Psychotic HellBoy:

Psychotic HellBoy Supplement Facts

Psychotic Hellboy features 5 other ingredients, including:

  • L-Taurine
  • L-Citrulline Malate
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Infinergy DiCaffeine Malate
  • Caffeine Citrate

Two of which are shared with Psychotic Gold: 

  • L-Citrulline Malate
  • Caffeine Citrate


Taurine is effective for promoting endurance, increasing alertness and enhancing recovery. (14)


Tyrosine is a common focus-enhancing ingredient found in pre workouts. So it’s used to promote improved cognition. That includes attention, focus, memory, and even mood. Interestingly, researchers have found that these effects may be more prominent in individuals who are sensitive to stressors (15).

Infinergy DiCaffeine Malate: 

Infinergy™ aka DiCaffeine Malate is a buffered version of caffeine that has an extended half life. The benefit with DiCaffeine Malate is that the energy may be there longer and there is less of a “crash” when the stimulant wears off†.

How To Take Psychotic HellBoy:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-10 oz. of water once daily, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than one serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime

Psychotic Hellboy Review By Edson: “I really liked this preworkout, especially the flavor. I had a lot of energy for training. I recommend it.”

Psychotic Test

Psychotic Test Supplement Facts

Psychotic Test is one the most different from the line of pre workouts from Insane Labz. In addition to the 4 ingredients shared across each version, Psychotic Test also features:

  • Glycerol Monostearate
  • Creatine HCL
  • OxyGold®
  • D-Aspartic Acid
  • AMPitest (Mucuna Pruriens Extract)
  • Chlorophytum Extract
  • Choline Bitartrate
  • Citicoline Sodium
  • DMAE Bitartrate

Glycerol Monostearate:

Glycerol is often in pre workouts for aiding in pumps, giving your muscles a more full look. But aesthetics aside, glycerol can also aid in performance. Studies suggest that supplementing with glycerol can aid in aerobic and anaerobic exercise (16).

However, this ingredient does come with a negative effect, it tends to increase the clumps/hardening of  powdered supplements. While the clumping is generally easy to break apart and won’t affect the performance of the product, it can be annoying.

Creatine HCL:

Psychotic Test also features creatine HCl, which is similar to the creatine monohydrate in Psychotic. However, some studies claim creatine HCl may have a better absorption rate than monohydrate. But there needs to be more research to compare the various forms of creatine and their effects.†

D-Aspartic Acid:

 D-aspartic acid may aid in increasing testosterone, however, research shows conflicting reports (1718).

AMPitest (Mucuna Pruriens Extract):

Mucuna Extract or L-Dopa may also be beneficial for improving testosterone levels. (19)

Chlorophytum Extract:

The next ingredient, Chlorophytum Extract,  also may support testosterone and libido.†

Citicoline Sodium:

The last different ingredient, Citicoline Sodium, may support focus and other cognitive functions.†

How To Take Psychotic Test:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-10 oz. of water once daily, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than two serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.

Psychotic Test Review By Chris: “First workout with Psychotic Test was insane. Probably one of my new favorite pre workouts. Not sure how it affected my test but for the gym its a solid choice. I recommend.”

Psychotic Black:

Psychotic Black Supplement Facts

Next up we have Psychotic Black, which is nearly identical to Psychotic HellBoy just with the addition of Creatine Monohydrate!

  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • Taurine
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Di-Caffeine Malate
  • Caffeine Citrate

How To Take Psychotic Black:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-12 oz. of water to assess tolerance. Once tolerance has been assessed, take one to two servings, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than two serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.

Psychotic Black Review By Giovanni: “Its the hardest pre workout than i have tried probably i will make a new purchase on the future”


I AM GOD Supplement Facts

Outside of the Psychotic series, we have I Am God pre workout by Insane Labz, but despite the different name it doesn’t feature any different ingredients. Instead I Am God pre workout is like a blend of all the Psychotics (except Psychotic Test).

  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • DMAE
  • L-Taurine
  • Caffeine
  • AMPiberry
  • Rauwolfia Vomitoria
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • L-Tyrosine


How To Take I AM GOD:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-10 oz. of water to daily, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than one serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.

I AM GOD Review By Philip: “This pre-workout tastes great and works the way I need it to. I take it in the morning with no crash, great stuff.”

Psychotic War Zombie:

Psychotic War Zombie Supplement Facts

The newest addition to the Psychotic Pre Workout family is Psychotic War Zombie. Like the rest of the pre workout line, Psychotic War Zombie features proprietary blends and some trademarked ingredients like AMPiberry and Infinergy. Altogether, this formula shares

  • L-Citrulline Malate
  • Beta Alanine
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • Infinergy
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • AMPiberry
  • Yohimbine HCl
  • Rauwolfia Vomitoria

What separates this formula from the others is the addition of L-Arginine HCl, Russian Tarragon Extract, and Green Tea Extract.

L-Arginine HCl:

Like Citrulline, Arginine is going to convert to nitric oxide, as a result, we get an increase in blood flow and better pumps (20).

Russian Tarragon Extract:

Russian Tarragon Extract may enhance creatine retention and promote greater ergogenic benefits compared to creatine supplementation alone. (21)

Green Tea Extract:

Green Tea Extract is a popular and common ingredient in fat burners, but is sometimes seen in pre workouts as well. This extract may have stimulatory effects in addition to support exercise performance.(22)

How To Take Psychotic War Zombie:

The manufacturers recommend taking one serving (one scoop) in 8-10 oz. of water to daily, 30 minutes before activity. Never consume more than one serving in a 24 hour period. Do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.

Psychotic War Zombie Review By Tommy: “The grape flavor tastes amazing. I like the settle surge of energy. One of the few pre workouts I can still feel.”

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What To Expect:

OK so now that we know what these pre workouts are and what makes them unique, what can you expect from them?

All the Psychotics and I Am God pre workouts are high energy pre workouts. But, we would rank Psychotic Black as the most beginner friendly pre workout. We would still suggest assessing your tolerance to the pre workout by trying half a scoop first. For a better focus complex, we would suggest trying Psychotic Gold. But if creatine is an important ingredient for you, Psychotic is a great option too.

To take your workouts to the next level, you may want to try Psychotic Test. Especially, you were a fan of Nitraflex and haven’t found a replacement yet. Finally, if you’re looking for a good combination of stims to pump ingredients we would suggest trying I Am God.

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Wrapping Up!

This wraps up our post on the different Psychotic Pre Workouts By Insane Labz. Thank you for reading! And as always, if there was something that wasn’t clear, another question you want to be addressed, or if you have another idea for a blog, Email Us!

Looking for more to read? Check out some of our other blogs!

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Warnings And Side Effects:

Read entire label before taking this product. Do not take these product in excess of their recommended dosage. These pre workouts are not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not consume caffeine from other sources, including but not limited to:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Other Dietary Supplements
  • Medications containing Phenyleprine or Caffeine

Do not use Psychotic for more than 8 weeks. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are taking medication, such as:

  • MAOI Inhibitors
  • Antidepressants
  • Aspirin
  • Nonsterodial Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Products containing Phylphrine, Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, or other stimulants

Consult your physician before use if you have a medical condition, such as:

  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Psychiatric or Epileptic Disorders
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Recurrent Headaches
  • Enlarged Prostate or Glaucoma

Discontinue 2 weeks prior to surgery or if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches or shortness of breath. These products contain ingredients that may be banned by some sports organizations and/or increase risk of false positive on a drug test.

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†PLEASE NOTE: The intention of the information provided is for reference only. Furthermore, we are in no way providing medical advice or instruction. Instead, the information provided in this guide/blog is based on anecdotal information and available studies/reviews. While it is our goal to maintain and display accurate information, we can’t guarantee it represents the latest formulation of the product or information. Therefore, if you have any concerns, please visit the manufacturer’s website. Also, the information above is not a representation of our views at Same Day Supplements. Rather, these are the views and information provided by the manufacturers and users. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. Finally, the intention of these products is not to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

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