Gorilla Mode Stim is our aggressively dosed turnkey energy formula designed for maxed out performance and intense focus.
It is branded as a pre-workout, but it more broadly serves as an all around high potency energy formula.
You can expect a very clean boost in mental clarity, productivity, focus and energy with this product.
Gorilla Mode Stim contains a massive dose of carefully chosen synergistic stimulants and nootropics.
This product is designed specifically for energy and mental sharpness, so it does not contain any Nitric Oxide precursors, plasma expanders, or volumizing agents like Gorilla Mode and Gorilla Mode Nitric do.
As it is a pure energy formula, it can be stacked alongside our stimulant-free pre-workout Gorilla Mode Nitric to create an extremely potent all around pre-workout.
Just like all of our other products, look at the label and compare it to your current pre-workout.
The dosages speak for themselves, and the synergy of our formulas are unmatched.
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Gorilla Mode Stim Supplement Facts
Per Full Daily Dose:
- L-Tyrosine – 3000 mg
- Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) – 1000 mg
- Caffeine Anhydrous – 375 mg
- N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate – 375 mg
- BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) (standardized to 95% Piperine) – 10 mg
- Huperzine A – 400 mcg
Gorilla Mode Stim Vs. Gorilla Mode And Gorilla Mind Rush
This product is essentially the cognitive enhancing component of Gorilla Mode cranked up to the max.
The tub is less than half the size of a normal Gorilla Mode tub, and the scoop is tiny in comparison.
This product is pure cognitive enhancement, and nothing else.
This is for the stim junkies, or for those who just want a cost-effective pre-workout/energy formula that is designed just for the mental component without any of the N.O. precursors, or hyper-hydrating and volumizing agents.
I doubled the L-Tyrosine and Kanna dosages in this product, and the N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate and Caffeine dosages are higher as well.
As far as how Gorilla Mode Stim stack up to Gorilla Mind Rush, they are both great in their own way.
Gorilla Mind Rush is designed for laser-focused productivity, whereas Gorilla Mode Stim is more of a smooth, euphoric/mood elevating energy boost that also seems to enhance creativity.
Even for the most abusive of stim junkies, Gorilla Mind Rush is typically going to be enough for them to still get a strong effect.
Gorilla Mode Stim is a bit of a smoother formula that is designed mainly to boost energy and mood, but not be overwhelmingly stimulating.
They're both very clean energy boosters, but Rush is the “get sh*t done in a pill” product, whereas Gorilla Mode Stim is a pure energy formula that you can sip on.
Gorilla Mode Stim Vs. Other Energy Formulas On The Market
For those who prefer sipping on something instead of popping a pill while studying, while gaming, while writing, while editing, while doing whatever, Gorilla Mode Stim is a top of class energy boosting formula designed to get a much stronger mental edge over your standard energy drinks and powders.
When I think of product categories I can compare it to, G Fuel is the first thing that comes to mind.
Those products are essentially just underdosed caffeine and antioxidant blends, and this is where I believe Gorilla Mode Stim can truly be a mainstream industry disruptor.
Flavor And Mixability
Gorilla Mode Stim mixes well and the flavor systems we developed for it are great.
The high dose of Kanna is difficult to mask, but we did an even better job covering it up than I expected.
You don't have worry about graininess like you do with Gorilla Mode or Gorilla Mode Nitric because there's no pump/performance ingredients in this product.
A full dose of Gorilla Mode Stim is a very small amount of powder.
The high dose of Kanna can leave some residue (almost like pulp), but that's just what comes with the territory with a dose this high.
How To Dose Gorilla Mode Stim
Mix 1-2 scoops of Gorilla Mode Stim in 10-12 ounces of water and consume 30 minutes prior to training.
Vary the amount of water to achieve your desired flavor level.
First time users should begin use with 1/2-1 scoop or less to evaluate tolerance.
DO NOT EXCEED 2 SCOOPS IN ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD.
Just like with other stimulant based products, if you want to really feel the stimulants hit hard, the less food in your stomach the better.
The difference between using stimulants on an empty stomach vs. a full stomach is night and day.
You will still get the mental benefits from the ingredients in the formula if you take Gorilla Mode Stim on a full stomach, but you will almost undoubtedly feel less cognitive enhancement the more food is in your stomach.
That’s just how stimulants work and applies to any stimulant based product, not just Gorilla Mode Stim.
Gorilla Mode Stim Ingredients Breakdown
L-Tyrosine – 3000 mg
L-Tyrosine is an amazing cognitive enhancing amino acid that acts by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the brain.
Its primary role is as the direct precursor to thyroxine and to the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
L-Tyrosine shines in its ability to improve mental sharpness, focus, energy levels, and cause mood elevation [R, R].
Gorilla Mode Stim has 3000 mg of L-Tyrosine per full dose, which is twice as much as classic Gorilla Mode.
L-Tyrosine Vs N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
L-Tyrosine is the most bioavailable form of Tyrosine.
In short, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is very inefficiently converted by the body to Tyrosine [R].
Even IV’ing N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine can’t elevate plasma Tyrosine levels to a significant degree, let alone via oral ingestion.
Claims of increased water solubility and bioavailability are all marketing hype and were disproved easily by showing just how poorly N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is at converting to Tyrosine in the body.
Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) – 1000 mg
1000 milligrams is a very high dose of Kanna.
I've had a fair bit of experience with it at this point through Gorilla Mode and Gorilla Mind Smooth.
Those formulas each have 500 mg of Kanna in them per full dose.
We've had classic Gorilla Mode on the market for about 10 months now and the feedback has been great, so we decided we'd push the boundaries even further on this product.
More isn't always better, and Kanna's effects can start to take a bit of a negative turn once you go above the 1 gram mark per day.
To date, this is the max effective dose of Kanna I would personally take at one time.
Kanna supplementation has been found to effectively lower stress, elevate mood and increase focus.
Personally, I notice a huge boost in my mood and I lock in a little bit more on whatever I am trying to concentrate on when I supplement with Kanna.
Kanna was a huge success in our pre-workout formula because it also complements stimulants very well, which you have probably found out first hand if you have tried Gorilla Mode.
Kanna works mainly via increasing the amount of serotonin available in the brain, and is typically utilized for its anti-anxiety and mood elevating effects [R].
This is an ingredient you will really feel, and can be especially useful for a compounding level of mood elevation and mental clarity that isn’t simply stimulant based.
Kanna has no addictive properties, and it is not hallucinogenic [R, R].
One thing to keep in mind with Kanna use is that it has a high affinity for the serotonin transporter.
Therefore, it is plausible that Kanna can interfere with SSRI pharmaceuticals.
Caffeine Anhydrous – 375 mg
Caffeine is the most well-known central nervous system stimulant on earth.
Aside from the obvious cognitive benefits of Caffeine, it also has shown to increase power output and training volume, as well as lower fatigue.
Classic Gorilla Mode has 350 mg of caffeine per full dose, whereas Gorilla Mode Stim has 375 mg.
How Much Can Caffeine Increase Workload, Even When Sleep Deprived?
In a double-blind, crossover study, 16 professional rugby players ingested either a placebo or 4 mg/kg caffeine 1 hr before exercise [R].
The effects of caffeine were assessed on well slept (8 hours or more) and sleep-deprived athletes (6 hours or less).
Athletes were asked to perform as many repetitions on each set as possible without failure.
Sleep deprivation produced a very large decrease in total load in the placebo group, but caffeine ingestion in the sleep deprived group was able to completely offset that loss of performance.
Caffeine also resulted in a moderate increase in total load in the well slept group.
Notably, Testosterone response to exercise increased with caffeine compared with placebo.
Caffeine Increases Energy Expenditure (Calories Burned) Per Day
Single-dose oral administration of 100 mg caffeine increased the resting metabolic rate of both lean and post-obese human volunteers by 3-4% over 150 minutes [R].
Repeated caffeine administration of 100 mg every 2 hours over a 12 hour span increased energy expenditure of both subject groups by 8-11%.
The net effect was a significant increase in daily energy expenditure of 150 calories in lean volunteers and 79 calories in post-obese subjects.
Commonly consumed doses of caffeine can have a significant impact on energy balance and staying lean.
Stacking Caffeine With L-Theanine To Help You Get To Sleep And Smooth Out The Jitters
If you get jitters even with low doses of caffeine, L-Theanine is definitely worth looking into.
L-Theanine works by targeting four key neurotransmitters: GABA, Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine.
These neurotransmitters are responsible for feelings of attention, stress, arousal, and pleasure.
By mitigating the over-activity of neurons, L-Theanine helps to calm down the brain, reduce stress, and get rid of anxiety.
This is why L-Theanine complements stimulants like caffeine so well, as it takes the edge off of stimulants that can cause jitters and over-stimulation in some individuals.
One notable rodent model even showed that L-theanine can partially counteract caffeine-induced sleep disturbances [R].
L-Theanine can also significantly improve memory, focus and attention to detail [R].
Stacking Gorilla Mind Smooth with Gorilla Mode Stim will provide you with an adequate dose of L-Theanine that will take the edge off of the stims in the pre-workout if you are very stimulant sensitive.
However, because Gorilla Mind Smooth and Gorilla Mode Stim both contain Kanna and Huperzine A, I wouldn't suggest combining the two at their max dosages if you do combine them.
In general, healthy adults can safely consume up to 400 mg of caffeine per day [R].
However, that doesn’t mean that you should use that high of a dosage.
Use caffeine as needed relative to your individual tolerance.
For some, starting with as low as half a scoop of Gorilla Mode Stim (93.75 mg caffeine) may be more than enough to achieve topped out cognitive stimulation without getting jitters and other caffeine induced side effects.
For those with a much higher caffeine tolerance, the maximum daily dose of Gorilla Mode Stim includes 375 mg of caffeine.
If that isn’t enough caffeine for you to feel it, you probably need to cycle off of stimulants for at least a week or two.
N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate – 375 mg
Phenylethylamine (PEA) is popularly known as the “love drug” in the brain.
PEA increases the release of serotonin, adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
These neurotransmitters can significantly impact cognitive function, state of well-being, energy levels and overall mood [R, R].
PEA is called the love drug because it promotes the same feelings of infatuation experienced during the early phases of love.
Exhilarating things like skydiving, using certain psychoactive drugs, and eating large amounts of chocolate also raise PEA levels.
Orally ingested PEA only has a half-life of 5-10 minutes, which is why it is nearly useless in most supplements.
This is because Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) quickly breaks it down.
MAO is an enzyme in the body that breaks down PEA, dopamine, as well as other neurotransmitters.
This is why effective PEA based products almost always feature some sort of MAO inhibitor.
By using MAO inhibitors like Hordenine with PEA, you can effectively prevent MAO from breaking down PEA as quickly, consequently allowing PEA to exert its full effects in the body and significantly increasing its active life.
I wanted to go in another direction with this formula and include a compound that is harder hitting, as the effects of the PEA and Hordenine combo are a bit subtle.
This is why I decided to include a very high dose of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate in Gorilla Mode Stim.
N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate mimics the actions of adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin and keeps levels elevated throughout the duration of a full workout.
The reason it lasts longer than PEA is that it has 2 methyl groups connected to the Nitrogen in the molecule, which acts as a safeguard to prevent it from being broken down by MAO as quickly as PEA, and doesn’t require a MAO inhibitor to be stacked with it to last throughout a workout.
This is the chemical structure of Phenylethylamine (PEA).
The nitrogen atom in PEA is known as the amine, and needs to be protected from MAO in order to prolong its effects in the brain.
As you can see, there is nothing attached to the Nitrogen atom to protect it from being cleaved by the MAO enzyme.
This is the chemical structure of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate.
The 2 methyl groups attached to the Nitrogen atom prevent MAO from cleaving the amine as quickly, consequently increasing the duration of its cognitive enhancing effects for the majority of your workout.
Classic Gorilla Mode has 350 mg of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate per full dose, whereas Gorilla Mode Stim has 375 mg.
In conjunction with the 375 mg dose of caffeine, the high dose of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate in this formula can significantly increase focus, intensity, energy levels, and overall performance.
BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) (standardized to 95% Piperine) – 10 mg
Bioperine is a trademarked form of black pepper extract standardized to 95% Piperine.
Black pepper extract is a very effective CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein inhibitor [R].
These enzymes break down molecules like caffeine and noradrenaline in the body.
By prolonging the breakdown of the cognitive enhancing ingredients in this formula, Bioperine extends how long they work for, and can also significantly increase their bioavailability.
Basically, Bioperine makes the stimulants hit harder and last longer.
In addition, Bioperine has MAO inhibiting properties, thus further potentiating the effects of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate.
Huperzine A – 400 mcg
Huperzine A works by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase in the brain, which is an enzyme that breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine is not only a major regulator of cognitive performance, but it is also an important neurotransmitter needed for optimal muscular contractions during exercise.
Huperzine A has shown to promote neurogenesis (the birth of new neurons in the brain) and act as a neuroprotective agent for existing neurons in the brain.
In turn, Huperzine A has shown to enhance memory, focus and overall cognitive function [R, R].
Huperzine A is one of the most potent Nootropics that you can really “feel” and it complements the other stimulants and Nootropics in this formula perfectly.
Should You Ever Cycle Off Of Gorilla Mode Stim?
I advise you cycle off of everything you're using for at least 5 to 7 days per month, regardless if you're on Gorilla Mode, Nitric, Stim, Gorilla Mind Rush, or Gorilla Mind Smooth.
Even Gorilla Mode Nitric and Gorilla Mind Smooth that have no stimulants, I would still advise everyone cycle off of whatever they're using for at least 5 to 7 days each month.
How To Combine Gorilla Mode Stim With Other Gorilla Mind Products
How would you combine Gorilla Mode Stim with Gorilla Mode?
Because they have the exact same stimulant complex inside of them, so you wouldn't combine the two or else you'd be OD'ing on stimulants.
If you want to combine Gorilla Mode Stim with Gorilla Mode Nitric though, you could definitely do that.
You could use up to two scoops of each still if you really wanted to because Gorilla Mode Nitric has no stimulants in it.
You can combine Gorilla Mode Stim with Gorilla Mind Smooth too, but I wouldn't advise using the full dose of each as you might push yourself into side effect territory with the huge amount of Kanna that overlaps between the two formulas.
I advise against combining Gorilla Mind Rush with Gorilla Mode Stim as they both have their own very potent combination of stimulants.
Conclusion – What To Expect From Gorilla Mode Stim?
If you haven't fried your adrenals with chronic stimulant abuse, you can expect a significant amount of energy, focus, mental clarity, as well as a bit of an increase in creativity and mood elevation.
This is an energy formula and that is how it will be branded moving forward as opposed to solely as a pre-workout.
With that being said, it is a great pre-workout too if you don't want all the pump and performance ingredients that come from Gorilla Mode or Gorilla Mode Nitric.
If you just want the straight mental component maxed out from Gorilla Mode, that's what you're getting with Gorilla Mode Stim, and it's at a more cost-effective price point.
The effects are spot on, as you would expect, because this is basically just a stronger version of Mode.
I think you guys are going like it.
So, check it out if you want to support the brand, regardless if it's More Plates More Dates, or Gorilla Mind, it is all intertwined with one another, and your continued support of me and my brands is very much appreciated.
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