Craze Vs. Craze V2 – Driven Sports

I shared my initial thoughts on the new Craze V2 from Driven Sports when I heard about it the first time from their facebook, a couple of days ago. When the supplement facts was listed on Predator Nutrition I followed up with another post and today, its time to compare the supplement facts between Craze vs. Craze V2. Here goes.

Craze Supplement Facts (Original Craze)

Supplement Facts
Driven Sports Craze
Serving Size 5.3g
Servings Per Container 45

Driven Sports Craze Ingredients
Per Serve
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250mg

Klnesis™ Proprietary Blend 4580mg
Trimethylglycine (Betaine Anhydrous)
Creatine Monohydrate
Dendrobium Extract (stem) (concentrated for alkaloid content including Dendrobine, Dendroxine, Dendramine, B-Phenyethylamine, N,N-Dimethyl-B-Phenyethylamince, and N,N-Dimethyl-B-Phenyethylamine)
B-Phenyethylamine HCI, Citramine™ (Citrus reticulata extract) (fruit)(Concentrated for N-Methyltyramine content)
Caffeine Anhydrous.

Driven Sports Craze V2 40 Servings Supplement Facts

40 Servings Craze V2
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (7.38g)
Servings per container: 40

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 250mg

Craze Proprietary Blend 4.75g
Creatine Monohydrate
Trimethylglycine (Betaine Anhydrous)
Choline Bitartrate
Greater Galangal Extract (root)
Little Clubmoss Extract (whole plant)
Caffeine, Anhydrous
Green Coffee Bean Extract
Velvet Bean Extract (seed)

Not a lot of similarities here, but there are a few: Serving size it now slightly different. One jar will now give you 40 servings instead of 45, as the serving size has been bumped up from 5.3g to 7.38g. Both versions contain:

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 250mg

Trimethylglycine (Betaine Anhydrous)
Caffeine Anhydrous
Creatine Monohydrate

We only know the dosage for vitamin C (as this is required by law). The rest of the stuff is part of a prop. blend, so we are left in the dark as to how much of what we get. But Craze version 2 contains betaine, L-Citrulline, Caffeine and Creatine, just like the original version. What’s no longer present in the new version is Dendrobium Extract and B-Phenyethylamine HCI. There are however, a couple of new substances used:

L-Tyrosine: L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that is used to produce noradrenaline and dopamine. It has been fairly well studied and is supposedly beneficial in relation to stress relief, cognitive enhancement, fat burning, mood improvement. I have seen this used in several pre-workout supplements, mostly promoted as a focus booster. A typical dose of this comes around 200 – 300mg whereas studies have shown the above-listed benefits at a much higher dose (around 2g). Considering that the Craze Proprietary Blend is a total of 4.75g, with the heaviest ingredient listed first (which, in this case, is creatine – L-Tyrosine coming in as the third substance), there probably isn’t close to 2g of L-Tyrosine, but we won’t know for sure. Recently we have seen more and more supplements using N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine instead of just L-Tyrosine as the absorption supposedly should be better (and more expensive). However, there isn’t the same amount of scientific studies on this. Driven Sports sticks to just L-Tyrosine.

Choline Bitartrate, part of the B-vitamin complex, is another substance often sold as a nootopic in supplements where its typically paired with cholinergic supplements like Piracetam or Aniracetam. It is however, also powerful as a standalone substance, and just like L-Tyrosine, its primarily working as a focus booster. It’s mostly known to improve memory and have a positive effect on learning abilities. Choline Bitartrate is produced on a low level in the human body. It is also found in food sources like eggs, fish, peanuts, broccoli.

Greater Galangal Extract is an extract from the root of a part that is part of the ginger family, and also known as blue ginger or Thai ginger. According to Wikipedia this has been used as traditional eastern medicine for colds and sore throats. It should supposedly have several of the same beneficial properties as its cousin ginger – Good for a lot of stuff, but probably not something that will give have a noticeable effect on your workout routine.

Little Clubmoss Extract is basically Huperzine A (Huperzine A is a substance purified from the plant Chinese club moss). This is another substance mostly used in nootropic supplements up untill recently. We have started to see this show in more and more pre workout supplements recently. It forms part of the New NO Xplode mix (see my review here) for one, and it’s also the substance that really made Myokem’s Nitramine very popular. Its an interesting substance that really can give a significant focus boost, but again, its not something we havent seen before.

Green Coffee Bean Extract and Velvet Bean Extract are solid additions but doesn’t bring anything new to the market. We have seen it before.

Basically, its a good mix of substances, but there is nothing groundbreaking here. Unfortunately, we don’t know the individual dosages. What is going to be really interesting here, is how people will react to Craze V2. If we start to see raving protein powder reviews with people describing effects similar to that of the original Craze, it should probably be a cause for concern.

4 thoughts on “Craze Vs. Craze V2 – Driven Sports”

  1. Craze v2 is nothing like craze!!! The original craze was the best there’s nothing like it out there. I took craze for years. Nothing wrong with it no side effects. Craze v2 is alright but not even close to craze.

    • Hi Shane,

      Thanks for stopping by. Based on the supplement facts, this is kind of what I thought as well. Sounds like a Jack3D vs. Jack3d “Advanced” kind of experience?

    • Okay, but not close to old Craze. I never had negative side effects from the original either. It’s the a-holes that abuse everything that ruin it for everyone else. Like the ephedra ban..

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