Titan Labs Berserker is probably one of the most popular high-buzz, energy-inducing pre-workout products on the market, but as with all supplements that really work, certain ingredients which are generally responsible for the products awesome effects often become banned, especially in South Africa. Just think about ingredients like yohimbe which is one of the most potent fat burners. It is legal in the USA (who generally has stricter regulations than us) but it has been banned in SA. Titan Labs has had to reformulate their product as it used to contain 1,3 dimethylamylamine which recently became illegal for use in sports supplements. The problem I tend to find is that when most brands reformulate their products they often become less effective, however, the lads from Titan Labs have somehow managed to hit the nail on the head and mixed a pre-workout called berserker which is just as effective as their now “illegal” blend.


Let’s have a quick look at the reformulation before we get into my thoughts.



Arginine is an extremely common ingredient in pre-workout supplements. It is responsible for increased muscle pump through nitric oxide production which allows for increased blood flow.


I’m a strong believer that a pre-workout should consist of creatine and I’m sure that you are all aware of the effects of creatine but this compound helps with the replenishment of ATP levels allowing for greater muscular energy and  stronger muscle contractions.


Beta-alanine helps you to train harder for longer by buffering lactic acid. This means that you will be able to squeeze out an extra rep or two which over time can lead to increased muscle mass.


Caffeine is a stimulant which acts on the central nervous system to increase energy. It has also been shown to enhance mental focus so you can concentrate fully on the task at hand, getting cut and jacked.


This compound is the same as synephrine but with an extra methyl group attached. This increases the compounds affinity to beta-receptors, especially beta-3. By stimulating these receptors, you are able to increase metabolism.


While the label on Berserker says norclaurine, the ingredient which is actually being used is norcoclaurine, a.k.a higenamine. It is known for its anti-asthmatic properties, however, it is used I sports supplements as a fat burner because it elicits the same effects as ephedrine. It is also responsible for increased mental focus. It is the substance which has been used to replace 1,3 dimethylamylamine.


Schizandrol A has been shown to improve focus, increase energy and relieve stress. It works by increasing dopamine, a neurotransmitter, in the brain and by stimulating the central nervous system which improves both physical and mental performance.


ENERGY = 9.5/10

After the reformulation of the product, I will be honest to say that I was not expecting much, however, the product blew me away as it totally lived up to its predecessor. Being an energy based pre-workout, I can say that the product does exactly what it is designed to do, and that is give you insane amounts of energy so you can really smash your workout without a crash at the end.

FOCUS = 8/10

Mental focus was impressive on the supplement due to the inclusion of caffeine, schizandrol A and norclaurine. I was able to walk into the gym and get the job done from beginning to end without succumbing to outside distraction.

PUMP = 6.5/10

Titan Labs Berserker supplied an adequate muscle pump but I have experienced better. Most supplements contain arginine plus other vasodilating and NO producing ingredients like citrulline and arginine alpha-ketoglutarate which is why they are generally more effective.

TASTE = 8.5/10

The taste of Berserker is good and it is easy to sip on prior to your workout. It comes in granadilla and raspberry flavour so if you want something that is slightly different but delicious, then I would opt for the granadilla flavour.


Titan Labs Berserker is great if energy and focus is the main focus behind your use of a pre-workout; however, I would suggest stacking it with a proper NO product to enhance nutrient delivery and BCAAs to ward off the effects of catabolism.

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