Article Written By: Brian Sek

Apollon Nutrition Assassin

Definitely not for the faint of heart, and a stim junkie's dream. One of the higher stim pre-workouts offered within the store that may not taste the best, but arguably does work the best when others aren’t cutting it. By using two types of caffeine and a combination of all sorts of stimulants, energy and stimulation is not a problem for users of Apollon Nutrition Assassin.


*Note, all dosages labeled below are for a full serving of Apollon Nutrition Assassin, all dosages can be cut in half if you’re only taking half a serving.

Eria Jarensis 300 mg:

While the dosage may exceed what the daily recommended value would say, you wouldn’t be taking this pre-workout if you had listened to it in the first place. Eria Jarensis, a neuromodulator on the Central Nervous System or CNS for short, can provide powerful focus, energy, and even an improvement of mood in some people. Some people may even feel a euphoric effect if taken at a high enough dosage, or with too low of a tolerance, this is due to Eria Jarensis increasing Phenethylamine in the body which has an impact on the amount of dopamine and noradrenaline produced in the body. 

Juglans Regia Extract 300 mg:

Far exceeding the typical dosages of 50-100 mg, this naturally occurring form of DMHA is a powerful mental stimulant that increases mental energy and focus. Boosting both mood and mental capacity, it has been seeing an increase in use in high stim pre-workouts. However, careful usage for new high stim users should be advised, since some side effects have been recorded to include rapid heartbeat and/or increased blood pressure.

Phenylethylamine HCl 500 mg:

Phenylethylamine HCl, or PEA, is a naturally occurring neuro regulator that the body produces naturally. When used in supplements, PEA can improve one's focus, raise alertness, and also increase dopamine levels in the brain to boost mood. It works with the CNS to increase energy and overall endurance. 

Higenamine HCl 75 mg:

Found in different plant sources, Higenamine HCl works as a cardiotonic, meaning that it can strengthen heart contractions helping pump blood throughout the body to aid in energy, power, and performance. However, with this, it can also increase blood pressure and cause irregular heartbeats if used improperly or excessively. 

Hordenine HCl 75 mg: 

Being mainly extracted from roots of sprouting barley seeds, it has an adrenaline-like effect on the body that causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow. Although some studies involving race horses have shown the effects to be short lived, in studies involving trained men, the effects of Hordenine reached a peak of 90 mins after ingestion. However, not much research has been done on Hordenine specifically, but a similar compound with a similar structure, bitter orange, has been studied in more detail and is comparable to hordenine.


*Note, all dosages labeled below are for a full serving of Apollon Nutrition Assassin, all dosages can be cut in half if you’re only taking half a serving.

Lion’s Mane 1000 mg:

Being a more common nootropic ingredient in pre-workouts, the use of lion’s mane in Assassin is no different than in other pre-workouts. Improving memory and cognition, Lion’s Mane is a catalyst for brain cell growth as well as aiding in brain optimization, eliminating brain fog and increasing mental alertness are just some of the things that lion’s mane can do.'s%20Mane%20as%20a%20nootropic,produce%20more%20Nerve%20Growth%20Factor.

Noopept 30 mg:

Commonly used in pre-workouts as a nootropic ingredient, noopept has been shown to act as a neuroprotectant, helping preserve the structure and function of neurons. However, with a lack of human studies, noopept does still have some questionable benefits.

Alpha Yohimbine 1.5 mg and Yohimbine HCl 2 mg:

Most commonly used with caffeine as a new age replacement of Ephedrine and Caffeine stack, it can aid in enhancing the feeling of caffeine. Depending on your tolerance, Yohimbine can give you a “jittery” feeling where you’ll either really like, or really hate. 


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