1.What Is It?
Juglans Regia Extract, scientifically knows as 2-amino-5-methylheptane, is a naturally occurring source of DHMA (Octodrine), derived from the bark of the English Walnut tree. From a molecular perspective, when comparing Juglans Regia Extract to the synthetically created version of DHMA (2-amino-6-methylheptane), they appear extremely similar with the predominant difference between the two being which Carbon atom the Methyl group is bonded to within the molecular chain. In terms of the effects, the two versions are extremely comparable and can be considered amongst other stimulants which are no longer available within Australia including AMP Citrate (DMBA), Ephedrine and DMAA.
The naturally occurring version of DHMA is more far more costly to obtain and therefore used less frequently in products on the market. It is reported however, to yield a higher strength and potency than the artificial form, as well as possessing an enhanced absorbency ability and provide a ‘cleaner’ source of energy. Juglans Regia Extract is slowly captivating the attention of supplement enthusiasts due to its reported benefits, and as a result, it is slowly making an appearance in the formulas of a variety of Pre-Workouts and Fat Burners currently entering the market.
2.What Does It Do?
Due to the extreme similarities in the molecular makeup of Juglans Regia Extract and the synthetic form of DHMA, the effects are extremely comparable. It is a psychoactive central nervous system stimulant which is used to enhance levels of both energy and mental alertness. Additional benefits of using Juglans Regia Extract include improved cognitive function, decreased appetite, improved bronchodilation, increased levels of ‘feel good’ hormones and an increased pain threshold. As a result, Juglans Regia Extract has been included in a variety of Pre Workouts and Fat Burners due to its performance and mood enhancing properties, as well as it’s ability to suppress appetite.
Juglans Regia Extract has also been widely used in Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine to cure a myriad of diseases. It is most well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but also used for its’ ability to lubricate intestines and skin, relieve feelings of fatigue and stress and reduce blood sugar levels.
3.When Do I Take It?
To take advantage of the performance and cognitive enhancing functions of this ingredient, it is best taken approximately 15-30 minutes prior to working out. It is safe to be stacked with other performance enhancing ingredients such as Caffeine, Beta-Alanine and Creatine to optimise your performance potential.
The efficacious dose of the synthetic form of DHMA is approximately 50-100mg. With the natural form yielding a higher strength and potency, we expect an efficacious dose to range between 25-75mg per serve.
4.How Long Does It Take To Work?
Juglans Regia Extract begins to work as soon as it is absorbed into the bloodstream. This will typically take 15-30 minutes, depending if you are taking it on an empty or full stomach. Juglans Regia Extract is said to have a better ability at crossing the blood brain barrier when compared to its synthetic counterpart. Therefore, you will notice increased a heightened level of mental focus, increased energy and a reduction in appetite, as well as an increased feeling of wellbeing and motivation.
5.How Much Does It Cost?
Supplements containing Juglans Regia Extract can range anywhere from $1.17 to $3.50 per serve, depending on the size and dosage, and the other ingredients included in the product.
Based on an average price of $2.50 per serve, and assuming 5 serves per week, supplementing with Juglans Regia Extract will typically cost around $50 per month.
6.What Are The Top Products?
If it’s a complete pre-workout supplement containing Juglans Regia Extract that you are looking for, we recommend Olympus Labs Conqu3r Unleased. Alternatively, we recommend Giant Sports Giant Rush for a stimulant only pre-workout which contains the synthetic version of DHMA.