That’s not to say Controlled Labs White Flood Preworkout Nitric Oxide Energy Enhancer might not do what it says on the label, so we took a closer look at the product itself.
OK – to begin with, are you under 18? Yes? Then White Flood is not for you. Are you over 50? Yes? Then, again, White Flood is not for you. Because to quote Controlled Labs, this product is intended for adults 18-50 years only.
Are you unaware of your current physical health status? Yes? Then White Flood is not for you, say Controlled Labs. At least it’s not until you’ve consulted your doctor and got the all-clear first. Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or, “any psychiatric ailment”? Yes? Then again, White Flood is not for you. Not unless your doctor says it’s OK.
There’s a lot more conditions you shouldn’t have, including diabetes, blood disorders, prostate enlargement, diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver, or thyroid gland, and the list goes on. And that’s all in just one single paragraph on the label.
Controlled Labs White Flood will mainly cause digestion problems, plus potential shortness of breath. You’re more likely to find yourself with those caffeine jitters than anything else, though.
From the website: $18.99 for 5 servings, and $57.99 for 30 servings.
Regarding the company, we tracked possible locations down to two, twenty minutes apart in New York State – one of which was a UPS mailbox. That was the most detailed address available. How about a phone number? There’s a New Jersey area code, but only for people dialing in from outside the USA. What about the people behind the company? We looked up Controlled Labs on LinkedIn and all we found there was one sales rep in Chicago, and two computer experts in Pakistan.
And as for the product itself, there’s all those initial health warnings and cancer-causing ingredients to consider. There are some fairly detailed instructions to follow when trying White Flood for the very first time, which involves taking half the normal dosage and finishing with, “if you experience any unusual occurrence, stop and consult your doctor”.
Overall, we do not recommend Controlled Labs White Flood to our readers.
We can’t help thinking the White Flood website was put up in a hurry to promote it, and found itself left well alone since then. The copyright year is 2014, and if you click on the “Latest News” link, well, there isn’t any. However, the Controlled Labs forum started over ten years ago and was still going strong at least until 2016. It’s still getting visitors today, so the information and opinions there still hold some interest.
One thing that disturbed us about the site, was the image of the product itself: it just would not stay still. All it did was revolve to give us a view of the container, but it wouldn’t stop revolving.
We’re forbidden to take any additional caffeine with Controlled Labs White Flood, or, we’re told sternly, “ANY drugs”.
Combine 1 serving of WHITE FLOOD TM with 12-16 oz. Of cold water and consume it 30 minutes pre-workout. For best results, WHITE FLOOD TM Should be served in conjunction with other Controlled Labs TM products with at least 8 cups of liquid/water per day, and a high protein/moderate carbohydrate diet. For more details on optimizing your results, please see www.ControlledLabs.com.
It took us a while, but we finally found a response from Controlled Labs regarding their warning that, “This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm”. Seems it’s easier for them to include this warning from a legal standpoint, than to pay for the State of California to analyze the ingredients and give them the all-clear. It’s definitely cheaper.
Here’s what the website says,
And in the smaller print, “This formula will help to increase your focus and concentration, help fight fatigue, and impact your mood while providing an instant energy boost”.
But there we were, reading the biggest writing on the web age and assuming White Flood was what they told us – a “pre-workout nitric oxide energy enhancer”. Did they tell us anything about nitric oxide? Not a thing, at least that we could see there – but then again they did include a link to a certain Wikipedia page all about nitric oxide.
In theory, it should have some sort of effect – even if many of the ingredients are only at about half the recommended dosage level.
Then again, there’s always all that caffeine in its various forms, and that should certainly make some changes.
Whether those changes give you the effect you’re looking for in White Flood, though, is a totally different matter.
From the website, “All of the ingredients found in our products are also found on the labels and all are free from steroids, androgens, ephedra, and any other banned substances or drugs.”
Below are the ingredients in Controlled Labs White Flood:
Allergen Warning: Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing milk, egg, wheat, soybeans, shellfish, fish oil tree nuts, and peanuts.
On the basis that there’s not really enough of most of the ingredients (with the exception of all that caffeine) to cause any overdosing problems, we’ll just take a look at each ingredient here to see what possible side effects there could be – if there were enough of it to cause any side effects.
L-Citruline Malate – digestion problems.
Creatine Monohydrate – muscle cramps, digestion problems and potential issues with the heart, kidneys, and liver.
CarnoSyn Beta Alanine – tingling sensation, perhaps with flushing as well.
Betaine Anhydrous – digestion problems and possible changes in cholesterol levels.
Taurine – considered safe, even for use in the long term.
GABA – sleepiness, tingling sensations, and shortness of breath.
Dicaffeine Malate and Caffeine Anhydrous – WebMD lists such side effects as digestion problems, insomnia, nervousness, increased heart rate and respiration, headache, chest pain, ringing in the ears, irregular heartbeat, and “even death”.
Do not exceed 1 serving per day.
This supplement may cause a temporary shortness of breath due to the GABA ingredient and tingling skin due to the Beta Alanine ingredient; these are normal occurrences.
Before ingesting you should consult your doctor if you are not aware of your current health status or if you have any medical condition including, but no limited to: diabetes, high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, stroke; diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver or thyroid gland; anxiety, history of seizures, depression, any psychiatric ailment, pernicious anemia or other blood disorders, prostate enlargement.
This product is intended for adults 18-50 years of age only.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing.
Do not consume with less than the recommended amount of water or if you are prone to dehydration or are subject to extremely hot temperatures.
Do not take this product without permission from your doctor.
Do not take this product with ANY other stimulants or other sources of caffeine.
Do not take this product with ANY drugs.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not purchase if safety seal is broken.
There are those four reviews on the White Flood website, which averages out at one review per year. And on Amazon.com we’ve got 5 positive reviews, and 3 negative ones, which include:
I have used controlled labs products for years. As far as I am concerned they are the benchmark in supplements. This product on the other hand was terrible. I hope I received a bad jug and the rest of them are as good as usual.
I would give it zero stars if i could. This use to be my go to pre workout. Then they stopped making it and i used the new version. Was excited to see this version with no creatine back. I opened the container it has a ranced smell and tastes foul as well. Very disappointed.
It does – and it’s the best we’ve seen so far. As long as you buy it off the website, if you’re not happy with White Flood you’ve got 30 days to send it back and you get your purchase price back, plus 5%.
And they make a point of letting us know we won’t find ourselves on an auto-ship program.
We’ve counted over 30 online and offline retailers on the Controlled Labs website, plus there’s always Amazon, with our usual caution, as in you might not get exactly what you ordered – however realistic it looks when you’re ordering it.
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