Dark Rage and Hyde are two products that cost more than they give back. Dark Rage is about $20 a pound and Hyde is around $15 a pound.
The 80/20 Rule
Everything in life adhears to this rule.
That being approximately 80% of the results you obtain from anything come from 20% of you effort.
In the case of Dark Rage and Hyde, 80% of the results you obtain are from 20% of the ingredients listed.
What that means is that you end up paying 80% more than you should for many of the Proprietary Ingredients of a product that does next to nothing to help you.
What the Proprietary Ingredients do is help the supplement company increase their profits at your expense.
Read ANY supplement company's ingredient label for a product that "energizes" you training session and you will find caffeine listed. Caffeine is a staple item in ALL of these type supplements.
The cost of caffeine is pennies.
Anabolic Pre, Peri and Post Workout Supplements
The "heart beat" in nutritionally increasing an anabolic reponse is the combintion of a beverage that contains:
1) Whey Protein
2) High Glycemic Index Carbohydrates (dextrose and/or maltodextrin)
Both whey and dextrose/maltodextrin are cheap.
Pre, Peri and Post Workout Beverage Cost
The price of pre packaged workout products that contain an A through Z list of additives costly.
Bang For The Buck
The cost of mixing a whey protein with a high glycemic index food and taking some caffeine (power or tablet) is cheap in comparison to Dark Rage and Hyde.
Also, the benefitts of ingesting whey protein with a high glycenic index food is just as effective.
Thus, the greatest bang for the buck is to mix your own.