• Affordable
  • Simple formula
  • No additional workout-increasing ingredients except for caffeine
  • Caffeine amounts not disclosed. Perhaps under-dosed.
7Overall Score

HM2, short for Hyphy Mud x2, is an energy drink promoted by Kali Muscle, the energetic, sometimes over-the-top, bodybuilding and actor.

HM2’s genesis is fairly interesting in itself. Kali Muscle indicated that during his stint in prison, he would mix coca cola, or pepsi with instant coffee, which he appropriately dubbed Hyphy Mud, before going through grueling prison yard workouts and body weight exercises. Mud, also, purportedly stands for “make you dangerous.”

What’s Inside HM2?

It appears that HM2 isn’t far off from the original Hyphy Mud concoction that Kali boasted about and repped on his YouTube videos. However, it won’t be featuring any coca cola or pepsi, perhaps due to legal reasons, but will instead offer similar ingredients to mimic a soda drink.

The top 7 ingredients in HM2 are carbonated water, brewed coffee, granulated sugar, caffeine, phosphoric acid, caramel color, and natural flavors –in that order. Caffeine amounts aren’t disclosed; however, some third-party websites speculate there is about 200 mg caffeine per serving.

Essentially, it is a carbonated and caffeinated workout drink without any of the other ergogenic ingredients common to pre-workouts, like beta alanine, creatine, citrulline, etc.

I’m not a huge fan of carbonated drinks for pre-workouts, though. But other than that, the flavor was ok. I, however, never tried his original hyphy mud concoction he sported on YouTube forever ago, so I don’t know if the flavor compares to the original, unofficial version.

The Price Factor

The main selling point is that HM2 is affordable. You can get a 24-pack of HM2 for under $24.00. The price-to-serving ratio is probably the best I have seen, just under a dollar per serving for an energy-based supplement. HM2 also comes in 4, 6, and 12-packs, but the pricing per can isn’t as impressive.

So, is HM2 an amazing pre-workout? No. Is it a bad one? No. For people that just want caffeine boost before hitting the gym, that’s about all HM2 will do for you. As far as providing lactic-acid buffering and vasodilating ingredients common in other pre-workouts, HM2 won’t be providing those for you.

If your pre-workout is generally a carbonated energy drink or if you are looking for a very simplified pre-workout drink , HM2 may be worth checking because it is cheaper than most energy drinks you might find at major retail and grocery stores.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

One Response

  1. danwat1234

    Got a picture of the nutritional facts + ingredients list? Thx


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