Purple Wraath
Controlled Labs

Purple Wraath

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Recovery And Increased Strength, Endurance, And Energy Support!*
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Product Overview











Discover the "Holy Grail" of bodybuilding and athletic performance enhancement: maximizing lean gains and fat loss while supporting recovery and increasing strength, endurance, and energy.* Purple Wraath was created to be the most complete EAA/BCAA product on the market; keeping your body in a constant anabolic state and keeping you training hard with its added super endurance complex.*

Sound too good to be true? Keep reading...

We all know that supplements are not a replacement for nutrition and training, but if you are looking for a supplement to enhance every part of your workout and take your gains to the next level... look no further than Purple Wraath by Controlled Labs.*

PurplEAA Complex:

The Purple Wraath PurplEAA Complex is a very efficient formula based on the science of actual homo sapiens muscle protein and clinical studies on human amino acid assimilation. Essential Amino Acids (EAA's) are the "building blocks" of lean muscle mass, but the EAA's from whey protein can take hours to enter circulation. The solution is the Purple Wraath fast-acting, free-form PurplEAA Complex:

While essential amino acids function cohesively as a group to aid in your training, additionally they each produce a significant benefit when it comes to training:


  • Primary anabolic trigger*
  • Enhance recovery*
  • Optimize hormone levels*


  • Energy*
  • Recovery*
  • Glucose production*
  • Nitrogen balance*


  • Energy*
  • Recovery*
  • Glucose production*
  • Hormones*


  • Beta-oxidation*
  • Nitrogen balance*
  • Calcium absorption*
  • Energy*


  • Vasodilator*
  • Nutrient delivery*
  • Anti-Catabolic*


  • Vasodilator*
  • Sexual function*


  • Nutrient uptake*
  • Immune system*


  • Enhance metabolism*
  • Energy*
  • Mood*
  • Antioxidant*


  • Energy*
  • Hormones*
  • Mood*

It's important to understand that our EAA Complex includes all of the BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids) that you have used in the past, including a precise ratio of leucine. Research suggests that blood levels of these KEY amino acids are directly related to muscle protein synthesis, so we formulated a comprehensive and efficient matrix to enhance lean mass directly and indirectly, and under various conditions.* Now, that ratio is important, but there are some other very exciting points about this formula. Unlike some of the amino acid supplements on the market, you aren't paying for cheap "filler" ingredients such as dextrose or maltodextrin when you purchase Purple Wraath. Also, we chose not to include the amino acid glutamine since it is not an essential amino acid, and our bodies can synthesize it on its own in sufficient quantities. Because the studies that we based this formula off of do not use tryptophan and since it has the potential for "sedative" like side effects, we designed Purple Wraath to be completely tryptophan-free.

By combining intense exercise or weightlifting with the fast absorbing PurplEAA Complex you can rush nutrients into the active cells of your working muscles, creating an anabolic environment optimal for recovery and lean mass.*

What would an EAA product be without some amazing support ingredients? Good, but not great. To make this formula great we added the PurplEndurance Complex.

PurplEndurance Complex:

You can't create an optimal anabolic environment without intensity so Controlled Labs decided to take things to the extreme with Purple Wraath by including the ultimate caffeine-free Ergogenic Complex:

Citrulline Malate:

  • Reduces Lactic Acid and Ammonia*
  • Boosts energy production*
  • Has an oxygen sparing effect*
  • Supports mitochondrial function*

Betaine Anhydrous:

  • Is a key osmotic/cellular hydration ingredient
  • Enhances muscle fullness*
  • Acts as an energy enzyme protector*
  • Induces the conversion of homocysteine to methionine*
  • Elevates glutathione levels*
  • Promotes liver health*
  • Helps you maintain intracellular electrolytes*
  • Enhances metabolism*


  • Aids in nutrient absorption*
  • Enhances digestion/stomach function*
  • Produces a nootropic effect*


  • Helps elevate naturally occurring eNOS*

As you can see, we have responded to customer demand and the result: Purple Wraath...our most advanced pre-workout product available!!


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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
577 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
87 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
3 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Juicy Grape
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Oct 31, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Cotton Candy

A good intra-workout supplement can use at weight training or at cardio

Jun 23, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Juicy Grape

It's OK flavor and wasn't all that great But you still taste the grape in it. It helped out somewhat with the recovery. I'll drink it as I workout.

Feb 22, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Juicy Grape
  • 9 Purple Lemonade

Otw a good product for the price. I take it during my workout and it seems to help fuel me through those long hard lifting days.

Nov 19, 2017

I got a sample from Controlled Labs, it was watermelon. The flavor was amazing. Reminded me of watermelon jolly ranchers. The one slight knock on the taste is it is gritty, so you need something besides a water bottle to mix. I got a good pump from this. Good for non stim. I like how it didn't have artificial food coloring. I recommend this for non stim. Will get when I'm done with what I have.

Oct 10, 2017
  • 9 Cotton Candy

This is a stim Amino. The suggested use is before-during-after your workout. I didn't really like that. I would just use it as an Amino with energy in it, as an intra or post, or just to sip on throughout the day. If used as an energized Amino, this is a great supplement. Not a pre by any means though.

Sep 05, 2017
  • 7 Juicy Grape

Does not mix well

Jul 08, 2017
  • 10 Cotton Candy

I prefer aminos with a little something extra, be it a focus boost, energy kick, etc. This products has a good amino profile, as well as a bit of energy boost. It says it can be used as a preworkout, but I feel it'd be a very light one. I used it as an intra, and it was good for keeping my energy steady through my whole workout. As for the flavor, it was a bit too sweet for me, and while cotton candy isn't a favorite of mine, they did absolutely nail it which is why it got a 10.

May 12, 2017
  • 6 Cotton Candy

I was given this by Controlled Labs as a free sample, So I thought it would be nice to do a review. I really like this product I took it yesterday during my workout because its an intra product and I mixed it with the White Pipes and it was the perfect combo. For anyone that is sensitive to caffeine I would but both and use together. The Pipes gives the pump and endurance and the Wrath gives you the energy and focus. Without the heart palpitations and irregular breathing I get. I was easily able to get a few more reps out before failure with these products. I will be buying both to use as a pre and intra workout booster.

Apr 02, 2017

First time to try this product and really didn't notice any difference with performance. If you like to have an after taste several hours after consuming, then this product is for you. I have even continued to taste this well into the next morning (night lifter). Will be switching back to Xtend.

Mar 30, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 4 Juicy Grape

First time trying this product, expected the taste to be much better than this, there is an after taste that's funny, maybe it is this new grape batch ,they need to work on the taste, the product ingredients are fine. P.s you get used to the taste and if you mix it with other beverages

Jan 30, 2017
  • 10 Cotton Candy

I was lucky enough to get to try out a full tub of Cotton Candy Purple Wraath and am about half way through now so can give a solid review. First of all the taste, it's awesome! Just like you would expect cotton candy to taste like without being overly sweet. 1 scoop in a full shaker is perfect. Has a solid EAA Complex and Endurance Complex as well, I found myself lasting longer in the gym and not being as sore afterwards which means it's doing it's job! Solid product as usual from CL, great price for the amount of servings, will definitely keep in my arsenal from now on. Gotta try the grape next!

Jan 17, 2017
  • 9 Cotton Candy

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Jan 04, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Juicy Grape
  • 7 Purple Lemonade

I have just started using this and I have to say it helps out quite a bit with providing an extra boost to your workout. I tried the sample packet and had such a good workout I ordered a full tub shortly there after. Its not the cheapest product and rarely goes on sale but I understand why. As far as flavor the Juicy Grape is the way to go Purple Lemonade is fine but the Grape is better. I have not tried the cotton candy but it isn't really a flavor I would go for in the first place. I am no scientist so as far as the actual effectiveness all I can go by is the way it makes me feel during and after workouts. Its a two thumbs up in my book and will make it a regular part of my workouts.

Dec 18, 2016
  • 10 Juicy Grape

Quality amino product. Good price for the amount of servings, tastes good and has some beta alanine for endurance.

Jun 13, 2016
  • 9 Purple Lemonade

A great product, only been using it for 3 weeks and I find it's helped me in the gym. Can't have pre or intra workout supplements with caffeine in them so Purple Wraath was my supplement of choice. Gives you a good amount of energy and supports recovery. Mixes extremely easily, I just put it into a bottle of water and shake it. Tastes pretty great as well. I've tried mixing 2 scoops with 1.5 liters of water and having it before and during workout and also mixing 3/4 scoop with 500ml before workout. Neither approach had an impact on my stomach which was great!

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What's in Controlled Labs Purple Wraath

Serving size ~ 1 Scoop (11.86 grams) (18cc scoop)
Servings Per Container45
Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories 0       
Calories From Fat 0       
Niacin(as Niacinamide) 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B6(as Pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg 500%
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate) 67 mg 2%
PurplEAA Complex™ 7,000mg **
L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Lysine, L-Arginine, L-Histidine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Phenylalanine
PurplEndurance Complex™ 2,700mg **
Carnosyn® Beta Alanine, Citrulline Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, Ginger (From Root), L-Norvaline
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients:
Malic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Bilberry Fruit Extract.
CarnoSyn® trademark and patents owned by Natural Alternatives International, Inc.
Allergen Warning: Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing milk, egg, wheat, soybeans, shellfish, fish oil, tree nuts, and peanuts.

Directions For Purple Wraath: Initial (first serving): To assess your individual tolerance to the ergogenic matrix, combine ½ scoop of PURPLE WRAATH™ with 5-10 oz. of water and consume it before, during and/or after your workout. Shake well before drinking. If you experience any unusual occurrence, stop and consult your doctor.

For Regular Use: Combine 1 scoop of PURPLE WRAATH™ with 20-40 oz. of water, and consume it during the workout or over an extended period of time (pre-workout, during your workout, and post-workout). Shake well before drinking. For best results, PURPLE WRAATH™ should be used in conjunction with other Controlled Labs products, with at least 1 gallon of water per day, and a high protein/moderate carbohydrate diet.

Warnings: The Beta Alanine in this product may cause a slight tingling in some people. This is a natural characteristic. Before ingesting this product you should consult your doctor if you are not aware of your current health status or if you have any medical condition including, but not 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 subjected to extremely hot temperatures. Do not take this product with any any drugs without permission from your prescribing doctor.

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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