The goal of this article is to have a list of all of the pre workout supplements on the market with a short description of each product.
We will also rate each pre workout from the scale of 1-10 and it will ONLY be based on ingredients and effectiveness.
So the rating will not be based on factors such as taste, value for money, price etc.
We want to help individuals compare and see if a pre workout is actually worth to buy that’s the main goal with this list.
Before taking a look at the list you may want to know how the most popular pre workout ingredients work.
As we talk a lot about the ingredients in the short description of each product it will be a wise idea to learn the basics about the ingredients so you know what they do and what dose you need.
Most popular pre workout ingredients
When you consume this ingredient it converts into arginine which then converts into nitric oxide.
With more nitric oxide you improve blood flow, vasodilation and help the arteries work better.
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- Insane muscle pumps
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- Faster recovery time
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- Laser focus
This is very beneficial to get more muscle pumps and even boost performance while training.
For L-Citrulline Malate to be effective an ideal dose is around 4-8 grams and anything under that I would call under dosed.
L-Citrulline is the same as L-Citrulline Malate without the malate.
There is a debate on which one is more effective but same concept applies.
It helps nitric oxide production as well but some believe Citrulline malate is more effective.
For pure L-Citrulline you generally need a smaller dose than with L-Citrulline malate
So an ideal dose is around 3-5 grams
Almost in all pre workout supplements for a good reason.
Caffeine is one of the most science backed ingredient and proven to be effective.
It helps with mental focus, performance, delays fatigue and energy levels.
The doses in pre workout can vary from 100-400 mg
A dose from 100 mg has been proven to be effective so it is a personal preference on how much caffeine you like in a pre workout.
However it may not be safe for everyone to exceed 400 mg per day.
Beta alanine is in most pre workouts on the market and for a good reason.
It helps to produce carnisone in the body which helps with performance.
Carnosine reduces lactic acid build up when exercising. When lactic acid accumulates when you are exercising it get’s harder to contract muscles and they get fatigued.
Beta alanine is very beneficial ingredient with a lot of scientific backing and works well for performance and endurance.
The best pre workouts contain at least 3.2 grams of beta alanine.
It has been shown to help increase strength, performance and endurance.
Some pre workouts are now using this great ingredient in their formulas.
Ideal dosage of betaine for exercise performance is 1.5 – 2.5 grams.
I would consider anything under that under dosed.
Creatine is one of the most science backed muscle and strength building supplement available.
Some pre workout formulas contain creatine but almost never in the optimal dose.
Creatine doesn’t belong in a pre workout in my opinion as you have to use it continuously every day to to get the effects of it.
Optimal dose of creatine is 3-5 grams and most pre workouts that have it in their formula only have 1-3 grams.
Some people don’t want to supplement with creatine and it’s very cheap so you could just buy a tub of pure creatin if you want to supplement with it.
I don’t think it belongs in a pre workout because you won’t feel an immediate effect after using it.
Arginine converts into nitric oxide once consumed and as we have discussed that helps with blood flow and muscle pumps.
L-Arginine isn’t as effective as L-Citrulline Malate or L-Citrulline for nitric oxide boost.
That’s why most of the best pre workout supplements have replaced arginine with citrulline.
However Agmatine which is derived to from Arginine is believed to be more effective than the stand alone arginine and you will see it in many pre workout supplements.
Pre Workout Supplement list (from best to worst)
Serving size in this pre workout is 19.5 grams which is simply HUGE and there are no fillers or proprietary blends.
Contains key pre workout ingredients such as L-Citrulline Malate(7 grams), beta alanine(3.5 grams), betaine(2.5 grams), caffeine(250 mg) and more.
The thing I like in this formula is that all key ingredients are dosed to the max.
Definitely one of the best pre workout supplement if not the best on the market right now.
Pulse contains key ingredients in very good doses.
L-Citrulline Malate (8 g), beta alanine (3.6 g) , caffeine (350 mg) and more
Should work very well for mental focus, muscle pumps, energy and performance.
You will probably not disappointed with this one if you already bought it.
Pre W.O. Pre workout 9/10
One serving size of this stuff is a massive 20 gram scoop.
The positives I see right away that key ingredients are dosed correctly like L-citrulline malate (8 grams) beta alanine (3.2 grams) and caffeine (300 mgs)
This formula contains good ingredients in generous dosages and should work well for energy, focus and muscle pumps.
Are you thinking about trying this? it is definitely worth a try in my opinion.
It is a very solid formula with great ingredients in nice dosages.
L-Citrulline malate (7 gr), caffeine (350 mg), beta alanine (3.5 gr) and betaine (2 gr)
Even it is a good formula it contains ingredients that may be dangerous they are called 2-aminoisoheptane( 1,4 DMAA) and also N-Methyltyramine
So stay safe guys, personally I would just go with a product that contains legal ingredients, there are some other similar pre workouts on this list without illegal and dangerous ingredients.
Vapor One 9/10
With a massive 22 gram pre serving it contains some potent ingredients as well.
Optimal dose of beta alanine (3.2 gram), betaine (2.5 gram), L-citrulline(4gram) and caffeine(350mg)
This formula should definitely help with performance, focus and muscle pumps.
Overall very solid pre workout which is one of the better ones out there.
Outlift Amped 9/10
Key ingredients are dosed very well like the L-Citrulline Malate (8 gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr), betaine (2.5 gr) and caffeine (350 mg)
Creatine dose rather low only 2 grams.
Very solid pre workout that will work well for muscle pumps, energy, focus and performance.
With a serving size of around 21 gram and no proprietary blend it is one of the better ones I’ve seen.
Origin Pre 9/10
This formula contains some of the best ingredients in phenomenal doses with no proprietary blends.
L-Citrulline Malate (8.2 gr), beta alanine(3.2 gr) and caffeine (300 mg).
Even contains some other very worthy ingredients such as L-norvaline and agmatine sulfate.
It is one of the best pre workout available on the market right now and will work well for increasing pump, focus and energy levels.
Koala Freak 9/10
This pre workout contains solid doses of popular pre workout ingredients such as:
Beta alanine (3.2 gr), Citrulline Malate (6 gr) Betaine, (2 gr) and caffeine (360 mg).
Koala freak will definitely work well for muscle pumps, energy, focus and performance. It is one of the strongest pwo available on the market right now.
A very solid formula with a lot of positive reviews online and worth to buy in my opinion.
Pro Pre 9/10
With a massive 18 gram dosage you expect something great in this pre workout.
No proprietary blends and key ingredients in great dosages L-citrulline(6 gr), beta alanine(3.2 gr), caffeine (300 mg).
It also contains some cool ingredients such as Ashwaganda and L-Leucine.
It is definitely a very solid pre workout formula that will work for muscle pumps, energy and performance.
Solid ingredients and good dose per serving around 20 grams.
You get well dosed ingredient in one serving L-Citrulline malate (8 gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr), betaine (2.5 gr) and caffeine ( 325 gr)
I don’t like creatine(3 gr) in a pre workout but whatever, also they could have added L-theanine to combine with the caffeine for a smoother energy.
It is a great pre workout and contains exactly what you want in very generous dosages. Works for energy, muscle pumps and focus.
The serving size of Bulk is 22 grams which is a lot and it reveals dosage for all ingredients.
Good ingredients in nice dosages L-Citrulline Malate (6 gr), Beta alanine (4 gr), betaine (2.5 gr) and caffeine (180 mg)
I don’t like the inclusion of BCAA in a pre workout but it doesn’t hurt since the serving size is absolutely huge.
Also has some cool ingredients such as L-Norvaline and Hordenine.
This formula will definitely work well for muscle pumps, performance and energy.
If you take 2 scoops or the bigger serving size you get 16 grams.
Contains solid ingredients in good dosages L-Citrulline (4 gr), Beta alanine (3.2 gr), caffeine (250 mg) and taurine (1 gr)
Nice to see the inclusion of HydroMax™(glycerol powder) (2 gr) even though it’s slightly under dosed.
Overall a solid pre workout that should work well for muscle pumps, energy and performance.
A pre workout with a humungous 26 gram serving size and contains solid ingredients.
Well dosed key ingredients L-Citrulline Malate ( 8 gram), beta alanine (3.2 gram) and caffeine (350 mg)
Contains 3 grams of creatine and a lot of BCAA which may not belong in a pre workout formula.
Overall a solid pre workout that works for recovery, performance, energy and muscle pumps.
A 14 gram serving size of this pre workout provides you with a lot of goodies.
A very generous 6 gram dose of L-Citrulline which should help with muscle pumps.
Other solid ingredients in the formula betaine(2.5 gram), caffeine (320 mg) and L-theanine (200 mg)
This pre workout should be effective for muscle pumps, focus and energy.
Woke Af 8/10
A serving size is around 12 grams which is pretty decent.
I can clearly see that there are some good ingredients dosed properly like Citrulline Malate (6 grams), beta alanine(3.2 grams), caffeine (333 grams) and alpha gpc (200 mg).
Should work well for muscle pumps and energy levels.
Definitely a good pre workout formula with solid dose of ingredients.
NutraBio Pre 8/10
It is a massive 29 gram serving with 24 ingredients formula.
They got the basic ingredients in the right dosages you want in a pre workout L-citrulline (6 grams), beta alanine(3.2 grams), betaine (2.5 grams) and caffeine (350 mg)
However I don’t like the fact that they have so many ingredients and many of them not that good.
I would like this formula better if it focused more on the best pre workout ingredients and skipped the rest.
Otherwise it is a pretty solid formula.
Redcon 1 Total War 8/10
One serving contains a decent amount of grams (13.2 grams).
Very good ingredients in the ideal dosages like: L-Citrulline DL-Malate (6 grams), taurine (1 gram) Beta alanine (3.2 grams) and caffeine (250 mg)
Not a very complicated formula but contains key ingredients in good dosages, should work well for energy, muscle pumps and focus.
Solid pre workout formula which is definitely worth a try.
C4 Ultimate 8/10
Serving size is 19 grams which is quite a lot.
The good thing is that it contains a good dose of L-Citrulline (6 grams), beta alanine(3.2 grams) and caffeine (300 mg)
Definitely much better then it’s counterparts C4 original and C4 extreme
However creatine in this formula is under dosed, otherwise a solid pre workout formula.
Pre JYM. 8/10
Contains very good ingredients, however some of them are under dosed like the creatine and beta alanine.
Should work well for energy with a large 300mg dose of caffeine. It’s also good for pump because it contains a 6 gram dose of L-Citrulline and 500 mg of beet root extract.
it also contains BCAA which I don’t think necessarily belongs in a pre workout supplement, but whatever.
It is a good pre workout it is however expensive 30 servings for around $50.
Pre Kaged 8/10
One of the biggest dose I’ve seen in a Pre workout around 32 grams per serving.
However a portion of that is in the form of flavoring, carbs etc.
Contains decent dose of BCAA that doesn’t belong in a pre workout in my opinion.
However good dose of L-Citrulline (6.5 gr), betaine (2 gr) and caffeine (274 gr)
Creatine ( 1.5 gr) and beta alanine (1.6 gr) are under dosed however this pre workout should work well for pump and energy levels.
Batch 27 8/10
A serving size of 18 gram leaves plenty of room for well dosed ingredients.
Good dose of L-Citrulline Malate (8 gr), Beta alanine (3.5 gr), agmatine sulfate (600 mg) and caffeine (325 mg)
Creatine dose severely under dosed only (1 gram) and the clinical dose is 3-5 grams.
Overall a solid pre workout that will work well for muscle pumps, energy and performance.
Pre Train 8/10
With a serving size of around 18 grams and no proprietary blend the label looks promising.
Containing optimal doses of L-Citrulline (4 gr), betaine (2.5 gr) and caffeine (300 mg)
Beta alanine (2 gr) under dosed.
A solid formula which has many good ingredients and should work well for energy and muscle pumps.
NutraBio Pre Stim Free 8/10
This pre workout comes with a massive 28 gram serving and is without any stimulants.
Good dose of L-Citrulline (6 gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr) and betaine (2.5)
Then there comes the question if creatine and leucine really belong in a pre workout.
For me personally too many ingredients, i’d like it better if they focused on the best pwo ingredients and skipped the rest.
However I cannot deny that the formula is really good for those looking for a stim free pre workout.
Bang Master Blaster 8/10
This formula comes with a massive 26 gram per serving.
Contains good ingredients in the right dosages L-Citrulline malate (6 gr), Betaine anhydrous (2.5 gr) and caffeine (350 mg)
However huge portion of the ingredients are in the form of creatine (5 gr) and BCAA (7.5 gr) which are not bad ingredients but don’t belong in a pwo in my opinion.
Beta alanine slightly under dosed (2.4 gr) otherwise it is a solid pre workout that should work well for muscle pumps, energy and performance.
Cannibal Ferox 8/10
A pre workout with some nice ingredients and serving size is around 15 grams which is good.
L-Citrulline Malate (4 gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr), betaine (1.5 gr), caffeine (450 gr) and some other great ingredients.
It is a very interesting formula as they have added some very cool ingredients other than the standard ones I’ve mentioned.
The caffeine dose is absolutely huge so i’d suggest starting with half a scoop on this one.
This formula will work great for energy, focus and perfomance.
If you use the bigger 2 scoop serving you get 14 grams of ingredients.
Good dose for beta alanine (3.2 gr), L-Citrulline (3 gr), caffeine (320 mg) and L-arginine (2 gr)
Glycerol or Hydromax(1 gr) is under dosed.
It is a simple formula that contains some of the best pwo ingredients in decent dosages. (if you take 2 scoops otherwise it is under dosed for most ingredients)
Arez God of the Gym 7/10
Contains some good ingredients in nice dosages caffeine (300 mg), L-citrulline (4.3 gr) and beta alanine (3.2 gr)
Betaine (1 gr) slightly under dosed and I would have like to see L-Theanine paired with the caffeine.
It contains a banned ingredient N-Methyltyramine so I cannot recommend this.
However it will work well for energy, muscle pumps and focus.
Genius Pre 7/10
17 grams pre serving but no caffeine which makes it less potent than many others.
However good dose of L-Citrulline malate (6gram), betaine (2 gr) Alpha GPC (600 mg) and some nootropics.
Because it’s missing the best pre workout ingredient (caffeine) it is definitely not as powerful as the top brands.
However if you are looking for a stim free pre workout its pretty solid.
4 Gauge 7/10
A moderate caffeine dose (150 mg) in this formula with some ingredients that support muscle pumps.
Like L-citrulline malate (6 gr) and red beet root (300 mg).
Under dosed creatine in the formula it is only 1 gr per serving. The serving size is 14 grams which is decent.
Definitely a pre workout that is good for muscle pumps but clearly not one of the best.
Vintage Blast 7/10
One serving gives you 15 grams which is decent.
Good dose of L-Citrulline malate (5 gr), caffeine (250 mg) and Arginine (1 gr)
Beta alanine (1 gr ) under dosed and some ingredients in the formula don’t belong in a pre workout like D-aspartic acid (2 gr)
It’s a mediocre pre workout that will work well for energy and muscle pumps
Pre Kaged 7/10
Contains a ton of ingredients and one serving is a massive 31 grams.
What I like is that it contains good dose of caffeine (274 mg) and a good L-Citrulline dose (6 grams).
This formula will work well for focus, muscle pumps and energy.
However I think they are putting too many ingredients in the formula, they should instead focus on dosing the good ingredients to the max.
Because some ingredients are under dosed for example: creatine is only 1.5 gram and beta alanine 1.6 gram.
Bucked Up 7/10
The serving size is around 10 grams which is mediocre.
Some good ingredients in good dosages such as Citrulline malate (6 grams), caffeine (200 mg) and Alpha GPC (200mg)
Beta alanine (2 grams) slighly under dosed as well as taurine (100 mg)
Pretty solid pre workout that should work well for muscle pumps and energy.
Impact Pump 7/10
Good dose of L-Citrulline Malate (6gr) and agmatine sulfate (1 gr) which will work well for pump.
There is also Alpha GPC (150 mg). It is a decent pre workout if you want something stimulant free.
There is no caffeine in this one which makes it kinda suck for those who are looking for stimulants.
I would definitely use this if you don’t want the caffeine or are training late in the evening and don’t want to take any stimulants then.
Big Noise 7/10
A stimulant free pre workout with a 10.5 gram serving which is alright.
They put a lot of their trust in Glycerol Monostearate (3 gr) which is good for increasing endurance.
They also have a solid dose of Betaine (2.5 gr), Alpha GPC(300 mg) Agmatine (1 gr) other ingredients in the formula are questionable.
If you are looking for a stim free pre workout than this might a good one.
No3 Ultimate 7/10
This pre workout has one mission in mind and that is to increase nitric oxide.
With a dosage around 10 grams and no proprietary blend I will say that the formula is quite good.
4 grams of L-Citrulline and different forms of Arginine it should do it’s job.
It’s stimulant free so it is maby not the best pre workout formula but if you want more muscle pumps it’s definitely decent.
A serving size which will give you 12.5 grams of ingredients with fully disclosed label which is good.
Some good ingredients in good dosages L-Citrulline (4 gr), L-Taurine (2 gr), caffeine dose (400 mg)
Beta alanine slightly under dosed (2.5 gr).
It’s definitely a good pre workout for the stim junkies out there due to very high serving of caffeine.
Mega Pre 7/10
A stimulant free pre workout with a good 15 gram dose per serving.
Some key ingredients optimally dosed : L-Citrulline Malate (6 gr), Betaine (3 gr) and L-Norvaline (300 mg)
Should work well for performance and muscle pumps.
Contains no stimulants so will probably not well for increasing energy levels.
White Warped 7/10
A very simple pre workout formula which contains nice dosages of L-Citrulline (3 gr), caffeine (250 mg), Taurine (1.5 gr) , agmatine sulfate (500mg) and more.
It isn’t the best pre workout but there are no fillers or garbage in the formula which is why I like it.
Based on the ingredients it will work for muscle pumps, focus and energy.
The serving size is around 11 grams which is decent.
A serving of this provides you with 10 grams of good ingredients.
I like the simplicity of the formula and that they reveal dosages of ingredients.
Good dose of caffeine (180 gr) and L-citrulline (3 gr) however beta alanine (1.6 gr) betaine (1.25 gr) and L-theanine (90 mg) quite under dosed.
If you take a double serving size of this pre workout it actually is quite good, however one serving comes with some under dosed ingredients.
Beyond Raw Lit 7/10
Serving size is around 14 grams which is decent.
Contains good dose of L-Citrulline (3gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr), caffeine (250 mg) and the patented nitrosigine or arginine silicate (1.5 gr)
Creatine (1.5 gr) which is under dosed.
This pre workout will work well for pump and give a nice energy boost along with some performance enhancement from the beta alanine.
White Flood 6/10
Contains very good ingredients but the dose for the ingredients is just half of what is optimal.
L-Citrulline malate (3 gr), beta alanine (1.6 gr), betaine(1.5 gr) and caffeine (150 mg).
If you double the serving for most ingredients it would actually be really.
With a double scoop you can definitely make good use out of this pre workout. Unless you can’t handle the stims in 2 scoops.
Contains very good ingredients which are almost all under dosed , caffeine dose is decent 160 mg.
The serving size is only 6 grams which is very low you may need to double scoop this supplement so it becomes alright
If you double scoop this it isn’t too bad you get 3 grams of L- Citrulline, 3.2 grams of beta alanine and 320 mgs of caffeine.
However this is definitely a pretty weak formula if you only take 1 serving.
Savage Roar 6/10
One serving is little over 10 grams which is in the lower end compared to other pre workouts.
What I like is the beta alanine (3.2 gr) and caffeine (300 mg) which are optimal doses.
L-Citrulline Malate (2.5 gr) is under dosed and many ingredients in the formula lack research backing for effectiveness.
It’s a formula that will work decently for energy, focus and performance.
Complete Rush 6/10
A pre workout with some nice ingredients in good dosages.
What I like are the pump ingredients L-Citrulline (3 gr), arginine (750 mg) and beet root powder (500 mg)
However under dosed beta alanine (1.2 gr) caffeine dose decent 150 mg
You can definitely double scoop this because of the low caffeine dose then it should be effective for energy and muscle pumps.
Gold Standard Pre Workout 6/10
One serving of the gold standard pre workout is 10 grams which is alright.
However key ingredients are under dosed : beta alanine (1.5 grams) and L-Citrulline severely under dosed only (750 mg).
Good dose of caffeine (175 mg ) and the creatine dose is alright (3 grams)
Definitely just a mediocre pre workout however a lot of ingredients are under dosed.
One serving of this pre workout gives you around 10 grams worth of ingredients.
The thing I hate about it is that it contains a proprietary blend that doesn’t reveal how much of each ingredient is included.
Contains some good ingredients: Beta alanine, agmatine sulfate and caffeine.
Also some which don’t belong in a pre workout like l-glutamine and creatine.
Interestingly it also contains an illegal ingredient (methalpyntate) which works similar to the banned DMAA so I cannot recommend this.
Animal Fury 6/10
One serving size of animal fury is around 16 grams which is good.
Contains few but effective ingredients some in good dosages others not.
L-Citrulline (6 grams) and caffeine (350 mg) are in optimal doses unless you are sensitive to caffeine.
However beta alanine slightly under dosed (2 grams) and the BCAA formula (5 grams) may not belong in a pre workout formula.
Tier 1 Plus 6/10
A very simplistic formula consisting of only 4 ingredients that are in fairness dosed well.
We got creatine (5 gr), beta alanine (3.2 gr), L-Tyrosyne(3 gr) and caffeine (300 mg)
Will work well if taken for extended period of time the beta alanine and creatine will kick in for performance.
However as a pre workout it lacks many key ingredients that give an immediate effect and especially when it comes to NO enhancers.
Contains some good ingredients and the serving size is 15 grams which is in the higher end.
The thing I like is that it contains L-Citrulline (5 grams), Caffeine(300 mg) and green tea leaf extract (300 mg)
However some under dosed ingredients such as Beta alanine (2 grams).
Nothing special about this pre workout however it isn’t terrible either.
Simple ingredients label with a few ingredients and some in good dosages.
What I like is the : beta alanine (3.2 gr), caffeine (300 mg) and Arginine (2 gr)
Creatine under dosed (2 gr)
Its definitely a very simple pre workout that will give you energy and boost performance but doesn’t come close to the best ones.
Signature pre workout 6/10
Contains a few ingredients which are all pretty decent.
What I like is the L-Citrulline dose which is 5 gram and the caffeine which is 200 mg.
Which should help with muscle pumps and energy.
Beta alanine is under dosed only 1.5 grams.
It isn’t a very strong formula however it is very simple and contains no fillers or proprietary blend.
With a 13 gram dose there is plenty of room to put in good ingredients in the right dosages.
However the makers of this pre workout focused their attention on putting a big dose of creatine in this pre workout leaving other ingredients under dosed.
Key ingredients such as beta alanine, L-Citrulline and L-Arginine are all very low dosed.
There is however a huge caffeine dose(300 mg). I will say that this pre workout is mediocre at best.
This pre workout has a serving size(21 g) with many ingredients.
It’s unfortunate that most key ingredients are under dosed: Creatine (2.25 gr), L-Citrulline (500 mg), Beta alanine (1.5 gr), Betaine(125 mg) and many others.
It’s kinda sad that almost all ingredients are under dosed even though the dose of this pre workout is 21 grams!
Even if you double scoop it some ingredients will still be under dosed.
They should cut the ingredients in half and make the doses bigger if they want to compete with the best pre workouts.
Mesomorph Pre workout 5/10
Serbing size is around 15 grams which provides you with 3 proprietary blends.
It contains some good ingredients but they don’t fully disclose dosage size for ingredients so it’s hard to determine how good it is.
It’s likely that the beta alanine, L-citrulline malate, arginine and creatine are all under dosed.
It isn’t a very exciting formula to me and turn off that they don’t reveal dosage for ingredients.
There is nothing impressive about this formula that provides you with 11 grams per serving expect one thing.
Contains some proprietary blends probably with under dosed creatine and L-citrulline, beta alanine dose could be decent.
Caffeine dose probably good and it contains a banned ingredient 2-aminoisoheptane (1,4 DMAA) which is probably the reason it may work well.
It is quite a poorly formulated product but may work very well for energy due to the caffeine and illegal 1,4 DMAA.
Pure Power 5/10
Don’t let the name fool you this pre workout isn’t all about pure power.
The creatine dose is optimal (5 gr) along with a solid caffeine dose (275 mg)
beta alanine (2 gr) under dosed and it’s missing many of the best pre workout ingredients.
You can almost just buy pure creatine and caffeine to replace this pre workout.
Kill It 5/10
Serving size is 11.5 grams which isn’t terrible.
What I don’t like are the proprietary blends which don’t reveal exact dosages of ingredients which is kinda sad because it contains very good ingredients.
Based on the size of the proprietary blends ingredients are definitely not dosed to the max.
It contains ingredients such as L-citrulline, beta alanine, agmatine sulfate, caffeine( 250mg) and creatine blend (1.5 gr)
Caffeine dose is decent other than that it is hard to tell how effective it is.
Pre Build 5/10
The serving size for this formula is 9 grams which is pretty low.
It contains some good ingredients however many of them under dosed Beta alanine (1.6 g) and L-Citrulline (1.5 gram).
Caffeine dose is alright (175 mg)
If you double scoop this pre workout it may be alright otherwise pretty low doses and many better alternatives.
Naked Energy 5/10
Serving size is under 5 grams which is very low.
You get a decent caffeine dose in each serving (200 mg) and Arginine (1 gr)
Other ingredients are under dosed beta alanine (2 gr) and creatin (1 gr)
Very simple formula with only 4 active ingredients unfortunate that 2 of them are under dosed.
Powder Burn 2.0 5/10
This formula contains some solid ingredients however most of them under dosed
Beta alanine(1.6), L-Citrulline malate (1 gr) and betaine ( 500 mg)
Arginine dose is alright along with the caffeine (200 mg)
If they would dose their ingredients optimally this would be one of the best formula on the market so it’s sad that it is so under dosed.
Combat Pre workout 5/10
With a seriving size aroung 9 grams this pre workout has room for some good dosages.
Good thing is the L-Citrulline (3 gr) and caffeine (200 mg) doses.
The beta alanine dose (1.6 gr) is under dosed.
It’s a mediocre pre workout that will work alright for energy and muscle pumps.
C4 Original 5/10
Serving size is only 6.5 grams in this pre workout.
All ingredients are under dosed except from caffeine.
If you double scoop this supplement you get a good dose of beta alanine 3.2 grams and 300 mgs of caffeine.
It’s however missing a ton of proven pre workout ingredients and it is a pretty weak formula.
N.O Xplode 5/10
One serving size is 18 grams which is quite a lot.
However it contains a ton of ingredients in proprietary blends which don’t reveal exact dosages of each ingredient.
We can however see that the L-Citrulline Malate is severely under dosed and the beta alanine is also under dosed.
Would not recommend this formula as it contains a lot of ingredients and you don’t know how much is of each one.
Muscle Pharm Assault 5/10
This formula is missing some key ingredients like L-citrulline which the best pre workouts have in a large dose.
The beta alanine is under dosed only (1.75 grams)
Caffeine dose is only thing that is well dosed (250mg) along with betaine (1.5 grams)
Otherwise a pretty weak pre workout formula.
C4 Extreme 5/10
Serving size is only 6.5 grams and let me tell you there is nothing “extreme” about this pre workout.
There are only a few ingredients and most of them under dosed.
Caffeine dose is decent though (200mg)
Creatine, beta alanine and citrulline the main ingredients in this formula are all under dosed, it is a weak formula.
Mr Hyde Nitrox 5/10
Serving size is 7.6 grams which is quite low.
This formula is pretty much an insane caffeine dose with other ingredients under dosed or missing.
The caffeine dose is so big I wouldn’t even wanna take 1 scoop of this stuff.
Cannot recommend this as it is a poorly formulated pre workout.
Vapor X5 Next Gen 5/10
This formula has a 9 gram dosage in a serving which is in the lower end.
There are a few good ingredients in the formula however most of them are under dosed.
For example the creatine dose is only 1.5 grams and beta alanine 1.6 grams both under dosed.
Also missing some of the best ingredients, however the caffeine dose is good (190mg)
Shatter SX-7 5/10
Contains 6 grams per serving which isn’t a lot.
There are only a few good ingredients in the formula unfortunately some are not dosed high enough.
Beta alanine(1.2 gr), Andenosine 5 PEAK ATP® (200 mg) and caffeine (160 mg).
Only thing not under dosed in the formula is the caffeine and it isn’t highly dosed either.
So I cannot say this is a very strong pre workout but if you double scoop it you get the clinical dose for Peak ATP and a powerful caffeine dose.
They call themselves the most comprehensive pre workout formula however they are missing many ingredients and have under dosed ingredients in their low 7.5 gram serving.
Missing one of the best vasodilator (L-Citrulline) also under dosed beta alanine (2 grams).
However some things they get right like the caffeine (300 mg) and alpha gpc (200 mg)
What do I think about it? A pretty weak pre workout formula if you ask me and definitely not comprehensive.
C4 Extreme Energy 5/10
Can you get extreme energy from the 8.5 gram serving size in this pre workout?
You get good dose of beta alanine(3.2 grams) and caffeine (300 mg)
Other key ingredients either under dosed or not in the formula like Citrulline Malate(1 gram) which is severely under dosed.
Caffeine dose decent so form that alone you should get some energy, however it is a poorly formulated formula
AdreNOlyn Cuts 5/10
A pre workout with a 8 gram serving size and with one pathetic proprietary blend.
Hidden dosages in all ingredients expect for caffeine(300 mg) and beta alanine (3.2 gr) which is good.
However the blend is only around 5 grams in total so you can assume the rest of ingredients are under dosed.
A pre workout that has a low serving size and hides dosage of ingredients isn’t something you want to try, trust me.
Shock Therapy 5/10
One dose is around 20 grams in this formula.
What I don’t like in this are the proprietary blends that don’t reveal exact doses of ingredients.
We can clearly see that some of the ingredients are under dosed like the Citrulline malate.
A lot of unnecessary ingredients in a pre workout, something I wouldn’t use personally.
Yeah buddy 5/10
Contains some ingredients unfortunately many under dosed.
What I like is the caffeine (420 mg) and agmatine sulfate (500 mg)
Some ingredients under dosed beta alanine(2 gr) and L-Citrulline (1 gr).
The formula contains a HUGE dose of caffeine and even for me (a guy that uses pwo almost every day) So I’d start out with half a scoop.
This formula will definitely work for focus and energy.
Dr. Jekyll Stimulant Free Pre workout 5/10
A rather low serving size of just 7.5 grams we aren’t expecting big things.
Under dosed Beta alanine (1.6 gr) and Creatine HCL (1 gr)
Contains NooLVL (800 mg) which is good for nitric oxide.
Otherwise a pretty weak formula and it’s a stim free product so it doesn’t contain any caffeine.
Meth Lab 4/10
The serving size for this pre workout is 13 grams.
They have the clinical dose for creatine (5 gr) which is strange in a pre workout and personally I don’t like creatine in a pre workout.
Good dose of caffeine (350 mg), Beet root powder(1.5) and taurine (1.1 gr)
It isn’t terrible but it is poorly formulated, creatine is really cheap however most of the dose you take is in the form of creatine.
Platinum Pre 4/10
With a low dose of 8 grams per serving I’m not expecting huge things.
The part I don’t like is the under dosed L-Citrulline (2 gr) and beta alanine (1.6 gr)
Caffeine dose is decent (200mg)
It isn’t a very powerful pre workout and you don’t want to double scoop it unless you tolerate caffeine very well.
Containing only proprietary blends that don’t reveal dosages for most ingredients isn’t something people should buy.
Based on the size of the proprietary blends it is likely that ingredients are under dosed.
Ingredients such as beta alanine, creatine, arginine and glycerol. Caffeine dose is revealed (325 mg) which is good.
I guess this is just a mediocre pre workout that hides some of it’s under dosed ingredients in a proprietary blend.
Angel Dust 4/10
This pre workout is poorly formulated with one proprietary blend (7.5 gr) and creatine the most dosed ingredient.
It contains ingredients that are probably most under dosed like beta alanine, taurine and l-tyrosine, we don’t know though because they don’t reveal dosage size for each ingredient.
Caffeine dose could be alright and they have Methylpentane which is similar to DMAA 1.3 which was eventually banned.
Based on that it contains one potentially dangerous stimulant it may actually work well for energy levels, but personally I wouldn’t put this in my body.
A classic under dosed pre workout formula.
Under dosed ingredients include : beta alanine (2 gr), creatine (2 gr) and severely under dosed L-citrulline malate (1 gr)
Good thing is the caffeine dose which is 275 mg.
It’s really a shame that a pre workout that contains very solid ingredients has almost all of them under dosed.
ENGN Shred 4/10
First thing I see is that the serving size is very low (only 7 grams) It also contains proprietary blends which do not reveal dosage of ingredients.
They show us dose for some ingredients like beta alanine which is only 1.6 gram and under dosed.
Caffeine probably not under dosed, however hard to tell because of the proprietary blend.
I will not recommend this pre workout because I think it’s crap.
Serving size is only 7.7 grams (which is very low) only thing in this formula that is not under dosed is the caffeine which is 300 mg per serving.
Otherwise it contains proprietary blends which do not reveal dosage of ingredients.
For example it contains a “creatine complex” proprietary blend which is 2 grams, however recommended dosage for creatine is 3-5 grams.
So if you are looking for a good pre workout ENGN isn’t one of them.
Dust V2 4/10
This pre workout contains one proprietary blend which isn’t big only around 8 grams.
This means that most ingredients are under dosed in the formula.
It contains some good ingredients such as L-Citrulline malate, beta alanine, caffeine, agmatine sulfate and more.
Even one banned ingredient N-Methyl Tyramine which is banned in sports.
I cannot recommend this as they probably have a a lot of under dosed ingredients and top of that a banned one.
Serving size for this pre workout is only 7 grams
Contains a proprietary blend which doesn’t reveal any dosage other than caffeine which is 325 mg.
Probably all ingredients under dosed except for the caffeine.
It’s sad when companies but proprietary blends in their formula and don’t disclose dosages.
Pre Workout Explosion 4/10
The serving size is very small only 7 grams and it has under dosed ingredients.
Beta alanine (1.5 gram), creatine (1.5 gram), L-arginine (1.1 gram) and the L-Citrulline severly under dosed hidden in a proprietary blend.
Definitely a weak formula but the only thing that is dosed decently is the caffeine (135 mg)
It is one of the weakest pre workout available on the market right now unless you double scoop it.
Contains a 8.5 gram serving size in the form of proprietary blends.
By the size of proprietary blends we can clearly see that key ingredients are under dosed.
These include beta alanine, L-arginine, L-Citrulline and L-citrulline malate.
Caffeine dose probably not under dosed, however it is a weak formula.
N.O Fury 3/10
One serving gives you 3 grams worth of ingredients in a proprietary blend so we don’t know how much of each ingredient is in it.
Containing 3 types of L-Arginine and pure L-Citrulline.
We know that the L-Citrulline is severely under dosed because the clinical dose for it is around 3-5 grams.
To be honest this isn’t a very powerful formula supplying only 3 grams per serving which is close to nothing.
The Curse 3/10
One serving is only 5 grams which is very low.
Contains proprietary blends which don’t reveal dosages.
However we can clearly see with the size of the blends and the serving size being only 5 grams that almost all ingredients are under dosed.
Beta alanine and L-Citrulline definitely under dosed.
Caffeine dose(155 mg) is alright which is the only positive about this supplement.
C4 Ripped Sport 3/10
The serving size (8.5 gr) is in the lower end for a pre workout supplements.
Consisting of 2 proprietary that don’t reveal exact dosages for ingredients expect for caffeine (135 mg) per dose.
Key ingredients in the formula such as beta alanine and citrulline malate probably under dosed.
This is definitely not a very strong pre workout formula.
You can’t expect a lot from a pre workout that comes with one proprietary blend that is under 4 grams.
This means that most of the key ingredients such as beta alanine, citrulline malate, creatine, betaine are severely under dosed.
The only dose that is actually alright is the caffeine dose (175 mg)
They put a lot of effective and expensive ingredients in the formula unfortunately they dosed it so low you will probably feel the effects for any.
Total Strength 2/10
A serving size is 10 grams which will give you 3 proprietary blends consisting of very strange ingredients.
A huge chunk of ingredients are in the form of BCAA, D-aspartic acid and mucuna pruriens.
In my opinion these ingredients do not fit well in a pre workout formula.
Lacks key ingredients and quite frankly is just a poorly formulated pre workout.
Animal Pump 2/10
When I take a look at the formula I can see straight away that it contains some very good ingredients.
However they are all hidden in a proprietary blend and you can see that key ingredients are under dosed because how small the proprietary blends are.
So you will probably not feel the effects of every ingredient in this formula.
A simple rule for everyone buying supplements : If you don’t know how much of each ingredient is included in the formula don’t buy it!!
SuperPump Max 2/10
One serving size of this pre workout is 16 grams however I have some bad news.
This supplement is made out of proprietary blend which doesn’t reveal dose expect for a few ingredients which are under dosed.
It also contains ingredients you might not want to have in a pre workout (BCAA and creatine)
I wouldn’t buy this pre workout as there are way better alternatives available for cheaper price.
B-Nox Androrush 2/10
A very strange formula that is focusing on both boosting testosterone and as a pre workout.
This supplement contains proprietary blends that don’t reveal dosages.
It has a ton of ingredients so key ingredients that work well are probably under dosed.
If they weren’t under dosed why would they hide the exact dosage for each ingredient in the first place?
Personally I don’t buy supplements that don’t reveal dosages.
PMP Stim-Free 2/10
The serving size of 8.5 grams doesn’t deliver much to be honest.
There are some good ingredients like L-citrulline and beta alanine.
However they are both put in a proprietary blend which is only around 3 grams along with other ingredients.
So this is just another under dosed crap pre workout formula that probably won’t do nothing.
With a serving size of 8 grams it doesn’t come with a lot of goodies.
It’s missing most of the ingredients I like seeing in a pre workout formula. (L-citrulline malate, betaine, beta alanine and more)
However they have a very good caffeine dose (300 mg) which is one of the most effective pwo ingredient.
Other than the caffeine this pre workout has very little to offer.
C4 Sport 2/10
Consisting of 2 proprietary blends with only a 9 gram serving.
If it optimised for sport why is the highest dosed ingredient creatine? makes no sense.
On top of that all ingredients are under dosed except for the caffeine which is in the lower end (135 mg).
Just a poorly dosed formula with low dosed ingredients and definitely not “optimised for sports”
Consisting of one proprietary blend which is a little lass than 5 grams.
Highest dosed ingredient in the blend is creatine however clinical dose for creatine is 5 grams so it’s under dosed.
I don’t know what to say about this pre workout other than it sucks. Low serving dose and they don’t even reveal exact doses of ingredients.
The caffeine dose could be alright and if it is you could certainly use it for energy but they don’t reveal any dosages so we don’t know.
Extreme Edge 2/10
A classic example of a product that contains very good ingredients but hides them in low doses in proprietary blends.
Even though it contains L-citrulline malate, creatine, beta alanine and L-arginine they are unfortunately under dosed.
Caffeine dose per serving is 125 mg which is in the lower end but will give you an energy boost.
Definitely a poorly formulated pre workout with ingredients that are under dosed.
Speed Stack 2/10
This pre workout drink which comes in a bottle form contains very low dose of ingredients.
Ingredients in one bottle are 1 gram which is very low and makes most ingredients under dosed.
The one ingredient that is probably not under dosed is caffeine(250 mg)
All other ingredients probably under dosed, we can’t really tell because they don’t reveal dosages on the bottle.
Animal Rage XL 1/10
With an extremely low serving size under 5 grams! I am not expecting much.
Even though it contains great ingredients such as creatine ,caffeine, citrulline malate, beta alanine and more they are certainly under dosed!
This supplement doesn’t reveal dosages of ingredients and hides them in a proprietary blend which is only total around 3-4 grams, you don’t even know how much caffeine is in it.
This is one of the worst pre workout supplement I’ve seen that tries to trick people into buying it because they actually have good ingredients.
The problem with that ? They are severely under dosed.
One serving consists of a proprietary blend which is less than 5 grams.
So ingredients in the formula such as beta alanine, creatine are certainly under dosed, caffeine dose could be alright though.
It also contains DMAE but don’t be fooled by the name because It’s not the same as the banned DMAA.
It doesn’t even come close so if you were going to purchase it because of the DMAA it doesn’t even have it.
This is definitely not a very good pre workout formula.
It has a extremely low serving of 6 grams and only 2.6 gram in a proprietary blend which doesn’t reveal exact dosages.
All ingredients probably under dosed expect for the caffeine (300 mg) which is the only ingredient they reveal the dosage.
Even though it contains beta alanine the dose is too low to make an impact.
Stronggirl pre workout 1/10
If the goal is to create weak pre workout formula for girls then this product has achieved that.
Containing only 3 grams of ingredients per serving with a proprietary blend it simply cannot be good.
They reveal the caffeine dose per serving which is alright but in the lower end (125 mg) they don’t reveal dosages for other ingredients.
Beta alanine, l-carnitine and taurine probably under dosed, I cannot recommend this.
Ripped to Shredz 1/10
The name is the only cool about this pre workout.
Just some BCAA’s with under dosed L-Citrulline (500 mg) and CLA (500mg)
I simply don’t know how this is going to help you as a pre workout formula.
You probably can’t feel any changes in pump, energy or focus taking this stuff which you want when taking a pre workout formula
DSN pre workout 1/10
Poorly formulated pre workout formula.
Low dose of caffeine only 100 mg, arginine is severely under dosed only 75 mg!
Creatine dose is alright (3 gr) but creatine doesn’t belong in a pre workout in my opinion.
I would not recommend this pre workout as it is very weak.
Ascent pre workout 1/10
Terrible formula that gives you 5 gram of protein which does not belong in a pre workout and is on top of that a very low dose.
However you get 150 mg caffeine in a serving which is in all fairness a decent dose of caffeine.
That is pretty much it for the formula so it isn’t a pre workout more just flavoured caffeine.
You could get more from an energy drink in my opinion and definitely not worth to buy.
Beachbody performance 0/10
One of the worst pre workout I’ve ever seen.
33% of the pre workout is sugar or 2 grams out of the 6 gram serving size.
All 3 ingredients in the formula under dosed.
An energy drink will give you much better effects that this terrible formula.
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