Pre-workouts! Probably one of the most 'fun' supplements out there. We have a huge range with everything you could possibly wish for... pump formulas, focus, high caffeine, you name it! But if we had to choose, what would be our current top 3? Please keep in mind that different people respond differently to pre-workouts. What one person loves, the next will hate! This will be based on clinical dosages and quality of ingredients. If you disagree, please let us know what you would swap/add via any of our socials.
Redcon1 Total War
Redcon1 are renowned for their high quality range. Every ingredient here serves a very important purpose. With 3.2g beta alanine, 250mg caffeine, 6g citrulline malate, 1g taurine and bioperine to increase uptake of all of the above.
1g agmatine sulfate is included in each serving .Agmatine is derived from l-arginine. It can provide improved muscle pumps via the inhibition of nitric oxide synthase and increase mental clarity and focus.
One of the more interesting patented ingredients is Cocoteanol™®, which stumulates the heart and nervous system and increases blood flow.
This one comes in some fun, American flavours, such as gummy work and tigers blood (a strawberry-watermelon-coconut taste).
BPS Pharma Not4Pussy
This one even sounds aggressive. And it is! With a HUGE 400mg caffeine per serving, this is not for the faint hearted. Along with taurine and beta alanine for muscular endurance, we see some ingredients here that you may not be so familiar with.
DMAE (200mg) is a powerful cognitive compound added for razor focus.
Glucoronolactone (550mg) often combined with caffeine and taurine, as here, glucuronolactone can improve brain power and performance.
This is also the cheapest pre-workout on our list!
CNP Pro Pane EVO
Pro Pane EVO, very underrated product here! A strong choice of fully dosed ingredients including: 300mg caffeine, 2g of patented Carnosyn beta alanine, 4g citrulline malate and 2g arginine. You'll find no cheap fillers in this one. A couple of special extras have been added that really set this apart from the competition. These are theanine and dynamine. both at optimal dosage.
Dynamine is a patented natural stimulant which is starting to make an appearance in many innovative pre-workouts. Dynamine, like caffeine, increases energy and alertness. It also enhances the effects of dopamine in the body, which helps boost memory, cognitive sharpness, and feelings of happiness.Unlike caffeine, there is no crash, and it won't negatively impact your sleep, We highly suggest you try this game changing ingredient for yourself!
Utilising cognitive enhancers in bodybuilding is a hot topic right now, and L-theanineu is one that we are particularly excited about. L-Theanine is one of the main active ingredients found in green tea naturally. L-theanine can be supplemented alone to control anxiety and stress, it also compliments caffeine well by counteracting the unpleasant jittery effects, for a more enjoyable stimulatory effect. Several studies have demonstrated this. One, using just 100mg, concluded that L-theanine and caffeine in combination are beneficial for improving performance on cognitively demanding tasks.
While this product will create impressive muscle fullness alone, CNP have formulated a complimentary product: Pro Pump Evo, that can be stacked with Pro Pane for those next level skin splitting pumps!
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In addition to these basics, each pre-workout has an individual blend of powerful ingredients that has earned it a place on this list. Choose your champion and let us know how you get on!