Gold Standard Pre-Workout Ingredient Review

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1-Serve Rating
0/20

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Stimulants
2.0
mood/focus
1.2
Performance
3.0
Pumps
1.8
Bonus Points
1
Stimulants
3.7
mood/focus
2.5
Performance
4.4
Pumps
2.5
Bonus Points
1
3 Serves
We do not recommend taking more than 2 servings, due to the high caffeine content.

Gold Standard Pre-Workout, Simplified

Gold Standard Pre-Workout is a pre-workout by Optimum Nutrition.

It aims to improve energy, focus, and endurance.

Stimulants

  • 1.8 cups of coffee’s worth of caffeine per scoop

Mood/Focus

  • Caffeine – Improves alertness and motivation
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl – Improves focus and cognition (suboptimal dose)
  • N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – Improves mood and focus (suboptimal dose)
  • Panax Ginseng – Improves mood and cognition (dose undisclosed)

Gold Standard Pre-Workout has some ingredients with great potential for increasing mood and focus, but doses them much too low.

Performance

  • Creatine Monohydrate – Increases power output and endurance via increased ATP energy
  • Beta Alanine – Improves endurance by delaying fatigue (poor dose)
  • Caffeine – Can increase power output and endurance (at dose provided in 2 scoops)
  • Citrulline Malate – Improves endurance via nitric oxide production (poor dose)

Of all the performance ingredients in this formula, only creatine is dosed appropriately.

Beta alanine and caffeine will have some power and endurance benefits at 2 scoops, whereas citrulline malate is dosed low even with a double scoop.

Pumps

  • Creatine Monohydrate – Small pump effect via increase cell volume
  • Citrulline Malate – Increases pumps via nitric oxide production (poor dose)

The clinically effective dose of citrulline malate is 6-8 grams, but you’ll only get up to 3 grams with 2 scoops of GS Pre-Workout.

Extras

  • Vitamins
  • Immunity boosters ( Astragalus Membranaceus and Panax Ginseng)

We’re giving Gold Standard Pre-Workout 1 bonus point for a substantial dose of B and D vitamins.

Conclusion

This forumla doesn’t live up to Gold Standard’s reputation with this one.

Two servings will provide a big hit of Caffeine and plenty of Creatine for increased performance. The rest of the ingredients, however, are under-dosed and give average mood/focus and poor pump effects.

Extras include a healthy dose of B and D vitamins, and some immunity boosters.

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