Ever wonder how much caffeine is in that pre workout drink that makes you go absolute twitchy-eye crazy?
What’s the deal with caffeine anyways?
Well, in an overly simplified (biochemist head-down in shame) nutshell – caffeine amps up your body by preventing energy producing signals from being naturally degraded. Therefore, these energy signals and products just keep piling up allowing you to go-go-go. And of course the most noted effects of this are increased energy, metabolism, and mental clarity.
However over time, your body gets used to this and builds a tolerance.
Next thing you know, you’re basically a caffeine addict. Good for their business, aye?
So how much caffeine is in YOUR pre-workout?
Let’s dive into this topic together and find out exactly how much caffeine is present in the current pre workouts available.
Here is our list of pre workout caffeine contents
It’s not complete, but we will do our best to keep adding caffeine amounts on a regular basis.
|Pre Workout||Brand||Caffeine per Serving||Additional Stimulants|
|PreSeries BULK||Transparent Labs||180 mg||Synephrine, Hordinine|
|PreSeries LEAN||Transparent Labs||180 mg||Synephrine, Hordinine|
|Dyno||RSP Nutrition||400 mg||N/A|
|C4 Extreme||Cellucor||135 mg||Synephrine|
|MR. HYDE||Pro Supps||419 mg||Pikatropin, Yohimbe, Hordenine, N-Methyl Tyramine|
|Xpand 2X||Dymatize||125 mg||N-Acetyl Tyrosine, Glucuronolactone|
|Hyper FX||BSN||200 mg||Choline, Panax Notoginseng|
|The Curse||Cobra Labs||145 mg||N/A|
|1MR Vortex||BPI Sports||Approx. 200 mg||Yohimbe|
|Platinum PRE||Optimum||200 mg||N/A|
|Jack3d Advanced||USP Labs||100 mg||Yohimbe|
|Legend||Cutler Nutrition||Approx. 200 mg||N/A|
|Neurocore||Muscletech||120 mg||Yohimbe, DMAE|
|1MR Powder||BPI Sports||Approx. 300 mg||N/A|
|Cardio Igniter||Top Secret Nutrition||150 mg||Vimpocetine|
|Nitraflex||GAT||325 mg||Cant Tell|
|VOLT||Neon Sports||Less than 180 mg||NADH|
|ErgoBlast||ErgoGenix||Approx. 300 mg||N/A|
|Pump HD||BPI Sports||Approx. 400 mg||Yohimbe|
|C4 Extreme||Cellucor||135 mg||Synephrine|
|Animal Pump||Universal Nutrition||Less than 400 mg||Evodiamine, Vimpocetine, theobromine|
|Jacked Micro||USP Labs||Less than 300 mg||Norcoline, 3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic Acid|
|Razor 8||All Max Nutrition||300 mg||Higenamine HCl, Hordenine HCl, Yohimbine HCl|
|Scream||Bodybuilding Platinum Series||300 mg||Glucuronolactone|
|Juggernaut HP||Infinite Labs||150 mg||N/A|
|Pump Igniter||Top Secret Nutrition||300 mg||Choline|
|Riot||Bodybuilding Foundation Series||125 mg||N/A|
|Shotgun 5X||VPX Sports||Less than 200 mg||Hordenine HCl|
|EVP Plus||Evogen||150 mg||B-Phenethylamine HCl|
|Dr. Jekyll||Pro Supps||100 mg||Pikatropin|
|Mayhem||Mutant||Over 300 mg||N/A|
|Nuclear X||Met RX||200 mg||N/A|
|Super Charge Extreme 4.0||Labrada||225 mg||N/A|
|PWR||Isatori||Less than 300 mg||N/A|
|Game Day||MAN||Less Than 200 mg||N/A|
|N.O Zero Extreme||Cellucor||150 mg||Synephrine, Vimpocetine, Oxovanadium, Methyltyramine|
|Alarm Ultra||Image Sports||Approx 300 mg||Yohimbe|
|.50 Caliber||Grenade||150 mg||Synephrine, Yohimbe, Glucuronolactone|
|Extreme Shock||ANSI||70 mg||N/A|
|Super Drive||Gaspari||250 mg||DMAE, Higenamine|
|Pre Surge||AEN||225 mg||Yohimbe|
|Super Freak||Pharma Freak||Approximately 500 mg||N/A|
|G Fuel||Gamma Labs||150 mg||ATP|
|4D Pump||Image Sports||Approx. 300 mg||Yohimbe, Bakuchi, Dan shen|
|Pre-Workout Booster||Xyience||60 mg||N/A|
|Pre-Workout Elite Series||OWN PWR (Amazon)||300 mg||Neurofactor, NALT, Theacrine|
Common Caffeine Additions
Vimpocetine – CNS stimulant common in focus supplements and for the treatment of age related memory loss. Substantially increases focus and alertness.
Synephrine – Stimulant compound similar to caffeine. Effective Thermogenic.
Choline – Natural B-vitamin that’s great for memory, focus, and energy.
Caffeine is off the chain these days, right? This offers us a great opportunity for power and muscle gain, but also many inherent risks if we don’t properly self-moderate these super supplements. Personally, pushing 400 mgs of caffeine is out of my threshold to handle.
How Caffeine Works
A lot of these supplements also contain corollary stimulants like Synephrine. When combined with caffeine, the energy effect can be multiplied. There you have it! Feel free to comment on what we found or add to the list.
Is there anything that reduces the effects of high caffeine?
The ingredient l-theanine can be used to calm the heart-rate increases caused by caffeine intake. This smooths the experience, and makes caffeine more functional. You can take l-theanine with basically any caffeine dosage, but the 2:1 ratio is recommended.