PES stands for Physique Enhancing Supplements, and their latest pre workout Prolific blends well into PES’s brand mission.
PES or, PEScience declare that they willingly pass on quick formulations and mass marketing in order to bring truly effective, groundbreaking, and reliable supplements to the market. Different supplements, better supplements.
Yet, at the same time, they claim that many supplements are actually overloaded with unnecessary ingredients? Here, we’re going to give PES Prolific our full review, and determine if Prolific is a superior product, or if it’s just marketed that way.
PES Prolific Quick Review: PES claims their Prolific to be a cut above the rest – better quality, superior formulations, etc. But upon close inspection, it’s really no different than other clinically dosed pre workouts. In fact, it’s a bit overpriced and under-dosed in comparison. Other products aside, PES Prolific at 2 scoops will offer an intense energy and pump experience. One that all athletes will enjoy unless you’ve been spoiled by more advanced pre workout products.
Full Prolific Review
Energy Effects 7/10
PES Prolific’s energy effects originate from caffeine and cognizin choline. Per single serving, Prolific delivers 160 mg caffeine and 125 mg choline. At the ‘intended 2 scoop serving size’, which cuts total servings down to 20, you receive 320 mg caffeine and 250 mg choline.
This is effective for intense mental energy, though, a little jittery with just 50 and 100 mg dosages per respective serving sizes.
Strength Effects 7/10
The strength Effects from this pre workout come primarily from the caffeine and a bit from the Citrulline pump. This is typical, ranking as a 7/10 average.
Endurance Effects 6.5/10
The primary endurance in Prolific is going to originate from the dicaffeine malate, which lasts longer than standard anhydrous (Prolific contains a blend of both).
As well, some endurance can be extrapolated from the citrulline in this pre workout. However, it isn’t going to be as effective as a 6 gram dosage of l-citrulline malate. Whereas the malate is directly used for energy by your muscles.
Crash/Aftermath Effects 6.5/10
The average pre workout user is going to opt for Prolific’s advertised dosage, of 2 scoops. It’s funny how PES advertises 40 servings, yet then touts dosages based off the 2 scoop serving size which produces only 20 servings. But anyways, based on the two scoop serving size, cash is likely to be rougher than comparable pre workouts that include a larger l-theanine dosage to smooth the stims.
We tried the Cotton Candy flavor of Prolific, and must say that it was quite delicious, both using small and large water quantities. If you don’t think this pre workout tastes good, then you are one picky person!
However it is worth stating that Prolific uses both natural and artificial flavors plus the artificial sweetener sucralose. Something we didn’t expect based on the high standards touted by PES.
PES has a reasonable formula that is dosed effectively at 2 scoops. However, in the pre workout realm, Prolific falls into the middle ground on formulation, and way on the high ground for price.
After all, it’s over $40 for 20 servings at the optimal dosage.
Basically, for the same price, you can get a whole lot more in a large-dose pre workout. Both ergogenic advantages and experience/stimulant enhancements.
Review Conclusion 7.2/10
Overall, PES provides a pre workout that combines 6 g L-Citrulline pump with 320 mg caffeine, by a brand that you can trust to give you a properly manufactured product. Besides this point, there isn’t a whole lot making Prolific too special of a product. It’s more a case of, well, who you want to buy it from: PES, or Cellucor, or Musclepharm.
Note: If limited to these 3 brands, we would choose PES every single time.
Ingredients in Prolific (Based Off 1 Scoop Serving Size)
- L-Citrulline 3 grams
- Betaine Anhydrous 1.25 grams
- Taurine 750 milligrams
- Caffeine anhydrous and dicaffeine malate 160 mg
- Cognizin 125 mg
- L-Theanine 50 mg
- Rhodiola Rosea Extract 50 mg
- Coffee Fruit Extract 50 mg
As a PES product, Prolific is a bridge between their fat burning pre workout Alphamine and the stimulant free pump pre workout High Volume. For what they are though, all of these products are a bit on the over-priced side.
Likewise, PES’s claim to slow releasing only the most effective products sounds nice… But from our experienced position in the supplement world we’re unsure exactly what they are taking credit for with that statement, based on these plain jane products.
All we can say is, we hope PES continues to give the love and attention to their pre workouts as they do to ZMA supplements, carb blockers, and other products of which they are known for doing a job well done.
Bottom line, for a pump and high caffeine pre workout, PES Prolific is going to do you right. Though, if you are like us and have tried quite a few rockstar pre workouts… Then your acquired high-taste may make it less impressive and more of a, ‘well it works but why’d I pay $42 for it’ situation.