Over the weekend I was able to try out my Nutrabio Pre Cherry Limeade flavor I received as part of the sample giveaway recently. Thanks again to @Kon_Rock for the opportunity. I am a self proclaimed stim junkie and was excited about trying out such a clean profiled preworkout after having used exotic stim profiles almost exclusively as of late. I have always respected Nutrabio for their transparent labeling, as they have seemingly pioneered the transparent label move seen by many companies today.
I got my tub labeled “Lab Sample” in the mail just a few days ago. I was excited to see that it had 4 total servings in it, which was certainly a gracious sample offering by Nutrabio. I was only expecting a single sample.
I decided to give Pre a go for a chest/shoulder day. My coworker and I currently do a 4 day workout split, which works best with our work schedule as we lift right before our shift. We alternate between two upper and lower days a week, focusing on the big three compounds and other accessory lifts to accent the squat, bench, and deadlift. Each week progresses in sets and reps, starting at 2 sets of 15 and eventually making its way to 6 sets of 3 reps. We are currently working 5 sets of 4 reps, so the workout gets a bit grueling and lengthy.
I mixed my Pre with 14 ounces of cold water, which was the high end of the directions on the label. About an hour previous to downing it, I had my usual pre-workout meal of egg whites and oatmeal. I’m a creature of habit haha.
As you can see in the photo, it mixes up to a light reddish/ pinkish color. It mixed easily without a shaker ball, leaving very little sediment on the bottom. The taste was pretty damn good I must say. I come from a group who remembers drinking the shitty tasting pre’s and protein shakes several years back. I could care less how something tastes, as long as it works. This however was actually quite refreshing, and the stims and other ingredients were masked very well. I’m not an expert on Cherry Limeade flavors, but one thing I would say is I got no cherry flavor out of it whatsoever, as the lime was overwhelming. Not a bad thing in my opinion, but just something to point out.
Onto the feelings: I am likely plenty saturated with Beta Alanine, thus I don’t tingle at all from the clinical dose in this stuff. I drink my pre on the way to workout, and by the time I had arrived, I felt pretty dialed in and focused, ready to get it done.
After a short walk on the treadmill, I warmed up my upper body with some light cable work. The pump profile in Pre is no joke, as I immediately started feeling my arms and shoulders getting a serious pump. This obviously carried on into the whole workout, which focused on bench press, overhead presses, and some accessory stuff.
The energy and focused stuck through my whole workout with no crash. I felt great to start my work day and the focus carried on for a few more hours into my shift. Overall, I think Nutrabio Pre is a well balanced preworkout that is work a look for anyone. As said above, I am attracted to stuff with exotic stims, but I can’t say I missed my DMHA or Amp Citrate during this workout. Maybe the focus I receive from those wasn’t entirely there, but this just felt cleaner as the workout went on. I truly enjoyed getting a chance to try this stuff out.
That’s my first forum review, so hopefully it gives a decent glimpse into my experience. Thanks again to Nutrabio and the PP Forum for the opportunity.