Pre-Workout Supplement?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Trader13, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Trader13


    Any suggestions for a before-workout supplement? I read that beta-alanine and taurine are good. I'm looking for a supplement with both of these ingredients, and preferably not loaded with other things like caffeine, etc.
  2. D-bol :D
  3. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    This is the one I'm currently using:

    I know it doesn't technically say "preworkout" on the label but it's what I use because it's basically the same ingredients as a lot of preworkout powders but without any stimulants at all.
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  4. You're asking for a conundrum -- you want to be stimulated, but not stimulated.

    As always, make sure you are thoroughly hydrated -- don't wait till you're thirsty to drink.

    Drink a milk whey protein shake or meal replacement drink about an hour and a half before working out, you should feel fine and strong and energized for that pump.

    Or drink some orange juice with a serving scoop of creatine in it, and eat a roll of bread. Creatine intake and carbs compliment each other, you need that glucose transport.

    The above are all fine as preworkout supplements. -- what you don't want to do is eat a whole hardfood meal...that takes time to digest.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
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  5. Trader13


    Thanks for input. I ordered a couple tubs of this stimulant-free pre-workout supplement as it contains what I wanted (beta-alanine, creatine, taurine) without any caffeine. Good for early evening workouts where caffeine might affect sleep. This brand got good ratings by Labdoor, but unfortunately was not reviewed by ConsumerLab.

    I'll post back in 6 weeks to let you know how it worked for me.
  6. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    Sounds good. There's a love/hate relationship with most preworkout powders so you'll probably know within the first week or two whether you like it or not.