Optimum Nutrition Platinum PRE- Reviews

A Pre-Workout Based on Science Backed Ingredients and Superior Quality*

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Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10
Good
666 Total Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating:
7.6
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Average Taste Rating:
7.7
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8.2
Raspberry Lemonade
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Superfruit
7.3
Fruit Punch
7.4
Twisted Apple
8.1
Superfruit
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heavymetalrob's Rating
8/10
Raspberry Lemonade
8/10

Anything from optimum nutrition, is a legit product. This pre workout, is no exception. The first time I took this product (2 scoops), I destroyed my workout. The taste is not bad but not great. They use some pepper ingredient that makes it taste a little spicy. Some ingredients sink to the bottle of my shaker as well. But I have taken pre workouts that tastes a hell of a lot worse! Also, wish this product had creatine. The feeling you get in the gym is a clean energy not the jitters and shakes, also no crash from PRE. Overall a solid product and recommended if you can get past the MINOR taste barrier.



LT1CamaroGirl's Rating
7/10
Raspberry Lemonade
1/10

Good product, rasp. lemonade tastes TERRIBLE. Like, horrible aftertaste...



KentonW14's Rating
8/10
Superfruit
7/10

One of the greatest feeling pre-workouts I have tried. I was not a huge fan of the spicy taste from the pepper extract at the end, but the pumps were great.



yancey9557's Rating
9/10

I have been looking for a new pre-workout since BSN changed their formula for NO-Explode. I have used Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey in the past and was very pleased with it. I decided to try their pre-workout, and have been very pleased with the product. You begin to feel the effects within 5-10 mins after drinking one scoop. I feel a very slight flushing in my face, but never to the extreme that it gives me a headache. Good amount of caffeine for energy, and I usually get a pretty decent pump. The only downside I have with the product is the aftertaste. The flavoring is good and not too sweet, but if you don't mix it with plenty of water it will leave a strong and tangy aftertaste.



AlexDc2t's Rating
10/10
Fruit Punch
10/10
Raspberry Lemonade
10/10

ON PRE is one of my go to pre workouts for the taste and price. Mixes well, is effective for me, and doesnt break the budget.



JuicyJosh7's Rating
8/10

When I'm feeling particularly lethargic but still want to hit the weights hard, this is my go-to pre-workout. With one scoop, within 15 minutes I get a tingling sensation from the citrulline - which helps me "wake up," so to speak - and together with the caffeine, I'm able to power through my workout. The Raspberry Lemonade flavor also helps satisfy my occasional craving for something tart. For those days when I need a little extra motivation, PRE has helped me pick up the weights and get in a solid workout.



justh8me's Rating
8/10
Raspberry Lemonade
8/10

[center] I tried this out on 3 different days, and I have to say; ON did it right with this one. From the taste all the way to including Capsicum Extract for that great gym time sweat. I really like the Capsimax. It not only gives you that extra "jolt" but also like I stated, gets you really sweating in the gym, and for me on heavy lifting days, that is enough to get me sparked and back into it. Mix the Capsimax with a good amount of Beta-Alanine and it really gets you that tingle going. Not over the top like some, just a good tingle that you can feel. Pretty cool mixture to be honest. I am a real fan of those 2 products being mixed like this. The energy and focus is great. Not a huge pump, but it does not claim to give you a huge pump either. Taste: [b]8/10[/b] Energy: [b]9/10[/b] Focus: [b]9/10[/b] Pump: [b]6/10[/b] Overall: [b]8/10[/b] [/center]



scream666's Rating
10/10
Fruit Punch
10/10

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solidrockhits's Rating
9/10
Superfruit
9/10

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matrixcool's Rating
9/10
Raspberry Lemonade
1/10

I like the clean energy I got from it but my god the raspberry lemonade tastes horrible! it's like a fever medicine! I'm not joking. Get another flavour just don't get the raspberry



hailey0317's Rating
10/10
Raspberry Lemonade
10/10

Loved this pre workout, gave me a great pump, and good energy, with just the right amount of beta alanine!



chrisk806's Rating
8/10
Fruit Punch
8/10

stuff really gets you going and makes you feel ready to hit the gym. definitely is a pick me up needed when starting the day at the gym!!



Bochy07's Rating
10/10

I drink this 20-25 min before going to the gym , and I feel it once I get to the gym the itch/ like I need to lift and don't wanna stop ... Trust me it work.



Besosyvino's Rating
10/10
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I've tried the Raspberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Twisted Apple. Twisted Apple is my favorite - tastes just like a Jolly Rancher! Fruit Punch is great too. Raspberry Lemonade...not so much. Love the focus and energy this preworkout provides.



jrlowe3's Rating
9/10
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Wow! I'm sold on this stuff. In fact, if Costco didn't have a sale on C4 going on right now, I'd make the switch immediately (or at least cycle it with the C4.) I picked up a trial can with my last BB.com order. So far I've used 3 or 4 of those servings and the results have been great. It's not a "hardcore" pre-workout that's going to over stimulate you. It's very subtle. I just feel "on" when I take it- alert and strong without going overboard, not hyper nor jittery. I've used it for both weight training and long run workouts. The downside is the nasty taste. There are these little granules that don't dissolve when mixed. I've mixed it in cold and luke warm water with the same result. They don't dissolve and if you get a tongue full these little beauties, they're bitter and they burn. My guess is it's the citrulline. My solution has been to keep swirling the bottle as I drink to keep them suspended in solution and pause when I tip the bottle to my mouth to make sure I get as many of these granules as possible with each sip. It works and I've gotten used to it but it's nasty stuff. I might try a different flavor next. Overall seems to be an effective product and I'll be cycling it in with my C4 for those days when I want to be just a bit better than normal. 10/22/14- A quick update to my review. I've now tried the Superfruit and Fruit Punch flavors. Superfruit is by far the best. Very, slighly bitter. Fruit Punch is decent but I've been mixing it with my remaining C4 Extreme Fruit Punch to kill the bitterness and cycle through the C4 more quickly.



JosephN52's Rating
10/10

So I had tried this product when i had gotten it as a sample and loved it, so I ended up ordering it again because I was in need of a good pre-workout, and I am not at all disappointed that I did. Flavor was great, although the aftertaste did burn a little, which I had read about, and I started feeling the energy within 5-10 minutes afterwards and kept going until I started to workout, great product.



twobitp's Rating
9/10
Raspberry Lemonade
7/10

I like that this has no creatine so you can add as much or as little as you like. The beta-alanine is dosed well and the active pump ingredients do get me more vascular more quickly when compared against other products. If you have a low spice tolerance I recommend drinking this very shortly after mixing otherwise the coating on the pepper extract dissolves and tastes relatively hot. As far as digestion complaints I have none although a few friends have tried this and had problems. But if your diet is on point I shouldn't think you'd have a problem.



matthewklewis's Rating
1/10
Fruit Punch
6/10

This pre-workout has quite a varied mix of active ingredients. I tend to enjoy the prickly feeling that a big dose of B-vitamins gives you, the caffeine is enough to get you going without leaving you jittery, and the amino acids are a nice value-add. You may even be happy to hear that I have attributed to the use of this pre-workout a small loss in body weight! Unfortunately, I fear that this weight loss was mostly water, and is due to the fact that the red pepper exrtract (capsicum) present in the mixture has totally messed up my digestive system. Taking this pre-workout daily has sent me in pain to the toilet more than five times a day. Your digestion may worsen slowly from day to day, until you realize that you must stop taking this supplement. Happy Lifting!



djreemmoves's Rating
9/10
Fruit Punch
9/10

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beavis420's Rating
9/10
Raspberry Lemonade
9/10

A refreshing pre-trainer that not only tastes great but definitely helps me get the best out of my workouts and even used it before doing bokwa classes and 10km hikes


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