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Optimum Nutrition Platinum PRE- Reviews

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

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Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10
Good
657 Total Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating:
7.5
276 Verified Buyer Ratings
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
1-20 of 657 Reviews

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



gazap13's Rating
10/10

one of my favourite pre trainers, have tried a few but definitely in my top 3 along side heamorage and d stunner



Sirkyleluke's Rating
9/10

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scooby3's Rating
9/10
Superfruit
9/10

superfruit is delicious..... great energy and ONs quality!



rodefeeh's Rating
6/10
Fruit Punch
10/10

I had a 2 serving sample packet. I like 200-300mg caffeine PWO. So I took 1.5 servings. The beta-alanine tingles hit me pretty hard 15 minutes after I took it. Compared to other times I've taken 300mg caffeine, I got a really good energy rush and focus. I was really amped throughout the whole 55 min GVT should/ab workout. I was not impressed with the pump considering my dose had 3g L-Citrulline. I took a while for my muscles to get full during my workout. The fruit punch flavor was fine. It could have mixed better. And this is not a cost effective product. For the price, you should be getting a lot more ingredients like taurine, betaine, creatine, etc. Performance seemed to be pretty good with this.



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

Didn't drink it fast enougfh the first time, my mouth was on fire for a couple hours. Much better the second time, just drink it fast.



lhowell84's Rating
9/10
Raspberry Lemonade
10/10

This stuff is great for those looking for a basic non-creatine containing pre workout. The caffeine dose gives enough focus for your workouts without overdoing or causing the bad headaches associated with other products. Haven't tried the double scoop as most of my workouts occur in the evening but I know this stuff works because I didn't take it before a workout one day and was sluggish and struggled to get through my sets. The capsicum "spiciness" after taste does take some getting used to but I like the "tingly" feeling it gives you. I highly recommend this product if you want a solid pre workout without the creatine.



Cmagrys's Rating
7/10
Raspberry Lemonade
8/10

Nice, well-rounded pre Beta alanine was dosed well at two scoops Caffeine was perfect at 400mg for two scoops As a one scoop product, it was pretty average. Liked the citruline mallate but the pumps where not intense enough for me. Also the capsaicin always burned my throat on the last sip. annoying. The rasberry lemonade was delicious though.



josephrobeson's Rating
7/10
Twisted Apple
7/10

You can definitely taste the capsaicin in this product. The flavors are pretty good but the spiciness is quite odd.



tekematt's Rating
10/10
Raspberry Lemonade
10/10

This is my favorite pre-workout mix. It goes down fine but does have a spicy after kick. Do I care? No. It works. Other pre's I've tried either don't give me a boost and some just made me not want to workout. It tastes great, so a little spicy kick at the end shouldn't deter you away from a good product.


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