Body War have recently stormed into the Australian market with their highly potent fat burner, Body Shred. Known as one of the strongest fat burners around, Body War have carried across this philosophy with their new pre workout, PreWar. With some unique ingredient additions to the market, PreWar is not just a rehash of existing products and deserves a thorough look.
Body War PreWar Highlights
- One of the strongest existing pre workout on the market
- Well dosed and comprehensive formulation to support energy, workout capacity, pump and focus
- Ideal for stim junkies and those who like old school energy pre workouts
Body War PreWar Ingredients & Doses
PreWar contains quite an extensive list of ingredients, especially stimulants. Their relative doses are as follows:
- 2.2 g Beta-Alanine – an intramuscular buffer to help reduce lactate build up and increase exercise stamina
- 1.5g Betaine – a compound which helps to benefit power output, endurance and workout volume
- 1.2 g DiCreatine malate – a soluble form of creatine bound to malic acid which may have superior properties compared to regular creatine
- 1.2g Creatine HCL – another extremely soluble form of creatine and considered the first concentrated creatine.
- 1 g Agmatine Sulphate – the next generation pump and nitric oxide booster
- 1 g Citrulline malate – an arginine precursor and NO booster
- 550 mg N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine – provides the amino acid tyrosine to assist with mental focus
- 550 mg Creatinol-O-phosphate - may assist with cardiac function
- 450 mg Erythritol – sugar alcohol used as a sweetener
- 450 mg Taurine – the classic cell volumiser
- 340 mg Flavour
- 300 mg Caffeine – for energy
- 225 mg Cymbidium goeringii extract – an orchid extract to help with reducing inflammation
- 180 mg N-Methylpentyl-Iminoglutaric Acid – compound used to improved mood and focus
- 170 mg Sucralose – sweetener
- 160mg L-Norvaline – used for improving blood flow and pump purposes
- 150mg Citric Acid – for flavour and preservation
- 150 mg Picamilon – a GABA derivative which may assist with mood and brain function
- 90 mg Higenamine – compound used to support blood flow and pump
- 80 mg Sipernat – for mixability purposes
- 50 mg Bitter orange – another stimulant and thermogenic containing synepherine
- 0.12 mg Huperzine-A - used for cognitive support
Body War PreWar Effectiveness & Pros
Since its recent reformulation, Pre War isn’t as strong in the stimulant department as it used to be, having removed AMP Citrate and dendrobium extract. Having said that though, they’ve added in some excellent mood, attention and cognitive enhancers so you should experience some laser like focus when you hit your workouts. The entire formulation is pretty well rounded with ingredients to pump, workout capacity, energy and focus. It’s still a relatively strong pre workout and is definitely not geared towards beginners.
We also have to give credit to Body War with their extremely transparent labelling. Although a little unusual, PreWar contains an ingredient label that gives the exact percentage of each ingredient, including even the flavouring agents. With a calculator, it means that you are able to determine the dose of everything in the product. We’ve done this for you in the ingredient list above.
Body War PreWar Cons & Negative
PreWar still has a very strong stimulant and cognitive support focus. In other words, if you crave a good buzz, energy, mood elevation and mental clarity, this is the product for you. However, if you live for the pump then you’re better off with other pre workouts. It is true that PreWar does contain a few pump ingredients, but they do take a backseat compared to the stimulants. The addition of the anti-inflammatory ingredient, Cymbidium goeringii also expands on this point. It has actually been found that this herb can inhibit the action of the iNOS (Beg et al, 2011), the enzyme that synthesises nitric oxide. In other words, this ingredient could actually reduce pump. PreWar is definitely a pre workout for the experienced and hardcore trainer. If you are new to pre workouts, we would recommend a more balanced and beginner friendly alternative.
Body War PreWar Taste & Mixability
PreWar does not require much effort to mix into a clear, gritless shake. The flavour of PreWar is quite similar to its fat burner cousin, Body Shred. For those who are unfamiliar, it has a flavour profile that is quite similar to the current Mesomorph. That is, the initial flavour is quite sweet and pleasant, but it is followed by a distinctive and memorable aftertaste.
Body War PreWar Verdict
Body War Pre War is definitely geared towards stim junkies and those who really desire some good mood elevation and intense focus. Although it’s removed a couple of stimulants, it’s still one of the strongest pre workouts around and will definitely please those who are used to stronger supplements. If you find that modern pre workouts just don’t cut it compared to the oldschool DMAA formulae, then you will be thrilled that Body War PreWar is around to take you back to the good old days.
Beg et al (2011), Systematic review of herbals as potential anti-inflammatory agents: Recent advances, current clinical status and future perspectives. Pharmacogn Rev, 5(10): 120–137