Optimum Nutrition is one of the most reputable companies around and have a reputation for using the best researched modern ingredients to make formulations that work. Their highly anticipated pre workout supplement, Platinum Pre, also follows this ethos. It took a while for it to reach Australian shores, but now that it’s finally here, let’s have a look at what all the hype is about.
- Well researched ingredients
- Clinically backed dosed at 2 scoops
- Safe ingredients suitable for use by most active individuals
Platinum Pre Ingredients & Doses
Platinum Pre contains a blend of the most effective and safe ingredients to use in a pre workout supplement. Each 8g scoop provides:
- 2 g citrulline from a variety of sources including free form citrulline, citrulline peptides, and hydrolysed whey protein isolate.
- 1.8 g beta alanine
- 250 mg blend of botanicals including beet juice powder, grape seed extract, red grape extract, and citrus bioflavonoids
- 160 mg caffeine
- 125 mg Capsimax fruit extract containing capsaicin
Platinum Pre Effectiveness & Pros
It is hard to ignore the effectiveness of Platinum Pre as a powerful pre workout because all its ingredients provide benefits well backed by the latest scientific research. Not only are the ingredients good, but they are offered in doses that are supported by research, when taken at the maximum, 2 scoop dose. This is evident when you look at the almost completely transparent nutrition panel, which shows that Optimum have nothing to hide. This is a desirable move from a confident manufacturer.
The effects of Platinum Pre are felt around 10 minutes after taking your first serve, thanks to the characteristic tingling from the high dose of beta alanine. Then the caffeine and citrulline hits at around the 30 minute mark, giving energy, focus, and a great pump.
Platinum Pre Cons
One of the criticisms for Platinum Pre is the ridiculous amount of time it took for it to arrive here in Australia. Our neighbours in New Zealand got hold of this product almost a year ago when it was first released. Because of Australia’s unique legal requirements, Optimum had to reformulate the product by dropping 40 mg caffeine from each scoop. Consequently, if you are a complete stim-junky, you may find Platinum Pre to be a little on the tamer side.
Platinum Pre Taste & Mixability
As with all Optimum Products, taste and mixability are both excellent. There is little residue when the Platinum Pre is mixed with a shaker bottle, and it can in fact be mixed with a spoon. The taste is pleasant and cordial-like at first. However, a warning to this to those who cannot handle spicy foods, when you get to the bottom, there is the unmistakeable taste of chilli peppers, thanks to the Capsimax.
Platinum Pre Verdict
Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre is a simple yet well researched pre workout. It is in fact one of the best pre workouts in regards to safety as well as scientific backing. Although stim-junkies may be somewhat disappointed with its lack of more potent stimulants, those who appreciate a good quality, well balanced pre workout, Platinum Pre is the one to go for.is one of the most reputable companies around and have a reputation for using the best researched modern ingredients to make formulations that work. Their highly anticipated