Optimum Nutrition has just released a new pre-workout called Platinum Pre-! Using safe, effective ingredients in amounts that are clearly labelled on the container shows ON’s continued commitment to consumer satisfaction. A single scoop of Platinum Pre- will provide you with:
- 2 grams of citrulline
- 1.6 grams of beta-alanine
- 200 mg of caffeine
I have always liked ON products, built on proven ingredients and superior quality, so I couldn’t wait to try their pre-workout. Here is my Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre- review.
The micronized L-citrulline in Platinum Pre- is combined with an exclusive patent-pending peptide delivery system designed to support performance by increasing nitric oxide synthesis.
Carnosyn beta-alanine is a key ingredient for supporting harder and longer training sessions by removing lactic acid build-up. It also helps to increase energy and blood flow for greater pumps.
The single stimulant, caffeine, in Platinum Pre- will help sharpen mental focus and reduce the perception of physical effort during exercise, resulting in increased energy and alertness.
Capsicum (125 mg per scoop) is an extract from chili peppers that stimulates circulation and provides metabolic support.
Vitamin C (100 mg per scoop) and a phytoblend of beet juice powder, grape seed extract, red wine grape extract and citrus bioflavonoids (250 mg per scoop) provide antioxidant support.
DMAE bitartrate helps with memory, focus, and increases energy and alertness. It has been shown to have a positive influence on mood.
Mixability – 9.5/10
Mix each scoop with 6-10 oz of cold water and consume immediately. Start with 1 scoop or less to assess your tolerance. Do not exceed more than 2 servings per day.
Platinum Pre- mixed up easily.
Taste – 9/10
I quite liked the taste of ON Platinum Pre-. Some pre-workouts can leave a chemical after taste, or be too strong, but the superfruit flavour of Platinum Pre- was good and mild. It’s also available in fruit punch and raspberry lemonade.
Effectiveness – 9.5/10
Just as they claim on the label, ON Platinum Pre- is a great pre-workout for energy and focus. I was pleasantly surprised by how alert and energized I felt during training after taking just one scoop. With 200 mg of caffeine per scoop, I never needed more than one. I really liked using this pre-workout for sessions first thing in the morning. It got me going with a burst of energy, gave me decent pump, and kept me motivated the whole way through.
Overall – 9.25/10
For Optimum Nutrition’s new foray into the world of pre-workouts, I think they created a very effective energizing product. Platinum Pre- made me feel awake, aware, and ready to tackle my training sessions. Every time. I didn’t get jittery, and never experienced a crash. If you’re looking for a pre-workout to give you crazy pumps, this isn’t it. Healthy energy and feel-good focus is what you get here!