Nutrex Outlift RTD: Finally a Clinically-Dosed Pre Workout RTD!

Nutrex Outlift RTD

Nutrex Research has created the ultimate on-the-go pre workout in Outlift RTD, the first clinically dosed RTD pre on the market.

In the age of “give it to me now” convenience that we seemingly live in, one category that has increased significantly over the last year and a half is the ready-to-drink supplement, or RTD for short. We’ve seen RTDs of all kinds from pre workouts to BCAAs to proteins, but none have boasted the complete profile of today’s product.

Nutrex has created the ultimate on-the-go option for those who don’t have time to grab a shaker and mix some powder and water together. Outlift RTD packs all of the same greatness of the original powder-based Outlift, but offers the convenience of being pre mixed.

It’s about time the ready-to-drink pre workouts have caught up to their fully-dosed powdered brothers!

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Outlift RTD Ingredients

In comparison to the powder version, Outlift RTD is virtually identical in that all the ingredients are the same save two. There is NO creatine in the RTD, but more importantly the dosage of the caffeine is different — Outlift RTD contains 300mg caffeine per bottle while the powder version of Outlift contains 350mg.

  • Citrulline Malate 2:1 (8g)

    Nutrex Outlift RTD Ingredients

    As you can see the RTD version of Outlift is virtually identical to the powder-based version save for the creatine and caffeine.

    How about a massive 8g dose of Citrulline Malate to get things started?! Talk about priming the pump! We’ve never seen anything like this in an RTD bottle!

    Citrulline Malate is a powerful nitric oxide booster that significantly enhances vasodilation, blood flow, and most of all, pumps![1] It’s vastly superior to L-Arginine due to its superior bioavailability in the body.

    CitMal offers plenty more than pure pumps though as it also boosts performance in the form of greater endurance, improved ATP production, and reduced fatigue.[2-4]

    This is how you prepare to Outlift the competition!

  • CarnoSyn Beta Alanine (3.2g)

    Like to feel all tingly inside?!

    If not, you might want to watch out, because you will after getting through with our next ingredient! Beta Alanine is a carnosine precursor[5], that helps prevent lactic acid accumulation in skeletal muscle. This help prevent the “burning” sensation from hitting too soon during extended working sets.

    Furthermore, Beta Alanine also increases endurance, power, strength, and time to exhaustion.[6-8] Just be warned, at the clinical dose of 3.2g, you’re set up for some serious paresthesia (“tingles”) if you’re not already saturated with BA.

  • BCAA 2:1:1 (6g)

    Need some energy before you hit the slopes? Outlift RTD is a perfect option to pack alongside the rest of your ski gear.

    Intense exercise is extremely catabolic. To prevent excessive muscle breakdown during your gym sessions, it’s vital to consume BCAAs before or during your workout. It just so happens that Nutrex has included a hefty 6g dose of 2:1:1 BCAAs in Outlift RTD! This dose is higher than a lot of BCAA-only supplements offer!

    Each RTD bottle contains 3g Leucine and 1.5g each of Isoleucine and Valine. Leucine is the main catalyst of the mTOR pathway in the body[9], help stimulate muscle protein synthesis, and ensuring you stay anabolic during exercise. Plus, the monstrous serving of BCAAs will also help you get back in the gym tomorrow, as they also reduce combats and hasten recovery.[10,11]

  • Taurine (2g)

    To ratchet up the pumps a bit further, Nutrex adds a sizeable 2g dose of taurine to the mix for some water-based pumps and improved endurance. Taurine is one of the most abundant aminos in the body, and can be found in large amounts in the brain, heart, and muscle.

    Taurine functions as an osmolyte, helping pull water into muscle cells, improving hydration and “water-based” pumps.[12] Plus, taurine also helps improve focus and cognition, since it’s stored in such vast amounts in the brain.[13]

  • Caffeine Anhydrous (300mg)

    Need an extra amino boost and hydration support during your workout? Grab Nutrex’s extremely well dosed Amino Charger+Hydration

    Here’s the main difference between the powder version of Outlift and the RTD version, the jolt of energy from caffeine. Outlift RTD contains 300mg of caffeine per serving, while the powder variant touts a bigger more stimmed out 350mg caffeine per scoop.

    Either way you look at it, when you enter the land of 300mg+ caffeine you’re in for one turbocharged workout no matter if its 300 or 350!

  • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (150mg)

    N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT) is an acetylated form of the amino acid L-Tyrosine, which makes it more soluble and supposedly more bioavailable. NALT is one of the most common focus boosters around predominantly due to the fact that it increases the production of two vital neurotransmitters, noradrenaline and dopamine. Aside from improving focus and cognition, NALT also lowers stress and anxiety.[14,15]

    The dosage here though is a bit on the low side, as we’d prefer to see at least 500mg, and in reality closer to 1g to really “feel” the added focus.

  • BioPerine (5mg)

    As you can see, there’s a lot of active included in Outlift RTD. To ensure that your body absorbs the maximal amount of the above ergogenics, Nutrex has included the absorption maximizer and bioavailability amplifier BioPerine, black pepper extract.

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Pumps, energy, endurance, and focus….Outlift RTD brings it ALL and the some!

Flavors Available

Nutrex hasn’t made the flavor lineup quite as extensive as its flagship pre workout powder, but has carried over two of the more popular and common flavors in the industry to the RTD version in Blue Raspberry and Fruit Punch.


Nutrex has really set themselves apart from the rest of the RTD market with Outlift RTD. Never before have we seen a clinically dosed pre workout that can stand up to even some of the powder based pre workouts available. The issue of course is cost, as RTDs are never as economical as their powder-based counterparts. Still though, these RTD products aren’t supposed to be an everyday type of product, but more for those instances when you’re in a jam and need something quick.

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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