Best Pre Workout Supplement Guide for 2019: PricePlow’s Top 10

Best Pre Workout 2019

What’s the best Pre Workout of 2019? Depends what you want… our personal lists are below!

Everyone loves to talk about their favorite pre workout supplement, but everyone is different.

For simplicity, we’ve returned this page to the “Top 10 list” style, but we still have two major types of supplements for you to choose from – “mainstream” and “high-stim” / “aggressive”.

Open Labels Rule

In general, we prefer products whose labels are 100% open and nonproprietary, a recent trend many companies have taken. No more hiding the expensive/good stuff at the bottom of the list!

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NutraBio PRE Extreme Grape Berry Crush

Next to get Grape Berry Crush? The top-rated pre workout, PRE Extreme!

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  1. “Mainstream” Pre Workout Supplements (recommended for most people)

    No “aggressive” or “exotic” stimulants here — so no fancy forms of PEA, or DM*A.

  2. “High-Stim” Pre Workouts (advanced users only)

    The next-level pre workouts for advanced users who can handle DMHA or special forms of PEA.

How do you want your pre workout?

Disclosure: PricePlow has received free samples of nearly every product mentioned on this page, including various competitors that aren’t listed. Using a team-based approach, we judge each product on merits of value, efficacy, labeling disclosure, and quality, and our opinions are never swayed by free samples.

Our Top 5 Pre Workout Supplements (Mainstream / Non-Aggressive Stims)

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  1. 5. Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged

    If you’re looking for quality, tons of natural ingredients, and banned-substance free tests, this is still a trusted one to go with that was way ahead of its time.

    Kaged Muscle picked up where JYM left off (and this isn’t surprising, given that it’s the same formulator who’s picked up a few new tricks along the way).

    Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged

    Pre-Kaged is the much anticipated pre workout from Kris Gethin and Kaged Muscle. It has shattered expectations.

    First things first — the 274mg of PurCaf organic coffee is 91% pure, so it provides ~250mg caffeine. Which leads us to the major point of this product:

    Nearly all Natural Sources

    When it comes to supplements, Kris Gethin likes to keep it as natural as possible. This monster of a tub brings 6.5g of fermented straight L-citrulline, fermented BCAAs, 250mg caffeine from 274mg PurCaf green coffee bean extract), and the same Spectra Total ORAC antioxidants.

    They use the same natural betaine that has studies on it – BetaPower – and the hydration blend of taurine and coconut water powder keeps it natural too. The beet root extract also brings a realistic color.

    In terms of flavoring and sweetening, Pre-Kaged uses mostly stevia, so that the sucralose stays as low as possible. Rumor has it that they’re trying to get rid of that sucralose so it’s 100% natural, so stay tuned to that!

    Unlike some of the pre workouts above and below, the beta alanine is dosed at 1.6g, so you don’t tingle your ears off. The biggest drawback to us is the 1.5g of Patented Creatine HCl, which falls short of the 3g clinical dose. There are a few “half-doses” here, meaning the rest is part of the stack.

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    Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged Ingredients

    Pre-Kaged packs a hefty 32g dose of ingredients in each scoop. This provides all the pre workout power you will need for 20 grueling gym sessions.

  2. 4. Ghost Legend

    Ghost Legend Christian Guzman V3

    CGV3

    The big story/asterisk here is that while we are fans of Ghost Legend, we absolutely love the V3 Guzman edition. If that becomes a permanent fixture, it could probably go higher up.

    But even without the Guzman treatment, the “OG” Ghost Legend has stood the test of time, and is an excellent blend between cost, effectiveness, ability to be enjoyed by everyone, and of course… flavor!!

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    Ghost Legend Christian Guzman

    If you can find this bad boy, it’s the one to get!

  3. 3. Nutrex Outlift

    Clinically dosed and drug-tested approved, with tons of options like Outlift Natural. But if you’re into the original version with sucralose, Outlift Gummy Bear is a must-try flavor!

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  4. 2. MFIT Supps HAVOC

    By far Ben’s favorite of 2019, this one’s on the lower end of the stimulant spectrum with just 200mg caffeine, allowing him to have a great workout without getting blasted (which is good for those crazy powerlifting sessions). The newcomer on the scene and Ben’t can’t get enough of it!

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  5. 1. NutraBio PRE Workout (or NutraBio PRE Extreme for Carbs and Yohimbine)

    NutraBio PRE Extreme

    NutraBio’s PRE Extreme is another in a wave of high quality effectively dosed pre workouts hitting the market.

    What a pre workout this is. NutraBio is an industry veteran whom we couldn’t respect more. Their formulas are so open that they even disclose the amount of coloring, flavoring, and sweetener inside! (The colors are always natural, by the way.)

    PRE Extreme took the scene by storm, not only because it has a fantastic array of pump ingredients, but also because it has 15g of carbs from high-end cluster dextrin – which provide fantastic pumps!!

    It comes with a caveat though — you need to be able to handle the 350mg caffeine in order to get that full serving of pump action. The good news is that it’s a caffeine blend that has some caffeine from caffeine malate, which causes it to last longer and doesn’t hit as “hard” as 350mg of straight caffeine anhydrous.

    There are four different pump ingredients (five if you count betaine!), all of them are hugely dosed, and that’s why it’s here. Starting with 6g citrulline malate (2:1 ratio), which is 4g of actual citrulline. That’s enough on its own, but there’s also Nitrosigine arginine silicate and agmatine too!

    NutraBio

    Pure Supplements. Pure Results. And they’ll back those supplements up with third party lab tests. Keep watching out for these guys in 2017!

    Also important for a #1 pre — the ergogenics are fully loaded – 3g worth of creatine and 2.5g worth of betaine!

    To top it off, there’s extra electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, etc… which we’ve seen get removed from pre workouts. Did we say it’s loaded? It is! You just can’t go wrong with this stuff!

    Note on the carbs: Pre EXTREME contains 15g carbs, but if you don’t want the carbs, go with NutraBio PRE (without the Extreme). It’s carb-free and yohimbine-free as well.

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    NutraBio PRE Extreme V4 Ingredients

    V3 was a monster of a pre workout, V4 keeps everything you loved about V3 and makes it that much better.

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Our Top 5 Pre Workout Supplements (High-Stim / “Aggressive” Stims)

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  1. 5. Chaos Crew – Bring the Chaos

    Especially for our European friends who can’t find a crazy good product, this one is definitely for you!!

  2. 4. Blackstone Labs Dust X

    Have to give credit to PJ Braun and Blackstone Labs for joining the fight for your right to choose safe ingredients with Jared Wheat and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals!

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  3. 3. Juggernaut Nutrition Irate Extreme

    Train like the Juggernaut you are with this insane powerlifter-approved pre workout!!

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    Juggernaut Nutrition Irate Extreme

    Two forms of caffeine, DMHA, PEA, ‘super synephrine’, and alpha-yo? And that’s not even getting into the pump formula?! Get ready to get wowed

  4. 2. Performax Labs HyperMax Extreme

    Fantastic, well-rounded pre workout — this is the non DMHA option in the high-stim/aggressive area, as it relies on the advanced PEA in N-Phenethyldimethylamine Citrate instead!

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    Performax Labs HyperMax Extreme

    Now this is how you make a well-rounded “extreme” tier pre workout!

  5. 1. Alpha Lion SuperHuman (or SuperHuman Supreme if you need it!)

    Wow!!! Going back to the original 2-amino-6 form of DMHA, Alpha Lion has done it with this fantastic selection. On a “regular” day, the standard SuperHuman is the go-to. But if you need something supreme for those crazy crazy days, then you must check out the SuperHuman Supreme Label too!

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    Alpha Lion SuperHuman Ingredients

    This is the US version in early 2019, upgraded to S7 for even better pumps!

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    Alpha Lion SuperHuman Supreme Ingredients

    Now this label is downright crazy!

    ^^ It doesn’t get much more supreme than this one! Be ready!!

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What about…

SO many good ones missed. What do you think deserves to be here?

Any dark horses that we’ll all know about this year that we missed here?

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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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