Blue Star Nutraceuticals

P.P.K. , 25 Servings Blue Raspberry

Beta-Alanine Powder To Help Improve Workouts*
Fueled With Clinically Researched Ingredients To Crank-Up Energy Levels*
8.9  out of 10  (125 Reviews)

Product Overview


Pump. Power. Kick.

Boost Power*

Enhance Performance*


Never waste another workout.

This is P.P.K.™, the most powerful pre-workout we’ve ever made. To do that, we looked at every other pre-workout on the market - and created something entirely different. Its powerful nootropics help support transmission.* Its diverse set of electrolytes help promote nutrient delivery.* And now, for the first time ever, we’ve included the remarkable PeakATP®, clinically shown to support an increase in blood flow.* The result is a single-serving supplement that will ultimately transform every aspect of your workout.*

It just doesn't know when to quit.

Like all pre-workouts, P.P.K. is best taken 30 minutes before you start training. But that’s where any similarity to other pre-workout products stops. Every scoop of P.P.K. was flawlessly engineered to provide three things: pump, power, and kick.* Because it has only what you need and none of what you don’t, P.P.K. delivers an unmatched concentration of premium ingredients not found in any other single-serving pre-workout product. This quantity-to-quality ratio means P.P.K. will not quit until you do - whether you’re knocking out a quick rep session, or fighting through a muscle marathon.*

Two types of muscle fibers.

At your muscles’ core, there are two types of fibers: fast-twitch, and slow-twitch. Slow-twitch fibers are for marathon runners and long-distance swimmers. They’re great for endurance, but not so great for power. Fast-twitch fibers however, are the ones that fill out t-shirts, turn heads, and tell stories. The universally accepted best way to build fast-twitch fibers is with explosion, acceleration, and repping to failure. In other words, intensity: exactly what P.P.K. does best.*

See the pump.

P.P.K. brings your muscles to life each and every time you use it.* With 400 mg of PeakATP®, a patented form of bioavailable adenosine-5’-triphosphate, you can be sure that every rep is delivering vital nutrients and oxygen directly to your working muscles for visible increases in pump, power, and strength.* The days of Arginine and L-Citrulline are over. PeakATP® is the new king of pump-enhancing nitric oxide boosters.*

Use the power.

All the pump in the world means nothing without the power to go with it. That’s why P.P.K. has 3200 mg of beta-alanine, a critical beta-amino acid that, when present, perpetuates training capacity by slowing down the onset of muscle fatigue.* How will you know it’s working? You'll feel the "tingle" immediately after your serving.*

Feel the kick.

P.P.K. doesn’t just literally pump you up. It also gets you pumped.* Your body reacts to P.P.K.’s unique formula of scientifically researched nootropics each and every time you take a serving.* You may notice a support in reflexes, alertness, and hyper-intensity during every workout.* The importance of this cannot be overstated. After all, the greatest workout in the world can be ruined instantly by outside distraction. No pre-workout other than P.P.K. mentally prepares you to this level.*

A better way than water.

Hyper-hydrating electrolytes crank your energy production and performance. Staying hydrated might not be the first thing on your mind when you think of your pre-workout but when you walk by a guy bent over at the waist due to not being hydrated, you’ll be glad you use P.P.K. and not the bargain-bin flavor-focused nonsense he chose.*

The secret: The science.

Plain and simple: any great workout starts with P.P.K.* It’s meticulously engineered with essential ingredients that were chosen specifically for their pump, power, and kick-inducing qualities.* That’s why every serving will help deliver a muscle-tingling, vein-swelling, trance-inducing feeling that will make you forget about anything else in the room and unconditionally prepare you for just one thing: the greatest workout of your life.*

Make the switch to P.P.K.
  • * Supports blood flow during exercise*
  • * Supports athletic endurance*
  • * Supports an Increase in lean body mass*
  • * Promotes an increase in strength*
  • * Lessens muscular fatigue*
Better By Design
Real products from real people.

“Having the motivation, energy and focus to get to the gym everyday and push it to the limits for every set can be difficult. That’s why P.P.K. was developed. When taken 30 minutes prior to any exercise, P.P.K. will get you energized, hyper-focused, and motivated to get the most out of each workout from your first set to your last, so you never waste another workout again.”*

David Gundermann
Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Star Nutraceuticals

Ph.D., Nutrition & Metabolism, University of Texas Medical Branch
M.Sc. Human Performance, University of Florida

Blue Star Nutraceuticals - Better By Design.

Ratings & Reviews

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125 Ratings
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Mar 15, 2019

(review for the grape flavor)This PWO works so great that I save it for leg days because I feel like using it for anything other than squats and/or deadlifts would be a waste! It mixes well, tastes great, and the energy and stamina are solid and won't let you down. I am energized and ready to go, I don't get jittery, I am SUPER dialed in and focused, I can bring the mental intensity that I need, and the energy doesn't run out on me halfway through a workout. All of this combines to give me a confidence to attack the weights when I'm lifting and to push myself further and further each time. And all in a relatively small 8.5g scoop size! I love the full 3.2g serving of Beta Alanine, I love the inclusion of PeakATP for performance, stamina, recovery, and pumps. I love the solid but not over-the-top 250mg of caffeine. The Grape flavor tastes kind of like a candied grape and is really tasty for those of you who care what your PWO tastes like. And while this is a tad pricey compared to some of the other PWOs you can get, when you factor in the overall quality of the product and the results, it really ups the overall value to a high level. Quality-wise, this is top-tier stuff, so unless you are counting pennies and would rather skimp a dollar or so per serving for something far lesser in that department, this is a great product to add to your arsenal. I would recommnd this hands-down to anyone serious about upping their game. Superior quality and a steady rush of energy and mental focus makes it worhwhile to splurge a little bit and pick this one up.

Mar 09, 2019

I had the opportunity to try P.P.K. recently. I chose the Grape flavor, which is no longer available. I am not usually a fan of grape flavors, but wanted to try this one because it was highly regarded. It did not disappoint. I mixed it in 10 oz of cold water, and it had a nice, light grape flavor. Not too sweet or overpowering. It was also not at all bitter, which was nice, as so many pres are. It mixed perfectly, and there was no residue or floaters. One level scoop weighed out to exactly 8 grams, so very close to their dosing. It provides a pump formula that does leave a little to be desired. The addition of some L-citrulline would be welcome. I didn't experience very good pumps on this one. The energy comes from 250 mg of caffeine, which a moderate dose. However, as a stand alone for energy, I didn't get much from it. It could really do with a little l-tyrosine or some Teacrine. This would really round it out nicely. The focus comes largely from a big dose of Huperzine, which is a pretty good stand alone ingredient, but again, when combines with something like alpha-GPC it is so much more effective. I found I didn't have the laser focus using P.P.K. that I have experienced with other pres. All together, this formula didn't quite meet all my needs. With the addition of a few more ingredients, this would be a top tier pre. Another downside is the price point. It is just a little spendy for what you get. I know Blue Star is an outstanding company, and from what I understand, there are some great things on the horizon to be excited about. Thanks for reading!

Mar 04, 2019

I was able to try this product thanks to Blue Star and the reps for choosing me as the lucky winner in their promo. Flavor: I received the Grape flavor and for someone who isn't a big fan of grape, i have to say it tastes great! It reminded me a bit of a grape flavored jolly rancher, you can definitely taste the grape but it's not extremely sweet. No artificial flavor or anything. You're going to like this for sure. 9/10 Mixability: This pre-workout mixes perfectly. There's absolutely zero residue, no chunks or solid pieces and only the tiniest bit of foaming which is normal and doesn't hinder me one bit. 10/10 Effectiveness: This is the main reason why P.P.K is my favorite pre-workout. Despite having only 250 mg of caffeine, it delivers a ton of energy. I feel strong, don't get fatigued as fast and really notice the difference after taking it. I usually make my gym sessions 30 minutes longer after using this, simply because i don't feel like i'm ready to go home if i do my usual routine with energy left to spare. I increase my regular 4 sets to 5 sets and i add in an extra 15 minutes of cardio at the end on top of my existing cardio routine. The pumps are incredible. At the end i feel like my muscles are ready to pop and i can see the difference in the mirror. There's a reason the first P from P.P.K stands for Pump. It really helps you look extra swole at the end of your workout. My absolute favorite about P.P.K however, is the focus it gives me. No other pre-workout gets me in the zone more and this is the reason why i use this mostly for PR days when i need to be on my absolute best. I don't get distracted, I get mentally focussed and i get the work done. I can honestly say i hit several personal bests thanks to this supplement and i really recommend it if you haven't tried it yet. 10/10 Formula: P.P.K has 250 mg of caffeine, which is a bit at the lower end of most pre-workouts. However don't let this fool you because P.P.K really does deliver a kick and you'll feel that energy boost that will help you through your workout. It has 3.2 grams of beta alanine, 400 mg of peak ATP, a ton of vitamin B3, B6, B12 and a whole lot more. You get everything you need with this and the formula definitely works. Nothing but praise here. Overall: This is really a great pre-workout and i am a bit sad that it is getting discontinued. However i know Blue Star is coming out with a new line of products that i can't wait to try next. That said, if you're looking for a pre-workout now, i highly recommend P.P.K. The flavor is great, the energy/strength boost is top tier, the pumps are awesome and the focus is unequalled. Get it while you still can.

Jan 16, 2019

Blue Star Nutraceuticals P.P.K. pre-workout is a true one scooper coming in at 8.5 g per scoop. The formula is quite concentrated while containing effective doses. I mix a scoop of P.P.K. with 10 oz of water and it mixes up excellent. There is only a tiny bit of foam after mixing that disappears instantly with no residue left in my cup. I really enjoy the Grape flavor and would compare it to a light grape Jolly Rancher in both flavor and sweetness. Now onto the formula and the effects. I like the added B Vitamins to the formula and the 250 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous is good to get you going. It gets me through my workout while not being overly stimed and no crash. I also get some good tingles from the full 3,200 mg dose of Beta-Alanine that I always enjoy. While you get a good dose of 400 mg of PEAK ATP the pumps were just pretty good for me. The focus with P.P.K. although was very good. The Mental Focus Blend consists of nice doses of 200 mg Beta-Phenylethylamine, 50 mg Hordenine HCL and a large 400 mg Huperzine A. P.P.K. consistently elevated my mood and helped to lock in my focus. P.P.K. is a solid pre-workout that delivers without being overly strong. It's all-around effective while containing effective doses. I like it a lot and think it would be very good for anybody looking for a well rounded pre-workout that isn't too extreme.

Jan 06, 2019

I received a tub of this P.P.K. from a promo win and I was looking forward to trying it because I had experience with the previous version in the pink lemonade flavor which I liked the effects so I wanted to see if this version was going to be as good. The powder mixes very well with really no foam or particles floating and the flavor when mixed in 10oz of ice cold water does taste like a light grape flavored jolly rancher candy but it isn't too strong or sweet.. I really don't see anyone having any issues with this flavor but it's nothing mind blowing just an ordinary grape. The energy from this is powered by 250mg of caffeine which I like the fact that they didn't go over board with it but it needs something else to work with the caffeine to really give it a kick which you don't feel at all from this PW. The mood boost is decent with the dose of PEA and it has Hordernine to help prolong it but I felt this the first 2x using it but then I really didn't feel it after the first 2x. The focus is decent but it's still lacking cause it only has really one ingredient which is Hurperzine in a very high dose. They should have cut the dose in 1/2 and added another ingredient that works well with Hurperzine like Alpha GPC or CDP Choline for a more stronger and enhanced focus. The pumps weren't anything special and again they went with only one ingredient where I feel this needed a good dose of another ingredient such as L-Citrulline, Citrulline Malate, Agmatine Sulfate, or Glycerol. Any one of these four ingredients in a good dose would have really enhanced the pump effect. Overall this PW is WAY to expensive for what it delivers and from my extensive experience there are better options on the market where the caffeine amount is 300mg or less and deliver a better PW experience without having to add any bulk ingredients of my own.

Jan 02, 2019

I personally opt for products that are highly effective over anything else, meaning I want a sickening pump that has my skin literally splitting (yes I received a number of new stretch marks while using this PWO) and the kind of focus that makes me feel fifteen times stronger. PPK did a pretty good job of this, I used it alone to get a feel for it my first few workouts, this product provided a good dose of focus as per the 400mg of caffeine per scoop (I only ever took 1 scoop per session), all the while doing its job without causing jitters or shakes. After a few sew sessions I then mixed it with dextrose and EAA's, taking things to a whole new level. It worked extremely well when stacked with these two valuable ingredients. Overall, I'd say this PWO is one of my personal favorites thus far.

Oct 06, 2018

Absolutely great pre-workout here from Blue Star! I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, as this product seemed to be a combination of all the different features of various pre-workouts, but I have to say i'm blown away! The ingredient profile is excellent with high quality ingredients, all leading to a great combo of focus, energy and pump. My favorite and the best feature of P.P.K. was the pump. I had some nasty pumps on chest and arm days. But focus and energy are so close behind and both of those really stand out here well. It is one of the most well balanced pre-workouts that i've gotten to try. As for the flavor, I used the Grape, which like many others have already said, is amazing! It really did remind me of a grape jolly rancher. Mixability and texture were both perfect too. Overall, one of the better pre-workouts out there, especially if youre looking for a great balance between pump, energy and focus!

Mar 14, 2018

I really want to give this a higher rating because this is a superior preworkout. It has no creatine or yohimbe which many dont like but does have a huge dose of Beta-Alanine. I prefer to dose my creatine at 5 grams of monohydrate and I like that there's none in this. I was surprised. I got huge pumps from this formula which I thought previously that it lacked in that department. The price is extremely high but blue star always brings a well made high quality product. It shines in the focus department. You will get that tunnel vision in the zone feeling which is great for achieving the appropriate mind muscle connection.

Mar 07, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to try out the new grape flavor of PPK. So in start, the flavor ... the best grape supplement flavoring I have ever had period. No bitter after taste, just smooth real grape taste. This product also mixes very well in my trials with 6, 8 and 10 ounces of water. The flavor didn't change a lot over those variances either. As for the effectiveness, awesome energy and focus for solid 50 minute sessions. This made for crazy pumps on accessory work days and higher volume workouts. This product and flavor should definitely find a way into your gym bag.

Mar 07, 2018

Probably the best tasting preworkout I've ever had. The grape is absolutely delicious. Gave me tons of energy that lasted the entire workout, even on the really hard days. It does what it says it will. Great product by Blue Star.

Mar 04, 2018

Flavor- This one is subjective, but the grape flavor is just very good. Initial taste is a slightly less sweet grape jolly rancher, maybe a hint of bitter at the end, but it's not really bad at all. As far as grape flavors go, PPK did a great job. Overall, It's just a well thought out profile, effective ingredients, great flavor. PPK delivered as a ... I couldn't not recommend it. Very well done, Blue Star. Bravo.

Feb 28, 2018

So I have been using this for about the past 2 weeks now. And have come to enjoy it quite a bit! First off, the flavor is DELICIOUS. There is no doubt that this is grape flavored..it doesn't "sort of" taste like grape, it tastes exactly like grape flavor. When I first tasted it, i got the feeling of dejavu....i thought to myself "i have had this before". Then i remembered back a few years ago, when i tried out the "Grapes of Wrath" flavor of the Animal Rage XL pre workout. It tasted almost identical from what i remember..and that is a very good thing! Because that was one of my favorite tasting pre workout i have ever had. I would literally just dump my finger in it and suck it off my finger, thats how much i liked it. So yea, the flavor is DELICIOUS! The focus and the energy i get form this stuff is amazing as well. But i knew that was going to be the case when i saw it had the Hordenine Hcl + beta-Phenylethylamine combo. I am a huge fan of nootropics, and these are 2 of my favourites, especially when used in conjuction with another. The hordenine works by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine levels, as well as improving focus and energy and prolonging the effects of Phenylethylamine, and other stimulants. The hordenine also increase mental focus and helps to boost concentration, which is perfect for taking pre workout..especially for me as my mind wanders sometimes and have a hard time focusing. There is alos the inclusion of Huperzine A, which works well for boosting memory and learning performance..plus many other qualities which are beneficial. Then there is the "pump and power blend" which contains 3200mg of Beta-alanine, 400mg PEAK-ATP and 250mg caffeine. The beta-alanine and PEAK ATP work well together, and provides you with a very good pump, while also boosting physical performance. That, combined with the 250 mg caffeine and youve got yourself a very good conbination that provides energy, boosts performance, and gives a great pump. I used this yesterday for some arm training, and i can confirm...the pump was real! Mixability is also not an issue at all, i mixed one scoop into 12 oz water and gave it a few swirls. There was some foaming, and a few little clumps..then I shook it again, and it was mixed in completely. This is also one of the few pre workouts where i prefer to mix it in a shaker, as opposed to just dumping a scoop into my mouth. Mainly because the flavor is so dam good, i like to sip on it and enjoy it. Also because, when i tried dumping it in my mouth and mixing it with a swill of water, it kind of just clumped up and was hard to mix completely. So i am very impressed with this pre workout. It provides everything you should be looking for when looking for a quality pre workout. Focus, energy and pump are all very good and the focus/energy lasts for a long time as well, due to the hordenine which works by prolonging the effects of stimulants. I took a scoop of this yesterday at around 4 PM, and the energy and focus lasted pretty much throughout the rest of the day. Pump is also very good as well, and the PEAK ATP works well to improve performance. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality pre workout! Ratings would be.. Focus - 9.5/10 Energy - 9/10 Pump - 9/10 Mixability - 9/10 Flavor - 10/10

Feb 21, 2018

I trialed this product as part of a promotion. The flavor was amazing, tasted just like Kool-aide. I mixed mine with 12 oz of water and it was perfect. Not too sweet, doesn't taste like that nasty artificial grape flavoring. My main takeaway was the pump factor. I have been following the same workout plan for the past few months. I didn't change anything from my last chest workout but my pecs felt like they were going to explode. Such an amazing pump! This is a top notch preworkout that I would definitely recommend!

Jan 08, 2018

This is a different and bangin' preworkout - it continues to hit hard, where some I get used to in a matter of days. I would put it in the same category as something like NitraFlex as it is Creatine free. Pump factor is definitely there, and my endurance is about the same as most other decent preworkouts (~50-60 minutes), but the nootropics are what sets this apart. I feel a calm focus; I know what I'm doing and where I'm going next, even with my workouts changing week to week I'm mentally prepared - can calculate how much weight, reps, etc. And A much better mind-muscle connection. Cream Soda is a novel and very good flavor and mixes with zero grit.

Dec 21, 2017

[B]Taste (Pineapple Mango): 8/10[/B] I've read multiple reviews saying this flavor is GOAT, but I sort of disagree. I found, even after mixing in various amounts of water (from 6oz to 16oz), the flavor was not outstanding like others have said. I can only taste a slight Mango flavor, and there's a weird after-taste that lingers in your mouth. I can't quite put my finger on it what that is. It's like a little extra "bite" at the end. Perhaps it's the 3.2g of BA in it, but I'm not sure. Not a bad taste by any means, just not outstanding like others have said and I've tasted better tasting pre-workouts. [B]Mixability: 10/10[/B] Very easy to mix up, only takes a few shakes. Although there's a little bit of foaming, all pre-workouts foam up so that's more or less a moot point. [B]Efficacy: 7/10[/B] I've tried this 3 times now, the first time on a leg day, the second time on a chest/back day, and the third time on an arm day. I did a full serving, and didn't really find it to be all that effective. I didn't notice too much focus in the gym, even though there is quite a bit of caffeine and quite a bit of "focus" ingredients. I remember I was doing squats on leg day and was completely spacey, looking around the gym constantly. Also, I think the 3.2g of BA is somewhat useless in most regards, unless you're able to take it everyday and get the muscles saturated, and even then, the application is mostly for endurance / higher rep workouts.

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What's in Blue Star Nutraceuticals P.P.K.

25 Servings Blue Raspberry
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8.5 g)
Servings Per Container: 25
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10       
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1%**
Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide) 20 mg 125%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 14 mg 822%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 12 mcg 500%
Sodium (as Sodium chloride, Sodium R-lipoate) 55 mg 2%
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 55 mg
Power and Pump Blend
Beta-Alanine 3,200 mg
PEAK ATP® (Adenosine 5'-Triphosphate Disodium) 400 mg
Caffeine Anhydrous 250 mg
Mental Focus Blend
Beta-Phenylethyamine 200 mg
Hordenine HCI 50 mg
Huperzine A (1%)(Huperzia serrata)(leaf) standardized extract 400 mcg
XD Delivery Technology™ 61 mg †
Fumaric Acid       
BioPerine® Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) (fruit)       
AstraGin™ (Panax notoginseng, Astragalus membranaceus) (Root)       
Sodium R-Lipoate       
Succinic Acid       
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
∆ DV less than 2%.
Other Ingredients:
Maltodextrin, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Blue No. 1.
Allergy Warning: Made in a facility that also processes milk, soy, egg, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, fish/crustaceans/shellfish oils, and wheat products.

Directions For P.P.K.: Formulated for maximum intensity. Take one serving of P.P.K.™ with 10-12 oz of cold water, 15-30 minutes prior to exercise. DO NOT exceed two servings in a 24-hour period. To avoid sleeplessness, do not consume within 5 hours of bedtime.

Warnings: KEEP OUT OF REACH FROM CHILDREN. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Not intended for use by persons under 18. Do not consume synephrine, caffeine, or thyroid-boosting compounds from other sources, including but not limited to coffee, tea, soda or other dietary supplements or medications containing phenylephrine, caffeine, or any stimulants whatsoever. This product contains caffeine. Do not use this product for longer than 8 weeks, and make sure that usage is followed by a 2 week off-period. Consult a health care provider before use if you have been treated for, diagnosed with, or have family history of any medical conditions, including but not limited to anxiety disorders, depression, kidney disease, liver disease, post-traumatic syndrome, schizophrenia, glaucoma, hypertension, hypotension, angina, cardiovascular disease, or if you are using any prescription, or over-the-counter, medications including but not limited to MAOI, anti-depressants, aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or products containing phenylephrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylethylamine, or other stimulants. Discontinue use and immediately seek medical attention if you experience chest pain, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, nausea, or other comparable symptoms. Consult a health care provider before starting any diet or exercise program. Do not exceed recommended servings. Improper use of this product will not improve results and is not advised. Use only as directed. Do not use if safety seal on this package has been broken. Store in a cool, dry place (60°F to 80°F)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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