Blue Star Nutraceuticals


Beta-Alanine Powder To Help Improve Workouts*
Fueled With Clinically Researched Ingredients To Crank-Up Energy Levels*
8.9  out of 10  (123 Reviews)
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Blue Raspberry
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Price: $59.99  ($2.40 / Serving)
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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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Oct 08, 2018
  • 10 Grape

I was lucky enough to try the full product of Blue Star's amazing P.P.K Preworkout Grape Flavor. Let me start off by saying that this is the best pre-workout i've ever tried. Hands down. The focus in the gym is insane when using P.P.K. I hit several PR's while using this because i want to lift those weights above head no matter what. I had a ton of energy able to keep going longer than my regular gym session, having so much energy left to do cardio at the end. I didn't want to leave the gym. 10/10 The pumps on this are amazing too. It has PeakATP® in it as an ingredient which is clinically shown to increase bloodflow by 54% greater than exercise alone. This must've helped a lot because my pumps were bigger than ever before. 10/10 The flavor i got to try was grape and i loved it!The taste is really good and it dissolved perfectly in my shaker cup. 10/10 Overall this is my new go-to pre workout. I am very thankful i got to try this product and i will be a repeat customer from now on. Overall 10/10 definitely recommend this!

Oct 06, 2018
  • 9 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 10 Grape

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
  • 9 Cream Soda

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.

Dec 19, 2017
  • 10 Cream Soda

I was quite intrigued about the Cream Soda flavor. Not typical for a Pre. I don't drink much soda but when I do, it is either Cream Soda or Root Beer. Flavor is spot on. Tastes just like Cream Soda without the carbonation. Not a flat soda either, you can tell this was meant to be non-carbonated. Once I did add about 4 oz of Cream Soda to it and was so unbelievable. PPK = Pump, Power, Kick, which are desired bodybuilding traits for a Pre-Workout. The pump agents are the products only weakness, IMO as I only experienced an average pump. The ATP, helped with a lot of strength as I increased reps on at least one every set. Kick would be the mental focus and intensity. Even though I washed out of caffeine for 10 days prior, 250 mg per serving is good, but I was using 300, which seems to be common. No BA tingles, even with 3.2 g of BA. A number of other ingredients and I really like succinates being included. Pump: 7 Power: 10 Focus: 9 Taste: 10 Overall: 9

Dec 19, 2017
  • 8 Blue Raspberry

Overall this is a very good PWO. I wasn't a big fan of the blue raspberry flavor though. It just seemed a bit off, although the aftertaste was pretty good. But, the PWO itself worked very well. It gave me lasting energy and focus no matter if I worked out first thing in the morning on my off days from work or after working a 12 hour day. The results were there which is the most important thing for me. A quality PWO for sure!

Dec 18, 2017
  • 10 Cream Soda

There are so many great things to say about Blue Star PPK and about the quality of Blue Star products in general but i want to keep this short and to the point. If not no one will read it lol. First is taste, mix ability and quality- Blue Star always pulls through and leads the way with innovation and quality testing before they go out to the public so rest assured all of those are top notch. Energy - I am a stim junkie and 1 level scoop is all i needed to have amazing smooth energy for hours with zero crash. Its the perfect blend of stims from quality products that actually work. Also with that great stim blend is a focus blend that keeps you in the zone for hours. Pump- is solid too for a product thats so well rounded. I never chase the pump since i train overnight fasted but i still got solid pumps from PPK All in all this is a All in one product that you should try out for yourself

Dec 15, 2017
  • 10 Cream Soda

The only reason I couldn't give this a perfect 10 was because it doesn't have my favorite ingredient in it..but that ingredient is no longer available. Amazing pre. Blue Star absolutely nailed it again

Dec 14, 2017
  • 9 Cream Soda

Creme Soda PPK deserves every bit of the enthusiastic praise that its been receiving. the flavor is totally unique and delicious. i dont know how they replicated the Creme Soda but they did it in spades! as much as i loved the flavor i liked the formulation and performance even more. this is a seriously well designed product that maximizes it ingredients to produce excellent energy and pumps along with outrageous focus! the nootropics in PPK are amazing, alertness, intensity and motivation levels go through the roof. if youre looking for a high performance Pre you just cant do better than PPK!

25 Servings
25 Servings
$2.40 Per Serving

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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