Gold Standard Pre-Workout
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard Pre-Workout

A Pre-Workout Worthy of the Gold Standard Name
Unleashes Amplified Energy, Sharp Focus, and Supports Enhanced Endurance*
8.3 out of 10  (563 Reviews)
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30 Servings
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Product Overview

finally a

pre-
workout

worthy of the gold standard name

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout. ENergy. Focus. Endurance. 30 Servings.
As Good As Gold

ON's new Gold Standard Pre-Workout® unleashes amplified energy, focus, and supports enhanced endurance to help you reach the pinnacle of your game, crush your next set, get that last rep, and achieve some true gains.* Whatever your goals, accomplish them all with the pre-workout from the most trusted brand in sports nutrition.

Foundational Ingredients

  • 175 mg of Caffeine from Natural Sources
  • 1.5 g of Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine
  • 3 g of Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate
  • 1.5 g of L-Citrulline Malate

Beyond the Basics

  • Banned Substance Free and Certified "Informed-Choice, Trusted by Sport"
  • 375 mg of Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI
  • 250 mg of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
  • Muscle Matrix including 25 mg of AstraGIN®

This formula raises the bar by providing you with only what you need to achieve your True Strength™ - made with select banned substance free ingredients, including caffeine from only natural sources (tea and coffee bean) to help dial in intense energy, mental alertness, and sharp focus before you hit the gym. Gold Standard Pre-Workout™ is also made with only premium ingredients including CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, which supports your intramuscular buffering system to help you train harder, longer and German-engineered Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate - one of the industry's most well-known providers of high purity creatine monohydrate.* Finally, the Gold Standard of pre-workouts includes L-Citrulline Malate - a precursor to Nitric Oxide (N.O.) synthesis and other ingredients such as AstraGIN® and Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI to round out this powerful formulation.

The Gold Standard of Flavors: ON has also raised the bar on flavor. Available in options such as Blueberry Lemonade, Watermelon, Pineapple, Green Apple, and Fruit Punch, Gold Standard Pre-Workout™ leaves all other pre-workouts behind on performance AND taste. You take your workouts and performance seriously. Don't settle for a second place product, get the legit pre-workout that’s as GOOD AS GOLD!

Choose Your Strength. Scoop. Energy Level. Intense. Extreme. Energy Level. Caffeine. Beta-Alanine. Creatine Monohydrate. L-Citrulline Malate.
What To Use & When
ESSENTIAL
AMINO ENERGY
GOLD STANDARD
PRE-WORKOUT
PLATINUM
PRE-
ANYTIME ENERGY PRE-WORKOUT PRE-WORKOUT
CUSTOMIZABLE
ANYTIME ENERGY + FOCUS
+ AMINO SUPPORT
OPTIMAL
ENERGY + FOCUS + ENDURANCE
MORE INTENSE
ENERGY + FOCUS + ENDURANCE
+ THERMOGENIC SUPPORT
100mg CAFFEINE
FROM NATURAL SOURCES
175mg CAFFEINE
FROM NATURAL SOURCES
200mg CAFFEINE
5g AMINO BLEND 1.5g BETA-ALANINE
1.5g L-CITRULLINE MALATE
3g CREATINE MONOHYDRATE
1.6g BETA-ALANINE
2g CITRULLINE
CAPSICUM FRUIT EXTRACT
PHYTOBLEND + VITAMIN C

Ratings & Reviews

8.3
Overall
Rating
Out of 10
Excellent
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Gold Standard Pre-Workout Reviews
563 Total Ratings
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  • VERIFIED BUYER RATING:
    8.3 | 300 Ratings
  • AVERAGE FLAVOR RATING:
    8.3 | 7 Flavors
  • 9.1
    TOP RATED FLAVOR:
    Strawberry Lime
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Rated
5
Out of 10

I didn't find the flavor to be too appealing. Does have a bit of an aftertaste. As for effectiveness, I have experimented with between 1 & 2 scoops with limited results. I'm halfway through the jar and I'm considering going back to my old pre-workout (JYM). I can take 2 scoops, and my ears will burn and tingle, though it wears off about 20 minutes into my workout. Who knows, maybe it's just me. It's not a bad product, I just don't find it to be a great product.

  • 5Fruit Punch
Rated
10
Out of 10

This is a great pre if you are looking for endurance benefits. I mix half a scoop of Gold Standard with half a scoop of Mr. Hyde to get the big caffeine rush as well as the endurance factor. The green apple flavor is great and mixes well with Mr. Hyde. I definitely recommend this product and if you need the big energy boost you could double scoop and get a great pump

  • 10Green Apple
Rated
8
Out of 10

Good taste, nice kick to keep you going

  • 8Watermelon
Rated
10
Out of 10

I am fairly new to the pre-workout game. I've used maybe 2 or 3 total different kinds. The Optimum Nutrition Blueberry Lemonade gives you just the right punch to be motivated, wake you up, get you going. It is not a powerful punch though. I don't like the post workouts that make my heart race and sweat profusely. If you want a great tasting reliable pre workout drink that gets the job done and isn't over The Top. Then this is for you.

  • 10Blueberry Lemonade
Rated
9
Out of 10

Great taste, great energy

Rated
5
Out of 10

I didn't find the flavor to be too appealing. Does have a bit of an aftertaste. As for effectiveness, I have experimented with between 1 & 2 scoops with limited results. I'm halfway through the jar and I'm considering going back to my old pre-workout (JYM). I can take 2 scoops, and my ears will burn and tingle, though it wears off about 20 minutes into my workout. Who knows, maybe it's just me. It's not a bad product, I just don't find it to be a great product.

  • 5Fruit Punch
Rated
4
Out of 10

Flavor was decent though if you were expecting to receive a ton of energy and to be a monster at the gym the day you take it I would not recommend this product. I am pretty good at keeping my caffeine tolerance low so I would expect the 175 milligrams of caffeine should have affected me but sadly I was mistaken and I never received much of a boost I was expecting. Even taking multiple scoops will do little to help. This product also will not age well and it will quickly lose its powder form and morph into a big ball. If your looking for a good pre work out I would go for muscle pharms assault.

  • 6Blueberry Lemonade
Rated
10
Out of 10

This is the first pre-workout I have taken that doesn't taste like a fitness drink. The Blueberry Lemonade is SOOOO FREAKING GOOD!!! I was ready to rock and roll and had an amazing back workout yesterday. I am sore this morning :) I pushed myself and stayed focused throughout the workout. I bought a 4 serving size to try out the product but I am ordering a 30 serving of this product today. My boyfriend also likes using it as well. So this is a good product for both men and women.

  • 10Blueberry Lemonade
Rated
10
Out of 10

No written review.

Rated
10
Out of 10

This is a great pre if you are looking for endurance benefits. I mix half a scoop of Gold Standard with half a scoop of Mr. Hyde to get the big caffeine rush as well as the endurance factor. The green apple flavor is great and mixes well with Mr. Hyde. I definitely recommend this product and if you need the big energy boost you could double scoop and get a great pump

  • 10Green Apple
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What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout

30 Servings Blueberry Lemonade
Serving Size 1 Scoop (10 g)
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 5       
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 500 IU 125%
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 2 mg 133%
Niacin (as Nicotinic Acid) 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 200 mcg 50%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 10 mcg 167%
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate) 10 mg 100%
Muscle Matrix
Creatine Monohydrate (Creapure®) 3 g
AstraGIN® Proprietary Blend [Astragalus membranaceus Extract (root) & Panax notoginseng Extract (root)] 25 mg
Performance Composite
Beta-Alanine (as CarnoSyn®) 1.5 g
Micronized L-Citrulline 750 mg
Energy & Focus Complex
Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl 375 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 250 mg
Caffeine 175 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex 100 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural and Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Caffeine (from Tea and/or Coffee Bean), Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, Tartaric Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Blue 1

Directions For Gold Standard Pre-Workout: Mix each scoop with 6-8 oz of water and consume 20-30 minutes before training. Start with 1 scoop or less to assess your tolerance. DO NOT EXCEED 2 SCOOPS WITHIN ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD.

Warnings: CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS OR ARE UNDER A PHYSICIAN’S CARE FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION. NOT FOR USE BY THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, WOMEN THAT ARE PREGNANT, TRYING TO GET PREGNANT, OR NURSING, OR THOSE THAT ARE SENSITIVE TO CAFFEINE, NIACIN OR BETA-ALANINE. DO NOT CONSUME CAFFEINE FROM OTHER SOURCES WHILE TAKING THIS PRODUCT AS TOO MUCH CAFFEINE MAY CAUSE NERVOUSNESS, IRRITABILITY, SLEEPLESSNESS, AND OCCASIONALLY RAPID HEARTBEAT. BETA-ALANINE AND NIACIN MAY CAUSE A HARMLESS, TEMPORARY TINGLING OR FLUSHING SENSATION.

DO NOT COMBINE WITH ALCOHOL. DO NOT EXCEED 2 SCOOPS WITHIN ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD. CONSUME AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET AND EXERCISE PROGRAM, AND DRINK AT LEAST 100 OZ OF WATER PER DAY. EXERCISE MAY INCREASE YOUR NEED FOR FLUID INTAKE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* 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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