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  (550 Reviews)
2 Sizes
30 Servings
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6 Flavors
Green Apple
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Price: $28.99  ($0.97 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.8

Product Overview

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ENHANCED ENDURANCE*

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ENERGY*

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BEFORE WORKOUT

Energy + Focus + Endurance

  • 175 MG Caffeine from Natural Sources
  • 1.5 Grams of Beta-Alanine
  • 3 Grams of Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate
  • 750 MG of Micronized L-Citrulline
  • Banned Substance Tested
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout bottle

Optimum nutrition true strength

True Strength is a journey. It never rests, it never quits. It's about overcoming obstacles, accomplishing goals, and recognizing achievements. And then it resets to achieve again. As your trusted sports nutrition partner in goal achievement, ON demonstrates that same passion while crafting our products. From the raw materials we source to our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, no compromises are made. You set the bar higher after every workout, we set the bar higher to redefine the industry standards and ensure you realize optimum results.

Quality

The brand you trust for uncompromising quality has created an easy-to-mix pre-workout powder that delivers energy, mental focus and training endurance.* Mix a scoop into cold water in one of 6 fruit flavors about 30 minutes before training.

CONSISTENCY

Optimum Nutrition has been spotting the efforts of goal driven individuals since 1986. As one of the few companies to operate state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that are GMP compliant, ON assures that every shake will mix up effortlessly because of its first-to-market instantization process. You also expect each shake to taste the same as the last and your next. That's the kind of consistency ON delivers.

History & Heritage

Optimum Nutrition is legendary for both quality and innovation. In addition to producing the world’s best-selling whey protein, ON’s Gold Standard 100% Casein introduced slow-digesting nighttime protein to the weight training world and Amino Energy created the anytime energy category in sports nutrition. When technology makes advancements possible, ON will be the company bringing it to you.

AVAILABLE IN 6 FLAVORS!

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
550 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
8.4
304 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.3
8 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
9.0
Strawberry Lime
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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberry Lime

Mixes with water well. I workout early in the morning and AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. Within 20 minutes I am focused and have the energy I need. There are no crazy gitters or racing heart. Love this product.

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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry lemonade tastes awesome! It mixes well with water unlike others pre-workouts I’ve used. I usually take this at 5 pm before my workout and I have no issues with sleeping. Good job ON!

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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade

I decided to try this just for a different pre-workout. Taste is better than other products I have tried. This seems to stay with you through the workout a little better than other products.

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  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade

After bouncing around from pre workout to pre workout trying to find something that I found both effective and tastes good I finally found both in ON Gold Standard Pre workout. I would recommend giving it the 30 minute window to kick in but when it does I usually can hit all my heavy lifts effectively right away and still have energy left over to do some higher rep lifts. Hands down the Blueberry Lemonade is the best tasting pre workout that I've every had. It's tart, sweet, tasty and hits the spot when ice cold right before a hard workout! Highly recommended!

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Verified Buyer
  • 7 Watermelon

It’s a good per workout drink, good taste, mix well.

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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberry Lime

It gives me the energy and endurance for my workout and tastes great

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade
  • 10 Pineapple - Exclusive!

I love this pre. kicks in quickly and gives me the focus and energy needed to push through an intense workout. no jitters, no crash. i recommend to everyone.

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Verified Buyer
  • 9 Fruit Punch
  • 10 Green Apple

I have been using this for a few weeks and I notice modest improvements during my workouts and distance runs. I've taken some other pre's that give me too much energy it's uncomfortable (as a bipolar person it can be challenging to find the right balance). I find this one gives me the right amount of focus and endurance, as well as a more stable energy for when I want to push myself. I tend to use ON supplements because they seem to incorporate vitamins and other things that help your body in other ways too. I realize many people want a huge pre-workout boost - this is not the rocket fuel one, so if that's what you're looking for I would not recommend this. However if you're like me and you want something more middle of the road for overall wellness - this one is a great one to try out.

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Verified Buyer
  • 7 Watermelon

Mixability is good, and flavor is pretty sour. Really gets you going, but gives you itches and a massive crash afterwards. For the price, i would not buy it again.

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  • 8 Blueberry Lemonade
  • 7 Green Apple
  • 10 Pineapple - Exclusive!

One of the best preworkouts I've had. Perfect energy boost and decent pump. Would highly recommend to anyone, doesn't give you that zoning out or skin crawling feeling. The creatine in it is definitely a plus, especially for the price.

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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade
  • 10 Strawberry Lime
  • 10 Watermelon

It is good to get this product before or after the exercise strong performance during the exercise .. I like the taste, strength and energy

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  • 8 Fruit Punch
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  • 10 Fruit Punch
  • 10 Green Apple
  • 10 Pineapple
  • 10 Pink Lemonade
  • 10 Watermelon
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Verified Buyer
  • 8 Blueberry Lemonade
  • 9 Green Apple
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  • 8 Pineapple - Exclusive!

First pre I ever tried and I got some boost from it, but looking at other products on the market, this is a disappointment from ON who usually put out great products. Flavour and creatine amount are quite good though (but then again you can add creatine yourself). I won't name drop other products, but I've definitely had better. Gave it to a friend to try. To be fair, it's a good first pre-workout to test. Pineapple flavour is tasty and the caffein and stimulants aren't high at all

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout

30 Servings Green Apple
Serving Size 1 Scoop (10 g)
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10       
Total Carbohydrate 2 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, Yellow 5, Blue 2.

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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