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 (592 Reviews)
2 Sizes
60 Servings
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Price: $48.69 ($0.81 / 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
592 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
8.3
314 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.3
8 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
9.0
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9
 
  • 8 Blueberry Lemonade
  • 10 Pineapple - Exclusive!
  • 7 Green Apple

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.

10
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

8
 
  • 8 Fruit Punch
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  • 10 Fruit Punch
  • 10 Pink Lemonade
  • 10 Green Apple
  • 10 Pineapple
  • 10 Watermelon
9
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

10
Verified Buyer
  • 4 Strawberry Lime

I just tried it today im done with it my workout and im still hella focused mind you i drank it at 2 and its 6 now love the product but...... they need to add some more flavoring to it

9
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Pink Lemonade

I love this pre workout, just not the flavor. Will be trying a new flavor next time!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberry Lime

This is a great preworkout. It has the right amounts of caffeine, beta alanine, and creatine. Strawberry Lime is the only flavour I get, it's sweet enough to taste good but doesn't get too overpowering.

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  • 7 Pineapple - Exclusive!

This stuff works as well as any pre-workout drink. But the pineapple flavor is horrible. I won't throw it away, but I won't order the pineapple again.

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  • 10 Blueberry Lemonade

Taste great, Its my new favorite way of getting my dose of creatine, great pre workout the mental focus is amazing and it cuts my needed rest time in half, I do wish it gave a better pump but thats not a big issue for me.

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Verified Buyer
  • 7 Watermelon

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout is my favorite. Although its taste of watermelon is a little strange. But I can accept its taste. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout for me, can help me increase the explosive force. Make my training more effective. I recommend it, is a good commodity.

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Verified Buyer
  • 6 Green Apple

I am fairly new to Pre workout and this is the first pre workout I have taken but even after taking 2 scoops.....no energy boost or anything that would help me with my workout...

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Fruit Punch
  • 6 Strawberry Lime
  • 10 Watermelon

I love this preworkout. It has the perfect amount of caffeine, beta alanine, and creatine for me. I only get the tingles if I drink it really fast, but you get used to it after awhile anyway. The flavors are awesome, and you can't beat the price when Bodybuilding does promos for it. Strawberry Lime isn't a flavor I would order again and my favorite so far is definitely watermelon!

8
 

Reason it was given an 8 was due to the flavour I had. The Green Apple is a bit too much for me personally. Product is brilliant, doesn't cause the 'ant crawling over the skin', definitely notice a particular difference after two weeks of regularly consuming.

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (10 g)
Servings Per Container: 60
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 (as 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 & Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Malic Acid, Caffeine (from Tea and/or Coffee Bean), Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, Tartaric Acid, Beet Color, Acesulfame Potassium.

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.