Kraken
Sparta Nutrition

Kraken

With 3.2g beta alanine and 250mg caffeine to support workout endurance and recovery*
Featuring next-generation ingredients such as HydroMax™, Vaso-6™, and TeaCrine®
1.8  out of 10  (5 Reviews)

Product Overview

Kraken: World-Leading Clinically Dosed Pre-Workout

Unleash your inner Kraken at the gym with one of the most well-received pre-workouts the world has ever seen!

Sparta Nutrition's Kraken is an industry-leading pre-workout supplement that was specifically formulated to energize your training, deliver laser-like focus, drive muscular endurance, and give you explosive lifts via increased nitric oxide production. Kraken is the only stimulant-based pre-workout supplement you will ever need.*

Featuring a carefully crafted blend of high-quality ingredients, Kraken set the industry bar for pre-workout supplements, and nobody has even come close to matching it.

Kraken is:

  • ONE OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RANKED PRE-WORKOUTS
  • UNMATCHED IN DELIVERING TUNNEL VISION FOCUS*
  • A SKIN-SPLITTING NITRIC OXIDE ENHANCER*
  • A POTENT MUSCULAR ENDURANCE BOOSTER*
  • ONE OF THE ONLY PRODUCTS OF ITS KIND, WITH CLINICALLY-STUDIED DOSES FOR A MAXIMUM STRENGTH PRE-WORKOUT EXPERIENCE!

WHAT MAKES KRAKEN DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRE-WORKOUTS?

Kraken is a no bull supplement. We know your time is valuable and that every second you spend training needs to be fully utilized for maximum returns. We created Kraken to deliver the world’s best pre-workout experience, bar none. With a full range of ingredients to fuel your workout and give you next-level results, Kraken will push you to new heights in your training — heights you didn't know were even possible.* And the flavors are nothing short of revolutionary.

Unlike other products that provide arbitrary doses that leave you scratching your head, Kraken delivers the right amount of each clinically-proven ingredient to give you the best workout cycle of your life! You don’t settle for less than the best in your training, so why settle for less from your pre-workout?

UNMATCHED INGREDIENT PROFILE.

Kraken delivers on its promise to give you everything you need -- and more -- to shatter your goals. With next-generation ingredients such as HydroMax™, Vaso-6™, and TeaCrine®, Kraken will completely elevate your output in the gym. A two-scoop dose of Kraken has:

  • 3.2 GRAMS OF BETA-ALANINE
  • 2 GRAMS OF HYDROMAX® GLYCEROL
  • 1 GRAM OF TAURINE
  • 500MG OF N-ACETYL L-TYROSINE
  • 300MG OF VASO-6™
  • 250MG OF TEACRINE® (40% TASTELESS)
  • 250MG CAFFEINE
  • 50MG OF THEOBROMINE
  • 30MG OF TYRAMINE HCL
  • 15MG OF COCOA SEED EXTRACT

If you don't follow all of the supplement science, we'll get to that next, but just understand that these are serious, no-joke doses!

GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

Don’t compromise and spend hard-earned dollars on underdosed supplements. Kraken gives you proven doses of proven ingredients to help you achieve your best. But there's no need to take our word for it –– we let the science speak for itself:

L-Citrulline helps provide the body produce more nitric oxide. Nitric oxide gas works as a vasodilator for your veins, improving blood flow. More blood means more nutrient delivery, but more importantly, greater pumps! This helps Kraken fulfill its promise of “intense pumps,” but we're not even close to finished with the pump section. Citrulline also enhances your ability to recover from workouts and even during sessions themselves.*

Beta-Alanine improves endurance. It really shines in the 1-4 minute “performances”, helping your body produce more carnosine, which then assists in flushing acid from the muscle fibers. The enhanced endurance means you can achieve more total volume, and training big is often a volume game. With more volume comes lean body mass gains. With the clinical dose of 3.2 grams, Kraken has your bases covered. If you feel a tingling sensation from the product, this is why.*

HydroMax® is a cell-volumizing, hydration-boosting, ingredient consisting primarily of glycerol. Compared to other forms of glycerol, HydroMax® contains far more -- it's 65% glycerol by weight as opposed to 25% in the competition! Keep well-hydrated, since glycerol saturates your muscles with water by encouraging them to soak up that additional water. This has the two-fold effect of increasing hydration (leading to better endurance) as well as driving your pumps further. It can also reduce fatigue.*

Taurine will increase the body’s ability to endure long sessions of cardiovascular exercise or high-intensity interval training. Because it is not a dose dependent ingredient, lower doses of taurine provide as many benefits as higher doses. Similar to glycerol above, if functions as an osmolyteand helps water transfer amongst cells. 1g is a perfect dose according to meta-analysis research across several studies.*

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is a soluble form of tyrosine, used to create several powerful catecholamine neurotransmitters including epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and dopamine. It is often used to provide a sense of positive well-being and adds a focus component to Kraken. You might as well feel great while looking great!*

VASO-6™ is a patented nitric oxide booster and grows in popularity by the day due to its massive success. It is a blend of six compounds from green tea that help enhance nitric oxide synthesis, delivering skin-splitting pumps from the improved blood flow. In addition, there are benefits regarding glucose uptake and it may lead to increased muscle protein synthesis!*

TeaCrine® is a “neuroactivator” similar caffeine, except it lasts longer and doesn’t build up a tolerance. This means it works as well in your last scoop of Kraken as it did in the first. TeaCrine® typically enhances other stimulants its paired with, giving Kraken a synergistic effect alongside the caffeine, giving you a little extra push, especially at this large dose.*

Last but not least comes caffeine. Caffeine and pre-workout supplements are inseparable, barring the stim-free products on the market (that's where Kraken Pump comes in). Kraken delivers a moderate amount of 250mg to make sure you aren’t getting more stimulants than you actually need. With a well-formulated product, you don't need loads of caffeine –– it's simply one of the most proven ingredients in any supplement.

The research can go further and wider, but these highlights show that we created Kraken to deliver a proven and tested benefit to your pre-workout regiment - no guessing or surprises required.

FLAVOR OPTIONS.

Sparta Nutrition will never settle on taste. With as much as you pay for your supplements, you should enjoy it from start to finish!

You wouldn’t expect to go to a restaurant and pay for something you don’t enjoy. Why ever take that chance with your supplements?

THE BOTTOM LINE.

To be the best version of yourself, you need to train like it. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Kraken was designed to push you to your absolute limits and give you the added boost needed to reach new heights every time you step into the gym or into your sports arena. Choose the best. Choose Kraken.*

Ratings & Reviews

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Feb 09, 2019
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  • 1 Bombsicle

I never thought for a minute that I would be writing a negative review on anything thats Sports Nutrition related but this product is not good at all. If I could give it a zero for taste, I would. From an effective standpoint Id give it a 2. Didint really feel much from it at all. Yeah you could say that being 60 yrs old may have something to do with that but I will tell you that hands down Nutra Bio & Kaged Muscle are the best products for all areas of your workout. But then again thats my two cents. Hope this helps someone stay clear from these brands/flavors. All other reviews are not good either. Should tell you something. I wish I read them before buying this and wasting the money on it.

Jan 25, 2019
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  • 1 Bombsicle

Smells exactly like a bombsicle... but that's about it. The flavor is super and has like a plasticky aftertaste. Also, extremely gritty and I cannot finish the last bit due to all the sediment. Tried it with one scoop and didn't feel anything. 2 scoops and I get the pump I want. Would not recommend based on grittiness and flavor.

Jan 24, 2019
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had a sample and gave this a try. can't believe i wasted a work out with this pre. some of the lowest dosages i have used in a while but wanted to give the benefit of the doubt from all the hype going around. Barely any pump and really no energy received from 125mgs of caffeine. could be that i have a high tolerance or would expect more from a pre. If it is not clinically dosed (20 or more g's per scoop) with the right ingredients then dont both with the this tiny 8g scoop.

Jan 05, 2019
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  • 1 Cotton Candy

The flavor is not cotton candy !! It's some thing tooo bad taste .. And i take 2 scoop in the first day .. it not working like a 2 scoop !!

Dec 31, 2018
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  • 7 Sex on the Beach

I had a great workout with it! Great pump once again and great focus. It is way better then the Cotton Candy flavor for sure. It still didn't mix well at all. Had a bunch of settlement in the bottom. Still is very chalky and has a weird chalky aftertaste. Great product but the taste is super artificial and chalky

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What's in Sparta Nutrition Kraken

Serving Size 1 Scoop (8g)
Servings Per Container40
Amount Per Serving
Niacin (as Vitamin B3) 20 mg 125%
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 5.5 mcg 229%
L-Citrulline 2 g **
Beta Alanine 1.6 g **
Glycerpump (65% Glycerol) 500 mg **
L-Taurine 500 mg **
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 250 mg **
Vaso-6 (Gallate-Enhanced Oligomers) 150 mg **
TeaCrine (Tasteless 40%) (Theacrine) 125 mg **
Caffeine Anhydrous 125 mg **
Theobromine (Theobroma Cacoa Extract) (Seed) 25 mg **
N-Methyl L-Tyramine HCL 15 mg **
Cocoa Seed Extract (20% N-Coumaroyldopamine) 7.5 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) Not Established
Other Ingredients:
Gum Acacia, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Citric Acid, Potassium Chloride

Directions For Kraken: As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 2 scoop(s) of Kraken with 8-10 oz of water. Consume 30 minutes prior to exercise. Do not exceed recommended daily intake.

Warnings: Not intended for use by persons under age of 18. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not consume caffeine from other sources, including but not limited to, coffee, tea, soda, and other dietary supplements or medications containing caffeine. Do not use for more than 8 weeks continuously. Read the entire label and consult with your physician prior to use. If you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are taking medication, including but not limited to MAOI inhibitors, antidepressants, aspirin, nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs or products, or other stimulants. Consult your physician prior to use if you have a medical condition, including but not limited to, heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, physchiatric or epileptic disorders, difficulty urinating, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, or gluacoma. Do not use if safety seal is broke or missing. Keep lid tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place. As with all supplements: Keep out of reach of children and animals.

* 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.