Shock Therapy
Universal Nutrition

Shock Therapy

Pre-workout NO Volumizer!*
Extreme Pumps and Energy Support!*
7.8  out of 10  (151 Reviews)

Product Overview

Shock Therapy

A "pumping" all-in-one pre-workout powerhouse, the all new Shock Therapy does away with flat, lifeless workouts and zero motivation and drive.* Combining patented ingredients and tested performance compounds in a delicious, sugar-free formula with cell volumizers, energy substrates, focus support, a new creatine complex, antioxidants and more, this comprehensive supplement will promote powerful pumps and lock you in the zone and help you dominate in the gym.* With the anabolic nutrients of the Shock Therapy formula coursing through your veins, your "pumps" will be insane.* Freaky. Vascular. Intense. For a bodybuilder, the pump is everything. Just ask Arnold... He knows the deal. Volumized, Energized, Powerized, Primed to perform.* Promote some of the best workouts of your life.* All just one delicious serving away. So chug away before you lift with the brand new, completely overhauled Shock Therapy. Only from Universal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did we change Shock Therapy?

The old Shock Therapy was a venerable pre-workout that was launched several years ago. Then, as now, it was a full-feature, comprehensive pre-workout pump and energy product. However, today, we believed we could make the product better in every aspect, from the formula to the flavor. Flavoring systems, and our ability to produce great-tasting products, have improved tremendously in those years. We wanted to bring to bear these new technologies into an all-new and completely revamped formula for die-hard lifters.

How is this different from the old version of Shock Therapy?

This is an all-new, overhauled formula and completely redesigned flavoring system. This is not a simple facelift or update. Newer cutting-edge and patented ingredients were added to make this a more powerful and complete pre-workout product. What you'll notice immediately, as you take the new Shock Therapy, is the amazing new flavors. Unlike other pre-workouts on the market, this new formula is delicious–something that you can sip slowly and savor.

What makes Shock Therapy different from other pre-workouts?

Shock Therapy is a complete and comprehensive all-in-one. There is no need to buy a separate creatine, BCAA, "pump", energy/drive, antioxidant, performance and endurance supplement.* They are all provided for in Shock Therapy in a scientifically suggested and delicious package.

Does Shock Therapy have a full daily dose of creatine?

Yes. When you take Shock Therapy, you do not need additional creatine that day.

What is the difference between Shock Therapy and Animal Pump or Animal Rage?

Animal Pump is a strict pump product with mild stims. Animal Rage is a concentrated pre-workout for promoting intense energy and focus.* Animal Rage does not contain creatine or "pump" ingredients, while Shock Therapy does. Think of Animal Rage as a PR in a can, great for max effort workouts and or powerlifting meets. Shock Therapy is better suited for general lifters and bodybuilders who value the pump and maximizing muscle size and shape. Essentially, stacking Animal Pump and Rage would be comparable overall to Shock Therapy.

How much caffeine is in Shock Therapy?

Shock Therapy contains caffeine anhydrous and other natural sources of caffeine. Each scoop is the equivalent of roughly two strong cups of coffee. For two scoops, twice that amount.

Should I take one or two scoops of Shock Therapy?

This is a highly individualized question based on various factors such as bodyweight, personal stimulant tolerance, experience, etc. We recommend one scoop for those that are under 200 lb. and two scoops for those over 200 lb. (or if you have a high stimulant tolerance). As always, initially start with a lower dose to assess your own personal tolerance. If you have never used a pre-workout before, you may even need to start with ½ scoop.

Pre-workouts are usually nasty. Is it the same with Shock Therapy?

Absolutely not. We went to great lengths to ensure that the taste would rival the benefits, and spent many months just working on the flavors. Taste is, without a doubt, a strong point with the new Shock Therapy. Whether you choose Clyde's Hard Lemonade, Hawaiian Pump, or Grape Ape, we are sure you won't be disappointed.

What other products stack well with Shock Therapy?

Shock Therapy stacks well with Storm and Torrent. For example, take Shock Therapy pre-workout and follow it up with Torrent post-workout. And while Shock Therapy is loaded with BCAAs, for those who want more BCAAs during the workout, you can sip on Atomic 7, no problems. On off days, you can use Storm to get your daily dose of creatine and other nutrients.

Taste wise, most postworkout drinks taste awful? How did you get around this fact with Torrent?

True, it is difficult to mask the flavor of a formula that includes not only WPH and WMS, but 18g of advanced aminos. But through months of stringent taste testing protocols and new advancements in flavoring, we think we created a product you will actually look forward to consuming.


The mystical, mythical "pump"

For old school champions and modern day warriors, this is the holy grail. The product of a complex series of processes, it's physical and it's also psychological. But you don't need a Ph.D. You don't need to know how it works. You just need to feel it - feel the blood engorge your muscles and make you bigger. Literally.

Energy & Drive

One hits you all over like a ton of bricks - the other, a laser-like pinpoint. Together, they make up the next big component of the all-new Shock Therapy. If the pump is the main entrée, then the energy and drive are surely the appetizers. These two will set the table for an amazing session the first time, every time. When your body is sagging, when your motivation is flagging, chug it all away with tall cold one. With Shock Therapy, you get smooth, clean and sustained energy with less chance of crash.* You promote incredible drive and focus without the fogginess.*

Savor the flavor

Going into it, we knew all the tangibles. We knew we had to blow the doors off the old Shock Therapy in terms of pumps, energy and drive. We believe we have succeeded without too much effort at all. But the intangibles - those are harder to pin down. What are the intangibles? The things we all truly appreciate but aren't really willing to admit publicly: flavor. For the long haul, how easily something goes down matters a great deal. After all, no one wants to take a mallet to your palate. As Shock Therapy is chock full of goodies, it's not a quick, slam it back kind of shot. We're talking about a beverage you can savor from the first sip to the last drop. That's how good Shock Therapy truly is.

Final Report

Great results with flavors that speak for themselves. That's the all-new Shock Therapy. Listen to what everyone is saying - great pumps, energy and great flavors.*

Ratings & Reviews

Shock Therapy
Overall Rating
151 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
65 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
6 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Clyde S Hard Lemonade
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Oct 16, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Grape Ape

When everything else fails your expectations (C4, NOExplode, Pre-Kaged, Wrecked, etc.), best thing to do is return to the original. I've used Universal (Weider, Animal) since the 8th grade. Always delivers the results I need even into my late 40's. *If you are over 6 foot tall and over 200lbs, you will probably need a 2 scoop serving size.

May 25, 2020
Verified Buyer

Taste absolutely awful and won’t be buying that flavour again. Made me gag a few times, very sweet but with and awful taste and after taste. Scoops are bigger than the usual pre work our ones so it’s hard to mix and bolt it whole. Good value for the price, cheap for the amount of servings but the peach tea flavour is awful.

Sep 01, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Clyde's Hard Lemonade

Please no price increase. I believe this is the best pre workout out there stacked with a few isolates like beta alanine, aakg and cutruline malate.

Aug 27, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Hawaiian Pump

One of the best PWO I’ve tried in a long time. It does not make jittery or give you extreme energy but it does help you get a good pump and has a lot of good ingredients for an all around solid PWO. Don’t care for the taste much but it’s tolerable. Note that the nutrition label on this site is out of date. You will need to look at it on universal’s site to know what you are getting. I personally prefer the new formula over the old.

Aug 24, 2019

I give it a 1 out of pure disappointment that's product info is incorrect. This product does NOT contain GlycoCarn (glycine propionyl l-carnatine). That was a major factor in my decision to buy two of these. Boooo, Boooo!

Oct 11, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Grape Ape
  • 9 Hawaiian Pump

If you workout first thing in the morning (and even if you don't) this product will take your workouts to a whole new level. I have been training over 30 years and now, in my 50's I am hitting personal bests in a variety of exercises. No jittery feelings or heart palpitations. Just intense stamina & tenacity. All flavors of Shock therapy are good my 2 favorites are Hawaiian Pump & Grape Ape. Try it, you won't be sorry.

Jul 12, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Clyde's Hard Lemonade

I have always been a fan of Universal and I think they make some great quality products. Last year I used Shock Therapy, Clyde's Hard Lemonade, and it worked very well. I was the most vascular I have ever been. This year I opted for the Jersey Fresh Peach Tea flavor and it tasted terrible. Product works OK, but this Peach Tea flavor is the 2nd worst supplement I ever tasted (MuscleTech's AnaTor being the worst).

Feb 15, 2018
  • 6 Hawaiian Pump

For those who are new to all the preworkouts, this is a solid, safe pre that can grow with you. It's not massive-mind-blowing pumps, nor is it getting you jacked beyond belief; but covers the core and throws in some healthy stuff too. 40 scoops at that price is hard to find unless you go with something from the bottom shelf at wallyworld (and then you wouldn't be getting any quality), and still for the more experienced, or heavy hitters, you get a good all-around 20 scooper for less than most others. It's not one of my premium preworkouts, and I don't drink it for the flavor (wish they still made Orange Blast), but you can't beat what you get for the money and Universal is a reputable brand. Worth a shot.

Dec 19, 2017
  • 5 Hawaiian Pump

So i been taking this for about a week now. i used to take C4 before this. i did noticed a little bit more energy while taking this. it does give me more focus while i am running and lifting. The flavor is ok, nothing really extraordinary, wish it was better tasting. I did find online some of the contents of the proprietary blends. Sugar content was measured at 2.22 g/serving. Caffeine content was measured at 191.37 mg/serving. Creatine content was measured at 3096.47 mg/serving. L-Tyrosine content was measured at 473 mg/serving. Beta-Alanine content was measured at 219.89 mg/serving. L-Arginine content was measured at 1339.34 mg/serving. Taurine content was measured at 2545.15 mg/serving.

Aug 24, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Grape Ape

I've always used C4 as a preworkout, so trying this after it being recommended made me hesitant. I've been using this for a month now and I love it. I don't get the intense tingling (which never really bothered me) with this product. It's easier on my stomach. Even though you don't get that "amped" feeling from the lack of tingling sensation, I'm able to workout longer in the gym. Way more vascular with this stuff, I never noticed it with any other preworkout. I lost 12 pounds of fat in a month on this, also while changing my diet (ketogenic). I will be using this product again and again, I recommend anyone to try it. It's in my price range. For the taste, the less water the better. When I used the recommended amount of water to mix it left an odd aftertaste. I decreased that amount and chased it down with more water-which helps a lot.

Jul 07, 2017
  • 9 Grape Ape

So, I'll be the first to say that I was leary of trying this PWO because I don't like prop blends. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to try it out from one of the forum reps. I have to say that I was blown away! The flavor is PERFECT for me. Grape flavor without being overpowering and mixes up without clumps. What follows next is best described as harambe himself coming down from the heavens to empower your body with ape like strength and pumps! Pumps are fantastic, energy is smooth and lasting without jitters and focus is there for me. Don't let harambe down, try grape ape Shock Therapy!

May 23, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Grape Ape

This is by far the best pre-workout I have used so far. Clean power from this. Takes about an hour for me to feel it. Let's you keep pushing heavy weight for more reps. If you lift like a sissy this won't feel like you took anything. Seems to work best to take one scoop an hour before and one more before you work out.

Mar 20, 2017
  • 8 Grape Ape

Just used shock therapy for the first time. Big fan of animal and universal supplements. I'm not a usual fan of grape flavor drinks but this one was beyond tolerable. Mixed quick. I'm 271 so I needed more then one scoop. After drinking it is didn't get any jitters, and no headache. Helped me get into the void and really concentrate on stretching and contracting. Good work universal.

Feb 21, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Grape Ape

Totally ****. It doesn't work on me . I used 1 scoop and there was no energy boosting or anything. I tried 2 different brands and best one is Be sports alfa one pre workout i feel boosting energy but do not take it 5 or 6 hour before sleep. Bpi 1 M.R vortex pre workout is same it doesn't workIt just something not bad taste. Tomorrow i will try GRIT new pre workout. I 'll write my comments. GBU all. Best Regards Can

Feb 07, 2017
Verified Buyer

Peach ice tea is amazing flavor so light and easy to digest when i compare it to mpact that was like a poison. It doesnt give you jitters and doesnt make you nervous like mpact. As for the pump,nothing crazy but i can lift same weight like when i used mpact. Definitely my new favorite flavour-Jersey peach tea.

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What's in Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy

1.85 Lbs. Clyde's Hard Lemonade
Supplement Facts
Serving Size1Scoop(~20g)
Servings Per Container40 + 2 Free
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 20
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%*
Sugars 0g **
Niacin 10mg 50%
Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCL) 10mg 500%
Vitamin B12 (As Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin) 10mcg 167%
Calcium (As Carbonate) 25mg 3%
Magnesium (As Magnesium Oxide) 25mg 6%
Sodium (As Sodium Bicarbonate, Trisodium Phosphate) 120mg 5%*
Potassium (As Potassium Phosphate) 60mg 2%
Shock Therapy® Proprietary Formula
NO Super Pump Volumizing Complex 5000mg
Creatine Complex **
(Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine MagnaPower®)
Arginine Matrix (Arginine HCL, Arginine AKG, ArginoCarn® [Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate Dichloride) **
Citrulline Malate **
GlycoCarn® (Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine HCL) **
Pine Bark Extract (Pycogenol) **
Glucuronolactone **
Muscle Strength Blend 5500mg
BCAA Complex (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine **
L-Taurine **
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine **
Sustamine™ (L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine) **
Acetyl L-Carnitine **
Enertropic & Antioxidant Complex 1200mg
L-Tyrosine **
Choline Bitartrate **
Caffeine Anhydrous **
Guarana Seed **
Yerba Mate (Leaf) **
Kola Nut Powder (Seed) **
Green Tea Extract (Polyphenols, EGCG) **
Grapeseed Extract (OPC) **
L-Cysteine HCL **
Na-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (Na-R-ALA) **
NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) **
Electrolyte & Delivery Complex 5265mg
Shock Therapy® Carb Blend **
(Glucose Polymers, D-Glucose, Trehalose
Sodium Bicarbonate **
Potassium Phosphate **
Trisodium Phosphate **
Calcium Carbonate **
Magnesium Oxide **
* Percent Daily Value based on a 2000 calorie diet.
** No Daily Value established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Red #40 Lake.

Directions For Shock Therapy: For performance enhancement use 30 minutes preworkout. Depending on factors such as bodyweight, experience and stimulant tolerance, use 1-2 scoops per training session. Athletes weighing more than 200 lbs may require 1.5 to 2 total scoops. Always start with a single scoop (or less) serving in order to assess individual tolerance. Do not exceed 2 scoops in a single 24–hour period. Do not take within 6-8 hours of bedtime.

Warnings: This product is not for use by anyone under the age of 18. Please consult with a physician before using this product, especially if you are using any prescription drug, over-the-counter medication, or supplements. For State of California residents only: this product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. 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. Made in a GMP facility on equipment that processes milk, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and wheat.

* 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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