What are Pre-workout Supplements for and are They Good for You

What are Pre-workout Supplements for and are They Good for You

It is not possible to be at your beast mode and feel a bit tired every workout hence
sometimes you need a boast as an athlete or gym goer, don’t worry you just need some
elevation. Something called “Pre-Workout” also known as the holy grail of gym to some
people, this can really boast you an increase your performance even you are a beginner.
Further pre-workout can increase lean body mass and also allow you to lose some body
according to Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Pre-workout supplements

If you are interested in trying a pre-workout, you will want to know and understand how to get into
using pre-workouts the safe way. That is why the one step guide is created to show you the best and
smart ways of using pre-workout and few.

What does Pre-Workouts actually do?

They help you by increase your energy levels before a heavy workout at gym so that you do not feel
weak and fatigue during the session at gym, they are either in pills or a powder that you can mix and
drink with water.

What’s in Pre-Workout?


With the energy boast from pre-workout what is the ingredients for giving you that big boast, pre-
workouts provide your body with caffeine, sugar, creatine for lean muscle mass, citrulline, BCAA’S
and bicarbonate soda. Caffeine is the biggest ingredient which in some pre-workouts the caffeine is
way to high and this can lead to sleepless nights, anxiety, shakiness and high blood pressure. Many
men use pre-workouts and is safe enough to use for any athlete but there are side effects that was
discussed earlier and one should start with a small those to see their body’s reaction. Although there
are some benefits in some which increases focus, endurance and strength.

Ingredients in Pre-workouts

  1. L-Citrulline – This is an ammino acid that is found in the body and use by the body to
    produce nitric oxide which helps for the expending of blood vessels, this expanding of blood
    vessels improves blood floe in the body.
  2. Beta-Alanine – This amino acid enhances performance and health overall making you train
    harder for longer periods of time.
  3. Betaine Anhydrous – This is directly derived from beetroot and is popular in most pre-
    workout supplements.
  4. BCAAs (Branched-Chained Amino Acids) – These amino acids are converted into to energy
    for the muscles and comprises of leucine, valine, and isoleucine. BCAAs are usually found in
    red meat. Most bodybuilders use it for recovery.
  5. Caffeine + L-theanine – this amino acid and caffeine can be used for energy in the body. L-
    theanine on its own promotes focus and make you calm.
  6. CDP-Choline and Alpha-GPC – This helps with dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain health and
    improves metabolism.
  7. Creatine Monohydrate – This is creatine with a molecule of water attached to it. Creatine
    hydrates the muscle by pushing water into the muscles which makes muscle look bigger and
  8. Acetyl L-carnitine – converts fatty acids into mitochondria which is then used for energy.it
    also removes waste products from cells and maintains brain function.
  9. Taurine – this works with caffeine as a brain boaster, it is vital for pre-workouts improving
    blood flow and helps to deliver nutrients to repair muscles.
  10. B vitamins – Builds metabolism and long-term energy in the human body.

Pre-workout Health risks

Pre-workout risk

Pre-workout can make you more energised but you might pay a high prize for this hulk energy that
you get from pre-workout-workouts can raise your heart rate and when you do more cardio this can
lead to putting strain on the heart. Further pre-workouts cannot mix with certain medications so
please consult a doctor before taking a pre-workout.


Alternative: foods and drinks that give energy.

Let’s take a look at safe alternative to these powder substances:

  1. Salt – Consider a salty snack before doing some heavy cardio.
  2. Fruits – Give you vitamin C and antioxidants that are important for energy levels and also
    some fruit has good calories and can be turned into energy.
  3. Sweet Potatoes – has magnesium, potassium and healthy carbs that can be easily turned
    into energy.
  4. Oats – This has vitamin b which is important for energy production.


When taking energy drinks just be aware that the energy you get is not permanent your body might
rely on it and also you wont focus on getting energy naturally but from a powder form. With that said, look for natural sources of energy from the alternatives discussed earlier such as Salt, Fruits,
Sweet potatoes and Oats.

About the author:

Ashveer Ajoodha is 29 years old and he has been blogging for the last 3 years He likes to write about gym motivation. You can visit his blog here: fitnessbodybuildingvolt.com