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Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre Review

Posted on February 26, 2014

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Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre is a pre-workout supplement presented with its profile of well established ingredients clearly listed up-front. 

On-platinum-pre--p.jpg Ingredient breakdown:

• L-citrulline for a solid pump and endurance boost

• Beta-Alanine for endurance and pH balance in muscle tissue

• PhytoBlend – a blend of antioxidants to aid general health and recovery

• Capsicum Fruit Extract – for boosting metabolism

• DMAE Bitartrate – to aid memory and focus

• Caffeine – for energy and delayed muscle fatigue.

 Taste and Mix-ability

Flavour is very much a personal preference and with a choice of fruit punch, superfruit and raspberry lemonade – superfruit won out on this occasion.

It mixes well with a spoon as is expected with all optimum nutrition products. However, there tends to be residue of capsimax left at the bottom. A shaker may achieve a better result.

An aftertaste which most probably results from the capsicum (pepper extract) leaves a slight burning sensation in the mouth – not a major deal but may concern some.


Sustained energy throughout a training session of 1 – 2 hours is noticeable. 

Around 15 minutes after taking the supplement a tingling sensation kicks in. An energy boost is noticeable with tingling resulting from the beta–alanine in forehead and ears. This is a clean lift in energy and not the result of some strange mysterious stimulants found in inferior products. After a few weeks use the tingling sensations will subside.


The recommended servings of 1 serve for intense and 2 for an extreme workout may be a little underrated and not quite sufficient for many who may need to take the extreme serves for their normal routine and body weight. The product description of ingredients, as 4 grams L-Citrulline and 2 grams beta-alanine, assumes a 2 scoop serving.


The caffeine serving of 200 mg in one scoop should certainly be quite sufficient for most. The double scoop offering 400 mg could be over the top and cause the jitters and hair-on-end sensations. Avoid taking after 3 pm unless late a late bed time is the norm.


Optimum has created another reputable product combining effective and safe ingredients with sizeable dosages. There are no dubious filler ingredients and complete transparency on the label. Extensive research into the product has achieved an effective supplement that should suit a wide range of individuals seeking an all round pre-workout supplement.