Pre Original is a pre-workout supplement made by Staunch.
It’s designed to improve pumps, performance, energy, and focus, for all-round better workouts.
Staunch Nation was co-founded by Australian bodybuilder Calum Von Moger, and specialises in fitness supplements and apparel.
Nitric oxide boosters
All of these help to increase endurance and pumps, through an effect called vasodilation. This is where the blood vessels expand, allowing an increase in blood flow.
In addition to this, we have l-norvaline. Although this doesn’t increase nitric oxide itself, it prevents the breakdown of the ingredients above, making their effects last longer (4).
Beta alanine is used by the body to make carnosine, a compound with strong anti-fatigue properties.
This counteracts the accumulation of by-products from exercise, which are responsible for fatigue (5).
The effective dose is 2-5g.
Betaine is a naturally-occuring compound found in sugar beets.
It can increase power output, and might also improve lean body mass (6).
An effective dose is 2.5g.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that can reduce levels of stress hormones.
Studies show tyrosine can improve performance in subjects under stress or fatigue (7).
An effective dose is 500-2,000mg.
Caffeine can significantly boost energy levels, as well as athletic performance (8).
The effective dose varies with the individual.
Theanine is an amino acid with calming effects.
It’s been shown to improve concentration, as well as take the “edge” off stimulants such as caffeine (9).
Hordenine is a fat-burner and mood-booster.
It’s been shown to increase the potency of other stimulants, and prolong their effects (10).
The typical dose is 30-50mg.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a pre-workout supplement to improve all aspects of their workouts may benefit from using Pre Original.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (13.76g) with 235-455mL water, and consume 15-30 minutes before your workout.
Beta alanine can trigger a harmless tingling sensation in the hands and face.
Hordenine may interact with other medications.
- Improves all aspects of your workouts
- Huge range of pump ingredients that also improve endurance
- Lower-stimulant alternative to Koala Freak, their other pre-workout.
- Beta alanine could’ve been dosed higher.
Pre Original is yet another solid pre-workout supplement from Staunch Nation.
It’s a similar, tamer option compared to their very high-stimulant Koala Freak, this time providing an option for the general athlete rather than hardcore stimulant-lovers.
It contains ingredients at great doses which should improve your workouts across the board, for better results.
Unfortunately the beta alanine dose is a little low, although this may just be due to the fact that the “tingles” it causes can be bothersome in some users.