Unleash Your Potential with Nutricost Pre-X

Push your limits and increase gym performance with high-stim pre-workout powder


Nutricost Pre-X

Nutricost offers a powerful pre-workout powder in a delicious blue raspberry flavor. Pre-X is part of Nutricost’s performance line, and the 30-serving tub costs $24.95. Each scoop of high-stim powder has 15g of amino acids and includes 300mg of caffeine.

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Pre-workout is a staple supplement for any gym-goer because it is designed to help support endurance, energy output, focus, and more. There are many options to consider when choosing a powder. One of the most notable options is the level of stimulant, or caffeine, in a product. You can get a pre-workout with low or zero stim, regular stim, or high stim. 

Pre-X by Nutricost is not for the faint of heart - it is a high-stim powder with 300mg of caffeine, plus other nootropics

I noticed Nutricost’s powder because of its very high reviews on Amazon and had to try it! 

Keep reading for my full review and analysis!

Pre-X at a Glance: 

  • Non-GMO
  • 60 servings
  • $37.95 
  • Great flavor
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Competitive Price

Since this is a frequently used supplement – every time you hit the gym – it is extra important that the price is right. Otherwise, you’ll be paying out the nose each month. 

At only $24.95 per tub and 30 servings, Nutricost Pre-X breaks down to just 83¢ per scoop. This is definitely a solid price point. 

While a few less expensive options are on the market, their formula is less impressive than this one (see below). On the other hand, there are a LOT that are far more spendy. Considering the high-quality ingredients, this is an incredible price point.

Depending on how often you hit the gym each week, Nutricost Pre-X lasts approximately a month or so if you take one scoop daily.

Formula Packs a Punch

The Blue Razz flavor formula is ‘punchy’ and has everything you need in a pre-workout powder. Calories are low, only 5 per scoop. 

The main benefits of the powder come from several different aminos designed to support gym performance, including:

This powder packs a LOT of benefits and includes small amounts of niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, and B12. Note that this is a high-stim powder due to the amount of caffeine (300mg) – read more below! 

Additionally, the Pre-X powder is gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly. 

High-Stimulant Powder

If you’re looking for a pre-workout that you can feel, the high amounts of caffeine and beta-alanine will give you that LFG energy! We all like that energy boost from caffeine.

Each scoop of Pre-X has 300mg of caffeine.

Convenient and Easy to Mix

I love the convenience of the Nutricost Pre-X powder. I mixed up the water and powder with a shaker, which only took 10 seconds. The powder dissolved very quickly, leaving no clumps or grit in the drink.

Great Blue Raspberry Flavor

The blue razz flavor crushes, and honestly, this is a go-to flavor to me. Each sip is sweet and tangy, a nice combo of ripe fruits. I like that it is citrus-dominant but also tastes like berries. It's not too sweet or too sour - just that classic pre-workout flavor that I have come to rely on every day.

The overall sensation is refreshing and invigorating, one of my favorites.

Reliable Brand

Nutricost is a prominent health and wellness company with a wide selection of supplements. Their lineup has over 1,000 products, including many flavor options, tablets, capsules, powders, and gummies. Nutricost is known for affordable products with superb quality. 

I am always more likely to recommend a product when I see that it has been 3rd-party tested. This is because 3rd–party testing ensures purity and high quality. Not all brands take the time to get their supplements 3rd-party tested, but Nutricost does, which I appreciate. 

Nutricost also manufactures this non-GMO powder in a GMP-certified facility, indicating an even stricter set of guidelines that prioritize consumer safety by following practices that minimize the risk of contamination, errors, and deviations in the manufacturing process.


Beta-Alanine Can Feel Funny

The label offers a warning about beta-alanine, which affects each person differently and is not unique to Nutricost’s product but is normal for this amount of beta-alanine. 

This ingredient is included in many pre-workout powders because it assists in reducing lactic acid and improving overall athletic performance

Beta-alanine can make some people feel a prickly or itchy sensation and can cause flushed skin.

Note that the label also advises to only take one scoop per day.

Again, this is not unique to Nutricost products but is common across the board for pre-workout powders that have higher amounts of beta-alanine. 

May Not Be for Those Sensitive to Caffeine

For those of you who are sensitive to caffeine, this is a fairly high amount of caffeine at 300mg.

For reference, 400mg is considered a safe amount of caffeine per day, which is either 4 cups of coffee or roughly 2 energy drinks. 

If you’re like me and drink coffee every day, it’s important to be aware of how much caffeine you’re ingesting – we definitely don’t want to have too much caffeine. 

If caffeine affects you easily, then I suggest looking elsewhere, or even just starting with a half scoop to assess your tolerance. 

*Note* that the label itself says it is also inadvisable to consume any additional caffeine since the formula has a hefty amount. 

Get Amped with Pre-X Powder

Nutricost has formulated a great-tasting, strong Pre-X powder. I love the flavor, the price is right, and the ingredients are high quality. 

I highly recommend Pre-X for those looking for a high-stim pre-workout and wanting to feel the beta-alanine tingles to ramp up their intensity at the gym.

Remember that this is a higher-stim product with higher beta-alanine amounts. If you're unfamiliar with high-stim products, you could always start with a half scoop to assess tolerance. Or you could look for a low-stim powder option.

However, some people (hands up!!!) really like feeling that buzz from the caffeine and beta-alanine. If you’re looking for a powerful, affordable, and extremely drinkable option that includes a hefty dose of several awesome aminos to help support workout performance, Pre-X is for you.


Why Supplement with Pre-Workout?

In the quest for maximizing athletic performance, gym-goers often turn to pre-workout supplements as a means to enhance energy, focus, and overall workout effectiveness.

 These formulations have gained popularity in recent years, promising a range of benefits that help individuals push their limits during exercise.

Depending on the individual formula, benefits can include: