Before we begin on this product review, check out the rest of the Rich Piana’s 5% Nutrition line that I reviewed:
- Product Review: Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Crea-Ten
- Product Review: Rich Piana 5% Nutrition All Day You May
- Product Review: Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Real Food
No matter where you go, pre-workouts are like the holy grail of supplements.
People will go to Walmart or any place to buy crappy protein or buy some worthless supplements that don’t even have the ingredients in them.
But wherever you go, you always hear someone talking about the pre-workout they have… like it’s some drug or something.
So here’s my product review on 5% Nutrition’s Kill It Pre-Workout.
What’s in Rich Piana 5% Nutrition’s Kill It Pre-Workout?
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (10.3 Grams)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin B3 – 30 mg
Magnesium – 72 mg
Sodium – 24 mg
Potassium – 42 mg
Creatine Blend – 1,500 mg
- Magnesium Creatine Chelate – 900 mgs
- Tri-Creatine Malate, Creatine Pyruvate
NO/Endruance Blend – 7,450 mg
- Tri-Citrulline Malate, Beta-Alanine, Taurine, Agmatine Sulfate, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Creatinol-O-Phosphate, Caffeine (250mg), L-Norvaline, Rhodia Rosea Extract
- Natural Flavors, Sucralose, Citric Acid, and Red #40
Mix 1/2 scoop with 8oz. cold water and consume 30 minutes before your workout. Once tolerance has been determined, increase to 1 scoop. To avoid sleeplessness, do not take within 4 hours of bedtime.
- Blue Raspberry
- Fruit Punch
- Lemon Lime
- Mango Pineapple – I tried this flavor
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician before using this product if you have, or have a family history of high blood pressure, heart, liver, thyroid or psychiatric disease, diabetes, anemia, nervousness, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, stroke or difficulty in urination due to prostate enlargement. Do not use if you are taking an MAO or MAOI inhibitor. Exceeding recommended dosage may cause serious adverse side effects including heart attack and stroke. Discontinue use and call a physician immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache, shortness of breath, or other similar symptoms. Individuals who are allergic or hypersensitive to caffeine should avoid the use of this product. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Improper use of this product may be hazardous to a person’s health.
If you want to know more about some of the ingredients in Kill It, check out I’ll Pump You Up’s Kill It product page.
So the reason this took the longest is because I wanted to plenty of uses out of it before I write a review on it.
Feeling while training
I felt a nice, sustainable, even amount of energy while working out. I did not get that super heart-pumper… which I am glad.
I personally like the effects of Beta Alanine and that feeling of tingling/skin crawling – but this pre-workout wasn’t too bad with it.
With 250mg caffeine per scoop, I would highly advise testing the waters before going double/triple scoop… There really isn’t a need for it. I’ve taken 1 gram of caffeine at a powerlifting meet once and all it did was give me cramps and make me feel like I was having a heart attack. This is definitely a 1 scoop type of pre-workout.
Mango Pineapple made me cringe at first thinking about other crappy tasting pre-workouts but I was surprised when I tried it. They did a good job with masking the medicine flavor with sucralose and it’s actually pretty nice. I don’t have to get pumped up to drink it and it’s definitely not one that you HAVE to slam to get it down.
This mixes well, it still has the creatine settling in the bottom like everything else, but it is no worse (possibly a little better) mixing than the others I’ve tried.
Overall I am happy with this pre-workout and I may start using it instead of the MTS Clash that I’ve been using.
I give this product a 9/10 because of the taste, the price is on point, and the mixability is not bad.
It’s hard to get a 10/10 but this is as close as you can get.
If you would like to buy some, check out the awesome people over at I’ll Pump You Up. They have great service and their prices are great on everything I’ve had from there.