Scientifically Formulated Pre-Workout
3 Reasons Why 95% Of Pre-Workouts On The Market Are Poorly Formulated And Flat-Out Ineffective.
The pre-workout supplement category contains no shortage of hyped up marketing claims, “high profile” endorsements and flashy labels with endless lists of fancy-sounding ingredients.
It might seem convincing on paper, but none of these things deliver what actually matters in the real world: results.
The vast majority of popular “mainstream” pre-workouts on the market are, quite simply, garbage.
In most cases, all they are is a random concoction of ineffective ingredients that are not backed by reliable studies, created for the sole purpose of turning a profit.
The truth is that despite the endless list of different ingredients that are commonly sold as “strength and performance boosters”, only a very small percentage are truly supported by legitimate scientific research.
The rest are based purely on false promises and misleading claims that leave you with nothing but a thinner wallet and a minor placebo effect at best.
Even in the rare pre-workout products that do contain a decent ingredient profile, you almost never end up getting the proper dosage of each one.
It doesn’t matter how effective a particular ingredient is – if it isn’t consumed in the right amount, its benefits will either be hugely reduced or completely non-existent.
And since many companies blatantly hide their specific ingredient amounts behind a bogus “proprietary blend”, you often have no way of even knowing what’s really in the product in the first place.
Not only are most popular pre-workouts flat-out ineffective, over-priced and over-hyped, but many of them are downright dangerous to boot.
They often contain questionable combinations of stimulants whose long-term safety has not been verified, along with various cheap fillers, hidden ingredients and excessive doses of artificial dyes, flavors and sweeteners.
You work hard in the gym for every ounce of muscle you build and every pound of fat you burn, and we think you deserve better than this.
PureForm™: The Simple, Science Based Pre-Workout Formula You Can Trust.
At RealScience Athletics, our goal was simple: to create the pre-workout formula we would want to use.
An honest, no B.S, science-based blend that would safely and effectively optimize training performance, without a speck of unnecessary filler mixed in.
No shady ingredients. No blatant under-dosing. No proprietary blends, heavy stimulants or over-the-top hype.
Just the core ingredients that truly work, and in the right amounts. Period.
There were several key criteria that needed to be met during the creation process.
Criteria that allowed us to strike the perfect balance between simplicity and effectiveness and produce what we truly believe to be the leading choice for pre-workout supplementation on the market…
We kept the formula clean, simple and straightforward.
Boosting energy and performance during your workout isn’t rocket science, and you don’t need an endless combination of 12+ ingredients to accomplish this effectively.
It’s not only unnecessary and expensive, but it can be potentially harmful as well if multiple stimulants are involved.
PureForm takes the opposite approach of all those over-hyped commercial pre-workout blends by honing in on a smaller number of key ingredients and including them in their full dosages and highest quality forms.
The result is a much cleaner and simpler, yet more effective pre-workout you can trust for better training sessions and reliable long-term safety.
Every ingredient is scientifically supported and included in its full clinical potency.
There are 3 key benefits that an effective pre-workout formula should provide: improved energy levels, increased muscular strength and sharper mental focus.
Every ingredient found in PureForm is research-proven to produce these exact benefits (you’ll find the complete ingredient breakdown below along with a myriad of supporting studies for each one), and are all present in their study-validated dosages for maximum benefits.
Fancy “ingredients of the month” come and go, but scientifically supported compounds that are proven to work can always be counted on for the long haul.
We also provide a 100% fully transparent label (no B.S “proprietary blends” or other cost-cutting gimmicks) so you know exactly what you’re getting in every scoop without any guesswork.
No heavy stimulants, so there’s no unwanted jitters or crash.
A good pre-workout shouldn’t leave you feeling like you’re on the verge of a heart attack, ready to jump out of your skin at any moment from the huge doses of caffeine and other stimulants included.
It should provide a balanced, sustained energy boost without those uncomfortable “edgy” feelings, or the dreaded “mid-workout crash” you get with all those other stimulant-heavy formulas.
That’s why we only used a moderate dose of caffeine (200mg) that would be well tolerated by the vast majority of people, along with an equal amount of l-theanine, a calming amino acid that improves mental focus while “smoothening out” caffeine’s energy-boosting effects.
Manufactured in a cGMP/NSF certified USA-based facility.
When shady companies flog off supplements that were produced by low quality manufacturers, it’s like playing Russian roulette with your body.
You’ll never know if the product you’re getting truly meets its label claim, or even worse, if it’s safe for you to consume.
Product safety and control is our top priority. That’s why PureForm is manufactured in a cGMP/NSF approved facility, the most widely-respected global third-party certification provider for supplement production.
It costs a bit more on our end to go this route, but guarantees that you’re getting the purest ingredients and highest quality processing available.
100% naturally sweetened and flavored.
While there’s certainly no consensus that artificial sweeteners/flavors are harmful when consumed in moderate amounts, the research in this area is still mixed.
That’s why we decided to stay fully on the safe side by excluding the commonly used artificial substances found in most other pre-workouts, such as sucralose, aspartame, acesulfame potassium and chemical flavorings/dyes.
Instead, we went with 100% natural alternatives by sweetening PureForm with stevia, along with real strawberry, lemon and pineapple fruit flavors.
Most importantly, it works.
A pre-workout certainly isn’t there to lift the weight for you, but PureForm will provide a noticeable edge during your workouts by improving your overall strength, energy and focus.
That’s because we used the right ingredients in the right amounts – based on real, concrete science – and in a specific combination that produces synergistic benefits when consumed together.
What exactly did we include in PureForm, and why?
Here’s the step by step ingredient breakdown along with the specific benefits, doses and scientific support for each one…
Real Science, Real Results:
Complete PureForm™ Ingredient Breakdown
Citrulline Malate 2:1
L-citrulline is an amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein), while malic acid is a salt compound found in apples and other fruits.
When combined as citrulline malate, these compounds work together to minimize muscular fatigue and improve overall training performance. [1-4]
By accelerating the clearance of ammonia and lactate (two metabolic waste products that impair muscle contractions), citrulline malate helps you squeeze out additional repetitions and re-charge more quickly in between sets. [5-6]
Citrulline malate has also been shown to reduce post workout muscle soreness, which accelerates recovery and maximizes strength/performance on upcoming workouts.
Along with these two benefits, citrulline malate may also improve aerobic exercise performance and increase nitric oxide circulation by raising blood levels of l-arginine. [8-9]
Many pre-workouts do include citrulline malate in their formulas, but usually in smaller amounts that fall outside the research-studied dose of 4-10 grams.
Or, if a larger amount is used, it’s typically included in a 1:1 ratio of citrulline to malic acid as opposed to the superior research-backed 2:1 ratio.
PUREFORM CONTAINS 6 GRAMS OF CITRULLINE MALATE PER SERVING IN THE OPTIMAL 2:1 RATIO.
Most people are already aware of caffeine’s basic effects when it comes to increasing energy levels, mental focus and alertness.
What most people aren’t aware of is the myriad of scientific research showing how these increases directly translate to improved workout performance. [10-12]
Caffeine has been shown to directly boost muscular strength, cardio performance and reaction times, along with lowering the perception of fatigue and discomfort during training. [13-19]
It also offsets the natural decrease in strength that occurs during morning workouts as compared to afternoon/evening workouts, which is a useful benefit for those who prefer to train earlier in the day. 
As a small added benefit, caffeine also increases thermogenesis to help you burn slightly more total calories and fat during your training sessions. 
PUREFORM CONTAINS 200MG OF CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS PER SERVING.
The 200mg dosage is large enough to deliver the performance boosting benefits of caffeine, but small enough to eliminate the unwanted “jitters” or “mid-workout crash” that often accompanies larger doses.
L-theanine is an amino acid that is naturally occurring in green tea leaves.
The combination of l-theanine and caffeine is one of the most widely studied “performance stacks” available for promoting enhanced cognition, since the two compounds have clear synergistic effects when consumed together. [22-26]
L-theanine works alongside caffeine to further increase mental focus, alertness, mood and motivation, while at the same time “smoothening out” the caffeine buzz by inducing mental relaxation without any sedative effects. [27-30]
The typical dose for this combination is either a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of l-theanine to caffeine.
PUREFORM CONTAINS 200MG OF L-THEANINE PER SERVING.
This amount strikes the perfect pre-workout balance between increasing energy levels with the caffeine while achieving a clean “grounded focus” with the l-theanine.
This amino acid is one of the primary building blocks for important catecholamines involved in neuromuscular performance: dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Several studies have shown significant benefits associated with l-tyrosine supplementation regarding cognitive enhancement, improvements in concentration, as well as helping the mind cope more effectively in stressful situations. [31-36]
Just like l-theanine, l-tyrosine also works synergistically with caffeine, since it increases catecholamine production while caffeine increases their release.
Effective dosages for l-tyrosine can fall into quite a wide range depending on the situation, from as little as 500mg up to 6000mg or more.
PUREFORM CONTAINS 3000MG OF L-TYROSINE PER SERVING.
This is a good middle-ground dose that the majority of people will benefit from and tolerate well in combination with the other ingredients found in PureForm.
Suggested UseMix one scoop with 12-16 ounces of water and consume 20-30 minutes prior to training. Vary water for desired taste. If this is your first time using PureForm, assess your individual tolerance first with half a serving. Do not exceed 2 scoops In a 24 hour period.
WarningNot intended for persons under the age of 18. Consult a physician prior to consumption if you have any existing medical conditions and/or are taking any prescription medications. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not consume alongside caffeine or other stimulants. Immediately discontinue use and consult a health care professional if you experience any adverse side effects. To avoid sleeplessness, do not consume within 6-8 hours of sleep. Do not exceed recommended serving. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do not use If safety seal ls broken or missing. Store In a cool, dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Frequently Asked Questions
How does PureForm compare to other popular pre-workouts on the market?
To put it simply, it doesn’t.
PureForm isn’t just another run-of-the-mill commercial pre-workout full of useless under-dosed ingredients that are hidden behind bogus proprietary blends.
Every single ingredient in Pureform is research-proven to increase strength, energy and focus and is included in its full clinical dosage for maximum benefits.
We didn’t bother with any fancy “throwaway ingredients” or over-hype our product with false promises and bogus claims like so many others do.
Instead, we focused in on the few high quality compounds that truly work to keep the formula as simple, honest, effective and economical as possible.
We also went light on the stimulants to prevent unwanted side effects, and avoided all artificial sweeteners/flavors in favor of 100% natural alternatives.
Why does PureForm only include 4 ingredients?
Boosting energy and performance before your workout isn’t rocket science, and you don’t need an endless combination of 8, 10 or 15+ ingredients to accomplish this effectively.
Not only is it unnecessary from a performance standpoint, but it can be potentially harmful as well if multiple stimulants are involved.
Most pre-workouts that do include a long list of different ingredients are almost always significantly under-dosed anyway.
The label might seem impressive at first glance because of all the various “stuff” you’re getting, but in reality you’d need 2 or 3 times more of each individual ingredient in order to see real benefits.
PureForm takes the opposite approach of all those over-hyped “commercial” pre-workout blends by honing in on a smaller number of core ingredients and including them in their full dosages.
The result is a much cleaner and simpler, yet more effective pre-workout you can trust for better workouts and reliable long-term safety.
Will PureForm give me the “jitters” like so many other pre-workouts do?
Our goal in formulating PureForm was to provide a clean, sustained energy boost without any edgy/jittery feelings, or the dreaded “mid-workout crash” that inevitably hits when you go overboard on stimulants.
That’s why we only used a moderate dose of caffeine that would be well tolerated by the vast majority of people (200mg), along with an equal amount of l-theanine, a calming amino acid that improves mental focus while “smoothening out” the effects of the caffeine.
If you’re especially caffeine-sensitive, you can simply reduce the serving size down to half a scoop.
Why is PureForm less expensive than so many other pre-workouts?
3 main reasons…
First, we decided to keep our formula simple and straightforward rather than jam-packing it with endless unnecessary ingredients. This way you aren’t paying extra for any additional fillers you don’t truly need.
Second, there’s no “middle man” involved in our supply chain. Our products are not sold in stores and instead go direct from our manufacturer to you, allowing us to maintain lower prices.
Third, “maximizing profit” is not our central goal in the first place. A good supplement plan shouldn’t break the bank, and at RealScience Athletics we value honesty and fairness above all. That’s why we only mark up our products modestly so that everyone benefits equally.
How do I know that PureForm doesn't include any cheap fillers or hidden ingredients like other companies have been found using?
Product safety and control is a top priority, and that’s why we only manufacture our supplements in cGMP/NSF certified USA-based facilities. This is the most widely-respected global third-party certification provider for supplement production.
It costs a bit more on our end to go this route, but guarantees that you’re getting the purest ingredients and highest quality processing available.
How often can I use PureForm?
We recommend using PureForm prior to workouts 2-3 times per week, with 4 being the maximum.
Many companies will simply encourage you to use their product as often as possible to maximize repeat buys, but this is not the ideal way to use a pre-workout formula since overly frequent use will reduces the body’s sensitivity to the ingredients over time.
Can I use PureForm before cardio sessions or other forms of training that don’t involve weightlifting?
PureForm can be used before any form of intensive exercise to improve energy levels, strength and endurance and does not have to be used solely for weight training.
Just make sure to stay within the recommended dosing guidelines for safety purposes and to prevent tolerance from building.
Are there any side effects?
The ingredients in PureForm have been shown to be both safe and effective when used within the recommended dosage.
That said, PureForm does contain a moderate dosage of caffeine (200mg) and if you’re particularly sensitive to stimulants you’ll want to assess your tolerance first with half a scoop before moving on to the full-sized serving.
You should also avoid taking PureForm within 6-8 hours of bed to make sure your sleep isn’t disturbed.
In addition, those with any pre-existing medical conditions or who are using any prescription medications should consult their physician prior to use.
Why doesn't PureForm include creatine or beta alanine?
Although many popular pre-workouts do include them, creatine and beta alanine are not “pre-workout ingredients” in the technical sense since they don’t exert any immediate effects on performance.
Instead, these supplements are meant to be taken on a daily basis over the long term (the specific timing doesn’t matter) in order to boost strength and endurance levels in the bigger picture.
We wanted PureForm to be a true pre-workout consisting only of ingredients that have direct benefits immediately upon consumption, and that’s why creatine and beta alanine have not been included.
If you’ve decided to use creatine and beta alanine as part of your overall plan, they need to be purchased separately to be taken on your off days anyway. For that reason, there’s really no point to including them in a pre-workout in the first place.
Why does PureForm include maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is used to improve the sweetness profile of the formula and offset the naturally sour taste of the citrulline malate.
The amount included is minimal at only 2 grams per serving, which is less than half a teaspoon.
PureForm is too sweet/strong/sour tasting for me. What should I do?
Everyone has different taste preferences, and we did everything possible to optimize the flavor profile while maintaining PureForm’s 100% naturally sweetened/flavored status.
That said, if you do happen to find the formula a bit too sweet, you can simply add more water to dilute it.
Or, if you find it too sour (this is due to the natural flavor of citrulline malate), you can try mixing it with a bit of juice or another sweet-tasting beverage, or just add more water.
Will I build tolerance to Pureform?
If you use PureForm too frequently and/or regularly consume large amounts of caffeine from other sources, then yes, you will gradually build tolerance and the ingredients won’t exert as strong of an effect over time. (The exception is for citrulline malate which doesn’t have any tolerance-building properties)
You can prevent tolerance from building by only using PureForm 2-3 times per week (4 times at the most), minimizing your intake of other caffeine-containing beverages, and by cycling off for 1-2 weeks after every 6-8 weeks of continued use.
Can women use PureForm?
Yes, both men and women can benefit equally from PureForm.
Just make sure to start off with a half serving first to assess your tolerance before increasing to the full scoop.
The caffeine dosage is quite moderate at just 200mg, but some women may still find it a bit too stimulating if they’re particularly caffeine-sensitive or at a lighter body weight.
I'm following an intermittent fasting diet. Will PureForm break my fast?
While PureForm is technically not “0 calorie” since it contains 4 grams of carbohydrates, the amount per serving is small enough to where your fasting period will not be negatively affected.
Is PureForm gluten-free?
Is Pureform vegetarian friendly?
Is Pureform vegan friendly?
No. The amino acid l-tyrosine is derived from animal sources.
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