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Total War Pre-Workout

8.3

Quality

8.5/10

Ingredients

8.0/10

Price

8.5/10

Pros

  • Amazing synergy of ingredients
  • Intelligent formula
  • Good doses
  • Transparent label
  • Plenty of flavors to choose from

Cons

  • We're not sold on Juniperus Communis

Total War Pre Workout FAQ

  • One Container: 30 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 Scoop (12.9 grams)

Building muscle and burning fat are the two things you want to happen when you exercise. However, it’s not always straightforward. Sometimes, going to the gym is like going to war against weakness, laziness, and body fat.

That is the exact analogy the people at REDCON1 used when they formulated Total War Pre Workout.

Total War Pre Workout wants to go to battle with you as you fight your way through hordes of fat and muscle weakness. However, a lot of pre-workouts promise similar things.

Is Total War Pre Workout the real deal or is it just another dud in a dud-filled industry? Read on to find out.

Who Makes It?

Total War Pre Workout is produced by REDCON1. The company describes itself as a mission-based company founded on a simple principle – create the highest quality supplements for people who trained, for people that need to be at their best.

REDCON1 is one of the best in the business when it comes to supplements and sports nutrition. They sell training programs, beverages, fat burners, and protein powders among others. They also claim to be the fastest-growing supplement company in history. We’re not exactly sure how to check this claim, though.

Marketing Claims Made

The following claims were made about Total War Pre Workout:

  • Packing more firepower than anything in its class: We’ve seen similar supplements with formulas that have heavier doses, but you can’t underestimate what Total War Pre Workout is packing.
  • Focus and Stimulation: They do have ingredients and doses for these claims.
  • Lots of pumps: Oh yeah, they’re really packing a lot of citrulline per scoop.

What’s in it?

Now, let’s take a closer look at what’s inside Total War Pre Workout:

In one 12.9 gram scoop, you will get:

  • Citrulline Malate: What a way to start the formula. At 6 grams, citrulline malate will make you fully pumped and ready to go. What makes citrulline malate special and superior to typical citrulline is its bioavailability, meaning the body readily absorbs it and uses it for max pumps. [1]
  • Beta-alanine: Beta-alanine at 3.2 grams is among the bigger doses we’ve seen. It’s an endurance booster and delays fatigue. It can also augment muscle gains by speeding up muscle recovery. [2]
  • Agmatine sulfate: This ingredient is more of a supporting compound for citrulline malate. It works by enhancing the sustainability provided by citrulline malate, so you will feel pumped for much, much longer. [3]
  • Taurine: This is more of an anti-inflammatory and performance booster, but it also helps with pumps, but not as good as an actual nitric oxide booster. [4]
  • Caffeine anhydrous: We get a 250 mg dose of caffeine. Depending on who you ask, 250 mg could be good enough or too much. Some may say it’s too small. Regardless, this is equivalent to almost three cups of brewed coffee, so it really depends on your tolerance. [5]
  • Juniperus Communis (berry) extract: We tried to see what it does, but there’s little evidence supporting its use. What we did find is it could promote brain energy levels and mood, but we’re not sold on this yet. [6]
  • Di-Caffeine Malate: This caffeine form can help boost energy without putting a hole through your gut. What we mean is, it won’t give you an acidic stomach feeling that some get when they consume pure caffeine on an empty stomach. [7]
  • Green Tea Extract, 90% polyphenols: This is actually a fat burner, but we’re assuming they put it here for its antioxidant function. Regardless, the dose is small at 45 mg. [8]
  • Naringin 98% (Citrus Grandis) (Fruit): This extract a flavonoid in grapefruit. It’s more for anti-inflammatory purposes and overall health, so we’re not sure why they added this in the formula. [9]
  • Bioperine (black pepper extract)(fruit): This is the ingredient you need if you want to boost your formulas absorption. At 10 mg, BioPerine is offered at twice the usual doses we see in some other supplements. [10]
  • Theobroma cacao: We’re not sure why they added 5 mg of cacao, but we’re guessing it’s another antioxidant. [11]

All in all, Total War Pre Workout is definitely out for blood when it comes to hunting down body fat and making you become a better physical specimen. It does have a few snags with some of its ingredient choices.

Supplement Facts Label

Total War Pre Workout Supplement Facts Label

Benefits

Pre-workouts are always about giving your body the boost it needs to get a lot of lifting done. In this regard, Total War Pre-Workout definitely proved its worth on the battlefield.

  • Energy: The 250 mg caffeine plus the other quasi energy boosters like beta-alanine and citrulline may make you feel like you want to lift more.
  • Maximum pump action: Citrulline + pump support ingredients
  • Fast absorption: BioPerine is the grease that makes everything work much, much smoother.

Precautions

The most probable side effects of using Total War Pre Workout would be anything related to stimulant use and beta-alanine.

For stimulants, you can get an upset stomach, sweating, mood swings, headaches, dehydration, and perhaps even sleeplessness. However, we reiterate that you’re getting 2.5 cups of coffee’s worth of caffeine. If you’re used to drinking that much, you may not feel anything bad.

For beta-alanine, users say it can make them feel itchy. That’s because the molecules beta-alanine has are large and can “scrape” on your nerve endings when they pass through the bloodstream. This is often seen as a sign that it’s working.

We always recommend you speak with your doctor before taking any supplements featured on this site.

Taste/Flavors

One of the best things about Total War Pre Workout is it has A LOT of flavors to choose from. It has 16 flavors!

  • Green apple
  • Rainbow candy
  • Strawberry mango
  • Orange crush
  • Watermelon
  • Blue Lemonade
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Sour Gummy Bear
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Tiger’s blood
  • Grape
  • Mango
  • Vice City
  • Blue Coconut
  • Jedi Juice

Number of Servings

One bottle has 30 servings. One serving is 12.9 grams.

Top Alternative to This Product

Total War Pre Workout vs Koala Freak

Koala Freak is what we think is a close rival to Total War Pre Workout based on overall function and not so much the ingredients. Koala Freak has the following ingredients:

  • Citrulline Malate
  • Arginine
  • Agmatine Sulfate
  • Norvaline
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Betaine anhydrous
  • Ancient peat & Apple Extract
  • Choline
  • Caffeine
  • Theanine
  • Higenamine
  • Hordenine
  • Huperzine A

At first glance, Koala Freak looks to have the upper hand when it comes to versatility and function because of the nootropic and focus ingredients. Then there’s also the similar doses for its big hitter like citrulline malate and beta-alanine.

So, in terms of overall function, Koala Freak definitely wins the round.

However, Total War Pre Workout does make a good case for a supplement that does what you need it to do without all the fancy bells and whistles. Not to mention having many ingredients in one formula can mess the synergy and the effects.

Total War Pre Workout solves that by keeping things simple, and we think simple formulas can function better than the more complex ones.

Customer Feedback

We looked at Amazon reviews on Total War Pre Workout and found that they rate the product a good 4.2/5.

People praise it for getting them stimulated, pumped, and overall energetic. They also like the number of flavors available. Some also like the way it hits hard and fast.

Some of the critics pan it for the chemical tastes, with some flavors tasting too artificial. Others say they got a stomach ache and made them want to throw up because of the strong flavors.

Have you tried this product? Leave a review below and let us know what you think!

Bottom Line

Total War Pre Workout wants to be your combat buddy in the battle against fat and weakness. With high-quality pump and energy ingredients, you don’t have to worry about losing ammunition while doing the heavy stuff.bThe only nitpick we have for it is some of the ingredient additions.

Regardless, Total War Pre Workout is definitely an elite in the pre-workout industry, and we’re glad it’s here.

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