NutraBio PRE Reformulated & More Powerful Than Ever!

As the most trusted name in sports nutrition, NutraBio strives to give our customers the best results possible and lead the supplement industry in innovation with effective and clinically dosed ingredients.  We have never and will never compromise on the quality of our products and will never take shortcuts to save an extra dollar.  As the available research on supplements changes so does our products. This is why PRE has been reformulated. PRE improves upon its already legendary status and gives you more of what your body needs to perform its best. As with all NutraBio products, PRE’s fully transparent label lets you know EXACTLY what and how much of each ingredient you are getting.  Compare it to any other pre-workout on the market, and you’ll see nothing comes close to the energy, focus, strength, and endurance you will get from PRE. Discussed below are the changes we made to the new PRE formula:

Change #1: Beta-Alanine Increased From 2.5 Grams To 3.2 Grams

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Besides creatine and caffeine, Beta-Alanine is one of the most research-proven performance enhancing ingredients.  It works by saturating muscle carnosine stores.  This helps buffer the negative side effects of hydrogen ion accumulation as exercise intensity increases.  Ultimately Beta-Alanine improves exercise performance and delays fatigue when you are working your hardest.  We decided to increase the amount of Beta-Alanine in PRE to 3.2 grams as the majority of the research agrees that this is the most beneficial dose.  Because Beta-Alanine needs to be loaded to have any effect (~15-20 days to saturate muscle carnosine stores), the higher amounts found in the new PRE formula will get you there quicker.

Change #2: 1.5 Grams of L-Tyrosine Replaces 1.2 Grams Of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine

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For a long time, many supplement companies thought that since N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT) dissolves better in water that it was superior to L-Tyrosine. Although NALT is more soluble than L-Tyrosine, it is not more bioavailable (the amount your body gets when consumed) according to the research.  Several studies have shown L-Tyrosine supplementation can elevate plasma tyrosine levels by 130-276% compared to NALT supplementation which has been shown to increase levels anywhere from 0-25%.  The fact is when NALT is being consumed it is not efficiently converted to tyrosine. This is the reason why we replaced NALT with L-Tyrosine in the new PRE formula. We also upped the dosing to 1.5 grams which coincides with the available research as it relates to improvements in focus/mood and decreasing stress from exercise.

Change #3: Choline Bitartrate Increased From 300mg To 500mg

NutraBio PRE Reformulated

As the name implies, Choline Bitartrate is formed when choline is combined with tartaric acid.  This increases the choline’s bioavailability and in turn, makes it more effective.  When supplemented, choline bitartrate increases levels of acetylcholine in the body….a neurotransmitter that stimulates muscle contractions and is required for proper memory, cognition, and motor control.  Increasing choline levels can produce a nootropic type effect as well as create longer and stronger muscle contractions. The 500mg of choline bitartrate found in PRE yields ~200mg of choline.  This amount is often considered a clinical dose as it relates to cognition and exercise performance, and the reason why we upped the dosage.  While higher amounts are found in other pre-workouts (1-2 grams), we have found this may lead to headaches in some individuals.

Change #4: Taurine Increased From 1.5 Grams To 2 Grams

Taurine is best known for its beneficial effects on the heart and cardiovascular system and we put it in PRE due to research (Zhang et al., 2004) showing it can improve time to exhaustion, VO2 Max, and maximal workload.  Additional research supports these findings when supplemented in 2 gram doses.

Change #5: 1.2 Grams Of DL-Malic Acid Included

More often than not you will find malic acid in pre-workout formulas as Citrulline Malate. However, what most don’t know is the two compounds are usually not molecularly bonded and cannot “officially” be considered citrulline malate. NutraBio is built on full transparency and this is why our malic acid is separately listed from citrulline.  Malic acid plays a vital role in the Krebs cycle where it helps turn carbs, proteins, and fats into energy.  If there is an inadequate supply of malic acid in the body the Krebs cycle cannot function properly which leads to premature fatigue.

Change #6: PharmaPure Creatine Monohydrate Increased From 2 Grams To 3 Grams

Creatine is arguably the most effective and research validated supplement available today with respect to the potential benefits of improving body composition and muscular strength, power, and endurance.  Over 500 studies exist on creatine with 70% of them producing significant improvements in performance, with NONE reporting detrimental effects.  3-5 grams of creatine monohydrate is considered an efficacious dose. Research has demonstrated a 3-gram dose/daily can saturate muscle creatine stores in ~28 days.

Change #7: Creatine MagnaPower Replaces Creatine HCL

Creatine MagnaPower is pure creatine bonded to pure magnesium that creates a higher level of absorption and utilization to form ATP.  Unlike Creatine HCL, Creatine MagnaPower has several human studies demonstrating significant gains in size, strength, endurance, and power, It was a difficult decision for us to remove creatine HCL, but at the moment the research does not exist to support its use.

The Bottom Line On The New PRE Formula

From the information above you can see most of the changes made to the new PRE formula are due to the ever-changing body of available research. At NutraBio we realize consumers may have a hard time staying on top of the latest studies being done on supplements.  Not only are there thousands of articles published each year but being able to access and decipher this information is a task very few people have time for.  As NutraBio’s Chief Science Officer my commitment to you is that I will always stay up to date on the latest supplement research and our formulations will reflect that as it does with PRE. Effective ingredients, efficacious dosing, and full transparency EVERY TIME and without compromise.

15 thoughts on “NutraBio PRE Reformulated & More Powerful Than Ever!

  1. I found you as a result of you being slammed by JYM, with whom I was a customer. I read the reply made by I think the founder. Your transparency was what got me onboard. I am now your customer. I am so impressed with your changes in PRE but also your willingness to provide the best. In the past 5 yrs I can think of only 1 other company that has made such a change in their product, so thank you. Brian Daniel

    • Hi Michael and thank you for the message. The newly reformulated PRE will be available within a couple of weeks.

  2. Hi Matt-

    Curious to know when the new formula will be available and is it safe to assume these changes will be applied to PRE Extreme too? Thanks and keep up the great work!!!

    • Hi Jeff and thank you for the message. The newly reformulated PRE will be available within a couple of weeks. And your assumption is correct…these changes will be applied to PRE Extreme and PRE Stim Free in the near future.

  3. I absolutely love all your products but unfortunately I have a sucralose allergy. I’ve started using your Natural line (BCAAs and Grass Fed Whey) and they work great! Can you guys PLEASE PLEASE make a natural PRE, INTRA, and RELOAD. That would be a game changer! And I know they would sell well! Thanks guys

      • Yep, i also cast my vote to changing your sweetners to Stevia. Stevia will be a very good addition to people who want a naturally-sourced sweetener, & also to those who suffer allergies from them, so I foresee a wider range of customers.

        Also, please lower the amount of sweetness in your products; they tend to be too sweet. I think it would be beneficial to put up a voting mechanism where customers could vote on whether a product is too sweet or not (or on other subjects too, if you want) & it would be a good source of research for you to refine your products.

        Keep up the great work Nutrabio!

        • We are launching NutraBio PRE and Intra Blast in a naturally sweetened version within the next few months. We launched BCAA 5000 in natural lemon-ade a few months back and have a second flavor, Sun Tea coming out with natural flavor, sweetener within a few weeks. So we have been making a move ion that direction.

    • PRE and INtra Blast will be coming out in natural versions within a few months. We also are adding anew BCAA5000 natural flavor in the next few weeks, Sun Tea. We hope add Reload soon as well.

  4. Sweet! Good work. I love PRE. When do the new flavors come out? I see y’all are planning two new flavors in the catalog y’all send out with orders.


  5. Can’t wait to try out the New formula for Pre! been using BSN products for years(Nitrix,Cellmass,AminoEgde), helped me out a lot, But now i am tempted to try out your products after watching Kris Gethin saying he only trusts your brand outside of his and also watching your CEO bodybag Jim Stoppani on Youtube.

    • Hey Mac D-
      I am a Nutrabio customer and responded earlier in the blog. I am a Gethin fan too and used to use Pre-Kaged. While that is a good product, I have to say the new NB Pre is the most effective pre-workout I have used…bar none! It was good before the reformulation and now it’s absolutely fantastic!!! Both the watermelon and apple are great tasting and very effective. Once you realize the quality of NB products, you won’t buy anything else.

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