The Purge Pre Workout Review Summary;
A pretty standard pre workout, this ingredients list doesn't break any boundaries. And that is reflected in the price.
At 7.5g per dose, you get the basics of a pre workout (so that's a start)
At 56p per dose, this isn't an expensive product. You probably don't want to double dose this.
TASTE & FEEL
Don't touch the original flavour, the actual flavours are a LOT better.
As a standard, no thrills pre-workout, this does an OK job. It isn't massively expensive, and if you just need a product to give you a little boost, without blowing your mind, then The Purge isn't a bad pre workout to use. If you are into your really high stim, or nootropics etc, I would stay away.
So, as with some other products on this site, we don't just find super high stim, crazy dosed pre workouts. We do try and find things that more 'normal' people will use. Because, that's fair right.
This is where 'The Purge' comes into the frame. I will caveat this whole Purge Review, with the fact this is not a massively stimmed out product.
This actually caught my eye due to the branding and the marketing, which helps in this particular market, with so many products trying to get your attention.
With a name like 'The Purge' and the glowing mask, it's a wonder that they didn't get sent a letter from a certain movie franchise. But, the branding worked, as it got my attention.
Enough about the branding, let's see if the ingredients, pricing and overall effectiveness make this product worth it.
Ingredients - What's Inside?
Ingredients make or break a product, if they throw in a bunch of crap 'chemicals' or pointless items then you just get a scoop of filler.
As I mentioned before, this is a pre-workout designed for the masses, so the ingredients in this may not be as crazy as other products on here. Hopefully they still have something decent.
Scoop size is only 7grams, which is always worrying.
Per 7.5gram Serving
Guarana Seed Extract
If you have been around the block a few times, then you are going to have seen a lot of these ingredients already.
Usually added to pre workouts to help with alertness, as well as increasing stamina and general performance. Most studies suggest that around 500mg is an effective dose. Rocking in at 10% of that, hopefully the rest are better.
The power house of the majority of stim based pre workouts. A 300mg dose will give you the hit that you need, without going into crazy territory.
For those who may want to double up (I wouldn't) then you hit a 600mg caffeine total, which may offer the dosage that proper stim junkies want to find.
Where you find Caffeine, you will find Taurine. Great for reducing the crash, jitters and shakes that caffeine can give you.
The marmite of pre workout lovers. Depending on the reaction you have when you take it.
Beta Alanine has been linked to removing lactic acid, as well as extending how long it takes for you to become exhausted.
Studies have shown that 3,200+ mg is the clinical dose. Sadly, they are about 1/3 off with this.
Both types of Citrulline are usually used to help with blood flow and elevating your nitric oxide levels, again another staple when it comes to pre workouts with high amounts of caffeine or any ingredients that restrict blood flow.
The fight between L-Citrulline and Citrulline Malate will rage on forever more, and I am not the guy to get involved.
Used to help delay the onset of fatigue. Though currently there is little, to no evidence that it works or even has any positive effects at all!
The 'recommended' dosage is around 200 - 500mg a day. They have included the higher end of the dose.
Guarana Seed Extract
Your second dose of caffeine comes in the form of a seed extract. Often found in energy drinks, as a 'natural caffeine source'.
75-100mg would be a 'recommended' dose, but there is no hard and fast rule. The Purge have opted for the higher dose.
There are some under dosed ingredients, and there is nothing in here that makes you want to shout from the roof tops. It's just a fairly standard list of basic pre workouts.
Pricing (Plus Price Per Serving)
Each tub comes with 30 servings, of 7.5grams. If you are new to pre-workouts and you are just getting started, then a single dose will probably do you fine.
We have found this product for around £14 - £18, depending on where you get it from. That gives you a price per serving of around £0.50.
Roughly half the price of most normal pre workouts that we review on this site.
This product is cheap, at just £0.50 per serving, you will not break the bank if you purchased this every month. But then again, it's also not that exciting and isn't packed with premium ingredients. Swings and roundabouts.
How Does It Taste And Feel?
I grabbed the only one that as in stock, which just happened to be one of my favourite flavours for pre workouts. As always, you get an odd name, this time it was Cherry Slush.
The taste is actually fantastic, quite sweet, but definitely a cherry flavour.
Feelings wise, if you are one of the unlucky people who feel like the world is falling around them when they take Beta Alanine, then you are going to hate this. You feel it kicking in pretty fast.
For someone who has fried their receptors and rarely feels pre workouts, this did actually hit a mark. It took around 5 - 10 minutes to start feeling it and lasted about 1 - 1.5 hours or so.
You can't fault the taste, or the overall 'feel'. As long as you accept that a seasoned stim junkie isn't going to feel like the Hulk while having this stuff. It will give you a tell tale buzz, and should have enough caffeine in it to get you through a workout.
So, with the huge caveat that this is a standard, cheap, no thrills pre workout. I actually didn't think this Purge PreWorkout was that bad.
It has just enough ingredients to offer some feeling of power and focus, and the flavour profile on these is pretty damn tasty.
No, this won't make you feel invincible, or make you focused beyond measure. But it will give you a decent hit of caffeine and get you through a workout. Especially if pre workouts are not your thing.