Alani Nu Pre Workout is a good supplement for those who don’t want a lot of caffeine, unnecessary ingredients, or beta alanine tingling. It contains five proven ingredients and sticks to Alani Nu’s mission of providing straightforward supplements in delicious flavors.
I first heard of Alani Nu Pre Workout from my girlfriend. She ordered it and the personal experience section of this review will be based on her experience with this supplement.
After that, I’ll do a quick breakdown of the ingredients label.
My (Girlfriend’s) Experience
To be more accurate, this should probably be titled “My Girlfriend’s Experience.” It is her perspective I’ll be relaying in this review.
I’m pretty sure this is the first pre workout she’s ever purchased and she really enjoys it. She’s not a big consumer of caffeine – usually a one or two coffee per day person – and tends to only take half scoops of this pre workout.
My girlfriend got the watermelon punch flavor that was released as part of Alani Nu’s collaboration with Whitney Simmons.
She loves the flavor. She says it like Sour Patch watermelons.
I tried it too and it tastes quite nice. It definitely tastes like watermelon and is a little sour, but not too intense.
In terms of effects, she reports the most noticeable one is an increase in energy.
She can take it after work for evening workouts and still fall asleep alright, which is advantageous for her busy schedule.
In terms of beta alanine tingling, she has not felt any. This could be because she only takes a half scoop, which contains just 0.8 grams of beta alanine.
She’s tried a few of my pre workouts and generally considers them to be too strong, making her heart race, etc. She doesn’t get any of that from Alani Nu. She also hasn’t reported any discomfort from the beta alanine.
Overall she’s happy with the pre workout and occasionally stacks it with the Alani Nu Pump Pre Workout.
Based on her experience with it, I’d classify this pre workout as a good choice for beginners looking for a quality product to introduce them to energy supplements.
Alani Nu Pre Workout Ingredients Label
Containing only five ingredients: L-Citrulline Malate, Beta Alanine, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous, and L-Theanine, Alani Nu Pre Workout does not leave much up to the imagination.
L-Citrulline Malate 2:1 (6 g)
L-Citrulline Malate is one of the most common pre workout ingredients. It has extensive evidence supporting its effects on increasing nitric oxide production, power output, and endurance.
It is included in Alani Nu at a 2:1 ratio between L-Citrulline and Malic Acid, which is the standard ratio.
6 grams is the clinical dosage of l-citrulline malate, so it’s great to see Alani Nu nailing this dosage.
Beta Alanine (1.6 g)
Beta Alanine has been repeatedly shown to increase maximal strength levels when taken regularly. Like Citrulline Malate, it is one of the most common and best researched pre workout ingredients on the market today.
1.6 grams is 50% of the clinical beta alanine dosage. I’m not entirely sure why they made this choice, but I am guessing it has something to do with wanting to reduce the tingling effects of the pre workout.
L-Tyrosine (500 mg)
L-Tyrosine has been shown to boost cognitive performance in stressful environments. It is typically included in pre workouts as a focus ingredient.
500 mg is a relatively light dosage of L-Tyrosine for achieving any anti-stress effects. It is right at the lower bound of the typical dosage range (500 mg to 2,000 mg) for exercise.
Caffeine Anhydrous (200 mg)
Caffeine is easily the ingredient most associated with pre workout supplements. It is famous for its energizing, motivating, and mood enhancing effects.
200 mg is a standard dosage of caffeine, akin to what you’d find in most energy drinks.
For your average person, this is a fine dosage of caffeine. For me, it’s a bit light, but for my girlfriend it’s more than enough. As I’ve said, even a half scoop is enough to give her the boost she’s looking for.
L-Theanine (200 mg)
L-Theanine is a somewhat sedative amino acid, noted for promoting relaxation and taking the edge off of caffeine.
200 mg is a decent dosage of L-Theanine and should be enough to realize some of the synergistic effects it has with caffeine.
Alani Nu Pre Workout Review
Alani Nu Pre Workout is a good choice for beginners looking for a pre workout with delicious flavors and no negative side effects.
- Great flavors
- No “creepy ingredients”
- Solid energy
- No negative side effects
- Minimal beta alanine tingling (could be a plus)
- Not going to satisfy people with high caffeine tolerance