Superhuman Pre Workout is a pre workout supplement from Alpha Lion. It combines over 350 mg of caffeine with 7 g of Citrulline Malate and 100 mg of S7 to deliver a well-rounded workout experience.
This is a great choice as a daily driver for individuals looking to take a break from pre workouts with intense stimulants.
My friends at Supps Central were kind enough to send me over a sample of Alpha Lion’s Superhuman Pre Workout for me to try out and review for you all.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, there are links + promo codes below.
Table of Contents
- 1 My Experience with Superhuman Pre Workout
- 2 Where to Buy Superhuman Pre Workout
- 3 Superhuman Pre Workout Ingredients List
- 3.1 Niacin (Vitamin B-3, 25 mg)
- 3.2 Vitamin B12 (500 mcg)
- 3.3 Sodium (100 mg)
- 3.4 Caffeine Anhydrous (300 mg)
- 3.5 DiCaffeine Malate (100 mg)
- 3.6 N-Methyl Tyramine HCL (75 mg)
- 3.7 Theobromine (100 mg)
- 3.8 L-Citrulline Malate (7,000 mg)
- 3.9 L-Taurine (1,000 mg)
- 3.10 Arginine Silicate (750 mg)
- 3.11 S7 (100 mg)
- 3.12 Beta Alanine (3,200 mg)
- 3.13 Betaine Anhydrous (2,500 mg)
- 3.14 L-Theanine (350 mg)
- 3.15 Astragin (50 mg)
- 3.16 BioPerine (5 mg)
My Experience with Superhuman Pre Workout
I’ve used Superhuman Pre Workout on several occasions and I have impressed by it. This is a very solid all-around pre workout that reliably delivers on energy and motivation in the gym.
I typically took Superhuman Pre Workout after a breakfast shake for my morning workouts. I really liked the quick kick provided by the 300 mg of caffeine anhydrous.
Oddly enough, I don’t recall a strong tingling sensation from the beta alanine, but I’m pretty desensitized to it by this point. Not a big deal.
Superhuman pre workout is a bit of a slow builder after the initial kick in period. It’s not one of those pre workouts where after 20 minutes you’re climbing up the walls, which is totally fine by me. I’d estimate you’re getting the “full effect” of Superhuman by about 45-60 minutes in. For me, this means when I’m finishing up my warm up squat sets and getting into my main work, which is perfect.
I didn’t experience any negative side effects or harsh comedowns. Superhuman wears off smoothly after a few hours without a fuss.
As I mentioned, I’ve taken Superhuman on several occasions and it has performed consistently each time. This would definitely serve as a great daily driver for me.
Superhuman vs. Superhuman SUPREME vs. Superhuman BURN
Alright, so you might be wondering if there’s a major difference between the three pre workout supplements offered by Alpha Lion:
Honestly? Not really. I enjoyed all of them, but if you blindfolded me and had me try one out, I really don’t think I’d be able to tell you which one I took.
I liked them all, which is true, because they’re all pretty similar. I’m not going to provide an exact ingredient by ingredient breakdown in how each product is different, but in my opinion the biggest differences are that Supreme has 200 mg of Eria Jarensis (a stimulant) and Burn has some fat burning ingredients and 75 mg less caffeine anhydrous.
Frankly, I’d go with either the regular Superhuman or Superhuman Supreme since I’m a caffeine fiend. Your priorities may vary.
Where to Buy Superhuman Pre Workout
Alpha Lion is carried by most major retailers at this point.
If you’re looking for discount codes, I’ve got you covered.
- LIFTVAULT10 saves you 10% at Supps Central
- LIFTVAULT saves you 15% at Nutri Cartel
- LIFTVAULT15 saves 15% at Muscle Players
- LIFTVAULT15 saves you 15% at Supp Kingz
Nutrition Faktory is also a great retailer that carries just about every Alpha Lion product.
Superhuman Pre Workout Ingredients List
Here’s the ingredient label for Superhuman Pre Workout. A breakdown of each ingredient follows below.
Niacin (Vitamin B-3, 25 mg)
Niacin, also known as vitamin B-3, has a wide array of benefits ranging from increasing HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) concentrations, reducing LDL cholesterol concentrations, and reducing the concentration of triglycerides.
Neat! So… why is it in a pre workout? I can’t say for sure, but it’s probably because there is some research showing that niacin can increase blood flow through a variety of mechanisms. It’s worth noting that the research around this effect is limited and conflicted, which is probably why niacin is rarely included in pre workouts.
Niacin also helps your body produce optimal amounts of ATP, which is the source of energy for muscle contraction. Thus, making sure you have enough Niacin seems like a worthwhile endeavor for a pre workout supplement.
25 mg of niacin is a hefty dose. It is above the recommended daily dosage for men (16 mg per day) and women (14 mg per day).
Vitamin B12 (500 mcg)
The production of red blood cells is assisted by vitamin B12. This helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscle, boosting energy levels and muscle growth.
Sodium (100 mg)
Sodium can assist with a number of different functions while working out, including delivering massive pumps and helping increase creatine uptake in muscles.
Caffeine Anhydrous (300 mg)
Caffeine anhydrous is the standard form of caffeine. It is one of the quintessential pre workout ingredients and creates feelings of energy, focus, mood enhancement, and motivation. It has also been shown to increase power output and endurance in trained athletes.
300 mg is a very solid dosage of caffeine anydrous.
Note: DiCaffeine Malate is also present in this pre workout (100 mg, yielding 75 mg of caffeine), meaning the total amount of caffeine in Superhuman is 375 mg.
DiCaffeine Malate (100 mg)
DiCaffeine malate is the “extended release” version of caffeine. Combined with caffeine anhydrous, this helps extend the effects of a pre workout and helps offset crash effects high caffeine doses.
Superhuman pre workout uses “Infinergy,” which is the patented form of dicaffeine malate. In theory, this should give you more confidence that it is a high quality ingredient.
100 mg of dicaffeine malate is a very solid dosage.
N-Methyl Tyramine HCL (75 mg)
NMT is a stimulant, typically included at a dosage around 200 mg in supplements.
Theobromine (100 mg)
Theobromine is a compound, structurally similar to caffeine, naturally found in dark chocolate, coffee beans, and guarana berries. It lowers blood pressure, acts as a milder, longer lasting stimulant than caffeine, and may positive impact mood (source, source).
100 mg is likely a little low for a theobromine dosage, but may still have some stimulation effects. Researched doses usually range between 200 and 400 mg (source).
L-Citrulline Malate (7,000 mg)
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.
7 grams exceeds the standard 6 gram clinical dosage of l-citrulline malate. It is included at the proper 2:1 ratio in Superhuman Supreme pre workout.
L-Taurine (1,000 mg)
Taurine is kind of a “miscellaneous” pre workout ingredient with a range of potential, albeit limited, physical benefits. It can aid in blood flow, reduce cramping, and act as a booster to anti-oxidant defense systems (Examine). It’s a pretty insignificant ingredient in pre workout compared to other ingredients, but doesn’t hurt anything either.
1 gram is a somewhat light dosage for Taurine, but it’s not really a big deal. It’s not really a standout ingredient for pre workout supplements.
Arginine Silicate (750 mg)
Arginine Silicate is a non-stimulant ingredient that is included to boost nitric oxide (NO) production for greater blood flow.
750 mg is on the lower end of the recommended range, which is 750 mg to 1,500 mg per day. Combined with 7 grams of Citrulline Malate, though, you’ll be sure to get a decent pump going during your workout.
S7 (100 mg)
S7 is a patented blend of seven plant-based ingredients (green coffee bean extract, green tea extract, turmeric extract, tart cherry, blueberry, broccoli, and kale) that has been shown to increase nitric oxide production, aiding pumps in athletes.
100 mg is twice the clinical dosage, so you can expect decent pumps from Superhuman.
Beta Alanine (3,200 mg)
Beta Alanine has been repeatedly shown to increase maximal strength levels when taken regularly.
3.2 grams is a standard beta alanine dosage, so you’re all set here.
Betaine Anhydrous (2,500 mg)
Betaine is included to help with power output. Research is inconsistent on this claim, but it is a popular ingredient nonetheless.
2,500 mg is within the range of recommended daily dietary supplementation on Examine.
L-Theanine (350 mg)
Theanine is a stimulant, similar to caffeine, but is most effective when combined with caffeine. Combined, theanine can work synergistically and help reduce some of the negative side effects of high caffeine dosages like jitters.
350 mg is a solid dose of L-Theanine and may get close to too high of a dose.
Higher doses can actually shorten the longevity of a pre workout (though multiple variables can impact this – there is no single perfect dose of L-Theanine).
Astragin (50 mg)
AstraGin is a patented ingredient that aids the absorption of pre workout ingredients.
BioPerine (5 mg)
BioPerine is also a patented ingredient, this time its black pepper extract, that helps aid in the absorption of nutrients in the body.
You don’t often see BioPerine combined with AstraGin, but I suppose Alpha Lion didn’t want to cut any corners here.
Alpha Lion Superhuman Pre Workout Review
Superhuman is a solid, high-energy pre workout supplement. It delivers a hefty dose of caffeine from two sources, an enormous 7 grams of Citrulline Malate, and several different pump enhancing ingredients. Reliable and effective, Superhuman pre workout is a great daily driver option for regular pre workout users with a high caffeine tolerance.
- Great energy + motivation
- No negative side effects
- Tastes pretty good
- Decent pumps
- Not much euphoria or focus