First time I had it I drank it quickly and on an empty stomach… and basically burst into flames. Face and ears were super red and burny. After about 5 minutes the side effect wore off but workout was good. Next time I had a half dose and SLOWLY drank it and ate a half banana prior to having it. Much better… no major reaction. A bit of itchiness around the face about half way through workout but it was good. Helped me push through 25% more reps and kept me energized throughout.
This is the first time I’ve used a pre-workout product I can feel! I work long hours and sometimes I shut down from exhaustion. X-Cite gives me the perfect amount of energy I need to workout. I enjoy the mild niacin flush as well. It tastes great!
Contains niacin, which I didn’t notice upfront. The skin flushing is too uncomfortable to make it worth taking this product for me. It might have been fine otherwise but I couldn’t get past that.
I’m new to pre-workout drinks. I prefer to get my nutrition from food sources instead of manufactured supplements. This product gave me a stable energy throughout my workout. No jitters, nausea, or crash. I found it to be very sweet and had to mix with 20 oz of water to eliminate.
I’ve tried the majority of preworkout products on the market. Most of them have way to much caffeine or ingredients that may not be the safest to consume. A few of them made me feel like I was on speed hours after completing my workout. I started to make my own with raw ingredients. I then just recently came across ATHLEAN-X version and the ingredient profile of Beta Alanine, Citrulline, and caffeine was almost exactly what I was mixing with some other added items. I tried it and had an amazing working with no post effects. 200mg of caffeine is perfect. Other brands that use 350-500 is completely ridiculous and in my opinion dangerous. X-Cite Cherry Lemonade flavor is so-so. It’s more lemonade than cherry. I’ll try another flavor with my next purchase. So far I’m loving my workouts with X-Cite
This will be my third time buying x-cite, honestly the best pre workout you can trust! I’ve had the cherry lemon Ice, watermelon pucker, and going to buy the icy berry blast!
Quality. Great. Tasty. Better than most overpriced preworkouts out there! This is the only preworkout I will buy from now on.
Trust me guys, this is the best preworkout you can take! It is just the perfect amount of energy, where I feel like I can lift anything but will not give me any itchiness or other side effects like the other preworkouts I’ve tried.
I would love to take your pre-workout. Going to give it 5 Stars because I know it does the job! Just wanted to write a review for the Niacin flush folks. It gets me all red! Thanks Jeff! Athlean X is Fantastic!!!
I will admit that I am a pre-workout junkie. I love that tingly jittery feeling that you get from overdosed pre-workouts. This supplement gives me a small dose of that feeling but in the end I perform just as well, if not better, with this supplement! I just feel a lot better about my insides when I take this supplement. This coming from a pre-workout addict 😅.
X-Cite continues to carve out its place as one of the most effective pre-workout supplements on the market. Made from the most researched, most effective ingredients in sports nutrition, it’s no wonder why X-Cite is the choice for serious athletes.
Like everything we do at Athlean-X, our supplement facts panels contain a collection of the world’s best and brightest supplement ingredients. Each one is backed by research and science in sports medicine to ensure you’re getting the most effective dosages and the proper combinations to get real results.
You asked and we answered with our most potent formulas and open labels so you know exactly which ingredients and how much of each you’re getting. Athlean-Rx contains no proprietary blends, and as always, no fillers, no substitutes and no harmful chemicals.
I’ve been working on this formula for well over a year, and I’ve promised to always deliver the same things that I recommend to my pro athletes and that I take myself. I’ve gotten a lot of comments on our YouTube channel about the gains I’ve made over the last few months. I can honestly say these formulas have had a major role in those results and they’re finally here so I can share them with you!
"I take my training seriously, that’s why I take X-Cite before every workout."
- Jeff Cavaliere M.S.P.T, CSCS
CON-CRET® Creatine HCL's main benefit is helping to build muscle faster and easier. This is thought to be due to an increase in the production and supply of ATP to working muscle cells. This also provides more energy to the muscles, helping to avoid lactic acid build-up and allowing for longer and more intense workouts.
- Increases muscle strength and power
- Allows for faster and easier muscle growth
- Is better absorbed than Creatine Monohydrate and does not require a loading phase
- Reduces muscle damage and post workout soreness
CON-CRET® Creatine HCL Clinical Studies & References
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Increases intramuscular concentrations of carnosine thereby increasing strength, power, endurance and recovery, thereby increasing athletic performance and muscle mass.
- Increases fat loss and muscle growth
- Reduces post training session fatigue
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Clinical Studies & References
One of the best benefits of L-Citrulline DL-Malate is enhanced ATP production. This is needed by every living cell in the body and equates to higher energy levels. This is even more important for muscles which are engaged in heavy training or otherwise working. Increased ATP production also leads to the ability to train harder and recover faster.
- Improves muscle endurance and aerobic performance
- Boosts energy
- Increases ATP production allowing for harder training and faster recovery
- Supports lean muscle mass gains
L-Citrulline Clinical Studies & References
One huge benefit of L-Tyrosine supplementation is that it can be useful for weight loss. It does this by improving some of the neurobiological disturbances typically caused by dietary restrictions. Medical research also indicates that L-Tyrosine supplementation can sharpen the memory, if taken on a regular basis. Tyrosine is able to protect the nerves from toxins and it is even able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which is one of the reasons why it is effective at raising the levels of key neurotransmitters. Another interesting l-tyrosine benefit is it helps the body adjust to situations of cold and fatigue.
- Supports weight loss
- Improves memory
- Regulates hormones
L-TYROSINE Clinical Studies & References
Brand new studies suggest that Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the body (above glutamine), particularly in the power generating type II fibers. Through supplementation it is possible to maintain peak stores of this important nutrient to enable more consistent force production without energy dropoff. Long term, taurine has been shown to be a cell volumizer that boosts internal muscle hydration... resulting in higher rates of muscle growth and function.
- Supports greater muscle growth and function
- Helps support cardiovascular function
- Helps temporarily restore mental alertness
- Assists in periods of increased mental and physical exertion
Taurine Clinical Studies & References
One of the most important benefits of Betaine is its ability to improve muscle strength and power during training sessions. Some studies have shown that it can improve endurance, increase the number of reps that can be done with a given weight, and improve power and force with every rep. Evidence also indicates that Betaine improves protein synthesis following training sessions.
- Improves muscle strength, power and endurance
- Increases protein synthesis following training sessions
- Increases growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 production
- May help promote fat loss
Betaine Anhydrous Clinical Studies & References
Caffeine is a widely used stimulant which is well studied and known to be safe in dosages of up to 500-600 mg. X-Cite provides the perfect amount of natural anhydrous caffeine, to produce unparalleled mental alertness and energy without the jitters or dangerous side effects of other popular pre-workout stimulants.
- Increases muscle endurance and strength
- Decreases muscle fatigue during workouts
- Boosts thermogenesis
- Improves concentration and short term memory
(per kg of bodyweight)
Caffeine Anhydrous Clinical Studies & References
For increased focus and energy, mix 1 scoop of X-CITE with 8-12 ounces of water approximately 30-45 minutes before training. If this is your first time using X-CITE or you have sensitivity to caffeine, assess your individual tolerance by starting with ¾ to ½ of a scoop or using more water.
X-CITE provides a rush of energy with no crash or jitters, whereas other pre-workouts can leave you feeling edgy and burned out.
This crash is usually caused by the type and amount of stimulants found in many pre-workouts, which are also known to cause anxiety, headaches, and stomach aches.
The only stimulant in X-CITE is a dose of caffeine similar to a small cup of Starbucks coffee.
The next thing you’ll probably notice when you take X-CITE is your workouts are significantly better than they are with other pre-workouts.
This is because each ingredient in X-CITE is backed by sound, scientific research - proving its performance benefits and included in the doses required to actually deliver on them.
We hear from first-time users every day that say they’ll never use another pre-workout again.
One of the great things about X-CITE’s formula is that it improves performance in both anaerobic and aerobic training.
Not just for weightlifting but cardio and endurance training as well. Anytime you want energy and focus to spare.
You can take it before a weightlifting workout and see benefits like increased strength and muscle endurance as well as before a cardio session and see benefits like increased intensity and endurance.
Whatever type of training you do, X-CITE is going to help you do it better.
Yes! One thing to consider is the dosages were calculated for an average sized male athlete. People that are smaller in size, 120lbs or less, may wish to start with ½ or ¾ of a scoop.
Supplementation can be a great addition to serious athletes seeking to take their gains to the next level. With that said, the supplement industry isn’t regulated the same way the Food and Drug industries are. What that means is that unscrupulous supplement companies can underdose their blends, use fillers or unproven and perhaps dangerous chemicals. All ATHLEAN-RX supplements are clinically dosed for effectiveness and composed of the safest, most trusted, and tested ingredients in the industry. They are also used by many pro athletes as well as multiple teams in Major League Baseball. Last but not least, they are the only supplement that I personally put into my body.
When I set out to determine doses of ingredients, I looked to the scientific literature.
Specifically, I reviewed every well-designed, well-executed, peer-reviewed study I could find on the ingredient and find the dosage that confers the maximum benefits with the minimum side effects.
These doses are known as “clinically effective doses” because they are backed by studies and demonstrated to produce the desired effects. Simply having an ingredient on the supplement facts panel doesn’t ensure that you’re getting enough of the ingredient to cause the desired effect.
All of our supplements are proudly produced in the US using the highest industry standards.
The only side effect that sometimes surprises people is a tingling feeling, usually felt in the face.
This is a harmless side effect of CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine called Paresthesia. It isn’t an allergic reaction or cause for concern. Some people actually enjoy the tingling sensation. Additionally, X-CITE is produced in a facility that processes peanuts, milk, eggs and wheat. Athletes with sensitivities to these foods may wish to consult with their physician before taking this product.
All our supplements are monitored and formulated to meet the tastes of our users based on their feedback. With that said, tastes vary from individual to individual. If you find the taste too sweet or too intense simply mix in more water or use a smaller scoop until you strike the right balance for your needs.
The only ingredient that you may build a tolerance to is caffeine. People who consume large amounts of caffeine in their diet may want to increase the dosage to 1 and ½ scoops.
Additionally you can reduce your caffeine intake on non-training days.
We don’t recommend more than one serving of X-CITE per day because research shows that intake shouldn’t exceed 6 milligrams of caffeine per kg of body weight per day (about 400 milligrams for the average person).
It’s also worth noting that most of caffeine’s benefits are seen in the range of 200 to 400 milligrams per day so exceeding that would derive no additional benefits.
All ingredients are displayed on every container of every one of our supplements. Complete transparency for your peace of mind.
All flavors are GMO free except for Icy Berry Blast.
No. L-Tyrosine is produced from animal sources.
No. L-Tyrosine is produced from animal sources.
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