Overview of Royal Pre-Workout
Royal Supplements is a fairly new supplement brand that only has one product under their umbrella (Royal Pre-Workout). Royal is a fully transparent company with their one product focusing in on proper dosages and quality ingredients.
Royal Pre-Workout is a solid non-stimulant pre-workout. That’s right. No caffeine. What?! Listen, not every pre-workout needs stimulants. In fact, if you’re looking to ease off stimulants than Royal Pre-Workout would be a solid choice given the dosage amounts of several key ingredients. The price tag is a bit on the high side, even with 30-servings, and without caffeine, but if you can snag a good deal on this pre-workout then I say give it a go!
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Royal Pre-Workout on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the different ingredients used in the pre-workout, what their intention is and how effectively dosed are each ingredient.
We then look at effectiveness. An effective pre-workout will use high quality, proven ingredients, at clinically backed dosages. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out the following flavors: Peach Mango.
Mixability refers to how well the powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of pre-workout products on the market.
Royal Pre-Workout is a non-stimulant pre-workout. What that means is you won’t find any caffeine or DMAA/DMHA or Eria Jarensis in this product. That’s OK.
Royal Pre-Workout starts with 6g of Citrulline Malate. The clinical dosage of L-Citrulline is 6g. No one can complain about clinical dosages of the pump ingredient Citrulline.
Next, Royal gives us the clinical dosage of Beta Alanine at 3.2g. Beta Alanine has been shown to increase endurance and strength outputs.
Hydromax is up next at 2g. Hydromax, also known as Glycerol, is a popular pump activating ingredient found in many pump activating supplements. At 2g, this is pretty high and favorable to coincide with the 6g of Citrulline Malate. A side note on Hydromax, if exposed to air, it will start to clump.
Taurine is dosed at 1g. Typical dosage of Taurine is 1g – 3g per day (prior to exercise we typically see 500mg – 2,000mg). Taking 1g prior to training has been shown to increase endurance and strength output.
Agmatine Sulfate is dosed at 1g. This is a pain reducer (helps with one more rep) and a pump inducing ingredient by increasing NO levels. This is dosed well at 1g.
L-Tyrosine is dosed at 1g. This is a cognitive enhancing ingredient that we typically see dosed 500mg-2,000mg prior to exercise.
Alpha GPC is one of my favorite nootropics being used today. This comes in at a massive dosage of 600mg. Many companies make a nootropic that doesn’t even include this high of a dosage of Alpha-GPC. This is such a great addition to this non-stim pre-workout that will really enhance your focus.
Royal Pre-Workout also uses elevATP at 150mg. This has been shown to increase strength and power output. The common agreement is 150mg is sufficient dosage amount.
Norvaline is used to increase your pump. Typical dosage is between 100mg-200mg. Royal doses this at 100mg.
Royal does include 5mg of Bioperine to help with absorption.
Lastly, Royal includes 100mcg of Huperzine A. This is a cognitive enhancing ingredient that we typically see dosed between 50mcg-200mcg per day.
Overall, great ingredients used, the only thing this lacks is energy…which would come from caffeine. In terms of a non-stim pre-workout, this is one of the best ingredient profiles on the market. I suggest you read our full guide here for some stim pre-workout recommendations.
I will be the first to admit that I am a stim junkie. What does that mean? I like my caffeines and use of DMHA in my pre-workouts. However, it was time to give my body a break from stims and check out Royal Pre-Workout.
The most noticeable part of this pre-workout is its cognitive enhancing function. I love Alpha GPC, so at 600mg you are sure to experience a focus in which you typically don’t find in a pre-workout. This is where Royal Pre-Workout tries to get around the lack of energy in the product. The addition of L-Tyrosine and Huperzine A helps contribute to a really great focus. For a non-stim, the focus is amazing.
The other part of this pre-workout is the pump. I am a fan of the 2g of Glycerol aka Hydromax. I also like the use of 6g of Citrulline Malate. Combined with Agmatine Sulfate and Norvaline, you are sure to experience a nice pump. Supplementing with a pump agent may not be necessary based on how you respond to these ingredients. Overall, the pump was decent, but it does take quite a bit for me to get swole.
My takeaway is that this is an effective pre-workout powder. There’s a nice addition of elevATP and a clinical dosage of Beta Alanine to help you power through your pre-workout without the caffeine. You won’t take your eyes off the prize.
Not a lot of peach flavored pre-workouts on the market, that I have tried, but it was enjoyable. I am a huge fan of mango, so the combination of the two like-fruits should deliver, and it does. A nice, refreshing taste to a pretty standard pre-workout category.
This non-stim pre-workout from Royal Supplements has 17g per serving. This is double a lot of standard pre-workouts on the market (and those include caffeine!) Overall, this does mix fairly well. The more water you use, the better it mixes.
When you compare Royal Supplements Pre-Workout to the popular pre-workouts of today, the value is actually better. The common theme for stimulant based, effectively dosed pre-workouts is about $2 per serving. Royal Pre-Workout is 30-servings and retails for $54.99 on the company’s website. That comes in less than $2 per serving. The big thing missing though is the stimulant.
I know a lot of you will pay extra for caffeine. We ran a poll on this and that’s what it showed. So for most, this will be too high of a price tag for a non-stimulant based pre-workout. I would agree. However, if you can get this on-sale with a coupon code then this becomes a must-try, especially for those of you who need to take a break from stimulants.