Mixability 8.5
  • Transparent ingredient label that tells you exactly what ingredient you're getting and how much
  • Effectively dosed ingredients
  • Too heavy on stimulants depending on your sensitivity. Each serving has 350 mg of caffeine.
8.4Overall Score

The new pre-workout Outlift from Nutrex offers a glimpse into the future of the pre-workout supplement category. Thanks to the success of the JYM Supplement Science brand, more companies are jumping on the “clinically dosed” ingredient bandwagon.

Here’s a complete review of what you can expect from the new Outlift from Nutrex.

Clinically Dosed Ingredients

Nutrex Outlift Ingredient Info
There’s nothing unfamiliar or inscrutable about the ingredients in Outlift. Nutrex is being very transparent here, opting for fundamental ingredients and listing specific dosages.

For pump they’re included 8 g of the amino acid citrulline, which acts as a vasodilator by helping to increase nitric oxide production and blood flow.[1]

Each serving also gives you the full 3.2 g recommended dosage of Carnosyn® beta alanine. By saturating muscles with carnosine, beta alanine buffers lactic acid and delays the burning sensation that builds up in muscles.[2]

What’s more, Outlift boosts mental focus, concentration and energy with taurine, n-acetyl l-tyrosine, and caffeine.

It also features branch chain amino acids and creatine monohydrate to boost strength, lean mass, and recovery. Additionally, you’re going to get Bioperine® in here, a compound which enhances nutrient absorption.

Outlift Side Effects

Outlift doesn’t have any dangerous side effects, however, each serving has 350 mg of caffeine. Depending on your sensitivity, too much caffeine can cause anxiety, sleeplessness, or jitteriness.

The amount of beta alanine in here is also likely to cause something called paresthesia. While completely normal and safe, paresthesia does make a lot of people uncomfortable, causing a pins and needles feeling in the skin.

Outlift Pumps/Strength Evaluation

Nutrex Outlift Pre Workout
Overall, Outlift gave me a nice clean energy and focus. I felt like it gave me a good pump, and I could definitely feel the beta alanine working.

While this is obviously subjective, the biggest drawback for me was the amount of caffeine. A full 350 mg is too much for me to take at once. Unfortunately, there’s no way to enjoy the full doses of the other ingredients without a full serving of the caffeine.

I ended up using about ½-¾ of a scoop though, so it was still enough to get around 2 g of beta alanine, 250 mg of caffeine, and a decent amount of the other ingredients. If you’re a stim lover, however, this is going to be perfect for you.

Taste, Mixability, and Availability

Outlift is only available in Blue Raspberry and Fruit Punch on the official Nutrex website. Right now they’re running a buy 2 get 1 free for $64.95. This breaks down to $43 for a 20 serving container, and $2.15 a serving.

The price will likely drop when it becomes widely available to other online retailers.

Outlift Final Thoughts

With 350 mg of caffeine, Outlift is great if you love stimulants. Depending on your sensitivity though, you can always take half a scoop. The ingredients are all dosed effectively, and I had really good mental focus, energy and pumps.

[1] Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215-22
[2] Quesnele JJ, Laframboise MA, Wong JJ, Kim P, Wells GD. The effects of beta-alanine supplementation on performance: a systematic review of the literature. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014 Feb;24(1):14-27. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2013-0007. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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