Let’s start with who’s behind the Kaged Muscle brand. Kaged Muscle is Kris Gethin’s company. Who’s Kris you are asking? Well, only one of the world’s most renowned trainers and transformation specialists. His Bodybuilding Video Series was viewed more than 150 million times, and if you ever took advantage of a workout program on Bodybuilding.com then chances are he designed it.
Just like any other product on the brand’s line, Pre Kaged, is priding itself on a scientific, open-label, gym tested approach. And as you will see below, using the highest quality of patented ingredients rather than cheaper replicas. And using them in abundance. Frankly, even before diving into the label itself, you can assume that any Kaged Muscle product will win any ‘label’ battle hands down compared to almost any competitor.
Brace yourselves for one of the most impressive labels out there (if not the most…)
|Key Ingredients & Dosage||Our Take|
|Energy & Thermogenics||274mg Caffeine as PureCaf|
|Not all caffeine was created equally and PureCaf is the probably the purest form of caffeine you’ll find in a Pre. CaspiMax is another patented ingredient that will set your metabolism on fire (Offers all the properties of capsicum, without the heat).|
|Endurance||Beta Alanine as Carnosyn (1.6g)|
Betaine as BetaPower (2g)
Creatine HCI (1.5g)
|Though you’ll find the generic versions of these ingredients on other products, seeing the original patented versions and in hefty doses is seriously impressive.|
|Pump||L-Citrulline Malate (6.5g)|
Quercetin Dihydrate (200mg)
|Not only is this one of highest dosages you’ll find (and above the scientific dose of Citrulline Malate), Pre Kaged is using the Patented MICROPURE form which is the only one made in the US and is considered by many the highest quality available.|
|Focus & Mood||Taurine / 2g|
N Acetyl L Tyrosine / 1g
L Tyrosine / 850 mg
|The best focus ingredients, in their best form & in kick ass quantities! We are huge L Tyrosine fans and to get almost 2g of this baby with 1g in the N Acetyl form which is 6 times as absorbent sounds spectacular!|
|Hydration & Recovery||6g BCAA (Fermented) 4:1:1 ratio|
Coconut Water Powder (500mg)
|Highest form of BCAA with Coconut water and a unique blend of herbs that will keep you hydrated, recovered and energized.|
The Label’s Bottom Line- Guys, ‘on paper’ this doesn’t get any better than this. The quality and doses of the ingredients in the Pre Kaged cannot be matched by any other product on the market today.
Taste & Mixability – One thing to keep in mind this is a 35g scoop…which is a lot (for a good reason, though). So, you will need to mix it with enough water. But other than that all good in da hood. As you would expect from such a high quality blend it mixes easily and as for taste, we tried the fruit punch flavor and it is on par with what you would call ‘it tasted good’.
Effectiveness – with over 35 grams of active ingredients and fully scientifically dosed everything, we stayed with one scoop. And you don’t need more than that. This is not one of your hard hitting, jittering, I have to kill someone type Pre Workout. Rather its one of these “don’t talk me now I have a purpose and its to kill this workout and I am totally focused on doing it”. The effect lasted for at least 90 minutes for us and we did get a great pump. And we are happy to report zero crash. Actually, we knew we killed it but we felt refreshed. Pre Kaged delivers!
The retail price for 20 servings is $36, on par with the PRE JYM which to a large extent is the direct competitor with the similar value proposition. From the get go it sounds expensive when compared to your regular PWOs. But when it comes to value for money you are getting 3 times the ingredients of a $25 Pre Workout (which you’ll need 2-3 scoops of anyway). As far as deals we have seen several BOGO 50% deals that got you 2 tubs for $50, which bring your price per tub to $25. And for what you get for your $25 this is a good value.
One of the best out there. Pre Kaged’s (almost) unmatched ingredient profile is matched with its actual effectiveness in the gym. It may look expensive at first sight, but if you are a ‘thinking’ Bro then you’ll be able to do the math yourself and figure out how to make it work when it comes to value for money.