PhD pre-wkt PERFORM Pre Workout Review

PhD pre-wkt PERFORM Pre Workout Review

PhD pre-wkt PERFORM Pre Workout Review First Look:

Picture this.

It’s Monday evening. I have been at work all day moving furniture ready for new clients moving in to the office I manage.

It’s quite warm being the final day of July and I have just cycled 7 miles home as fast as possible.

I am famished so am tucking in to a battered cod sandwich because I cannot be bothered to cook or prepare anything else and I need to hit up the grocery store to get in some items for a steak dinner I am cooking tomorrow.

Not only that, I finished the remnants of Moet champagne (suits you, sir) and white wine last night before I hit the hay.

Therefore, I felt a little sore eyed this morning when I first woke up.

Today, miraculously hasn’t dragged as much as it would normally but I am not feeling particularly in the spirit to hit the gym tonight.

In some circumstances I would potentially leave it until Tuesday evening instead, however, life has changed a bit recently and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are to share the evening with somebody else, not just me furiously staring at the reflection in the mirror.

Not only that, my good mate from Perth, Australia, is coming over for the weekend on Friday for a piss up.

With tight schedules ahoy, sometimes we just need a kick up the ass to motivate us and not put things off.

Hence, a pre workout can help us energize and focus when it matters.

I know how hard it can be to find the motivation required when you get home.

I’m looking at this professionally styled option from PhD Supplements. It has very little in terms of enticing graphics, however, simple can be the most effective and considering I picked this from a large cache of samples probably says a lot.


Protein – Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it.

Salt (sodium) – An essential mineral; its consumption is critical to our health. However, Americans plus a lot of Western countries do consume double the recommended daily intake.

Excess sodium may not raise blood pressure, but it is associated with other health issues, such as kidney damage and an increased risk of cognitive decline.

Caffeine – It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.

Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.

This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.

Beta-alanine  – Supplementation of this non essential amino acid aids the production of carnosine. That’s a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.

That said, studies have not exactly been positive nor entirely conclusive.

Creatine – A well regarded supplement overall!

Supplementation increases creatine storage and promotes a faster regeneration of adenosine triphosphate between high intensity exercises.

These improved outcomes will increase performance and promote greater training adaptations.

Cordyceps – Evidence on tested rats to suggest this is a testosterone regulator rather than provide increases, however, only when injected as it has poor bio-availability.

Hericium Erinaceus – This is effective in improving mild cognitive impairment.

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma) – Used for many things and it has no evidence backing any of the uses. Useless then.

King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii) – Only 1 study has been conducted in animals (Elk) that proved in high doses it can increase testosterone levels.

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula Edodes) – None of the claimed benefits have been proven in studies.

Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor) – Seems to behold anti-cancer effects and it commonly used in Japan.


The sachet I had was sour apple flavor.

There’s a total of 10000mg which is mediocre.

It mixed okay with water but tasted absolutely vile. I found it difficult to drink.


Effects & Benefits:

Caffeine is probably the most well known ingredient found in here and its ability to give you a buzz and some energy is renowned, most used by people who work long hours or are hungover.

Beta-Alanine does nothing other than provide a tingling sensation which makes you think your veins are coursing with energy.

Protein is good for muscle recovery which will build them.

Salt is required because we lose this vital mineral through perspiration, however, a typical Western diet is laden with lots of salt already.

Creatine is a well regarded and proven supplement to increase endurance, strength and size.

Hericium Erinaceus helps with mind cognitive impairment.

READ: Read about our favorite pre workout that turned me in to a beast on the rugby pitch

How did it feel?

Terrible. Felt nothing. No alertness, no aggression, no extra energy or strength.

Tasted shit and performed even shitter.


Part of this pre workout supplement consists of a proprietary blend.

This is for the Peak O2 which is made up of many mushroom extracts. None of which appear to offer any real benefit apart from Trametes versicolor which seems to be a popular anti-cancer agent in Japan, however, seems like a slightly odd addition.

Beta-Alanine offers nothing more than a tingling sensation which can mask the overall ineffectiveness of a product.

Creatine needs to be supplemented daily with 5000mg+ to offer any real world benefit.

The taste is disgusting. I found it really bad, this just isn’t necessary when there are some really tasty pre workouts available.

I just didn’t feel anything from it at all.

PhD pre-wkt PERFROM Pre Workout Review Conclusion:

It is just shit.

Hated trying to drink it. Looked odd. Didn’t perform. Didn’t feel like a pre workout at all.

Couldn’t even feel the 3000mg of Beta-Alanine and I know what 3000mg of Beta-Alanine feels like.

A weird concoction of mushroom extracts, not much Caffeine and lacking many other ingredients that would have been better placed than Oyster Mushroom extract.

We have listed the top 3 performing pre workout supplements which you can read about further, here.


Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.

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