Despite the fact that wrecked Pre Workouts do not contain any banned substances, there are people who think that using a wrecked Pre Workout is bad for you. But what exactly is this?

It’s difficult to say whether wrecked pre-workout supplements are “bad” for everyone because their effect on the body depends on several factors, including the composition of the supplement, the dosage, and the individual response of the person taking the supplement . The wrecked Pre Workout ingredients used themselves are intended to support performance.

However, there are also risks associated with using pre-workout supplements, especially if they are taken in too high doses. Some possible side effects include heart palpitations, high blood pressure, stomach upset, sleep problems, and anxiety. At XXL Nutrition we are happy to give you advice on how to use a Pre Workout wisely and answer the question of whether wrecked Pre Workout is bad for you.


Before we can say anything about whether Pre Workout is bad for you, we need to take a look at the possible side effects. Which these are depends on the Pre Workout ingredients used.

Pre workout supplements usually contain a combination of ingredients, such as caffeine, creatine, beta-alanine, B vitamins, amino acids, and other stimulants. The effects of these ingredients vary, but most are intended to improve sports performance by increasing endurance and increasing muscle strength. These are all safe substances, but if the dosage is too high they can have some side effects.

Caffeine is one of the most important ingredients in pre workouts and is a known stimulant. It can improve alertness and concentration, and reduce fatigue. But caffeine can also have side effects, such as nervousness, anxiety, palpitations, and sleep disorders.

Creatine is another common ingredient in pre workouts and can help increase muscle strength and muscle mass. It is naturally produced in the body and is found in foods such as meat and fish. However, using creating supplements can have side effects, such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and muscle cramps.

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Beta-alanine is an amino acid that can help reduce fatigue and improve endurance. But it can also have side effects, such as tingling and itching. However, these tingling sensations are not dangerous for you.

Other ingredients commonly found in pre workouts include B vitamins, which are important for healthy metabolism and energy production, and amino acids, which can support muscle growth and recovery. But these ingredients can also have side effects, such as stomach complaints and nausea.

In most cases, you as an athlete will not experience any unpleasant side effects from Pre Workouts. Are you taking too high a dosage or are you hypersensitive to certain ingredients? Then you can experience the above effects.


Most strength athletes take a Pre Workout supplement because of the energy boost. These products contain stimulants, of which caffeine is the most popular. Caffeine is not bad for you, but there is a danger that you will consume too much caffeine with a Pre Workout. Especially if you also drink coffee, tea or energy drinks during the day.

But what is too much? It is recommended not to consume more than 400 mg of caffeine daily. Does your Pre Workout Booster already contain 300 mg caffeine per scoop? Then you are almost at your upper limit. If you drink coffee, you will quickly cross this line.

Too much caffeine per day can have several adverse effects. You can experience this, especially if you take a Pre Workout later in the evening. It disrupts your night’s sleep by prolonging the time it takes you to fall asleep.

It also reduces the quality of your sleep. It can also cause a rushed feeling. This is because caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline. This hormone is involved in the body’s stress response.

Other side effects that strength athletes can experience after taking a high dose of caffeine are stomach and intestinal problems. Such as stomach cramps, diarrhea and heartburn.

Some people are hypersensitive to caffeine. If they take a Pre Workout with a lot of caffeine, they may experience a severe reaction. This can manifest itself in the form of palpitations, nausea, anxiety, insomnia and trembling. For these athletes we recommend taking a Pre Workout without caffeine or other stimulants.


Does your child come home with a game of pre-workout? Then as a parent it is important to look at this critically. In general, we do not recommend the use of these types of stimulant supplements for young people. This is because pre-workouts often contain a very high dose of caffeine.

Although caffeine can have a stimulating effect and a positive effect on sports performance in adults, the advice for young people is to have a maximum of 1 caffeine-rich drink per day. The advice for children under 13 is not to use caffeine at all. We therefore do not believe that the use of pre-workout is safe for children. They may experience various complaints such as a feeling of anxiety, sleep problems and stomach and intestinal problems. The latter is of course not dangerous, but it is very annoying.

In addition, most children and adolescents will not need stimulant supplements for their exercise. They have enough energy for exercise and the disadvantages of using these types of supplements outweigh the advantages.


Sometimes Pre Workouts contain a so-called ‘proprietary blend’. This is a mix of ingredients of which the exact composition is unknown. Some athletes are afraid that this contains doping or other dangerous substances. In the Netherlands you don’t have to worry about this. Our products are carefully tested and checked to ensure that they do not contain any illegal substances.

However, foreign pre-workout boosters may sometimes contain doping-like substances. For example, dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is added to some Pre Workouts. The safety of this substance has not been established and it is on the list of prohibited substances of the Dutch Doping Authority and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

At XXL Nutrition we only sell clean and safe Pre Workouts, so without dangerous additives. Our range of Pre Workouts has been checked and the composition of all products is exactly indicated on the label. So you know exactly what you are getting. Are you a top athlete and can you be tested for doping? Then buy a Pre Workout with the NZVT logo. These have been approved by the Dutch Security System for Top Sport Nutritional Supplements.


There are people who worry about the effects of Pre Workout on your heart. But with normal use (by healthy athletes), a Pre Workout is not bad for your heart. The ingredients in a pre-workout booster have no harmful effects on your cardiovascular health.

The stories circulating about heart problems caused by the use of Pre Workout are not based on the truth. With normal use, the caffeine in a Pre Workout will not cause palpitations (or cardiac arrhythmias). This can occur when athletes take far too high a dosage or already have underlying heart problems. That is why you should always use a Pre Workout with common sense.

Follow the usage advice on the label and do not take 3 scoops when it indicates that you should take 1 scoop. And if you have heart problems or hypersensitivity to caffeine, it is in any case not recommended to take these types of supplements.


Do you choose a Pre Workout from XXL Nutrition? Then you can be sure that you have a safe supplement. You can use our Pre Workouts without any worries if you follow our advice in the instructions for use. As an athlete, do you take your training and nutrition seriously? Then of course you also use your supplements responsibly. You can buy Pre Workouts with or without stimulants from us.

Are you hypersensitive to caffeine or do you have a history of heart palpitations? Then choose a variant without stimulants. We can recommend Pump’d , but we also have Blast! and Black Label Pre Workout, a stimulant-free variant for sale. Are you looking for a safe Pre Workout with caffeine because you like this energy boost so much? Then take a look at Blast! or Black Label Pre Workout .

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