In general, all pre-workout boosters are supposed to do the same job, so no matter the brand, they contain more or less the same ingredients. These usually include Creatine (for strength and power) or Caffeine (for energy).
If you are looking for a product out of the ordinary, you have to seek a bit longer to find the one having the extra ingredients that give you the WOW effect. For example, VemoHerb Armageddon contains the above-mentioned ingredients, in addition to Vitamin C, L-Arginine, Piper nigrum extract, Citrulline Malate and Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris extract. Briefly, these ingredients give you extra power and energy, increased blood flow to the muscles, better muscle repair, better absorption of the active ingredients. That is the reason why when you take such a pre-workout supplement, you can definitely tell the difference from the main-stream products.
When is the right time to take a booster?
As the name suggests, a pre-workout booster is taken in a timely manner before training, so you can take full advantage of the effect. Take it on an empty stomach for about 30 minutes before the workout – and only on training days. Ideally, your pre-workout meal should be 2 hours before you take the booster. Otherwise, the effect of the booster can be delayed or even not occur.
Are pre-workout boosters better in capsules or as a powder?
Better go for the powder variant, because dissolved in water, this is faster available for the body. Also, the mix gets into the blood more quickly that way. And finally, the price/performance ratio of powder products is often more convincing.
However, some people complain that a box of powder booster is not very convenient to be used. So, some customer-oriented brands have decided to make it even easier for their customers, offering boosters in sachets (more info on VemoHerb Armageddon sachets).
Is it possible to overdose a workout booster?
Always follow the dosage recommendation, do not dramatically increase or decrease the amount you consume. This is mainly because most boosters contain Caffeine, which should be taken with a bit of caution.
Is it possible to achieve the effect of a booster in a different way?
Rather not. Of course, you could get the caffeine effect with coffee, but then you would have to drink large quantities. The rest of the benefits from a booster will be hard to get just via your diet, so if you want to have such an effect, alternative ways are not so useful.
Conclusion: Do I need a pre-workout booster?
Whether you want to take a booster before training or not, is ultimately up to you. It is a dietary supplement, that you can add to your work-out regime. However, you are not obliged to do this – your body can work just as well without a booster. Still, choosing the right booster can have an enormous effect on your work-out, and can assist you in achieving your goals, giving you more strength, power, energy and muscle growth.