What is a pre-workout supplement?

16 September 2019

What is a Pre-Workout Supplement?

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In order for us to obtain the greatest benefit from our training, we need to be fully prepared both physically and mentally to meet the demands and challenges of each workout.  This means having sufficient levels of energy and being highly focused. However, no matter how motivated we are, at times this can be difficult, particularly when trying to balance the demands of life, work and training.

A Pre-Workout supplement contains a combination of substances designed to be consumed prior to training to boost our energy levels, reduce fatigue, and improve our mental focus and alertness.

Active Ingredients

Complex Carbohydrate Blend

Complex Carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains.

Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin

Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin is an advanced form of carbohydrate which is synthesized when sugar molecule clusters are formed using a special branching enzyme.  Branching increases carbohydrate digestibility, giving it a much faster gastric emptying time in comparison with other sources of carbohydrate.


Maltodextrin is an easy-to-digest complex carbohydrate made from corn, potato or rice starch, which provides a rapid supply of energy.


Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid. It is taken as a supplement to enhance exercise performance, as it has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscular endurance, VO2max,  and  time to exhaustion during prolonged high intensity exercise. It has also been shown to reduce fatigue and blood lactate levels during exercise.


Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid, but it is often referred to as an amino acid. It occurs in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and platelets. Supplementation with taurine provides a number of performance related benefits including increases in strength, fat oxidation during exercise, VO2max, exercise time to exhaustion and maximal workload, and a reduction in exercise induced muscle damage and oxidative stress. It also helps to neutralise several of the side effects of caffeine use experienced by some individuals.


L-Tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid synthesized in the body from L-phenylalanine. It is also found in chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and most other high-protein foods. Supplementation with tyrosine has been shown to improve alertness, attention and focus, and submaximal.


Caffeine is an organic compound which occurs naturally in various plants, such as tea and coffee, and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It provides many exercise related benefits including increases in muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic power, aerobic performance, fat oxidation, vigilance and arousal. It can also reduce fatigue and reaction time.

Natural Flavouring

Natural Flavourings are liquid extracts, essences, and flavours derived from natural sources that are added to foods to enhance their taste and aroma.

Artificial Flavouring

Artificial Flavours are mixtures of substances that mimic a natural flavour.

Citric Acid

Citric Acid a substance made by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavouring and setting agent.

Malic Acid

Malic Acid is a naturally occurring substances found in certain fruits and wines. It is used as a flavouring agent to give food a tart taste.

Natural Colouring

Natural Colourings are substances from natural sources (e.g., vegetables, fruits, plants, minerals and other edible natural sources), which are used to add colour to food or drink.

Artificial Colouring

Artificial Colourings are synthetic substances which are used to add colour to food and drink.


Niacin is an alternative name for vitamin B3. It is an essential for good health and must be obtained from our diet from foods such as meat, fish, peanuts and avocado. Supplementation with niacin has been shown to provide a number of benefits.

Sweetener (Sucralose)

Sucralose is a compound derived from Sucrose and used as a sweetener.

Why use Time 4 Pre-Workout?

Time 4 Pre-Workout has been specifically formulated for use before intense workouts. Its key ingredients have been shown scientifically to provide a number of potential benefits for performance. These include but are not limited to:

Note We have included Taurine in our unique formula, which not only provides a number of performance related benefits, but also helps to neutralise several of the side effects of caffeine use experienced by some individuals.