Staunch PRE Original Review

Staunch Pre Workout SupplementNot even going to try to deny it, we had a great time reviewing the new Pre Original Pre Workout by Staunch. Between Pre Original and its comrades: PRE Zero-Stim and PRE Koala Freak – this line has something for any type of lifter to appreciate.

To give you a taste of what’s to come:

  • Staunch Original Pre Workout has Amazing Pump
  • Staunch Original Pre Workout is Comfortably Caffeinated
  • Staunch Original Pre Workout Tastes Fantastic

Now let’s get into the whole review, starting with what it’s like taking Staunch Original in the gym.

Staunch Pre Original Experience

The first time taking Staunch Original, you are going to notice that each scoop of this pre workout is pretty huge compared to a lot of the other pre workouts you’ve tried. This is because Staunch Original includes a true pump matrix, complimented by beta-alanine and betaine anhydrous.

The next thing you’re going to notice, is that Staunch supplements taste pretty great. But honestly, that’s not something that makes or breaks a product in our eyes… It’s all about the experience and results.

Roughly 15 minutes after taking Staunch, you’re going to feel the beta-alanine tingles start to kick in thanks to their 2,000 mg carnosyn beta-alanine. We’ve found that with larger serving pre workouts like this, it takes a bit longer to feel the tingles. This is because there are so many other ingredients competing for absorption into the body, that it takes a bit longer.

Now, fast forward to the gym.

What it’s like to lift on Staunch Original

While taking Staunch Original, we felt great in the gym. The energy is at a moderately dosed yet just right level, the pump is powerful, and there isn’t anything there burning you out. It’s clean, effective, and worth stating again – an absolute pump monster!

From start to finish, each time we took Staunch Original – the lift was a good. We think this is a great fit for anyone looking to keep the caffeine low, while still getting a great focus and massive pumps. Alternatively, if you are dying for a caffeine crazy experience, staunch also makes Koala Freak which is heavy on the caffeine. On the flipside, Staunch Zero-Stim is entirely caffeine free.

Staunch Original Ingredients

supplement facts panel for staunch original preworkout

Pump Matrix: Citrulline Malate (6 g). Arginine AKG (1.5 g), Agmatine Sulfate (750 mg), L-Norvaline (125 mg)

The pump/nitric oxide matrix in Staunch Original totals over 8 grams and is loaded to the teethe with 6 grams Citrulline Malate for scientifically backed improvements in pump and endurance, 1.5 grams Arginine AKG for instantaneous pump, Agmatine Sulfate for a mixture of pump and mental focus, and lastly, L-Norvaline to preserve nitric oxide by reducing arginase activity.

This massive matrix, is the best perk of Staunch Original, and can be found across the whole Staunch pre workout line.

Energy/Focus Matrix: N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (500 mg), Caffeine Anhydrous (180 mg) L-Theanine (180 mg), Hordenine (20 mg)

The stimulant matrix in Staunch Original is fine tuned to give you a feel-good boost of energy, all-the-while not sending you over the roof and creating the imminent doom of crash (like way too many other pre workouts do).

Looking at this stimulant matrix, you will see that the leading ingredient is N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT). NALT has an extensive history of use as both a nootropic supplement, as well as a performance enhancer. Typically dosed from 300 to 500 mg, NALT acts to stimulate mental alertness, clarity, and a sense of well-being.

This ingredient really stood out to us, as most other pre workouts skip ingredients like these and jump straight to the caffeine.

Speaking of caffeine, Staunch Original contains 180 mg of caffeine anhydrous. The anhydrous form of caffeine is faster acting, and has a lesser chance of giving its users headaches. Pair it up with L-theanine and hordinine like Staunch does, and you have fast acting elevated energy, for an extended period of time, plus a sense of calmness and focus that’s jitter proof.

Carnosyn Beta-Alanine (2 g) and BetaPure Betaine Anhydrous (1.5 g)

Also included in Staunch Original is beta-alanine and betaine anhydrous. To refresh your memory, beta-alanine improves endurance by preventing muscular acidity, while, betaine acts to super-hydrate muscle cells which improves pump, endurance, and overall anabolism.

Not every pre workout chooses to go the extra mile by including these two corollary ingredients, but Staunch does.

Staunch Pre Original Final Verdict

The Staunch Original pre workout is certainly the main highlight around 2017 supplement releases. It’s an honest made supplement with quality ingredients and an awesome story behind it (check Instagram: Calum Von Moger).

We rate this genuine pre workout high among the leaders here at SHQ, and expect other influencers in the industry to respond the same way. It always makes us happy to be able to give a supplement a good review. Or more appropriately, we enjoy getting to take supplements that actually deliver on what they advertise! Staunch Original delivers. You can find this pre workout at Staunch Nation.


  1. Was wondering the exact ingredients in the zero stym pre workout from Calums Staunch. Need to watch out for certain things in supps but I heard him describe it in a video and it seemed like the perfect pre. Becuase I t contained no caffeine. Anyways thanks for your time

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