{"id":606431641906,"title":"Ryse Pre-Workout Review: Worth the Hype?","created_at":"2023-09-30T22:11:12-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Ryse Pre-Workout Review: Worth the Hype?\",\n \"keywords\": \"ryse pre workout, ryse pre workout review, ryse pre workout reviews, ryse pre workout ingredients, ryse godzilla pre workout, is ryse pre workout good\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. 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\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ryse_Pre-Workout_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1696126112\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eR\u003c\/span\u003eyse is a popular sports nutrition brand that’s available both in-stores and online. The brand describes their pre-workout supplement as “loaded with 12 ingredients, 5 clinically-studied trademarks and a delicious blast of flavor.”\u003c\/p\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBut are these ingredients actually shown in medical studies to be effective for energy and strength, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryse pre-workout? And which retailer sells this supplement for the best price?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll investigate all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Ryse Pre-Workout based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective, and whether or not it’s healthy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Ryse for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eActive Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ryse_Godzilla_Pre-Workout_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1696126141\" alt=\"Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout active ingredients\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe brand fails to publish the inactive ingredients on their website product page at the time of publishing this article, which is a consumer safety issue and is entirely unacceptable.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInactive ingredients are compounds like flavoring additives, sweeteners and thickeners that some consumers may be allergic or sensitive to. Every consumer deserves to know the ingredients in their supplements, and we urge Ryse to publish this information on their product page.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFrom an efficacy perspective, this is an impressive pre-workout formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eL-citrulline\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is included at a dose of 11 grams (g) in two scoops, and this is one of the few pre-workouts we’ve analyzed that provides an effective dose of this amino acid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8571142\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8571142\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e suggests that the minimum effective dose of l-citrulline for increasing exercise endurance is 8 g.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBeta alanine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eclinically shown to increase power\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e at a lower dose than exists in Ryse Pre-Workout, as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/mr-hyde-pre-workout-review\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/mr-hyde-pre-workout-review\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMr Hyde pre workout review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBetaine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown to increase sprint duration by around 20% at a dose of 5 g, as documented in a 2010 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC2915951\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC2915951\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Godzilla Pre-Workout provides exactly 5 g of betaine in two scoops.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCreatine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was described as a supplement that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“increases muscle performance”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in a 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23851411\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23851411\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and is effectively dosed in this pre-workout.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCiticoline\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a nootropic ingredient, and is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/17171187\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/17171187\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to increase norepinephrine and dopamine levels in the brain, which should cause improved motivation and focus.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCaffeine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003etheobromine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are stimulants, and the former can improve exercise performance (both aerobic and anaerobic) according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7777221\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7777221\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePink himalayan sea salt\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is used as a natural sodium source. Ingesting sodium before working out was shown in a 2015 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25811813\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25811813\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to improve hydration status and exercise performance in the heat.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOverall, we consider Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout very likely to enhance exercise performance and focus while in the gym. This is the only pre-workout supplement we’ve reviewed to date where every active ingredient is effectively dosed in our opinion.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, our overall stance on the supplement depends heavily on its \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003einactive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e ingredients, which we sourced from Amazon and which will be discussed in the next section of this article. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eInactive Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ryse_Godzilla_Pre-Workout_Inactive_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1696126170\" alt=\"Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout inactive ingredients\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe inactive ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are four ingredients in this list that we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eNatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a broad categorization and at least one medical review suggests that some flavoring additives may have toxic effects, as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/alani-nu-pre-workout-review\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/alani-nu-pre-workout-review\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlani Nu pre workout reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eArtificial flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another broad descriptor, and some artificial flavoring agents have been \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22317828\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22317828\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be toxic to animals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSucralose\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an artificial sweetener that decreased insulin sensitivity by around 18% in a 2018 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30535090\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30535090\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Insulin sensitivity affects blood sugar levels.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAcesulfame potassium\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another artificial sweetener that was shown to have negative impacts on gut function and body weight in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5464538\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5464538\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePLOS One\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not currently recommend Ryse Pre-Workout due to the inclusion of these additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real customers rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll feature some unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReal People Try Ryse\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Garage Gym Homie” thinks that Ryse’s supplement is overhyped:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/wprejWuK4f0?si=c-rkJ_amUKGWbTFM\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Bryce Housholder had a more favorable review:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/kf1PCWmAFZw?si=SdfZAr8Gtygvj7tf\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhere to Buy Ryse for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Pre-Workout is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the Godzilla version at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $56.99 (free shipping, third-party seller, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Godzilla-Pre-Workout-Passion-Pineapple-26-Oz-40-Servings\/3734138871\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Godzilla-Pre-Workout-Passion-Pineapple-26-Oz-40-Servings\/3734138871\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $56.99 (plus shipping, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/rysesupps.com\/products\/godzilla-pre-workout?variant=39766315499616\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/rysesupps.com\/products\/godzilla-pre-workout?variant=39766315499616\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAmazon: $55.49 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, third-party seller, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3RF8qhG\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3RF8qhG\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Pre-Workout is currently around 10% cheaper on Amazon than the brand’s website, but the listing is published by a third-party seller so it may be safer to purchase directly from the manufacturer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCan You OD on Pre-Workout?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from the popular “chubbyemu” channel (whose owner is a clinical pharmacist) documents a case of a consumer who used 35 g of caffeine and experienced a medical emergency.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re not suggesting this is at all likely with use of Ryse as recommended, we’re simply highlighting this video as it’s related, informative and engaging:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/sylqJ0NEVJw?si=ADsh8ng2z01A2oZF\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Pre-Workout Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Pre-Workout_Image.png?v=1672460783\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe pre-workout supplement we recommend is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1150909\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=nakednutrition%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fpre%2Dworkout%2Dpowder\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNaked Energy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e by Naked Nutrition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLike Alani Nu, it provides an effective dose of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ebeta alanine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecaffeine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e for power and stamina improvements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe main difference is that it’s entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like artificial sweeteners and artificial colors. There are no inactive ingredients in this formulation at all, which makes it the healthiest pre-workout formulation on the market in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Naked Energy \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1150909\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=nakednutrition%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fpre%2Dworkout%2Dpowder\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to its product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is clinically shown to reduce mental fatigue (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15982990\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003esource\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e) and reduce physical fatigue (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29624410\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003esource\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e). It’s one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePanax Ginseng extract supplement\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e for only \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$15\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e on a subscription basis which is highly potent (minimum 8% ginsenosides) and is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy and purity. Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to the product page on our website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReal Customers Review Ryse\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Godzilla Pre-Workout has been reviewed over 650 times on Amazon, with an average customer review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Joseph Terry” who gives the supplement a 5\/5 star rating and likes its taste and effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“I’d say this is really good pre workout if your just starting out or even if your an experienced lifter just bc it’s so like perfectly balanced, also I’m able to dry scoop it so the flavor is good”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Dylan Evans” who gives the supplement a 1\/5 star rating and claims that it caused digestive distress:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“I've always had issues with my stomach but absolutely nothing has ever made me this miserable. The first day I took it right off the bat I noticed diarrhea. After time that went away but I was left with bloating and gas. The random stomach grumbling is nonstop, frequent and literally doesn't end, even hours after I took it.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse currently has an average customer review rating of 1.6 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/tx\/denton\/profile\/vitamins-and-supplements\/ryse-supplements-0875-90940641\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/tx\/denton\/profile\/vitamins-and-supplements\/ryse-supplements-0875-90940641\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but the company responds to the majority of customer complaints which is a sign of a high-quality brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Pre-Workout has an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros and Cons of Ryse\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Ryse Pre-Workout in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHighly potent formulation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll active ingredients effectively-dosed\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould enhance pump\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould enhance focus\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould increase energy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains an electrolyte\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly positive online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\" data-mce-style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand fails to clearly publish inactive ingredients on website product page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains artificial flavors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains artificial sweeteners\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCaffeine dose in two scoops may cause jitters\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRyse Pre-Workout is arguably the most potent and effectively-formulated pre-workout supplement we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf not for the inactive ingredients, we would likely recommend this supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners, which the brand fails to clearly disclose on their website’s product page at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe hope that Ryse publishes this information, because it’s important for consumer safety.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online customer reviews of Ryse Pre-Workout that we came across while researching this article were favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand’s website charges for shipping, and Amazon currently has the best prices on this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-09-30T22:26:26-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-30T22:26:26-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. We feature unsponsored customer reviews and highlight four questionable additives.","template_suffix":"","handle":"ryse-pre-workout-review","tags":"_related:pre-workout"}

Ryse Pre-Workout Review: Worth the Hype?

Ryse Pre-Workout Review: Worth the Hype?


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Ryse is a popular sports nutrition brand that’s available both in-stores and online. The brand describes their pre-workout supplement as “loaded with 12 ingredients, 5 clinically-studied trademarks and a delicious blast of flavor.”

But are these ingredients actually shown in medical studies to be effective for energy and strength, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Ryse pre-workout? And which retailer sells this supplement for the best price?

In this article we’ll investigate all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Ryse Pre-Workout based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective, and whether or not it’s healthy.

We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Ryse for the best price.

Active Ingredient Analysis

Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout active ingredients

The ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout are shown above.

The brand fails to publish the inactive ingredients on their website product page at the time of publishing this article, which is a consumer safety issue and is entirely unacceptable.

Inactive ingredients are compounds like flavoring additives, sweeteners and thickeners that some consumers may be allergic or sensitive to. Every consumer deserves to know the ingredients in their supplements, and we urge Ryse to publish this information on their product page.

From an efficacy perspective, this is an impressive pre-workout formulation.

L-citrulline is included at a dose of 11 grams (g) in two scoops, and this is one of the few pre-workouts we’ve analyzed that provides an effective dose of this amino acid.

A medical review published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that the minimum effective dose of l-citrulline for increasing exercise endurance is 8 g.

Beta alanine is clinically shown to increase power at a lower dose than exists in Ryse Pre-Workout, as we documented in our Mr Hyde pre workout review article.

Betaine was shown to increase sprint duration by around 20% at a dose of 5 g, as documented in a 2010 clinical trial.

Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout provides exactly 5 g of betaine in two scoops.

Creatine was described as a supplement that “increases muscle performance” in a 2013 medical review, and is effectively dosed in this pre-workout.

Citicoline is a nootropic ingredient, and is clinically shown to increase norepinephrine and dopamine levels in the brain, which should cause improved motivation and focus.

Caffeine and theobromine are stimulants, and the former can improve exercise performance (both aerobic and anaerobic) according to a meta-study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Pink himalayan sea salt is used as a natural sodium source. Ingesting sodium before working out was shown in a 2015 clinical trial to improve hydration status and exercise performance in the heat.

Overall, we consider Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout very likely to enhance exercise performance and focus while in the gym. This is the only pre-workout supplement we’ve reviewed to date where every active ingredient is effectively dosed in our opinion.

However, our overall stance on the supplement depends heavily on its inactive ingredients, which we sourced from Amazon and which will be discussed in the next section of this article. 

Inactive Ingredient Analysis

Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout inactive ingredients

The inactive ingredients in Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout are shown above.

There are four ingredients in this list that we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.

Natural flavor is a broad categorization and at least one medical review suggests that some flavoring additives may have toxic effects, as we documented in our Alani Nu pre workout reviews article.

Artificial flavor is another broad descriptor, and some artificial flavoring agents have been clinically shown to be toxic to animals.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that decreased insulin sensitivity by around 18% in a 2018 clinical trial. Insulin sensitivity affects blood sugar levels.

Acesulfame potassium is another artificial sweetener that was shown to have negative impacts on gut function and body weight in a clinical trial published in the PLOS One journal.

We do not currently recommend Ryse Pre-Workout due to the inclusion of these additive ingredients.

But how do real customers rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll feature some unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.

Real People Try Ryse

A YouTube creator named “Garage Gym Homie” thinks that Ryse’s supplement is overhyped:

A YouTube creator named Bryce Housholder had a more favorable review:

Where to Buy Ryse for the Best Price

Ryse Pre-Workout is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the Godzilla version at the time of publishing this article:

Walmart: $56.99 (free shipping, third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $56.99 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $55.49 (free shipping, third-party seller, link to Amazon listing)

Ryse Pre-Workout is currently around 10% cheaper on Amazon than the brand’s website, but the listing is published by a third-party seller so it may be safer to purchase directly from the manufacturer.

Can You OD on Pre-Workout?

A YouTube video from the popular “chubbyemu” channel (whose owner is a clinical pharmacist) documents a case of a consumer who used 35 g of caffeine and experienced a medical emergency.

We’re not suggesting this is at all likely with use of Ryse as recommended, we’re simply highlighting this video as it’s related, informative and engaging:

Our Clean Pre-Workout Picks

The pre-workout supplement we recommend is Naked Energy by Naked Nutrition.

Like Alani Nu, it provides an effective dose of beta alanine and caffeine for power and stamina improvements.

The main difference is that it’s entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like artificial sweeteners and artificial colors. There are no inactive ingredients in this formulation at all, which makes it the healthiest pre-workout formulation on the market in our opinion.

Interested consumers can check out Naked Energy at this link to its product page on the official brand website.

Panax ginseng is clinically shown to reduce mental fatigue (source) and reduce physical fatigue (source). It’s one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng extract supplement for only $15 on a subscription basis which is highly potent (minimum 8% ginsenosides) and is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy and purity. Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website.

Real Customers Review Ryse

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Ryse Godzilla Pre-Workout has been reviewed over 650 times on Amazon, with an average customer review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Joseph Terry” who gives the supplement a 5/5 star rating and likes its taste and effects:

“I’d say this is really good pre workout if your just starting out or even if your an experienced lifter just bc it’s so like perfectly balanced, also I’m able to dry scoop it so the flavor is good”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Dylan Evans” who gives the supplement a 1/5 star rating and claims that it caused digestive distress:

“I've always had issues with my stomach but absolutely nothing has ever made me this miserable. The first day I took it right off the bat I noticed diarrhea. After time that went away but I was left with bloating and gas. The random stomach grumbling is nonstop, frequent and literally doesn't end, even hours after I took it.”

Ryse currently has an average customer review rating of 1.6 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, but the company responds to the majority of customer complaints which is a sign of a high-quality brand.

Ryse Pre-Workout has an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google.

Pros and Cons of Ryse

Here are the pros and cons of Ryse Pre-Workout in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Highly potent formulation
  • All active ingredients effectively-dosed
  • Should enhance pump
  • Should enhance focus
  • Should increase energy
  • Contains an electrolyte
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews

Cons:

  • Brand fails to clearly publish inactive ingredients on website product page
  • Contains artificial flavors
  • Contains artificial sweeteners
  • Brand website charges for shipping
  • Caffeine dose in two scoops may cause jitters
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
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Conclusion

Ryse Pre-Workout is arguably the most potent and effectively-formulated pre-workout supplement we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

If not for the inactive ingredients, we would likely recommend this supplement.

We do not currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners, which the brand fails to clearly disclose on their website’s product page at the time of publishing this article.

We hope that Ryse publishes this information, because it’s important for consumer safety.

Most of the online customer reviews of Ryse Pre-Workout that we came across while researching this article were favorable.

The brand’s website charges for shipping, and Amazon currently has the best prices on this product.