Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout (30 Servings)

74% of 100
reward points
Points earned on this product... 249 = £0.25
RRP £34.99
SAVE 29%
Availability: Ships in 3-5 Working Days

You can expect a clean natural energy boost with great pump and vascularity with Gold Standard Pre-Workout & at Echo we are happy to recommend it to anyone (including drug tested athletes) looking for a proven to be effective pre-workout.

You can expect a clean natural energy boost with great pump and vascularity with Gold Standard Pre-Workout & at Echo we are happy to recommend it to anyone (including drug tested athletes) looking for a proven to be effective pre-workout.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout is a pre-workout supplement designed with natural athletes in mind wanting a safe but strong pre-workout boost based on proven ingredients and with NO grey area or banned substances. It is a fully transparent formula (no secret formula here!) which at Echo is what we would ALWAYS recommend going for.

Gold Standard Pre-Workout comes in a good range of flavours, mixes very well and doesn't have any side effects like bloating or leaving a weird taste. Due to it's intelligent caffeine dose you can safely double up for those really intense leg and back workouts but still get a great boost for your cardio or light workouts.

You can expect a clean natural energy boost with great pump and vascularity with Gold Standard Pre-Workout & at Echo we are happy to recommend it to anyone (including drug tested athletes) looking for a proven to be effective pre-workout.

Key Benefits

  • Increased Bloodflow & Pump - ON have included the most respected and proven Nitric Oxide boosting ingredient around in Citrulline Malate in the Gold Standard formula. This boosts Arginine levels dramatically which in terms of results means you will be very vascular and get a great pump when training hard. There is also Grapefruit Bioflavanoids in the formula which work to achieve the same effect and are an outstanding natural way to boost your pump.
  • Extend Your Training - Beta Alanine is a potent natural performance boosting ingredient which buffers the build up of lactic acid when doing longer sets or cardio workouts. In practice this means that you can train longer than you'd otherwise be able to
  • Better Mental Clarity & Focus - L-Tyrosine is a powerful amino aicd that is used in pre workout supplements to naturally boost mental focus. Optimum Nutrition have gone one step further by including tyrosine in the more effective form of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine - with this version you need less l-tyrosine to have the same effect as regular l-tyrosine
  • Increased Size & Strength - The number one sports supplement for effectiveness is without a doubt creatine monohydrate & Optimum have 3000mg creatine per scoop - this is enough to cover your entire daily requirement! Creatine monohydrate could increase your strength by up to 10% (think about the impact on your 1 rep max!) and as a bonus also works to make the muscle appear larger
  • Non-Stimulant Energy - Optimum Nutrition have added the amino acid l-carnitine to the Gold Standard Pre-Workout formula as it has a key role in the transportation of fatty acids in the blood to the mitochondria of cells where they are burned for energy. This has the dual effect of increased fat loss AND increased energy without including ever more caffeine in the formula
  • Responsible Caffeine Dosage - The pre workout category of supplements has gone a bit caffeine crazy in recent times with doses of up to 550mg caffeine (a typical espresso has around 80-100mg by comparison) seen in some pre workout formulas. For someone with a normal tolerance this is insane - thankfully Optimum have seen sense and gone with a 175mg dose so for those training in the evening or without a huge caffeine tolerance it does the job, and for those with a higher tolerance you can always double up!
  • Fully Disclosed Formula - This is SO important when buying pre-workout supplements! There are many brands out there that use a "proprietary blend" of ingredients which often just masks a HUGE caffeine dose paired with ineffective doses of other ingredients. Thankfully Optimum Nutrition do NOT follow this trend & Gold Standard Pre-Workout can be trusted to be a responsible formula that any athlete can use.

Who is Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout For?

Gold Standard Pre-Workout is formulated to give a boost to natural athletes looking for a pre-workout boost with clean ingredients that have been proven to be effective - importantly it is free from ANY banned or grey area ingredients. Due to the responsible caffeine dosage you can also use gold standard pre workout before cardio sessions or team sports, not just bodybuilding.

When to Use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout?

Take 1 to 2 scoops depending on tolerance around 15 minutes before you start training.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (11g / 1 Scoop)
Calories 27
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 500IU
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 2mg
Niacin (as Nicotinic Acid) 17mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 2mg
Folic Acid 200mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 9mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate) 9mg
L-Citrulline 1.5g
Beta-Alanine (as CarnoSyn) 1.5g
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 250mg
L-Carnitine 375mg
Caffeine 175mg
Creatine Monohydrate (as Creapure) 3.4g
- Creatine 3g
Grapefruit Bioflavanoids 50mg
Panax Notoginseng 50mg

Creatine monohydrate, amino acids (l-citrulline, beta-alanine as canoSyn, n-acetyl l-tyrosine), acidity regulators (citric acid, malice acid, tartaric acid), flavouring, l-carnitine. vitamins (pyridoxine hydrochloride, nicotinamide, alcium d-pantothenate, cyanocobalamin, thiamin hydrochloride, cholecalciferol, pteroylmonoglutamic acid), grapefruit bioflavanoid complex, natural caffeine, thickeners (cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan), anti-caking agents (silicon dioxide, calcium siicate), sweeteners (sucralose, acesulfame K), panax notoginseng, root extract powder, colour (beetroot red)

  • Mix each scoop with 6-8 oz of water and consume 20-30 minutes before training.
  • Start with 1 scoop or less to assess your tolerance.
  • Do not exceed 2 Scoops per Day.


We will take every effort to get you goods to you as efficiently and effectively as possible. All orders placed before 3pm will be shipped on the day of ordering subject to payment authorization and item availability.

Any items which are out of stock will be shipped as soon as they become available. If this causes a delay in your delivery, you will be notified and your order dispatched as soon as possible. If any items are unavailable, you will be contacted and offered a replacement or refund.

UK Delivery

If your order total is under £50 then you can choose one of:

  • Royal Mail Tracked - £2.95
    (1-3 Working Days)
  • DPD Next Day - £4.95
    (Guaranteed Next Working Day + 1 Hour Delivery Window)

If your order total is over £50 then you can choose

  • Royal Mail Tracked - FREE
  • DPD Next Day -1/2 Price - Only £2.49

Please be aware that the prices above are for areas classed as "UK Mainland" by DPD which does NOT include offshore islands, Scottish highlands or Northern Ireland.

Non-UK Delivery

Our website has a comprehensive postage system which takes into account the weight of your delivery and the destination address - to get a quote for your order please add the products you'd like to buy to your basket, go to the basket page and fill in the "Estimate Shipping & Tax" section to get the price.

BFPO Addresses

This shipping method is available for British Forces Posted Overseas and addresses only. Shipping is as with all other UK mailing but please check to see that the size and weight of your order does not exceed maximums for your BFPO destination number by checking with the BFPO website.

Please note that once we have shipped the item and handed over to the BFPO service we have fulfilled our contract and delivery responsibility. All queries and problems with delivery must be taken up by yourself with BFPO and any claims must be handled between yourself and them.

VAT Exempt

If this applies to you, the price you will pay for the goods will automatically be adjusted to remove the VAT element - you MUST choose the correct country on checkout for this to apply. We CANNOT refund the VAT once the order is completed.

You can also avoid paying VAT if you are having your goods sent to you in the UK, but are taking the goods abroad permanently within 3 months of making the purchase. You will have to pay the VAT with your order but by following the steps outlined you can reclaim the VAT from us:

Request a VAT Reclaim form from us; give us a call or email immediately after ordering. We will complete the relevant parts of this form before sending it to you with your goods. You will then take the form with you and the goods when you leave the UK and you should ask customs to fill in their section of the form at the airport, ferry terminal or channel tunnel when you leave the country.

When you reach your destination outside the EU, you can then send the completed form back to us and we will refund the VAT amount charged to the credit or debit card details you have filled in on the reclaim form


We stock the vast majority of products listed on our website in our Whitley Bay superstore and warehouse and these products are available for same day dispatch & next day delivery.

Due to the huge quantity of products we stock, we offer the ability to backorder products which have gone out of stock and less popular products which we don't carry stock of.

Depending on the brand these backorder products can take anywhere between 1 and 10 days to arrive into stock. We estimate 3-5 working days on average but please be aware that products from some brands can take a little longer

As always if you aren't sure or want a more accurate estimate just give our team a call or email!


You can return any product that is in an UNOPENED, RE-SALEABLE condition within 30 days as long as it is not marked as clearance. Please contact us before doing this so we can confirm this ahead of time - we recommend using a recorded delivery service for any returns as you will be responsible for ensuring it reaches us.

Please get in touch to confirm a return by email or phone before sending anything back. When sending a return it is important that you include:

  • Your order number
  • Your name & a contact telephone number
  • The reason for return

We will try and get your return processed as quickly as possible but if you don't send this information it can delay the return.


If you have ordered something and it doesn't fit then we can exchange for a more suitable size, stock permitting, but you will have to pay the return postage.


Our customers have the right to cancel their orders within 14 days unless their order has been dispatched. After the order has been dispatched, it is the customers responsibility to return the item in a saleable condition and receieve either a full or partial refund.

Write Your Own Review
* Reward points can only be rewarded on verified purchases (one review per item) and you will need an account.

Please leave your review for Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout (30 Servings) below:

Introducing reward points X

You can earn points by...

  • Making a purchase - get 10 points for every £1 spent
  • Referring a friend - get 5000 points for every friend you send our way and spends more than £20 on their first order.
  • Spend more, earn more - Level up and start earning more point per £ spent!

You can use points by...

  • Redeeming them at checkout - £1 per 1000 points

Login or sign up to start earning points