My BAMF Pre-Workout Review: Updated for 2023

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BAMF Pre-Workout Review

BAMF is a high stimulant pre-workout developed by DAS Labs under the supplement company, Bucked Up.

It contains three key nootropics which include:

  1. Hordenine for focus
  2. AlphaSize for cognitive acuteness
  3. Huperzine-A for boosted memory functions

The supplement claims to provide its users with pumps, energy, focus, performance, and endurance.

Considering Bucked Up has been around since 2013, going into this review I fully believe these claims.

They’re a real company that doesn’t seem to BS their customer base with false claims or useless products.

Moreover, it’s hard to judge based on surface-level information, so let’s take a deeper dive into our analyses of BAMF Pre Workout.

BAMF Pre-Workout Review

After checking out BAMF Pre Workout on the Bucked Up website I noticed the product’s star rating was 4.9 out of 5 with over 300 reviews at the time of this writing.

I don’t know about you but to me, that seems like an extremely good ratio of positive to negative reviews.

Here is an overview of some of the BAMF Pre Workout reviews people have left on the Bucked Up website:


  1. One user claimed that it “mixes really well compared to other pre-workouts, with great flavor, pumps, and focus”
  2. Another person claimed that “the focus and pump are insane”
  3. Another claimed that the “taste was great and the beta-alanine wasn’t too overly dosed”


  1. A user claimed that their “order was delivered with the lid and seal removed, causing it to explode in my kitchen”
  2. One customer claims that “the preserving packet was broken and mixed into the pre-workout powder”
  3. Another user claims that “the extra boost just wasn’t enough for them”

Overall, the vast majority of the reviews were positive five stars.

It seemed like most of the negative ones that were three stars or less had to do with the product not being strong enough energy-wise.

However, there was a select handful that claimed to have product damage, missing items, or no arrival upon delivery.

Some users experienced inadequate energy effects after consuming BAMF or were unsatisfied with a specific flavor.

One person even claimed that BAMF pre-workout caused them to accumulate excessively high blood pressure.

A big thing that I noticed was mentioned a lot was BAMF Pre Workout being somewhat pricy.

It is listed at $54.95 USD before taxes and shipping calculations on the Bucked Up website.

Which is definitely on the higher-priced end of most pre-workouts.

Now that leads me to think, is it worth it?

Let’s take a dive into an overview of the key ingredients and side effects presented to find out.

Side Effects and Ingredients

There are thirteen primary ingredients labeled on the BAMF Pre Workout nutrition label.

Below we will go over these ingredients, and their purpose, and see whether or not they’re dosed properly.

Then we will talk about some of the side effects that users may experience.

BAMF Pre-Workout Ingredients

BAMF Pre-Workout Supplement Facts

Ingredients Overview:

  1. Vitamin B12: 100mcg
    • Promotes the health of blood and nerve cells
    • Dose is effective (may be high)
  2. Sodium: 39mg
    • Helps maintain proper water levels
    • Dose is effective with a normal diet
  3. Citrulline Mallate 2:1: 6,000mg
    • Improves blood flow
    • Dose is effective
  4. Beta-Alanine: 3,200mg
    • Improves exercise performance when taken regularly
    • High doses may lead to a “tingly” sensation
    • Dose is effective
  5. Caffeine Anhydrous: 333mg
    • Provides you with a boost of energy
    • Dose is effective (somewhat high)
  6. AlphaSize Alpha GPC: 200mg
    • Increases muscular power output boosts agility, reduces fatigue
    • Dosage is low
  7. Taurine: 100mg
    • Improves blood flow and exercise capacity
    • Dosage is low
  8. Himalayan Rock Salt: 100mg
    • Natural alternative to table salt
    • Helps maintain proper water levels
    • Dose is effective (may be too low to experience any extra benefits)
  9. Deer Antler Velvet Extract: 50mg
    • Claims to enhance performance
    • Dose is ineffective
  10. Hordenine: 40mg
    • Extracted from green plant, commonly referred to as a stimulant
    • Dose is ineffective
  11. AstraGin: 25mg
    • Helps with the absorption of nutrients
    • Dose is low (recommended 50mg)
  12. ActiGin: 25mg
    • Promotes better muscle endurance and recovery
    • Dose is low (recommended 50mg)
  13. Huperzine A: 50mcg
    • Promotes memory brain functions
    • Dose is effective

BAMF Pre-Workout Side Effects

After trying out BAMF Pre Workout for myself the other night, I have to say that the positive side effects outweighed the negatives.

Moreover, I didn’t experience anything drastic on either end of the spectrum.

Positive Effects

I could feel the energy boost kick in within about 10 minutes of consuming one serving-size scoop (12.11g for POG flavor) with about 16oz of water.

On the drive to the gym, my focus was good.

I was revved up and ready to crush some weights.

The warm-up went extremely well and I actually worked up a nice sweat rather quickly, even considering the cold conditions where I live.

It was shoulder day and although the pump wasn’t anything too impressive.

My mind-to-muscle connection felt good.

Considering that my shoulders are a weak point of mine, I have no complaints there.

Equally important, the pre-workout did not affect my sleep that night.

I took it about five hours before bedtime and had no issues falling asleep.

Depending on the user’s caffeine sensitivity this may vary from person to person.

Additionally, I noticed increased vascularity toward the end of my workout.

For instance, during my posing practice, the veins in my forearms and upper chest were popping enough to make a paper cut seem deadly.

Much more than usual for me.

Negative Effects

Really the only two negative side effects I noticed were the poops and a higher-than-usual accelerated heart rate during my sled pulls.

In comparison to the pre-workout that I was previously taking, Woke AF, the poops are about the same.

My heart rate, on the other hand, seemed a bit higher than usual, in comparison.

In terms of an accelerated heart rate, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

And obviously, during a workout, your heart rate is going to beat a little faster unless you’re slacking off.

It just seemed a little excessive during this workout.

However, there are other factors that may have played a role in causing this, such as my stress levels, intensity, etc.

Just something to be aware of.

Especially if you have any underlying heart conditions.

On the other hand, the poops are not really a big issue for me.

I experience this effect with any pre-workout I take.

It’s just something I have learned to accept with my decision to take highly caffeinated stimulants.

I must also add that I didn’t experience any itching or tingling, which for me was a downer.

Because I actually kind of enjoy the tingly sensations that are brought on by the beta-alanine in some pre-workouts.

BAMF Pre-Workout Flavors

At the time of this writing, Bucked Up currently has nine different flavors of BAMF Pre Workout available for purchase on their website.

The flavors include:

  1. Strawberry Watermelon
  2. Blue Raz-berry Beret (Blue Raspberry, Lemonade)
  3. Gym N Juice (Grapefruit, Citrus)
  4. Jungle Juice (Mixed Berry)
  5. Kiwi Do You Love Me? (Strawberry, Kiwi)
  6. Make It Rain (Blood Raz, Blue Raz, Plum, Apple)
  7. POG (Passionfruit, Orange, Guava)
  8. Pump N Grind (Grape, Green Apple)
  9. Watermelon Zero Sugar (Watermelon, Lemonade)

My Taste Test

I purchased the POG flavor from a local supplement shop, B-Alive Nutrition.

During my taste test, I mixed one scoop with 8oz of water, which is within the recommended range of 6-8oz per scoop.

As the reviews said, it mixed really well.

There were some floaties left over, but nothing major.

In regards to flavor (POG), I was honestly surprised by how good it tasted for being a pre-workout.

It had a sour and sweet vibe to it and was actually enjoyable to sip on.

If you decide to purchase, POG is a flavor I would recommend.

BAMF Pre-Workout: Final Thoughts

On a scale from 1-10, I would rank BAMF Pre Workout with a 7/10.

It definitely did its job for me in regard to focus and energy, with a decent pump.

The flavor also exceeded my expectations.

The only real deterrent for me is the price.

Personally, it’s not a pre-workout that I would be willing to pay $54.95 whenever I need a restock.

Regardless If you are in the market for a new pre-workout and want to give it a try.

It’s definitely worth the one-off purchase, and who knows maybe it will become your new favorite.

I suggest either waiting for it to go on sale or using a Bucked Up Ambassadors discount code to avoid the full price.

Lastly, please feel free to leave me an email if I missed an aspect of the BAMF Pre-Workout that you’d like me to cover.

Or if you have any suggestions for other products that you would like me to review.

Thanks for reading!

Stay Wild 🐂


How Much Caffeine Is in BAMF Pre-Workout?

BAMF Pre Workout contains 333 mg of caffeine anhydrous per serving, which is about the same as two cups of coffee.

This amount of caffeine is sure to provide you with an energy boost and increased focus to help power your workouts!

What Does BAMF Pre-Workout Do?

BAMF Pre Workout is a high-performance nootropic designed to increase energy, and focus and boost performance in workouts.

It contains carefully selected ingredients to help you reach your fitness goals faster, from optimizing your recovery to helping increase strength and endurance.

Eric De Cremer
Eric De Cremer

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