BLUF: Ten minutes after taking this stuff it makes me hit the toilet. That being said, I like it.
Assault pre-workout specs out with 250mg caffein, 1.75g beta-alanine, 3g creatine monohydrate, no calories, and 1 carb. It does not appear to contain L-Citrulline Malate according to the nutrition label.
On first look, the product looks a little more crystallized and less like a powder. Regardless, it mixes well in a basic shaker cup. The volume of product required is about what you would expect if not a slightly less. There are no surprising smells and it tastes vaguely like a lemon lime sports drink. It’s not a bad taste, but it is not particularly pleasing either.
About 10 minutes after taking the product on an empty stomach I had to hit the toilet. I did not find this to be a bad thing since I workout at my home gym it is not a problem for me. However, I could see it being a problem at a commercial gym if you had to run to the bathroom.
I got a slight tingling feeling from the beta-alanine and the caffeine kept me energized through my workout. However, the product lacks in producing a good focus. This is probably due to a lack of L-Citruline Malate.
Bottom line is I really enjoy the Assault pre-workout formula. It keeps me pumped and energized throughout my workout, and dropping some excess weight prior to a workout is not a bad thing. Also, you can usually find Assault at a significantly lower price than other pre-workouts, making it an incredible value.