SHEER Pre-X by Sheer Strength Labs (Cotton Candy) – Review

BLUF: The powder mixed into cold, filtered water just as easily as you would expect, leaving an inviting blue color. However, it smelled like dish soap, which caught me by surprise. And, unfortunately, it just did not sustain me through the entire workout.

SHEER specs out with 6g L-Citrulline Malate 2:1, 2.5g Beta Alanine, and 350mg total Caffeine. According to the nutrition label, it does not appear to contain creatine. Similar to Kai Greene’s Savage Roar, it contains Bioperine (black pepper extract) and Hordenine HCI.

Everything mixed together just fine in my Vortex Mixer cup. It also tasted pretty good and reminded me of going to the county fair as a kid. The downside is that it smelled like dish soap. And not just the first time, but every time. Strange.

I was full of excitement and felt a great pump about 10 minutes after taking SHEER. There was no massive energy rush or intensive focus, but my energy level was certainly there. It didn’t last, though. At only 40 minutes into my workout, the energy was gone. This was very surprising given the high dose of caffeine.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad experience. If I could find the stuff on a good deal I would buy it. But that is pretty unlikely since it is one of the most expensive pre-workouts on the market. It’s even more expensive the Dr. Jim Stoppani’s JYM line of products.

If I were doing shorter HIIT style exercise it would be a good option. But for lifting weights I just don’t think it is there.