The Best High Stim Pre Workout (2023): My 3 Picks

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Hey, what’s up? Ok, let’s get right into it. High stim pre-workout, is my favourite form of pre-workout, and probably a lot of yours as well. These are the biggest bang for your buck formulas as they are chock-full of ingredients most of the time.

Now quality will matter a lot here, as a lot of quote, on quote high stim pre workouts are just overpriced caffeine powders. You have to know what to look for, and where to look. Thankfully I have done all of the looking for you, and have compiled a list of the 3 best high stim pre workouts on the market.

Now, these are the 3 best high-stim pre-workouts in “my opinion”, but I will be a taking public opinion and reviews into account, along with expert opinions. So don’t get too butt hurt if you don’t see your favourite stim junkie formula on the list today.

With that, let’s get into the list.

What Are The 3 Best High Stim Pre Workouts?

These 3 high-stim pre-workouts are the cream of the crop. They all bring unique benefits to the table, they each have elite ingredient profiles, and they will all cost a shit ton of money. High-quality, high-stim pre-workouts aren’t cheap, well except for one of these.

Here are the things I looked for when making my picks:

  • A high caffeine count
  • A good amount of non-caffeine-related stims
  • No crazy energy crashes
  • Good user feedback
  • No filler ingredients

Now that you know about my picking criteria let’s talk about #1.

#1: Huge Supplements, Wrecked Enraged

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  • High Caffeine Count
  • Very Good Variety Of Stims
  • Great User Feed Back
  • Very Well-Dosed Ingredients


  • Low Serving Count (If You Use The Full 2-Scoop Dose)
  • Can Get Pretty Pricey

Huge supplements wrecked enraged takes the number 1 spot, narrowly edging out numbers 2 and 1. This can really be a 1A, 1B, 1C list, you really can’t go wrong with any of these options. However, just like in life, there can only be one number one.

So why did Wrecked Enraged take the number one spot? Well, it’s ingredient profile is what gave it the edge over the others.

Each Number Is Per 2 Scoops

  • 4000 mg of beta-alanine
  • 1000 mg of Alpha GPC 50%
  • 350 mg of N, N-Phenethyl dimethylamine
  • 300 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous
  • 100 mg of Di-Caffeine Malate
  • 50 mg of Caffeine Citrate
  • 50 mg of Halostachine
  • 35 mg of Huperzine A 1% (Huperzia serrata Leaf Extract)
  • 25 mg of  N-Isopropylnorsynephrine
  • 10 mg of Black Pepper Fruit Extract 95% (Piper nigrum)

It has a very high caffeine count coming in at a total of 450 mg of caffeine. The different types of caffeine help smooth out your energy curve, so there won’t be any sudden spikes or crashes.

There are also other stimulants, and nootropics such as N, N-Phenethyl dimethylamine, Halostachine, Alpha GPC, N-Isopropylnorsynephrine, and Huperzine A as well. Also beta-alanine for those of you who like butt hole itching.

The user reviews are great, with the majority of people rating Wrecked Enraged a perfect 5 out of 5. Overall it’s an amazing product and the best high-stim pre-workout of 2023.

#2: Gorilla Mind, Gorilla Mode Energy

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  • Highly Dosed Ingredients
  • Clean Smooth Energy
  • Trusted, Proven Brand
  • No Filler
  • Affordable


  • Not Much Ingredient Variety
  • Only 20 Full Dosed Servings Per Container

Gorilla Mode Energy is Derrek from MPMDs supra physiological high-stim pre-workout formula. Although it is marketed as a pre-workout Derrek likes to think of it more as a general energy and focus-boosting formula that can be used for a variety of tasks.

The ingredient profile is excellent, although it is a bit bare, this supplement, and the Gorilla Mind brand as a whole is the definition of quality over quantity. However, Wrecked Enraged is quality and quantity which is why it beat out Gorilla Mode Energy for the #1 spot.

Gorilla Mode Energys ingredient doses are what separate it from all the other high-stim pre-workouts on the market. Here’s the full ingredient label:

Each Number Is Per 2 Scoops

  • 3000 mg of L-Tyrosine
  • 1000 mg of Kanna (whole herb, Sceletium Tortuosum)
  • 375 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous
  • 375 mg of N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate
  • 10 mg of Bioperine┬« (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) (standardized to 95% Piperine)
  • 400 mcg Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata leaf standardized extract)

Although the ingredient list may seem a little on the small side, don’t be fooled as the dosages and ingredient quality more than makeup for it. There is no wasted or filler ingredient, just pure energy and focus.

It is also the most affordable option on the list only costing $39.99 per container. It’s not cheap, but it’s not expensive either, coming in at a pretty reasonable price. Public opinion is very positive with the average user score being 4.5 out of 5 stars.

It takes my number 2 spot and has an argument to be number 1.

#3: Dark Labs, Crack Gold Limited Edition

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  • Highest Caffeine Count (500mg)
  • Includes Pump Ingredients
  • Huge Variety Of Ingredients
  • Well Reviewed


  • Overreliance On Caffeine
  • Less Stable Energy Curve
  • Very Pricey

Dark Labs Crack Gold Limited Edtion pre-workout takes the number 3 spot on my list, with a solid argument to be number 2, and even number 1. It has the highest caffeine count out of any pre-workout on the list, with a total of 500 mg of caffeine per serving.

Now I do consider this a little overkill, however, I’d rather have too much, rather than too little. Also, although it’s the only pre-workout that includes pump ingredients on the list, said ingredients are pretty under-dosed, so the pump effect isn’t even that good.

However other than those few minor complaints this formula is amazing if you’re looking for focus, energy, and getting stimmed out of your goddamn mind.

It has a metric fuck ton of stimulants in it, and should only be taken by those of you who have burnt out your stimulant response due to years of abusing pre-workouts.

I personally wouldn’t use this because I’m a pussy who cares about nervous system function, and heart health, which is why I put Wrecked, and Gorilla over it, but if pure energy and a mind high is your goal this is probably your best option.

Here’s the ingredient label.

Each Number Is Per 1 Scoop

  • 5000 mg of Citrulline Malate (2:1)
  • 2000 mg of Beta-Alanine
  • 1000 mg of Agamatine Sulfate
  • 500 mg of Alpha GPC (50%)
  • 500 mg of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • 300 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous
  • 200 mg of Caffeine Citrate
  • 300 mg of Eria Jarensis Extract 
  • 200 mg of DMHA
  • 50 mg of Hordenine
  • 25 mg of Naringin
  • 10 mg of Black Pepper Extract
  • 1 mg of Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Extract

Not too many reviews on the site however the overall opinion among the fitness community is positive, and the ingredient label can back up a lot of their claims as it is elite. Definitely not my number 1 pick but I can understand where people are coming from when they say dark labs gold is the king of high stim pre’s.

Concluding Thoughts

Alright, you made it to the end. Well, hopefully, you found this article helpful, insightful, and if not at least entertaining. Feel free to share any thoughts or opinions in the comments below and tell me what your top 3 high stim pre-workouts are.

We have a decent selection of pre-workout articles to check out if high stim isn’t your style, and we have other more diet, and exercise-based articles as well. Alright guys I’m out, catch you in the next one.

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