All American EFX has been researching pre-workout formulas for well over 2 years. We wanted to make darn sure we developed the very best product we could possibly offer. And one way to do that was to see exactly what we were up against. So we literally bought and used no less than 9 of the leading formulas and put them all to the test. Here’s what we found...
These things are supposed to be about ENERGY. But we encountered 2 major issues with them. #1: We either lost energy during our training, which KILLED our intensity and power or #2: We suffered a severe post workout crash to the point where most of us didn’t want to do jack for the rest of the day. Either way we wanted to AVOID both of these training killers at all cost.
The majority also gave us stomach aches, and some also produced what we called a “geranium hangover”. To be fair, there were a couple of standouts in the mix. But we knew there had to be a way to slam something down, go “punish the iron” with maximum brutal intensity, and then leave the gym feeling like we’d really killed it that day. Isn’t that why we put our bodies thru hell and back?
So we set out to fix what we saw as major flaws. Then, we dialed in the formula by innovating it with some pretty aggressive and innovative technologies. The end result is a product that offers you a way to experience the most hardcore workouts ever! You get everything you need in just one hyper-concentrated dose to go in and “Punish The Iron”!
1. Stimulate An Inner Animalistic Aggression To Get Your Mind & Muscles Primed!
Let’s face it. Some days you just don’t feel like training. And on others, you have a good workout, but you know deep down you could do even better. K-OTIC™ is the answer! Not only will you get jacked up, but you will literally WANT to train like an animal. What more do we need to say?
2. Kre-Alkalyn® EFX Creatine Delivers 28% More Strength Than Regular Creatine!
High powered, hardcore training demands you have the best creatine fueling your hard working muscle cells. Hands down, Kre-Alkalyn® EFX is that creatine. This multi-patented, multi-award winning compound has been shown in clinical studies to outperform the gold standard, creatine monohydrate, by a whopping 28%. Can you say “swole”?
3. Unleash Anabolic Compounds Upon Working Muscles To Destroy Plateaus!
Not only will you have the strength and muscle-gorging advantage of Kre-Alkalyn® EFX creatine, but you also get beta Alanine, AKG, Citrulline-malate (all using our exclusive Dextro-CyclodizedTM delivery technology) working for you. But wait! You also get a healthy shot of our highly potent anabolic amplifier Taxadrol®. Nothing ramps up strength and aggression like testosterone! Heads will turn when you start repping with what used to be your 1 rep max!
4. Hyper-Concentrated, True 1 Scoop Dose For Continuous Euphoric Energy!
Don’t be fooled by products that recommend one scoop, but then tell you to use up to 3 (which is the ‘real’ dose!). Look. All you need is one small scoop of K-OTIC™ to turn you on! And forget about an upset stomach or workout killing energy crashes. We fixed that mess. You WON’T be sprinting to the bathroom...and you WON’T crash and burn! Fact is, your training partners will freaking quit on you while you scream, “Next Set!”
5. No Geranium Or Other WADA Banned Compounds!
We didn’t we join the “ingredient of the month” club and use Geranium in K-OTIC™ for two major reasons. For one, it’s banned by WADA (they have by its chemical name methylhexaneamine on their official list). We have countless professional and Olympic athletes who trust us, so it wasn’t even an option. Second, we hated the after-effects across the board. K-OTIC™ isn’t some gimmicky pre-workout product, this is a serious tool for hardcore athletes. If you aren’t willing to pay your dues one hard set at time, then K-OTIC™ isn’t for you!
K-OTIC™ is literally going to hit you fast and right between the eyes. Because of its unique delivery system, you’ll be primed in as little as 15 minutes for an all-out war against the iron. It’ll jumpstart your neurotransmitters while simultaneously flipping the switch on your inner animal aggression. You’ll experience a new feeling of “domination” from our anabolic amplifier Taxadrol®. We’ve added just enough to help you bulldoze through your toughest workouts by giving you added mental and physical drive.
K-OTIC™ may push you closer to a new personal record with every training session, and its key anabolic compounds will help you add the strength and confidence to pull it off. Some days your progress will not be measured by a new single rep increase, but maybe 3... 4... or even more!*
The single scoop sustained-release energy of K-OTIC™ happens in continuous “stealth” phases with no lag time. This means you’re pushing all the way through your workout with the same drive you had on the first rep of the very first set! You’ll “Punish The Iron” one hardcore rep at a time. You may also experience rock-hard fullness, pumps and swole.
Flex Wheeler, IFBB Legend & Living Proof™
“You may not be a professional bodybuilder, but you want to train like one and K-OTIC™ brings all the pre-workout forces together (fast-hitting intensity, unrelenting drive, higher pain threshold, and off-the-chain strength and energy). Just a single, powerful dose will help make every workout your best. You simply must try it to believe it. We designed K-OTIC™ to clearly lead the way. I’m willing to put my name on it.”
- Flex Wheeler, IFBB Legend & Living Proof™
K-OTIC™ Stacks Well With Test ChargeTM for increased training aggression & Nytric EFX PRO™ for even bigger pumps and accelerated in-between set recovery.
J Mc says:
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
Ive tried many pre workout drinks and this one is, for me, the worst. Ive used it 6 times now and not once has it produced any results. No energy, no focus, nothing. I take it correctly and with me having used many other pre workouts I know what to expect. I really do not recommend this product. Other brands gave so much more.
Some Dude says:
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
My brother gave this to me. He said it gave great results but he couldn't stand the taste. I tried it tonight - Now I feel like I have a hangover after a blackout-drunk night. I couldn't even get through half of my work out. Made me weak and felt like I was going to get a headache or throw up. Feels like my body is processing severe amounts of alcohol. I think I overdosed on only one scoop.
Going to stick with Craze. Craze is amazing. Only tried K-OTIC because I got it for free.
Andrew c says:
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
This is by far the worst pre-without I've ever bought. It gives you no energy at all and leaves your stomach feeling like crap. I was in the bathroom longer than I was actually lifting weights. Also it makes you feel lightheadedness for hours afterward. The taste is mediocre because it did not mix well and tastes so artificial. I gave away the rest of the tub.
1-Strength/Rep Increase: Due to the injuries I could not really assess this area. Before the injuries I was rating this area at a solid 8.
2-Sustained Workout Energy: The product delivered a consistant level of energy throughout my sessions. I never experienced any sort of crash afterward. Once again a solid 8 here.
3-Focus Enhancement: For me this area seemed to be hit or miss. Once again, I think some of my focus was lost due to the injuries so not sure I can give a fair rating here, but it would be around 6-7.
4-Pumps: Based of the routine I was on, pumps were not really pronounced most of the time. Occasionally on upper days with lots of arm work I would get a good pump, but overall I would have to rate this around 5.
5-Side Effects: The only side effect I ever noticed was an increase in HR which is to be expected lol. So this area is pretty much N/A.
6-Taste: For those that remember the taste of the old formula, this is a 200% improvement! I mixed the product according to the directions, and for my personal taste, it is a little over the top on sweetness. I think this could be dialed back some and still have a good tasting product. For me I would rate this at 7.
7-Overall assessment: Overall I rate this as a good preworkout. It delivers good consistant energy with no crash and did not effect my ability to get to sleep even though I trained in the early evening. It mixes pretty well with minimal shaking and only has a few particles left at the bottom. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a solid preworkout.
I have not long opened the container, probably had three scoops and it is going in the garbage where I think it belongs, made me feel light headed, sick, gave me terrible indigestion/burps which makes it very difficult lifting wheights and worst of all made me feel constantly out of breath, was using C4 before and had no complaints but as it goes for most its always good to try something different, obviously suits some but I would recommend trying a sample before you buy because there is nothing worse than throwing money away.
Shane Enscoe says:
Sick of the bad reviews, I have tried a lot of pre workouts, I'm a hard rater when it comes to rating products but the reason I give it 10/10 because its best I've tried. A lot of brands out there are good but there are always side effects such as increased thirst, confusion, blurry vision, crash, jitters and upset stomach. K otic delivers clean energy, tunnel vision, endurance, slight thermo, and a great pump, So for people who rate k otic as bad product your crazy. Best pre workout out there hands down.
Ok, I read the reviews on here and was honestly afraid to try this at first. I want to let people know a little about myself. I am a 42yo male and have been weight lifting 6 days a week for a year now. I have used Sledgehammer and Hyde as my pre workouts. I have tried Jack3D and Hemo Rage as well. The guy at Muscle Quest (Love These Guys) gave me some free samples and one of them was K-OTIC, of course I wanted to read reviews before I tried it as I am very cautious at my age. I am shocked after using this K-OTC. Taste not the best in the work but can promise you there is no stomach sick issues and this would compare with Hyde. I got a great pump and workout without any of that caffeine -hair crawling feeling. This was good to the last pump and I would recommend it.
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
Okay so ive been reading the reviews and to those who gave it a high rating im thinking WTF...this stuff is wack! K-otic is a perfect description of how my body is feeling. ITS TERRIBLE. I feel sick, trying to keep myself from upchucking, extremely dizzy, feeling dehydrated, shallow breathing, and like im honestly going to pass the F out. Usually I can take high doses of caffeine just fine...but one little sample packet of this has got me feeling like a siiiiiick biotch. Never getting this stuff, never recommending it, and advising all who are curious to try a more reputable product leaving you feeling victorious after a workout not like a poor nauseated fool lookin for a trash can to leave your left overs in. GROSS...excuse me as i go and seriously puke.
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
started trowing up right after work out, first time i took a full scoop. usaully i only take half. since ive been taking it my stomach has been upset and i thought it was something i ate. would not recomend this too anyone. there are way better products out there that do what they really clam!
Flavor: Fruit Punch Frenzy
Absolute trash. First off, the retards made it so it carbonated so all u do is burp, it hurts my chest, makes me feel sick, and just the worst horrible feeling ever, i just finished dumping it in the trash. i'm so outraged, i herd good things so i changed from GAT to this product, i was not impress i will be switching back to GAT. Don't buy this piece of shit product.
|Amount Per Serving||Amt||%DV|
|Psycho-Anabolic Proprietary Blend||11.8g|
|Anabolic Strength & Muscle Building Components: (Kre-Alkalyn(r) EFX [buffered creatine monohydrate], Taxadrol(r) [hidafolia]|
|Muscle Gorging Compounds (All Dextro-Cyclodized(tm)): (beta alanine, arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate [pH-Xact(tm)], citrulline malate, (cycloamylose))|
|K-OTIC(tm) Delivery Accelerant & Uptake Matrix: (KarboLyn(r) [homopolysaccharide], phosphate)|
|Psycho-Intensifying Sustained Release Energy System: (l-tyrosine, 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine,3,7dimethylxanthine, N-acetyl l-tyrosine,1,3dimethylxanthine, Kre-Alkaloid(tm) (white tea, bleack tea, green tea), DHB, bioperine)|
* % Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Take 1 scoop with 10 oz of water 15-20 minutes prior to workout. For use on training days only.
Do NOT exceed the suggested daily dose. Limit the use of caffeine while taking this product. Too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness and occasionally rapid heart beat. Do NOT use if you are pregnant or nursing. Do NOT take 4 hours before bedtime as sleeplessness may occur. Reduce or discontinue use if sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches or heart palpitations occur. This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18 and over.