Pre-workout gummies are all the rage on the fitness circuit right now. In fact, loads of brands are whipping up their own recipes using any combination of active ingredients known for boosting energy, performance, strength, and/or muscle growth.
As the name implies, they’re intended to be taken prior to working out, which is simple enough. But, that brings us to another question, which is: how often should you actually take pre-workout gummies, for a routine that’s both safe and effective?
What’s the Deal with Pre-Workout Gummies?
Pre-workout gummies are gummies that you take before exercising, in order to improve performance, and possibly aid in muscle recovery and growth. There are all kinds of active ingredients that can go into them, and companies all use their own unique formula, with various milligram strength levels and ratios, based on what they believe will deliver the best results.
It’s important to know what those ingredients are by looking at the list of ingredients provided by the brand, as different ingredients have different effects on the body.
When Should You Take Pre-Workout Gummies to Get the Desired Effects?
While every company’s products differ from one another, the overall consensus is that most pre-workout gummies should be taken about 20-30 minutes before working out, because most active ingredients commonly used in these products takes about that long before taking effect.
Can You Take Pre-Workout Gummies Daily?
Yes! Many people exercise daily, whether they’re hitting the gym or going on a hike, and so, find that taking a gummy 20-30 minutes beforehand gives them the boost that they’re looking for to maximize their routine.
Pre-workout gummies are formulated for fitness enthusiasts of all levels – in other words, from people who go on long walks a few times a week, to those who hit the gym hard on a daily basis. With that being said, companies must make products that are safe enough to take daily, knowing that so many fitness enthusiasts work out once a day.
Can You Take Pre-Workout Gummies Multiple Times in a Day?
Now, here’s where things get complicated. The average pre-workout gummy isn’t intended to be taken outside of your exercise routine, and even contains ingredients that increase your energy levels. So, unless you’re working out, there’s really no need to take one, and most people who do workout daily, don’t do two workouts in 24 hours, as that would be too hard on the body.
Keep in mind that taking a gummy in the evening may mean feeling more awake than usual at bedtime, and because of that alone, we recommend sticking to taking your pre-workout gummies only prior to exercising. You should not take more than 6 gummies in a day, or less depending on your tolerance to ingredients. Also advise a doctor of your pre-workout regimen.
What Happens if You Only Take Them Sporadically?
Another question you may be wondering is whether or not gummies are as effective if you take them sporadically – say, once a week or less. Again, it’s hard to answer that question because formulas can differ from one another in so many ways, but overall, most pre-workout gummies will be perfectly effective if taken sporadically as they have effects that do not need to accumulate in the body over time in order to work.
Pre-Workout Gummies: Best to Take Only Before Working Out
Pre-workout gummies can be taken before you work out, whether that’s once a day, or once a month. In other words, they’re generally fine to take daily, without causing any real concerns, as long as the ingredients in them are safe.
With that being said, if you’re going to be taking pre-workout gummies for the first time, it’s important that you speak with your doctor first. This is especially the case if you have any medical conditions or are on any medications.