How to Avoid Stimulant Burnout: The Best Nootropic Pre-Workout for Long-Term Gains

How to Avoid Stimulant Burnout: The Best Nootropic Pre-Workout for Long-Term Gains

Using stimulants for training seems to be all the rage these days. And while it’s a worthy addition to your supplement stack – who doesn’t want to set PRs every single day? – these common, store-bought stimulant drinks and powders can come with a nasty side effect: Burnout. 

This makes sense: Consume enough caffeine to make a horse go nuts, and it’s bound to cause a crash that nobody should ever experience. So, how do you avoid this unfortunate cycle of highs and lows? Combining your pre-workout stimulant with ingredients that improve brain function and mellow out the rise and fall of your energy. In short, you need a nootropic pre-workout.

What Is a Nootropic Pre-Workout?

Nootropic pre-workout is a supplement that works on the brain primarily. While this can affect your body by having a better training experience, it doesn’t always directly add to your muscle-building processes. While ingredients like nitric oxide or creatine go into the body’s bloodstream and the musculature, nootropic pre-workout is a formula designed to deliver mental benefits more than anything, including:

  • Sharper focus/reflexes
  • Mental clarity/memory retention
  • Higher attention span
  • Increased mental energy
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased motivation
  • Improved endurance

The biggest long-term benefit is less crashing and the same potent workout effects as a traditional pre-workout supplement. Moreover, most nootropic pre-workouts include amino acids or nitric acid (or both), so they still provide the building blocks for muscle growth. In fact, there can still be caffeine, ginseng, or any other type of stimulant found in these types of pre-workout; the only difference is there are other ingredients to combat the side effects while increasing overall mental capacity. 

Nootropics are known to be cognitive enhancers, and the list of them seems to grow each year. The top nootropics you might find in a pre-workout supplement include L-theanine (shown to increase alpha brainwaves), ginkgo biloba (increased cognition and brain blood flow), and various mushrooms (reishi, lion’s mane, cordyceps, etc.). All of them have one thing in common: They have been extensively studied to prove brain benefits, which can also lead to body strength and power benefits. (1)

It’s the best of all worlds for maximizing your time in the weightlifting gym. Increased work capacity and sharper mental acuity? That’s a recipe for becoming an absolute beast.

Something Big Is Has Hit MUTANT…

So why bring up nootropic pre-workout supplements now? Well, MUTANT recently launched MIND FK, our new epic nootropic that locks you into every workout. We aim to help you achieve a physique that commands attention and exudes confidence. Armed with our latest stimulant (without the burnout), that physique will become a reality once and for all. Check out MIND FK nootropic pre-workout, and never get burned out from a pre-workout again! 


Malík, M., & Tlustoš, P. (2022). Nootropics as Cognitive Enhancers: Types, Dosage and Side Effects of Smart Drugs. Nutrients, 14(16), 3367.