One of the most common questions we get asked online and instore is ‘Why is my pre workout clumpy?’ and if the clumping effects the overall effectiveness of the product. Hopefully by the end of this you’ll have a better understanding of what causes the clumping.
What causes the clumping?
Pre-workout supplements can go clumpy due to the presence of hygroscopic ingredients that absorb moisture from the air, especially in humid conditions. This was not helped by the hot summer of 2022.
These ingredients, such as citrulline, glycerol, and creatine nitrate can attract water molecules and cause the powder to clump together, forming hard lumps that are difficult to dissolve.
Additionally, exposure to moisture or heat can also cause pre-workout powders to clump or harden. Therefore, it’s important to store pre-workout supplements in a cool, dry place and tightly seal the container after use to prevent moisture from entering.
How can you prevent the clumping?
- Store it in a cool, dry place: Moisture and heat can cause pre-workout powders to clump or harden. Therefore, it’s important to store the supplement in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- Use a moisture absorber: Placing a moisture absorber, such as silica gel packets, inside the container can help absorb excess moisture and prevent clumping.
- Keep the container tightly sealed: Keeping the container tightly sealed after each use can prevent moisture from entering and causing the powder to clump.
- Break up the clumps: If your pre-workout has already clumped, you can break it up using a utensil or blender before using it.
- Use a blender ball or shaker cup: Using a blender ball or shaker cup can help ensure the pre-workout powder is evenly distributed and mixed with water, preventing clumps.
Is it safe to consume clumpy pre workout?
YES! It is still safe to consume clumpy pre workout!
However it’s still important to check the serving size and not take more than the recommended amount.