Typically my husband goes for the pre-workout drinks and supplements but I thought I would give this a try for myself. I don’t like energy drinks that are carbonated and this pre-workout drink mix is perfect, no carbonation but I get that energy boost! Since I’m not familiar with this type of product I followed the cautionary information and started off with half a scoop to see how I react while using it. Very good advice! I cannot imagine what a full scoop would be like, I had plenty of energy with the half scoop mixed with 8 ounces of chilled water. I know the directions say 4-6 ounces of water but I wanted to be sure I would be okay with the taste. The taste was fine and I’ll probably keep making it the way I did for now as a personal preference.