100% Natural Pre-Workout For Runners

Runners Love This Berry - You Will Too

See what athletes are saying

Athlete, marathon runner and fitness coach

Jeremy Miller

"I can confidently say that this is one of the most effective products I've used for improving my running performance."

It provides a sustained energy boost throughout my runs, and it also tastes great. I've noticed a significant improvement in my overall endurance and performance since incorporating 2before into my routine"

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Spotlight on Blackcurrants

Game-Changing Berry for Runners

Whether you're chasing a four-minute mile or a five-hour marathon, 2before's pre-workout, made from blackcurrant berries will have you doing more and recovering faster.

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Easy to use

Take One Before You Run

Just mix blackcurrant powder with 4-8oz of water (or your favorite electrolyte or smoothie).

Drink 30-45 mins before your workout or run.

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Athlete-Tested

Proven by Science

Blackcurrants have over 15 years of clinical research showing how they can support energy, endurance and recovery.

Why Choose A Blackcurrant Berry Pre-Workout?

Blackcurrants are 100% natural and great-tasting

They come out on top when compared to other pre-workout options.

Blackcurrant

Beets are a popular choice for athletes, but we have five ways we believe blackcurrants are even better.

They promote healthy blood flow, (just like beets), but studies show they also support performance, recovery, immunity and help manage inflammation.

Oh, and did we mention they taste great too!

Blackcurrant Pre-Workout

Blackcurrants are an antioxidant-rich superfood with impressive credentials.

They improve athletic performance by aiding cardiovascular endurance, speeding up muscle recovery and supporting immunity - all through the power of one smart berry, the New Zealand Blackcurrant.

Blackcurrant Pre Workout Powder

Blackcurrant berries contain unique plant polyphenols with exceptionally high antioxidant activity.

Over 10 years of scientific research on athletes has shown that Blackcurrant anthocyanins can improve athletic performance by 4.6%. 

From Racing to Recovery

blackcurrant powder boosts energy levels

Promote Energy

Blackcurrant berry powder has been shown to unlock new levels of performance.

blackcurrant powder boosts endurance

Boost Endurance

Stimulates vasodilation, increasing blood flow to working muscles.

blackcurrant powder helps manage inflammation

Manage Inflammation

Improves recovery by reducing muscle soreness and inflammation

blackcurrant powder helps kickstart recovery

Kick-start recovery

Anthocyanins help remove lactic acid and trigger your natural recovery process.

My ability to recover for another session and feel less fatigued during a long session was a key part to my Ironman success.

Jackson C.

Quality Ingredients You Can Trust

Our blackcurrants are grown, powdered and packed in New Zealand. 

  • VEGAN, NON-GMO, LOW CAL. 
  • Third-party lab tested
  • Informed Sports Certified
  • Individual packets for product quality, no clumping, and a controlled effective dose.
  • Active Ingredients:
    120mg Adaptive™ Blackcurrant Anthocyanins, 120mg green coffee bean caffeine
  • Other Ingredients
    Maltodextrin, Monk Fruit Powder, Natural Flavours

References

Learn more about the science behind blackcurrants.

Braakhuis AJ, Hopkins WG, Lowe TE. Effects of dietary antioxidants on training and performance in female runners. Eur J Sport Sci. 2014;14(2):160-8.

Willems MET, Myers SD, Blacker SD, Cook MD. CurraNZ blackcurrant improves cycling performance and recovery in trained endurance athletes. J Int Soc sports Nutr. 2014.11.10.1186/1550-2783-11-S1-P14.

Cook MD, Myers SD, Blacker SD, Willems ME. New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves cycling performance and fat oxidation in cyclists. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Nov;115(11):2357-65.

Perkins IC, Vine SA, Blacker SD, Willems MET. New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves high-intensity intermittent running. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2015 Oct;25(5):487-93.

Willems MET, Myers SD, Gault ML, Cook MD. Beneficial physiological effects with blackcurrant intake in endurance athletes. Int J Sports Nutr Ex Metabol. 2015;25:367-374.

Willems MET, Cousins L, Williams D, Blacker SD. Beneficial effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract on maximal sprint speed during the Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test. Sports. 2016;4:42.

Godwin C, Cook MD, Willems MET. Effect of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on performance during the running based anaerobic sprint test in trained youth and recreationally active male football players. Sports (Basel). 2017;5(3):69.

Murphy CA, Cook MD, Willems MET. Effect of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on repeated cycling time trial performance. Sports 2017;5:25.

Willems MET, Sahin MA, Berendsen T, Cook MD. Effect of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on cycling performance and substrate oxidation in normobaric hypoxia in trained cyclists. Sports (Basel). 2019 Mar 16;7(3). pii: E67.

Perkins IC, Blacker SD, Willems MED. Intra-individual responses to New Zealand blackcurrant extract during high-intensity, intermittent running: A repeat response study. Conference Poster. Int J Sports Nutr Ex Metabol. 2019;29(Suppl1):S1-S16. doi:

Potter JA, Hodgson CI, Broadhurst M, Howell L, Gilbert J, Willems MET, Perkins IC. Effects of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on sport climbing performance. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020 Jan;120(1):67-75.