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Beyond Raw® LIT™


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Clinically Dosed Pre-Workout
Built by Science. Driven by Obsession. Elevated Through Innovation.
If it's on our labels, then it's in our bottles. Get lit and train with focus, power and pumps.*
Proven Ingredients. Proven Doses. Clinical Quality. Real Science. Real Results.

A concentrated, fully dosed powerful combination of clinically studied ingredients coming together in an objectively superior formula, designed to support consistently better workouts— LIT’s sole purpose is to target extreme energy, mental alertness and nitric oxide production to maximize subjects’ ability to manifest the results over which they obsess.

IMMEDIATE REACTION: Engineered to deliver super-charged energy to the subject who works every day.
NEUROLOGICAL INTENSITY: As subjects initiate pre-workout protocols, LIT provides unrivaled mental alertness, eliminating perceived obstacles.
MUSCLE PUMP: Nitric oxide stimulator to support vasodilation for extreme muscle pumps.

LIT is concentrated and fully dosed to address three key areas critical to subjects’ optimal performance: extreme energy, mental alertness and nitric oxide production. Subjects should be prepared for intensity and uncompromising superiority.
  • LIT includes clinically studied ingredients. Each ingredient is impactful as a stand-alone, but intentionally combined to supercharge gym performance, allowing the subject to reap the greatest benefits of hard work.
  • An immediate surge of energy ignites workouts, supporting improved performance, mental alertness and reaction time.
  • LIT also features Creatine plus Ancient Peat Apple Extract, which support cellular energy production, ATP, the energy fuel for quick, intense activity such as weightlifting or sprinting.
  • L-Citrulline and Nitrosigine support increased plasma arginine levels, which fuels nitric oxide production. NO is an essential physiological signaling molecule with numerous functions in the body, including the regulation of blood flow.
  • Finally, clinically studied Neurofactor may target brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that acts on certain neurons related to brain function.

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As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop in 8 fl. oz. of cold water and consume pre-workout. On non-training days, consume one serving for additional energy and focus.* Consume ample amounts of water while taking this product.
Contains: Soy
Contient: Soya


Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. For adult use only. Taking this product may cause tingling and flushing sensations. These sensations may be enhanced if taken close to or during exercise. Notice: Significant product settling may occur.

Other Ingredients

Natural & Artifical Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Soy Oil and Lecithin Blend, Calcium Silicate , FD&C Red #40, Shellac, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Glycerin, Acetylate Monoglycerides, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide, Sorbitol
Distributed by
General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  1 Scoop
Servings Per Container  30

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 10  

Total Carbohydrates 3g   1%
Sugars 0g  
Sodium 10mg  
Potassium 90mg   2%

Energy & Mental Intensity  5.2 g   **
   CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine   **
   Micronized Creatine (as Creatine Monohydrate)   **
   Caffeine Anhydrous   **
   elevATP® (Ancient Peat and Apple Extract)   **
   NeuroFactor™ (Coffea arabica) (fruit extract)   **
CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine  3.2 g   **
Micronized Creatine (as Creatine Monohydrate)  1.5 g   **
Caffeine Anhydrous  250 mg   **
elevATP® (Ancient Peat & Apple Extract)  150 mg   **
NeuroFactor™ Coffee Fruit Extract  100 mg   **
Pump & N.O. Support  4.5 g   **
   L-Citrulline   **
   Nitrosigine® (Arginine Silicate Inositol)   **
L-Citrulline  3 g   **
Nitrosigine® (Arginine Silicate Inositol)  1.5 g   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.


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Worth the buy
Product was made and didn't not cause any side effects that other pre workouts have.
June 14, 2018
1 month ago
Great product
Hi. Used the Lit product for the first time today. I got really itchy where I wanted to scratch the skin off my face but otherwise I feel great 4 hours later. To good for my comfort. Use of various substances that make me feel too well or too different concern me. I will try a smaller dose for my next workout.
June 13, 2018
HULK SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A friend of mine at work recommended this. I work 3 12 hour shifts a week at walmart loading semi trailers and it's extremely fast paced and lots of heavy lifting up to and sometimes over 100lb freight. Alot of times I ship 6 52 foot trailers a day. This stuff is a life saver. It gives you the stamina, determination, and focus that can't be mustered when you have to move 6,000 cases a day. It's an intense formula for an intense workout. Because I have a 12 hour workout I space the dose out a little. It also hits you fast for whenever your supervisor demands you go from banner to hulk in 2.5 seconds. Excellent stuff. Great flavors. Most brands you have to choke down.
June 12, 2018
On my Top 3 List of Favorite Preworkouts
The tingles are definitely real with this preworkout because of the B-alanine. I enjoy the extra pump it gives my workout but to others it can be overwhelming. Use less than recommended dosage if you are not experienced with preworkout.
June 12, 2018
Good but not my favorite.
I got the peanut butter and jelly lit, taste is overall good, but kinda tastes like stale bread. Think I would just prefer peanut butter and jelly without the bread. Would recommend this for sure though. Also had the icy firework and that one was good as well. Looking forward to trying the other LIT products.
June 10, 2018
1 month ago
Needs more kick
Im a seasoned pre workout user, jack3d ( the old stuff before they banned it), hyde, 1 mr and compared to the others this gave me like a 1 hour pump. I drink it then about 30 minutes later i start to feel it and im good but about 2 hours later i start to feel the crash 4 hours later im all the way crashed, good luck if you have an 8 hour workday. Stick to the big dogs atleast they'll get you through whatever your about to go through when you use this stuff. I think that's why you use stuff like this.
June 8, 2018
Best taste, but contains creatine.
This banana taffy is literally my favorite flavor I've tried at GNC, but I can't consume the Lit products due to the creatine in it. Diabetic, almost at stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Man I would love if they would make this product without the creatine... I'm sad that I am so limited with my entire diet and what I consume. Please make a version without the creatine!
June 7, 2018
Keeps me going!
I started using Lit about 4 or 5 months ago. (Blue Raspberry is my go to) I usually take it about 10 minutes before my workout so I can get my warm up out of the way and then I a am ready to go for the rest of my workout. I also tried cardio cuts, and I felt absolutely nothing
June 6, 2018
banana tafffy
This is the best Pre-workout i have ever tasted
June 5, 2018
Beta Alanine
If you've never had an energy drink that contains a decent amount of B-Alanine, you're either in for a treat or you're going to be really freaked out. B-alanine is an amino acid, and it raises your carnosine levels. But the B-alanine also causes a "tingling" sensation on your skin. I would recommend starting with 1/2 to 2/3 scoop and see how you feel after that.
Get Gummy Worm flavor -- you won't be let down.
June 4, 2018
4 months ago
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Should I consume this 30 minutes before workout like any other preworkout? The label doesn't really specify
A shopper on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used to use pre workout drinks like that. When I did, I would be way too wired at the beginning of the workout and then would feel fatigue toward the end. These days, I mix a whole serving in a bottle, drink about a quarter to half on the ride to the gym to get me going, then I sip the second half during my workout and I’ll sip water along with that as well. That’s how I use Lit along with all other pre workout drinks and I’ve been lifting and studying fitness for 18 years. Hope this helps.
Does the itching/stinging sensation go away after using it a little while?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What you're referring to may be the beta alanine, which is known to cause a tingling sensation in some users. For some, the tingling does go away as a tolerance is built up. I wouldn't become too concerned unless it is painful, or followed by swelling.
How log does Lit pre workout last thru out the day?
Dominique K on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I take it at 4:30 PM, start working out at 5PM, and finish around 6:15-6:30 without any crash.
Is it good to take before a run?
Cynthia D on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Its so great before a run! I am not a huge runner and I notice that it helps me run 2 miles with no problem. Or even do sprints for 30 minutes with no problem!
How long can you stay on it?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it every other day. Been using it off and on for over a year. Just be careful, not to use it after 3:00 won’t sleep well at night. It works best when taken about an hour or two before your workout. At least for me it does.
Are you able be able to mix in Beyond Raw Labs' creatine HCl with this?
Justin P on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no more than 1tbsp
Why do you take this? Is it just for energy?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Gives good pump and delays fatigue
Can you add more water for say 12 oz.??? Or will it eliminate the feeling of the pre-workout?
Caro R on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can and for me it makes the taste better and it doesn’t affect the strength of the pre-workout.
what does the icy fireworks taste like?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rocket ice pops
Can you take this while breastfeeding?
Meghan S on Apr 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't recommend it, the baby receives everything you put in your body
Does this have dairy?
A shopper on May 14, 2018
Should i mix this with the Beyond Raw Labs Beta Alanine?
Christian L on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I probably wouldnt. If you elevate the beta too quickly or consume too much too fast sometimes that tingly feeling can throw you into a panic attack.
Can you mix in the morning before I leave for work then drink it before the gym in the afternoon?
nathan p on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I always have the powder in my blender bottle but I dont mix with water until I am ready to drink it, I think if it sets in water it starts to break down and lose its potency.
does it make you crash?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2018
I'm a bit picky about flavours, what do they taste like and what should I take for the first time ?
S P on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have only used Gummy Worm flavor, and that is exactly what it tastes like. It is a candy flavor with no chemical taste or aftertaste. It literally tastes like a handful of gummy worms.
Can I use this more than once a day?
Lisa M on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All warnings are on the back of the label. It should tell U how many scoops you can take a day and how many you can take in on sitting
Can a 15-year-old boy use this product?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not suggest that. Lit made me very energetic which is good for workouts but I’m 20 and I thought it was just a little too much for my body.
What's going on with the watermelon lit and orange mango??? I love the watermelon please tell me that you didn't stop making these flavor's.
Jeremy J on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Watermelon and Orange Mango are available in-stores and not online at this point in time.
Why did you stop making the Lemon Candy flavor?
A shopper on May 7, 2018