Fate Fuel came across my radar while I was browsing Instagram. Where else? My explorer view on Insta somehow knows exactly what I am interested in, so whenever it identifies a muscular individual with ANY sort of workout supplement, it knows to show it to me. The crazy thing about Instagram to me is how freakin good that algorithm is at finding new and relevant stuff to show you. I swear that I have a dedicated account manager that sits at a desk and just finds awesome new handles for me to follow. Absolutely love that. So I was browsing the other day and I came across a picture of a supper fit chick and she was doing squats with a bottle of what I knew had to be a pre workout in front of her. I’ll admit to you right now that I creeped her for like twenty minutes. And I think I have a legit girl crush on her. Her handle is devan_ess and I highly recommend that you go give her a follow. She’s just incredibly attractive to me and posts some really motivational stuff. I guess some of them are a little racy so you’re totally going to question my sexuality but don’t think of it that way LOL. She just is clearly super dedicated to her goals and it makes me want to emulate her. I guess I have to give Fate Supplements props on signing this one though- she really does know how to sell. I have the perfect excuse because I write supplement reviews, but I think I would’ve bought this stuff anyways. So that’s how I found Fate Fuel- now let me tell you if it works!
Fate Fuel Flavor Grade: 8.4
But first let me tell you how it tastes. LOL. I had the berry blast flavor of Fate Fuel and I’ll be honest- it should be better. Don’t abandon your thoughts of giving this product a try just yet though! I’m going to talk performance in a bit- and I think you’ll want to know how it makes you actually feel in the gym. So don’t base your opinion just off of the taste alone. Plus, taste is subjective, so you never know- you could end up really liking it. I was taking a scoop and a half every day before my training sessions, and mixing it simply with a spoon into cold water. The product mixes fairly well, so I don’t have any complaints on that front. The berry flavor to me just didn’t taste very authentic at all. I prefer the supplements that actually taste like real fruit and not like some kind of super artificial candy. That’s kind of what Fate Fuel tastes like to me- a super artificial candy. See why I said you might like it? ‘I LOVE candy!’ you’re thinking. Actually some of my fitties tried this flavor and really liked it, so I will let you decide for yourself. If I had to pick a certain berry that this tastes most like- I would have to go with blueberry. Which is definitely my least favorite artificial berry taste ever. They clearly have not come up with a good concoction for mocking real blueberry taste. Maybe it just can’t be done? Anyways. I am not a huge fan of the taste, but give it a try yourself. Right. Let’s talk performance…
Fate Fuel Formula Review Grade: 9.0
But before we talk performance I want to change things up a little and tell you about the ingredients first. I’m giving Fate Fuel a solid ‘A’ because it essentially does everything that they say it is going to. When a product can live up to it’s marketing, I’m going to give it a good score every time. I also like that this is a smaller brand because I think it’s very apparent that they care about their products and creating a really well-made, high quality pre workout supplement. All too often you will see companies stuff all kinds of ingredients into one huge proprietary blend along with fillers, artificial ingredients, and lord knows what else. Looking at the supplement facts panel, you can see that this is a totally NON-proprietary blend. They tell us every single thing that goes into the product, and that makes a huge difference in how the effective the product is. That’s because the company will feel obligated to but effective doses of the ingredients. And that means a big benefit for us the users because we’re getting REAL effective dosages. If you’re wondering what’s in Fate Fuel- Here is the full list of ingredients in this pre workout:
- Creatine HCL
- Beta Alanine
- Alpha Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline
- L-Citrulline Malate
- L-Arginine Alpha Keto Glutarate
- BCAAs (Leucine, Iso-Leucine, Valine)
- Black Pepper Extract
Fate Fuel Performance Review Grade: 9.0
So let me tell you how Fate Fuel performed against the claims that Fate put out there:
Support Lean Muscle: This one is a big ‘heck yeah’ in my book. Fate Fuel did so much for my physique and in a super short amount of time. I could tell basically within the first week that my arms just had much more lean, quality, meat on them then when I started. This could have been my absolute favorite part of taking Fate Fuel because my biggest weakness is just gaining enough lean muscle to really go and get that definition.
Boost Strength: Again, this is a resounding ‘yes’ from me. We can go ahead and check this box in Sharpie. It goes hand-in-hand with the first claim in that the more lean muscle you have, typically the stronger you are. In fact the boosted strength is the catalyst to putting on the lean mass, because when you’re putting up heavier weights for more reps, your body has no choice but to respond by putting on that additional muscle. I felt incredibly strong when I was taking Fate Fuel pre workout. I think I set PR’s on almost every exercise as a matter of fact. With the exception of pull-ups maybe, but that’s because pull-ups are the devil.
Improve Mental Focus: This is an area where I think Fate Fuel could actually improve. As you know from my other reviews, I give it to you straight. I’m not going to sugar coat it and say EVERY single element of this pre workout is perfect- because it’s not. It’s a super product but in some areas there is absolutely room to make it better. If Fate were to make a Fate Fuel 2.0, I think they could put a little more thought into the nootropic and focus properties of this pre workout to really give you that ‘tunnel vision’ that some of the other products do.
Increase Endurance: I took Fate Fuel mostly for my strength training days because it has the creatine HCI in there, so I can’t really speak to the endurance element in a cardio sense. But within my strength training there are certainly cardio elements built in. I’m a disciple of volume training - or the practice of using lighter weights for higher reps, so I can tell you that Fate Fuel does do a fantastic job of helping you power through those difficult rep ranges (talking 15-25).
Promote Clean Energy: It’s not too too hard to build in a good energy engine into a pre workout- and I’m happy to report that Fate Fuel did a good job making sure that their pre workout supplies all the energy you could ever want in their product. Fate Fuel gives you a fantastic jolt of energy after just a few minutes of drinking it. The energy feels warm and inspirational. I really enjoyed this feeling before heading into the gym. You felt like you could handle any workout that was thrown at you. And often times, I did handle it with the help of Fate Fuel.
Enhance Performance: I think of this benefit sort of like an amalgamation of all of the previous effects rolled into one. I mean, what does ‘performance’ really mean? To me it means strength, endurance, energy, and focus. These are all of the things that we already covered off on. So I’d say with the exception of focus, Fate Fuel does a fantastic job of enhancing your performance.
Fate Fuel Packaging Review: 8.0
Well. The formula is good, and it performs quite nicely. But it doesn’t taste that great. And the packaging is sort of lackluster in my opinion. Of course I’m the packaging Nazi as you know. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know a good looking product when I see one. Check out my StrongGirl reviews- I was head over heels over that beautifully crafted package design! Alas, Fate Supplements is not quite on that level with the way they’ve dressed their Fate Fuel pre workout. The biggest problem in my opinion is that it doesn’t say ‘Fate Fuel’ ANYWHERE on the bottle! I’m not sure how they expect people to find and buy this product in a brick and mortar situation if you literally don’t know that this is in fact Fate Fuel. The other problem is that the word ‘Fate’ itself is not very easy to read. I guess the flexing dude is supposed to be the ’T’ in the word ‘Fate’- but the way things are arranged he just ends up looking like, well, a flexing dude. Not a ’T’ at all! If I were seeing this for the first time without knowing anything about it, I would probably read it as ‘FAE’. Like ‘Bae’ but with an ‘F’. LOL. The color scheme and background graphic is also kind of brutal. Just plain black with a generic gray stripe pattern as the backdrop. I just don’t know about this stuff if I’m looking at it on a shelf. It looks so generic and boring that you would never know that it’s actually a really solid product. Let’s wrap things up with the main takeaways of this review.
Fate Fuel Pre Workout Review Summary:
- Fate Fuel Flavor Grade: 8.4
- Fate Fuel Formula Review Grade: 9.0
- Fate Fuel Performance Review Grade: 9.0
- Fate Fuel Packaging Review: 8.0
- Fate Fuel Value Grade: 9.4
I’m giving Fate Fuel a super high score because it’s simply a strong performing product. For $40 you get 30 full scoops which is a fantastic deal for the formula that you get. This was by no means a cheap product to make- you can just tell by looking at the supplement facts. But they clearly found a way to make it happen at a reasonable price point. No complaints from me. I think Fate Fuel could be improved greatly by some nootropic elements and a new label design- but in my opinion this pre workout is the beginning of something really special. Keep your eye on Fate Supplements in the coming months!*