Pre-Workout Powder for Explosive Workouts
A Concentrated Formula to Push Your Performance
8.0  out of 10  (4,405 Reviews)

Product Overview


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  • Intense Focus3
  • Enhanced Endurance Capacity1
  • Increased Alertness3
  • Improved Concentration3

Push yourself and your workout as far as you can. Then, push further.

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Intense Focus3

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Improved Concentration3

The original Pre-Work Igniter. Re-Engineered.

In 2004 BSN® changed the landscape of sports nutrition forever when we introduced the first complete pre-workout supplement, N.O.-XPLODE®. Now, featuring a more concentrated formula and advanced ingredient technology, N.O.-XPLODE® has been re-engineered to push you and your workout past previous limits. After talking to supplement users and hearing their feedback, we crafted a formula designed to help deliver intense focus, enhanced endurance capacity and improved concentration.2,3 We also took our work one step further and enhanced the taste, ensuring the new N.O.-XPLODE® delivers on the BSN® promise of great taste and superior mixability.

How will N.O.-XPLODE® enhance my workout?

N.O.-XPLODE® is a pre-training igniter designed for athletes of all levels to help maximize workout performance.2 To achieve the most effective training session, both mental and physical energy are a must. Focus is then needed to harness this energy and drive a strong mind-muscle connection.1 This mind-muscle connection will help you achieve a greater workout intensity and will help you push your body past previous limits. A complete pre-workout supplement should support all of these benefits. N.O.-XPLODE® was designed with advanced ingredient technology to help deliver increased focus and endurance capacity, support alertness and improved concentration, and provide second-to-none intensity and performance.1,2,3


BSN® Pros have crafted the ingredients of N.O.-XPLODE® to work together and enhance overall workout performance. The innovative ingredient technology of N.O.-XPLODE®.

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Intense Focus3

To maximize every moment of your workout and achieve your best results, you need great focus. Equally as important is to channel that focus, ensuring a mind- muscle connection.

Our Thermic Energy blend helps deliver intense focus, enhancing your workout intensity from start to finish.

3Beneficial effect is obtained with caffeine consumption at doses of 3 mg/kg body weight at least one hour prior to exercise and only if any other caffeine consumption is avoided for at least 12 hours prior to consumption of the product in habitual caffeine consumers.

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Maximum Performance2

2With a daily intake of 3g, creatine has been shown to increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise.

The innovative ingredient technology of our Myogenic Matrix™, featuring an advanced creatine blend, helps every athlete reach their goal of maximizing performance.

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Enhanced Endurance Capactity1

Your body responds to the amount of work you do over a period of time. Whether you’re in the gym or on the field, our Endura Shot™ blend, featuring Magnesium which contributes to a normal electrolyte balance. Caffeine has also been shown to contribute to an increase in endurance performance and capacity.

1Beneficial effect is obtained with caffeine consumption at doses of 3 mg/kg body weight at least one hour prior to exercise and only if any other caffeine consumption is avoided for at least 12 hours prior to consumption of the product in habitual caffeine consumers.

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Amazing Taste

BSN® pros understand how to make a product that is both effective AND tastes great. We have applied this knowledge to the new N.O.-XPLODE®, creating 5 amazing flavors: Fruit Punch, Blue Raz, Watermelon, Grape, and Green Apple.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
4,405 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
873 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
14 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Fruit Punch
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Apr 02, 2019
  • 4 Fruit Punch

I can't believe I am typing this... I don't want to! But I must. This pre workout has me wondering if the factory messed up with the mix I just purchased. I feel absolutely nothing after taking this N.O. Xplode. I feel an elevated heart rate and a little paranoia... and a trip to the bathroom to go #2. I was giving this a try after C4, but C4 will be my go-to now. I am bummed to write this because Syntha-6 protein is amazing! but this pre workout was a waste of money. (IN MY OPINION)

Feb 27, 2019
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  • 10 Watermelon

I’ve tried other pre-workouts and this is the one I keep coming back to. I get great results from it. Doesn’t leave me feeling nauseous or itchy. I only use it on lift days and I get a good boost of energy and I feel that I get strong consistent lifts even when I’m tired and sore. I’m still mentally alert and able to push through the last rounds. I can live with the fizziness. Good product.

Feb 24, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Blue Raz

Seriously this was the most disgusting blue raz flavored anything I have ever tried. I was able to choke down one glass but my boyfriend spit it out. The rest will be going straight in the trash. $30 wasted...if the workout would have been phenomenal I would stick it out for the 30 servings, so not worth it.

Dec 19, 2018

Great product...all flavours are awesome tastes great....the big drawback of this product is tht after 30 to 40 mins its crashes and you are like tht u will not go for other set...overall product is good...igredients of this product is awesome but it crashesin 40 mins between ur workout which is not good...i tried c4 explosive energy,c4 original,c4 ripped,jck3d,No xplode,Nitraflex by Gat,ON prewrkout and Dr.jykll...in all of them the bst for lifting heavy weights is Nitraflex..this prodct dsnt crahes between workout...than c4 explosive energy great p.wrkout but doesnt feel a good pump but high energy no crashes...than dr.jykll great prewrtout insane pumps and enery...than No Xplode great pump but crashes after 40 mins and in lst jack3d a normal prwerkout....

Oct 18, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Grape
  • 8 Watermelon
  • 9 Green Apple
  • 9 Fruit Punch

This is an o.k pre workout. It hits pretty quickly, but it doesn't lat the full workout. The flavors are delicious, but the watermelon gives me that tingle, and it's worse than c4. I take this when I need a quick wakeup, but for a full workout, i prefer other products.

Oct 10, 2018
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  • 9 Watermelon

This product is terrible gives me zero energy prior to work out and by following the directions exactly. The only reason I gave this a 2 is because the flavor is good. I would never buy this again.

Aug 28, 2018
  • 2 Blue Raz

Pretty straight forward. But not with the money even though it is cheaper than most other products. I'd rather spend my money on another more conservative product.

Aug 25, 2018
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Aug 13, 2018
  • 6 Watermelon

It does give you more focus and keeps you awake however it has a Fizz. I don't like the taste - tastes too artificial.

Aug 01, 2018
  • 5 Watermelon

Watermelon flavor is good. Got a good buzz from it, but not a good pump. The buzz only lasts for about 20 minutes to get me goin but burns out quick. All in all, it's an okay product. Probably wouldn't buy it again.

Jul 20, 2018
Verified Buyer

They should call this stuff "Colon Explode" this will clean you out if that is what you want. I will not be buying again.

May 31, 2018
  • 3 Fruit Punch

crazy tachycardya, on caffeine free version feels like energy drink from gas station no pumps, no concentration increased irritability I'll better take espresso before workout, than this crap.

May 03, 2018
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  • 5 Fruit Punch
Apr 29, 2018
Verified Buyer

Taste was ok but the overall strength of the product was weak

Apr 17, 2018
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  • 10 Blue Raz

This is the best pre workout sup. Out there! It will push you into the gym and sustain energy and stamina throughout your gym time. A+

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What's in BSN N.O.-Xplode

30 Servings Blue Raspberry
Serving Size 1 Level Scoop (20 g)
Servings Per Container Approximately30
Typical Values Per 2 Servings % NRV ‡
Energy 272 kJ       
- 65 kcal       
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin C 150 mg 187%
Vitamin D 4.6 Ug 92%
Vitamin B1 3.5 mg 319%
Niacin 14 mg 86%
Vitamin B6 3.5 mg 251%
Folic Acid 336 Ug 168%
Vitamin B12 2.1 Ug 83%
Pantothenic Acid 11 mg 178%
Magnesium 247 mg 66%
Amino Acids 11 g †
L-Arginine 6 g
L-Lysine 1.9 g
Glycine 1 g
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine 1 g
Taurine 1 g
L-Phenylalanine 160 mg
Creatine Monohydrate 3.4 g
Creatine 3 g
Beta-Alanine as Carnosyn® 2.6 g
Inositol 1.9 g
Choline 400 mg
Betaine 1.5 g
Caffeine 300 mg
Grapefruit Bioflavonoids 50 mg
Grapeseed Extract 90 mg
Indian Gooseberry Extract 75 mg
Black Pepper Extract 10 mg
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† Nutrient Reference Value per 2 servings not established
Amino Acids (L-Arginine, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, L-Glycine, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Taurine, L-Phenylalanine), Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Potassium Bicarbonate), Flavouring, Creatine Monohydrate, Beta-Alanine as Carnosyn®, Inositol, Betaine, Choline Bitartrate, Stabilizers (Dicalcium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate), Magnesium Oxide, Caffeine, Anti-Caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide), Vitamins (L-Ascorbic Acid, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Nicotinamide, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Glutamic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Cholecalciferol), Grapefruit Bioflavonoid Complex, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Grapeseed Extract (Vitis vinifera, seed), Capros® Indian Gooseberry Extract (Phyllanthus emblica, fruit), Spirulina Powder, Black Pepper Extract [Piper nigrum, fruit].
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing Soy, Milk, Nuts, Peanuts, Egg and Gluten.

Directions For N.O.-Xplode: Mix 1 scoop with 4-6 fl oz of cold water and consume 20-30 minutes before training. DO NOT SHAKE. STIR POWDER.


Consult your physician before using this product if you are taking any medication or are under a physician’s care for a medical condition. Not for use by those under the age of 18, women that are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing, or those that are sensitive to beta-alanine, caffeine or niacin. Those taking medication are advised to consult a physician before use. Do not consume caffeine from other sources while taking this product as too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally rapid heartbeat. Beta-alanine and niacin may cause a harmless, temporary tingling or flushing sensation. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

Do not combine with alcohol. Consume as part of a healthy diet and exercise program, and drink at least 100 oz of water per day. Exercise may increase your need for additional fluid intake. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store in a cool, dry place.

High Caffeine Content (300 mg per serving). Not Recommended for children or pregnant or breastfeeding women. WHILE MIXING N.O.-XPLODE™, DO NOT SHAKE. STIR POWDER WITH UTENSIL.

Manufactured in the United States.

EU Customer Service: 4 Waterside, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland

Ready to Mix Food Supplement Powder with Amino Acids, Caffeine, Creatine, Magnesium and Vitamins, with Sweeteners.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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