Jack3d has to be the most hyped supplement on the market right now, but does it live up to the hype? I decided to find out. I purchased a tub and put it to the test during my P90X workouts. I have heard nothing but good things about Jack3d so when I finally decided to try it I had high expectations.
Since I am doing P90X I decided to test it out on Chest/Back. One of the most brutal, Chest/Back is my favorite P90X workout. I use it to test pre workout supplements that I try for the first time. At 5:30 pm, after taking 1 1/2 scoops of Jack3d and waiting 30 mins for it to kick in, I begun my workout. Energy came immediately. I didn’t get the “tingly” feeling from the Beta Alanine that everyone speaks about, probably because my body is more tolerant, but my energy was definitely high.
I killed my workout. I didn’t feel like I was too hyped up or jittery. My energy and focus felt clean and controlled. I was able to break some PRs (personal records) on the chest moves…increase my reps by quite a bit. I don’t know if I can give all the credit to Jack3d however. The pump was fair at best. I didn’t feel like I got the same pump from Jack3d as say, Xpand Xtreme Pump or 1.M.R. It must be due to a smaller amount of arganine and/or lack of amino acids in Jack3d. Over the course of a 1 hour and 15 min workout, I felt energized and driven to the end.
That night I had trouble sleeping. I felt like my body was a little bit warm. Looking at the product further, I think it was due to the 1, 3 dimethylamylamine. This seems to be what makes Jack3d different than other pre-workout supplements on the market. I awoke several times during the night. Feeling hot and energetic, my overall night sleep was not very good. I am a little wary of the 1, 3 dimethylamylamine due to the fact that there isn’t any studies to back up its safety as a workout supplement. USPlabs, the manufacturer of Jack3d, states that this ingredient is safe for consumption but my verdict is still out. I have never had trouble sleeping after taking a pre-workout supplement so it is obvious that it is this ingredient is lasting much longer in the body than the effects of caffeine.
If there was one thing that I hear people complain about with Jack3d is that it doesn’t taste good. I can’t complain myself. I liked the taste. It is a mild, lemonade type flavor that I found kinda refreshing. You don’t need a ton of water to down it and it didn’t taste too artificial. It mixed very easily.
Energy and Focus: 10/10
To me, this is what makes Jack3d different. The energy and focus are crazy. Initially you might not feel it but as your workout progresses so does the energy. I suggest you start with one scoop to assess your tolerance. If you are an early evening exerciser than you might want to try it earlier in the day. The energy lasts much longer than any other pre-workout supplement I have tried.
This was disappointment for me. If you are the type of person looking for the pump while working out then you might have to look elsewhere. Jack3d just didn’t deliver the pumps I wanted nor used to. Many people take pre-workout supplements for the pump and you might be disappointed here. Some take 2-3 scoops and claim that it is better but I can’t tolerate more than 2 scoops of Jack3d. I believe this is the reason they developed their product called “Yok3d”, which I hear is a great product for pumps.
I was surprised by the fact I broke some PRs during my exercise. Jack3d is such a small serving size that I didn’t think that the creatine monohydrate in it would be enough to help my strength. Overall I thought the strength gains were more from the energy side then from the creatine. If I were to take Jack3d I might need to supplement more creatine or take more than 1 scoop to ensure that I am getting enough.
Jack3d is effective. There is no doubt why it got it’s reputation. For me it didn’t deliver the energy effects without the side effects of lack of sleep and body temperature rise. I like Jack3d energy but didn’t feel like it was the all around pre-workout supplement that say Xpand Xtreme Pump was. I don’t feel like it delivers the creatine, arginine and BCAAs that other pre-workout supplements have. I appreciate the fact that Jack3d is filler free but didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t find any research on it’s main ingredient. If you are looking for an energy focused pre-workout supplement then Jack3d might be for you. Just make sure you start with one scoop first. I am going to stick with Jack3d for the rest of the tub but will probably look elsewhere.
What do you think of Jack3d? Please Comment Below!
Sean, I recently read that the FDA is discountinuing the use of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine in supplements. Maybe your suspicions of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine were correct.
Hey sean i took this in the morning when i woke up to do Asylum game day. and i felt pretty energized and got a few more reps in. i also took this yesterday really early in the morning so i can get a good workout and feel tired at night. but one thing is i felt kinda itchy 30 mins after taking 1.5 scoops. did you feel the same thing?
@Ken: Feeling itchy is extremely normal with Jack3d. That is due to the Beta Alanine in the product. That causes that itchy/tingly feeling that you are experiencing. Totally normal.
I am a 22 year old female athlete and I am currently in the middle of insanity month 2 and I love it. I am trying to lose some excess fat around my midsection and I was wondering if there was a safe way to stack Oxyelite Pro and Jack3ed. I started taking Oxyelite Pro and Jack3d together about a week ago. I take 1 OEP pill in the morning (around 8) when I wake up and then when I workout later in the day around 2pm I take Jack3d (1 1/2 - 2 scoops) around that time then wait like 35-40 minutes and then I do the insanity workout. Is this safe or is there a better way to stack?
@Kelli: I am not a spokesperson for USP Labs so I couldn't give you the official "OK" or not when it comes to stacking those two products. I would contact them and ask them directly. All in all that is a ton of stimulants though to have your body on so I don't know if I would do that stack for a long period of time. Honestly, if your looking to lose body fat than you have to get very detail when it comes to your nutrition. I can help you do this if you would like. Sign up for me as your coach here : http://bit.ly/hadRh6 and then message me. I can help you with your diet so you can reach your goals. Without proper nutrition, supplementation won't do much good.
Yeah. I think once I am done jack3d im going to give a different pre-workout a go. Im not sure what to take. I dont have a coach or anything, I just started P90X. Im on day 10. Feel fantastic. I already can see some results and I can't wait until the results become finer. I am using P90X to get geared up for the golf season. Stabilize some muscles and get some explosive power from the lower body. Do you have any nutrition tips, or foods/snacks I could consider. I don't have the nutrition guide.
@Jacob: Try Xpand Xtreme Pump or Assault, those are two that I like. Both have good amounts of active ingredients like Creatine, and beta alanine. Congrats on starting P90X! You can sign up for as your coach for free https://teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free/22975/. That's great your already seeing results. Go check out my other posts about nutrition you can find a lot of good stuff on there. Also check out Shakeology it is by far my favorite supplement I take.
I have to agree with this 100%. its 3:42 a.m. and im still up. my sleep habits and hours have totally changed. im doing p90x right now and just started taking Jack3d and i cannot get to sleep at night. But I dont want to waste my money and not use it.