What is Jack3d and Why You Should Try It
What is Jack3d? Jack3d is currently of the top-selling pre-workout formulas available on the market today. So far, it has won the Bodybuilding.com 2010 Best Energy Supplement Award and 2010 Best Pre-Workout Supplement Award. The supplement promises to promote the desire to lift more weight, pump out more reps and have crazy lasting energy, along with sick muscle-engorging pumps.
So does USPlabs Jack3d do what it promises? First, let’s check out its ingredients and what are their purpose and then I’ll share my experience and review on Jack3d.
L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) – Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, which is the gas in our body which dilates our blood vessel, enhancing blood and nutrient delivery and giving us the “pump” feeling.
Creatine Monohydrate - A definitely must-have supplement for anyone who wants to build muscle mass or strength! Creatine monohydrate helps regenerate ATP, which is the body’s source of short-term energy, resulting in more strength, speed, explosive power and eventually, muscle mass.
Beta Alanine (CarnoSyn®) – Beta Alanine buffers lactic acid, which fatigues your muscle during weight training, resulting in more reps for every set.
Caffeine (Methylxanthines) – Caffeine enhances alertness and endurance, improves mental function, stimulates metabolism or to put it simply, for most of us, it keeps us from falling asleep at work or school.
Schizandrol A - Schizandrol has been suggested to promote physical force. In essence, it may be able to provide a stimulating effect to the body and mind.
1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCL (methylhexanamine) - Anecdotal reports claim that 1-3, dimethylamylamine provides a euphoric effect that enhances workouts better than caffeine. In addition to increasing alertness, it can enhance mood, decrease hunger, and aid fat burning.
Personal Experience and Review
So now you know what is Jack3d and what its ingredient does, let’s find out if it works! At first, I switched over to Jack3d because I’m cutting, and my previous pre-workout formula, NO Xplode, contains maltodextrin, which spikes insulin even more than sugar, which isn’t what I want. Plus, there’s the hype and all. So I thought, why not give it a try?
I just finished a bottle of tropical fruit flavor Jack3d. How’s the taste? It’s great! A lil medicine-ish but drink it cold and it actually feels like a reward, especially on a low-carb diet.
Among all of the effects USPLabs mentioned that Jack3d would deliver, the most prominent I felt was the CNS and endurance enhancing effect. Right now, even after a long and intense workout, I don’t feel fatigued at all (maybe somewhat tired). And yes, I’m definitely more focused and I feel my CNS going strong during workouts. Quite a significant difference from before. Pumps? Average, I guess. Strength wise, I’m maintaining it, which, considering I’m on a low-calorie diet, is pretty good.
As for vascularity, well, what do you think?
And if you ask me is Jack3d better than NO Xplode, I would say yes, it is somewhat better, especially in the mental and focus effects.
Edit (July 2012):
I’m sorry to say guys, but Jack3d has been banned in most countries because of one of its ingredients, DMAA. However, right now I’m using another pre-workout formula, MusclePharm Assault. It’s the top selling pre-workout formula as of now because of a few reasons – it’s complete, it has the highest-quality, most effective ingredients in effective amounts and it works! To check out the reviews and purchase it, click the link below. I’ve tried it myself and I must say, it’s awesome! It has the same focus effect as Jack3d PLUS it contains BCAA to keep you anabolic, citruline malate to keep you pumped and going and creatine HCL, the strongest creatine on the market today! Do try it out!
Note: Remember that many other factors affect your workout performance, not just your pre-workout formula. To maximize your workouts, may sure get good sleep, stay hydrated and have a well-planned diet.
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