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Jack’d Up Pre Workout: Best DMAA-Based Version Of Jack3d?

By Nader Qudimat / Feb 16, 2016

Review of: Jack'd

Purpose: Energy and tunnel-like focus, a tiny bit of pumps

Effectiveness

Strong energy and focus, though it's not so much great for pumps.

Ingredients

Main highlight is the nitrates and DMAA but nitrates is not disclosed.

Price

Unlike Jack3d, it's not priced at $100. This is much cheaper.

Availability

It's not hard to find but major retailers don't have it.

We like

  • 25mg of DMAA and 100mg of caffeine per scoop
  • Partly disclosed dosages of ingredients
  • Better than Jack3d in most ways (and cheaper)
  • Reputable company 
  • Nitrates (pumps) 

We Don't Like

  • Need more than 1 scoop for maximum benefits
  • Partly proprietary blend 
  • Agmatine is literally pixie dusted

Summary: This is a proud copycat of Jack3d, but it's a much improved and better version of it. 

Though Jack'd Up is mostly a proprietary blend, most ingredients are disclosed so you know if you can include and stack other supplements with it (like nitric oxide boosters). It's the next best DMAA-based pre workout out there today. 

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Jack'd Up is a phenomenal pre-workout! If you're looking for intense focus without jitters…

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If there's one company to like, it's Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals.

You might not agree that DMAA is safe, but they are fighting FDA off with everything they've got.

It's what every supplement company should strive for.

We, as users, should have freedom in choosing what we want in our pre workouts.

They didn't back down when FDA tried to scare off companies from using DMAA.

Hi-Tech didn't just stand back and let FDA decide what they can or can't put into their supplements.

They literally took Jack3d and improved it into an amazing profile of ingredients, and called it Jack'd. It's what Jack3d V2 potentially could've been. 

DMAA, It's Banned... Right? ​

Nope. 

While most companies are fearing what FDA could do if they use DMAA (potentially have their products removed from shelves), Hi-Tech is one of the few that still uses DMAA proudly.

In fact, they are still fighting and in a lawsuit with FDA as Hi-Tech was raided of millions of dollars worth of their supplements containing DMAA, without any warnings. (you can learn more about the current fight from our friends at PricePlow)​.

Any Other DMAA Pre Workout Available? ​

You may find Jack3d or Oxyelite but it'll run you at least $100. 

DMAA is not banned, so why in the world would anyone spend that much on something that can be found for way less! ​

Hi-Tech has brewed up an pretty strong pre workout that not only contains DMAA but 5 different types of creatine, agmatine and nitrates. 

So while DMAA is not banned, take advantage of what's available and try it out (at half or less of a scoop!).

But you can always check out these other pre workouts that are just as powerful. (Or see our buying guide to pre workouts

It's 110% better than Jack3d.

It's in a prop blend, so there's no way you could know how much you're getting right?

Wrong. ​

We've got an rough idea of how much of each ingredient is dosed in Jack'd. 

So before you go jump to another pre workout that is loaded with caffeine and random stimulants, check out what Jack'd Up has and see if Hi-Tech has accomplished the better pre workout to Jack3d. 

Jack'd Ingredients 

jack'd up hi tech ingredients

That looks like a terrible proprietary blend at first glance. 

You can see there's 4 different types of creatine, ​with agmatine after DMAA, which means it'll be a lower dose than the powerful stimulant which is usually dosed well below 65mg. Ha! 

Terrible Hi-Tech. But wait a second....

This pre workout is meant to ramp you up, get you focused and blast through your workout with full out energy.

Not so much for nitric oxide.

And there's actually a perfect nitric oxide based supplement you can take with Jack'd Up which'll get you VERY pumped and feeling unstoppable!​

But unlike most proprietary blends (See this guide with fully disclosed pre workouts) , this blend is actually a bit more disclosed, thanks to Hi-Tech and their openness to share. 

Level 5000.... It's the pre workout!

Here's what we know...

  • DMAA (25mg)
  • Caffeine (100mg)
  • Creatine (2g)
  • Beta Alanine (1.3g)

Knowing those dosages gives us a better idea of what the rest of the undisclosed ingredients may look like...

There is at least 2 grams of arginine AKG, roughly 500mg of creatine nitrate, and less than 25mg of agmatine sulfate. 

DMAA is fairly dosed as you can take up to 3 scoops to get the benefits from the other ingredients like nitrates and beta-alanine.

Really you should avoid taking more than 50mg of DMAA, as dosages of 75mg or more has been shown to increase blood pressure by at least 20%!​

So per 1 scoop, the blend is a joke.

But if you take at least 2 scoops, you'll be smashing through your workouts like the hulk drinking 20 espresso's. 

You may get a little be pumped from the nitric oxide in here but you should be stacking it with another non-stimulant N.O. supplement for a full nasty pump. ​

L-Arginine Alpha-Kenoglurate 

On it's own, arginine is useless. 

But when it's combined with other nitric oxide boosters, it's a tiny bit better.

It's been shown to increase endurance and strength but looking at this prop blend and the dosage it is probably at, you won't notice much. 

The nitrates are way better than AAKG and you shouldn't really see Jack'd Up as an nitric oxide supplement as it's mainly geared towards focus and energy.

While it's nice to have, it would've been better if they left AAKG out and just increased the dosage of nitrates. ​

Creatine (4 forms: Monohydrate, Nitrate, HCL, Disodium Creatine Phosphate)

Creatine is one of the most studied ingredients out there, and it's most traditional form is in monohydrate. 

(See this guide if you're looking for a pre workout that has a full dose of creatine)​

There are really no studies on the other forms of creatine, most them are just theories. ​

That doesn't mean there's no point in having the extra forms.

Nitrates, whether with creatine or another ingredients, is really one of the best ingredients you can get for nitric oxide.

Compared to what was available in Jack3d (arginine), having nitrates is completely amazing, though it may not be at an effective dose.

It's still great to have as any amount is nice to have in a energy based pre workout like Jack'd. ​

Since there's only 2 grams of creatine though, you should probably add in more from another source to make sure you're getting enough. 

Or you can take 1.5 scoops of Jack'd Up to make sure you're getting enough creatine as you would be getting 3 grams (perfect amount and just enough). ​

Beta Alanine

Beta Alanine is the perfect addition to any pre workout, it helps boost strength, endurance, and decrease fatigue like no other. 

It's fantastic if you're engaging in high intensity exercise, but not as great if you're doing cardio-based, long duration exercises.

Beta Alanine buffers lactic acid from building up, allowing you to last longer and increase workout intensity. ​

Like creatine, it's one of the most studied ingredients in the supplement industry. 

But there's a catch.

The studied dosage in those studies are at 3.2g, so taking 1.3g would not be enough. You would need to take at least 2 scoops to see some benefits.​

Check out Mesomorph if you want 3.2g of beta alanine per scoop (with DMAA as well).​

But you remember the tingles from Jack3d right? That's due to the Beta Alanine present in the formula.

You'll get the tingles when you drink up Jack'd.

It's that tingly feeling you get all over your body.

Some people don't feel it at all, but even if you do, don't worry, it's completely safe. ​

Caffeine (100mg)

We all know caffeine. 

It's available everywhere and it's consumed all over the world for all kinds of reasons, mainly for it's boost in alertness and energy.

When you're combining DMAA with caffeine, you really don't need that much caffeine.

You've gotta thank Hi-Tech for disclosing the caffeine amount. So you're getting 100mg of caffeine with 25mg of DMAA. It's the perfect ratio of stimulants!

So with 2 scoops, you'd be getting 200mg of caffeine and 50mg of DMAA. If you're a lightweight and/or haven't used DMAA before, then you should try Jack'd at half a scoop.

Trust me, it's more than enough and it's better to have the stimulants under control rather than feeling like an heart attack is coming your way from taking too much!​

1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCl (25mg)

Let's be honest. 

You're not going to stick to 1 scoop. But let's be fair, don't ruin it for the other DMAA lovers.

Taking any more than 65mg will get your blood pressure rising and may potentially have you asking why you took so much.​

DMAA doesn't have much of an effect on the heart which is surprising. It acts a little differently than caffeine, it still acts as an stimulant, meaning it'll increase alertness, energy focus and mood.​

pixie dust

If agmatine was blue...

Agmatine Sulfate

Agmatine is the better version of arginine but it's nearly useless in this blend, just like AAKG.

The reason why is because it's after DMAA (25mg) which means it can't be any more than 25mg.

And you'd need at least 250mg of agmatine to see the slightest increase in nitric oxide. ​

We're glad there's some disclosed ingredients, but we'd really prefer not seeing pixie dusted ingredients, especially when it's REALLY pixie dusted like agmatine in this case.

We really recommend that you stack Jack'd with any of these (non-stimulant) nitric oxide supplements. ​

Schisandra Chinensis

Schisandra Chinensis... Want some?

Schisandra is a fantastic nootropic and mind-enhancing ingredient.

Like ginseng, it helps increase concentration, alertness and mood. Jack3d used to have an extract of this ingredient but it was never really recognized as much as DMAA was. ​

But since DMAA really won't make you feel "good" with any sort of euphoria, the synergy between this extract and DMAA will have you feeling good as schisandra helps increase dopamine production. ​

So here we have the special stimulant that makes Mesmorph for what it is.

Crazy Focus And Energy

So far, it looks like Jack'd is not going to get you super pumped like HemaVO2 or High Volume, but it will get your ass off the chair and will get, possibly, hitting PR's like no other pre workout. 

Best Stacks With Jack'd Up (Or Any DMAA-Based Supplement)

Most DMAA, or nearly all, are not so much specialized in nitric oxide or pumps. 

Stacking it for maximum endurance and pumps is 110% recommended. But you don't want to stack it with just any nitric oxide supplement.

Find N.O. boosters that are stimulant-free. So anything that is stim free in this guide or this guide is more than sufficient. ​

  Features:

  • ​18 Full Servings
  • Citrulline (4g)
  • Arginine Nitrate (2g)
  • Agmatine Sulfate (1g)
  • Pump Matrix (HydroMax, AmentoMAX, & More) 3.75g 

Flavors Available

Watermelon

Pineapple

Grape

Pounding Punch

Pretty standard flavors.

I hope they taste bad so people don't abuse it and ruin it for the rest of us. That'd be fair right?

The Next Version Of Jack3d

Drop your dreams of getting Jack3d, and get Jack'd Up instead.

They are fighting the FDA for their BS and DMAA isn't even banned or illegal.

It's got a touch of nitrates, a little bit of agmatine but a nice dose of creatine and a little bit of beta alanine. It isn't meant for pumps but the energy aspect of it is hands down worthy of trying. ​

So if you're up to try something better than Jack3d and something that's a little bit next level, and don't mind taking 1.5 scoops for an intense workout, than Jack'd Up is for you. 

Seeing how people are buying Jack3d for hundreds of dollars, this is actually worth every penny (not to mention much cheaper!)

Can't say it would replace Craze, but can definitely say it'll bump up your focus and energy more than your average pre workout. 

Ready To Get Jack'd Up?

Overall Rating: 

Jack'd Up is what DMAA fiends have been wishing for and it's come true. For DMAA-based energy and focus, Jack'd Up is the way to go. It works even better if it's stacked with a nitric oxide booster.

Supplements With DMAA

Mesomorph

Full dosage of beta alanine, lots of nitric oxide ingredients, and DMAA. What more could you ask for?

Jack'd Up

Not perfect for pumps, but great for energy and focus as it has DMAA and some nitrates.

Forged by the iron and cold steel, Nader takes his knowledge and hulk smashes it into this puny site.

Being an ex-hardgainer, he has no choice but to keep training until he has surpassed in every way imaginable.

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