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Is Jack3d Banned?

Jack3d Banned

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The potential banning of USPLabs’ flagship pre workout supplement has been a huge issue in the world of health and fitness. Threats to have it banned by the FDA have become prominent because of an ingredient named 1,3 dimethylamylamine or DMAA.

Regulatory authorities of many governments are threatening to shut down the distribution of Jack3d because of this ingredient. Although there is no definite news about banning, many stores are no longer carrying it, making it harder to find (it’s still available here online).

However, at this time (March 22, 2013), Jack3d has NOT BEEN BANNED by the FDA

July 27, 2012 – Some updates!!

  1. Jack3d is still not banned in the US, and DMAA is in fact making a comeback. The largest distributors are starting to carry it again, so you should start seeing it in stores again (but the price is still like 40% cheaper here online).
  2. Unfortunately… Jack3d is now banned in Australia, which has banned DMAA. Sorry to you Ozzies out there, but this leads us to the next point of good news…
  3. Jack3d Micro is coming in August!! This is not a replacement for Jack3d, since it’s still fully legal in the US, but instead, it’s a *substitute*. The ONLY ingredient in common with Jack3d is a bit of caffeine. No DMAA, no creatine, and no beta alanine (ie no tingles!). Check it out, I’m a beta tester and will be logging it!

(end of update)

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Jack3d is Still Available Here Online in the US!

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Jack3d has been wildly popular among bodybuilders because of the increased energy, endurance, strength, and power. Jack3d has changed the lives of many fitness buffs because intake of Jack3d lessened their bad days at the gym. For well over two years, Jack3d has been the ultimate pre workout supplement. People who feel really tired after a single, regular workout claim that they feel motivated to go for a second workout after a few days of taking Jack3d. Having Jack3d banned will stir up a little tension among its users. Its worthwhile to take a look at the ingredients, especially 1,3 dimethylamylamine or DMAA.

What Started the News of Jack3d Getting Banned?

There have already been two incidents that are pushing the authorities to have Jack3d banned. In 2011, two soldiers died after suffering from heart attack while performing training exercises. The United States Army Spokesman revealed that traces of DMAA were found in their bodies, which were linked to kidney and liver failure.

It’s important to note that these soldiers were using the product against the label’s recommendations – they had pre-existing medical conditions and did NOT follow the instructions. USPLabs has proven in 7 different studies that Jack3d is in fact safe when used properly by healthy individuals.

However, authorities are still considering the ban of because of the DMAA. 1,3 Dimethylamylamine was originally extracted from geranium, and 3rd party lab tests have shown that it is truly part of the stem and oil of the geranium plant. It has been considered one of the most effective but questionable ingredients over the past years. It has been the darling of bodybuilders and weightlifters.

Please note that this site is not run by USPLabs, nor is it affiliated with them in any manner. The opinions and content on this site are exclusively ours. And we’ve discussed many of the problems of the blatant misuse of Jack3d by military officers in our discussions at www.jack3d.org/jack3d-army.

It is worth reading the above discussion again to get a little bit of perspective of some of the problems being faced. While USPLabs continues to show that this product is safe when properly used., just like TONS of other products approved by the FDA that are far more dangerous than pre workout supplements… taking too much can result in issues. Not following the label can result in issues. Using it without a doctor’s supervision can result in issues. All things that are discussed on the label and all over this site.

We know that nearly everyone is responsible with Jack3d. Over one billion servings of this and OxyELITE Pro have been used with no problems. Whether the FDA can reason with the fact that this is a natural substance that has incredible properties, yet comes with some responsibility, is to be determined.

What’s the big fuss over DMAA?

There are three positive things that make DMAA such a hit among its users. First of all, its proven to improve the users mental performance. It gives them the focus needed for their muscle-building activities. Many Jack3d users say that they get more into the zone when they take Jack3d right before working out.

DMAA is also responsible for increasing energy levels among users. It is actually responsible the one responsible for the claims of Jack3d users that they feel so much more motivated during the workouts after taking Jack3d. Part of DMAA’s effects is the temporary, yet slight, increase in strength.

One thing that makes DMAA particularly popular is that it works pretty quickly. Users of Jack3d feel the product working in as short as 45-50 minutes. DMAA acts as a stimulant, and is quite synergistic with the caffeine in Jack3d. Although it only takes a short time to take effect, the effect can last for more than 4 hours.

The reason why authorities are looking into having Jack3d banned is because of its stimulating effect that can possibly leave users asking for more. It is a stimulant that can gain tolerance, and problems may occur when users go over the recommended dosage of a max of 3 scoops of Jack3d per 24 hours. This is why USPLabs recommends using Jack3d only 5 days a week, and for 8 weeks on and 4 weeks off.

Furthermore, because it’s a performance-enhancer (nobody is going to dispute that), it does open itself up to off-label abuse by those who believe “more is better”, such as the Army and Air Force captains found to be misusing the product.

The harmful side effects of DMAA, when used improperly, do need to be considrered. Just like several other FDA-approved substances, a little bit is a great thing, but a lot is not. This is the reason why FDA is considering having Jack3d banned.

The real question is this – who is responsible for what you ingest, when all education is clearly labeled? You, or the government? Sadly, this is becoming a political decision.

Jack3d *IS* Banned by WADA, MLB, NCAA, etc

It’s important to note that the supplement IS, in fact, prohibited among semi-professional and professional athletes. Jack3d legal is effective because it gives the user a powerful surge of energy and motivation. It is the ideal supplement if you are an amateur athlete because it helps you with your awareness and focus during workouts. But if you are under drug testing, and DMAA is banned, you will get caught – it’s as simple as that. Although it should be used with caution, the effects ofJack3d three are undeniable. The caffeine in Jack3d boosts the users energy levels, which is really helpful for regular workouts.

Jack3d is also banned in Canada, as DMAA is banned there.

Jack3d has several benign ingredients as well

Jack3d has AAKG in it, which is also known as arginine alpha-ketoglutarate. This is a compound that induces the production of nitric oxide in the body. The body produces alpha-ketoglutarate naturally, in the process of producing energy. Experts say that the alpha-ketoglutarate is an important part of the diet, especially the bodybuilders.

There are studies that show that alpha-ketoglutarate can actually reduce the likelihood of ammonia toxicity. Ammonia toxicity is dangerous to the liver because once the livers function is reduced, ugly symptoms such as jaundice and swelling will surface. L-arginine is an amino acid that stimulates the production of hormones that are responsible for muscle growth and repair. As a whole, nitric oxide enhances the flow of blood. This also enhances the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. These are the benefits are what Jack3d banned (well, almost) can promise the users.

Jack3d is an incredible supplement, provided that it the user isn’t completely dependent on it, is healthy, and follows the label. It can be a great go-to product once in a while, for that much-needed energy. But it isn’t recommended for daily use. Moreover, it is not recommended for semi-professional and professional athletes. But since it can still be beneficial, having Jack3d banned should be something that needs rethinking.

As always, speak to your doctor before starting a supplementation program or changing your diet and workout routine. Also speak to your governing body if you are under drug testing – chances are, Jack3d will be banned by your organization. This product is not intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any medical conditions – and should not be used without a doctor’s consent if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are on prescription drugs.

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28 Comments at “Is Jack3d Banned?”

  1. Carlos says:

    Millions of people use Jack3d and there are two reported deaths related to abuse of the supplement.

    Alcohol and tobacco kills hundreds of thousands of people a year (sources: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/osh.htm, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6089353/ns/health-addictions/t/alcohol-linked-us-deaths-year/#.T9T3arW4NUM) and can be bought by anyone over 18, 21.

    The FDA needs to pull their heads out of their asses.

    • Eesa says:

      LOL very true, but Jack3d doesn’t have extortionate amounts of tax on it while alcohol and cigarettes do!

  2. Leilar says:

    Vitamin Shoppe near me is still carrying Jack3d, even after most stores stopped. I’m just waiting till thursday, since that’s when they get their delivery and I’m going to buy like 5 boxes.. Just to be safe :D

    • Admin says:

      Leilar – I see your e-mail address is at .pl – if you’re in Poland, chances are you’re fine, since this is an American thing. But if the FDA comes down hard on it, they might not let it get PRODUCED in the US either, which could cause trouble for Europeans like yourself as well. Time will tell… until then, enjoy, but you are in safer territory than Canadians / New Zealanders / Australians / Americans.

      • Leilar says:

        I live in America, Florida, that’s why I’m trying to buy some. If it does get banned in the US, I’m guessing I will just ask some friends in Poland to buy some and send it over here.
        I don’t really care where it’s produced, DMAA is the only thing that seems to be really working for me, since most stimulants don’t affect me like they do normal people. I tried cycling off, all that stuff, but still, Jack3d is the best pre-workout I’ve ever had, I mean even the taste is great.
        As long as there is nothing better than Jack3d on the market, I’m sticking to it.

      • Leilar says:

        If the production gets banned, let’s just hope something new will come up on the market or that the production get’s switched over to Mexico or somewhere where I can still get it.

  3. jack says:

    the fda of Australia and New Zealand have issued a warning to consumers of jack 3 d that have purchased this should not consume and discard the product. BE RESPONSIBLE AND PUBLISH THIS IT IS BECAUSE OF THE 1,3 DIMETHYLAMYLAMINE

  4. jack says:


  5. Austin says:

    I beleive you can still buy it online here, as my brother ordered me a canister yesterday. Im essentially a first time user of this product, except the free samples that GNC handed out which turned me on to the product. I plan on using the reccomended amount, if anything slightly below it just to be safe

  6. gary evason says:

    they just want to take every that works and poeple with heart problem just not take , i say take it at your own risk , and never ban somthing just because a couple poeple die, does not mean it need to be banned and I can see if there a percetage people dieing every year like like 10% of people dieing bacause of this.



  7. Anon says:

    Is it going to be banned in EU?

  8. LMC says:


  9. ant says:

    Any updates? I take this regularly.

    • Admin says:

      Nope. Still legal in the US, but it looks like the UK might ban it (press release came out today).

      Jack3d Micro is out if you want something a little different.

  10. leah says:

    I use this ,I just got it today.jack3d micro,”new formula”,purchased at vitamin shoppe.reduced a molecule of dihydroxycinnamic acid, that’s all they did.

  11. John says:

    Jack3d & Oxyelite Pro is being taken down here in the UK. Sites either don’t stock it or are promoting it because it’s coming to it’s end!

  12. Red says:

    I live in Houston Texas and I just bought a can of Jack3d.

    I have been using NO-XPLODE for a few months and I like it. So I went to the store to get my usual and the guy at store said that Jack3d is hands down the best pre-workout on the marked so I decided to give it shot. I was not impressed by the presentation but I decided to give it a shot.

    I just got home and decided to do so research and there seems to be a lot of negative reviews.

    Should I be worried?

    • Admin says:

      USPLabs has sold over a billion servings of Jack3d and OEP, and it continues to have a ridiculously high rating. No doubt, they have a lot of “haters”, and some people are sick of the DMAA. But if you’re healthy, and follow directions, you’re likely going to love this as a change-up.

  13. bryan says:

    i think that jack 3D is the best pre work out sup. untill they repace it ill stick to it …

  14. Jon says:

    I can’t seem to find the original here in Oklahkma. Gnc told me that it has been discontinued. Am I too late?

    • Admin says:

      Nope – Still available online. They were wrong, or he was just saying that the local Oklahoma GNC’s have discontinued it. USPLabs has not!

  15. LowReps says:

    Just ran out of my Jack3d and was faced with the decision to get the old Jack3d or the new Jack3d Micro. After talking with the GNC store person (Former Army), he recommended against the Micro version of Jack3d, citing a lack of pre-workout effect. He also mentioned that the normal Jack3d I saw on the shelves was the last of his stock and the last his store would receive. IMHO, if you find the normal Jack3d on the shelf, stock up. That’s what I did. When I run out, he mentioned that the C4 products were also commonly used by fellow soldiers. With that being said, take the above with a grain of salt and consider the source.

    • Admin says:

      Thanks for the comment. Jack3d Micro and C4 are in the same league – both very well-balanced between pumps and energy. But nothing has the energy of Jack3d.

      You’re welcome to come back here and buy it online – we’ll have it as long as it’s legal… which it still is.

  16. andy mpundu says:

    am in zambia and i want to try jack 3d.if i buy online how long can it take for you to send it to me and is it a free shippment?


    • Admin says:

      Hi Andy,

      Thank you for the question – I have no idea how long it will take – you should contact the stores that are listed on the side of this page and see if anyone will ship to Zambia. I doubt shipping will be free, so either you need to make a bigger order, or just find a local retailer (or buy from store on your side of the Atlantic Ocean!)


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