We see a lot of users searching for the legality of Jack3d, so this post is for you. Please read the disclaimer on the bottom of the page – we take no responsibility for what is written on this page, and we are not affiliated with USPLabs in any official capacity.
Yes, Jack3d is legal in the United States.
However, it has been made illegal in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and several countries in the EU, due to the ingredient 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA).
Those of you who are in those countries should consider switching to Jack3d Micro, which does not contain DMAA.
Jack3d and Drug Tests
The big concern in Jack3d is that it contains 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl. This is also known as DMAA or Germanamine. It’s naturally extracted from the geranium plant. (For more information, see the Jack3d Ingredients page).
While 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is completely legal in the US, it behaves like a very mild stimulant in your body. It is definitely not an amphetamine though. Rumors have been circling Internet discussion forums that Jack3d has caused false positives for amphetamines.
The updated information comes from http://dmaaresearch.com/faq – First off, it is NOT an amphetamine. It doesn’t have the phenethylamine skeleton. This is a requirement for all amphetamines, and is required for their behavior.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the lower-quality, ‘cheaper’ drug tests won’t test false positive for amphetamine at certain times. There has been some (but not much conclusive) data showing that some of these kits have experienced false positives.
The good news is that if these cheaper kits do have a false positive, the end-user should immediately get a confirmation through a more advanced lab. It will no longer read as positive — and this is a standard in the drug-testing world.
If that does happen, it’s not 1,3 dimethylamylamine HCL’s fault – it is the fault of the over-the-counter kits.
This happens a lot, too. Nasal sprays cause false positive all the time.
Of course, and we stress this all over the site… if you are being tested for DMAA, then of course, Jack3d will fail you. It does have DMAA in it, after all!
The Science – 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is NOT an Amphetamine
However, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl doesn’t convert into a amphetamine metabolite, and there are no accidentally-mixed amphetamines whatsoever in Jack3d. The product is manufactured in GMP Certified Facilities. USPLabs also follows DSHEA Compliance (Under the FDA’s Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994).
If you are currently being drug-tested, we highly encourage you to speak to your sponsor about anything you ingest – including, but not limited to dietary supplements, over the counter, and prescription medications. Jack3d will NOT cause amphetamine false-positives on properly-exhibited drug tests according to USP and several doctors that have been polled.
If any of the components in Jack3d are on your banned substances list and you’re being tested for them (especially 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl, caffeine, and creatine), then you will obviously fail those tests.
So if you are playing in a sport which performs drug tests, you will want to check with your rep before taking ANY dietary supplement, including Jack3d.
It’s interesting to note that the 2010-2011 NCAA banned substances list contains nearly ALL stimulants, including caffeine (when concentrations in urine exceed 15 micrograms/ml), so don’t take Jack3d anywhere near your drug tests — everyone’s bodies flush the ingredients at different rates so we cannot suggest a timing strategy. 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is not mentioned anywhere in the NCAA banned substances list – just the fact that stimulants are banned. Still, Jack3d is not a good idea for strict NCAA athletes who do not know their testing schedule and metabolic rates.
Additionally, if you are being tested under WADA standards then you would not pass due to the 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl in Jack3d. See the 2010 WADA Banned Substances list. It is best to consult with your testing administrator to see if the ingredients are allowed or not. We cannot advise you on how long you would need to be off of it.
Again, as with any supplement, check with your rep before use.