Over the past few years, Jack3d didn’t just quickly become the best-selling supplement on the market – it REVOLUTIONIZED the industry with it’s incredible mix of ingredients, and lack of “nonsense” ingredients. Hundreds of products have copied the formula, and all have more or less failed.
However, the more popular the supplement became, the more the accusations were thrown towards it, with some people alleging that this product is not safe for use.
Well guess what – we now have yet another research study proving that Jack3d is Safe! This article stakes a look at why this is the case.
What is the Issue at Hand?
USPLabs (and all other companies promoting similar products) are under fire due to the mixture of completely legal, over-the-counter stimulants that are in Jack3d. The three stimulants are caffeine, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl, and Schizandrol A (from Schisandra Chinensis [Berry] Extract).
But let’s be realistic – the naysayers have problems with the 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl, also known as DMAA. We all know what caffeine does.
In addition, all of the ingredients used in Jack3d can be obtained completely naturally, unlike other supplements that use a blend of chemical-based ingredients that can trigger health problems. That’s all well and good, but let’s take a look at the study.
The Jack3d Study – 25 Healthy Males
To prove the safety of Jack3d, studies were conducted to show what the supplement’s effects are. The most prominent one, which was eventually published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, tested the effects of Jack3d on 25 healthy male participants.
The Methods of the Study
Over the course of 10 weeks, the men were either given a placebo or a dosage of Jack3d and asked to exercise – just like we do when we take it. The study was double-blinded, meaning that the researchers ALSO didn’t know who was taking what – so they couldn’t “cheat”. This is very important.
Before and after the intervention, as they call it, resting blood pressure and heart rate were measured, and blood samples were collected for determination of complete blood count, metabolic panel, and lipid panel.
So, many markers were taken – this wasn’t just a half-done blood pressure study with no controls.
Is Jack3d Safe? The RESULTS of the Jack3d Study
The results of the study showed that contrary to allegations, Jack3d did not have any significant effects on the participants’ blood pressure or resting heart rate. It also neither affected affect kidney and liver function nor triggered any negative reactions that may be detrimental to the health of the participants!
Can I see this Information?
Of course! There are three links that are relevant:
- http://www.jack3d.org/Jack3d_OxyELITE_Pro_Safety_Study2.pdf – The ENTIRE study write-up with all data. We put it on this server so it doesn’t “magically disappear”, but it was not published here in any way.
- http://www.la-press.com/impact-of-a-dietary-supplement-containing-13-dimethylamylamine-on-bloo-article-a3040 – The Study’s Abstract for the less geeky ones in us
- http://www.marketwatch.com/story/usplabs-jack3dtm-peer-reviewed-clinical-safety-study-published-2012-02-24 – The press release from USPLabs, manufacturer of Jack3d
This Isn’t Anything New…
The results of this study were consistent were previous studies done on Jack3d (which ran for two weeks and eight weeks) and OxyELITE Pro (USPLabs’ thermogenic fat burning agent that is absolutely amazing).
Aside from these official studies, USPLabs, the manufacturer of Jack3d, also conducted their own clinical trials to test whether this supplement is safe for use or not. USPLabs have currently conducted 5 clinical trials to show that Jack3d is safe for use.
What is Jack3d?
In case you stumbled here and don’t know what in the world I’m talking about or linking to, it’s important to understand what the supplement is about. Jack3d is a pre-workout supplement that has been designed to boost people’s energy, strength, and endurance so that they will be able to work out harder, allowing them to achieve their fitness goals more easily. It also boosts mental alertness so that users will be able to better focus on their workout routines and their other tasks.
As mentioned above, here are the ingredients in Jack3d:
- Arginine Alpha-KetoglutarateThis is the ingredient that gives great “nitric oxide pumps” when working out with Jack3d. The arginine helps increase nitric oxide in your blood vessels, giving a “vasodilator” effect that widens them, getting you more bloodflow and nutrient delivery.
- CreatineCreatine is an ingredient that has been proven to help people build muscle mass much more quickly and effectively. It has also been shown to boost strength so you can lift heavier weights. Once a controversial ingredient, it has been studied to death and back, and is proven safe and effective for everyone trying to build muscle and strength.
- CaffeineNeeds no intro. Caffeine is a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements today, as it helps give people that added boost of energy that they need so they can become more physically active.
- Beta alanineLike caffeine, beta alanine also boosts energy and endurance, allowing you to work out longer without tiring easily. Unlike caffeine, this is done via an amino acid in your muscles, NOT a stimulant. Beta alanine helps you create more carnosine, and more carnosine helps you decrease fatigue by buffering out nasty lactate that makes you sore. More reps the stim-free way!
- 1,3-Dimethylamylamine-HClThe ingredient at hand. It can be naturally derived from geranium stem oil, and is an incredible way to boost focus. When I’m doing cardio, it also feels like my lungs are “more open” too. It lasts a bit longer than caffeine, and this is why Jack3d is popular – when other supplements have you crashing from caffeine, the 1,3 Dimethyl still goes strong!
- Schizandrol AWhat I believe is a secret weapon in Jack3d, this Schizendra flower extract promotes a “mind-muscle” connection, and helps with focus. This is often used as an adaptagen to help our brains regulate hormone levels and increase focus in times of stress (like a rough workout, in our cases).
Side Effects of Jack3d
So what are the side effects then, if above we have shown that it’s safe on all biological markers? It really is all about the side effects of the CAFFEINE, which everyone was already aware of.
Creatine and AAKG are harmless unless dosed in such monstrous doses (well beyond what’s in Jack3d) that you get temporary stomach problems and gas.
Beta alanine can be annoying for people – it makes the skin flush and tingle in some users – but individual studies have shown that it’s non-toxic and safe. This is just how it works when activating in some, but not all, individuals.
So that leaves us with caffeine, especially when overdosed: Restlessness; Nervousness; Flushed skin; Increased frequency in urination; Withdrawal Headaches; Muscle twitches; Irritability and other mood problems; Gastrointestinal problems. The stimulants can also sometimes counteract the AAKG and act as “vasoconstrictors”, decreasing bloodflow in the blood vessels occasionally.
That’s Nothing New Either!
EXACTLY! Take too much caffeine – be it coffee, a Five Hour Energy, Red Bull, or knock down a few 200mg caffeine pills, and you’re looking for trouble. So DON’T MIX JACK3D WITH OTHER SITMULANTS. IT SAYS THIS ON THE LABEL.
Not all who take this supplement will experience these side effects. When used properly, like done in the research studies, it’s perfectly safe. Most take Jack3d without experiencing any of these reactions because they’re doing it right, reading the label, and not mixing it with 5 cups of coffee. Make sure you’re aware of caffeine sources from other foods and drinks as well – if this article on little-known caffeine sources surprises you, you might want to rethink some parts of your diet.
Ultimately, it will depend on just how sensitive they are to the ingredients found in Jack3d, as well as in how many stimulants you take. If you don’t read the label and get yourself all wired up, that’s your fault – not USPLabs’.
So, as we say all over this site:
- Speak to a medical practitioner before beginning a supplement program or changing diet
- Read and follow the label to exact spec
- Start small! A half of a scoop is enough for many people! Assess and move up to 1 scoop the next time.
- Don’t take it too late at night, don’t mix it with other stimulants, don’t mix it with alcohol, and be responsible in the gym.
Feel free to drop questions or comments below.
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