Jack’d Up

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Jack’d Up is a pre-workout supplement that contains DMAA, a controversial ingredient that the FDA has been trying to remove from the diet pills market since 2013. DMAA has been linked with several deaths, and life-changing, unpleasant side effects.

Below we take an in-depth look at Jack’d Up by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals to see how this pre-workout supplement can benefit the consumer, and to see whether or not it is safe.

Jack’d Up Pros

  • Positive customer feedback

Jack’d Up Cons

  • No money-back guarantee
  • Proprietary blend
  • Contains DMAA
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What You Need To Know About Jack’d Up

Jack’d Up is a pre-workout supplement that contains numerous different types of creatine, but also contains the banned and dangerous supplement DMAA in unknown quantities. It will supposedly help to increase energy levels. The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) have listed DMAA as a banned substance, as have many other sporting bodies, and any competitive athlete who is found to have it in their system could be suspended, banned, fined or even stripped of their medals. DMAA is a dangerous supplement that has been linked with serious side effects including significantly increased blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, and even death. It is classed as an unlicensed medicinal product (meaning that it is illegal to use it in supplements) in numerous countries, including the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and Sweden.

What Are The Side Effects Of Jack’d Up?

Customers have reported in reviews feeling more agitated and more aggressive. Some have reported feeling as if they have taken drugs, comparing the supplement to ‘ecstasy or meth’.

The manufacturers have not included individual ingredient quantities when discussing their supplement, and so it is difficult to establish the likelihood that side effects would appear whilst taking Jack’d Up.

Stomach cramping can occur when creatine is supplemented without sufficient water. Diarrhoea and nausea can occur when too much creatine is supplemented at once, in which case doses should be spread out over the day and taken with meals. Water retention is also a common side effect of creatine supplementation.

1, 3-dimethylamylamine significantly increases blood pressure and heart rate, as well as being linked with causing stroke, heart attack and death, even in previously healthy people. Other side effects may include shortness of breath and tightening in the chest, seizures, neurological problems and psychiatric problems.

Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

How Much Does Jack’d Up Cost?

Jack’d Up is available direct from the manufacturers and from numerous different third-party retailers.

On the official Hi-Tech Pharma website, a single tub costs $59.95 plus delivery charges. Each tub contains 45 servings (of one scoop per serving), and, depending upon usage, could last for anywhere between 15 and 45 days of use.

One online retailer called Best Price Nutrition sell a tub (45 servings) for $32.95, plus delivery charges. They also offer a discount on bulk purchases.

A1 Supplements sell a single tub for $34.95, plus delivery charges. At the time of writing, they were also offering a buy one, get one half price offer on this product.

Our Verdict On Jack’d Up

The use of DMAA, which is a banned and dangerous substance, in Jack’d Up is a huge red flag – because of this single ingredient, we automatically dislike Jack’d Up.

The official manufacturers complete disregard the safety and health of their customers, and disregard the ban on DMAA. This, combined with their long history of clashes with the FDA over their ingredient choices, and the arrest of the President of the company, all show that Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals are not to be trusted, and should probably be avoided in general.

There is no money-back guarantee for the product, and the manufacturers have failed to make their returns policy clear on their official website. The product is expensive, especially over long-term use, as a single tub will last for as little as 15 days of use.

Overall, we do not recommend Jack’d Up to our readers.

Jack’d Up Review

Jack’d Up is a pre-workout supplement that promises to provide an intense energy boost and to increase speed, power and endurance. They also state that it increases Nitric Oxide levels “for Extreme Muscle Pumps” and strength.

It is manufactured and sold by a company called Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. The company are based in Georgia, USA, and can be contacted using the information on their official website. Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical have a long history of using controversial and illegal ingredients in their supplements, as well as fighting with the FDA over the use of these ingredients.

Jack’d Up Facts

  • Manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharma.
  • 45 scoops per tub.
  • Available in five flavours: Grape, Watermelon, Pineapple, Rocket Popsicle & Pounding Punch.

In 2013, with the aid of US Marshalls, the FDA seized $2 million in supplements from Hi-Tech that contained the controversial and now banned stimulant ingredient DMAA. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals are currently suing the FDA, claiming that DMAA was never actually formally banned as a supplement ingredient, and that the confiscation of these goods was unlawful. They also claim that their use of DMAA in Jack’d Up and some of their other supplements is actually completely legal. Regardless of how this lawsuit turns out, we do not agree with their claims that DMAA is a safe ingredient at all, and it is certainly not a naturally occurring ingredient. It is often claimed by diet pill manufacturers that DMAA is naturally derived from Geranium stems or flowers, but some studies have looked at the chemical composition of Geranium, and were unable to find any DMAA.

How to Take Jack’d Up

Stir 3 ultra-concentrated scoops with 4–8 ounces of cold water and consume 30–45 minutes before beginning activity. Due to extreme potency, it’s highly recommended to assess tolerance by using a 1.5 scoop serving before consuming full dose, especially if you are sensitive to stimulants. Some individuals may find 1, 1.5 or 2 scoops per serving is the ideal dose for extremely intense workouts. Do not exceed 3 scoops in any 24-hour period.

The company were contacted again in 2015 by the FDA, being warned about the illegal use of an ingredient called R-Beta-Methylphenethylamine which was used in several of their products, including Fastin XR and Fastin Rapid Release.

If this was not enough evidence to remove all faith in this company, the president of the company, Jared Wheat, has previously served federal prison time in 2009 for ‘conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and introduction of unapproved new and adulterated drugs into interstate commerce’.

Jack’d Up Concerns:

  • No money-back guarantee.
  • Contains DMAA.
  • No individual ingredient quantities are provided.

DMAA is a dangerous supplement that has been linked with serious side effects including significantly increased blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, and even death. It is classed as an unlicensed medicinal product (meaning that it is illegal to use it in supplements) in numerous countries, including the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and Sweden.

What Does Jack’d Up Claim To Do?

The manufacturers of Jack’d Up claim that the pre-workout supplement offers the following benefits:

  • Elevates Nitric Oxide (NO) levels for Extreme Muscle Pumps
  • Produces an Intense Sensation of Energy
  • Increases Speed, Power & Endurance
  • Experience Extreme Pumps and Strength
  • Formulated with DMAA-Elevates Nitric Oxide

They also add:

Jack’D Up™ – The Most Intense Pre-Workout Powder Ever Created!

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Jack’D Up™ gives you all the aggression you desire and ability to lift more weight, pump out more reps and have incredible and long-lasting energy, along with enormous muscle-engorging pumps. Jack’D Up™ is the most intense pre-workout product you will ever want to use again. The amount of energy and focus is perfect, pumps and vascularity are out of this world, but most importantly you will feel great throughout your entire workout. No crash, no bloat, no headaches, no disappointing workouts.

Does Jack’d Up Work?

According to the customer reviews we have found, it does appear that Jack’d Up works as described, to provide intense energy and to temporarily increase strength and power output. Having said that, the strength and power output increases are due to the creatine content, which has been criticised as inferior by some; the DMAA content is a massive issue, as it has been banned in numerous countries due to safety concerns. Even the most hardened bodybuilders who have tried numerous different stimulant heavy supplements have had to restrict their use of this supplement due to the unknown DMAA content, which ultimately means that Jack’d Up supplies an insufficient dose of Arginine and Creatine.

The long list of restrictions and health warnings should be given a thorough read-through, as it is extensive! Anyone who has never tried a pre-workout supplement before, or who has no experience with stimulants stronger than caffeine should avoid this supplement completely!

What Are The Ingredients of Jack’d Up?

The ingredients of Jack’d Up are detailed below. No individual ingredient quantities are provided, as the product contains a proprietary formula. Each scoop of the powder contains 4145 mg of the proprietary blend.

Proprietary Blend 4145 mg

  • L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate 2:1: Supplementation of this amino acid increases the production of Nitric Oxide and Human Growth Hormone in the body. This can aid recovery from workouts, increase fat burning and may increase muscle volume when used in conjunction with exercise. The recommended supplementation dose of Arginine is between 9 and 30 grams per day, far more than is included in a one-scoop serving of Jack’d Up.
  • Creatine Monohydrate: Creatine Monohydrate is both the cheapest form of creatine available, and also the most effective. Creatine supplementation can help to increase power output and strength, and may have a small positive effect upon testosterone levels. Creatine supplementation also causes water retention. Creatine appears to have only a small effect upon muscle mass (at best).
  • Beta Alanine: An amino-acid that may improve athletic performance.
  • Creatine HCI: Another type of creatine.
  • Creatine Nitrate: Another type of creatine.
  • Disodium Creatine Phosphate: Another type of creatine.
  • Caffeine: Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
  • 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCI: More commonly referred to as DMAA, this lab-created ingredient appears to be derived from amphetamines. It acts as a stimulant, increasing energy levels, and aiding weight loss, but there is a lack of human studies into how it works and how effective it is at aiding weight loss – the majority of its support comes from anecdotal reports from consumers. Once hugely popular, especially amongst bodybuilders and consumers of extremely strong diet pills, it has become much more difficult to source as the FDA has made continued efforts to remove it from the market and banning its distribution, with millions of dollars’ worth of supplements destroyed by numerous companies. As we discuss in more detail below, it causes a wide variety of unpleasant and dangerous side effects.
  • Agmatine Sulphate (AgmaPure): Appears to reduce tolerance to some painkillers, but may also help to reduce pain in general.
  • Schisandra Chinensis Extract: This berry is used as an ‘adaptogen’, increasing the body’s resistance to disease and stress. It is also used to stimulate the immune system and for improving liver function.

Does Jack’d Up Have Any Side Effects?

The manufacturers of Jack’d Up state that the product has no side effects, and that consumers will not have a crash in energy levels.

Stomach cramping can occur when creatine is supplemented without sufficient water. Diarrhoea and nausea can occur when too much creatine is supplemented at once, in which case doses should be spread out over the day and taken with meals. Water retention is also a common side effect of creatine supplementation.

1, 3-Dimethylamylamine significantly increases blood pressure and heart rate, as well as being linked with causing stroke, heart attack and death, even in previously healthy people. Other side effects may include shortness of breath and tightening in the chest, seizures, neurological problems and psychiatric problems.

Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

Caution:
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Individuals who consume caffeine with this product may experience serious adverse health effects. Individuals who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine should consult a licensed health care professionals before consuming this product. In case of accidental overdose seek professional assistance or contact a poison control centre immediately. Avoid alcohol while taking this product. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects, including heart attack and stroke. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heart beat, dizziness, severe headaches, shortness of breath, or other similar symptoms, improper use of this product may be hazardous to a person’s health. Exceeding recommended serving will not improve results.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Jack’d Up?

There are numerous customer reviews that have been left online for Jack’d Up. They have mostly been left by consumers who have previously tried DMAA supplements (primarily Jack3d), and who want to find replicas of these very strong products.

I bought this expecting something like the old Jack’d. What I got was something different. When it kick’d in worked great I killed it at the gym. What I found was post workout I would get really aggressive and cranky then the worst part is the crash that came after the crash was horrible. I used close to half a bottle then gave it away. Never bought again. Everyone is different it’s worth a try if you’re looking for 1,3.

This pre was hailed at the return of Jack3d. Finally, a pre with 1,3 DMAA was (readily) available again. Yes, 1,3 DMAA, that ingredient that, at least in my own country, was reported as being the same class as the most hardcorest of drugs. It was surrounded in legend. We remembered Jack3d, the original king of preworkouts, fondly, but did we remember it correctly? Frankly, this is a mediocre pre. If not for the addition of 1,3 DMAA nobody would give it any attention. And having it now I wonder if the legends were just that … legends. I won’t order this again. It was mediocre. I ordered the lesser advertised Mesomorph at the same time, and which nothing extraordinary either, it too has 1,3, and I found it gave me much better focus lasting through my workout.

I’ve been taking this pre-workout (1.5 scoops) and it is amazing. It gives you crazy focus and aggressiveness.

This is definitely a pre-workout that is not for the faint of heart. It does contain DMAA, which is the ingredient that the original JACK3D had, and what it got taken off the market for containing. The thing with DMAA is that it is not illegal, but the FDA also does not really want it on the market because it has been shown to increase risk for heart attack, but it is not likely at all. DMAA will give you and INSANE workouts, this Jack’d up pre-workout can be a great one.

I was excited when this stuff was released. Mainly because of the 1,3 DMAA. I haven’t had it since the original Jack3d was out. I did the 3 scoops as recommended. Jack’d Up hits hard. Focus and extreme energy was awesome. Noticed it in about 15 min after taking. Nice thing was no big crash later. Fell asleep fine that night. It is strong though. I plan on using it on only days I really need something.

Does Jack’d Up Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

We could not find a money back guarantee on Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals’ official website. We also struggled to locate their actual returns policy. Customers wanting a return should contact the company before sending any items back for a refund.

Where Can I Buy Jack’d Up?

Jack’d Up is available direct from the manufacturers and from numerous different third-party retailers.

On the official Hi-Tech Pharma website, a single tub costs $59.95 plus delivery charges. Each tub contains 45 servings (of one scoop per serving), and, depending upon usage, could last for anywhere between 15 and 45 days of use.

One online retailer called Best Price Nutrition sell a tub (45 servings) for $32.95, plus delivery charges. They also offer a discount on bulk purchases.

A1 Supplements sell a single tub for $34.95, plus delivery charges. At the time of writing, they were also offering a buy one, get one half price offer on this product.

Summary: Jack’d Up


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