Jocko Pre-Workout Review
A great pre-workout in the Jocko Fuel lineup. Truly effective and will get you through your workout. With not too much or too little in it, it is a great product to pick up.
About the Product
Different from Jocko Go, where it’s more of an energy drink to aid with cognition and an overall pick-me-up, this powder is exclusively built as a pre-workout. This product as of writing is fairly new to the lineup and plans to separate itself from the rest. Jocko’s pre-workout wants to benefit your focus, give you a pump, and give you energy. With that being said, let’s dive more into the product and see if it lives up to the other products in the lineup.
Nutrition Facts / Ingredients (Rating: 4.5/5)
As mentioned before, this pre-workout is meant to be a pre-workout and not just another energy drink. Here are the nutrition facts of this product. We’ll then break down what differentiates this and make this a pre-workout.
|N-Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride
The formulation is commendable, particularly with its caffeine dose that’s not too over the top, combined with a reasonable calorie count. The potassium-to-sodium ratio is decent, aligning well with what fitness enthusiasts often seek.
Micronutrients and Their Benefits
Vitamin C (90mg): An antioxidant that supports immune function and aids in the synthesis of collagen for joint and skin health.
Vitamin B6 (2mg) & B12 (2mcg): Both are crucial for energy production, red blood cell formation, and healthy brain function. You’ll find it in plenty of energy supplements.
Magnesium (15mg): Vital for muscle contraction, nerve function, and energy production.
Chloride (70mg), Sodium (90mg), and Potassium (80mg): Electrolytes that help maintain fluid balance and muscle function.
L-Citrulline, an amino acid found in watermelons, aids in vasodilation. When ingested, it transforms into L-Arginine, boosting nitric oxide levels, which enhances blood flow to muscles during exercise. This results in reduced fatigue, improved endurance, and faster post-workout recovery.
Beta-Alanine – The Tingles
Beta-alanine, a non-essential amino acid, produces carnosine, which helps counteract the acidic by-products of high-intensity exercise, delaying muscle fatigue. Commonly used in pre-workouts, it enhances performance in short-duration, high-intensity activities. Some users might experience a harmless tingling sensation called paresthesia.
Note: If you try this product and you get a tingly feeling, it’s because of this. Plenty of people aren’t a fan of Beta-alanine, so if you are not a fan, you may want to try a different pre-workout.
N-acetyl L-carnitine, a variant of the amino acid derivative L-Carnitine, plays a pivotal role in transporting fatty acids into cells energy-producing mitochondria. Essential for energy production during aerobic activities, it also aids in post-exercise recovery and reduces muscle damage.
Another product that has L-carnitine is in Outwork Nutrition’s Pre-workout.
Other ingredients that can be found that mainly enhance the flavor are:
- Natural Flavors
- Malic Acid
- Silicon Dioxide
- Citric Acid
- Fermented Sugar Cane
- Monk Fruit Extract
- Spirulina Extract
L-citrulline, Beta-alanine, and L-carnitine are what mainly differentiates this product compared to the rest in the Jocko making this a true pre-workout.
Taste (Rating: 4/5)
The flavor of Jocko Pre-Workout that I’m reviewing is the Nitro Pop flavored. Opening the product, you already get a big whiff of the Nitro Pop. Since I love Nitro Pop, this was an awesome experience. I haven’t tried the other flavors yet, but as of writing this, here are all the flavors:
- Blue Raspberry
- Sour Peach
- Sour Grape
- Nitro Pop
Overall, the Jocko Pre-Workout brings a decent flavor to the table. While it may not be the most outstanding-tasting product, its taste is pleasant enough, making it easy to consume before your workout sessions.
Effectiveness (Rating: 4.5/5)
Jocko Pre-Workout is only 1 scoop for a full dose. You should mix it between 12-24oz of water for effectiveness.
After mixing and drinking, you will probably start to feel “the tingle” 15 minutes in. For most pre-workouts, this is when things start to hit in general. So this isn’t a surprise.
Once working out though, this pre-workout did what it was meant to do and had me get after it. It’s a very effective product.
Considering the caffeine content and the beta-alanine alone, you’ll feel amped during your workout.
Overall though, the benefits of the L-citrulline, Beta-alanine, and L-carnitine can’t be understated. This is what makes a pre-workout effective and what will get you pumped.
This product will make you want to GET SOME. IYKYK.
Note: If you’re not a fan of the tingling sensation, this might be a factor to consider.
Price (Rating: 4/5)
The pricing isn’t too different from other products on the market with a similar price of $45. Overall, if you like pre-workouts and you like Jocko, the price is justifiable considering it’s an effective pre-workout.
Jocko Pre-Workout Review Final Thoughts (Average Score: 4.25/5)
Jocko Pre-Workout is a great product to help you GET AFTER IT.
It’s a staple in the already great Jocko Fuel lineup and will give other pre-workouts a run for their money in some cases. The product’s effectiveness, combined with its solid nutritional profile, makes it a worthy option for many. If you are a Jocko fan, this is a product worth trying! You won’t regret it.
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