Jocko GO - Review
In this review, we'll be going over the Jocko GO energy drink and if it can help benefit you!
If you read my other review about Jocko MOLK (protein supplement) then you may already know about Origin Maine and Jocko Willink. If you don't, here is a quick overview to get you familiar with the company and its mission.
Origin Maine is a company that sells multiple different and innovative items. From GI's to fitness equipment and now nutritional supplements. Origin Maine is famously known for is that all items are made in America. It's rare to find a company that makes all of its products in America. So if you're looking to support this company, check out their site for other items especially if you're into martial arts.
In this review of Jocko GO, we'll be going over the Sour Apple flavor and breaking it down into the following: About the Product, Nutrition Facts / Ingredients, taste, effectiveness, and price.
About the Product
Jocko GO is an energy drink that is meant to help keep you focused on your tasks and to provide a pick-me-up/boost of energy. Whether your focused task is work, a workout, an exam, etc. this is supposed to help get the job done. The product boasts itself as being a nootropic as well to help with focus. Let's go over what's actually inside the product.
Nutrition Facts / Ingredients
Let's start with the calories and macronutrients on this first. Very low calories and less than 1 gram of carbs. So if you're on a keto diet, this is a perfect drink for you as it lacks a crazy amount of sugar like other energy drinks like a standard RedBull or Monster.
Moving on to the micronutrients, the first thing is that this drink is packed with vitamins B6 and B12. The b6 ranges at about 30% daily value and the B12 is at a 4100%+ daily value. You'll notice plenty of energy drinks have a mixture of the vitamin B complex. This is no different as vitamin B complex has been shown to help aid with promoting energy.
Choline you'll notice is usually paired with other vitamin B complex as they may serve similar functions.
Magnesium deficiency can lead to feeling fatigued overall, and to be honest, plenty of us don't get enough of it in our diet. Even though it's not much, a little something is better than nothing.
There is a bit of sodium and potassium, both essential electrolytes that help your body and can promote energy in general.
Acetyl L-Carnitine can help with improving your memory and other mental skills overall.
The good ol caffeine is sure to give you a boost of energy overall as well. If you're sensitive to caffeine though, you may want to stay away from this product.
Alpha-GPC is also good for memory and other mental functions.
Theobromine is also shown to help promote energy as well.
L-Thenanine has been shown to help with increased focus and immunity.
Bacopa Monnieri can help with staying focused and help with brain function overall.
Overall, the nutrients in these products are great. There isn't anything unnecessary in here or anything considered 'unsafe' that you would need to be worried about. This drink in terms of nutrients probably comes closer to Monster than it would to Redbull. However, Jocko GO packs more into it with overall fewer calories and other ingredients.
Nutrition Facts / Ingredients: 5/5
The taste of Jocko GO's Sour Apple flavor is nothing short of great! For a drink that doesn't have any carbs and few calories, you think it would taste pretty bland. Most likely due to its Monk Fruit extract, it actually tastes pretty good.
In comparison to other energy drinks like Redbull or Monster, they do taste better, but in comparison, those drinks do have more sugar and other ingredients in there to make them taste so good.
I've personally tried almost all of the flavors, and I would have to say my favorite is probably the Dak Savage one. I haven't had an experience with any flavor though where I felt I couldn't drink it because it tasted bad.
Overall, the product has a great taste, especially considering its low calories and sugar.
So Jocko GO is advertised to help increase energy and focus. Does it actually deliver on that though?
After about 10 - 15 minutes of consuming Jocko GO, I definitely start to notice a bit of a mood uptick. As someone who actually has trouble concentrating and staying focused, this product helps a lot with staying focused on the task at hand. Granted, some it could be a placebo effect, but considering the ingredients in the drink itself, it doesn't surprise me the drink at hand is helping with my focus.
I've also used Jocko GO as a pre-workout too, and it's great! If you're looking for something a bit milder but still packs a good punch, this is a great product to use before a workout.
If you're looking for another pre-workout, I highly recommend checking out my review on Outwork Nutrition's pre-workout.
Jocko GO goes for 35.00 for a 12 pack of cans. This is close to about $3 for a 12oz can. Compared to other products of similar stature, Jocko GO is definitely on the higher side of pricing. Whereas other products are around $20 for a 12 pack of cans (~$1.70 per can of 10oz).
This is probably the biggest downside to the product overall, but is it worth the price? For what you're getting out of it and considering its low calories and its effectiveness, I think it's worth it but I would hope they still lower the price a bit in the future.
Jocko GO Review and Final Thoughts
Jocko GO is a great energy drink and has can be used in any scenario where you need a pick me up. You can easily buy it off Amazon (affiliated link) or on Origin Maine. You can't really go wrong with any of the flavors as they're all fairly good and low in calories which is perfect for anyone wanting to get a boost of energy without the cost of having extra calories. The main downside to this drink is mainly the price of it. Even though I think it's justified due to its nutrition facts and ingredients, it's still fairly pricey compared to its competition though. My final review score for Jocko GO is 4.25/5.