For a while now, Jacked Factory has been getting a lot of attention on Amazon. While their original pre workout Altius used to get all the spotlight, now their leaner and meaner Nitrosurge is taking up the center stage.
What really separates Nitrosurge from Altius, is that for a lesser price Nitrosurge targets exactly what you need to increase your energy before working out. From there, you can consider Nitrosurge Shred if you would like added weight loss support.
Nitrosurge is the ultimate bang for your buck. At 2 scoops it’s dosed heavier than almost any pre workout out there, while still costing less than $1 per serving. 1 scoop is a perfect “medium” energy and still a fantastic pump.
But is Nitrosurge really what you’re looking for? Here is our full Nitrosurge review along with how this pre workout stacks up to Jacked Factory’s own Altius, Pumpsurge, and of course Shred version of Nitrosurge.
Ingredient Facts: What’s in Nitrosurge?
To truly understand a pre workout, you need to know what is in it. The entire Nitrosurge formula is very straight forward, here is what each ingredient does:
L-Citrulline 3-6 grams
Todays ‘key ingredient’ for increasing nitric oxide. One scoop will be plenty effective, but 2 scoops is a true clinical dose.
Beta-alanine 1.6-3.2 grams
Easily the most famous pre workout ingredient. Beta-alanine is the reason why your skin tingles/itches/burns after taking a pre workout supplement. To get the full clinical dose of beta-alanine you will want upwards of 3.2 grams. So again, a double-scoop would be ideal.
Betaine Anhydrous 1.25-2.5 grams
Betaine is a less publicized pre workout ingredient, and can also be found in recovery formulas. This is because betaine isn’t necessarily time-sensitive, but rather works to improve performance, strength, and body composition when taken consistently over weeks.
Caffeine Anhydrous 180-360 mg
You can learn a lot about a company based on the stimulants they use, and corresponding dosages. Jacked Factory uses an ethical 180 mg of caffeine anhydrous in Nitrosurge, which is a reasonable dosage. If you choose to take two scoops in order to maximize l-citrulline, beta-alanine, and betaine quantities – then you will be amped up on 360 mg of caffeine which is higher-stim territor, however the next ingredient really balances out any potential negatives.
L-theanine 90-180 mg
L-theanine is single-handedly our favorite ingredient to accompany caffeine in pre workout, fat burning, and general energy supplements. Why? Because l-theanine ‘takes the edge off’. Meaning, l-theanine reduces the less-wanted side effects of caffeine like: rapid heart rate, anxiety, and crashing. Jacked Factory chooses a 2:1 caffeine-to-l-theanine dosage.
Theobromine 50-100 mg
While originating from the coffee bean (and chocolate) like caffeine, theobromine isn’t actually a central nervous system stimulant. Rather, it aids energy in other ways less clear. Current research suggests theobromine to essentially elicit a 1/10 power of caffeine energy effect, while also effecting heart rate, and having ‘negative effects’ in dosages exceeding 250 mg (1).
AstraGin 25-50 mg
From what we have found, AstraGin is a blend of Astragalus root and Ginseng that is intended to improve the uptake of other ingredients. Essentially, AstraGin is made to mimic black pepper
Clearly, the Nitrosurge formula is very straight forward and to the point. Even at 2 scoops per serving, the value for the customer is insanely good at $1.69 per serving.
Difference between Nitrosurge and Nitrosurge Shred
Nitrosurge Shred is slightly modified from the standard Nitrosurge, so what else are you getting?
Nitrosurge Shred contains:
- 1 gram acetyl-l-carnitine per scoop
- BioPerine instead of AstraGin
And that’s all. Nothing too major really, it is like having a serving of RSP QuadraLean included in your pre workout.
What exactly is Jacked Factory’s Pumpsurge?
While browsing Jacked Factory supplements, you likely also came across Pumpsurge. This is their stimulant-free pre workout, and it contains a similar formula to Nitrosurge, with a few additions and without the caffeine.
- 5 grams of l-citrulline
- 2.5 grams of betaine anhydrous
- 150 mg of Alpha GPC choline
- 50 mcg Huperzine A for focus
Like Nitrosurge, Pumpsurge is a relatively straight forward formulated supplement.
Final verdict on Nitrosurge pre workouts
Overall, Jacked Factory produces very economical and straight-forward pre workouts. Nitrosurge is a solid ‘hit and lift’ pre workout, while Pumpsurge will give you added nitric oxide boost on caffeine-free days.
Compared to other pre workouts, Nitrosurge is a valid contender against mainstream giants like C4, new Jack3d, and Anarchy.
If you’d like to try Nitrosurge, go for it. We didn’t experience or find any red flags while taking any of these Jacked Factory supplements.