Queensland Based supplement company JD Nutraceuticals (or JDN for short), have delivered one the most outstanding Pre Workouts available on the 2020 market. Not only is this product one of the strongest Pre Workouts available, it covers a great endurance, muscle pump and mental focus profile. Coming in four game changing flavours, it is definitely one to look at when purchasing your next Pre. Let’s dive into The JD Nutraceuticals Altered State Pre Workout Review.
- Launched in 2020 from Australian company JD Nutraceuticals
- 40/20 Serve tub, 1 scoop or 2 scoops serve.
- Huge stimulant base with 450mg Caffeine and 250mg English Walnut Extract
- A full serve (2 scoops) supplies clinical doses of pump, endurance & focus ingredients such as Citrulline-Malate, Beta-Alanine & Alpha GPC
- Ideal for Stim Junkies
- We recommend to start with 1 scoop for beginners to assess tolerance slowly build to a 2 scoop dose
- Tastes amazing even for those who judge by taste
FORMULA AND DOSAGE
As is becoming the norm with modern day Pre-Workouts, Altered State takes a 40/20 serving size with 1 scoop being the smaller dose and 2 scoops the larger dose. This allows for the product to be adaptable for both beginner and advanced pre-workout users.
When discussing Altered State’s ingredients, it is best done by breaking them down into the following 4 categories. jd nutraceuticals altered state pre workout review
- Caffeine Anhydrous – 450mg
- English Walnut Extract – 250mg
- Hordenine – 25mg
- Pteronstilbene – 40mg
- Indian Snakeroot – 200mg
- Beta-Alanine – 3.2g
- Citrulline-Malate – 6g
- Norvaline – 100mg
- Alpha GPC – 300mg
- Velvet Bean – 150mg
- Huperzine A – 0.2mg
- Tyrosine – 500mg
As you can see, the ingredient profile for this product is stacked to the max. Not only are there an abundance of active ingredients, but they cover all bases of what you want from a pre-workout. So not only will Altered State deliver incredible energy, but also pumps, endurance and focus. jd nutraceuticals altered state pre workout review
REULTS AND EFFECTS
As per usual here at Muscle Maker, we had to try the big boy serve first and went straight for the two scoops. Using it on various big training days such as legs, back, chest and shoulders. Safe to say, this product is a whole different beast. Within 20 minutes of taking Altered State the stimulant effects begin to take place and continually increase until reaching peak energy which lasts for hours. Alongside this incredible energy, the pumps were excellent which is no surprise after looking at the active ingredients. The endurance and mental focus were also on point, allowing you to power through sets and remain dialled in for your entire session.
Upon using the 1 scoop serve it can be seen that a more comfortable amount of energy is delivered, suited more to those who have a lower tolerance to caffeine. And though the one scoop serve is still excellent when used on its own, stacking it with a zero-stimulant pre makes up for the reduction in pump, endurance and power ingredients. Stacking a zero-stimulant pre workout with the 2 scoop dose is an incredible experience as well.
jd nutraceuticals altered state pre workout review
Now it’s fairly obvious what the side effects of a pre workout that contains a super high dose of stimulants are. But in case you don’t, read carefully. With the stimulant dosage so high, you may experience the ‘jittery’ feeling throughout your training a slight-to-mid level crash post workout. Again, this is dependent on your caffeine tolerance. All of us who have used a pre workout like Altered State felt absolutely none of these effects but it is not uncommon for inexperienced pre workout users & that is why 1 scoop (a half serve dose) is recommended for beginners.
Altered State now comes in 4 delicious flavours! Cotton Candy, Bubblegum Grape, Raspberry Lime & the new Kiwi Strawberry. The team at Muscle Maker have tried all of these and agree that they all get the tick of approval. Our personal favourite is the Raspberry Lime, though the other flavours also hold their own. It should be noted that the flavours are strong, so when mixing up 2 scoops be sure to use plenty of water (which in our opinion is a good thing, as this will hydrate you for your session).
WHEN/HOW TO TAKE
We recommend taking 2 scoops of Altered State pre-workout for experienced users 15-20mins prior to training. Otherwise 1 scoop should be used to assess tolerance for beginners of those who are easily affected by caffeine & stimulants. When trailing Altered State ourselves, we used 300-400ml of water per scoop used due to the very sweet flavours.
Unless you have a HIGH stimulant tolerance, we suggest avoiding using this product within 6 hours of sleeping.
jd nutraceuticals altered state pre workout review
JD Nutraceuticals’ Altered State is one of the best pre-workouts to hit the supplement shelves thus far. Aimed toward the beginner stimulant user at 1 scoop, and the hardcore stim junkie at 2 scoops. This product is not only kick-ass but versatile and can be used in many applications to suit your goals. Along with coming in 3 delicious flavours, the only question to ask is which will you go for?BUY altered state today