Jacked Factory is an up and coming supplement company which has created a reputation for itself of delivering high quality, well dosed supplements.
The supplement that we are looking at today (Altius) is marketed as the best pre workout supplement on the market.
Altius promises to provide a “clean energy surge” and increased focus, immediate increases in strength and power, huge pumps, delayed muscular fatigue/increased muscle endurance.
It promises to significantly improve your ability to build muscle, by allowing huge pumps – which carries much needed nutrients to the muscles.
In this review, we will take a look at the individual ingredients before reviewing the product as a whole.
The Ingredient Break Down
There are quite a few ingredients contained within Altius, including: Vitamin B12, Sodium, and Potassium which we will not be looking at.
Altius also contains Bioperine, also known as Black Pepper Fruit Extract.
Bioperine is included to increase absorption, but has no real benefits other than a small fat burning component.
L-Citrulline Malate 2:1 (8,000mg)
Citrulline Malate, added for its huge effect on Nitric Oxide production, which can cause huge pumps during a workout. It also removes lactic acid and increases ATP production, leading to an increase in muscular endurance and exercise performance.
The dosage is perfect, as according to examine.com 6,000-8,000mg is perfect for improved sporting performance .
Beta-Alanine contains many great benefits and has been added to increase strength and power, enhance endurance, and improve recovery. It can reduce fatigue, improve anaerobic performance, and massively increase muscular endurance, which has been backed up by many scientific studies and a meta-analysis .
Standard doses should be between 2,000 and 5,000mg so the 3,200mg contained in Altius is perfect.
Creatine Monohydrate (3,000mg)
Used to increase strength and power, build muscle, reduce DOMS, and improve anaerobic performance. Creatine Monohydrate is one of the most well studied and effective supplements in existence.
The dosage is excellent as it is high enough to be effective long term, but not high enough to cause any of the side effects (bloating stomach upset) that taking high doses can cause.
Betaine Anhydrous (2,500mg)
A very popular ingredient right now that has some amazing benefits. Betaine has been shown to increase protein synthesis, boost HGH, increase endurance, and may also help build lean muscle.
Standard dosage is between 2,500 and 6,000mg so the amount present in this supplement is fine .
Caffeine Anhydrous (3,250mg)
Caffeine is the most common pre-workout ingredient, as it is also the most effective. It can improve power, aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, fat oxidation, and metabolism.
Caffeine can also reduce the perception of effort – in other words a really difficult exercise can feel slightly easier than it would under normal circumstances.
The dosage is quite high for a pre-workout supplement. Definitely not a supplement that you want to double scoop!
While the other ingredients are there to improve performance, Alpha-GPC is included to improve mental focus and cognitive ability. It can also increase power.
Of all the ingredients this is the only one that appears under-dosed. According to examine.com 300-600mg is the standard, but Altius only contains half of that  Perhaps this amount is not needed due to all the other powerful ingredients included?
BioPerine (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) (5mg)
BioPerine is added in the help with the uptake (absorption) of each ingredient, to make the product even more effective.
Altius may just live up to its name as the best pre workout on the market today. Every ingredient has a scientifically backed function, and is highly dosed. There are no fillers, no proprietary blends, and no under-dosed ingredients only included for their name. Altius also tastes nice, and because of the effective doses you will only ever require one scoop at a time.
 Kern, B., Robinson, T. 2011. Effects of β-alanine supplementation on performance and body composition in collegiate wrestlers and football players. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 25(7): 1804-15
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