Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements: The Jacked Factory Edition

Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements: The Jacked Factory Edition

Jacked Factory is proud to offer versatile pre-workout formulas for active individuals looking to take their performance to the next level. In fact, the first JF supplement was ALTIUS — a game-changing pre-workout powder featuring clinical doses of premium ingredients backed by science. 

There's a reason top athletes, including the reigning 2x Mr. Olympia Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead, trust JF pre-workout formulas to deliver before every pump session: Because they get the job done. Every. Single. Time.  

If you're new to JF supplements and want to know the difference between pre-workouts like ALTIUS, NITROSURGE, and PUMPSURGE, this guide is for you! We'll break down each JF pre-workout formula and highlight key benefits so you can pick the right supplement for your needs. 

"Which Jacked Factory Pre-Workout Should I Take?"

→ Clinically dosed. Naturally flavored and sweetened. Lasting energy. Increased strength. Enhanced focus. If you like the sound of these, check out ALTIUS.

→ Want a no-bull pre-workout that's light on your bank account and doesn't sacrifice quality? NITROSURGE has you covered. 

→ For the "stim junkies" that love a hard-hitting pre-workout, look no further than NITROSURGE BLACK.

→ Looking to get lean, perform better in the gym, and target stubborn body fat? NITROSURGE SHRED is for you.

→ If you're heading to the gym for a late-night pump sesh or taking a break from caffeine, there's a stim-free pre-workout with your name on it: PUMPSURGE


NITROSURGE: Premium Pre-Workout Powder without the Premium Price Tag

Following in the footsteps of its "big brother" ALTIUS, NITROSURGE is the best-selling Jacked Factory pre-workout powder. This formula is ideal for those who want quality ingredients in proper doses without a premium price tag. And with tons of refreshing flavors to choose from, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-tasting pre-workout.

A critical difference between NITROSURGE and ALTIUS is that the former is creatine-free and has a slightly smaller serving size (9.3 g per scoop vs. 20 g per scoop). However, NITROSURGE is by no means a "concentrated" pre-workout formula as it still packs over 12 grams of active ingredients per two-scoop serving, including:

  • 6,000 mg of pure L-citrulline
  • 3,200 mg of beta-alanine
  • 2,500 mg of betaine anhydrous
  • 360 mg of caffeine anhydrous
  • 180 mg of L-theanine
  • 100 mg of theobromine
  • 50 mg of AstraGin™

For many gym-goers, a single scoop of NITROSURGE is enough to get the job done, making it a remarkable value. As such, NITROSURGE is a more economical option and may be better for individuals sensitive to pre-workouts with creatine. It's also great for those who would rather take a separate creatine monohydrate supplement after their workouts. 


  • Just $0.83 per serving
  • Synergistic pump- and strength-enhancing formula with science-backed ingredients
  • Amplifies focus, energy, and cognitive function for hours on end
  • 13 delicious flavors and counting — one of the best-tasting pre-workouts on the market!
  • Available in on-the-go stick packs!
  • Zero sugar, fillers, or artificial food dyes


ALTIUS: The "OG" Clinically Dosed Pre-Workout

ALTIUS is the "OG" Jacked Factory pre-workout designed for boosting strength, full muscle pumps, clean, lasting energy, and precise focus. This formula leaves no stone unturned with tried-and-true ingredients in clinical doses, including:

  • 8,000 mg of L-citrulline malate
  • 3,200 mg of beta-alanine
  • 3,000 mg of creatine monohydrate
  • 2,500 mg of BetaPower™ betaine anhydrous
  • 325 mg of caffeine anhydrous
  • 300 mg of AlphaSize® alpha-GPC
  • 30 mg of AstraGin™ 
  • 500 mcg Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • 470 mg electrolytes (sodium and potassium)

Even better, it's naturally flavored and sweetened; no artificial food coloring, sweeteners, or flavoring. 

Until ALTIUS launched almost a decade ago, the pre-workout supplement niche was heading in an alarming direction of "concentrated" proprietary blends. Countless "new" pre-workouts were cropping up on the market, all of them being essentially the same caffeine-loaded house formula under the guise of a different brand. 

Knowing these pre-workouts were not doing much more than just giving the body a transient sense of "energy" through all the caffeine, Jacked Factory ALTIUS was born. ALTIUS set the trend for clinically dosed, transparent pre-workout supplements with a whopping 18+ grams of active ingredients in each serving (nearly 400% more than most pre-workouts contained at the time). 

Even better, ALTIUS is free from proprietary blends and list the specific amounts of each active ingredient. This gives consumers the necessary reassurance that they're getting evidence-based doses of each ingredient and not just some watered-down "caffeine powder."


  • The original powerhouse Jacked Factory pre-workout crafted for athletes, bodybuilders, and gym-goers that demand the most from their training. 
  • Over 18 grams of active ingredients in each scoop
  • Unmatched profile of nitric-oxide boosters and muscle-volumizing ingredients to enhance blood flow, strength, and stamina 
  • Ample doses of caffeine and AlphaSize for lasting mental acuity and clean energy. No crashing or jitters.
  • Natural flavoring, coloring, and sweetened with stevia. Just 5 calories per serving and zero sugar.
  • Refreshing mixed-berry flavor that you'll actually look forward to drinking before you hit the gym.


NITROSURGE BLACK: High-Octane Pre-Workout Formula for Advanced Supplement Users

NITROSURGE BLACK was created as a more "hardcore" iteration of the original NITROSURGE with the addition of trademarked ingredients like Dynamine™ methylliberine, Infinergy™ sustained-release caffeine, and TeaCrine® L-theacrine. 

Don't worry, NITROSURGE BLACK still provides the same great formula that NITROSURGE lovers keep coming back to, but with a high-performance edge that takes mental and physical performance up a notch. Each two-scoop serving packs:

  • 6,000 mg of pure L-citrulline
  • 3,200 mg of beta-alanine
  • 2,500 mg of betaine anhydrous
  • 360 mg of caffeine anhydrous
  • 180 mg of L-theanine
  • 100 mg of Dynamine™ methylliberine
  • 100 mg of TeaCrine® theacrine
  • 100 mg of Infinergy™ di-caffeine malate
  • 100 mg of theobromine
  • 50 mg of AstraGin™

*Total caffeine content = 230 mg per scoop

If you're looking for a harder-hitting pre-workout that doesn't break the bank, NITROSURGE BLACK contains effective doses of cutting-edge ingredients that go to work starting from the very first dose. 


  • Advanced nootropic ingredients for enhanced mental clarity, improved mood, and limitless energy 
  • Robust blend of NO-boosters for intense muscle pumps
  • Fatigue-fighting nutrients that bolster strength and power throughout your workout
  • Zero sugar, fillers, or artificial food dyes
  • Just $0.99 per one-scoop serving
  • Comes in refreshing lemon-lime and sour-gummy flavors


NITROSURGE SHRED: Thermogenic Pre-Workout Formula

NITROSURGE SHRED is an unrivaled thermogenic pre-workout formula for those who want to cut body fat while preserving hard-earned muscle and strength. This pre-workout kills two birds with one stone by augmenting athletic performance and facilitating fat loss when you're pumping iron and doing cardio. 

Every 2-scoop serving of NITROSURGE SHRED contains:

  • 4,000 mg of pure L-citrulline
  • 3,200 mg of beta-alanine
  • 2,000 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR)
  • 360 mg of caffeine anhydrous
  • 180 mg of L-theanine
  • 100 mg of theobromine
  • 5 mg of BioPerine®

A critical distinction of this formula from the original NITROSURGE is the inclusion of ALCAR, a bioavailable form of L-carnitine that helps shuttle triglycerides (fat) into mitochondria so they can be burned for energy. ALCAR is also a potent neuroprotective agent that provides synergy with caffeine, L-theanine, and theobromine.


  • Advanced thermogenic pre-workout that ignites fat-burning pathways while increasing athletic performance 
  • Increase blood flow, endurance, strength, and energy
  • Improve focus, mood, and concentration 
  • Ideal for active individuals that are trying to cut body fat and preserve as much muscle as possible
  • Zero sugar, fillers, or artificial food dyes
  • Just $0.99 per one-scoop serving
  • Choose from 6 taste-bud friendly flavors


PUMPSURGE: Stim-Free Pre-Workout & Nootropic Formula

PUMPSURGE is a premium stimulant-free pre-workout formula that's ideal as an adjunct to other JF pre-workouts or as a standalone supplement. This formula comes loaded with muscle-volumizing ingredients and NO-boosters to fully maximize the "pump" while you're banging out reps in the gym.

PUMPSURGE also features a range of non-stimulant nootropics to help you focus and improve mental clarity without making you jittery or interfering with sleep (great for those who train late in the evening). Each scoop provides:

  • 5,000 mg of pure L-citrulline
  • 2,500 mg of betaine anhydrous
  • 2,000 mg of taurine
  • 150 mg of alpha-GPC
  • 25 mg of AstraGin™
  • 5 mcg huperzine-A

Since PUMPSURGE contains no stimulants, it's the ideal JF pre-workout for active individuals sensitive to ingredients like caffeine and theobromine. 


  • Designed to maximize muscle pumps and strength with clinical doses of L-citrulline and betaine anhydrous.
  • Packed with stim-free nootropics to enhance focus and mental clarity 
  • Ideal for those who train shortly before bedtime and individuals sensitive to stimulants like caffeine.
  • Stackable with other JF pre-workouts like NITROSURGE for even greater vasodilation and pumps
  • Available in 6 refreshing fruit flavors
  • Zero sugar, fillers, or artificial food dyes


What You Get with All Jacked Factory Pre-Workouts

Jacked Factory is committed to delivering the best supplements at an unbeatable value for those who strive to better themselves day in and day out. No matter which JF pre-workout powder you choose, you can rest easy knowing that you're getting a quality formula with ingredients backed by science and clinical research.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the JF Shop and snag a few bottles of your soon-to-be favorite pre-workout! 


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