Originally Posted by squatpresspull
So, I've finally finished my tub of PJX. Let me start the review:
Branding: The images and text on the tub was clear and easy to read. I could, even in low light, read everything I needed (mostly the dosing size; very short memory) and nice and clear to read. The images and other print was proper and I didn't notice anything offset or anything a picky person could pick about.
Size: I feel the size of the tub could be a bit bigger. Maybe a bigger top hole to be able to put one's hand in without having to fight to get the last several scoops out. Possibly a longer handle on the scoop would help with that. (Yes, I have a large hand and it's frustrating to not be able to get my hand in to scrap up the last scoops of product. Plus, it doesn't help that I only have one-hand.. but still.) Maybe make the tub fatter, not taller. Even a half an inch or so would be better. Or again, maybe make the handle on the scoop longer.
Product: I really like how over the time of reviewing PJX, it never clumped up or anything like my others have in the past. In the South, we deal with a lot of humidity and virtually everything clumps up and I have to beat it on the counter or poke it to break it up.
Smell: From the first time I opened it until my very last scoop, it smelled the same each and every time. (Yes, I smell everything.) I've had a few products that smelled nice and sweet and by the end, it was a medicine smell.
Texture: It felt almost powdery. Wasn't micro powered or grain like feeling, but right in between there. I feel that it really helped with the mix ability of it.
Mixing: I found it to mix really well. Through testing different ounces of water and time to sit (to dissolve) there was some differences. Of course, mixing it and drinking it right away, did leave some undissolved product, but that's with everything. I timed it a few times and went from 10 seconds, after stirring for 10-15 seconds each time, to 30 seconds and there was no difference in the in the amount of dissolved product. It was dissolved completely.
Taste: FANTASTIC. No seriously. I can only thing of one other time that the flavor listed was what the product tasted like. Wonderfully done. Especially the times I tested with smaller amounts of water. It was stronger then, but not over bearable and wouldn't deter people away.
Reactions: When I would drink the product normally, it felt to take 25-30 minutes to get a feeling of it starting kick in. That's a plus as I'm 6' 6" and 350 pounds and most anything I take, pre-workout, pain meds, or anything like that, usually takes longer to start working on me. So this was excellent. My mood would start to improve (most usually I'm tired and drained from working all day) and I could feel a small flushing feeling in my face. Loved that. The times I'd mix a glass and slam it, I could feel an instant flush across my face and about 15-20 minutes later, the mood improvement would kick in.
Usage: I noticed a huge increase in concentration. This was the first thing from my first scoops to my last that I remember. My concentration was so intense, that my buddies would ask me if I was okay or pissed off at the world. I'd smile and tell them I'm just in the zone. The pump I get on the PJX just totally blew my mind. When I started out lifting, I became a powerlifter then I retired form it. The last 4+- years that is. Now that I'm doing more of a body/power building routines, the PUMP I received was insane. So much to the point, I thought my bicep repair was going to pop off. Leg day, huge pumps, back day, huge pumps, and everyday whatever body part, huge pumps. Energy out the roof. As I mentioned earlier, I would work 10+- hours a day (yes at the desk, but I was mentally drained everyday plus my other life issues) and had to force myself to go to the gym. One dosage of PJX and I was ready to go. Kept me going throughout the entire 2+ hour leg day or the 45min-1 hour chest day. Nice and clean energy that came on, kicked in and slowly tapered off. No huge crash at the end.
Sleep: I think that this was one of the the few main reasons I love PJX. With many other pre-workouts, I'd take it before 8PM, go workout for a couple of hours. When I get home, I'd eat, shower, and go to bed. I'd literally lay there for another 2-3 hours with my mind racing. Almost to the point that I'd like to go back to the gym and try to wear myself out. With PJX, I would take it just before 8PM and go to the gym. I'd finish by 9:30PM and head home. Eat, shower, and go to bed. So by 2.5 hours later, I had absolutely no issue falling asleep within 15 minutes. *mind blown* SOLD
I usually can't leave until I get the boys bathed and in bed at 8PM. So this is a lifer saver for myself. Getting up at 5AM and rushing through the day and then wanting to workout that night was tough. PJX really helped me with this. I regret that I'm out now and I can't quite get a new order in, but when I do, I'm looking to by several tubs.
Overall: Love the PJX. It's product that delivers what it says it's going to deliver and delivered something it didn't even mention. Being able to go to sleep without issue only after a few hours of taking it, is literally a life saver. I'd recommend this to anyone that has a tougher job than my desk job and need to be able to get to bed and asleep at a "reasonable" time. I've recommended it to several people, will continue to do so.
Huge thanks to MrSupps and MA for allowing me to review the product. I tried to cover everything that came to mind and I'm honest about it. If it was crap, I'd say it was crap. If it's awesome, well..... it's awesome.