I’ve never really been a fan of Jodie Marsh.
Not that I don’t like her or anything, it’s more that I don’t know much about her.
It wasn’t until an e-mail dropped into my inbox about trying some of the Jst Jodie range, that is developed by Jodie Marsh, that she appeared on my radar.
I was sent a bottle of SEMTEX and a tub of OMG Protein bars.
Let’s start with the SEMTEX first.
Caffeine – 328mg
Brazilian Cocoa Extract – 240mg
Capsicum – 190mg
Green Tea Extract – 40mg
Guarana Extract – 24mg
L-Carnitine – 20mg
The directions of these are to take two 30-45 minutes before working out, or for days you’re not working out, take 1-2 eight to six hours apart.
The are supposed to give you an energy boost to help increase the intensity of your workouts as well as promote fat burning and high metabolism.
The first time I took these before a workout, I felt AMAZING. My workout went really well and I felt really powerful during it. I was tired but felt I had unlimited energy and could keep going.
Another time I took these and during spin class, I suddenly felt light headed and dizzy. I felt like I might be sick or pass out so had to leave half way through. I didn’t really know what caused it.
Then another time, around 30 minutes after taking two, my chest got tight and I struggled to breath. My face started heating up and I had to lay down. I started feeling dizzy and light headed again and then it occurred to me that it’s from the pills and that’s probably what caused me to feel so ill at the spin class.
These have 328mg of caffeine per serving. The average cup of coffee has 94mg of caffeine and up to 400mg is recommended to be safe for adults.
I drink coffee already and I’ve always been a bit sensitive to caffeine and can really feel it if I’m tired and drink too much. I think these have too much caffeine in for me.
Although it was great when the worked for me as I really did feel the energy difference, but it’s kind of like a risk – I either get loads of energy or I get a massive caffeine hit and feel dizzy.
If you’re not sensitive to caffeine, then these might work for you, though I’m not sure I would recommend them as they made me feel really ill. I also have a friend who had a 2 day panic attack after using them and had to go to the hospital because her heart was going too fast, the missing a beat! Scary.
I searched through other reviews of this product, there are many people who love it but also many people who have horror stories about how the side effects of taking this made them not able to sleep, jittery, have heart palpitations and more. So it’s one to approach with caution.
Now let’s move on to the better of the two products. The OMG Protein bars.
Calories – 106kcal
Protein – 7.5g
Saturated Fat – 0.6g
These are delicious. They have a lot of flavour to them and are a bit sticky, kind of like how you would imagine something made with dates. They are a great snack before a workout, or after and have 7.5g of protein in each bar. You can also get them in chocolate chip flavour.
These something I’d use again and recommend.
So, there you go. A bit of a mixed review there!
You can view the Jst Jodie range here. The offer many different workout products, such as protein powder, meal replacements and more.