Posted on May 11, 2016

Jst Jodie SEMTEX and OMG Protein Bars

diet/ food/ review

Jst Jodie SEMTEX and OMG Protein Bars

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.

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Let’s start with the SEMTEX first.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
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.

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Now let’s move on to the better of the two products. The OMG Protein bars.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
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.

Jst Jodie SEMTEX and OMG Protein Bars

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.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Vicky Rockcliffe May 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, I understand how you must have felt with the Semtex, I can’t take caffeine in products either, the palpitations are just terrible. The protein bars look yummy though, I’d like the choc chip version, I think!

  • Reply Sam Jeffery May 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I think the protein bars do look really yummy and great to pop in your bag if going straight to work after the gym!

  • Reply Rosana @ Hot&CHilli Food and Travel Blog May 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    The Protein bar looks good to me. I love dates so I will try this. R

  • Reply Kacie May 12, 2016 at 12:15 am

    It is refreshing to read such an honest review! It sounds like the pills are quite bad for you if they contain so much caffeine… I feel guilty for drinking Red Bull sometimes but I think these contain a lot more.

  • Reply Sarah May 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I’m so weary of tablets and supplements when it comes to fitness, 1, I don’t even know where to start with them and 2, I’m always hyper aware of the side effects so I’d probably get less of a workout in because I’m expecting to pass out or grow a second head or something. Each to their own and if they work for some people – great! I do like the sound of the protein bars, they sound much less scary!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Reply Hannah May 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Never heard of these but I think I will have to stay clear as I am too sensitive to caffeine!

  • Reply Pretty Mad Things May 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I remember trying some of Jodie Marsh’s tablets ages ago and when I used them to work out I felt amazing and like I had endless amounts of energy but I felt pants after and I felt light headed too, especially if I took them and didn’t work out. The energy bars sound great though.

  • Reply Colette May 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Wow the effects of the tablets sound pretty hardcore! I guess it’s difficult to know just how you will react to any sort of supplement like that.

  • Reply Harriet from Toby & Roo May 12, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    The bars actually look quite nice! I don’t think I’d be able to handled the effects of the tablets! H x

  • Reply Amy Hunt May 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I’m the same as you and a few others in the comments, I’m not one for adding too much in terms of supplements. A good diet and some water before your workouts should help but I know when you do take supplements your bounce back rate is much faster. It’s a tough call but thank you for being so open about the products. I might try them and see if they’re suitable for me, I don’t really struggle with caffine so, we’ll see! 🙂 x

  • Reply Rhian Westbury May 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’d be a little worried about using the powder as although I don’t think I am sensitive to caffeine it sounds like too much of a risk x

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