Overview of Jiant Supplements Mental Jiant
Many of you reading this may have heard of Giant Supplements, but not Jiant Supplements. Yes, the name is pronounced exactly the same, but are two different companies. Jiant Supplements currently makes one single product: Mental Jiant.
Candidly, I love a cognitive enhancing focused pre-workout which is what Mental Jiant is. The issue that comes with these products is that other areas of the preworkout game are neglected, yet you pay the same price for it as you would for a well rounded pre. If you are looking for a pre that kicks ass on focus, this is it. If you want something with endurance, pump and strength then you may want to keep on looking.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Jiant Supplements Mental Jiant on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the different ingredients used in the pre-workout, what their intention is and how effectively dosed are each ingredient.
We then look at effectiveness. An effective pre-workout will use high quality, proven ingredients, at clinically backed dosages. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out the following flavors: Watermelon.
Mixability refers to how well the powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of pre-workout products on the market.
Earlier I mentioned that I love pre-workout powders that really focus on the cognitive area of the pre versus a stim heavy pre. Mental Jiant does exactly that.
We start with 2g of L-Tyrosine. This is a focus improving ingredient that is typically dosed at 1g. Solid on this front. Next, we get 1,000mg of Acetyl-L-Carnitine. This is a great dosage of Carnitine which moves fatty acids through the body to be burned as energy and ultimate lead to fat loss. Alpha GPC is my favorite Nootropic on the market. We get it at 300mg (50%). I would like to see this at 600mg, especially if your claim is “Mental Jiant.” In a perfect world this would be 1,200mg.
We do get caffeine in this. We get 275mg of Caffeine Anhydrous. This is the fast hitting, hard hitting caffeine we’re used too in a pre-workout. Beta PEA, also known as phenethylamine, is used at 250mg. This is a small molecule, with a large impact. This is also known as the “happy molecule.” The typical dosage of this is 100-500mg.
Hordenine is dosed at 100mg. This ingredient is known for it’s fat burning capabilities. This helps produce energy when it “burns” fat. The dosage is sufficient based on other items with this ingredient. Theanine is dosed at 100mg. This helps relax you. The dosage of 100-200mg per day is recommended. Lastly, we get 20mg of Noopept, another one of my favorite Nootropics. This really helps give you that laser focus you are looking for. This is dosed nicely too.
Overall, the ingredients used are dosed appropriately. I would love to see more Alpha GPC, but not bad all around. This pre does lack in the pump, strength and endurance categories. The other take away is per on serving, it is just above 5g of actives in a 7g scoop, meaning there is close to 2g of “other” stuff.
Mental Jiant is not claiming to produce skin tearing pumps or marathon endurance, but they are guarnateeing mental clarity and focus. That is does do very well. I would give the focus on this a 10/10, no doubt. The energy is solid too. I don’t like to go heavy on caffeine, so the mix of caffeine with Hordenine works well for me. If you are a big stim junkie you may not get the energy from this that you want. My suggestion would be to taper off that stuff.
Had they mentioned anything about pumps I would then rate it on that. But at the end of the day I need to rate this on energy and focus, both of which it hits on very well.
I have never been a fan of watermelon flavored drinks personally. This one tasted just like watermelon. I remember using a pre-workout back in the day that was watermelon flavored, and this was just like that. It was enjoyable, nothing wrong with it at all. If you like watermelon then you will really enjoy this. It matches the flavor cues exactly.
One of the best mixing pre-workouts we’ve had here at FI. It is only a 7g serving, need to keep that in mind. It is very micronized into a fine, fine powder. This should mix well, and it does. I did double up to see what would happen with mixability and it was still fine. This is due to the fineness of the powder, literally like powdered sugar. Check the video out for a demo!
Mental Jiant is a 30-serving container for $45. Each serving size contains just over 5g of active ingredients. At the end of the day that isn’t a lot for a pre-workout, especially one priced at $1.50 a serving. Because you are not getting pump, endurance or strength aspects in this pre-workout, it limits the value to some extent. This is coming from the guy who loves products like these, but I understand the importance of the other pillars.
If you can get this on sale, great, then the value is much better. This would be better priced around $40 a container.