Intra-Aid: My First Experience
- 09-11-2008, 01:16 PM
Intra-Aid: My First Experience
Got back from liftin', back day. Enjoy back day, so it was a good time to try Intra-Aid for the first time....
The label is the classic Universal label, yellow with the "Universal" name on top. Cracked this bad boy up and looked inside. Found a bluish powder, pretty fine. Smell--not exactly like blue raspberry (dunno if there is an official blue raspberry smell) but something I can't describe. Scoop was close to the top--always nice. Anyways, I ain't smellin' it during my workout so...
First batch, mixed 2 scoops with 40 oz of cold water, in a standard shaker cup. the powder went quickly into solution--no problems here. The mixed shake is pretty much the same color of blue as the powder, but the taste and the smell don't quite match up. The smell ain't fruity but the taste is. The texture ain't thick--lighter. Nice. Easy to drink.
Anyways, about 15 minutes in, I begin feeling flush--the tingles if you will. Starts on my face (cheeks) actually and begins to spread to my neck and body. Cool. Kinda reminds me of a niacin-flush. Keep liftin' and keep chuggin'.
By the time I'm done, I've downed the 40 oz. This Intra-Aid is gonna be a winner. Light and refreshing and I'm feeling good. One of my better workouts. Intra-Aid? Too early to tell. No stomach upset for me. Chased it with Torrent (Green Apple Avalanche, of course) this time. In the future, I'm gonna run Animal Pump/Intra-Aid/Torrent as a triple stack, what I call my "Big Picture Stack" for the anabolic window of opportunity. Anyways, I'm def gonna through through the whole bottle...
- 09-11-2008, 01:27 PM
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09-11-2008, 11:44 PM
Very nice! I am looking forward to trying some out in the future.
I love the tingles, I get them in lips and forearms. Weird but nice.
09-12-2008, 10:50 AM
So, are we also going to see what a U-Rep w/o looks like, as well...?
09-12-2008, 12:31 PM
09-12-2008, 12:40 PM
09-12-2008, 02:23 PM
Second day, second Intra-Aid dose... Today, I was feeling well hydrated and my meals were solid. I worked the guns so it was pure gravy--short, hard and sweet. So instead of two scoops and 40 oz. I went with a little over a single scoop. Instead of 20 oz. I decided to go with around 25 oz. Cold water. Gotta say, I personally prefer a little extra water with my Intra-Aid. To me, the taste is better. What I'd suggest is to play around with the amount yourself and see what ya like.
I think what I like best about Intra-Aid is not the results--after all, it's way too early to tell if Intra-Aid has really made a difference. And it's not the BA tingles. Got that again and I don't much care for it personally. What I like best is the flavor. Not too sweet, not too heavy. The bitterness and off taste of the ingredients have been masked well I think. All in all, solid.
Again, I suggest sipping your Intra-Aid over the course of your entire workout... If ya need more water, then consider a trip to the water fountain or carry a separate jug of water. Before each sip, give your shaker bottle a quick shake. What I've noticed is that there is no color separation but there can be a bit of separation in ingredients--not sure if its the aminos, BA or protein. All in all, no complaints so far. Mixes quick and no clumping.
Followed this up with EAA Stack today, and my regular meal. All in all, a good day. I'm gonna be running Intra-Aid with Pump and Torrent soon, so I may decided to give reviews on that triple stack. Stay tuned.
09-12-2008, 02:30 PM
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09-12-2008, 03:07 PM
Nice write up. Niacin flushes can be fun, but annoying if it doesn't go away and you start looking like rudolph
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09-15-2008, 10:07 AM
I tried a sip at this past weekend's ABC and lifting sessions... Love the taste... can't wait to get some down the road.
Great job U!
09-15-2008, 10:10 AM
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09-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Thanks fellas. I got some nice compliments from Erik since the last time I saw him at the Arnold.
09-15-2008, 01:33 PM
09-15-2008, 02:19 PM
OK fellas, chest day was up and as some of you know, I was gonna play around with the amount of h20. I think I found my sweet spot. Instead of 20 oz per scoop, I've settled in on 25-30 oz. The sweetness and taste is still there, but the drink is even lighter for me. I've been accustomed to taking in EAAs with water (EAA Stack or Nitro G--basically free form aminos + water), so that's the kind of lightness I was accustomed to. Def cold water is better than room temperature water. Either cold or room temperature, Intra-Aid goes into solution quick... Today's drink was approximately 55 oz with 2 scoops of Intra-Aid.
Anyways, the tingles kicked in early today. I was hoping to get more under the belt pre-workout, but thing got too hectic. Needless to say, I see a direct correlation between what's in my stomach before I drink Intra-Aid and how strong the tingles are... I'm def gonna get in something heavier the next time around, maybe not immediately pre, but the whole food meal before pre-... Anyway, I'm not sure if it's in my head, but I def feel like I'm less tired and I got more gas in the tanks during the workout. I'll know better as time wears on... Also, no stomach issues, no cramps, nothing... So far, so good...
09-15-2008, 02:25 PM
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09-16-2008, 06:23 PM
We're waiting on our distributor to get this in , then it should be on it's way to Nutraplanet
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