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    Headache from Enhanced?


    Not knocking on Enhanced as I got another bottle coming to me.. but is there any other type of supplement that may cause Enhanced to give me a headache when I workout? Usually a few sets in I always get a headache.. if I take it pre-workout the headache is so bad I can't even continue. I now take it earlier in the day so the focus is there but not as much so I don't get as bad of a headache.

    I have been making sure I'm hydrated etc. Will taking other Nootropics, NO products. or Test Boosters cause a headache with this? Sorry very vague but I hate that I can't take it close to my workouts..

    The headache can be so bad it lasts more than 24 hours..

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    What is your dosage?
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    This sounds like the nitrates are causing this problem.
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    Thanks for chiming in guys!

    Two scoops left me with a headache for 2 days after my 2nd set in on rows..
    I did one scoop on Monday and during incline bench on my 3rd set in my headache returned for about a day..
    Today I took one scoop ~3p and worked out ~9p and I got a slight headache but nothing major..

    So possibly the Nitrates then? Anything to counteract the headaches coming from them outside of not taking it?
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    Sounds like the leucine nitrate. I would try .5 scoops and see if that helps at all. If it does, work your way up to a full scoop and see if you notice any headaches again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Sounds like the leucine nitrate. I would try .5 scoops and see if that helps at all. If it does, work your way up to a full scoop and see if you notice any headaches again.
    Try this to start. Do you have any experience with other nitrate containing products?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post

    Try this to start. Do you have any experience with other nitrate containing products?
    At the gym right now.. 1/2 scoop and I instantly got a throbbing headache on my first set.. *depressed*

    This is the first nitrate containing product I have tried. I don't understand why lifting gives me a headache though. I can take it otherwise with no problem.. May just have to switch back to alphamine..
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    Been reading I could take vitamin c to counter the negative effects of nitrates? Anyone else have experience or read similar?
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    There is vitamin c already in Enhanced but vitamin c is not to decrease the effects it is to inhibit nitrosamine formation.

    So you don't get headaches if you dose Enhanced away from your lifts?
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    So you get headaches from any other pre-workout? What other supplements are you taking?
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    derp didn't notice that.. you guys are on top of your game I only started developing headaches since I have been taking Enhanced preworkout.. I will workout without Enhanced on Monday and let you know how it goes.. I think I'm just getting old
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    So you get headaches from any other pre-workout? What other supplements are you taking?
    Nope, this is the first time.. it's rough cuz I can't lift heavy now without getting a headache..
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    Have you checked your BP both before and after taking Enhanced? Not saying Enhanced is the issue but maybe high or low BP. Curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    Have you checked your BP both before and after taking Enhanced? Not saying Enhanced is the issue but maybe high or low BP. Curious.
    I echo this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcc View Post
    I echo this.
    if it ends up being blood pressure, could always take CoQ10 to combat it if you wanted to still take enhanced that is.
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    Didn't take Enhanced today.. No headache and I purposely pushed myself extra hard to see if a headache would come on.. I guess I'll let my wife use my two containers worth..

    I'll get my blood pressure checked out.. I REALLY want to take Enhanced because aside from the headache the focus is insane..
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Didn't take Enhanced today.. No headache and I purposely pushed myself extra hard to see if a headache would come on.. I guess I'll let my wife use my two containers worth..

    I'll get my blood pressure checked out.. I REALLY want to take Enhanced because aside from the headache the focus is insane..
    Do you have artificial sweetener sensitivities. I only am asking because in the Enhanced there is Sucralose and I know some who have headache from that or Acesulfame-K too. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .....Popular sweetner sucralose as a migraine trigger.

    Patel RM, Sarma R, Grimsley E.
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    Department of Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA.

    Abstract

    Sucralose (trichlorogalactosucrose, or better known as Splenda) is an artificial sweetener from native sucrose that was approved by the FDA on April 1, 1998 (April Fool's Day). This observation of a potential causal relationship between sucralose and migraines may be important for physicians to remember this can be a possible trigger during dietary history taking. Identifying further triggers for migraine headaches, in this case sucralose, may help alleviate some of the cost burden (through expensive medical therapy or missed work opportunity) as well as provide relief to migraineurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touey View Post
    Do you have artificial sweetener sensitivities. I only am asking because in the Enhanced there is Sucralose and I know some who have headache from that or Acesulfame-K too.
    I haven't really had problems with artificial sweeteners except for coke zero made my sides cramp but that was the extent of it.. I actually try to avoid artificial sweetener as much as I can and I actually created a thread in PES regarding unflavored blends.. though obviously it would only be popular among a select group of people
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    mayb try taking enhanced with lots of water.
    i actually mix enhanced with creatine, taurine, HMB, beta alanine(my preworkout stack) with roughyl 16-20 oz of water
    some good flavored BCAA(i dont dig the blue razz taste)
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    Keep us updated. I hope you find the solution.
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    Haven't checked my blood pressure but still no headache since I stopped.. I am tempted to try it again just to see.. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Haven't checked my blood pressure but still no headache since I stopped.. I am tempted to try it again just to see.. Lol
    Try again with lots of water, let us know
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    Quote Originally Posted by BPjohn123 View Post
    Try again with lots of water, let us know
    Will give it another go on Monday.. will report back then..
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post

    Will give it another go on Monday.. will report back then..
    Thanks!
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    OP, for safety, highly suggest checking your BP. Walmart has a free testing station near the pharmacy. Important that you know what your BP is as you get older or go on cycle or on PWO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    OP, for safety, highly suggest checking your BP. Walmart has a free testing station near the pharmacy. Important that you know what your BP is as you get older or go on cycle or on PWO.
    Yeah, I'm going to try and go this weekend work was death this week..
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    Still haven't gotten around to checking my BP.. So I haven't tried enhanced again.. No headaches thus far though.. Been taking he old school alpha t2 to compensate
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Still haven't gotten around to checking my BP.. So I haven't tried enhanced again.. No headaches thus far though.. Been taking he old school alpha t2 to compensate
    Thanks for the update, again let us know about enhanced when you try it
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    Just gave it another go... No headache this round.. Maybe it was a combination of it and my allergies??? Otherwise, I got no idea.. Today was my cable machine tour I now do on Fridays so not really as intense..

    My blood pressure was fine when I checked though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Just gave it another go... No headache this round.. Maybe it was a combination of it and my allergies??? Otherwise, I got no idea.. Today was my cable machine tour I now do on Fridays so not really as intense..

    My blood pressure was fine when I checked though..
    That's awesome news. Lets hope your next workout and the ones that follow are headache free also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    That's awesome news. Lets hope your next workout and the ones that follow are headache free also.
    yup got my fingers crossed cuz i love enhanced..
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    yup got my fingers crossed cuz i love enhanced..
    I am pleased that the issue is resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Just gave it another go... No headache this round.. Maybe it was a combination of it and my allergies??? Otherwise, I got no idea.. Today was my cable machine tour I now do on Fridays so not really as intense..

    My blood pressure was fine when I checked though..
    Great news!
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    I loved Enhanced when I used it the first week or so, then every time I used it I would get out of breath and turn ice cold with profuse sweating. I gave it to a friend. Was good at first, it just reacts badly with my system.
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