Focus XT - methods of consumption?

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  1. Focus XT - methods of consumption?


    I know the official instructions say to take a scoop (1 serving) with 8oz water, and if you are gonna take a 2nd serving, wait 6-8 hours after your first serving before taking the 2nd.

    Those instructions have worked well for me, however I decided to try other methods of consumption:

    Other method #1:
    a. Wait at least 30-60 minutes after a meal (wait time depending on size of meal)
    b. Chug a 1/2 scoop or 1 full scoop with only 4oz of water maximum.

    with the above method, i've noticed the effects kick in MUCH faster (like 10-15 minutes instead of 30 minutes for the official method), and the effects last longer (about 3 hours instead of 2 hours).

    Other method #2: (intra-style, I got this idea from Ultima users who use this method)
    a. Wait at least 30-60 minutes after a meal (wait time depending on size of meal)
    b. Chug a 1/2 scoop with 4oz of water maximum.
    c. start mental activity
    d. 20-30 minutes later, mix a 1/2 scoop into 4oz of water, and sip every 10 minutes or so. (similar to supplements that are used intra-workout, like bcca's)

    with method #2, i notice the effects kick in faster just like method #1, but the effects last MUCH longer (like 4-5 hours after the first chug)

    i'm sure the effects would last even longer when the dosages are increased. I just don't want too much caffeine.


    Anyone try other methods?


  2. I tend to take mine on an empty stomach(chugged). Either first thing in the morning instead of my coffee or Pre wo, however method #2 seems like a good one

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  3. umm 125-250ml grapfruit juice with it if you really cant wait the extra 15 min lol
    man some people make things so complicated. 1 scoop + a cup + water, then drink
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  4. I do love this stuff myself. i was givin a tub of it, very nice stuff for work i cant lie :-)
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Blergs View Post
    umm 125-250ml grapfruit juice with it if you really cant wait the extra 15 min lol
    man some people make things so complicated. 1 scoop + a cup + water, then drink
    lol doesn't sound too complicated to me. and yeah that 125-250ml amount of water seems to be a sweetspot for when i want it fast.

  6. I take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. A full scoop, with my BCAA's/EAA's and I am wide awake after 15min.
    And I use another scoop later in the day for pre workout

    But the mthods OP mentioned sure sound interesting, gotta do some testing myself I guess
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  7. I find with a good sleep, taking this stuff in the morning doesn't really boost your focus. I start my day with calisthenics (Convict Conditioning), and cool down with piracetam and choline. To the office by 07:30 - and if I skip my lunch walk and/or calisthenics; or if I'm in a lot of meetings, by mid-afternoon my mind is full of cobwebs. On those days, about 14:30-15:00, I am really lagging - that's when I take a scoop of Focus XT with 4-5 ounces water on an empty stomach, with a second scoop 30 minutes later. The taste and mental clarity is "refreshing" and I'm good to go until 18:00!

  8. 1st thing in the am(if I go to sleep)..shower,then 1st meal out the door. most seem like like it kick in nice and quick!
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  9. i tried the 1/2 scoop chug method, toilet bowl 15 minutes later...empty stomach too
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post
    i tried the 1/2 scoop chug method, toilet bowl 15 minutes later...empty stomach too
    lol! that sucks. I haven't tried it, just because I love the taste so why concentrate and shotgun it down when I can enjoy it.
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  11. Yeah...it was couple hours before uni exam too lol but I think chugging it was my problem. I now take a couple of mins and enjoy black berry... Sour and sweetish...stains but idc lol
    Next flavour to try is blue raz
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post
    Yeah...it was couple hours before uni exam too lol but I think chugging it was my problem. I now take a couple of mins and enjoy black berry... Sour and sweetish...stains but idc lol
    Next flavour to try is blue raz
    That's my next flavor to try, only got a couple left! I've liked them all so far. I really like the black cherry, but like you said with the berry, it stains! Blue razz is really good too.
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  13. It's so nice though...addictive taste
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post
    Yeah...it was couple hours before uni exam too lol but I think chugging it was my problem. I now take a couple of mins and enjoy black berry... Sour and sweetish...stains but idc lol
    Next flavour to try is blue raz
    perhaps the black cherry should have the same exact great flavor but with the coloring gone?
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  15. Would be amazing
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuided View Post
    perhaps the black cherry should have the same exact great flavor but with the coloring gone?
    I'd be down, but I'll also take it any way I can get it!
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  17. Just eat it raw. Have done it too...wicked
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  18. I mixed the Blue Raz with milk - was pretty good actually
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by ConcreteConny
    I mixed the Blue Raz with milk - was pretty good actually
    May try in coconut milk or coconut water. Paleo...don't do dairy
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by ConcreteConny View Post
    I mixed the Blue Raz with milk - was pretty good actually
    That sounds terrible!
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post
    May try in coconut milk or coconut water. Paleo...don't do dairy
    kind wish there was a pina colada flavor for Focus XT.....

    oh WAIT,there is! =)

    easily in my top2-3 flavors,try it!!
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuided

    kind wish there was a pina colada flavor for Focus XT.....

    oh WAIT,there is! =)

    easily in my top2-3 flavors,try it!!
    When money allows me too
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  23. Currently taking 1 scoop Focus XT + 2g Piracetam (worst taste altering powder; regardless, consuming for benefits) in the AM & do notice digestive problems but I think it might be my diet which I'm currently on a cut (ending this week).

  24. Quote Originally Posted by lionology View Post
    Currently taking 1 scoop Focus XT + 2g Piracetam (worst taste altering powder; regardless, consuming for benefits) in the AM & do notice digestive problems but I think it might be my diet which I'm currently on a cut (ending this week).
    I'd have to agree. Piracetam and Cycle Support are the worst tasting supps I've tried. Ruined everything I put it in.
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  25. How is this for a mix-
    1 scoop Focus XT
    3 caps drive (emptied into bottle)
    3 rpm (same)
    3 Cordygen v02 ultra (same)
    3 carnage BA (same)
    1g LCLT powder
    1g vitamin c powder
    5g RPG BCAA


    Result: puke before training
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuided View Post
    1st thing in the am(if I go to sleep)..shower,then 1st meal out the door. most seem like like it kick in nice and quick!
    From a fitness standpoint dose this seem better than useing it as a preworkout? By out the door do you mean to the gym or work?

  27. Can you take Focus XT with a PWO shake or would that be overkill and not advised?

  28. Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDrew77 View Post
    Can you take Focus XT with a PWO shake or would that be overkill and not advised?
    You can, just adjust the dose to meet your caffeine intake total that you want. You can also use FXT as your PWO.
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  29. Okay, so I took some for the first time yesterday afternoon (black cherry) and this morning, my $hit was green! Dude, WTF!?!?!?

  30. Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDrew77
    Okay, so I took some for the first time yesterday afternoon (black cherry) and this morning, my $hit was green! Dude, WTF!?!?!?
    Yeah... Happened to me too
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  31. Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDrew77 View Post
    Okay, so I took some for the first time yesterday afternoon (black cherry) and this morning, my $hit was green! Dude, WTF!?!?!?
    Well that's unheard of You didn't side track from your regular diet or consumed anything other out of the ordinary?
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  32. At first I thought it may have been my extra broccoli but I went 2 days without focus and kept intake of diet same, added back in focus and my poops where green too
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  33. Yeah, nothing changed in my diet except for adding in some Focus XT yesterday. Makes me wonder what it's doing to my insides.

  34. Sorry guys, it does the same thing to me too. It's the coloring used to make it "black" cherry. It may be a little disconcerting at first but you're fine in taking it.
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  35. Quote Originally Posted by kingjameskjf View Post
    Sorry guys, it does the same thing to me too. It's the coloring used to make it "black" cherry. It may be a little disconcerting at first but you're fine in taking it.
    Never tried the black cherry yet, guess I'll have to see if it makes my poop green too
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  36. Quote Originally Posted by ConcreteConny View Post
    I mixed the Blue Raz with milk - was pretty good actually
    hmhhh although i love my focusXT .. gotta give this a shot .. a lil extra tasting protein never hurts
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  37. Quote Originally Posted by ConcreteConny

    Never tried the black cherry yet, guess I'll have to see if it makes my poop green too
    Shocked me
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  38. Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuided View Post
    kind wish there was a pina colada flavor for Focus XT.....

    oh WAIT,there is! =)

    easily in my top2-3 flavors,try it!!
    yup one of my fav's too

    i like to make my focusXT intra .. so throw in leucine/eaa in one scoop

    and my friends were like is milk good for intra workout ? lol
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  39. Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDrew77 View Post
    Okay, so I took some for the first time yesterday afternoon (black cherry) and this morning, my $hit was green! Dude, WTF!?!?!?
    We're actually trying a new marketing tactic. You know how when you drink an energy drink, sometimes your piss will be similarly neon? We're trying the same thing with Focus XT




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    Quote Originally Posted by kingjameskjf View Post
    Sorry guys, it does the same thing to me too. It's the coloring used to make it "black" cherry. It may be a little disconcerting at first but you're fine in taking it.
    ^Exactly. I enjoy the flavors, the coloring is just a bit too heavy.
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  40. Decided to pop open a bottle of Blackberry instead of Black Cherry. Same effect here...
    Poop was like it came out of the hulk
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