sounds good to me. thanks for posting your experiences yeahright. im really interested to read the feedback. hope this is available soon. keep up the awesome log!
LOG DAY THREE
GOAL IN TAKING PRODUCT: To test daytime stress reduction effect.
DOSAGE: Both my wife and I took one tsp with food. Recommended dosage is 1-2 tsp.
TASTE: Still Strawberryish (wife disagrees, says it tastes like "ass".....and I'm not going to ask how she knows the comparison).
EFFECT: My sister was coming to visit for a couple hours. My sister is a lovely person but we have zero in common at this stage in our lives. We had a difficult upbringing and reacted to it very differently.....evolving into EXTREMELY different people. That's a long introduction for why the Neuro-Balance today. After the two hour visit stretched to nearly 7 and she finally left, I turned to my wife and asked how she liked the Neuro-Balance. She had forgotten that she'd even taken it and gave this big "ohhhhhhh that explains it." I asked what she meant and she said that she'd been wondering all afternoon why she wasn't annoyed as the visit dragged on and on when she knew that she normally would have been.
Nice this product seems really great, especially for someone like me who is contstantly flustered with the workload I take on.
LOG DAY FOUR
GOAL IN TAKING PRODUCT: Stress Reduction
DOSAGE: Both my wife and I took one tsp on empty stomachs in the early evening. Recommended dosage is 1-2 tsp.
EFFECT: Delightfully calming. We took the kids school shopping today and came back poorer and frazzled. It was clear that the rest of the day could devolve into a family so we took a dose to see how it would help. Hours later we were so relaxed that we decided to skip our normal pre-bedtime doses of REM R3G.
This stuff sounds awesome, i'll definitely be picking up a bottle or two.
It's certainly interesting. This is the real deal. It does what it says it does (at least on the anti-anxiety front). However, finding the best protocol for use is going to be a more personal fit for each user.Originally Posted by CHAPS
I took some this morning before work along with some Focus XT to see what the combination would bring.
Well, I'm relaxed and in a good mood....but that's not actually the ideal state for me to be in at work. Intense and aggressive is a better fit to my job function. I may need to take a half-dose to see if I can get the benefits without taking quite so much of the edge off.
was todays dose just as effective as the first one? it sounds like the effects are staying consistent which is awesome! keep up the excellant log! how long do you plan on using this? its still probably too early to detect a tolerance.Originally Posted by yeahright
Ya are you starting to build up a bit of a tolerance now?
Well, that first dose was taken at the end of a spectacularly stressful workday. No subsequent dose has had such a dramatic effect but I haven't taken it under similar circumstances since either.Originally Posted by WannaBeHulk
Additionally, I haven't been taking it daily. I've been taking it for a day or two and then a couple days in between so I don't think that tolerance issues can be weighed yet. On the other hand, IBE said that there would be some tolerance but that the lessened effect allowed a more nootropic effect to be noticed.
I have two 4oz bottles. Right now I'm playing around with different ways of using it to get a sense of the best ways for me. After I've exhausted the assorted combinations, I'll probably take the other bottle straight every day until it is gone to see how that works out.
I don't know what the price point is going to be for this product but it's definately a keeper for me even if I only use it to come down from particularly stressful days.
LOG DAY FIVE
GOAL IN TAKING PRODUCT: Testing how combining Focus XT and IBE's NEURO-BALANCE would effect my cognition and work focus/attitude.
DOSAGE: Per the instructions, one scoop of Focus XT in water at 7:00 am and 1 tsp of NEURO-BALANCE.
EFFECT: LOL, well I was a happy and relaxed guy at work today. The problem is that I'm paid to be an aggressive and assertive guy. The NEURO-BALANCE took a little too much of the edge off of me for my purposes but those whose jobs don't involve verbal warfare might like it. I'll probably try this again with a smaller dose of NEURO-BALANCE.
YR, do you feel drowsy at all when taking it in the a.m.? I need to be prepared to be assertive too. City kids can fly off the hook quickly, so I need to be ready to quell anything that arises in a heartbeat. I might try a dose in the a.m b/c I don't want to dose this late in case I'm very drowsy.
I'd try the first AM dose on a weekend to determine its effects on you. I was fine driving and everything but this seems to have a pretty profound effect upon me (perhaps I have some GABA deficiency).Originally Posted by Beowulf
IBE says that he takes it before work and experiences a nootropic effect.
So far, I'm experiencing a......not really a sedation because I'm not sleepy.....but an absence of stress and anxiety. In my job I need to menace people and I'm not all that menacing if I'm relaxed and happy.
Wear a hockey mask. It tends to menace people pretty easily even if you are smiling behind it.
That is an idea. I usually just stare at people. I hadn't thought about using costumes but I do occasionally use props (briefcases, PDAs with wireless e-mail, etc.).Originally Posted by bioman
LOG DAY SIX
GOAL IN TAKING PRODUCT: Testing (again) how combining Focus XT and IBE's NEURO-BALANCE would effect my cognition and work focus/attitude.
DOSAGE: Per the instructions, one scoop of Focus XT in water at 6:00 am and 1 tsp of NEURO-BALANCE on an empty stomach.
EFFECT: I had a hearing today and because of my role I was able to sit back and think about the big picture of the situation we were dealing with. After three hours of more-or-less pointless testimony I proposed a global settlement to all the parties which they accepted. So, all in all a good day's work. After that, I went back to my office and couldn't motivate myself to even log-in to my email or listen to my voicemail. I dinked around on the web for a bit, answered a couple phone calls and then called it a day and went home.
I might be taking this same combo quite soon. Sounds like it worked well for you. I can't tell if the afternoon avoidance was a positive or a negative...
In theory this seems like a really good combo which is why I tried it twice.....but it hasn't been as good as I hoped. The NEURO-BALANCE really mellows me out (your mileage may differ) and when I'm at work, I need to be on.Originally Posted by Beowulf
This latest experience worked well because (without going into details) I was one of the most powerful people in the hearing. I was able to sit back and think about the big picture dynamics going on and strategize solutions.....so being mellow was an attribute.
On most days, I'm having to assert my power on behalf of those I represent. When I'm in that mode, I generally have to be quicker, smarter and more aggressive than the people I'm dealing with. I've found that being jacked-up on nootropics and stims helps with this.
I'm going to keep playing with this combo....but for me I think I need lower doses of the NEURO-BALANCE. It's powerful stuff.
Agreed, even 1tsp is a strong dose. I might dose again in the morning to see how it affects energy levels, and to experiment with something approaching a double dose.
This sounds like good stuff to keep around for those stressful days.