- 02-05-2007, 12:47 AM
- 02-05-2007, 07:12 PM
Okay, got my workout in this morning and I can tell you the hydration effects of poseidon are noticable. Sets, and reps all seemed to easy and to few today as I felt like I could have worked in a couple extra sets in every bodypart. The endurance is definetly up, and there was a bit more mind/muscle connection with the weights today( I'll see if this progresses as usually somedays its good, and some day's its not). If it continues like this, I'd say that it defenitly has it's place as a preworkout supp, as I really enjoyed my workout today.
Now for the rest of the day. Fatigue and general lazyness was not apparent at all today. Even after the weight session, my thoughts were pretty well free flowing and I basically just maintain a constant good energy level all day. Didn't even feel that afternoon lag that I usually get..... and that's good. Had two 2 1/2 hr classes today and managed to stay very attentive thru out. The lecture material seemed to all fit together fairly nicely, and I even managed to answer a couple of question the professor couldn't.
Now for a couple of things I noticed today about taking poseidon..... 1. If you mix it with about 20-24ounces of H20 the niacin flush is greatly reduced(I didn't even get one with my morning dose), and 2. If you mix it and let it sit for about 2-5 min you taste absolutely nothing.
Let me know if theres something I left out that anybody may want to hear about.
02-05-2007, 07:34 PM
You point out some of my favorite personal benefits with Poseidon...the increased mental acuity...lasting late into the day....and over all sense of vitality. I use to have to have some form of caffeine around 3:00 or I was a zombie. Since taking Poseidon, I have no need for it.
02-05-2007, 09:19 PM
02-05-2007, 10:59 PM
Did you only take that one dose pre w/o? Or did you take another one or two later on in the day?
Basically, I'm interested in how long the focus and hydration effects last. I would like to mix it into my pre w/o mixes, but I wouldn't want to drink 24 ounces directly before my training session. My point is, how long do you think before training can you take Poseiden in order to still feel the focus and hydration?
This sounds like a great product and I would like to extend the one bottle that I'm about to receive for as long as possible.
Thanks for the great review so far.
(I don't know if I rep'd you already for this review, but if I didn't then let me know.)
02-06-2007, 06:28 AM
I took one serving of poseidon before w/o( and I just thought I would mix it with 20 some ounces of water, I don't think it's necessary though), mixed and sipped one throughout the the workout and after, then mixed another serving into a another water bottle to take with me to work and sip on during classes. It's pretty much an all-day thing as far as the energy goes. Hydration, I'd say is similar as I think that's a big part to why it acutually increases energy. If you want to extend a bottle I'd say just mix in a couple of servings into your favorite water bottle to sip on thru the day, and take a third dose in a meaningful time frame before your workout.
02-06-2007, 10:36 AM
02-06-2007, 01:13 PM
I would suggest this however JJC.... if your working out later in the evening, start sipping on your third dose about 5-10 minutes prior to your workout and finish it about 15 minutes into your workout. I find I have great results when I consume Poseidon during a workout due to the almost immediate absorption. You may want to experiment and see what works best for you.
02-06-2007, 01:21 PM
Do you find that if you mix Poseidon in water, and let it sit for a few minutes, the taste subsides somewhat? I mix Poseidon in my water bottle first thing in the morning and then jump in the shower. After I get out, I start drinking it and find the taste is barely there, if at all. Funny how everyone's taste buds a slightly different...maybe I've just gotten so use to it I don't even notice
02-06-2007, 01:42 PM
02-06-2007, 01:48 PM
We hope to have the larger tub released in less than 2 weeks...right around the same time we will be releasing Performance Pudding Nite-Time ;-)
02-06-2007, 03:20 PM
02-06-2007, 03:25 PM
Update: Energy has been good today, had a slight bout of lethargy earlier in the morning what with reading a ten page report on PPAR alpha, and then spending an hour formulating answers to some really ambigous questions.... all at 8:00am this morning. I'm glad I got through it without falling asleep. Prepping for my presentation tomorrow is coming along smoothly, I find myself able to clearly recall certain facts from papers and talk about them on the appropriate slides easier then it's usually been. I'm looking forward to the talk now, as retention seems to be a bit better.
02-06-2007, 03:28 PM
02-06-2007, 03:40 PM
02-07-2007, 08:20 PM
Okay guy's update time:
Had a pretty good day today, went for a 7 mile run and thought that this would really put the hydration effects of poseidon to the test. The run in and of itself went fairly smooth. I haven't run that far in one session in a really long time, as the endurance I had was fairly suprising. I probably could have went a couple miles or more with no problem, but didn't want to chance it. It was a good comfortable run, and if anybody is wondering my time was 7mi in 58.3min(nice and steady with less then 10min miles, I like it).
The rest of the day was spent going over some last minute testing of my presentation outline and the actual presentation was a 2:00pm. I owned it, I actually recalled all the things that I had practice and even threw in some stuff that just happened to pop up at the moment. Not to be self congradulatory but I thought it was a damn good speech. The only down side was that the professor didn't like my outline, as apparently I was suppose to disect and find faults in all the studies I was reading, not just present and talk about the information that was obtained. I never recalled him saying this and I evenly specifically asked him how he wanted the presentation to be, and I did what I "thought" was stated. Oh well, it just means that I'll have to remodify and present it again somewhere later in the semester(all that work for nothing basically). Aaargh, I hate professor's that utilize english as a second language.
02-07-2007, 09:11 PM
Nice timing on the run! How often do you jog that far?
02-08-2007, 06:31 AM
Yeah, professors can be like that sometimes. It really just depends on the class and the person, as to how nit picky they are. I usually do a run like 2x a week(Wed. and Sat), as it's part of a new training protocol I'm trying out. Usually in order to get both cardio and weight sessions in, I did one after the other on Mon, Tues, Thru, and Fri. I feel this was a big reason why I was so tired for the rest of the day, so I decided to switch it up to longer runs on non weight training days, and just the weights ever other day.
02-08-2007, 09:30 PM
Today went really good. Had all kinds of energy today, as the day seemed to drag on forever yet I never once really felt tired at all. Usually when I have days like this(the ones that for some reason seems like the clock is moving 1min every 5) I pratically have to battle the constants yawns and the urge to tack a nap in the middle of what ever I was doing. I was actually very productive today as I got a lot of work done on homework, evaluations, work work, and a really good back/chest workout this morning. One thing I have noticed that not many people have mentioned yet is the sleep benefits I've had the past couple of days. Don't know if I could contribute this to the poseidon or not, but who knows. Magnesium is know as a relaxant in many ways, maybe that has something to do with it. All that I know is that I have really gotten to sleep alot faster then normal(shortly after my head hits the pillows), and I sleep all night up until the alarm goes off. I usually get up before the alarm clock goes off, and this morning I almost slept right thru it.....interesting.
02-08-2007, 09:52 PM
While there are many reasons why Poseidon contributes to better sleep, one of the BIGGEST is the CNS Health benefits. Playing a large role is the "Methylcobalamin" in Poseidon. Here is a link to an article that discusses this...you'll notice toward the bottom, one of the benefits noticed with Methylcobalamin supplementation is improved sleep patterns...among many other things ;-)
Nimbus Nutrition- When Performance is Everything
02-09-2007, 06:30 AM
Now that's interesting. MB12's effects on the CNS and it's regenerative capabilities totally eluded me before..... I learned something new today.
02-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Poseidon to truly appreciate what we've created.
02-09-2007, 10:46 PM
Officially one week in and still feeling that good overall vitality. Slept like a rock last night to, honestly probably one of the deepest naps I've taken in a long time considering the stress I've had lately..... I'm liking it. Training has been good, and I'm still noticing that little extra push I seem to get at the end of a hard set. It just seems like you can go on a little longer. The true test will come once again on Tuesday, as I have a test in my chronic disease class that involves about 200+ slides I need to try to commit to memory . On the bright side I managed to get thru about half of them today, so all I have to do is finish the rest over the weekend, wash, rinse and repeat. It seemed to work good for the presentation, lets see how it goes with exams. Guess you can say I'm sort of putting Poseidon to the collegiate test.
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
02-19-2007, 05:29 PM
02-19-2007, 07:50 PM
Ahh, I figured the rep thing would have cut the viability down on this log. After thinking about it some, I suppose opinions are opinions regardless of where it's coming from, so let me enlighten a tad.
I had the old Chronic Disease test last week and personaly I owned it. The memorization I went thru for the prep was really solid, as I've had that "go get to it" attitude that I was lacking in the past. The lack of fatigue really helped with that. For studying itself, it really seems to help with a overall better ability to focus on the information at hand, as I find it easier to seperate one slides information from another. This has been a huge problem in the past because a lot of my lectures just seem to jump from the left side of a subject to the right and when I would try to study the lecture slides I'd find my self memorizing the whole thing and not being able to really separte one slide from the other in terms of informatics. That wasn't the problem this time around. I really found that when studying and after I could clearly seperate one set of info from the other in terms of specifics. The overlapping and confusion that usually occurs with me(requiring even more studying) didn't happen at all this time, and the lecturers where just as bad as in the past. In fact some where from the past LOL.
The biggest thing I've noticed with Poseidon and test prepping is honestly I'm just not as tired as I used to be. I was big on test prepping and then deciding after an hour or so that I would go take a nap or rest up a bit. I really don't feel like resting now, or at least I'm not so damn tired that I have to rest. Less need for rest makes room for more learning, which equals good things come test time.
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
02-19-2007, 08:07 PM
Keep us updated my friend!
02-19-2007, 09:30 PM
02-19-2007, 10:35 PM
Hey quick question....how often are you getting the niacin flush?
I've gotten it three times in about 12 servings or less. Twice when dosing on an empty stomach...which is pretty much to be expected. And then once today about 30 minutes after a big turkey sandwich.
It's nice to know that it's working when the flush comes, but it can get kind of annoying and embarrassing if it happens around other people...
02-19-2007, 11:00 PM
Bodybuilders can be especially prone due to their high level of protein consumption. Many times we consume more than our body can process...this leads to the build up of waist in the system and you may experience symptoms like gas, diarrhea and constipation.
I'm not saying this is the case with you, but if you've been on Poseidon for a good length of time, and still are experiencing major flushes at a normal dose, you may want to re evaluate your diet.
Here is a link to a great thread explaining this in more detail:
The Niacin Flush and Detoxification
02-19-2007, 11:31 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if it is also happening because of the protein consumption. And I will be sure to watch out if the frequency increases while I continue to administer it. So far, I'm feeling fine about my diet and since I try to base it around sound principles and the fact that I only get the flush on occasion.
Thanks for the info too!