Poseidon-first impressions

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    You know I'm sure it'll help enhance a workout, but what I'm curious to know is the after workout effects. I'm wanting to see how it makes me feel the rest of the day, as I usually do my workouts early in the morning. Lately after workouts I've been experiencing major fatigue as I eluded to earlier, so I'm interested in seeing how/if poseidon will give a little edge in that department(it's one of the major reasons why I wanted to give it a go).
    Sounds good man. Best of luck with that. I train in the evening, so it won't be something that really concerns me but I do look forward to what you have to say about your experience with taking it pre w/o.


  2. 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.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    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.
    Great review...detailed as always ;-)

    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.

    Workin

  4. Diddo on the caffiene as well. The fatigue fighting aspects so far have been really good.

  5. 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.)
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  6. 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    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.
    On my workout days (even though I don't workout until later in the evening, usually after 6pm), I take 2 scoops first thing in the am on an empty stomach mixed with a 50/50 mix of 8oz pineapple juice and 8oz water and get one hell of a flush! On cardio days, like this morning, I take 2 scoops on an empty stomach with 16oz water only and have to chug it - it does have a taste, and get a very noticable flush as well. Mid-day I mix 2 scoops in a liter of water. Great thread!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    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.
    I couldn't have put it better myself ;-)

    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.

    Workin

  9. Quote Originally Posted by mtas View Post
    On my workout days (even though I don't workout until later in the evening, usually after 6pm), I take 2 scoops first thing in the am on an empty stomach mixed with a 50/50 mix of 8oz pineapple juice and 8oz water and get one hell of a flush! On cardio days, like this morning, I take 2 scoops on an empty stomach with 16oz water only and have to chug it - it does have a taste, and get a very noticable flush as well. Mid-day I mix 2 scoops in a liter of water. Great thread!
    Thanks for your comments mtas,

    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

    Workin
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    Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    Thanks for your comments mtas,

    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

    Workin
    I'll give that a shot tonight when I get home before dinner. I'll mix 2 scoops with about 16oz of water and let it sit for 15 minutes before drinking it. When I mix 2 scoops in a liter of water, there is no taste, only a pinkish tint to the water Any rough estimates as to when the bigger tub of it will be released? I started my wife on it this morning and she left for work with the flush going full bore

  11. Quote Originally Posted by mtas View Post
    I'll give that a shot tonight when I get home before dinner. I'll mix 2 scoops with about 16oz of water and let it sit for 15 minutes before drinking it. When I mix 2 scoops in a liter of water, there is no taste, only a pinkish tint to the water Any rough estimates as to when the bigger tub of it will be released? I started my wife on it this morning and she left for work with the flush going full bore
    Sounds good...let me know what you find.

    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 ;-)

    Workin

  12. Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    I couldn't have put it better myself ;-)

    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.

    Workin
    Alright sounds good. I might give that a shot when I get mine in. Thanks.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    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.
    Workin
    I usually start sipping on my poseidon right at workout time, and through out, then finish the bottle right before I hit the showers. Seems to work pretty good for me, but I'm also doing my workouts in the early am on an empty stomach and the spacing of the first dose isn't all that far away from the workout dose. I think from the first serving I'm pretty well hydrated and the small servings during workouts is doing it's maintainence.

    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.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    Thanks for your comments mtas,

    Do you find that if you mix Poseidon in water, and let it sit for a few minutes, the taste subsides somewhat?
    Yes

    I start drinking it and find the taste is barely there, if at all.

    and Yes.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    I usually start sipping on my poseidon right at workout time, and through out, then finish the bottle right before I hit the showers. Seems to work pretty good for me, but I'm also doing my workouts in the early am on an empty stomach and the spacing of the first dose isn't all that far away from the workout dose. I think from the first serving I'm pretty well hydrated and the small servings during workouts is doing it's maintainence.

    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.
    Good luck on your Presentation my friend...not that you'll need it ;-)

    Workin

  16. Day 5

    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.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Day 5

    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.
    Congrats on a great presentation! I find that professors usually nit pick like that when you've done an excellent job and they just don't have anything else to say...I think it makes them feel in control and secure in their position. That said, you must have really done well!

    Nice timing on the run! How often do you jog that far?

    Workin

  18. 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.

  19. Day 6

    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.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Day 6

    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.
    Better quality sleep is a HUGE benefit of Poseidon. Don't get this confused, however, and think it will make you sleepy or sluggish during the day. IT WON'T. It actually gives you the best of both worlds and is one of the reasons the Poseidon Complex formula is so unique.

    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

    Workin

  21. Now that's interesting. MB12's effects on the CNS and it's regenerative capabilities totally eluded me before..... I learned something new today.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Now that's interesting. MB12's effects on the CNS and it's regenerative capabilities totally eluded me before..... I learned something new today.
    MB-12 truly is an amazing compound...the more you study it, along with the other ingredients in Poseidon, the more you'll see the incredible synergy each ingredient has with the other, at the ratios we've used... As your starting to experience, however, one really must try Poseidon to truly appreciate what we've created.

    Workin

  23. Day 7

    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!!



  24. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Day 7

    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.
    So how is Poseidon standing up to the "Collegiate Test" your conducting?

    Workin

  25. 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!!



  26. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    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.
    Great feed back. I realize people may view you as being biased now that your a Nimbus Nutrition Rep, but given your past reputation, I don't think anyone would question your honesty and integrity. That's why we asked you to be a rep for Nimbus in the first place.

    Keep us updated my friend!

    Workin

  27. Gotcha!
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  28. 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...

  29. Quote Originally Posted by JJC View Post
    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...
    It can depend on many variables. One of the biggest being how much toxins you have in your system. Many people who eat somewhat healthy would be surprised to know they have a good amount of toxins to get rid of.

    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

    Workin

  30. Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    It can depend on many variables. One of the biggest being how much toxins you have in your system. Many people who eat somewhat healthy would be surprised to know they have a good amount of toxins to get rid of.

    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

    Workin
    Yeah, I was thinking about that since the first time I got the niacin flush. I thought I was having an allergic reaction(turned out, it basically is an allergic reaction because of the release of histamine), so I looked it up to see what was going on. I realize it's a good thing because I know that it's clearing out toxins, but it can be a little bothersome at times. On the other hand, I'm starting to feel better when I take it more often and more times per day. So I will keep that up.

    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!
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