I wanted to take a moment to share my preliminary thoughts on. I have been using it for a two weeks alongside a cycle of Epidrol. I am naturally skeptical of all "supplements," as most are marketed by montebanks and charlatans, with any reported gains attributable to the placebo effect or greater intensity in the gym as opposed to unbiased, scientific testing of said product.
I would never have tried (AP) if it did not go on sale at nutraplanet. $60 is far too expensive for my blood for any supplement considering that the real McCoy AAS that are guaranteed to work (assuming proper training and diet) are slightly more expensive.
Against my better judgement, I ordered a bottle of AP after careful research and consideration.
As described in the AP product manual (http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attac...-ap-manual.pdf) , I am "Type 1 Carbohydrate Reactive." I have been slightly overfat (approximately 16%) when I watch what I eat. The last few % of BF is difficult to lose.
Thoughts on AP
The first few days were difficult on this product. I experienced hypoglycemic symptoms after taking AP per the directions. I felt confused, weak, etc. My dosing protocal was as follows:
30 minutes prior to breakfast at 6 am. For breakfast I have 3/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup raisins, 40 grams egg/casein/whey/ protein blend, whole grain english muffin, peanut butter, flax seeds, all fruit jelly.
Typically I experienced no negative sides after breakfast.
15 minutes prior to post workout. Post workout shakes include 60 grams Waxy Maize and 6 grams BCAAs followed by 40 grams protein and "N-Large" 15 minutes later.
No negative sides are reported.
Afternoon/Night is when I had problems with hypo symptoms leading me to believe that I was not consuming enough carbs. My carb at this point alternates between sweet potatoes, whole grain rice, oats, etc.
By day three I felt incredibly bloated and debated stopping AP. My clothes were MUCH tighter and I looked and felt like "merde de vache" (bullshyt.)
Not wanting to give up on AP, I started a regimine of cardio above and beyond my normal schedule. I did 20-30 minutes after each workout, 4 days a week for the last 1 1/2 weeks.
Since then, I have lost fat. No doubt about it. I am also up a few lbs which I attribute to the Epidrol, though AP may have helped. Logically, it would be impossible to tell whether or not AP had much to do with it.
In fact, it could be surmised that the extra cardio is what helped lean me out a bit (1 or two lbs) while the AP did nothing.
However, I would mention that I have not gained the fat I would have expected to gain given the amount of carbs I have been consuming, suggesting that AP has helped prevent unwanted fat gain.
From a scientific standpoint, it is impossible to determine whether or not AP has made a difference. Without the cardio, I was blowing up like a balloon and retaining water (via glycogen?). There are simply too many extraneous factors involved. I will continue to monitor my progress and report my findings.
Even if AP helps repartition, I would not pay full price for this product unless I experience noticeable effects. $25 is much more reasonable and I would consider purchasing another bottle for this price to continue my experiment.
Until next time...