I feel this needs to be posted - Me, My Brain, and ALCAR
- 08-13-2013, 03:33 AM
- 08-13-2013, 03:34 AM
08-13-2013, 03:47 AM
Okay, I emailed that dude and I assume any legit brand that says cognizin sourced is gtg. So we'll see if he responds. If not ill just go with Jarrow or something
08-13-2013, 04:03 AM
Lol, now that I look that Jarrow is cheaper anyway even though its capped so I just ordered that. If mccandless responds ill reply here in case the prices change around or something. These nootropics can't get here fast enough tbh
08-13-2013, 09:39 AM
Been taking 3g a morning on am empty stomach with rasberry ketones and alphamine. I guess I should probably split to 1.5 morning and 1.5 afternoon dosing?
01-02-2014, 03:39 AM
01-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Funny you post this up because I just got a new shipment and the texture and consistency is different. In the past, it has been a little grainy and very light tan. This batch is very fluffy and very white, and very strong. I took a single 100mg scoop at about 2pm and was buzzing until about 11pm last night. Some of the craziest dreams ever, with lots of flying in it. I've been taking this for the last year or so and never had a batch like this.
01-02-2014, 12:03 PM
01-02-2014, 01:14 PM
04-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Sorry to continue to dig up an old post, but like many of you - stumbling across this thread motivated me to re-try ALCAR, this time with the dosing protocol widely endorsed throughout the thread:
Dosing: once in the morning and once mid day OR 30min before workout as a single dose
- 150mg Na-R-Ala around 30min before ALCAR (if both capped can dose together)
- 1-2g ALCAR
- Choline source either 2g of choline citrate or 500mg of CDP Choline (preferred choice) or Alpha GPC
Some of the discussions around acetams also got me curious: what are your favored acetams? and could I stack something like a Aniracetam with the stack above given that choline supplementation is widely advocated alongside the Aniracetam?
04-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Sorry I know this is a slight change of subject.
I am totally new to using nootropics, heard it will help with focus and memory so I purchased ALCAR from MindNutrition and vinpocetine , started using it 4 days ago , alongside regular ginkgo biloba and multivitamins.
My schedule is below:
ALCAR 500mg 3 separate times a day
Vinpocetine 10 mg 3 separate times a day
Ginkgo Biloba 120 mg once a day
Multivitamin once a day
Atm haven't felt any difference , how long does it usually take to kick in?
04-16-2014, 10:07 AM
There will be some focus increase initially that will get stronger after prolonged use, esp in the case of memory retention, I'd say give it at least a month or 2...
04-16-2014, 10:13 AM
04-16-2014, 03:13 PM
04-16-2014, 04:36 PM
04-16-2014, 04:38 PM
04-16-2014, 08:08 PM
[QUOTE=schizm;4447356]Have you tried FocusXT at all? it sounds like it's what you may be looking for, esp as you are just starting out dabbling in noots...1 scoop a day, could then add in 500mg-1g extra ALCAR at a different time of the day...
Could U shed some light on the effects I get from Focus-xt ?? If I use it daily or even four or five times a week I feel pretty focused, happy, and really content for about two hours and then I crash and feel kinda depressed rest of day. If I take a serving every week to ten days I feel GREAT all day, wondering why regular use effects me negatively....
04-16-2014, 09:29 PM
04-16-2014, 09:41 PM
07-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Focus xt crashes me too, but doses of alcar by itself (1g) doesnt, I figure its the choline, as I think I get plenty of choline from my diet, and too much (or too little) choline can cause problems...
07-09-2014, 12:40 AM
07-10-2014, 12:54 PM
01-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Sorry to bump this thread but I have two questions....
1) do these relatively high doses you guys take give you any anxiety? Because alcar can be associated with anxiety.
2) has anyone tried the NOW brand alcar caps? I've been using them and I was wondering if any of you thought it was better/worse than other branda.
01-22-2015, 11:35 AM
01-22-2015, 11:41 AM
01-23-2015, 01:59 AM
I've gotten very minor anxiety from ALCAR but the higher doses give me some rather pronounced insomnia. Don't be afraid to use far smaller doses. You can still reap some of the benefits and avoid the side effects.
01-23-2015, 02:56 PM
My wife has anxiety, and is extremely sensitive to anything that exacerbates it. And she's never had any issues with ALCAR.
01-23-2015, 02:57 PM
01-27-2015, 01:12 PM
01-27-2015, 01:23 PM
I can't take it because of that exact reason. It makes me so uncomfortable and tense. I am really sensitive to Alcar and huperzine as they both get me agitated.
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