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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    I am taking 2g/day. On off days, 1 split it 1 AM, 1 midday. On workout days, I take 2g preworkout.



    No problem man, the stuff rocks!
    Do you feel that the effect is decreasing, like do you have to "up" the dose after a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysfirst View Post
    Do you feel that the effect is decreasing, like do you have to "up" the dose after a while?
    Not at all. The cumulative effects are actually positive, aka it gets better with time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Indeed Natty. I do focus xt at a scoop every other day and will dose Hup A during exam time. However, the benefits that I mentioned above truly came to light once I started dosing the ALCAR continuously, ceteris paribus.

    Na-R-Ala = best antioxidant with ALCAR IMO, just don't take them together or they polymerize.
    Does the same apply to Na-R-Ala and LCLT? If so, what are the effects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Does the same apply to Na-R-Ala and LCLT? If so, what are the effects?
    Possibly, but the research isn't there as far as I know. Perhaps there is synergy between Na-RLA and intracellular carnitine, but we all know how big of an issue it is getting LCLT into muscle (think insulin).
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    Hey Cooper, any thoughts on my post ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by RipdnTxs View Post
    Does anyone have any experience using Alcar while on SSRIs ??? I take 15 mg Paxil daily and I could really use a boost in overall cognitive function. I just dont feel nearly as sharp or able to retain info like I used too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipdnTxs View Post
    Hey Cooper, any thoughts on my post ?????
    I'm not Coop, but I used it when I was on zoloft for about a month and it made a very big difference. I'd say pick up a ~35$ 1000g tub of it that will last over a year and see how it works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Possibly, but the research isn't there as far as I know. Perhaps there is synergy between Na-RLA and intracellular carnitine, but we all know how big of an issue it is getting LCLT into muscle (think insulin).
    Well what I was referring to if there is polymerization when Na-R-ALA and LCLT are taken literally at the same time. If there is polymerization, what does that mean exactly regarding the desired effects of the Na-R-ALA and the LCLT? Are they still as effective, less effective, or not effective at all?
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    Thanks Chimeran, I started with 500 mg this morning on empty stomach. I will slowly increase and see how it goes. What differences did it make for you ????

    Quote Originally Posted by chimeranD View Post
    I'm not Coop, but I used it when I was on zoloft for about a month and it made a very big difference. I'd say pick up a ~35$ 1000g tub of it that will last over a year and see how it works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipdnTxs View Post
    Thanks Chimeran, I started with 500 mg this morning on empty stomach. I will slowly increase and see how it goes. What differences did it make for you ????
    I started at 1g and increased from there. I noticed a clearer head, easier to think, easier to remember things. It pretty much canceled out a lot of the negative side effects of the SSRI.
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    Thats really the effects I was looking for. I will increase and update as warranted. Appreciate the help...

    Quote Originally Posted by chimeranD View Post
    I started at 1g and increased from there. I noticed a clearer head, easier to think, easier to remember things. It pretty much canceled out a lot of the negative side effects of the SSRI.
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    Looks like ChimeranD has you covered!
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    Thanks Coop !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Looks like ChimeranD has you covered!
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    A few questions. I was going to start taking SNS ALCAR tabs soon. I also was thinking of using FocusXT as a preworkout. 4 500mg caps is 2 grams, so on non workout days dosing is easy, 4 caps. But due to the blend of the FocusXT I am not sure how much is in it. So how many caps should I take on workout days?

    Also I take Orange Triad, is this sufficient for an antioxident? There is a small amount of Na-R-Ala (100mgs) in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post
    A few questions. I was going to start taking SNS ALCAR tabs soon. I also was thinking of using FocusXT as a preworkout. 4 500mg caps is 2 grams, so on non workout days dosing is easy, 4 caps. But due to the blend of the FocusXT I am not sure how much is in it. So how many caps should I take on workout days?

    Also I take Orange Triad, is this sufficient for an antioxident? There is a small amount of Na-R-Ala (100mgs) in it.
    You can continue taking 2g ALCAR alongside with Focus XT on training days, but for the sake of saving money, you can lower the dose by 2 caps.

    Don't worry about the antioxidant ancillary unless dosing high or truly chronically.
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    Thanks a lot for the quick reply!
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    I take 1-2g ALCAR daily myself.
    love it
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    Another FocusXT question. How long do the "focus" effects typically last? My reason for asking is my workday is typically busiest first thing in the morning, than after 11am or so it tapers off. So would it be worth it to take it on non workout days in place of my morning coffee to help with the crazy first half of the day I normally deal with?

    Also, I play in a basketball league 2 days a week after work. Would you guys think it would be helpful to use it about an hout before playing a sports event like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post
    Another FocusXT question. How long do the "focus" effects typically last? My reason for asking is my workday is typically busiest first thing in the morning, than after 11am or so it tapers off. So would it be worth it to take it on non workout days in place of my morning coffee to help with the crazy first half of the day I normally deal with?

    Also, I play in a basketball league 2 days a week after work. Would you guys think it would be helpful to use it about an hout before playing a sports event like that?
    Actually, most people who use Focus XT that I've been contact with use it as a replacement for morning coffee to stay sharp throughout the day. At $0.50 per scoop, it's a great deal, and it's more effective than coffee if you ask any of the users. The effects from one scoop last 3-6 hours. It would also be effective pre-basketball. It's an all-around versatile supplement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Actually, most people who use Focus XT that I've been contact with use it as a replacement for morning coffee to stay sharp throughout the day. At $0.50 per scoop, it's a great deal, and it's more effective than coffee if you ask any of the users. The effects from one scoop last 3-6 hours. It would also be effective pre-basketball. It's an all-around versatile supplement.
    I don't drink coffee, but I do drink FXT I personally try not to make a habit out of it, but it's definitely a nice addition to the workdays or before class. I wouldn't take it before basketball, but that's just me. I never needed stimulants pre-basketball or anything else to help focus/drive. It certainly wouldn't hurt, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    I don't drink coffee, but I do drink FXT I personally try not to make a habit out of it, but it's definitely a nice addition to the workdays or before class. I wouldn't take it before basketball, but that's just me. I never needed stimulants pre-basketball or anything else to help focus/drive. It certainly wouldn't hurt, though.
    The thing about Focus XT is that the nootropics boost ACh subchronically, and the huperzine A dose is low enough to facilitate consistent use. In other words, it only gets better with time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    The thing about Focus XT is that the nootropics boost ACh subchronically, and the huperzine A dose is low enough to facilitate consistent use. In other words, it only gets better with time.
    Oh for sure, bud. I just like to give myself days off of stimulants (albeit a low dose of 200mg) whenever I can. Hence, SNS needs to stop producing new products like COP and cissus (which are great) and get me my caffeine-free FXT!
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    Love me some ALCAR! It's actually made me progressively smarter. Focus xt looks like a great pre workout. Will be trying it soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    In other words, it only gets better with time.
    just so true.

    the 2 months or so i was taking it daily during my EMT course, by the end of the course when it was time to go take the natl. cert. test's, i was absolutely amazed at the improvement in my memory retention/faster memory recall......ive never had a HUGE problem with tests, but things were noticeable better with FXT
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    Oh for sure, bud. I just like to give myself days off of stimulants (albeit a low dose of 200mg) whenever I can. Hence, SNS needs to stop producing new products like COP and cissus (which are great) and get me my caffeine-free FXT!
    Exactly why I don't use this product. I already take everything in it, but the convenience would be great without all the caffeine.
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    Gonna order me some Alcar today. Since I am already taking multiple supplements I decided to just add 2 grams of bulk Alcar for a few weeks, and then start using FocusXT at a later time. I was thinking just buying 100 gram Nutraplanet bulk powder for now to try it out, with 1 gram early morning before training, and 1 gram in the afternoon. Later I can replace the first dose with the FocusXT.
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    I've been taking ALCAR in 500mg doses, for a week or so. Rarely twice a day. I still get headaches if I take around 750mg or more, at once. However, I do not get that same mild headache from FocusXT. Probably the added Choline?? I just got in some Citicoline, I think I'll play with some doses and see if I can take 1g at a time with the choline. (Got some Aniracetam too. . ) Went with ~750mg ALCAR, 250mg Na-R-ALA, 500mg Citicoline, 750mg Aniracetam and a cup if coffee, today.
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    I would take the Ani twice a day at 750mg and then 250-500mg of alcar twice a day. And then have fun being smarter than everyone around you.
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    I can't imagine a better nootropic use than pre-sports. Seriously, even moreso than studying.
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    I would tend to agree. I can't say without a baseline, but I think that I did much better in a bike race I had last weekend that I would have without noots. The ability to visualize the course, focus on little things I would normally not, and keeping calm are all great for competition success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    I don't drink coffee, but I do drink FXT I personally try not to make a habit out of it, but it's definitely a nice addition to the workdays or before class. I wouldn't take it before basketball, but that's just me. I never needed stimulants pre-basketball or anything else to help focus/drive. It certainly wouldn't hurt, though.
    I wouldn't either, 10 years ago. But now I am 35, go to the gym to work out at 4 AM, then go to work for 10-12 hours, and then play ball after all that. Some days my mind is not in the right place and I find the game "speeds up" and my decision making is not what it should be. I changed my mind again, ordered some Focus XT and SNS Alcar caps. When it gets here I'll try it out a few times and see how it goes.
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    I'm taking my Concealed Carry Weapons course this Saturday - it seems like I've found a suitable excuse to use Focus XT during the summertime.
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    I guess ALCAR is not for me, I have been taking 500 to 1000mgs in the morning on and empty stomach for about two weeks and I get a dull headache and kinda feel not really in the moment, in that makes sense. I also added some Spark energy drink that has some Choline in it and I would feel pretty good for around two hours or so and then the weird feeling would come back and last all day. I had high hopes for this to give me more mental clarity most people have talked about, I take Paxil and Klonipin daily. I know some have posted about success with this while on SSRIs, not sure if the Klonipin would have any interactions with the ALCAR......
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    Good lord, klonipin and paxil. After seeing people I know basically turned into zombies on that crap, I can't believe how easily it is distributed. I am thinking that alcar is not your problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Good lord, klonipin and paxil. After seeing people I know basically turned into zombies on that crap, I can't believe how easily it is distributed. I am thinking that alcar is not your problem.

    I wasnt looking for ur opinion on what I,m currently taking. U dont know what Ive been through or anything about me, so lay off diagnosing my problems..
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    There, there. You'll be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    There, there. You'll be ok.
    Thanks for proving what I already thought you were.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipdnTxs View Post
    I wasnt looking for ur opinion on what I,m currently taking. U dont know what Ive been through or anything about me, so lay off diagnosing my problems..
    Well you even stated with the added choline you felt pretty good, so why not try to help protect your brain from the damage caused by those drugs?
    May I ask what your diagnosis is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimeranD View Post
    Well you even stated with the added choline you felt pretty good, so why not try to help protect your brain from the damage caused by those drugs?
    May I ask what your diagnosis is?
    I have had anxiety all my life, a couple years ago I started having panic/anxiety attacks. If you have ever had one of these episodes, they are terrifying to say the least. I went to see a Dr. and was put on these two meds. (low dose) and it has improved my life enough to warrant staying on them, for me at least. I am thinking about ordering Focus-XT and see how that goes, the out of the moment comment I made earlier is why I am hesitant to continue the ALCAR. It was not a good feeling, being kinda out of it at work... When you say damage to my brain caused by those drugs, could you be more specific.
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    What's in your life that could cause the anxiety and panic attacks? I've had it a my whole life too (pretty bad) but I would never go on those drugs.

    For anxiety I've gotten off prescription drugs and just use Aniracetam along with choline citrate and alcar for the most part. If it's bad or I get a panick attack I'll use phenibut, that stuff works wonders! Caffeine and other stimulants seem to make my anxiety worse some days so I try to avoid it if I'm having a bad day, so if you can then wait for the caffeine free version of FXT.

    That feeling you got from the Alcar sounds just like what I get if I don't take enough choline with my Aniracetam and Alcar, very dull minded and hard to function properly.

    Alcar is neuroprotective, so if used correctly it can help keep your brain functioning as it should, and help combat the LONG list of side effects from the drugs. I know it's hard to imagine but having gone through detox from anxiety meds myself, (not those specifically) I highly recommend going a couple weeks without the meds and trying a combination of nootropics to combat the anxiety. I feel like a good Aniracetam protocol is much more effective for anxiety than my meds were.
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