I ordered a few bottles from the intro sale last week. I was also lucky enough to win a free bottle as part of the promo from PES/Synthetic Supplements. Thank you guys!
Staple Supplements: 200mg Caffeine, 2-2.5g Creapure, 10g , , 100mg , 2g , 200mg , Vitamin C, Multivitamin
Other Supplements: I have been running PES for 21 days (3 caps for first 6 days, 2 caps daily there after), and NOW Mucuna DOPA for the last 4 weeks (currently using 7-8 caps prior to bed)
I have been using Synthetic Supplements for the last 4 days at 1000mg first thing in the morning on an empty stomach 30-45 min prior to my first meal. My plan is to run this consistantly at 1g daily or more to see if it can help with my injury issues and overall performance in general. I know this is a popular supplement for pumps, vascularity, nutrient partitioning/gda, but personally I have been wanting to try this supplement for some time now for its possible analgesic, recovery, and benefits. I have injuries from the past that have left me with symptoms of chronic pain due to nerve compression. Below is a brief review of what has been notable so far.
Analgesic: So far starting from the first day I have noticed a decrease in my level of pain. To better describe it, I can still feel the affected areas as they still have a stiffness that makes me aware of the area itself, but as far as the sharp sensations I would normally feel, it feels like they have been dulled. Considering my heavy level of activity these last few days, I am very surprised that I am feeling this good. As of today, I feel no pain and am functioning at 100% in terms of mobility. I have not had a day like this for as long as I can remember. I am impressed at how soon has been able to make an impact for me with regards to this aspect. This is primarily the main reason I wanted to try this supplement and so far it is definitely making an impact.
/Recovery: As far goes, I can feel that this has lowered my BP slightly and has made running a lot easier. The drop in BP allows me to breathe a lot easier and in doing so my work capacity has increased and I can definitely feel there is delayed fatigue as I have been able to work out longer and from workouts faster. I'm in pretty good shape already and do a lot of sprints, steady state, and HIIT for cardio. When I added the agmatine, it helped me to push a little harder a little longer.
Mood: Since the first day taking this, I have been in a good mood, feel a lot calmer, and seem to have an increased sense of well being.
Pumps/Vascularity/Muscle Fullness: Although I was not primarily interested in these attributes, I can say without a doubt that they are very apparent and are very nice to have. The first 2 days I only noticed these attributes slightly, but yesterday and today the effects were much more pronounced. Musclefullness and vasculaity have been good. I also got pumps in parts of my body that I was not working.
Improved Sleep: These last few days I have had some really deep hard sleeps. I have been taking ZMA and 7-8 caps of NOW for the past 4 weeks and that already helped me to sleep very deeply, but since taking the agmatine, I am practically a dead body for 8 hours. When I wake up it is hard due to the heavy level of fogginess, possibly due to increased GH, but once I get going I can tell I had a very good refreshing night's sleep.
Nutrient Partitioning/GDA: Since taking agmatine, I have noticed muscle fullness after all meals, especially after meals with a decent amount of carbs. I also notice I seem to be digesting faster as my feeling of fullness doesn't last as long. This is not to say I get hungry faster between meals, but I know that I could eat if I wanted due to not feeling full.
Other Notes: I'm not sure if it is potentiating my usual daily dose of 200mg caffeine (100mg upon waking/100mg pre-workout) or if it has to do with the increased mood and possible noortropic effects some people have mentioned. But either way, after 15 mins or so of taking agmatine, I can feel my mental awareness increase. It is my understanding that benefits of this supplement should accumulate over time, so I am looking forward to using this for the next few months. I am also considering adding this permanently as a staple as it may benefit my particular situation. I also would like to note that many of the benefits of this supplement seem to mirror Icariin, which is a supplement that I am quite fond of and I look forward to stacking these two together down the road.
Overall, I am very pleased so far and am quite surprised at how soon some of the benefits have become apparent. Although this is the first agmatine product I have tried, I am very impressed so far at the quality, potency, and value of this product. I ended up buying some more of this when I saw the Memorial Day sale price at NP as it was just too good of a deal to pass up. Thank you PES and Synthetic Supplements for putting out a quality agmatine product at such a great value!