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    Quote Originally Posted by bean5er View Post
    I will also throw my short lived feedback in here. I stopped using after 4 days due to bad headaches BUT this obviously doesn't happen to everyone. Also I'm super disappointed that I had this reaction. I experienced the best pumps ever while using X-Gels and what I'm missing this week is the all day fullness that I felt while using these. I felt pumped almost until I went to bed and I train at 4am. If you're on the fence give them a try.
    How did you dose / time it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    Did you increase your water intake?

    I am on the fence for sure, but it's a very intriguing supplement
    Yes I'm always between 1.5-2gal

    Quote Originally Posted by bakerwil View Post

    How did you dose / time it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bean5er View Post
    Yes I'm always between 1.5-2gal



    4 gels 45 mins b4 wo which happens to be around 345am
    I've read that taking all 4 before workout can cause headaches
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    I've read that taking all 4 before workout can cause headaches
    I believe the headaches last all day (for those who experience headaches from ArA, at least for my brother this was the case). They did however subside as he continued his ArA use though and had great results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Everything I've seen and heard about ArA has been very positive. I plan on running it myself here in the next few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    I've read that taking all 4 before workout can cause headaches
    They did last all day and sometimes until I went to bed
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    Another question about stacking ArA with carnitine.
    Is it imperative that you consume the Ara literally at the same time as the carnitine? (or is that more specific to the GMS)
    Or is the general idea to simply be supplementing with carnitine at the time of your ArA Cycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doggy_dog View Post
    Another question about stacking ArA with carnitine.
    Is it imperative that you consume the Ara literally at the same time as the carnitine? (or is that more specific to the GMS)
    Or is the general idea to simply be supplementing with carnitine at the time of your ArA Cycle?
    2g carn at the same time as the ArA
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    It is awesome to see arachidonic acid gaining more and more popularity. With this year marking the 10th anniversary of releasing X-Factor it has certainly stood the test of time and has a plethora of scientific validity and positive anecdotal feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    It is awesome to see arachidonic acid gaining more and more popularity. With this year marking the 10th anniversary of releasing X-Factor it has certainly stood the test of time and has a plethora of scientific validity and positive anecdotal feedback.
    I am having a discussion with a couple of friends who state that there isn't any studies om AA conducted on humans showing any improvement in athletic performance.
    Is there any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklac View Post
    Carnitine or baby aspirin (per Coop/Neuron)
    Or both like me plus GMS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITFrank View Post
    I am having a discussion with a couple of friends who state that there isn't any studies om AA conducted on humans showing any improvement in athletic performance.
    Is there any?
    http://nutridylan.com/2012/04/24/ana...oney-review-4/

    But

    http://m.ajpcell.physiology.org/cont...l.00038.2012v1
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    Been using agmatine/x gels in my PCT and getting stronger/bigger/leaner. **** is insane! Feel like I am still on cycle
    Great feedback!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    I'd prefer LCLT for this purpose
    What product of LCLT do you guys use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    What product of LCLT do you guys use?
    And if using ALCAR - is 2g too big of a dose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    What product of LCLT do you guys use?
    Never used bulk LCLT, it is in TONS of products (probably one of the biggest bandwagon additions to every formula out there, not that it isn't a solid ingredient) so I usually get it in my pre. 99% of the time that means Genomyx Protocol for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bakerwil View Post
    And if using ALCAR - is 2g too big of a dose?
    That is my preferred ALCAR dose unless I play to use it at multiple times per day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    What product of LCLT do you guys use?
    Compete for me! Several forms of carnitine with lclt as well, tastes amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Compete for me! Several forms of carnitine with lclt as well, tastes amazing.

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    Forgot this. I have used Hema+Compete with a run of ArA last year. GVT plus that = insane.
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    SNS thank you for getting X-gels right this time, IMO ARA is the best supplement out there for imporving body composition. god i wish it was like creatine and i never had to come off of it well that might be a bad example because i dont even take creatine anymore lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericool007 View Post
    SNS thank you for getting X-gels right this time, IMO ARA is the best supplement out there for imporving body composition. god i wish it was like creatine and i never had to come off of it well that might be a bad example because i dont even take creatine anymore lol
    Makes me want to buy some!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    nutridylan.com/2012/04/24/anabolic-arachidonic-acid-mass-builder-or-massive-waste-of-money-review-4/

    But

    m.ajpcell.physiology.org/content/early/2012/10/15/ajpcell.00038.2012.abstract?re lated-urls=yes&legid=ajpcell%3bajpce ll.00038.2012v1

    Hmmmm, that wasn't much..) Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HITFrank View Post
    Hmmmm, that wasn't much..) Thanks!
    One proves that it doesn't work at all and the other one proves that it's beneficial
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    I have one last question, guys.

    How much of an impact does stacking GMS with ArA vs standalone ArA have?
    I understand the potential benefits (at a high level) but would the addition of GMS significantly increase the efficacy of ArA?
    Are there any people who have run a cycle both ways to notice the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doggy_dog View Post
    I have one last question, guys.

    How much of an impact does stacking GMS with ArA vs standalone ArA have?
    I understand the potential benefits (at a high level) but would the addition of GMS significantly increase the efficacy of ArA?
    Are there any people who have run a cycle both ways to notice the difference?
    I have enjoyed pretty much every time I have ran ArA. When I first used it the proposed dosing was 1 cap 4 times a day with meals (sometimes opting for 2 caps pre-workout). While I still found that effective the addition of the GMS + Carnitine seems to quicken the results for me (pumps, vascularity, and DOMS start sooner).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    I have enjoyed pretty much every time I have ran ArA. When I first used it the proposed dosing was 1 cap 4 times a day with meals (sometimes opting for 2 caps pre-workout). While I still found that effective the addition of the GMS + Carnitine seems to quicken the results for me (pumps, vascularity, and DOMS start sooner).
    Awesome feedback, it seems pretty much everybody (myself included) prefers the Neuron dosing to any other method.
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    I would run it after, if the cardio part is intense like 3k run pumps themselves could be counterproductive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dan View Post
    The bit about endurance taking a dive while using ARA, is that common amongst others or specific in your case?

    I ask because I'm currently training to increase my cardio endurance for a few police tests I'm going to be taking and I have my X-Gels and am waiting for my LCLT and glycergrow to arrive. I don't want to run them just yet if they are going to affect my cardio endurance.

    Can anyone chime in?
    Just don't dose it prior to any physical tests... you're not going to fatigue faster. Get that **** outta your head lol
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    Is it just me or is ArA threads popping up everywhere now haha
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    It also depends on how you react to ara in my case I can do cardio but am much more fatigued and would reccomend against it in competition setting othervise it can be good prior get all the benefits and then be leass sore when the compettition is actually going to happen.

    But honestly Police tests are usually nothing physicallt taxing so I would not worry too much. I have been a cop in a different country lol by the physical part was a joke imho
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    Is it just me or is ArA threads popping up everywhere now haha
    They are, its a nice change!

    ArA was far too slept on by the industry as a whole for a full decade. It's great to see great brands like Axis Labs, Universal, SNS and others all getting behind arachidonic acid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    They are, its a nice change!

    ArA was far too slept on by the industry as a whole for a full decade. It's great to see great brands like Axis Labs, Universal, SNS and others all getting behind arachidonic acid!
    Absolutely! Much agreed with you there my man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    They are, its a nice change!

    ArA was far too slept on by the industry as a whole for a full decade. It's great to see great brands like Axis Labs, Universal, SNS and others all getting behind arachidonic acid!
    Agreed!!

    Even though I haven't tried it yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    They are, its a nice change!

    ArA was far too slept on by the industry as a whole for a full decade. It's great to see great brands like Axis Labs, Universal, SNS and others all getting behind arachidonic acid!
    Universal is, wut where? Serious
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Universal is, wut where? Serious
    I think it is in miniscule amounts in one of their products.

    it is also in animal test but the price is crazy I only do animal PM from their line
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Universal is, wut where? Serious
    For many years now, Animal Test is a loaded product. Probably the best test booster for mass out there imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post

    Compete for me! Several forms of carnitine with lclt as well, tastes amazing.

    Mike
    Same here, either with Compete or just nutraplanet bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post

    For many years now, Animal Test is a loaded product. Probably the best test booster for mass out there imo.
    Srsly? Hmm I need to look at it I've always just kind of dismissed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post

    For many years now, Animal Test is a loaded product. Probably the best test booster for mass out there imo.
    Hmm checking that out now
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