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    Hey guys I've been researching ArA for a few days now.. Reviews seem to be mixed. THe pro-inflammatory nature of this supplement is what makes it effective, correct? Quoting a post from another forum "Its fine and an effective supplement if you're healthy, but if you're prone to diseases related to inflammation, like IBS, rosacea, acne, arthritis, its something that you should pass on."
    AFAIK mild acne is the only thing from this list I'd be concerned about.. Can anyone attest to its effectiveness, sides, etc.. Thanks in advance..

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    Given our past discussions on your health, this is something I'd hold off on for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Given our past discussions on your health, this is something I'd hold off on for now
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    Thoughts on X-gels and Arachidonic acid in general?

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    I tried it ,great pumps!But ive been diagnosed recently with colitis,so im afraid to try it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBIE ONE View Post
    I tried it ,great pumps!But ive been diagnosed recently with colitis,so im afraid to try it again.
    I'd steer clear of it then...Just my 2c
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    I'd steer clear of it then...Just my 2c
    x2, we also recommend not to take it if you have inflammatory conditions such as colitis.
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    Yeah im not going to take it again.though I do love peak beta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBIE ONE View Post
    Yeah im not going to take it again.though I do love peak beta!
    Awesome, glad to know you are a fan of the rest of the line as well. Im always surprised more people havent tried Peak Beta+.

    Also relevant, we have another addition to the line coming this summer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBIE ONE View Post
    I tried it ,great pumps!But ive been diagnosed recently with colitis,so im afraid to try it again.
    stay far away from it.
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    no doubt.I wont take it again.Though when I did,I didn't have any problems.
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    stay far away from it.
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    yes I really like it.it seems to fly under the radar.Im telling my friends bout it for a non stim preworkout.
    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Awesome, glad to know you are a fan of the rest of the line as well. Im always surprised more people havent tried Peak Beta+.

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    Just ordered Peak Beta +, I think part of the issue is that it's name is so close to the original Peak Beta which is a completely different product.
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    I rate ArA very highly, one of my favourite supplements. Highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zv3 View Post
    Just ordered Peak Beta +, I think part of the issue is that it's name is so close to the original Peak Beta which is a completely different product.
    Good feedback, we've heard that a few times now so it certainly does seem to be part of the problem.

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    I rate ArA very highly, one of my favourite supplements. Highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBIE ONE View Post
    yes I really like it.it seems to fly under the radar.Im telling my friends bout it for a non stim preworkout.
    Greatly appreciated Abie!! Peak Beta+ is such a great (and affordable) product, but it hasnt taken off quite like we expected.
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    No problem,Thats not good!Got to get the word out there!
    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Greatly appreciated Abie!! Peak Beta+ is such a great (and affordable) product, but it hasnt taken off quite like we expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Greatly appreciated Abie!! Peak Beta+ is such a great (and affordable) product, but it hasnt taken off quite like we expected.
    I think it will get more popular, it certainly is only one of the few products of it's type for now but a different name and different color label would certainly differentiate it from the rest of your line. When I look at your product line at most sites the yellow color kinda blends into the rest of the products. The labels are very similar. The price really is very good though, I am going to buy a couple more before people catch on and the price skyrockets.
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    To get the thread back on topic, can anyone describe their experiences with ArA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    To get the thread back on topic, can anyone describe their experiences with ArA?
    The strength gains, doms, and pumps are very apparent to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Younglifter16 View Post
    stay far away from it.
    Agreed... stay away!

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    Sorry mcc23 .Like I said I experienced great pumps with it.my muscles felt full.
    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    To get the thread back on topic, can anyone describe their experiences with ArA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasel View Post
    I rate ArA very highly, one of my favourite supplements. Highly recommended.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wocheezy View Post
    The strength gains, doms, and pumps are very apparent to me.
    Awesome!
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    Ara works far better on body parts that can get a good "pump" like bi's and tri's and shoulders and legs certainly. I like the stuff and use 2 different Ara products at the moment, one being X-Gels.
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    Never had a pump like i do with X-Gels. Agmatine comes close, very close. But ArA is stupid good and the pump lasts for a long time. I've used multiple training sessions at 1g with great results but i prefer 1.5g i think. Would run 2g if i had enough bottles for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhadam View Post
    Never had a pump like i do with X-Gels. Agmatine comes close, very close. But ArA is stupid good and the pump lasts for a long time. I've used multiple training sessions at 1g with great results but i prefer 1.5g i think. Would run 2g if i had enough bottles for sure.
    x2, Ive been touting arachidonic acid as better than NO products or GDA products for pumps for years now. The best part is that every year we see more and more people saying the same thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    x2, Ive been touting arachidonic acid as better than NO products or GDA products for pumps for years now. The best part is that every year we see more and more people saying the same thing!
    samples?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    samples?!?
    ArA is a fairly expensive ingredient making X-Factor and similar products expensive to produce, additionally, for many users it takes up to two weeks to fully notice the benefits of ArA, unlike NO products which have more immediate effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    ArA is a fairly expensive ingredient making X-Factor and similar products expensive to produce, additionally, for many users it takes up to two weeks to fully notice the benefits of ArA, unlike NO products which have more immediate effects.
    2 weeks worth of samples??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    2 weeks worth of samples??

    That would be an incredibly expensive venture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antihero View Post
    That would be an incredibly expensive venture.
    This, ArA samples likely wont be a thing any time soon. That said, with literally hundreds of logs spanning a full decade as well as scientific literature supporting the safety you cant go wrong with X-Factor or any arachidonic acid supplement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    This, ArA samples likely wont be a thing any time soon. That said, with literally hundreds of logs spanning a full decade as well as scientific literature supporting the safety you cant go wrong with X-Factor or any arachidonic acid supplement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcc23 View Post
    To get the thread back on topic, can anyone describe their experiences with ArA?
    few logs are finishing up .. Here is a review from a rep here (bolt10)

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    -Overall I absolutely love ArA so the use of X-gels was a very welcome addition. Usually I use ArA to maximize body composition changes, but I saw some very solid results in terms of strength on a very non-body composition oriented program. Despite the lack of body composition specific goals I saw some very nice effects on top of great strength gains. The combination of the ArA with Burn24 made it quite easy to manage a plentiful caloric intake while maximizing lean body mass improvement and strength gains. This combo will definitely find its way into some sort of recomp cycle and other volume themed training blocks.


    Honestly ArA is on my short list of ingredients that I keep coming back to using and the quality of SNS X-gels definitely lived up to how effective this stuff really is, even with a totally different approach to training than I usually use with it. Already looking forward to getting my hands on some more for future use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhadam View Post
    Never had a pump like i do with X-Gels. Agmatine comes close, very close. But ArA is stupid good and the pump lasts for a long time. I've used multiple training sessions at 1g with great results but i prefer 1.5g i think. Would run 2g if i had enough bottles for sure.
    i agree, I still haven't gone over 1G in xgels, I've found 1g to be working great maybe ill try next week

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    GQ, I think that ArA and Burn 24 will be a go to stack for many.

    Burn 24 is right up there with X-Factor and BioForge in my book for being among the utmost in innovative and flat out exceedingly well performing supplements.
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    Has anyone tried ARA + HMB? would this be a good mix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupis122 View Post
    Has anyone tried ARA + HMB? would this be a good mix?
    Instead of investing in HMB, why don't you just give me the money...You'll reap the same benefits
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    I'm not investing in anything. I was hoping for a scientific explanation of why or why not use it in conjunction with ARA.
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    HMB has some good data behind it, and others dont like it. The safe play, if interested in products like hmb is to get a leucine or branch chain amino acid supplement. Whether you choose hmb or bcaa, both are fine to take alongside X-Factor.
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