Sorry for the rambling post, but:
This supplement has been really inconsistent for me. Some days my pumps/vascularity are amazing, others it doesn't help... and in fact I've noticed my vascularity and pump is WORSE than if I was to not take anything. And the same thing goes for .
I've tried 1g pre workout, 500g in the am with breakfast and 500 pre workout.
The only thing I have noticed is when I workout late in the evening (ie had a lot of carbs during the day), my pumps and vasc are amazing. And when I workout in the morning (about 2 hours after breakfast), my pumps/vasc are average or sometimes BELOW average. I have a feeling it's to do with carbs. But then again, I've had awesome pumps in my morning workouts on occasion with both and . I can't seem to pin point what's going wrong.
Some concerns/questions -
I've noticed 1g pre workout (2 hours after light breakfast) lately has been making me feel WORSE, in terms of mood and also vascularity and pumps are worsened. And then whenever I eat my postworkout meal, I start to fill out like crazy and veins are showing like they should. This doesn't happen in evening workouts. I've done some research, and maybe it's making me slightly hypoglycemic? In which case, how can I dose for my morning workouts? I might try the full 1g with my breakfast, instead of pre workout. 500mg didn't work. Might that help?
Is agmatine counterproductive if food is still in my stomach? Maybe 2 hours is not long enough to fully digest my breakfast (dry oats, whey, PB and banana or 2)? My evening workouts also happen to be a good 4-5 hours after my last meal. Is it the carbs, or timing?
agmatine experts please chime in. What is the best timing/dosage? I'm basically trial and erroring it at the moment, advice is much appreciated