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    Thanks. That is one thing I am always thinking about with any supplement and what studies have been done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfhuman View Post
    What's the best dosage? 1, 1.5, or 2g? To many different dosages. From what I'm seeing its 2g on workout days only 1g if used every day? Correct? What would the effects be from 1 to 2g?
    I went with 2 grams and it was great. Many say that they don't see a difference between 1.5 an 2 grams but then again others do.

    I would just dose on workout days no matter what dose you choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    I went with 2 grams and it was great. Many say that they don't see a difference between 1.5 an 2 grams but then again others do. I would just dose on workout days no matter what dose you choose.
    So ima start at 1.5g and see how that goes so I can see if I feel a difference.

    Cool workout days only than. It's going to be a nice pct :-)
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    So for my second dose of Ara, I tried 6 caps, or 1.5g. I literally had the worst headache after my workout. How likely is it that the ARA is the cause or had some sort of impact on my headache?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpk33 View Post
    So for my second dose of Ara, I tried 6 caps, or 1.5g. I literally had the worst headache after my workout. How likely is it that the ARA is the cause or had some sort of impact on my headache?
    I've heard of people commenting on ArA giving them headaches and could not finish their run with it.

    What else did you take pre-workout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    I've heard of people commenting on ArA giving them headaches and could not finish their run with it.

    What else did you take pre-workout?
    Took it with PES Enhanced, 4 scoops of CL Glycergrow and 2 scoops of Primaforce LCLT
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpk33 View Post
    Took it with PES Enhanced, 4 scoops of CL Glycergrow and 2 scoops of Primaforce LCLT
    How many scoops of Enhanced did you use? And have you taken nitrates before?
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    I used one scoop of Enhanced, and I'm usually stim tolerant. I've taken nitrates before, but do they cause headaches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpk33 View Post
    I used one scoop of Enhanced, and I'm usually stim tolerant. I've taken nitrates before, but do they cause headaches?
    Nitrates can cause them. It is always best to start at a low dose with them and work your way up. The headaches could be from the ArA or nitrates.
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    If worried about headaches with ArA, a few tips.

    -Dont exceed the label recommendation of 4 caps
    -Dont stack with nitric oxide products/nitrates (or at least keep the dose low)
    -Try X-Factor Advanced which was designed to give you the benefits of X-Factor, without the side effects (headache, joint pain)
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    Quote Originally Posted by uubiduu View Post
    I already asked this in an other thread but still didnt get an answer. Is it safe to use ArA when there is a slight chance to have something like a mild gastritis?
    We are a brand that focuses on the safety of our customers above all else, if you have or have reason to believe that you have an inflammatory condition we do not recommend this product.

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    During the study, inflammation was not notably increased. It wont cause damage but if you have issues with either, the already current inflammation process may be exacerbated.

    It really doesnt increase inflammation that much for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpk33 View Post
    Took it with PES Enhanced, 4 scoops of CL Glycergrow and 2 scoops of Primaforce LCLT
    I know Glycerol Monostearate can give headache.. try without it one workout? how much water do you drink with glycergrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfhuman View Post
    So ima start at 1.5g and see how that goes so I can see if I feel a difference.

    Cool workout days only than. It's going to be a nice pct :-)
    ArA has always been a staple in my PCT, even before SNS started making it. Keeps you crazy pumps/fullness that you had on cycle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    If worried about headaches with ArA, a few tips.

    -Dont exceed the label recommendation of 4 caps
    -Dont stack with nitric oxide products/nitrates (or at least keep the dose low)
    -Try X-Factor Advanced which was designed to give you the benefits of X-Factor, without the side effects (headache, joint pain)
    NO products won't exacerbate headaches that are specific to ArA. And one can simply add boswellia to a time NOT preworkout/with ArA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piledahlaren View Post
    I know Glycerol Monostearate can give headache.. try without it one workout? how much water do you drink with glycergrow?
    GMS has virtually no capacity to give a headache at under 10 grams...
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    ArA has always been a staple in my PCT, even before SNS started making it. Keeps you crazy pumps/fullness that you had on cycle!
    I had my eye on Ara for a while to but I never took that leap to try it. This time around I def do and can't wait to see how it is. I hear, I hear :-)
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    If you are following the everyday dosing method, would that mean everyday dosing of the GMS and Carnitine as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daxter View Post
    If you are following the everyday dosing method, would that mean everyday dosing of the GMS and Carnitine as well?
    Yes...you want to dose all 3 (ArA, gms, carn) at the same time....that's another reason I prefer the preWO only method, saves $ when one is also running gms & carn with it...
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    I had a slight headache the first couple of times with ARA.
    2-3 workouts later and it was gone.

    Can't say for sure if it was the ARA that was giving me headaches, but if it's not too bad maybe try 4 caps for a couple of workouts and then bump it up to 6 again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdybldnaam View Post
    I had a slight headache the first couple of times with ARA.
    2-3 workouts later and it was gone.

    Can't say for sure if it was the ARA that was giving me headaches, but if it's not too bad maybe try 4 caps for a couple of workouts and then bump it up to 6 again.
    Headaches are the main reason I won't go higher than 4 XFA pills pre-workout. You might be like me and more susceptible to headaches from ArA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    We are a brand that focuses on the safety of our customers above all else, if you have or have reason to believe that you have an inflammatory condition we do not recommend this product.



    Systemic markers of inflammation were actually decreased.
    All the more reason to use ArA
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    Is one bottle enough if Im only gonna use it on workout days? last like 7 weeks for me if so..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piledahlaren View Post
    Is one bottle enough if Im only gonna use it on workout days? last like 7 weeks for me if so..

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    Depends on how many gels/day and how many times/ you're working out...4gels/4 workouts/wk = 6.25 weeks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piledahlaren View Post
    Is one bottle enough if Im only gonna use it on workout days? last like 7 weeks for me if so..

    thanks
    Schizm covered it. 1g, 4x per week is the lowest I would go personally. I would bump it up to 1.5 if you only worked out 3 days per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    All the more reason to use ArA
    Absolutely, it is among the safest supplements out there according to FDA GRAS approval and a plethora of safety studies that have taken place throughout the world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    Depends on how many gels/day and how many times/ you're working out...4gels/4 workouts/wk = 6.25 weeks...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    Schizm covered it. 1g, 4x per week is the lowest I would go personally. I would bump it up to 1.5 if you only worked out 3 days per week.

    If you want the ultimate recomp stack; X-Gels + Glycophase + Forskolin is a great option.

    Ops sorry I forgot the dosage ok the I start with one bottle, I workout 3-4 times a week and will go with 1g pre then
    Will run it with GMS+GPLC and if I like it I will add forskolin and erase to next bottle Thank you guys!
  

  
 

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