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    Hi Everyone,

    I started dosing 1g of ARA (4 caps) PWO for the past week. I haven't noticed the DOM's that people mention, should I increase my dose? This might sound like a stupid question but is the effectiveness of ARA in my body correlated with DOMs? I'm taking it first thing upon waking up with 1 scoop of SAN Fierce Dom, 1 scoop of Hemavol, and 2g ALCAR. I also do not take cissus or an anti inflammatory supplements.

    Appreciate any help, thanks!

    EDIT: Also forgot to mention it is my first time running this product.

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    Do you take any fish oil at all?. I'd give it another week at least before raising the dosage. I really wish I had more experience to help you with this. Unfortunately I'm unable to take X-gels because of my IBS. Let me get you some better help in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Do you take any fish oil at all?. I'd give it another week at least before raising the dosage. I really wish I had more experience to help you with this. Unfortunately I'm unable to take X-gels because of my IBS. Let me get you some better help in here.
    Appreciate the help man! But no, not taking any fish oil either.
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    While some people notice the effects fairly quick others take a week or so. How many doses have you taken so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw1 View Post
    While some people notice the effects fairly quick others take a week or so. How many doses have you taken so far?
    My current split puts me in the gym 6 days a week. I started my first dose last Thursday, so I have taken 6 doses.
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    I ran 2 grams of ArA and honestly didn't get that bad of DOMS at all but my results were sickening (awesome).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    I ran 2 grams of ArA and honestly didn't get that bad of DOMS at all but my results were sickening (awesome).
    Maybe no DOMs is a blessing is disguise? lol. Still being able to go 110% in the gym without the pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringman View Post
    Maybe no DOMs is a blessing is disguise? lol. Still being able to go 110% in the gym without the pain.
    Thats what I prefer. The muscle fullness and pumps are enough for myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw1 View Post
    Thats what I prefer. The muscle fullness and pumps are enough for myself
    Definitely man. So should I just stick with 1g pre work out and perhaps bump it up to 1.5g on my next ARA cycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringman View Post
    Definitely man. So should I just stick with 1g pre work out and perhaps bump it up to 1.5g on my next ARA cycle?
    I would stick with 1 gram for now as you should really start to see the ArA kick in around the end of week 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    I would stick with 1 gram for now as you should really start to see the ArA kick in around the end of week 2.
    Will do, thank you everyone for the help!
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    Do you eat a meal prior to taking your supplements/working out? (If so this could be reducing your absorption of ArA and how much of it makes it to your muscles)

    Are you noticing increased vasodilation at all so far?

    What's your normal fat intake look like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post
    Do you eat a meal prior to taking your supplements/working out? (If so this could be reducing your absorption of ArA and how much of it makes it to your muscles)

    Are you noticing increased vasodilation at all so far?

    What's your normal fat intake look like?
    -I take it first thing waking up (last meal probably around 8 hours ago)
    -My bf is around 15% so I don't notice much vasodilation... I get some great pumps, however.
    -Currently bulking so my fat intake is around 80g's a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringman View Post
    -I take it first thing waking up (last meal probably around 8 hours ago)
    -My bf is around 15% so I don't notice much vasodilation... I get some great pumps, however.
    -Currently bulking so my fat intake is around 80g's a day.
    Seems like you're good to go. Give it more time to see if you end up having any DOMS, but like you suggested, perhaps you should be happy you don't haha.
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    It could be worth trying a different dosing protocol.

    Does anyone dose with meals says 3-4 times a day? Or would that effect absorption?
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    I ran 1.5 grams for pre-WO for 2 months. Actually I started at 1g then went to 1.25g the next week, then 1.5g then on. You'll know when it kicks in. Challenge yourself week to week by adding weight to each set. One week you'll look up and instead of adding 5lbs or 10lbs to a lift you might add 20lbs depending on the body part. I didn't really get DOMs that much unless it was leg day, but my DOMs were very delayed.

    My leg days are usually on the backend of the week (Friday) and I wouldn't feel anything till like Monday or Tuesday sometimes. My joints did get dry, but that was at the very very end, almost the last 2 weeks or so.

    Another thing, I really felt the pumps during workouts.
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    I typically dose 1g pre workout and I rarely notice an increase in soreness. Only when I approach 2g do I see something. Soreness really isn't the best indicator ArA is working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhadam View Post
    I typically dose 1g pre workout and I rarely notice an increase in soreness. Only when I approach 2g do I see something. Soreness really isn't the best indicator ArA is working.
    Was there a noticeable increase in "gains" going from 1g to 2g?
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    In some people it can take up to 3 or 4 weeks to notice DOMs. Some people don't notice it at all. It varies from individual to individual.
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    I like it at 4 caps each day. Simple an effective
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbryand101b View Post
    I like it at 4 caps each day. Simple an effective
    Do you suggest that I take 4 caps on off days too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringman View Post
    Do you suggest that I take 4 caps on off days too?
    just workout days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasel View Post
    It could be worth trying a different dosing protocol.

    Does anyone dose with meals says 3-4 times a day? Or would that effect absorption?
    You definitely don't want to be taking it with meals.

    Taking it on an empty stomach prior to working out helps ensure uptake into muscle tissue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post

    You definitely don't want to be taking it with meals.

    Taking it on an empty stomach prior to working out helps ensure uptake into muscle tissue.
    What about suppository?
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    What about suppository?
    What goes up your butt is up to you
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