Unanswered Arachidonic Acid (X-Factor VS X-Gels)

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Hi,

I was thinking of trying out Ara for the first time, apart from X-Gels the very well known one:
I have come across: https://www.molecularnutrition.com/products/x-factor-arachidonic-acid
Uses ARASYN a patented version.

Does anyone know the main differences between the products or tried the MN X Factor version?

Thanks..
 

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I've done multiple runs of both, and to be honest, X-Gelz made me slightly more sore for the days following training
 
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I've done multiple runs of both, and to be honest, X-Gelz made me slightly more sore for the days following training
Huuum thanks for honest feedback.. any other differences you noticed, which one gave you better results?
 

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Lol on official site its actually xfactor, but saw xgels deals from resellers
I don’t think many people purchase from companies officials sites. Official companies sites will always be higher than retailers
 

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Huuum thanks for honest feedback.. any other differences you noticed, which one gave you better results?
I can't say for certain, because training styles and exercises would have been different on most of the Arachidonic Acid cycles, BUT, I never got any joint pain on X-Factor...Which is obviously a great bonus
 
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Same product. MN X-Factor is the original ARA product. They R and D'd it and made it famous.
 
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Like others have said same product. I typically will go with x gels since I’m an SNS fan and it’s cheaper.
 
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Better bang for your buck with SNS and if I’m not mistaken I thought the new X factor he anti inflammatories in the profile which would be counterproductive.
 

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Better bang for your buck with SNS and if I’m not mistaken I thought the new X factor he anti inflammatories in the profile which would be counterproductive.
That’s the XFactor advanced product. I think original is still around, which is just ARA. But yes, the advanced version contains some fish oil, and omega 3s will compete with ARA for absorption. Not the best idea.
 
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I use XGels, I trust SNS products. Xgels work so I’ve never tried any other brand
 

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Because it's common knowledge. Lol I remember when xfactor came out. Later xgels came out and tons of discussions happend on it. Same exact ingredient from same exact supplier. Email molecular nutrition and they will also tell you it's the same. Or email sns.
 
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How do you know same source.. one is patented version, sns is not!!
This issue has been beat to death over the years and I'm very surprised to see it even come back up again. In the beginning, MN didn't even call theirs ARASYN; that was a branded version name that they started using later on. In the beginning, they just referred to it as Arachidonic Acid as well (which is how we refer to it on ours).

Molecular in the beginning held it direct, then licensed it out to Cargill, then its changed a couple times over the years which is really MN's private business and doesn't need public discussion.

SNS & MN are both great companies and the ARA is the same and you can't go wrong either way. Hopefully all can go back to enjoying the product(s) and not try to turn it into a company argument that doesn't need to happen.
 
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This issue has been beat to death over the years and I'm very surprised to see it even come back up again. In the beginning, MN didn't even call theirs ARASYN; that was a branded version name that they started using later on. In the beginning, they just referred to it as Arachidonic Acid as well (which is how we refer to it on ours).

Molecular in the beginning held it direct, then licensed it out to Cargill, then its changed a couple times over the years which is really MN's private business and doesn't need public discussion.

SNS & MN are both great companies and the ARA is the same and you can't go wrong either way. Hopefully all can go back to enjoying the product(s) and not try to turn it into a company argument that doesn't need to happen.
Thanks for clearing this up, for someone who never used Ara, would not known
 
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It's pretty much the same, IF it's the original version you're comparing it too. The link looks to be the original version.

Same source, can't go wrong with either.
 

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