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Amazing review! the detail and info you've provided thus far are stellar... looking forward to your thoughts even more on bottle 2!
 
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No, once I got my fiber under control I was good so I don’t think AE had anything to do with it.

Attached a recent picture, not a ton of change but it shows definitely no bloat. 👍
wish my pictures after a week on vacation last week showed "no bloat" haha... more like "full bloat"
 

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Any bloat? Had issue with vector and bloat.
Yup, I had it with Vector and I've noticed it with Anabolic Effect as well. Not horrible, but I see it. I've been on CEL AE for give days and noticed it yesteraday, day 4.

What ingredient may cause this?
 
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Yup, I had it with Vector and I've noticed it with Anabolic Effect as well. Not horrible, but I see it. I've been on CEL AE for give days and noticed it yesteraday, day 4.

What ingredient may cause this?
There is no ingredient that shows in any studies to cause that that I'm aware of and it isn't common feedback at all. I'm very sensitive to bloating and I haven't noticed it myself. If I were you, I would consider upping fluid intake and see if it subsides. Everyone responds differently to different things but this isn't something common at all with it
 
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One Month Thoughts/Recap:

Bodyweight Change:
-Gain 1.2lbs (169.4-170.6lbs)
-So only a very modest change in weight.
-I think this is a bit cofounded as the first week-two weeks as I upped the calories I saw some "bloat" and water retention that led to the weight bouncing up to 171 (and that initial week 169 weight was already with some of those changes). Once I go that in control it dropped a couple pounds right away and was closer to 167-168lbs, so there is probably a little larger, but still small increase this month (my graph shows a modest upward slope about the rate I am looking for).

Recovery:
-Going to break this down into two categories a) within training and b) day to day/session to session
a) Within Training
-So I thought I was seeing this benefit pretty early, but this last couple weeks (final week bottle 1 and this 5th week and start of bottle 2) this has really jumped up.
-Set to set endurance/recovery was noticeable for strength work within the first 10-14 days, I was hitting PRs on strength work and strength work that was on the clock got "easier" to do and allowed added load despite shorter rest intervals.
-This past couple weeks though the endurance work and overall volume tolerance to sessions took a BIG jump. While it isn't like I could hit absolute best levels of work in endurance, I found that I had the "energy" to do a second tough circuit on some days and even after challenging days I felt I could add more if I wanted*.
*I log a daily training RPE, much like logging and saying I have 1 Rep In Reserve (or however you prefer to denote it), I log my training RPE. I found I have started to feel I could add more to sessions if I wanted and that similar sessions are getting easier RPE ratings.
b) Day to Day Recovery
-I noticed decrease in DOMS pretty quick, within the first week.
-I perform a full body style more days than not (especially compared to what most people do) and never felt "unready" or a drop in performance beyond what is usually expected day to day.
-By the end of the first bottle even after some pretty insane training days I'd have some decent soreness that would last at most 1 day.

Performance:
-I hit PRs pretty much non stop.
-Not every day is perfect and there is always an ebb and flow, but pretty positive from start to finish.
-Biggest improvements were strength. I am hitting some Squat and Deadlift numbers that are pretty crazy right now (pulled 485 triple beltless which bested my most recent belted 3rm for example).

Pumps/Fullness:
-This was the first noticeable effect.
-This slowly increased over duration of the first bottle as well.
-Pretty much all day increases of vascularity as well. Legs, abs, shoulders, and arms pretty much always have something popping out...
-Muscular fullness seemed improved too. This was similar to feel with how AnaBeta used to make me feel.
-I did notice some issues with some lower back pumps on high rep deadlift/hinge type movements by week 3 and 4. Just so much blood flow into the area it got hard to keep working.
-On the few bodybuilding/higher rep isolation type movements I did during this first month the pump "hurt". I felt like I could keep going and push through it better than usual, but the muscles "filled up" fast and dense.

Side Notes/Things others have asked about:
-Sleep has been great. I am not sure I'd say it has directly been improved by this, but even taking Anabolic Effect at night has not caused any issues with sleep.
-I haven't tested recently, but no major changes with blood glucose levels and dosing. It seemed to "maybe" slightly decrease levels in my readings post meals taking it, but only minor and possibly just random fluctuations, nothing on the level of something like Berberine (which shows pretty strong ability in my readings).
-Libido is up. Again nothing major and I don't really have issues, but it seems to be up, especially this last week.

Overall:
-TLDR: I highly recommend. Short and sweet it increased workout performance, improved pumps and fullness, and I just "felt" great all month.
-Longer overall: I wrote a lot about recovery, as that is such a big thing to me. It dictates my training a lot and there is a large need for recovery from session to session and this definitely provided that. Next strength was very steadily improved. I was able to constantly add weight to the bar. This may not seem big, but at this level of my training career that isn't always expected or possible. On sessions where just adding more weight wasn't necessarily the goal (shorter rest or on time sets) I noticed improvements in being less out of breath and ready to repeat sooner. Finally, while weight isn't up much, I have been steadily increasing the calories and last time I got up to this level I felt I added fat too quick, this has seemed to keep me leaner than my last go around with similar training and caloric intakes.

Feel free to ask questions if you want to know anything else specific, but I plan to keep updating in here for the duration of the next bottle (weeks 5-8) and think I'll go with at least 3 bottles in a row. Haven't added anything else to it this month yet either.
Incredibly awesome detailed review. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you're enjoying it.
 
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Yup, I had it with Vector and I've noticed it with Anabolic Effect as well. Not horrible, but I see it. I've been on CEL AE for give days and noticed it yesteraday, day 4.

What ingredient may cause this?
Honestly not seeing what in this would even cause that nor how it would be so rapid.
 
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GETTING IT! I love seeing the continued progress and not just the first week placebo from everyone so far
 
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Nice squat and deadlift weight for 170 lbs BW beltless!
 
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A little behind on weekly updates, some quick tldr style updates.

1) Weight was up then randomly last two days I’ve dropped 1-2lbs.
2) Regardless of weight fullness is sick right now.
3) I’m upping calories each week and not seeing any huge jumps in the scale. Up to 175g pro/575g cho/110g fat on most training days.
4) Performance is still climbing. Cardio/endurance seems to be climbing more this second month compared to the first (I feel like I can go forever even if I’m “tired”), while strength continues to trend up.
5) Pumps are stupid. I have added some short pump sets at the end of some days (since I have this endless endurance...) and the muscle fullness at higher reps and the pump is really just stupid how much it burns and balloons up.
 
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A little behind on weekly updates, some quick tldr style updates.

1) Weight was up then randomly last two days I’ve dropped 1-2lbs.
2) Regardless of weight fullness is sick right now.
3) I’m upping calories each week and not seeing any huge jumps in the scale. Up to 175g pro/575g cho/110g fat on most training days.
4) Performance is still climbing. Cardio/endurance seems to be climbing more this second month compared to the first (I feel like I can go forever even if I’m “tired”), while strength continues to trend up.
5) Pumps are stupid. I have added some short pump sets at the end of some days (since I have this endless endurance...) and the muscle fullness at higher reps and the pump is really just stupid how much it burns and balloons up.
Love it!
 
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Should also note I’ve been doing 6 caps with pre workout meal (90-120 minutes prior to training) now.

Maybe why the pumps are a bit bigger? Maybe increased endurance?

Mostly just think it makes it maybe a tiny bit more convenient, but 3/3 seemed perfectly viable and effective too.
 
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Sorry for lack of updates guys.

Going to be finishing up bottle 2 this week then a full review!

I hit 505 x 2 on deads today so still getting stronger.

Going to give BMP a shot next but AE is in short, amazing.
 
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Sorry for lack of updates guys.

Going to be finishing up bottle 2 this week then a full review!

I hit 505 x 2 on deads today so still getting stronger.

Going to give BMP a shot next but AE is in short, amazing.
Nice! 505 by 2 at your weight is awesome!
 
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There is no ingredient that shows in any studies to cause that that I'm aware of and it isn't common feedback at all. I'm very sensitive to bloating and I haven't noticed it myself. If I were you, I would consider upping fluid intake and see if it subsides. Everyone responds differently to different things but this isn't something common at all with it
Honestly not seeing what in this would even cause that nor how it would be so rapid.
Same experience on Vector, after a few weeks it seems to get better but weeks 2-5 were the worst in terms of bloating. Moving forward there's no bloat at all on some days, on others I do feel it a little (7 weeks in now). Doesn't seem to subside with water intake either, at least for me.
 

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