I am become Invictus, destroyer of stress.

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HUGE Thanks to @cheftepesh1 for sending me a bottle of INVICTUS, there stress managing, fat burning, immune boosting topical from Iron Legion! He's a cool guy and came through like the folks at IL & IF always do. You guys get some folks in here for me.

I hope to see a noticeable difference in my stress levels, which stay at a maximum and are amplified by (yet, even more) career instability and the anticipation of my first child (son due Dec. 2) Between this old house, my woman, and my boss, I could use it. Its been almost 2 months since I last used IF's Neuro-P5, and life without it is beating the **** out of me. Its become a staple and I'm curious to see how Iron Legions Invictus helps. I am also at the point where it may be time to start my FIRST EVER cut, so if I chose to do so, I will make note of any fat loss I notice.

It took about a week before I first noticed anything with previous topicals, so I took notes in my phone until I hit the 1 week mark. Today is day 9 of using it. Had I anticipated such a fast difference, I would have started a log just like any other product. I tried to bypass 7-or-so days of slow rolling and no updates, but I was wrong. I apologize if the formatting breaks between my notes and the forum. Here's what I've gathered over the past week.


Day One
AM&PM-Clavicle

My initial thoughts are almost not worth mentioning. I expect it to take around the week-one mark to notice much of an effect. I will note that the smell seems identical to P5 to me. A half milliliter dose isn't very noticeable, and if it's not desirable, could easily be covered with a single spray of cologne, but it doesn't bother me anyway.


Day Three
AM-Traps / PM-Pecs

First I'd like to add a revision to the first entry. That night, as well as last night, I slept excellently. I wasn't expecting to notice much of anything so early, so we'll see if it keeps up before we credit it with sleep quality, from which I am left well-rested and wakeful. I haven't noticed much other than an impressive dry rate.


Day Five
AM-Traps / PM-Clavicle

The restful nights are REAL. Those who have trouble sleeping know exactly how much that can impact your day. This afternoon is when I realized how quickly I've gotten over things that I normally let bother me. Work, Life, and the chaotic balance between them seems more peaceful, though when I stand back and analyze it, the only difference has been Invictus.


Day Seven
AM&PM Traps

I've had a great first week. I'd honestly be satisfied if my results plateaued until the end of the bottle. Tonight I decided to apply my PM dose to my traps since I'll be staying up late and won't have it rubbing all on my sheets.
 
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Today is day 9, and I will be continuing to post EOD, including tonight. If there's anything you wish to see from this log please let me know!
 

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Good feedback on the stress/sleep side. Alot of what is normally discussed with invictus is purely fat loss/cutting. With less stress/less cortisol spikes/better sleep though your body will respond accordingly on the training side/recomp though. It's just a different means to an end.
 
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In for this
 
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Day Nine
Single 1ml Dose in PM-Chest

Had to head into work entirely too early to be asked to apply the first application. Left the house at 3AM and didn't finish nonsensically being about until 8 tonight, so I'm about to take a shower and double up, one ml on the chest up to the neck. Ive noticed that my hands are pretty dry, may or may not be the product. Either way will be wearing gloves just in case. Btw, I didn't make it nearly as late as I had anticipated on the 7th night. David Attenborough talked me right to sleep lol
 
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Invictus is great stuff for sleep and stress!
 
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Awesome! In on this as well.
 
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I'm currently running Invictus for the 1st time as well. One week in and sleep is definitely improved. I'll follow along
The sleep aspect is one of the best features.
 
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b-AET has many benefits...glad to see it getting some love-much deserved, imo.
 
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Day Eleven
AM-PECS / PM TRAPS


I feel as if a layer of brainfog that I didn't know I had has dissipated. It's not as if my tolerance for life's simple bullshit has gone up, but as if less things fall into that category- like things that normally urk me aren't bothersome. This is what I hace been waiting for, and now the effect is strong enought to notice. :)
 
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following along :)

Glad you're enjoying your run so far! I get so much better sleep with Invictus...otherwise it's so hard for me to slow my thoughts down before bed.
 
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Day Eleven
AM-PECS / PM TRAPS


I feel as if a layer of brainfog that I didn't know I had has dissipated. It's not as if my tolerance for life's simple bullshit has gone up, but as if less things fall into that category- like things that normally urk me aren't bothersome. This is what I hace been waiting for, and now the effect is strong enought to notice. :)
in todays world tolerance for bullshit is mandatory for maintaining sanity, lol.

glad it's helping…!
 
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I cant bring myself to skip the 2-week mark to post a day 13. My minor ocd wont let me. Got you guys tomorrow 😂
 
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Day Fourteen
AM-PECS / PM-CHEST(upcoming)

Long-winded update incoming!

In hindsight, I should have uploaded some before pics and took beginning measurements. I started this log at ~170#. As of today, I'm sitting at ~167#. I cant say for sure if it's water or fat, but I can say that my diet hasn't changed from the slow-bulk I was on before starting (200-500 above maintenance, quicker weight gain hurts my ankles). My better half mentioned that I "look stronger, like more muscley". I think she means my muscles look fuller, but at any rate my ego busted a nut.

I was reading up on some of the current and previous logs of Neuro B-Aet and Invictus, and have seen mention of sedation... I for one, have yet to feel drowsy or sedated at all.
At either time of day, each dose makes me feel

·Elated
·Calm
·Confident
·Clear-Headed

Without ever feeling

·Drowsy
·Stimulated
·Aggressive
·Irritated

The past two weeks have been surprisingly good, considering some of the out-of-the-ordinary events. I'll go into detail on that after a while tonight.

 

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Good stuff, honestly these quality of life supplements are of greater benefit than anything out there to me personally. It's all a 360 circle. Your gym performance will be better when your life in general is better and rinse and repeat.
 
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Day Fourteen
AM-PECS / PM-CHEST(upcoming)

Long-winded update incoming!

In hindsight, I should have uploaded some before pics and took beginning measurements. I started this log at ~170#. As of today, I'm sitting at ~167#. I cant say for sure if it's water or fat, but I can say that my diet hasn't changed from the slow-bulk I was on before starting (200-500 above maintenance, quicker weight gain hurts my ankles). My better half mentioned that I "look stronger, like more muscley". I think she means my muscles look fuller, but at any rate my ego busted a nut.

I was reading up on some of the current and previous logs of Neuro B-Aet and Invictus, and have seen mention of sedation... I for one, have yet to feel drowsy or sedated at all.
At either time of day, each dose makes me feel

·Elated
·Calm
·Confident
·Clear-Headed

Without ever feeling

·Drowsy
·Stimulated
·Aggressive
·Irritated

The past two weeks have been surprisingly good, considering some of the out-of-the-ordinary events. I'll go into detail on that after a while tonight.

really enjoying how much you are enjoying Invictus!!!

in winter months my activity goes down weight goes up...when this happens vii-kt/Invictus sets me straight, best weight control stack I've ever used.
 
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it's making me want to grab a bottle of invictus!
 
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Day Sixteen
AM-PECS / PM-TRAPS


Today really took it out of me physically. I managed a home-town worksite for 12 uninterrupted hours. This unit's manager had to take off for a death in the family the same day the immediate subordinate walked off to never return. Enter, me.

I'm glad to be working locally instead of driving 100+ miles every day but being the only move-and-decision-maker here to manage a very green crew is challenging. I'll probably be here indefinitely, at least until I get this unit up to my standards (which it is FAR) from.

Usually I'd be ready for a vacation after the past two weeks+ but I'm nust not. I'm actually enjoying the suck more than I thought I would and mentally welcome the challenge. I can't say with confidence that I'd feel this way without Invictus.

 
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So using invictus will be great for that stress
 
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Update coming later today, I'm not sure that the bottle has enough doses to complete 30 days though... We'll see!
 
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Update coming later today, I'm not sure that the bottle has enough doses to complete 30 days though... We'll see!
Just don't do what I did today, sat bottle down on granite counter and it slipped and spilt over half :(
 
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Day Eighteen
AM-PECS / PM-PECS

Pecs are the application site of choice for me when I'm in a hurry. I can't say that I feel any one site being better, but I can say ive failed to mention the fact that when I dont use gloves, I wipe my hands on my forehead, face, and temples. It hasnt caused any adverse reaction and has seemed to clear up some blemishes and excess oil. The dropper draws up just a drop over .5ml each time, so there isn't much excess that doesn't immediately absorb, but the small amount on my hands does the trick.
 
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Day Twenty
AM-SHOULDERS / PM-TRAPS


Last night my woman mentioned again that i look more muscular, and I actually agree. I haven't changed my diet, exercise, or any habits, but I weighed in today at 166, and look much leaner. If I can get her to take a pick or two, I may upload one. 😎


***update***
Do not ask a pregnant woman to photograph you showing off your body. While our couch is nice, the bed is where I prefer to enjoy the awesome sleep ive been having.
 
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Day Twenty-two
AM-PECS

This morning marked the unexpected final dose. The bottles are dark and thick, so I thought maybe I just wasn't seeing it, after several attempts to pull the final dose into the dropper, I decided to dump the near-empty vial onto my chest, and got only a few drops of this sweet heavenly nectar. I've had a dose or two shy from IL/IF before and chalked it up to "Eh.. Must've been a little liberal with the doses". But 8ml shy just from excessive doses seems unlikely. I'm 0% mad. This was, after all, a courtesy sent out of the kindness of Chef's heart and personal stash. Out of transparency, though, I have to add that I'd be ticked if I'd paid for it.

This run has been more of a success than I imagined in a shorter time, too. Tomorrow I'll use my lunch break (if I get one) to post an official final review to end this log and add a a post to the review section as well.

 
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In for the final review! Seems like you got great results from this!
 
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Looking forward to this
 

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