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Robboe
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Glucophase XR™ FAQ

Q. Can I stack Glucophase XR™ with ALCAR?

A. There's pretty good research that ALA and ALCAR are synergistic with each other in terms of nootropic effect, and there have been reports made about the effectiveness of this stack, so yes you can.

Q. Can I take Glucophase XR™ during my refeeds?

A. Yes, you can and should.

Q. What exactly does Glucophase XR™ do with the blood sugar? Do you burn it or use it and does it cause better insulin sensitivity?

A. Basically put, it helps improve insulin sensitivity, as well as mimicking the effect of insulin, meaning less insulin is required. For a comprehensive explanation, read the complete Glucophase XR™ write-up available on the website.

Q. I take two caps of Glucophase XR™ before my morning run but I get a bit light-headed. What do you recommend?

A. If you’re sensitive to alpha lipoic acid, this doesn’t surprise us. Lower your dose to one capsule.

Q. Would Glucophase XR™ benefit someone not on a ketogenic diet? Like maybe if you took it in the morning before fasted low intensity cardio, would any advantage brought about by Glucophase XR™ be worth it in the long run?

A. Yes, of course. Glucophase XR™ is a marvellous addition to any type of diet being low carb or moderate-to-high carb. Generally speaking, taking it before cardio on an empty stomach can help your body clear any excess blood sugar and get into fat burning mode quicker. Taking a capsule of Lean Xtreme™ with your Glucophase XR™ at the same time also helps reduce the catabolic effects of cortisol during this time.

On a bulking diet, this can even help keep you lean, providing you are not taking in stupid amounts of calories.

Q. I am an ectomorph. Will Glucophase XR™ be worth my investment?

A. Absolutely. Ectomorphs generally find it difficult to gain weight because their bodies are happy to liberate and burn energy. Glucophase XR™ helps you store nutrients so can assist in “reversing” this effect.

Extreme ectomorphs on a lean bulking phase would do very well taking a cap of Glucophase XR™ with every meal they consume. If dieting, they should reduce their dose slightly to 3-4 caps per day.

Q. I am an endomorph. Will Glucophase XR™ be worth my investment?

A. Glucophase XR™ is great for any body type, however the strategy for endomorphs differs slightly to ectomorphs. Generally speaking, endomorphs don’t have much of a problem with nutrient storage as they do liberating stored fat and burning it off. Therefore during lean bulking, a lower dose of 2-3 capsules per day is more appropriate, focusing on post-workout and two other high-carb meals of the day.

When dieting, an endomorph can increase the dose to 4-5 capsules per day, dosing before any cardiovascular exercise to maximise fat burning during the exercise, post-workout and any other high carb meals of the day.

Q. When I take it pre workout I always feel tired, lethargic and weak. How come? This happens with ALA and quercetin solo as well...I have a big carb meal(1-150g) ~60mins before the dose, so I doubt its low blood sugar.

A. 150g of carbs in one meal is a lot. Try reducing the amount of carbs you consume to about 75g. It's not likely a low blood sugar problem - more like a serotonin-boosting problem.

Q. I'm thinking of using it for the glycogen loading effect during my post-cycle therapy (PCT). I have a hard time maintaining my weight after a cycle. What do you think?

A. Absolutely. But so long as your PCT involves an anti-estrogenic, testosterone-boosting product like Rebound XT™, and maybe a cortisol-inhibiting product like Lean Xtreme™. Glucophase XR™ alone is not sufficient.

Q. I want to use Glucophase XR™ purely for the anti-oxidant effects. What dosing do you recommend?

A. Glucophase XR™ is a superb anti-oxidant. Take at least one capsule after training or any form of vigorous exercise because exercise generates free radicals. Taking a capsule with another meal of the day, such as breakfast is also a good idea.

We also suggest stacking Glucophase XR™ with the brand new Designer Stackables product, VIGOR™ for the anti-oxidant capacity each has to offer.

Q. I notice that when I combine Glucophase XR™ with my stimulants pre-workout I get even more hyped up than usual. Why is this?

A. The stimulant potentiation caused by Glucophase XR™ is due to the quercetin and quercetin analogues inhibiting the enzymes in the body that responsible for the metabolism of drugs such as stimulants. This allows you to take a lower dose of your stimulant of choice and get the same effect.

For those sensitive to stimulants, we advise you use Glucophase XR™ in combination with stimulants with great care and apprehension. The heightened and prolonged effects can be quite uncomfortable.

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dressagerulz23
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GXR is a god send!!!

What is the maximum amount I can take in a day (I know the bottle says 1-2 caps, 2-3x/day.... which would come to a max of 6 caps/day)... but we all know that in many cases is okay to go (well) above recommended max... like when asked about AMP, P.A. said 8 could be taken in a day (not that I've done this I'm just saying).


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Drez, my experience with R-ALA has been that it can induce hypoglycemia if blood sugar isn't managed carefully.

More is not better. Many threads in this forum have documented the need for moderation, as too much supplement, or too little present due to poor absorption or dietary lack of sources or blockade of natural synthesis in vivo, are equally damaging.

What you and many of us here who use R-ALA need to know is how to better estimate the right dosage -- and timing with respect to refeeding during the day.


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liorrh
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any thoughts on getting a version without quercitin? this molecule can have some nasty effects if you don't watch it carefully and for me the COMT and CYP3A4 impact are too much.


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We never have considered it, and its not something we really would consider. If there was a true market, perhaps we could do a krala in the Stackable line, but there are bulk suppliers already, and I don't see much of a market.


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Posted by: @liorrh
any thoughts on getting a version without quercitin? this molecule can have some nasty effects if you don't watch it carefully and for me the COMT and CYP3A4 impact are too much.

It is also the CYP-inhibiting effect that extends the life of the (K)RALA and biotin. And why so many love to combine GXR with various stims and such.

What nasty effects are you referring to? Please don't say aromatisation lol.


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Drez, my experience with R-ALA has been that it can induce hypoglycemia if blood sugar isn't managed carefully.

More is not better.  Many threads in this forum have documented the need for moderation, as too much supplement, or too little present due to poor absorption or dietary lack of sources or blockade of natural synthesis in vivo, are equally damaging.

What you and many of us here who use R-ALA need to know is how to better estimate the right dosage -- and timing with respect to refeeding during the day.

I agree with this.

The usage is absolutely user-dependant.

There are general guidelines that i've discovered through the feedback and my own use though. (bear in mind these are quite generic and based on anecdote)

During bulking:

- Ectomorphs can use a cap per meal (real "hardgainers").
- Endomorphs don't need more than 2-3/day

During dieting:

- Ectomorphs take 2-3 caps/day.
- Endomorphs can take anything between 2-4 caps, depending on their level of activity -- for instance, before morning cardio, 1 capsule is recommended to lower blood sugar. Some can take a cap before training, but i personally do not like this (unless with a stim).

Misc:

- Any meal with approx 50-60g of actual carbohydrate content does ok with 1 cap of GXR (usually some would suggest upwards of 600mg ALA for this).
- Any meal above 60g CHO should be taken with 2 caps.
- There is no need for more than 2 caps at any one time.
- You should always dose at least one capsule of GXR with your post-workout meal. When we release VIGOR, two caps of this will go with it splendidly.

Refeeding:

- I space 3 caps out over a typical 6hr refeed (i do ealry evening till bed time usually, but that is just me), along with shots of apple cidar vinegar. But that is my own anecdote. others have different approaches.


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I've dosed GXR pre-workout before, and noticed that I always I had to use pre/during workout carbs, otherwise I would "bonk".

I do definitely like its interaction with HEAT. I plan on purchasing some soon to use with my Amp + HEAT stack; I've been using r-ALA with it anyway, but I just ran out.

If someone says something about you, and it really bothers you, it's probably because it's true.


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I've dosed GXR pre-workout before, and noticed that I always I had to use pre/during workout carbs, otherwise I would "bonk".

I do definitely like its interaction with HEAT.  I plan on purchasing some soon to use with my Amp + HEAT stack; I've been using r-ALA with it anyway, but I just ran out.

lol @ "bonk".

But this is my experience also.


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trouble
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Thanks for the helpful reply, Robboe!


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sorry I'm not too sure if you guys at DS have polled the general audience using GXR, but

I buy K-R-ALA directly from geronova, after 2 bottles of GXR

The reason is I workout late afternoon, and a few times, when I took AMP at 5pm, and take GXR at 9pm to shuttle nutrients post-workout, the AMP just stayed in the system, and I roll on the bed till 2-3am

I read your write-up about quercetin potentiating the ALA in there, and making it stay longer in the system, and biotin too, but point is, if there are people like me willing to buy GXR sans quercetin, then why not?

do a poll


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Twin Peak
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Because there really aren't enough of you, no offense. It is prohibitively costly to have two distinct products, two distinct labels, two sets of inventory, two SKUs, etc, unless we sold thousand of units per month. Which we don't.


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Posted by: @Twin Peak
Because there really aren't enough of you, no offense.  It is prohibitively costly to have two distinct products, two distinct labels, two sets of inventory, two SKUs, etc, unless we sold thousand of units per month.  Which we don't.

Aye. And all things considering, no offense, but I wonder how much of the Q stuff is anecdotal/placebo. The more I look at logs, I certainly understand the effects in potentiating SCORCH, Basic Cuts, Heat, and StimX......but potentiating AMP doesn't seem right to me.


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dressagerulz23
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i've been taking 2-4 caps/day; usually 3. it's working well

...i haven't noticed any stim potentiation....... but what i did notice was potentiation of my sleeping pills, which I take usually just on Friday/Saturday nites to make sure I sleep in; otherwise my body is in work mode and will wake up early regardless. but HOLY SHIT i felt like "hungover" still at 7-8 PM. thank gosh for AMP/Zenalean


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liorrh
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Posted by: @uhockey
Aye. And all things considering, no offense, but I wonder how much of the Q stuff is anecdotal/placebo. The more I look at logs, I certainly understand the effects in potentiating SCORCH, Basic Cuts, Heat, and StimX......but potentiating AMP doesn't seem right to me.

you might want to look into research before you look into logs. jsut punch quercitin and P450 or CYP3A4 in pubmed. all over the place.

the point is that KRALA can be had, but KRALA+biotin+maybe other goodies should be extremley beneficial and can also sell. but as they say, time will tell.

at least we got the thought process going with you DS guys, so maybe there will be something happening in GXR-Reloded


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