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ndiddy85
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Maiden3.16 wrote:
ndiddy85 wrote:
strangemeadow wrote:
I have felt nothing from Brain Candy, nor has my wife. I ordered her 1 more case to see if there is a build-up effect? Anybody notice anything like that?
I tried it 1st thing in the am, empty stomach 3 times and felt nothing. I use 3 Spike tabs and a scoop of Power Drive 30 mins before lifting.
???



Similar here. To preface I am not on any weird meds and took on an empty stomach with no food ingestion for 15-20 min afterwards. I tried it for 3 days straight as well. Heres what I found:

1.) A decrease in hunger, when I ate breakfast I was noticeable more "nauseous" (not the correct term) but I just couldn't eat like I normally do.

2.) I felt like I had a 'brain cloud' all day, I just didn't feel right all three days. From other reviews I thought I would feel this zen like feel, I actually felt better the days I didn't take it.

3.) I also noticed a crash around 1 pm (I took it at 5:30 am)and needed some caffeine around then, definitely did not make me eager to train or anything like that (although its not supposed too)

4.)I noticed no increase in mood, confidence,(don't really have a problem with that) or general 'feel good' feeling.


I did notice an increased sense of concentration while taking it, but the way I felt for the majority of the day way outweighed in a bad way the increase in concentration.


Now I am not going to say stay away or bash this supplement, I think Biotest makes great supplements but this is my honest review of what I felt. I guess I just don't do well with no-tropics. I might also not tolerate caffeine as well as I thought, so if they come out with the caffeine free version I might give it a try.


I have used it for over a week now. Haven't noticed any decrease in hunger. However, I haven't noticed any mood enhancements or anything resembling some of the livespill comments in the product description that may be sensationalized imo. I do look forward to drinking it every morning for the caffeine and the taste is pretty good.


Taste is fantastic. I'm gonna chalk the hunger thing up to the fact that I normally don't have anything "in" my stomach when I eat in the morning, or it's the caffeine load. I noticed the same thing when I used HOT-ROX on an empty stomach in the morning a few years ago. It was only with my breakfast that i noticed it, the rest of the day I was fine.

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strangemeadow
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Maiden3.16 wrote:
ndiddy85 wrote:
strangemeadow wrote:
I have felt nothing from Brain Candy, nor has my wife. I ordered her 1 more case to see if there is a build-up effect? Anybody notice anything like that?
I tried it 1st thing in the am, empty stomach 3 times and felt nothing. I use 3 Spike tabs and a scoop of Power Drive 30 mins before lifting.
???



Similar here. To preface I am not on any weird meds and took on an empty stomach with no food ingestion for 15-20 min afterwards. I tried it for 3 days straight as well. Heres what I found:

1.) A decrease in hunger, when I ate breakfast I was noticeable more "nauseous" (not the correct term) but I just couldn't eat like I normally do.

2.) I felt like I had a 'brain cloud' all day, I just didn't feel right all three days. From other reviews I thought I would feel this zen like feel, I actually felt better the days I didn't take it.

3.) I also noticed a crash around 1 pm (I took it at 5:30 am)and needed some caffeine around then, definitely did not make me eager to train or anything like that (although its not supposed too)

4.)I noticed no increase in mood, confidence,(don't really have a problem with that) or general 'feel good' feeling.


I did notice an increased sense of concentration while taking it, but the way I felt for the majority of the day way outweighed in a bad way the increase in concentration.


Now I am not going to say stay away or bash this supplement, I think Biotest makes great supplements but this is my honest review of what I felt. I guess I just don't do well with no-tropics. I might also not tolerate caffeine as well as I thought, so if they come out with the caffeine free version I might give it a try.


I have used it for over a week now. Haven't noticed any decrease in hunger. However, I haven't noticed any mood enhancements or anything resembling some of the livespill comments in the product description that may be sensationalized imo. I do look forward to drinking it every morning for the caffeine and the taste is pretty good.


I kinda wish it was less sweet......but the taste is fine. But then again, I'll just put a scoop of leucine in my mouth and and drink some water so.........

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tmcguire
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I have taken Brain Candy for about 10 days now.
1) I have experienced GI troubles, that seem to be getting worse
2) I do get a mood enhancement and an increase in the ability to concetrate
3) When I take it early, I do feel a crash about 4-5pm and it makes it harder for me to get a good workout in
4) When I work out within 1-4 hours after taking Brain Candy; the workouts are generally very good.
5) I feel there is a culmative effect. I am generally calmer and more focused

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tnt2005
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I just took Brain Candy for the first time. I went about it like I was taking a psychedelics. Fasted for 18 hours, ate lightly the day before. I've tried study drugs, and take Piracetam and choline regularly. Train on Power Drive. Honestly this stuff feels awesome. If the effects stay like this I will definitely be ordering more.

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tnt2005
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Fasted for 18 hours

Took Brain Candy

Definite change in mental focus, and energy

Variables

Take Power Drive to train
Supplement with Piracetam and Choline
Smoke Cigarettes (Nicotene tolerance)

If the effects stay like this I look forward to ordering more.

Anyone know if its safe to drink Power Drive with this stuff?

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bigmac73nh
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tnt2005 wrote:
Anyone know if its safe to drink Power Drive with this stuff?


Not recommended or necessary based on what I've seen in the spills, but I doubt it will kill you.

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PB Andy
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Don't take Power Drive when taking BC... you don't need the extra tyrosine or DMAE, and there are plenty of choline sources in BC so you don't need the p-choline in PD either.

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iVoodoo
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Pros:
Awesome Focus
Ridiculous Energy

Cons:
Jitters
Anxiety


I find the shot is best taken about an hour before training, if I take it any earlier in the day I find I can't relax at all.
I'll sit down to watch a movie and end up nervously tapping my feet and fingers until I cave and clean my house or something..
Weird.

I'm hoping with continued use the effects level off in to a more smooth energy.
I probably just need to get used to Caffeine again.

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BiP
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iVoodoo wrote:
Pros:
Awesome Focus
Ridiculous Energy

Cons:
Jitters
Anxiety


I find the shot is best taken about an hour before training, if I take it any earlier in the day I find I can't relax at all.
I'll sit down to watch a movie and end up nervously tapping my feet and fingers until I cave and clean my house or something..
Weird.

I'm hoping with continued use the effects level off in to a more smooth energy.
I probably just need to get used to Caffeine again.


I felt the jitters strongly on day 1, but since then (day 4 today) they've been either marginal or non-existent.

B.

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tnt2005
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bigmac73nh wrote:
tnt2005 wrote:
Anyone know if its safe to drink Power Drive with this stuff?


Not recommended or necessary based on what I've seen in the spills, but I doubt it will kill you.


Thanks for the info!

Edit: Used Brain Candy in the morning before a long work day, and had solid energy all day. Perhaps a little faded at the very tail end. Better than usual. Went ahead and ordered 16 more. Any information on cycling? I was thinking 2 on 1 off/ 3 on 1 off. To expensive to not take some days off.

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AllTraps
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My experiment: adriancrowe.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/the-brain-candy-experiment-part-2/

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MytchBucanan
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Any news on caffeine free version yet?

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LYFT-R
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to the dude that brought up "Some possible suspects: ginkgo, bacopa, vinpocetine, huperzine A, gotu kola, etc."

You do know those ingredients listed above dont actually do anything right?

Seems like a interesting supplement though, whats the cost?

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MAF14
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LYFT-R wrote:
...ginkgo, bacopa, vinpocetine, huperzine A, gotu kola...

You do know those ingredients listed above dont actually do anything right?


Umm, you're joking right?

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PB Andy
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LYFT-R wrote:
to the dude that brought up "Some possible suspects: ginkgo, bacopa, vinpocetine, huperzine A, gotu kola, etc."

You do know those ingredients listed above dont actually do anything right?

Seems like a interesting supplement though, whats the cost?

what? LOL

Just search these in google scholar and sit the fuck down, sir.

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MAF14
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PB Andy wrote:
LYFT-R wrote:
to the dude that brought up "Some possible suspects: ginkgo, bacopa, vinpocetine, huperzine A, gotu kola, etc."

You do know those ingredients listed above dont actually do anything right?

Seems like a interesting supplement though, whats the cost?

what? LOL

Just search these in google scholar and sit the fuck down, sir.


YEAH........ bitch ;)

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LYFT-R
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Iv looked into them man, I see no positive results on humans.. placebo ingredients dude

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jackjones
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What is the difference between Brain Candy and Power Drive? Do they have the same effects?
I am on day 3 of Brain Candy and am thoroughly enjoying the energy and mood effects.

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jackjones
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bump.


What is the difference between Brain Candy and Power Drive? Do they have the same effects?

I am on day 5 of Brain Candy and am thoroughly enjoying the following effects:
1. High level of alertness and energy
2. Mood enhancer
3. Feeling of calmness and being in the zone (some people have referred to this as the zen like cloud feeling)


I am trying to find out what Power Drive does? How is Power Drive different from Brain Candy?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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SteelyD
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Just tried my first Brain Candy (free sample with order, thank you Biotest).

Tastes great.

I'm diggin' it.

One of the things that Biotest does great is make energy supps. I was sold immediately on Hot-Rox then Spike Shooters (Biotest picked up about a dozen customers directly from me letting people have a can and they started ordering directly) and now this legal cocaine they call "Brain Candy".

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Maiden3.16
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I thought this stuff was going to be sold otc like 5 hour energy. Anyone know if that is still going to happen?

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PB Andy
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Maiden3.16 wrote:
I thought this stuff was going to be sold otc like 5 hour energy. Anyone know if that is still going to happen?


I heard CS mention that, but only in select stores... not sure if that's still a go. Would be convenient though since I'm not really a big fan of taking Brain Candy every morning anymore (at least the one with a 300mg bolus of caffeine).

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Phileaux
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Received my free sample, thank you Biotest, tastes pretty darn good considering all the supps in it. I've ingested all of them individually at one time or another and remarkably could not detect the same tartness. If I were to take 300mg of caffeine straight up via pill or powder my energy would be up but also my anxiety level, not fun. With Brain Candy no jitters, anxiety, etc. just a smooth energy ride to train, build, move furniture or listen intently and stay awake during a brilliant but horrible lecture. I've never tried any liquid energy shot products thinking that a good multi-vit and a caffeine pill is 50x cheaper but once again Biotest surprises me. Brain Candy is worth the price of admission.
Phileaux

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Bodymechanic43
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has anyone noticed Brain Candy causing issues with sleep?

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Eazy
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Bodymechanic43 wrote:
has anyone noticed Brain Candy causing issues with sleep?



I would say if you aren't use to the amount of caffeine that is in Brain Candy Original, i would imagine that the first few days you could possibly experience that, my first day using it i think i had a slight problem sleeping right away but i also hadn't had a drop of caffeine in close to 4 years so i was pretty sensitive to it.

My suggestion is to give it at least a week and if the problem persists then the caffeine free version might be something to look into.

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