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ricka182 05-25-2010 01:14 PM

Somatomax
 
Okay, so I usually don't take anything without doing loads of research first. I generally like to know what something is, before I put it in my body. I'm also NOT a fan of prop blends...

I made an exception while looking for a sleep aid / GABA supplement. I had heard GABA helps to calm the brain, which I figured would help me. I tend to have a racing mind at night, and it keeps me up for hours sometimes.

I looked around, and found Somatomax. It had a prop blend of 14g per serving with GABA listed as the 2nd ingredient out of 7, so I figured it had a good amount of GABA. The full listing is :

Proprietary Blend 14g
4-amino-3-Phenylbutric Acid
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid
Macuna Pruriens Extract (standardized to 20% L-Dopa)
L-Arginine HCL
L-Tyrosine
L-Phenylaline
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 10mg 500%


Anyway, this stuff knocked me the **** out, and I slept like a log! Seriously, I felt very calm within 20 minutes. I lied down to sleep, and was out in a few minutes. I do think I need to dedicate more time though. I went to bed at 10pm, woke up at 5:45, and felt like I got hit in the head with a brick. Not painful, but heavy headed... Only took a shower and I was good to go.

Overall, I'll give it a few more days but for now I really like this stuff. It's a bit pricey @ 20 servings for $36. I'll only take it during the week to save some. The only thing I don't like is the huge clumps. It breaks up easy enough, but would better if it was just a fine powder. It dissolves instantly after a few good shakes. I mixed it with half a bottle of Powerade Zero Strawberry...

BendtheBar 05-25-2010 02:27 PM

I take GABA from time to time for sleep. Add some magnesium to that stack. I had 2 bodybuilders tell me this week that they like magnesium an hour before bed.

Thanks for the word on this supp. I might give it a try. Sounds better then Nyquil ;)

ricka182 06-11-2010 10:46 AM

Just wanted to update this..

I stopped taking it due what I consider too much of something.. I was top heavy and dizzy after waking sometimes, felt motor and cognitive skills were affected too much..

It works, just works too well for me.. I may in the future, try 1/2 a dose..but for now it's been shelved..


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