Nicely packaged in a tiny can. Pretty easy to toss this in your gym bag or a desk drawer. It doesn't take up much real estate on my supplement shelf, so that's an added bonus. Purus Labs has some of the best looking containers on the market. They just look evil and sinister.
What I was expecting from a DAA product:
I'm familiar with D-Aspartic Acid as many of you are. I first started paying attention to this amino acid around the time when AppNut released LIT UP, which has DAA in it. I've seen the logs, I've read the reviews, so I was pretty excited to get going with this nitrate bound DAA product. I am deep into a major cut now, so at best I was looking just to maintain my strength during this caloric deficit.
What I experienced with D-pol:
Pretty much, nothing.
The only note worthy change in my day-to-day activities is having mild anxiety issues about 30 minutes after dosing (3 pills, 15 minutes before workout taken with multi-vitamin). Nothing major, just an overall "anxious" feeling, sort of like the feeling you get in your stomach before you speak to a large crowd of people, or interview for a job. It's a "queazy" feeling, if that makes any sense. It usually lasts 20-30 minutes than goes away, but it's very strange.
My strength has dropped, in all areas over the past month since taking D-pol. I wasn't expecting D-pol to be a miracle pill and make me increase my weights in the midst of this caloric deficit, but I couldn't even maintain my weights. I'm okay with this, this was expected, but worth mentioning.
I also didn't experience any added sexual benefits either. My wife & I have a healthy sex life as it is, but I noticed no "extra" urges or increased sensitivity in any areas. Certainly nothing out of the normal. There are some testosterone booster supplements that kick me into over-drive, D-pol just wasn't one of them.
Physically, the only thing I noticed was increased vascularity. I don't think improved vascularity was one of D-pol's selling points, but my forearms, shoulders, and calves were veiny as hell while on it. My shoulders especially, I could literally see the striations in my muscles very easily and far more pronounced than ever before.
How I dosed it:
I followed the instuctions on the bottle.
"Take 1 serving with a mixed food meal 60 minutes prior to intense exercise, preferably with vitamin-D absorption."
The pills are large, as seen here next to an Orange Triad multi-vitamin
As mentioned, I would generally take D-pol with my second dose of Orange Triad multi-vitamin for the day to assist with absorption. I tried taking it 15 minutes before my workouts, 30 minutes before my workout, 30 minutes with a carb source before my workouts, all with no discernible difference in performance.
Should you buy it? Would I buy it again?
I probably wouldn't buy it again. I got it from another site for a fairly cheap price right when the product was first released, and overall I feel like I wasted my money. Maybe D-pol is better suited for someone on a bulk, or on a different diet than I am on, but I was very under-whelmed with this product.
With that being said, that doesn't mean it won't work for you. Don't take my anecdotal evidence as gospel. I don't have any bloodwork to prove anything, I'm just noting what I could see and feel. There are plenty of logs, reviews, and studies that show DAA is a strong component in natural testosterone boosting - I just didn't respond in such a way.
Thread: Purus Labs D-pol review (w/pics)