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MISTERDUDE
02-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Hello,

I will open with my question, and provide more detail and context below. Thank you in advance for your responses!

My question is: Can I just take D-Aspartic Acid "as needed" without cycling - meaning, take it on a day/days where I feel a need for added recovery?

Additionally: What would the effects be - would I suffer any negative feedback to the DAA usage if I took it 2-4 days a week for several months?

(Am I just wasting my supplement? I think the DAA gives me its effect on a day (or within a day or two) after I take it).




Context and information:
After scouring the web for information on DAA, I have seen the study that indicated there was 'no effect' in the early 20s weight lifters are 28 days of usage. (I have seen the other studies as well). I began to be concerned about negative feedback with continuous use [although some do not believe that exact mechanism is an issue EDIT - removed link to reference]

ALSO, since DAA seems to increase my appetite, I thought that not using DAA continuously would help negate that effect.

I have used DAA a few times, and run it with standard cycling protocols (i.e., 6 weeks on, 4 weeks off; or 12 weeks on, 8-12 weeks off, etc). I have also refrained from using it for several months at a time; I have not run DAA continuously.

I like to use DAA while dieting/cutting to 'preserve' testosterone levels. I also like to use it after a night where I don't sleep well/ a day where I think my recovery may be jeopardized due to a lot of physical activity, like a strenuous soccer game

eatyourspinach
02-13-2014, 07:42 PM
First edit out the link, second I don't think that your testosterone preservation theory is all that well informed.

cumminslifter
02-13-2014, 07:43 PM
that would be pointless to take it only when you need "recovery" since it doesnt help in that aspect

BlueRev
02-13-2014, 07:56 PM
I guess i don't really see a benefit by doing it that way...

changemyoil66
02-14-2014, 01:16 AM
Not sure if DAA will help with recovery...

gbullock32
02-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Since it takes a couple of weeks for DAA to start doing anything at all, dosing it only "as needed" would do nothing but waste money.

MISTERDUDE
02-14-2014, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the replies everyone,


First edit out the link, second I don't think that your testosterone preservation theory is all that well informed.

1. I'll get rid of the link.
2. The concept of using a testosterone booster while dieting or in a state where additional recovery assistance could help is not a new idea. I'll let you look into that [which you might already be aware of], but I guess my question relates more to using DAA sporadically to help on a specific day - rather than using in consistently - to achieve the same/similar effect just that day/ the next day or so.




I guess i don't really see a benefit by doing it that way...

I guess why I'm posting the thread :) It may not offer a benefit.

It *seems to* when I use it this way, but that could be a load of crap. I would NOT ever recommend DAA usage in this manner to someone else, if that makes sense. (But I would say: I've tried it this way, and this was my experience, etc).

What I have noticed is: running DAA continuously tends to boost my hunger a lot, more so than I find valuable (especially when cutting). I have found that the sporadic use (like 1-4 times a week, or even less consistently) does not produce the same hunger. DAA also *may* have a negative feedback mechanism in place with sustained use (see the examine.com article on D-Aspartic acid - is that link allowed? e. http://examine.com/supplements/D-Aspartic+Acid/
); I was hoping sporadic use could negate that, but DAA might be in my system (so to speak) long enough that I am not negating it anyway. I've read mixed reports on that.


Not sure if DAA will help with recovery...

It's the same idea as other natural testosterone boosters - I guess it's not a "recovery" supplement like your post-workout nutrition might be.

I'm hoping/thinking I get some testosterone boost with sporadic use, but without the other effects I was hoping to avoid (see my original post).


Since it takes a couple of weeks for DAA to start doing anything at all, dosing it only "as needed" would do nothing but waste money.

I might be wasting money, that is true. But the original study [in humans] on DAA was for 12 days (or at least, that is how long blood samples or testosterone and other readings were taken), so that's not exactly "a couple weeks." The testosterone boosting effect was shown within 6 days http://examine.com/supplements/D-Aspartic+Acid/#summary7-2.


***I am NOT Claiming the examine.com stuff is all fact; but it is something I have read, and wanted feedback on. There are other posters on different sites who think that the 28-day study showing no positive impact from DAA usage was flawed in its design, but I digress.

Cheftepesh
02-14-2014, 06:45 AM
I would say for the reasons your planning on using it probably won't do much. I would look into other supps

joregorn
02-14-2014, 06:50 AM
better off eating a hookers dirty underwear

cumminslifter
02-14-2014, 08:29 AM
better off eating a hookers dirty underwear
thats how you catch something