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Robboe
11-11-2005, 08:49 AM
With XCEED™ hopefully being available at bodybuilding.com over the weekend, here is a basic FAQ for the product.

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Q. What is in the product?


See the label - Creatine Ethyl Ester HCl, Di-Arginine Malate, L-Taurine, Glucuronolactone.

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Q. Why so few ingredients when other CEE products have many?


We have included the relevant ingredients in doses that count. These are listed on the label so you know exactly what you are taking. There is no “proprietary blend” here. Discussion into the inclusion of the listed components and the exclusion of pretty much anything else is laid out in the complete product write-up found here (http://www.designersupps.com/product_writeups/xceed.pdf ).

Q. Looks good. Where can I buy it?


Retailers will have it in stock well before the week commencing November 14th.

Q. How many servings per tub?


45.

Q. Is 45 servings per tub good value?


If you train four times per week and, hypothetically, take XCEED™ before and after training, it will last you five weeks, so we’d say so yeah. Damn good value.

Q. How many servings should I take before training?


One serving (one scoop) should be sufficient for most users. If you are a typical creatine non-responder, take two.

Q. Can I take this after training also?


You can and should to help replenish phosphocreatine (PCr) stores, promote ATP synthesis and accelerate recovery. In early 2006 we will release the twin brother of XCEED™ that is designed specifically for post-workout recovery – Replenish™.

Once Replenish™ hits, the value of XCEED™ doubles because you won’t need to dose it twice per day.

Q. Awesome – where can I find out more about Replenish™?


Right now, only on our future products page found here (http://www.designersupps.com/static_site/future.php).

Q. How does XCEED™ taste?


At standard dose, like lemonade. If you double-dose, it is a more powerful flavour, but nothing unpleasant - quite the contrary, in fact.

Q. So it won’t taste as revolting as plain CEE?


Nope, the lemon blast flavouring masks it quite nicely.

Q. Does it mix well?


As far as CEE formulas go, yeah it doesn’t mix too badly. There might be a few very small clumps at the bottom that may not completely dissolve, but just stir as best as possible and drink.

Q. If I was to double-dose XCEED™, can I drink some pre-workout and the rest during the workout?


Yes, you can. It is not necessary but that is certainly a good strategy to employ.

Q. How many servings should I take each day?


Depends how often you train each day, but generally one-to-two servings per day are all that is required.

Q. Should I take XCEED™ on my off-days?


It is not absolutely necessary, but it would certainly benefit cellular volumization and the overall anabolic nature of the product. If using XCEED™ for pre-workout benefit, there is no need to take on off-days.

Q. Is it cool I stack stimulants with XCEED™?


The taurine and glucuronolactone will have mild stimulating effects already, so be careful with how much you stack, but in general, yes you can stack stimulants with the product.

Q. Do you recommend stacking anything particular with XCEED™?


Yes, a combination of XCEED™ and BASIC CUTS™ 30-45 minutes before training forms what we call the “Pre-Workout Assault Strategy”. This combination will provide you with cellular volumization for strength, increase blood flow for training pumps and stimulation for sustained energy and focus while you train.

Q. I am dieting. Will XCEED™ hinder my fat loss goals?


No. Unlike some products that try and claim “zero calories” despite including several grams of amino acids (they have 4kcals per gram just like protein, remember), we will admit there are some calories in XCEED™, however, given that we have no included unnecessary sugars, the calorie content is negligible. We would guess approximately 30kcals per serving. This will not hinder dieting.

Q. I am lean bulking. Will XCEED™ make me fat?


No, see above.

Q. Does XCEED™ need to be cycled?


Not absolutely no, but we generally recommend you cycle all supplements except for the staples (multivitamin, fish oil, protein powder and anti-oxidants), to get the best value for your money.

Q. Do I need to do a loading phase?


That is not necessary, no.

Q. I have a medical condition and/or am on medication. Can I use XCEED™?


Always check with your doctor before using any dietary supplement.

chlaxman
11-11-2005, 08:58 AM
Does it taste like lemon spark Neurostim did before it was discontinued (capped)?

PNA
11-11-2005, 08:58 AM
Good informative post, Robboe. Thanks! DS will be bringing XCEED to the Canadian market very soon.

Robboe
11-11-2005, 09:18 AM
Does it taste like lemon spark Neurostim did before it was discontinued (capped)?

Never tried neurostim.

In fact, i've never tried xceed yet myself. It was Mr and Mrs Twin Peak who settled upon the taste description.

Outside backer
11-11-2005, 09:42 AM
wow great product u guys have thier DS


i cant wait to try this int eh future

what is the projected costs

PNA
11-11-2005, 09:46 AM
wow great product u guys have thier DS


i cant wait to try this int eh future

what is the projected costs

Looks like $32-$35 USD to date.

R_N_S
11-11-2005, 09:49 AM
i like your honesty about using it on off days, specifically if you're just using it for its pre workout benefits

hopefully that helps newbs, and shuts a lot of the people here up, you may have just earned yourself another custerom!! (well, i already buy your stuff, but now XCEED may be next up)

Big_Spaz
11-11-2005, 10:51 AM
Great writeup Rob.

I'm going to use 2 scoops everyday I think. The price is not that bad to run it like that.




-Spaz

40-Yard Dash_2
11-11-2005, 11:48 AM
When are we going to get a FAQ on AcitvaTe?

40-Yard Dash_2
11-11-2005, 11:50 AM
Great writeup Rob.

I'm going to use 2 scoops everyday I think. The price is not that bad to run it like that.




-Spaz
Yeah, this products looks cool, cause I can get by with just one scoop everyday for 45 days. Nice value.

Robboe
11-11-2005, 12:00 PM
When are we going to get a FAQ on AcitvaTe?

As soon as i know bb.com have it in their posession (or at least, should have it in their posession).

Definately within 2 weeks.

And055
11-11-2005, 01:02 PM
This looks like a good combo, CEE and Di Arginine Malate(only known NO2 product for me and a lot of other people to actually work..why the pill form of AAKG gives too little to even have an effect). Good move by DS to put in The Di Arginine Malate.=)

Mercenary
11-11-2005, 01:39 PM
Robboe can I buy directly from Designer Sups in the Uk? customs always give me a hard time with sups that get shipped from outside the european union

Skigazzi
11-11-2005, 01:51 PM
Straight forward, no nonsense product with proven effective ingredients (in a Guiness Beer commercial voice :

BRILLIANT!!

MuscleMan49
11-11-2005, 02:05 PM
i have a couple questions. When will the final version of activate come out? when will you guys restock lean extreme?

in december i going to run rebound xt, activate(final if out yet), lean extreme(if restocked) and xceed. i really want to run this stack so i hope u guys get everything done by dec. thnx for reading.

beast69
11-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Sounds like a solid product! there's just one thing i was curious about though...


In fact, the clumping is a sign that CEE is present because CEE doesn’t dissolve well in water.

I was under the impression that CEE DOES dissolve well in water.....any info on this?

James007
11-11-2005, 02:41 PM
Sounds like a solid product! there's just one thing i was curious about though...



I was under the impression that CEE DOES dissolve well in water.....any info on this?
Yes, it should instantly dissolve in water.

40-Yard Dash_2
11-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Sounds like a solid product! there's just one thing i was curious about though...



I was under the impression that CEE DOES dissolve well in water.....any info on this?
I'm sure Rob was just mistaken, it can easily happen when you are trying to respond to 10 different threads with 100 different questions.

uhockey
11-11-2005, 06:49 PM
Straight forward, no nonsense product with proven effective ingredients (in a Guiness Beer commercial voice :

BRILLIANT!!

Aye.

vegHead
11-11-2005, 06:52 PM
wow another great write up rooboe. I wish every company would do this or all there products as this could save a lot of time for people as long as we worked to constantly keep them all bumped towards the top.

Phosphate bond
11-11-2005, 07:06 PM
Solid ingredients. Until the whole "ethyl ester" business is sorted out I'd stick to something like this personally.

dwm230000
11-11-2005, 07:57 PM
Solid ingredients. Until the whole "ethyl ester" business is sorted out I'd stick to something like this personally.

^^^^^agreed

excalibur
11-12-2005, 03:18 AM
Looks good, No hiden "magical mix" but ingredients listed as they are!
I`l try that one out after swole v.3 or vica versa!

uhockey
11-12-2005, 04:06 AM
Looks good, No hiden "magical mix" but ingredients listed as they are!
I`l try that one out after swole v.3 or vica versa!

It doesn't need a magic mix, it is what it is. :)

I love products like VAULT and XPAND, but I've always wondered how much I was "feeling" the extra stuff. Once I try XCEED I'll know for sure.

Robboe
11-12-2005, 05:11 AM
Robboe can I buy directly from Designer Sups in the Uk? customs always give me a hard time with sups that get shipped from outside the european union

Yeah, course you can. I've never had a problem getting my DS stuff through customs.

Robboe
11-12-2005, 05:12 AM
i have a couple questions. When will the final version of activate come out? when will you guys restock lean extreme?

in december i going to run rebound xt, activate(final if out yet), lean extreme(if restocked) and xceed. i really want to run this stack so i hope u guys get everything done by dec. thnx for reading.

Activate final is due in about 2-3 weeks, if not sooner.

LX will hopefully be back in within 4 weeks.

Robboe
11-12-2005, 05:14 AM
Sounds like a solid product! there's just one thing i was curious about though...



I was under the impression that CEE DOES dissolve well in water.....any info on this?

I've never had any luck dissolving CEE in tap water. It may be different in warm water, but i don't quite fancy that.

If i'm wrong, then apologies, but something doesn't fully dissolve. Happens with Xpand also.

uhockey
11-12-2005, 05:33 AM
I've never had any luck dissolving CEE in tap water. It may be different in warm water, but i don't quite fancy that.

If i'm wrong, then apologies, but something doesn't fully dissolve. Happens with Xpand also.

CEE should dissolve in ice cold, luke warm, or flaming hot water.......what kinda **** did you buy?

In xpand it's the flavoring, I think, that doesn't dissolve as I noticed on a number of occassions bright orange chunks that tasted like super-sweet candy.

Robboe
11-12-2005, 06:11 AM
CEE should dissolve in ice cold, luke warm, or flaming hot water.......what kinda **** did you buy?

In xpand it's the flavoring, I think, that doesn't dissolve as I noticed on a number of occassions bright orange chunks that tasted like super-sweet candy.

Haha - i'm thinking of monohydrate.

My bad folks. Carry on.

uhockey
11-12-2005, 06:18 AM
Haha - i'm thinking of monohydrate.

My bad folks. Carry on.

This is why I proof-read and edit writeups post-Rob, folks.

40-Yard Dash_2
11-12-2005, 06:27 AM
This is why I proof-read and edit writeups post-Rob, folks.
I'm sure it's not that bad.

uhockey
11-12-2005, 06:30 AM
I keep proof. ;)

Robboe
11-12-2005, 06:34 AM
I'm sure it's not that bad.

Nah, not really that bad. But i do sometimes get the simple stuff mixed up. Like synephrine and PPA.

AaronX
04-11-2006, 05:52 AM
I'm curious why is it for 18 and above only ?

Robboe
04-11-2006, 08:55 AM
I'm curious why is it for 18 and above only ?

Company policy. But realistically, there would be no problems.

Chances are, for about 90% of those under 18 who lift regularly, training and diet both need perfecting before embarking on supplement use. Not saying that's you, of course, but it is usually the case.

AaronX
04-11-2006, 10:10 AM
I see. I have been training for about 1 year and just celebrated my 18th birthday on Jan. I don't think my diet is perfect but will work on it. :D

AaronX
04-16-2006, 12:16 AM
Ordered my Xceed. Can't wait for it to arrive. Got it at $29. :D

uhockey
04-16-2006, 04:51 AM
Ordered my Xceed. Can't wait for it to arrive. Got it at $29. :D

very nice. Please let us know what you think. :D

HOVAFAN100
04-16-2006, 11:48 AM
I just purchased 2 tubs, 90 servings!!! yay!


I'll have some kind of write-up in my log once I start using her. Should be here in a few days.

uhockey
04-16-2006, 01:14 PM
I just purchased 2 tubs, 90 servings!!! yay!


I'll have some kind of write-up in my log once I start using her. Should be here in a few days.

Awesome. Actually, since every tub is overfilled, you have closer to 100 servings. :D

AaronX
05-14-2006, 08:42 AM
I just received my tub of Xceed. Gonna try it tomorrow but i have a question. My question is, can i store xceed ? (Like i make it in the morning and put it in my bag and then drink it in the evening) Is it alright to do that ?

vegHead
05-14-2006, 08:46 AM
I just received my tub of Xceed. Gonna try it tomorrow but i have a question. My question is, can i store xceed ? (Like i make it in the morning and put it in my bag and then drink it in the evening) Is it alright to do that ?
Do you mean just put the powder in a cup and put it in your bag? or mix water with it and then put it in the bad? The latter is not a good idea but the first way is fine.

DejaBlue55
05-14-2006, 08:55 AM
I think when he says make it in the morning, hes talking about mixing it in his shaker, yeah, i wouldnt rec. it either...

40-Yard Dash_2
05-14-2006, 09:02 AM
Do you mean just put the powder in a cup and put it in your bag? or mix water with it and then put it in the bad? The latter is not a good idea but the first way is fine.
Yep. :)

AaronX
05-14-2006, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the fast replies. Appreciate that. Sorry for being not clear, i mean mixing it in the shaker in the morning.

uhockey
05-15-2006, 04:28 AM
Why would you mix it earlier? Your gym must have a water source! :)

AaronX
05-16-2006, 11:30 PM
I took 1 serving yesterday pre-work and got a pretty nice pump. Love it but after about4 hours of taking i start to experience a very very slight headache. It's nothing serious or painful but it's very irritating and weird. Went to bed and woke up feeling better and now it's still there.. Is it the NO that's causing it ?

uhockey
05-17-2006, 12:50 PM
If you're very sensitive to NO it can cause mild headaches.

KeepingTheBlade
05-17-2006, 12:59 PM
Xceed exceeds all expectations in my book

teej313
05-20-2006, 11:42 AM
how much water do you mix it in.... 8 oz? it never says it anywhere

40-Yard Dash_2
05-20-2006, 11:50 AM
how much water do you mix it in.... 8 oz? it never says it anywhere
8-12 oz is cool. :)

teej313
05-20-2006, 11:51 AM
haha thanks for the immediate response

uhockey
05-21-2006, 04:58 AM
Depends how strong you like it. Some people take it right off the scooper. I prefer 8oz of water, or more if mixing it with protein/Xtend :)

Dublo
05-21-2006, 05:34 AM
Has anyone from Australia ordered any Xceed, did it have any problems at customs?
I want to order some but I don't know if it will get through.

uhockey
05-21-2006, 05:39 AM
There's nothing in it that would prevent it making it through Aussie Customs. :)

AaronX
05-22-2006, 06:26 AM
One question, i take it pre-workout but not 30mins before. I take it like 5mins before. Is this alright ? :)

uhockey
05-22-2006, 06:30 AM
Certainly. Probably get a better pump if you do it 30 minutes before, but it's still going to be effective.

Liquidtensi0n
09-11-2006, 08:10 PM
Any ideas on doing Xceed 1 scoop pre workout and then 5g of monohydrate with post workout carbs? Would the two different forms of creatine interfere in any way with each other? Cause to me this seems like a sweet way to maximize value. I respond well to monohydrate but only when taken with sugar. The only time I take sugar nowdays is post workout so it seems it could make a lot of sense to keep taking monohydrate then too.

nni
09-11-2006, 09:34 PM
that is fine. its a good way to make your xceed last longer as well.

NATHAN518
09-11-2006, 09:38 PM
woah...interesting bump :D

uhockey
09-12-2006, 02:43 AM
IMO, if you're a good responder to Mono you dont' need any Xceed at all, but we're glad for your business. :) I've not seen anyone run that stack yet, so i'd be interested to hear how it works for you.

Liquidtensi0n
09-13-2006, 12:43 AM
The time that I noticed drastic effects from monohydrate was when I first started using it... about two years ago. Since then I've kind of forgotten what exactly it is doing for me. My first batch of Xceed will be used pre and post workout exclusively. If I'm satisfied with the results I'll order another batch with some micronized monohydrate (something else I haven't tried in a while) and see how that goes. I'll let you guys know how it goes if I don't forget by then hehe.

Liquidtensi0n
01-09-2007, 11:18 PM
Unfortunately I didn't notice much effect from Xceed over regular or micronized monohydrate, but it was still worth a shot. When buying it I didn't realize it was primarily a CEE product. I was really looking for more of a pre-workout energy and NO product which I guess isn't Xceed's primary function.

Robboe
01-10-2007, 02:40 AM
Unfortunately I didn't notice much effect from Xceed over regular or micronized monohydrate, but it was still worth a shot. When buying it I didn't realize it was primarily a CEE product. I was really looking for more of a pre-workout energy and NO product which I guess isn't Xceed's primary function.

Nah, that is exactly XCEED's function. CEE for volume and PCr saturation, Di-arg for NO signalling, taurine for nutrient uptake and mild stimulation, and glucoronolactone for near-immediate energy. Sorry your trial was not as successful as you'd have liked.

Liquidtensi0n
01-10-2007, 12:18 PM
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/design/xceed.html

Although this does advertise it first and foremost as a CEE ;)

Robboe
01-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Point granted.

But marketing that way is because of CEE's popularity.

Liquidtensi0n
01-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Got ya. Perhaps I will try it again some day. The taste was >>>> NO-Xplode.

PIMPimitsu
08-26-2007, 02:06 PM
uhockey,order some Cherry Ice Xceed from BB.com... Got it and it was extremely clumpy. Is it like that normally?? Took me awhile to break it up.... just wondering. Guessing it was the Di-Argnine Malate or Gluc?

petefox
08-26-2007, 08:05 PM
If you got a couple dessicant packs, throw them in there.. I've used 2 in a can, no more lumps.. ;)

uhockey
08-27-2007, 02:44 AM
If you got a couple dessicant packs, throw them in there.. I've used 2 in a can, no more lumps.. ;)

Agreed.
The product is NOT like this when we send it out and the time which a vendor allows it to sit in a warm warehouse is not under our control.

Shake, dessicate, etc.

PIMPimitsu
09-13-2007, 08:48 AM
I would like to thank Sldge for getting intouch with me to replace my Xceed. The customer service was done in about a week. Sldge also gave me some samples of Basic cuts and NO Limts ! Again thanks Sldge... I'll let ya know how the effective the samples are.

40-Yard Dash_2
09-13-2007, 09:30 AM
I would like to thank Sldge for getting intouch with me to replace my Xceed. The customer service was done in about a week. Sldge also gave me some samples of Basic cuts and NO Limts ! Again thanks Sldge... I'll let ya know how the effective the samples are.

That was cool of him.

I can't wait till next year when Xceed is reformulated.

uhockey
09-13-2007, 03:55 PM
I would like to thank Sldge for getting intouch with me to replace my Xceed. The customer service was done in about a week. Sldge also gave me some samples of Basic cuts and NO Limts ! Again thanks Sldge... I'll let ya know how the effective the samples are.

Matt Rocks.

Elliptical Envy
09-13-2007, 03:57 PM
I would like to thank Sldge for getting intouch with me to replace my Xceed. The customer service was done in about a week. Sldge also gave me some samples of Basic cuts and NO Limts ! Again thanks Sldge... I'll let ya know how the effective the samples are.

This is some excellent customer service.