Okay guys I’ve been drinking Spikes, both Shooter and Original, as well as regular and caffeine free Brain Candy for months now. Before that I was drinking pre workout for the better part of my last 6 years of training since I was 14. I’m 20 now. Also, I’ve been prescribed adderal and vyvanse for years and very recently stopped taking them. It has gotten to the point where even a Brain Candy or Spike first thing in the morning on a empty stomach doesn’t do anything.
I know my adrenals are absolutely shot. I took a 2 week caffeine detox where I took lots of rhodiola and adrenal support supps, as well as a product called “Caffiene detox” which had mostly adaptogenic herbs. I was excited to start drinking Spike and Brain Candy again after the detox and there still is absolutely no effect on me.
I know this is due to years of stimulant use and me using them since I was young, but do you guys have any other input? I read John Meadows’ article on adrenal health and I do most of the things he talks about especially eating a clean and fruit and veggie rich diet. Plus I take Superfood. Any advice would be great on how to reintroduce these excellent products and get the original effects because they helped me with work, school, and my goals in the gym. Thank you!