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Question about Indigo-3G


#1

rjalterman asks:

On the bottle is says to take this supplement before you take your pre-workout supplements. Can you give me more specifics?

Which supplement classes work well with Indigo-3G?

For example:

Protein
BCAA
Test boosters
Fat buster
EFAs
Vitamins
Aginine
Creatine
etc.?


#2

All of those are fine to take with <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G. By workout nutrition supplements, we’re referring to things like <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma, <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/mag-10"target=“new”>Mag-10, and <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/surge-workout-fuel"target=“new”>Surge Workout Fuel.

Many “pre-workout” supplements though are not “workout nutrition” supplements, because they contain no nutrition. Pure stimulants for example.


#3

So that sort of answers my question. What I was really asking is if Indigo-3G enhances the effect of some supplements, but I take you answer to be that it doesn’t and to not take preworkout supplements to close to Indigo-3G. When I read the instructions on the bottle, it seemed like it could be implying that, but I was probably reading into it.


#4

[quote]rjalterman wrote:
So that sort of answers my question. What I was really asking is if Indigo-3G enhances the effect of some supplements, but I take you answer to be that it doesn’t and to not take preworkout supplements to close to Indigo-3G. When I read the instructions on the bottle, it seemed like it could be implying that, but I was probably reading into it.[/quote]

Depends on what you are taking as a preworkout. Stimulants are fine. Beta alanine is fine. Creatine is fine. Just don’t use other strong anti-oxidants such as other anthocyanins, Rez-V, etc. Also, since you’re using Indigo-3G preworkout, it would be wise to take advantage of it by also making sure your peri-workout nutrition is on point because the Indigo-3G helps you with better nutrient absorption which means that you make better use of the fuel that you consume peri-workout to help with recovery (so don’t be a sissy with the carbs peri-workout).


#5

[quote]rjalterman wrote:
So that sort of answers my question. What I was really asking is if Indigo-3G enhances the effect of some supplements, but I take you answer to be that it doesn’t and to not take preworkout supplements to close to Indigo-3G. When I read the instructions on the bottle, it seemed like it could be implying that, but I was probably reading into it.[/quote]

My understanding is that Indigo 3G is a nutrient repartitioning agent that helps move carbs into muscle cells instead of being used preferentially for fat storage. The carbs & proteins in Plazma & MAG-10 are already easily absorbed by muscles. I believe the point of taking Indigo 3G before a workout, is to enhance this even more (i.e. to drive the carbs & protein even deeper into your muscle tissue), thereby allowing you to work out harder and recover more quickly. I don’t believe it’s designed to enhance the effects of all supplements though.