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When to Take Indigo-3G


#1

nbcummings asks:

I’m sure you’ve been getting these types of questions about Indigo-3G a lot, but looked through the forum and didn’t find quite the answer I was looking for. My question is about when to take Indigo-3G.

On workout days my schedule is pretty much like this:
4:30 am wake up. Breakfast (protein, fat, veggies) and coffee
7:30-8:30 am pre-workout snack
Lifting usually takes place between 8:30 am and 11 am.
Followed by post work out nutrition (protein, carbs, creatine)
Lunch is usually around 1 to 2 pm
Dinner can be as late as 8 pm.
Bedtime no later than 10 pm.

When do you think the optimal time would be for me to take Indigo?

And I know that I should increase my carb intake with it, so do you think I should add them for breakfast?


#2

The label pretty much covers this.

Also, you may want to read this: <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation"target=“new”>What You Don’t Know About Workout Supplementation Pre-workout nutrition is more important than post.

Ideally, using <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G before training and then using proper workout supplementation is the best way to use it.

Yes, you’ll want to ramp up carb intake. Breakfast and peri-workout are the best times for you. Weight training without adequate carbs in your system pretty much guarantees limited muscle and strength gains.

If you’re taking two doses per day, separate them by at least 6 hours. For you, that would mean pre-workout and pre-dinner dosing.

Here are some ideas for carb sources: <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/1617"target=“new”>Indigo-3G Carb Guide


#3

The problem here is that the referenced advertorial contradicts the Indigo label.

From “What You Don’t Know…”

"The science-savvy lifter consumes nutrients about 45 minutes to an hour before a workout, too, but it’s comprised of about 40 to 50 grams of easily digested functional carbohydrates and about 35-40 grams of unique di- and tripeptides…

"Fifteen minutes prior the workout, the lifter ingests another 35 to 40 grams of a special functional carbohydrate blend and another 15 to 20 grams of quick-acting protein, also in liquid form…If the lifter wants to further enhance the anabolic effects of insulin, he’d also ingest cyanin 3-glucoside (C3G) at this time.

So which is it? Empty stomach or after one and during another pre-workout drink? I’m starting to wonder if anyone really knows, and if it really matters.


#4

The article is referring to Finibar with a Mag-10 in the first part. Perfectly fine.

Indigo-3G is doing its thing for over 6 hours with one dose, so it can be used before a pre-workout meal (Finibar) or just before a dedicated workout nutrition drink (Plazma.)


#5

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
The label pretty much covers this.

Also, you may want to read this: <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation"target=“new”>What You Don’t Know About Workout Supplementation Pre-workout nutrition is more important than post.

Ideally, using <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G before training and then using proper workout supplementation is the best way to use it.

Yes, you’ll want to ramp up carb intake. Breakfast and peri-workout are the best times for you. Weight training without adequate carbs in your system pretty much guarantees limited muscle and strength gains.

If you’re taking two doses per day, separate them by at least 6 hours. For you, that would mean pre-workout and pre-dinner dosing.

Here are some ideas for carb sources: <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/strength-training-topics/1617"target=“new”>Indigo-3G Carb Guide

[/quote]

how do i know whether to take 4 or 6 capsules?


#6

It’s up to you and mainly your budget. I’d personally suggest 6, but if it better fits your budget, you’ll get great results with 4 and “stretch” the bottle a bit.


#7

Chris, Would it make sense to take 6 Indigo tabs on a lifting day, then drop to 4 on a Non-lifting day?


#8

[quote]fitnessben7500 wrote:
Chris, Would it make sense to take 6 Indigo tabs on a lifting day, then drop to 4 on a Non-lifting day?
[/quote]

Ideally, stick to six, especially if you’ve always had issues with carbs. But if it’s a budget issue, sure, that’s a good way to stretch the bottle.


#9

Thanks for the quick reply. Also wanted to ask you a training programming for Dancer’s question, but not sure if you’ll answer it here.


#10

now, i realize that it says to take 30 minutes before dinner, but my work schedule makes it impossible, since i work right through dinner. is it possible to take before breakfast or lunch instead, and still get good results?


#11

[quote]mtf234 wrote:
now, i realize that it says to take 30 minutes before dinner, but my work schedule makes it impossible, since i work right through dinner. is it possible to take before breakfast or lunch instead, and still get good results?[/quote]

Take non-training day doses before any bigger or carbier meal in the day.


#12

I just placed an order for six bottles to go with my 180 cap bottle. I sure hope this stuff works for fat loss because I’m betting on it and at a point I can’t really waste $300. A question I have is does the effect one dose typically last 12 hours? This will determine the time I take it.


#13

Bullyson, Indigo-3G is “in the blood” for about 6 hours, but the effects on gene expression lasts much longer. Some people choose to take it twice per day, doses at least 6 hours apart. Others simply use it before workout nutrition pre-training on lifting days and before their biggest meal on non-training days. Both methods work very well.


#14

Thanks, Chris. I’ll plan my diet around once a day dosing with the high carb meal a little bit after.


#15

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
The label pretty much covers this.

Also, you may want to read this: <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation"target=“new”>What You Don’t Know About Workout Supplementation Pre-workout nutrition is more important than post.

Ideally, using <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G before training and then using proper workout supplementation is the best way to use it.

Yes, you’ll want to ramp up carb intake. Breakfast and peri-workout are the best times for you. Weight training without adequate carbs in your system pretty much guarantees limited muscle and strength gains.

If you’re taking two doses per day, separate them by at least 6 hours. For you, that would mean pre-workout and pre-dinner dosing.

Here are some ideas for carb sources: <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/strength-training-topics/1617"target=“new”>Indigo-3G Carb Guide

[/quote]

Chris-

Just received my first bottle of Indigo and I’m not sure how to begin my dosage. I read the bottle, which you copied above, which sounds like a once a day dose of 4-6 caplets.

However, I also found an article on the site here (http://www.T-Nation.com/supplements/indigo-3g-what-to-expect) that says I should be taking 4 capsules 3 times a day.

"Dosing Instructions

Take 4 capsules 3 times per day on an empty stomach 40 - 60 minutes prior to main meals. On workout days, take one of the doses 40 - 60 minutes prior to starting peri-workout nutrition. Ideal peri-workout nutrition is a combination of Anaconda�, MAG-10®, and Surge® Workout Fuel, consumed throughout the training period."

Should I stick with the one daily dose starting out? Any input would be massively appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe


#16

The formula has been updated so go by the current label. That said, some people do choose to use two servings per day (at least 6 hours apart) but that’s optional.