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High Water Retention on Plazma?


#1

So I just finished my first full week of using Plazma. I’m riding the fence, but one thing that seems to have happened is that I’m retaining a lot of water. I’ve put on around 8 lbs of weight in the last week or so. Diet is unchanged. I started taking Rez-V the same time, but I wouldn’t think the water retention would be associated with that. I posted this in the Biotest forum, but they don’t seem as active as these ones. Has anyone had a similar experience?


#2

I didn’t, but I’ve never used more than a scoop.


#3

I might try cutting back to 1 scoop. When it was just 4 lbs I was figuring that it’s just the extra water I’m drinking, but when a second 4 lbs showed up I don’t think it’s a good sign.


#4

Unless you weren’t eating a lot of carbs prior, then it might just be muscle glycogen filling up.


#5

I’ve not been restricting carbs in a while. Don’t know if it’s additional glycogen as my volume seems about the same and there’s no appreciable improvement in stamina. It’s only a week in though. I’ll do another week of one scoop a day and see what happens.


#6

8lbs in a week def doesnt come from 2-3 scoops of Plazma. I’d be looking more at sodium and hydration.


#7

No changes in diet. I’ve been drinking more water, but something has to be causing me to retain it. No appreciable change in sodium intake either.


#8

Yeah cant remember the exact science but cyclic dextrin helps pull in a bit more water to the muscle from the digestive tract. One of many reasons it gives you a great pump.

Unless getting puffy in the face/feeling bloated etc I would see it as a good thing


#9

And I think 2 scoops a day might just be a bit much for me because that’s how I was starting to feel. I’ll be cutting back to one and give everything some time to level off. I will say that I was surprised that I could consume in excess of 2l in the morning and not feel way bloated so I believe 100% that it is more effective at being absorbed.