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My Spike Shooter Review


#1

Well I was at my local Vitamin Shoppe and they has some Spike. TC, it was actually an end cap and prominently displayed. So, I decided to try it out. I've tried the Spike tablet before and it doesn't agree with me. With the Spike Shooter I felt I could control the "dose." Before my workout this morning I took 1/3 of a can. I'm very sensitive to caffeine so I didn't want to go overboard.

Well, to say the least it worked nicely. I was a tad jittery, but that's how I am with caffeine anyway. I had a constant energy through out workout and my concentration was very focused with the task at hand, even though I had to do JM presses smack dab in front of the women's aerobics class.

The big test will be later on or tomorrow morning when I wake up. That's when the Spike tabs would work against me. Hopefully everything will work out nicely and I wont get any side effects. Also, it will be a good test for my recently (March '07) diagnosed acid reflux disease.


#2

Well I woke up this morning without a headache. That's key as that was the problem I would have with the Spike tabs.

The acid reflux wasn't an issue at all which is obviously key. If it was an issue it would most certainly be there when I woke up.

So all in all, the Spike shooter looks like a great alternative to people who have had issues with the Spike tabs. I think it's mostly due to being able to control the "doses." And for someone that was sensitive to the tabs, that's key.

Also, is the ingredient make-up different from the tabs? If so how? Cy or TC, feel free to chime in.


#3

I have always had good luck with Spike and Spike shooters. Of course I tolerate stimulants very well (probably due to an abuse of them and having my adrenals f'ed up for years). Funny thing about me is I can drink a shooter and take a nap an hour later without a problem.


#4

I could drink a can of Spike before bed, it has almost no effect on me whatsoever. I'm NOT bashing the product, just making the point that everyone responds differently to stimulants and nootropics


#5

While this may be true for a very small percentage of people, the vast majority shouldn't consume Spike Shooter anywhere near bedtime because it will keep them from falling asleep.


#6

Yeah all these people crashing after Spike are crazy, I take it at 5-6PM train for 1-1/2 hours and am still have a hard time falling asleep before midnight.


#7

Hell, if I have a lo carb Monster within 6 hours of going to bed I can't get to sleep. I wouldn't dare try that with Spike.


#8

I'm the same with HRX, can double dose an hour before bed and still sleep easily. I do have my days where just 1 HRX pill knocks me for 6 though.