12 Common Questions (FAQs) about PAGG
We’ve had a lot of questions coming from people who are interested in taking PAGG for fat loss. Though the answers are around the site, in comments, and some are in articles, we felt it was a good idea to bring them all together in one place, so it was easy to find answers to the questions you have. If you have a question that’s not covered here, please mention it in the comments below!
1. Do you have to take it?
The PAGG stack is recommended by Tim Ferriss in combination with the slow carb diet. Though I think some people are taking it separate to the slow carb diet, they work best together. This doesn’t mean you have to take it though. The basic principles of the slow carb diet are the foundation, and the option of taking PAGG is just like the option of taking ice baths three times a week, though I know what I’d rather do!
2. How does it work?
The ingredients in PAGG work together, and they all work on how the body stores fat, uses fat for energy, and depletes the fat cells as they are used up.
3. Before or after meals
This has been asked enough times that it’s obviously an important question. The answer here is – before meals. From what I’ve studied, the recommendation is between 15 and 30 minutes before a meal.
4. Why before meals?
The active ingredients in PAGG have a fast acting effect on the body, and for this reason, it is ideal to have them working when a meal is being digested, and it’s energy is coming in to the body.
5. Which day of the week to take off?
This answer is more of a reverse answer. The day that you don’t want to take off is your cheat day. Other than that, whatever works best for you. I generally take Wednesdays off.
6. Why take off one day a week?
The ingredients in the PAGG stack have a variety of effects on the body, and on fat storage and depletion. There are some changes that occur in the body due to this, and for this reason, it is advisable to give the body a break each week for things to reset.
7. Take PAGG all week or only cheat day?
Most people are taking PAGG all week, for a cycle of 7 weeks before taking a week off.
8. Why take a week off?
With the effects of PAGG changing a range of chemicals and systems in the body, much like a range of other supplements suggest cycling and having some time off regularly, Tim Ferriss recommends having 1 week off per 8 week cycle. This helps the body get back to normal, and helps the next cycle of PAGG continue working effectively.
9. Does it help with muscle gains?
We have had a couple of questions about whether PAGG helps with muscle building. The answer here is that it’s not specifically designed to help muscle gains. Generally, most people doing muscle building routines, like Occam’s Protocol and Geek to Freak, are taking other supplements like creatine, protein powder, and in some cases other supplements.
In the Geek to Freak chapter of the book, Tim mentions taking a couple of the ingredients found in PAGG. As I have been doing Occam’s Protocol workouts, I have been taking PAGG to test if it can limit fat gain as I gain muscle and bodyweight.
10. Why take an all in one tablet?
The prospect of keeping track of around 13 tablets every day wasn’t very appealing, and so we went looking elsewhere. We found a few different all in one tablets, and wanted to go with a capsule. We find it’s pretty easy even when we have busy schedules to take the capsules with us, and have them handy when we need them.
The other great thing is knowing it’s the exact dose that’s recommended in the book. It means not juggling various tablets and doses. Also, having just the one set of bottles shipped makes things a lot easier too rather than keeping track of different amounts in different bottles, and when to reorder.
11. What’s the cheapest option?
We’ve seen a couple of different options put together online, where people have found suppliers that have each ingredient for sale and they’ve put together a list of these products, to make it easy to order. For people who are wanting the cheapest PAGG, this is a great option. There’s a little bit of managing the bottles, as some don’t have the same number of tablets, which means some need to be ordered more often than others over a few months.
12. How are the results?
We’ve had a couple of commenters on our blog who’ve had great results while taking PAGG and eating slow carb food. In the book, Tim mentions quite a lot of test subjects he worked with to refine the dosages of the ingredients, to find what worked best.
In a recent test, I took a week off PAGG as I continued the Occam’s Protocol workouts, and Occam’s feeding regime (high calories), and found that while my muscle gain was around the same, I had some extra fat gain in this week. Of course, this could be due to unrelated factors, but I’m looking forward to getting back onto PAGG this week.
And that’s our list of PAGG FAQ’s. If you’re thinking about taking it, the banner on the right is the one we’re taking – and we do get a small commission if you buy through this banner. We always make that clear to anyone thinking of buying. We do recommend Pareto Nutrition’s PAGG as it’s the one we’re taking, and it’s the one we know has quality ingredients and ships fast. If you have any other questions, or comments, please write in the comments below!
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