Originally posted by dAlen
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
Heres the deal...natural or no...thats why people are confused.
You go in a health shop and expect the supplements to be safe.
Seeing that these supplements have more artificial flavorings, colorings, etc than you can shake a stick at...yeah, your right...they belong in the
Forgot all about that other 'health' industry...
There is some crazy stuff in some of those weight lifting stuff (and Im talking about the legal stuff by known brands.)
[edit on 30-3-2008 by dAlen]
You're right there. MuscleTech is one brand to be on the lookout for. Some products live up their claims, while others are just poisonous junk. I
was sent three books: "The GAKIC Miracle", "CREAKIC Muscle Receptor Hyperactivator", and "naNO X9". First off, I'll say GAKIC and CREAKIC do
live up to their claims. Before taking that combination, I was worn out after doing deadlifts for 315lbsx6. Training this every week, and after the
3rd week on GAKIC and CREAKIC, I was able to do 315lbsx10, 335lbsx6, and then 315lbsx6, until I felt exhausted. The anti-ROS in CREAKIC, and
anti-fatigue ingredients in GAKIC really does work. Let it be known that I was also supplementing with HMB (hydroxy methyl butyrate), Taurine and
Glutamine, while taking Nutrabolic's Anabolic Window shake.
That brings me to MuscleTech garbage. I was sustaining some good gains with Nutrabolic Anabolic Window, but I read up on the ads with steroid heads
like Branch Warren, Gustavo Badell, David Henry and Jeramy Freeman claiming to gain 50lbs of muscle in 42 days. So I stopped Nutrabolic and embarked
on 2 containers of MuscleTech Anator P70. I started feeling a little more run down, gains were harder to maintain, and upset digestion. Whatever
claims they make about actuating certain growth genes is false.. it may enhance the anabolic properties of steroids, but my testicles were not going
along with the advertisements. I regretted wasting my money on that protein shake, and switched back to Nutrabolic Anabolic Window shake, and started
feeling much better.
MuscleTech also makes Nano Vapour. This stuff is powerful. I went from struggling to bench 265lbsx6, and within a month was benching 315lbsx3.. I
continued Nano Vapour for a month and a half and every week was consistantly benching at least two reps for 315lbs. I took a break for training,
because in spite of how strong I felt, I knew I must be overtraining.. I starting to thin out and my weight stayed at 230lbs for over 4 weeks.. no
weight gain and no strength gain, just getting the overtraining strains creeping up on me. So use this stuff sparingly, and don't rely too heavily
Maybe I should mention MuscleTech Aplodan dormant muscle fiber activator. I works just as well, and maybe that's how my gains didn't fall so
quickly in the last few weeks before I took some time off. You get an inrush of energy while you train that spurs you on to keep training hard.
Beware though, when you run out of this stuff, the avalanche of overtraining symptoms does catch up with you.
I'm not attempting to feed the FDA reasons to start any new bans or policies, because these supplements (for the most part) to affect change in your
muscle structure that you can keep. I've been off training for some time now, I moved, changed jobs, and right now unemployed, and I haven't
suffered any sort of residual effects, my disgestion is ideal, I don't have hormonal imbalances. There's no reason to ban the stuff, because it
doesn't do any damage, except with some people it may not live up to what the ads claim.
These are my experiences with supplements. When I start back training, I may again eventually purchase these products when my level of conditioning is
ready for it.