Originally Posted by Horus Ra
Here are the supplements that work and all you need.
Protein (Whey or Casein)
Everything else is pretty much junk.
Creatine is junk, I tried to takei t for 2 years, did nothing but give me diarrhea and horrible stomach pain.
Nitric Oxide, yes it gives you pumps but you dont need becasue if you work out properly, you will get pumps.
Anything that is made by BSN is junk.
Anything that claims to promote testosterone is junk
DHEA, is junk, it has the ability to give you too much estrogen, it is not chemically structured properly to increase your testosterone and only people over 50 should even consider it, if a doctor reccomends it.
Anything that claims to increase growth hormone is junk i.e. "Humagro" or "Always Young Renewal"
Celltech is junk, it's nothing but sugar and creatine.
Majority of the products on Bodybuilding.com are junk and the ads are so fake it's rediculous.
I have use animalpak, it's just a waste of money, you pee your money right out.
You don't need 10 times the amount of vitamiins your body requires each day to improve anything.
Isoflavones are junk, they are fake, they do nothing at all. i.e. Methoxy
Anti-estrogen would only work if it were by prescription.
Glutamine I haven't tried yet but I will.
Other Amino Acids such as BCAA are not needed because your whey protein contains enough and plus your diet of meat should contain BCAA in it already, so no need to go buy 10 lbs of BCAA.
I've never tried HMB or Leucine but maybe I will someday.
I've never tried Casein protein but maybe I will some day!
Remember, if it isn't natural stuff like protein, vitamin and water, it's just junk without a presscription, it is not real.
5-htp & Melatonin
seem to work pretty well to help me sleep.
Yohimbine HCL, increased my heart rate, gave me chest pains and hallucinations.
Are the biggest fakest crap out there, majority of all of them are just pills filled with stimulants, usually caffeine, with high prices that you could be paying $5 for 10 times the amount they sell it to you for and it doesn't burn fat it just gives you a lot of energy and it's a diuretic so you crap your brains out.
Don't buy any expensive brands, do not buy any combo supplements, stick to pure form supps so you know exactly what you're using and know it well.
Stick to the basics!
If it isn't FDA approved or backed by strict and strong clinical studies with sources cited, then it's not real either.
Shop around and be frugal, go with pure form generic brands, bodybuilding.com store is too expensive for most of their products.
Bulknutrition is a pretty good place for certain things.
Island Supplements isn't too bad of a place for the right stuff.
If you have any questions, please ask me and I wll try to answer them if I can.
I got news for you buddy. This post doesn't work. You claim that none of these products work because you
have tried them? Have you not taken into account that everyone responds to things differently because nobody's body is exactly alike?
-Creatine is not junk, even though I haven't used it in over a year it does work (Monohydrate at least and there are clinical studies to back the claims.
-Not everything made by BSN is junk, I like their endorush and it works pretty well same with Syntha-6
-ZMA has been proven to stimulate hormone levels and there are a shit-ton of people who swear by it. If Patrick Arnold thinks Conte's ingenuity on the concept was remarkable, that's about as good as it gets.
GABA has never claimed to promote the stimulation of testosterone. It's meant to promote the release of GH, but I've only used it for benefits of relaxation given I'm very high strung.
-I've known people who have gotten Gynecomastia by using Tribulus based products. While some people including myself are non-responders to it, that doesn't make it complete junk.
DHEA will do more harm than good for anyone under 40, but that doesn't make it junk. Too much Estrogen for males is not a good thing, but too little Estrogen is just as bad. You need estrogen for joint function, sexual function and to gain mass.
Cell Tech is junk, I agree.
While 11 Pills is a lot for a Multi (Animal Pak) that doesn't make it crap. If you mean peeing neon green, that just excess B Vitamins. Pretty much every Multivitamin has more than the 100% recommended daily value of most of the listed vitamins
Prescription Anti-E's and SERMS are going to work better than any Over the Counter Anti Aromatase compounds but that doesn't make them junk either. There are several clinical studies to back up Novadex XT's ability to increase Free Test and Reduce Estradiol Levels.
Stim Cocktail are an easy way for lazy people to lose fat/weight but they do work even though the long term sides are not worth the short term results
Nothing sold by the GNC, Bodybuilding.com, Vitamin Shoppe is regulated by the FDA (with the exception of Alli, not even Protein or Multivitamins. I don't know if you heard but the IDS brand of Protein was discovered to have 6g of protein when they claimed it had around 40 and was loaded with sugar.