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#428477 - 07/22/10 11:51 AM Supplements - The Truth
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This has to be one of the best reads on supplements that I've found to date. If you can spare a little time take a read. There is sound truth here.

http://www.answerfitness.com/262/bodybuilding-supplements-do-they-work-ask-fitness-nerd/

I really like what is said in the section at the bottom under "Four Supplement-Free Things You Can Do To Jump-start Your Progress"

I'm a firm believer in "if it sounds too good to be true then it is". I also hate wasting my money so I thought I'd share this with you. Hope it helps clear up some things for some of you.
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#428482 - 07/22/10 01:32 PM Re: Supplements - The Truth [Re: Dereck]
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Thanks Derek, good find.
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#428501 - 07/22/10 07:33 PM Re: Supplements - The Truth [Re: JMWcorwin]
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Thanks for sharing this.
That's why some supplements have a disclaimer that says: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease" or No approved therapeutic claims. If that's the case why are they out in the market?

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#428528 - 07/23/10 02:53 PM Re: Supplements - The Truth [Re: Mark Jordan]
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If that's the case why are they out in the market?


Because people will buy them. $$$$ Period.

The FDA won't put in the time to test the claims on supplement bottles. THere are way too many and there's a new one every minute. Also, since they're supplements, it's usually something that can be found in the food we already eat. As such, they're not required to have FDA approval like synthetic compounds(drugs).
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#428538 - 07/23/10 05:38 PM Re: Supplements - The Truth [Re: Dereck]
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Originally Posted By: Dereck

I'm a firm believer in "if it sounds too good to be true then it is". I also hate wasting my money so I thought I'd share this with you. Hope it helps clear up some things for some of you.


You will never find an industry so full of bs and impossible promises in your life as you will in a supplement store.
Once you get past the big gym words and cool sounding ingredients, most of the random supplements out there are just complete crap. Protein and carb powders aside, some of the results and "scientific explanations" they are advertising are to the point of ridiculous. "hgh" pills with no hgh, "vascularity" pills, mass gainer pills etc .

I think the main problem is that we are still quite unexplored in the areas of physical training and supplementation, and as a result there is no way to put laws down on things that dont work, because there is just no way to prove they dont.
Take some of the stuff you see on tv at 3am for example. You know deep inside that standing on those vibrating plates for 5 minutes a day isnt going to turn you into arnie, but theres no way to prove that, and as a result they are legally allowed to rave on and tell you it does work.

In a nutshell, I think everyone will be plagued with bull**** supplement pills, drinks and miracle machines until there are government accepted trues and falses in bodybuilding and supplementation. (which is probably never)

ps. not saying all supplements are complete crap, but most of them are. smile

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#428540 - 07/23/10 06:11 PM Re: Supplements - The Truth [Re: TheCrab]
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Yeah seriously dude, I got to try all the big name suplements when I was deployed and the worst ones were basically everything from Muscle Tech (escept Meso Tech which was decent). True Mass and Syntha-6 were ok but no better than just generic whey protein.
I'm using a wheat protein now which I like. Real cheap but it works just fine.
On a side note please don't take Nano Vapour that stuff will really mess you up. Supposedly Noxplode is a better alternative.
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