Monthly Archives: June 2011

Supplement industry bullshit

Although there are many supplement companies out there 95 percent rely on cheap crap and marketing psychology to sell you shit you don’t need. I used to buy into the fact that people are low in certain nutrients but the more you ate exposed and buy into this crap if your intelligent enough you realise that you don’t need much of the crap they are selling but good food and drink.
But you maybe asking yourself that when I go onto forums many bodybuilders say this stuff works and they agree with it what the hell they even post photographs well be very careful with these idiots it is all marketing pr rubbish and supplement companies have massive budgets and thousands of reps on these sites pushing all of the crap under the sun do not believe them.
This leads to another problem of where do I get unbiased reliable information that works without anybody trying to profit.
All I can tell you is I have tried hundreds of supplements and I will upload the pictures to prove it the crap I have put my body through defies belief I know when I post the pictures supplement companies are going to be falling over themselves to get me to review them.
I will give my opinion in detail on the industry the crap lies and deceit and places you can discover the truth as there are good people out there still it just remains to be seen how long they remain honest without selling out to the powers that be that said one vitamin I whole heartedly can say works is vitamin c yes standard good old big c which has been proven time and time again to have a massive effect on health.

Protein powder link to depression

Apparently if you isolate amino acids from dairy which ate supposed to work in synergy they throw off your neurotransmitters now I am no doctor but it makes complete sense that nature is perfect and its when you start screwing with it you always get problems I will dig further into this.

Quit green tea and protein

I will never be taking green tea extracts and protein together again ever I had liver numbers done and everything was fine bit as soon as I took any supplemental with green tea and I tried a few with protein pain started I looked into this online and I am by no means the only one facing these issues I feel these extracts need to be investigated further to see long term potential damage in humans.

Chia Seeds what a discovery

I was urfing amazon and saw a book in the sports section and downloaded it to my kindle software which I run on my htc desire I was blown away a book about running which had the potential to change my outlook and viewpoint in such a way that to say it was unimaginable was an understatement. The book is amazing and I will be posting a review on it soon but just one tip I want to leave out of the book is about a staple food that the aztecs consumed called chia seeds these seeds give you all sorts of wonderful nutrition and pack a punch in terms of energy try them out and do a search around the internet for loads of information on this soon to be wonderfood.

 

Here is a review and recipe of the new superfood REVIEW <——————- Click for review

Green tea extract and liver twinges

Despite what supplement companies and natural moralists tell you there are side effects with supplements and I have had a few. My worst experience to date is with large amounts of green tea extract which gave me liver pains I tried a different supplement but it was the same I advise anyone looking to start a serious workout regime to get a balanced opinion of the supplement you will be taking and also a second opinion off a doctor.
That aside I can tell you that if it wasn’t for supplements I wouldn’t look or feel half as good as I do and they are vital for highly stressed people and people who are eating a sub optimal diet as most of the UK and the usa are.

Lean Degree by PHD Nutrition Part 1

PHD supplements has always been close to my heart because they are the first companies line of sports nutrition products I ever tried a few years ago when I got interested in sports and training. I remember the first product I ever bought was their whey powder which as I hadnt tried anything else was exceptional only later did I learn that all protein powders are not the same.

Anyway as I have a little weight to lose I bought lean degree as a part of an offer with a protein powder last year but never tried it I have bought fat burners in the past such as maximuscles etc but will write about them later on some time.

Anyway lean degree is a supplement that really really surprised me in more ways than one and cortisol or stress response is the major reason I have come to love this set of tablets.

At first I stacked (more than one supplement) lean degree with an iforce product this week which was a range of their prewprkout but I got a twinge in my liver which I put down to lean degree so what I did was split lean degree and the pre workout by iforce and learned it may have been down to mixing them together but as far as taking them seperatly I have been fine.

So I took two capsules of lean degree before a morning cardio routine I have just started and the feeling you get from lean degree kills all other fat burners for the simple fact you feel so focused it doesnt give you any anxiety or overheat you but what I certainly did notice was the need to urinate which I put down to the diuretic in the product.

After looking at the ingrediants it is very clear these guys know their stuff and the doses are just right for example they are very careful about using too much of any ingreiant so everything seems to work in synergy. The reason I say this is I have taken green tea suppllenets and companies just load them up with the cheaper ingrediants and you dont get the feeling I got with this supplement. As for fat burning I will be keeping a log along with all of my other supplements on this site for you I have taken a lot of supplements in the past and will post pictures of my collection it is somewhat of an obsession of mine.

The reason I feel PHD have done a careful job of formulating their products is they are a UK company and so have to be very very careful with consumer feedback becase if even one problem is found the UK authorities come down very very hard and could potentially pull all products that is why supplements that are manufactured int he UK are put thrugh a much more rigourous testing process.