Supplements-creatine? Not sure...

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    Dec 10, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I was advised to try Nox Edge so I got a bottle and have been taking 2-3 chewables b4 a workout. It does increase my stamina during my workouts big time, but I think that has something to do with the caffeine in there. I was wondering if anyone here on RJ is familiar with it and it's benefits. I've read up on it and it talks about the creatine and the air flow in your muscles but I'm still not convinced that it's worth the investment. Anyone have any insight? I would appreciate it. THANKS!
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    Caffeine changes perception of exertion and can raise your performance around 10 to 15 percent along with giving you that boost.

    The NO likely isn't giving you much of a boost.
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    Dec 11, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    Tonync1969 saidHey guys, I was advised to try Nox Edge so I got a bottle and have been taking 2-3 chewables b4 a workout. It does increase my stamina during my workouts big time, but I think that has something to do with the caffeine in there. I was wondering if anyone here on RJ is familiar with it and it's benefits. I've read up on it and it talks about the creatine and the air flow in your muscles but I'm still not convinced that it's worth the investment. Anyone have any insight? I would appreciate it. THANKS!


    I haven't tried that product but I know a little bit about the contents of pre-workout supplements. Yes, caffeine gives you that extra energy. It's a stimulant. The Nitric Oxide, NO helps vascularity. It's kind of new to bodybuilding (or maybe just to me). What it does is it helps promote more blood flow through your veins and into the muscles. Thus, getting that vascular look. WIth more blood flow, your muscles won't fatigue as fast. You'll be able to lift more during your workouts. Creatine is not a very stable supplement. It works for some, not all. Kre-alkyn is a more pure form of creatine that leaves no bloating or water retention. It's all about trial and error with supplements. Some are better than or work for others. That's all the knowledge I have about creatine and pre-workout supps. If someone else knows more than me, please feel free to correct my errors about this topic. (Hopefully, I'm not that off on what these supps are all about. LOL) I'm just learning as I go myself!

    -And that's my five cents
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    Dec 11, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    Hey Tony, I checked out the Nox Edge website and I have to say IMHO, it's not worth the money. Yes, there are a lot of good things in Nox Edge but it's just not worth $65 a bottle. Caffeine and some of the B vitamins really can do wonders for endurance and reducing the perceived difficulty in the short run and that's probably what you are experiencing. Hit a Blue Monster instead and see if you feel similar - that will answer that question.

    Most of what's published about Nitric Oxide in supplement advertisements is pure crap. Well, for that matter, most of what's published in supplement advertisements is pure crap period.

    The best thing you can do is actually one of the simplest. Eat good healthy meals 6 times a day. If you want to supplement, creatine is probably the most effective and scientifically proven of the legal choices you can make. Get a tub from Walmart for $8 and hit it after you train. As the poster above mentioned it is unstable in solution - that is it slowly decomposes in water so DO NOT mix it up ahead of time. Mix and drink. On sustained usage, it will cause your muscles to retain more fluid and that's a good thing. It makes you look bigger and the extra fluid holds extra nutrients which allows you to train more intensely and build more muscle. Good Luck!
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    Dec 13, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    Thank you! Great info and exactly what I was looking for. Gonna buy the creatine and try it for a while.