nitric oxide supplemnts whats the deal?

  • dalek19

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    Oct 20, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    i take creatine and whey but i hear you can get some pretty fin results with nitric oxcide capsules. anyone want to share there story?
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    Oct 20, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    NO is a vasodilator. Products with NO can help deliver oxygen at heightened levels, so your athletic performance can increase while on NO.
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    Oct 20, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    This type of supplement is mostly theory only, which the industry thrives on. No harm in using it though and they are typically low cost. Some people really do well with new supplements as it helps with motivation. At the very least they provided some aa's that are "helpful" anyway.

    It won't be anything like when you stared using creatine.
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    Oct 20, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    placebo effect most of the time from most "new" suppliments
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 20, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    dalek19 saidi take creatine and whey but i hear you can get some pretty fin results with nitric oxcide capsules. anyone want to share there story?
    its actually pretty good supplement. i take arginine myself. i think is great when used with no
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    Oct 20, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    there's pretty good, though limited, clinical data supporting the effectiveness of NO precursor supplementation.

    the body does not have a natural mechanism for acquiring NO from external sources. it manufactures its own. any NO encountered in the stomach or gut is converted to urea.

    to make it, your body uses several substances, some of which are hard to get in large quantities from diet alone. they include amino acids L-arginine and citrulline. it also needs something that can only come from food - something called NO synthase enzymes.

    L-arginine and citrulline are available as inexpensive supplements. NO synthase enzymes are easily manufactured by your body from fruits and vegetables that are high in amino acids - beans, nuts, etc. - which should be part of any good nutrition plan. you can't get the benefit just by eating a handfull of the good stuff just before popping the supps. you need to have a ready supply of those enzymes in your system, and that comes from consuming multiple servings of good food daily.

    so, if you're already getting good nutrition, try stacking L-arginine and citrulline. give it about 3 weeks to see if you can tell a difference.

    it'd be great if you reported back on your experience.

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    Oct 20, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    just take pure arginine
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    Oct 20, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    fasterpace saidjust take pure arginine


    This is an inexpensive amino way if you're looking for a vasodilator. In my experience I could feel the effect, especially in my lower torso. Kind of like a slow rush of blood. It isn't without side effects though. I get mild skin flush every time I take it and from what I've read it makes you more susceptible to bleeding if that's an issue.

    I don't think it's necessarily going to help results by any significant percentage. Beta-Alanine is better combined with creatine if you're looking to stack.
  • dalek19

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    awesome thanks a lot for the input guys, i think im going to try it with a combo or arginine. been making good results lately and i wanted to kick it up a bit
  • dalek19

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    awesome thanks a lot for the input guys, i think im going to try it with a combo or arginine. been making good results lately and i wanted to kick it up a bit
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    I use a NO enhancer from Max Muscle that is called Max Nitro. I have definitely noticed a difference and it's not a placebo.I get a killer pump and maintain it longer than I would otherwise. See my profile for other supplements that I take. I take it about 60 minutes before I lift. As an added bonus,if I take this stuff before I go to bed, I wake up with morning wood every day. That's pretty good for someone at 51. icon_lol.gif

    Here's the product data sheet http://maxmuscle.com/uploads/pds/MaxNitroPDS.pdf. The active ingredient is L-Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate, but it also contains L-Citrulline, although I cannot tell you in what amount. I have used another brand, too...NOW nutrition has a product called NOW Foods AAKG 3500 180 Tabs L-Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate . It's a little bit less expensive than the Max Muscle brand, but I can only find it online from Amazon, and I prefer to keep my supplements buying local at my Max Muscle store as long as the price difference isn't too high. 180 capsules costs about $55 and the recommended dosage is 3 capsules a day.So you should be able to supplement for about $25 a month.


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    Oct 21, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    It'll give you wicked morning wood as a side effect. Could be a problem if you wake up needing to pee and have to wait for the wood to go down! icon_surprised.gif
  • dalek19

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    Oct 22, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    sashaman saidIt'll give you wicked morning wood as a side effect. Could be a problem if you wake up needing to pee and have to wait for the wood to go down! icon_surprised.gif


    haha well im moving in with my boyfriend in a week so hopefully ill have a helping hand with that icon_wink.gif
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 22, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    I used to be able to consume N.O. & Jack3d by the tons - but now ever since I been on some meds this past year - taking that WHILE on meds makes me instant-SICK! Grrrr....icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    "I noticed a difference."
    Never listen to this advise.
    Until you are close you your genetic limit it's either your workout our your diet. Period.
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    Nitric oxide is a gas

    Nitric oxide is used to relax the smooth muscle in the walls of very small arteries called arterioles. When a muscle contracts and its blood vessels are dilated, nitric oxide is released. This gas settles into the underlying smooth muscle cells causing them to relax which allows a surge of blood to pass through more easily.

    Alloying the muscle fibers to tear more atiquetly and allows proteins and amino acids to absorb into the tear. The main key amino acid that creates nitric oxide is (L-Arginine). L-Arginine is found in all proteins and can be taken separately. There’re also many different forms of it’s the key ingredient in a lot of N.O products.
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    Oct 31, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    ARCH251 saidNitric oxide is a gas

    Nitric oxide is used to relax the smooth muscle in the walls of very small arteries called arterioles. When a muscle contracts and its blood vessels are dilated, nitric oxide is released. This gas settles into the underlying smooth muscle cells causing them to relax which allows a surge of blood to pass through more easily.

    Alloying the muscle fibers to tear more atiquetly and allows proteins and amino acids to absorb into the tear. The main key amino acid that creates nitric oxide is (L-Arginine). L-Arginine is found in all proteins and can be taken separately. There’re also many different forms of it’s the key ingredient in a lot of N.O products.



    adequately, he meant.

    spell check before midnight not after.....

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    Nov 10, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    Between NO and Tribulus and L-Arginine... my general readiness to bend over the nearest reasonably hot guy and have my way with him has been off the charts, lol...
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    Nov 10, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    dalek19 saidawesome thanks a lot for the input guys, i think im going to try it with a combo or arginine. been making good results lately and i wanted to kick it up a bit


    stay off sodas and caffeine or you'll be like a 5yo on a straight sugar diet... then crash like an egg in a brick wall
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    NO is nothing more than the supplement industry's answer to the ephedra ban in the early 2000's. Before that time the message was a solid pump through vaso-constriction (something that there is data to support in terms of performance using caffeine, which is what remains--I generally avoid all of it). After the ephedra ban it morphed into the solid pump through vasodilation. I have yet to see anything that shows this to be more than a great feeling at the time (and one you can jsut as eaily from a solid workout).
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    Dec 08, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    dalek19 said
    sashaman saidIt'll give you wicked morning wood as a side effect. Could be a problem if you wake up needing to pee and have to wait for the wood to go down! icon_surprised.gif


    haha well im moving in with my boyfriend in a week so hopefully ill have a helping hand with that icon_wink.gif



    So funny, two guys mentioned this to me this week as if it were common knowledge... like where have I been, But if you search on male enhancement on here everyone thought that nutritional supplements were BS last year and the beginning of this year. One of the guys, a trainer, says his dick is way bigger now after using a workout enhancing formula for a few years.