Nitric Oxide

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    Dec 31, 2006 5:36 AM GMT
    Has anyone tried NO (Nitric Oxide)supplements - do they work? Any side effects? Do the effects last?
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    Dec 31, 2006 8:56 PM GMT
    There are several Nitric Oxide supplements out there and they work well for me.
    As with any supplements, you need to cycle them as their effects lessen over time.
    p.s start with 1/2 the recommended dosage at first and build up to the suggested dosage.
    It can make your stomach a little upset at first.
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    Jan 02, 2007 12:09 AM GMT
    I have tried a few of the NO supplements but didn't have much of an effect. I don't think they are worth the money for me. I have found that plain L-arginine, about 2-3grams before workout, gives me a great pump and it is much cheaper.
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    Jan 02, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    My best friend used one of the "NO" supplements and at first he LOVED the pumps and workouts. Then he stopped working out/taking the NO for about 2 weeks. He started getting veracose (sp?) veins in his legs - its not terrible but it is something to think about. He has vowed not to use the "NO" product ever again.

    Personally, I have used a "NO" product and have generally had good experiences with the workout (It WILL upset your stomach at first and if you use it sparingly but getting rid of body waste is also a helpful way to look "more ripped" lol and in general you do get used to it)...

    So I think the best advice is to procede with caution and realize that there are risks with anything that is not ever going to be considered safe for consumtion by the FDA. Sometimes it really is best to just eat right, lift heavy, and drink 4-5 protein shakes a day ;).
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    Jan 25, 2007 9:03 PM GMT
    Generally speaking for your body to absorb the amount needed to dialate your Blood Vessels enough to do what the supplement suggests. The only way to take that amount into your body would be hypodermically, not orally.
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    Feb 06, 2007 9:36 PM GMT
    NO-releasing supplements don't seem to work for everyone. I suppose that means that some people's bodies already make all the NO that they can use. But I tried a free sample of BSN's NO-xplode and got amazing results!

    I've always been extremely skeptical of supplements, though I've tried a few. (My favorite instructions: Take two tablets, then put extra effort into your workout!)

    Anyway, within an hour of taking this stuff, (and working out, of course) my arms and abs were pumped up like never before. And they stay that way, all day. I rushed out and bought a jar.

    Next question: Does it just puff you up, or does it lead to real strength improvements? After a month, I say "yes." I've been moving up the weights every week (I was kinda stuck, before) and I now seem to have extra stability in the big lifts. Now we'll see what happens when the cycle is over with.

    Cautions: I had some trouble sleeping at first. I was laying in bed, wired, and feeling my pulse in my whole body. Either that subsided, or I got used to it. I was a bit worried about blood pressure effects,and checked it for a few days. It was a bit high in the middle of the day, but normal in the mornings.

    Shop carefully if you buy any of these products though. The prices on the web vary by as much as 100%. Probably, you can buy the active ingredients separately and mix them yourself for a bit less money.
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    Feb 07, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    I swear by NO Explode. Does the trick for me, and yes, I have had bouts of insomnia, but I take the stuff first thing in the morning, so this way, when the night comes around, it is out of my system.

    But No Explode is by far the superior product of its kind around. I find it for US$39,99 at GNC; the cheapest I have ever found it for.

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    Feb 07, 2007 6:03 PM GMT
    Another note about side affects. Most all of the NO products are based on some salt of arginine. Many people have reported diarhea, nausea, and weakness from high doses of arginine. It's best to start with a small dose and slowly work up toward the recommended dose, to see if you experience any of these.

    I tried adding "nitrix," for which the manufacturer recommends 9 tablets a day for someone of my wieght. I was fine at 4 tablets (plus one NO-Explode) but when I got up to 7, I started experiencing nausea.

    Since this certainly supresses appetite, I suppose they'd call this a "feature" but I could do without it!
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    Feb 08, 2007 1:17 AM GMT
    i was a big fan of NO a couple years ago, but i've since changed my mind. i don't think it's evil, and didn't have any side effects, i'm just over it in my training.

    i think NO is a great supplement if you're just getting back into the gym. if you weren't already a gym-goer, or if you're a gym veteran i don't think it does you much good.

    here's why i think it's good for getting back into the gym. NO definitely gives you more energy - letting you lift heavier and longer - which helps you get back to what you were capable of last time you were a regular gym goer. i see this as jump starting your return and positive reinforcement. that's not bad.

    when you start taking NO definitely follow the advice here and start with well under the recommended dosage. also drink LOTS of water. i could never manage to get above 60% of the recommended dosage myself. YMMV.

    you'll notice you don't get tired so quickly, and you'll also notice that it definitely makes your muscles fuller during workouts. that's why i think it so great for people just starting back.

    but if you train hard and right (the workouts on this site are really good!), NO will start working against you after your workouts start building your strength and muscles.

    first off, that pump that NO gives you that you thought was so cool will start preventing you from working out as hard and long as you should. you could lift longer and stronger if your muscles weren't so bloated with blood.

    second, if you're lifting right, you'll be doing enough heavy multi-muscle lifts that your testosterone and other helpful agent levels should be high enough on their own. keep pumping more T-building chemicals into your body and you actually cause your body to over-react and then all sorts of problems result.

    lastly, if you're new to the gym, you need to stay away from all this crap so that you don't do more than you're capable of in some chemically enhanced false superman state, and really hurt yourself setting back any progress you might make.
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    Apr 28, 2007 10:12 PM GMT
    I am really interested in buying NO Xplode but am curious if it comes in a pill form rather a powder mix. I tend to get lazy using it if it is a powder lus they rarely taste good. So pill form??
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    Apr 28, 2007 11:37 PM GMT
    I like NOX3 from

    Help keep the BP down, and the vascularity up.
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    May 01, 2007 4:45 PM GMT
    I will say this though ... if you feel hungover from drinking the previous night ... have a glass of the NOXPlode and a couple Aleve ... it clears your hangover right away.

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    May 01, 2007 5:33 PM GMT
    I and my BF use NO xplode. It only affects him slightly. Me, it has a big impact on my energy level and my recovery period when at the gym. I take it off and on over a period of time. I haven't suffered any ill effects (except taking it too close to bedtime obviously) nor have I seen incredible results.

    The things it does for me:
    Significantly better mental alertness in a _big_ way
    Better physical stamina
    Better physical strength
    Faster workout recovery
    Far less post-workout ache/soreness

    I don't know why yet and I intend to discuss this with my nutritionist and doc, but this stuff has a significantly positive impact on my mentality. Mental work just gets faster and easier.

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    May 17, 2007 12:22 AM GMT
    Don't know why, but I had better results with the Wal-Mart brand that I did with the $80 crap I got from GNC... which I can't remember the name of. It works really well but it can screw with you if you take too much. Also, if you feel like you're getting sick, I suggest stopping it. It seems to make it a lot worse.

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    Aug 14, 2007 2:16 PM GMT
    Yes I use it. I swear by the stuff..

    I have a better workout when using these products.

    NO Xplode

    I find better prices from e-bay.
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    Mar 10, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    nitrix has been taken off the market here in australia (so my chemist told me)..i eneded up adding argetine )?spelling) to my NO explode..HUGE difference, lots of energy, much of it explosive!...though i did over do the mixture and ended up hugging the toilet at the gym!

    I also take cell mass for recovery which is great!