Electrolytes & Minerals
L-OptiZinc (Zinc With Copper) 10:1 ratio
Nutrex Lipo 6 Black
Nutrex is a new brand to me so I don’t have a lot of experience with all of their products. I switched to this product from Hydroxycut Hardcore when I got an email stating that Hydroxycut is harmful to your health. This is a fat burner product.When I switched to this product, I really liked it. it isn’t very jittery and doesn’t feel like I’m pumped up on caffeine. For some reason it just makes the 30 minute to 60 minute portion of my cardio workout more enjoyable. It states on the bottle that your supposed to take it twice a day, but I just use it as a pre-workout pill.
Note: Fat Burners do nothing what so ever if you don’t do cardio. I tested this myself and no there was no weight change whatsoever by taking a fat burner without exercising or doing weights alone. They are supposed to give you the ability to increase the intensity or duration of your workout!
New Chapter Diet & Energy
When doing some hardcore calorie deficit dieting, you can’t help but feel hungry. Honestly, I am not really into Appetite Suppressants, but give the people what they want. I discovered New Chapter Diet & Energy when my doctor recommended a cleansing supplement. After taking it for a few days, i realized that I wasn’t eating as often. I wasn’t as hungry throughout the day and ended up losing a little weight unintentionally. It’s the only one I recommend and its a little pricey, but if I ever feel that I need an appetite suppressant, this is the first product that I would turn to.
Ergomix Ergo Burn
This is a new, more affordable, Fat Burner I am trying out. I will let you know more later. It claims to be jitter free and from what I saw, it has a simple recipe. Meaning, all the ingredients were pronouncable and there aren't many of them. 9To be continued . . .)
This is a mens Arginine pre workout pill. I didn’t tell my personal trainer that I started taking any new supplements and 45 minutes after taking this one, he asked me on the first exercise if I started taking anything new. I admitted t o using this product. It doesn’t have to build up in your system. its effect is almost immediate. I went up 20 pounds on most exercises when I started using it. The reason I like this one over any other is that is has a variety of forms of arginine and a higher quantity of the active ingredients than the leading competitor.
Note: Arginine is also recommended to prevent erectile dis-function. It is used in the formation of nitric oxide which is a vasodilator which helps keep capillaries flexible and allows for better blood flow to the muscles.
This is a new product I just tried. It is pricey. $79.99 and a botlle lasts about a month and half. It is cery HARDCORE. I take supplements regularly and I cannot take the full dose at 5'9" 180 lbs. I suggests a half dose of 4 or at most 6 pills for the first month. It is very "Speedy" In the sense that it gives you a lot of energy. This product is strong enough where you dont have to stack a Fat Burner on top of your Pre Workout pills in order to do cardio after your weights workout.
Pure Protein Bars
There are ton of different protein bars available out there and it took me awhile to figure out which protein bars were good fro me. You need to consider your daily calorie intake, your daily protein intake, taste, and price. If you do a lot of cardio, you are going to want to choose a bar that is higher in calories so that chances are your body will try to burn the carbs before it it uses protein for energy. If you don’t like to eat 6+ meals a day, which is common when trying to put on muscle mass, you might also want a higher calorie bar to supplement you energy needs as well as supplementing your protein needs.
I generally prefer the Pure Protein brand for protein bars. I like the flavors which is super important because if you won’t eat it regularly, the nutritional value doesn’t matter. I have the Pure Protein bars in bulk available here, so go to your local Gym Rat store and pick up a sample to see if you like it. Pure Protein tend to have a lower calorie/per gram of protein ratio which works better for me.
Whey Protein Shakes
The big difference from brand to brand is obviously its clientele. The higher calorie ones are for competitive athletes who need the carbs. Most whey shakes are as thick as pancake batter so that’s why I chose the Muscle Milk brand. They are thinner and taste better than most. I wanted a lower calorie higher protein shake so I can eat more real food throughout the day so I switched to Monster Milk which has less calories than Muscle Milk and 50 grams of protein. I should have those available too. If not, drop me a message.
Warning: Be careful when you increase your protein intake because protein in large quantities is tough on the body. I have been able to take in 300 grams of protein a day on a 3500 calorie diet, but do to my activity levels I still lose weight.
C9-T11 (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
This Product is under review. It is a CLA product and is extremely expensive in comparison to other brands of CLA. I found information claiming this product helps shrink cancerous tumors. This article suggests otherwise. I personally use this product and have noticed a steady increase in mass. Not the outrageous %700 increase they claim, but I would say I put on mass about %30 faster.
Optimum Nutrition HMB (β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid)
With this product, you take 3 pills 3 times a day with meals. It is an amino acid that helps prevent the degeneration of muscle and aid recovery. I personally use this product and my football coach buddy uses it and recomends it to his players. Does not contain caffeine
This supplement is just a combination of Zinc and Magnesium. It is generally used by athletes who have to maintain high intensity for long periods of time. This product helps with muscle recovery. It also helps you sleep, so take it at night.
Note: Some people have bad reactions to Zinc, so make sure your not one of them
This is my favorite Sports Drink because it comes in Fruit Punch, it has a low calorie version, and I can get it in powder form for individual use. I only sell the powder sticks on here, because I am really trying to promote people to buy reusable water bottles. Its is cheap, tastes great, and the small boxes fit nicely in the center console of my car. A full serving is only 40 Calories, but you can use half if the flavor is too strong for you.