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    Supplements Now vs Then - What's the First Supp that Worked for You?


    As I surf these forums one of the things that strikes me is the state of supplements today and how scientific it has become. Not to mention we now have supplements that actually work! I can recall as a teen (warning: old man rant) buying every new supplement out there hoping to find that one magic pill. I remember dessicated liver, gamma-oryzanol, Weider's anabolic meg-packs, arginine/ornithine combos, cyancobolamin, Hot Stuff, and my all time fav - orchic extract. None of these worked for me!

    The first supp that I ever tried that I think gave me a couple of pounds of muscle was Yohimbe. Not positive though. The first supp I tried that I knew for sure was giving me size and power was creatine. I am curious....what was the first supplement that worked for you? And am I the only old timer that remembers how bad supplements were back then?

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    Phosphagen HP. One of the first products to combine creatine with a boat load of dextrose..... go figure.
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    Betagen and HMB way back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onlychevy6 View Post
    Betagen and HMB way back in the day.
    Another fellow EAS alumn. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Another fellow EAS alumn. lol
    Lol oh yes. I actually became close friends with a couple if the body transformation winners from I think 1997. Back when Bill Phillips owned it.
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    Lol... Oh wow.. Those were he days.... Freeze dried liver.......
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    That nasty ass vomit tasting Amino Fuel by twinlab.

    I think its effect was so well due to the fact I was 15 and on a really crappy diet.

    In regards to regular supplement outside of food like supplement, Id say Creapure Creatine back around '99.

    First major supplement I used was Cybergenics in 94, unfortunately I did not look like the guy in the magazine with the girls flexing with the guy with no girls but cars no far away.

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    Cybergenics -> EAS -> Muscletech... CG never worked. EAS has always had some good products like Phosphogen HP. MT was up and down plus they took a lot of **** for being related to MuscleMag.
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    Way before Muscle Media 2000, Bill Philips had a crappy newsletter that he sent via snail mail in a long envelope! I was on his mailing list and I remember him promoting Met-Rx on there. I also remember when Phosphagen first came out and it was my first Creatine. It gave me crazy diarrhea but to the dismay of my family, I still took it because it was the first thing that worked for me! I also did Cybergenics, but before it was called Cybergenics...I forget the original name. I maybe got more cut, but no real size gain from it.
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    The original formula MetRX. Bleh. Then Phosphagen HP and Myoplex.
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    creatine mono and protien powder and still using it today! :-P
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    Fish oil seemed to put more muscle on me than most sups.
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    All the aforementioned products I tried at one point or another, and it seemed each successive year a new product would come out and work better than the previous product.....enter the 1st generation of Andro around the mid to late 90's, I was hooked!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xman315 View Post
    All the aforementioned products I tried at one point or another, and it seemed each successive year a new product would come out and work better than the previous product.....enter the 1st generation of Andro around the mid to late 90's, I was hooked!!
    LOL I think EAS's Andro 6 was one of the first to hit the market. And I remember Pinnacle had those sublingual andro tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanakafarian View Post
    LOL I think EAS's Andro 6 was one of the first to hit the market. And I remember Pinnacle had those sublingual andro tabs.
    Thats right, Andro Poppers, lol didnt they have like 8-10 prohormones in them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    Thats right, Andro Poppers, lol didnt they have like 8-10 prohormones in them?
    Andro Poppers!! That was it! LOL Yeah, I think they had like 6 or 7 compounds in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanakafarian View Post
    Andro Poppers!! That was it! LOL Yeah, I think they had like 6 or 7 compounds in one.
    I remember this kid from school, he was like 19 he'd take andro poppers, go to gold gym do 2-3 sets and then go tanning so he can go out and look good when he drinks at the bar later in the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onlychevy6 View Post
    Lol oh yes. I actually became close friends with a couple if the body transformation winners from I think 1997. Back when Bill Phillips owned it.
    Really? Which ones? I was actually hooked on body of work when that video came out. Ralph was the man lol.

    For the record, since being bought out my Abbot Laboratories, I think EAS's quality has went down the crapper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    That nasty ass vomit tasting Amino Fuel by twinlab.
    this reminds me, I think the first that really made a difference was the cat vomit flavored NO Shotgun first version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Really? Which ones? I was actually hooked on body of work when that video came out. Ralph was the man lol.

    For the record, since being bought out my Abbot Laboratories, I think EAS's quality has went down the crapper.
    The chick in BFL was pretty hot! And EAS quality really did go to the crapper once Bill pulled out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanakafarian View Post
    The chick in BFL was pretty hot! And EAS quality really did go to the crapper once Bill pulled out.
    Yes she was. Hmmm, now I'm wishing they would release those videos on blu ray or dvd. I want to watch them again, say what you will but that vid was very motivating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HealthBlitz View Post
    Way before Muscle Media 2000, Bill Philips had a crappy newsletter that he sent via snail mail in a long envelope! I was on his mailing list and I remember him promoting Met-Rx on there. I also remember when Phosphagen first came out and it was my first Creatine. It gave me crazy diarrhea but to the dismay of my family, I still took it because it was the first thing that worked for me! I also did Cybergenics, but before it was called Cybergenics...I forget the original name. I maybe got more cut, but no real size gain from it.
    LOL. Dont knock bill, he and dan were the shiznit back in the day, the original spiked ultimate orange worked back in the days when I used to chew my protein drinks from the mud weider and twinlab put out, and nowadays the market is filled with crappy companies, but there are a few good things out there, erase, shift, titanium, orange triad, epistane ;-)
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    Wow, I remeber taking Xenadrine back in High School (ten years ago) when it used to have Ephedrine in it...those were the days. My mom found the empty bottle...she was fugging pissed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Yes she was. Hmmm, now I'm wishing they would release those videos on blu ray or dvd. I want to watch them again, say what you will but that vid was very motivating.
    Haha I actually still have BFL somewhere in storage on VHS. The thing is, I don't even have a VHS player anymore! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Wow, I remeber taking Xenadrine back in High School (ten years ago) when it used to have Ephedrine in it...those were the days. My mom found the empty bottle...she was fugging pissed!
    About 5-7 years prior to Xenadrine, there was Sportpharma's Thermadrene, it was one of the original ephedrine containing products on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadBlocK View Post
    LOL. Dont knock bill, he and dan were the shiznit back in the day, the original spiked ultimate orange worked back in the days when I used to chew my protein drinks from the mud weider and twinlab put out, and nowadays the market is filled with crappy companies, but there are a few good things out there, erase, shift, titanium, orange triad, epistane ;-)
    Ultimate Orange!!!! That stuff was awesome!!
    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Wow, I remeber taking Xenadrine back in High School (ten years ago) when it used to have Ephedrine in it...those were the days. My mom found the empty bottle...she was fugging pissed!
    Ripped Fuel was the bomb too. Both were readily available at wal mart
    Quote Originally Posted by kanakafarian View Post
    Haha I actually still have BFL somewhere in storage on VHS. The thing is, I don't even have a VHS player anymore! lol
    I'm in the same boat. That's why I wished they would put them out on disc.
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    Hoffmans super protein in the 2lb cardboard box. It was a soy, milk, and egg protein, and let me tell ya. The young guys have no idea how good they have it! This stuff just would not dissolve right and the taste was just terrible. I would mix it with peanut butter, raw eggs, ice cream and a banana, and it was still bad!! hehe. It helped put 25 lbs on me back in the summer of 84 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyblues View Post
    Hoffmans super protein in the 2lb cardboard box. It was a soy, milk, and egg protein, and let me tell ya. The young guys have no idea how good they have it! This stuff just would not dissolve right and the taste was just terrible. I would mix it with peanut butter, raw eggs, ice cream and a banana, and it was still bad!! hehe. It helped put 25 lbs on me back in the summer of 84 though.
    Thats what I was talking about, when I wrote having to chew your protein shake, LOL, no matter what I did to weiders "megamass" or twinlabs gainers, the powder would not disolve, even in the blender, it was like trying to drink mud and dirt, like you said, these guys today have no idea how good things are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Wow, I remeber taking Xenadrine back in High School (ten years ago) when it used to have Ephedrine in it...those were the days. My mom found the empty bottle...she was fugging pissed!
    Actually, Xenadrine had Mahuang (Ephedra) in it, not ephedrine. Mahuang had other alkaloids such as nor-ephedrine. IMO Mahuang is superior to ephedrine, although the sides are less rewarding.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadBlocK View Post
    Thats what I was talking about, when I wrote having to chew your protein shake, LOL, no matter what I did to weiders "megamass" or twinlabs gainers, the powder would not disolve, even in the blender, it was like trying to drink mud and dirt, like you said, these guys today have no idea how good things are.
    Wow, forgot about that. MegaMass 2000 was my first protein drink, it has some "OKG" or something, lol. Used to buy it off my friend mom in high school. I think I bought 10lb dogfood bags of that stuff.
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    Creatine.

    But it amazes me how powerful the placebo effect can be. Im sure many people have had supplements "work" for them that werent doing ****.

    I remember a buddy of mine selling fake steroids back in the days, and guys would actually be looking noticeably better. Im sure, especially because they were young, they had the "Now Im on steroids, GRAAAAAR, time to REALLY lift!!!" mentality for the first time in their lives and thats what really helped them. Still, it made it a lot easier for my buddy to fool people.

    (Not that I condoned scamming, I hated it. But I also dont condone ratting on a friend.)
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    The Weider Mega Mass shakes are still sold in the biggest health and pharmacy chain in England lol.

    EAS is also one of the biggest companies in terms of gym chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcc View Post
    The Weider Mega Mass shakes are still sold in the biggest health and pharmacy chain in England lol.

    EAS is also one of the biggest companies in terms of gym chains.

    We need innovation....
    Wow! Im not even going to say anything besides wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HealthBlitz
    As I surf these forums one of the things that strikes me is the state of supplements today and how scientific it has become. Not to mention we now have supplements that actually work! I can recall as a teen (warning: old man rant) buying every new supplement out there hoping to find that one magic pill. I remember dessicated liver, gamma-oryzanol, Weider's anabolic meg-packs, arginine/ornithine combos, cyancobolamin, Hot Stuff, and my all time fav - orchic extract. None of these worked for me!

    The first supp that I ever tried that I think gave me a couple of pounds of muscle was Yohimbe. Not positive though. The first supp I tried that I knew for sure was giving me size and power was creatine. I am curious....what was the first supplement that worked for you? And am I the only old timer that remembers how bad supplements were back then?
    I would say the reason why we have certain things that work are because you old timers who are about 40-50 were the guinneypigs for us 20-something year olds today. Dont get me wrong we are still guinneypigs ourselves but Inthink we know what to stay away from and what works to burn fat and build muscle. Plus we also have sites like Anabolic Minds where we can learn and teach one another and monitor eachothers progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS91588 View Post
    I would say the reason why we have certain things that work are because you old timers who are about 40-50 were the guinneypigs for us 20-something year olds today. Dont get me wrong we are still guinneypigs ourselves but Inthink we know what to stay away from and what works to burn fat and build muscle. Plus we also have sites like Anabolic Minds where we can learn and teach one another and monitor eachothers progress
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    Years ago, I used to take a lot of l-arginine in hopes that it would boost my hgh levels. I don't think it did much of anything, other than taste awful.

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