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    I'm getting ready to file my taxes tonight and I'm wondering if anyone else has added up their yearly supplement expenditures? Mine for 2009 was $2100.00. looking at that now i realize something, i spend way too dahm much on these f***ing things. from now on it's whey, multi, fish oil, liver aid (when needed), hawthorn berry (when needed), and pre w/o booster and that's about it.

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    $1800 and i needed all of them at least thats what i tell the old lady. what else do i have to spend my $ on i do not drink, smoke, chew, or do drugs anymore.
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    I was around $900 with supplies for a few cycles.

    Whey and protein supplements are, generally, cheaper than whole food. Generic powders and vitamins with proven benefits (Green tea, vit D, Fish Oil, the occasional zinc) are pretty cheap.

    It's the designer supplements that kill you in price/performance. I'd rather spend $150 on a DS cycle than $30 on a few supplements that "definitely made my muscles harder and fuller" (while producing no body weight or strength changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    I'm getting ready to file my taxes tonight and I'm wondering if anyone else has added up their yearly supplement expenditures? Mine for 2009 was $2100.00. looking at that now i realize something, i spend way too dahm much on these f***ing things. from now on it's whey, multi, fish oil, liver aid (when needed), hawthorn berry (when needed), and pre w/o booster and that's about it.
    ive had to remortgage the house!!taken up busking, and thought about selling my body .I have a carboot sale every sunday and sell things on ebay!
    Joking apart Its good idea to try to restrict yourself but when you reach a plateau , its possible that something else might just give you the edge.so off you go again
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    Marketing has people chasin things they dont need. Good thing you realize this. I read threads where people going to gnc and paying $80 for size on v2. because... O.M.G. its ver 2.0...I won't make teh gainz without it!!!1
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    I spent alot at one time...now I have realized, multivitamin, protein shake(limiting to 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off....personal experiment you could say. Replacing it with fish/chicken intake.), and lotsa liquid fish oil!!!

    Also I am looking into using green tea gels throughout the day for that amazing mood it puts me in, since I cant always have me a nice cup of honey lemon ginseng green tea....ooo brb putting the kettle on.


    Yeah...I think its going to be an "occasional" sale grab up thing from now on. Unless there is a specific product I really want to try.I havent bought a supplement in....7-8 months? Dont plan to for another 4, so this year I am looking at maybe $50 for the year ^.^

    EDIT: LOL, I just seen your third vote option...epic win.
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    i have spent about 10,000 in the last 3 years. i do about 400 or so a month.
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    Well, I'll put it this way: The ph/ds ban didn't help my wallet much this past year. But it might pay off later
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    1500-2500. but ill be on trt soon so that number will likely decrease quite a bit
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    I think as well as you get more into this, you realise after trying everything thats out there, that a lot of supplements despite their claims , just dont deliver. Asupplement is nearly always surrounded by hype , making the wildest claims. How often have we secumbbed to this and bought the product only to be disappointed at the end.
    i would say in the main , that supplement companies do their marketting aimed at the beginner , somebody who is a little naive and wants results not today but yesterday.ie impatient.

    Only time and experience and knowledge make us realise that supplements are not all that they are made out to be, and we begin to sift them out .Eventually hitting on something thats rock solid but those are few and far between.
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    I have a 5lb tub of whey that usually lasts me a good 6 months or more (I rarely use more than 1 scoop in some water or milk post workout only and sometimes 1 scoop rarely preworkout when I have time), and a multivitamin, and vitamin c. That's it. So, less than $100 a year.
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    GNC should have a big sign that says "Bend Over & Grab Your Ankles"
    I hate to think how many thousands I wasted there when I first started training.

    GNC- Selling False Hopes to Dipsh*ts Worldwide !
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    Yeah... I don't think I've ever bought anything at GNC... mainly because their prices made me LOL, and because I have always bought my protein online (first through deals I came across on Slickdeals, then through reps here on AM).
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    are we talking just about OTC things....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by EustisPanther View Post
    GNC should have a big sign that says "Bend Over & Grab Your Ankles"
    I hate to think how many thousands I wasted there when I first started training.

    GNC- Selling False Hopes to Dipsh*ts Worldwide !
    Luckily after 6 months of going there I found online stores. Thank God for them.
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    whey, fish oil, bcaa, multi, mono . .. . . . and Gears!
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    Keeping supplement costs down to 2 dollars a day, is almost impossible, once you know whats working.
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    Probably a 5 lb tub or two of protein, jack3d once in a while, 2 kilos creatine mono, multis, flax oil. Not too bad.
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    $1530 just at NP. only a few hundred at various others.
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