Placebo Effect in Supplements

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    I think placebo effect is huge in supplements. Probably why muscle tech is still in business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    I think placebo effect is huge in supplements. Probably why muscle tech is still in business.
    That is so true, when I first started taking supplements I went to GNC and bought Nitro-Tech and Some creatine. I drank like 3 glasses of nitro-tech a day, 2 scoops each and 1 scoop of creatine pre-work out and post-work out and like 2 weeks later I added 20 lbs to each exercise and started to gain alot of weight, deffinately placebo. I could have lifted all that weight before it's just taking them probably gave me lead way to try and lift that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    I think placebo effect is huge in supplements. Probably why muscle tech is still in business.
    LoL, and EAS. Today there are supps that actually work, ie creatine and the laundry list of soon to be illegals. When I was a kid we had great products like Smilax, weider egg protien and giant Amino Acid blends. The industry relies on the Placebo effect, without it they would be in a world of hurt. How many products today actually produce results? 50%, 25%? I would go as far as saying it's probably closer to 10% which is pretty good odds compared to years past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    LoL, and EAS. Today there are supps that actually work, ie creatine and the laundry list of soon to be illegals. When I was a kid we had great products like Smilax, weider egg protien and giant Amino Acid blends. The industry relies on the Placebo effect, without it they would be in a world of hurt. How many products today actually produce results? 50%, 25%? I would go as far as saying it's probably closer to 10% which is pretty good odds compared to years past.

    Although I do agree, I'll play devils advocate here and ask how many take these supps as an actual supplement partnered with a solid foundation in both diet and training? I find a lot of people cry wolf and complain supps don't work when really they have no clue how to train or how to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jminis
    Although I do agree, I'll play devils advocate here and ask how many take these supps as an actual supplement partnered with a solid foundation in both diet and training? I find a lot of people cry wolf and complain supps don't work when really they have no clue how to train or how to eat.
    Yes, people have to remember that there is no such thing as magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jminis
    Although I do agree, I'll play devils advocate here and ask how many take these supps as an actual supplement partnered with a solid foundation in both diet and training? I find a lot of people cry wolf and complain supps don't work when really they have no clue how to train or how to eat.
    Amen! What good is a multi if you eat beer and pizza everyday, that's not supplementing it's an effort to replace nutrition with pills.

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