Why do some supps taste so bad!

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    Why do some supps taste so bad!


    Some you can swallow and not notice a taste whatsoever. Others however.....

    I had some Anabolic Pump arrive today, and even tho this stuff is sealed inside the same type of capsule as alot of other supps, the moment it touched my tongue i could taste it, and it wasnt a welcome taste!

    Not quite the same but i also had some NOW Green phytofoods arrive in the same order. I'm seriously considering just putting that to the back of the cupboard as i cant find a way to mask the horrific taste!

    Gotta say tho, loving the Green Mag Sour Apple Flavour.

    If anyone can give me any recommendations with the Phytofoods i'd be extremely great full. Holding my nose and chugging it simply isnt an option.

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    Some powders just taste horrid because the companies aren't very good at flavoring... or it's just extremely difficult to flavor the ingredients. You got to remember, even though it's nasty it's healthy... not like your chugging soda. As for the pills... almost all pills taste nasty. Your supposed to get water in your mouth, and then hold the pill with your teeth before you swallow it....

    Hope this helps (and sorry I can't answer the last question)
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    most herbals taste absolutely horrific- I have worked with just about everything you can think of over the last 3-4 years on a daily basis- and have to do organoleptic (test consistency, taste, and smell) analysis on a lot of incoming powders- here is my top 5 list of the nastiest stuff, in terms of taste, smell, and general consistency:

    1. naringin- wonderful absorption aid and makes most supplements work even better, but has a nasty sour taste that is about 100x more bitter than grapefruit

    2. caffeine- nasty, dusty, and bitter

    3. mucuna- can jam up any capsule polisher, and can be sticky and very dusty

    4. high % tribulus- literally turns to glue in any enviroment over 35% RH, smells like rotten beer

    5. kava- horrible smell and taste

    most powdered products consist of refined, more pharmaceutical-quality type ingredients- most of these powder tend to be more neutral in terms of nasty taste, odor, etc,,,,
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    HMB is the worst on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    HMB is the worst on my list.
    HMB is very nasty
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    YG is childs play compared to Creatine EE...

    Clear edge caps were VERY bag for caps, threw away like 8 bottles.
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    simple answer...cause its all good for you! this is why we have fat people...we don't have french fry flavored herbs or twinkie flavored bars or even milkshake flavored protein that is labeled milkshake.
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    multi's are the worst.
    capsules are nothin

    edit: caffeine pills suck ass
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    My Anabolic Pumps are the yellow caps - the outside appears to be coated with something from the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justreading View Post
    YG is childs play compared to Creatine EE...

    Clear edge caps were VERY bag for caps, threw away like 8 bottles.
    CEE is not fun to work with at all- it tends to have a very large ether content, plus it can have some BAD hygroscopicity issues.....

    The Sinner from AX taught me a neat trick with CEE if you are bored one afternoon and have $50 to blow on a cheap microwave (j/k DO NOT TRY THIS):
    1. Meter out about 10 grams of CEE into a plastic vessel
    2. add water and mix until a slurry is formed
    3. microwave to 30s to 1 min.
    4. Watch large blue flame leap from slurry
    5.. watch as your entire kitchen and house fill with smoke as mixture ignites
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    Quote Originally Posted by justreading;
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    Clear edge caps were VERY bag for caps, threw away like 8 bottles.
    I had to part with three bottles! Awful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruffleShuffle View Post
    Some you can swallow and not notice a taste whatsoever. Others however.....

    I had some Anabolic Pump arrive today, and even tho this stuff is sealed inside the same type of capsule as alot of other supps, the moment it touched my tongue i could taste it, and it wasnt a welcome taste!

    Not quite the same but i also had some NOW Green phytofoods arrive in the same order. I'm seriously considering just putting that to the back of the cupboard as i cant find a way to mask the horrific taste!

    Gotta say tho, loving the Green Mag Sour Apple Flavour.

    If anyone can give me any recommendations with the Phytofoods i'd be extremely great full. Holding my nose and chugging it simply isnt an option.
    All of the CL line tastes great. since I'm such a baby, I actually look forward to drinking a great tasting product.
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    Who cares how bad it tastes? Raw eggs taste like crap too, but if you want to get big then you suck it up and take it. If it works, taste shouldn't be a factor in whether or not you continue to take a product.

    [BSN products all taste pretty awesome and work. Still, there are plenty of things out there that taste pretty nasty but still work (Universal Products haha.)]
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms80 View Post
    CEE is not fun to work with at all- it tends to have a very large ether content, plus it can have some BAD hygroscopicity issues.....

    The Sinner from AX taught me a neat trick with CEE if you are bored one afternoon and have $50 to blow on a cheap microwave (j/k DO NOT TRY THIS):
    1. Meter out about 10 grams of CEE into a plastic vessel
    2. add water and mix until a slurry is formed
    3. microwave to 30s to 1 min.
    4. Watch large blue flame leap from slurry
    5.. watch as your entire kitchen and house fill with smoke as mixture ignites
    How big of a flame will 500g get me

    To the OP, some supps taste bad because some things are bitter (malates etc.) and some herbs are bitter. Now imagine taking a highly concentrated extract of that herb and imagine the nasty taste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    How big of a flame will 500g get me

    To the OP, some supps taste bad because some things are bitter (malates etc.) and some herbs are bitter. Now imagine taking a highly concentrated extract of that herb and imagine the nasty taste!
    it would probably blow up your entire kitchen
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