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    Oh, and lets not forget when a company funds research, it tends to turn out a certain way.
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    Got this to my email the other day... some bs!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Holy crap, how many times are you going to edit your posts? It gets hard to keep up when I see 4 edits.

    That is the beauty of free enterprise my friend. One study back from the dawn of time is good enough to explore further. If the products do not work, or do no do as intended, then the company will be phased out by free enterprise. You do remember when Matt put out Divinil correct? Based on one study in Japanese from some "Back house" researcher right? And proof is in when people started dosing Activate and showing it was gold. That research proved to be substantial... or how about Epi? That was some Japanese study again.

    But you can keep acting like research means nothing.
    I always edit after the fact, by habit. Never to change my pov, only to make sure I'm conveying it in a way that is tangible.

    Again Matt took those studies and went further by revealing blood test results (Divanil) that supported his claims. He went the extra step and in doing so it earned him respect throughout the industry, same thing with Patrick Arnold, they don't just cite abstract studies, by way virtue of their chemistry backgrounds they clearly understand "science", and take those studies further by producing effective products. Some supplement companies are headed up by individuals with no background in science/chemistry, who simply put out products based on obscure studies that aren't conclusive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Then my friend.. you can throw out your DS bottles, your RPN bottles, and about any other bottle of supplements beyond MuscleTech. Funding a third party study is not cheap, and no venture capitalist would back someone to upstart a company like that.

    You cannot have it both ways. You can get cheap, effective product based on research done in the medical community, or you can buy MuscleTech with the budget to run their own studies, then overpay even more because of their new overhead.
    Assuming of course that those products are effective. In any event I already stated I'm against FDA oversight. I'm also against marketing pseudo-science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    I always edit after the fact, by habit. Never to change my pov, only to make sure I'm conveying it in a way that is tangible.

    Again Matt took those studies and went further by revealing blood test results (Divanil) that supported his claims. He went the extra step and in doing so it earned him respect throughout the industry, same thing with Patrick Arnold, they don't just cite abstract studies, by way of there chemistry backgrounds they understand "science". Some supplement companies are headed up by individuals with no background in science/chemistry, who simply put out products based on obscure studies that aren't conclusive.
    Ah, i think I get it now, you weren't around for the start-up of DS. You realize it did not start the way you think it has. And lets not forget, your idea here is not third party testing in a supposed controlled environment.

    So medical studies are not good because there could be other variables, but in house testing of someone who isn't controlled is?

    And let this not get confusing... I love DS and their products, it is not meant any ill will toward them, but your argument is full of holes here. Matt is a brilliant guy and will continue success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    Robboe I agree, however, Johnson and Johnson has a certain threshold that must be met, prior to releasing products for general consumption. Supplement companies do not. As an example your claims regarding Triazole and AX are supported by blood tests, and comes as close to scientific validation as possible. You know many supplement companies, especially smaller ones, simply use abstract studies conducted over 30 years ago, extrapolate those studies and then apply them to the general public, now knowing whether or not the science behind their products actually pair up with their marketing claims. I think supplement companies should have to meet a certain threshold with respect to their marketing claims. If a company claims that my test levels will jump 200% in two weeks, prove it or be gone, this will ultimately benefit those companies that are doings the right way.
    I totally agree, they HAVE to be held to a high standard. But given ALL of their stringent quality control and quality assurances, how did contaminated product even make it out of the factory? A certain threshold has to be met prior to release - they didn't, but the product was released anyway. No threats of jail time from the FDA.

    In addition, something i learned just this week is that there is a silent recall of Motrin occuring. J&J are referring to it as a "soft market withdrawal" even though the FDA wanted it to be a "national recall". The reason for this is that the FDA can't actually enforce recalls, they can only suggest them. Great "administration".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Ah, i think I get it now, you weren't around for the start-up of DS. You realize it did not start the way you think it has. And lets not forget, your idea here is not third party testing in a supposed controlled environment.

    So medical studies are not good because there could be other variables, but in house testing of someone who isn't controlled is?

    And let this not get confusing... I love DS and their products, it is not meant any ill will toward them, but your argument is full of holes here. Matt is a brilliant guy and will continue success.
    Driven Sports was formerly known as Designer Supplements or am I off here?

    I'm not stating that I trust a "brand", that's a stretch. Let me be clear, I trust the individuals behind the brand, especially people with chemistry backgrounds like Cahill and Patrick Arnold. In essence, when they speak on a given topic I know they have the goods to support their contentions. I'd be less inclined to listen to someone who has no background in chemistry and/or science. Again if a company makes a claim that states your test levels will jump up 200%, then validate those claims, in turn you'll earn consumer trust along with my business, which is a healthier long term business strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    I totally agree, they HAVE to be held to a high standard. But given ALL of their stringent quality control and quality assurances, how did contaminated product even make it out of the factory? A certain threshold has to be met prior to release - they didn't, but the product was released anyway. No threats of jail time from the FDA.

    In addition, something i learned just this week is that there is a silent recall of Motrin occuring. J&J are referring to it as a "soft market withdrawal" even though the FDA wanted it to be a "national recall". The reason for this is that the FDA can't actually enforce recalls, they can only suggest them. Great "administration".

    http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/j-...all/2010-09-23
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    Driven Sports was formerly known as Designer Supplements or am I off here?
    When Designer went out of business the product designs and names were sold to Driven Sports, along with some of the staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    When Designer went out of business the product designs and names were sold to Driven Sports, along with some of the staff.
    That's exactly how I understood it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    Driven Sports was formerly known as Designer Supplements or am I off here?

    I'm not stating that I trust a "brand", that's a stretch. Let me be clear, I trust the individuals, and with respect to people who chemistry backgrounds like Cahill and Patrick Arnold, I know that they know what they are talking about. I'd be less inclined to listen to someone who has no background in chemistry and/or science. Again if a company makes a claim that states your test levels will jump up 200%, then validate those claims, in turn you'll earn consumer trust and offers a healthier long term outlook for your business.
    Yes, it was designer, but they too started small, just like many of the companies you are somewhat lambasting right now.

    But to each their own. Most of the companies, at least around here, back up their product. And medical journals and studies ARE validating.

    The consumer voice is the most validating there is. For example, i have blood work from Erase for our own beta testing, but if you ask most people, they don't care about what the company provides, we have a dog in the battle. Now when BigT or some of the other consumers post their own blood work on their own accord, it actually holds water.

    Being part of such a shady industry, some people just assume we would doctor the blood scans, so let the product do the talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Yes, it was designer, but they too started small, just like many of the companies you are somewhat lambasting right now.

    But to each their own. Most of the companies, at least around here, back up their product. And medical journals and studies ARE validating.

    The consumer voice is the most validating there is. For example, i have blood work from Erase for our own beta testing, but if you ask most people, they don't care about what the company provides, we have a dog in the battle. Now when BigT or some of the other consumers post their own blood work on their own accord, it actually holds water.

    Being part of such a shady industry, some people just assume we would doctor the blood scans, so let the product do the talking.
    Do you purposefully misconstrue comments?

    I'm not lambasting small companies, in fact I've purchased supplements from some of the smaller companies. I'm not targeting the little guy. ALL supplement companies should have to meet the same threshold, from Gaspari all the way down to the smoking baby in Indonesia, with respect to validating marketing claims, you seem to think one abstract study is good enough. As a consumer I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    Do you purposefully misconstrue comments?

    I'm not lambasting small companies, in fact I've purchased supplements from some of the smaller companies. I'm not targeting the little guy. ALL supplement companies should have to meet the same threshold, from Gaspari all the way down to the smoking baby in Indonesia, with respect to validating marketing claims, you seem to think one abstract study is good enough. As a consumer I don't.
    You are intentionally trying to sidestep the conversations.

    Small companies cannot fund the third party studies you have so willfully binded yourself to, well then went on to in house studies, then moved to aligning with certain names.

    You forget that abstracts are just portions of full studies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Yes, it was designer, but they too started small, just like many of the companies you are somewhat lambasting right now.

    But to each their own. Most of the companies, at least around here, back up their product. And medical journals and studies ARE validating.

    The consumer voice is the most validating there is. For example, i have blood work from Erase for our own beta testing, but if you ask most people, they don't care about what the company provides, we have a dog in the battle. Now when BigT or some of the other consumers post their own blood work on their own accord, it actually holds water.

    Being part of such a shady industry, some people just assume we would doctor the blood scans, so let the product do the talking.
    So the initial studies purporting that CEE was more effective in terms of rate of absorption, as opposed to the Monohydrate form, was later disproved in controlled third party studies, where there was no financial interest in the outcome(s), as a consumer which one would you be more inclined to believe?

    Again, I'm not against smaller companies. I'm against misleading the consumer, certain protections need to be put in place to keep those things from happening. I'm sure you can agree in this industry, skepticism is more than fair on the consumer's part? All we're asking for, is to invest in companies that work towards helping us achieve fitness goals, in return you get our business. And on a side note I've heard only positive things about Erase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielmaco View Post
    The fda is actually looking out for our best interests.



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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    So the initial studies purporting that CEE was more effective in terms of rate of absorption, as opposed to the Monohydrate form, was later disproved in controlled third party studies, where there was no financial interest in the outcome(s), as a consumer which one would you be more inclined to believe?

    Again, I'm not against smaller companies. I'm against misleading the consumer, certain protections need to be put in place to keep those things from happening. I'm sure you can agree in this industry, skepticism is more than fair on the consumer's part? All we're asking for, is to invest in companies that work towards helping us achieve fitness goals, in return you get our business. And on a side note I've heard only positive things about Erase.
    No protections shouldn't be provided for marketing. There are already false advertising protections, beyond that, it is on the consumer.

    And I do agree that alot of money should go into researching something you do put out, so that isn't something we disagree on. My point is that it shouldn't be required. If a company does their foot work and provided studies and supporting data, then that should be enough in my eyes, the consumer has enough information to make and informed decision on to support a company and their endeavors. The good ol speak with your wallet.

    As for CEE... there is something that the industry phased out, just like it should have. There is even a recent study showing it increase concentration levels pretty significantly, but it isn't working out real world. No matter how much studying a company did, they couldn't predict real world results. Many people claim they did get good results, many people did not. Me, I never touched it because mono had the most research, I kept myself informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conagher View Post
    Agreed.We are on the brink of losing all of our freedoms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Nope. If there is a study to backup their claims, they have every right to market it that way.

    The problem is now playing as a victim. Here is the kicker now, the consumer has every right to do their own research to make informed decisions. Playing the victim only leads to more nanny state.

    With label claims, yes, if it is on the label it needs to be in there, if it isnt on the label, it better not be in there.
    Going to cherry pick here but the victim mentality seems to be a strong factor in more government regulation.
    From obesity to finances, there are people who choose to make uniformed or informed bad decisions and then want to lay the responsibility on someone else.

    Not saying that there are not plenty of situations where the provider was actually at fault, but all the blame cannot be laid on them.

    I know people getting treated for health conditions who still have the same habits which contribute.
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    You'd have to consider who the victims are, a lot of them young kids. They aren't going to take the time to analyze abstract studies, in order to make an informed decision. They are going to walk into a store and look at a label and say "wow 4000% more anabolic. I'm gonna look like Jay Cutler in 48 hours!", then next thing you know they are a couple hundred dollars in the hole. I remember being young and taking nitro-tech thinking I was going to look like Ronnie Coleman, when it was all said and done, I was a couple hundred dollars out of pocket and looked more like Gary Coleman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    You'd have to consider who the victims are, a lot of them young kids. They aren't going to take the time to analyze abstract studies, in order to make an informed decision. They are going to walk into a store and look at a label and say "wow 4000% more anabolic. I'm gonna look like Jay Cutler in 48 hours!", then next thing you know they are a couple hundred dollars in the hole. I remember being young and taking nitro-tech thinking I was going to look like Ronnie Coleman, when it was all said and done, I was a couple hundred dollars out of pocket and looked more like Gary Coleman.
    And? You learned your lesson didn't you?

    Your whole idea is the idea of fixing stupid. It is just not possible.
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    I am sorry, but to believe that nitro tech makes you 4000% more anabolic is like believing that red bull really does give you wings.

    If someone cannot see through that marketing, then they deserve to have their money taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    And? You learned your lesson didn't you?

    Your whole idea is the idea of fixing stupid. It is just not possible.
    I learned by losing money, in this economy and especially with respect to kids that isn't a viable option. I don't mind losing money on a lap dance, but not a protein powder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    I am sorry, but to believe that nitro tech makes you 4000% more anabolic is like believing that red bull really does give you wings.

    If someone cannot see through that marketing, then they deserve to have their money taken.
    Wait a second...Redbull doesn't give you wings? I was kidding about the 4000% more anabolic comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    I am sorry, but to believe that nitro tech makes you 4000% more anabolic is like believing that red bull really does give you wings.

    If someone cannot see through that marketing, then they deserve to have their money taken.
    Who really believes that stuff. Even I, who use some of those companies products with great success know it is BS.

    But when a company says it contains XX and it contains YY and YY can cause ZZ to my health I have concerns. I don't mind taking the consumers risk when consuming a known but when the risk I take as a consumer is that it is not even what I am assuming I am consuming I have a big problem.

    It horrifies me to know what all these kids taking these "SuperDrol" clones are taking. There was ONE SuperDrol and after that beware. I don't care about your isomer a or b nonsense...it may not be real a or b either but just something else all together.

    Think of M1T...I could give you poison to provide you the same 'sides' and people would believe it was the "real deal" because so.
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    Everything should be done in order to minimize risk(s) on the consumer side, it's practical and benefits both parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Who really believes that stuff. Even I, who use some of those companies products with great success know it is BS.

    But when a company says it contains XX and it contains YY and YY can cause ZZ to my health I have concerns. I don't mind taking the consumers risk when consuming a known but when the risk I take as a consumer is that it is not even what I am assuming I am consuming I have a big problem.

    It horrifies me to know what all these kids taking these "SuperDrol" clones are taking. There was ONE SuperDrol and after that beware. I don't care about your isomer a or b nonsense...it may not be real a or b either but just something else all together.

    Think of M1T...I could give you poison to provide you the same 'sides' and people would believe it was the "real deal" because so.
    Mislabeling is already illegal, and I do agree with you on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Mislabeling is already illegal, and I do agree with you on that.
    Yeah, but is the secondary manufaturer who distributes this to retailers mislabeling?

    He receives a compound and assumes he is receiving what he is told he is receiving. He is not going to foot the bill to get a C of C on his materials. He then caps, bottles, labels, boxes and diatributes. He is not intentionally mislabeling but he is also not displaying the integrity or assuming the expense of quality assurance.

    This unregulated process is unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Yeah, but is the secondary manufaturer who distributes this to retailers mislabeling?

    He receives a compound and assumes he is receiving what he is told he is receiving. He is not going to foot the bill to get a C of C on his materials. He then caps, bottles, labels, boxes and diatributes. He is not intentionally mislabeling but he is also not displaying the integrity or assuming the expense of quality assurance.

    This unregulated process is unacceptable.
    A bottling company would not be at fault... the company that bought the raws and has them capped are at fault as is. If a company does not test their raws, then they have a big liability on their hands.

    This legislation does nothing to fix that, it sets up no product testing, it uses vague phrasing, and just hands God like power to the FDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    A bottling company would not be at fault... the company that bought the raws and has them capped are at fault as is. If a company does not test their raws, then they have a big liability on their hands.

    This legislation does nothing to fix that, it sets up no product testing, it uses vague phrasing, and just hands God like power to the FDA.
    Exactly. Again, that emphasizes my point - the industry needs to regulate/control itself otherwise, as is the case now, the FDA will attempt impose punishment.

    Punishment can be a deterrent.

    You buy raws, you get them capped, your sell them, you better have had them tested otherwise YOU will be penalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Exactly. Again, that emphasizes my point - the industry needs to regulate/control itself otherwise, as is the case now, the FDA will attempt impose punishment.

    Punishment can be a deterrent.

    You buy raws, you get them capped, your sell them, you better have had them tested otherwise YOU will be penalized.
    its sad to have to say I saw this coming for years.companies hell bent on making money by any means and retarted customers who don't research what they put in their bodies yet when it comes time to buy a car they research for months behand to get the best deal,safety etc. this is sicking.
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