Supplement Experience: I've tried too much, ask away.
- 02-25-2012, 05:49 PM
Supplement Experience: I've tried too much, ask away.
I figured that I would throw up a thread that is a hybrid of supplement experiences, pitfalls, and progression. I have some favorite products and companies that are based on my experiences with the product results, helpfulness from representatives, etc. I do NOT rep for anyone and I'm not a fan of stealth marketing, so my experiences of products I've taken or am taking are based on what I pay for, what I sacrifice for, and my opinions are virtually non-biased. I'm not claiming to be a big shot, expert on supplements (yada yada yada), but if I can help someone along the way or he/she can help me, then taking the time to write this post would be worth all the while.
I don't want to regurgitate my history over and over, because I sound like I'm beating a dead horse at some kind of narcotics anonymous meeting, but to recap some information about me.
Weight (currently) 225-230lbs
Years training: 12
Supplements used: Too many
Weight training regimen: Full body (sometimes HIT, sometimes high volume heavier weight) for 45-60 minutes and followed by 45 minutes cardio
Off days: I remain active or do some kind of exercise or pilates
Dietary lifestyle: I eat when I am hungry and I will consume anywhere between 3,000 to 4,500 calories a day. I do not like to count calories and I am not a professional bodybuilder. My caloric expenditure (like everyone's) changes day to day. I don't carry a calculator around and a pocket calorie chart and do the math with everything I do. (ex. "Wow, I took a really long walk today and this morning's crap was tougher than usual. I better add another whey shake!") :P
Gear history: I abused gear for about 3 years and swore I'd need TRT. I came off everything and have been done with PCT for over a month and a half now and am faster, stronger, and healthier than I have felt or been in my life. I do agree that gear is an easy way out. I don't want to debate it, but when not used properly I do think that it's a quick fix and ultimately another drug of denial. Then again, everyone is different and I have an addictive personality.
My latest stack has been:
1. Andro Drive (for as long as it's manufactured, I'm on it)
I started these a bit later:
1. Lean Extreme
And my latest additions:
See for yourself :P
- 02-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Do you use MST's ZMK (if not, any reason why?)? Curious your dosing of COQ10 also and what benefits you attribute to it personally.
- 02-25-2012, 06:44 PM
I started taking CoQ10 as part of a detox regimen, but I've stayed on it ever since. I take 400mg per day and from what I have noticed from that alone is basically increased recovery and of course, decreased down time between workouts. I can do 3 days in a row of full body workouts and still feel fine, though I will change up the factors such as volume, intensity, rest intervals, etc.
I hope I could help. I am mostly trusting CoQ10 is doing good for my heart as well. After all my years of AAS use, I need to give back what I took from myself: my health.
02-25-2012, 08:45 PM
02-25-2012, 09:14 PM
02-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Hey FOG, thanks for the thread. Got a question, not sure of your past goals but have you ever taken anything to help with endurance. I'm fixing to play in 2 seperate bball leagues (which means 3 to 4 games a week) and at age 38, I can't run around as much as I used to. I've taken Beta Alanine and Citrulline Malate and found it helped somewhat but not to the point where I would recommend to someone. Also, I'd like to stay as close to stim free if possible. I was thinking maybe Citruvol or Body Octane (haven't tried neither), so was wondering if you had?
02-25-2012, 10:16 PM
I read where you raved about how Androdrive makes you feel regarding energy and how you can get away with less sleep. Sounds awesome, but what effects regarding body recomposition and Androdrive have you noticed?
You also say you would take it forever if you could...don't you have to cycle off that stuff?
02-26-2012, 01:21 AM
02-26-2012, 05:44 AM
02-26-2012, 05:50 AM
I spent a decent amount of years dependant on Cymbalta, the anti-depressant. I know that the discontinuation syndrome from that was absolute horror and the consequences of long term anti-depressant risks are tremendously horrid. As far as being intraverted my whole life, I am enjoying living and being more expressive.
02-26-2012, 05:56 AM
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02-26-2012, 01:18 PM
I can't say what will happen when you come off, because I started recently and have no intentions of coming off. I would like to get bloodwork done to see what kind of hormonal profile I have whilst on DAA (maybe switching to the pure NDMA) and Andro Drive. Whatever it is, it's working.
02-26-2012, 02:17 PM
02-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Vasodialation has lowered my blood pressure substantially (probably from the nitrates mostly), but Dial8ion is always a good option. Other than that, definitely try a course of CoQ10. Agmatine is also a stimulator of NO and has selective agonism to the same imidazoline receptor as the blood pressure medication clonidine.
02-26-2012, 02:31 PM
It is basically just DHEA and a compound to increase bioavailability by inhibiting the enzymes that metabolize it. I have used DHEA before along with DHB by IDS and didn't notice much of anything.Amount Per Serving:
02-26-2012, 03:45 PM
02-26-2012, 05:17 PM
1. Sustain Alpha (topical, never tried the LV)
2. Erase seems to allow for a good balance of testosterone and estrogen and does not hurt sex drive.
3. Stoked was a feel good product, but I felt all around 'better' though I didn't feel too much as far as effects of elevated test.
I would probably have to say that right now, Testforce 2 is giving me more aggression (slightly) and maybe by coincidence, but my sex drive is returning after being diminished for a while.
I hope this helped. I can elaborate further if you need clarification.
02-26-2012, 05:28 PM
I agree with you on the anti-aging benefits of DHEA but I prefer to boost through endogenous terms from magnesium oil, that and VatAttack get my adrenals so amped that I become instantly a manic it but no crash. Great stuff. Test Force 2 is great stuff as well. Not sure if I will dive into straight NMDA from Intimidate LOL.
doing my own thang!
02-26-2012, 05:40 PM
I have had good results with Erase, DAA and ISA-TEST GF, but I am looking for something new. What have you heard about Blue Up-Stim Free, Diesel Test Hardcore (new red bottle version), New Activate Xtreme? I am also interested in Sustain Alpha LV, but I have taken quality resveratrol supplements in the past and have noticed very little, so I wonder how different Sustain Alpha LV would be from a quality resveratrol supplement.
02-26-2012, 08:03 PM
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02-26-2012, 09:20 PM
I forgot to ask about T-Bol? Is T-Bol any good? Also, I wonder what you guys think about Bio Forge and Bio Forge Pro Max? Thanks.
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