- 12-05-2007, 06:24 PM
Guys bsn is being sued for false supplement facts.
If this is true how do they won so many awards in bb.com?????
- 12-05-2007, 06:30 PM
The awards come from members voting. The products get nominated based on sales. Endless cycle of idiocy.
There's already a thread or 2 on this topic, BTW.
12-05-2007, 06:32 PM
12-05-2007, 06:39 PM
12-05-2007, 06:41 PM
I worked part time for GNC a while back. My RSD was tight with an MHP rep...MHP took some of BSN's products like NO xplode and Cellmass, tested them and basically found nothing but sugar and caffeine
12-05-2007, 06:43 PM
12-05-2007, 06:46 PM
12-05-2007, 06:50 PM
I've bought a few tubs of NO-Xplode here and there, and actually thought of stocking up on that along with some Syntha-6 and Cell Mass at some point. I'm not so sure after this.
I hope this is a lesson learned to BSN. They owe all of us who've given them business.
This could only make you wonder about some of the other supplement brands out there. Not to mention any names. *Ahem* Muscle-Tech.
12-05-2007, 06:54 PM
BSN should start refunding people their money - but as I type this, it is still being sold. Retailers need to get this information and pull the products in question. If they dont, they're just as responsible for pushing bunk products at an outrages price.
12-05-2007, 06:55 PM
yea it does make it hard. Gotta shop well and know the company well enough to trust them. somehow i think muscletech is mostly honest with their ingredients. they just have a very solid marketing approach and charge 10,0000000 time what it should cost because their supplement bottles look like trophies.
12-05-2007, 07:06 PM
I might take a little walk around the mall and stop by GNC. I'll start random discussion with somebody working there and find out if they've heard about this yet. If not, then I'll just bring them up to date.
12-05-2007, 07:09 PM
12-05-2007, 07:12 PM
12-05-2007, 07:14 PM
12-05-2007, 07:55 PM
*sigh*..."can I just have my protein?"
12-05-2007, 08:01 PM
12-05-2007, 08:01 PM
There should be an independant third party who test supplements and reports what they find. Sort of a "consumer reports" for supps.
It's hard to concentrate when I can hear your thoughts.
12-05-2007, 08:02 PM
12-05-2007, 08:15 PM
i'm also an ex-GNC employee and concur with what pudz is sayin here. from personal experience trying dozens of fancy smancy creatine and NO products, i've found the vast majority generally fail to accomplish what they claim to do. that is to say, they're all exorbitantly overpriced crap. any smart employee at GNC will only try to play off the "positive" sides of each product, because their one main objective is to sell you what GNC is marketing. the more they sell, the more $$$ they make in commissions. so if you were a GNC employee tryin to make the most from your job, why would you wanna sacrifice your hard-earned commissions and advise customers not to buy from these bunk companies?
12-05-2007, 10:16 PM
I'd be welling to bet that a good 8 out of 10 consumers who buy these products first and foremost have no sense of diet whatsoever, and secondly don't even really train like they should to begin with. Otherwise placebo could be attributed to any gains if any made from these products.
12-05-2007, 10:40 PM
12-06-2007, 12:50 PM
I could never work at GNC. I'm sure you get store discounts, which are always nice, but I wouldn't be able to bullsh!t my customers and try convincing them to buy overpriced, some being worthless, products. Especially when I myself have been conned into trying such products, and ended up wasting my money and gaining nothing using the products in the gym.
12-06-2007, 01:19 PM
12-06-2007, 01:44 PM
I've used a couple tubs, and it provides the best, cleanest energy I've experienced, and good pumps and endurance too.
I'm well-versed in the effects of NoDoz and Gatorade when taken pre-workout, and they feel nothing like No-Xplode.
Shove that placebo in your crack pipe and smoke it. You're the one experiencing a placebo effect: someone puts it out there that a large company's well known and over-hyped product sucks, and everyone jumps on the bashing bandwagon. That's placebo for ya!
12-06-2007, 02:00 PM
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