I know a lot of people on these boards display somewhat anti-supplement sentiments, but I thought I had to ask anyways. I'm looking for a better pump while working out, and I'm considering taking a Nitric Oxide supplement...yes I know it's not essential...but I was wondering two things:
1. Are most Nitric Oxide supplements vegan? (here's a sample of whats in NO Explode http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bsn/xplode.html
2. Do any of you take an NO supplement? If you do, does it live up to its claim of increased blood flow and better pumps?
At a quick glance, this particular one looks ok (there are things like Coconut, Bark, Leaves, and Stem in parentheses which is a good thing; the only grey area may
be the natural flavors which could be animal or plant-based). To be sure, I'd email them. In the past bodybuilding.com have been very helpful when I've enquired the vegan status of product. It's not than uncommon or unusual a request because, as we can see with a forum like this, there are more than a handful of vegans that are into bodybuilding and fitness.
Personally, I have never taken a NO supplement (although I have taken Nitrous Oxide when I was younger and when in the dentist chair); I did take Creatine when I was lifting heavy and bigger and that was good.
Good luck, lettuce know how it go.