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Nitric oxide

#1 Postby xRogerx » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:51 pm

I don't know if anyone has posted this before but I was wondering if anyone uses nitric oxide a a supplement. I'm trying to get a better pump when I lift and the dude at gnc keeps trying to talk me into it. He says its vegan and it appears to be when I read the ingredients. It is very expensive. Is it worth it?

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Re: Nitric oxide

#2 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:34 am

xRogerx wrote:I don't know if anyone has posted this before but I was wondering if anyone uses nitric oxide a a supplement. I'm trying to get a better pump when I lift and the dude at gnc keeps trying to talk me into it. He says its vegan and it appears to be when I read the ingredients. It is very expensive. Is it worth it?

Honest answer? No.

Pumps are pretty cool when they happen, but they are pretty meaningless in the big picture of gaining muscle mass. If your diet is good and you're able to focus on developing a mind-to-muscle connection, this is the perfect breeding ground for 'pumps' to happen. Save your money and spend it on some quality food ~ or if you're going to use it on supplements buy a vegan protein and creatine. You'll get much better results on that and maybe even save some $$ in the process. Just my 2c of course :wink:
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#3 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:12 am

i agree with MF, i personally think its dangerous in the long term.......some of the NO boosters have ridiculous amounts of caffeine and other chemicals you dont need in such large amounts. a friend of mine was taking "bsn's NO xplode" on a regular basis and started having major health issues which the doctors he saw said were due to the NO booster......plenty of carbs and staying hydrated are far more important in my opinion!
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Re: Nitric oxide

#4 Postby xRogerx » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:43 pm

Cool thanks guys. I will save my money. I've just started using creatine and it seems to be awesome. The money I save will buy me more Vega.

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Re: Nitric oxide

#5 Postby Compassion » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:25 am

I have been taking NO in the gym, on the basis that "everyone else is doing it". I guess I didn't really look into the dangers. My brain is programmed to research "is it vegan?" and nothing else sometimes haha.

I might have to reconsider my preworkout drink after this jug is finished.
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#6 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:06 pm

Compassion wrote:I have been taking NO in the gym, on the basis that "everyone else is doing it". I guess I didn't really look into the dangers. My brain is programmed to research "is it vegan?" and nothing else sometimes haha.

I might have to reconsider my preworkout drink after this jug is finished.

As a supplement, did you feel you got much benefit from taking it? Do you feel it's worth the money that you spent on it? In other words... if you hadn't read the replies in this thread would you buy it again :?:
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Re: Nitric oxide

#7 Postby Compassion » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:22 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Compassion wrote:I have been taking NO in the gym, on the basis that "everyone else is doing it". I guess I didn't really look into the dangers. My brain is programmed to research "is it vegan?" and nothing else sometimes haha.

I might have to reconsider my preworkout drink after this jug is finished.

As a supplement, did you feel you got much benefit from taking it? Do you feel it's worth the money that you spent on it? In other words... if you hadn't read the replies in this thread would you buy it again :?:


Personally, I would buy it again for sure. I mean, my opinion is not as valid as many others because I am still technically a beginner but I can feel myself able to push through those last few reps that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do, or add that extra 5-10lbs.

It could very well be a placebo effect, or just natural progression in the gym, but I feel much more focused, more powerful, and able to handle longer workouts with it.
-Evan


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Re: Nitric oxide

#9 Postby raij2891 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:15 am

While food, protein powder, multi, and creatine would be better investments...if you want to take NO, then...below are how I'd rank them (the ones I've used) based on price and effectiveness:

1. Universal Shock Therapy - this provided the biggest boost (energy and focus)
2. Jack3d - steady energy increase throughout workouts (didn't have the kick-in-the-butt start that #1 had)
3. Controlled Labs White Flood - tingly
4. BSN NO-Xplode
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Re: Nitric oxide

#10 Postby Compassion » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:39 pm



Is the NO that is supposedly derived from dark leafy greans and oatmeal absorbed the same as the NO Xplode?
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Re: Nitric oxide

#11 Postby lepiante » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Compassion wrote:Is the NO that is supposedly derived from dark leafy greans and oatmeal absorbed the same as the NO Xplode?


I don't know about oatmeal however I believe so from my experience of eating large amounts of lettuce. Videos below should show a clearer picture on NO.

http://nutritionfacts.org/2012/03/22/using-greens-to-improve-athletic-performance/

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Re: Nitric oxide

#12 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:22 pm

Beetroot juice is fantastic IMO and a great, natural source of nitrates.
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Re: Nitric oxide

#13 Postby SuperKale » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:12 pm

Was just researching this! Thanks for the tips. Best to get your nutrition from natural whole foods.

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Re: Nitric oxide

#14 Postby Shesfit » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:36 am

I've just started using a beet root juice NO supplement prior to workouts and for someone like me who hates cardio, I'm finding I have greater endurance and faster. 20 minutes of HIIT feels like 5 minutes!!


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