There are tons of protein powders on the market…some are very good while others are not.
So how do you know which ones are good and which are not?
The easiest way is by lab tests. The product has to be tested by a professional independent lab in order to get to the truth. You really never know what’s in a product unless it is tested by an independent lab. The label does not always tell you everything. Don’t trust them!!!
…check out http://www.labdoor.com for test results of various supplements.
MyProtein has the absolute best quality protein powder without any harmful chemicals or heavy metals. Other big brand protein powders have some questionable ingredients. So beware!
MyProtein whey protein isolate and the micellar casein protein powders mix very well and taste great. I bought a 5.5 lb bag of the whey protein isolate and a 2 lb bag of the micellar casein protein powder. The price is amazing!! I paid $35 for the 5.5 lb bag of whey protein powder. That’s about the same price as 2 lb of most other brands. MyProtein is the best of both worlds….quality and price.
After reading a clinical trial on Forskolin which resulted in very favorable results regarding body composition transformation and a testosterone increase, I decided to give it a try.
I bought a bottle of Biotest Carbolin 19 which is an enhanced Forskolin formula. Claimed to be more effective than Anavar.
Little green pills…maybe it’ll turn me into the “Hulk”?
I’ve been on Carbolin 19 for 4 days now (2 pills per day) with no side effects of any kind. I feel great. My body stats as of yesterday were 142.6 lbs and 11.6% body fat. Let’s see what happens in the next 30 days.
I noticed that my libido has changed since the very first day I started taking Carbolin 19. It’s definitely noticeable early mornings…if you know what I mean. I also noticed my muscles stay pumped for days. They feel fuller and harder.
I first heard of Forskolin while watching the Dr. Oz show. It was presented as a great fat loss supplement. At that time I didn’t think too much about it since Dr. Oz was promoting all kinds of miracle pills/supplements.
Anyhow, on to 2016 and Forskolin.
I read many bodybuilding websites and forums and T-Nation.com is one of them. I think T-Nation.com owns Biotest Supplements. Anyway I ran across Carbolin 19 (contains an enhanced form of Forskolin) on the T-Nation.com website. It intrigued me and so I started reading and researching.
I read all kinds of reviews and articles on the ingredients which then lead me to Forskolin. I was looking for scientific evidence like human trials.
Does Forskolin decrease fat and increase muscle mass? Does it increase testosterone production too?
Here are the short answers….YES and YES… according to clinical trials reported on the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
Here is the abstract from the website (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16129715).
“OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of forskolin on body composition, testosterone, metabolic rate, and blood pressure in overweight and obese (BMI > or = 26 kg/m(2)) men. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURE: Thirty subjects (forskolin, n = 15; placebo, n = 15) were studied in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study for 12 weeks. RESULTS: Forskolin was shown to elicit favorable changes in body composition by significantly decreasing body fat percentage (BF%) and fat mass (FM) as determined by DXA compared with the placebo group (p < or = 0.05). Additionally, forskolin administration resulted in a change in bone mass for the 12-week trial compared with the placebo group (p < or = 0.05). There was a trend toward a significant increase for lean body mass in the forskolin group compared with the placebo group (p = 0.097). Serum free testosterone levels were significantly increased in the forskolin group compared with the placebo group (p < or = 0.05). The actual change in serum total testosterone concentration was not significantly different among groups, but it increased 16.77 +/- 33.77% in the forskolin group compared with a decrease of 1.08 +/- 18.35% in the placebo group. DISCUSSION: Oral ingestion of forskolin (250 mg of 10% forskolin extract twice a day) for a 12-week period was shown to favorably alter body composition while concurrently increasing bone mass and serum free testosterone levels in overweight and obese men. The results indicate that forskolin is a possible therapeutic agent for the management and treatment of obesity.”
There are tons of Omega 3 Fish Oil supplements out there. How do you choose?
I do a lot of research and label reading. One very good Omega 3 supplement is Biotest FlameOut but it’s expensive…$50/month. 1 bottle contains 20 servings at $35. Flameout has a huge amount of EPA and DHA. The dosage is 4 capsules per day. I took these for about 3 months. They are excellent.
But wait…I found one that’s probably better. Vitamin Shoppe Omega 3 Fish Oil. It’s DHA and EPA contents are very similar when you calculate the EPA & DHA per capsule, although Flameout has more DHA. I’m not totally sure which is more important, DHA or EPA. Anyway, if I take 4 capsules of the Vitamin Shoppe Omega 3 Fish Oil, I can get about the same Omega 3’s as FlameOut but for $15/month.
I just ran across CrazyBulk’s D-Bal or Dianabol supplement ads yesterday and was very interested and actually I was very close to ordering a bottle just to try and do a review. What the hell, it’s only $60 right?
D-Bal is supposed to actually out perform the steroid Dianabol without any side effects. That would be amazing!!! Dianabol is a super bulking steroid.
Here is one claim: “Massive Gains & Through The Roof Strength”
Another quote from the CrazyBulk website:
“D-Bal’s powerful formula mimics the effects of Methandrostenolon, otherwise known as Dianabol, the granddaddy of steroids. By increasing nitrogen retention, D-Bal creates the ultimate anabolic state required for mega muscle growth, giving you rapid gains in size and strength.”
Fortunately for me I didn’t order a bottle because I read the ingredients on the label. Once you see the ingredients, you know it’s no steroid alternative. Let’s take a look at the label.
As you can see CrazyBulk D-Bal is bascially BCAAs plus whey protein and Tribulus Terrestris. None of these ingredients are anabolic in the human body and there are many human trials to prove that they have no effect on performance or muscle growth.
I see this questions on a lot of bodybuilding forums…Does Creatine really work?
The short answer is YES!
I take Creatine Monohydrate everyday…actually twice a day. I had the same question 8 months ago until I stopped taking it several times after being on it for a few months. My muscles got smaller and did not pump as hard as before. My muscles look and feel fuller when I’m taking Creatine Monohydrate. I take 1 tsp in warm water twice a day.
Here is the Creatine Monohydrate supplement that I am taking and have been taking for about 9 months.
Bulk Supplements Creatine Monohydrate is a very good quality…actually one of the best. Take a look at the lab test results here….Creatine Supplements lab tests.
Biotest Flameout Omega 3 supplements are excellent. The EPA (880 mg)and DHA (2200) content are very high, probably the highest I have seen. I have been taking them for about 4 months and I give them 5 stars. This is a high quality Omega 3 supplement that is hard to beat or even equal. The next best Omega 3 supplement is the Vitamin Shoppe Omega 3’s.
Biotest Flameout Omega 3 supplements are expensive as are most top of the line products. A bottle of 90 runs about $33.00. The dosage is 4 pills per day.
Will this Omega 3 supplement make a noticeable difference in your physique? It’s really hard to say…probably not… but it may make a difference in your health in the long run. Omega 3’s are very beneficial to the human body.