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RATINGS
0 - GARBAGE
* - BAD
** - OKAY
*** - DECENT ( MAY BE USEFUL )
**** - GOOD ( IS USEFUL )
***** - EXCELLENT ( A MUST HAVE ! )

1.AMINO ACIDS
AMINO ACIDS ARE BASICALLY PROTEINS THAT ARE BROKEN
DOWN INTO THEIR BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS. AMINO ACIDS ARE VERY
IMPORTANT FACTOR IN ANABOLISM (THE BUILDING OF MUSCLE TISSUES). THEY
ARE ESSENTIAL, BUT IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A HIGH PROTEIN DIET YOU MAY
NOT NEED THESE. OTHERWISE, A GOOD CHOICE.
RATING ***1\2

2.BORON
A FEW SUPPLEMENT COMPANIES HAVE CLAIMED BORON RAISES
YOUR TESTOSTERONE. BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU, IT DOESN'T. DO NOT WASTE
YOUR MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE.
RATING 0

3.CARNITINE
THIS IS AN AMINO ACID THAT PROMOTES FAT BURNING. BUT IT
DOESN'T DO TOO GOOD OF A JOB. ONE OF THE FATS THAT IT DOES BURN OFF IS
A GOOD FAT (TRIGLYCERIDES). ALSO GIVES MILD ENERGY BOOST.
RATING ***

4.CHITOSAN
THIS IS A POPULAR "FAT BLOCKER", AND SOME STUDIES HAVE
ACTUALLY SHOWN THAT THIS CAN BLOCK THE ABSORPTION OF FAT TO YOUR
STOMACH. BUT IT MAY ALSO STOP THE ABSORPTION OF OTHER ESSENTIAL
VITAMIN AND MINERALS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT ONLY FOR
THOSE LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT, NOT TO GAIN MUSCLE. YOU MAY HAVE
SEEN COMMERCIALS ABOUT A PRODUCT CALLED "CHEAT AND EAT" WHICH IS
BASED ON CHITOSAN.
RATING **1\2

5.CHROMIUM
THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE FAT BURNERS
OF THE MARKET. CHROMIUM IS A GOOD PRODUCT, IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT
CHROMIUM CAN HELP YOU LOSE FAT AND GAIN MUSCLE. THE BEST
CHROMIUM PRODUCT IS CHROMIUM PICOLATE.
RATING ***

6.CHRYSIN
THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM A PLANT. IT PREVENTS THE CONVERSION
OF TESTOSTERONE TO ESTROGEN, WHICH IS COMMON WHEN YOU TAKE ANY
SUPPLEMENT THAT INCREASES TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION AND YOU DO NOT
WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. SO IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENT THAT
INCREASES TESTOSTERONE, IT'S GOOD TO ADD CHRYSIN.
RATING **

7.COLOSTRUM
THIS PRODUCT CLAIMS TO RAISE YOUR IGF-1 (INSULIN GROWTH
FACTOR). IT'S FOUND IN A MOTHER'S BREAST MILK. BUT IT DOESN'T GIVE YOU
ANYTHING GOOD BECAUSE THE IGF-1 INCREASE IS ONLY GOOD FOR THE
MOTHER'S BABY. WHICH MAKES IT USELESS FOR YOU AND ME.
RATING 0

8.CREATINE
CREATINE IS ONE OF THE MUSCLES' MAIN ENERGY SOURCES, THE
MUSCLE WILL STORE MORE CREATINE THEN WE CONSUME IN OUR NORMAL
DIETS, (CREATINE IS FOUND IN A VARITY OF FOODS, ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES
IS LEAN RED MEAT, SO IT IS A GOOD IDEA FOR VEGETARIANS TO SUPPLIMENT
IT) BY SUPPLEMENTING IT THE MUSCLES WILL SOAK UP THE EXTRA CREATINE.
WHEN MUSCLES ABSORB CREATINE IT ALSO BRINGS WATER WITH IT, YOUR
MUSCLES ARE 70 % WATER) THIS MAKES THE MUSCLES BIGGER AND
HARDER. ALSO WHEN YOU INGEST CREATINE IT IS STORED, AND ABOUT 20
MINUTES LATER IT IS TRANSFORMED INTO ATP. ATP'S ARE WHAT GIVE YOUR
MUSCLES 'ENERGY' DURING A WORKOUT, ON CREATINE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO
PUSH A FEW MORE REPS THAN USUAL. THE BEST TYPE OF CREATINE TO TAKE
IS CREATINE MONOHYDRATE. MANY COMPANIES TELL YOU THAT YOU SHOULD
'LOAD' ON CREATINE. WHICH MEANS YOU SHOULD TAKE UP TO 4 TIMES AS
MUCH CREATINE THAN USUAL DURING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS ON CREATINE. IT
IS OPTIONAL TO LOAD.
RATING *****

9.DANDELION
THIS IS A DIURETIC WHICH IS PRETTY USEFUL. MANY
BODYBUILDER USE DANDELION BEFORE CONTEST TO GET THAT ULTRA LEAN LOOK.
IT IS INCLUDED IN THE POPULAR PRODUCT 'TARAXATONE.' I RECOMMEND NOT
TO BUY DANDELION INDIVIDUALLY, INSTEAD PURCHASE A PRODUCT LIKE
TARAXATONE.
RATING ***1\2

10.DHEA  
DHEA (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE) IS ANOTHER TESTOSTERONE
BOOSTER. IT DOESN'T WORK TOO WELL ON IT'S OWN. BUT IT IS VERY USEFUL
WHEN STACKED WITH TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS AND TONGKAT ALI.
RATING ***

11.ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (EFAS)
IT WAS ONCE SAID THAT ALL FATS ARE BAD.
THIS IS NOT ENTIRELY TRUE. NOW, DON'T GET THE IDEA THAT YOU CAN GO TO
YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT AND GAIN MUSCLE. UNFORTUNATELY IT
DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. THE "GOOD" FATS ARE CALLED LINOLEIC (OMEGA-6)
AND LINOLENIC (OMEGA-3.) THESE ARE COMMONLY FOUND IN COLD WATER
FISH LIKE FLOUNDER, OR IN CERTAIN OILS LIKE SOYBEAN OIL. SO, IF YOU ARE ON
A VERY LOW FAT DIET, EFAS CAN BE VERY HELPFUL IN GIVING YOU ENERGY
THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
RATING ***

12.GINKGO BILOBA  
THIS HERBS HELPS CONCENTRATION. WHICH MAY BE
HELPFUL TO SOME PEOPLE AT THE GYM WHO CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THEIR SETS
(SLACKING OFF). I HAVE NEVER TRIED GINKGO MYSELF BUT I'VE HEARD FROM
SO PEOPLE THAT IT WORKS, AND FROM OTHER THAT IT ONLY BRINGS ON A
PAINFUL HEADACHE. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE FOCUSING ON YOUR WORKOUT AT
THE GYM, GIVE IT A TRY.
RATING **1\2

13.GINSENG  
GINSENG IS AN HERB THAT HELP YOU COPE WITH STRESS. I'D SAY
THAT ABOUT HALF OF THE PEOPLE ON GINSENG ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE RESULTS.
IT COMES IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS LIKE, INDIAN, AMERICAN, KOREAN,
AND SIBERIAN GINSENG. THEY ARE ALL NOT THAT DIFFERENT BUT SIBERIAN IS
THE BEST.
RATING **

14.GLUCOSAMINE  
THIS VERY POPULAR ARTHRITIS MEDICATION THAT HELP YOUR
BODY FORM CARTILAGE. MANY BODYBUILDERS EXPERIENCE PAINS AT THEIR
JOINTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY FROM WEIGHTLIFTING.
RATING **

15.GLUTAMINE  
GLUTAMINE IS AN AMINO ACID. IT'S THE AMINO ACID WHICH IS
FOUND MOST IN HUMAN MUSCLE TISSUE. THEREFORE MAKING IT AN
ESSENTIAL TO ALL BODYBUILDERS. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOU NEED PROTEIN
TO GET ANY BIGGER, AND GLUTAMINE IS THE NUMBER ONE PART OF THE
PROTEIN THE MAKES YOU GROW. GLUTAMINE IS ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE
BEST SUPPLEMENT ON THE MARKET TODAY.
RATING - *****

16.GUARANA
GUARANA IS CONSIDER TO BE THE HERBAL FORM OF CAFFEINE.
GUARANA IS IN ALMOST ALL 'ENERGY' PRODUCTS. IT CAN GIVE YOU A GOOD
BOOST OF ENERGY DURING A WORKOUT. BEST IF COMBINED WITH MA HUANG.
RATING ***

17.5-HTP  
5 HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN IS CONVERTED INTO SERATONIN IN YOUR
BODY. 5-HTP IS SUPPOSED TO HELP SUPPRESS YOUR APPETITE. MANY
PEOPLE CLAIM THAT IT ACTUALLY WORKS. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE DIETING, THEN
GIVE IT A TRY.
RATING ***

18.HYDROXY CITRIC ACID (HCA)  
HCA IS ANOTHER APPETITE SUPPRESSANT.
HCA IS NOT VERY POPULAR AND DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE. EVEN IF IT
DOES WORK FOR YOU, IT WON'T HAVE A GREAT EFFECT.
RATING *

19.LIPOIC ACID  
THIS IS AN INSULIN LIKE SUBSTANCE. IT IS FOUND IN MANY
CREATINE PRODUCTS LIKE CELL TECH. LIPOIC ACID ACTUALLY WORKS GREAT
WHEN USED WITH CREATINE. BODYBUILDERS USING INSULIN WITH CREATINE
CAN GET STEROID LIKE GAINS. THIS EFFECT WON'T ENTIRELY HAPPEN WITH
LIPOIC ACID, BUT YOU WILL GET SOME GOOD GAINS.
RATING **** (W\CREATINE)

20.MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES (MCT)  
THESE ARE A TYPE OF FAT WHICH
ARE LESS EASILY STORED THAN NORMAL FAT. BACK IN THE DAYS' WHEN
WEIGHT GAINER'S WERE THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST THING AROUND MCT
WERE VERY POPULAR. TODAY MY FAVORITE WEIGHT GAINER CONTAINS MCT'S
(CHAMPION NUTRITION'S HEAVYWEIGHT GAINER 900). DO NOT CONSUME
THESE THINKING IT WILL HELP LOSE FAT OR GAIN MUSCLE. MCT'S ARE NOT
IMPORTANT, BUT ARE BETTER THAN REGULAR FAT.
RATING *1\2

21.MELATONIN  
MELATONIN IS THE HORMONE WHICH, IN OUR BODIES, TELLS YOU
WHEN TO GO TO SLEEP. IT IS A NATURAL SLEEP AID. IT MAY NOT BE THAT
POWERFUL, BUT IT NOT ADDICTING LIKE OTHER SLEEP AIDS. BODYBUILDER'S USE
MELATONIN BECAUSE THE ONLY TIME YOU GROW IS WHILE SLEEPING.
RATING **

22.MEXICAN YAM  
MEXICAN YAMS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONVERTED INTO
DHEA IN THE BODY. I SAY, IF YOU WANT DHEA BUY DHEA! DO BUY THIS!
RATING 0

23.PHOSPHATES
PHOSPHATES ARE USED TO INCREASE YOUR ENDURANCE.
THEY ARE ALSO USED WITH CREATINE, LIKE IN EAS PHOSPHAGEN HP. I
DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD PRODUCT. BILL PHILLIPS (EAS) MADE IT
POPULAR IN HIS CREATINE.
RATING *1\2

24.PREGNENOLONE
THIS IS ANOTHER TESTOSTERONE ELEVATING HORMONAL
COMPOUND. IT ALSO RAISES THE FEMALE HORMONE PROGESTERONE WHICH
IS A CATABOLIC HORMONE. CATABOLIC MEANS THAT BREAKING DOWN OF
MUSCLE TISSUE, WHICH IS VERY BAD. IN CONCLUSION THIS IS ANOTHER
SUPPLEMENT THAT DOES JUST ABOUT NO GOOD AT ALL.
RATING 1\2

25.PYRUVATE
THIS IS A NEW SUPPLEMENT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU
"LOSE FAT WITHOUT EXERCISE". SOME STUDIES SHOW PYRUVATE WORKS, SO
SHOW IT'S JUST A HYPE. PYRUVATE IS SUPPOSED TO ALTER YOUR ATP LEVELS
(MUSCLE CELL ENERGY) LIKE CREATINE. TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF, BUT I DO
RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO WORKOUT WHILE TAKING IT.
RATING ***1\2

26.SAW PALMETTO  
THIS IS HERB THAT WAS FIRST USED TO HELP PROTECT THE
PROSTRATE FOR MEN. NOW IT WAS FOUND THAT IT IS ALSO ANTI-ESTROGENIC
(BLOCKS THE HARMFUL FEMALE HORMONE ESTROGEN). WHICH MAY HELP IN
MAKING ANDROSTENE LAST LONGER IN YOUR SYSTEM. SAW PALMETTO HAS
ALSO BEEN FOUND TO TREAT ACNE INTO SOME CASES.
RATING ***

27.SHARK CARTILAGE  
THIS BECAME POPULAR BACK IN THE EARLY 90S WHEN
SOMEONE SAID THAT IT COULD BE A CURE FOR CANCER. HE SAID THAT SHARKS
WERE THE ONLY ANIMAL THAT COULDN'T GET CANCER. THIS STARTED A CRAZE
TO GET SHARK CARTILAGE. LATER IT WAS FOUND THAT THIS WAS ALL HYPE. NOW
SHARK CARTILAGE CAN HELP BODYBUILDERS AND WEIGHTLIFTERS REPAIR
CARTILAGE. BY RELEASING GLUCOSAMINE. MY OPINION IS IF YOU WANT TO TRY
TO REPAIR YOUR CARTILAGE BUY GLUCOSAMINE IN IT'S PURIFIED FORM.
RATING *1\2

28.STEROLS (PLANT STEROLS)  
DESPITE THEIR NAME "STEROLS" THEY HAVE
NOTHING TO DO WITH STEROIDS. MARKETERS JUST TRY TO SELL IT BECAUSE OF
THE SIMILARITIES IN NAMES. STEROLS DO NOT DO ANYTHING!
RATING 0

29.TAURINE  
LIKE I SAID BEFORE GLUTAMINE WAS THE NUMBER ONE AMINO
ACID FOUND IN MUSCLE TISSUE. TAURINE IS THE NUMBER TWO AMINO ACID
FOUND IN MUSCLE TISSUE. IN MY OPINION JUST TAKE GLUTAMINE. BUT IF YOU
WANT TO BE ONE SMALL STEP AHEAD TAKE BOTH.
RATING ***1\2

30.TONGKAT ALI ALSO KNOW AS LONG JACK
HAS BEEN SHOWN TO SUPPORT
MALE HORMONAL BALANCE (INCLUDING TESTOSTERONE AVAILABILITY), LIBIDO
AND PERFORMANCE. TONGKAT ALI IS A SOUTHEAST ASIAN BOTANICAL KNOWN
TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS (SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS
NOTE INCREASED TESTOSTERONE LEVELS OF UP TO 400%) AND ANABOLIC
ACTIVITY. USED TRADITIONALLY TO ENHANCE ENERGY LEVELS, ENDURANCE AND
STAMINA, AND TO REDUCE OCCASIONAL MENTAL FATIGUE. FATIGUE.
RATING *****

31.TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS
TRIBULUS HAS BEEN A POPULAR MEDICINAL HERB IN
FOLK MEDICINE IN THE EAST AND IN BULGARIA SINCE 1981 IN THE
TREATMENT OF SEXUAL DEFICIENCY. ACCORDING TO ONE BULGARIAN CLINICAL
STUDY IN MEN IT INCREASES LIBIDO AND INCREASES TESTOSTERONE BY
38%. SINCE TESTOSTERONE PROMOTES PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, THE BENEFITS
ARE INCREASE IN MUSCLE GROWTH AND BODY STRENGTH.
RATING *****

32.VANADYL SULFATE  
VANADYL IS A GOOD SUPPLEMENT BECAUSE IT MAKES
YOUR MUSCLES LOOK AND FEEL HARDER. IT IS ANOTHER INSULIN LIKE
SUPPLEMENT. BUT VANADYL HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE SLIGHTLY TOXIC IN HIGH
DOSES. IF YOU HAVE SOFT MUSCLES, THEN GIVE IT A TRY. BUT FOLLOW THE
LABEL.
RATING ***

33.WHEY PROTEIN  
WHEY PROTEIN IS BY FAR THE BEST PROTEIN THERE IS (FOR
NOW). YOUR DIET SHOULD ALWAYS BE A HIGH PROTEIN DIET. ALSO YOU
SHOULD EAT BOTH HIGH PROTEIN NORMAL FOODS PLUS WHEY PROTEIN
SHAKES. TO FIGURE OUT YOUR RECOMMENDED DAILY PROTEIN INTAKE YOU
SHOULD MULTIPLY YOUR BODY WEIGHT BY AT LEAST 1.5 (E.G 200LBS TIMES
1.5 = 300 GRAMS).
RATING *****

33.WHITE WILLOW BARK
THIS IS THE HERBAL FORM OF ASPIRIN. ASPIRIN
STACKED WITH EPHEDRINE HAS SHOWN TO REDUCE FAT.
RATING **

34.YOHIMBE  
THIS HERB IS MOST WIDELY USED BY MEN FOR SEXUAL
PERFORMANCE. BUT ALSO IS ABLE TO STOP YOUR BODY FROM STORING FAT (IN
SMALL AMOUNTS).
RATING ***

 
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