The supplements are only expensive because the big name companies mark the product up immensely to pay for advertising, packaging, promotions, etc.
If you buy from a wholesaler or get the raw product for Ebay, the price is dramatically cheaper.
I agree that diet is #1 – it’s the foundation for health and training gains in strength and stamina.
And I agree that timing is essential for effectiveness – especially right before and after training when nutrients and calories are especially needed.
The problem is that meat is inordinately expensive and most people don’t have the appetite to choke down over 1lb of meat per day.
Granted Protein shakes are a substitution for solid protein sources – but that’s all that these shakes are as well, Food.
Whey protein is just the separated protein from milk – I’ve tried other protein powder sources and found whey to be the most digestive friendly.
Hydrolyzed whey Isolate – is just predigested whey that’s been separated from the lactose content.
If one is worried about chemicals or additives – go with slow filtered cold processed whey, it’s the least chemically treated, but is a bit more expensive
Or go with whey from the milk of free-range grass-fed cows – also more expensive.
It’s just food that is a little more user friendly.
Is there anything to worry about?
Yes there is. In fact, if you abuse the use of fat burners then there is certainly a lot to be worried about. You would be preparing yourself for side-effects which could be short-term, long-term, reversible or irreversible. Sounds horrifying? It is intended to be so because unless you use these things under proper guidance of an expert or medical practitioner, you are making a good case of what not to do. There have been cases in the past when people go to extremes in their desperation and suffer from side-effects. It is generally not the product that has to be blamed but the greed of the user for overnight success.
I see lots of guys wanting to know how to measure raw powders for so I wanted to address this issue. I made a joke in another thread about using a rolled up bill and a mirror, but that is probably not a good way to take it ;) and it still dose not address the issue of measuring the powder.
There are many ways to take powder AAS, such as making a suspension, or mixing the raw powder with protein or creatine and making caps.
I have a way that will be more accurate and take less time if you are willing to spend a bit of cash to buy a digital grain scale. What is a gain scale, you might be asking? A grain scale is a very accurate scale that is used to re-load or make your own ammunition. What is a grain? A grain is an old term that was used to measure the weight of a single grain of cereal. The grain is used today mostly in measure the weight/amount of gunpowder in ammunition. It is also used in measuring gold and precious stones. 1 grain is equal to miligrams.
A grain scale has to be very accurate because if you overload the round when putting in gun powder, the result could be much more dangerous than eating a bit too much of some AAS powder, and the round can blow up in the firearm.
Grain scales can be found on-line for $100-$200 and at shooting supply stores, gun shops and guns shows. They are a much better choice than using a digi scale that you can buy at the local stoner head shop. A decent grain scale can measure as little as 1/10 of a grain. So, if you want to be able to weigh out your raw powders daily without the hassle of making suspensions or caps, spend a couple bucks on a good ammo gain scale, weigh out your shit and your G2G!!!
Hope this helps, Happy lifting!