and green magnitude[/quote]
These are all crappy-looking kitchen sink-type formulas.
White flood: A nitric oxide formula that contains, among other things, ornithine. Last time I remember reading anything positive about ornithine, shady supplements like boron and vanadyl sulfate were also “the in thing.” While it also contains Beta-alanine and tyrosine, the doses are fairly low, so I wouldn’t expect them to be very beneficial.
The “energy & antioxidant flood complex” is a mish-mash of 18 different vitamins, aminos, herbs, and extracts. Again, it screams of a kitchen sink formula. Throw in lots of stuff, and it’ll look cool on the label.
Purple wraath: First off, I like how they spell it “wraath”, with two A’s… because is has amino acids in it. Get it? … … Sheesh. It does appear to contain all the essential aminos, but again, in a total of 7 grams per serving, you’re not getting much of any of them.
It almost gets kudos for including Beta-alanine and citrulline malate (with ginger root?!?), but one more time, they have them as part of a 2.7 grams dose. Surge Workout Fuel contains more than 7 grams of the MAG-10 amino primer (citrulline malate, leucine [the most important BCAA], and Beta-alanine). In this sense, and in all others, SWF will kick Purple wraath’s aass. (Get it? Tee-hee, tee-hee.)
Green magnitude: A creatine formula that contains some of the less-effective forms of creatine? Awesome. Add in a low dose of tyrosine and a gratuitous dose of taurine, and you’ve got another very blah supplement. The only thing I like about it is the magnesium content, which is much more easily gotten, for about one-third of the price, from a basic ZMA formula.
I think you would have made the same great progress just eating enough and lifting hard consistently…and saved yourself a load of money in the process. [/quote]
Bodybuilders have been using protein powders and specialized supplements (liver tablets, wheat germ, cod liver oil, etc.) since the 1950’s, in order to get stronger, bigger, and leaner because they knew that just lifting and eating whole foods wasn’t optimal.
Eating “enough” whole foods plus smart training plus proper supplementation will produce better results in shorter time than eating “enough” whole foods plus smart training. Not to sounds overly-cheesy, but a lifter in the 21-st century has no reason not to maximize his results by including the right supplements at the right time, assuming of course, that diet and training are already dialed in.
Now, at 39 years (one week) old[/quote]
Cool beans. I turned 30 last week. I’m now old, but you’re older. This makes me smile. Happy b-day, brother.