Over past few years, I’ve tried several supplements, such as BCAA, glutamine, complete pre-workout boosters, citrulline malate, beta alanine, fatburners, vitamins, triazole, DIM in resveratrol for gyno, creatine monhydrate and in all cases felt very little effect.[/quote]
Like the other guys have said, most of those don’t have effects that you’d actually feel, as in “Awesome, I can feel the glutamine kicking in now. Muscle recovery is on like Donkey Kong.”
That’s a somewhat common side effect, and is why most people prefer a time-released formula.
Again, this would be an expected side effect depending on the formula and when during the day you took it.
[quote]At the moment, I use this fatburner:
Again, effect is minor, but it should be very strong according to user reviews.[/quote]
When you say the “effect is minor”, you really mean “I’ve documented that I’m losing fat at the same rate now as when I wasn’t taken this fat burning supplement.” Right?
Because people are different, and supplements throw another variable into the mix.
For example, I don’t feel any stimulant effects from HOT-ROX, but I’m fine with that because A - it isn’t an energy booster, it’s a fat burner. And B - I do feel it totally kill my appetite. So I know that, for me, it’s a very effective part of my fat loss plans.
But there’s also the chance that you just were misusing the products. For example, in your mid-20’s, you probably won’t feel much from a Testosterone booster because your natural hormone levels may not have dropped significantly yet. Another example could be using something like citrulline malate, beta alanine, or even BCAAs for just a week or two and expecting to see/feel a difference, when they really “work” by improving the effects of training over time.
Depends on the supplements, your diet, your height, weight, and fat level. Anything from taking them on an empty stomach to taking them at a certain time might help, but it’s a pretty broad question.