There have been a lot of heated comments the last few days over the supposed “bug steroid”. I believe that in nutrition and supplementation we have to let a healthy combination of solid, well-controlled research and good, detailed anecdotal reports dictate our recommendations. Neither alone will do.
I have a little solution to propose. How bout doing our own T-Mag forum research experiment?
Why dont you guys who like ecdysterone supplementation, who are interested in trying it, or who keep saying that “IT WORKS!” start suppying some numbers for us. I havent seen any stats. All I have seen is that you believe it helps you. Well, if you want to convince anyone of that here is what you can do…
Tell us exactly what product you are using and exactly what it contains (Im not familiar with the products that are out there or with their claims - the only forum or bodybuilding web site I read or post on is this one).
Record your body weight, body fat (or even just the individual skinfold readings for 7 sites or so - this is how I measure my changes in fat %), sets and reps, and food intake before the use of this supplement.
Record the same parameters after a reasonable time on the supplement.
Be sure not to change your training or nutrition too radically while on the program. This will invalidate any changes you see.
By doing this you can prove to yourselves and to us that the stuff works.
Now, a few rules for this experiment…take the stuff when your body weight has been stable for a while. You dont want to report results after coming off a cycle of real juice or after large gains or losses for obvious reasons. Also, take the stuff by itself. When taking more than one supplement at a time you cant be sure what is producing the results.