[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
I would think the Chia Seeds would actually SLOW the absorption of the ANACIONDA INgredients, sort of how some people don’t take their fish oils just before or after training, because they fear it will slow everything down.
A lot of dieters will actually use the seeds and water (10:1 ratio I believe) to create a ‘gel’ that acts as a filler, and will supposedly absorb the taste of whatever you mix it with. It actually reminds me a lot of those glucomanon noodles people were going on about a couple of years back (tried 'em myself,… horrible, rather stick to veggies!)
With all due respect, the way that liquids and solids gather in the intestines before they are absorbed, I don’t think that they are “layered” so, for instance, the anaconda fluid would be “sitting” on top of a layer of chia seeds, waiting for it’s turn to be digested. It’s liquid mixed with the chia - yes, it get somewhat gel in the presence of fluid - and the intestines will still suck up the nutrients in the fluid.
If the argument is: “Well, how do you explain the guys that are so huge?” then I’d counter that I highly doubt for someone with such high training volume and food intake would have progress slowed by a few grams of fish oil before/after training or even fiber with their pre- or PWO shake.
I mean, people eat solid food before training and have gotten huge, right? There is usually some fiber in that meal, plus the meal itself needs to be digested before its nutrients can be absorbed. The anaconda does not really require mechanical break down to be absorbed.