NO2: Placebo effect?

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  1. NeilsDman

    NeilsDman New Member

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    I have recently been taking NO-Xplode by BSN as my main pre-workout supplement and the amount of weight I've been able to do has dramatically increased. (I've not even to the bottom of my first tub) But due to some articles I've read about NO2 as being the biggest scam in supplement history it has got me second guessing. I've personally felt the effects in my lifting but apparrently thats all a part of the placebo effect? I just want to know if anyone else has had positive effects from taking NO2 or whether I'm waiting my time/money on it.
     
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    As with most supplements, I wouldn't be surprised if it gave a 2-3% increase in performance, but nothing drastic. The key to it all is eating right, lifting hard, and sleeping well.
     
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    this topic is like the "is a hayabusa a good starter bike?" thread from the main forum.
     
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    Great Input black jesus. It really helped me out alot..........
     
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    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=556124

    ^^ that article


    and yes, it is placebo effect. NO2 and nitrous supplements are marketed as pump makers. any gains you are noticing are from time under bar - especially if you are young or new to lifting
     
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    I got some NO-Xplode back in March... waste of money, didn't do enough research and only found out real reviews by the time it was already in the mail. Stick to the basics, anything that is highly marketed like that is lacking somewhere, thus the need to market it out the ass... IMO.
     
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    good thing you didn't search or go back further than the first page. Enjoy your "mad pumps!!!"
     
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    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    I bought nitrix once because some guy at a vitamin shop hounded me on it, I didnt know anything about it. I was disapointed, and it costs a shit load. then 6 months later after reading a few stupid hyped advetisments I decided to give it a try again to see if maybe I'd notice more :uh:

    fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.:o
     
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    i take it now... scoop and a half in the morning... when i don't take it... i'm fine on the bus... when i do take it i get more energetic and i start sweating...

    it has an effect... though i dunno by how much...
     
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    the short bus?
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    yeah i started taking NO in January, and the majority of it is a placebo, its just a convidence booster. Because i never feel like going to the gym before i take NO
     
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    :rofl: @ short bus..
     
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