The supplement industry is desperate for anything new to be invented by a raw ingredient supplier. Nothing new as far as muscle building supplements ever comes out. So what does a desperate supplement company owner do? Resurrects an old supplement ingredient from the graveyard and puts the best marketing spin he can on it. I put together a list of supplements that one might find in the supplement graveyard. And maybe, late a night, when you’re walking through the mall and happen to stroll by GNC or some other supplement shot, you might see one of these supplement ghosts inside one of these products. Stay away it is nothing but an illusion!
- HMB. This ingredient has been around for about 25 years. HMB was dead and buried around 2001 when people realized it did not work. First, supplement companies underdosed the ingredient and then when that did not work, they added creatine to it. They knew creatine worked, so maybe people would think that it was the HMB working as well. I don’t see any point in buying HMB when you can just buy some creatine for about 70% less the money and 100% more efficient.
- Glutamine. Once a powerhouse of a supplement. Huge in the 90’s and then age finally caught up to it. Even at a dose of 45 grams a day it really does not help. I would rather buy simply more whey protein and use it than a glutamine supplement.
- Multi-Vitamins. If you grew up watching the Hulkster you might have thought that swallowing huge pills was the way to go to get 24 inch pythons. However, this is definitely not going to get you there and most likely all you will get out of it is bright yellow piss that lights up the room. We now know that using super fruit powders, freeze-dried vegetables, or similar is the way to get your nutrients. Synthetic multivitamins and minerals are buried 6 feet under.
- L-Arginine. Once sold as a supplement to increase growth hormone and then sold as a supplement to increase nitric oxide. Both concepts were failures. You can still find marketing claims on GNC.com that state 682% increase in growth hormone levels! I mean, talk about resurrection bullshit from the dead.
- ZMA. Still being sold today. Unbelievable how people STILL won’t believe me when I say this product is a giant JOKE! If you don’t believe me read the book the Game of Shadows. Great story about how ZMA was created.
- Chromium Picolinate. Not sure how supplement companies think this is a muscle building supplement. It has been around for decades and its has been dead and buried for years. However, you can easily find the ghost everywhere on the supplement shelf. Waste of money, complete waste of money if you think this product is going to help you build muscle.
- D aspartic acid. People went nuts when this product came out. It was going to be the new savior for users looking to increase their testosterone levels. This product was 6 feet under just as fast as it was 6 feet above. And now it simply finds its way into supplements with title like, Testo 500, and Max Test Extreme!
- Soy Protein. I cannot find one reason to use this product. If you’re a vegan why not just use pea, rice, hemp, or duckweed protein powder. You can still find this product in main stream protein powders and MRP’s. Only a true newb would read soy protein on the label and buy and consume it. And supplement company using this product in their formulas should be ashamed of themselves.
- Use of Yellow #5 and Red #50. I guess the supplement industry feels muscle seekers, don’t give a shit about their health. Why companies are still using FD & C Yellow number 5 is beyond me. I feel this shit causes cancer along with a bunch of other side effects.
Here the ingredients of one of the best selling supplements in the country. No wonder, people still continue to get sick, get cancer, and other health related problems. Nothing for nothing, but if FD & C Yellow #5 is banned in some countries…I gotta think twice before putting it in my body because I need something to look pretty in order for me to drink it. I mean seriously, I think it is time to remove this krap from your supplement.
|Protein Matrix Comprised Of (Whey Protein Concentrate [Milk], Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumin, And Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Powder (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- & Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, And Tocopherols), Natural & Artificial Flavors, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, And Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, FD&C Yellow #5, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, And Bromelain.|
|Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.|
|Manufactured On Equipment Which Processes Products Containing Milk, Egg, Soybeans, Wheat, Shellfish, Fish Oil, Tree Nuts, And Peanut Flavor.|
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.