Breaking: Ray Lewis used a banned substance to recover this season.

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    Amino acid supplementation is pointless. If it makes you feel like some workout god to waste your money on them, be my guest, but a cheap protein powder and a piece of fish has more amino acids, across the entire spectrum of essentials, then you could hope to get from amino acid supplements.

    These really only serve a point if you're fasting...
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    What ever works for you Ben - more power to you my friend. I'm doing what's right for me just like you are doing what's right for you.
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    I drank my amino acids in the morning and during my workout, protein 3 times a day
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    Thanks ill give it a try
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    Your absolutely right, amino acids are great!
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    Sort of indirectly, nitric oxide itself is actually just a gas that works solely through cellular signaling as a vasodilator.

    Also, you aren't taking nitric oxide. For one thing, nitric oxide is a gas, for another as far as I know the sole approved medical use for actual dosing with nitric oxide is treating neonatal hypertension.

    What you're taking in a NO supplement is actually primarily just arginine. The supplements are just elements that contribute to a healthy NO pathway, they aren't even things that break down into nitric oxide (nitroglycerine is, that's why its used for treating hypertension).
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    That's right, I just remembered your post, but I was to tied-up to reply in kind to someone else's persistent queries..

    What's your intake, if you don't mind me asking?

    I'm working out again but I'm just now getting back into the aminos again.
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    I don't know where people keep thinking I said I only take amino acids in supplement form? Lol I eat fish, chicken, turkey and lean ground meat. I eat six small meals a day, with 3 protein shakes, and drinking 2 glasses of amino acids. One of those protein shakes is a meal replacement for throughout my day. I will tell you that a protein that last me personally 2 months, is cheaper than me buying all the fish, chicken, turkey and lean red meat for 2 months. My BCAA's that last 2 months is also cheaper than buying even more food. I do buy all those foods, so I get all my essential amounts of everything. Anyone who works out ( or who actually has knowledge ) knows that fish is the best form of meat if your looking for leanness, protein, and amino acids. Everyone has their own habits, mine happen to work and I teach others, I weigh 190 and rep 335 on bench and squat 400, and no I don't think bench or squat is a big deal because I do high rep low weight, and do circuit and high cardio training, but obviously what I do works. So eat your one slab of fish, and ill do my thing. Whatever works for anyone! I'm just here to lend my opinion and help!
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    Excellent. I too eat great and Cod fish twice a week. You're right about the proteins and BCAA's - they are cheap and useful as a supplement to a good diet.

    I have to get the new formulation of BCAA with a 10:1:1 ratio of Leucine to Isoloucine and Valine. Instead of that old 2:1:1 ratio stuff from yesteryear.
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    I really like Modern BCAA's. I tried eXtend but that's a waste. Modern says 2 scoops, but I take 1 1/2, and do it twice a day. Once in the morning, and one while I workout. I also eat turkey, chicken, or a lean red meat 2-3 times a day to get more protein and amino acids. I also take 3 protein shakes a day, and when I am looking to bulk up a little more I buy Optimum Nutritions Gold Standard, and when I want to lean up I take Isopure, it has less fat, and carbs.

    Oh by the way I allow myself 1-2 crash days a week. Eat whatever, do whatever. Because those other five days I just kill it, workout, and running or some form of cardio! =)
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    Have you tried Carnivor beef protein by MuscleMeds? The chocolate is great.
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    So then why did you buy it?
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    Your talking about nitrous oxide (laughing gas) - two very different things. Arginine partially converts to nitric oxide.
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    My knee - I injured it running and I want to see if this actually works.
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    Yea my friend that use to do competitions used that protein but I believe it was high in carbs and fat right? I don't know never really read much into it?
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    No I'm not. Arginine is used by the body in producing NO and is one of the things that you have to have plenty of to have a healthy nitric oxide pathway, but it doesn't just turn into nitric oxide.
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    Lol
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    Nope - zero fat, sugar and cholesterol.
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    Yes, hence the word 'partially' in my reply.

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