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    Quest Bars. They are the only brand you need bother looking at. Seriously, they are amazing. And I never eat protein bars because the majority are basically just gross candy bars.

    http://www.questproteinbar.com/
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    Gross candy bars indeed. We will have to keep our eyes open for the Quest Bars.
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    I know I sound like a broken record, but here is a 'capsule' summary on some of the substances we regard as beneficial:

    Protein: has been shown to induce protein synthesis. Problem is, protein synthesis has not been proven to induce long-term muscle growth.

    Vitamin D: researchers are pretty down on it these days.

    Multi-vitamins: may increase mortality risk in older women.

    Glucosamine: no large studies show that it's effective.

    Calcium: merely doubling normal intake may double risk of heart attack death in women.

    Mood-stabilizers: may cause us to shoot schoolchildren, cops and their families. Studies ongoing.

    Aspirin: not the 'miracle drug' anymore. Protection against heart attack negligible and, of course, may be hard on stomach.

    beer: granted, this may be a miracle drug.
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    If he is young and highly active, just give him a snickers bar, and don't worry about the macros, it is one of the great things about that age...you can eat pretty much anything. Might as well give him stuff he likes. Just have to make sure he is eating enough calories.
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    Beer is now my go-to post-workout supplement.
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    I just started taking amino supplements, I'll tell you more about them as I get into a workout routine.

    So far in just over two weeks all looks to be good.
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    Are you still in Central Florida? If so... Beer summit..
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    Still here, but my days here are numbered. Probably be out of here by the end of March. Good thing beer is everywhere.
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    Every supplement I have tried either

    A. Tasted like chalk a d cardboard
    B. Left me feeling bloated and heavy
    C. Gave a terrible case of diarreha
    D. All of the above

    Mostly D.
    Now in fairness I had colon cancer and a large chunk of my innards are gone so many many things cam now give me diarreha. Even just seeing Calipari on tv.
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    Every supplement I have tried either

    A. Tasted like chalk a d cardboard
    B. Left me feeling bloated and heavy
    C. Gave a terrible case of diarreha
    D. All of the above

    Mostly D.
    Now in fairness I had colon cancer and a large chunk of my innards are gone so many many things cam now give me diarreha. Even just seeing Calipari on tv.
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    Quest bar cinnamon roll microwave for 10 secs. Best thing ever.
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    You should try MuscleMeds "Carnivor" (Beef Protein, chocolate) It digests easily and it actually tastes great. Just don't put more scoops into one drink than recommended.
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    Jaye Robb makes a great whey powder. The downside is its expensive I noticed when I tried creatine (ce2) I had tendinitis flare up, even drinking lots of water.

    Muscle milk uses maltitol? Which acts as a laxative. I tried it for a while and didn't like it
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    The best whey protein I have ever had Isopure. Don't mess with muscle milk, or any of that garbage. I take Kre Alkalyn, and drink Modern BCAA's. It's all trial and error for each person, I tried Xtend BCAA powder and it wasn't better than Modern BCAA's.
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    MuscleMeds has a 10:1:1 leucine, Isoleucine and Valine ratio that is said to be the best for muscle building. I'm just going to add some Leucine to the BCAA's that I have now and then I'll buy that brand when I run out.
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    Here's my go-to:

    Food.
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    Nutcase.

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