nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/racing

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nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/racing

Postby ouderblade » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi, just wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge in using nitrate/nitric oxide supplements ?

I first read about it here being used in beet-it, a beetroot juice that has high levels on it.
http://www.cycling.org.au/?ID=44199&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e-Cycle%3A+Masters+Track+World+Champs%2C+Scody+...&utm_source=YMLP&utm_term=More

I had a search around and couldnt find any stock locally, but a pharmacist friend of mine said i should try a pre workout booster supplement like Jack3d or Mesomorph.
http://www.jack-3d.com/

I have no idea about either of these things and if we are allowed to use Jack3d or what affects it will have, or if it has a burnout/comedown etc.

I would appreciate any info anyone has on these as i need as much help as i can get :wink:
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:58 pm

Stick to Group A supplements, train hard, train often and rest and eat well.

Beetroot juice is probably easier if you wanted to try that. It's not cheap though.

I would steer clear of all the marketed pills and powders with big claims. They are often contaminated with prohibited substances.
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby sogood » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:35 pm

Wise comments Alex!

Too many out there are seeking that cheap and quick fix based on a solitary report. It's potential snake oil until verified by the scientific body.
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby vander » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:43 pm

Surprise Creo is on there. I didnt use it for sprinting stuff but used it for weight lifting found I put on about 6kg of water weight (lost it when I stopped loading it) with no gains to my lifts thought it was pretty useless, must work better in sprint events.

As Alex said steer clear of the pre packaged marketed stuff unless you know exactly what is in it.
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby ouderblade » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:00 am

Thanks Alex for the link, thats very useful information.

Might give my pharmacists advice the flick ;)
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby MichaelB » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:51 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Stick to Group A supplements, train hard, train often and rest and eat well.

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I like it. Simple and effective. Nothing beats hard work.
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby Addictr3 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:33 pm

I wouldnt use them for cycling, e.g. Jack3d etc. You dont want a pump going on when your trying to ride. lol
If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it well enough.
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby Le Velo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:41 pm

Have used jack3d for gym sessions when doing weights but it is not a good supplement to use for cardio work as it gives you the jitters and keeps your heart rate right up which does not give you the chance for any recovery while you ride.
If you use it you ll find you'll hit the wall after 30-45 minutes of taking it if not before
Have not used it anymore as it made me sick and felt like I was on anabolics
Stay away from the commercial stuff and keep it natural, beetroot sound like a much better option
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Re: nitrate/nitric oxide supplements for cycling/training/ra

Postby ouderblade » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:48 pm

Anyone seen where you can buy Beet-It ?

Im not sure i would use it for training, maybe our big bunch ride/race on saturdays, but id be very keen to try it out in races im planning on doing next year.

Ive tried woolies, coles, local health food stores. Even sent the distribution company an email and had nothing.
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