I still have a problem looking at this from a big picture perspective. I could care less about the studies, really. If there was a product, or combination of products that was 50% (even 25%) as effective as steroids, wouldn't every single athlete in the entire world be using it? I'm going to agree with a few others, I would be open to trying a sugar free product to see if it produced strength gains. If it did, I would retract my original conclusion and probably use the product.