GNC Mega MenŽ Sport
The vitamin part looks like an ordinary vitamin.
The "proprietary sports blend" is complete trash. While some of the ingredients in the blend do have some merit their dosages in the vitamin are WAY WAY too little to have any benefit.
Conclusion: it's an average multi-vitamin that costs 13 bucks a month. There's better stuff out there.
What would be a better option that is more of a "sport" vitamin?
I was going to link you to At Large Nutrition's multi-plus, but I think I remember Daniel saying they are temporarily out of stock.
In all honesty, a "sport" vitamin is going to do the exact same thing as the tub of 500 generic vitamins you can buy at Sam's club or Wal-Mart. There difference in quality is going to be minimal, and you aren't going to suddenly see a boost in your athletic performance from taking a vitamin. They are more for overall health benefits and to supplement your diet.
I wish I could get a kick-back for saving people money on supplements
So the generic hyvee brand ones I am taking now will do the trick, even though they dont have the "proprietary sports blend" in them?
If atlarge is out of stock, I would recommend "mega man" from the vitamin shoppe. It is formulated the same as GNC's and less than 50% the cost.
somewhat what I eat...
Do you mean Ultimate Man?
I was looking at Controlled Labs Orange Triad. Would this be a good one?
OP are you an idiot? The above link is the ABSOLUTE CHEAPEST you will find orange triad, and it is still 50% more expensive than the GNC vitamins, the same ones I told you were overpriced. Go ahead and buy your orange triad (lol at the name) and waste your money on nothing.
Actually, pm me and I'll sell you some SUPER AWESOME MEGA EXTREME!!!111 vitamins that will MAKE YOU GAIN 15 POUNDS OF MUSCLE IN ONE WEEK, GUARANTEED. I know my claim may sound ridiculous, but I tested my product at a major university and used a double blind study and science PROVES THAT MY CLAIMS ARE REAL!!!!! They're only 60 dollars a month!!!! That's 50% more expensive than your orange triad, and everyone knows that just because something costs more it is better!!! And my vitamins contain 100% pure snake oil extract, which is the practically the equivalent of 500mg shot of test a week.
Last edited by Pimpstick; 05-14-2009 at 03:22 PM.
Loving ALN's Multi Vitamin and Fish oil.
Unfortunately Pimpstick there is a difference between ****ty Sam's bulk buy vitamins and the quality(typically more expensive) stuff. Will any of them make a difference in your performance the way say protein or creatine, probably not, but there is a difference. I have taken just about all the cheapy ones from Walmart, GNC, opti-men, etc and I actually notice a difference compared to when I take a quality multi. My personal favorite is made by American Health and is called More than a Multiple. Vast majority of my clients that have tried it come back and tell me they notice a big difference compared to the cheapies.
Also assuming that generic vitamins are ****ty is wrong. And basing your opinion on the anecdotal advice of a few of your clients is also wrong.
Let me see a scientific study that proves the absorption of the vitamins from a generic vitamin is worse than the expensive stuff. Then let me see a study that says your performance is effected by the lower absorption.
Last edited by Pimpstick; 05-15-2009 at 07:52 AM.
Do you really need a study to tell you some cheap vitamins are **** when you can...well...see them in your ****?
OP, I do recommend ALN's products, but I also do like Orange Triad. While you may choose to go with a cheap alternative, I would still recommend staying away from the CostCo-type vitamins.
As for my anecdotal evidence that is not based off a "few" clients. I own a very lucrative nutrition store, so those "few" people you are referring to is over a thousand customers a month. Obviously not all of them are using the same Multi, which is what gives me a lot of feedback from many different people on many different brands.
Whether you agree with me or not is up to you. On forums I do 1 of 2 things. I either ask questions on things I am unfamiliar with, or give people advice on things I have experience with. It is up to you to decide what advice you want to take.
Knowing that you own a "lucrative" vitamin shop puts your advice in better perspective. I certainly hope it's lucrative for reasons other than the ones that GNC profits from.
Costco vitamins are fine. If you have trouble digesting them, you will likely have trouble digesting the more expensive ones too.