Hi, I am very ignorant to the ways of protein powders and supplements and such. I just have a few questions.
Looking at Nitrean and Opticen they seem like they're a means to the same end (recovery, muscle/strength gain). The only significant difference I see is that Opticen has tons more carbs and thus acts as more of a "meal replacement", as stated. So would there be any reason to take both of these supps at the same time? Seems to me like they're so similar you would only need one (and Nitrean seems like the better value). Tell me if I'm wrong
Results also seems quite similar. If I were to buy Results, would there be any good reason to also use Nitrean / Opticen at the same time? Also, I see that creatine is an ingredient in Results - can I expect to gain weight from retaining extra water if I start taking Results?
I'm just having trouble seeing where they differ and what goals they're best suited towards. I'm mostly concerned with strength gain and recovery - I don't want to put on significant size at the moment. I'd really like to pick just one and stick with it (due to, ya know, a lack of money) unless I can be absolutely convinced that it'd be worthwhile to take 2 or 3 different supps. What's best for me?
and one somewhat related question, what makes taking a supplement like Nitrean (for example) better than taking pure egg protein? that's what I use right now