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erikag 06-06-2006 06:43 AM

Muscle Supplements For Women
What muscle supplements would be good for women who want to gain a little muscle while burning fat?

ChinPieceDave667 06-06-2006 08:11 AM

How long have you been lifting?
I would start out with just Whey Protein and a good diet.

hrdgain81 06-06-2006 08:23 AM

I'll second what dave said. Once you've made significant improvements with diet and training, then look to suppliments for an added boost.

punchinmonke 06-11-2006 07:46 PM

supplement suggestions for women
I'd be really interested to hear what people have to say about supplements for women as well. I've been training for awhile and super hard and have had success with the Animal M-stack. I think that it was just the energy I got from the product but I seemed to recover quicker too. I posted something about the M-stack earlier but didn't get too much info back on it. What supplements are recommended for women who are trying to gain muscle. I am on a building diet and take in copious amounts of protein powder too, but I'm not sure what to take that won't leave me bearded!!! I don't want to waste money on useless supplements or get into trouble taking something too strong for women, any suggestions?


hrdgain81 06-12-2006 06:08 AM

I'll post this, but you need to understand everything from here on down is just shit i've seen posted else were, I dont personally know any women who have used these suppliments.

I've 'heard' that anagen is safe for women, its a basic ecdy+adaptagen product. I'm using it now and liking it alot. but i'm male so that doesnt mean much.

PowerFull by usplabs is said to be safe for women. and has great user feedback in males.

I have finally convinced my girlfriend to try Camphabolic by usp labs. Female users have reported significant fat loss with minimal strength loss, and a positive effect on "regularity". Even those who have IBS found it to ease thier "shitty" symptoms ... pardon the pun.

Staple supps like CEE and citruline malate would be benificial to gaining strength, and of course your post workout nutrition should be in order ... Protien shake with low GI carb source.

EricT 06-12-2006 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Hrdgain
I've 'heard' that anagen is safe for women, its a basic ecdy+adaptagen product. I'm using it now and liking it alot. but i'm male so that doesnt mean much.

Yes, from what I know about ecdy (and R. Rosea) there are no worries for
women there.

Figure_K 12-17-2007 09:19 AM

I am a figure competitor looking to put on some mass this winter. I have been researching beta-ecdysterone & kre-alkylin. Right now I feel like that is my safest route. I want to try creatine to see what results I can get, but I am afraid of "blowing up." I really want to put on some serious mass and I don't want any test bossters or anything hardcore to make me grow hair on my chest.( lol) jk...Any Suggestions????

Ross86 12-18-2007 07:26 AM

Okkk........................ So I already sent you that email about ecdysterone. And I'll explain the kre alkalyn creatine again. It's "buffered" creatine which supposedly will keep it from turning to creatinine. Really, it's not worth the money. I think you'll have better absorption with CEE. The reason that people might report less bloating with the kre alkalyn creatine is because the dosage is so low. And most of the bloating occurs during a loading phase.

Just increase your calories. You know you need will work better than any supplement. Try the CEE that I bought for you. It was $4.50 for 100gr. Start dosing at 1.5gr.

hrdgain81 12-18-2007 09:53 AM

^^ ross is on point, and I would add in beta alanine, and citruline malate in bulk powder form.

damien1 02-02-2009 04:31 AM

Well, for starters, whey protein is just the same protein you get in meat/beans/milk/etc. It doesn't have any 'effects' per say (not counting the odd allergy), it's just food. Doesn't affect hormones and such in the slightest. The important thing to realize is it doesn't just make your muscles get bigger, all it can do is make up for a lack of protein in you regular diet.

For a recreational lifter or athlete, a good rule of thumb is around .6-.8g of protein per pound lean body weight per day, from whatever source. The often quoted 1g/day is a very generous amount that tends to be overkill for most people, but won't cause you problems. The best way to use whey powder is probably in a quick shake (1-2 scoops, ~20-40g) before or after a workout, mixed with some source of carbs (ie: juice, fruit). The carbs give you energy and help the uptake of the protein, and taking it around exercise also increases uptake.

Health wise (this goes for all protein), no studies I've ever seen have linked 1.5g protein/1lbs/day or less to any medical problems, *except* in some individuals with existing kidney problems. The issue is that the byproducts of protein are somewhat difficult for your kidneys to excrete. Healthy kidneys don't have a significant problem. Assuming your doctor doesn't have you on a specific diet for any kidney problems, you should be fine. Never hurts to check with an MD first though.

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