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Old 12-27-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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I take a nitric oxide (NO2) supplement on days that I lift. Im just wondering if there is any problem mixing nitric oxide and alcohol because I like to have a few drinks every now and then with my friends. I wouldnt think it would be a problem because nitric oxide is always present in the body and the supplement is designed to increase it but I jut want to double check. Thank you!!
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Do you have alcohol immediately before or after your workouts? Do you drink beer with your friends while working out?
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Why are you drinking when you are trying to build? The drinking raises your estrogen and lowers your testosterone(muscle building hormone)

Stop drinking when you are trying to build. Two birds..one stone.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Do you have alcohol immediately before or after your workouts? Do you drink beer with your friends while working out?
No of course I dont drink with my friends while Im lifting. I lift in the early afternoon or mid-afternoon and drink about once or twice a week, almost always at night
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Why are you drinking when you are trying to build? The drinking raises your estrogen and lowers your testosterone(muscle building hormone)

Stop drinking when you are trying to build. Two birds..one stone.
Because Im a college student and Im not so serious into weight lifting that I would give up a college lifestyle for it
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Because Im a college student and Im not so serious into weight lifting that I would give up a college lifestyle for it
I think youre just spinning your wheels then and wasting your money on the Nitric oxide.

If youre just lifting socially and not really into weight lifting you should save your money and not buy Nitric Oxide because its doing nothing for you. You should instead get yourself a really good whey protein mix which would be a bit less expensive and enjoy your college drinking.

I know a lot of kids who are taking No-xplode (Nitric Oxide) because they mistakenly think that it makes their veins pop out which would make them look bigger/stronger.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I took NO2 during my last year in college. At the time I was drinking ALOT, much more than what you are saying you do. Even though I was drinking a lot I was eating great and working out 5 days a week. I was still able to see significant gains in muscle and stength that year. I'm sure I would have seen better gains if I wasn't drinking but like you the college lifestyle was important to me.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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I think youre just spinning your wheels then and wasting your money on the Nitric oxide.

If youre just lifting socially and not really into weight lifting you should save your money and not buy Nitric Oxide because its doing nothing for you. You should instead get yourself a really good whey protein mix which would be a bit less expensive and enjoy your college drinking.

I know a lot of kids who are taking No-xplode (Nitric Oxide) because they mistakenly think that it makes their veins pop out which would make them look bigger/stronger.
I know what Im doing and Im not one of those people who take No-xplode. That stuff has creatine which Im not a fan of. The stuff I have is just pure arginine ketoglutarate. I use whey protein also, and one of the best on the market.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I know what Im doing and Im not one of those people who take No-xplode. That stuff has creatine which Im not a fan of. The stuff I have is just pure arginine ketoglutarate. I use whey protein also, and one of the best on the market.




All the protien and drinking and supps...Your kidneys are going to start getting ticked at you. You cant do unhealthy things and expect to be/build healthy. Like seriously...
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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I take a nitric oxide (NO2) supplement on days that I lift. Im just wondering if there is any problem mixing nitric oxide and alcohol because I like to have a few drinks every now and then with my friends. I wouldnt think it would be a problem because nitric oxide is always present in the body and the supplement is designed to increase it but I jut want to double check. Thank you!!
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I know what Im doing and Im not one of those people who take No-xplode. That stuff has creatine which Im not a fan of. The stuff I have is just pure arginine ketoglutarate. I use whey protein also, and one of the best on the market.
NO2 would actually be nitrous oxide. As much fun as nitrogen narcosis is (so I've heard, anyway) I think it would render most people completely ineffective in a gym.

I have to agree with Pitt that you're probably spinning your wheels with the nitric oxide. The clue should be pretty obvious: Do you have a raging erection while you're working out? A bright red flush on your skin? Red eyes and hot ears? If not, the supplement doesn't work. Viagra is, in very basic terms, a drug that prevents the breakdown of naturally occuring NO dissolved in the blood thereby relaxing vascular walls and increasing blood flow. If a NO supplement was performing its stated purpose, it should have the same or very similar effects.
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