I was reading Steve Anderson's article on stacking supplements for better results, and I just started laughing at some of the stacks he suggested. I will tell you why most of his stacks will not work, and I will suggest a few of my own.
First of all, he mentioned that Glutamine raises testosterone level (T-Levels) and aids in sleep. Glutamine doesn't do anything close to this! What glutamine does is it helps prevent cortisol build-up in muscles, so you can train them slightly more frequently without overtraining them. Glutamine is also used in order to prevent the loss of muscle during a cutting phase.
Next we will go to his stacks.
"He-Man Size Stack"
OK, the Creatine/Ribose stack will help you gain a lot of weight. But how does Vanadyl Sulfate aid in muscle growth? Vanadyl Sulfate prevents the conversion of Carbs to fat. In no way will that help you put on muscle mass.
Next, Tribulus Terrestis increases Leutinizing Hormone (LH) levels in your body. When you are a teen, your body is at the maximum LH level your body allows, an infinite number + a number = an infinite number. Now onto the Methoxy, there have been no studies that have shown how Methoxy works or if it really does work. Almost every person that has taken it that I asked said that saw little to no gains on it, I am one of them. I said what Glutamine does earlier in this article, so you should know that Glutamine will not aid in muscle growth.
- D- Ribose
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
Once again, I agree with the Ribose. I am a big fan of the gains that Ribose will give you. I would not say that Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) will give you power. What ALA does is it helps your antioxidants get absorbed in the body. That will not help you become powerful. Once again he uses Methoxy, as I mentioned before there is no studies that show how Methoxy works or even if it does work!
- Creatine Monohydrate
- D- Ribose
- Dymetadrine (Dymetadrine Xtreme)
- Vanadyl Sulphate
- Methoxy (MX7)
- Tribulus Terrestis
Even if I had an unlimited supply of money, I would still not buy half of these supplements. I will say it again, Creatine with Ribose will give you great gains. But how will a Fat Burner help you with power? Dymetadrine will speed up your metabolism and help you burn calories. Burning calories is not what I want when I want to bulk. You want all the calories you take in to be absorbed by the muscles. He uses Vanadyl Sulfate, Methoxy, Trib, and Glutamine again. I already talked about these, no need to talk about them again. GABA will help you sleep, which is always good. HMB and ZMA are quality products.
Now that I have told you what is wrong with his stacks, I will give you some that will give you better results for less money.
This stack will give you great gains. The AST Creatine is the best creatine on the market. Add that to the Ribose and you have some damn nice gains. Then N-Large II is by far the best protein supplement you can find. By using this stack you should be able to put on some of the best gains you ever have.
The Adipokinetix uses Norephedrine rather than Ephedrine like most other fat burning supps use. What's great about Norephedrine is the fact that after you stop taking it, you should be able to keep the fat off. The Guggulbolic will let you see quicker and better results along with the Adipo.
The AST VP2 is the best protein on the market due to the fact that the muscles absorb it better than any other protein on the market. It has very low calories and less than 1g of fat. The Glutamine and Vitamin C are in there to make sure you don't lose any muscle while cutting.
So hopefully this article will clarify any questions you had about stacks. Do not take any of the stacks that Steve suggested, they are all garbage.