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2008-02-07 12:26 PM

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Has anyone tried these? Do they really work?


2008-02-07 12:59 PM
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Sounds like a "snake oil" to me ....... there cannot be any instantaneous way to increase your VO2 max in my non-medical opinion.
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2008-02-07 1:13 PM
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It would help to know which substance you're referring to.  Brand name?  Chemical name?

It is true that certain supplements may help with broncial diameter, oxygen uptake, and use efficiency.  CoQ10 has some of these properties.  The amino acid L-Arginine has a derivative (Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate) that boosts nitric oxide and dilates blood vessels and bronchial pathways.  The supplement company FIZOGEN sells a product called EPOVAR that is touted to increase VO2Max and aerobic efficiency.  I don't know if the claims are true, I've never used it.  I have, however, supplemented CoQ10 and AAKG and believe they have helped with my oxygen consumption efficiency.

On the illegal side, there's EPO (erythropoetin) that definitely increases VO2 Max and other athletic performance aspects.  Recall the Marion Jones incident. 

2008-02-07 1:15 PM
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Txhokie - 2008-02-07 12:26 PM Has anyone tried these? Do they really work?

I hear sprints works just as well

2008-02-07 1:17 PM
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yes they do; instead of training I take one of those every day and my running pace is faster than ever! although it might be also thanks to the newtons, power cranks, weight lifting or a mix of all!
2008-02-07 1:26 PM
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I was reading an article in the Feb. 2008 issue of triathletemag page 28 about 5 different types of VO2 max boost supplements. Konaendurance, Vantage O2Max, Optygen HP, Race Caps Supreme.

Konaendurance has 330mg of rhodiola rosea, 1110 mg of Cordycept sinensis and seems to be the best on the market at $40 for 40 servings.

Race Caps Supreme are made be hammernutritition that has the CoQ10 enzymes in it. $55 for 30 servings.

Kind of sounds like a good advertising pee everything and your money out pill?



2008-02-07 1:28 PM
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Here's the medication I take to get faster:  M.I.L.E.S.  So far, the more I take, the better I feel, the faster I get.  It's not an overnight sort of thing, though.  It takes a couple months taking in some M.I.L.E.S to really see the effects.  A consistent M.I.L.E.S user will see greater effects than an inconsistent one.  Also, you're going to have to up your dosage over a period of time.  After a while, you sort of develop an immunity, and you don't see the same effects.  Once that happens, I just increase the amount of M.I.L.E.S. I'm taking, and I see some improvement again.  Best part is, they're pretty much freely available.  No need to order them online, no worries that they're tainted, and no shipping costs.

I think they have an equivalent medication in Europe, but they aren't as strong, so you have to take more to get the same effect.  I think they're called K.I.L.O.M.E.T.E.R.S. over there.  Canada, too.  Someone from there can correct me if I'm wrong, though. 

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amiine - 2008-02-07 1:17 PM yes they do; instead of training I take one of those every day and my running pace is faster than ever! although it might be also thanks to the newtons, power cranks, weight lifting or a mix of all!

Cheater! At least now your secret is out! No hypoxic swimming in your regimen?

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