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I recently bought the pre=workout supplement by Force Factor called VolcaNo. Is there any side effects or health risks I should be aware of?

I recently bought the pre=workout supplement by Force Factor called VolcaNo.  Is there any side effects or health risks I should be aware of?

Avoid use: Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, allowing unsafe products, contaminated, and ineffective products to flood our markets and harm otherwise healthy patients. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdNavigation.cfm?filter=Volcano&sortColumn=&sd=tainted_supplements_cder&page=1&displayAll=false ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can taking pre workout supplements harm your health over long periods?

Can taking pre workout supplements harm your health over long periods?

Maybe (not) . . .: Really impossible to answer b/c dietary supplement industry isn't subject to 3rd party oversight. In other words, they can make just about any claim they want to convince you to purchase their product while they don't have to prove benefit or safety (unless they're caught). So whether it's safe or not is open to debate especially given all the various supplements available. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information about pre-workout supplements?

Could you give me some information about pre-workout supplements?

Don't bother: Instead of using pills, try some mixed nuts and organic carrots before your workout. They are healthier and provide protein and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Could you tell me some pre-workout supplements?

Could you tell me some pre-workout supplements?

Don't need them: Snack on nuts, seeds, carrots, or eat a fruit before instead. ...Read more

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What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the energy needed for both strength and stamina during your workout. ...Read more

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Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Supplements: I usually recommend netrition.com or vitamin shoppe for supplements. Make sure the supplements are independently verified by a third party to ensure quality. ...Read more

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Is the pre-workout supplement C4 bad for you?

Is the pre-workout supplement C4 bad for you?

C4 pre work out: The main ingredient is creatine, which is not in itself harmful; it also contains caffeine and yohimbe, which can energize and promote tachycardia; other ingredients are generally safe ----- overall, is a safe product - don't overuse it or overdose - not safe then ...Read more

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Is pre workout supplements bad for people who have had a bloodclot?

Is pre workout supplements bad for people who have had a bloodclot?

Depends: Since the supplement industry is not regulated by the fda, the ingredients in supplements do not necessary have to contain what it claims or more so may have other ingredients not listed. With that said, having a blood clot does preclude you from having supplements that can affect your clotting ability, such as vitamin k. If you had a clot in the past, it is important to consult your physician. ...Read more

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What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance training?

What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance   training?

Depends: Most endurance training workouts are best fueled by a well balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Having an adequate of amount of carbs is important to maximize the glycogen stores in the muscles, which provides the muscles with energy. Supplement with adequate hydration, a small of amount of protein as well. ...Read more

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