Women who use N.O. What is your experience?

Just wonder what the ladies think of N.O. Supplements. I learned over the years that some things that work great for men are a waste of time and money for me. Creatine, for instance, left me feeling like crap despite super hydrating and seemed to do nothing for my training.

What's your opinion on women using N.O.?

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  • Determinednoob
    Determinednoob Posts: 2,001 Member
    I am not a woman, but in general a lot of people regard nitric oxide boosters as worthless. Creatine is about the only widely accepted supp for something that actually works. There are stimulant based pre workouts that do in fact stimulate, or you could just use straight caffeine.
  • I've used a few different kinds of boosters, such as N.O, like No Explode (which is my favorite actually). Almost all the others make me feel ill, and I haven't experienced much benefit. Even with No explode, I don't experience much of a difference in lifting power, and feel sick with it if I try to do cardio. There's something nice to just lifting/ running knowing your strength is coming only from you. I'd be interested in hearing other women's take on it.
  • Leadfoot_Lewis
    Leadfoot_Lewis Posts: 1,623 Member
    I've used Creatine for about 3 years now. No bloat, no issues ever. It's a GREAT supplement with tons of science to back it up. One thing with creatine is you need to drink A LOT of water with it (3-4 liters/day) or you can run into issues. Also, buy creatine monohydrate Creapure. Basically, it's the purest creatine you can buy.

    Anyway, as far as nitirc oxide I take 3 grams of Citrulline Malate & .75 grams of Agmatine an hour before I lift. The Citruilline Malate is for muscle vascularity and endurance; the Agmatine for muscle vascularity. Both are great. I personally prefer to buy my supplements individually and make my own preworkout - I hate the prop blends as they all have crappy Sucralose and God know what else in them...
  • jenluvsushi
    jenluvsushi Posts: 933 Member
    bump!
  • meeper123
    meeper123 Posts: 3,358 Member
    N.o. did nothing for me shrug
  • homerjspartan
    homerjspartan Posts: 1,893 Member
    I am not a woman, but in general a lot of people regard nitric oxide boosters as worthless. Creatine is about the only widely accepted supp for something that actually works. There are stimulant based pre workouts that do in fact stimulate, or you could just use straight caffeine.

    Agree. I have tried a few, some just jack you up and some actually seem to get reults. I like Assault from Musclepharm.
  • wareagle8706
    wareagle8706 Posts: 1,090 Member
    I've used Creatine for about 3 years now. No bloat, no issues ever. It's a GREAT supplement with tons of science to back it up. One thing with creatine is you need to drink A LOT of water with it (3-4 liters/day) or you can run into issues. Also, buy creatine monohydrate Creapure. Basically, it's the purest creatine you can buy.

    Anyway, as far as nitirc oxide I take 3 grams of Citrulline Malate & .75 grams of Agmatine an hour before I lift. The Citruilline Malate is for muscle vascularity and endurance; the Agmatine for muscle vascularity. Both are great. I personally prefer to buy my supplements individually and make my own preworkout - I hate the prop blends as they all have crappy Sucralose and God know what else in them...

    Can you tell me what you mean by "muscle vascularity," please?
  • HeidiMightyRawr
    HeidiMightyRawr Posts: 3,343 Member
    I used the lemonade N.O explode and loved it! Really worked :D We have had the same experience with creatine too - that did next to nothing for me!

    My best tips for using N.O explode.
    1) Don't use it directly after, or very soon after a meal. It works best when you have less food inside you (it does say this on the tub)
    2) Don't use it all the time. Not only is it probably not going to be good for you, using it all the time, but I found my body got used to it fairly quickly. Pretty soon 1 scoop doesn't work as well and you need 2 for the same effect. Used now and again, when you are in need of a little extra push / energy or you're going for a max lift or something, it works wonders.
    3) Always ALWAYS start out with just 1 scoop to begin with. I know it says you can have up to 3 but trust me, when you're not used to it, 1 is enough, especially if your stomach is fairly empty. I was literally buzzing last time from just 1.
    4) The less water you mix it with, the better. It tastes pretty nice on a first sip, but after that, it's quite disgusting IMO. Less water = stronger (nicer) taste and also, less to actually drink!
  • TheFunBun
    TheFunBun Posts: 793 Member
    I second musclepharm's assault. It makes my LADY LIFTING EXPERIENCE DELIGHTFUL.

    But I do respond positively to creatine, so who knows.
  • Leadfoot_Lewis
    Leadfoot_Lewis Posts: 1,623 Member

    Can you tell me what you mean by "muscle vascularity," please?

    Basically the veins look more visible, which means more blood flow to the muscles, which means more nutrients to the muscles. Unless you have a super low body fat, you'll never really notice it. What you will notice is the muscle "pump" you also get, which is nice. :)