I must say with the turn of events in my life I am glad that there has been good headway made in the OTC bodybuilding supplement area! Back when I started really training in …shoot 1981 and joined my first gym in 1983 the supplement industry really was snake oil. Does anyone remember Smilax!? It was an alcohol carrier of a “refined” wild Mexican yam. Tasted like shit! Burned like hell too! The idea I think was as AAS is derived from the wild Mexican yam, consuming the product sublingually would produce similar results. Problem is there is a hellava lot of a chemical change made to the raw material between yam and steroid! I bet you I used 100 of these 2.5 ounce bottles! And I am pretty damn sure it did not do anything! Gamma Oryzanol was another….made a resurfacing a few years back. I don’t think it does much for growth but it does help with health issues. And the proteins were so bad back then it was all you could do to drink them…I remember one in particular…IRONMAN PROTEIN. So insoluble you had to swirl the cup around as you drank it to keep it from settling to the bottom! Disgusting!
Andro came next! Made famous by Mark McQuire. While I do think it had anabolic effect it was quickly turned to estrogen, which is why we all broke out so much from it!
After that they really started making headway in the Pro hormone arena. Unfortunately this caught the eye of Big Brother who for some unknown reason does not want you to be big. They say it is to keep sports fair but 99% of those that take these supps or Steroids for that matter do not compete in sport and its all for cosmetic purposes. You can get pectoral implants but you cannot take this supplement…damn cheater you!
I am currently taking a plethora of OTC supps! Unleashed, Post Cycle, HCGenerate, Need2slin, Attack, Lipoflame and Adderlin. I use liquid Egg white for protein as I developed a Whey protein allergy. I use Physical-Sciences liquid vitamin for health. My diet has been crappy as of late as I am stressed and kinda don’t care a whole lot but it is starting to bug me now a bit so I think I am going to get back in the swing of things.
Depending what happens with my legal stuff and provided I am out and about I may go at it natty next year…never thought I would say that but given I am still doing my benchmark 225×25 on incline. I am still 220# and I still have all six abs after 10 weeks off I may actually give it a go next year.
As for the subject of the article, I really do not know a whole hell of a lot about OTC supps as I was always on the DARK SIDE! Are they working or is the gear still working or maybe it is just 30-year-old muscle. Who the hell knows? I guess time will tell a multitude of things to come. Will I be free…will I physically deteriorate? I don’t know. But I do know I will find all this out!