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    Brisbane Rider Aus_MTB's Avatar
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    Does anyone else use these?

    Unfortunately i dont have a pic of them but today i was talking to a friend who is mainly in to road cycling. They recommended i take buy some of these energy 'drinks' (cant think of a better name) They are small 10ml vials of a ginseng extract which give about the same affect as a red bull or similar energy drink but contain no sugar so there is no low afterwards. Straight after work i went and bought a few to try and they really work, also alot cheaper than enery drinks/bars. I was lucky that my local health food store had them but not sure how well known they are.

    Edit: Found a site with them, not exactly the same as the ones i bought but similar.
    http://herbalremedies.com/red-panax-ginseng.html

    Does anyone else take stuff like this with them on rides for energy boosts?

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    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
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    Wow, 10ml? Sounds pretty strong and whacked out to me. Illl try some when I find some.

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    I don't trust herbal remedies. Many argue that, "hey they're natural!" but so is cocaine.

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    ginseng's been around for ages. it's pretty good stuff. doesn't taste too bad either. me and a bunch of my old friends used to drink that stuff every now and then... they swore that it'd make them last longer in bed... not that i'd know anything about that, heh.

    i haven't used it in quite some time though, let alone using it for riding. but i can say that it does give you a pretty good energy boost and i've been thinking of trying some for those days that i'm riding but don't seem to have anything in me.
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    Does it contain creatine? That stuff rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjRider04
    Does it contain creatine? That stuff rules!
    no, it doesn't. ginseng is an herbal root extract. i'm sure you can find more than enough on it if you run a google search.
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    My friend is national champion wrestler and he uses ginseng before matches. He says its a real energy boost but he doesnt cramp up or anything cause you dont need much of it.
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    sounds fun....wonder what would happen if you took like 3....ima have to try those things one day cause sometime i feel like ass but i still want to ride... haha and i like that crack about cocaine that was a good one...
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    ...not sure what it means to 'feel like ass'. Not sure if ginseng can help that...

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    Well all i know is that when i bought them i was told not to take more than 2 each day, so who knows what could happen.

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    In 1989 I was cocaine and Jim Beam now its 95 and I'm ginseng...

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    On that note, from what I've read they still don't know much about ginseng, whats in it, what effects it causes, etc. I'm a little wary of doing any strong concentrated amounts of it. The most I ever have is whats in the bottled green tea at the gas station. I guess my advice would be to make sure you have all the facts before you start on any drug/health supplement.

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    good point seely...dont wanna f yourself up on something you tought was safe...and for the record feeling "like ass" is generalally feeling like crap...tired, lazy, little dpressed i guess...tahts aboot it..
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