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Old 06-22-14, 08:18 PM   #1
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sportlegs pills

anyone else try them?



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What’s in SportLegs? The active ingredients are premium natural-source European lactate compounds of calcium and magnesium plus Vitamin D. (Lactate isn't lactose. No dairy-source ingredients are in SportLegs.) Other ingredients to extend shelf life by preserving the delicate Vitamin D are gluten-free modified corn starch, sucrose, sodium ascorbate, dl-alpha tocopherol, vegetable oil triglycerides and silicon dioxide. These premium ingredients are packed into color-free vegetable capsules.


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Old 06-22-14, 08:32 PM   #2
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I did, I don't think they do much really. At least nothing noticeable. I took them for cramps relief but it doesn't work for me on that. Still looking.
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Old 06-23-14, 03:36 AM   #3
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anyone else try them?



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What’s in SportLegs? The active ingredients are premium natural-source European lactate compounds of calcium and magnesium plus Vitamin D. (Lactate isn't lactose. No dairy-source ingredients are in SportLegs.) Other ingredients to extend shelf life by preserving the delicate Vitamin D are gluten-free modified corn starch, sucrose, sodium ascorbate, dl-alpha tocopherol, vegetable oil triglycerides and silicon dioxide. These premium ingredients are packed into color-free vegetable capsules.


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This sort of description always​ rings alarm bells for me. I am truly wondering what and how this stuff is naturally sourced.
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Old 06-23-14, 07:17 AM   #4
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What I heard, was the lactate acts as a buffer in the body to slow the lactic acid build up. No idea if it is true, but that's what I heard...
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Old 06-23-14, 08:01 AM   #5
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What I heard, was the lactate acts as a buffer in the body to slow the lactic acid build up. No idea if it is true, but that's what I heard...
My wife and I use them. Takes the burn out of your legs on hill climbs. You know the burn that makes you want to get off and walk. You still will get tired though. Tried taking TUMMS (calcium carbonate) pills for leg cramps this past Sunday on a 50 mile ride. Just chewed up three tablets before I started and at every rest stop. No cramps. Also my hand didn't go to sleep like it usually does. I don't know if the TUMMS had anything to do with that but it was nice not to have that dead feeling in my left hand for once. My tummy felt better all morning too. I know someone will come along and refute everything I just said but it's working for me.
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they seem to work. I'm not sore at all
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I had never heard of them until last week when I read a report written by two guys that rode across the state of Iowa on gravel roads. It took them over 40 hours to pedal about 380 miles. They mentioned taking 4 pills every four hours. Sportlegs get pretty good reviews at Performance Bike. I wonder if they would work better for 50 year old legs than 20 year old legs??? I may buy a bottle for RAGBRAI; we are riding the tandem and it seems to work my legs a lot harder than my single bikes.
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I had never heard of them until last week when I read a report written by two guys that rode across the state of Iowa on gravel roads. It took them over 40 hours to pedal about 380 miles. They mentioned taking 4 pills every four hours. Sportlegs get pretty good reviews at Performance Bike. I wonder if they would work better for 50 year old legs than 20 year old legs??? I may buy a bottle for RAGBRAI; we are riding the tandem and it seems to work my legs a lot harder than my single bikes.
They work on my 60 year old legs. Just try them and report back after RAGBRAI.
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Old 06-27-14, 02:30 PM   #9
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I will buy a couple of single serving packs for centuries and they seem to help. I don't think they make me any faster but they seem to make my legs feel a bit fresher as the day goes on.
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Old 06-29-14, 09:36 AM   #10
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I have noticed no difference. They might do something, but not enough for me to be aware of with only anecdotal experience.

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Old 06-29-14, 02:23 PM   #11
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Just taking them one time will not show you what they can do. I take the all the time and when I forget to or run out I can tell the difference. If you go out for a 1-2 hour ride they will not show you a big difference, but yesterday I did 68 miles and today I am not sore at all and I took 4 to start and 2 more twice in the five hours of riding.

Simple fact is they work, but taking 2-4 pills one time and riding 1-2 hours will not tell you how much they can do. Buy a bottle of 120 and start to use them and they work. Been using them for 4 years now and don't do long rides without them (if I am not going past 2 hours I skip them).
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Old 06-30-14, 10:06 AM   #12
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I totally trust the guy who joined today just to post that these things really do work.

I used them yesterday on a 108mi ride with minimal stopping (6:00 total time, 5:50 moving). Left thigh started to cramp at mile 83 (but I was able to work through it by soft pedaling for 10 min). Maybe without them I would have cramped hard, maybe I'd be more sore today, dunno.

I plan on finishing the bottle before making my final decision on them.
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I've been using them for maybe a year. I think they work in that I seem to feel less pain in my legs when climbing. I don't know about cramp relief. IME training is best for that. Also best for reducing pain in legs when climbing of course, but the Sportlegs do seem to help. For cramp relief when training fails and one is imminent or already happening, Tums is best.

I have heard comments that they can actually make your legs more sore the next day because they make long hard efforts less painful during, but then you get more DOMS after. I don't know about that. Maybe so.

I also don't use them on shorter rides and don't think they do much if anything then. Only on 50+ mile hard rides and not all of those.
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