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FRS and Lance Armstrong - Does it work?

Old 05-26-08, 09:58 PM
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FRS and Lance Armstrong - Does it work?

I'm sure a lot of people have been checking in on the Giro on the Velo News website [ https://www.velonews.com/index.html ] and have seen the prominent add for FRS health supplements [which are endorsed by Lance Armstrong].

See: https://www.healthyenergy.com/?cid=748000387

"... So if you're suffering from low energy, midday sluggishness, muddled thinking, stress-related anxiety - or you simply want to boost your weight loss efforts - the first thing you should do is give your body more antioxidants by regularly taking FRS to help wipe out the bad free radicals...."

It sounds great, where do I sign? But does it work? Anyone taking it?

Looking into it a bit more deeply, you can buy all the main ingredients (multi B vitamin, quercetin and green tea extract) from your local health food store, which is how I might try it out. This may also be cheaper too.

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Old 05-26-08, 10:20 PM
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I like FRS. I think it tastes good. Dunno if it "works".
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I heard a rumour FRS gives you testicular cancer.
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The main ingredient in FRS is quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Which is very beneficial for cyclists since we as cyclist are so vulnerable to free radicals as we ride outside all day and put a lot of stress on our bodies.

I believe it works but I wouldn't buy that FRS stuff. Probably too expensive IMHO. Just buy the pill form with vitamins and you will be good to go.
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Old 05-27-08, 06:05 AM
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Tried the free 2-week trial. Not bad stuff, but hardly enough to get me off my daily coffee habit or to feel significantly different when riding/running.

I give it a big "meh."
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Old 05-27-08, 06:36 AM
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That depends. Is it on the UCI banned substance list? If so, I'd say it probably works great.
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Whatever happened to eating healthy?
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I've been using it off and on for a close to a year now. It tastes pretty good and I haven't noticed any ill effects. But does it work? I dunno. Does Accelerade make you climb faster. Does purple Gatorade make you sweat purple? I can't say I've noticed any "energy boosts" or better recovery from it. I can tell you with 100% certainty my balls haven't fallen off and I haven't won the TDF.

I wouldn't head to the health food store and start buying up the ingredients, though. That sounds like a waste of money and possibly even dangerous. Try the FRS free trial thing. If you don't like it just make sure you cancel before they start charging.
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i tried it a while back. in fact i think before big Lance signed on. it didnt do anything for me. plus, it is a bit pricey. later.
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While it is pricey, and some may consider it snake potion, for me, it works. I used it for a while last year before Lance signed on. I started using it about 6 weeks ago.

I start my word day early at 6AM. By 1PM, I'm usually ready for a good power nap and normally would feel like bagging my afternoon ride. But I take my dose about 1 hr before my ride, and feel it does increase my energy and performance. I usually take only one dose a day, but sometime after finishing a long hard ride, I will take another one, mixed with whey. I feel it aids in my recovery. And I feel it has helped my lose body fat.
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So... you gonna race with Velossimo? Good team, lots of good riders.
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Originally Posted by bccycleguy View Post
the first thing you should do is give your body more antioxidants by regularly taking FRS to help wipe out the bad free radicals...."
You do realize that oxidation is required to create the most basic unit of energy in the human body... Antioxidants have little to do with "feeling" sluggish.

https://cellbio.utmb.edu/cellbio/mito...htm#glycolysis
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Originally Posted by Bontrager View Post
You do realize that oxidation is required to create the most basic unit of energy in the human body... Antioxidants have little to do with "feeling" sluggish.

https://cellbio.utmb.edu/cellbio/mito...htm#glycolysis
Antioxidants are generally regarded as being beneficial for preventing cell damage by free-readicals. I don't see how what you posted has anything to do with that.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Antioxidants are generally regarded as being beneficial for preventing cell damage by free-readicals. I don't see how what you posted has anything to do with that.
Agreed on the above point but I must have skipped the class in med school regarding taking antioxidants to combat "low energy, midday sluggishness, muddled thinking, stress-related anxiety".
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Originally Posted by Bontrager View Post
Agreed on the above point but I must have skipped the class in med school regarding taking antioxidants to combat "low energy, midday sluggishness, muddled thinking, stress-related anxiety".
Hmm, dunno about that... but FRS does have caffeine in it
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Originally Posted by Bontrager View Post
I must have skipped the class in med school regarding taking antioxidants".
Don't sweat it man. I skipped almost all of my classes in medical school.
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Originally Posted by MHR224 View Post
The main ingredient in FRS is quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Which is very beneficial for cyclists since we as cyclist are so vulnerable to free radicals as we ride outside all day and put a lot of stress on our bodies.

I believe it works but I wouldn't buy that FRS stuff. Probably too expensive IMHO. Just buy the pill form with vitamins and you will be good to go.
+1

I used to be a big supplement junky (when I was into bodybuilding) and spent a ton of money on them. I'm sure some of them benefited me in some way. Now I just eat properly and take a multi which is still probably a waste of money.
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for me it was worthless and didn't taste very good either... 0-for-2 in my book
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It's almost as good as this new stuff called Obecalp...
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I tried it and I didn't like how it made me feel. I was all jittery after drinking it.
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If Lance says it is good for me and it works then it must be true.
Lance would never lie to us.... he beat cancer.
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