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Old 05-29-08, 11:47 AM
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Lance's supplements

Just saw this site:

www.frs.com

Anyone know anything about this stuff?
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Old 05-29-08, 11:58 AM
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its just an antioxidant drink, also has some caffeine in it to make you think it is "energizing" you. i doubt lance even drinks the stuff
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Old 05-29-08, 12:20 PM
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overpriced.

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Put it on the shelf next to yer wheaties.
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I bought some FRS last week at the 99 cent store.. Bad sign for the company.. It is definitely not like Red Bull.. It does give you a sustained boost, rather than a quick jolt.. I went back and bought a bunch of them before they sell out.. I thought they were 99 cents each, turns out they were 2 for 99 cents, a good deal..

I prefer the low cal version.. They promote the antioxidant properties just to differentiate themselves from all the other energy drinks..
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I've been using FRS this year and I'm a big fan. Like socalrider said, it's a sustained boost and not a quick jolt. I'm jealous though because I stocked up at $2.50 per can!

I wrote reviews on each FRS product if you're interested:

FRS liquid concentrate review
FRS powder review
FRS chews review
FRS cans review
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Let's take this one step at a time...

FRS has caffeine (easy to find,cheap, you can get it in GU)

and antioxidants (you can find both more and better elsewhere)

I tried it, it wasn't bad. But I like coffee and Gu for caffeine. And I have more sources for antioxidants than I need as it is. I eat a lot of fruit that is loaded with antioxidants, my vitamin has some in it, and I have some nice antioxidant pills.

And after an absolutely brutal workout, I have some Maqui powder that just might bring the dead back to life.
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Originally Posted by kopid03 View Post
its just an antioxidant drink, also has some caffeine in it to make you think it is "energizing" you. i doubt lance even drinks the stuff
I wonder what would happen if they took the caffeine out. People could feel more alert just from the caffeine and not the other ingredients. How much does it really improve absorption of the other stuff as opposed to just revving you up by itself?
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just eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies, and if you still feel the need, a multi-vitamin. That should provide all the antioxidants one would need.
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Tadawdy - that's a great article - "anti-vitamins" do exist - but on there way to the marketing department some one forgot to tell all supplement seekers that exercise isn't 100% compatible with longevity. Now we have sports gurus tripping all over their "health" formulas - only to forget they do little or nothing for their exercise.....
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Tadawdy - that's a great article - "anti-vitamins" do exist - but on there way to the marketing department some one forgot to tell all supplement seekers that exercise isn't 100% compatible with longevity. Now we have sports gurus tripping all over their "health" formulas - only to forget they do little or nothing for their exercise.....
Basically, I think the biggest thing is that a certain amount of stress, oxidative and otherwise, is necessary to stimulate adaptations to exercise. Totally loading up on the antioxidants from supplements may shortchange you in that the body does not develop its own adaptations to the extra stresses of exercise. The damage from oxidation, as well as simple mechanical stress, may also stimulate the hypercompensation associated with training.

In the long run, of course a diet that helps to minimize oxidative stress to our bodies will be of benefit. The problem is that there is a wide range of phytochemicals, aside from vitamins, that act as antioxidants and by different routes. As far as I am aware, major studies have found no benefits to vitamin supplementation. A popular saying is: "Be the type of person who buys supplements, but save your money." That means to be conscious of your lifestyle choices, but don't go trying to buy the silver bullet.

As far as all the hoopla about vitamin D late: though the evidence out there does look intriguing, remember that many foods and nutrients have caused the same excitement.
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