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Old 19 August 2014, 20:55
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Blackline Elite.

I'm getting inundated with adverts for this product. I think it's an exercise supplement to help lose weight and gain muscle mass.

What is it?

How does it work?

Ingredients?

What are the side effects and health hazards?

Anyone use this stuff?

Is it FDA-aproved?

Please don't paste in their answers from their web site. I want geek/nerd-level no-sh*t explanations.

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Old 21 August 2014, 00:13
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Just looking at their website and reading what it promises to do, I'd its probably shit. Bodybuilding.com had nothing on it and spoke to some friends in the supplement industry and it was new to them.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 21 August 2014, 08:00
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Just looking at their website and reading what it promises to do, I'd its probably shit. Bodybuilding.com had nothing on it and spoke to some friends in the supplement industry and it was new to them.

Just my 2 cents.

But-but-but MATT DAMON uses it! It HAS to be real!

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Old 21 August 2014, 08:11
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Bodybuilding.com is not a site I'd trust for much of anything.

That said, the product looks like it's crap.
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Old 21 August 2014, 08:46
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Bodybuilding.com is not a site I'd trust for much of anything.

That said, the product looks like it's crap.
Exactly my point... they don't even peddle it
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Old 21 August 2014, 13:08
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Caffeine and Horny Goat weed. GNC sells it. I bought an earlier version but same basic ingredients... Still have 3/4 of the bottle.
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Old 21 August 2014, 13:11
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Nerd talk?

Agmatine sulfate - it's legit, a good ingredient. However, not as people are using it. People think it gives them pumps by increasing NO, which it may do somewhat, but it's more effective in modulating blood sugar levels and it has brain effects as well. It increases tolerance to pain, in some studies.

Creatine hcl - it's creatine. It works.

Caffeine - it's caffeine. It works too.

Hordenine - Meh. It's used as a cns stimulant, but it sucks in general.

Overall: while 3 out of 4 ingredients are not bad at all, the formula is way underdosed. A cap is 700mg,and if I made out the dosage recommendations correctly, it recommends 1 cap. To put that in very bad perspective, you would need 500-1000mg agmatine, 1-3gr creatine hcl, 100mg+ caffeine to make it effective, and that's without the hordenine wasting space. So not only pass, but mega pass on this.

If you want a good preworkout, I can point you there.
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Old 21 August 2014, 18:08
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Thanks for the insight folks. I'm not into supplements beyond a normal healthy diet and a daily multi-vitamin.

What got my curiosity up was the 'surge' of advertising I received regarding the product. I figured it was new, and without test and evaluation from a lab I recognized. Which are big red flags for me.
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Old 21 August 2014, 18:09
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Thank you Poison. Just the right 'dose' of nerd speak.
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Old 21 August 2014, 22:14
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Caffeine and Horny Goat weed. GNC sells it. I bought an earlier version but same basic ingredients... Still have 3/4 of the bottle.
Horne goat weed, or Icariin, as the extract is called, is cool stuff. It's basically a pde5 inhibitor, like viagra; it can strengthen tendons and ligaments; and it can increase libido and pumps.

Those random gas station products may contain it, but you need a good quality, high potency extract.

Tracy, no problem. I've seen that stuff pop up everywhere. Someone has a big budget.
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