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The First Annual (if I remember next year 😝) 2013 Sports Supplement/Product Awards!

1st Annual Sports Supplement Awards

Supplement of the Year
Preworkout of the Year
Fat Burner of the Year
Protein of the Year
BCAA of the Year
Stack of the Year
Best Tasting Supplement of the Year
Bonus Supplement of the Year
**Newly Added** Product of the Year
**Newly Added** Disappointment of the Year!

Bonus Supplement of the Year:
What is the bonus of the year? Well; it’s the supplement that makes a world of difference that doesn’t quite fit in any of the categories! And the award goes to:
Curamed (Curcumin) by Terry naturally

I can’t go over the entire benefits of Curcumin, because there’s an entire book about it! But here are some benefits:
Fights cancer
Antibacterial/anti fungal
Stabilizes blood sugar
Aids digestion
Reduces plaque in arteries
Checkout the review here!
It’s the miracle of 2013!

Best Tasting Supplement of the Year:
And the award goes to:
Prosupps Liquid L-Carnitine 1500 Chocolate flavor!

Hands down the best tasting, you will have to fight yourself from drinking the whole bottle!
Check out the review here!

Stack of the year:
And the award goes to the Cellucor Fat Burning Stack


Super HD, CLK & T7 this stack rocks! I dropped 40lbs in 2-3 weeks with this stuff!

Check out the review here!

BCAA of the Year:
And the award goes to:
Cellucor BCAA’s

Tropical Punch was also the BCAA flavor of the Year! As it was so yummy! Like drinking V8 Splash without all the sugar!

Check out the review here!

Protein of the Year:
And the award goes to:
ETB – Eat the Bear! The cinnamon bun favor is the best! And the protein of choice for my homemade protein bars also! Cleanest most pure whey protein on the market!!

Check out the review here and don’t forget to check out: beware the protein bar and homemade quest bars for other uses of ETB

Fat Burner of the Year:
And the award goes to:
Super Slim 7 by VMI Sports

Over the year I have reviewed numerous fat burners and if you have to pick only one, pick Super Slim 7
Check out the review here

Preworkout of the Year:
That’s a hard one as I don’t often use it, so it will be broken down into 2 awards: Stimulant Preworkout of the year and Non-stimulant Preworkout of the Year

Non-stimulant Preworkout of the Year
And the award goes to:
Hemavol by IForce

You want a muscle splitting pump so big you feel you are going to explode! This vasodilator is the best on the market!

Check out the review here!

Stimulant Preworkout of the Year:
2yrs ago would have been NO Shotgun, Last year would have been NO Explode this year:
And the award goes to:
MR Hyde by ProSupps

40 Servings Orange Guava
Serving Size:1Scoop(6.6g)
Servings Per Container:40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Strength Matrix 5000mg *
Beta Alanine 2500mg
Creatine Hydrochloride 1000mg
L-Leucine 500mg
Agmatine Sulfate 500mg
L-Citrulline Malate 500mg
Caffeine Matrix 419mg *
Caffeine Anhydrous 300mg
Infinergy™ (Dicaffeine Malate) 69mg
Caffeine Citrate 50mg
Intensity Matrix 154mg *
Pikatropin™ (Pikamilon) 50mg
N-Methyl Tyramine 50mg
Hordenine 50mg
Yohimbe Bark Extract 2mg
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Extract (Std. Min. 90% Alpha-Yohimbine) 2mg
* Percent Daily Values not established

Agmatine Sulfate is technically the winner! It produces muscle splitting pumps! These are the 2 best formulas containing it!

Mr Hyde Not yet reviewed here! But coming!

Which brings us to The Supplement of the Year!

Supplement of the Year:

If you only can afford one supplement and it’s something you can’t live without! That would be protein! Especially at over 200-250 pounds!

In order to build muscle you need 1.5grams of protein per pound of body weight. For me at 260lbs that’s 390g of protein! Grilled Chicken thanks to our livestrong my plate app (reviewed here) is 22.4g of protein per cutlet we are going to round down to 22g that’s 17.7 rounded up: 18! I need to eat 18 chicken cutlets a day to build muscle!

1. I don’t want to eat 18 cutlets a day nor do I think I can!

2. I definitely can’t afford 18 cutlets a day! 12 cutlets at BJ’s is $20-24 and that’s only 12!

So you see protein supplementation is vital!

So the award goes to:
Muscle Egg!


1 cup is equal to a dozen egg whites and the best part is: for an active lifestyle you just pour and drink, rinse cup and run! That’s it!

Congratulations to Muscle Egg Supplement of the Year!
Check out the review here!

Muscle Egg is also honorable mention for best tasting supplement of the year!

**Update** February 2nd 2014

***Newly Added***
Product of the Year
This was hard! I regained an inch in height with the Teter Hangups gravity boots, yet I wear the Oakley Stretch fit hat 4 times a week!

And the winner is: Teter Hangups gravity boots!

After all, everyone always wants and extra inch 😉

***Newly Added***
Disappointment of the Year

There is only one hands down winner here! And it will probably win D. Of the decade too!
And the loser is: Fit Body Wrap!
I did the opposite of what it claimed! I gained weight! Check out my review here on this site!

Ps: don’t hold that crap against Beach Bum Tanning they still Rock!! Just don’t waste your money on the Fit Body Wrap!!

Remember for all your Supplement needs call: Nutrition Zone Rockaway NJ and ask for Pete or Pauly and tell em sent you!
They can even ship you whatever you want! +1 (973) 664-9444

There’s a review for Nutrition Zone here also 😉

**Update** January 3rd 2014
It’s a new year and there’s a lot in the works! Many new supplement reviews from new supplement companies! New product reviews! More tips and recipes! And much more!

Teaser: Product Review: Zemgear Ninja Toe Running Shoes

Supplement Review: One Supplement to rule them all! One Blog to find them! One Supplement to bring them all! And in the Darkness Bind them! Curcumin the Supplement that rules them all!


A Look at the Positive Effects and Health Benefits of Curcumin

Kenneth Rybicki MD, PhD

With the increased attention on antioxidants, its important to know what nutrients are antioxidants, and information about them. One such nutrient is Curcumin. Curcumin is a natural extract from the spice Turmeric. Turmeric is derived from the plant Curcuma Longa, a member of the ginger family.

Curcumin has been used for many centuries in India and Asia because of its numerous potential benefits. Curcumin is an important ingredient in curry powder, which is a blend of several spices. Curry’s distinctive yellow color is due to its content of Curcumin. Curcumin has been used since ancient times to treat disorders from arthritis and digestive problems, to urinary complaints. It was also used to treat “low energy” and a variety of skin and wound conditions.

There are thousands of research papers written on the potential medical benefit of Curcumin. These studies have shown that Curcumin may have the following properties: Antioxidant Anti-Inflammatory Antiviral Anti-Bacteria Anti-fungal Anti-Cancer

Some researchers believe that Curcumin may be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, allergies, and arthritis. However, scientists have not found conclusive evidence that shows that Curcumin can cure or prevent these diseases. Some research has been promising, but no definitive conclusion has been made as of now.

Curcumin is a known antioxidant which inherently has many health benefits This is due to the ability of antioxidants to neutralize and counteract free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals produced by the body during normal functions and by external factors such as pollution. Free radicals can cause many problems in the body including inflammation and swelling and possibly promoting cancer growth. Curcumin, due to its antioxidant activity, may prevent some of these serious health problems.

Curcumin has been studied extensively regarding its role in preventing and treating cancer. Curcumin may help prevent and treat cancer by several mechanisms. First, it may help block certain dangerous chemicals’ cancer causing effects. Also, Curcumin may block the growth of cancer cells. Additionally, Curcumin may stop the growth of blood vessels into tumors which in turn prevents the tumors from growing.

Angiogenesis is the scientific term meaning the process which a tumor uses to promote blood vessels growing into a tumor. This allows the tumor or cancer to spread. Curcumin has been found to block this blood vessel formation in two ways. It can block the blood vessel formation directly or indirectly by affecting the enzymes used in the blood vessel formation process.

It is also believed that Curcumin can cause cancer cells to “self-destruct” and can also prevent cancer cells from multiplying. Under normal circumstances, the body attempts to rid itself of abnormal cells such as cancer cells through a process known as “apoptosis”. In many cases, cancer cells can attempt to prevent apoptosis. Curcumin overrides the cancer cells and causes them to “self-destruct.”

Additionally, Curcumin may help prevent Alzheimers disease. Alzheimer’s disease is due, in part, to the accumulation of amyloid, a protein, in the brain. Research studies have shown that Curcumin directly decreases amyloid accumulation. Curcumin also helps with arthritis by reducing the COX-2 enzyme in the body. By inhibiting this enzyme Curcumin decreases the pain and swelling of arthritis.

It is difficult to obtain enough Curcumin to realize these health benefits through normal diet alone. Many of the studies have been based on people who receive Curcumin through a nutritional supplement. Nutritional supplements can provide a significant amount of Curcumin that most people cannot receive from their normal eating. However, it is important not to take too much of antioxidants such as Curcumin. Studies have shown that large amounts may have adverse health effects. Therefore, it is important to take nutritional supplements that have sensible amounts of antioxidants, including Curcumin.

The full effects of Curcumin are not yet fully understood. In regions like India and Asia it was believed that Curcumin cured a variety of ailments. Today, the most promising health benefits of Curcumin are attributed to its ability to defend against free radicals and slow or prevent oxidative stress. Although research is ongoing, and the results are not conclusive, there are many possible Curcumin benefits, and it has tremendous potential for health improvement.

Curamed 750

Curamed Powerful Antioxidant – Healthy Inflammation Response* Equivalent to 7,500 mg of Curcumin 95% 1000% Greater Absorption Dietary Supplement Recommendations: 1 to 2 softgels daily. This proprietary complex provides enhanced Bio-availability and sustained retention time in the body, using patent-pending technology. ? Clinically studied ? Most Bio-available curcumin product ? High antioxidant ORAC value – 159,277** ? Healthy inflammation response A patent-pending method using small particle size, turmeric essential oils, and phospholipids ensures that CuraProTM delivers a curcumin that is up to 10 times more Bio-available than cucumin 95%, and 6.3 times more Bio-available than curcumin with lecithin and piperine, as well has having an 8-12 hour retention time in the body. The result is a high-potency formula providing superior support for the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response, a healthy immune and cardiovascular system, and resistance to free radical activity.* SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving Size: 1 Softgel Servings Per Container: 30, 60 or 120 Amount/Serving Daily Value Proprietary Complex 750 mg ** Curcumin CRX 791 (BCM-95®)

Clinically studied powerful antioxidant (High ORAC value > 13,000)Healthy inflammation response powerful immune enhancer CuraMed is produced with a unique and patented process that delivers a curcumin which is 8X more bio-available than curcumin 95% and 7X more bio-available than curcumin combined with piperine

I am taking this amazing stuff. I hope it does everything it says it does. If it does, the entire world should be taking it!

May 18th 2013
My knees do not hurt, is it because of continued use of this product? I don’t think so…

If you have knee pain or back pain is it an alternative to NSAIDs ABSOLUTELY NOT! The only thing that stops my knees from hurting is Naproxen, even Advil doesn’t work.

I believe I had the wrong office chair, and that was contributing to the pain, since changing it has gone away.

Does this product help a little? Yes I think so, since taking it my post surgery shoulder has stopped hurting, butt knees are a lost cause!

A couple days ago I pulled a back muscle on my rt side that allows you to twist at the waist and it hurts bad, has this helped? Not at all! My electro stim machine (ISmart 2) reviewed here on this site, has helped a lot! Along with naproxen!

Will I stop taking this product? No probably not, considering there is a family history of Cancer and if this has a chance of helping fight that, it’s worth it’s weight in gold! If its just a placebo effect… So be it as long as it works lol