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Effects On Exercise Performance
Author: Bernard Moss
NO2M is a preworkout dietary supplement that claims to increase the levels of nitric oxide in the human body with the help of certain ingredients. It is made by an unknown international manufacturer. The company's name is not listed anywhere on the product. There is no ordering page as well. However, there is a so called online "Easy Cancel Form" which provides some contact information including phone numbers listed for the UK, United States, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. But there are no addresses or some other important information. It is very strange because the manufacturer of this supplement seems to be completely secret. The website does not list any NO2M ingredients. You need to order the product to see the list of ingredients on the side of the package. This anabolic supplement promises to increase energy levels for workouts; enhance metabolism, improve blood flow throughout muscles, so uptime energy; and maintain muscles with a low calorie diet or improve memory.
The supplement comes in the form of capsules. Each container contains 90 capsules, that is 30 servings of three capsules each. Those pills include the Proprietary Blend (3,500mg): L-Arginine AKG, L-Arginine HCL, and Citrulline Malate. As far as I understood, these must be the most active ingredients in NO2M. Other components are given in undisclosed amounts and include: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Croscarmellose Sodium, and Stearic Acid.
Speaking about L-Arginine AKG, it is necessary to say that, according to webmd.com, there is insufficient evidence for effectiveness of this compound for athletic performance. There was only one small study that confirmed that alpha-ketoglutarate improves athletic performance. No other studies were that positive. The same can be said about L-Arginine HCL. There is inconsistent evidence about its effects on exercise performance. Few studies show that taking 6 grams of this compound in a drink increases exercise time but other evidence demonstrates that taking L-arginine does not boost performance in male sportsmen. L-citrulline isn't effective for better exercise performance as well. One research test showed that this component did not improve performance on a treadmill. On the contrary, individuals who took L-citrulline started feeling exhausted faster than those who did not take it.
NO2M claims to be effective due to the upper mentioned ingredients which are supposed to act as precursors for nitric oxide. You are said to take this product and increase nitric oxide levels. As a result, you are promised to get a better focus, pump, and results at the gym. Everything seems simple, doesn't it? But, in fact, very few people are satisfied with NO2M. Numerous reviews on the Internet report ineffectiveness of the supplement. Some users even report having side effects.
The manufacturer does not mention about any adverse reactions. But looking at the main ingredients of NO2M, a real specialist can say that some of them can be harmful. For example, L-arginine can lead to an allergic reaction by causing swelling in the airways worse of asthmatic patients. So, if you are prone to asthma or allergies, do not use it.
L-arginine should also be avoided by people with cirrhosis and Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency. Complications of these conditions can be fatal. L-arginine might worsen the state of herpes as it makes the herpes virus multiply.
NO2M is not recommended to people with low blood pressure as L-arginine contained in it might lower it even more. The same prohibition concerns patients who have had a recent heart attack or suffer from kidney disease. The matter is that L-arginine increases potassium levels when used by patients with this condition. The supplement may cause irregular heartbeat. Finally, it should not be used by people who are going to have a scheduled surgery in 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, NO2M is associated with numerous fake doctor testimonials online. They praise the product and many people believe those promises. Some of those "doctors" are not even doctors by profession, while others are just paid reviewers who earn money for writing positive testimonials. It is obvious that those guys were paid for proclaiming NO2M as one of the best supplements out there. To my mind, it is a tricky product, maybe a scam. Let us have a look at some real users' reviews.
"The billing procedure of the free trial was a real nightmare to me. They started off by billing me only $4.95, but after 14 days my credit card was charged $89.91, and they continued billing me for NO2M and kept sending it to me each month until finally this damn program was cancelled."
"I did not receive any positive changes in my body after using NO2M for two months. I complained of it to the staff and was said to send the unused portion to them. On top of that, I had to pay the return shipping."
"I started taking 3 capsules once a day about five weeks ago. I didn't notice any increase in the muscle mass despite I was lifting too much. I didn't see extended endurance or those massive pumps they promised to me. Luckily I did not have any negative side effects."
The supplement is only available in New Zealand, the United States, Australia, and the UK. It cannot be found at stores but the product is only sold at the official website, NO2M. As you visit that site, you will see a trial offer which will automatically sign you up for the autoship program if you join that trial. The trial costs $4.95 for shipping and handling but for only the first 14 days. After you're your credit card will be charged $89.91 every 30 days until you cancel the program.
I was not convinced that NO2M can take proper care of the user's physical performance or muscle mass, that is why I cannot recommend this product to you. It is associated with numerous disadvantages. According to people's reviews, this product does not work at all even when all recommendation on the bottle are followed. Besides, there is no transparency when it comes to NO2M ingredients and its autoship program. There are many fake doctor testimonials associated with the product. To me, this supplement isn't credible, I would advise you to look for some other bodybuilding product on the market.
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