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2 of 2 people found the following review helpfulNovember 16, 2007Reviewer: A customer in Texas* I am 33 and am an amateur natural bodybuilder. I have over 10 years of experience working out etc.
I was using NOXPLODE but it was really burning me out with all the stimulants, aspirin(willow bark) and caffeine etc. I needed a break. So I tried Plasmavol.
Plasmavol does what it says on the tin. Within the first week you start seeing the difference in terms of all these veins popping out of nowhere.
Strangely it does not have arginine in it. I have tried combining Plasmavol before the workout with one scoop of noxplode in my water during the workout. It's an ok combination but I suspect noxplode actually dampens the osmotic pump that plasmavol is trying to establish. I say this because the times I drank just water during the workout gave me much more prominent veins than the times I drank noxplode.
I have not experienced any negative side effects from this product.
My only complaint is, it is goopy, green and tastes like engine grease. This product has a ton of glycerol in it -- vegetable glycerine. If your stomach is not used to this stuff you will be sorry you took it. It will give you cramps and a wonderful quick run to the bathroom next day (oh yea.... you really have to haul ass when it hits you).
I think this all has to do with timing. Make sure you take Plasmavol when your stomach is relatively empty -- at least 2 hours after you ate something. If you must have a shake before the workout, drink it 45 mins after taking plasmavol or 2 hours before taking Plasmavol. This part is tricky, you might have to experiment.
The veins are nice, the pumps are relatively good. I am in a shaping and defining phase so there are lots of giant sets, high rep low weight combinations in my workout. I can tell you that by the time I hit my 3rd set in the giant set sequence, my arms feel like they're going to bust out of my skin. The pump actually hurts. So something must be working cause I usually do not get pumps like this, even from NOXPLODE.
I gave it 4 stars because of the taste, the digestive issues and price.