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Endurox (Excel, 4)(8 posts)

Endurox (Excel, 4)Mazz
Sep 17, 2001 3:06 AM
Yo. Just wondering if this Endurox endurance supplement works and what kind of stuff is in it. Is it safe? Legal? I saw in, I think, Performance bike catalogue Chris Carmichael promoting this product. Just wondering if any of you have used it and seen results/ side effects. Later
re: Endurox (Excel, 4)Wayne
Sep 17, 2001 4:02 AM
I've used Endurox in the past and it seemed to do what it claims, which (at least for the pills) is to lower you're HR at any given level, which should indicate less demand for oxygen. Or allow you to work at higher power outputs before reaching threshold. I believe it's Chinese Ginseng (they use the chinese name for it). I stopped using it because I felt like it was suppressing my max HR and limiting my high end. It was basically very difficult for me to go hard enough to go into alot of oxygen debt. It's legal, but I can't see much difference between it and Beta-blockers (which are illegal). They claim to have done studies which I think you can obtain from the company. To the best of my knowledge these are not peer-reviewed in scientific journals, so I would take them with a big grain of salt if you're going to take the trouble to go and find them. At some point, I'm thinking of trying it again to see if I get similar results or if there were other factors at work when I used it before.
I hate the taste/texture and can't use it while exercising. nmdzrider
Sep 17, 2001 4:04 AM
I hate the taste/texture and can't use it while exercising. nmcycleguy
Sep 17, 2001 5:29 AM
Not carzy about taste and texture either so I throw in a couple frozen strawberries after riding.
I use R4Scott H
Sep 17, 2001 5:03 AM
I've never used the pills but I currently use the R4 drink durring and after and it seems to work. It's a little different than the basic sports drink, it contains protein. I'm not as sore after hard training rides and my energy level stays more even durring rides. I've almost completely stopped using gels since I have been using R4.
re: Endurox (Excel, 4)Turtleherder
Sep 17, 2001 6:12 AM
I chug a water bottle of Endurox after I ride and it seems to help with recovery and minimization of soreness the next day. The taste is horrible, but I have found that if I mix it with lemonade instead of straight water that it tastes pretty good. The lemonade trick also works with Accelerade.
re: Endurox (Excel, 4)k
Sep 17, 2001 6:46 AM
It's hard to mix and tastes bad and a little pricey. I used it as an after work out supplement and have noticed reduced soreness. I get better results from Cytomax though. I like trying them all to see what works best.
re: Endurox /AcceleradeBrooks
Sep 17, 2001 8:47 AM
I've used Endurox and Accelerade this year and it really seems to help. Taste and texture aren't great as noted by others. However, I freeze the Accelerade/Endurox the night before a ride and it is much better as a slushy along the way. The Endurox goes into the fridge (or stays in a cooler if driving to start) before the ride so it thaws a bit as well. I just finished the Logan, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming 200 mile race (one day) and used both and have very little soreness.