ccrunner609
Advocare O2 Gold?????????????????????????/ 3/6/2011 3:45PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ok, does anyone have any evidence that this works? A mix of herbal stuff that is supposed to help you out?


http://www.advocare.com/products/active/A3501.aspx
citation needed
RE: Advocare O2 Gold?????????????????????????/ 3/6/2011 4:27PM - in reply to ccrunner609 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Well, it looks like their major active ingredients are "adaptogens", inosine, and whey protein.

"Adaptogen" can mean pretty much anything an herbalist wants it to, so I can't speculate on those, could be useful, could be useless.

As far as inosine, here's the only studies I could find with a cursory pubmed search, which basically found no benefit.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2402214
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8883009
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10660865

Those 3 studies only had 25 subjects between them, so not necessarily conclusive, but not a good sign if you're looking to spend $40 a bottle on that stuff. The fact that their ad claims inosine is beneficial with the existing evidence to the contrary isn't a good sign either. ("Inosine appears to work by making ATP last longer"?? That's a nice hand-waving explanation.)

But hey, whey is good stuff!
DTXrunner
RE: Advocare O2 Gold?????????????????????????/ 1/25/2013 1:43PM - in reply to ccrunner609 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I personally take O2 Gold Advanced and it works. Approximately 30 minutes after taking the 2 tablets, I notice my breathing becomes easier. I am able to take deeper and more productive breaths while running. I would recommend trying it.