As I’ve discussed before, supplementing is making a strong showing as a legal, safe alternative to quick yet unhealthy methods such as Anabolic Steroids.
Today, I want to talk to you about Crazy Bulk’s Strength Stack in this review, and see where it fits in the world of using supplements for fitness.
There are many excellent reasons for wanting to avoid anabolic steroids. The potential negative side effects from even moderate use are well documented .
At the risk of sounding crass, no man or woman wants a product that will interfere with their most sensitive equipment; yet the users of these steroids risk exactly that. They also risk liver damage and disease, heart damage, early hair loss, and explosive cases of acne. They just aren’t worth it.
Think of it this way; do you remember the unhealthy behaviours you had in the past? The junk food, the cigarettes, the lack of physical activity? Old you was sabotaging new you! Don’t let current you sabotage future you in the same way.
Looking For the Strength Stack that Actually Works
The Crazy Bulk Strength Stack claims to be a stack that works as a substitute for anabolic steroids. With products named in ways to closely mimic the trade names of common anabolic steroids, Crazy Bulk’s supplements clearly want you to associate them with the powerful results that anabolic steroids bring.
It’s also marketed to people who want something that works. Let’s face it, steroids do work in the one area they’re supposed to; it’s just the side effects that make them so undesirable.
So, we have to ask the obvious next question.
Does the Crazy Bulk Strength Stack Work?
It’s understandable to be skeptical. I’m a skeptic by nature for one simple reason; I only have so many resources.
I don’t have endless amounts of money to waste, so I need products that work.
Supplementing in general has taken a bit of a hit, especially given a very recent article that states that many of the most common supplements don’t actually improve our health!
However, that article was specifically about supplements aimed at promoting general health.
Does the Crazy Bulk Strength Stack actually live up to its claims?
Flush with before and after pictures, the Crazy Bulk website really does tout the properties of the Strength Stack. They make a clear link between their products and the positive effects (muscle gain, improved strength) of Steroids, particularly with their obvious naming pattern.
They even call them Legal Steroids right on the tab header in the browser.
Users seem very satisfied, making significant claims of major improvement in only a few weeks or months of use. However, we can expect a website to share the best news and downplay less dramatic examples.
Remember a simple rule of thumb; for every positive result, there are likely at least three who didn’t get those results, for whatever reason.
So, How Does the Strength Stack Work: Ingredients list
The best way to examine the claims of the Crazy Bulk Strength Stack is to dive into the ingredients of each supplement and see what their supposed properties are.
I covered this one before, in my review of the Crazy Bulk Cutting Stack.
To quote that article:
“Testo-Max purports to be a testosterone-boosting supplement, and a replacement for Sustanon. It boasts an array of ingredients that claim to either support or boost the body’s production of natural testosterone.
Testosterone has a number of effects on the human body, governing muscle growth, physical strength and energy, and even sex drive.
The main ingredient here is D-Aspartic Acid, which is believed to support increased muscular gains, improved energy levels, and faster recovery (enabling more time to be spent working out).”
D-Bal, marketed as a legal alternative to Dianabol, is a combination of whey protein concentrate, isoleucine, and valine, with smaller doses of other ingredients.
There is some scientific evidence linking isoleucine and valine with increased nitrogen retention in the system, which is a key part of building healthy muscle.
Whey protein is simply a non-soy source of protein. The idea is that your body builds muscle out of protein, and providing it with an additional source gives your body more protein to work with.
Anvarol is another product I covered in the Cutting Stack review. The idea of including it here is that by helping burn fat and convert it to energy, the ingredients of Anvarol can help fuel your workouts, using that burned energy to convert protein to muscle mass.
As with the others, this claims to mimic a popular steroid, in this case Anavar.
To replace the steroid trenbolone, Crazy Bulk is offering Trenorol. This herbal supplement relies on Beta Sitosterol and several plant extracts.
This supplement also claims to increase nitrogen retention, albeit with different ingredients, alongside D-Bal.
A Thought on Word Choices
I won’t go on as long this time as I did in my Cutting Stack review, but I want to bring something up, because as long as people keep making claims, I’ll keep investigating them.
Reviewers and Crazy Bulk have both argued that their products are legal steroids. They are not steroids at all. Steroids has a specific medical meaning, and a specific meaning in the fitness world.
Calling them legal steroids is very dishonest, and I’m not a fan of it.
I would have no problem if they only and always referred to them as legal steroid alternatives. This claim is perfectly accurate. The products they offer have some strong merit of their own, why do they need to make claims that are patently false?
The Bottom Line: Crazy Bulk Strength Stack
There is currently not a lot of research available on the specific effects of these products. By research I mean hard, clinical data collected, studied, and interpreted by scientists with degrees in such things.
However, Crazy Bulk supplements are very popular right now in the fitness community. The reviews of the products are very positive, particularly when examining the Stacks on offer.
So, it is my belief that for at least some people, particularly dedicated folk eager to work out and improve their bodies, Crazy Bulk’s Strength Stack does work. I just don’t see the need to hype up the claims beyond that point; if it works, it works.
Who is The Crazy Bulk Strength Stack Meant For?
The Crazy Bulk stack is marketed as a supplement.
A supplement is taken in addition to something else, by definition. Supplemental reading in school, for example, is extra reading to give you more understanding, but isn’t the main or only work to do.
So it is with Crazy Bulk’s Strength Stack. This product is meant for people who are serious about bulking up and replacing fat with muscular strength.
So, if you intend to build your body into a beautiful, muscular thing, it’s for you. If you intend to go to the gym, which comic artist Tycho Brahe called “The Iron Church,” and worship at the altar of swole, this supplement is meant for you.
Who Should Avoid the Cutting Stack?
There are two reasons to avoid purchasing the Crazy Bulk Strength Stack.
The first group consists of those who have an allergy or potential medication reaction to the ingredients of the stack.
This is not a common scenario, but it can happen. Crazy Bulk does label their ingredients and claims FDA level compliance at their production facilities, so at least you know what you’re getting.
Talk to your physician before starting the Strength Stack; this is good advice in general, for any major change you wish to make in your life. See if there will be interactions between your medications and the ingredients of the supplement.
The other group who should avoid the Strength Stack are those who don’t intend to seriously attend the Iron Church. They don’t want to put in the work, they’re just looking for an easy solution.
No Magical Bullet
Well, easy solutions to strength gains do exist. I described their effects up above when I discussed Steroids! There are easy solutions to weight loss. One of them is Ephedra, which helped people lose weight…and damaged their hearts so badly the drug was banned in the US.
We’re noticing a theme, aren’t we? These options are both highly dangerous and illegal.
Crazy Bulk’s Strength Stack is not for people who don’t intend to do the work. You’ll just waste your money and feel disappointed if you try it under those conditions.
How Much is the Strength Stack, and Where do I get it?
Below is the screenshot that I made from Crazy Bulk’s Official website for Strength Stack. That’s how the website looks like:
You can purchase the Strength Stack through the official website, Crazybulk.com, from virtually anywhere in the world.
The fact it is only available through the site is actually a decent sign, as it means they are solely responsible for quality control and satisfaction guarantees; you won’t need to deal with third parties.
On the other hand, these supplements are rather expensive. $189.99 gets you one month’s supply of 90 tablets per ingredient. Users are instructed to take three of each per day, in a carefully ordered schedule.
You can purchase them 3 for 2 in one of Crazy Bulk’s usual bonus deals, which will save you a modest amount per month. However, that’s still nearly $400 for three month’s supply, or $1600 for an entire year’s supply.
This is a significant, serious investment that you should think carefully about.
Do I recommend it?
I do believe that testimonials have value and weight, and the before and after pictures of the users are quite compelling.
I would argue that the best person to purchase the Crazy Bulk Strength Stack is someone who has tried one of Crazy Bulk’s individual products for a month or two, and found that it does help them in their fitness journey.
If this describes you, then upgrading to the Strength Stack is a solid, logical next step, provided you have the financial means to pay a fairly substantial financial cost.
As always, do your own investigating, and let me know what your experiences are.