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      06-24-2020, 11:20 AM   #1
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I'm actually surprised this hadn't happened sooner?

I have not set foot inside a GNC since at least a decade. There are far better and much less expensive options for more and other brands of supplements. I also noticed that they were moving to push their own brand of supplements which probably didn't help.
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Supplements are a huge business with dubious benefits and now some are thinking they may actually be harmful.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...nt-you-to-see/
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      06-24-2020, 11:38 AM   #3
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Supplements are a huge business with dubious benefits and now some are thinking they may actually be harmful.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...nt-you-to-see/
I absolutely agree. And have heard from my own doctors about limiting supplements and instead getti g them from foods. There was a time wben I had a cabinet full of shit. But I wised up and now limit myself to Protein a multi vitamin, garlic and fish oil.
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The whole suppliment industry is a sham
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c'mon man you know how to spell. unless that's the canadian spelling
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Protein, creatine and caffeine are the only supplements that I take, but I do like GNC's Samoa flavored whey protein and LIT AF Sour Gummy Worm pre-workout.
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I shop at gnc but mostly just for protein
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Bodybuilding.com killed GNC
No reason to ever set foot inside GNC
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Protein, creatine and caffeine are the only supplements that I take, but I do like GNC's Samoa flavored whey protein and LIT AF Sour Gummy Worm pre-workout.
What's a Samoan taste like?
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What's a Samoan taste like?
Like salt and anger.




I kid. You've never had a somoa girl scout cookie??? Chocolate, caramel and coconut on shortbread.
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Bodybuilding.com killed GNC
No reason to ever set foot inside GNC
This. They were able to undercut GNC on pricing, selection and content.
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Magnesium, MSM, collagen are my 3. I'd walk into a GNC if I was close and needed something "generic" like that.

When my wife requests that I had her some of her gummy multis, I pour 2 handfuls because they taste good.
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I'm actually surprised this hadn't happened sooner?

I have not set foot inside a GNC since at least a decade. There are far better and much less expensive options for more and other brands of supplements. I also noticed that they were moving to push their own brand of supplements which probably didn't help.
Tru! Over priced to say the least. I spent way too much in there. No more jelly worm pre workout anymore. Back to more coffee and pop rocks!
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Like salt and anger.




I kid. You've never had a somoa girl scout cookie??? Chocolate, caramel and coconut on shortbread.
I thought they were talking about the people.
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I shopped at GNC in the 90s, switched to Vitamin Shoppe later on and now solely rely on Amazon. The selection, prices (including 5% back with CC), and almost instantaneous delivery are the reason why all of these specialty health stores will soon go the way of the dodo. Bezos' current $200B net worth will only increase.
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I can only imagine that they secured their PPP loan and gave bonuses to executives before filing the bankruptcy paperwork.
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everytime i walked into GNC i always felt like i was getting ripped off. always having to renew my membership when i need shit. so glad i order everything online. don't have to listen to the meat head tell me his opinion on what he thinks is best and clearly doesn't know not everything works with everyone
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