Ha! No worries, Paul.
Think of <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma and <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/mag-10"target=“new”>Mag-10 as advanced versions of, and improvements upon, our older workout nutrition formulas. Most people who use Plazma for example never go back to the other stuff.
Plus we now know that while post-workout nutrition is important (Surge Recovery), peri-workout (before, during and after) is even more vital. So Plazma is pre-loaded before training, then another serving or two is used during. We often recommend Mag-10 for post, and we have a discounted stack package available in the store for those that use them in this manner. And you not need Surge Recovery or the other amino acids if you switch to the new supplements.
In short, everything has been ramped up in the new formulas. For example, the protein in Mag-10 and Plazma is comprised of a unique di- and tripeptide complex that’s transported ? unaltered, requiring no further breakdown ? directly into the bloodstream. And the particular di-/tripeptide mixture produces effects in muscle that go far beyond simple amino acids from other protein sources.
Peptide structures ? growth hormone and insulin being examples ? have biological activities beyond regular amino acids. The peptide structures also have biological activities above and beyond regular amino acids, making it a totally different animal. In fact, only 20 grams of protein from Mag-10 stimulates protein synthesis, as well as other muscle building and recovery effects, to a far greater degree than what you would get from 100s of grams of conventional protein.
Additionally, Mag-10 also contains a special thermic carbohydrate mixture that, in addition to increasing metabolic rate, drives supraphysiologic levels of these di- and tripeptides, as well as other vital nutrients, into the muscle cell.