Do you take any supplements?

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  1. canadad

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    So I decided that I was going to make a New Year's resolution and get in better shape and lose weight. Here we are in April and I am in pretty good shape. Thanks to regular vigorous exercise and a lower carb diet I am down about 28 pounds since January.

    Since I have been doing such a good job being healthier, I introduced supplements into my daily regime. I take protein powder, vitamin D, omega 3, raspberry ketones and greens. I do think they make a difference, I am not tired all the time and I feel better. I even have the occasional indulgence in my diet and the weight doesn't seem to stick.

    What supplements do you take if any?
     
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  2. r2473

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    Bacon

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  3. merlebo02

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    I was doing the advocare stuff. Pretty much same stuff as you mentioned.


    They have something for post work out that I'm gonna give a try because I'm same situation as you, I've dropped about 30 lbs since January. But I don't feel good, I've been tired and sluggish. Thinking I'm not getting enough calories but while in diet mode I sure don't want to be on the other side of the spectrum by getting to many calories.

    I've been maintaining 1600 cal/day and alternating running(3.1mi) and agility drills 45 min of jump rope and cones. I'm 5'10" was 245 but down to 215 (headed to 200).

    With that said I'm not sure how much supplement you need because a HEALTHY diet is very nutritious and has pretty much everything your body needs.
     
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  4. Talker

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    What the body needs has been debated, the result of the debates: Unresolved.

    Don't eat more than a half pound of bacon, your tongue will get sore.
     
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  5. sureshs

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    There have been some very useful threads on this before. Please search for them.
     
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    No supplements of any kind for me.
     
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  8. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Animal Pak
    Potassium
    Magnesium
    Zinc
    Vit B12
    Vit B Complex
    Vit C
    Vit D3
    Vit K
    BCAAs
    Whey Protein with Creatine and HMB
    TCM herbs for liver health and to boost kidney and spleen strength
    Tumeric
    Nordatropin
    AndroGel
     
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  10. maggmaster

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    Fish oil, sesame seed oil, multi vitamin and a joint supplement. I know, i know maybe they are all useless but then again, maybe not.
     
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    Where do you get the TCM herbs from?
     
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  12. T1000

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    Controlled Labs Orange Triad - complete multivitamin with joint, immune, and digestion benefits. Honestly the best multivitamin imo especially since you can find it cheap, better than Animal Pak, Anavite, and Univite.

    Fish Oil - I don't eat fish so I take fish oil

    Syntha-6 Protein - to help reach my macros (cals, protein, carbs, fat) Protein timing (ex. right after lifting) isn't necessary, can take it whenever you want and get the same results

    Creatine Mono 3g daily

    Preworkout - for those days when I need the extra boost. Caffeine tablets are cheaper and do almost the same thing. Not necessary but some days it's nice to have that extra energy

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^That's all you need for supplements, everything else is basically useless
     
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  13. onehandbh

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    I sometimes take a probiotic. Seems to help with digestion and works great
    if I have indigestion.

    Also take a multi-vitamin about 1x a week or every other week.

    I also supplement my meals with pringles and animal crackers.
    The problem with the Pringles is that once I open the package, I end
    up eating the whole can in one sitting.
     
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    If you live near one, see a doctor in any Chinatown. If you don't, make a trip, buy whatever OTC he recommends, and then, you can order from Amazon, albeit, with a price increase.
     
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    I haven't been here long but there are always those looking for a fight because this is the internet, and everyone is anonymous. I don't know you, but if you really want to fight, anonymous does not have to remain so.
     
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    Also, why take so many extra vitamins on top of a multi? I'm just thinking you could just take animal pak, protein, and androgel or another natty test booster and save a lot of money. IDK anything about tumeric or herbs so I'm not gonna say anything about those.
     
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    Eat Healthy whole foods, sleep well, exercise at least 5 days a week.

    That's all you need.
     
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  18. RiggensAuroraHO

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    My body really responds to AndroGel. Most guys with low-T increase only 100 points with topical test. I have increases of 500-800 points with just one packet per day, depending on whether or not I add it to non-recommended places, which also raise DHT. My free test is now off the charts. Have you seen what Stallone looks like? Ten years from now, everyone over 50 will be using HGH and testosterone gels.

    BCAAs are very cheap, and taken during and immediately after a tough workout totally keeps you from getting sore. Lastly, take one 44 pack can of Animal Pak, and then, go off for a day or two using a multi instead. I will put money on it that you will never experiment with a multi again.

    I also take Armour Thyroid and T3 to jack-up my thyroid numbers immediately upon awaking and follow that with probiotics 30 minutes later, waiting at least 20 min before breakfast.

    *-I take a lot of fish oils as well but I find that three Anivite does nothing for me, but my son swears by them at 28, and he used to be an Animal Pak user. However, I believe that his usage of Jack3D and some other NO products make-up for the Anivite's deficiencies.
     
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    ^^ I've seen Stallone; he looks grotesque.
     
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    quality multivitamin (decent one is optimum nutrition for price)

    exercise 4 times week

    good diet

    drink lots of water

    8-9 hours of sleep
     
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    Based on the first quote, maybe you should stick to the recommended areas or lower the dosages.
     
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    ^^ there's been remarkable consistency in the sleep literature over the years, going back several decades to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. data, and ahead to very recent large scale twin studies, mostly done in Europe. Sleep duration of 7-8 hours seems to be optimal; longer or shorter than that is associated with decreased longevity, for reasons unknown (one can certainly speculate about underlying illnesses that more often shorten though perhaps occasionally prolong sleep duration) but it's been a very consistent finding.
     
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    Question: can one sleep longer than the body requires? Won't you just wake up?
     
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    Shall we say pistols at dawn...........
     
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    Vitamin C and bacon.
     
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    I am straight, so I really cannot comment on that. I was referring to his muscular attributes/build for a 66 year old.
     
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  27. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Hey, I didn't start with the personal attacks, he did.
     
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    It was a joke, dude. If you found that overly offensive, you shouldn't retaliate. Just report and leave it alone. Get a feel for other posters before posting things that could be considered direct threats.

    TTW is a board that has an unusually high sense of community (whether or not that's a good or bad one is up for debate). We poke fun like ol' buddies around here. I think you can tell from r2473's avatar that he's not someone who takes things overly seriously ;)
     
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  30. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Nope....it is just offensive. He is not adding to the conversation.
     
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    If you find that offensive, I don't know how you get thru life on a daily basis.
     
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    You can just put people you find annoying on ignore. It will allow you to have a more pleasant time on the boards. I tend to ignore idiots, but I've had to use it a few times.

    Most of what r2473 posts is an attempt at humor. I'm not sure his success rate is very high, but he definitely tries.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. TRT is something I plan to avoid. I'd rather have low test than be on TRT.
     
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    Not me, better living through chemistry.
     
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    There was a point to my post (and you don't have to dig too deep to find it).

    I comment in a non-straightforward manner with purpose. Often times the way people interpret my comments on things (both here and in real life) will reveal their prejudices and give me a little insight into how they think. Granted, my comment above wasn't the best example of this. All the same, your reaction is still somewhat revealing.
     
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  36. Thepowerofchoice

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    -Turmeric
    -Probiotic
    -Fish oil
    -Fermented veggie (homemade)
    -Coconut water kefir (homemade)
    -Green smoothie using vitamix (Coconut, any
    nuts, chia/flax seed,any fruits, kale, spinach, beet...pretty much whatever healthy I have laying around LOL)
     
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  37. benxten

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    I keep it simple:
    creatine & whey protein pre and post workout
    fish oil for the joints
    I get the rest of my nutrients and vitamins from a good diet
     
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  38. T1000

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    I've seen what Stallone looks like, he juices that's why he's able to maintain that muscle mass at 66 y/o. I've used Animal Pak and it's a good multi, Orange triad also has other stuff in it that you need to buy separately if you take Pak (like animal flex for the joint support). I like the joint support from OT but if you love Pak than stick with it, it's a top line multi.

    BCAAs are a waste of money if you take protein. jack3d is a preworkout not an NO product, it's main purpose is to give you extra energy for your workout. NO products are useless. The only supplements worth buying are protein, creatine, a multi, fish oil, and a test booster. A preworkout if you need energy but I'd advise against it because you become dependent on them
     
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  39. SimonSays

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    I don't take any supplements. I only take vitamin C and lots of water... I make sure that I will get enough sleep and I do my daily morning exercise.. I think that would be enough to keep me in shape.
     
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  40. ollinger

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    ^^ "I don't take any supplements. I only take Vitamin C".....you should try taking ginko biloba to see if it helps you remember what you wrote in the immediately preceding sentence.
     
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  41. r2473

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    This time of year I take regular doses of Roundup and lawn fertilizer.
     
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  44. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Yeah....it reveals that you are offensive.
     
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  45. RiggensAuroraHO

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    I felt terrible for years until a research endocrinologist combined the Norditropin with AndroGel. Like night and day. Everyone's body is different!
     
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  46. RogueFLIP

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    I seem to remember in school that Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, so essentially your body will urinate away any that isn't needed.

    Drink some OJ. Eat some fruit. Save some $.

    Or not. Stuff's pretty cheap anyways if that's the only extra vitamin you take.:twisted:
     
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    I take a One-A-Day Pro daily multivitamin.
     
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    Whey Protein and Creatine.

    I'm still wondering if taking a shot of creatine before matches is edging cheating.
     
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  49. ollinger

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    ^^ not cheating at all!! High serum creatine concentration associated with increased stroke and cardiac mortality. (See the journal "Stroke" and other articles).
     
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    Forgot to add one to my list, I take ALCAR for school work/studying. I find it really helps with memory and focus.
     
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