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Supplements

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Willie5566, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Whey, casine, BCAAs, multivitamins

    *EDIT* Didn't know caffeine counted but I do have a bit to wake up + stave off hunger
     
  2. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    If you are using the whey protein, won't the BCAAs break out from that. I'm not sure it is necessary to include the BCAA in you look for a whey protein profile that has them.

    One thing to not include is sugar or anything else that is particularly high in carbs.
     
  3. FrankNine

    FrankNine Active Member

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    Allow me to clarify-Not all supplements are created equal. In the case of Omega 3's and such, perhaps all brands are equal. However, with creatine and protein as well as any other supplements you may feel it is relevant, please include brands of the supplement that you are using.

    Gracias!



    I totally agree Willie, theres a huge difference between a low quality whey protein powder and a high purity brand, I learnt that the long way round [​IMG]

    Muchas Gracias!
     
  4. Mblova

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    any of the racetams are still quite easy to get. In fact i just bought pramiracetam, the newest of the group which is supposed to be a hell of a lot stronger.

    Yeah, would appreciate a reliable link.
     
  5. dimshum

    dimshum Senior member

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    I thought I'd revive this thread to mention a supplement that I've recently added to my regimen with huge benefits: vitamin D3.

    I've gone to taking one 5000 iu pill morning and night and my sleep/mood has never been better. Last night, I took one pill with my multivitamin and I KTFO and woke up feeling refreshed as ever.

    Because Vitamin D comes from sunlight exposure, it'd be especially useful to those of you who work indoors with flourescent tans.
     
  6. Kerrick

    Kerrick Well-Known Member

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    My daily lately is:

    3g beta alanine
    10g creatine mono (micronised)
    1 kirkland multivitamin
    10 kirkland fish oil gelcaps (approx 3g EPA/DHA total)
    1-2 servings of whey (EAS or Muscle Milk brand, whatever sam's club has kicking around)
    75mg bronkaid (25mg 3/day)
    400mg caffeine (200mg 2/day)
     
  7. Rummage

    Rummage Active Member

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    man you guys are putting a lot of chemicals into your body.

    ...all I do is:

    Whey Protein
    Flax Seed Oil
    Almond Butter
     
  8. James_M

    James_M Senior member

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    Anyone have thoughts on President's Choice Whey Protein Isolate? It's super cheap in grocery stores right now.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size: 30g

    Amount per Serving
    Calories 110 Calories from Fat 3
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0.3g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 5mg 2%
    Sodium 280mg 12%
    Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 27g 54%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium0%
    Iron0%
    Est. Percent of Calories from:
    Fat 2.5% Carbs 0.0%
    Protein 98.2%
     
  9. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    If you are using the whey protein, won't the BCAAs break out from that. I'm not sure it is necessary to include the BCAA in you look for a whey protein profile that has them.

    One thing to not include is sugar or anything else that is particularly high in carbs.


    from what i understand you'd have to eat a ton of whey to get the BCAAs you want
     
  10. virus646

    virus646 Senior member

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    or food, like meat. BCAAs are IMO useful when you train fasted.
     
  11. runner-guy

    runner-guy Senior member

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    I thought I'd revive this thread to mention a supplement that I've recently added to my regimen with huge benefits: vitamin D3.

    I've gone to taking one 5000 iu pill morning and night and my sleep/mood has never been better. Last night, I took one pill with my multivitamin and I KTFO and woke up feeling refreshed as ever.

    Because Vitamin D comes from sunlight exposure, it'd be especially useful to those of you who work indoors with flourescent tans.


    Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies and I recommend Vitamin D to my patients frequently. It's critical not only for strong bones, but studies have also shown it can improve muscle strength and decrease the risk of autoimmune diseases (diabetes, MS, rheumatoid arthritis), colon cancer, breast cancer, and possibly prostate cancer.
     
  12. syracuse1976

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  13. James_M

    James_M Senior member

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    I picked up some of the President's Choice whey protein powder, vanilla flavoured. It was 22.99 for a large tub, don't remember the exact size but the same relative size as most of the others. The flavour is more like cake batter but it's not bad. It mixes really well though, with no clumping at all. Not much of an aftertaste either. 27 grams of protein per 30 gram serving and 110 calories.
     
  14. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    Currently taking:
    Gold standard Whey and Casein
    Jack3d
    Black Powder
    Animal Pak MStak
    USP labs BCAA powder
     
  15. kolammark

    kolammark New Member

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    Horny Goat Weed should be a perfect answer when men are lack of libido and there is a weaker erection issue. This would draw back you full strong and longer erection and libido. There are Viagra but can't beat Horny Goat Weed still now' There is no risk if you not going to take earlier than 4 hours apart.
     
  16. andrewjoselin

    andrewjoselin New Member

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    Thank you for sharing for your wonderful sharing.
     
  17. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    If you are using the whey protein, won't the BCAAs break out from that. I'm not sure it is necessary to include the BCAA in you look for a whey protein profile that has them.

    One thing to not include is sugar or anything else that is particularly high in carbs.

    I train fasted so I have them before I train. I think there are some in my whey but who knows.
     
  18. superbuddy

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  19. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    Amazing results. What creatine do you use? How many calories do you take in on a daily basis? 100lbs. in 11 months is a little concerning. Share your workout routine.

    NOTE: These are the recommendations from my trainers specifically for me. YMMV. Consult your physician before undertaking any weightloss program.

    Calorie intake: 1650
    Calorie breakdown: 50g fats, 180g protein, 120 carbs

    Creatine powder: Dymatize Nutrition, Creatine Micronized, 100% Pharmaceutical Grade.
    Regimen for me: 1/2 heaping teaspoon prior to weightlifting, 1/2 heaping teaspoon post workout. This is what our trainer has recommended. Recommended taking it with a high sugar fruit juice like apple juice to get an insulin pump going to get it to your muscle tissue.

    The "ideal" weightloss rate recommended is 1-2 lbs per week. Since I have been morbidly obese for many years, my doctor has been quite pleased that I have been able to take off the weight and keep it off so far.

    The trainers run each workout (1 hour) on a 4-week cycle:

    Week 1: Cardio/Ab training MWF, Upper Body weights Tues., Lower Body weights Thur.
    (Cardio consists of circuit training with a heart rate monitor. Abs training is similar to, but not, P90X - it is more varied)

    Week 2: Cardio/Ab training Tue/Thur, Upper Body weights Mon., Lower Body weights Wed., Upper Body weights Fri.

    Week 3: Cardio/Ab training MWF, Lower Body weights Tues., Upper Body weights Thur.

    Week 4: Cardio/Ab training Tue/Thur, Lower Body weights Mon., Upper Body weights Wed., Lower Body weights Fri.

    Weight training consists of 6 sets of each exercise: 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps, 12 reps, 12 ultimate set

    The weight for each set is based on the maximum one can lift for 6 reps. As an example, bicep curls using one of the weight machines for me is:

    12 reps : 10 reps : 8 reps : 6 reps : 12 reps : 12 (ultimate set)
    50 lbs : 60 lbs : 70lbs : 80lbs : 70lbs : 15 lb. dumbell in each hand, hammer curl

    The weights progress till one has exhausted the muscle group, then an ultimate set is done to finish it off using a slightly different set of muscles in the same group, e.g., hammer curls exercise the brachioradialis more than supinated (palm up) curls. For a bench press, the ultimate could be an inclined or negative inclined press.

    An example of cardio consists of circuits having an abdominal exercise, upright bike (maybe doing biceps curls or overhead press), punching a bag, squat thrust, push-ups, elliptical machine, running around the building 1-2 laps. Other days we do varied "suicide runs" or and Indian run for 1/4 - 1/2 mile and then do a cardio circuit. Each exercise is done for 60 to 300 seconds, depending on the whim of the trainers.

    Ab training involves sit-ups, negative sit-ups, crunches, crunches with various forms of leg exercises thrown in simultaneously, such as bicycle kick, leg raises, hip raises.

    This just scratches the surface of the variety of exercises we do for cardio/abs. The trainers user their imaginations to torture us.

    If anyone wants more detail, now that I have bored you to numbness, PM me.
     
  20. Kajak

    Kajak Senior member

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    That's a lot of curls. Are you not aware that iBro's will mock you for that? Anyways, heres an interesting infographic based off of the amount of good data, compared to popularity. Higher up = Better Data. Bigger circles = More Popular. Orange = not enough data for a fair comparison http://www.informationisbeautiful.ne...l-supplements/ Interesting: Fish oil is high (for heart disease), Ω3's are low. Acai is at the bottom, which makes me happy [​IMG]
     

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