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    Vitamins and Supplements

    At present I take:
    Vitamin C (with Rosehip)
    Vitamin E
    Glucosamine
    Chlondroitin
    Milk thistle
    Ginseng
    Flax seed oil
    Cod liver oil
    Vitamin B complex
    Aceytel L Cartinine
    L Arganine
    L Orthinine
    L Lysine
    And I drink Green Tea all day

    Can anybody tell me if there is anything else I should add to my cocktail and if so what would the benefit be?
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    Do you eat food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    Do you eat food?
    Yes, quite allot of it and protein shakes.
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    You take more supplements than anyone I know, and I know a few Body Builders and Marathon Runners.

    Are you just itemizing vitamins from a multi with some of those, or do you actually take those separately?

    Quite a few of those supplements can be replaced by eating healthy amounts of the right foods or getting a good multi... The herbal compounds are a question, and a different story, in and of themselves... but I just couldn't see myself swallowing all that 2+ times a day.

    I don't know what you're doing as far as exercise, and I'm not much on advice for that kind of stuff... I'm usually seeking it, myself.

    I had a PT friend of mine tell me to study up on trying to get as many essential nutrients from food, and only supplement when needed or applicable... My family doctor basically told me the same thing. - To eat Healthy, take a multi vitamin and EFAs, drink plenty of water, and exercise.

    I've been guilty of drinking too much coffee, taking a Melatonin here and there when I can't sleep, and trying various muscle building solutions... but my God man, that's a lot of stuff. I just couldn't do it... I'd probably gag.

    Edit: To answer the question vaguely... I take a fiber laxative and a candida balancing supplement every day, but everyone's different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr P View Post
    At present I take:
    Vitamin C (with Rosehip)
    Vitamin E
    Glucosamine
    Chlondroitin
    Milk thistle
    Ginseng
    Flax seed oil
    Cod liver oil
    Vitamin B complex
    Aceytel L Cartinine
    L Arganine
    L Orthinine
    L Lysine
    And I drink Green Tea all day

    Can anybody tell me if there is anything else I should add to my cocktail and if so what would the benefit be?
    So...what is the specific rationale behind each of the supplements? (Hopefully something other than I saw it in Men's Health...)

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aodhan View Post
    So...what is the specific rationale behind each of the supplements? (Hopefully something other than I saw it in Men's Health...)

    John
    (I forgot Zinc)

    The main rationale is recovery, im 32 and train 6 days a week, hard.

    Multi vitamins in my oppinion are not as effective as taking individual supplements that i can adjust as and when i need.
    Allot of the the vitamins help joints, increase metabolism, remove toxins/acid, strenghten bone, help re-build damaged tissue and encourage my body to make more HGH naturally when i sleep.

    I eat fruit in the mornings, fish or chicken and salad at lunch time, protein shakes and bars as snacks and after i train.
    I try not to eat after 7pm and if i eat after 6pm ill have a light meal but mostly meat and salad/vegatables.
    I stay away from complex carbs unless i have the occasional takeway or get drunk and crave them in the morning.

    Ideally i would get it all from my food but that is not possible.

    I dont read mens magazines.
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    Milk thistle? Are you on the roids?

    There seems to be a lot there that may not be needed. Those amino acids are usually found in some amounts in whey, so if your drinking whey I would say there are spurious. Well unless you're some hugely muscled guy...

    Here's what I take, and even that is probably to much...

    Multivitamin + multimineral tablet
    Omega 3 tablet
    Glucosamine
    Vitamin C

    Other than that my supplements are whey.

    I tried all sorts, from b complexes to BCAAs, and have come to the opinion that a good multivitamin covers me for most, and that a good whey powder covers me for most of the rest (and BCAAs taste like ****).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr P View Post
    At present I take:
    Vitamin C (with Rosehip)
    Vitamin E
    Glucosamine
    Chlondroitin
    Milk thistle
    Ginseng
    Flax seed oil
    Cod liver oil
    Vitamin B complex
    Aceytel L Cartinine
    L Arganine
    L Orthinine
    L Lysine
    And I drink Green Tea all day

    Can anybody tell me if there is anything else I should add to my cocktail and if so what would the benefit be?
    What protein shakes are you taking? Some of them already have added vitamins and most will have the full spectrum of amino acids anyway. You have to be careful not to overdose on vitamins - not the most scientific source but here is some info on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_poisoning (if you google it you can find info on how too much vitamin C can also be bad for you)
    A good multi vitamin and mineral supplement, a joint care supplement (with chondroitin and glucosamine), an EFA supplement is all you really need. Add to that a whey protein shake with no added vitamins that covers the range of amino acids and you are set. I wouldn't bother with milk thistle unless you are a drinker or a juicer, ginseng smacks of snake oil - don't bother, but green tea is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr P View Post
    (I forgot Zinc)
    One to be careful about, I wouldn't add any more zinc than what is already in a multi-vit/mineral. There are some indications that over supply of zinc can increase the risk of prostate cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12837837

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