To Take or Not To Take (Supplements)

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To Take or Not To Take (Supplements)

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:49 pm

There are often discussions about various supplements. I'm curious what people on the forum do in actual practice, so I thought I'd ask. What supplements do you take?

I'll go first:
Glucosamine
Costochondroitin
Fish Oil

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Post by ApolytonGP » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:05 pm

Really nothing religiously.

Glucosamine and chondroiton because my mom bought me several jars of it and it can't hurt. Don't think it does anything, but makes sense to use it up and who knows...maybe will help my joints. Definitely don't notice a difference.

When dieting (I ran a 1500 cal/day deficit for several months), I took a multivitamin daily from caution. Should probably get back to that since it doesn't hurt.

I also had some hair loss and had very squeeky hair while on my diet and I took biotin for a little while. Don't bother now that I'm not in deficit.

I probably could take the fish oil. My mom has some she offered me. Hm...

I do try to eat a varied, clean diet. I avoid alcohol (I was close to an alcoholic before my dieting phase...my workouts are way better sans alcohol anyhow).

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Post by Ironman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:52 pm

I take a multi, fish oil, whey and creatine.

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Post by jml » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:02 am

fish oil and whey

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Post by TimD » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:44 am

I take a multivite/min, fish oil, and occasional some protein powder, but frankly I get enough in my diet already. My priorities have changed, but back when I was lifting heavy, I took around 10 gr creatine monohydrate daily. Unlike some of the others, I did feel/see an effect. In my case, I felt it did aid in getting a few more and heavier reps in, and I did suck up some water weight, giving the appearance of being larger. For my purposes these days, just staying fit, I'd say it's not really necessary, but I would recommend it for any serious strength training. I have tried some of the test and nandralone precursers (DHEA/Andro and Norandro) back when they were legal and over the counter and never really felt they were worth anything. Sometimes I'll substitute in Udo's choice oil for the fish oil
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Post by jps » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:10 am

Multivitamin
fish oil
glucosamin/chondroiton/MSM
milled flax seed
creatine mono
glyco maize
ON whey
burger king $1 double cheeseburgers

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Post by pdellorto » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:33 am

I use a lot of them.
Just supplements and not food:

Fish oil
Multivitamin
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
ZMA
L-Theanine
Tonalin CLA
BCAAs
Creatine
L-Leucine
L-Glutamine
Protein powers (whey, casein, whey/casein mix, occasionally other kinds)
Greens+ (I use Amazing Grass Green Superfood and Greens+ Berry Blast, mostly; Biotest Superfood is great but way too expensive)

I take all of the vitamin-type stuff every day, the BCAAs, L-Leucine, L-Glutamine, and protein powders get used according to how and when I'm training.

This runs in the family. Everyone on my mother's side is a big vitamin user, and my grandfather was, too. Most of my vitamins are "just in case" - they ensure I've got everything covered.
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Post by hoosegow » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:12 am

Multi
Calcium
Chromium Picolinate
Creatine
Whey/Casein
Twizzlers

I occasionally buy a hops and barley smoothy.
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Post by TimD » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:35 am

I forgot about those smoothies. I occasionally have some when I'm doing 1 arm curls with Bud over at Mr. Miller's.
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Post by pdellorto » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:51 pm

I forgot my greens powders, actually. I'll edit them in. I use them to ensure I'm getting fruits or veggies at every meal, even the dry shakes I carry with me for eating at work - I often get less than 5 minutes between classes, so a shake and a handful of nuts is the only way to go.

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Post by Rucifer » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:35 pm

I actually take none...wow....def in the minority...

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:17 pm


I actually take none...wow....def in the minority...
and probably smarter than the rest of us that do. I'm too lazy to eat correctly.

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Post by Rucifer » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:46 pm

hoosegow wrote:

I actually take none...wow....def in the minority...
and probably smarter than the rest of us that do. I'm too lazy to eat correctly.
Yea except my lifting totals definitely reflect that I'm a non-supplementer :cry: .

Actually in reality I'm more concerned with losing a little bit more fat right now anyway. Although I am upping my fish intake to three cans of tuna a day...they seem to be little creatine/protein supplements in a can...

I have taken iron supplements before, due to the fact I used to be a vegetarian and a hardcore distance runner :red: . So ashamed.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:12 pm

The first step of any recovery is to admit you have a problem. I'm so proud

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Post by Jebus » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:05 pm

I dont take anything either, i'm going to start taking whey soon though.

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