Top 10 Supplements
- 11-30-2011, 12:23 AM
My next order will include ALCAR. I plan on using it pre-workout or midday on non workout days.
Another planned item was going to be citruline malate, what do you think about adding it pre-workout?
I am under the impression that beta-alanine and citruline malate are only really beneficial on workout days, do you think its worth it to take beta-alanine and/or citruline malate on non-workout days?
2 grams of niacin!? is it flush free? Because I have 500mg time release caps of niacin that give me a light flush, but I would be in severe pain if I took 2grams. I was also under the impression that normal niacin is more potent than flush free, due to the flush cleaning out your system. Doesnt niacin also increase the effectiveness of beta-alanine?
As far as coq10's weight dependent dose, do you have a mg per lb ratio? I avg 180lbs.
I plan on purchasing R-ALA in my next order as well. I think I will take it post workout due to its effect on insulin unless you recommend a different time or more times a day.
My neighbor was a jacked MMA fighter and he told me to get Iron, Calcium, and Magnesium. He said Iron increased hemoglobin and more blood = more muscle. Calcium for strong bones. And I forget what he said about Magnesium. Anyways, I got all three supps. Took them for a few days, and then didnt really see the point. Iron also caused a certain level of constipation.
I eat an individual serving of greek yogurt probably five times a week (I also have an acidophilus supplement but dont take it because it makes me flatulant).
I eat cheese everyday. Cant go without it. Every type of cheese. Although it is generally american cheese. I know its processed, but I love it.
Broccoli probably 3-4 times a week. Although I try to eat some type of greens twice a day.
Would you recommend that all these supplements, with the exception of preworkouts and creatine to be daily? should any of them be cycled? I usually try to take 2-3 weeks off of everything every 3 months or so to keep my body from adapting and relying on them.
Also are any of the items I am taking/planning on taking work better twice a day as opposed to once a day. The only items I am taking twice a day is EFA, vit C, and creatine. It can just be a pain taking so much during the day, not to mention the strain on your wallet.
Hypothetically, if you catch a cold or the flu, would you stop any of these supplements? or would you just treat it as a non-workout day? I assume you might increase Vit C and get Zinc cough drops. Would you still disagree with adding in echinacea for during the cold only?
My goal is health and longevity above all. Secondarily, a 6 month goal of losing 4-6% bodyfat and gaining 2-4lbs of muscle. I can generally gain muscle fairly easily with creatine alone, however losing bodyfat % is a different story.
Thank you so much for all of your help. And next time you are in SoCal I would love to buy you a drink. I am in orange county. LA and San Diego are both easy drives for me.
- 11-30-2011, 02:54 PM
Curious to know if Idebenone is the best overall form of CoQ10 (I've read somewhere it can't flip to a pro-oxidant? and how much would you recommend for a 250-225lb athlete.:blindfold:
11-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Thanks again, Doc, for addressing all of my inquiries. I'll definitely be switching my choline sources, probably after I go and get my Bod Pod reading next week. I'm also glad that I bought a good amount of Ubiquinol not too long ago. This forum has definitely been enlightening.
12-01-2011, 11:07 AM
2. For Curcumin, can you recommend a supplement? I was looking in to Vitacost's Turmeric Extract Curcumin C3 Complex with Bioperine..
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa)
(standardized to 95% curcuminoids)(rhizome) Curcumin C3 Complex®
1160 mg * Curcuminoids 1100 mg Black Pepper Extract (piper nigrum)
(standardized to 95% peperine)(fruit) Bioperine®
5 mg *
*Daily value not established.
3. I take 250mg (as magnesium oxide) a day, so I up it or that's enough?
Thanks again, doc
12-01-2011, 02:18 PM
1) protine powder
4)fishoil or flax oil
10) Kava Kava
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12-02-2011, 04:37 AM
Not a big fan of most multis. Many of them are either overdosed on some things, underdosed or in alot of cases, both. To me, it makes more sense to use a tool like cron-o-meter to assess my daily intake of nutrients and supplement accordingly.Originally Posted by Blergs
12-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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12-03-2011, 03:41 AM
Curious as to which mineral product you have been recommending since CMZ is no longer available.
01-02-2012, 11:31 PM
1. Fish oil
2. Vitamin D
4. Micellar Casein
7. Digestive enzymes
10. L-carnitine (injectable)
01-04-2012, 05:55 AM
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02-09-2012, 03:05 AM
Assuming an imperfect diet such as my own, and in no particular order:
1. Fish Oil
5. Caffeine (stimulants are exceptionally useful)
6. Green Tea Extract + vit. C (yes weak evidence for estrogenic effects, yes poor oral bioavailability...and yes, fantastic antioxidant effects that positively affect a number of growing health concerns)
7. Curcumin (EXTREMELY anti-carcinogenic. low oral bioavailability means higher doses, piperine, etc)
8. Cissus Quadrangularis (overall health benefits + joint/connective tissue support)
9. ALCAR + choline source (obviously cycle off, but the benefits are profound, especially when stacked with #10)
10. Na-R-ALA (antioxidant, GDA, I can go on...)
02-09-2012, 03:13 AM
Nice. I love those as well. Cept mcc and d3 i am unfamiliar with unless that's vitamin d3?Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
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02-10-2012, 02:12 AM
I would still like to see the top 10 supps. the good Dr. is using with daily quantities. I've picked up bits and pieces, but a condensed version would be great.
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02-14-2012, 04:49 PM
I am going to try and put together the most economical list of supps meeting the criteria established with my top 10 supplements including doses...give me a few days for this though...
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