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.