Thought on Higher Importance of Sleep/Recovery Supplements
- 09-03-2013, 11:03 PM
Thought on Higher Importance of Sleep/Recovery Supplements
So I've been thinking lately in regards to hitting my supplement regime differently..
Should there be higher importance/emphasis on sleep/recovery supplements over test boosting and/or preworkout supplements?
- Taken later in the day would affect quality of sleep.
- Taken in the morning would not be required if quality of sleep has been improved/enhanced.
Test boosting supplements
- Can cause hormonal imbalances when coming off of them.
- Improved sleep should boost your body's natural production and also balance your hormones that includes lower cortisol levels.
- The body naturally uses the time you sleep to recover so why not aid it further in recovery by enhancing it.
- Higher GH released during sleep.
- Quicker muscle recovery.
- Reduction in body fat.
- Don't need to really go over these as it shouldn't be more than protein, amino's, and proper diet.
So rather than burning up money on Test Boosting and Preworkout supplements I'm thinking this budget should be used towards sleep and recovery supplements as I feel like these essentially are the opposite side of the spectrum and would benefit/work with your body's natural rhythm.
- 09-04-2013, 11:48 AM
09-04-2013, 04:45 PM
Lucky for you OP, sleep aids are probably one of the most inexpensive supplements you can buy. Currently I'm using Resurrect PM, then going to try out REM 8.0, then go back to Abyss Unparalleled for 2 bottles back to back.
Honestly, my money is still going to be on Abyss Unparalleled, the one bottle I finished a few weeks back totally readjusted my sleep pattern.
09-04-2013, 05:09 PM
i really enjoy quality sleep products....Lights Out has been something I've wanted to try since it's release
however i do have to say the other categories do have their place....if you can get a quality pre workout then you could really crush your workout or work harder than you may already work....thats important too right?
a good test booster could also have you feeling like a king inside and outside of the gym and thats usually an all day feeling that i personally enjoy
09-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Keep in mind its not always the amount of sleep you get but the quality of sleep you get. A majority of those benefits that were mentioned are only achieved when you get into the deep stage of sleep known as REM or Rapid eye movement Simply practicing good pre sleep habits can increase the quality of your sleep ten fold. Also making sure that your bed and pillow are correct for your body type is equally as important. Tossing and turning snap you out of your sleep cycle only for a moment but it can have a huge impact on the amount of time you stay in REM. Your body tosses and turns for two reasons too much pressure or not enough support. So making sure that you have an ideal sleep environment customized to your body is key. Sleep aids can help but only so much.
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09-05-2013, 01:09 AM
True on the improved sleep from actual "hardware" which is something I've been wanting to upgrade myself..
My problem with preworkout's is the quick tolerance build up to them.. since I have minimal experience with sleep aid's is tolerance build up quick on these?
I know there are typical blends of melatonin, 5htp, and gaba supps that are supposed to aide with sleep but I guess what I'm leaning towards is more of the "new age" stuff that has been coming out involving peptides etc(I see Lights Out has humanofort in it though my knowledge on that is minimal). The upcoming Sleephoria from Evomuse also has some intriguing ingredients as well on top of the typical sleep aides.
So far I see the list of sleep aides that are outside of the standard mixture seem to be (in no order and I'm sure I've missed some):
iForce Lights Out
Nimbus Abyss Unparalleled
I'm a bit weary of reviews now on a lot of sites because I feel like people are paid to post positive reviews across all of the major sites..
Any other input on people that have had continued success with some sleep aids/recovery products?
09-05-2013, 09:33 AM
for someone who has tried a bunch of sleep aids...i can say yes, on most of them you build a tolerance after awhile, personally what i've been doing lately is using the sleep aids during the week when i have to wake up for work and not on the weekends...thats why i'm so intrigued to try Lights Out, it doesn't have just the same ingredients as a bunch of the other sleep aids...but i do love 5 htp
i would be careful though as some of the hgh products i've tried actually keep me up at night...while others knock me out
09-05-2013, 09:46 AM
09-05-2013, 09:52 AM
09-05-2013, 02:57 PM
09-05-2013, 03:46 PM
09-05-2013, 03:53 PM
09-05-2013, 09:49 PM
09-05-2013, 10:32 PM
I like 2-3g GABA
Powerfull is pretty good also
I tried Somatomax and slept great on that but it's pretty expensive
09-06-2013, 10:34 AM
09-06-2013, 11:21 AM
09-06-2013, 11:52 AM
I haven't tried many sleep aids but I have used some gda's at bed time and found that these were a huuuggggeee benefit to me sleeping faster and through the night. A nice side effect to their true purpose. Glycophase in particular has had the best pre bed impact for me
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09-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Can we maybe get some hypothesis on the cause of some sleep products having a stimulatory effect?
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09-06-2013, 11:36 PM
09-07-2013, 06:45 AM
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09-07-2013, 10:21 AM
The GH benefits from sleep aids are actually quite negligible for recovery, but sleep aids still considerably improved CNS recovery, which causes increases in strength and increased preparedness for your next session. For me, when I'm sleep-deprived, there's a night and day difference in my workout performance, 24-hour mood, appetite, etc. Sleep will be a major focus of the medical field in coming years
09-07-2013, 12:37 PM
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