Too many supplements DAILY
- 02-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Am not sure if this was mentioned but you must take account of AMOUNT of the supplements you take.
Taking 20 supplements at minimally low amounts will be much safer than taking 5 at megadose amounts.
You got to know what you are taking, and think about the dose you are taking.
Don't take the recommended dose as gospel either...
Any thing that works should work at lower amounts. For example, vitamin C at 1000mg is only a little more effective than vitamin C at 100mg at a time.
I personally am a fan of taking lots of supplements, but I know what I'm taking, and I tend to err on the side of light doses. There is also only a few supplements that a take all the time, most I cycle in and out.
It is good to be careful though. You could be taking 20 supplments a day, and taking reasonable/healthy doses for 19 of them, but one supplement you are misinformed and are taking too much of, which is increasing the load on the kidneys/liver.
This is what I take for reference:
Creatine - 10g a day for 6 weeks, then 2 weeks off
Omega 3s - 2g a day
Vitamin D - 1000ius per day
MultiVitaminmineral - Half of a Ast-ss multi tab
Resveratrol - 250mg (lowish)
ALCAR - 500mg (lowish)
Green tea - 200mg a few times per week
Grapeseed Extract - one tablet
Ginger Extract - one tablet
Caffeine - 100mg before workout (similar to one cup of coffee)
- 500mg before workout
BCAAs - 5g
- 02-11-2010, 03:20 PM
- 02-11-2010, 03:31 PM
02-11-2010, 03:48 PM
02-11-2010, 03:59 PM
haha ok ok
Doesnt eating in and of itself cause a judicious amount of free radical release and damage hence the need for more anti-ox?
02-11-2010, 04:05 PM
02-11-2010, 04:27 PM
You can have to much of anything, and getting all fat daddy down on some pills isn't the way to overall health. Break it down to some basics and do the work in the gym... that is your best way to a long healthy life.
The Historic PES Legend
02-11-2010, 04:48 PM
02-11-2010, 05:48 PM
02-11-2010, 06:02 PM
This whole antioxidant craze is funny. There are so many nutrients that the body can actually use, and I thinl people shoud focus more on consuming healthy amounts of those, than just excessive doses of some free radical fighter. People act like free radicals are the bain of human health, and they might age us, but I really don't think the best free radical figher will boost longevity or health that much.
02-11-2010, 07:24 PM
free radicals come from cardiac respiration, so we're all going to die sooner or later. you'll be hard-pressed to find such a potent antioxidant that is effective to work at the cellular level, particularly effecting the mitochondrion.
02-12-2010, 07:39 AM
02-12-2010, 06:13 PM
OP to your original question regarding toxicity, I would only be concerned about the potential heavy metal contamination (for starters) in some supps, especially herbals. Many of these ingredients originate in countries where pollution and contamination are endemic to the soil or storage of said compounds. Not to mention the potential pesticide contamination. Thus, I'd worry more about brain health than liver and kidneys. As a rule, the liver can recover and you have two kidneys.
02-16-2010, 11:26 AM
04-27-2010, 08:08 PM
I'm wandering through some old-ish threads here.
Too many supplements? I reckon the easiest way to answer to this is: are you actually growing or cutting or achieving whatever your goals are? Or perhaps more accurately, are you achieving goals that you would consider commensurate with the amount of supps you're taking?
If not, then you're taking too many supplements.
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