Negative side effects of workout supps
- 06-26-2012, 12:19 AM
Negative side effects of workout supps
I am a 20 year old amateur bodybuilder who has been at the game roughly 8 months. I take an array of supplements, both for bodybuilding, and some for everyday health. My doctors have been flipping out lately every time I mention any of them. Between my GP, my nephrologist and my endocrinologist I never hear the end of it. Will using workout supps negatively effect me in the long term?? Here is a list of supps and prescription meds I am using or have used recently. Docs mostly afraid of kidney stress/damage
Sunwarrior warrior blend plant protein (Post)
Karbolyn (Pre and Post)
APE (used recently)
Blox (Used recently)
Fish oil (daily)
Flax oil (daily)
Acetyl L Carnitine (twice daily)
Milk thistle (twice daily)
Hear All (twice daily)
D3 (daily, low vitamin d)
Ephedrine HCL (multiple times per week)
Somotropin hGH (prescription) daily
Arixtra (prescription blood thinner) daily
- 06-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Originally Posted by Buffspartan
06-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Im no doctor but my advice would be to take a break every now and then on the ephedrine especially if your mixing it with aspirin and or caffeine. but trust me you are taking relatively few supps compared to a lot of members on this board idk about the scripts though and if they could interfere.
06-26-2012, 01:58 AM
06-26-2012, 05:33 AM
06-26-2012, 06:07 AM
With only 8 months of training, I would focus on learning more about what exercises work for your body and supplementing with protein,creatine, and amino acids. The more high tech supplements are for veteran lifters IMHO. As new to the game as you are, your body should be responding to lifting without much trouble.
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06-26-2012, 06:23 AM
06-26-2012, 08:51 AM
06-26-2012, 08:59 AM
Sunwarrior warrior blend plant protein (Main protein powder)
Hemavol (I'm a pump fiend)
Karbolyn (first pre Supp I ever tried and love it)
APE (test booster stopped because of acne)
Blox (worked great, stopped because too expensive)
Fish oil (Omega 3s)
Flax oil (secondary Omega 3s)
Multi (have always taken one)
Acetyl L Carnitine (weight issues/endomorph)
Glutamine (anti catabolic)
Milk thistle (occasionally high ALT levels)
Hear All (delicate ears from meds)
D3 (daily, low vitamin d)
Ephedrine HCL (alternative to caffeine, cant do.caffeine)
Somotropin hGH (prescription)
Arixtra (prescription blood thinner)
06-26-2012, 09:13 AM
06-26-2012, 09:23 AM
06-26-2012, 09:26 AM
06-26-2012, 11:35 AM
06-26-2012, 01:09 PM
If one of those things causes a negative effect it would take a year to figure out which one was causing it lol. I decided just the other day to step away from the fancy supps and keep it simple with protein Creatine and caffeine until I have a more complete understanding of how each ingredient works and reacts with one another. I think anybody that's unsure of how their supps are affecting their body should consider doing that.
06-26-2012, 10:32 PM
06-26-2012, 10:35 PM
06-26-2012, 10:37 PM
06-27-2012, 05:04 AM
Negative side effects of workout supps?
Decrease in wallet thickness.
Decrease in bank account funds.
Potential "addiction" to thinking you NEED to have the supplements or your workout will be off.
Potential death from choking on billions of pills.
Massive increase in loss of pantry space.
Elbow tendonitis from overuse of shaking a shaker cup.
I have fine tuned my preworkout supplement but a few days ago I went into the gym to do my back workout without taking anything (besides Craze) and I had a much better workout compared to when I take all my ****... Am I giving up my preworkout? Not yet, but it showed me I don't necessarily need to take it all the damn time.
06-27-2012, 08:53 AM
Bro I am going to be 35 next month. I have been training for 18 years and I still dont have it all figured out. I used to trust and depend on my supps! You name it and I've done it and more than likely abused too! For the past 8 months I have been "almost" supplement free. The only thing i take is Cellucor C4 pre workout, Bulk BCAA's and cheap ass Walmart whey protien and I am arguably in the best shape ever! I even stopped taking multi's just see if there was a difference and I am yet to experience any drawback. What's my secret? Clean food! I eat a well balanced diet and a good pro/car/fat ratio of about 200/140/50 grams respectively. My abbs have abbs now and I'm still slinging some heavy weight! You'll hear it alot that supps are useless and just to eat. I dont agree. There is a place for supplementation but at your age get your diet right and train with intensity. Good luck
06-27-2012, 09:03 AM
06-27-2012, 09:23 AM
Stop everything? Why should he stop everything? Alot of the stuff he's taking seems extremely healthy. Fish oils, flax seed oil, are probably some of the healthiest things you can possibly take. The only thing i see that might be a concern is taking that with the prescription blood thinner. Cause fish oils do thin the blood a bit. But to stop taking a good multivitamin or vit. D is downright stupid. Those are some very healthy supps. to be taking. Drs. in general, are known to be against any and all supplements. They have always been this way. I'm not saying all drs. but a vast majority of them are. I don't see any supplements that you're taking that could possibly cause any problems. Aside from the ephedrine, which can raise blood pressure. Aside from that, thats all I see.
Take everything your dr. tells you about supplements with a grain of salt. They know extremely little about that topic.
06-27-2012, 01:08 PM
I've played with this myself. My first allergy food test I had a 'Moderately severe' reaction to pinto beans, pineapple, and eggs (which had all been staples in my diet for sometime) after several months of cutting those out, I had the test again and the allergies had totally subsided, but new ones had popped up lol. It's the kind of thing that if you're going to really worry about, you gotta be totally on top of it, but just going through basic rotations like OP mentioned doesn't seem like that bad of an idea.
06-27-2012, 01:17 PM
If a doc is not willing to listen or take the time to explain his reservations, then you need to find a new doc.
06-27-2012, 02:04 PM
My md told me SuperDrol is just high stimulant an a pump enhancer. He then told me my gyno will just go away and wouldn't give me anything for it. Now I have a lump under my right nipple. Good job MD.Originally Posted by rambofireball
06-27-2012, 03:37 PM
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