Supplementing While Sick
- 09-05-2007, 02:00 PM
Supplementing While Sick
Simple enough question:
Do you continue your supplements when you are sick?
I was just bit by the Summer bug on Monday afternoon. I end up dropping all but the most basic supplements such as multivitamins and protein powder if I can stomach it. When I am sick (not sniffles or general aches, I am talking about the unable to breath, colored crud from your nose, dripping in your chest, unable to sleep well variety) I do not eat anywhere near my typical diet, currently I have not eaten anything since Monday at 2pm, and do not exercise on schedule, I made Monday but skipped yesterday and will most likely skip today. It makes sense to me to not take the additional supps since I am not feeding the body or exercising to make use of it.
What do you do when you get sick?
- 09-05-2007, 02:50 PM
i take a sh!t load of glutamine and vitamin c also i use Tom Mannos enzyme because it greatly enhances your bodies white blood cell count.
09-05-2007, 05:32 PM
I just recovered from a brutal 24 hour flu bug. I couldn't stomach much of anything and even water made me want to puke. I basically ate ice chips all day yesterday. I was dehydrated as h*ll. No supps really. I finally got a bowl of cereal and a protein shake in me last night, but I dropped 3 pounds of water weight in a day and a half. And now I'm trying to figure out how best to get back on track for my workouts.
So, for a flu-like illness, I can't take any supplements at all. Maybe that's just me, but if anything I ingest is barely slowing down long enough to wave hello to my stomach, then what's the point? Once I was able to keep down some solids last night, I popped a multi-v.
As for other cold-like illnesses, I typically keep supps the same and mega-dose vitamin c. I also like astragalus root as an immune system booster.
09-05-2007, 06:23 PM
I had the same thought pattern as to why it might be a waste to continue on the sups.
I will look into your suggestion of astragalus root as I have not heard of that one before.
09-05-2007, 07:02 PM
I would probably take as little as possible.. and load up on vit C, water etc and rest until you are better
09-05-2007, 11:42 PM
09-06-2007, 10:05 AM
I would concentrate on a good multivitamin product with alpha lipoic acid (to recharge vitamins C and E), echinacea, additional zinc (not more than 60mg per day), and a huge dose of vitamin C (upwards of 5gr spread throughout the day). Not to forget Beta-1, 3-Glucan, the most powerful immune-system enhancer known to science.
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