Antioxydants : How much do they help YOU?
09-28-2004 10:46 AM
Antioxydants : How much do they help YOU?
How do you value antioxydant intake in your training?
Does taking vitamins E and C, Beta Carotene and selenium, green tea extract and ALA make you leaner, bigger, better, stronger, more energetic, or not?
Personally, I find that they are quite significant in my progress. They let me be bigger, stronger and more lean. I recuperate significantly better from my workouts as compared with not taking them.
09-28-2004 11:48 AM
I swear by Green tea Extract...Stuff is awsome and cheap too..Plus it's one hell of a fat burner..
09-28-2004 12:32 PM
I am faster than 80% of all snakes
Vitamin C, E is all you really need. Other ones such as Green Tea has some more benefits but some don't react well to caffeine.
09-28-2004 04:09 PM
taking vitamins is very important to people living the bodybuilding lifestyle. our clean diets and hard training make our metabolism much faster. with increased metabolism comes more free radicals (unstable molecules) in the body. vitamins E and C are the best antioxidents to take to combat this; as free radicals can cause a number of problems in the body.
09-28-2004 04:22 PM
The Godfather of NUTRAPLANET
The Antioxidant Miracle really good read. Based on research at the Packard Labs in CA. Antioxidants are scientifically proven to play a vital role in health and longevity, not really something you see immediate results with or a significant boost in performance though...
09-28-2004 04:43 PM
Many of the compounds touted as powerful antioxidants, grape seed, green tea et cetera, have numerous benefits outside of their ability to capture free radicals.
I swear by grape seed extract.
09-28-2004 06:56 PM
They haven't given me a training advantage, but there's too much good literature on anti-oxidants that it would only make sense to take them for health reasons. I personally take
1000 mg vitamin C with 500 mg Bioflavonoids
600 IU vitamin E
320 mg Green Tea extract
600 mg NAC
25000 IU Beta Carotene
09-28-2004 09:52 PM
Hey MaDmaN, I just got some bulk green tea extract powder from 1fast. How much do you take per day for fat burning purposes?
Originally Posted by MaDmaN
10-05-2004 01:03 PM
W00t? There's no way wer're getting more than 8 people answering this important aspect of nutrition???
Yeah, and how much green tea?
Geez, 8 samples is statistical crap
10-05-2004 01:06 PM
I'm all about vitamin C, 2-4 grams daily
I drink diet green tea heavily now, but I'm not going back to even more damn caps, lol. It (extract) didn't seem to do much for me in the way of fat burning, energy was good though.
10-05-2004 04:41 PM
The 95% stuff from BAC is pretty good. I'm not that great at cutting but it seems to help plus I can definitely feel it working on the old noggin.
10-05-2004 05:02 PM
Get big or die trying
that sure sounds familiar.
Originally Posted by beamen28
10-05-2004 11:46 PM
haha yeah, guess that was one of the days i was paying attention in class
Originally Posted by Sticks
10-07-2004 09:43 PM
I know nothing...
I can swear by green tea. I buy it in bulk from Custom.
Using 3g a day...
11-10-2004 02:23 PM
I drink green tea, red tea, oolong tea, white tea, and coffee all the time. They all are said to be loaded with antioxidants. I almost forgot I like to drink pomagranat juice from time to time also. Other than that I just take a vitamin and some b-5 every day to control my acne. Also I eat lots of fruit and If I remeber right berries are suppose to be high in antioxidants.
11-10-2004 06:16 PM
Vitamin C (high doses)
All antioxidants I swear by, and use everyday.
11-30-2004 08:54 PM
All this support..... I may have to reconsider my initial judgment of them.. The only antioxidant I've ever taken was 500mg of vitamin C a day...... but I stopped that long ago.
Originally Posted by NPursuit
12-07-2004 02:02 AM
you need alot more than 500 mgs man,
get the 1gram capsules take a couple,
I train with massive intensity, and if i miss my anti oxidants and my 8egg+75gram prot. slurry before bed there is no "getting up" because of soreness.
I did this massive deadlift, squat band assisted WO so i was using 20% more than maximal weights.then we went to the trak and standing long jumped 40's.that night i went to bed with my left leg not working, seriously it was flopping like a dead fish.
woke up it worked, sore but worked.
i swear by grapeseed, E, MASSIVE DOSES OF C , green tea.
12-22-2004 08:41 AM
Depends on the class of antioxident
IMHO it depends on the type of antioxident that you are taking in. Different type of radical species are dealt with by different antioxidents. Taking too much of many 'antioxident' chemicals can end up having a pro-oxident activity.
The quantities you take of each depends a lot on your lifestyle. I don't do much cardio, and have a job where I am seated most of the day, so my radical load is not particularly high, thus my C, E intake is small frequent doses. I also have a problem with H2O2 radicals, for which I wack down NAC (along with selenium and Bcomplex) twice a day.
I suggest looking at taking a small dose of antiox for each ROS type that is an issue for you. Taking small and frequent is better than a big dose.
Also, as undertaker highlighted in another thread - ensure your iron intake is not too high.
01-02-2005 08:36 PM
sorry if this sounds newbie....but green tea extract as a fat burner? How exactly does that work ?