what supplements do you guys out there take?

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    Jan 29, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    OK- So what supplements are most important to all you gym rats out there? And does anyone think taking supplements is even needed to build a quality physique?
    Here is my list:
    1. gunpowder or jack 3D for pre workout.
    2.CNP pro peptide. (protein)
    3.Animal pack ( vitamins),
    4.GenR8 (post workout carb)

  • Hunkymonkey

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    Jan 29, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    At least you have a minimal list icon_smile.gif. I kinda skip all the commercially promoted stuff. They don't do much of anything. Brand name products don't mean anything to me, because that's all about marketing and separating you from your money. I take alpha lipoic acid at breakfast for blood sugar control. Pre-workout, I often make a mix of creatine, beta alanine, taurine, citrulline malate, and caffeine, though at a minimum, always caffeine. Post-workout, I religiously take dextrose, whey protein, BCAAs, and acetyl-l-carnitine. I make sure to get plenty of protein at regular intervals during the day. For carbs, I try to keep to the lower glycemic ones except post-workout. The keys to building a great physique are sufficient adequate nutrition to support your training, smart training, and time.
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    After years of trying various supplements, I've decided that I only need:
    - MRP for immediate post-workout nutrition.
    - Whey protein for in between meals.
    - NO supplement for times when I need a boost.
    - BCAA pills before I go running.
    - Glyco-maize for extra carbs mixed in with my MRP.
    - Calcium, Vitamin C, and potassium pills.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jan 31, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    The fewer chemicals you take the fewer chemicals you have to survive taking. Stick to the basics. Protein, carbs and fat. Six Star has an awesome milkshake that has all you need, and no they don't pay me to say that. I just have the body they gave me.
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Multivitamin. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 31, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    Hunkymonkey saidAt least you have a minimal list icon_smile.gif. I kinda skip all the commercially promoted stuff. They don't do much of anything. Brand name products don't mean anything to me, because that's all about marketing and separating you from your money. I take alpha lipoic acid at breakfast for blood sugar control. Pre-workout, I often make a mix of creatine, beta alanine, taurine, citrulline malate, and caffeine, though at a minimum, always caffeine. Post-workout, I religiously take dextrose, whey protein, BCAAs, and acetyl-l-carnitine. I make sure to get plenty of protein at regular intervals during the day. For carbs, I try to keep to the lower glycemic ones except post-workout. The keys to building a great physique are sufficient adequate nutrition to support your training, smart training, and time.


    very well put bud! i agree
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    Feb 04, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    Caffeine
    Creatine
    Extended release NO stack
    Casein & whey protein
    Men's multivitamin
    Calcium + Vitamin D (2000 IU)
    Glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate mix
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Caffeine
    Caffeine
    Caffeine
    Caffeine

    Oh yeah, and did I mention caffeine?
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Currently, I'm trying to keep it pretty simple.

    Creatine, whey protein before and after workout, L Arginine before workout, Yohimbe before workout (but only if I don't have to sleep within the next six hours - the stuff gives me insomnia),ZMA at bedtime.
  • mybud

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    Feb 06, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    multi-vitamin
    flax seed oil
    chromium with cinnamon
    creatine
    protein and casein shakes....but a lot of times I get my nightly casein by eating cottage cheese...which I love nom nom nom....
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    mybud saidmulti-vitamin
    flax seed oil
    chromium with cinnamon
    creatine
    protein and casein shakes....but a lot of times I get my nightly casein by eating cottage cheese...which I love nom nom nom....


    I LOVE cottage cheese right before heading to bed. That way I'm not so crazy hungry when I wake up in the morning.
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    Feb 07, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    sashaman saidI LOVE cottage cheese right before heading to bed. That way I'm not so crazy hungry when I wake up in the morning.

    Me too! Problem is, I eat the whole container, and it gets pretty expensive. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 08, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    I eat extremely well with a diet very rich in fruits and vegetables, far better than anyone I know. But obviously no one gets 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day as recommended, so supplementing really isn't an option if someone wants to remain optimally healthy. Personally, I take a liquid supplement that works wonders for almost anyone I recommend it to, especially people with health challenges, so I tell people about it whenever they ask me what I take, mostly after ranting about how their pill vitamins don't seem to work.

    It's a good all-in-one foundational supplement that is fast acting and delivers a virtually complete absorption in seconds. It's called VIBE. I find it very cost effective because it averages under 2.50 a day but you're getting a very high quality product with one of the highest antioxidant scores. The best best and most important fact for me is that it's backed by peer-reviewed research and a host of supporting clinical tests. www.duplicatewellness.com
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    Feb 08, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    None. Not even protein powder. Just food.
  • FUN_SD

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    Feb 09, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Jack3d
    Synta 6
    cellmass
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    Feb 09, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Jack3d and lots of food.
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    Feb 21, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    Jack3d or AMP Loaded
    Whey Isolate and Casein Protein
    Waxy Maize
    Glutamine
    GNC Mega Men
    Fish, Flax, CLA
    Probiotics
    Triflex