Cycling vitamins & powder ?

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    Oct 14, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I've heard that everybody should "cycle" his supplements.
    For example, creatine has to be take before and after work-out during 5 days in a row and then you should do it 8 weeks later.
    Is it correct ?

    What about creatine ? Spirulina ? Chlorela ?

    Any advice ?

  • MikeW

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    Oct 14, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    I suspect no one has replied because the way you ask your question indicates you've not done a lot of research and don't know very much about the supplements you are considering.

    Your profile indicates you are 19 years old and my question is, why do you think you need to be taking "supplements" at all? Why aren't you getting all the nutrients you need from your diet? Since you ask about Spirulina and Chlorella I wonder, are you vegan and trying to find vegan supplements that will supply your body with enough protein? If so, why not tell us that so we don't have to guess?

    "Supplements" is a HUGE category. If you seriously want to know about "supplements," you may want to invest in "The Sports Supplement Bible," available in a variety of formats at that link. Think of it as a reference, not a book to be read and memorized unless you are planning on becoming a professional trainer or something like that.
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    Oct 15, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
    I do want to be lack of something.
    That's why I take supplement.
    I use to be lack of Iron which makes me really exhausted and I didn't know where does it comes from during almost one year.

    I just started to take supplements since I reached the USA, one month and a half ago. I didn't know that when I was in France. We don't really know all that supplement stuffs.
    I talked about spirulina and chlorella because they are the one which are natural in my knowledge.

    I am not vegan.

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    Oct 15, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    I don't supplement. If something is lacking, I change up my diet. But I work with a trainer/nutritionist. He has taught me things I couldn't learn on my own. Just tonight, after he changed up my training (which he does every 3-4 weeks), he asked about my diet to make sure I was on track. After discussing it, he suggested I increase my protein intake. No problem! I love eating lean meat!

    If your diet is clean, and focused on your body's needs, you shouldn't need supplements. But that's just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
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    Oct 15, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    Spend your money on real food.