Supplements that help with fatigue.

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    Jan 07, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    Any RJ men take supplements for energy.Everything I read says nothing really works?I drink diet coke and a cup of tea in the morning so I think I get enough caffeine.Ry
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    Jan 07, 2014 4:29 AM GMT
    Are you talking about just in general, or for working out?

    I eat about 5k calories per day (spread throughout the day) and never feel tired. I get about 8 hours of sleep per night. Sometimes I take a preworkout (NO Explode 2.0) to amp up my work outs.
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    Jan 07, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    Drink Red Bull. The niacin, misc vitamins, and taurine are great.
  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 07, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen saidAre you talking about just in general, or for working out?

    I eat about 5k calories per day (spread throughout the day) and never feel tired. I get about 8 hours of sleep per night. Sometimes I take a preworkout (NO Explode 2.0) to amp up my work outs.


    Who has the time or the money to eat 5k worth of calories a day? icon_eek.gif

    Apparently, this guy!
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    Jan 07, 2014 9:24 AM GMT
    I've found a daily Vit B12 supplement is pretty good for perking up my energy levels.

    Taking a supplement brand like Biostrath also increases your energy levels and is amazing for concentration. Don't know if you get it in the States, but it's available in South Africa.

    Those are my go-to supplements outside of fat burners I use like a Yohimbe fat burner.
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    Jan 07, 2014 9:25 AM GMT
    earthsearch saidI've found a daily Vit B12 supplement is pretty good for perking up my energy levels.

    Taking a supplement brand like Biostrath also increases your energy levels and is amazing for concentration. Don't know if you get it in the States, but it's available in South Africa.

    Those are my go-to supplements outside of fat burners I use like a Yohimbe fat burner.
    B12 works wonders on me.
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    Jan 07, 2014 9:27 AM GMT
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    earthsearch saidI've found a daily Vit B12 supplement is pretty good for perking up my energy levels.

    Taking a supplement brand like Biostrath also increases your energy levels and is amazing for concentration. Don't know if you get it in the States, but it's available in South Africa.

    Those are my go-to supplements outside of fat burners I use like a Yohimbe fat burner.
    B12 works wonders on me.


    It's pretty good stuff. And I found that the tablets are inexpensive.
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    Jan 07, 2014 9:29 AM GMT
    earthsearch said
    Trollileo2 said
    earthsearch saidI've found a daily Vit B12 supplement is pretty good for perking up my energy levels.

    Taking a supplement brand like Biostrath also increases your energy levels and is amazing for concentration. Don't know if you get it in the States, but it's available in South Africa.

    Those are my go-to supplements outside of fat burners I use like a Yohimbe fat burner.
    B12 works wonders on me.


    It's pretty good stuff. And I found that the tablets are inexpensive.
    Exactly. If delivered with other supplements, though, it helps solve fatigue much more efficiently.
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    Jan 07, 2014 9:48 AM GMT
    Well I don't take supplements as habit now, whats been in a natural way for me is

    1.I make about a litter of good Green-tea pot.

    2.A jar of freshly queeze Lemon juice or lime.

    3. and the those skin I make a jar of lemon Skin/peel soak them in hot water and consume them later the day it act as a well diuretic / detoxification for your circulatory system.

    And Yes a well balance rich good crab food such as banana etc would be good, and greasy food does not help.

    Actually what really works for me that has been till now is the Green-Tea...Jasmine mix or Lemon does very well. And I've learn the quality of those tea especially Green tea you don't want to be too roasted old black looking contains high caffeine it does not help and give you headaches. Sencha ones are good enough. My favorite has to be the Jasmine Green tea it really give me the kick of energy.

    Actually at night you could try mint tea it does help on the overall. + it does make you sleep well and sort of like cleanse your mouth like.

    I even have a box of green tea the office everyone knows is that weirdo's tea.
  • Camz03

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    Jan 07, 2014 10:05 AM GMT
    What does your diet look like in general? Too many foods high in trans-fatty acids and sugars can leave you feeling sluggish. Eating more low GI options will help to sustain energy over longer periods of time.

    Do you skip out on breakfast? There's a reason every health and fitness magazine whines about breakfast being important: it establishes the intensity of your metabolism for the day and regulates the release of insulin and glucagon hormones that regulate blood sugar levels. If you're not eating a decent, balanced breakfast then it might leave your body unarmed and unequipped to tackle the day. Tea and coke won't be sufficient to sustain you...

    Try replacing the coke with an apple in the morning. Apples have been shown to kick in twice as fast and act twice as effectively as a cup of coffee. Tea, especially varieties like rooibos, are known to be cures for insomnia (aka: they make you sleepy and relaxed). Maybe hold off on the tea first thing in the morning and wait until you at least get to the office?

    And then it goes without saying that enough rest each night is important... As a guideline it can be recommended you get at least 8 hours of sleep, however everyone is different. There was a story about a woman who required only one hour of sleep a night to feel fully charged. Perhaps you fall on the unlucky side of the bell-curve and require more than 8 hours of sleep a night for your body to feel naturally charged?

    Finally, pre-workout can really help if you're struggling to get to gym because you're feeling tired.

    Hope these suggestions help in some way icon_smile.gif
  • hebrewman

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    Jan 07, 2014 10:25 AM GMT
    i also need some help in this. since exiting chemo/radiation nearly 16 months ago, i'm still suffering from mind numbing fatigue on a daily basis. my doctors are, of course, stumped. no surprise there as the 'team' has yet to EVER pin anything down. i'm just tired of being tired. thanks guys.
    aaron
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    Jan 07, 2014 11:30 AM GMT
    I take zinc, a probiotic, and a product called greens on the go....it seems to do the trick
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    Jan 07, 2014 11:48 AM GMT
    Caffeine can have a rebound effect and make you feel sluggish later. Balanced diet with a good breakfast and 8 hrs sleep is the foundation. I agree that B-12 is good. Be sure your vitamin D levels are where they should be too.
  • DanOmatic

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    Jan 07, 2014 12:11 PM GMT
    As far as supplements go, vitamin B-12 works wonders for me.

    I also drink green tea a couple of times a day, and I make sure I start the day with breakfast--it makes a huge difference.

    Good rest is also important. I try to get at least 7 hours a night, plus a quick power nap from time to time (just 10-20 minutes) before heading out to my evening workout.

    Yoga is also very energizing, especially on those days when my muscles are tired from my other workouts.
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    Jan 08, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
    WickedRyan saidAny RJ men take supplements for energy.Everything I read says nothing really works?I drink diet coke and a cup of tea in the morning so I think I get enough caffeine.Ry


    Cut sugar( especially artificial sweetner) milk and wheat from your diet and up the fat and cruciferous veggies. Once your body cleans out your will have your energy back .
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    Jan 09, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    WickedRyan saidAny RJ men take supplements for energy.Everything I read says nothing really works?I drink diet coke and a cup of tea in the morning so I think I get enough caffeine.Ry


    Caffeine can cause a bounce.
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    Jan 09, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    Citrulline Malate powder stacked with L-arginine. It seems to work for me.
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:14 AM GMT
    Dopeamine said
    Avsigkommen saidAre you talking about just in general, or for working out?

    I eat about 5k calories per day (spread throughout the day) and never feel tired. I get about 8 hours of sleep per night. Sometimes I take a preworkout (NO Explode 2.0) to amp up my work outs.


    Who has the time or the money to eat 5k worth of calories a day? icon_eek.gif

    Apparently, this guy!


    Big breakfasts (bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread, milk), weight gainer shake (Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition), decent sized lunches (pasta, lean turkey burgers, pizza), decent sized dinners (see aforementioned for lunch), intermittent snacks (roasted peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter sandwiches/crackers, animal crackers), and fruit juices/occasional soda. It isn't that hard.

    Who has the time? People who are serious about seeing gains.
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:32 AM GMT
    Bulletproof Coffee (I make mine with espresso) and/or Ritalin work well any time of the day or night. No insulin spike/sag with sugared or starchy stuff either.
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:45 AM GMT
    Lots of good advice here, though I'd be careful with Red Bull and Riatalin--you can research possible side effects for these on the web. Yerba Mate is a great tea that delivers a boost that lasts for about 6 hours with no jitters and no crash, unlike coffee. There's lots of great antioxidants in it as well. Get the roasted or the unsmoked version--Guayaki and MateFactor make excellent versions of it. You can get them on Amazon or at Whole Foods.