What kind of supplements do you take?

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    Jan 09, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    How many kinds and what brands do you use or prefer?

    Do you find yourself taking a large number or a plethora of pills or supplements?

    Do you find them beneficial? Have you noticed change or do you feel certain gains would not have been made had you not taken the supplements?

    How do you take them? Before a workout or During the day? With milk? Carbonated water?

    Is there a particular one that you MUST have at some point in the day to feel comfortable?

    Am I missing any other important questions?





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    Jan 09, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    i use cellucor products and a ;iquid wht protein shooter from gnc called new whey. yes they work well. i'd type more but i'm one-handed (kitty has decided lately to use me as a pillow and my left hand is squashed - i don't intend to move him, since it's taken nearly 3 years to get him to be a lap kitty)
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    I used to take a plethora of pills (17HD, Anabolic-7, Tribulus, BCAA, Lipo-6, AXIS-HT) and powders (NO-Xplode, White Flood, Purple Wrath) but have decided to cut them all out of my workouts this year.

    I find testosterone boosters can make a difference and they do not cause problems with your manhood if anything they leave you more horny than ever, but at the end of the day it's money spent on something that really isn't necessary.

    This year the plan for me is to stick with 2 supps: Protein powder and BCAA's for recovery. Aside from this I take a coffee before my workout for the caffeine hit and thats it.

    Stacking supplements can mess with your head a bit, I know I feel I can lift a whole house when I stack NO products with testosterone boosters, but can end up feel horny every night over nothing or left sleepless if taken just a bit too late in the day.

    There is a temptation to just pick up a bottle and take down a couple of 17HD but I've been using it for nearly a couple of years now and want to start going without the extra help.

    One thing I've discovered with testosterone boosters (17HD, AXIS-HT) is that in between cycles, I had a massive drop in moods feeling depressed and just unmotivated and it's not a nice feeling. You really need to expect it so you can deal with it.



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    Jan 09, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
    I'm assuming (hopefully safely) that the majority of these listed are legal.

    This already sounds like an ASSload of pills and drinks n stuff which sometimes strays me away from taking them at all. But if there is a clear benefit, i dont see why not.

    What about Gakic? anyone heard of that one? supposed to delay the effects of lactic acid? yay or nay
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    Jan 09, 2009 8:04 AM GMT
    I no longer take anything, not even a multivitamin, though perhaps I will again.

    For years I took various things. Maybe some of them did something positive for me, but it wasn't enough for the money I spent on them. I do think creatine may have made me stronger, but it didn't make my body look better.

    I eat plenty of vegetables and fruit and lots of protein. Nowadays, those are my only supplements.

    Shouldn't this thread be in a different area? Perhaps the "Vitamins and Supplements" one? icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    I do "food" and plenty of it.

    I do weight gainer.
    I do protein.
    I take a vitamin.

    Mostly, I eat a varied and balanced diet.

    Sometimes I'll do some creatine, and a couple of other things, but, it's always been about food and getting calories.
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    Jan 09, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    I take NOW brand products, as advised by my trainer. He's been to their plant and said they have an on-site lab for quality control testing.
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    Jan 10, 2009 7:51 AM GMT
    Primarily food, food, food, and more food, followed by protein powder and weight gainer for squeezing in more meals, a multivitamin, and Metamucil to keep everything in motion.
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    Jan 11, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    Fiber is our friend.
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    Jan 11, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    Labrada MRP powder
    Optimum Nutrition protein powder
    Twin Lab Amino Fuel pills
    Twin Lab Nitric Fuel pills
    Creatine powder once in a while
    Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium pills
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    Jan 11, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    so basically, i should just stick to food and a multivitamin...megamen's sport?

    sounds like creatine (as a shake more than likely?) should be in there somewhere too?



    for, it seems like my health has been about as good as airplane food lately. i was somewhat muscley before i broke my back but after the year of recovery has gone by, i havent really gotten back in to any type of good fitness/nutrition schedule.

    i know i didnt gain weight, but what muscle i once had seems replaced by a nice coat of flab, right over my chiseled abs.

    im hoping that once i start again, i can get on the right track from the beginning.


    thanks again to all you fitness fiends for all the good advice icon_smile.gif