Supplement recommendations?

  • HPgeek934

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    Jun 30, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    I've started taking working out more seriously in the last few months, and for the first time in a long time I can honestly say that I can look in the mirror and like what I see when I take my shirt off. Right now, the only means of muscle building I have is weights, and I'd like to add a supplement to the mix, something that will help me gain more muscle. I feel like my body is kinda slowing down now in the growing department and I want to give it a jump start that goes beyond just food.

    My issue is that I have crohn's disease, which is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. I had surgery three years ago to remove the diseased portions of my intestines, and am now considered in "remission". Because of my crohn's, I'm always making sure what I put in my body wont hurt me. Having crohn's gives me a very sensitive stomach, so I dont want to take a supplement that I'll just end up losing (if you know what I mean). Can anyone recommend anything that I could possibly take that you think would be easy on the stomach? Or maybe you just have general pointers you could give me. I'm open to all the help I can get.

    Thanks guys!
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    Jul 01, 2015 4:04 AM GMT
    This might be a question that you should ask your doctor. You'll want to find out if there are any particular foods that might trigger or upset your stomach.

    If you're lactose intolerant, then you might want to stick with a whey isolate protein powder. It's a lot easier to digest than a casein based protein powder.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jul 01, 2015 10:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThis might be a question that you should ask your doctor. You'll want to find out if there are any particular foods that might trigger or upset your stomach.

    If you're lactose intolerant, then you might want to stick with a whey isolate protein powder. It's a lot easier to digest than a casein based protein powder.


    Already spoke to my dr about it and he said it's just trial and error when it comes to this.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jul 01, 2015 12:22 PM GMT
    Which is why I came here to ask for advice on some to try out. Maybe someone else here has a sensitive stomach and can tell me what works for them.
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    Jul 01, 2015 5:48 PM GMT
    Creatine is the most widely-researched supplement for building muscle and is generally considered to be very safe and effective. There are several different varieties, but monohydrate is the most common and most researched.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jul 01, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
    SF79 saidCreatine is the most widely-researched supplement for building muscle and is generally considered to be very safe and effective. There are several different varieties, but monohydrate is the most common and most researched.


    I'm prone to kidney stones and I've heard that creatine can put your kidneys on overdrive. Any truth to this?
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    Jul 01, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    I have Celiac Disease, so I have to be careful also; I’ve been using Orgain Organic protein powder. It’s gluten and soy free and made from plant based proteins. Hope this helps.
  • mybud

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    Jul 01, 2015 10:40 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 said
    SF79 saidCreatine is the most widely-researched supplement for building muscle and is generally considered to be very safe and effective. There are several different varieties, but monohydrate is the most common and most researched.


    I'm prone to kidney stones and I've heard that creatine can put your kidneys on overdrive. Any truth to this?
    I just wanted to add..Some who take creatine say it disturbs their stomachs. You said something about you didn't want that side effect.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jul 02, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    TPM1 saidI have Celiac Disease, so I have to be careful also; I’ve been using Orgain Organic protein powder. It’s gluten and soy free and made from plant based proteins. Hope this helps.


    Thanks! I'll look into this tomorrow. Where do you get it?
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    Jul 02, 2015 7:55 AM GMT
    You can buy it on line through their web site or at Amazon; you can also check for a local retailer on their home page.