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Old 08-19-2010, 02:10 PM
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Default Vitamins, Supplements, and Herbs, Oh my!

I searched for a "What are you taking?/Vitamins, Supplements, and Herbs" thread and didn't find any. If there already is a thread like this point me in the right direction please.

I'm sick of going to GNC or whatever and asking for advice on how to better my output and them not having a clue. So I figured if anyone is going to know about endurance supplements it's going to be the athletes themselves.

I figure this will be a great thread to post reviews on what we take. As well as ask questions on what we might want to consider trying.


I take One a day multivitamin the gummy one (I know but they taste so good)
2,000mg of Schiff Glucosamine
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AMP amplified maxertion N.O.
I would love to know what everyone else takes and how it helps.

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I was taking EP-No and I loved it I felt like it really helped me as far as sustained energy during a hard ride.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:43 PM
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the hammer nutrition site has a ton of information about just this stuff....

www.hammernut.com

well worth a check. their endurolytes are irreplaceable when it gets hot!!!!
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First and foremost, eat a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of water for hydration.

Beyond that, ingest a bit more complex carbos post-strenuous workout, while your blood insulin levels are high ("carb-replenishment") and perhaps prior thereto (aka, "carb-loading").

What are your specific training goals? Personal bests, or cattin' up to a more competitive level? How are you training physically?
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First and foremost, eat a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of water for hydration.

Beyond that, ingest a bit more complex carbos post-strenuous workout, while your blood insulin levels are high ("carb-replenishment") and perhaps prior thereto (aka, "carb-loading").

What are your specific training goals? Personal bests, or cattin' up to a more competitive level? How are you training physically?
yeah, yeah, yeah



yada yada yada yada

pills. take pills. the simple, fast approach. if you ate everything you were told to get all the nutrients, etc you need from food, you'd never leave the table. and you'd weigh 580 kilos. not pounds, kilos.

i've read two studies that said there are only 2 supplements that have been proven to actually be of benefit to you; a multivitamin and fish oil. i take both

i also take glucosamine. my knees can feel a small but noticeable difference when i quit taking it. my right knee is bad enough; i'll give it all the help i can

i also take magnesium. it's supposed to help muscle function

i used to take calcium, but lately calcium supplements have been linked to heart trouble, so i gave it up. of course, there are those that say i have no heart (see: political section)

i've also found that Bass Ale, Stella Artois, Sierra Nevada, most any Sauvignon Blanc, and Grey Goose with grapefruit juice are excellent supplements as well. take AT LEAST five servings a day
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I alone keep the vitamin industry solvent. If I am seen taking my array of vitamins in public people think I have some terminal ailment. I have never felt better and I donít look my age. I contribute this to eating healthy (a lot of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish), getting 7-8 hours of sleep on a set schedule and taking supplements. Athletes/active people need more than sedentary people.

You donít have time to read all that I take but I would recommend taking these daily on a full stomach: (These are individual gel caps or tablets. Whenever possible take gel caps instead of hard tablets.)
  • B12 Complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Fish Oil
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
Soy (especially just after cycling-sometimes twice a day depending on your workout/s)
Some red wine at dinner but not before or after big rides.
I also recommend a fiber supplement everyday such as Citrucel.
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Vitamin E is best for the stamina and running.That is why it is preferred for professional runners and the weight lifters.It is also good for the heart and physical strong ness.
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Vitamin E is best for the stamina and running.That is why it is preferred for professional runners and the weight lifters.It is also good for the heart and physical strong ness.
Which is better? alpha-tocopherol or gamma-tocopherol? What about tocotrienols? alpha, beta, gamma, or delta? Please respond with fast ness.
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sport legs and endurolytes - for those long, climbing rides I seam to be doing a lot of these days
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I take some of the basics here:
Multivitamin-Ultra Man sport
fish oil-Centrum PRO nutrients
also I take:
Iron 27mg
L-Glutamine 500mg
AMP N.O. (niacin,l-arginine, polyethylene glycol)
When I ride I use ESN (Ergogenic Sports Nutrition) Fuel ISO for my drinks and post ride I use ESN's Re-Fuel
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Long trip need more energy and some Vitamin suplement to cover it, I usually buy it from online store mostly more cheaper than off line store


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