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What Is The Best Multivitamin For Bodybuilding
Creatine: It is the one supplement that will help you considerably with making the muscles that you work grow rapidly. Most other supplements are of little or no value; especially, you do yourself a disservice to use a "fat burner" instead of exercise and diet. Every ordinary guy i know who's tried Anabolic steroids has been sorry. Glad you're lifting -- enjoy. ...Read more
See below: What to Look for in a Multivitamin Read the label carefully. Product labels identify which nutrients are included and the amounts contained within each serving. Get the basic vitamins and minerals. Most multivitamin preparations usually include the following vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, folic acid (B9), B12, B5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, A, E, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Centrum is ok: I don't specifically endorse any one brand but i recommend a good mulivit has about 100% of the rda for most vitamin components. I see it as a nutritional seatbelt and huge excess percentages can be indicated but you need to have a reason to take then and a professional review it. Some have iron and some don't. In general, premenopausal women can have ones with iron. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin : For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more
None will cure......: Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate is the only supplement that the American Academy of orthopedic surgeons still thinks that may have some benefit symptomatically in arthritis. Otherwise, they're wasting your money. You could buy it cheap and it's a food supplements so it's safe. ...Read more
There are several: Here are a few supplements that optomize liver function: n-acetyl cysteine is found in most emergency rooms and is given for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) is very toxic to liver) milk thistle (aka silymarin) and Alpha lipoic acid are also very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is not one: Remember that "supplements" have no definitive or proven real effect in the body. There are a miriad of substances that claim reverse aging: antioxidants like vitamins e, c, a. Some claims of the seed of apricot, vital procolageno , hyaluronic acid, collagen. Retinoids. And many more. Definitively smoking causes more wrinkles and premature death. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Calcium for men: The best calcium supplement is the one that you find easiest to take. While some preparations are absorbed better than others (eg, calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate, liquid-based calcium vs. Pill form), in general they are all comparable and work fine for the average healthy person. My personal favorite is viactiv, which is a calcium chew with extra vitamin k to help absorption--tasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A daily multivitamin: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and a very balanced diet, then he may not need a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Either national brands or trusted generics are fine. ...Read more
THE BEST?: Assuming you possess a peripheral neuropathy, especially involving small fibres, hands down, is a medical food called MetanX, containing bioactive folate, (folic acid) B-6 and B-12. But this is a prescription item. If alcohol an issue, thiamine might be useful. Several OTC items found in health food stores have been touted, such as alpha lipoid acid, but little objective proof. ...Read more
Hard work: After using many supplements as a young person, reviewing the literature that is available regarding supplements (on pros and cons), and understanding the regulations around supplements; my current opinion is that no supplement offers a significant performance advantage to justify its cost. Instead, study training techniques to improve your results and get enough rest. ...Read more
Not applicable: Vitamins are great for good health, and you need all of them for this. There are no vitamins that specifically improve sex, but there are other concepts that you may embrace. If you're low on testosterone, libido and performance does increase. Making sure your genital anatomy is correct is also important. There are procedures that correct problems, so talk with your doctor to check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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