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Whats a good supplement to take when you workout?

Whats a good supplement to take when you workout?

Carbs &Protiens: When you workout, you deplete muscle glycogen , glycogen is the primary fuel your muscles use for energy production; therefore, optimizing glycogen stores is important and it's one of the reasons energy levels decrease when reducing carbs. Promote glycogen synthesis, but it's also crucial to feed some protein to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit what's known as proteolysis. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is it really important to have a meal post workout? Also is it alright to workout and not take any supplements?

Is it really important to have a meal post workout?  Also is it alright to workout and not take any supplements?

Ok to workout: Without supplements but. The post workout meal or shake is vital for healthy outcome. After workout your body needs nutrients to help rebuild and restore what you broke down. You will get better results and quicker results with post workout nutrition. It could be protein shake or small meal. Does not need to be large ...Read more

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What health supplement can I take to achieve the best results after 10 days of treadmill workouts?

What health supplement can I take to achieve the best results after 10 days of treadmill workouts?

None: I am not sure any supplement has that sort of power, especially after only 10 days of aerobic activity. For best results you should combine strength work with the cardio. ...Read more

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Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

No: Or not take it at all.Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do not be lazy.Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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I am 28 on adderral looking for safe supplements I can take to help loose weight combined with my workout. Safe fatburner?

I am 28 on adderral looking for safe supplements I can take to help loose weight combined with my workout. Safe fatburner?

Stimulants & Suppl.: Check with your prescriber before adding any supplements. Your concern is valid as a lot of supplements for weight loss contain stimulant properties that can increase heart rate and potentially blood pressure and cause side effects. These are not easy to find. If you are set on supplementing and your doctor is not helpful, look for a Dr. specializing in naturopathic medicine. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel jittery when you take pre and post workout supplements? Is it safe if you are sensitive to caffeine?

What does it mean when you feel jittery when you take pre and post workout supplements? Is it safe if you are sensitive to caffeine?

Depends on supp.: There are many pre and post workout supplements. I imagine many of the pre-workout supplements contain caffeine and thus are best avoided if you are sensitive to caffeine; but there are probably some that don't have caffeine so check them out. Generally if you are jittery after any supplement i would take it as a sign that it is not a good fit for you and you should find one that does not do this! ...Read more

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I take a Melatonin supplement almost every night because I take caffeine for my workouts. Will this cause any long-term health issues? Thanks!

I take a Melatonin supplement almost every night because I take caffeine for my workouts. Will this cause any long-term health issues? Thanks!

Melatonin safe: There are no data that indicates daily use of melatonin in pharmacologic doses to be unsafe. Caffeine, on the other hand, can have neurotoxic effects which may cause health problems long-term. Speak to your nutritionist or physician about this. ...Read more

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Can a 55kg bodybuilding beginner take mega mass or supermass.And what about casilan 90. When should supplements be taken( after or before workouts)?

Can a 55kg bodybuilding beginner take mega mass or supermass.And what about casilan 90. When should supplements be taken( after or before workouts)?

Be careful!: Be careful! dietary supplements are not well regulated. Unlike prescription and over the counter drugs, which are regulated by the fda, supplements are not. The ingredient list is not always accurate, and may contain harmful ingredients. Drugs have to have scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness, but even they can have side effects. Supplements do not have such safeguards. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a testosterone booster supplements fpr workouts ? Safe ?

Is it ok to take a testosterone booster supplements fpr workouts ? Safe ?

Worthless!: There are no testosterone "boosters" that actually do anything but waste your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Why would you put something in your body that you don't know what it is or what harm it could cause you -- and why would you waste your money to do so? Even if there were "testosterone boosters" they wouldn't do anything positive for you. ...Read more