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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

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I have high blood presure can I take supplements to help me wit my workout?

I have high blood presure can I take supplements to help me wit my workout?

Caveat emptor: Please recognize that there are very limited objective and validated data suggesting that supplements are truly beneficial. Nonetheless, patients may still "feel" better on supplements, for a variety of reasons. You also should be aware that supplements, depending on their sources, may have other agents that may be biologically active, some of which may worsen high blood pressure. Be careful! ...Read more

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Is it bad to take some supplements after training workouts? Like protein shake !

Is it bad to take some supplements after training workouts? Like protein shake !

Supplements: A protein shake following a workout can be beneficial because the goal of your workout is replace fat with protein. In order to make protein, you need the building blocks to do that. ...Read more

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Asian M High BP Bodybuilding/Cardio exercise take BSN NO Xplode (Caffeine+Creatine+NO) supplement.Can't workout hard without it.Can I take it safely?

Asian M High BP Bodybuilding/Cardio exercise take BSN NO Xplode (Caffeine+Creatine+NO) supplement.Can't workout hard without it.Can I take it safely?

Difficult Quetion: It will be very hard to get a 'good' or even correct answer to this. The problem is that supplement companies are not subject to inspection/regulation by the FDA, and there are very few independent studies that are ever done on their products. So... it's difficult to know the compounds that are actually in the substance - as well as their amounts. Buyer beware... ...Read more

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Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should i be worried?

Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should i be worried?

Inconsistent data: A single reading of 1.36 is not worrisome given the information you provided, however, it needs to be monitored. There are inconsistencies in your information, on one level it says you are a 33 yr old male and then you say Low FSH and LH which usually applies to women. It is imperative that you control your high blood pressure as that is likely to damage your kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

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Hello, I m currently on Accutane (started 3 days ago) and I was wondering if i would still be able to take creatine supplement for my workout. I have been taking creatine for couple years now so it's not like I m starting to take it. I drink lots of wate

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I m currently on Accutane (started 3 days ago) and I was wondering if i would still be able to take creatine supplement for my workout. I have been taking creatine for couple years now so it's not like I m starting to take it. I drink lots of wate

Do not recommend : Supplements are not FDA regulated, therefore the ingredients are not totally known and guaranteed to be safe. There might be unknown interactions with isotretinoin. To be safe , I would recommend stop taking all supplements while you are on this medication. ...Read more