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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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I want to get bigger is it a good idea to take whey protein, what to do?

I want to get bigger is it a good idea to take whey protein, what to do?

Self-image: It seems that “want to get bigger” means having more muscle mass. Whey protein is a source of protein that might improve the nutrient content of the diet and improve muscle mass. High doses can cause decreased appetite, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, increased bowel movements , tiredness, and headache. See Physician to discuss other sources of Protein in Diet; and your need to get bigger. ...Read more

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Can you give me an idea on a workout plan to help lose weight that includes when I should take the protein meal replacements i just got?

Can you give me an idea on a workout plan to help lose weight that includes when I should take the protein meal replacements i just got?

Balanced program: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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When is a good time to take ur vitamins?

When is a good time to take ur vitamins?

Take your vitamins: in the morning to help you through the day. If taking vitamin C take some in a.m. and p.m. because it only lasts about 12 hours in your body. If taking red yeast rice take it toward evening because we make most of our cholesterol during sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take whey protein isolate as a recovery drink after I do the insanity fitness program? And before bedtime?

Is it a good idea to take whey protein isolate as a recovery drink after I do the insanity fitness program? And before bedtime?

Maybe, but..: Insanity is a vigorous exercise program that engages all major & core muscle groups, stimulates the release of glycogen stores and the rapid and efficient uptake of oxygen to fuel activity. Recovery from the demands of such a program requires some protein and also a high GI food to promote growth and replenish glycogen. Adding some fruit or dextrose will do the trick! ...Read more

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What's a good supplement to take?

What's a good supplement to take?

For what use?: One needs to know what the need and intended use is, before thinking about a "good supplement." then you also need to think about safety, along with other medications you might be on or conditions you may have. That said, the most widely used type of supplement is usually a good multivitamin. Even this needs individualization, though, as not everyone can -- or should -- take the same one. ...Read more

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Is the whey protein good after the gym for having a good shape? Do I need to take carbs with it?

Is the whey protein good after the gym for having a good shape? Do I need to take carbs with it?

Yes: it's always good to take some carbs with protein. the carb helps your body to spare the protein in your tissues as you exercise and not convert good tissues into fuel for your activities. ...Read more

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I need to know what is a good workout routine just to add mass?

I need to know what is a good workout routine just to add mass?

Workout: Please see doc to make sure you are healthy enough for exercise and then a trainer at the gym to personalize a program for you. Generally speaking, lifting weights, push ups, machines, all help the body to tear muscle fibers. They then grow as they re-connect adding mass. Protein such as eggs, cheese, nuts, all help feed the process. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good protein shake to take before running but still gain mass?

Can you recommend a good protein shake to take before running but still gain mass?

Lift weights: Running is not going to increase your muscle mass. Add strength training to your workouts to gain muscle and use whey protein post workout (or better yet, real food like lean meats) to help build protein. ...Read more

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Do i need to take a protein supplement while working out?

Do i need to take a protein supplement while working out?

No: Get enough protein in your diet. If you're trying to pack on muscle, one gram of protein eaten per day per pound that you weigh is sufficient and more will not help -- it'll just go to fat and rob you of definition. Generally, eat sensibly. The protein can be a cheap whey powder, lean meat, chicken, fish, tofu, eggs, whatever seems right. Glad you're exercising. ...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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Can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?

Can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?

Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles. So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it everyday after your work outs cause that works for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is ok to take a protein shake to make up for the calories that i need?

Please tell me if it is ok to take a protein shake to make up for the calories that i need?

Sure: Bodybuilding, right? As you get better in the sport, you'll actually get a feel for how much your body needs to grow while staying lean. I'm glad you're doing this -- it's a wonderful gift to yourself. ...Read more

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What is a good daily plan i can follow to lose weight?

What is a good daily plan i can follow to lose weight?

Life style changes: By changing a few things in your life now, you'll notice a tremendous difference in weight loss. Lower your carbohydrate intake, increase your water, cardiovascular exercise 15 to 20 min. Daily. Increase your protein. Do not eat sugar, do not drink sodas. Check out www.Weighstation.Net for further information. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whats a good vitamin to take when you are anemic ?

Whats a good vitamin to take when you are anemic ?

DependsOnTypeOfAnemi: It depends on the type of Anemia Iron Deficiency Anemia you need to take Iron For Pernicious or Megaloblastic Anemia you need to take Vit B12 and Folic Acid ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I do this exercise routine five times a week, how long will it take to get a toned body?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I do this exercise routine five times a week, how long will it take to get a toned body?

Several factors: Type of exercise, intensity, diet, genetics and proper rest are all factors. If you are on right track you should see gradual improvement over the next several months. ...Read more

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What do I need to know before buying a whey protein supplement? is it healthy?

What do I need to know before buying a whey protein supplement? is it healthy?

Not as good as milk: When milk hurdles as in making cheese and cottage cheese, the curds have most of the nutrition. The whey is the left over liquid. It is not as nutritious as milk or cheese, and farmers feed it to.livestock and use it for fertilizer and sell it for supplements. But it is essentially fat free. ...Read more

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BSN AMINOx is a supplement i plan to take but i wanted to know if you guys can read the nutrition if it is bad or the nutrition is not good thanks!

BSN AMINOx is a supplement i plan to take but i wanted to know if you guys can read  the nutrition if it is bad or the nutrition  is not good thanks!

Nutrition advice: Unless you have some rare metabolic disorder (very unlikely) then the best nutrional advice is to eat a balanced diet of plenty of fruits and vegetables with a minimal amount of meat and to try to exercise regularly. If you do that dietary supplements are very rarely needed because you get what you need from your diet. ...Read more