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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 the workout supplement omega cuts good to use?

Is the workout supplement omega cuts good to use?

Not for workout: This is an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and there is no evidence whatsoever for energy or body-building effects. It has been promoted for cardiovascular benefits after years of study in an attempt to find the connection between seafood diets and improved cardiovascular health. But a large multi-site randomized double-blind clinical trial just concluded that outcomes are not improved on omega-3. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good pre and post workout supplement?

Docs, what's a good pre and post workout supplement?

Protein supplements-: -especially whey protein. A good protein meal, about an hour or so before, some supplement during, but more water, and finish the supplement after the workout. B sure to count your protein from all sources, diet and supplements. You need 50gms for your daily needs, and supplement only on days you workouts are intense. ...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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Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Bodyweight exercises: Pullups, pushups, and bodyweight squats when performed with proper technique are excellent exercises. You can learn more at this site: http://www.Alkavadlo.Com/. ...Read more

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What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the energy needed for both strength and stamina during your workout. ...Read more

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Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Supplements: I usually recommend netrition.com or vitamin shoppe for supplements. Make sure the supplements are independently verified by a third party to ensure quality. ...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?

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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I am going for workout from past 9yrs, I would like to know which whey protien would be good. I have never taken any supplements till date, need your suggestion?

Good quality whey: I use whey in women and hormone deficient males to help maintain wt. Atso, in vegetarians, weight loss occurs more quickly. For people working out, check the quality of the branched amino acids. These branched aa, if deficient can slow down muscle formation, that would occur from the exercise. The other limiting factor in wt. Gain is testosterone defi, it is most def. In females who have cad/mi e. ...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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What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance training?

What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance   training?

Depends: Most endurance training workouts are best fueled by a well balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Having an adequate of amount of carbs is important to maximize the glycogen stores in the muscles, which provides the muscles with energy. Supplement with adequate hydration, a small of amount of protein as well. ...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