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Old 03-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #11
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I suppose the salient question is why everyone stopped using probiotics.
I think once you load up...and don't do stuff to kill it off/repopulate bad bacteria (sugar, yeast, crap food, antibiotics)...you are probably fine. I have a policy of just loading up once a year on it as a safety net.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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I think once you load up...and don't do stuff to kill it off/repopulate bad bacteria (sugar, yeast, crap food, antibiotics)...you are probably fine. I have a policy of just loading up once a year on it as a safety net.
Quite true. I get a lot of fermented things in my diet (homebrew beer/cider, sauerkraut, ACV) so I don't find much need to take lots of additional probiotics. Once or twice a year I'll do loading dosage for a week, and I might take a single pill the morning after a particularly large amount of crap food consumption.

1. Fish oil (maybe move to algae dha soon?)
2. Vitamin D
3. Magnseium
4. Zinc
5. Multi-vitamin
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:36 AM   #13
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I'd probably add "powdered Greens" to my top 5 nowadays too......as I don't eat enough green stuff. More a safety net on the whole pH balance thing.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:44 AM   #14
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In no particular order...

Fish oil
Vitamin D
Zinc/Mag
Multi-vitamin
BCAA

Pretty similar to many others peoples lists, not surprising as we feed all feed off each other here..
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:16 AM   #15
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I'd probably add "powdered Greens" to my top 5 nowadays too......as I don't eat enough green stuff. More a safety net on the whole pH balance thing.
I've done this too.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:33 AM   #16
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1. Fish Oil
2. Vitamin D
3. ZMA

...no one uses iodine? Surprising....
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:32 AM   #17
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Default Phil Richards interview and supplement choices

Sorry, took me a while to dig this up from EliteFTS, thought people might find it interesting.

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/phil_richards.htm

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MH: Supplements can be confusing to most competitors out there. How important are supplements in todayís world?

PR: The right supplements are paramount for human health. My top five are: apricot kernals, Spirulina, transdermal magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and vitamin D. A bit different to all the other crap being peddled out there! Always remember if you want performance, you must have health. Thatís why my whole philosophy is about building health, then strength. Performance is then a natural progression.
Personally I'm mostly with MOD so my list gets to 2.

1. Multi Vit - mix with a pint of water and make sure I start the day by taking on fluid

2. Fish Oil capsule - Omega 3 heavy

I'm sure I could survive without 1. but life gets kind of hectic and unpredictable and I don't always get enough fruit and veg and other good stuff in me.

+ I don't spend my money on Mutant Mass Special Formula XX Cocksurge Protein Powder or doughnuts so I'm happy to buy multivits.

+ I travel on public transport everyday and I'm surround by sick people....
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:33 PM   #18
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I eat as paleo as possible, get daily sun exposure, practice yoga and meditation along with my daily workout and martial arts training...I also get 8-9 hrs of sleep each night. These things alone have probly made the biggest difference in my quality of life and health than any supplement ever did. I do take these on a daily basis...

1 Tbsp Carlsons CLO + 1000IU Vit D Drops
1 Tbsp Vitamineral Green Food Powder
1 Pak Animal Flex
1 Tbsp Natural Calm Magnesium
1-2 Emergen-C Lite Paks

Here's a good supplement article from Ross Enamait
http://www.rossboxing.com/thegym/supplements1.html
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:36 PM   #19
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I usually try and pay attention to the most up to date information concerning diet, exercise, and supplementation but the more I hear, see, and read, the more I realize how complicated everyone seems to be making all of this.
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