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Several people have asked me for a list of the supplements that I use. Well here is that list. My definition of supplement is anything I take or use that isn’t real/whole food. I try whenever possible to eat healthy whole foods but in this busy world it is impossible to eat right 100% of the time so I supplement with a great multi vitamin, EFAs, joint health compound and protein drinks and protein bars.

 

Multi Vitamin/Supplement
NSI Synergy 3 Men’s Multi Vitamin – yes six per day three morning, three evening. Great vitamin mineral supplement for men. Includes many extras like; acetyl-L-carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid (articles and studies show that these two compounds when taken together can improve cellular health) and Resveratol (which apparently really hasn’t been proven to do squat in humans despite the claims that red wine is so very good for you).

 

Joint Health
Glucosamine and Chondroitin – joint health is pretty important. If you’re injured you can’t work out.

 

Essential Fatty Acids
Take EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3, 6, 9) – joint health, artery health. Google for hte bennefits.

 

Protein Drinks
General use
: 100% Gold Standard Whey I highly recommend the Cake Batter and Carmel Toffee Fudge flavors! Yummy! I use this as a between meal snacks… sometimes mixing with 1% milk, usually mixing with water.

Before bed: 100% Gold Standard Casein Protein – slow digestion for all night muscle nourishment.

 

Post workout meal
After Max – great blend of carbs and protein for that after workout jolt your body needs. If you want to be more exact send I can post a calculator that will give you a better “serving size” then the generic 3-scoops listed on the back of the can. Personally I use 4 scoops for my post workout meal.

 

Protein Bars
Argh – probably the lamest section. Nothing here that is lo-carb tastes very good. Some are okay but none are fabulous. I’m open to suggestions!! Please leave comments… remember I’m looking for lo-carb protein bars only!

Met-Rx Protein Plus

  • Mud Pie Fusion: Flavor =  6, Filling = 6, Feel = 6
  • Chocolate Choc Chunk: Flavor = 4, Filling = 6, Feel = 6
  • Choc Roasted Peanut: Flavor = 5, Filling = 6, Feel = 6

I want to try:

I also like the following although neither are low carb or really high in protein:

  • Zone Perfect bars
  • Clif Builder’s Bars (vanilla almond is my favorite)

 

Pre Workout

I’ve been using Ragnarok. I don’t have anything to compare it to. It seems to make my workout more intense… but nothing Earth shattering. I like the caffeine free for weight days and the caffeine version for cardio days. I might try a couple other pre/during drinks but this is the one area that, in my opinion, is least important.

 

Fuel for long cardio training (over 1.5 hours)

I’ve tried many drinks. I love, love, LOVE Carbo Rocket. Simple. clean, pure, not too sweet.

 

Miscellaneous

I love the Blender Bottle. I bought a set from - don't laugh - HSN - I read about the bottles on a body building forum and hunted for the best prices and found HSN - I think I got a set of four of the 28oz bottles for $20. I don’t use any other workout bottles now.  Of course for water and carb drink, especially when on the bike I use the Camelbak Podium Bottle. Pill organizer: I use three of these. I’m going to switch to one of these fairly soon.

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Those are some good supplements you take. Multivitamins and omega 3s are key. I usually use the same whey protein, Optimum 100%.

Recently I tried Gaspari Nutrition Real Mass. I wanted the added calories. But I must say, it's the best tasting powder I have ever tried.

If you're looking to add more calories, try this protein powder.
Left by Tyler - Health Supplements on Dec 09, 2009 10:45 AM

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I give my vote to Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey. Havent tried Gaspari Nutrition, I think I'll give it a try.
Left by Optimum Nutrition 100 Whey on Mar 13, 2011 9:49 AM

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