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Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #41
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Re: What supplements to take to get the best results

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Thanks guys.. I think I will go and buy some creatine

But what one should I buy/ do you guys recommend? There are like heaps of brands/different creatine products out there... I wish it was easy.. i.e only one typr/brand..
ON Creatine Mono was like $12 for 1000 servings or something like that. On amazon
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #42
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #43
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Re: What supplements to take to get the best results

Supplements do exactly what there name is. They supplement a workout routine or a diet regime.

I strongly believe in a multi, fish oil, creatine, protein powder. Which ones you buy is your persepective.

Some good brands i have stuck to for years,
Animal Pak multi.. just take 1 pak a day, no need for both if you are eating decent.
On Whey- Most popular protein, awesome mix, decent price.
Creatine - Cheap mono powder
Fish Oil - same any cheap brand. I usually use BB.com products for those, cheap.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #44
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Animal Pak multi.. just take 1 pak a day, no need for both if you are eating decent.
Man I use to take paks back in the day. That smell I can still remember. Pak **** anyone? lol
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #45
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I have to say, Animal Paks are essentially the best supplement company one-over on the public ever. I mean really, look at the ingredients... It saddens me that people think that product makes any difference to their training.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #46
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I have to say, Animal Paks are essentially the best supplement company one-over on the public ever. I mean really, look at the ingredients... It saddens me that people think that product makes any difference to their training.
Chris, would you mind elaborating on that for me? Just in order to learn, I'm not doubting you one bit. I don't take Animal Paks, I just enjoy learning about this stuff.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #47
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Re: What supplements to take to get the best results

Im just getting started with Crossfit, with a particular interest in oly lifting, but I'll share what I've been taking for some time.

- whey isolate, Now brand, about 50 g a day. Just started with this.
- I take a multi-vitamin a few times a week, no iron. A little insurance.
- 4 grams omega 3, Now brand.
- 2,000IU D3
- grapeseed extract
- carnosine, 1 gram, as an antiglycating agent.
- 75 mg pyridoxamine, (a form of B6) another antiglycating that can no longer be bought in the US, because the FDA had ruled it a drug, and not grandfathered it as a natural product.
- Vitamin K2, Mk-7. I used to take 100 mcg daily, but I have substituted the next item for it (natto,) which contains large amounts of K2 Mk-7.
- natto, (fermented soybean product, very popular in Japan), half a package a day, about 25g.
- lots of green tea, no milk, as casein may block the polyphenols
- lots of raw cacao powder, in hot water, no milk, as above.

I'm not paleo at all, but I do limit simple carbs and sugars. I drink milk, (love the stuff, skim, usually before bed, as I just read the casein is absorbed slowly) beans, (a variety, black, red,) whole grains, quinoa.

I eat a good amount of fruits and veggies, no limitations, whatever I like. Beef and chicken. Don't like fish.

I know this is a supplement thread, but I think of certain foods as essential.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #48
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I have to say, Animal Paks are essentially the best supplement company one-over on the public ever. I mean really, look at the ingredients... It saddens me that people think that product makes any difference to their training.
I to would like to learn about it. I love that multi vitamin.
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Chris, would you mind elaborating on that for me? Just in order to learn, I'm not doubting you one bit. I don't take Animal Paks, I just enjoy learning about this stuff.
Ok, first, it has a multi-vitamin component which is fine, but a multi-vitamin is no source of super-health, it is simply a catch-all for anyone that might have a limited diet, perhaps an overly processed diet etc. In other words, multi-vitamins will have ZERO impact on your training unless you are seriously deficient in some micronutrient and that isn't very likely with the vast majority of hard training individuals.

Next, the product has amino acids, but at full dose it has 509mg of leucine which isn't enough to do much of anything. Pretty much all of the amino acids are like that, listed I presume to make a label claim, but not at a dose even close to being "effective".

Then is the "performance complex" is has something which can be effective like carnitine, but where you would want to ingest say 3g or more, their complex includes 25mg at full dose!

See the big picture? Some potentially effective (in terms of aiding your training) ingredients, but at very low doses couple with a multi-vitamin. So nothing that will do anything, yet touted as some sort of a "needed" supplement, or an effective one.
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