lcfmademedoit wrote:I take multivitimains with pro biotic in, caffeine pills as i hate coffee, sometimes take carb blockers depending on when/if i've been to the gym.
Also creatine and nitric oxide pills for faster muscle recovery all that and the occasional glucos sulphate tablet for joints.
Not too far off my general supplementation for the gym at the moment
I take a multivit, a neutral acid whey protein, none of this flavoured stuff with sweetners, just chuck some skimmed milk, a yogurt, a banana and it tastes don. Some amino acids. And essential fatty acids through a decent fishy diet.
I've been contemplating creatine for a while, do you cycle it, and if so, how long? and how's your general experience with it been? I took it for several weeks and noticed a very slight increase in muscle ATP storage cuz could push out a few more reps, but I'm not sure how much value it will really add to the workout long term. I always have a spotter with me aswell which really helps.
Make sure it's a decent creatine supplement aswell, myprotein is meant to provide decent ones, apparently the ones from holland and barratt and really bad for muscle water retention. I've just watched a friend of mine go on a month break off one of their creatine products and his muscle mass has declined considerably.
chippy wrote:That's right, only small amounts of trytophan. Cheese is another good source, which is why it's reputed to give you nightmares. Dunno about the insomnia thing. It helps me get off to sleep, but that could be psychosomatic. On the other hand, it causes me fucking intense dreams, which can cause me to wake in the night. But I usually feel quite refreshed from my sleep after taking it. The presence of trytophan in turkey is supposedly responsible for causing people to doze off after a big roast dinner.
If a take tryptophan or 5-HTP before bed, not only am i out like a light, but i get the most intense, vivid dreams ever