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    Supplements

    OK...I'm in need of advice from you senior/long time grok & grokettes.

    Do you supplement? If so, with what and how much/how often?


    About me-I'm interested in continuing my leaning out process. It underway and going well so I dont want to mess with too much. But if there was a supplement or two that anyone knew of that would seriously help in this area...can you please pass on the info???

    Thanks in advance...
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    I do, but it's for multiple things.
    DAily:
    Vit D, 5k IU- because I'm not in the sun a lot and we're in winter now anyways
    Basic multivitamin
    Niacin- a compromise between me and my doc on my cholesterol
    Selenium- If I don't I have a constant craving for everything high in selenium, to the exclusion of a lot of other things
    raw thyroid supps- thyroid condition
    Skullcap, Bacopa, Gingko Biloba- Suspected ADD, experimenting to see what'll work.
    fish oil: enough to bring my ratio up to 4 o6: 1 o3 or better.
    Occasionally:
    Choline- Similar reasoning to the selenium
    Lady Primrose oil- female issues
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    Don't know how senior I am, I've been doing it for about a year now. I take vitamin D (I work at night so it's a neccesity even though I live in South Florida), and fish oil. The fish oil amount varies depending on what else i've eaten to get my 3/6 ratio as close to 1:1 as I can. That's pretty much it for me. I try to get anything else from food, but I don't have any specific conditions that might call for something else. I've been concidering taking something like Natural Calm since I know I have more than my fair share of stress in my life, but I don't really know that much about it and don't want to start untill I do.

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    I don't use supplements. Click the link for the full explanation.
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    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    Thanks everyone. I am of the same opinion, Al. I do not currently supplement anything other than the fish oil for Omega-3/6 ratio and vitamin D. I have used creatine in the past when attempting to go for strength gains, and it truly does work, but I am not worried about strength just now. I'm plenty strong enough for what I want.

    So, Im thinking, no supplements needed. Stick to the diet/lifestyle and chip away at the body fat! Slowly but surely...
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    Sounds good, man - just stay the course!
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    Vitamin D3, 5000iu and Krill oil. Sometimes magnesium but I'm not sure it's doing anything for me.

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    I'm on a supplement protocol for my autoimmune disease, so most of my supplements are pretty specific, but for leaning out, here are some basics that anyone could use:

    Magnesium (used for over 300 metabolic processes in the body and most of us are deficient)
    D3 (combats insulin resistance- most of us are deficient)
    Omega 3- krill is good (reduces inflammation that can impede fat loss)
    CLA (I've known many people who have leaned out with this- it can take a few months)

    Beyond that, intermittent fasting, ala Lean Gains and getting enough sleep are also really helpful and for many people, ditching the dairy (except butter and possibly cream) can help a lot.

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    2700-3600 mg omega 3's from fish oil
    500 mg magnesium chelate
    650 mcg iodine from kelp (thyroid support)
    10000 iu D3
    Daily Total One multivitamin from Country Life
    Last edited by bokbadok; 02-20-2011 at 12:28 PM. Reason: fixed a number
    42 yo female; 5'8"
    Oct 2009: 205 lbs
    Dec 2010: 167 lbs
    Current weight: 158 lbs (first time under 160 in 17 years!!!)
    Goal weight: 145 lbs

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    I'm not a senior member by any means. But I started Jan 3rd and I've been supplementing since day 1. I use the PAGG (Policosanol, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Garlic (Allicin), and Green Tea) stack suggested in the 4 hour body, as well as B,C,D,Magnesium and I'm currently trying out Conjugated linoleic acid to see if I find any benefit to it.

    I don't know how well I'd be doing without supplements but I started Jan 3rd at 277 and now I'm around 246 and have lost the stuck out belly. One of the best/worst parts of being 6'5" was that hiding the weight was easy, but after I started getting blood blisters in my stretch marks I had enough. I plan on ceasing the supplementation when I hit 215 and doing the last 15 pounds I'd like to lose all natural.

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