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    There are people who recommend irresponsibly that people take 12.5mg of iodine daily based on the gross overestimation of the Japanese dietary iodine intake. There is little science involved in this, it's just conjecture.

    Assessment of Japanese iodine intake based on seaweed consumption in Japan: A literature-based analysis

    The difference between wet and dry weight, along with the type of seaweeds being consumed, can result in extreme overestimation (more likely) or underestimation (less likely) of Japanese iodine intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzyorange View Post
    What do you guys think of 5-HTP?
    Tryptophan, serotonin, and aging

    You can expect to gain a lot of weight from taking 5-HTP
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    None!!!

    What would they do for you? Food is nutrition and by definition, its simply what you need to stay alive and working properly. Just like how a car needs gasoline and an occasional oil change, we have requirements of our own. Those requirements come from the food that we eat!!!

    What will a supplement provide for you that regular food will not? Here's a test. Look down at your belly. Is you're tummy flat? Or do you have extra flab on your abs? If the later is true, that means you are overly nourished and don't need anything extra.

    What to know who has real deficiencies? These starving kids in Africa!!! Look:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=star...OuPA0AGgrYGgDQ

    They have nutritional deficiencies. You don't. The only reason why you think you need supplements is because the supplement companies are good at advertising and getting you to believe that you need their products when in reality you are perfectly healthy and living well.

    By the way, this reminds me of a few guys I overheard in the gym the other day, regular fitness buffs (not competitive athletes), talking about steroids, and the one guy was complaining that his legs were too weak. It really upset me. You mean to tell me that these guys had to take illegal drugs just to get half way descent bodies? Why not work hard? Last time I knew, hard work actually works.

    Pardon me for getting off on a rant. But I hate supplement companies and advertisements. Because they only operate on getting you to believe that you need their products for some reason, useless products mind you. That's fine if it does what's necessary to make them rich, even if that means taking advantage of gullible people. But realize by buying into their sales tactics, you're also buying into the belief that you can't do it on your own. As if nobody has ever had a good body or been healthy before the invention of supplements? Come on!! It's a big crock!!!

    Let's really think about what this country has turned into over the last several decades. My grandmother used to always tell me how nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, and liver was for you. But now? A lot of people are so stupid that they don't even know what fruits and vegetables are. They think it's cool aid and fruit roll ups. Now they think healthy food is nutrigrain bars; it must be because its in the name, right? Eat pop tarts and frosted flakes, and a starbucks mocha for breakfast, a nutrigrain bar for snacks, McDonalds for lunch, Pizza for dinner, (don't forget your ice cream snack latter on), but as long as you have a vitamin pill you'll be ok. Maybe even throw in some ritalin, prozac, lipitor, and viagra for safe measure.

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    I'm currently taking 10,000 IU of vitamin D. My lab work came back really low so my doc wants me to take 10,000 IU for 6 months and after that go down to 5,000. I take fish oils, one with breakfast and one with dinner (Now foods brand). I also take magnesium citrate in the evening. Oh yeah, and probiotics

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    I take a good amount I suppose:

    Mens Multivitamin Pak
    Vit-D3
    Alpha Brain
    New Mood
    ShroomTech
    CalMag
    CoQ10
    Cranberry
    BCAAs
    Glutamine
    Fish Oil
    Stron Bone&Joint
    Coral Calcium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Tryptophan, serotonin, and aging

    You can expect to gain a lot of weight from taking 5-HTP
    Yep. Don't take the building blocks of serotonin. If you're gonna take supplements, why not take aspirin? It's probably the cure for everything.

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    Re:Ripped, I believe supplementation has its place. What about vitamin D? Some people live in places with little sunshine so they'd need it. As balanced of a diet as I eat, a few (not an assload, mind you) carefully chosen supplement will not hurt.
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    I take the following on most days:
    Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU (I have low serum levels of D and have been instructed to supplement at this level in winter)
    Multivitamin
    Curamin (A turmeric curcumin supplement for joint pain)
    Fish Oil
    Selenium (also doctor instructed, to protect my thyroid)
    Vitamin C
    NAC
    Calcium/Magnesium liquid supplement
    High Weight: 225
    Weight at start of Primal: 189
    Current Weight: 174
    Goal Weight: 130

    Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped View Post
    None!!!
    The only reason why you think you need supplements is because the supplement companies are good at advertising and getting you to believe that you need their products when in reality you are perfectly healthy and living well.

    Pardon me for getting off on a rant. But I hate supplement companies and advertisements. Because they only operate on getting you to believe that you need their products for some reason, useless products mind you. That's fine if it does what's necessary to make them rich, even if that means taking advantage of gullible people. But realize by buying into their sales tactics, you're also buying into the belief that you can't do it on your own. As if nobody has ever had a good body or been healthy before the invention of supplements? Come on!! It's a big crock!!!
    This^^^. And if vitamin D supplementation were really necessary, humanity wouldn't have survived the ice age. Granted we need to get out from behind our keyboards more and get out in the sun but it can be done. Kurt Harris did an interesting n=1 experiment on this showing how a fair skinned person in a northern climate could get all the Vit D needed without supps.

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