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    Question New to MDA -Product Kits- Platinum package a good choice??

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    I am a new user to Marks Daily Apple, and just a few months into my primal adventure. I have dropped from 180 lbs and am down to a lean 167. Things are going great and my fridge has never looked so colorful. My question is, I am looking to invest in the Platinum Package for supplementation and was wondering what advice or suggestions anyone had if I should dive in or not? I have always been one to take supplements with diet and exercise, I just want to know if it is a good purchase for the money. Thanks!

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    I think you would be tossing money in the trash. There is absolutely nothing you can get from a supplement that you cant get in better quality and ratio from a food.

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    Thats good to know! I know it is expensive, just wasn't sure if all the probiotics and things were worth the money to add to my diet or if I should just stick to quality product in groceries.

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    I would definitelyuse that money on awesome foods! Go to a site like nutritiondata.com and put in your daily intake and it will break it down to every nutriant. From there you can tell if your deficient on anything and buy some food for that.

    As for probiotics, i think there are better options then kind he sells. Either start eating fermented foods of get a liquid probiotic like coconut kefir. That is if you even think you need digestive support. There really is no data showing that probiotic supplements do much of anything but fermented foods have been around for thousands of years.

    If you search back a couple pages, there was someone who did a thread on his whey protein and i broke down the price point of all his supplements. Bottom line, overpriced and can get better, elsewhere.

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    Save yourself a ton of $$ and get some multi vitamins and protein powder (if you must) elsewhere. Rainbow Light Nutrition makes food-based multis and Sun Warrior makes a primal friendly (imo) protein powder.
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    Thank you both! The reading makes it seem like there really isn't anything else out there that compares, but I will look around and see what I can come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iambustanut View Post
    Good Morning!

    I am a new user to Marks Daily Apple, and just a few months into my primal adventure. I have dropped from 180 lbs and am down to a lean 167. Things are going great and my fridge has never looked so colorful. My question is, I am looking to invest in the Platinum Package for supplementation and was wondering what advice or suggestions anyone had if I should dive in or not? I have always been one to take supplements with diet and exercise, I just want to know if it is a good purchase for the money. Thanks!
    Mark's supplements are definitely worth the price. But they are typically for professional athletes. You are young, not an athlete, and, I assume, in good health. Yes, the probiotics are good. The Omega-3's are the only one my intestines don't object to.

    However, there are many cheaper probiotics and Omega-3's on the market and I highly recommend that you take one of each. Mark was asked, at the Ancestral Health Conference, 2012, if he thought that everyone needed or should take supplements and he answered NO, that people in good health shouldn't need supplements. But that also means thay your diet must include everything that your body needs. There are definitely 3 things you cannot reasonably get from foods today, Magnesium, K2 and enough Vit. D3, these must be supplemented. Also as you go through the early stages of your primal journey you may well find that your body will tell you, from time to time, that it's not getting enough of something that need to be supplemented, probably temporarily.

    Older people do not process or create necessary nutrients as easily, or sometimes at all. So I do take his supplements and depend on them.
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    Thanks Crypto! Great advice. I am indeed not an athlete but I am in good health. Whenever I see supplements that are getting good reviews I feel like I need them right away because I am missing out on an advantage. The protein I was taking prior to my primal lifestyle had alot of ingredients that weren't doing me any good in it. I figured buying from here would assure that I was getting the best possible product. In the next week or so i'm going to see what I can find around town that will be a little better on my bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iambustanut View Post
    Thanks Crypto! Great advice. I am indeed not an athlete but I am in good health. Whenever I see supplements that are getting good reviews I feel like I need them right away because I am missing out on an advantage. The protein I was taking prior to my primal lifestyle had alot of ingredients that weren't doing me any good in it. I figured buying from here would assure that I was getting the best possible product. In the next week or so i'm going to see what I can find around town that will be a little better on my bank account.
    His whey has plenty of bad ingediants and you are paying a good $30 just for the name since he doesnt even use a grassfed source. I disagree with crypt above that anyone needs to supplement anything, especially omega 3s, d3 and k2, as long as you are not on a very limited diet. Magnesium is easy to get and if not, take an epsom salt bath once or twice a week. Supplementing with it orally can cause digestive issues.

    Really scrutinize why you think you need any supplements at all. 90% of anything on the market will only take your money. Some stuff will actually cause you harm since its very dangerous to take isolated nutriants outside of the food source usually at higher levels then would be found anywhere in nature.

    I have personally spent thousands in the past on all sorts of different stuff and there was not a single thing outside of betein hcl that did any good. Maybe fermented cor liver oil as well but its hard to say. Now i take insperation from oldtime strongmen who got insanly lean and stronger then anyone in this age and they did it with out any supplementation or steroids. Just tons of quality food, fresh air, exercise and rest.

    Anyway obviously i feel strongly on the subject because i feel people like Sisson take advantage of newcomers to the health world and make their supplements almost sound necessary when in reality they are anything but. If your diet, stress and sleep are not in check, not amount of supplements will help.

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    His whey has plenty of bad ingediants and you are paying a good $30 just for the name since he doesnt even use a grassfed source. I disagree with crypt above that anyone needs to supplement anything, especially omega 3s, d3 and k2, as long as you are not on a very limited diet. Magnesium is easy to get and if not, take an epsom salt bath once or twice a week. Supplementing with it orally can cause digestive issues.

    Really scrutinize why you think you need any supplements at all. 90% of anything on the market will only take your money. Some stuff will actually cause you harm since its very dangerous to take isolated nutriants outside of the food source usually at higher levels then would be found anywhere in nature.

    I have personally spent thousands in the past on all sorts of different stuff and there was not a single thing outside of betein hcl that did any good. Maybe fermented cor liver oil as well but its hard to say. Now i take insperation from oldtime strongmen who got insanly lean and stronger then anyone in this age and they did it with out any supplementation or steroids. Just tons of quality food, fresh air, exercise and rest.

    Anyway obviously i feel strongly on the subject because i feel people like Sisson take advantage of newcomers to the health world and make their supplements almost sound necessary when in reality they are anything but. If your diet, stress and sleep are not in check, not amount of supplements will help.

    I've seen who and what you advocate. You aren't here to help newcomers, you are here to tear down Primal in general and Mark Sisson in particular. Judging by the bad grammar you might even be Matt S. Regardless you are malicious and a fool.

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    I did a three-week run and lost 14 pounds. I stayed with condiment levels of whatever (butter, egg yolks, bits of chicken) as long as it stayed under 250 calories per day (most days less than 100 calories), because I had read Richard's posts about it on Free the Animal. I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day. I plan to go another 14 days and see where I stand.

    I got these results after losing @ 100 pounds on low carb during years of trying, since 2005, generally losing 15-20 pounds per year, a huge struggle, all in my 40s.

    Anyway, the hack has lowered my fasting glucose from 120s on low carb paleo to 80s. This seems consistent wtih McDougall claims for his vegan starch diet plan for diabetics. Yes, I am diabetic and bravely working the potato hack, checking my blood sugar and floored that it is so normal. I decided to try it out of desperation after gaining weight going higher fat/lower protein with my low carb plan.
    Dazed and confused, but very pleased.


    Awesome work!
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