glutamine is pointless^^^^ other than for stomach/intestinal help
Vitamin D - 1000-2000IU per day - its a prohormone.
Vitamin B12 & Folate - Both help to repair you DNA. And we all know DNA determines everything from the color of your hair to the size of your muscles. Also studies have shown that large doses of certain vitamins/minerals particularly Vitamin B12 and Folate can repair DNA and overcome genetic flaws in people who have them.
Arginine or NO supplements jam up your DNA repair processes causing DNA to misreplicate. Although you won't find this on any website but trust me on this one guys. Your already produce nitric oxide as a natural by product of exercise but when u pump a hell of a lot more in via supplements this creates problems.
^^^ ill try to write a more detailed explanation of this and possibly some studies
Also Sytemic Enzymes - Vitalzym
As I said in your thread there is no sound science supporting the claim that NO causes DNA and other health problems. What little work has been done actually talks about it in terms of its affects on mental health.
But I agree that nitrous oxide or arginine supplements are the biggest waste of money. Right up there with glutamine.
BCAA (although I don't see the point if you are taking a complete protein)
Leucine (although I'm not completely sold on extra supplementation of it over and above protein powders)
as far as supplements worth taking, heres my list:)
thats it, i would say personally though, that whats done most for me is when i started supplementing with protein powder and creatine.
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Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
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NO causes problems in excess obvioulsly as a natural by product of exercise it won't cause you any harm im talking about actually supplementing with the stiuff. Im not the only person talking about this. Have a look... if you need scientific back up you can ask a guy named Matrix on that forum he can back it up. These are all very new theorys which as far as i have seen/researched/read are very true.
As far as supplements go i would say:
Digestive Enzymes (amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase) + Betaine Hydrochloride and possibly pepsin. because after all its not about how much you eat but how much you absorb.
Casein sucks because most people are allergic to dairy and or lactose. (allergies are a hidden cause of a lot of things look it up guys sheesh :P)
Fish Oil is good for some people bad for others. Those with low cholesterol or triglycerides near the low side its not very good for.
EFA's (Udo's Oil complete omega 3,6,9 needs)
I'd say glutamine works in 5-10g daily doses. improves immunity, reduces intestinal permiability, heals the gut lining. Is useful for periods of high stress e.g. training a lot of days a week which depletes glutamine levels.
Reset A.D. which helps the adrenals handle stress. Lowers cortisol.
SAMe (S-Adenosyl L-Methionine)
Reason why sam-e works is because it replenish glutathione levels in hard working athletes. Creatine is the main fuel that is used up to produce sam-e. So people that are undermethylated need more creatine then usual because of hard traniing and increase need for sam-e production to produce gluthione to combat free radicals. Make sense. All hard working athletes should be on a small dosage of sam-e just to keep things balanced. No wonder athletes end up with depression because of depletion of sam-e. No need for paxil..
Mineral Blend (ZMA decent, this is a lot better)
With selenium, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium to name a few.
Also for those who can afford it Intravenous Vitamin C is excellent for recovery/healing and it will increase your gains tremendously. I go to clinic where i get 30grams of Intravenous Vitamin C, B Vitamins + Glutathione (the bodys master antioxidant needed for detoxification).
Afterwards im buzzing around with subnormal energy for a week.
Although I look forward to being proven wrong, as it would be another reason not to waste money on NO products as they don't help build muscle.
I posted something on this recently. The actual rates of dairy/lactose intollerance (which is one in the same) depend entirely on your heritage and exposure to dairy over your lifespan. Those of european descent have very low rates of lactose intollerance (4-12%) while asian and african descendants can be closer to 60%. But this is also relative to exposure. It is your bodies ability to process lactose with the correct enzymes that is the issue. People from African heritage haven't traditionally consumed a lot of dairy and as a result haven't got a large production of the enzymes that process lactose. So the environmental effect of not consuming it can actually play a large part in intollerance. If you haven't consumed a lot then your body down regulates the enzyme production and you will have intollerance. Quite simply consuming dairy will promote the enzyme production, and the level you can consume at will vary from SFA to gallons.Quote
Nitric oxide is garbage, the results are illusive and usually vary depending on what your mind wants to tell you at that given moment. If you have money to place towards supplements, you might as well economize it by spending it on supplements where the "clinically tested" pretext applies.
I've heard blood pressure can fluctuate when you take NO and isn't the best option for people with a severe case of hypertension. Based on what I've read which may not be entirely accurate, is that it fucks with your diastolic and systolic blood pressure. This, then, can lead to vasoconstriction to the brain causing the occasional dizziness during training. I'm not sure if this validated as correct but it's an idea to work upon I guess.
Regardless this shit sucks. Teenagers hype over this stuff because of the misconception that the vascularity and fullness from it is permanent.