What Supplements Do You Take?

What supplements do you monkeys take? Pre-workout, nootropics, protein, creatine, multivitamins, fat burners, BCAAs, anything. Here's my current stack:

ON Whey Protein

MuscleFeast Oats Powder 

German Creatine (I put these this and the two above in a smoothie)

UMZU Redwood for blood flow and circulation

Ancestral Supplements Beef Liver Extract

MuscleTech Clear Muscle

Lysine and Proline

Vitamin D

Adrenal Support (Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and Schisandra)

BioPerine (for absorption)

Magnesium

Zinc

BioPure BPC-157

PurePeps Tb500

And yes I know it's a lot, most of it is for my rehab from a back injury. Normally it would only be Protein, creatine, and a multivitamin. Would love to hear what you guys take, especially those who work long hours.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 1:39pm

Can't comment on most of the above, but consider switching to a whey/casein protein mix for both fast and slow digestion. Some also think a mix is good to take advantage of whey's effect on muscle protein synthesis and casein's effect on limiting muscle breakdown. Protein in milk is 80% casein though, so whey in milk is often thought to be good enough. 

 

A worthwhile video also referencing the benefits of caffeine and L-citrulline in pre workouts. 

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Jan 16, 2021 - 1:51pm

So I take UMZU Redwood for circulation since the discs heal so slowly because of their limited blood supply. Adrenal Support (adaptogenic herbs) for stress management because cortisol can really hurt recovery. Lysine and Proline (also Vitamin C) are the main building blocks of collagen (connective tissue), so that should be a good bet. Magnesium and zinc to support muscle recovery, and I'm taking Clear Muscle because it's main benefit is delaying muscle breakdown when you can't train hard (my current situation). And then the two big ones that I'm actually starting today are BPC 157 and TB500. These are peptides that have shown tremendous promise when it comes to healing of all kinds: bones, muscles, ligaments, stomach, you name it. Also no side effects because they are made naturally in the body. Only downside is you have to inject them subcutaneously. If I had to only pick one or two (most people don't want to spend this much money) it would be these two. PM me if you want more info, happy to help

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 1:43pm

Rush2112

What supplements do you monkeys take? Pre-workout, nootropics, protein, creatine, multivitamins, fat burners, BCAAs, anything. Here's my current stack:

ON Whey Protein

MuscleFeast Oats Powder 

German Creatine (I put these this and the two above in a smoothie)

UMZU Redwood for blood flow and circulation

Ancestral Supplements Beef Liver Extract

MuscleTech Clear Muscle

Lysine and Proline

Vitamin D

Adrenal Support (Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and Schisandra)

BioPerine (for absorption)

Magnesium

Zinc

BioPure BPC-157

PurePeps Tb500

And yes I know it's a lot, most of it is for my rehab from a back injury. Normally it would only be Protein, creatine, and a multivitamin. Would love to hear what you guys take, especially those who work long hours.

How much does all this cost you on a monthly basis?

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:09pm

vitamin c, b+, d

zinc

BCAA

protein powder ON

jay cutler pre workout or sometime muscle tech nano vapor

 

and a healthy diet, of course.

 

never had nicotine, drugs or alcohol in my life either

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:26pm

- Ginger / turmeric (capsules)

- Multivitamin 

- Nitraflex preworkout (for 1st WOD)

- Prevail preworkout (for 2nd WOD)

- D3 (10,000 IU)

- Flax oil

- Fruit and vegetable powder (capsules)

- THC vape 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 4:50pm

Rush2112

Isn't flax seed notorious for decreasing testosterone levels? 

You could be right. I definitely want high T. Maybe I should switch back to krill oil next...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:28pm

Nitraflex pre workout (sometimes I just stick to black coffee)
Creatine here and there (I tend to get lazy)
Fish oil
Vitamin D
On protein (don't think this counts as a supplement lol)
Bcaas (sometimes)

I tend to keep it pretty low on my supplements and just relay on a good diet and proper rest.

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:32pm

Yeahhhh Nitraflex 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 4:52pm

Blue9

You realise most of that is doing fuck all for you but giving you extremely expensive piss?

It will be nice when nanotech bots analyze  our body for deficiencies and tell us through an app what we need.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
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Jan 17, 2021 - 4:19am

For real though I saw your stack posted above. Not as bad as OP but again, expensive piss.

Actual diet and sleep are a 98% prerequisite of optimum health and performance. No glutamic acid, L-arginine, ginseng etc compound is going to have any effect if you're sleep deficient (which almost every user on this site will be).

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:38pm

Multi Vitamin

Garlic Pill (they say it is good for the heart)

Biotin (they say it is good for the hair)

Protein bars and protein shakes 

A cup of coffee in the AM

http://www.series65examtutor.com
 
Jan 16, 2021 - 3:57pm

- Turmeric

- Vitamin D

- Magnesium

- Calcium

- Fish Oil

Honestly I'd love to take one of those out if possible, calcium most likely to go. Your kidneys / liver can't process too many supplements, although the guidance on 'too many' varies depending on who you ask...

 
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Jan 16, 2021 - 5:21pm

ON Whey protein

Collagen

Omega 3 

Biotin

Vit D

Vit B complex

Krill oil

Zinc

lots of water

 
Jan 16, 2021 - 6:38pm

From what I've read taking collagen might not actually be the best idea because your body can't do anything with it. I think you would be better off taking things that are precursors and building blocks to collagen, like vitamin C. But if it works for you, by all means keep doing it

 
Jan 17, 2021 - 10:42am

GNC Megamen Sport's multivitamin

GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil

6 g of creatine

3.2 g of beta-alanine

Coffee in the morning

Whey protein isolate

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Jan 18, 2021 - 5:07pm

lol I don't do that shit anymore. I haven't even eaten a vegetable since 2019

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
 
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:23pm

@anyone who uses ON Gold Standard or anything else they make you're wasting your money if you use their products - worked at a supplement store during schools - these guys do a ton of marketing so if you google "best protein powder" or "protein powder for beginners" then they pop up first but the product itself is horribly overpriced

The label reads "protein isolate (and then in smaller lettering) primary source" - its not an isolate - if you read the label the product contains protein isolate and then also contains concentrate (which makes no sense - isolate is a derivative of concentrate and therefore all concentrate contains isolate)

If you like the flavor or you get a good sale or it works for you then use it but if you're reading this thread then please for the love of god don't buy ON products simply because bodybuilding.com says they're the best

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:47pm

Any suggestions for cheaper alternatives? I don't care at all about taste but as long as it's mixable and doesn't wreak havoc on the stomach I'll try it. I've never been able to find a cheaper source than about 30 bucks for a one month supply.

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 1:04pm

I'm in Canada so there are a ton more options in the IS especially when it comes to ordering stuff online.

ON's gold standard is a concentrate (as described above) and a great discount brand that I've used is Revolution (they make concentrates and isolates). These will be cheaper in general.

For isolates you have a lot more options - PVL isogold, Revolution as mentioned above and Magnum's blended option are great choices - revolution will be your lowest cost and has a great chocolate and vanilla.

Again, check online if you're in the states - prices will vary but you can always ask someone at the local shop what the lowest cost per scoop may be for an isolate or a concentrate but be sure to read the label!!!

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:42pm

- BCAA (kinda pointless but whatever), Creatine, protein shake or two when diet is lacking 

- homemade pre: L-Citrulline, L-Arginine, Beta Alanine, beet root extract, + flavor 

- daily multi

- caffeine pills here and there

- turmeric juice (1.5 oz), ginger juice (1.5 oz), cayenne pepper (dash), black pepper essential oil (drop or two) 

FWIW: everyone here taking fish oil pills... most are pointless.. lack active ingredients that are beneficial. Dies off between the time its processed, packaged, shipped and delivered to you. Forget the science behind what I'm alluding to.. but you would be much better off eating a can of tuna or something a couple times a week. 

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 4:12pm

Pre workout first thing in AM:
Scoop of beet root powder
Scoop of SFH Push pre-workout
Creatine

Post workout:
Ascent whey protein and milk

At night:
Ascent casein protein smoothie

SFH and Ascent are unfortunately quite expensive, but both seem to have the most "natural" ingredients in comparison to others I've used.

Not related to supplements but I stretch a ton, which has helped me not damage my body recently. Stretch 30 mins before gym opens and at night if I can.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 4:27pm

21 y/o 

 

B-12 Complex

C and D

Magnesium 

Zinc

Onnit Shroom Tech & Alpha Brain (just started last week so will wait to speak on results from these two)

The Shroom Tech has a bunch of natural herbs and elements like tumeric in it as well which is nice. 

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 5:34pm

I just got this Jocko Krill oil today:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B076L5MPCZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_…
 

Also met with my psychiatrist today and he said I should try this full spectrum CBD oil so ordered some today:

https://www.lazarusnaturals.com/flavorless-cbd-tincture-thc-free-high-p…

What Actually Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

https://wayofleaf.com/cbd/101/full-spectrum-cbd-oil

 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Jan 18, 2021 - 6:39pm

Pure Pump Pre-Workout - Lemon
MyProtein Whey Protein - Chocolate Smooth
Muscle Feats Creapure Creatine

I'm into the highest quality products out there, without all of the BS and fillers.

Checkout labdoor.com

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