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Postby UchiMata » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:19 pm

So, I use to take a lot of Vitamin B-Complex. This was back when I was 16/17 and wrestling in highschool. To be real honest with you, I didn't really know what it was. All I knew was that it was super healthy so I took a pill a day every morning. Now that I'm trying to get back into shape and really getting serious about what I put in my body I just wanted to ask.

What are good vitamins to take? How much should I take? When does it go overboard?? Say, for example, that i got some Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and Vitamin D, and took one pill each every morning. Would that be too much? Could you OD on Vitamins? And if I were to take Vitamins does that mean I'd have to completely lay off the alcohol?
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Re: Vitamins

Postby biscuits69 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:27 am

For starters probably a good quality multi, and fish oil would do..

You cant overdose, it cant exactly hurt you (certain can have drug interactions), but its relatively safe. You can drink

The best advice i would give though is dont waste money on cheap multis you can get in your local supermarket/walmart whatever. It has been proven that those actually do more harm than good by creating free radicals in your body (stuff like Centrum One-a-Day is bull)

If you are even going to buy vitamins make sure it actually gets absorbed and that it costs more than $20 (If you do enough research on the internet you will find a good vitamin)

In fact i would recommend ordering online if you can
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Re: Vitamins

Postby Fearless6691 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:15 am

What multi do you take?
I like AnimalPak and Opti-Men
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Re: Vitamins

Postby biscuits69 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:00 am

Well the kind i take is a company my mom works for called Melaleuca, probably never heard of them though.

Just lurking on forums or googling it you can probably find the most cost efficient and best multi out there
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Re: Vitamins

Postby Fearless6691 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:24 am

How does this stack up to yours?
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/men.html
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Re: Vitamins

Postby biscuits69 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:02 pm

Its definitely the standard around bodybuilding circles.

I would say its better than nothing but from what ive read from experienced lifters not something i would recommend if someone asked me.

From my research the leading multis by price range would be:
Cheap: Life Force
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/source/life.html

Moderate ($30): Muscle Mass' Multi-Life
http://www.musclemass.com/multi-life-vitamin.html

Expensive: Ortho-core
http://www.aor.ca/html/products.php?id=96

Im sure there are many less popular brands that are just as good/better than the multis above, but what I would recommend to most people is probably Muscle Mass Multi-Life for p4p bang for your buck.

When looking at Multis, absorption (at the cellular level) is the most important factor even though some essential vitamins may be low in dose or missing.

Also a good indicator that your multi isnt being absorbed is looking at your piss, if its like neon yellow you're probably not absorbing the b-vitamins at all...which says something about the absorption of the other vitamins in the formula (a little yellowing is natural but when its really yellow)
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Re: Vitamins

Postby Fearless6691 » Tue May 01, 2012 3:19 am

Thanks, the cheapest one is about the same as Optimen. I am really liking them. My piss isn't neon I would say but very yellow. I really wish everyone could agree on all of the best supplements and what is actually needed. It would help everyone out so much lol.
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Re: Vitamins

Postby UchiMata » Wed May 02, 2012 11:30 pm

Thanks a bunch guys!
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Re: Vitamins

Postby muythaijitsu » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:41 pm

I would agree a good quality multi, and you can add b complex after if you feel you want to. I use new chapter by far the most effective and safe ive ever used. You can feel the difference immediately as long as your living a somewhat healthy life style. New chapter organics 1 a day men. Amazing whole food multi so you can absorb it.
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