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    the supplement thread...

    we almost all take them. lets post up some info on whatever everyone is popping.

    i'll start,
    glucosamine: giving this a try, no real benefit noted. will stop. (waste of money)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucosamine

    green tea extract in water with lemon: like the way it tastes, better than any sugary drink.
    strong anti-oxidant
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

    low dose asa: works better then glucosamine. lots of benefits
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspirin
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    just my crazy pills

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    I've been taking the glucosamine for about 5 years, it works great for me! My knees used to creak so loud going downstairs in the morning I thought I'd be waking up the rest of the household! Now my kjees don't bother me at all! The gluco works great for some, not so great for others - you have to try it for at least a month before you notice improvements.

    No other supplements for me!

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    beer, whiskey, and black coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    we almost all take them. lets post up some info on whatever everyone is popping.

    i'll start,
    glucosamine: giving this a try, no real benefit noted. will stop. (waste of money)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucosamine

    green tea extract in water with lemon: like the way it tastes, better than any sugary drink.
    strong anti-oxidant
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

    low dose asa: works better then glucosamine. lots of benefits
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspirin
    low dose asa, 75mg(1/4 of a normal pills), taken with milk(to prevent bleeding in the stomach) before sleeping is apparently good for your chances against cancer and heart disease. Of course there is no way to prove this is helping and it takes 7-10 years to reap the supposed benefit which makes me very suspicious it isn't just drinking milk that helps! Canadian cancer society doesn't recognize the study and nobody recommended the public take them.

    The problem with all these is it requires a lot of belief in the effects when you take them, so the placebo effect is stronger.

    One performance supplement that helps is whey protein, without soy in it. Then there are steroids, epo, hgh, ... all proven performers with steroids being the "safest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuMach
    just my crazy pills
    st john wort?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John's_wort
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    Just "OPTI-MEN" daily Multi-Vitamin.

    Been taking it for almost 2 years now. Haven't had the flu nor even a cold in that time (had a minor two day sore throat/runny nose thing a few weeks ago while other co-workers were sick for a week overall AND taking 2 or 3 days off for theirs). Good energy and your neon pee will illuminate the whole bathroom when the lights are off!

    I also like taking a thermogenic supplement in the winter when I'm not playing hockey. Usually it's "Rapidcuts Hardcore". Same deal as the vitamin, good energy, you DO shed a few pounds and I've never felt like crap during or after the cycle (which is apparently a problem with other "fat burners").

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    st john wort?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John's_wort
    haha, I have in the past actually.

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    I'm a life long vegetarian/vegan so I've been taking ferrous sulfate and B12 daily for many years. While a vegan diet provides me with just about all the nutrients I need, I still need a little help with supplements. I've recently started to take vitamin D because I'm just not getting all the calium I require from fortified soy drinks and leafy greens

    I've learned alot about food combinations which help with the absorption of certain vitamins and nutrients. I have no problems with maintaining energy levels on long technical rides

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    Tim's Double double intravenously.
    Ice Cap mixed with ground Cafine and Ephadrine pills orally.

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    L-Tryptophan

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    Multivitamin and glucosamine sulphate. And human growth hormone...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Tetrahydrocannabinol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuprGrovr
    Tetrahydrocannabinol
    http://www.medicalmarihuana.ca/

    for some people i know they use it as a pain/inflammation control for rheumatoid arthritis. they claim it works better then some rx's without all the nasty side effects. also chemo treatment patients...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    http://www.medicalmarihuana.ca/

    for some people i know they use it as a pain/inflammation control for rheumatoid arthritis. they claim it works better then some rx's without all the nasty side effects. also chemo treatment patients...
    Apparently it really helps people with MS too. A family member of mine uses a vaporizer and says it helps better than any other med.

    Same with a friend of mine with crohn's, he says it helps relax his intestines and is better than other pain meds.


    As far as supplements go, a balanced diet and lots of sleep has never failed me.

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    i take nothing. not even aspirin/tylenol etc.. brugs are bad, mmkay

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i take nothing. not even aspirin/tylenol etc.. brugs are bad, mmkay
    Oh yeah... you skipping out on grandpa's cough medicine, aka liquor, also?

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    Seriously. I got nothing.
    The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    Oh yeah... you skipping out on grandpa's cough medicine, aka liquor, also?
    i don't drink liquor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i don't drink liquor.
    Not even beer? How do you cope with being a leafs fan!!

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    beer is not liquor. i do indulge in the occasional frosty ale.

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    After extensive checking with the morals and ethics comittee. As well as checking that it is not on the OCA approved list.

    Team NFI will again be using Guinness as a performance enhancer in 2011.

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    When I'm training hard, I usually take magnesium supplements to help with muscle recovery. I also take vitamin C, and when I broke my ankle 2months ago I started taking vitamin D, glucosamine, and Strong Bones, which is suposed to help with bone growth
    http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/deta...FUdrKgodEX9OGg

    not sure if it helped with healing but I was willing to take anything to help with recovedry!

    oh, and def a Guinness for post workout recovery, tons of nutrients in that!

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    Anyone know of a legal weight-loss supplement? (I know, "ride your bike", but seriously.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Anyone know of a legal weight-loss supplement? (I know, "ride your bike", but seriously.)
    watch tv at 3am and you'll see a bunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Anyone know of a legal weight-loss supplement? (I know, "ride your bike", but seriously.)
    Well, the only sustainable ones i know of are diet and exercise, cut the calories and eat something small at least every 3hrs to keep your insulin levels happy. Exercise is good too, but diet has the largest impact.

    I know guys who use some, metabolic boosters or whatever, they sweat out the bed sheets every night and are generally jumpy, they still hit the gym and exercise hard though.. so not sure if their results are from the pills alone.

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    pills will never help if you eat like **** and do nothing. they are not magic. as their name implies, they 'supplement' healthy eating and exercise. imagine that.

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    the amount of processed (sugar/fat/salt/chemicals) crap people buy/eat boggles the mind. just standing in line at the local supermarket and seeing what people are unloading from their carts...
    no wonder there are so many health problems in the general population...

    i wish the eat local movement would gain more traction. one project i'm working on is urban agriculture systems that provide fresh vegetables/etc in community gardens built on roof tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    the amount of processed (sugar/fat/salt/chemicals) crap people buy/eat boggles the mind. just standing in line at the local supermarket and seeing what people are unloading from their carts...
    no wonder there are so many health problems in the general population...

    i wish the eat local movement would gain more traction. one project i'm working on is urban agriculture systems that provide fresh vegetables/etc in community gardens built on roof tops.
    Props, that sounds/looks like a great project! Would love to get involved with something like that at some point. This time of the year I really start missing the local farmer's markets.

    I hear ya on the processed crap too.. Case in point, my sister in law. She's been on a steady diet of junk food for pretty much her whole life, it always takes a lot of begging to get her to eat a vegetable. To her, McDonalds, Doritos, and candy, are normal food.

    Yes, she's fat.

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    i eat crappy food but don't gain any weight. i'm just dead on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i eat crappy food but don't gain any weight. i'm just dead on the inside.
    More than likely your metabolism is a bit faster, read up on skinny-fat syndrome... get your cholesterol checked. Even though you don't look like the typical obese person your health could still be worse off from eating that stuff constantly.

    Here is a strange quote i read, while we're talking about obesity..
    One in four obese women don't think they are overweight, says a new study out of the U.K.

    A quarter of the overweight women surveyed believed they were underweight or of normal weight, according to the study conducted with 2,000 women.

    These findings worry experts, as obesity rates climb and the perception of 'normal' body weights rise.

    "It is worrying to hear that people who are clinically obese don't realize how dangerous their weight is for their health, said David Ross in a release, chief executive of The Hospital Group, which has 19 clinics across the U.K. that do fat-loss surgeries.

    Of the 2000 women, aged 18 to 25, who participated in the study, more than half of the females were overweight or obese based on their BMI.

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    Allopurinol and Tums.

    I tried the Glucosamine and Chondroiten a few years back and had no apparent results.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    why tums?
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    Tums, because my high fat, high alcohol diet is hard on me guts. Also, allopurinol is a GI tract irritant.

    However, recognizing my probability of being dead at fifty as high, I've recently added yogurt to my diet to try and naturally phase out the Tums.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Anyone know of a legal weight-loss supplement? (I know, "ride your bike", but seriously.)
    give it up
    your gonna be a fat bastard your whole life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Anyone know of a legal weight-loss supplement? (I know, "ride your bike", but seriously.)
    Maybe dancing, these guys are skinny.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxxf8jy-0Dk

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    give it up
    your gonna be a fat bastard your whole life
    I agree.Lols. I forgot I had posted this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    I agree.Lols. I forgot I had posted this.
    happy new year

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    I take essential amino acids and carb's before bike riding. After the ride I take a serving of whey protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futureEDpatient
    I take essential amino acids and carb's before bike riding. After the ride I take a serving of whey protein.
    So, scrambled egg, oatmeal and fruits then a glass of chocolate milk after??

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    Started taking Metamucil. I'll let you know how it... comes out.

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    hopefully not on your chamois pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Started taking Metamucil. I'll let you know how it... comes out.
    Hopefully not like this. Somebody get that man a hose!

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    Not a big believer in supplements, especially considering i wasted thousands of dollars when i was younger on body building supplements with little or no effects as far as recovery.

    Anyhow, i do take an indian herb called Cissus Quadrangularis for recovering from bumps and bruises. The stuff works and it works well.

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    Yes i thought so too. I found a bottle of 120 at Bulk nutrition for about $25, vs what GNC sells it for at around $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seandm
    Yes i thought so too. I found a bottle of 120 at Bulk nutrition for about $25, vs what GNC sells it for at around $50.
    have you done any research on side effects or contraindications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    I know guys who use some, metabolic boosters or whatever, they sweat out the bed sheets every night
    how you found out that these guys you know, sweat out the bed sheets every night...

    nothing wrong...

    I take vitamin C and Korean Ginseng... Also a red pill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    how you found out that these guys you know, sweat out the bed sheets every night...

    nothing wrong...

    I take vitamin C and Korean Ginseng... Also a red pill.



    You better be careful which red pills you take, no telling where you might wake up.

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    Interesting. You know, the mannerisms in random public interviews have changed much over the years...

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    Nope. I have noticed that any positive effects I was feeling after the first few days seem to have fizzled out. oh well. I am going to take a few days off from using it and then up the dosage to what i have read others are taking.
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