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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
    Thunderstruck RinkerxX's Avatar
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    You think this is to many vitamins?

    In the morning I take:

    1 Fishoil 1000mg
    1 multi vitamin
    1 Flaxseed oil 1000mg
    1 Super B Complex

    You think this is to many to take?

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    Why both fish and flax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    Why both fish and flax?
    I dunno it's what i've always took? you think its to much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RinkerxX View Post
    I dunno it's what i've always took? you think its to much?
    There is debate on which of the two is better. However, from strictly a research stand-point (which doesn't necessarily mean that fish oil is better) fish oil has a lot more behind it. The doc's I know all push for fish oil, but like I said, it's because it has a lot more research behind it

    Here is an incredibly long explanation: http://www.supplementquality.com/eff...l_flaxoil.html

    As for your supplement list, it looks pretty reasonable
    I actually take extra zinc. And after a night of drinking I usually pop some extra b-vitamins.
    Last edited by Mercuryblade; 01-27-2010 at 12:38 PM.
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    6000mg Fish Oil
    1000mg Vitamin C
    1000mg B-Complex
    1 Multi-Vitamin

    That is my everyday stack. Sometimes I feel like a pill headbut it is ok.

    I also take up to 6 Nitor's most days.

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    2 double strength fish oils
    4 Vit D's
    1 MVI
    1 Zinc
    1 Mg

    and to answer your question, No
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    Looks fine to me

    Yours looks similar to mine, only real difference is I take 6 fish oil caps a day (500 mg)
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    I actually just received an interesting article from WebMD in regards to Vitamins and supplements. Its an interesting read to say the least...

    http://men.webmd.com/guide/vitamin-m...wnl_men_012610
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    Thanks for the input i'll keep it the same then

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    I'd suggest more fish oil and drop the flax. Mercuryblade covered why.

    I take 6000mg fish oil, 1 multivitamin, and 2000IU Vitamin D daily. That's pretty much it, these days.

    I will eventually get an additional mineral supplement and might start C and B-complex vitamins again too, but maybe not.
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    Did anyone notice anything at all when they started taking Fish oil or a multi-vit or a multi-b? I take a multi and a 800iu of vit D in the morning and a multi-b an hour before working out... honestly though not sure if it does a thing and dont notice any difference when i forget to take em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    Did anyone notice anything at all when they started taking Fish oil or a multi-vit or a multi-b? I take a multi and a 800iu of vit D in the morning and a multi-b an hour before working out... honestly though not sure if it does a thing and dont notice any difference when i forget to take em
    I feel the same way,however when taking things like this regularly there is a level of saturation that provides some carryover. If I miss a day of vitamins I don't freak out I just take them the next day. No big deal.

    These aren't energy pills they are supplements to things your body normally gets,I would expect to "feel" anything.IMO
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    you know it's too much when your pee is green and you're fully hydrated
    I went to Rhodestown and all I got was this high cholesterol

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    I notice a big difference in memory and mental focus when I'm taking fish oil. I build software for a living and if I have a late night it's so much easier. I'll never stop the fish oil. I'd say I notice it more than anything I've ever taken.

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    Do you all take fish oil in liquid or pill form? I've been taking about 4 pills a day but the liquid seems to have much more EPA and DHA per serving and cheaper I think... though it probably tastes like **** (at least to me).

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    I would take the b-complex at a separate time from the multi-vitamin if it were me. The multi probably already has plenty of b-vitamins in it anyway and excess will be excreted via urine, thus you may be wasting the b-complex at that time. Take the b-complex later in the day with dinner. This is just my own personal theory, I'm not sure if there's any actual science behind it.
    Whether or not you need a b-complex in addition to a multi-vitamin is a whole other debate and the answer probably depends on who you ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean S View Post
    I would take the b-complex at a separate time from the multi-vitamin if it were me. The multi probably already has plenty of b-vitamins in it anyway and excess will be excreted via urine
    This isn't a bad idea. B-vitamins are water soluble and are going to be excreted quickly. I don't really have any kind of time scale because it varies so much due to a lot of factors. I usually sync my b-vitamins up with my workout time, as that's why I take them in the first place (for that extra kick).
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    LOL that web md article says you will die if you take multivitamins.

    Anyone else get that vibe? It just seems like an ad for consumerlabs.com
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    i fell like an addict with the number of pills I take daily:

    8 ETS
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