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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Surprised lots of body builders among you lot
    I don't really consider myself a bodybuilder personally.

    Strangely however there are a few posters on here are insistent that I am and that I use steroids. I guess that's TD for you though.

    Actually by design I'm the same weight now as I was when I was about 14 so technically that might make me a body-de-builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    so technically that might make me a body-de-builder.



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    Umm ok, not exactly what I mean but close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    I have taken Glucosamine joint supplement for year's,, I have no doubt it work's for me.
    Is that what Dr. Blake prescribed.

    Some of my friends also take tumeric. One says he no longer walks like John Wayne first thing in the morning!

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    ^ He's taking turmeric for arthritis or something else that makes him walk like John Wayne?

    I take cod liver oil capsules everyday for my skin. Keeps it from being dry.

    Just finished taking ginkgo biloba and some other herbal concoction for tinnitus for six weeks but it didn't help at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toront500 View Post
    Guys

    Do you take supplements? What are you taking and why?

    I'm over 50 and take the following daily:

    Fish oil for supple joints.
    Calcium/Vit D for healthy bones.
    Vit B6 for healthy skin.
    Raw garlic for mosquito deterrent.

    I take Vitamin B Supercomplex while drinking. I break up a pill into 2 half pieces and take them every 3 hours. Sometimes I take 1 1/3 pills (3 halves).

    I have been taking 5,000 UI of Vitamin D.

    I take Silymarin (Milk Thistle) on and off.

    Sometimes I take Zinc and Magensium supps if I sweat a lot.

    I take electrolytes every other day in a 1/2 litre of water.


    I used to take:

    Creatine, but stopped. I can bloat you.

    Why protein: No need to me to take this. I get my protein and calories from food.

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    I take a Multi Vit B, Vit B3 and B6, Vegemite/Marmite, so lots of B vits.

    Vit C several times a day in tabs, powder form or fruit. Magnesium tabs if I think I'm not eating enough green veges daily.

    I keep potassium levels up by eating bananas daily.

    There's enough Vits A and D in my milk, cheese and yoghurt intake, and Vit E I get from oats, nuts and seeds.

    Plain unsweetened acidophilus or bulgarian yoghurt for gut health.

    If I don't get enough protein in my diet, I'll add whey powder to my morning oats and nuts porridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    I take a Multi Vit B, Vit B3 and B6, Vegemite/Marmite, so lots of B vits.
    I've always liked Vegemite, but have never bought it. I went to buy it two weeks ago, but the store was out, so I bought Marmite.

    Marmite is strong stuff (for me at least).

    I put it a sandwich.

    What's the best way to put Marmite on food. What foods?

    Vit C several times a day in tabs, powder form or fruit. Magnesium tabs if I think I'm not eating enough green veges daily.
    I take one green lime and squeeze it into luke warm water very morning. It's the first thing I drink.

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    Sounds healthy. I drink lime juice and water daily.

    One good practice is to keep your pH at neutral, around 7.3.
    Keep some litmus paper strips handy and test your urine and saliva pH regularly, every few days is usually enough.

    If its pH 6.5 or below a tsn of baking soda in a glass of water helps alkalize the body. Drink a little of it frequently until your pH is up to scratch and decrease as many acid inducing foods from your diet as possible.

    Alcohol, carbs, and animal proteins tend acidic while most fruits and veges are alkaline in effect.

    A bottle of alkalized water @pH 8 just for sipping on through the day helps maintain a healthy pH balance.

    Lemon or lime juice in water will do the same.

    If you can get potassium bicarbonate instead of sodium bicarbonate as an alkali, you eat less sodium and improve your potassium intake.

    Vegemite or Marmite, not much nutritional value difference, both have high levels of VitBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Sounds healthy. I drink lime juice and water daily.

    One good practice is to keep your pH at neutral, around 7.3.
    Keep some litmus paper strips handy and test your urine and saliva pH regularly, every few days is usually enough.

    If its pH 6.5 or below a tsn of baking soda in a glass of water helps alkalize the body. Drink a little of it frequently until your pH is up to scratch and decrease as many acid inducing foods from your diet as possible.

    Alcohol, carbs, and animal proteins tend acidic while most fruits and veges are alkaline in effect.

    A bottle of alkalized water @pH 8 just for sipping on through the day helps maintain a healthy pH balance.

    Lemon or lime juice in water will do the same.

    If you can get potassium bicarbonate instead of sodium bicarbonate as an alkali, you eat less sodium and improve your potassium intake.

    Vegemite or Marmite, not much nutritional value difference, both have high levels of VitBs.
    Yes, I often take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with 4 oz of water. This largely keep the gout away and Kmart (our member here) gave me this info back in 2009. Thanks again to Kmart.

    I think the acidity in my blood (because of the acidity in the foods I ate and beer) was causing it.

    I don't test myself, I just do the lime in the AM and baking soda before bed.

    Yes, I will check out Potassium Carbonate.

    I've never heard of it before.

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    Started a isagenixs program, feel great got off the cigarettes as well now 7 weeks, 8 weeks on isagenixs 7.5 kilos down and feeling better each day.
    Gym most mornings, replaced breakfast with a shake, eat a normal lunch and shake and salad at night while working 5 weeks on try to follow when home but add in beer and BBQ keep active by bouncing around sand dunes on a motorcross bike.

    Could do the same thing on meal replacement and supplements, just easy with isagenixs as they have done the home work for you. Can be expensive if your not earning.

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    Beerlao and kamagra jelly does the bizzo for me. I also keep a jar of multi vitamins for the over 50 in the work trucks console, that's me breakfast.

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    Magnesium, calcium, fish oil, occasional added vitamins if I'm tired.

    Used to take Creatine for added strength, but I got acne and infected sweat glands under my armpits.. Never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    infected sweat glands under my armpits
    Never heard of that one before, doesn't sound very pleasant!

    What happened?

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    Nothing. Unless you count a good dog as "supplement"

    Usually supplements are used to fight problems caused by bad food and bad company. Since I tried to avoid both, my health has gradually improved to the point I don't think given my age it can get any better. A balanced diet, daily exercise and a few good friends (easily replaced by a good dog) is all you need.
    The things we regret most is the things we didn't do

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    infected sweat glands under my armpits
    Never heard of that one before, doesn't sound very pleasant!

    What happened?
    Just a reaction to the creatine. Acne on my back and arms, and developed occasional cysts (hives; as per attached "side effects") under my arms.
    https://www.drugs.com/creatine.html

    Most people don't have a problem, but I stopped using it a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    but I stopped using it a few years ago
    Wise choice. I've heard of some people suffering side-effects from creatine before but nothing to the extent you did (just bloating mostly).

    Luckily enough I've not experienced any issues myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    infected sweat glands under my armpits
    Never heard of that one before, doesn't sound very pleasant!

    What happened?
    Had this happen once, blamed it on 57 deg weather wearing a new type of full coveralls. Was a painful experience having them cut out from under my arm pits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    Nothing. Unless you count a good dog as "supplement"

    Usually supplements are used to fight problems caused by bad food and bad company. Since I tried to avoid both, my health has gradually improved to the point I don't think given my age it can get any better. A balanced diet, daily exercise and a few good friends (easily replaced by a good dog) is all you need.
    Agree. I've never needed/taken anything, unless prescribed by a doctor to combat a specific problem. Currently I take a daily potassium pill, prescribed post-stroke. That's it. Balanced diet/balanced life handles the rest.

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    Both creatine and whey powder or any high protein diet in excess of normal metabolic rate will cause an overload on the kidneys resulting often, in edema, especially of the feet, ankles and calves.

    Swellings will reduce after several days once excess protein is eliminated from the diet.

    What happens is that the un-eliminated protein will migrate into the lymphatic system along with the water that transports it, so causing fat-foot syndrome.

    Protein/carb balance is essential for well being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I've never needed/taken anything, unless prescribed by a doctor to combat a specific problem. Currently I take a daily potassium pill, prescribed post-stroke. That's it. Balanced diet/balanced life handles the rest.
    Balanced life style and diet is the key to good health and longevity.



    And fwk the wowsers and begrudgers!

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    Shit I cannot stack beer bottles on top of one another.

    Anyway I am on a healthy beer and meat pie diet. Ching Ching..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Shit I cannot stack beer bottles on top of one another.

    Anyway I am on a healthy beer and meat pie diet. Ching Ching..............
    Watch your p/H level mate.

    A neutral pH is essential for proper metabolism, as diseases and the advance of the ageing process only flourishes in an acid body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Both creatine and whey powder or any high protein diet in excess of normal metabolic rate will cause an overload on the kidneys resulting often, in edema, especially of the feet, ankles and calves.

    Swellings will reduce after several days once excess protein is eliminated from the diet.

    What happens is that the un-eliminated protein will migrate into the lymphatic system along with the water that transports it, so causing fat-foot syndrome.

    Protein/carb balance is essential for well being.

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    In your case, Aunty, ignorance is bliss.

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