Category Archives: Supplements

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics

50 billion live probiotic cultures in a convenient once-daily capsule. 33 RAW probiotic strains from Bulgarian yogurt and Eastern European wild kefir promoting flora diversity as found in nature. I have been taking this for the last 10 days. Put … Continue reading

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Turmeric (Curcumin)

I was looking up something on Keri Glassman which led me to this.  And, that, in turn, led me to this: Turmeric (Curcumin) In the U.S., turmeric is best known as a spice. It’s one of the main components of … Continue reading

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Spirulina

Starting today, I am taking a daily Spirulina supplement. I have decide to try Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica. Here’s more on it: Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® is a unique superior strain of Spirulina with the highest known nutritional content in the world. … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine

Sort of by accident, today, I decided to start taking a L-Glutamine supplement. I got it to help with exercise recovery. Yesterday, Friday, I did not feel well. And, I think it was because I ran on Thursday and went … Continue reading

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Amino Acids To Boost HGH Levels

I saw this one today on Dr. Oz – A recent study found that by taking a special blend of amino acids you can spike your HGH levels by more than 600%, which is basically putting it back to where … Continue reading

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Daily Multivitamin Reduces Men’s Cancer Risk?

Via NBC News – After years of research showing dietary supplements failed to prevent cancer, a new study of multivitamin use in men has a surprising message: This one worked. Turns out, a daily dose of Centrum Silver multivitamins reduced … Continue reading

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Tongkat Ali

Seeing this in an article by Shawn M. Talbott, who wrote The Secret of Vigor: How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Metabolic Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy, caught my eye – In addition to a balanced diet, certain dietary supplements … Continue reading

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Using Supplements

It’s been about a year since I shared what supplements I take…so, here’s an update.  Every morning, I take the following nine supplements with breakfast: A “Male Multiple Vitamin” that’s an “advanced phytonutrient multiple vitamin, mineral and herbal formula for … Continue reading

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L-Arginine

I recently saw where Dr. Oz suggested taking this supplement (2 grams three times a day) to help offset the loss if HGH in our systems that occurs with aging. Here’s more on it from the Mayo Clinic – L-arginine … Continue reading

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Bacillus Coagulans

I’ve been using LifeExtension Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes longer than I can remember. And, until recently, these included a probiotic in the formula. I asked LifeExtension why they dropped the probiotic and was told “Due to licensing issues, we are … Continue reading

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Getting Enough Of These Key Nutrients?

Bill Phillips and the Editors of Men’s Health share “5 Nutrients You’re Not Getting Enough Of.”  Here are the highlights from that on the five: VITAMIN D This vitamin’s biggest claim to fame is its role in strengthening your skeleton. But … Continue reading

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The Creatine Experiment

Two weeks ago, I started taking a creatine supplement before my weight training sessions. Nothing crazy – just 1.6 grams at least 30 minutes before hitting the gym. So far, I haven’t had any of the potential nasty side effects. … Continue reading

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Creatine

I recently read in the April 2011 Nutrition Action Health Letter about how Darren Candow, from the Kinesiology and Health Studies department of the University of Regina, recommended that older men and women should take creatine supplements on days that … Continue reading

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Quercetin

I did my personal 5K around the neighborhood this evening before dinner. Just like last time, this was a 27-minute run. Not too bad coming off a busy day yesterday. However, just as I feared, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Vitamin-Enhanced Bottled Snake Oil

Recently, I was considering introducing vitamin-enhanced bottled water into my drinking routine. To date, I don’t use it. Then, I saw this information on CalorieLab.com – The selling point of such waters — Vitaminwater, SoBe Life Water, Propel, et.al. — … Continue reading

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Using Supplements

I’ve read from more than one respected source about the importance of taking supplements – starting with a daily multi-vitamin. In fact, my doctor has strongly suggested using certain supplements.  Related, he’s put me through blood and hair sample tests to show … Continue reading

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