- Jan 31, 2019
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depending on the how much gear you are taking - some of the supplements to consider:you cant go wrong with choline and inositol if your on AAS. what do you recommend must have supps while on gear?
1. Turmeric/Curcumin - good curcumin is better but if on a budget take 2 tablespoons of loose turmeric with 8 pepper corns and mix it with 1 tablespoon of EVOO and wash it down.
2. Astragalus - good for the immune system and kidney health.
3. Choline/Inositol (1000-1500 mg each per day)/Sam-e (minimum 400 or up to 800 mg per day), NAC (600 mg 1 o2 2 per day) - (especially if running an oral) if liver enzymes are raised I would also add R-ala. I don't take all these at the same time and often rotate liver protecting supps as this gets costly.
4. Ubiquinol and black seed oil (ubiquinol all the time - 200 mg to 400 mg, if your BP goes up hit it with black seed oil/nigella sativa 1000-2000 mg per day). Anyone who hasn't tried black seed oil for BP, suggest reading the literature and safety profile of this supplement.
5. Fibre is important but I get more than enough from my diet as I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit. I am extremely regular.
6. Fish oil - 3-5 grams combined EPA/DPA minimum per day. Depending on age, lipids, BP - you may need up to 10 grams. My BP is in the ideal range so I don't take fish oil but have it on hand in case I need it. I don't run a lot of gear.
7. If you have any digestive issues, we all know the importance of digestion so probiotics. I use HMF 50 billion thanks to the recommendation made by friend, Bigtuna84.
8. Vitamin c - 2-5 grams per day and vitamin D - 5 grams per day.
One of the biggest keys is keeping your glutathione normal to high with NAC and Sam-e. Gluthathione in oral form has terrible bioavailability but NAC and SAM-e are precursors. You may be fine with just one like NAC as SAM-e is expensive.
Same with a multi vitamin - if you look at 'what did you eat today', I do my best to get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts, etc. to ensure I am getting enough vitamins and minerals. If you don't have a balanced diet, would be wise.
I have never had lipid issues but based on the recommendations of many wise people on this forum, citrus bergamot would be a wise addition. I'm sure I'm missing some like milk thistle which I use periodically but in general if you are going to hit gear hard, I would be reading on the suggestions in this post and the other suggestions.
If you can't sleep - Melatonin 5-10 mg per day, it also provides considerable liver protection and is one of the most potent antioxidants known. Much more so that vitamin c and e.
Anxiety - adaptogens like serenity formula from Natural factors.
General Health - apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon twice a day in water. Sip slowly while relaxing or eating. Cheap and I drink daily.
We can all take a handfuls of pills and be broke from buying into too many supplements but most listed have evidence. For supplements on a budget, I could do another list as I have been there and need to watch my dollars. That being said, if you can afford gear and ancillaries, you should be able to afford supplements to help maintain your optimal health.
I have read dozens of natural medicine books but I am not a naturopath or nutritionist so take my comments/suggestions for what the are, just one person's opinion.