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    Vitamins used by racers?

    Just wondering...

    This is what I've been taking lately:
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    I take the vitamin EPO

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    Vitamins E,P and O

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    Men should not take supplemental iron.

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    multi-vitamin, fish oil, b-12, and C are pretty much my staples.
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    get rid of the iron and calcium

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    +1 on the iron, too much of it is very toxic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    +1 on the iron, too much of it is very toxic.
    OK, will stop the iron. =) tx.
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    I've been looking into supplementing Glutamine. That reminds me...maybe I'll do a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    +1 on the iron, too much of it is very toxic.
    I think you mean -1.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
    get rid of the iron and calcium
    I disagree; what's the matter with calcium? All of us skinny-arse bike racers probably have low calcium anyway.

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    I take magnesium-calcium-zinc and fish oil tabs.

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    All of this depends...

    if you're a vegetable, I mean vegetarian, then iron ain't a bad thing. If you're a
    body builder taking massive vitamins, inhaling steaks like they were potato chips...
    then it would be an incredibly slow way to commit suicide. (Sorry, I seem to be in a mood.)

    Anyway, and IM(not!)HO a good multivitamin is a good thing. Doubly so if you exercise a lot.

    It will have vitamin C, I have tried megadoses of vitamin C many times. I am not impressed.

    I'm a big fan of antioxidants.
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    take out the vitamin c and eat fruit instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    I think you mean -1.


    I disagree; what's the matter with calcium? All of us skinny-arse bike racers probably have low calcium anyway.

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    Drink OJ in the morning, and chocolate milk as a recovery drink. There's your calcium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Drink OJ in the morning, and chocolate milk as a recovery drink. There's your calcium.
    Unless you're lactose intolerant.

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    Is ibuprophen a vitamin?

    I take a multivitamin and fish oil daily and L-glutamine on Sundays after my 3 hour rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    Is ibuprophen a vitamin?

    I take a multivitamin and fish oil daily and L-glutamine on Sundays after my 3 hour rides.
    Vitamin I - very useful vitamin for the older gents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Unless you're lactose intolerant.
    then chocolate soymilk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
    then chocolate soymilk
    That's kooky talk.

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    MultiVitamin if I remember. Other then that just tons of fruits and veggies.
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    My daily vitamins are as follows.

    Omega 3 fish oil.
    Calcium. Helps with cramping.
    Multi.
    B complex
    C
    Potasium
    Glucosomine. Yes, although I am only 36 my joints feel like they are 80..LOL.
    Emergen C depending on the time of the yr.
    Glutimine. Just got on it.

    And, no, even with a proper diet it is hard to get all the vitamins you need when you train and race a lot. My diet is as squared away as you can get without being a monk/freak as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    Just wondering...

    This is what I've been taking lately:
    i used to take +/-20 vitamins a day, based on what my nutritionist at the time suggested.

    i had some very expensive urine.
    Last edited by botto; 05-13-09 at 03:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinwax View Post
    My daily vitamins are as follows.

    Omega 3 fish oil.
    Calcium. Helps with cramping.
    Multi.
    B complex
    C
    Potasium
    Glucosomine. Yes, although I am only 36 my joints feel like they are 80..LOL.
    Emergen C depending on the time of the yr.
    Glutimine. Just got on it.

    And, no, even with a proper diet it is hard to get all the vitamins you need when you train and race a lot. My diet is as squared away as you can get without being a monk/freak as well.
    All that and no liver support?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    All that and no liver support?
    C, beta carotene, E, B vitamins, calcium are all liver support system vitamins. Multis usually contain enough for good liver support for someone at my age.

    Vitamin B1, vitamin C and N-Acetyl Cysteine are all liver support. I would say I am short on N-AC. Not a big deal though.

    Is there something else you may recommend that I may be missing? I am always up for more info.

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