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Old 05-13-09, 11:23 AM   #1
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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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+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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+1 on the iron, too much of it is very toxic.
I think you mean -1.

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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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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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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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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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Unless you're lactose intolerant.
then chocolate soymilk
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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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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.

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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.
All that and no liver support?
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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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