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Postby soniczip » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:22 pm

do you heavy duty runners use any supplement?

i started getting magnesium, mainly for cramps.

anything else? somebody suggested creatine.
i'm focusing on some kind of stuff
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Re: supplements

Postby fredrikw » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:43 pm

[quote="soniczip"]i started getting magnesium, mainly for cramps.

magnesium is good for many things, although cramps is probably not one of them.
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Re: supplements

Postby runrevolt » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:57 pm

I supplement with B12, but that's it.
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Re: supplements

Postby MikayP » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:39 am

mmm idk. i guess a person has to define supplement. if the definition is it just in powder form then i do a bit. like are ground up hemp seeds techinically a supplement when its just put into powder? perhaps. i put a little hemp in 99% of my post workout smoothies. i also have spirulina thats in a powder. i also have a b12, but i have a protein powder called spiru-tein which has a bunch of different stuff in it. if i take a scoop (or 2) of that a day, i usually dont do the b12 and such cause a scoop of this is borderline too much of everything in my view for a person who eats a bunch of whole foods like me. Link

pumpkin seeds are a great source of magnesium last time i checked, and other good stuff
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Re: supplements

Postby skoptic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:15 am

nope... but I do use hemp powder too ... just like Mr MikayP says :-)

I believe in building muscle through training rather than stuff like creatine, but I appreciate it occurs in the body naturally anyways!
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Re: supplements

Postby runrevolt » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:36 am

True Mikay,

The term "supplements" is problematic, as anything outside the realm of "whole foods" is usually supplemented. Hell, soy milk is technically supplemented. Anything processed and stripped down is usually supplemented with vitamins that were either removed in the processing or don't normally exist in the specific food in the first place. We don't have to limit the perspective to just "pills and powders".

Anyways, I use to use the vegan Spiru-tien when I worked at a coffee shop who used it for smoothies. I need to get another container of that stuff.
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Re: supplements

Postby xGoofyx » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:52 am

I only take B12...
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Re: supplements

Postby KjKranz » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:13 am

I take B12 once in a while, and D3 on a regular basis. Regardless of diet, I believe most people in the US should be taking in D3.
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Re: supplements

Postby fredrikw » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:27 am

[quote="KjKranz"]I take B12 once in a while, and D3 on a regular basis. Regardless of diet, I believe most people in the US should be taking in D3.


I think you should consider switching to D2 instead, since D3 isn't a vegan source of vitamin D (it is derived from wool).
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Re: supplements

Postby KjKranz » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:16 am

[quote="fredrikw"][quote="KjKranz"]I take B12 once in a while, and D3 on a regular basis. Regardless of diet, I believe most people in the US should be taking in D3.


I think you should consider switching to D2 instead, since D3 isn't a vegan source of vitamin D (it is derived from wool).


That's unfortunate. I have heard nothing but bad things about D2.

Can anyone point me to some positive research on it?
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Re: supplements

Postby hardcore iv » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:41 am

[quote="KjKranz"][quote="fredrikw"][quote="KjKranz"]I take B12 once in a while, and D3 on a regular basis. Regardless of diet, I believe most people in the US should be taking in D3.


I think you should consider switching to D2 instead, since D3 isn't a vegan source of vitamin D (it is derived from wool).


That's unfortunate. I have heard nothing but bad things about D2.

Can anyone point me to some positive research on it?


In the last couple of years there have been a few studies showing that D2 can get the job done. Just search VF to find these. Jack Norris's blog also has some good stuff on it. He says the latest research shows that D2 may not be quite as effective in elevating levels in a short length of time but long term it is just as good. I'll find out how true this is when I got by blood test results next week. Vegan D3 does exist, but is very rare and seems to only be available in a strange chewing gum that vegan essentials sells.
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