Best vitamins & dietary supplements according to redditors

We found 12,638 Reddit comments discussing the best vitamins & dietary supplements. We ranked the 4,342 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/clueriot · 1853 pointsr/AskReddit

The miracle fruit, known as Synsepalum dulcificum that temporarily changes the way you perceive sour flavors, essentially making things such as Tabasco sauce taste sweet.

Edit: they're pretty easy to find online, here's the link to a pack available on Amazon.

u/washer · 213 pointsr/AskReddit

The Miracle Berry

You'll trip balls. Inside your mouth.

It's not as gay as it sounds.

EDIT: Link to where you can buy them. Link

u/Yarsl · 188 pointsr/Frugal

I'm getting my parents miracle berry tablets, so they can host a miracle berry tasting night with friends.

And then I got another packet for my boyfriend's family with whom I will be spending Christmas; that and a small assortment of foods that are fun to try, like limes and stout beer and Greek yogurt, for our own miracle berry tasting night. Miracle berries are fun and last ~1 hour; something that creates memories but not at a huge expense.

Price: $14 / pack of ten, $25 / two packs of ten.

u/iDoThat · 108 pointsr/funny

A better prank:

  1. Go to the grocery store and purchase sugar-free cherry flavored kool-aid (the little packets that flavor 1 gallon of water).

  2. Go the a health food store and purchase gel capsules. (Something like this:

  3. Place the powdered sugar free kool-aid mix into the gel caps.

  4. Take off the shower head. Place gel caps into the pipe.
u/neuenono · 104 pointsr/sex

Eh, I think the key to good stool is soluble fiber (found in apples, oatmeal, psyllium husk, etc), not protein. And a rectal douche can probably clean out the relevant anatomy with less trouble than what you're describing. You're also telling people to shove things in their ass when they're not turned on, which sounds like a bad idea to me.

Here's my typical advice on the subject:
As Dan Savage likes to say: since you wouldn't have oral sex with a mouth full of food, then don't have anal sex with an ass full of poop! Your rectum is the "outbox" of your digestive tract, and it's conveniently about the length of a penis. Whether or not your rectum has stuff in it has a lot to do with diet, with a bit of random chance. You or your partner can put a finger in your ass before going all-in to check the status. If you've had a BM recently and don't feel like you need to go, you're more likely to be in the clear. There are also extra steps you can take to keep clean, though!

Short term prep: anal douche, NOT enema. Anal douching is simply rinsing out your rectum with some water. Since the rectum is about the length of an erect penis, that's the main area you need to worry about. Using a bulb/bottle, rinse with a few ounces of warm water until it comes out clean. The rectum is meant to be empty (unless you need to poop); the rest of your digestive system is not. Do not do an enema to prep for anal sex.

Longer-term prep (at least a day before): eat psyllium husk as your fiber source. For some reason it clumps your stool into the perfect texture so that nothing is left behind. I take it daily and most BMs are followed by one clean wipe. Aim for at least 5 g of husk fiber per day, ramp up to 10 g if you like. Stay hydrated since it tends to soak up water. The easiest fix is to take capsules, though you'll need to take at least a half dozen of them. You can also blend the actual husks into a smoothie as an ingredient. Psyllium husk is also the active ingredient in Metamucil, which is expensive and has a bunch of sugar in it. I've never used that product, but I imagine it's convenient. Other healthy-poop options are apples & oatmeal - these are all good sources of both soluble & insoluble fiber.

u/sttaffy · 73 pointsr/Fitness

Psyllium husk powder
Basically soluble fiber - moves things along in the GI tract and makes for the best poops ever. Learned about it from reddit somewhere and it is awesome. We refer to the period before we were taking it every day to 'the dark times'.

u/kendovzii · 72 pointsr/sex

Same. The more aroused I am the easier it is. The husband is really great at combining foreplay with a gentle push pull motion until he's there. He always waits for me to give the go ahead (usually I just say, "fuck me" or something) before he starts pounding away.

I don't douche, I just pay attention when I poop. If I wipe clean the first time, I consider myself good to go. I am good to go 90% of the time since I take psyillum husk daily (though I dont take as much as it recommends).

Maybe it is because we've been together since highschool, but if I don't feel clean down there I will tell him I destroyed the toilet earlier that day lol.

u/TheResGhost · 70 pointsr/gay_irl

Right? Just take some of these with your other daily vitamins and then you’ll never be dirty again 😇

u/WHAT_ABOUT_DEROZAN · 67 pointsr/Fitness

Same ratio as ON Whey. Chugging down 10 Taco Bell coffee's = post-workout superfood confirmed. Just be sure to not shit for a few hours or you lose your gainz.

u/Ravenhaft · 62 pointsr/explainlikeimfive Right here. Turns off your sour receptors, I think. But the acid can still damage your mouth so don’t like, start chugging citric acid after you take this.

u/pitterpatters · 45 pointsr/AskReddit
u/kbrsuperstar · 35 pointsr/xxfitness

Speaking as someone with a ton of digestive issues, here is my advice (which I'm semi-recycling from another comment I made a while ago). Basically, there's no test for IBS; it's kind of a diagnosis of last resort, like, "welp, you don't have stomach ailment X or Y or Z... so it's probably IBS." With that in mind, treatment is super subjective so just try a bunch of things and whatever works for you, you keep.

Anyway, this is what works for me. You could try taking a digestive enzyme to help breakdown what you're eating. These are actually for kids but they work really well for me any time I feel gross. I've also been taking this probiotic for years now -- specifically because it has B. infantis which has been studied to help with IBS because (if I remember right) it improves gastric emptying. You could try a Low FODMAP diet which eliminates any food that can ferment in the gut which can lead to bloating. It's not a permanent diet -- you stop eating anything that could cause upset and then you reintroduce foods to see which ones affect you.

tl;dr try anything you hear works for other people and hopefully some of it works for you

u/Miketheguy · 28 pointsr/Fitness

They don't stand for fitness. They stand for profit off of people who want to be fit. Forget GNC, that shit is overpriced and no better then amazon.

Best Whey out there. Lab proven to be even better then the label says. One click shop, get it the next day, no bullshitting around bro-science idiots who wouldn't know one Amino Acid from another

u/[deleted] · 26 pointsr/vegan
  • B12: cannot stress that enough, don't believe sources telling you that you can get this vitamin from unwashed vegetables, tempeh, seaweed, etc. B12 is created by bacteria which lives in dirty enviroment and isn't associated with animal products either (you can get it from animals, but the bacteria living in their guts still do all the work). I recommend taking these Deva vitmains. It's highly recommended to take any B12 oral supplementation with food, because it bounds to certain proteins, allowing better digestion.

  • D: depends on where you live and what your skin complextion is; vitamin D2 (the non-animal version) is created when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light (e.g. the sun). 20 minutes of daily exposure is enough for pale people (I think paleness reported in some vegans might actually be an adaptation technique), but if you're black and live in England, I would recommend an hour or so. This vitamin is needed for proper calcium digestion.

  • Iron: iron is not usually problem in males, women can have problem because of their period. There's a really easy trick to sky-rocket your iron intake - eat vitamin C with iron-rich food and avoid tea and cofee.

  • Calcium: dark green vegetables and soy products are rich on calcium. I drink fortified soy milk. Sneaky edit: spinach is actually not a great source of iron and calcium due to high oxalate content, as opposed to popular claims. Broccoli on the other hand... learn to love it!

  • Protein: that's a really easy one - lentils. Eat quinoa (tastes like rice, but has twice the nutrients), beans and peas. Wheat pasta is an empty food, try not to overuse it. Lysine is the limiting amino acid in vegan diets, but lentils have plenty of it (that's why you should eat them). Your daily protein intake can be calculated by this equation: your_weight_in_kg [number from 1 to 1.3 depending on your physicial activity, higher number means higher activity] = grams_of_protein_you_should_eat. For example: 80kg 1.2 (high activity) = 96g of protein.

  • omega-3: you should stabilize ratio of your omega-6:omega-3 intake to 4:1 (the best scenario would be 1:1, but that's very hard). Try to avoid sunflower oil and use olive or canola one, eat walnuts and flax seeds. But not flax seed oil, it tastes like a poison from armpit!


  • Food preparation: I highly recommend steam cooking, the taste is amazing and vitamins/minerals don't dissolve in water.

  • Society: Just don't give a damn about others too much, you are doing the right thing and don't have to apologize for anything. People don't like confrontation and depending on your personality, you might be tempted to talk about your veganism a lot at first. Try to hold it back for few months to sober up a little :)

    Have I congratulated you? No? Here you go: congratulations! :)
u/qpid · 26 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Try some miracle fruit, mberry Miracle Fruit Tablets, 10-Count

Makes lemons taste like the sweetest things in the world and other odd situations.

u/PrismaCarnage · 21 pointsr/soylent

I got a bidet. Changed my life, no exaggeration. Wipe first for the big stuff, then use bidet fully, then wipe again one time to get the water off. My toilet paper usage is way down, and my butthole is never agitated and sore.

I also take soluble fiber pills to make it be normal coming out. It's no big deal to me like it is to you. Taking 3-6 of them a day is way easier than trying to incorporate some traditional food into my diet. The fact that it's soluble is fine. There is a definite difference in the solidness due to the fiber pills.

Edit: added a link to the bidet I got.

u/kurihara · 21 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's the kind that I bought, there's a lot of brands but this one seemed to have the best reviews. Not too pricey, and it was a fun experience, I'd recommend it at least once. Just get a potluck going with a group of friends!

Edit: Make sure to try wasabi. It tastes like ice cream, it was my favorite of all the things I tried.

u/ravend13 · 19 pointsr/Supplements

Magnesium before bed. It will help keep your tolerance down.

u/partyonmybloc · 18 pointsr/funny

That's the way I was about the flavor-changing berries on Amazon that someone linked once. I still consider it every now and then though.

Edit: Here's a link.

u/vanillabean2492 · 18 pointsr/vegan

It can take up to 5 years for your B12 reserves to become depleted, but it's really bad if they do become depleated.

Here's an Amazon link to the one I buy. $15 for 180 tablets.

u/Adenosine · 18 pointsr/Fitness

ON Gold Standard Whey has been mentioned frequently on this subreddit as a popular choice (link).

u/SgtMustang · 17 pointsr/Supplements

Sorry to bring bad news, but, assuming you got the same one that Amazon calls "Nature Made High Potency", it only contains Magnesium Oxide.

Magnesium Oxide has extremely low bioavailability, and has some other issues as well. It's rust, in essence. So unfortunately you'll really not get any benefit whatsoever by taking those. Your body will only absorb about 5% or less of each softgel, meaning each is really only going to give you 10-20 mg.

Really the one you want is Magnesium Glycinate. I take the Doctor's Best brand which is unbuffered, meaning the pill contains 100% Mg Glycinate with no other lesser forms included. Glycinate is the most bioavailable form of Magnesium and is the best for supplementation. This sort of logic rings true with a lot of other supplements. Many brands will happily sell you minerals with poor bioavailability (multivitamins have this flaw especially), so it's wise to do this check for all supplements you buy.

To answer your question though, no, 400mg isn't too much. Really you can take as much as you want and your body should just not absorb what it doesn't need. 400mg is a solid daily dose though. Take it before bed, as there is a small amount of evidence to suggest it can be a sedative and help sleep.

Don't take it at the same time you intake Calcium, as Calcium does inhibit absorption of Magnesium to some extent. Taking Vitamin D/K and Magnesium in addition to a diet with lots of Calcium is a pretty strong combo, as D/K/ Magnesium all have important roles in Calcium absorption and its integration in bones. Take the D/K/ and your Calcium food in one sitting, and the Magnesium later once the Calcium has already been digested.

For a good overview of Magnesium and its effects, check

u/wellwasherelf · 17 pointsr/funny

What toothpaste do you use, specifically? Toothpaste with SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) is what causes the reaction. SLS is used as a foaming agent in a bunch of stuff (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) and it suppresses your sweet taste buds. Kind of like those "miracle fruit tablets" which basically have the opposite effect.

u/Cassial · 17 pointsr/keto

1 - realize that this diet means serious business when we say drop the fucking carbs. Make it a rule to stay under 20 a day, and then you can gradually work your way up after being in ketosis for awhile. This is where ketostix do come in handy, if say you cheat one day and have 30g of carbs, but aren't sure if it knocked you out or not (otherwise you don't "need" them - if you're eliminating carbs you're in ketosis)

2 - eat fats to satiety, no magic number

3 - proteins are the next "goldilocks" number - too much and it'll turn into carbs, too little and you won't maintain muscle (if you're trying to tone up at all). The keto calculators should definitively answer the specifics here for your body weight.

4 - I highly recommend some form of electrolyte/vitamin supplementation. This should be a mandatory sticky - if you are avoiding most of the bad fruits (because they're bags of sugar and carbs for the most part) and eating real/good/clean food, you'll be getting way less salt than the average processed food consuming American. I recommend these - this is way more economical as opposed to Powerade Zero. If you feel like crap and are getting cramps, you need to replenish them electrolytes (especially if exercising). Another good way to up the salt intake I've read a lot of folks here do is simply to drink a few tablespoons of beef broth a day (plus other good minerals in there).

5 - my personal rule I'll share to help, as it helped me the most - No cheat meals by myself, period. Resist the temptation to pull over and get fast food now because you're "soooo hungry". This frees me up to have the occasional dinner out / dinner date and not be guilty about it. Life happens, you will want to enjoy yourself, and you should, if you've been strict and honest with yourself about no cheat meals on your own.

6 - I hope you like avocado, bacon, and spinach. Those are my 3 staples I eat pretty much every day, despite them getting very boring, I really love eating them all together still. Avocado is very important because of the fat content + fiber, and so is spinach/broccoli. Keto is cutting out bread entirely, so you have to get your fiber from healthy vegetables, or you'll notice you'll be in constipationland, population you, very quick.

Keep calm and keto on.

u/chimeraguy · 16 pointsr/keto

Holy crap, what a coincidence that this thread popped up. Keto has been fucking my stomach up for over a month. I have had the most horrible runny sticky industrial adhesive shit. 3 days ago I just couldn't take it anymore so I bought a 24oz bag of pure Psyllium Husk Powder.

OMG, everything is better now. I have actual turds again instead of just sticky soft serve icecream.

I'll be taking this stuff everyday from now on. This should be part of everybody's basic kit when they start Keto.

u/lessthanjoey · 16 pointsr/keto

Massive electrolyte problem!

Heart palpitations are typically potassium, cramps are typically magnesium (although maybe potassium), and lack of sodium leads to deficiencies in both magnesium and potassium (and also causes low blood pressure).

Get some lite sale or no salt or nu salt (all contain potassium chloride and are salt substitutes). Get some high-quality magnesium like this (I would eat 2 pills 2x/day until symptoms are gone then cut back a bit):

And get plenty of sodium! 5g/day (I add sodium by drinking broth from a bouillon cube in addition to salting my food).

Please do re-read the section of the FAQ on electrolytes.

Are you really getting the numbers in the FAQ? I'm guessing you're not, but regardless up your intake as these are pretty clear symptoms. On the magnesium side in particular make sure it's not oxide (as it's useless).

u/domesticatedfire · 15 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Might be a good idea to talk to a therapist about this. Is it dehabilitating for you? It's affecting you, obviously, but does it rule your life?

I think I have something similar, I won't look into mirrors or out of windows usually when it's nighttime, and during the winter especially I'll only shower when it's daytime out. Mine's more specifically because of weird lucid dreaming experiences (fyi don't look at mirrors in dreams lol). But for the most part, I've "accepted" any "monsters" that might live around me; something wants to scare me? Cool, but it has no power over my mind or soul, so what's the worst that can happen. Still won't go into unlit basements though 😅

If you feel like your house is hostile, or like something is hunting you, a helpful thing is also to "claim" your space by yelling at the 'monster' to "get OUT, this is MY SPACE, and YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE". Also do things that make you feel more in-control and confident, for me self defense, dancing, and singing (especially with good breathing) helped a lot.

Another thing too, if you feel like your space is hostile, is checking your plumbing and wiring in your house. Excess EMFs can cause havoc on a human's perception and lead to paranoia and that creepy "feeling watched" sensation among other things; are you living close to a high-power electric line? Are you living close to a river? How old is the building you're living in?

Also, if you can, start taking a magnesium supplement (like natural calm). It helps sooth anxiety and paranoia a BUNCH.

Feel better OP! I have some other tips too if you need them.

u/userchris · 15 pointsr/Fitness


This powder is really cheap given that it tastes absolutely delicious and you can mix it with pretty much anything (oatmeal, milk, eggnog, cream, shakes) to add chocolate flavor without much sugar and with a boatload of protein.

u/bouncehaus · 15 pointsr/keto

Not exactly related, but some tips I've found helpful:

Feeling Dehydrated? These do the trick! I drink at least one packet a day and it works wonders.

Constipated? Spoonfuls of flaxseed or chia seeds help (they're low calorie and have only fiber & good fats). Psyllium Husk Powder is also pretty effective. Having trouble washing it down? I mix 2tbsp of powder with 3-4tbsps of heavy cream, dash of cinnamon, maybe some splenda and its like eating oatmeal.

Don't notice any progress? Keep calm and keto on. Have faith, log your food in MFP, and take progress pics. You look at yourself in the mirror everyday. Sometimes, its hard to see the progress. Sometimes, it doesn't show on the scale. But, damnit, this diet works. Stay under 20g of carbs and run a daily calorie deficit and youre bound to lose some weight.

Lastly, enjoy the improved energy and focus after your body adapts. It' wonderful and probably my favorite part of keto. If you feel off, you're probably just dehydrated.

Best of luck!

u/B1GgP3tE · 15 pointsr/AskReddit

a watch and a tub of protein powder, not a bad deal since I still use the watch to this day!

u/lostkeysblameHofmann · 14 pointsr/trees

If you want a serious answer, there is usually much more raw emotion involved not to mention the potential years of experience. My first experience with an older woman was when I was 17, it was one of my mom's friends from church who came over for a church party but she ended up getting mom-wasted (catholics lol) and I was just sitting in my room reading some Jack Kerouac when there was a bang at my bedroom door and I cautiously answered and it was my mom's hot friend, sloppy drunk and holding a camera asking me to take a photo of her and I was kinda confused, so I said okay and when I turned the camera on the gallery came up and I couldn't help but notice that the gallery was FULL of nudes, milf nudes, and this lady was widowed for a few years so I didn't know who they were for, but the moment she saw I noticed she smiled in that sassy devious mom way, and my 6-times-a-day masturbation schedule and complete perpetual horniness led to our mutual coitus, just a floor above where my mom and the rest of the local catholic church was drinking and singing!

A lot of older women, especially divorcees, are suffering from two awful ailments: constant menopausal horniness and the need for masculine validation as they enter their true middle age. It's truly painful to see such lovely and beautiful women suffering as they struggle through a mentally-taxing and depressing period in one's life alone: middle age. Therefor I've made it a goal of mine to help as many milfs as I can, in any way possible but preferably by letting them shit on my chest and playing mother-son incest roleplay.

Actually, another advantage of banging moms is that they're often willing to do things that jaded college girls won't do. They've been in the fucking game for 20+ years and have seen and done it all, and are more than willing to cross the line and do very kinky things. Actually whether this a result of boredom or experience I will never know but I definitely appreciate and love the fact that a 45 year old woman, who has put three kids through college and worked a corporate job, loves nothing more than letting me shove pill casings full of hot sauce, vinegar, and salt up her asshole until she shits out the whole filthy steaming mixture all over herself and me and if that isn't true love than I don't know what is.

u/gfxlonghorn · 14 pointsr/AskReddit

I just gave these a try, they are pretty cool:
miracle berries

u/greysplash · 14 pointsr/videos

As others have posted, tablet forms of these are available on Amazon

I've actually thrown "Miracle Berry" parties several times and it's a lot of fun! Just walk around a grocery store and try to think of everything that tastes sour and buy it! Some tips from my experiences... Each tablet will last you about 15-60 minutes (generally about 30 before effects diminish), not ALL the sourness goes away (lemons do not taste like pure sugar), thoroughly dissolve the tablet in your mouth (3-5 minutes) and then wait a couple more for the full effect, and lastly, bitterness is NOT the same as sourness. Eating the lemon peel will still be incredibly bitter.

Lemons/limes: Taste like the best lemonade/limeade ever

Pineapple: Incredibly delicious, but almost TOO sweet for some people

Oranges/orange juice: Really depends on the kind, but can substantially change the flavor

Hot Sauce: Vinegar almost tastes sugary, so it is both sweet and spicy

Pickled items: Again, vinegar becomes rather sweet

Cheese: Some cheeses taste like "dessert" cheese, especially sharp cheeses, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and goat cheese. Some people don't seem to be as effected by the cheeses as other though.

Beer/Wine: Not as profound as citrus, but definitely changes the flavor profile

Random note of caution: You'll end up wanting to eat a TON of citrus foods. This will give you an upset stomach if you don't moderate.

u/Kinkajou1015 · 13 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

There sorta is. Miracle Berries and by extension Miracle Berry Tablets.

It's not permanent and wears off anywhere from 30-90 minutes in my experiences, but it really does make things taste completely different. It's fun if you are a foodie. I could see it being a potential thing really picky eaters may need to get them to eat more foods and not stick with certain unhealthy options.

u/SmaltedFig · 13 pointsr/Drugs

We had some of those flavor pills that changed acidic foods to tasting sweet (made lemons delicious). That's worth looking into

u/RabidNarcissist · 13 pointsr/Cooking

I have only had the tablets (Amazon link) and they do what they say, it was quite interesting to eat a straight lemon that tasted sweet.

u/digitalbath · 13 pointsr/Drugs

Any health food store or vitamin/supplement store should have them. They're used legitimately by people who buy their own vitamins/herbs/etc in bulk. Nobody would look twice at you.

You can also get them on amazon for cheap:

u/khdbdcm · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Vitamin D enchances the absorption of calcium, so if someone eats a fair amount of dairy or spinach they should be fine. Magnesium should be the one people need to look out for. It's one of the most important minerals that we don't get enough of, PLUS it works in synergy with vitamin D! If you regularly eat almonds (or pumpkin seeds), avocados, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes then you're probably fine. If not then I'd definitely recommend you start including them in your diet if possible, and if not you can supplement.

Another critical micronutrient would be K2, which helps direct calcium to your bones and teeth and prevent calcification of your arteries (big no no!). If you're thinking of supplementing Vitamin D3, you can find those two vitamins together. They are fat soluble so make sure you eat them with your nuts/seeds and avocados! :)

u/BlueB52 · 13 pointsr/Nootropics

I bounce between several, but can definitely recommend Doctor's Best. I have not noticed a difference between all of the top brands on amazon.

u/Carmack · 12 pointsr/nutrition

You could always get these fatty acids from algae.

Here's where I get mine (I get my ALA from flaxseeds and my Omega 6s from walnuts but my DHA and EPA come from these vegcaps):

Potent Vegan Omega 3 Supplement w/ Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, DHA & EPA - Vegetarian Algae based & Non GMO Time-Release Capsules - Improve Eye, Heart, & Brain Health - Better than Fish Oil - by Amala Vegan

And here are some Amazon links to competing products so you know I'm an animal-friend and not a shill for Amala:

Ovega-3 Vegetarian Softgels, 500 mg, 60 Count

Deva Nutrition Vegan DHA-EPA Nutritional Supplement Softgel, 300 mg, 90 Count

Source Naturals Vegan Omega-3s EPA-DHA, Omega-3s for Heart and Brain Health Fish Oil Alternative

Happy supplementing. :)

u/TimStevensEng · 12 pointsr/vegetarian
u/now_I_feelafel · 12 pointsr/ems

I'm like you- always hypotensive, former college athlete, low resting HR- and I'll go horizontal every so often in freak circumstances like you did. Got the workup, all they found was a 1st degree AV block that probably was not the culprit. But! While the cardiologist said she couldn't point the finger at anything specific, she suggested that I may have a propensity towards low electrolyte levels and should try to avoid drinking pure water when I feel wonky and shoot for Gatorade or something similar instead. Now I put half a packet of this lovely shit in my water bottle before my shift and it works like a charm. Even cuts back on motion sickness in the rig. Give it a shot, I heartily recommend it.

u/NaturalZestyEnt · 11 pointsr/sex

Miracle Fruit!
Changes your sense of taste so that bitter and sour things taste sweet. Effect lasts for up to 2 hours.

u/GorakKnight · 11 pointsr/videos

That's called miracle fruit, it's pretty fun to try at least once.

I got these tablets from Amazon, if anyone wants to try them.

u/futt · 11 pointsr/mflb

Just Amazon. I think it was like $8 for 500 and $12 for 1000.

I am such a damn lightweight that 3 or 4 hits off of a half full trench will get me to an [8] easily. I end up using 1 of these capsules about 5 times before it's a nice brown AVB.

Hit it, scoop it back up from the trench into the capsule and close it off. The main supply stays in 1 mason jar, AVB caps in another jar, and the travel supply is in an empty 5 hour energy bottle.

u/QuadraQ · 11 pointsr/keto

The TYPE of Magnesium you take is key. You want one that has TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System), on the label since that's a proprietary way of binding it that does NOT give you diarrhea. (If you have to have a colonoscopy they literally give you magnesium to clean you out.) I use this one:

u/loganlulz · 11 pointsr/StackAdvice

I've gone through something similar, it was during major depression. Honestly what helped was reducing inflammation within my body/brain.

I'd suggest trying lithium orotate as a first line of action along with fish oil, magnesium glycinate and maybe turmeric with a source of black pepper.

I don't know which supplements you've tried in the past but I don't think you've permanently damaged your body.
Depression can deplete and drain you completely especially any creative and positive thoughts. Start meditating even for a few minutes a day. Well-being is fostered not only with a good diet but a good mindset, there could be a lot of things draining you emotionally and physically you just need to figure out what those things are and try to correct them.

I hope you feel better soon, as someone who's been in your shoes it does get better.

u/YahwehTheDevil · 11 pointsr/DebateAVegan

>it's like people are playing some kind of game, and they just want you to join their side

I completely understand this, and it makes it difficult to figure out what's true. I do think that vegans sometimes stretch the truth in order to try to win converts, but I look at that as a misguided act of compassion, because the new vegans are going to learn eventually and then they may very well give up.

Personally, I believe that we can absolutely be healthy on a plant-based diet as long as we supplement B12, D3, and omega-3 fatty acids.The first two are incredibly cheap: This supplement costs $20 for a three-month supply of B12, on top of giving a host of other useful nutrients in case you're missing anything, and for $12 you can buy eight months' worth of D3.

As for omega-3 fatty acids, they are unfortunately on the more expensive side. A lot of vegans say that we can get sufficient EPA and DHA by eating ALA, such as from flaxseed and chia, and converting it ourselves. While there was a promising study saying that vegans convert ALA to EPA and DHA more efficiently that omnis, flax and chia on their own are probably not sufficient.

At the recommended dosages, supplementing omega-3 FAs will cost you about $15 a month. I usually buy Ovega-3, although I recently tried Tesla and liked it as well. We probably need more than 500g a day, since we're meant to consume a somewhat even ratio of omega-3 and omega-6, which would push the cost up to $30 a month or higher. I take three grams a day for mental health, although I doubt that most people would need that much.

As far as needing eggs and dairy to be healthy, I suspect that that's the work of animal industries spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Dairies have taken a huge hit lately as people switch to plant-based milk (now with 100% less pus!), and I think they'd gladly lie to the public in order to tourniquet their losses. For instance, we were all told that we need milk in order to have strong bones, right? But that's absolutely not true. First-world countries have higher rates of osteoporosis. And while I'm not sure how credible this is, the great Yourofsky believed that it was because animal protein is acidic, and to counteract that acidity our bodies draw calcium from our bones.

I'm going to wrap this up before I ramble any more, but in short, take B12 D12 and omega-3s and you will be all set!

*While it wasn't dairy, /r/vegan recently had a laughably transparent article about someone who was arguing not only that it was okay to wear fur, but that it was actually a
moral imperative* to do so. It was such a moving piece that I immediately drove to a mink farm and snapped those little fuckers' necks myself, because god damn it, I'm a patriot

u/Guyler-R · 11 pointsr/amazonreviews

I did! Their response wasANT very helpful:

"We can see that you’re having an issue with one of our products and would love to help find a solution! Please feel free to contact us directly and one of our NOW Customer Service Representatives ([email protected]) will happily help out."

u/rohyplol · 11 pointsr/xxketo

I can't believe no one has mentioned Magnesium yet! Get you some Magnesium, if you haven't already.

Being keto flushes that shiz right out of your body, leading to fatigue, anxiety, depression, and major stress. Trust me, it sucks major to be Mg-deficient -- taking just 400mg extra per day drastically reduced my anxiety symptoms that I was on the verge of treating with serious medication. GET YOU SOME MAGNESIUM.

(This is good advice for everybody, but in my experience women struggle more with anxiety and depression. Magnesium is a cheap, easy fix.)

u/ghostchamber · 10 pointsr/Fitness

Since I have Amazon Prime, this is perfect for me. Way cheaper than most stores and the shipping is free. It's 70+ servings, and I usually just have it with water. Tastes bland, but I just drink it really fast.

u/barinthus0 · 10 pointsr/swoleacceptance

A not disgusting, cocoa powder tasting powder. Use wisely.


u/DreadyVapor · 10 pointsr/fasting

I have no experience with either, but I just looked up the nutrition data for coconut water. The amount of electrolytes is pretty small. If you are concerned, I would just get some Lite Salt and add a tsp to a glass of water in the morning. Plus magnesium supplements. These are the ones I use.

u/ssswerve · 10 pointsr/ElectricForest

For campsite music I can't recommend this thing enough. The most powerful portable speaker I could find and runs on 8-D batteries. Was $350 last year, down to $230 now:

Coleman EZ-UP, I realize this one's is on the more expensive side but in my experience Coleman products are really great at being truly waterproof, no need for extra tarps and this one has LED lighting built in so no need for lanterns, etc:

Sanuk shoes with yoga mat lining. Especially crucial on days 3 and 4:

Portable Battery for cell phone charging with tons of juice for several phone fill ups:

Hangover assist/vitamins/electrolytes/hydration:

That's all I can think of for now, it really is great being fully prepared for this event :)

u/erusko · 10 pointsr/vegetarianketo

lots of good info in that for those who say veggie keto isn't possible!

one thing i should mention though is that it looks like you don't use a food diary and this is something i recommend everybody to use for at least the first 2 weeks to get the hang of what to eat and how much of certain foods/macronutrients you can eat.

for example, it seems based on the example of your breakfast/lunch/dinner, you aren't getting enough protein and your fats may range on the high side. you can totally still lose weight like this, but you may be unknowingly sacrificing a lot of muscle along the way. i know the maxim of r/keto is high fats, moderate protein, low carb but the truth of the matter is the more fats you take in, the higher your calorie intake is and thus, slower weight loss. the best way too look at keto for me is to aim for 20 carbs or less, get your minimum protein amount to avoid muscle loss to (LBM in kg*1.5) which in my case is 120g protein and as low as fats as you can manage. for me, that would be 71g fat if i want 1200 calories a day. if i'm being particularly weak-willed that day, i'll up the fats to 104g fat and that's my absolute max because then i'll hit 1500 calories.

now you might look at this and say, wait a sec, don't you have high protein, moderate fat and low carb? that was my first thought when i was figuring out my diet but then i read a little closer and realized you need to base your diet on energy (read: calories) from these macronutrients. for example, each gram of fat is 9 calories. each gram of protein is 4 calories. using the above info, 120g protein is 480 calories and 71g fat is 639 calories (or 104g fat is 936 calories). based on calories, your fat content is much higher than your protein.

also, remember that r/keto can get away with constantly suggesting to raise the amount of fat in your diet because their main sources of protein are meats that are much lower in fats than your vegetarian counterparts. we don't have the luxury. the more protein we consume, we inadvertantly consume more fats. we vegetarians can't do this and need to watch our intake of avocados, sour cream, butter, etc...

sorry op, i got a little side-tracked in the middle of this comment and felt that the vegketo community might need some more clarification on certain things so i kept on writing. anyway, a lot of info in your guide is still pretty good! here's one more suggestion for people who don't know much about vitamins. even if you're not on keto, you should be taking a good multi (unless your diet is very balanced, and even then, i'd be skeptical!) these are by far the best ones i've ever had, and i've taken dozens of different brands. i've done some extreme manual labor in my day too and i definitely noticed the difference if i had one of these or not. regular multivitamins for meat eaters don't compare to this one for vegos.

u/Randumbthawts · 10 pointsr/AskWomen

Miracle berry tablets.

Messes with your tastebuds so sour tastes sweet. Plain lemons taste like lemon candy. Fun with other sour or rart stuff. Pickles, sauerkraut, cranberries.

u/ladyrockets · 10 pointsr/keto

Links to the products in the pictures:

Better Than Bouillon
The chicken flavor (2g carb/serving & sodium 29% DV) is my favorite, but they have other flavors too (the vegetable base only has 1g carb/serving).
Sometimes I add Sriracha (1g carb/tsp), garlic powder (2g carb/tsp) or a tablespoon of tomato paste (2g net carbs/Tbsp).

(potassium 15% DV/serving) I can usually find it at the grocery store for less than $3, and there's about 90 servings per can. I've tried some of the other potassium based salt substitutes and this one tastes the least like chemicals (it still doesn't taste good, but the benefits outweigh the flavor).

Magnesium Carbonate
(1/4 tsp = magnesium 84% DV) There are a few different forms of edible magnesium salt. This type is hard to find in it's food-grade form, but it has the least offensive flavor IMO. Bonus; this form of magnesium is also used as gym chalk, so you can use any extra to dust your hands if you take up climbing ;)

Emergen-C Electro Mix
This is one of the few electrolyte mixes that doesn't have carbs, but does have a decent amount of potassium (most have potassium <3% DV, this one has potassium 12% DV). Bonus; it also contains calcium, manganese and chromium.

I found that I needed to make a bowl of salty broth about once or twice a day when I was starting out with the keto diet (to help with digestion, occasional muscle cramping, slight nausea, the habit of eating larger volumes of food, etc.). A few months into it I had throttled down my salt supplementation to about a two times a week. Of course, everyone's body and experience is different, so you should do what feels right for you.

u/moon-bun1212 · 10 pointsr/migraine

CALM Magnesium powder is a good one.

magnesium powder

u/sean_marris · 10 pointsr/gaybros

Thirded. I love this stuff.

This is the Psyllium Husk that I take:

I find that it works way better than Metamucil or Citrucel. However, you have to be careful when starting a fiber regimen. I currently take 3 pills with every meal, but it is best to start low and increase the amount of fiber you consume over a period of weeks to avoid unwanted bloating and cramping.

u/creatures · 9 pointsr/loseit

> I don't know where to start! What do I eat? How do I exercise?? What is a normal routine like? What do you guys do?

What? I do what's in the FAQ. You should too.

> I am very good at following instructions. I just need some damn instructions! Please and thank you.

Okay. Follow my instructions:

  1. Read this section on diet from the r/Fitness FAQ.
    • You weigh 164 pounds, so aim for 164g of protein daily. You might want to buy a thing of this if you're having trouble getting all your protein from meat.
    • Your BMR is 1780 (I'm disregarding your activity rate). Start with that for one week. Week two and onwards, eat 1500 calories.
  2. Find a low carb diet.
    • Keto is really easy to follow, the #1 rule is don't eat any carbs. It's not a magical weight loss solution, it just takes a lot of thinking out of weight loss.
  3. Read the section on exercise and the section on weight loss.
  4. You're going to be doing Starting Strength. Buy the book (hold out on your next video game purchase) and a gym membership (a legit gym, not planet fitness).
    • You follow the plan exactly as it is laid out. You do not modify the plan.
    • You workout three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
    • Check out the Starting Strength wiki.
    • If you have to start with the bar, you start with the bar.
    • Do not use a smith machine past the first week. You do squats in the squat rack. You bench like this.
    • Form is important.
    • Form is important.
  5. Have a scoop of whey mixed in one glass of milk 0-30 minutes before you work out.
  6. Keep track of calories. Find something to do it for you, like MyFitnessPal or DailyPlate. If something isn't on there, either you enter it or you find the closest match.
  7. Read the FAQ (all of it) every weekend.
  8. Come back in a month or two and ask if you're doing it right.
u/safebrowseatwork · 9 pointsr/confession

Found this browsing /r/all.

I was in a similar boat to you: sex with someone new was a mix of excitement, slight fear stemming from performance anxiety, and simply nervousness. I'm sure you can relate to the feelings of emasculation when a man can't be a "man" - we all know it's embarrassing to say the least!

I take adderall, which gives me a permanent dopamine boost all day, followed by a seemingly permanent deficiency at the end of the day and beyond; in addition, I'm exist in a state of "fight or flight" because of how adderall interacts with your systems and pumps adrenaline, always. My libido was absolutely shot and I had similar problems to you. I was getting pretty desperate. I tried a lot of stuff, did a lot of research, tried more things, but ultimately, most, if not all, of it went no where.

I found some forums after entering [ +"adderall" +"libido loss"] into Google (without the [ ]) and found a wealth of information after sorting through the shit. I'd searched before, had varied success, but this time was different - I took the time to dig, research, find, and learn!

Often users of prescription meds like adderall, opiates, or anti-depressants find that libido destruction is a primary side effect, an exceedingly common one; the good news, however, is that loads of dudes are fed up having the same problems and have taken their issues into their own hands - they guinea pigged their bodies, desperate for resolution! These dudes are basically martyrs, so bless them for their diligence and hard work!

The solutions I found were interesting.

I learned that people often take some combination of the following pills; for me, however, I just bought them all and have experimented with doses, frequency, and combinations.

  • DHEA

  • L-Arginine

  • Fish Oil

  • L-Theanine

    Adderall also plays with my blood pressure and, with everything else, namely adrenaline, my extremities aren't getting the proper blood flow; since taking these supplements, I now wake up with erections again --something I didn't realize had stopped happening!-- and have erections hard enough to club a seal to death with.

    These have been an absolute god-send for me.

    If you don't happen to read this, then I hope this helps someone else.
u/crazywussian · 9 pointsr/sex

For the lazy
In capsule form
NOW Foods Psyllium Husk 500mg, 500 Vcaps

As I've been reminded, I have not done any dosage research so this first link may work, it may take more, for the true of heart and colon! As always, ask your doctor! Or guess and check, but just know I am not any kind of professional nor do I particularly know what I'm talking about :p

For the true of heart and colon

In powder form
NOW Foods Whole Psyllium Husk, 24 Ounce Bottle

u/Catalyzm · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This is the one I use, you can probably find it locally too.

Read the second review, it has a good comparison of magnesium forms and brands. This brand/form doesn't have the pooping or sleeping all day effects.

u/rossiFan · 9 pointsr/bodybuilding

At this point, the only thing that is safe is to snort it. Either that, or you can compress it into pill form in these gel capsules and use them as suppositories (you know, up the ass).

Happy gainz.

u/hchu243 · 9 pointsr/treedibles

> is there any way to make edibles that i basically cant mess up?

So you know how to make cannabutter?

Buy these:

Fill with a syringe:

Swallow pills with drink of choice.
Keep in fridge because you used butter. If you ever branch out to Tincture or Coconut oil, you can keep at room temp.

u/Jeveran · 9 pointsr/AskCulinary

Mince it, put it in capsules, and swallow.

u/StrategyPattern · 9 pointsr/Nootropics

For your specific situation, 500mcg of melatonin and 400mg of magnesium glycinate should fix you right up. Melatonin is extremely safe and nontoxic. Same with magnesium (to a far lesser extant than melatonin, though).

A note on melatonin dosages: Less is more. It is frequently sold in 5-20mg pills. This is way way way too much for most people^[1].

As far as taking other things like St. John's Wort, kava, etc: Do not start out with these. You are a young person. There are many other things to try before these things. If the magnesium and melatonin don't work for you, feel free to PM me, and I'll do my best to give advice however I can.

Here are some links to brands of melatonin and magnesium that I would recommend:

Pure Encapsulations - Melatonin 0.5mg - 60 capsules for $9.30: this is the one I would most recommend in terms of quality, and the price happens to be pretty reasonable. If it's too much, let me know.

Pure Encapsulations - Magnesium (Glycinate) - 90 capsules (120mg each) for $19.50: Once again, this is ideal but if it's too much let me know. Here is a cheaper option that will work.

Best of luck to you my friend. I have had sleep problems before, and I know all too well that they will fuck your life up. This is an important issue to me, so I'm quite serious about offering my help. Feel free to PM me. Hope this helps.

u/odette_decrecy · 9 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

I'm glad you've spoken with your doctor about it. I found this article, but it seems to suggest all the stuff you've tried. I'm glad you've found that eating more meat helps.

You might try supplementing your diet with gelatin AND collagen may help (use both together). I like to add both powders to a daily smoothie with breakfast. That might allow you to eat some meat, while not feeling overwhelmed.

Also: does anyone else in your family have this? Apparently it can be a genetic condition.

For me (I have nails that split, but I don't have the issue of the free edge growing downward), using Nailtiques Formula 2 only on my nails (no color polish) for at least 6 weeks, and using their nail polish remover. After removing the nail protein, I wash my hands and make sure the nails get some water, then let them dry before filing and putting on fresh nail protein. Some people say letting nails get water, then using a nail protein, and using cuticle oil as a treatment regimen helps nails.

u/UnlikeSpace3858 · 9 pointsr/keto

Water + magnesium citrate is helpful. You may get diarrhea from changing gut flora. But if it's constipation, up your water intake and get electrolytes, including magnesium. Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder is a good one, you may find it at Walmart. Or a liquid magnesium citrate that you could find at Target or Walgreens - though it's not as tasty as the powder.

u/scienara · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

Try magnesium! Colace didn't do a thing for me, but I started taking a magnesium supplement before bed every night, and I am now the most regular and easy pooping girl you'd ever know. This is the stuff I got ( -- but I found it locally in the health section at my normal supermarket for like $15, I didn't pay $25!!
You stir it in water & drink it, it tastes like overly sweet lemonade, and works like a charm for me!

u/5thcrow · 9 pointsr/WatchPeopleDieInside

They're called miracle berries, or miracle fruit.

u/KnottyMasokiss · 9 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

All good, helpful advice. I'm going the easy route and going to suggest Miracle Fruit tablets.

They change how things taste to your taste buds temporarily! I've had multiple friends try them and say they're definitely worth the few bucks for them. They're on my list as well, mwahaha.

u/VirtualMoneyLover · 8 pointsr/Supplements

There are more types of magnesium, and oxide is the worst as bioavailability (only 5% is absorbed by the body) goes, but it is cheap.

"Magnesium forms a variety of industrially and biologically important compounds, including magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (Epsom salts)."

Now I am not sure which one of these causes or not diarrhea, but for supplement we use citrate, because it is highly absorbed and doesn't cause problems for us, but YMMV. It is also not cheap and locally isn't sold.

I advise you to go on Amazon and look up magnesium citrate and sulfate and read the reviews if there is complaints about diarrhea...

This top review compares 10 different magnesium supplements:

u/dowhatisaynotwhatido · 8 pointsr/leangains

I buy Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey, as well as their unflavored Creatine Monohydrate.

ON's gold standard whey is widely accepted to be high quality, as well as one of the less expensive brands. I personally use the milk chocolate and double rich chocolate flavors. And creatine monohydrate is just creatine monohydrate, no matter how you slice it.

u/thatsmissfattyfatfat · 8 pointsr/xxketo

LyteShow forever. It is wonderfully salty and sour and recommended by marathoners and hangover-sufferers alike, and I have had zero "keto flu" while guzzling it diluted in trenta-size green teas and waters. Get the three pack if you like it:

u/PaleoHelp · 8 pointsr/Paleo

In coconut oil, their is a particular type of fat known as medium-chain triglycerides. The good part is that they are super bad ass for your health which is why I put MCT oil in all kinds of stuff. The bad news is that your body is not used to them, and they can cause diarrhea for the coconewbie. I put two tbsps of MCT in my coffee (equivalent of 12 TBSPS coconut oil) and I have no digestive issues with it. It's all about adjusting to the special fat.

u/skynsea · 8 pointsr/vegan

Welcome! The peace of mind and heart that goes along with it is a wonderful feeling. Let us know if we can help you in any way!

Our favorites from TJs:

Nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (I buy all 3 - raw, roasted and unsalted, roasted and salted), marinated vegetables, grilled artichokes in oil, hearts of palm, firm tofu (we buy 8 at a time!), sourdough bread, pumpernickel bread, peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower oil, arugula (if whole foods doesn't have it, I get most of my produce from aldi and whole foods), cashew yogurt, animal crackers, fried rice, japanese fried rice, black bean & corn enchiladas, multigrain crackers, rice crackers (I try to stay away from buying too many junky carbs but sometimes the kids come with lol and sometimes we'll get the soy ice cream), popcorn kernels, umami mushroom seasoning...there are quite a few other vegan things.

My friend loves the soy creamer (I just use unsweetened almond milk in my coffee).

Consider taking a b12 Methylcobalamin sublingual. You don't need a huge amount a day unless you're very low.

If you haven't watched any Earthling Ed, he is our favorite right now to watch. Also Humane Hancock

Feel free to message me anytime :D

u/fresham · 8 pointsr/vaporents

Get a mortar & pestle and gel caps. Grind super fine, and pack them super tight by tamping it down. I use 00 caps and 1 or 2 is enough to stay good for a few hours.

EDIT: You can use smaller caps, like '0' for a smaller dose. What I use, for the lazy:
00 Caps
0 Caps
Mortar & Pestle

u/SirynCodex · 8 pointsr/fasting

You would probably be better off just continuing the water fast and forgoing the bone broth. It could certainly make you hungrier, and its primary benefit is usually that it helps some people get through the early days, which you've already bypassed (and those are generally considered to be the hardest where hunger pangs are concerned.)

Also speaking from personal experience, I tried adding 2 cups of bone broth to my 10 day water fast after experiencing a few days of very low energy, and I had a very bad reaction to it (intense nausea, belching, and dry retching / vomiting). I mentioned it here, and the suggestion from a few folks was that the sudden influx of sodium had probably triggered it.

If you'd like to supplement electrolytes, here are some recommendations:

For sodium, Celtic Sea Salt on dissolved on the tongue or small sips of Pickle Juice. For potassium, NoSalt has a good amount per serving and can be mixed with water and taken as a shot. Magnesium can be supplemented in pill form, a lotion/spray, or by soaking your feet in Epsom Salt. These will all be most beneficial on a longer fast, although I find that supplementing sodium starting on Day 2 of my own fasts has made me feel better (less brain fog and dizziness, improved mood). As for the most beneficial amount, a general recommendation - provided on the Fasting Talk podcast - was discussed here.


u/creekcanary · 8 pointsr/stopdrinking

Couple tips if you're having insomnia. Listen up cuz this is the real deal, this WILL help get you through these first few days (take it from someone who just got through it and is feeling great now).

  1. Start taking magnesium. Like, as soon as humanly possible. Get this brand here, there are a million types of magnesium, and the most common ones won't do jack for you. I've done tons of brand research and this is the good stuff.

    Take two pills as soon as you wake up, and more importantly, take two 30-60 minutes before bed. When you take it at night it will make you sleepy. You can take it on an empty stomach, it's super easy on the stomach.

    Magnesium is the 2nd most common deficiency in the developed world, AND alcohol flushes magnesium out of your body. So chances are that your body is WAY low on it, and that will mess up your sleep AND it will make you depressed. Getting your magnesium levels back up is proven to lower symptoms of depression and improve your mood, something I've experienced first hand, so it should make your moods a little sunnier.

  2. If the above doesn't work for getting you to sleep, and you want to bring in the big guns, take some melatonin at night about 30 minutes before you want to go to bed. I like this brand but there are lots online to choose from.

    BIG POINT FOR MELATONIN: Most melatonin pills are 5mg. I don't know why this is, because that's actually a massive dose. Break off about a quarter of a pill and that should be a good dose (.75-1.5mg). Also, if you go the melatonin route, try to limit your usage to 1-2 weeks of daily usage. If you take it too often, then when you stop you might have trouble getting to sleep again, cuz your body got used to it. So just take it for a 5-14 days while your body heals itself and naturally learns how to fall asleep without alcohol.

    In general, you may have to take it on faith that it gets better for now while you're hurting, but it's the OVERWHELMING experience of everyone that it does get better. Nobody, ever, in the history of the world, was having a shitty life, and then they started drinking more, and then things got better.

    But if you go to an AA meeting (which I highly recommend doing), you will meet people with 1, 5, 10, 20 years of sobriety, and every single one will tell you that their lives got insanely better when they stopped drinking. You'll hear a lot of people saying stuff like "back when I was drinking, I couldn't possibly imagine my life being as good as it is today". And I've had people close to me quit, and I've seen them go through a similar situation.

    Hang in there friend. What you're doing right now is worth every bit of effort.
u/Antranik · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This has one of the best bioavailability, I take 2 daily:

u/pinkdietmountaindew · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

I also had sleeping problems and had the same issues with Magnesium until someone on r/xxketo recommended this one. No diarrhea at all. The only issue I’ve ever had is it makes my stomach hurt for a minute it or two if I take it in the morning on an empty stomach.

Edit: the recommended dosage for this one is 2 pills twice a day. Also, they are on the large size.

u/projhex · 7 pointsr/Fitness

If I have to type the same comment 10 times in this thread, I will.

Psyllium Powder. 15g/day.

u/SPEECHLESSaphasic · 7 pointsr/xxketo

Oh god, I literally feel your pain. I used to have a lot of problems with constipation. Once things are more in control, try switching to taking Magnesium Citrate. I take two of them a night, and not only does it help with that problem, it's a natural muscle relaxant! I only ever have issues now when I don't take it.

u/RishFush · 7 pointsr/sex

I'll do my "fighter's meal". It's what I eat before I go to my Muay Thai class.

Avocado with this stuff on it. 2 Roma tomatoes with lemon juice on them. Some slices of Havarti cheese. A banana. A protein shake (milk and this stuff). Multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin D. And a whole lot of water throughout.

That'll give me a high, constant energy level for the next 4 hours. If I start getting tired or hungry, I'll devour one of these.

The main goal is healthy fats, fiber, protein, and no processed foods. That'll give you a nice steady energy source with no crashes and no foggy brain.

u/dontforgetpants · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

First, know that it will get better with time! Over 2-3 more weeks, your body will become accustomed to lifting heavy weights, and instead of having crazy DOMS after every workout, you'll transition to a very low-intensity, comfortable soreness that sort of never goes away. It won't even feel like you're sore, but you'll know you worked out. The kind of barely-sore that makes you go, "ooh yeah, that feels good!" when you stretch.

If you need a week to recover this time, that's fine. Don't wait until you're 100% recovered though, just at least until you can sit on the potty without cringing. After your next workout, maybe it'll only take your 4-5 days to recover to a comfortable level of soreness. Then the next time, 3 days, and so on.

To help recover faster - I find that doing a light/slow jog (maybe 15-20 minutes) followed by a long stretch session (30 minutes) helps the most. Stretch lightly a couple minutes before bed and right when you wake up. Get lots of protein to rebuild the muscle.

Regarding being too poor to bulk: FALSE. I'm on a grad-student budget, and I go to the big-box grocery store and buy a bag of like 30 frozen chicken breasts for $10. Yeah, it's not the organic, fresh stuff I usually get, but it's still protein, and it tastes fine. You can get them at Kroger, Meijer, Ralphs, Randalls, or wherever depending on where you are. Don't have enough money? Cut other stuff out of your food budget to replace with protein. Processed food is expensive. Fresh produce is less so. Don't buy juice, buy milk instead, and only drink milk and water. Instead of buying $2 protein bars, buy protein powder - big capital cost, but better for individual servings. A big tub will last a while, and it tastes decent. Other cheap food with lots of protein: BEANS. Eat them beans! Beans with vegetables mixed in. On a tortilla. Go to the "world food aisle" (or tortilleria if you're in the Southwest) and buy the cheapest corn tortillas you can find. Cheaper than bread, less carbs, and more "slices" per "loaf." Pile beans and chicken on there, with veggies. Cheapest meal there is.

u/nick_diesel · 7 pointsr/Fitness

It all depends on your tastes. I use apple juice for when I'm only taking fiber (psyllium husks) because it masks the "earth" flavor very well. If I'm replacing a meal, I simply mix it with my meal replacement and drink it all together. I use a larger 24ish oz shaker bottle filled to the brim with milk, almond milk, meal replacement and fiber. It's works wonders when I'm pressed for time in the morning. It won't last as long as something solid but it does the trick.

Psyllium husks can be found on amazon (now foods). It's primarily use is as a fiber, and a byproduct of that is fullness.

Yohimbe is commonly found in weight loss supplements, men's "virility" products, or ways to stay awake. I use it instead of caffeine because caffeine makes me jittery and anxious. Yohimbe does all the good for me and no bad. (also, anecdotal but... It works for bedroom performance pretty well).
Yohimbe "bark" contains yohimbine, the actual chemical. Don't go getting the HCL and put a scoop in your drink, because you'll most likely end up in the hospital. Yohimbine is usually in 5/10mg doses. Tiny amounts. Kills my appetite and hypes me up. Probably my most favored "drug".

Edit: psyllium husks and yohimbe have different purposes, but could be used together or at different times to help reduce hunger. I'm unsure if the fiber would or could affect absorption of yohimbe. Don't take fiber in pill form because you'd end up taking like 20 pills. Just use the powdered type ( and you can probably pick up yohimbe at most drug stores in the vitamin area. If not you can amazon/Google that too.

u/wkoen1 · 7 pointsr/loseit

I hope this answer doesnt ramble to much.
I have seen alot of people that were the same age have very bad loose skin. Do i think that age makes things tricker yes, but It is my opinion that its largely a situation people approach the wrong way. Instead of prevention mindset, they take on a fear mindset. If you dont have significant loose skin yet. I think you are in a good place to prepare.

I have some loose skin, its pretty minimal compared to anyone that have lost the same weight. I feel like my loose skin was the same all the way up until this picture taken this January.

If you can see my chest has what appears to be loose skin, which seemed the case.

Below i am 11.5% body fat 9 months later
muscle mass stayed the same(important note)
Fat % went from 23% to 11.5
I lifted weights all of that time and very intensely(heavy weight) in the last 4 months.

In this picture my chest is radically different. Really all I did was a calorie deficit, lifting 4 times a week religiously and ate 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight.

As far as I would put it into two categories. If I knew what I know now I believe I would have virtually no loose skin.

Things I did right in the old days :
I lifted weights(very important)
I ate pretty high protein( although i didnt count the grams then)
I drank alot of water to deal with eating alot of protein.

Things I wish I knew now.

  • I lost that weight in 8 months. That is way-way to fast. I think 100lbs in a year is the minimum i would recommend to someone.
    I would have taken at least a year and been more patient.

  • Eating highly nutritious meals is important----supplementing with whole food sourced vitamins is good back up

    -I would have lifted heavy weights (5-8 reps to exhaustion) in a 3 day a week rotation. I have read and experimented with the myth that people should lift lighter. It really isnt true. If you can lifting heavy is something that will challenge that muscle and rebuild it with protein.

    -I wouldnt have done crazy amounts of cardio I have read so much now on how calorie restriction and intensely long cardio creates alot of damage to muscles leaving your loose skin looking way worse because there is alot of muscle mass lost.

  • I would have used high quality collagen supplements. In the past 2 months ive used this, to help heal any remaining loose skin. It takes alot of time but I have alot of faith in what ive read for many years about it. My approach would be to take the reccommended dose of this daily during a weight loss of siginificant proportions.

    It is very absorbable by the body and tastes fine mixed with protein powder.

  • Vitamin C(i only buy buffered, time released vitamin c) because it is better absorbed and you absorb more. Vitamin C supplementation is necessary to really Get the most out of collagen supplements Ive read, as well as it helps heal skin. After my dad said he took large amounts of timed release vitamin c I wanted to experiment with it. So im taking 4 capsules of 500mg time released buffered C in the morning and evening along with collagen. I am only taking 2 table spoons of collagen per day though, because it can get pricey at that rate.

    ---Last piece of info---I would say Ive learned that getting to 12% AND under using these techiniques of muscle preservation and loose skin prevention are the only way to know how much loose skin you will have left over. The last step is the one im on to correct any remaining loose skin by putting on muscle mass. Ive wanted to do that and have now educated myself on it. Its really very straightforward to do it in a way you wont gain fat. You eat slightly over maintainence level of calories on most of the days in the week and 2-3 days you eat in a 20% defecit preventing any fat gain, sprinkle some high intensity interval training and your sure to succeed. I only workout 1 hour 3 days a week now lifting heavy.

    Hopefully id didnt over explain to much:)
u/allonsyyy · 7 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

There's not a whole lot of gelatin in jello, but you can get supplemental gelatin. I got this stuff. It's got tons of amino acids, dissolves in cold water and doesn't gel so you can put it in anything you drink. They sell stuff that gels too, if you want to make your own jello. The gelly stuff comes in the red can.

u/derision · 7 pointsr/Supplements

Here, I can save you some money.

NOW Ultra Omega 3 Fish Oil 360 caps $40.50

u/doodwheresmy · 7 pointsr/AskGayMen

Pure is super overpriced, this does the exact same thing and it’s 15 dollars for almost 80 days of capsules

u/AdAfterlife · 6 pointsr/Fitness

You're really overpaying. Right now you're paying 20 dollars per pound for protein from GNC. ON Whey protein is $11.60 per pound of protein. You can also get 30% more creatine for the same price from Amazon. Their shipping is also very fast, and you can always just order around a week before your supply runs out and it will get there in time.

u/feathereddinos · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're so welcome!

Hmm, I see. That is strange. I'm not an expert, but,,,

Perhaps it would be that:

- You are sensitive to some or combo of ingredients common in watery layers. Some things that irritate your skin can make it feel dry and tight as well, instead of rashes or acne-like stuff. Like if you were sensitive to butylene glycol (very commonly used in watery things), or plant extracts or essential oils/fragrance that is making your skin react. I have heard some people are sensitive to certain pH adjusters/preservatives as well. It's all very individual.

- Some skin need some amount of exfoliation before watery layers and other stuff to penetrate. If your skin woes aren't caused by getting dehydrated via overexfoliation, I would maybe try a AHA to gently take away some of the top layers to let the other stuff penetrate. AHA can be hydrating as well, while BHA can be drying (but anti-inflammatory). The gentlest options are PHA (polyhydroxy acid) like lactobionic acid, and AHAs like mandelic acid, and lactic acid. Glycolic may be too harsh. PHA and mandelic are the gentlest options, as far as I know.

- There isn't enough water before/inbetween steps. I would probably use a hydrating mist right after washing and in-between layering stuff. The humectants work by absorbing water around them, so it is helpful to have as much water before the occlusives as possible.

- There are ingredients that tend to be drying in your watery layers, like alcohol. Or they're just not optimal formulations. Even some stuff with alcohol can be quite moisturizing, if they're formulated right.

- Your humectants and occlusives just aren't cutting it. Personally, just using cerave cream or vaseline or aquaphor didn't help me when my skin was at the deepest dank dehydrated place, lol. I had to use ASSLOADS of really effective humectants and occlusives as much as possible. That meant incorporating urea and lanolin, panthenol, allantoin, etc. on top of everything else like ceramides. This is just a personal hypothesis, but I think what my skin needed was healing, not just moisturizing. I was CHRONICALLY stressed, which lowered my immune system, and prevented my skin from healing as readily. I needed stuff that would really HEAL instead of just provide moisture. What I also needed most was to get enough sleep at the right time, and do exercise or meditation or whatever else to keep my stress levels lower. Your skin can't heal no matter how much stuff you throw at it if you aren't letting your body rest and stop being so inflamed, y'know? And that starts internally.

Getting optimal nutrition I think helped me a lot as well. I wasn't getting enough sunlight and nutrition in my diet, too. I take vitamin d supplements (5,000 IU daily, in the morning) because getting it through that is better than damaging your skin outside baking under sunlight, which has DNA-destroying effects. And take vitamin k2 MK-4 & MK-7 because it's important to take it with vitamin d, to properly direct calcium into the right places (so you don't get calcium deposits aka stones and shit). Vitamin K is quite rare in food, but they're important in dental and bone health. You can get K2 MK-4 in egg yolk, but it goes in and out of your system very quickly, like within a few hours. K2 MK-7 can be found in food like natto, but I'm not Japanese and don't eat natto, so I get it in supplement form. It's VERY rarely found in food, and it actually stays in your system unlike MK-4.

Having balanced omega fats in your diet is important as well. We need something like 1:1-1:4 Omega 3 to Omega 6 to keep inflammation down and be in optimal health. Americans are at something crazy like 1:16 to 1:24 or something like that. Because we eat so much bread and other types of meat and stuff like that, and not enough seafood. Humans have evolved eating lots of seafood, so that is what we should be eating to be in optimal health (optimal, not just alive, lol). I don't eat a ton of seafood, altho I'm Asian, but I do have different types of fish and seaweed in occasion.

Instead, I take fish oil pills. You can't just take any fish oil pills as many have shown to be rancid, or have high levels of mercury and other toxic heavy metals. And you're better off not taking in any oxidized oils than not taking anything at all. The one I have found that has the best EPA/DHA levels and best bang for buck is NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 (they have another fish oil, but this is different). You can check out this site for highly ranked supplements here:

But you don't need to take all these supplements and stuff if you have a good diet. I just take those three (vitamin d, vitamin k, and fish oil) because I'm lacking them in my diet. It's something that many Americans lack in their diet as well (I'm not sure what nationality you are). And you don't want to just nilly willy take vitamins and shit without researching them first, especially fat-soluble ones, as they build up inside you instead of getting flushed out if you have too much, like water-soluble ones.

On top of that, I would also just keep myself hydrated as well. Not that drinking water is directly correlated to skin hydration, but it's just good to keep hydrated. It's not enough to just drink a ton of water, keeping the electrolytes balanced plays an important part, too. You can't be "hydrated" if your electrolytes are totally out of whack. Which is also why you can't just give a dehydrated person who's been out stuck somewhere before being found just straight up water and kill them lol. (But really, don't worry about that electrolyte stuff, unless you're an athlete or something. Just drink a ton of water.)

To calculate the amount of water you should try to be drinking everyday is your weight in lbs * 0.66 (or .67 doesn't matter). For example, I weigh 143 lbs, so 143 * 0.66 = about 94 fl ounces of water a day. Feeling thirsty means you have already become dehydrated long before that.


u/JustARogue · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I'm not sure if you are a troll...

>What about your Omega-3s?

Take a fish oil supplment. I take this one...

>Monos and polys?

This is way to specific to worry about.


Have a salad as listed above.

>Complete proteins?

Yeah, you are just spouting buzzwords without understanding them. Any meat source is a complete protein.

> You know that sugar is a leading cause of many major diseases right?

Source? Like a medical or journal source too, not "Tina's Natural Living Blog".

>You ever see the pink slime that makes up the nuggets and burgers and whatever else "food" is served at fast food places?

And pink slime was found to be an overblown media hype thing the past year or so. The whole controversy is over it being called "meat" which by definition has to be muscle tissue. It can be made up of connective tissue which under FDA guidelines can't carry the "meat" name. It may not be "meat" but it is from cow carcass. Source:

>Many people in the bodybuilding community love to drop iifym whenever convenient. But look at people who are actually healthy and lean and fit long term, I bet almost all of them are eating quality whole foods 90% of the time.

If you don't have a source, I really don't care about your conjecture. It's all HPRD (Highly Precise Rectal Data). I can say 90% percent of Fittors are idiots, but without any data there is no ground for me to stand on.

u/MassivelyMini · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

Sometimes when you cut you eat "volume" type foods, like all the fibrous veggies. Remember too much fiber can back you up.... Which is why some people have problems with quest bars. There are 2 types of fiber.

I take 3 fiber pills in the morning. This keeps me pretty regular, regardless of what I eat. But it has taken trial with my body to figure out what works.

Someone mentioned Smooth Move tea. This is great, but I wouldn't recommend it all the time. Other things that help me go is peppermint tea, or ginger tea (esp if I'm gassy). Kombucha also usually helps. Maybe you could try a pro-biotic. What do you eat at maintenance that you dont eat on a cut? Dairy?? Greek yogurt? Could be something as simple as that....

u/DizzyDoll · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

Psyllium Husk Capsules. They are my IBS life-saver. I get them from Amazon and take 2-4 caps a day. Cannot recommend them enough!

u/theCLK · 6 pointsr/Nootropics
u/wetshrinkage · 6 pointsr/vegetarian

I've had a good experience with Deva Vegan Vitamins.

They cost $18, but it's for 6 months worth of vitamins. You're paying $0.70 per week to keep your body health. I'd say it's a worthwhile investment.

u/ComfortablyNumber · 6 pointsr/sex

Miracle Berries

They do work. Let them dissolve on your tongue for a minute or two and try stuff. Generally sour foods will give you the most effect turning them somewhat sweet. A cup of white vinegar tastes like Apple juice. Straight lemons taste like lemonade. Though there is a distinct "artificial" sweetener taste.

Note that you probably will get sick the first time - not from the tablet, but from the ridiculous stuff you will eat and think tastes good. And be careful with alcohol. Tequila tastes good, but it doesn't mean you should drink it like juice.

u/blitzzo · 6 pointsr/keto

get this :

The first time I tried keto I couldn't stick with it due to the constant muscle cramps but with just 1/2 a packet of day of this stuff I have yet to have a single one. For $6 you can't go wrong.

u/goldiemypal · 6 pointsr/ketogains

For me, i drink 1 packet of electro mix with some mio in the morning (mixed with 1L of water) and then i make another one right before my workout and drink that during and after my workout in the evening(after work). I believe working out drains electrolytes even faster on an active lifestyle, so i guess a steady state of electrolyte intake throughout the day does the trick. I haven't gotten any electrolyte deficiency symptoms( at least so far), but I know I'm not getting enough sodium in my diet(5k mg is a monster amount imo)

I've done keto and working out before AND totally ignored electrolytes so I know the bane of that deficiency, which I wish upon nobody.

u/thattimewhenwe · 6 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Magnesium! This seems to be a common problem with IF. Start adding way more leafy greens, pumpkin seeds and avocados, and/or supplement with magnesium.
I like Natural Calm:
It works immediately, so I keep some around for when I get that restless feeling.

u/desertfractal · 6 pointsr/proED

Someone posted this a while ago and it’s amazing! Keeps me so hydrated and 0 cal

u/PostmatesMalone · 6 pointsr/Water_Fasting

Your body needs electrolytes for a number of things. I noticed muscle cramps and twitches when I did my first 48 hour fast without electrolytes. I add 3ml of LyteShow to every other 40oz bottle of water I drink when I do fasts and haven’t had issues with cramps or fatigue when fasting anymore. Any calorie free electrolyte supplement should work fine, just make sure you’re getting sodium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium.

LyteShow: Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration (40 Servings)

u/colourfulcomposure · 6 pointsr/keto

I use LyteShow and it seems to work fine. I also make my own bone broth and drink a cup daily...I've only used chicken carcasses, but I definitely plan to take a stab a beef bone broth here soon.

I'm a newbie, started keto just over 30 days ago so I may not know what the hell I'm talking about lol, but I haven't experienced any keto flu type symptoms and have adapted really quickly to this diet. I watched a bunch of videos and did a ton of reading before starting. This is a super easy to watch video that's packed with great information, including stuff about electrolyte loss/dehydration.

u/HiIlaryCIinton · 6 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Or get some gelatin capsules.

u/_northernlights_ · 6 pointsr/abv

Full proof method that I use: just fill empty capsules with ABV. Works like a charm. I keep them in a Melatonine pill bottle - yeah it does help me sleep.

u/Jfergy06 · 6 pointsr/Nootropics
u/borahorzagobuchol · 6 pointsr/vegan

I had some time, I hope this helps, sorry that it made me pretty mad the farther in I got =)

>A vegan diet never sustained any traditional culture

This is an extremely selective take on the source material. Weston Price reported that several healthy groups of people who were lacto-vegetarian or pisco-vegan. At most this would be an argument for vegetarianism, not the omnivore diet that the author is now advocating. More importantly, the logic is terrible, even setting aside whether or not we should be taking Weston Price and his legacy foundation seriously.

There is no necessary connection between the supposed fact that no ancestral diets were vegan and the idea that a vegan diet is unhealthy. Just as there is no necessary connection between the fact that no traditional culture had a lifespan over 60 years and the fact none of them listened to the radio. Without a solid argument of why a vegan diet is unhealthy this claim only lends the appearance of providing evidence when, in fact, it relies on subsequent claims that should be accepted or dismissed on their own merit. So this ought to be dismissed entirely until the claims are established independently and then only accepted as a tenuously possible interesting explanation of other known facts.

> Vegan diets do not provide fat-soluble vitamins A and D

So she readily admits that you can get enough vitamin A by eating vegan foods, but tries to dismiss this as difficult and undone by various disorders. Well, vegan sources worked for impoverished children in Mozambique well enough. Vitamin A can also be supplemented easy enough, like for these children in Venezuela. As for the disorders, sure, lots of disorders can interfere with proper nutrition. That is why we should all go to the doctor regularly for checkups and tests, regardless of our diet. Personally, I've never even heard of a vegan being deficient in vitamin A, but anything can happen.

As for vitamin D, this is actually more important. Yes, it should concern vegans. However, it should in fact concern most everyone because tons of people in northern climates or who work indoors are deficient. It is extremely easy to supplement with vegan sources and can be readily obtained just by spending enough time in the sun. The "useable" vitamin D bit is a canard. Yes D3 has been shown by some studies to be better absorbed than vegan D2, but D2 is definitely absorbed and the solution when necessary is simply to supplement at a slightly higher level for vegans who are deficient. As above, I recommend visiting a doctor for this, they can test your blood for D levels and give a recommendation based on their findings.

>Vegan diets often rely heavily on soy

Sure, so if you have any problem with it don't eat it. There are a ton of complete sources of protein out there. I'm actually surprised that she mentioned soy protein powder and bars, because other than a couple athletes, none of the vegans I know rely on these to get enough protein.

On the other hand, if you have no problems with soy whatsoever, (and most people do not) then this is another non-issue. The last person I talked to who was having problems with soy was drinking ~2 gallons of soymilk a day. That is probably way to much, don't consume that much.

>Vegan diets do not provide vitamin K2

As someone else pointed out in this thread, the Japanese traditional food natto does provide K2 derived from its creation process. Still, having lived in Japan I wouldn't personally want to eat natto on a regular basis, or ever again. However, from what I've read this also isn't a problem for most vegans, human gut bacteria produces K2 on its own. As the blog linked to above notes, if this were a problem for vegans it would show up in the studies comparing clotting rates, but it doesn't.

> Ethical omnivorism supports a healthy planet

I can't even begin to get into how inane this argument is, which seems focused on this weak claim, "vegan diets ten[d] to demand a higher quantity of cereal grains and soy."

Once we get to the point where 70% of US grain is not going to feed livestock and all the major fisheries are not in the process of being entirely wiped out, then we can talk about the fantasy world in which bison roam freely through the towns of Kansas and all the meat we eat comes from free-range goats locally sourced in New Zealand.

I can't even tell you the number of times I hear this argument from people who I later find eating a hamburger at a local restaurant without a second thought as to where it came from, or putting a picture of sizzling bacon they got from the grocery store on their blog. The simple fact is that eliminating meat from human diet would be such a titanic reduction in environmental carrying cost to the planet that whatever fractional gain might theoretically be had from occasionally supplementing with seasonal and local free range meat to avoid complete reliance on plant matter is quite insignificant in comparison.

> Real Food > Fake Food

This isn't even an argument. It is just superstition and cultural bias wrapped up in the shell of an argument. Who cares what humans have been doing for thousands of years? Are we to bring back slavery cause it was functional much longer than the industrial wage system? For that matter, what the heck makes imprisoning cows, artificially inseminating them, machine milking them, homogenizing the milk, then churning the product until it hardens into a semi-solid state more "natural" than combining a bunch of plant based material to produce something that looks and tastes similar? If she is so worried about this "natural vs artificial" false dichotomy, she can go eat an apple (genetically modified by humans for millenia) and avoid both forms of processed food altogether.

> Vegan isn’t the answer to autoimmune disease

Right... if I only had a nickel for every time someone told me a story of two separate phenomena which they have linked as essentially causal in their mind, but which we don't even have the data yet to establish so much as a correlative link, then I wouldn't have much money cause nickels aren't worthy much. Still, this is seriously going off the deep end. She actually links to a book that claims you can treat Autism and Dyslexia by managing the gut bacteria. I don't even know for a fact that these claims are false, only that no scientist on the planet yet knows that they are true.

> You must take life to have life

Wow. Yes, field mice are killed in harvesting grain. If she is so concerned about this, why doesn't she advocate for methods of driving field mice out of their burrows before harvesting, rather than simply accepting their death? Or no longer ever feeding a single grain to cattle whose conversation to the protein that winds up for dinner is so inefficient that it requires the death of an order of magnitude more mice?

The fact is that veganism isn't about no living thing dying. My skin cells and the bacteria in my stomach are dying as we speak. Who cares? I don't believe in magical plant and amoeba souls that are somehow more important than or equivalent to the thinking, feeling, caring, sentient creatures that meat eaters kill, maim and imprison for luxury food.

Also, just to be clear, plant communication has nothing whatsoever to do with intelligence. They don't have nervous systems, they don't have brains, they don't have anything with which to cognate. The "communication" being referred to by the sourced she cites is an intentional misreading of a scientific term meant to indicate transmission of chemicals. Then again, maybe they think the Earth is intelligent because there is communication between the mantle and the core.

> Vegan diets are deficient in vitamin B12 and iron

Getting bored with her at this point. Yes, these are two vitamins of which vegans should be aware. Both can be tested, both can be supplemented if found short. You almost get the impression from this article that most meat eaters are not deficient in various nutrients. Heck, since less than 1% of people in the US are vegan and B12 is a problem specific to vegans, why are 20% of people over 50 borderline deficient in B12?

> Animal fats offer unique nutrients

Omega 3, yet another nutrient that is low for almost everybody. This is the same argument over again. Everyone in my family takes an Ovega-3 to avoid this EPA and DHA issue altogether. I'm not remotely convinced that it is necessary, the studies certainly are not conclusive. Most likely, bodily conversion of flax seed will do you fine as well as chia seeds, beans, cabbage, mangoes, wild rice, etc.

The whole "saturated fat is great" bit is still a fad not established by science. Yes, there have been a couple exploratory studies suggesting the possibility, but credible institutions like Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical and the American Heart Association still advise against it. And the bit about cholesterol is purposefully obtuse, the human body manufactures more than enough cholesterol on its own. The idea that dietary cholesterol is a "key part of wellness" is based on nothing but hot air.

u/Vulpyne · 6 pointsr/vegan

There actually are a number of vegan EPA/DHA combined supplements:

Name|Approx cost per serving|DHA|EPA
Deva DHA & EPA|$0.22|120-140mg|60-80mg
Ovega-3 DHA EPA|$0.32|320mg|130mg
Opti3 EPA & DHA|$0.66 †|400mg|200mg

Ovega-3 seems like the best deal at the moment unless you really want EPA.

If you take their 3 for 2 offer, otherwise it's $29.99 rather than $19.99 per bottle.

u/willowhair · 6 pointsr/keto

I use Lyte Balance. It's an electrolyte concentrate, you add a capful to a glass of liquid. 281mg Sodium, 350mg Potassium, 50 mg Magnesium. Taste is fine, I usually say it tastes like tears. The bottle describes how to use it.

For more Magnesium, Natural CALM has 325 mg. I like the Raspberry-Lemon flavor but you can buy sample boxes of 5 flavors. I can't find the assorted box on Amazon without buying a whole display, but I've found it at health food/co-ops before.

I'm about 6 months on keto (lost 30lbs, no migraines from 2-3/monthly, lots of energy/stamina). At first I documented my electrolytes everyday now I usually just add the electrolytes when I feel like I need it. Usually I'll get a mild headache or not feel as energetic.

u/some_keto_man · 6 pointsr/fasting

At breakfast, lunch and dinner I take 1/4 TEAspoon lite salt (290mg sodium & 350mg potassium), 1 bullion cube (900mg sodium) and 1 magnesium pill (100mg magnesium). Of course when I am fasting I don't take these with meals, just water. The magnesium pill I had to switch out for topical magnesium because oral magnesium was giving me daily diarrhea while fasting.

My Supplemented Electrolytes

u/mindfluxx · 6 pointsr/migraine

The type matters. Oxide causes the digestive effects more. But they are also cheaper. So I get my first 350 from citrate powder dissolved in water then add in the more expensive horse pills of the good stuff later in the day. This seems to work okay for me. I found this on the internet "Forms of magnesium most commonly reported to cause diarrhea include magnesium carbonate, chloride, gluconate, and oxide". The pills I take are some chelated thing-->

u/x3iv130f · 6 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

Not meat-head but I've had the same results. I take 100 mg of Magnesium chelated and 300 mcg (0.3 mg) of melatonin each night and it makes a big difference. This is what I use:

u/Greylikes · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

I SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR magnesium is amazing. You can get a version called "Calm" from Amazon, that is a powder and you add it to water for a tasty treat before bed:

If you are more of a pill taker, you can get it in pill form.

Not only does magnesium help soften your stool, it also helps with restless leg syndrome (that many pregnant women get) and it also helps calm you in general. I take this before I go to bed every night and have never had any issues.

Magnesium is completely natural supplement and your body needs it for a variety of reasons, so it is a huge win-win!

u/sitonu · 6 pointsr/Fitness

This one on amazon is $58.

Based off of what you linked, I found one on amazon that is about $22 with 24 servings. The one I linked has 74 servings for $58. 74/24 = ~2.84. I then multiplied 2.84 by $22 to see where an equal price would be for 74 servings and that came out to be $63. So the one I linked is not only more cost-effective, but also cheaper in general since you'd only need to buy one and that would last you a longer time than one of the 2 pounders thus saving you shippings cost :).

u/EpistaxisAnus · 6 pointsr/cringepics

I think Optimum Nutrition offers the best quality/price ratio out there (it also scored the highest in /u/heyf00L 's link). It also tastes okay (although if you drink it with water and not milk you might gag a little).

What I do is take a shaker bottle, fill it with heavy cream and then dump a heaping scoop of the ON whey in. It's about 2,500 calories and a fuckload of protein. It tastes repulsive and I chug it in 3 seconds and I feel a bit sick/wonky for the next 30 minutes but man does it help with gains.

u/mou5 · 6 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein seems to dissolve very easily for me. I've never used a blender, and don't own a shaker bottle - just use a spoon. They label it as "instantized."

  • in water: dissolves completely in ~10 seconds (seems to be no clumps)
  • in 2% milk: dissolves about 95% in ~20 seconds (a few tiny clumps float back to the top, but definitely no "cement mixer" - swirling a bit makes it easy to drink)

    As a side note, it's the first and only protein powder I've ever used, and I think it tastes pretty good. I've heard several people recommend it as one of the best tasting. I assume their other products, such as the casein protein, are good too.

u/crazindndude · 6 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Sorry, but I feel the need to correct some things here.

  1. Eggs are cheaper than whey. At your local grocery store you might be able to get a dozen eggs for $2. Each egg contains 6.3g of egg protein, which comes out to 2.6 cents per gram. You can get 5lbs. of Optimum Nutrition Whey for $40. It contains 77 servings, each with 24g of whey protein. That comes out to 2.1 cents per gram. In addition, whey isolate/concentrate are vastly superior to egg protein because they absorb much more quickly. Whey protein has anywhere from 150% to 200% the bioavailability (ease of absorption into muscles) as egg.

  2. Concentrate vs. isolate. Whey isolate is the purest form of whey protein, containing (I believe) >98% whey. This means it has the most actual protein per gram of stuff. Whey concentrate is diluted with other fillers, so you get less actual protein per serving. The flip side is that isolate, being very rapidly absorbed, may go to waste unless your body needs it immediately. This is why whey is recommended for post-workout, when your muscles are desperately in need of protein. Casein protein, on the other hand, is a slow-absorbing protein. Casein is recommended right before bedtime, so your body can slowly absorb it through the night.

    The rest, I agree with. You should not be getting 100% of your protein intake from powders. Eat protein-rich foods like eggs, meat, beans, and dairy. Balance your protein intake with complex carbs such as whole-grain breads, pastas, and rice. Get a solid vitamin/mineral intake by taking a multi and eating lots of different vegetables and fruits. Aim for naturally sweetened supplements whenever possible. It may taste a little bland, but it's better than throwing all those chemical sweeteners into your system.
u/hampsted · 6 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition: 100% Whey Gold Standard is a good, standard protein at a decent price (that tub is huge!)

Shakes are all up to you. I tend to just mix however much protein I'm taking in a shaker with water. It's a lot less messy than making actual shakes. However, good things to put in shakes include: milk, almond milk, bananas, berries, (frozen) yogurt.

As far as too much/not enough. Anything less than a scoop is not enough. Too much is probably anything more than 2 scoops as some studies suggest that your body can only absorb so many grams of protein at one time. Also, I'd suggest taking another scoop before you go to bed.

u/nspoden · 6 pointsr/askgaybros

Just get whatever protein's cheap and you actually like the taste of. No need to spend $ on expensive shit that's essentially the same thing.

I second Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. Cheap and good.

If you've never really weightlifted before, do something like Stronglifts 5x5 and just focus on increasing your numbers on the big lifts.

No reason to get into complex intermediate/advanced workouts with 30+ exercises when you're not even squatting at least 1.5x your body weight.

Use those noob gains and progressive overload to your advantage.

u/candycane-j · 6 pointsr/gaybros

Cue cum-gobbling joke

But seriously, I buy ten pound bags of this.

u/cgull · 6 pointsr/Fitness

A quick google search found me what recipe you're probably thinking of using... 130 cals for 8g of protein? Meanwhile this guy has 120 cals and 3x the amount of protein (24g)... and 1 gram of sugar (that 1 gram won't kill you). It also prices out to about $0.78 per serving.... the protein/calorie ratio for the homemade stuff just doesn't sit well with me...

I don't need to further justify buying powder, but assuming you're working out 3x a week that's $2.34 you'd be spending on protein a week. Don't buy 1 cup of coffee a week and you've already paid for it.

u/Widget_pls · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Amazon's always really bad about this. They'll invent MSRPs that never existed just to bring it down to normal prices so "you can save" 30% on basically everything always.

Also, consider installing a browser plugin to integrate CamelCamelCamel or something similar. They track Amazon prices across time. Example for the magnesium:

u/johnny-utah-busey · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Buy the ingredients separately.

Personally I only use 25 mg of Zinc and 400mg of Magnesium Citrate

Cheap as fuck:

  • Zinc = $8.50 per 500 doses
  • Mag = $11.20 per 125 doses
u/phatcracker · 5 pointsr/Kratomm

I have heard adding coconut oil to tea will increase longevity, though I haven't tried it. Link to this method's tutorial. The only potentiator that works for me is magnesium citrate. It definitely increases the slow effects of Reds for me.

u/Versificator · 5 pointsr/kratom

Magnesium at night. I use calm. Shit's magical.

If you need to dose, take it at least 2 hours before bed. Also, switch to bents or something that has zero stimulation. My goto for bed is Brown Borneo and it has no effect on my dreams at all.

u/zigmus64 · 5 pointsr/fasting

I don't know if this is necessarily a best practice but it seems to be working for me. Whenever I'm fasting (and sometimes when I'm not since I'm eating keto during my feed days) I make sure I take a [magnesium supplement] ( at night time and lick some light salt once or twice throughout the day. Light salt is about half and half sodium chloride with potassium chloride. I pour about a quarter to a third of a teaspoon into my hand and lick it up and pound about a pint or more of water. You will get a couple hundred milligrams of sodium and potassium each. Seems to get me from point A to point B successfully without any trouble, but my fasts are usually no longer than 48 hours and I don't do a ton of manual labor.

u/MaxDynasty · 5 pointsr/gainit

I'm a big fan of Optimum Nutrition. There's 24g of protein per scoop with only 120 calories, so it's a pretty good ratio for the price, which is about $58 for a 5lb tub. The flavors are also really good for what I've tried (which is only two, extreme milk chocolate and mint chocolate) but I definitely recommend it!

here's a link to amazon

u/voiceofnight · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I'm particularly fond of Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey in Double Rich Chocolate flavor. I've tried a few others, but this is the best tasting (mix with milk, not water ick) and the easiest to stick with using. You can get it from Amazon with free Prime shipping here

u/thenitrous3 · 5 pointsr/Fitness
u/Time_Bank · 5 pointsr/loseit

Protein shake with soy/fat free milk. Maybe mix a banana in there. With this brand in the extreme milk chocolate flavor, it literally tastes like a delicious milk shake (as Amazon reviews will confirm). The shake itself is low in calories/carbs and high in protein. Drinking one for breakfast is part fo why I can run a -500 calorie deficit each day.

u/JustinUti · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I see. You can always just eat a chicken breast, or some eggs, cottage cheese, spaghetti with ground turkey, whatever. Tons of options.

IMO, there are tons of protein powders that taste just fine. Plus, who really cares how it tastes? Throw in a scoop in 8oz of water or milk and chug it down in 5 seconds.

Tastes like a chocolate milkshake, mixes fine with a spoon with no lumps. Costs $55 for a 5lb tub of it that has 74 scoops/servings, each being 24g protein.

$55/74 servings = 75 cents a serving, if you mix it with water.

Good luck getting that cost efficiency and health balance somewhere else. Will last you over two months if you just take one scoop per day.

What protein powders have you tried?

u/latinoflame · 5 pointsr/gainit

I'm pretty lactose intolerant myself but I rarely experience significant issues like this. I make the same shakes as well, sometimes using 2-3 scoops. I use this whey protein if you are interested in switching to a different brand.

u/DrewskiG · 5 pointsr/diabetes

Here's what I use. 5 pounds for that amount of $ is a goddamn steal. I do 2 scoops (6 carbs) and some chocolate syrup (another 6 carbs) after I workout and it never leads to any bad spikes or anything. Recommended!

u/bahnessa28 · 5 pointsr/PCOS

Hi there! I don't have insurance either at the moment and have had periods over they years with no insurance. I would start looking into a low carb diet like keto, this can help with your blood sugar and loose weight. I just started taking DCI for about 4 weeks, and got my first period in 10 months. I take two a day in the morning, along with coconut oil pills, vitamin D3 and magnesium. I recently purchased Ovasitol to try the mixture of both myo and d-chiro inositol. I've seen a lot of girls on here who use this brand. I've now been researching berberine which is supposed to have equivalent effects as metformin. Hope this helps!

u/Physical_Moron · 5 pointsr/keto

So, there's always some sort of natural carbs in veggies. I eat only cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. I'll eat a few pieces of carrots, and celery, onions, and bell peppers, but avoid corn, for instance.

I eat no refined sugar, no carbs (flour, potatoes, corn starch, or sugar derivatives like malodextrine, dextrose etc.), and no starchy legumes, or veggies.

I cook with healthy fats, like coconut oil, and butter. I eat lots of protein, and healthy fats, with green veggies.

I bought (for the first time in my life, electrolytes. I bought liquid drops, from Amazon, called Lyteshow because I was getting cramps, and won't eat bananas anymore. I also bought MCT Oil, because I think that medium chain triglycerides are important.

Other than that, I just try to eat as clean as possible, and have fun making keto recipes. I also bought one of those fancy Multi-pot electric pressure cookers, because I'm eating a lot more real meats, and it requires very little prep, and I don't think about food all day. I only eat one meal a day, and try my best not to load up on fat. I've got plenty of fat on my body.

u/anagraphy · 5 pointsr/ketodrunk

found this out by accident, as i bought this stuff because my leg cramps get so bad sometimes and often nothing works: lyteshow

tl;dr: drank way too much wine on keto, put this stuff in my water bottle and drank it before bed/through the night, woke up fine

u/ShadedSpaces · 5 pointsr/fasting

LyteShow is just a pure liquid electrolyte supplement. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, zinc, and sulfate. No flavors or sweeteners or anything.

The longest I've fasted is 14 days.

A 3-day fast every week would definitely work for weight loss, provided you don't eat back the entire deficit on eating days. I think ADF is an awesome place to start btw!

u/TheRamma · 5 pointsr/MTB

Get some electrolyte solution to add to your water. I use this...

No flavoring. Makes a huge different in the desert, used to get crazy muscle cramps and other issues before using it.

u/bytivore · 5 pointsr/fasting

Try adding salt to your water. I personally use

u/starstough · 5 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

Step 1 is get your lab results in your hands.

Post them here, but here are some guidelines: If TSH is over 3, given your symptoms, you need to find a doctor, no matter how many doctors it takes, who will treat you. If it is under 3, this will be way more difficult.

If you can't find a different doctor, the other approach is to demand that your Free T3 and Free T4 are tested along with iron, and vitamins B and D. It would also be worth it to check for TPO antibodies.

If you already know your iron, B and D are low, start supplementing those daily. I also recommend a daily probiotic like Hyperbiotics PRO-15. Magnesium may also help. I trust NOW brand for all my supplements.

If you decide to search for another doctor, take a look at this list of hypothyroidism symptoms. Write down every single one of them that you have as well as the time frame and your current regimen. Bring these to every single appointment until you find someone willing to explore this further, and make it clear that you are willing to explore any possible explanation, even if it isn't thyroid related, but that the thyroid is the obvious first place to look.
[Here are some recommendations current as of March 2015.] (

Even according to those recommendations (which are for non-pregnant asymptomatic adults) They say that they basically can't really recommend anything because they have insufficient data... Frankly, what I would harp on is that you are NOT asymptomatic. You are SYMPTOMATIC. And that always requires further inquiry. Furthermore, these recommendations say to test every 3-6 months if anything abnormal is found, and your doctor wants to only test yearly. Point this out. Also point out that, if she does have your chart, gaining 100 lbs in a year while active is highly suspect. Combined with the depression/anxiety, which aren't usually seen together unless there's something physical going on, says that further exploration is necessary. Point out that blood tests, given your symptoms, are not a risk to her as a doctor. Point out that you are taking responsibility for your own health and deserve to be respected in this.

And if all else fails and you happen to have a few hundred dollars laying around... You can actually request your own blood tests from many labs. It just costs a lot to do that, but you can pick your own tests and take the results to a doctor and see what they make of it.

There is no reason for a doctor to "refuse" to take your situation seriously. Even if it isn't your thyroid, something is going on.

u/eastmancl · 5 pointsr/Fitness

My favorite fish oil:
It's the cheapest for the amount of EPA/DHA I've found.

As far as multis, there are a few good ones, my favorite is Controlled Lab's Orange Triad, mostly for the extra joint support.

u/AlfamaN10 · 5 pointsr/Supplements

I recommend taking a soluble fiber, such as Psyllium Husk or Acaica Senegal!

They expand to ~10x their dry-volume in water (e.g. - in your stomach) & they slow digestion.

Effect: More full + full longer (win + win)

Dosage: I take ~5-10g/Fiber with a meal (this depends on the size of the meal and how much water I'm drinking - bigger meal = more fiber), usually 2x daily. Works great for me and my wife.

Tips: Drink extra water when you take soluble fibers; they absorb a lot of water. I'd recommend ~2oz water/1g of fiber.


Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

Acacia Senegal: Anthony's Organic Acacia Senegal Powder, 1lb, Batch Tested Gluten Free, Non GMO, Soluble Fiber, Prebiotic

Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

Acacia Senegal: IBS Friendly, Organic Acacia Senegal Fiber Capsules 600 Pack. Natural Soluble Fiber Supplement Pill Promotes Gut Health. Vegan Prebiotic Ideal for Sensitive Stomachs. Stop Diarrhea and Constipation

EDIT: Just to be clear - I do NOT work for any of the above companies nor do I sell their products, so I am NOT trying to endorse any specific products. Just trying to be helpful by adding some links for your reference/to aid your own research.

u/seawolf167 · 5 pointsr/running

Psyllium Husk Capsules

I used to have to run into the woods once a week or so, after I started taking these (1 each night) I only have to meet with the trees once every couple months. Far and away best thing I've done was starting to take these pills.

u/vectorlit · 5 pointsr/vegan

Regarding your question about helping the environment: <-- Go here and put in "1 year" into the calculator. Just one year, you're saving almost half a million gallons of fresh water, 15 THOUSAND pounds of grain, 11 THOUSAND square feet of forest and 7 THOUSAND pounds of carbon dioxide (compared to a typical animal-including diet). The calculator is supported by sources. Just by changing a few minor things about your lifestyle, you can have an incredibly drastic impact on the world.


TL;DR regarding expense and difficulty - if you live in a very rural area in the USA, it can take some difficulty to find a good source of cheap bulk beans / lentils / vegetables / bulk (by weight) dried veggies. But they're sooooooo cheap; normally you can eat for $1-2 a day, plus B12 vitamin expenses ($5 a month).


Longer explanation regarding expensive/difficult: Expense is very low; I pay much less now for food than before going vegan. Difficulty may vary depending on where you live. I happen to live in Denver, and it's very easy for me to find pretty much any substitute/vegetable I want. If you cook your own meals, there's really nothing different about cooking vegan - just use vegetable oil/avocado oil instead of butter, and buy veggies instead of meat. That's about it. Just make sure you eat a lot of beans or lentils or tofu.


When I first became vegan, I was hit with the reality of vitamin/protein differences - I needed to purchase some vitamin supplements. Here's the list I have:

  • Vitamin B12 (vegan source) - $5 a month -
  • Protein Powder - $22 a month -


    These two made a big difference in my life. About 3 months after going vegan I started having some troubles related to protein (I work out a lot and my body wasn't used to the lower intake). I try to hit about 90g of protein a day (I am a reasonably athletic 6' male). I think a lot of vegans downplay the issues involved with protein - it's the source of a TON of jokes in the vegan community - but the truth is a lot of vegans simply don't get enough protein. And then they fall back into eating meat because they didn't know better. Which is really pretty silly because it's incredibly easy to supplement if you can't get it in your diet.


    Other than what I've mentioned above, here's some things to consider (this list is HEAVILY biased towards a lazy, no-cook approach. If you have any cooking skill, just cook your own veggie meals, they're awesome, cheaper and fresher than anything listed below, but this is for the lazy days):

  • If you like cheese, vegan cheese substitutes cost about the same as dairy cheese
  • If you like milk, vegan milk (ANY type) is typically cheaper, better for you, and better for the environment than dairy milk
  • Most oils, spices, salts, flavorings - are already vegan. There's no real change needed here. Butter costs more than vegetable oil anyway.
  • Most BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, spicy sauce, etc - all vegan generally.
  • Most chips and junk food is already vegan. Except for the "flavored" sour cream/cheese type chips.
  • If you like easy food/frozen food, Target sells a whole boatload of vegan microwave stuff (Gardein and others). "Chicken" nuggets, Fried "fish" sticks, "Chicken" wings, etc. Even Ben & Jerry's has a bunch of dairy-free vegan ice cream.
  • Speaking of dessert, vegan desserts are cheaper and easier to make (and safer!! you can lick the spoon - no eggs!). And they taste way better.
  • If you like burgers/hot dogs, check out Beyond the Meat. It's now cheaper than beef and is freaking amazing. They even sell it at Target now.
  • Most bread is already vegan (just check the label). Vegan bread is generally cheaper than non-vegan.
  • Most cereal is already vegan (just check the label).
  • Most restaurants in the US charge less for veggie-based items. Although it is VERY true that you'll have a much more restricted menu choice.
  • Fries are generally vegan, except for a few places (McDonalds, Buffalo Wild Wings, Smash Burger are the only ones around here that don't have vegan fries)


    Finally, there are a few things I'd like to point out in MY PERSONAL OPINION that might turn you "off" of vegan foods if you try them off the bat (a lot of people buy terrible choices and then say "vegan alternatives are bad". No, they are just poor choices lol)

  • Avoid buying Daiya products if you want a realistic cheese/dairy alternative. They are the lowest common denominator. They are readily available everywhere for cheap, but they don't taste very good. Try to find Miyoko's or Follow Your Heart instead.
  • Some substitute items are coconut based, or cashew based, or oat based, or whatever-based. There is a reason that 50 alternatives exist. Some people like some, some people like others. You know how you go to the store, and there are 50 different BBQ sauces, and the ONE you like is sold out, and you're super bummed? Yeah, same thing for vegan items - brand differences, tastes, and preferences exist - just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's any different than other products. Too many people say "vegan food" when really that lump-category doesn't exist.


    The best advice I can give is to JUST TRY IT. Just go a few days making vegan food. You don't need to say "I'M GOING VEGAN", you don't need to have some public moment - you can just privately try it out. It's pretty fun!
u/forkingresponsibly · 5 pointsr/vegan

For B12, I pop one of these every few days. I've never heard of it being affected by alcohol/marijuana use. It might also do you some good to also take a vegan vitamin D supplement, since most people are deficient anyways.

The nausea is not likely to be related to any specific nutrient deficiencies (a B12 deficiency usually takes years to manifest in any noticeable symptoms), but it is very possible that since you're probably eating different foods now than you did as an omni your stomach hasn't quite adjusted yet.

I'd highly recommend this book as a guide for healthy long term vegan nutrition. It's full of reliable science and teaches you how to be healthy as a vegan as opposed to some resources that try to convince people that a vegan diet is a silver bullet for anything and everything.

At this point, your blood results will be more likely to reflect your previous diet than they are your new vegan diet, so anything you see next Tuesday don't go 'OMG veganism is making me anemic/deficient/etc' based on those results. Also if you do have any deficiencies there are vegan solutions for all of them, so feel free to come on back and ask for more advice :]

u/anachronic · 5 pointsr/vegan

> B12, which is primarily an animal-produced vitamin

Actually, it's produced by bacteria, not animals.

DEVA makes an awesome vegan multi that's loaded with B12. That one pill is all you need unless a doctor has prescribed something extra.

u/entology · 5 pointsr/wallstreetbets

tl;dr is they make things taste different. One of the biggest changes is sour stuff tastes sweet (citrus, vinegar, etc.)

Wiki, you can get them on Amazon

u/Laserdollarz · 5 pointsr/standupshots

Unrelated but the one time I took acid I found miracle berry pills I had stashed away.

I spent the next 10min drinking lemon juice and the 10min afterwards vomiting. It was an experience.

u/sug98765 · 5 pointsr/keto
u/at_work919 · 5 pointsr/keto

speaking of potassium (and other electrolyte) supplements, I highly recommend this stuff. been buying it ever since starting keto. Helps me drink a lot more water!

u/banng · 5 pointsr/xxketo

I use these to get electrolytes - they make me feel a lot better on days when I'm just terribly thirsty and can't seem to drink enough water. No carbs or calories!

u/iggnogg · 5 pointsr/keto

I'm not sure about bouillon, but I do like Emergen-C Electro Mix. Flavors not bad. Also has no carbs. Mixes really quick if your in a hurry.

u/mawema · 5 pointsr/pregnant

My OB recommended this prenatal - which I like -

Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins, 90 Count (Packaging May Vary)

I also liked this book the first time I was pregnant -

Call an OB to schedule your first appointment - which may be 8 weeks out or so. Ask them if there is anything they recommend before your first appointment.

u/thegr8dv8 · 5 pointsr/islam

I take the ovega brand. It is an algae based DHA and EPA oil. The capsule is plant based, no gelatin.

u/gbig2 · 5 pointsr/Vegetarianism

No reason, no benefit to adding fish back into your diet. If you buy into the Omega 3 thing, get it from a pure source with no PCBs and mercury:

Here's a link to a study you might find interesting:

Fish Does Not Protect the Heart, Researchers Say

New Study in American Journal of Cardiology Challenges Belief that Fish Consumption Reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

WASHINGTON—Consumers who think eating fish does their body good may want to think again. A new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that fish consumption does not improve heart health or prevent coronary heart disease. The supposed heart benefits associated with a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish likely result from the convergence of higher fish intakes with overall healthier dietary patterns, rather than any specific benefit of omega-3 fatty acids from fish, according to the study, whose authors include health experts with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

The study is based on analysis of the Diabetic Control and Complications Trial database, which tracked nutritional data for 1,441 Americans over nine years. Researchers found that participants consuming the most omega-3 fatty acids from fish generally consume less saturated fat and more dietary fiber. Meanwhile, participants eating less fish but greater quantities of other meats consume more overall saturated fat and less fiber. This finding suggests that improved heart health, often attributed to fish consumption, actually results from a generally healthier dietary pattern, including higher intakes of fiber and lower intakes of saturated fat, rather than the fish itself. David Cundiff, M.D., Amy Lanou, Ph.D., and Claudio Nigg, Ph.D. analyzed the dataset and authored the American Journal of Cardiology study.

“Fish is not a boon for good health as consumers are often led to believe,” says study coauthor Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., a senior nutrition scientist with PCRM and assistant professor of health and wellness at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. “Fish has a questionable role in heart-disease prevention and contains surprisingly high levels of mercury and other toxins, as well as fat and cholesterol, making it a poor dietary choice. Consumers have good reason to steer clear of fish.”

u/thehorrorofnonbeing · 5 pointsr/vegan

I worry about what it is going to be like being pregnant and vegan all the time, since I figure it's going to happen sooner than I think! So, I tend to remember some of the resources that I come across.

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, doctor, or medical professional, so these are suggestions for further resources, not scholarly advice.

When you say your diet is "pretty simple," does that mean simple as in a lot of "whole" foods where most of the preparation is done at home? If this is the case, eating a varied, calorically-sufficient diet will do a lot of good--that "well-planned" diet thing. Of course, processed isn't necessarily a bad thing--remember that basics like fortified nondairy milk, tofu, and even seitan are "processed." However, each of these can still be healthy (especially because baked tofu, rice, and veggies is easy and healthy for those nights you/your wife won't want to cook).

As far as supplements, B12 is of course the big one. For a complete look at general vegan nutrition, and some discussion both of vegan pregnancy/raising vegan kids, take a look at Vegan for Life, which is an accessible but science-based look at how to manage macro and micronutrient consumption while being vegan (including a look at supplements.)

You may want to take omega-3, but consult your doctor; I think research is pretty clear these days that they're good for you, but YMMV, especially during pregnancy. Ovega-3 has both DHA and EPA from algae sources; the conversion rate of ALA omega-3s, found in plants, is pretty low and not well understood, so flaxseed oil (while great) is probably not going to suffice.

Colleen Patrick Goudreau discusses supplementation and makes some suggestions for resources.

Pocket reference! The Vegan Guide to Pregnancy is pretty well-reviewed, from what I know, and I hear it recommended. Also, poking around Amazon from there will help you find some additional references. Probably worth it to have a few books on hand, as well as the internet.

Other thoughts:

  • Find a supportive doctor! (This you'll probably have to Google.) While I/Reddit/the rest of the internet may kind of know what's going on, a doctor who knows you and your wife and isn't sneering at your diet will be invaluable. Veganism has become (somewhat more) mainstream lately, so you may be able to find resources for that.

  • The people telling you/your wife that the baby needs eggs, milk and dairy probably (at least sort of) mean well, and everybody has a way they did it when they were pregnant, and just look at their little angel--it must be the best way! But most of them probably just don't know any better. So try not to get too upset with them (though if they carry on in such a way for the duration of the pregnancy, no one would blame you.) You can tell them that your doctor disagrees, your wife is in good health, the baby is fine, or something along these lines, and if they continue to harangue you, end the conversation. Arguing about it probably won't end well.

  • Final note: The American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), which is a large network of qualified medical professionals, publicly takes the position that a well-planned vegan or vegetarian diet is appropriate for all people in all stages of life, including pregnancy and infancy. The full statement is here. Long story short? The science/research is on your side here. Do your due diligence and get good prenatal care, and you, your wife, and baby will be fine.

    Good luck, and congratulations!
u/TwilitWave · 5 pointsr/vegan

Well geepers, you gotta at least be gettin' your B12's.

Get these:

And start takin' one a day until it's out, then you'll probably be back to normal levels. Afterwards find and take 250mcg ones every day, or 2500mcg ones once a week.

In addition, you should probably pick up some of these:
and these: (Unless you get out in the sun often)

u/MovementTom · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ultimately intelligent training and proper recovery and mobility work will give probably the biggest benefit to your joints. However when bodyweight training or simply aiming to be healthier it is important to have low levels of inflammation. Glucosamine can help but a solid omega 3 supplement would be similar. I'd personally recommend the following as a joint stack.

Collagen - Can by in a collagen hydrolysate form which is powdered (here) or simply drink a good bone/chicken broth daily. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and the one found in your joints. among other places. I'd recommend 10g a day, you can add to shakes or even cups of tea or coffee as it is heat stable. Alternatively drink 1-2 cups of bone broth a day. I personally have the bone broth daily and collagen every now and again.

Omega 3/Cod Liver Oil - To generally lower inflammation. I prefer a good cod liver oil, like this as it comes with those good omega 3's and a load of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, K2 etc. I take 1 tsp daily. Consuming oily fish daily can give the same effect.

Curcumin Phytosome - Curcumin is a turmeric extract that is a very powerful anti-inflammatory, I personally take this daily and feel huge help with inflammation compared to when I don't. 500mg of a good extract daily. Consuming just turmeric isn't as good as you'd have to take like 20g of it, it's also not particularly well absorbed.

Vitamin C - This helps your body synthesize it's own collagen. Buy it in a crystal form of L-Ascorbic acid. Would recommend 1-3g daily taken throughout the day.

Generally have a good diet that is low in inflammatory foods, like grains (wheat, oats, barley), pasteurized dairy, seed oils (rapeseed/canola, sunflower), processed foods and sugar, but high in oily fish, good quality meat, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit and raw dairy :)

u/mr_bacon_pants · 5 pointsr/Supplements
u/AdolphEinstien · 5 pointsr/fasting

I like Natural Calm for mag.
You can also get mag from adding Epsom salt to a bath and soaking for a bit(great for sore muscles).

u/mytreezaccount · 5 pointsr/StonerProTips

This is the best part about abv. Just find a way to ingest and you're good to go. I've found that abv recipes aren't as tasty as typical edibles so I actually bought these and make little abv pills. Works like a charm!

u/Captain_Midnight · 5 pointsr/keto

Just FYI, Asporotate is a proprietary blend that includes magnesium oxide, which is commonly used as a laxative. You may have better results with regular taurate, orotate, or glycinate versions of magnesium, taken by themselves. I use the Doctor's Best stuff which is chelated glycinate. Chelation increases absorption.

u/BrutalHonestyBuffalo · 5 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I have a ton of muscle spasms - it's honestly what causes me the most issue of all my symptoms.

Honestly - the two things that helped me most were PT (Muldowney Protocol) and CHOWING on Magnesium (which helps with muscle relaxation - and pooping!).

I took Gabapentin, Diclofenac, and occasional Tramadol - they all help, but once I layered this stuff on top of it - I had a lot of success. I took 4 a day. For the record - it is elemental magnesium (a little different than what you typically get in a grocery store, but not sure how, exactly) - it was recommended by my doctor who is a huge EDS advocate/ally.

I also struggled to pee - so in addition to all of this, I do a lot of kegels on top of ab work outs. Check out this app - it has really helped!

Can't say if it's just EDS you are dealing with - but I can most certainly relate to a lot of what you experienced.

Let me know if you have any questions - I usually type out a much longer response, but short on time today!

Edit: I noticed someone else mentioned muscle relaxers here - I just had to chime in and say these were not good and made my spasms worse. I relaxed INTO my injuries and it only causes my S-Curve scoliosis to get worse. I had to maintain some of the spasms and work to strengthen my muscles before I could take the muscle relaxers without further injuring myself.

u/kdt7943 · 5 pointsr/nutrition

After trying multiple kinds to minimize anxiety and help with sleep, this is one of my favorite magnesium supplements thus far

u/guilmon999 · 4 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Buy capsules like these, fill with salt, and swallow.

u/SushiJuice · 4 pointsr/sarmssourcetalk

I bought these empty caplets for less than $9. They work perfectly. Each hold 0.5 ml and you snap it closed and down the hatch - no nasty taste! For a full dropper, just fill two caplets...

u/swingthatwang · 4 pointsr/keto

fyi i really recommend this magnesium. only Mg that's worked for me without stomach issues and i've tried all the types.

i also recommend not trying any carby replacements or substitutes. i'd fall off the wagon with bread-like things or fake sugar substitutes. however i've been doing great thus far cutting all that out. natural whole foods only. just none of that mess. full on pure keto.

and making a chart, 30 days or 100 days, where you cross off each box for each day, makes it REALLY helpful. esp if you use a big fat red marker. :)

edit: if you use sweet stuff, do NOT use maltodextrin or malitol. it's the devil's ass crack when it comes to weight loss. use liquid stevia (Sweet Leaf or Trader Joe's brand) or Swerve / erythitol.

u/liarfryer · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Optimum Gold, tasty and full of good stuff.

u/adrun · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

The science of the optimum metabolic window (which prompts the recommendation to eat w/in 30-45 minutes of working out) is pretty shaky. It may or may not be necessary to consume some protein and carbs to fuel optimum muscle repair during that time, but it certainly won't hurt! For me, eating right after a workout helps stave off the "oh my goodness I'm so hungry I could eat eight hippos" impulse and headaches, too.

I also think of a post-workout protein shake or protein bar as my source of extra workout-day calories, so I don't have to mess with my meal planning for the rest of the day. I like Optimum Nutrition's whey protein to mix with milk or coffee and the Think Thin protein bars. (Hate the branding, love the macros.)

u/Whoa_Bundy · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Protein shakes? Get a big ol' tub of whey. From what I understand, whey is probably the lowest calorie dense form of getting your protein.

u/driftw00d · 4 pointsr/leangains

They are completely unnecessary, unless you are choosing to do fasted training. That is, your Stronglifts session would begin not until at least the 10-12th hour of your fast, and your first meal of the day would be your post workout meal. Since you are basically working out with nothing at all in the tank, the BCAAs are there to prevent possible muscle catabolism during your workout. BCAA specifically are recommended only because they are 'pure protein', so 10grams of BCAA are 10 grams of protein (40cals). If you were to use the-next-best-thing, which is probably whey protein isolate (which contain BCAA, other amino acids, and some carbs) you'd need over 100cals of the whey to get the same amount of protein, which could break the fast.

Anyway, I only take them on Saturdays before a fasted workout. During the week I have a small meal, usually chicken breast, at around noon, followed by a workout around 3. In this case the BCAA are completely unnecessary because of the previous small meal. I do prefer and feel I have a better workout doing the fast training but because of scheduling I can't really do it that way during the week.

Other than that, food is always the preferred source of protein. Chicken breast on sale for 2$/lb. is about as cheap as it gets. If you find it difficult to hit your protein macros for a day, whey protein is a solid option to get about 24g protein, 3g carbs, 1g fat in a scoop. This stuff is pretty highly regarded and if you get the 5lb tub its nearly 80 servings, at about 68cents per serving. So actually quite cheap for the protein. For reference, a 2lb tub of purple wraath (EEAs) is about the same price.

u/Murcus · 4 pointsr/gainit

Supplements and a bunch of pills is not necessary. I read this guy's book and he pretty much lays it out for ya. He recommends only Gainers and Protein Shakes. Pills and such are just a way to empty your wallet fast!

A lot of people on this sub really like this Gainer and this "Gold Standard Whey" ... Fish Oil is a De-inflamatory and helps to reduce muscle soreness. Those are the three I use.

Search this subreddit if in doubt, and do some research. Unfortunately a lot of the crap online is catered toward helping fat people loose weight. Find communities (like this one) and get advice straight from the skinny guys who have gotten bigger.

And if you're diet doesn't include every vitamin, start taking multi vitamins. You must be healthy, not just mad. Initially since you weigh 100Lbs you may want to do the Seefood diet: You see food, you eat food.

DO NOT GIVE UP! I let work get me down last year (working 150+hours a week) and stopped lifting. All I had time for was running. I finally got back into lifting this month. I could be pretty set right now if I kept at it.

u/PM_ME_PROTIPS · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

You can also give her high-grade human fish oil instead of fish oil designed for pets.

They have the same benefits, and the source is of much higher quality.

I use the same fish oil for my pet and me :)

u/elokr · 4 pointsr/loseit

You could do what Littlefoodt said, or go the easy way and just buy the pills from Amazon

u/wantingsilence · 4 pointsr/ibs

Fiber can be beneficial for some IBS sufferers - I'm not claiming otherwise.

What I don't like is this company using religion to push it's absurdly overpriced fiber. I don't know exactly what capsule size they're using, so I'll assume size 0 (most common). Size 0 will hold around half a gram, depending.

These thieves sell a 270 capsule bottle for 149$. In other words, approximately 135 grams of fiber at $1.10 per gram.

Now let's compare another brand - 500 capsules at 500 mg each, 250 grams of fiber. Cost is $13.99, or $0.05 per gram.

That's not even the cheapest: if you get plain bulk powder not in capsules, 680 grams for $11.99, or a bit under $0.02 per gram.

Edit: formatting

u/Demonos · 4 pointsr/ketorecipes

The answer is no. I've bought this in the past until I learned that at least 1/3 of it is C12 (Lauric Acid) which is more of an LCT and not an MCT. It's cheaper to produce though so it acts like a filler. You want to look for another brand that is primarily C8 (Caprylic Acid) and C10 (Capric Acid) which are true MCTs.

Personally I use the brand NOW, which only contains C8 and C10, but there are other brands as well. This just seems to be the cheapest option off Amazon.

u/SomeonePrivate · 4 pointsr/vegan
u/arcticpuppet · 4 pointsr/artc

Unfortunately not really, unless you get fortified foods. I just make sure to take a B-12 supplement (this one) and sometimes use nutritional yeast when I remember to buy it.

u/ChefLinguini · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Anecdote: A few weeks after taking these magnesium supplements I became depressed. A few days after stopping I felt normal.

Apparently such a reaction isn't totally out of the question, as I've seen similar reports.

I've brought this experience up before on this sub because I feel it's important that people are aware there can be serious side effects when messing with one's body chemistry.

u/wibblett · 4 pointsr/ADHD

I usually chew gum satisfy my urge of clinching. I also take Magnesium Chelated ( must be chelated) to get of the clenching and the headaches. I was about to give up on VYvanse until I fond those two things and haven't had a problem yet/

Here is the brand I chose:

u/Targash · 4 pointsr/keto

For potassium I use this.

For magnesium I use this.

I do not take a multivitamin.

I also get a lot of potassium from avocados.

u/JudgeLanceKeto · 4 pointsr/keto

Sodium: broth/bouillon. Beef tastes better but chicken is more readily available. I'll put a TBSP into my 24oz coffee cup in the morning, drink it throughout the day, and that's about 2500mg of sodium. More if I counted the splash of Frank's Red Hot. Adding a TBSP of heavy cream really kicks it up a notch.

Potassium: No Salt (NOT Nu Salt or Lite Salt) as it provides 2600mg of potassium per TSP. Nu Salt contains more, if I'm not mistaken. I'll sneak 1/4 tsp of No Salt into that same coffee cup in the morning and usually split the remaining 3/4 tsp into two 28 oz bottles of water with a few squeezes of Mio water enhancer. Looks like Nu Salt might be easier for you to find, at least on amazon. Also, spinach.

Magnesium: two of these

u/LivingPaleo · 4 pointsr/keto

It doesn't have to be so technical. Just put some lite salt (50/50 sodium/potassium) in bottled water and drink it throughout the day. Then take a dose of magnesium at bedtime:

u/312queefcannon · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard. I was looking for a new one last month and found some that were cheaper but when you figured out the cost per gram of protein, Optimum Nutrition was nearly the cheapest and they have a better reputation than the ones that were slightly cheaper. Surprisingly, Vitamin Shoppe has it for the same price as Amazon, so you can pick it up in person if you want.

u/b-nasty55 · 4 pointsr/keto

Most of the protein powders have very little carbs. They generally use artificial sweetners for taste. This ( is one of the best, and decently cheap if you can't find any local brands. Walmart/Sam's have a few varieties that are cheaper, but usually don't taste quite as good.

As for bars...Quest Bars are pretty decent. They're all natural proteins and fats (no sugar alcohols or other crap) and stevia (I think). Again, pricy, but not out of line. I avoid bars like the plague because I find them kinda gross, but they are nice in a pinch. The brownie one is good (free samples

u/wwabc · 4 pointsr/food

a big can of whey protein all bodybuilders use

u/CATS_ARE_FABULOUS · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I blindly trust Gold Standard whey protein because it has good reviews on Amazon. I haven't read any of the reviews, but it has an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, so I trust it.

u/ladydaisy79 · 4 pointsr/fasting
  1. I took New Ultima Hydrating Electrolyte Powder, Orange, 90 Servings And Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce
  2. haha not at all. I have bulimia and was bingeing and purging like crazy for almost 2 months prior. Just went cold turkey
u/happyhardstylefan · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival
u/arrialexa · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Have you tried this probiotic before? Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the strains in it. I've tried a lot of probiotics and this has been the best one for me.

u/Swift_LawnGnome · 4 pointsr/Anxiety

Would a probiotic supplement such as this one work in the same way?

u/souscoder · 4 pointsr/Rowing

I am a fan of water mixed with Hi-Lyte Electrolyte Concentrate:

Hi-Lyte Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration | NO Calories, Sugar or Additives | 48 Servings | Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium & Zinc I 100% Money Back Guarantee

u/Zurevu · 4 pointsr/Supplements

I have NOW psyllium husk powder.

It doesn't mix with water as well as Metamucil but it's drinkable.

Metamucil makes plain psyllium husk too but I can't find it online for some strange reason.

u/vanessss4 · 4 pointsr/July2018Bumpers

Vitafusion prenatal gummy in lemon & raspberry lemonade flavors.

u/minxybean · 4 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Vitafusion Prenatal Gummies

They taste good and are practically candy, so I know I'll take them every day!

u/wildyogini · 4 pointsr/vegan

Just wanted to recommend vegan algal oil DHA and EPA capsules. All the benefits of fish oil without the fish! Here are the ones I get: Ovega-3 Plant-Based Omega-3 Daily Dietary Supplement | 500 mg Omega-3s, 135 mg EPA, 270 mg DHA, | Supports Heart, Brain, Eye, Overall Health* | NO FISH = No Fishy Aftertaste | 60 Vegetarian Softgels

u/DeCapitator · 4 pointsr/vegan

It's also a good idea to get some DHA and EPA Omega 3s. This is like the vegan version of a fish oil capsule.

Our bodies don't easily convert ALA to DHA.

It's also important to pay attention to the ratio of omega 6 to 3. That number should be low. So any food with significantly higher levels of omega 6 than 3 (e.g. avocados, walnuts) should be avoided or countered with foods higher in omega 3 (e.g. flax, chia).

u/BallahDean · 4 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Sure you can just own it, as of course, it's genetics. But there are a few things you can do to keep a more youthful look, and that starts from the inside out. I'm a dude about to turn 33, I still get carded, and just last week I was approached by a 23 year old female that assumed I was an NYU undergrad (in an obvious come-on).

I eat/drink a ton of leafy greens, kale and spinach etc is your friend. I drink a green protein shake and add Collagen, it's great for your hair, nails and skin.

In a total Patrick Bateman move, I put on a Rhassoul Clay mask a few times a week (not the stuff linked, but that'll explain what it is). As it dries it shrinks and brings blood to the surface of your face and pulls a ton of oil and other crap out of your pores.

Plenty of sunscreen, wear sunglasses during the day, and moisturize before bed.

I would even take it a step further and get a juicer and make your own vegetable juice, I feel like my skins glows when I drink veggies every day.

It's all about clean livin' once you hit your mid/late 20's. Just take care of yourself and you'll notice it.

u/IGottaGoMilkGoats · 4 pointsr/proED

Try magnesium supplements instead of laxatives. THIS ONE is my favorite.

Also helps improve calmness.

u/vaanjie · 4 pointsr/PMDD

I use the app Flo in order to track my PMDD and take HTP-5 and ashwagandha root capsules during those two weeks. I feel like they help my cravings, anxiety, and depression. I have been prescribed Prozac for depression and anxiety since I was 13, and I make sure not to forget taking it (my dosage remains the same).

At night I have trouble falling asleep, so I take these magnesium supplements a few hours before bedtime. I also try to meditate for at least 5 minutes every night using the app Insight Timer. It helps me with impulse control and not overreacting to things. All of this took many years to figure out. I hope you find something that brings relief!

EDIT: I didn't know there were any possible reactions of HTP-5 and antidepressants, but apparently the main warning for supplements containing 5HTP is “do not consume if you’re taking antidepressant drugs.” It can lead to serotonin syndrome.

I'm going to stop taking HTP-5 for now and just take the ashwagandha root supplements, which don't seem to have negative interactions with antidepressants. Let me know if I'm wrong.

u/SemiPornoStatuette · 4 pointsr/vegan

We just take these.

No issues. Sometimes there's a little too much B-2 in there + your regular diet, and you pee bright (and I mean neon) yellow, but it's not harmful. It's just how your body gets rid of it.

We downgraded to only taking these in our house, and so far nobody's having any issues (and my SO gets blood tested a LOT due to unrelated issues)

Edit: We were doing this + B-12 shots, and it turns out we were getting way too much B-12. Which isn't going to do anything but literally piss money away.

u/alligatorsallaroundd · 4 pointsr/vegan

Deva Vegan Vitamins Daily Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement 90 tablets (Pack of 2)

u/notzak · 4 pointsr/vegan

Okay, here it is

HOWEVER, I would strongly urge you to consider tracking your nutrition with for a week honestly and seeing whether you actually have deficiencies before going straight to supplementation. Iron and calcium are abundant in a vegan diet (beans and nuts and seeds and leafy greens and tofu!), and too much iron is not a good thing if you supplement on top!

After tracking with cronometer, I've found that the only thing I really need is B12 (which I get a daily deva sublingual) and a vegan D3 for the wintertime.

u/lnfinity · 4 pointsr/vegan

You can get vitamin B12 by eating fortified foods, but taking a supplement is a good idea to make sure you are getting enough. It costs no more than 5 cents per day. You can also just take a multivitamin for less than 10 cents per day.

u/Ben_Yankin · 4 pointsr/trees

Agreed. Spend this time dry to plan out an awesome night to get to know her. Maybe invite a few of your close frients, smoke quite a bit and then flavor trip. Always leads to a memorable night. :)

u/BlueKnight8907 · 4 pointsr/soccer

Is there a spending limit or how much are you willing to spend?

Get her some miracle berry tablets and some sour or spicy foods like lemons, peppers, and pickles. It's supposed to make everything taste sweet.

u/hoosierplew · 4 pointsr/keto

I'm not saying you're going to have the same results, but here's my story.

I recently saw my nutritionist after 61 days of keto. I brought my bloodwork which had been taken the day before. Everything except my LDL cholesterol was fantastic. I mean perfect. Great kidney function, great liver function. Really good HDL. My LDL was 163, but I've always had elevated cholesterol (even when I was a vegetarian).

Now - I work out 45 - 60 mins a day, 4 days a week so part of this might be from just plain good livin', but I've lost a solid ten pounds during my time with keto. I had stalled out (I've lost about 60 lbs in the past 2 years), and keto was the ticket to get things going again. I'm getting close to my goal weight, so 10 lbs of weight loss in 2 months is a really big deal for me.

I've had exactly one day where I ate more than about 50 grams of carbs. Every other day of the past 60-ish has been pure keto. I have not suffered from the dreaded hangover. Some pointers:

  • ElectroMix is your best friend. Drink that with 25 oz of water when you get up in the morning, every single morning.

  • Shoot for 125 oz of water per day. Minimum. MIN. I. MUM.

  • Take a b-complex vitamin and a few potassium pills in addition to the ElectroMix in the morning.

  • At night, right before bed, take a calcium/magnesium pill. Don't take the magnesium in the morning or with food or it'll clean you out. This is the dreaded "keto fart effect".

  • An avocado a day keeps the cravings away. Eat one after lunch / before dinner. Perfect snack. A lil' salt and pepper and you're good to go.

  • Add cheese to everything. Making eggs? Add cheese. HEY - tuna salad? Throw some cheese on that bitch. Eating your avocado? Add that cheese, son! Cheese is your god now.

  • If you're in the good ole U-S-of-A, remember that you're usually looking at total carb counts on labels, not net carbs. Keto is concerned with net carbs.

  • Need a boost? Try Spark Energy from Advocare. It has some carbs, but not the sugar and other stuff that's really bad for you. I cut a few carbs from my day to make room for this when I have a really hard workout. Yes it's a bit pricey.

  • Miss your macros for a day? Don't sweat it. Try and stay close, but don't freak out if you're missing your macro by a gram or ten.

  • A month or two of keto won't kill you no matter what your nutritionist/mother/priest/parole officer might tell you. Just get started and you'll see the difference pretty quickly.

    Anyway - just my story. YMMV.

    Good luck!
u/redditrandomness · 4 pointsr/keto

I order my groceries through FreshDirect so technically I get 90% of my stuff online :).

That being said...the stuff I get outside of that site are:

  1. Japanese Mayo to make the spicy mayo that you get at sushi restaurants (just mix in Siracha).

  2. Emergen-C Electro Mix for my electrolytes kick.

  3. Erythritol cause....sugar.

  4. Stevia for a different sweetener used in mostly drinks/liquids where it's more difficult to dissolve the Erythritol.

  5. [Liquid Smoke] (


  7. Maple flavor

  8. Awesome awesome peanut butter

  9. Kerrygold unsalted butter. My grocery store doesn't carry it :(

  10. Vitamins from various places...Vitamin D-3, Magnesium, Daily Multi-vitamin, Cod Fish Oil, etc.

    EDIT: Formatting.
u/daemonfly · 4 pointsr/keto

Saw this linked here the other day.

u/Otto-Didact · 4 pointsr/Supplements

Morton's Lite Salt is straight-up the cheapest, though least tasty way to get both sodium AND potassium, and you probably need both. For palatability you can add Mio or Stur or a similar flavor enhancer.

Electro-Mix is an excellent option if you need potassium in particular. It's reasonably tasty for a no-sugar option. (I strongly recommend staying away from sugary things like gatorade and powerade, as advised by Chase.)

Another option is LyteShow, though it is a much pricier option than the other two. Na/K balance is pretty good though, and it is a good option if you just want to be able to add "x drops to x amount of water" without too much thinking.

I would look into a magnesium supplement as well--malate, taurate, citrate.

u/spectre323 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Best supplement I added was for fiber. Psyllium Husk is amazing. It takes 3-4 days before it starts taking effect but man best dumps ever.

u/NeptunesCar · 4 pointsr/reactiongifs

Alternatively you can try taking Psyllium Husk before you go to bed. I use 3 heaping tablespoons mixed with orange juice (recently switched to lemon juice and water to cut down on the sugar.) I used to have perpetual constipation and mud-shit despite my substantial fiber intake. Now, my shits have satisfying bulk and there's very little wiping involved. The mud-shit is encased in the mucilage formed by the Psyllium Husk; the Husk is not digested and has a purely mechanical action in the body. It is perfectly safe and can also help reduce cholesterol levels.

Such. Satisfying. Shits.

Edit: Use plenty of water/juice when mixing your Husk. Mix with a little liquid initially to form a sludge at the bottom of your glass, then mix with the rest of the liquid. This prevents caking/dust. Good technique with hot chocolate as well. Staying well hydrated throughout the day helps immensely.

u/TriggerHippie0202 · 3 pointsr/vegan
u/lttf · 3 pointsr/vegan

> We're travelling/working at the moment and eating really well isn't totally possible right now.

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, paleo, omnivoric, whatever, if you can't eat well take a multi-vitamin. I implore you, don't let your girlfriend or yourself take any chances with your health, especially when traveling.

I don't know what she has against pills, but I also don't like them. Tough noogies for me and her. Our health is the most important factor to our livelihood. I urge you to consider taking a multi-vitamin.

Edit: Deva multi-vitamin

u/rissalynns · 3 pointsr/vegan

I take the DEVA Vegan Multi and have found it to be extremely helpful in making sure all my nutritional needs can be met. Good luck!

Deva Vegan Multivitamin & Mineral One Daily 90 Tablets (Pack of 2)

u/FUCKOSAURUS_SEX · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Yes you do! You need to keep up with your B vitamin intake though. I personally take this multivitamin and I think it's great. Another thing to look for is Omega 3. It can be found in nuts and greens, but if you're really wanting some you can buy vegan softgels.

u/AnAngryFredHampton · 3 pointsr/vegan

Deva seems to be the best bang for the buck, but I also don't live near a major grocery store so maybe you can do better.

u/juiceguy · 3 pointsr/Juicing

When it comes to nutrients, I first strive to see if I can get everything I need from the foods (juice) I eat. With a juice diet high in greens, along with the handy analysis available from Wolfram Alpha, I can ensure that I am getting a good spread of all of my amino acids, all essential vitamins and minerals, and even check my Omega 3-6 ratios. The only nutrient completely missing in a juice based diet would be vitamin B-12, and I take care of this with a daily sublingual vitamin.. As an added level of precaution, I am also taking a daily multivitamin, and that's it. I prefer to keep things as simple and uncomplicated as I can and I'm already getting more than enough protein as it is.

u/Lascielle · 3 pointsr/vegan

You might really like a tool like Cronometer. It breaks down the daily micronutrients pretty well. You can log multivitamins on there too. I take half of one of these every day and come pretty close to most of the recommended daily values

u/Syntactic_Acrobatics · 3 pointsr/DebateAVegan

How Not To Die has been an amazing resource for me in my last 1.5 years on the vegan diet. I trust Michael Gregor and 100% recommend an algae-based Omega 3 supplement for that good EPA and DHA.

Here are the 2.5 supplements that I have been taking to achieve my satisfactory blood test results:


Omega 3:

D3 - I only take this in the wintertime.

u/bretttwarwick · 3 pointsr/shield

Just need to use a Miracle Berry tablet first.

u/Not_A_Creative_Color · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Miracle Berries!

Happy cake-day to you sir and I wish you the very best!

Btw, /u/Rathkeaux is awesome!

u/redditor1255 · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

There are evolutionary reasons why children are averse to bitter foods, the most important of which is avoiding poisonous plants. sauce

As a person becomes an adult, they are supposed to lose this sensitivity. He might have retained the sensitivity due to biological or psychological phenomenae.

Whether this is biological or psychological is irrelevant, he must eat plants.

He can use miracle fruit tablets to counteract the effect that bitter flavors have on him.

He should also search out ketogenic recipes, such as those found in /r/keto, as these are healthy foods which are light on vegetables.

u/shadesofblue62 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Miracle berries, haven't had it before, but it sounds amazing, apparently it's a fruit that if you eat it, for the next hour or so, anything sour you eat will taste sweet, and anything sweet will taste sweeter.

u/mlloyd67 · 3 pointsr/gifs

Try taking a Miracle Berry tablet before eating strawberries. It makes every strawberry taste sweet.

Heck, they make lemon juice taste like sweet lemonade. And you don't need a whole tablet, you can split one in half and share.

u/4zen · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Get them from Amazon.

I found they worked really well with sour and sweet things like lemons, but not so well with savory foods. I was able to eat a whole lemon and it tasted like sweet lemonade.

They don't last very long. I'd say maybe 30 minutes.

Edit: Here's the link on Amazon

u/perpetualsaltfish · 3 pointsr/casualiama
u/imonlyaman · 3 pointsr/cringe

or mBerry that does the exact opposite!

u/mmmberry · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Not surprisingly, I got a bunch of pictures of pies, desserts, and berries. I also got this, which made me google the product (maybe it is just a graphic design student's project) and found it is totally real: mberry.

I've heard of these and feel like this is a sign. I need to have a Miracle Berry potluck party!

u/cieldarko · 3 pointsr/soccer
u/jayseesee85 · 3 pointsr/biology

I do not even want to know.

That being said, something like Miracle Fruit tablets may help. Never tried them, so I do not know. Here is one such item on Amazon.

u/wlozier02 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

They're from another thread I saw. They're called miracle berries and they make sour things like lemons taste sweet after you eat them.

u/william44isme · 3 pointsr/Lightbulb
u/crapemail · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions
u/churro89 · 3 pointsr/sex

My friend suggested these:

I say it's more of a workaround than a solution.

u/ki1iara · 3 pointsr/keto

The FAQ here has guidelines of:

  • 5000 mg of sodium chloride
  • 1000 mg of potassium, in the form of potassium chloride or potassium sulfate
  • 300 mg of magnesium

    Personally I get a quick sodium fix every day by having a lunch at work that is just a cup of broth made with 2 bouillon cubes (almost 2g sodium right there) and topped off with heavy cream.

    Electro Mix is a great and cheap way to get electrolytes.

u/hitogokoro · 3 pointsr/keto

Why is no one telling him about his electrolytes?

When I started to follow protocols from /r/ketogains and /r/bodyweightfitness and /r/c25k and such, Keto did not pose an issue in terms of strength or energy; the problem was my electrolytes!

If you exercise very hard, you may experience what I did:

Basically, it feels like you are going to die. You throw up over and over and cannot stop, and it just feels like death is upon you lol. I drank more water thinking it was dehydration, but this actually exacerbated the effect by washing out even more electrolytes from my system.

If you are using Magnesium Citrate, NoSalt, and Chicken Broth to supplement your Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium already (to prevent keto flu, for instance) then you are already good to go. If not, you will need something like this: Emergen-C Electro Mix ( ) or just Powerade Zero (no sugar drinks of course!)

Do not underestimate the nightmare hat is hyponatremia when it comes to a fully Ketogenic diet (which is often slightly deficient in Sodium, Potassium, and/or Magnesium)!!!

Edit: other accounts

u/Statici · 3 pointsr/Epilepsy

Well, the main side effects I have experienced are:

  • Minor auditory and visual hallucinations when weaning up (but they go away after a few weeks and aren't hard to deal with)

  • Dehydration: Get some gatorade mix. I use electro-mix drinking two-3 nalgenes with a packet or two in each one; if I don't, my lips get super parched, and my eczema breaks out by my elbows.

  • Frustration: Not anger. Initially (when weaning up) when I can't do something, it pulls on me in a weird way that's hard to explain. Kinda motivates me to do more though, which is actually nice.

    Those are the main three, I have some older posts and journals written about this, but if nothing else, the side effects disappear over time (minus the dehydration part, that is still with me two years in). It takes a long time for that (many months if not a year or two) but as of right now, I don't even really think about "being sober" anymore - this is my new sober. It will cause a little bit of a shift in personality, and my friends/family have commented on that before, but...such is life. We change as people over time anyways; this is just a thing to accept.

    Good luck! Hopefully it controls your seizures!
u/approachablejalapeno · 3 pointsr/Swimming

I use this: Emergen-C ElectroMix Electrolyte Replacement (Natural Lemon-Lime Flavor, 30-Count 0.14 oz. Packets)

u/SugaFairy · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I’m the same way. You might be low on electrolytes. A nutritionist once told me that electrolytes help your body absorb the water. There’s a product called, “Electromix” that works really well. One box will last you months. Sugar free. You can get it on amazon:

u/A_Hendo · 3 pointsr/Supplements

I take extra electrolytes with on a ketogenic diet, I use Emergen-C or however it’s spelt. Little green packets, don’t taste great but always felt they worked well. Ordered them from amazon.

Edit: Linky link

u/runhomequick · 3 pointsr/keto

Here is your solution.

However, it doesn't contain sodium, so I throw in a few fast food salt packets.

u/entitydc · 3 pointsr/diabetes

Be careful if you're getting sick, and as others have said, make sure you always have insulin on board. The risk is increased because you're consistently producing ketones and imbalances in BS+ketones will lead to DKA. So you have to be even more vigilant about BS & insulin levels, but that turns out to be a lot easier when you're not eating carbs. :)

I've been doing keto pretty frequently for several months now, only taking a few days off over the course of it, and I feel amazing. I probably average 40-60 carbs a day and don't seem to exit keto at those levels.

/r/keto is a good resource as well. I've found that magnesium/potassium/sodium levels are really important for me, so I drink sugar-free Emergenc Electrolyte Mix frequently (

u/SpaceStationEarth · 3 pointsr/keto

I'll third this comment. Whole Psyllium Husk makes you nice and regular...almost life changing and I'm not exaggerating. It's also good to take with water about 30 minutes before a meal to fill you up before you eat. Though a word of warning, it swells in water...great for filling up your stomach but if you let it sit it will swell up before you drink it and then you'll have to eat it like cream of wheat.

I recommend working your way up from 1 tablespoons to 2 then to 3...if you increase the dose too fast, your body biome won't acclimate properly and you'll get loose shits and instead of nice logs. The cheapest I've found is the Now Whole Psyllium Husk on Amazon.

I also use the Now Probiotic.. I'm now very regular with a good BM or two everyday and no more IBS or hemorrhoids.

u/-Chemist- · 3 pointsr/soylent
u/dustinyo_ · 3 pointsr/leangains

I would also add some fiber for the sake of your bowels but really everyone I know who's tried to do liquid only gives up after a couple of weeks. It sounds really convenient, but you'll be surprised how much you miss real food. All-liquid meals never seem to make you feel full either, even when you're hitting all your macros.

u/fastertoday · 3 pointsr/soylent

I've been making "soft-serve" soylent for a while.
I discovered that adding ground psyllium husk significantly improves the texture.

u/FeralFizgig · 3 pointsr/Supplements

> Also, put your phone and screens away 30-40 minutes beforehand. If you need sound, put on an audiobook or sounds.

Try blue blocking glasses. I've been using these for over a year. 1 hour before I want to sleep, I take 1 melatonin, 2 magnesium, and browse reddit on my tablet for an hour wearing my glasses.

This routine works pretty well for me. Half the time I don't even last the hour before I roll over to sleep.

u/catfield · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/Haber_Dasher · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

It didn't even occur to me you could get it as a powder. I guess that's fine, pills are just powder compressed, and what's important is that the magnesium molecules are bound to something that keeps them from getting destroyed in your stomach, not whether it's a pill/capsule/powder. I'm not sure what you linked is a good choice (it doesn't mention that it's chelated or any amino acids it might be Chelated to), the magnesium I take is this one. Based on what I know that's gonna have about as good absorbtion as you're gonna get and it's much cheaper. Those 240 pills last me a long time. It's 100% chelated with glycine and lycine.

u/earth_echo · 3 pointsr/fasting

I make my own magnesium lotion from magnesium chloride flakes, but previous to this I bought Life Flo Magnesium lotion:


For oral magnesium I take Dr.'s Best Magnesium (magnesium glycinate) :


I take 600 mg of the oral mag per day and put the lotion on all over my body each night. I do this whether I'm fasting or not. I take boron, taurine and selenium to boost absorption of the mag. So far, it's working WONDERFULLY! Boron, btw, really helps w/vitamin D absorption too, which everyone these days seem to be low on.

u/Default87 · 3 pointsr/keto

I pulled it up on amazon to get more information, and here is what I see:

  • 100mg of magnesium, 55mg of sodium, 250mg of potassium. Kind of low on a per serving basis, I would need to take 4+ servings per day and still have to supplement sodium on top of it to get where I would need to be.
  • it's magnesium citrate which is a good thing. Most of these kind of things skimp out and use other forms of magnesium that aren't absorbed as well. Mag citrate has laxative effects that something like a chelated magnesium supplement doesn't have if that is relevant to the individual.
  • it is quite expensive, making the first point even more pertinent. Salt plus a salt substitute with a water enhancer and a separate magnesium supplement works out to be a lot cheaper on a per day cost.

    As for the OP, muscle cramping is most commonly tied to magnesium deficiency. A supplement like this:

    Is a pretty cheap way to get a high quality magnesium supplement.
u/ChrisHatesAmazon · 3 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

I'm not expert on pregnancy-related cramps, but I had success in eliminating leg cramps by taking a Magnesium Citrate supplement after I changed my diet. Electrolytes seem to help.

u/HotBananaa · 3 pointsr/keto

Well, you can take things to help with the electrolytes, as you should.

You wanna double your Sodium intake. You can use Lite Salt as that has sodium AND potassium in it, and a pretty good amount of potassium as well. Better than most supplements anyway. And then you will wanna buy a magnesium citrate. I also use chicken boullion cubes for sodiumm, i put it in a coffee cup and put hot water in it, then drink it. Tastes like soup kinda.

Its not about "going hard", its not a crash diet. You just figure out your macros and stick to it. Let your body handle the rest.

And no stuff like Powerade has electrolytes in it but nearly enough.

u/princesspoohs · 3 pointsr/BeautyGuruChatter

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Original, 16 oz

Seriously, it is an absolute lifesaver for constipation, and works as a gentle muscle relaxant and sleep aid as well. It’s amazing. I got it because it was recommended to me for pain from TMJ disorder, but I use it more frequently for constipation than anything else! I take medication that causes chronic constipation, so this is a lifesaver. Mix two teaspoons in a bit of warm water, then add as much cold water or other drink as you want (it has just a mild acidic effervescent taste, kinda like club soda but much more mild- you can also get flavored versions but I prefer unflavored). Do this before bed and you should wake up ready to go!

(Rarely it will take two doses to get things moving, if things are really backed up- sometimes I’ll double the dose at once if I know it’s kinda severe but if it’s your first time just start with two teaspoons and see how you feel. If it’s been more than 8-10 hours you may want to take another dose, either right then or that next evening).

You can also find it at GNC and some drug stores, but I’ve found it cheapest at Wegmans. It’s in their vitamin section.

u/forestina · 3 pointsr/xxketo

A lot of people swear by this stuff- I take it every day along with my potassium. Works like a charm. 😘

u/Erection_unrelated · 3 pointsr/progresspics

Oh, my bad. Guess I just assumed you were coming from the other direction. I was way underweight for most of my life until my early 20's, so I feel your pain.

I don't know enough to give diet advice, but here's my normal schedule (working 7p-7a):

8p: Chipotle bowl, double chicken and all the rice and pinto beans they'll give me. Sour cream, guac, and cheese.

3a: 1lb cottage cheese. It's not my favorite, but it's hard to argue with the nutrition facts and it keeps me full so I'm not snacking on break room cookies, cake, pizza, all that crap. I also usually have a couple of sugar free snack pack jello cups (10 calories and not much else) to stave off boredom eating.

7a: Pre-workout and lift. I use ANS Ritual, but there are plenty of other options.

~9:30a: 1-1.5 scoops protein powder immediately after workout. I used Optimum Nutrition Gold for most of this, but recently switched to Dymatize ISO 100. Though a weight gainer might be a better option for you (and taste like you're drinking a cake.)

Then rinse and repeat. First 4 days of my week are pretty much that. I relax a bit on the other days and eat more, but that basically keeps me where I am now. There's also /r/gainit, if you haven't checked them out already.

u/Imagines_Penguins · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Go to Amazon instead

Change the size of the tub you get, it tells you how much you're paying per pound. Compare there and BB.

I did that one that I linked (double rich chocolate) delicious stuff. My buddy did cookies and cream, and he LOVES it haha.

But in case you can't get a Credit card or some other issue, walking into a GNC is no big deal. We all start somewhere man :)

u/ignitusmaximus · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Isolate, its definitely good for the price. On Amazon a 5lb tub is around 55 dollars. Extreme Milk Chocolate is by far the best flavor. You can usually never go wrong with chocolate flavors. Isolate is the way to go, its usually plentiful in protein, while being low on carbs. You'll want to get your carbs from a whole source.

Meal replacements need your macros: Protein, Carbs and Fats. So, some Whey, Oats, and Whole milk, blend. Done. If your calorie conscious, Whey, half oats (or skip the oats for low-carb), fat free milk (or half whole milk, half water), done.

Casual meal replacement use one scoop whey. Post workout, use two scoops. Be prepared though, Whey Protein can add up over time and get pretty expensive. You may go through the whole 5lb tub in a month.

u/snipedxp · 3 pointsr/Fitness

The easiest thing you can do to start putting on some weight is eat just like you do now, then add in a shake at the end of the day for more calories. Mix up a couple scoops of a reputable whey in 3 servings of whole milk and bask in your new found gains.

u/Fittitor · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Just get some ON whey and mix it with milk.

u/60secs · 3 pointsr/Fitness

100% whey by optimum nutrition is great, esp. chocolate. I like to add a bit of cocoa powder, and combine with milk. Pretty cheap too.

u/GATechAE07 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Why did no one point out the fact that a protein shake is used to supplement dietary protein? You don't need any particular shake, they're just a convenient way to get additional protein into your diet (especially immediately following training).

That being said... I drink Optimum Nutrition as well; Chocolate Mint is delicious.

u/juno672 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Sounds like you need some weight-training, and honestly it wouldn't take much to get where he was in Fight Club. His body fat % is pretty low, which is mostly thanks to diet, not the track or weight room.

Make sure you're getting enough protein. Also, would recommended a daily multi-vitamin. HIIT in the morning is great for reducing body-fat, but I'd limit it to 3 times a week max.

u/throaway_acer · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You don't need to drink a gallon of milk a day, you need to eat above your daily caloric maintenance. That can be achieved with a gallon of milk, or it can be achieved with a bunch of other stuff.

A protein shake is recommended if you feel that you're having trouble getting 1g/lb of protein (that is, X lbs of lean weight = X grams of protein a day).

The type of protein powder doesn't really matter, as long as it's some decent tasting whey protein. A good brand is Optimum Nutrition:

If you drink just one cup of milk a day, you might not be getting as many calories you need.

It is possible to get strong without bulking, but it helps if you're bulking. If you're starting SS, you can make some good gains without bulking, but down the road you might stall.

Hope this helps (:

u/MindfulCarbing · 3 pointsr/glutenfreevegan

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 1 min Cook Time: 1 min


  1. Chia Seeds - 2 tbsp
  2. Unsweetened Almond Milk - 240 ml or 1 cup
  3. Chocolate Protein Powder - 1 scoop
  4. Sweetener of choice (Optional)

    Method of preparation

  5. In a glass jar combine all ingredients and mix well to ensure there are no lumps
  6. Refrigerate overnight
u/climbersofcatan · 3 pointsr/climbergirls

I do a protein shake after climbing (I use this one) mixed with almond milk and occasionally have another one with lunch as well.

I just started taking Creatine HCL yesterday after researching a lot about it. I mix it with BCAA's since HCL form is very sour, but the popular mono- creatine I've heard a lot of people mix with a protein shake after working out. No calories between the two - I use Scivation Xtend Pink Lemonade for the BCAA and Beyond Raw for the creatine.

I am trying out a caffienated BCAA from Gnarly Nutrition for my pre-workout drink. I've used other true preworkouts, and I hate the jitters and sweat that comes with it. I've always taken BCAA's before and do notice less muscle soreness and better recovery, so my hope is the caffeine combined with it will give me the little boost I need.

Black coffee is another good preworkout with no calories to give the energy boost you might be looking for, but if you're not very sensitive to caffeine one of the others that has other stimulants might be a better fit I suppose.

u/zo1d · 3 pointsr/Fitness

What do you dislike about using 2 scoops? Is it the additional calories, or value for money? Because I just compared it with 4 other random protein powders on Amazon (on the first page of results), and at current prices, you get considerably more protein per dollar than the others.

protein per serving * servings per container / price

EAS: 49.8
BSN: 26.4
MusclePharm: 32.5
MyProtein: 22.7
ON: 30.6

Edit: For the record, the place I've been buying EAS from sells it for $40/5lb bag, so I've been getting about 37.7g/$

u/Najda · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

20% sale on ON whey protein, seems like a good deal to me so I wanted to buy a few extras. What flavors have you guys tried other than the chocolate that taste good mixed with water?

sorry forgot to link deal for other people. There's a 20% off coupon you can use on Amazon atm:

u/why_rob_y · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I always feel the need to mention that protein powders are cheaper than people think. They see the $50 price tag on the tub you just mentioned but neglect to do the math. Protein is generally the most expensive of the macronutrients (carbs and fats are cheap). Even considering that, you're getting 74 servings of 120 calories worth of protein for ~$50 (I just bought two tubs at $43 each earlier today from Vitamin Shoppe). That's $0.56 per 100 calories of mostly protein. That per calorie cost compares favorably to anything, even fast food prices (and again, protein is generally the most expensive macro to get).

u/con_blade · 3 pointsr/gainit

A classic. I've been using it since I started and it hasn't let me down. I blend it with milk and it tastes great.

u/Legumez · 3 pointsr/TokyoGhoul
u/Throwminigolf · 3 pointsr/islam

This is what I use to use.

This particular flavor (Double Rich Chocolate) doesn't have any alcohol in flavoring (those others do). I can cite the email I sent them if you need.

u/Cannibal_Island · 3 pointsr/loseit

If you want an "affordable" but well-regarded protein shake, I really like Optimum Nutrition. On Amazon it's $55 for 5 lbs.

The reality is protein shakes aren't very sustaining, filling, or cheap, but whey protein absorbs quickly after a workout, which some studies suggest helps to prevent delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS: the achy soreness after a hard workout). If you really need protein, hard-boiled eggs are incredibly convenient, filling, and cheap. Canned tuna is a cheap way to get your protein as well.

u/JustarianCeasar · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Simple and easy way to get more protein into your diet. When looking at the nutrition label, if it says "Nutrition facts" the contents have been verified by a relatively strict process. if it says "Supplement facts" the actual content is allowed to vary a lot from what's listed on the label.

If you're looking for a meal replacement, I've found that Muscle Milk brand powder works well. If you're just wanting a protein supplement, I really like the flavours of Optimum Nutrition and they're relatively low carb. If you're trying to lean more towards the vegetarian side of things, Garden of Life is an excellent option as well. Although I personally think the texture is pretty "gritty" the flavours aren't bad.

Regardless of what you choose, if you do some price comparison among top brands, you'll find it to be a fairly good deal in price/calorie compared to pre-packaged foods. Almost all of the powders are going to be a healthy option for adding to your diet. For myself, I've found protein shakes to be the best small meal replacement for when I'm trying to cut weight, and a great source for extra calories to add between each meal if I'm trying to bulk up.

u/i-do-nerd-stuff · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Oh, well if it's all you can get then no biggie. I was just pointing out that dairy fats aren't the type you need to worry about avoiding.

I've never used ON, but if you want the cheapest/leanist whey, go with optimal nutrition. They don't put anything extra in there.

u/eccentricerika · 3 pointsr/glutenfree

From this forum post, I decided to try Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. Note that some flavors have gluten (like cookies and cream), and some don't. I went with Double Rich Chocolate, and have had no issues with it. It's also the best tasting protein powder I've ever had.

u/toogster · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Where the fuck do you buy protein from? Here is ON whey protein for $53/5 lbs

u/dallen13 · 3 pointsr/crossfit

Just looked it up on amazon. Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce

If you are buying from GNC, you are getting robbed

And an edit. This is also without "subscribe and save" feature. Which drops it down another 3-4 dollars I think.

u/TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT · 3 pointsr/fitmeals

Use ON it mixes so easily.

u/g_borris · 3 pointsr/P90X

Buy whey powder from amazon or any nutrition store in bulk. Mix with milk. I used it after workouts but you could drink it with meals to get more protein.

u/Nugrun · 3 pointsr/Dabs

It's only $9. It's just easier imo to not have to deal with all the baking and shit. Just throw it in the caps and pop em like an edible, no bad taste either.

u/AFarkinOkie · 3 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Most pharmacies have them. Finding them in lots less than a 1000 is the hardest part.

u/BlueBottleTrees · 3 pointsr/MMJ

Most of my mmj friends who eat it use empty gelatin capsules. You'll still have weedy RSO burps!

Empty Gelatin Capsules 0 Size -1000 Empty Capsules

Edit: you can also make paper pills by rolling the rso up into a little wad of thin paper such as a piece of rolling paper and swallowing that. Bonus fiber for your diet.

u/watershot · 3 pointsr/cringepics

i use gel capsules, they're super cheap

u/SixStringToker · 3 pointsr/FLMedicalTrees

I just did a bunch of Google searches for things like "gel capsules distillate" and used what I found to come up with a simple recipe. I'm not at home right now, so I can't access my notes, but I think my amounts for the last batch were (approximately):

Distillate: 1 Syringe

Coconut Oil: 60ml

Sunflower Lecithin: 4ml

I start by measuring out the Coconut oil into a 100ml flask. I then heat that up with a heat gun to maybe somewhere around 120 to140 degrees; it doesn't need to be blazing hot... we just want the oils to blend together. Next I add the distillate and lecithin and swirl the flask around and use a glass stirring rod until everything appears to be well blended. I may hit it a couple more times with the heat gun while doing this.

Once the oil is cooled back down to room temperature, I use a syringe to extract it from the flask and fill up the gel caps. These little trays work really well for holding the capsules.


u/BarbellCappuccino · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

It's the type of magnesium! Comes in a few forms, ones a laxative and one isn't - IIRC! My mom researches vitamins ALL the time, so I just listened to her advice but I remember a few Google searches backed up what she said. I ended up getting this one from Amazon two weeks ago to try and help get better sleep. No issues so far!

u/DrPeterVenkman_ · 3 pointsr/keto

I chose that because it was cheap and on subscribe and save.

u/KetoKeb · 3 pointsr/fasting

I take two of these as I’m getting ready for bed so prob 10-15 mins before.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 200 mg, 240 Tablets

I also have Mag Calm Plus but I don’t think it is as good as the above tbh.

u/gogogadgt · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

Threonate is a total scam. Just get Glycinate from Doctor's Best and save $50 on a year's supply.

6 month+ supply for $15.

u/depressed_sunflower · 3 pointsr/Supplements

Maybe change the Magnesium citrate to Magnesium glycinate (chelated). Not only is Magnesium glycinate better absorbed than citrate, it is easier on your stomach (won't give you stomach pain) and won't give you diarrhea which magnesium citrate often does.

Dr's Best do a fairly cheap one;

u/__Vic__ · 3 pointsr/keto

Just a heads up that tested that and it came up high in some heavy metals, so I stopped using it. Over at r/nootropics, we love Doctor's Best Mag Glycinate as the best for relaxation and sleep. Any glycinate form really, though I know the citrate and malate are good, too.

u/drogean2 · 3 pointsr/Supplements

be CAREFUL about taking any magnesium oxide, its the cheapest form of magnesium and the least absorbable - meaning it's basically a laxative and will give you liquid diarrhea REALLY easy

you really want the stuff that ends with -ATE , doesnt have the side effects

as far as multivitamin, you may want to switch to something with join suporrt like this stuff which is praised highly in the body building community. I take half the daily dose since i'm not an athlete.

on the same note i've heard nothing but good things about Cissus for join pain.

Another thing people say helps is circumin/tumeric, available in caps but you can just get a bunch of the indian spice at a grocery story if they have it

u/URETHRAL_DIARRHEA · 3 pointsr/researchchemicals

I would recommend taking magnesium glycinate daily, I use this kind.

u/apdunshiz · 3 pointsr/keto

In addition to food, I was taking at least 5,000mg of sodium, at least 2,600mg of potassium in the form of "No Salt", and at least 200mg of magnesium which can be found:

u/elitemrp · 3 pointsr/keto

I recommend this brand of magnesium.

Some types just pass through you and just give you diarrhea but this one gets absorbed real good.

u/HopeinaBottle · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Magnesium - 5 cents a pill. I find taking three a day before bed works for me. You may find you need only two. Maybe your body will be happiest with four.

Potassium - NoSalt. I don't like the taste of salt in my water, just the potassium, so I make sure to generously salt my food otherwise.

u/whatsinsideit · 3 pointsr/benzodiazepines

yeah being so young doesnt help. benzos are sort of seen as a last resort. they dont just throw them around, well good doctors dont at least.

when you say different pdoc everytime, are you going to the same building/network, or are you actually switching to an entire new office every time? the latter is called drug seeking. even the way you talk to your doctor may come across as drug seeking. you have to realize how many people they deal with everyday that are trying to finesse them for benzos. especially your age

ssris are not just "antidepressants" they are also used for anxiety, as are other classes of meds. there are several classes used for anxiety (like ssris), as well as other classes of meds used "off label" for anxiety. things like trazodone, vistiril, gabapentin, these are commonly used "off-label" for anxiety and sleep.

so what meds have you been prescribed so far? and how long have you been seeing your pdoc for this actual anxiety problem? it sounds like youre seeing both your primary care doctor as well as a pdoc for this. do they communicate to each other? you should be seeing a specialist (pdoc) not primary care

edit - i see on your thread on /r/drugs that youre on probation. what are you on probation for? do your doctors know youre on probation? im not trying to jump to conclusions here but just reading your posts, and how you talk about being jealous of your friends who got benzos thrown at them, it sounds like you just want benzos and nothing else. youre already convinced that "antidepressants" or anything else wont help you and your mind is made up.

the other guy recommending magnesium is actually a decent idea as well. i take 200-300mg of magnesium glycinate every night (and 100mg in the morning). it actually helps a lot to relax and fall asleep. without a doubt the best/most noticeable supplement ive ever taken, honestly. its certainly not a cure all, but it definitely helps. im in my early 30s and have tried almost everything.

i suggest you get some either way:

a bonus is that magnesium helps with constipation BIG TIME. i have several digestive "diseases" and constipation is one of the biggest side effects. magnesium fixes that. just dont take too much or you get diarrhea, takes a little trial and error to find the right dose.

u/turbokungfu · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Have you tried magnesium?

Read these reviews and see if it's interesting to you:

u/WadeDRubicon · 3 pointsr/FTMMen

If it's muscle-based pain (like a cramp), then yes, magnesium may help. I take it daily for spasticity/chronic pain, and a big dose when I get a migraine.

Many people find magnesium calming (hence products like Natural Calm) and can help make you sleepier at bedtime. It's also helpful for treating constipation, as it relaxes the muscles of your digestive tract (along with all your other ones).

I've taken this one for about a year.

I'm not a big believer in most supplements, but magnesium has good evidence of effectiveness, relatively low cost, and few (if any) unwanted side effects. If you want to try it, you'll know within a day or two if it's helping. Heck, if nothing else, it may help ease the tension of living in pain.

u/commonplatypus · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard. A 5lbs jar will run you about $55 right now on Amazon.

u/samcat2012 · 3 pointsr/AmISexy

Start off with the r/fitness FAQ - it helps a lot. Additionally take a look at Examine's article on 'how much protein do I need a day' to see how much you need.

For purchasing? [Go for Amazon, ON Gold, it's the best selling protein powder out there.](] - The price beats any local store.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

u/pizza4000 · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound

u/Daikamar · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Amazon has ON 5lbs on sale for $57.99 right now which is pretty sweet (~75 cents a scoop):

u/FUCKAFISH · 3 pointsr/drumcorps

Whatever you do, don't do steroids. One of my friends knew a guy on a snare line that wanted to keep his bulk throughout the season so he took anabolic steroids. They were on a water break and the guy laid down for a short rest. Next thing they knew, he had gone through cardiac arrest and slipped into unconsciousness. I know you probably would never consider this but just know that it'll fuck you up.

I recommend just eating a ton. Even when you feel full during a meal, stuff down one serving more of chicken or vegetables. Oats, cottage cheese, and yogurt are god-tier protein snacks. Peanut butter will give you a lot of gas and so will beef jerky but both are good as far as broteins.

Also, this is the best deal on whey protein I've ever found

u/buzwork · 3 pointsr/ketochow
  1. I use the following, in order of preference: butter (4tbsp), heavy whipping cream (1/3 cup), avocado oil (1/4 cup). All are great but butter is aweome.
  2. If you order the weekly special (10% off) and grab 4 bags (5% off) you'll get both discounts. There are coupons out there occasionally as well. Without coupons it works out to 84 servings at $2.69 cents before your fat/oil source. If you go with Baja Precious avocado oil from Amazon, with subscribe and save it works out to $0.55 per serving. That's $9.70/day if you do 3 shakes. Now Ultra Omega 3 works out to $0.23 per day bring you to $9.93 per day.
  3. Immersion blender is the way to go. I spent the first month using shaker/blender bottles. It's slow and doesn't always fully mix. Immersion blenders are super easy to clean and it takes me about 3 minutes (or less) to fully clean with hot water and dish soap.

    I use a gallon pitcher, add (1.5 cups avocado oil or 2 cups of Darigold heavy whipping cream or 24 tablespoons of melted Kerrygold Irish Grass Fed salted butter), 6 scoops of ketochow, fill it 3/4 of the way full with water, give it 60 seconds with the immersion blender, let it sit for 2 minutes, and do another 60 seconds with the immersion blender. Then it goes into 6 bottles which is good for 2 days worth. I usually do 3 pitchers for 18 total servings, or 6 days.

    I normally don't need anything else to get me through the day, but I keep extra stuff in the refrigerator if do need a snack, or I'll replace one of my Ketochow servings with a combo of bacon, eggs, cheese, and veggies.

    I am lazy AF so I also regularly visit Costco and buy bags of Babybel cheese minis (regular, white cheddar, and light), packages of Kirkland precooked bacon, and boxes of Kirkland peeled hard boiled eggs. I also buy cauliflower, broccoli, and avocados for snacks. I'll occasionally grab a few rotisserie chickens, cut them in half while they're still warm, and refrigerate them, and have half as a meal when I'm craving something more substantial than Ketochow. 350f for 30 minutes heats them up perfectly.

    I recommend to figure out your macros and deficits and to track your dailies.

    I've lost 31 pounds in just under 3 months eating mostly just 3 ketochow servings a day with a few supplements (omega 3, magnesium, fiber capsules). Started at 210 and I'm now 179 (46m, 5'10", goal weight 170, possibly 160).

    The only downside I've encountered is having to buy a bunch of sealed bottles (and having to wash them).
u/hiker923 · 3 pointsr/gainit
  • Multivitamin - Micronutrients (Vitamin D (1000-5000 iu daily, Magnesium 200-500 mg daily, etc)
  • Fish Oil: 250-500mg combined EPA/DHA (skip you eat fish 2-3 times a week)
  • Creatine : 3-5 grams per day
  • Whey Protein: As needed to hit your protein goal
  • Caffeine: 4-6mg/kg (optional, skip if you’re a coffee drinker)
u/blahable · 3 pointsr/keto
  1. About .4 to .9g of protein per pound of lean body mass per day (Lean body mass = total body weight minus fat weight + (fat weight x .25)). So if you were 250lbs with 35% body fat, that would be 87 pounds of fat, so lean body mass would be 250 - 87 + (87x.25) or 184 pounds. So your protein intake would be between 74g (absolute minimum per day) and 165g, higher protein requirements are needed the more active you are especially if you do high-intensity or weight training exercise. If you need help figuring this out, then reply back with your height, weight, and BMI if you know it and i'll do it for you.

    As for carbs you should be aiming for 20-30g of netcarbs per day (a netcarb = Total carbs minus fiber carbs). So if you were eating 15g of fiber per day, your total carb intake would be 35 to 45g.

    The rest of your calories should come from fat. So if you were eating 1600 calories per day, 100g of protein, and 20g of carbs, that would leave 1120 calories for fat, or 124g of fat. To calculate this yourself: fat in grames = (total calories - (protein in grams + carbs in grams)x4) / 9. Using the above example numbers that would look like: (1600 - (100+20)x4)/9 --> (1600 - 480)/9 --> 124g of fat.

    If you need help figuring out how many calories you should be eating, provide the numbers requested above for calculating total protein intake and i'll help you figure that out as well.

  2. It really doesn't mater when you eat your carbs. Spread out throughout the day is probably ideal, but it's really not important. Eat when you're hungry and have time.

  3. It really depends on the type of exercise. If you're just doing low-intensity cardio (such as walking or biking or any other form of exercise under 60% of heart-rate max) then a post workout really isn't necessary.

  4. I'm not sure what the question is here honestly.

  5. As many or as few as you want. You shouldn't purposely eat multiple small meals. Eat when you're hungry and when you have time. Some people only eat one large meal per day (usually as their post-workout), others eat only two (usually skipping breakfast and/or only have fat-calories for breakfast such as MCT oil). Most people would probably be best starting off with three meals per day as they're used to and then transition to fewer (or more) meals depending on hunger levels throughout the day.

  6. You should be getting about 3-4 grams of total salt per day. This usually means either drinking salted water (1/2 teaspoon of salt twice a day) or a salty consume or bouillon broth (be sure these are MSG-free) or even a home-made bone broth with additional salt.

    I would also recommend a magnesium supplement, somewhere between 300-400mg per day. If you get diarrhea, then you should probably take two smaller doses of ~150mg twice daily (use a pill splitter) or switch to a slow-release version. If you still have issues even with two smaller doses, then reduce the dosage until you no longer do (usually after the first month of magnesium supplementation you'll probably need to reduce the amount to 200-300mg per day depending on how much you're getting from food). Also be sure to get a chelated form of magnesium (magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate or magnesium citrimate). And when determining how much magnesium is actually in each dose, you will need to calculate it based on the RDI (the RDI is 400mg per day). So if the dose is 50% of the RDI then you would know that it's only 200mg per dose.

    If you decide to take a potassium supplement, make sure you aren't on any other medication that might interact negatively (such as blood pressure medicines). If you plan your low-carb diet well you can get enough potassium from food. If you do decide to use a supplement or a potassium-salt, be sure to stay below ~500mg per day and preferably spread throughout the day. Excess potassium, especially from quickly absorbed supplements, can cause serious health problems.

    The last two supplements i would recommend would be 1g-1.5g of Omega-3 fish oil capsules (or liquid) and ~2-5000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. There might be cheaper/better brands of these two supplements out there, but the two i linked are what i personally use.
u/Fitztastical · 3 pointsr/Fitness

These are what I take with my protein shake every morning. Highly recommend for rocket propelled one wipers.

u/notyet_aTwunk · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

Get a fiber supplement, it keeps you regular and clean. Douching becomes super easy and super fast. I used to take Pure For Men but now I take these Psyllium Husk capsules. I'm currently testing them so I haven't decided wether they're better though.

u/DausenWillis · 3 pointsr/keto

Do you know psyllium husk? There are psyllium husk tablets, and I have found that taking 2 in the morning with a BIG glass of water and 2 right before bed with a BIG glass of water can alleviate both constipation and diarrhea.

Here's an example of what I am talking about:

Yep, the mud butt and shitting bricks can hit you at any time, but it really does get much better over time. I've done keto for well over a year, and now I could be the poster child for the Bristol Scat Scale.

u/Mantttt · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

6 pills a day, averages out to this is 15 bucks for 82 days or something around that lol

u/mhusman · 3 pointsr/keto

Google it. It's the first link. Coconut oil is one example of a product that contains them.

another example

u/minerva_qw · 3 pointsr/vegan

Sounds like you need some more meals in your repetoire. What did you eat before?

While I'm waiting for your response, here are some of my favorite easy dishes. Some of them lend themselves to cooking in bulk. I find it very convenient to make large batches and then freeze leftovers in individual portions so I can just grab and reheat them.

  • Oatmeal: Follow the directions on the package, flavor with jam, cinnamon and sugar, maple syrup, frozen fruit, peanut butter, or whatever else you like.

  • Tofu scramble: tofu crumbled up around in a pan with onions, garlic, and the veggies of your choice.

  • Microwaved potato or sweet potato: wash, poke holes in it with a fork, microwave on high for 5 minutes and then turn over and repeat until soft

  • Pasta salad: Cooked pasta with tomato, onion and cucumber, salt, pepper and a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.

  • One pot lentil dish: Sautee onions and garlic in a pot (add other veggies too if you like). stir in one cup lentils and one cup rice, add 4 cups liquid (vegetable stock or water) bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, taste and season as needed.

  • Black bean tacos: Sautee onions and garlic in a pot until tender. Add canned black beans with liquid. Simmer until creamy, flavor with salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste. Serve on tortillas with toppings of your choice (I like sauteed squash, spinach and hot sauce).

  • Peanut noodles: Cook some rice noodles. Make a peanut sauce with peanut butter, sesame oil, salt, and lime juice. Throw in some tofu and green onions if you like, serve with sriracha.

  • Pizza: Order pizza without cheese. Add avocado and hot sauce. Or hummus. Yum!

  • Roasted eggplant sandwiches: Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash an eggplant, brush with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Bake the eggplant until the center collapses. Scoop out the insides (carefully, it's hot), season with salt and pepper, and serve on a nice bread with some greens.

  • Creamy soups: I do this with all kinds of veggies, but the basic template is to sautee onions, garlic and my veggie of choice (I've used celery, mushrooms, leeks, broccoli, kale). Once they're tender, add clean quartered potatoes, cover with liquid (vegetable broth or water with bouillon cubes), bring to a boil, then simmer 20 minutes or so. Blend with an immersion blender or food processor, season to taste.

    The recipes above are very brief overviews, I can go into more detail on any of them if you're interested. And if you'll mention what your previous favorite meals are, maybe we can suggest similar recipes. If eating out is a problem, I can make some suggestions there too.

    If you don't have one already, get a vegan B12 supplement. It's essential. This is my favorite brand.
u/TheSn00zer · 3 pointsr/vegetarian

Eggs, yogurt, and milk have B12.

There are also B12 suppliments for vegans/vegetarians who don't eat those things.

u/rundmcc · 3 pointsr/vegan

I take one Deva sublingual B12 every month. My B12 was at the top of the normal range when I got my blood tested this year.

u/jibanes · 3 pointsr/vegan
u/tofu_schmo · 3 pointsr/DebateAVegan

No, I meant what I quoted earlier that you are ignoring. What you just posted was in your opinion piece (says so in the URL) that has incorrect information. For one example:

> A vegan diet may lack vitamin B12, found only in animal foods

Here is a b12 supplement that is also vegan:

So clearly it is not only in animal foods. Again, I have no reason to trust that website whatsoever, and neither do you, if you care about facts and truth.

Again, try harder. If you make claims cite them from actual scientific sources. Preferably ones that you've actually read, so I don't have to explain to you why they aren't saying what you think they are saying.

u/cfromthe8 · 3 pointsr/vegan

Watch out for gelatin. Alot of pills got dat to. I order my b12 off Amazon. Deva Vegan Vitamin B-12 Fast Dissolve Lozenges 90 Tablets (2 Pack) (super cheap for a total of 180 pills)

u/Nascent1 · 3 pointsr/vegetarian

Just going to tack this on in case anybody doesn't know. B12 deficiencies can be very serious. It can lead to permanent damage and is hard to diagnose since it causes a myriad of issues, especially psychological problems. You can go blind and even die from it.

Pretty much every vegan and vegetarian should be taking B12. I like these personally.

u/seaeweed · 3 pointsr/vegan

Here's the recommendations for B12 for a normal person.

> Eat two servings per day of foods fortified with at least 2 to 3.5 mcg of vitamin B12 each. You’ll need to eat these servings at least 4 hours apart to allow for optimal absorption.
Take a daily supplement providing 25 to 100 mcg of vitamin B12
Take a supplement providing 1,000 mcg of vitamin B12 twice per week. This is for cyanocobalamin.

> For those who prefer to take methylcobalamin, it’s likely that 1,500 mcg per day would meet needs. But again, it’s difficult to make specific recommendations about this.

Some brands: Deva, Doctor's Best, Now Foods have good reviews.

Methyl and Cyano are different forms of B12 and both are fine. Vegans use both; for which one is better, I have no idea. They have slightly different dosage recommendations. BUT since you're low, I would take any of the brands I listed daily. Go again in 3 months to see if your levels have changed. I get B12 from a 1000mcg cyanocobalamin 3/week, and eat fortified foods like nutritional yeast and soy milk.

u/CrypticEntity · 3 pointsr/vegan

So for vitamins and supplements.

And then for eggs and brands it's pretty easy and skim through. Many brands say "contains eggs and milk" So, you can skim through and read what each has.

Some people take a shot of b12 but, many foods such as cereal and non dairy milks are fortified too!

You can easily find vegan cookies such as Oreos and others. It really depends on where you are located as well.

I would drink daily soy milk to keep up calcium but, you can eat greens which contain iron and calcium. Actually most multi Vitamins that are vegan contain iron. So, you won't need really a separate iron supplement.

Anything else just ask me! 😊

u/ringold · 3 pointsr/keto

Here's some of the stuff I get/got from Amazon since starting Keto back in Sept of 13.

Almond Flour(5LB) I buy this every couple months -

Quest Bars -

Silicone Molds - ;

Swerve(Conf sugar) -

Zero Carb Protein Powder -

Psyllium Husk -

Silicone Mats -

u/rosepurplesoup · 3 pointsr/proED

These are the ones I was thinking of, but there are a few more brands on amazon as well.

u/danadou · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

VitaFusion. They taste pretty decent; I took them with my previous pregnancy too. Just know that the packs come with 90, but you're supposed to take 2/day, so the bottle doesn't last as long as you might initially think.

FWIW: Once I started the iron pills, my energy was back up and I felt a lot more like "me." So hopefully the same goes for you.

Also, I'm not a doctor, but my OB said that even with my low iron, it's almost certain baby was getting plenty. Baby gets first dibs, and we get the shaft. ;)

u/MajorMotoko · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Concerning the prenatals, I was vomiting 2-3 times a day and nauseated morning til night with the Target prenatals I was taking. My OBGYN said the prenatals might be exacerbating the morning sickness.

I switched to twice-a-day Vitafusion gummy ones (no iron and bonus of DHA) and it immediately cut the vomiting down to once every couple of days. It's awesome! I'm still quite nauseated some days but I'm able to make trips to the grocery store now without pulling over to vomit or heaving in the bread aisle :)

I've been told every home remedy under the sun and considered punching the next sucker that said ginger was the "secret". Everyone is different and if you have extreme morning sickness, you might just have to wait it out. My weeks 5-9 were particularly hellish but I finally stopped losing weight last week. Good luck, it's almost guaranteed to get better soon :)

u/tsquaredwsu · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/ground_hogs · 3 pointsr/CautiousBB

The only thing I could handle was the gummy ones, like these. You could even bite it and take small pieces throughout the day if that helps.

u/ampersandie · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I just went and looked at them again and it looks like they lowered the price even more to $7?? Jeeze and right after I order mine too haha

u/rapsoar · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I just bought these which have no iron. I love that they're gummies, cuz prenatals are huuuuuge and chalky.

u/LejendarySadist · 3 pointsr/nutrition

Well there are plenty of algae-derived DHA sources, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one that has the ratio and amount you're looking for. Like these, for example

u/feralfred · 3 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

Our local butcher does a 'Meat For A Week' pack for £15 (scroll down the linked page to see it). I get one of these every week.

Added to this are my regular staples (it should be noted - many other things are purchased for my non-keto partner):

At least one whole iceberg lettuce per day (for volume!)
Mackerel in brine
Anchovies in Olive Oil
Very light olive oil for cooking and mayo-making
Coconut milk and creamed coconut, to make yoghurt and fat bombs with.
Gelatin, and Collagen from Great Lakes
Stevia tabs
Whatever spices I fancy - usually Smoked Paprika and Cumin
EDIT: Almost forgot - this has become my new best friend! - Nutritional Yeast Seasoning

Not a massive list of inspiring food, I know! I do like to keep a simple routine - though I am experimenting with different stuff, this week I'm trying out home made jelly babies!

u/yanrianr · 3 pointsr/bigboobproblems

You're welcome, and I'm glad I could help! :)

I think that's really awesome. I mean, truthfully I don't know how it would affect you (some women say their breasts actually appear larger, some go down in size, some don't really change that much, and yeah just different for each woman), but I definitely don't think it would hurt and hey there's always the added benefit of the rest of your body becoming fit.

And yeah, the gelatin thing is actually crazy cool. Basically gelatin stimulates your body to produce more collagen, which improves the elasticity and helps with sagging skin, stretch marks, and wrinkles (so not only will it help with firming up your breasts but also it can fade stretchmarks-unfortunately some might be permanent and help prevent wrinkles). So yeah definitely really awesome.

So basically what I do is mix 2 tablespoons of Collagen Hydrolysate in chicken broth twice a day. And also I get 2 boxes of the jello mix (the flavor doesn't matter, but it definitely is better to get the sugar free kind) and only use the boiling water to mix it (so only use half the water that it says) and eat it as snack.

But again this is just what has helped me, so I don't know if any of this would actually help or not, but I hope it will be able to. :)

u/_forever_alone · 3 pointsr/xxfasting

Try these foods:

Also do hiit cardio like tabata or weight lifting. You can Google "hiit cardio routines" and find one that works for you.

As odd as it might sound add real butter and take all margarine out of your diet. All these things I've posted have worked for me. And, if you're on an estrogen birth control pill then use a gelatin like

because it'll help with the negative effects of estrogen plus make your skin and nails glow and grow in time for your vacation :-)

If you use that food list to eat a heavy nut and seed plant based diet and consume good lean animal protein (if you choose) and add a good low carb Greek yogurt and nutritional yeast you'll never have a sugar craving again lol

I feel like a goddess eating that diet. And you get full faster and end up not spending more even though nuts usually cost more. Good luck!

u/Bizlemon · 3 pointsr/glutenfree

I promise it will get better! Eliminating your allergens will make you feel so good, and you'll realize that it's worth it. I also feel like it's worth noting that naturopaths do not do the testing themselves. Bloodwork gets sent out to labs.

Regarding intestinal repair, I highly recommend hydrolyzed gelatin, and probiotics! The gelatin really helps heal the lining of the intestines, and the probiotics helps replenish the good bacteria that is lacking, which is creating the excessive allergy producing environment. Have you read up on leaky gut/intestinal permeability?

u/alwayspickingupcrap · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I found that Time Released Melatonin 1mg is very powerful. Too powerful for me but maybe an option for you?

Also Natural Calm Magnesium Is a particularly sedating form of magnesium in my experience.

The least practical form of magnesiumon a regular basis is a hot epsom salt bath. For me it’s about as sedating as a double dose of benzos.

[edit: Apology: reread your question and realized you’re looking for alternatives to melatonin. Will leave up that first sentence though, since I haven’t seen much discussion about time release melatonin and I was really surprised at how different it felt than 0.5mg quick dissolve melatonin.]

u/dimplezcz · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

It's never given me a straight up laxative effect, but I definitely notice a smoother move! I use this brand and I think they even make gummies now. Hopefully you get some relief soon!

u/Twyce · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was getting horrendous daily headaches at the start of my second trimester (26 weeks now) and am not Pre-e. My midwife and doula both suggested taking Magnesium. So I ordered some off of Amazon (

No idea if its placebo or not, but it seems to have done WONDERS. I rarely if ever wake up with a headache anymore (unless I forget to take some). Might be worth looking into?

u/irisuniverse · 3 pointsr/vegan

try to get some really good fats. make sure you're eating healthy saturated fats like cold pressed coconut oil and then also cold pressed hemp oil (and hemp seeds) and olive oil.

It's easy to miss getting good fats if you're just cooking with a refined oil or light vegetable oil. Fat is one thing that depletes a lot after switching to not eating animal sources, but the health and tissue of your brain rely heavily on good fat consumption through your diet.

Also check your magnesium intake. I'll always recommend hemp seeds because they have a lot of magnesium. But supplements work well too. I like this

u/loveandgracee · 3 pointsr/moderatelygranolamoms

Hi there, I've only been a lurker up until now, but I work night shift so I know a thing or two about sleep aids! Melatonin works really well and then there is this Magnesium drink called "calm" that I have also found to be helpful. Fair warning... it is magnesium so it can make you just a little more than regular!

I got mine at Whole Foods and I had the raspberry lemonade flavor and it's not bad!

u/useminame · 3 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Things that have helped me:

  • [SAMe (dietary supplement)] ( It can be a bit expensive though.
  • [Floradix (iron supplement)] ( This has helped me with fatigue, I don't take it everyday though.
  • [Natural Calm (magnesium supplement)] ( I love this product and I've been using it for the past two years. I take it at night before bed. It helps with various stomach issues and it helps you sleep! It tastes pretty good too. Be careful with dosing, it has a hell of a laxative effect.
  • No alcohol. Even in small amounts I will hurt all over the next day.
  • I swear by baths. I don't do bubble baths often because of the UTI risk, instead I use essential oils. I really like Geranium oil, it's supposed to help your circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Heating pads. I always have one in bed and take one with me when I travel.
  • Drinking coffee has helped me.
  • Swapping some of the grains in my diet for leafy greens. I don't know why, but I saw my energy level improve.
  • Replacing my snacks with apples and peanut butter or baby carrots and hummus
  • Sauerkraut. Maybe because of the probiotics in it?

u/bunbunbooplesnoot · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I know grapefruit juice is supposed to help with swelling, although I didn't try it myself during/after my pregnancy (I had swelling everywhere but especially my feet for the last couple months of being pregnant as well as a week or so post partum).

What really helped me was magnesium, specifically this stuff. It helps with sleep and constipation too, which is also nice! :)

u/DIMETHYLTRYPT · 3 pointsr/adderall

Magnesium Threonate theoretically crosses the blood-brain barrier easier. I personally find it to be less sedating or calming than the Magnesium Citrate I take at night. It is pricier, but the research so far shows promising results. Also, my doc recommended it!

According to this study from the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: "In an intact rodent, treatment with conventional magnesium salts is ineffective at elevating brain magnesium and improving memory function. This is because active transport systems tightly control the amount of magnesium that crosses first from digestive tract into blood, and then from blood to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In human, increasing blood magnesium by up to 300% only changes CSF magnesium by less than 19%. To overcome this problem, we developed L-Threonic acid Magnesium salt (L-TAMS, formerly MgT), a compound that can effectively enhance CSF magnesium concentration via oral intake."

Also from the same study: "Supplementation with magnesium threonate may improve cognitive function in older individuals with memory and concentration issues, say results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind study."

u/kx2w · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

So thanks for the explanation. Someone recently suggested I get this one. Was it a good suggestion? And in case I'm missing anything, is the powder good as far as absorption is concerned?

u/skibbi9 · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

if eliminations is the issue - I would start with getting your magnesium in check. or similar

u/meltinginside · 3 pointsr/HealthAnxiety

So I know a lot about this. I've been dealing with acid reflux at night for 10+ years and I have a pretty good handle on it. So first of all, if you can sleep on your back, it's the best position for acid reflux and noticing palpitations. What works for me also is to create a wedge incline with several pillows so that my head is elevated above my stomach. I also drink Calm mixed with Benefiber and that helps to aid with digestion, especially heavy meals (I sometimes drink Kefir as well). What I've noticed over the years is that once my stomach empties, maybe 3-5 hours after eating, I can usually sleep however I want, but sometimes you just eat really late and it can't be helped (maybe eat a lighter meal is this instance). So basically, try not to lay down or at least sit upright until it's time for bed. The last advice is to try and avoid foods that you know bother your stomach, for instance, I know that I can eat Whole Wheat Bread, because I get horrible heartburn and reflux. Good luck.

u/sydchez · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I used to have trouble sleeping but then I discovered this stuff. I do a teaspoon ~30 mins before I want to go to sleep, put on an audiobook with a 15 minute sleep timer, usually out like a light five minutes in.

u/RonCheesex · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I had this happeneing and did two things - not sure if only one helped or if I needed both. First I started taking a magnesium supplement ( ).

I also started massaging my feet with a tennis ball while watching TV, and then I'll massage other tight muscles in my calves with the ball. So I guess pretty much "foam rolling" with a tennis ball.

u/Msgadgeteer · 3 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

I love this sub and it feels, to me, like a quiet little cul de sac in big ol' Keto Town.

Here's my sharing:

this week Lyteshow solved my electrolyte struggle. I feel SO GOOD!

Have been paying as much attention to sides as to the protein and my meals have been tasty, tasty

I'm trying out a month of MFP Premium and so far love seeing the macro breakdown (per meal) on my diary page in either grams or percentages.

Lastly, I now automatically pack at least a baggy full of food so I'm not stuck without choices. If I have the time I pack a whole cold meal.

Can you guys share with me what sort of tote you put your food in? They are easy to find online but I know some are better insulated than others.

u/slowbitch · 3 pointsr/Homeplate

For electrolytes I use this stuff from amazon. It's awesome. LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc)

u/julietscause · 3 pointsr/bjj

Keto peep here

I dont really do anything pre mainly because I dont want to throw up all over my partners so I cant help with that.

Post workout ill go home and pour some of this with a whole squeezed lemon (sometimes ill throw in some Pink Himalaya salt too if it was a rough day)

The most important thing about this diet is making sure you get your electrolytes in or you are going to hate your life.

I also take a scoop of this

It is pricey but I like the taste and there are some other low carb options out there.

Sometimes ill have some eggs or a chicken thigh to get the protein/fats. Epic bars are my friends, I stay away from the Quest bars because they seem to make me stall.

You might want to check out r/ketogains as they are geared towards those who workout while doing keto.

u/Krunchy1736 · 3 pointsr/fasting

Gatorade is fine in a pinch and I'll drink it after a workout when I break my fast, but has too much sugar which will spike insulin which will shut down the "Fast Mode". There are lots of electrolyte additives you can get to add to your water that have all the electrolytes not just the potassium, chloride, and sodium in Gatorade. It also has artificial coloring which has a debatable effect on the body.

Here is one example.

u/FirstZeroCarber · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

I did actually, still feeling like death but pushing through. I’ve been using those ketone pee strips and it finally showed between low and moderate amount of ketones so that’s good i think!

Also picked up this stuff called “Lyteshow” so going to be drinking water with some of that in it today to see if it helps. Here is the link, hopefully it’s zerocarb approved.

Also I seem to have no appetite, I love steak and smoked a nice thick ribeye on the traeger this morning for breakfast and could barely eat half of it. Hopefully I get my appetite back soon

u/stellamarisetal · 3 pointsr/disability

This overlaps with a previous comment a bit, and may be way too detailed, but just in case...

When I had this same issue for a long time after a surgery I tried a bunch of things that didn't work, so I decided to focus on getting more out of the liquids I was able to drink. I had good results from products designed for rehydration after sports, illness, or hangovers. But only the healthy ones with no sugar or artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners. Things like Gatorade make it worse with all their sugar (which the body must use more fluid to process fully) and artificial ingredients. Tried Pedialyte too, but same sugar issues, tastes icky, and is too pricey.

The very best were Nuun tablets, which you drop into water. They have lots of different flavors, and have a hint of effervescence at first, so without trying I found I easily drank more overall. Some of the flavors, like grape, fruit punch, or watermelon, I adore because they remind me of yummy childhood drinks that were terribly unhealthy. But the Nuun tablets have natural fruit flavors, and are sweetened with monk fruit, so just healthy stuff. They have lots of electrolytes, and some vitamins/minerals that help your body retain more fluid. I buy them by the box on Amazon, and they have sampler boxes that let you try several flavors first. Many healthier markets carry them too, at a higher cost, so you can try them first Wish they were cheaper in general, but nope. :-(

This is the nuun site for more info: And here is an example of a combo pack on Amazon (but if you search for Nuun, you will see all sorts of packs and prices): Just avoid the nuun tablets with black packaging, as they have caffeine in them.

If you go on Amazon and search for "hydration," the first batch of things that comes up will give you some really good options.

I also tried this concentrated rapid rehydrating liquid called LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate that you can add to cold drinks, which worked well, but the Nuun tablets were much more practical (lightweight instead of heavy bottles of liquid, and more tasty, and cheaper).

I also switched to pink salt then, as it has tons of trace minerals (needed by the body to fully utilize your fluids), and that helped, surprisingly. Also just tastes much better! On bad days where I was almost fainting, I would take a mouthful of water and toss back a big pinch of that salt. It reduced the dizziness. But after that I began using the nuun tablets, which helped all around.

I ate as many juicy foods as I could then, like citrus, cucumbers, melon, lettuce, apples and pears. But I could barely eat at the time, so it wasn't enough by itself.

Switch to a really high quality multivitamin too, especially if your hair is falling out (mine did too). Avoid gummy vitamins, cheap stuff from the drug store, and brands known to source unregulated ingredients from China (like the NOW brand).

I hated the smell of my tap water which didn't help with drinking (and my city had good water), so I learned to fill a couple pitchers and leave them sitting out, uncovered, for 24 hours, which allowed all of the chlorine to evaporate.uch better then.

Oh, kind of random, but I also started keeping the mini cans of V8 tomato juice on hand (regular kind, not the low sodium). Normally I don't like it much. But when I was so dehydrated, it tasted sooooo good for some reason. Probably I just needed the salt to help me better retain fluids, but the extra dose of veggies probably helped too.

I think that's all my hard-won hydration tactics, but it all worked. Hopefully something in there helps you, so you can start feeling better. If I think of anything else, I will wander back. Good luck, my dehydrated friend. 🙂

(Am on my phone, so please excuse bad typing.)

u/cat529 · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos
u/mixtheskittles · 3 pointsr/POTS

Mine was very sudden as well. Ended up being able to pinpoint it to a virus (hand, foot, and mouth) that caused pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of my heart). I didn't feel sick at all, but started having chest pains, increased heart rate, and passing out. First 3 ER visits all said I was having panic attacks.

From being in a similar situation, I know that the change can be rough. I went from working out 1-2 times a day, playing all day volleyball tournaments, and running half marathons - a year later now sometimes I am too tired to get off the couch, throwing up and passing out after 3 miles, and experience incredible soreness. Sometimes there are good days, some days are not so great.

Btw - found this to be great for hydrating

u/SheepishWino · 3 pointsr/loseit

Try doing a course of probiotics, you might have a gut flora imbalance. Especially if you've recently taken antibiotics, or if you've ever had any issues with dairy products.

I use these ones

They're less expensive than the ones you'll find at the pharmacy, and there's 15 strains, and a much higher CFU count.

u/SevenElevenHells · 3 pointsr/keto

I've been on these for a while they're my favorite. Absorption matters most imo

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics - 60 Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow Probiotic Supplement

u/PennySun29 · 3 pointsr/Health

Take your probiotics...Multi strands are the best!
Changed my life....!

u/crystamichelle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These seemed to help my really stubborn neck breakouts. They were deep and never healed and never seemed to really come all the way to the surface. Curology took care of my face skin, but wasn't working (or not as quickly as I wanted it to) on my neck. I take 1-2 a day when I can remember.

u/B_Huxley · 3 pointsr/ketogains

I do about the same workout schedule. Recently realized that I have to drink a seemingly endless amount of water and I use two electrolyte replacements throughout the day as needed.


Squincher Zero

u/shall_2 · 3 pointsr/BrandNewSentence

Look into electrolyte supplements.
Here's one on Amazon. Your local health food store will have them too. Put like half a teaspoon in 20oz of water and you get waay more electrolytes for your buck and no sugar. It's flavorless too but if you want flavor you could of course just put it in a sports drink too.

u/FreyjaSunshine · 3 pointsr/fasting

Electrolytes! It makes a huge difference.

We all do it a little differently, but here is what works for me: HiLyte drops 1-2 times/day, daily calcium (Tums), Magnesium and a multivitamin.

When I feel hungry/snacky/otherwise dissatisfied, I think it's my body telling me that I need more salt, so I snack on whatever salt I can find. You should not feel that bad on a 72 hr fast.

I like to break fasts with fruit, avocado, or other salad type foods. One of my faves is bleu cheese dressing over shredded cabbage. If I fast less than 4-5 days, I just eat whatever and it's fine. Longer fasts require a more gentle approach, and nearby bathroom access for the first 12 hrs or so.

u/EnigmaBlanket · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

Have you tried magnesium? There are a few different form but it May be worth investigating. Many of us are deficient so it can be a good item to throw into the mix plus it helps relax you and your muscles.

Some of my athlete friends swear by stuff called “natural calm” which is a magnesium mix. Found on amazon here It didn’t work great for me but multiple friends love it.

I like Doc Parsley’s sleep remedy which also uses magnesium as an ingredient (among others). You can check it out here

u/ketokate-o · 2 pointsr/keto

Magnesium will help with the insomnia, leg cramping and constipation! Are you supplementing at all? I know that some people find that taking a supplement such as Natural Calm helps them sleep better.

For your brain fog, make sure that you're getting all your electrolytes, not just magnesium.

u/bsoxy12 · 2 pointsr/ketogains

This one works for me! I've heard great things about this drink, but I prefer the pills to just get it over with haha.

u/bigdonkkk · 2 pointsr/keto

I appreciate your help. Here’s a link to the product

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Dietary Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16ounce

u/MrsStephsasser · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Yesssss!! It's the worst! Unisom helps when I really need to sleep. I try not to use it too much because it loses its effectiveness and really knocks me out. I think good sleep hygiene is super important too. Try to have a bedtime routine for yourself. No TV or phone at least an hour before bedtime. Keep lighting low and activity calm before bedtime. Try to go to sleep at the same time every night. Do something that relaxes you (bath, glass of wine, reading, ect.) before bed. If you're consistent it will really help your body regulate hormonally. Another thing that really helps is magnesium. When I was having trouble sleeping early in my pregnancy I used to drink this:

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz

It really helped!

u/KtO_ · 2 pointsr/keto

Over time my sleep has really improved on Keto, was an insomniac before. Maybe taking a chelated form of Magnesium before bed will help, I know some people like Natural Calm (though I haven't tried it myself).

u/realtopnootropics · 2 pointsr/quittingkratom

I used a powdered supplement called "CALM" from amazon a few times a day and it really helped for anxiety.

Also, some sleep supplements will definitely help you get SOME sleep. This one is pretty cheap, has 3 natural sleeping aids and taking 2-3 WILL help you sleep

u/finnerpeace · 2 pointsr/happy

Good job!!! I know the feels: panic attacks really suck.

FWIW, my severe attacks, palpitations, and insomnia are now reduced by about 90% (nearly cured) since I started supplementing with Natural Calm, a very good magnesium supplement, in the evenings. Anyone out there with these symptoms, it's really worth a try!!

u/shewolfyouko · 2 pointsr/iih

I take 1 tsp Natural Calm in a tall glass of water first thing in the morning and before bed. It’s comes in different flavors, but I prefer the unflavored. Then, I can flavor my Magnesium water with Mio or another water enhancer. I highly recommend it to my IIH and keto-dieting friends.

u/splott · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Not sure what kind of magnesium it is, but Natural Calm , it helps a LOT...

u/Flibertigibet · 2 pointsr/ttcafterloss

I take Natural Calm.

It's powder. I mix about 1/2 tsp in 4-6 oz water.

If you haven't taken magnesium before, start small. It basically relieves muscle tension...everywhere. So, basically, if you take too much too soon, pooping gets real easy...too easy.

Edit: you can also get it at Whole Foods.

u/Stormrider001 · 2 pointsr/keto

You probably want something like this LyteLine LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate (4 oz). It is handy because of the travel sized bottle. Just 3ml(20drops) for every 32oz of water.

u/Yahooyellow · 2 pointsr/keto

Nuun is awesome, but that 1 g of sugar pisses me off a bit ( i know i know)

I heard this stuff is great, but haven't tried it yet:

u/Nugsly · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try this stuff for hangovers. Works like a champ.

u/Photik · 2 pointsr/adderall

Lyteshow has helped me in the past. Not sure which one is more beneficial though as I haven't tried Pedialyte pops.

Magnesium: 40mg (10% D.V.).
Sodium: 125mg (5% D.V.).
Zinc: 2mg (10% D.V.).
Chloride: 390mg (10% D.V.). Potassium: 130mg (4% D.V.).
Sulfate: 20mg.

LyteLine Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration |1 Bottle + Travel Flask

u/theuMask · 2 pointsr/MTB

No sweeteners, no artificial flavors.

u/aHipShrimp · 2 pointsr/keto

I use LyteShow to supplement water and coffee and Lite Salt on food. The LyteShow is amazing though. Highly recommend it!

u/thefinestleap · 2 pointsr/infertility

Starting stims tonight. Not worried about the shots themselves, just worried I'll screw up the mixing or loading cartridges since I am totally uncoordinated... Also, been reading up on OHSS prevention and some clinics seems to give their patients a list of foods to eat, i.e. high sodium stuff. We didn't get anything like this. Should I still try to introduce more sodium into my diet? Also, I really am not a fan of gatorade... Has anyone tried HiLyte or LyteShow? These are primarily potassium, then sodium and other minerals vs gatorade is mainly sodium. Does it matter? And if so, what alternatives can you suggest to gatorade that are natural/not full of dyes or chemicals?

u/stupidlyugly · 2 pointsr/drunk


I'm not generally one for random supplement type shit, but this stuff is magic.

u/mlumpkins · 2 pointsr/keto

I tend to supplement with magnesium and salisitos/Mexican salted plums along with making sure I get tons of water. I am however on a potassium sparing diuretic hence the lack of a potassium supplement. I have also use salt sticks, electrolyte supplement in pill form and have considered LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc)

Oddly I have never heard or have had issues with adrenaline past 20 hours. If I do feel racey I've found it to be dehydration or electrolytes. On days that I fast on keto I definitely need about 2x as much water than non fasting keto days. Longest fast was around 50 hours. Frequently fast 24 hours just due to forgetting to eat.

u/met_a_luna · 2 pointsr/fasting

These drops seem to work well. They have a slight citrusy taste.

u/JuniperXL · 2 pointsr/omad

I put liquid electrolytes in my water that don’t taste like anything:

u/St3phiroth · 2 pointsr/keto

LyteShow on Amazon is my favorite! I don't supplement electrolytes otherwise.

ETA: I drink this with a squirt or two of Mio or Dasani drops and it tastes just like poweraid.

u/noahtf13 · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Not the same person but can't recommend this enough

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives

u/thedon0922 · 2 pointsr/keto

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc)

There are others. Basically in the AM and before bed i fill a 32 Oz tumbler with water and the directed amount of lyte show. This way i know I’m getting my amounts. I’ll drink more than that water though. You can also buy Whole Foods water bottles with added electrolytes, but this is cheaper

u/skwacky · 2 pointsr/dankmemes

I drink a ton of water and still feel constantly dehydrated, so I looked into this. turns out your body needs help retaining the water, and some people's are better at it than others.

electrolytes help with this. some people recommend Gatorade or Pedialyte (Pedialyte is great but expensive). I went with a concentrated electrolyte solution. is the one I got if you're interested, but I'm sure there are more. I find it definitely helps me maintain hydration, not to mention it's awesome for preempting hangovers.

u/astrophela · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't think anyone's mentioned electrolytes yet. I encountered the same experience (tho your case might still be different of course) and the second I started drinking electrolytes in my water I was back to feeling like superwoman after workouts. If you eat "healthy" it's really easy to not get enough salt. And your body doesn't just want Sodium, there are other good salts for you. Like ones with Magnesium and Potassium. People with high blood pressure and who have been told by doctors to cut back on salt would probably not need electrolytes in addition to their regular diet.

If you do decide to give electrolytes a try, I recommend Lyteshow which can be found on Amazon It lasts a long time since it's so concentrated, and it comes with a little to-go bottle with measuring cap so you can give yourself a reasonable dose in your workout water bottle. Since it's already in a liquid solution, it mixes in easily with water, no real effort to shake/dissolve necessary.

Good luck getting your energy back, friend!

u/DaddyMidnight · 2 pointsr/keto

This helped me tremendously. It could work for you.

u/MrsButtercup · 2 pointsr/keto

I use this:

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives...

u/good_vibes1 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

[i use this] (

a little pricey, but it lasts a long time and i don't worry about it. i have the suggested dose every morning in water and i'm good.

u/robt_sf · 2 pointsr/fasting

I have tried a variety of drink mixes that supposedly are Keto friendly electrolytes and they all are flavored and sweet. I think that they affect insulin and almost immediately cause intense cravings (at least in me). I found




It tastes like sea water because it is. It has helped me the last 2 fasts and I feel so much better. I naturally drink a lot of water anyway and the amount seems to double or more when I'm fasting. This leads to me being dehydrated and it shows on my EKG as a heart irregularity. My wife is a Nurse Practitioner so at least I have a very interested party keeping a keen eye on my well being.

u/cracker_nut · 2 pointsr/keto

Good to hear! I’m glad to see this update today. I am not in any way an expert on this, but feel free to ask me for help any time and I will be happy to do what I can. Here is a link for lyteshow if you ever need that. Lyteshow

u/r3jjs · 2 pointsr/diabetes_t2

If you are looking for the electrolytes that you lose, I'm a big fan of this product:

It has no sugars or other "garbage." Took me a little while to get used to the taste, but I'm good with it now.

u/ivegotbabyrabies · 2 pointsr/infertility

I actually weirdly felt the worst around day 7. Days 8-10 I was feeling a lot better.

Drink a lot of electrolytes (I bought this to avoid sugar - it tastes a bit like drinking seawater... )

I've also been chugging a protein drink every day. I don't know if it's the combo of those two things, but I've actually been feeling really minimal side effects so far.

u/Cybort · 2 pointsr/keto

Pick up a product called LyteShow from Amazon. It's concentrated electrolytes and it comes with a travel bottle so you can put a few drops into waters throughout the night.

My tolerance has been decimated since keto. To a point that any more than 4 at a bar and I act like a total ass. I have to do mich ultra (bleh) just to have the lower alcohol. At home I can make them weak enough, but out and about.... nope.

(Source: Lots of butthurt friends. )

u/taintedbloop · 2 pointsr/CBD

Many probiotics often contain prebiotics as well. There is also a popular train of thought among the probiotic community that they need to be encapsulated so they don't get killed by the acid in your stomach. They get released slowly over many hours after passing through the stomach.

Here is an example of a probiotic with many strains and contains prebiotics (often in the form of some type of fiber, in this case FOS or Fructooligosaccarides) and they also are time release like I mentioned before. That product is currently the best seller on amazon for probiotics. Slightly pricey, but if it works, totally worth it.

u/hopeitwillgetbetter · 2 pointsr/fasting

Please specify which brand of probiotic supplements so I can stay away from it. Early this year, I did a half-bottle of:

Stopped because I decided that the prebiotic route made far more sense, i.e. up my vegetable intake.

I feel angry that this happened to you.

u/aliciacary1 · 2 pointsr/AutoImmuneProtocol

I use this one. The girl who write The Healing Kitchen recommended it.

u/zapfastnet · 2 pointsr/keto

In addition to what others have suggested I would say consider adding some 10% Plain Greek yogurt to your diet to nudge your gut flora in the right direction. Also consider taking a coated probiotic

edit to fix link ---I stuck a cat video in there at first by mistake

u/bearable_lightness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Are you taking a probiotic? I've been taking this one since starting doxy, and I've been able to avoid the (very common) GI problems doxy's known for. If you are taking one, you may want to double check that you're taking enough, consider adding plain yogurt, etc. I take 2-3 capsules/day and have also tried to drink more water. Hope you feel better soon!

u/Johnny_Poppyseed · 2 pointsr/tifu

That is more than a nervous tummy. I know it's a pain in the butt (lol) but go see the specialist.

You could have something serious like colon cancer for all you know. Or if it isnt that serious, they might have some proper medication for you. Look into probiotics and fecal-transplants. They are making a lot of advancements in treating this sort of thing.

Good luck.

Edit: try these in the meantime. Good quality probiotics. Worked surprisingly well for me (didnt have as severe issues as you tho. Really, see the dr)

u/sfqsfq25 · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Try this one. More mineral contents, less sugar, and much cheaper.

Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 48 Servings | Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium & Zinc | 100% Guaranteed

u/portypup · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I've been there.

Either make your own electrolyte drink (I will add a squeeze of lemon or lime, some zero carb sweetener if you wish, .5 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt, magnesium supplement if you got it, into about 20-30 oz of water)


This stuff is great, doesn't make your water taste too different, depending on the amount and it goes a long way. I put it in my water throughout the day and especially, and more importantly, to my intra-workout water consumption.

When I first did keto 2 years ago, i never supplemented with electrolytes, just added salt to everything. I found that while I may not have cramped as much as you, I always felt "dried out". I could never drink enough water, my lips were always dry, felt cotton mouthy all the time. After adding electrolytes to my diet this time around, all of those symptoms are DRASTICALLY reduced.

u/VonTrapt · 2 pointsr/keto

Thank you! Of these three, do any look more appropriate than the other? 1, 2 and 3

u/00Lisa00 · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Electrolyte Supplement for Rapid Hydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 20%+ More Potassium, Magnesium & Zinc | Keto Flu & Leg Cramp Relief | 48 Servings

u/alex_de_tampa · 2 pointsr/fasting

I like talking about it. First rule of fasting is you never tell anyone about it. Once you get used to fasting it’s not too difficult. 48hr-72hr fast I don’t notice anything but any longer electrolytes are mandatory. I recommend you start on the 16:8 because most of your fast you will be sleeping. I also sleep really good when I fast. It feel like my body eats fat while I sleep because I wake up energized. I also drink black coffee every morning. Also I have the most success fasting when I keep things peaceful and stress free in my life. I have 4 kids so most of my fasting shortfalls happen when they stress me out lol. dont tell anyone you are fasting

Rule 1: don’t talk about your fasting

Rule 2: hunger is fat crying as your body eats it lol

Rule 3: hunger comes in waves , usually around the times your normally eat. If you can hold out a few minutes the hunger subsides .

This are the electrolytes I use:

Electrolyte Supplement for Rapid Hydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 20%+ More Potassium, Magnesium & Zinc | Keto Flu & Leg Cramp Relief | 48 Servings

u/Jellodrome · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I woke from a doozy of a calf cramp when I was about your 'age' (7 days into keto), and I now squirt this in my drink twice a day. It has more potassium and magnesium than gatorade but no sugar. Don't take too much at once if you don't want to taste it, as it's quite salty. I also have a salty beefy bullion broth once a day if I can. It is a comfort food and retores my salt balance. I literally feel better after drinking it.

u/mpizgatti · 2 pointsr/fasting

When I was looking at all the pills and supplements, it was hard to find ones from a good brand but also to find one that met 100% daily value of the electrolytes. I did find a daily multivitamin in CVS that I liked enough, good percentages of most things except electrolytes. That's the only reason I ordered the squirt thing was to supplement those electrolytes in case I got really weak or felt I needed some salt etc..

I THINK it was this one I ordered:

u/ravasaurus · 2 pointsr/keto

I’d be wary of the artificial sweetener in Powerade Zero. I like using Hy-Lyte as its pretty neutral in flavor.

u/I_Name_Your_Bong · 2 pointsr/trees

Get yourself some of these, fill them with the oil and eat them. I buy oil all the time and this is the best way to take them. Eat one, wait 2 hours and if you dont feel anything eat another.

u/OK_now_what · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts
u/jynnjynn · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Basically fertilizer tablets that you bury beneath the substrate to provide nutrients for plants when you have an inert substrate like sand or gravel.

There are several commercially available types, (I personally prefer seachem flourish tabs ) or many people make their own by filling gel caps with osmocote +

u/BLamp · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Ok, pay attention. First you take the graham. You stick the "chocolate" on the other graham. Put the pieces together and then you scarf.

u/KuzcoKramer · 2 pointsr/trees

Thanks for the advice! I'd love to make edibles but my wife hates the smell of weed in our house (she actually likes me when I'm stoned, she just can't tolerate the smell). It's possible to just eat the ABV straight? Would it be a good idea to get some [empty capsules] (

u/J3ssicuH · 2 pointsr/trees

I dunno about that, but you could always order empty pill capsules like these : Empty Gelatin Capsules 0 Size -1000 Empty Capsules and put the avb in them, right?

u/Powdercake · 2 pointsr/Whatisthis

If it has no markings, it may be homemade. As /u/blargh2947 mentioned, it may be a dietary supplement (i.e. buying in bulk and saving some money by making pill-sized supplements) or it may be illicit.

u/Escobeezy · 2 pointsr/trees

Buy these empty pill capsules and fill them up. When finished filling them up, eat some and enjoy your trip to Pluto.

u/pured · 2 pointsr/dogs

I have a cat that needs medication twice a day and after a while has managed to figure out the fact that i put pills into his food and there was only one thing that has worked for me and made pilling him an extremely quick and easy process.

I talked to my vet about problems with the cat not taking pills and what they suggested was to buy empty gelatin capsules and fill them with pills and make them take the pills that way. I ended up buying these on Amazon:

I'm guessing since you have a Dachshund it might be a little larger than a cat, so you may have to buy a different size pill I think I ended up buying size 4 or 3 and it worked great for me and the cat.
You can probably put pill in his food, but I've found pill gun to be the best thing to deliver the capsule. My cat even runs to me now because I give him treats after pilling, so it works great and he doesn't seem to mind it much. You can buy the pilling gun at a pet store or on Amazon:

Good luck!

u/In_the_air · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I should have said Empty Gelatin Capsules. Like these:

u/cjfrench · 2 pointsr/trees

You could fill your own gel caps.

u/dren-dk · 2 pointsr/keto

Amazon carries some cheap transparent ones:

The more fun kind:

It's very hard to find enough potassium in keto friendly foods (5 avocados a day would do it, a lot of salmon and other salt water fish, spinach and beets would also help), I can't always get around to eating all that, so I take a supplement.

If you fail to get enough potassium or sodium, then you'll know quite fast, the symptoms are headache and/or cramps.

u/barcantholdmyusernam · 2 pointsr/treedibles

I just make capsules. They are super discreet, super low waste of materials, and easy to regulate your dosage. Plus, I just can't smoke/vape without throwing up instantly.

  1. Buy a pack of mints. Consume said mints. Keep the container.

  2. Make your oil, but SAVE YOUR DECARBED BUD.

  3. Buy empty gelatin capsules. I've tried a few different ones, and as long as they're of decent quality (i.e. seal properly, don't have any holes, etc), they all work just fine. Here's what I bought a couple months ago, and will be set for a looooong time.

  4. Buy a couple syringes (without needles). I prefer ones that use an o-ring around the plunger to make a seal, as they don't get stuck as easily, but these will work just fine if you don't have anything.

    Optional 5) Add a couple drops of peppermint essential oils to the mixture (I'll take the shit storm for mentioning those, but it really will cut down on the smell and taste a LOT.)

  5. Heat up your oil

  6. Fill your capsules. Put on a show, movie, or music in the background because this can take a little while. I can knock out 50 or so in 15-20 minutes, and that's not moving very fast, so you'll get it down. Protip: if you can, wash out the syringe(s) after filling. The minimal leftover coconut oil will harden up, and fuck up the syringe plunger. If you can't, store the syringe pieces pulled apart so they don't get stuck together.

  • 7a)Here's where you can use that decarbed bud. Get a teeny tiny spoon (or use the handle of one of those syringes), and pack that shit into those empty pills. They should be a different strength than your oil, so make sure to test a couple first, and probably keep them separate. But decarbed bud does still have your thc/cbd in it to get you high. I promise.

  1. Store your medicine pills in that mint container.

  2. Dose as needed

    [10] fin.

    Edit: spelling. Hope you find what you need!
u/Idkrntbh · 2 pointsr/kratom
u/pmv91 · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

I actually make my own, which sounds a little crazy, but if you get yeast infections a lot, I think it's worth it because suppositories are a little expensive. Your doctor might be able to give you a prescription but I don't know much about that.

If you are interested in making your own, I just this capsule making thing, and I have a giant bag of size 0 capsules. I have this boric acid. They're pretty easy to make. To me, the only down side is that I don't know the exact dosage that I'm using.

Just be careful and remember DO NOT ingest it orally! It goes in your vagina. I wrote it on the outside of the bottle because they look similar to my probiotic and I always worry that I'm going to confused if I'm tired.

u/sticky55 · 2 pointsr/treedibles

One was now foods and the other was called capsule connection this is the link to it on Amazon

u/OracleDBA · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Hang out in /r/supplements for a while. Here is a good source for reading up on particular supplements:

This is the magnesium I use and recommend:

I've gotten like 6 other people to take it and they have all reported remarkable improvements.

u/not_a_cliche · 2 pointsr/stopdrinking

2 pills of this magnesium an hour before the bed and I am good :)

Insight timer guided meditation for sleep when in bed.

Oh, if you have some time listen to this fascinating podcast about sleep

Good luck and IWNDWYT.

u/difluoroethane · 2 pointsr/keto

Yo boss, switch up the type of magnesium you are taking and get some vitamin K2 to go with and it will absorb better. I take 800mg of magnesium a day now and don't have issues with the right stuff. You probably need more fiber as well to go with since the magnesium will cause loose stools until you can absorb it properly and a lack of fiber isn't going to help in that department.

Magnesium like this:

and some K2 like this:

is what I take. There are a [ton of different types of magnesium] ( and it is hard to know the best type to take without doing a bunch of research.

u/xsoccer92x · 2 pointsr/Drugs

If you're choosing to buy Magnesium, just make sure to avoid Magnesium Oxide, because it has a poor bioavailability (~4%), compared to better forms, such as Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Glycinate Good Example

u/LawsOfHealth · 2 pointsr/diabetes

+1 for magnesium - I take a chelated non-buffered glycinate, and it works wonders.

Re: neuropathy, it might be worth looking into ALA supplementation.

u/lionness__ · 2 pointsr/Constipation

Coconut oil seems to work wonders when it's the first thing I have after breaking a 16 hr fast. I have a tbsp in my coffee and wait 30 mins or more to eat anything else.

For magnesium, I use a tsp of Calm powder if I really need it. Otherwise, I have 2-3 scoops of Ultima and/or Keto K1000 electrolyte powders daily and a magnesium citrate before bed

u/RUPTURED_URETHRA · 2 pointsr/Stims

Magnesium Oxide is the worst form of magnesium. Very bio-unavailable, very little absorption. Go for magnesium citrate, or even better, this brand. It is fantastic.

u/dopamaxd · 2 pointsr/migraine

Life Extension Magnesium L-Threonate was one of the first to come on the market IIRC.

Here's an article from 2012 they wrote about the advantages of magnesium l-threonate over other forms:

Doctor's Best is also awesome. I get this one: I take 400mg/day of it.

I took citrate, and oxide, and did not receive much benefit. I noticed a difference with the chelated magnesium and notice when I stop taking it.

u/I_Fuck_Whales · 2 pointsr/keto

Sodium: Salt all of the food that you eat!!! That will be the easiest way. I also will occasionally mix 1/2tsp - 1tsp lite salt with a Powerade Zero, split it in half and mix it the remainder with water. Gives me two drinks for the day. I will also drink broth, usually at night before bed just because it tastes good!

Potassium: Lite Salt will also help big time with this. Another good way is to eat leafy greens (mainly spinach for me), avocados, fish, mushrooms, etc. (Just google: "foods high in potassium", for an extensive list).

Magnesium: Again, leafy greens, fish, nuts, avocados, etc. I also supplement magnesium by taking one of these every night before bed: HERE! It really helped stop waking up in the middle of the night with ungodly painful leg cramps.

That's how I keep my electrolytes in check. If I ever feel tired or lightheaded, I'll just drink a cup of broth, but I rarely have to do that.

Hope I was of some help to you. Good luck! :)

u/hazeldazeI · 2 pointsr/xxketo

if you're taking magnesium oxide, you'll get diarrhea. Even the magnesium citrate can be problematic. Magnesium glycinate is very absorbable and won't wreck your stomach.

u/snake1118 · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I use this one

Not sure if it comes in powder form, but you can find it as a supplement. It would be written somewhere what Kind of magnesium it is, if not I assume its Oxide and avoid it. If you can't find it anywhere, just grab the magensium oxide and a multivitamin / and Vitamin C.

u/trent_33 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

"In general, magnesium citrate is a good choice for supplementation. "

Arsenic: personally, having seen the labdoor reviews of magnesium, I switched from nature made to doctor's best. I didn't want to continue supplementing arsenic with my magnesium, regardless of the level.

I take 200mg/day of this one:

For reference, I'm 38, lift 3x per week, and play about 4hrs of hockey a week, so fairly active. 6', 190lbs

u/-Shake_N-Bake- · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

I live in Sweden and if you can find the brand "Doctors Best" high absorbed magnesium, then you get glycinate only. A link to the product on german Amazon

That one I use. :)

Order! :)

u/hal4019 · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 200 mg, 240 Tablets

This is what I use and what I have heard from a couple people is the best kind. I swear by it. I bought it for anxiety purposes but it works for this really well.

u/getofftheisland · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Here's the kind I bought. Works well and I've never had issues but of course YMMV.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary)

u/diversification · 2 pointsr/Fitness


I want to start taking magnesium, primarily for the sleep quality improving benefits. I've read that I should also supplement D3, K2, and maybe one or two other things. I'm almost certain my diet does not provide significant amounts of any of these 3 (and the list probably goes on.)

I did A LOT of research on Magnesium ended up quitting multiple times and just not getting anything. I'm hoping to avoid that and finally pull the trigger on some supplements.

For magnesium, I've decided to target the glycintate form; it seems that the [arguably more efficient] dermal applications are very difficult to dose properly. Glycinate has high bio-availability/absorption (compared to other oral applications,) low/no laxative effects, and is reasonably priced.


  1. What's the cheapest way to acquire magnesium glycinate without having to worry about buffering (ie. part of the dosage being oxide or some other form) or other negative additives (possible toxins and so on)? There's a reviewer on Amazon who appears to have done some serious research on magnesium supplements, and writes a very compelling review of Doctor's Best.. I've been recommended a powder before as well, which seems much cheaper, but I'm not sure about purity, dosage, how to consume, etc because there are no detailed reviews or anything... Recommendations?

  2. What other supplements besides D3 and K2 should I be taking?

  3. What form of each should I target (I spent A LOT of time researching magnesium, and if I try to do that again, I'm going to burn out and just not get anything...)

  4. Specific product recommendations (preferably with a bit of information/explanation?) As with the magnesium, money is an object, so I'm trying to strike a good balance between price and quality (example: for whey protein, I've bought MyProtein unflavored and Vitamin Shoppe Bodytech, which by all accounts is repackaged Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard. Both are much cheaper than Optimum, and I wait to catch them on big sales -- thanks slickdeals. So essentially I'm targeting good stuff, but not going for top shelf.)

    Other non-so-necessary, but possibly relevant info:

    I just started going to the gym after a fairly substantial hiatus. Additionally, I'm tracking macros, and I've acquired decent quality weigh protein to assist me in meeting my daily protein goals.

    I've noticed that my sleep is kinda crappy, and I am suspicious that part of the issue is certain deficiencies, like magnesium and vitamin D (I've eliminated blue light before bed, try not to eat for a few hours before sleeping, and all the other recommended remedies, and I have reason to believe it's not sleep apnea or anything of the sort.)

u/Glix_1H · 2 pointsr/keto

In general, supplements are an expensive band-aid, and not a real long term solution.

The only things I supplement are:
Magnesium. Mag citrate works, but chelated magnesium is best since it doesn’t act as a laxative. Take 800mg a day until your anxiety goes away, then you can just use 200-400mg:

Otherwise I just save bones, make bone broth, always have the skin on chicken and slow cook organ meats like beef heart and chicken heart and giblets a longs with some carrots, celery and lots of spices. I use seasoned salt and lite-salt on baked meats for my sodium and potassium. As long as salt tastes good, you can continue having it. As long as it’s not hidden by sugar you’ll know when you’ve had enough. Sodium and magnesium are very safe, though potassium is the one you don’t want to overdo. “The salt fix” is an excellent book on how necessary it is to health and how it doesn’t cause cardiovascular disease. For slow cooking, it’s best to add salt “to taste” at the end or when served to prevent accidentally adding a awful tasting amount.

I started keto because of depression and anxiety, and successfully resolved both those issues (as well as other things like putting my blood pressure from “almost to high” to “normal”). Magnesium should dampen the anxiety within a day or three.

u/cr0nis · 2 pointsr/keto

Good luck sir. I will say this. Be prepared with to increase magnesium, potassium, and sodium intake with supplements or natural foods to avoid the Leto flu in a few days.

  • magnesium: I take this
  • potassium: I eat 2 avocados a day
  • sodium: I just add put no salt to everything

    The most important think to know is that there will be changes in your body that are greater than just weight loss. For me it’s been knee pain. Just about home since I started keto due to reduced inflammation.

    Again, best of luck and god bless.
u/IronyAdmin · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one. It specifically says organic chelated, not oxide. It's also non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, and vegan.

u/heymikeyp · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

You need to get about 200mg twice (400mg total) if you actually want to have an effect for avoiding jaw clenching(this includes glycinate). I've done extensive research on this subject, and while these are good ingredients, the amounts are just not enough. Another thing is it's not so much about the ingredients, but the timing. So chewing 4+ pieces randomly during the night wouldn't have the same effect as say taking 200mg of Glycinate 2-6 hours before, and 2-6 hours after.

I like the product and what it includes. But like most rave products, it simply doesn't have enough. I can imagine that's hard to do with gum, although it's a neat idea. For those that want convenience they can get this and some extra Glycinate caps for good measure.

If I'm actually wanting to take pre/post roll supplements, I want the studied effective doses. The gum form in this product would create more placebo. But this is in terms of jaw clenching which the product is marketing "eliminates jaw clenching". For antioxidant benefits I think it's fine, although the addition of ALA would have been best.

Personally I'd rather get some mint gum, and bring in a couple magnesium glycinate,grapeseed,VitC caps to take pre/during/post. More expensive, but will last much much longer, and I'd get effective doses. I would assume it's also easier to sneak in. Not trying to knock the product as I think it includes some good stuff. But as a cost effective strategy I don't think so.

ALA, Glycinate, Vit C and/or Grapeseed is enough for a roll. ALA being most important. I'd suggest people just buy this, and get vit c/grapeseed extract to have before sleep. Whatever you have left over can be used for sleep (magnesium before bed improves sleep), or just antioxidant health anyway.

I'd say the 200mg in 4 pieces for grapefruit is perfectly fine, but not the 120mg of Magnesium, it's just simply not enough. ALA would make the biggest difference if one were to roll in terms of protection from neurotoxicity. is a good resource to learn everything you can.

u/SKEvil · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

I recently switched from magnesium gluconate to this brand that contains elemental magnesium chelated with the amino acids glycine and lysine. I'd recommend it; fewer pills and—FWIW—I've noticed much better results than with the gluconate.

u/ShadeTree411 · 2 pointsr/kratom

I've been taking chelated mag (chelated has good bio-availability) at my doctors advice for many years. Far longer than since I started taking kratom. I have sciatic nerve pain caused by inflammation and undetectable muscle spasms in my back. Mag helps quite a bit. Doesn't hurt that it helps keep the plumbing regular.

I've been taking 2 tabs of this brand daily for 4 years. It's cheap and effective:

u/Kerzy11 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Sounds like you have a pretty classic case of ADHD... Which, as you said, there is no quick fix.

  • Typical ADHD suggestions are make a routine/schedule and follow it, every single day. As soon as you don't, you tend to fall a few massive steps backward.

  • Meditation is huge for those with ADHD, it helps with focus and the anxiety.

  • Also reward systems... Constantly remind yourself to focus, and when you do, give yourself some form of personal reward.

  • SLEEP, fix your sleep patterns. Following the schedule you made will greatly help with this. A lot of ADHD individuals have the problem of both falling and staying asleep. Which means you get very little REM sleep, which shits on your memory, and takes a huge toll on your focus/alertness.

    As far as mitigating the changes your amph made to your body:

  • I would suggest supplementing Tyrosine to replace the dopamine stores that were under constant stress while taking your meds. It's rate limited, so it doesn't really matter how much you take, it will only make what you need. So if your body is still behind in DA production, you will notice a definite change. Otherwise, you won't notice anything, and that means you probably don't need to supplement it.

  • A magnesium supplement, as you said, is amazing for the TMJ you experience during and after amph. But it also helps with sleep and overall tissue Mg+ stores. This is important as amph uses up your Mg+ stores like crazy. It also has a large calming effect that will help your anxiety. However, don't use citrate, it's primarily a laxative... While citrate will raise your blood Mg+ levels, a giant portion of it will be shat out. I would suggest glycinate, personally. You also have to be aware of the brand you're using. Some brands only MIX elemental Mg+ with some form of protein, which basically means that in the bottle, it's "magnesium citrate/glycinate/etc", but they're not bound together. This reduces the bioavailability to be complete shite. This one is excellent:

  • I would also suggest N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), it will help with obsessive/ritualistic behaviors, which will also help with anxiety etc. It is also a strong antioxidant and helps the liver... Amazing to take before drinking. Some people are making a big fuss right now about the pulmonary effects of it, but I've been using it for quite a while with no issues.

  • I also take a choline supplement before bed (Alpha-GPC), it has GREATLY helped with reaching REM sleep, and also the staying asleep factor.

  • Melatonin is another antioxidant and helps with sleep a lot.

  • Fish oil, 600mg+ PER capsule minimum, with a higher content of EPA to DHA (I shoot for a 2:1 ratio). It helps with the stress your heart was under, great for overall health, and helps with focus issues.

  • Theanine, especially if you're a coffee drinker (which most people with ADHD are). Helps with stress, overall calms you down. It's also amazingly synergistic with caffeine.

    Hope this helps.
u/aaf3 · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I can't comment on n-acetyl cysteine, but whenever I don't take magnesium supplements with amphetamines I chew the shit out of my gums and cuticles. I still occasionally do it after taking magnesium, but the urge is mostly gone.

If you decide to try out magnesium, make sure you don't get magnesium oxide. It's not absorbed well and is pretty much useless. Magnesium glycinate, lysinate, and citrate are some of the best forms. This stuff is the best I've found, a 240ct bottle will last for ages.

u/Arcturus17 · 2 pointsr/steroids

I take one tablet of this stuff daily. If you want to take more more cheaply (the 100 mg a day I'm taking is a pretty low dose, I've gone up to 400 mg per day regularly before), you can buy the powder in bulk from bulksupplements and cap it yourself. I've gone both routes.

u/-cottagewitch- · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Here is a good write up on magnesium, I take this one.

u/neonoir · 2 pointsr/keto

Try a Magnesium supplement. Most Americans are said to be Magnesium-deficient, and a keto diet can worsen that, so you probably could use it anyway. And it will definitely get those bowels moving. In fact, it's so effective that I have to stop taking it at times because I get too loose.

There are several different forms of Magnesium - some are absorbed better than others. You can read the Magnesium guide for newbies and comments on this forum.

I currently take this.

P.S. If you don't decide to take Magnesium, I'd continue the daily stool softener. Source: I'm a nurse, and I see a lot of constipation issues due to pain meds. Most people do best with a combo of a stool softener and a fiber supplement (plus extra water), and they have to be taken regularly for best effect (but hold the stool softener temporarily if you have loose stools). You also might want to increase the stool softener to twice a day and decrease the amount of cheese you eat until your bowels become more regular.

u/inputmode · 2 pointsr/fasting

This is my magnesium supplement. Top review has fantastic info on why this is best absorbed.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary)

I will certainly take a bath if my day allows, but I did do a lot of digging and found that magnesium absorption through the skin is a bit dubious. Basically an old unproven remedy that the medical community kept recommending out of tradition. Zero studies on actual efficacy. But it’s not like baths don’t feel good, so why not.

u/BirthdayShop · 2 pointsr/keto

Its pretty common to not get enough magnesium in the typical american diet anyway, so when you are going on a diet that is known for having limited access to dietary magnesium (like keto) its probably wise to take a supplement.

Keep in mind that not all magnesium is created equal. Magnesium Oxide is the cheapest form used in supplements, but it isn't absorbed very well. I took a supplement that used primarily Magnesium Oxide for awhile and it gave me digestive issues. I switched to chelated magnesium and things have been much better. I use Doctor's Best Chelated Magnesium, but I'm sure there are other good brands. Look for "high absorbency" magnesium or check labels and avoid Magnesium Oxide.

I wouldn't worry about monitoring magnesium intake too closely. The National Institutes of Health says you can safely supplement up to 350mg per day (that's in addition to magnesium from food), and that too much magnesium in the diet doesn't pose a health risk since the excess is excreted via urine. Magnesium toxicity can have more serious effects, but you need to consume upwards of 5,000 mg/day to get to that point. That is extremely hard to do.

u/Lysergic1312 · 2 pointsr/LSD

Unless you want to shit yourself while tripping avoid the milk, it's a laxative.

Assuming you're American you will want something like this

I take up to 6-800mg on the days leading up to and the day of the trip. If you start a few days before you can adjust the dose if you start getting loose stool from taking too much.

I used to get a lot of tension in my legs/feet when tripping but not anymore.

Edit: this is the brand I buy

u/noisyNINJA_ · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You might want to try supplementing with Magnesium. I used to get cramps like crazy and it turns out that I was super deficient in Magnesium. I still supplement almost every day (also helps with sleeping) because my body is dumb and won't let it hang around. Doesn't cost much money, but may work wonders for you.

u/idafje8 · 2 pointsr/MDMA

I use this one:

I take one the morning of and another an hour before. If I'm still clenching hard and chewing during the roll, I'll take another one during the roll too.

u/_McAngryPants_ · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

I take this vegan multivitamin daily with food and don't have any B problems:

u/ThrowinStacks · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

You didn't mention which multivitamin you are taking but I would recommend this one. It's inexpensive, high quality, and vegan.

u/veganatheist · 2 pointsr/IAmA

As another raw foodist, let me give you guys another take on this. On a typical day, I'll start will a huge-ass smoothie (Kale, bananas, OJ, blueberries, wheat germ, water, filling a full 64oz Vitamix pitcher) that I will split up between breakfast and lunch. If I'm extra hungry, I'll eat some fruit here and there as well.

By dinner time, I'll be wanting a big salad (Big = 1 lb kale + 1 lb spinach + a large tomato + 1/2 avocado + a dressing made from tahini, garlic and lemon).

This may not seem like much, but have a look at the nutritional breakdown on Wolfram Alpha.

In the example above, I am getting 84 grams of protein, with good coverage in all the essential amino acids, sufficient Omega-3 and Omega-6 (in favorable proportions), huge amounts of most of my vitamins and minerals. My shortcomings here are vitamins D and B-12. I take a daily vegan multivitamin, a vegan D3 supplement and a B-12 supplement, just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything.

For exercise, I ride my bike an hour each way to work and back M-F. Between the food and the cycling, I stay in pretty good shape.

u/dmikalova · 2 pointsr/vegproblems

If they have D₃ then they're also not vegan, although there are some specific vegan D₃ vitamins from mushrooms. Also, why not go for Deva, made by vegans for vegans?

u/nice_t_shirt · 2 pointsr/vegan

Some are, but a lot (if not most) aren't vegan. A really common animal ingredient is the capsule itself - a gelatin capsule. Other things are amino acids (often derived from hair, feathers, etc), lactose (milk sugar), stuff like that.

You can find plenty of vegan vitamin D and multivitamins.

u/melknin · 2 pointsr/vegan

I get the Deva multivitamin (which also has 10x daily B12) with Amazon's subscribe and save (it's a 6-month supply so I've set it up to send more every 6 months). Highly recommended.

u/ADefiniteDescription · 2 pointsr/nfl

It's not that hard to go vegetarian or pescatarian in my experience. I more or less switched to a vegan/pescatarian mix over three years ago, and my cravings are basically only ever for cheese.

I recommend that you look into Asian and Indian cuisine, which is often naturally vegetarian or vegan anyways. If you want recommendations I'd be glad to suggest some of my staples.

You can also just take a daily vitamin for your other worry. I use these, which cost you $0.10 a day. It's just once a day which is easy. They smell awful though, and make your piss neon yellow for an hour or two, which is..interesting?

u/idontwanton · 2 pointsr/vegan

Yes, thyroid meds. I take synthroid/levothyroxine.

I actually just checked my multivitamin (DEVA vegan), and it does have iodine in it! I could have sworn it didn't. So I guess my earlier post wasn't entirely accurate.

u/glassjester · 2 pointsr/funny

> Felt like revenge for being born during my second birthday tbh.

That'll teach him!

Also, check out miracle berry on Amazon.

We tried lemon juice, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa - and we were drinking Devil's Springs (180 proof) vodka. Everything tasted amazing. Especially the salsa. The effect lasted probably an hour or so.

u/cwf82 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Woo! Funtime!

OK...I'm thinking about something with a horse, magic pills, and a yodeling pickle.

On second thought...let's just go with drawing stuff, cuz art is awesome!

u/cembury · 2 pointsr/shrooms

mberry Is a product that is supposed to make things taste sweet.

u/SystemFolder · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Like others have said, it's the meds. If you don't want to change your meds, but want something you can take that might make coffee taste less bitter, you could try this. Just follow the directions.

u/Variablemania · 2 pointsr/RandomActsOfGaming

Mix up how your taste buds taste as if they were a rubix cube with Miracle Fruit tablets. I myself haven't tried them but other people say they're a fun time.

u/micha111 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Are you ready for my dream/comfort meal? If not, stop reading, once you start I'm not sure you can unsee the tastiness.

Appetizer: cold beer. Meal: Rice, beans, steak, collared greens and other green veggies, fresh salad, some crispy toppings like cucumbers/onions/tomatoes. Mango/fruit mousse for dessert (surprisingly easy to make a cheat version by doing equal parts prepared jello liquid and ice cream and freezing it into a yummy mousse). And a super strong espresso or more beer for after dinner..

Welcome to South America! :)

Edit these! Speaking of food, Miracle Berries are supposed to be hilariously amazing. Eating a lemon and having it taste like lemonade? Yes please.

u/BlueGreyish · 2 pointsr/bayarea

You can get 'em on Amazon, here or here. Not too sure about in-store though, so sorry if that's what you were looking for them immediately.

u/abd1tus · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Not that you need 8kg for this, but as long as you are looking for uses, invite some people over and try some with miracle fruit.

u/SunnyJapan · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Try miracle berries:
They make anything taste sweet.

u/GrandmaCrickity · 2 pointsr/tesdcares

Definitely gotta give Walt some of those Miracle fruit tablets that turn sour things sweet.

u/adriennealex · 2 pointsr/AskRedditAfterDark

What everyone else said, but also maybe you could see what happens if you try miracle berries.

u/mackenhard · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Etsy has really pretty jewelry! A few of my favorites I've seen lately (or ones I've purchased as gifts for friends/family) fave 1, fave 2, fave 3

You said she has a ton of scarves, does she have something more like a cowl? They seem to be super popular lately, and sometimes scarves just don't give you the warmth you want like a cowl does. Here's a cool lookin' one.

Does she have cuddl duds? I have like three pairs and they are the most amazing thing ever. I live in the midwest and pretty sure these are the reason I still have all my limbs after 30+ mins of waiting at bus stops. My favorite is this kind, the 'flexfit' cuz it has a v-neck and has that loop for your thumbs - this would something she'd probably like to wear for running too maybe? They have matching legging/pants version as well.

Some other generic go-to's would be a perfume set from Sephora. The kind that comes with like 10 mini vials and then a voucher for a free full size of whichever you want from the set. Pretty sweet since you don't have to wonder what scent she'd like and even if she already has a fave perfume this gives her a chance to maybe find a new favorite.

This is kind of random, but have you heard of those fruit tablet things that change your taste buds? They sell them here and they're only like $14, I'm giving some as gifts in a gift basket with lemons/limes/grapefruit which from the reviews say they're the most fun to try.

Does she have any TOMS? That's always a great gift. Even in the winter they have different kinds that are more durable rather than the typical slip on TOMS.

A nicer necklace would be great too. My bf got me one from Swarovski for our one year and it was like...the best gift I've ever received. Some of their stuff is kitschy (hello kitty necklaces) but they really have some amazing pendants like this, this, and this.

Does she like reading? A nook could be cool! Or kindle fire, whatever they have out now.

These would be awesome! I've been wanting something like this forever. They were also featured on Shark Tank so that's kind of cool.

How uh...weird is she? This mug looks hilarious. But a more normal & cool looking one would be this!

Looking for mittens and she likes cats? Here ya go!

Wellllp that's all I can come up with right now, hopefully something helped!! :)

u/DoomAxe · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's a link to the berries if anyone is interested in purchasing some. A few of my coworkers had them and tried out a bunch of different foods. They said lemons and grapefruits tasted amazing. Strawberries were far too sweet with the berries though.

u/teaearlgraycold · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation, but it's a little cheaper on Amazon.

u/mindoc438 · 2 pointsr/alcohol

This is the kind of thing OP is talking about. There is also a straight-up plant version. It's just a novelty thing that has an effect on how you taste things for a small time.

u/061342 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This. All it does is turn sweet things bitter and bitter things sweet.

u/Kjell98 · 2 pointsr/cumsluts

Hey, just some advice, if you don't like the taste of him, I'd try using a miracle berry tablet like right before you start oral

They're hella expensive, like $15 for 10 tablets, but they make sour/tasteless things seem sweet!

Just mentioning this because I saw some of the titles in your vids and this gif

u/cran_duran · 2 pointsr/needadvice

It's not really that meaningful, but something fun + cheap...

They are available on Thinkgeek as well. I did this one year, you address the packet of tablets to "everyone", and then wrap a lemon and/or lime for each person. The tablets, when dissolved on your tongue, make sour things taste sweet, so you can have a mini taste party. It's pretty cool and yummy, it makes a fresh lemon taste like sweet lemonade. Again, not very meaningful, and people will go "huh?" when they open the lemon, but once they try it it can be fun and something cool to experience. Supposedly the tablets are also pretty good for anyone that might need to keep away from sugar, because they can make things taste sweet without adding any sweetener.

u/w2a3t4 · 2 pointsr/phikappapsi

We buy a bunch of these and cut up limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit, and buy tobasco sauce and vinegar. You take a miracle berry and rub it around your tongue until it dissolves; it inhibits the sour taste receptors and sour things taste sweet. You can literally take shots of vinegar. Makes grapefruit taste like candy. Pretty much always our most popular rush event.

u/CaspianX2 · 2 pointsr/AskMen
u/Chicken_Finger5 · 2 pointsr/food
u/nevets777 · 2 pointsr/videos

shout out to the miracle fruit he mentioned. tried it, loved it

u/Atheio · 2 pointsr/DMT

Just a note for people here talking about snorting harmalas or DMT should know its more comfortable in an acid form, diluted with coconut cream. Also if the bitterness is too much, the miracle berry can make acids taste sweet.

u/ajpatel011235 · 2 pointsr/vapeitforward
u/idrinkanything · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Amazon has them for $10

u/gang_related · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Here is the link to buy them on Amazon. Is this what you were looking for?

u/Coookiepuss · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I bought this stuff

I usually mix it with water flavoring stuff since the lemon-lime flavor isn't very strong. I dig it!

u/LavernicaDeLuca · 2 pointsr/keto

Even with broth and Powerade Zero, you may not be getting enough potassium and magnesium. Powerade Zero has piddly amounts of potassium (1% per serving) and I'm not even seeing magnesium on the nutrition label.

Get some lite salt (or half salt) and use it liberally. This will increase how much sodium and potassium you're getting. And try Electro Mix for more potassium and 30% of your daily magnesium. You can also eat nuts and/or take a supplement.

I went through this phase as well and what helped me was to eat COLD fats. Eat a salad slathered in fatty dressing, tuna salad smothered in mayo, shredded chicken dipped in ranch dressing, etc. It helped me a LOT, as did upping my magnesium and potassium.

And don't force fat down your throat. If all you can handle is lean meat, eat that. If you hit your protein goal and eat under your carb limit, you're good to go.

u/DrMcSir · 2 pointsr/keto
u/MacPho13 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

You may need more electrolytes. You're probably sweating a lot and plain water sometimes needs a boost!

Pick up some electrolyte packets. I like ElectoMix by EmergenC. I keep a couple in my purse and my yoga bag. All you need is a cup or bottle of water to mix the powder in and you're ready to go!

Nuun makes electrolyte tablets. They reforms latex their product a year or two ago and it tastes pretty good. Same with the ElectoMix, just mix it with water and you're set.



u/xicana63 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

This bad boy! So the red/orange container is gelatin you can make into jello and the green one is gelatin that won't gel and you can put into your coffee. But what really helps me is using the red/orange container gelatin to make jello with Powerade Zero or I'll use water that's been mixed with Emergen-C Electro Mix and sugar-free syrup for flavor.

From my research stay away from Knox gelatin (yucky taste) and Sugarfree Jello (only has a minute quantity of actual gelatin).

When making jello with this gelatin use these instructions (taken from the first review in Amazon for this gelatin, but I modified it a little to make it keto-friendly):

"i start off by mixing 1 cup of COLD liquid with the 2 tablespoons of gelatin in the measuring cup.
keep mixing till all the gelatin has been mixed with the liquid, don't leave any chunks.
then let sit for 5 mins. This will bloom the gelatin.

After the 5 mins, dump the cup of liquid/gelatin into a dish, and then clean your measuring cup, then pour
another cup of liquid into your measuring cup. I then microwave this cup for 2 minutes (maybe another minute after i test it)
then take it out to measure the temperature. you want to try to get the liquid around 160F degrees. (should be pretty hot to the touch)

then i mix in the sweetner [I don't add any] to taste, then add the hot liquid to the cold, and mix it.
it should all be clear after you mix them together, and then i leave it sit on the counter for a few minutes,
then put it in the fridge. It takes a few hours to harden."

I eat it all, I try to make 2 tablespoons of gelatin by daily dose so I use half the liquid mentioned above so there is less jello to eat because even then there is still a lot of jello to eat!

Let me know if I'm not clear! I can type slower than I think!

u/mechanicalmayhem · 2 pointsr/keto

I just recently started using this on recommendation from another thread...and it works wonders for me with getting the potassium/magnesium/electrolytes. For someone who runs/bikes 6 out of 7 days this stuff is almost mandatory while doing keto.

u/wrtChase · 2 pointsr/keto

If you don't mind buying, 1 of these makes 1L and they taste great:

u/BlackWinging · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

There are a few cheap electrolyte mix options out there that you could look into, I've tried this one and liked it, tasted pleasant. It doesn't have any sodium so you may want to grab some sodium bicarbonate to throw in.

Nuun isn't terrible either, lesser amounts of everything but has some sodium, couple of the flavors are pretty good.

As mentioned taurine helps, it's also dirt cheap at bulk powder sites.

Lastly, watch how much you take at once and the speed with which you drink it. Keep the doses sane and you'll be fine.

u/RGandhi3k · 2 pointsr/keto

Good for you! Though, if that's tastes a dreadful as it sounds, try this :

u/sheliftsketo · 2 pointsr/keto

I lift heavy and usually follow with about 30 minutes worth of tabata-style cardio and treadmill and on my first round of keto, I felt HORRIBLE when I finished for the first week. This time around, I know better.

I do a Powerade Zero and [dump one of these in it] ( If I'm feeling iffy about my sodium intake, I'll sprinkle some light salt in the drink as well.

u/fanaticus · 2 pointsr/keto

Here you go!

It's not the best taste in the world, but definitely passable. I try and drink one every other day.

u/colloidaloatmeal · 2 pointsr/cycling

Well this thread is a shitshow, but my long ride snacks usually consist of: cheese. All the cheese. Cheese crisps. Nuts, nuts, and more nuts. Nut butter packets. Jerky/sausage/cured meats. Sometimes low-carb protein bars. Seed crackers (Trader Joe's). If it's cold enough outside for me to transport it without it getting spoiled, I love putting Kerrygold butter on just about anything I'm eating.

If I feel low on electrolytes I like this stuff, and sometimes I'll mix in some Lite Salt as well. I take magnesium glycinate at night and I salt the crap out of my food so I don't find that I typically need to consume a ton of extra electrolytes on long rides.

I haven't tried MCT oil powder mixed into water yet, but supposedly it's awesome for fueling endurance rides.

u/coloradoKeto · 2 pointsr/keto

Cheers to this. I do a packet of the Emergen-c electrolytes (link) add a little no-salt and also a little salt. It gives me the feeling I get when drinking a gatorade without the pound of sugar.

u/tanktank1 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Hey! So those are actually not the right ones- those are vit c and pretty high in carbs- here are the ones I meanelectro

u/hannoush · 2 pointsr/migraine

Somebody here suggested this sugarless electro mix. I love it.

u/mizzlet · 2 pointsr/boston

I think pedialyte is a great fix but I found these BADASS Emergen-c electrolyte packets that have no sugar like the regular packs and almost double the potassium.

u/Eric578 · 2 pointsr/keto

bleh, get a good electrolyte water like this one:

Get off the artificial sweeteners, you'll feel better and after a long enough break when you taste them again they'll be pretty disgusting :)

My goto drink at a restaurant is unsweetened iced tea now, with a squeeze of lemon.

u/PrinceAli132 · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

I don't have experience with it but look into Psyllium Husk Powder. I found one on amazon.

1 tablespoon (9g) = 30 calories = 8g carbs with 7g of fiber.

I've incorporated fiber via beans, lentils and low carb tortillas (90 cals with 15g of fiber).

u/apexidiot · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

u/IkeKim · 2 pointsr/omad

Hey, thanks for that! The only thing that I can give you in return is that my Doc told me to mix some fiber w/ my Orange Juice at the end of my OMAD dinner and forget about bloating and cholesterol. Enjoy yourself.

u/PROPHYLACTIC_APPLE · 2 pointsr/sex

Along with all the other great advice, what's your diet like? Maybe try adding a little bit of fiber, specifically psyllium husk:


It'll make you more regular and make things stick little less.

u/_ilovetofu_ · 2 pointsr/soylent

Psyllium Husk is also great for added fiber.

u/Pimplicate · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
  • 150 g blanched almond flour (1.5 cup )
  • 6 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt (I use .5 tsp of salt, this is WAY too much)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 120 ml boiling water
  • oil for frying (about 1-2 tbsp)



    I've tried multiple recipes for tortilla wraps, and this held up the best. I make a batch every week or so and use it to make turkey wraps for lunch every day.
u/Riusakii · 2 pointsr/keto

With Magnesium Oxide, most of it is not absorbed by the body. If you take a 500mg pill, your body will only absorb about 10-20mg of it. 480-490mg is completely wasted. Mag Oxide also acts as a laxative, so it will induce your bowels and off to the bathroom you will go. It is considered the worst of all the Magnesium types. The only upside is that it is very cheap. You can get a 300-500 pill bottle for around $4 (you get what you pay for).

Magnesium Glycinate (also known as Chelated Magnesium) is considered the Cadillac of magnesium supplements. It is a very calming form thanks to the Glycinate (which is an amino acid) and causes almost no digestive issues. Most people who you use it here on this subreddit say that it gives you a very nice relaxing sleep when taken close to bedtime.

This is the one I am currently taking and here is a link to info about the different types of Magnesiums.

u/datagram · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I think magnesium may help. I use Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium (200 Mg Elemental), 240-Count, which uses the glycinate/lysinate chelate, so you may be interested in that for the glycine as well.

u/CorporateDirtbag · 2 pointsr/keto

Lo-salt is cheap at your local supermarket. Go to the salt aisle (in baking goods aisle here) and check the labels on whatever lower salt substitute they have. Pick the ones that have the best dose of potassium per 1/4tsp (usually 450mg+ for the ones I've seen).

Magnesium, I just order the "doctors best" supplement from Amazon.

u/giletbet · 2 pointsr/Supplements

There are a lot of bag magnesium supplements out there. If you are using magnesium oxide, you are wasting your time. I recommend this:

u/cocktail_bunny · 2 pointsr/IAmA

It can be overwhelming and my husband and I have tried many.

This is what we buy. It does not upset our stomachs like other kinds and is the least expensive we've tried. It helps us with a variety of ailments including anxiety and insomnia. We take 2 daily.

u/shitlord_traplord · 2 pointsr/Coachella

Amazon has Magnesium Glycinate for verrrry cheap

u/Disorganized007 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Here's the one I'm taking:

L-theanine keeps me awake also. I guess I'm an outlier.

I just wish i knew what is the mechanism behind these effects. I really want to hack my sleep further. So far only melatonin does the job.

u/zombiegirl2010 · 2 pointsr/keto

Mg oxide is what is used in laxatives. You're taking the wrong kind. I just purchased a bottle of this and after about 6 days I'm starting to have less achy muscles, and I'm sleeping better at night.

u/11ellie7 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Try chelated magnesium glycinate or theronate, oxide is incapable of showing virtually any effects. I take these and they hit me like a truck, I feel the effects within 5 minutes. Much more relaxed and my heart palpitations return to normal.

u/Reverserer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

i drink too much water depleting my salt and have to take a magnesium supplement and that usually solves my cramping. good advice.

u/outcidermouth19 · 2 pointsr/kratom

I can recommend this. Great quality. Be warned though, the capsules are fairly large and have a rough chalky texture that can make it hard to swallow. So consider investing in a pill cutter or crusher.

u/relevantme · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I've heard good things about Jarrow, but I've never tried any of their products.


Fish Oil:

Vitamin D:

You'll see in the examine article for Magnesium that I linked why I suggest it and Vit D; people are a lot of times deficient in one, or both. Fish Oil is just generally also seen as a good thing to supplement, and it also helps the Vit D be absorbed.

These things, in my experience, give you a much better baseline. Unless you have a really solid/varied diet/lots of sun exposure, these can really help.

u/Belizz · 2 pointsr/keto

I use this one from Doctor's Best. It's magnesium glycinate and works really well.

u/ShpongledPanda · 2 pointsr/fasting

I had a "triple Magnesium complex" already in my house so I took that and kept hydrated.

Just ordered this so I hope it helps for my next round.

u/WeAreTheBoys · 2 pointsr/MDMA

I use this magnesium. It has the highest bio-availablity and personally I experience no gurning/clenching when I take 2 a couple hours before and after I drop.

u/mesophonie · 2 pointsr/Anxiety

These are the ones I bought. Someone else mentioned magnesium for anxiety on a thread and i decided what the heck. If it doesnt work, its just another thing to add to the list of failures. I was starting to get desperate and thinking if this didnt work id go get a prescription for anxiety meds. Thankfully i dont have to do that anymore!

u/Purgid · 2 pointsr/keto

So I've been reading and researching since we posted earlier this week.

I wound up using Windsor Half Salt for potassium supplementing (found with the normal salt at most Canadian grocers). This looks pretty much identical to Morton's Lite Salt.

I also found (after a long time searching and reading medical papers to clarify) that ideally Magnesium intake levels are somewhere around 420 micrograms daily for men my age. This is supposed to be elemental magnesium, which some supplement companies are good at listing, and some are not. As such, I found what I think was the best option available on for Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium (200 Mg Elemental), 240-Count. It's a large pill, no doubt, but at 1000mcg magnesium chelate / 100mcg elemental magnesium per pill, a 240-count bottle at $40 was a pretty darn good value. This is a Magnesium Lysinate Glysinate Chelate, which seems to be a good bioavailable format, and I've found no side effects that some users of citrate complain about.

u/falterpepper · 2 pointsr/kratom

Magnesium Citrate is the answer. There is a lot of good info in this post about Constipation and Kratom.

u/bookfoxx1987 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

For the potassium

For the magnesium

Note: the only reason they're from two different brands, is I bought them about a week apart and the store was out of the potassium in the other brand

u/Sierra419 · 2 pointsr/keto

2 Magnesium tablets, 1 teaspoon Morton Lite Salt, and 2 bullion cubes a day will hit your electrolytes. You're in danger of heart palpitations and other serious problems if you continue like this.

Edit: Bananas are pure sugar and carbs and aren't a keto fruit. I know you're trying to eat your electrolytes, and that's great, but you're not going to be able to eat enough to cover what you need. You have to supplement. I went months on keto without supplementing and I wasn't hitting my macros. I was an emotional rollercoaster at home and tired and unfocused at work. Putting Lite Salt on everything (mostly mixed in with my 2 bullion cubes), and taking two magnesium supplements changed everything.

u/tequilafriday · 2 pointsr/migraine

I feel like I should clarify. I think that talking to your Dr. about your anxiety is a great idea. There are some decent medication options that could help both your anxiety and your migraines. So it would be a good conversation to have.

My point above is that you should state that you are NOT interested in taking any benzos. But be open to other options. My rule is that I always do research on a medication before I start taking it. And I always start by googling [MedicationName Withdrawal] and see what comes up. Some Drs are all to quick to prescribe stuff without giving any thought to the fact that getting off of the medication is going to be painful.

Ok that said, here's my recommendation for some non-prescription stuff you can investigate to reduce your anxiety.

  • Magnesium. This can be very calming.
  • L-Theanine
  • 5-HTP This may increase your levels of Serotonin. This can possibly make your migraines better or worse. Differs by the individual.
  • Kava
  • Valerian Root
  • GABA I've heard that "PharmaGABA" is much more likely to be effective that plain old GABA. Do some research. I don't really know.
  • The All-In-One There are a number of these formulations. They just combine a bunch of stuff listed above.

    So there's some stuff you should do some research on. Some may relieve your anxiety but make your migraines worse. Some may be beneficial for both anxiety and migraines. It'll really be a trial and error to find out what works for your 'migraine brain'.

    I've provided Amazon links, but you can honestly get most of these at your local Drug Store (CVS, Walgreens, etc.)

    Remember always do your research, whether its a recommendation from your Dr, or some internet stranger. It's all just data points. Digest it, research it, and then make your own decision on what's right for your situation. I wish you the best!!
u/DolphT · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

If you get one, get a Mag Citrate ( is what I use and I take 2 at night. Night is best as it relaxes your muscles.

u/Broder45 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

At first you had me questioning why the pharmacist had to sell it to you and could deny you, then I remembered what it was like in Germany where it was impossible to get supplements.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor.

I used to wake up 5-8 times a night. I now take 200mg before bed and can sleep through the night with the exception of waking up to pee since I drink protein shakes before sleeping. I started with 200mg and would not take more than 400mg as that's not recommended.


Melatonin: falling asleep

Magnesium: staying asleep

Glycine: getting quality sleep

u/sassytaters · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Hi there. When I first started supplementing magnesium, I was taking magnesium oxide at 400mg a day. So much diarrhea. Switched to citrate instead, and it's been so much better. I also finally figured out I don't need 400mg a day. 100mg a day seems just right for me.

These are pretty good; it says 200mg but really they are 100mg each with a dosage of 2 pills. They are white caplets. You might give something like that a try, and decrease your dose until you see improvement.

u/Gh1221 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

YES so many good tips for digestion!

the probiotic that i take and love is garden of life women's raw probiotic ( and although it can taste funny, i think it's a great probiotic and it also makes me drink more water!

lots of fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles (bubbies is a fermented brand, make sure you check ingredients and make sure they're redriferated or else the live cultures are killed during pasteurization), gut shots (, kefir (forager project makes a cashew milk based one), and yogurt (if you don't do dairy i like sodelicious plain coconut milk yogurt or kite hill plain unsweetened almond milk)

almost every night i take natural calm magnesium ( the taste can be a bit off putting so i just add 1-2 tsp of it to some organic cinnamon apple tea and it really helps with my digestion and puts me to bed! also it's good to supplement magnesium bc most americans are deficient in it! esp women, it's super important to get even more magnesium during your period too

somethings to help your gut as well could be collagen, gelatin, and bone broth. they're kind of expensive but totally worth it!! and epic foods makes a really good bone broth! hope this helps

u/whenwillthewaitend · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Oh gosh I was having horrible constipation like what you're describing from about week 13 till week 19. Around week 18 I started having really bad leg cramps at night where I'd wake up 10 times a night or so with a cramp in my leg or my foot. I asked some other ladies what helped them and the overwhelming majority said to try a magnesium supplement so I got some of the Calm Magnesium powder to try since my prenatal only has 13% of my RDA of magnesium. I wasn't really expecting much but it seriously helped the leg cramps. Added bonus: it did wonders for the constipation. I've been on it about 2 weeks now and the past day or two I've actually started feeling like I'm pooping too much. Like every single time I have to go pee I have a small loose stool. So I'm really freaking close to being into diarrhea territory.

So maybe try some magnesium? Or if your prenatal already has 100% of your RDA maybe not or at least clear it with your OB first. But the magnesium did way more to get me pooping than all the Colace I'd been taking before that.

u/WindWalkerWhoosh · 2 pointsr/keto

This stuff works really well. A little pricey up front but absorbs beautifully. 100-200 doses for $23.

Oh, and I recommend the orange flavor, but it's the only one I've tried.

u/rickyriv9 · 2 pointsr/JoeRogan

Try taking magnesium before bed. It helps me relax into sleep, and I always feel refreshed when I wake up. No drowsy effects.

u/Turdle_Muffins · 2 pointsr/cripplingalcoholism

I honestly don't know a lot about them, as I've not really ever taken much of them. Magnesium is just one I picked up from my dad. This is the brand I personally favored vs buying cheap drug store tablets. The thing with magnesium, though, is you have to be deficient with it to begin with. That completely depends on your normal diet. Here is a more in depth article on it.

That being said. If you're not getting enough in your diet, than taking the right amount is almost like eating a bit of valium. The times that I used it the most were when I couldn't afford to drink every night, and it definitely helped getting to sleep, not to mention just generally feeling better.

I need to pick some up now that this has been brought up.

u/Niff314 · 2 pointsr/keto

I started having a cup of this every night - in addition to sleeping like a baby, all my constipation issues were magically resolved:

u/jeremyis · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Bought this:

Took one sip (mix with water: i'm on a cut), almost threw up. Threw the entire jug out.

I use:

I take two scoops daily with water and love it. Super tasty and great protein. Slightly more expensive than the first brand but clearly worth it.

u/I_AM_TUMBLR_AMA · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Hey bro sorry for the long wait on the reply.

Here's the short and sweet on supplements:

Whey: Whey Protein is a type of protein extracted from milk. There's whey, whey isolate and hydrolized whey. It literally does not make a fuck which one you get. Drink whey shakes to hit your protein macros (100+g a day according to IIFYM which I told you about. This is what I use. It's really popular. You don't have to buy a jug this big if you don't want.

Fish Oil: This is an Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Older people take it because it promoted heart health. Lifters take it for the same reason but it also helps promote lean mass gain. You can get this from your regular diet but you probably won't unless you eat a fuckton of Fish. You can find bottles of it in the Vitamin section of any store.

Multivitamin: This is all the shit you don't pay attention to on nutrition labels. Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, B C D E K, Zinc etc. You can get all the vitamins from your diet if your diet is super super clean but I most people don't eat perfectly. Hell, I eat out with coworkers sometimes. Also find this in the vitamin section of your grocery store. 120 tablets of Centrum multivitamin for men is like 10 bucks.

Zinc: Zinc raises testosterone. Period. If you have low sex drive or any reason to think your T is low, buy extra Zinc and take it with your multivitamin.

Creatine: Your muscles have three energy sources: Carbs, Glycogen, Fat. Lifting burns through Carbs and Glycogen really fast and using Fat as an energy source to lift is really inefficient. However Creatine also gets stored in your muscles and can be used as another energy source, increasing your lifts. If you start taking creatine you will have noticeable strength gains within 10 days.

Gear: Don't take gear. Unless you're willing to sacrifice your health to get huge fast.

Source: I was a 5'11 210lb chubster. I cut down to ~160 then bulked alllll the way back to ~182 where I am now. It's a long, long process but you will get there and it is so, so worth it.

u/Senortuffy · 2 pointsr/nsfw
u/Eccentrica_Gallumbit · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/WarriorTNT · 2 pointsr/CysticFibrosis

Hey there, I'm a 25M personal trainer with CF, have been using protein supplements for about 8 years from age 17 to 25. In that time I've gone from ~105 to 160 and back down to 140, leaner than I started. Just get some basic whey protein like this.

If you want to gain muscle mass, you need to eat enough, it's just as important as exercise. If you want some tips for how I've managed to do so, I made a comment a while back on this sub here.

Good luck! feel free to message me if you have any questions

u/s2xtreme4u · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Really, on a Monday? my birthday is the last monday this month so i know the feels :(

I mix this with water and drink it

u/notasinglefaptogive · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You can (probably) attach rings to a doorway pullup bar if you're sure it's sturdy enough. For dips, I put a pair of pushup handlebars (real cheap) on top of two chairs. As for protein, like ish said, it's all the same really. ON tends to be the cheapest and most used. If you do decide on this brand, get the 5lb tub. They hiked the price on the 2lb which is what I usually get from 20 bucks to 30 bucks, so its not worth it anymore.

u/phrakture · 2 pointsr/Fitness

> I'm also thinking of making my own powder for a fraction of the price out of flax powder, maltodrexin and whey protein isolate

Wat? Just buy straight up whey. This is cheap as hell.

u/ActNaturally · 2 pointsr/P90X

Thanks, I remember starting out and wanting to see real results from real redditors in this subreddit.

I am not following the nutrition guide in p90x completely. You just have to be mindful of calories and up your protein to lose weight and gain muscle. I keep my calories under 1800, while staying away from overly carb loaded meals and soda. I take Optimum Nutrition whey and take a scoop and a half after each workout. The Myoplex carb control protein shakes are good too but those can be expensive.

u/zebbielm12 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any kind of ON whey will work.

This is my favorite

u/misternicholas · 2 pointsr/running

On Whey Double Chocolate is what I like. 1 1/2 scoops adds about 40g protein & 200 cals.

u/2comment · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Have you tried this a brand like Optimum Nutrition?

Or you using flavored or unflavored stuff? If you're trying to go unflavored, this stuff is good too.

u/npf107 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've always used (and enjoyed) Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey and 100% Casein

u/rickymare · 2 pointsr/Fitness

At whole foods store you can find Tofu Granules for a great price and they provide the most amount of protein per serving I have seen yet (1/2 cup serving. 22g protein, 145 calories. $1.49 per lb) Amazon usually has Twin Labs or Optimum Nutrition 5lb protein for ~$25-$35 (cheaper when on sale) with Subscribe & save. Cancel when it ships!

u/Onyxpanda · 2 pointsr/keto

I would also highly recommend Optimum Nutrition for your whey needs. After trying many types, I've found this brand (from Amazon) has the best mix of taste, "mixability", and cost. If thinking long term, wait until the price is ~$35 for 5 lbs or so due to a sale with Vanilla Ice Cream and Double Chocolate usually being the cheapest flavors, then apply S&S (don't forget to cancel) for a final price of just over $30. Excellent deal.

I can check later but if iirc, each 5 lb tub is 77 servings (serving = scoop) at 0.5g F, 3g C, 22g P per serving.

u/Chrispy3 · 2 pointsr/JoeRogan

It depends what you're looking for. I personally don't like meal replacement protein powders, I prefer to get my carbs from actual food. If you're looking purely for a protein supplement then I would highly recommend Optinum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey. It is one of the best received protein powders on the market:

If you're looking for hemp protein powders specifically I haven't tried or researched enough to give a good recommendation, but amazon sorted by customer reviews is an excellent way to go about it. I have tried trader joes and for protein shakes with other things added in, such as bananas, peanut butter and milk, it is excellent. However by itself it doesn't mix well which I think is a general problem with hemp protein not just trader joes.

u/mersoz · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey is only $58 for 5 lbs

24g protein and 3g carbs per serving

u/kanst · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I was curious of your claims, so I am going to do the math.

I use this protein (

It is 58 bucks for 74 scoops. Each scoop has 24 grams of protein. That means that each gram of protein costs 3.3 cents.

According to this ( 95% lean ground beef has about 97 grams of protein per pound. So if you can get 95% lean ground beef at 3.16 a pound or less its a cheaper protein source. Normally for me lean ground beef goes for closer to 5 or 6 bucks a pound, so purely on cost it really isn't a better source of protein.

u/MrTomnus · 2 pointsr/Fitness

To elaborate for you, eat more good foods. Increase mostly your protein and fat, but also a few carbs. I would suggest eating foods that have at least a 1:1 ratio of protein to fat, although leaner is better. Maybe try some whey protein and make it in shakes.

(Note: that wasn't an amazon referral link)

u/SupaFly-TNT · 2 pointsr/nutrition

Really doesn't matter much really; a lot of people (me included) like Optimum Nutrition brand; their Gold line is fairly reasonable and tastes good. ON Gold Whey

You can get caught up in the minutia with this stuff, but it's really just to supplement the rest of your diet. I usually have 1 protein shake a day and try to get the rest from my foods; if I am short I will have another protein shake at night.

I am not a heavy lifter; I usually stick to around 200 pounds for 4 sets as my normal weight to maintain. Legs are about 220 or 30 for the same amount of sets.

If your coming from an injury make sure you have that entire muscle group well rehabed. My wife had the same surgery as you a while back and had to take it pretty slow before she actually was able to do weights on it.

Some other healthy snacks that I like;

Pretzels and yogurt, plain tuna with celery, protein type cereal like special k protein, 12 Grain bread with peanut butter (careful as these are dense calories), Salsa with some wheat pita chips; theres endless choices just a matter of if you like them :)

u/Im_jk_but_seriously · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I personally recommend Optimum Protein. Drink one shake in the morning, and one in the evening. (mixing with milk)

I've been underweight my whole life, 20lbs or more. I had always been 5'11 and 130lbs. I then started training(yes, training) myself to eat a lot more. That shit works. I gained 10lbs in 2 weeks, and then some more. Protein shakes also help turn whatever you gain into muscle if you workout with it.

u/ryeguy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

He means 5-10 pound of protein powder. It's a drink mix. Something like this.

You can't buy straight protein. Not sure why.

u/sundowntg · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/greyterran · 2 pointsr/soylent

If you get the base powder and mix it with protein powder from Amazon, the price per week drops significantly.

Price per day is much lower, can order 8 weeks of base powder for 2/3 of the shipping cost versus the normal powder. Doing it this way also lets you control your protein macro, and gives you more flavour options. There's a huge list on that Amazon page.

u/irishchug · 2 pointsr/loseit

BCAA's are just specific amino acid chains (specific proteins) for building muscle.

Honestly, if you aren't using weights yet you really don't need to worry about them, something to look at in a year or so.

When people talk about protein drinks for working out they are usually talking about one of two things. The first is Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs). This is concentrated protein from whey, which is from milk. WPIs digest quickly, and would not help very much in the way of a meal replacement.

The second is Casein which is also derived from milk, but a different part. This is much thicker and digests slower. I have used it as a sort of meal replacement to help with hunger.

Both of these though are just a way of easily getting more protein into your diet. As a guy trying to build or maintain muscle while resistance training, you want a fairly large amount, some say (.8)*(your lean body weight in lbs) = (# of grams of protein to eat). It can be hard to get that much protein from normal foods especially on a deficit, or you get tired of eating a lb of chicken a day, so drinking a protein shake or 2 and getting 25g of protein for only 120 calories is useful.

Also what I linked you are not any dangerous supplements or anything if anyone tries to fear monger them, they are literally just concentrated parts from milk.

u/lnpeters · 2 pointsr/keto

This is my favorite protein powder... Comes in a zillion flavors:

Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

Add Water and stir. Top off the glass with HWC. Delicious!

u/nigelregal · 2 pointsr/Fitness
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate

  • Flat shoes for lifts. If you have the money you can do something like adidas powerlift 2.0 shoes for 90 dollars or so and use them for squats and such. Grab some barefoot shoes or just deadlift barfoot.

  • Grip chalk. You likely won't need it now but getting a brick

  • calipers. You don't really need this unless you just want to track it and to ensure not gaining too much fat.

  • Maybe some vitamins

  • Creatine

  • blender bottles. Grab a couple.

  • Gym bag, lock

  • Small tanktops to show off the gains
u/redberyl · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Protein is not the kind of thing you want to skimp out on. It will usually be cheap because it's 1) made of low quality protein, 2) filled with other junk you don't want to consume, or 3) tastes terrible.

Just buy Optimum Nutrition in bulk and call it a day. Even then, keep in mind that it contains some artificial sweeteners.

u/3pIcenTer · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Hmm actually I'm not entire sure if it's the whey in and of itself. I used to buy something similar to:

Do you know of a cleaner substitute?

u/pendeadlyrow · 2 pointsr/trees

>but aside from raw fruits

Then everyone mentions fruits. But seriously, I chop up oranges, apples, watermelons, honeydew melons, etc. Then my high self pigs the fuck out.

I also like chips and hummus. If you're watching your sodium, maybe you can find some healthy alternative to chips, like carrots or broccoli, or a chip with less salt in it.

If you're looking for protein, I highly recommend Optimum Nutrition Double Chocolate protein drink. (In an old /r/Fitness post, someone did actual home lab tests on protein drinks and that one had the highest percentage of protein compared to the others.) Someone else mentioned shakes, and that Double Chocolate would probably be best in one. I mix mine with about 3 parts milk, 1 part fruit nectar, and give it a good stir.

u/Sharkfightxl · 2 pointsr/climbing

Cost-wise, I think you'd be better off buying the big jug of protein powder rather than buying individual muscle milks.

On sale today:

u/Frekwency · 2 pointsr/gainit

I'm taking these three supplements and nothing more. They are listed is order of (in my opinion) importance.

100% Whey Gold Standard

Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder

C4 Extreme Pre-Workout

u/Merje10 · 2 pointsr/gainit

I highly recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Extreme Milk Chocolate. In water, this stuff tastes like chocolate milk. In milk, it tastes like a chocolate milkshake. Otherwise, don't use too much water or else it will taste diluted, I recommend about 8oz of water for 1 scoop.

I've also tried Chocolate Malt, Vanilla Icecream, Double Rich Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. Cookies and Cream is the only flavor I have not liked. Everything else tastes great per its supposed flavor.

u/LargeNCharge86 · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this: amazon link

It has 3g of carbs and I like it.

u/pedo_mellon_a_minno · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is about $10/lb, but there are plenty of cheaper brands or you can wait for a sale or coupon or something.

u/crumblekins · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Sure that's possible. If you had a full on whey allergy greek yogurt would be some of the worst dairy you could possible eat - it's been strained to get most of the non-protein stuff out. Bad news for people who can't consume it.

If you can eat greek yogurt, but can't stomach other dairy, then you probably are just lactose intolerant. Greek yogurt has very little lactose in it (compared to other diary foods), and the protein content is extremely high. I'm essentially in the same boat: I can handle greek yogurt, but most other dairy foods will leave me gassy and constipated for a few days after eating them.

If you want to try it, you could buy some whey isolate protein powder - just make sure that it's isolate, and not some sort of bullshit blend. You could try small amounts initially just to see if it bothers you, and if it does then move on from there.

The real answer here is that you should see a professional who deals with food allergies and intolerances - at best I can give you some rough answers based on personal experience and what knowledge I have of the matter. A doctor or nutritionist would be a lot more useful.

u/MealPrepEnt · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Hey again,

I'd like to expand on his advice since I was the one who helped calculate your macros to begin with :)

  • Whether you decide to count calories or macros the same concept applies. Calories in vs Calories out. If you consume less calories than your body needs you will lose weight. Macros are made up of calories (1g of protein/carbs = 4 calories & 1g of fat = 9 calories), so if you're counting your macros you're technically counting your calories as well.
  • The only downside I see to counting calories is if the ratios are extremely off. For example, all calories solely coming from carbs and not enough protein is consumed. However, I'd like to point out that the breakdown I gave you (40/40/20) is simply a guide. If you are slightly off, or have pizza once a week, you'll be fine! The goal should be to hit your macros 80% of the time (I shoot for M-F at a minimum).
  • As far as protein powder goes, you can't go wrong with this. This is a great value protein and you can choose to either drink it straight up, make a smoothie/shake, or eat it! (I prefer to eat it).
  • One of favorite things for breakfast is a simple 3 ingredient protein oatmeal. I put a 1/2 cup of quick oats in the microwave with 1 cup water. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, once it's done I mix in 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. The secret to making it taste good? Walden's Farm Zero Calorie Pancake Syrup.

    Hope this helps.
u/littlefave · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Sending a friend request now!

I am a breakfast person! Always have been. But for weekdays before work I stick with a shake on mornings when I am really hungry or iced coffee with cream on the days I'm not. For the shake I use 2T heavy cream, 3/4c. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 2 frozen strawberries - unsweetened, 1T of peanut butter, 1 Scoop of Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein in Double Rich Chocolate. Blend it together and drink. Easy, 6 net carbs and really tasty!

On the weekends I make a serving of bacon or sausage, then in the grease I cook 2-3 eggs, scrambled with 1 oz of sharp cheddar cheese and an iced coffee with heavy cream.

u/Woknblues · 2 pointsr/keto

Ok. I thought so. Low moisture mozzarella is pretty handy and affordable, has >1g per serving.

Past that I use Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce

And for snacks or a mini meal, I go to,-2-pack,-2-count.product.100296106.html

I'd happily trade my eggs and chicken for your moose and salmon! Best luck friend!

u/TheRealMattyPanda · 2 pointsr/loseit

There's people that say having a good amount of protein within 30 minutes of a workout helps with recovery, since right after a workout, apparently your body absorbs protein better. Protein powder is just a quick and easy way of getting this. There's also some people who say this isn't necessarily true, and overall protein intake matters more.

As far as types of protein, whey isolate is the most popular since it's the most efficient. By efficient, I mean that it's pretty much all protein, about 90%, and apparently is absorbed quickly. There's also whey concentrate, which is cheaper than whey isolate, but can have less protein and more carbs (from more lactose) per scoop.

The plant based proteins I'm not very familiar with, but through a quick search on Amazon, it looks like soy protein will have higher carbs than whey, and hemp has lower protein, but a good bit a fiber and healthy fats. If you're looking to just get protein, stick with whey unless you're vegan.

All in all, if you're getting the protein you need already, I wouldn't worry too much about a shake. But if you want to boost your protein, a post-workout shake won't hurt, and possibly might benefit you.

If you decide to use protein powders, this is the one I use. It's reviewed very well, has a good amount of protein (1 scoop is 120 cal, 3g carbs, 1g fat, 24g protein), and I think tastes pretty good. It comes out to about 78 cents per serving, so in my opinion, it's really not that expensive.

u/grae313 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I'd recommend adding 1 (or even 2) protein shakes on the days you work out. Make them with milk (not water) or chocolate milk, and if you're around a blender, adding a banana makes them actually almost delicious :)

u/Upvote_Shenanigans · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Sure! I posted a reply about my diet up a little bit, so I'll just copy paste it. I honestly don't count calories at this point. When I was trying to shed the weight I watched what I ate pretty closely, around 2500 calories a day. I get around 3500 or so a day now, and that is with me staying lean. Usually that would be a bulking amount of calories, but as much as I work outside, workout and run. I need all the calories I can get to even maintain.

DISCLAMER: Fat Burning Products like Oxyelite, Fireball, Cellucor Super HD, Shred Matrix and Hydroxycut, DO NO WORK. I wanted to do everything i could when i first started, and wasted money on a product or 2 like those above. Good Ol' Exercise and good eating is all you need!

As far as supplements go I'm taking the following. These are all my favorites after taking dozens of things. I'm not too sure on the creatine though, it's my favorite brand and such, but honestly I personally couldnt tell much of a difference, i've since cycled off of it and am just taking protein and a PWO. But i'm going to give it another shot in a week or so. A PWO in my eyes is essential. And White flood is my favorite after trying about 10 different PWO's. I've also tried things like fish oil, multivitamins, BCAA's Omega 3-6-9, and amino's. And frankly not gotten a thing off of it. You might like a multi or fish oil, as that would be my second recommendation after this list. Because i've heard alot of people praise them. But my body resists alot of things, like pain medication , anti biotics and other things i found out the hard way.

ON Whey Protein

White Flood PWO

Green MAGnitude Creatine

7am - Protein shake

9:45am - Natural peanut butter wrap, almonds

12:00am - Chicken breast, brown rice, greek yogurt

3pm protein bar, almonds , peanut butter

5pm nada, cant eat pre workout

7pm more chicken breast and more brown rice with a protein shake and
greek yogurt

9pm cottage cheese / more greek yogurt.

u/effervet · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've tried and can vouch for two brands of protein powder. Like most everyone, I've tried Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey in Double Rich Chocolate (which is good) and Caramel Toffee Fudge (which is DELICIOUS). I've also tried Micellar Creme in Chocolate Milkshake, which is a very yummy casein protein.

I like ON for the flavor variety, and purchase their whey protein (and glutamine powder) for my post-lifting shakes. I use Micellar Creme to make a high-protein chocolate pudding, but I imagine it would also be delicious as a shake.

u/fairlydecent · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Nothing! Check out the label here on the amazon page. (How absurd is it that ON doesn't have the ingredients posted on their site??)

u/jandpinc · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Sorry, yeah, it's a powder.

u/Craigasaurous · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

BBQ Pulled Pork and “Cornbread” Waffles Yields 4 Servings

u/ReallyJeff · 2 pointsr/shittingadvice

Four 500 mg caps is only 2 grams! Get some bulk psyllium ( and take at least a 9 gram Tablespoon once a day.

u/geftsnowball · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
u/Fabulous_Feline · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

The pregnacare liquid tastes the same as the chewable vitamins - I know, because I have had the same issue as your wife. I bought chewable vitamins on amazon. They are expensive but you get tonnes in the bottle.

I bought these ones

But yeah, they taste pretty much the same as the pregnacare liquid, which I also bought. I think they are harder to get in this country because they are quite sugary.

I wouldn’t say the pregnacare liquid made me gag. It just had a weird aftertaste, so I just had a glass of juice after.

Edited to add:

In my first pregnancy my midwife told me I only NEEDED to take vitamin D after a certain point, as I have a balanced diet, and that the prenatals were expensive and folic acid is only necessary in the first trimester to prevent neural tube defects, so the expense of the above vitamins might be a one off payment while she still feels sick.
I don’t want to give you medical advice as I don’t know your wife or what her pregnancy is like, but after a certain point she won’t feel sick anymore I hope, and you could go back to cheaper vitamins...

u/sassyfras_ · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have these, and also recommend their chewable calcium supplements.

u/ViviElnora · 2 pointsr/childfree

I don't have an eating disorder and I am not a doctor, so I don't know if this is the right way to handle things, so you should check with your doctor or psychiatrist before doing most of this. I have, among other things, an anxiety disorder, and Bipolar NOS, so I am basing my advice on what I have learned about self care from those, and on recommendations that my grandfather was given to help with his heartburn. Also, if this is sound advice for ED, I'm sure you know all this, but often when I'm going through a rough patch, I need someone to tell me to do my self care stuff.

If you haven't already, go through your kitchen and get rid of or lock up most of your high calorie/low nutrition food and everything that is really acidic. Go shopping for foods that are nutrient rich and lower acid. Also, get something like Ensure or Boost, it will help both with nutrition and lowering the acidity in your stomach. Eat mostly fruits and vegetables (you don't have to be vegan, you can still have meat, just eat it in moderation), and make sure you are eating enough insoluble fiber (whole grains, carrots, apples with the peels, leafy green vegetables, etc.). Stay hydrated and chew thoroughly. Eating like this will help get your food through your stomach faster. Taking a walk after eating helps too. ^1

If you haven't already, talk to your psychiatrist about taking vitamins (including a D3 supplement, the farther from the equator you are, the less you get naturally), calcium, and a probiotic. My psychiatrist recommend I take prenatal vitamins (I'm sorry, I know this could be hard for you right now). She told me they really should be the standard woman's vitamins, because most women need the extra folic acid, regardless of their plans for children. As for what kind of multivitamin to take, I recommend the Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins. They don't have iron, so they are easier on your stomach and don't interfere with the absorption of calcium. I also like Vitafusion's Calcium. I have found that taking a calcium supplement helps with my heartburn. A probiotic (I don't know why but every time I try to type probiotic, it changes to phobic) should help the rest of your digestive tract cope better. I like gummy supplements because they are their own reward for taking them (I think they taste like regular gummies), and because they are chewed up, they should be absorbed faster.

Add something fun to your morning routine, something you will look forward to doing. I love to read, so I make sure to have time to read while I'm eating my breakfast (but I have to be sure to set a timer or get to work early enough to eat there, otherwise I get too distracted and end up running late which makes me stressed for the whole day).

Make yourself do something to treat yourself everyday. Get your nails done, get a massage, buy a new book or shoes or a movie, take a bath, go for a walk, something that normally makes you feel good or you have been wanting to try for awhile. Just doing something you normally find pleasurable, even if you don't really feel like doing it right now, can help you feel better.

And remember, even though we don't know you in the real world, we care about you. ❤ You are one of us, someone who understands how hard it is to live in a parent centric society, and we want you to be happy.

^1 Unless you have a medical condition that affects your diet, you should be fine making these changes without talking to your doctor first.

u/IComeHereForTheCats · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

These are the gummies I take. They have been a lifesaver for me since I can't swallow the huge pills. I found them at one of my local grocery stores.

u/MiddleClassNoClass · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I use these. plenty of folic acid and taste good.

u/goboinouterspace · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I am huge on supplements for my skin, but this product seems worthless to me personally. I take zinc, fish oil, turmeric + black pepper, and apple cider vinegar with the mother along with a multi vitamin and extra vitamin C.

edited to add: You'd probably be better off just taking some prenatal vitamins instead of this . . .

u/colbinator · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Did a little digging on amazon and found a few - search for Vegetarian Prenatal. Most important parts: folic acid and DHA. You can also find DHA as a secondary vegetarian supplement (usually it's from fish oil), it looks like it's not in very many of the vegetarian prenatals. I'll have to check my sample prenatals when I get home and see if there are any that are vegetarian there, then you could call your dr and have them prescribe for you.

This one looks promising, and is gummy!

I also found this book, which I think I'll get, too:

u/tsears · 2 pointsr/predaddit

My wife was having a hell of a time with her vitamins - same deal where the thought of it made her gag and occasionally she'd be unable to keep them down. We got her these gummy ones and she's doing much better with it - she actually looks forward to them. The appear to have omega-3 in them as well.

u/Preggopotamus · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Oh, yes. And they are wonderful. I didn't have any nausea issues with prenatals with my first, but this time around I definitely did, and I should have switched sooner. These are the ones I use, but there are a bunch more out there.

(Sorry if the link is wonky, posting on my phone.)

u/PasswordIS09876 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I'm not sure why you're getting downvoted for this. It seems pretty obvious that killing fish to extract their oil, which they get from algae, is inefficient compared to getting it directly from the algae.

For those that would prefer capsules -

EDIT: actually there seem to be cheaper sources. - search around

"Amerifit Nutrition Ovega-3 DHA EPA Vegetarian" might be your best bet -

u/junk_science · 2 pointsr/vegan

diet mostly, but i also take a Ovega 3

and i eat a brazil every few days or so. walnuts and flax powder in my morning oatmeal.

my advice is to write down what you eat in a typical week, keeping in mind portions / weight. at the end of the week do a little research and see if you're covered. supplement as necessary or add a few things in.

u/actaccordingly · 2 pointsr/veganparenting

Your body needs nutrients, not “meat” or “dairy”! That’s very bizarre and very behind the times on those nutritionists, how annoying.

I’m vegan at 4 months, no problems whatsoever so far. My midwife basically asked me right off the bat at 8 weeks how much calcium and protein I’m getting and then said “you’re obviously doing great and have a very good handle on everything, there’s nothing to worry about here.”

My first recommendation is to try plugging what you eat into Cronometer to see how you’re already doing. Just do a typical day, or better yet log for a week to see how you do on average over several days. This was how I knew what to tell my midwife and how I know what gaps to watch for (eg, I don’t always get a ton of potassium, which is common for Americans but like who even knows that?).

If you google “vegan pregnancy” a few books come up, available on amazon - I haven’t checked any out myself because I’ve heard they’re mostly pretty introductory, but I’m sure they can help with some of the initial planning and everything. I’ve heard good things specifically about The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide. I know I’ve seen some blog recommendations around too, hopefully someone else has some good ones to add but I’ll hunt around bc I really should have checked them out by now myself too!

For supplements just like as a general idea, I personally take Ritual prenatals (that’s my referral code FYI for a discount just in case but can totally just take off the share part too) with a vegan vitamin C gummy (to aid iron absorption) and vegan probiotics in the morning. At night I take choline and vegan DHA/EPA, and a TUMS for calcium if I didn’t have enough broccoli and spinach during the day (the Ritual prenatal doesn’t have calcium because it interferes with iron absorption, and it doesn’t really have enough choline or EPA). That’s like very specific to me wanting to micromanage what I take because full multivitamins make me super nauseous, there are plenty of vegan full spectrum prenatals that would be way cheaper and easier 🤣

u/vff · 2 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

I thought it’d be useful to post a nicely-formatted list of everything I was taken, with links to the products as well as the evidence-based papers and studies for each.


I won’t take anything based on someone saying “this worked for me.” It needs to have real, scientific evidence. I have read hundreds of journal articles, seeking out quality evidence for things that have been shown to help with ulcerative colitis.

Of things with evidence, I tend to focus on things that have the fewest side effects possible.

Unfortunately, some of these things are only available as “natural supplements” which means that rather than the active ingredient being perfectly isolated, they contain a bunch of other random stuff from wherever that came from. I tried to choose companies for the natural supplements that seemed reputable, so at least I’d hopefully be getting what they claimed I would.


I was having a flare—including abdominal pain and blood in my stool. I continued taking my oral mesalamine, then as I had for previous flares, added a mesalamine enema, used nicotine patches, and took wheat grass tablets. I added each one every two weeks. After eight weeks, the blood had long since stopped, but the pain didn’t.

I contacted my doctor. He added prednisone at 40 mg/day. That made things worse. After a week, he upped me to 60 mg/day. After one week of that, and no improvement, I added many other things, as outlined below.

After taking all of these things for a month, the pain hadn’t stopped.

I had a colonoscopy, which showed no inflammation. None. My doctor and I agree the pain is likely from something else; I will soon have a CT scan to help figure out what.

Do any of the things below work? In theory any, all, or none of them could have contributed to my colon being perfectly normal and healthy. There is no way to know which, if any of these, did anything.

Everything I was taking, dosages, and evidence

IMPORTANT: Almost all of the studies referenced below combine these things with mesalamine. So nothing is a substitute for that! These must be taken in conjunction with mesalamine.

|Drug|Dosage|Study|Quality of Evidence|
|Prednisone |40-60 mg/daily, then taper|Many|Excellent
|Lialda (mesalamine) |2.4 g/daily|Many|Excellent
|Apriso (mesalamine) |1.5 g/day|Many|Excellent
|Mesalamine Enema |Nightly|Many|Excellent
|Visbiome (was called VSL#3)|225 billion CFU/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Nicotine Patch|14 mg/day|Meta-analysis; Placebo-controlled|Good
|DHA/EPA (also sold as “fish oil”; this one is vegetarian because I am)|1080 g DHA+540 mg EPA/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Wheat grass tablets|21 tablets/day|Placebo-controlled|Good; small study
|Sunflower lecithin|10 g/day|Meta-analysis|Good to moderate
|Curcumin (from tumeric)|2.6 g/day|Meta-analysis|Moderate
|EGCg|400 mg/day|Rat study|Good in rats; poor in humans; WARNING: Dosages over 338 mg/day cause liver toxicity
|Bupropion immediate release |100 mg three times/day|Rat study; TNFα only|Poor; only shown to lower TNFα; no studies on its effect on UC; study done in rats
|Rutin|1.8 g/day|Rat study|Poor

indicates a prescription drug. Mesalamine and prednisone are commonly prescribed for ulcerative colitis. Bupropion is normally prescribed as an antidepressant so your gastroenterologist may be reluctant to prescribe it for this, especially since there are no studies of its effect on ulcerative colitis in humans.

u/lzsmith · 2 pointsr/FoodAllergies

B complex.

...I like adult chewables.

u/0hWell0kay · 2 pointsr/nutrition

While it is good to incorporate ground flax seeds into your diet, they are not a good source of DHA.

There are several vegan DHA supplements available, probably derived from whatever plant life is at the bottom of the fishy food chain.

u/rm999 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Sirchazerton · 2 pointsr/zerocarb

Then go for hydrolyzed collagen powder. Here the best one I’ve found.

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz.

u/way2funni · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

If you do not have physical injuries* and are suffering from a degenerative or just wear and tear issue on your knees, you might try supplementing your diet with gelatin or collagen. It may take several weeks for a few months for you to convince yourself it's not some sort of placebo effect but it helped me with bad knees and back. If you think about it, it makes sense. Virtually nobody cooks like they did a couple of generations ago when we would boil bones to make soup and such.

I make a big container of Jello using 2 small boxes (sugarless) and then throw an extra tablespoon of either the stuff I linked above and make really dense jello that you can practically chew, or you can use the hydrolysate version which doesnt thicken and you can mix with anything, I add it to my coffee. Never know it's there. Hope this helps.

  • even if the root cause of your knee /joint pain is from being injured, give this a try. It's cheaper than a copay to see a doc and you might just be surprised. Give it a good month and see how you feel.
u/themeanferalsong · 2 pointsr/Lyme

I don't think permanently, no. It's reversible. I had tendonitis in my foot for 2 years and couldn't get rid of it, but taking collagen powder every day healed my tendon. Try taking collagen powder, it's recommended in Buhner's book "Healing Lyme." I take this one:

u/CalicoFox · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have a bunch of stretch marks, and I call them my tiger stripes! I'm very proud of them. Once your weight stabilizes, the stretch marks fade and eventually disappear. Eating low-carb will help, too. Rubbing coconut oil on them also helps (a little goes a long ways, so don't go crazy!), and making sure you get collagen in your diet, too.

You can get collagen from high-quality gelatin like this one (which does not gel so can be put in coffee) and/or this one (which does gel and can be used to make jello). Please note that brand-names Jell-o and Knox are very low quality. You can also drink bone broth or just swallow the gristle when you eat your steak.

Last but not least, drinking lots of water also helps! Stay hydrated!

u/teriyakisoba · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I don't know what to sub, but I've had this sitting in my Amazon lists forever.

u/doobai · 2 pointsr/leangains

Stupid reddit formatting... it messed up the numbering, so I used letters instead.

I'll get right to it. I'll write out the stuff in bullet points for convenience.

I highly suggest you spend at least 3 weeks just following a regular 1-2-3-whatever meals everyday eating whatever you like. Just avoid IF for now. Do the following instead:

a) Get your Vitamin D levels checked. Go to a good doctor and have the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D test done. Get a high dosage prescribed in consultation with your doctor while discussing test results. One of the benefits of adequate Vit D levels in the body is better function of your gut + intestines.

b) Buy 'apple cider vinegar with mother' from your local store. It's basically unpasteurized organic ACV that looks cloudy. Take two tablespoons of this after all your meals. It will help break down your food faster, provides digestive enzymes and reduces the acidity in your stomach. Remember to drink lots of water.

c) Buy the following herbs and spices in bottle form (easier to open, use and store away):

Coriander seeds
Fenugreek seeds (or leaves)
Cumin seeds (or ground cumin)

I've had success of varying degrees trying the above 4 individually at different times, especially coriander seeds. Either take it after your meal, or an empty stomach. Shove a small palmful of it in your mouth, chew well, swallow, and drink plenty of water.

Thyme has some cooling effects in your gut + intestines.

Fenugreek helps with colic, energy and a notable increase in testosterone. I'm still experimenting with this.

Cumin, when ingested, is transported directly to your liver. So just either chew the seeds or mix the ground cumin in water and drink. Wait for a while and see how your gut + intestines react.

You can also try ground ginger or ginger root.

d) Substitute cow's milk with either goat, sheep, camel or almond milk. I personally suggest camel's milk as it is the thinnest of all milks and is way more beneficial and tolerable.

e) Introduce a natural fermented drink in your system for a good source of probiotics. I recommend you search for 'milk kefir grains', buy some and start cultivating it in your favorite milk. Google on kefir how to guides etc. It's very easy, I strain mine every other days in a plastic colander in 10 secs and I get kefir-milk.

f) When eating, chew the hell out of your food, make sure it turns into mush in your mouth before you swallow. This will ease the strain on your stomach. The extra 2-5 minutes you take chewing your food well will translate to x hours saved not spending time in the bathroom.

g) Gelatin. One of the major benefits is healing leaky gut. Other benefits include healing cartilage, joints, skin, hair, nails etc.

Buy this one, it's beef collagen:

You can also find marine collagen here:

Additionally, buy gummy bears or fruit loops or whatever that are manufactured with beef gelatin and fish gelatin. They're cheap. I personally buy Haribo Gold gummy bears (made with halal beef gelatine) and some random American-made marshmallows (made with fish gelatine). I alternate between a few pieces of gummy bears one day, and a few pieces of marshmallows another day etc.

h) Last and one of the more important points in this post, bone broth. Either buy good bone broth with nice filmy collagen from a nice restaurant everyday, or make your own. I recommend making your own will produce more collagen/mineral content. Use a pressure cooker to make some and it will only take 1.5 hours:

OP, I feel your pain about GI intolerance and using IF as a workaround. I do the same thing in some of my rest days, except I do a 'full' fast which is, no eating or drinking from dusk till dawn. It does work really well as I do not get the frequent annoying GI issues/painful constipation/frequent flatulence etc, but it's STILL a band-aid solution to the problem. So I turned my attention to conventional remedies written in all the points listed above and I've had good improvements. I hope you'll benefit from it too.

u/cookred · 2 pointsr/pastry

one more question: can collagen hydrolysate be substituted for Gelatin in panna cotta? I have this And I was going to make this panna cotta recipe, could you substiute the gelatin for collagen hydrolysate?

u/Ketosis2018 · 2 pointsr/keto

Tasteless, goes in hot drinks (like coffee or tea) & cold drinks very easily. 11g Protein per serving.

Great Lakes Collagen

u/Watawkichaw · 2 pointsr/nutrition

This stuff is amazing

Use it like a protein powder, no taste- mix it with anything (don't pour it into hot water, put it in cold and heat it, if that's how you end up using it)

Great for your gut, paleo...

u/fehrsway · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I saw a recipe that uses pork rinds as a “batter”, I’ve never tried it but it’s a neat idea for keto fried chicken. Outside of that, it’s the only real use of pork rinds on keto in my opinion... it’s not exactly a solid source of nutrition and even the packaging says not a significant source of protein (at the last bag I had said it in the nutrition facts).

I get downvoted every time I say it, but while saturated fats have always been blown way out of proportion, in my opinion it still may not be wise for you to get say 90% of your calorie intake from saturated fats, especially if you are of a certain genetic variation (I’ll have to look into exactly what that is), and I’m not entirely informed on the longevity affects of a high saturated fat diet, even in the context of a very low carb diet. Avocados, natural peanut butter from the machine at Kroger, macadamia nuts, EV olive oil - MUFAs are my primary fat source with around 35 grams (+/- 10 grams) coming from saturated fats. Olive oil in everything. I’ll make tuna with boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, a tbsp of EVOO and pink salt/pepper/paprika, pretty much daily lunch. Sometimes it’s chicken instead of tuna. I don’t shy away from beef at all, but I still limit it to 2-3 times a week, because I’m also eating salmon 2-3 times a week.

I also regularly make a smoothie that is for sure not that keto because of the higher carb content, but on days I have it - it’s the only carbohydrates I have... kale, spinach, avocado, Garden of Life Raw Meal (the vanilla chai or chocolate flavor), hydrolyzed collagen, that fresh Kroger peanut butter, a half cup or so blueberries, about 2 cups water or almond milk if that’s your thing, ice, blend that baby up. You get use to the texture.

These are just things I do, but there are multiple ways to skin this keto cat. For the record, I’m a male, 28yo I stand between 5’10 - 5’11 and started at 240 and weighed in this morning at 174, last did my tape measurements and my body fat was at 27%... still on the path

Good luck to you!

u/ovariesb4brovaries · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

Someone here recommended this one, and then serendipitously, my Trader Joe's started carrying it. Do not believe that it is flavorless. I put it in my coffee because it seems to dissolve better in hot liquids, and the flavor of the coffee mostly overpowers it. The canister recommends 2 scoops, twice a day, which seems like a LOT. I do 1.5-2 scoops in my coffee once a day.

u/Mister_Cupcake · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Their collagen hydrolysate doesn't get thick and is more like a protein powder. I think it's a lot better than gelatin in bp coffee.

u/CalcifersGhost · 2 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

I have something in that range for hair - gellatin/collagen. But I think it's from a similar source?

u/whine-0 · 2 pointsr/Paleo

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz.

u/BigTexan1492 · 2 pointsr/keto

This Stuff

They also make packets like Crystal Light packets if you will be traveling. Tastes pretty good. You might also check if your local GNC carries it.

u/Zeak_The_Plumber · 2 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

That's somewhat of a relief, I was really feeling for you... I used to skate all the time in my younger, developmental years. Unlike you, I never really fell so hard I injured something, but holy crap, my knees now (at 26) feel like they've gone through some insane shit.

I feel like that scene in Batman where the doctor tells him "Mr. Wayne, you have no cartilage left in your knees... I cannot recommend you go BASE jumping"

I'm not sure what kind of supplements or medications you've tried, but this Bone Broth has changed my life. I notice MUCH less inflammation in my joints and I'm even back to running 3-4 miles every couple of days.

I originally found out about it after reading an interview with Kobe Bryant and why he says his knees are in better shape than guys half his age. (Yes I know he does lots of other things, but the first thing he said that changed his game was his nutritionist making him eat bone broth every day).

The stuff I linked you has almost no taste and I just mix a spoonful of it into my milk twice a day.

It might be worth a shot for you and if it doesn't work, you're only out 20 bucks.

u/lswiz · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I like great lakes collagen or the bullet proof is also good. They are kind of expensive, but they basically have replaced protein powder for me. If you want to be able to throw it into smoothies I recommend the great lakes, because it mixes better in cold drinks. Bullet proof gets chunky in smoothies, but has a wider range of amino acids.



u/catsalots · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I also don't like meat very much. Buckwheat, quinoa, oats, seed and nut butters, eggs, greek yogurt, and cheese. I did not eat cheese before getting pregnant (I still don't like it melted). But I get so desperate sometimes for food at night and I'm too tired to make anything real.

I have hated every protein powder I've ever tried. Gelatin is pretty good for you, and has a fair amount of protein. I put this in my drink sometimes (it is the kind that does not gel up and you cannot taste it):

Depending on your height and weight, you may not need all of 75g of protein a day. I'm short, so I assume I don't need that much.

My favorite quinoa patty recipe:

I make them bigger because I am lazy and finish baking them in the oven so the egg gets cooked through.

Edit: If you do go with the gelatin be careful, it can act as a laxative!

u/appothecary · 2 pointsr/earrumblersassemble

I only take it daily because I'm on the keto diet and it's one of the electrolytes that can become low in your body super quick. For a trip I'd take something like the powder you probably only need to dose an hour or so before.

Here's the link for the one I've used in the past.

u/ihaveacrushonmercy · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I have to respectfully disagree with the notion that one cannot "feel" magnesium. I believe that magnesium can very much create a tangible feeling of calmness, or reduction of anxiety for those prone to it. Reading the various reports of those who take it for those reasons can confirm this. In fact, one of the most popular magnesium products advertises it's feeling of calm and relaxation. Now obviously this isn't going to be along the same lines as marijuana or something, but it does induce a very noticeable feeling.

As for the reason I took double the amount of the RDV is because magnesium oxide is known to be the least efficiently absorbed forms of magnesium. Edit: After researching, magnesium oxide only has %4 bioavailability.

u/Longjumping_Goat · 2 pointsr/Advice

There's a powdered magnesium drink I sometimes use here in the USA called "Natural Calm".

yeah it's a little expensive but there are lots of doses in one bottle. When I'm having trouble falling asleep I have a tablespoon of that in warm water and it gives me just a gentle nudge towards sleep. Not as strong as a sleeping pill, but it's natural and very safe.

You probably know this, but you should avoid all screens in the last few hours before you go to bed. The blue light jacks up your brains sense of day/night.

I also found that going for some intense exercise before bed, like running, helped tire me out and sleep better.

u/slaphappyk · 2 pointsr/self

Ugh, that sucks I’m so sorry. My mom takes antidepressants too, which is why I kick myself for not bringing it up to her sooner- I knew she would have understood. But not everyone will. :(

Look into supplements and vitamins as well. Or even CBD oil, which you can get online and in local health/specialty shops.

Try Calm Magnesium powder at night- it really is so helpful, and I was taking less than the recommended dose. You should be able to find at Walmart or Walgreens.

u/ecoenvirohart · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16 ounce

Muscle relaxant

u/StrictlyLogic · 2 pointsr/ketogains

My stack

Salt Pills

And I forget which brand but I think Bulk Supplements Potassium

u/adaranyx · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't think there's one nearby, but is this the stuff you're talking about?

I apparently need this miracle powder lol.

u/koifishkid · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/aloofly · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This may seem like some hippy mumbo jumbo, but I've had success taking magnesium ( - I use the natural flavor) for a while to calm my conscious brain before bed if it is spinning too much.

u/LoseEgoFindSelf · 2 pointsr/kratom

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz

u/notpandora · 2 pointsr/loseit

Easiest question first: Yes it's just for added protein. Everyone's got different macronutrition goals, mine includes A LOT of protein for muscle gainz. This may or may not apply to everyone. I use protein powder in a number of ways, the main ones being 1. Protein shakes when I don't feel like eating food but need to 2. Adding to baked goods and stuff like pancakes so I don't feel guilty about eating pancakes. 3. Adding to Greek yogurt so I don't have to drink a protein shake.

My recipe for shakes is typically:

2 scoops of powder
8oz flavored soy or almond milk (chocolate or vanilla)
8oz of unsweetened soy or almond milk (vanilla)

I do the half and half because I found that if I try to do 16oz of the regular sweetened kind, it's like drinking pudding mix. Gag. You could also do water instead of the unsweetened to make it thinner. I don't do all water though because that's just as bad as the pudding blend.

Harder questions: It tastes like whatever they want it to taste like. I used to get the kind you can find at the grocery store or on Amazon, mainly Myoplex or Optimum Nutrition. ON is generally considered a good buy, Myoplex is kind of meh, I just got it in bulk once because I could. They come in different flavors based on the brand, ON has lots of flavor choices. The problem with these is that they pretty much universally contain artificial sweeteners which everyone has different opinions on.

Personally, I don't care for them, I'd rather add sweetness via whatever I'm adding the protein to. I found which allows you to create custom protein blends, including the options for different or no sweeteners, and different or no flavors. I got the unsweetened unflavored Team Skip blend from the Formulas/Protein Formulas tab. Just because I'm not smart enough to make my own blend. It does add a little texture to the yogurt but I like it, adding the agave smooths it back out too.

Since this is /r/loseit, it depends on the individual's needs as to whether this is something worth adding to the diet - the extra protein can add satiety and help curb hunger/cravings as well. I don't really have that problem since I usually struggle to eat everything I'm supposed to eat (like, a crapton of eggs and plain chicken and broccoli.)

Oh snap i just had a really good idea, tomorrow i'm going to try to add protein to my breakfast oatmeal. Thanks for sparking that one! I usually make my oatmeal with almond milk as well, this will make it even better and I can use up my old Myoplex crap.

u/Super_Frez · 2 pointsr/nutrition

From the reading and research I've done, getting grass-fed protein is a waste of money.

If you want to stay whey, Optinum Nutrition is going to give you the best bang for your. They are consistently voted the best protein by I enjoy the Double Chocolate, but I hear good things about Vanilla.

I've been using MuscleMed Carnivor the past 6 months, its a beef protein isolate and I really like it. The chocolate has a great flavor and I drink it with just water.

what are you using the protein for? Meal replacement or as a post-workout supplement? If you're trying to get more protein in your diet, your much better off trying to get through whole unprocessed foods.

u/theyareAs · 2 pointsr/NoFap

Hey man, I myself am struggling pretty hard with PMO as well so I can't really help ya with that.

But, I have figured out most other things in my life and here are some really clear, really concise points:

  • Start working out. Here is a great intro program, ICF 5x5. Follow it exactly and take it slow, also invest in some protein.

  • Eat healthy. Essentially cut out soda and anything with sugar as the main ingredient should be a good start. Beyond that make sure you eat your macros (fat/proteins/carbs) and lots of em; if you're working out the more the merrier.

  • Try meditating, I've only done it for a couple weeks but already I've noticed huge mental gains. Key with this is consistency, just like working out and diet keep doing day after day.

    All in all man you're young, amazingly young. It's your greatest strength. Nows the time to mold yourself into the person you want to be. Using the internet you can draft off of the experiences of so many others; always be curious, always takes chances, and above all else never be afraid to walkaway.

    Best of luck!
u/tollsforthe · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Just a heads up. If you don't want to do the prime pantry and have to pay the $5.99 shipping fee, you can order the non-pantry ON products and use the code.

u/Chaos_Kitten · 2 pointsr/soylent

You can get the same protien powder at the Walmart website in a 4 pack deal for really cheap, although, I don't trust that brand because they use "super advanced" on as their selling point. Who knows if what you're getting is actually good protein. This is slightly more expensive, but there are generally better reviews for it.

u/wonderboy1227 · 2 pointsr/leangains

Some of the others listed here have higher levels of Omega, DHA, and EPA.

However for the price this stuff rocks. And if you want to get really high levels of DHA and EPA you can take two. Even taking two its still cheaper per serving than the others listed here and then you are actually getting more.

u/JSRRR · 2 pointsr/Strongman

When I started adding in 1500mg twice a day of epa's it was a game changer for my recovery. I take three of these twice a day.

u/vincentninja68 · 2 pointsr/keto

this is what I use:

2 caps a day = 1g

4 caps a day if you're exercising/resistance training = 2g

u/dinkboi · 2 pointsr/PEDsR

Do you believe that the anabolic androgenic ratio rating (done in mice I know) could be a surrogate for non-AR mediated anabolism to AR mediated anabolism? You say that Test has equal effects through both mechanisms, which would be supported by this idea because it is 100:100.

Regarding androgen affinity of masteron you can see this full paper here.

You are correct that masteron has affinity for the androgen receptor, but interestingly it's androgenic rating is only 25-40, less than half that of testosterone. This could be suggestive that the majority of the effects are non-AR dependent. The hormone was originally intended for breast cancer patients, and I believe that it may mediate anabolic activity by acting as an antagonist at the estrogen receptor. By blocking receptor binding of estrogen, it may allow you to reap some of the anabolic effects (increased IGF-1, sodium retention) of estrogen without experiencing the femininization (sp?) properties.

Let me try to summarize the thoughts going around here, and see if I can suggest an option to address this.

  1. High SHBG may be good for uncoupling anabolic effects from androgenic ones in AAS
  2. AAS generally lower SHBG but have an overall anabolic effect
  3. Estrogen production/aromatase activity results in SHBG production^1
  4. Having androgen dominance in some tissues is good (tits, dick, brain [to a degree]) and bad in others (primarily hair).
  5. Estrogenic dominance may be good for anabolism (probably good for mitigating hairloss) and one way may be through elevated SHBG
  6. Estrogen mediated anabolism is likely most effective in insulin sensitive (low bodyfat) individuals
  7. Insulin, GH, IGF-1, androgens, and prolactin negatively regulate SHBG production
  8. So we see that the favorable anabolic products of estrogen reduce SHBG production. How then do we keep SHBG up, insulin sensitivity up, and favorable androgenic dominance in tissues where it matters.

    I am not sure I have the perfect answer, but here is how I plan to do it in my next cycle:

  9. Keep DHT levels slightly above normal levels systemically via Testosterone E (600mg/wk) + finastride (1mg inhibits 64% of DHT at scalp) I expect this to give me about as much DHT as my cruise dose (Yes I know its high) of 210mg/wk at which I don't notice any major hairloss on. The reason I plan to use a high dose of testosterone is because I believe that in combination with finastride it uncouples the androgenic (DHT) from it's anabolic effects to a degree. Maybe if the mouse studies were done on mice receiving AI + Finastride + Testosterone the anabolic:androgenic ratio might be more like 100:35, giving it a relatively more favorable anabolic to androgenic ratio than boldenone. Also if you look at the binding profile of testosterone from the paper I linked, I believe that it may have antagonistic effects at the progestagenic receptor, and I believe I am sensitive to progestrone activity.
  10. Keep Estrogen slightly elevated by using aromasin at sufficient doses to keep me slightly above range
  11. Use an anti-androgen at the scalp (RU58841)
  12. Use topical DHT cream at the nipple
  13. Include masteron E (300mg/wk) for extra nipple protection
  14. Include Bold Cyp (700mg/wk) because of it's relatively uncoupled anabolic to androgenic properties/ratio. Thought about using DHB instead, but in terms of it's grams/$ relative to bold cyp I am not sure the benefits of no 5-ar or aromatase activity would be worth it since boldenone already has very weak activity with aromatase and 5-ar. Additionally DHB and bold cyp share the same ratio, and despite bold cyp's reduced potency compared to DHB I could brew it at twice the concentration, so in the end I am pushing the same amount of oil.
  15. Include metformin to attempt to maintain insulin sensitivity on a modest caloric surplus
  16. Stick to /u/bznnnj 's recommended diet of 2:1 glucose to fructose ratio, high fiber, low fat (10-20%), appropriate protein (shooting for 1g/lb despite the common knowledge that only .85 is needed as I believe that improved nutrient partitioning and protein synthesis in enhanced users may necessitate increased protein, and even if that isn't the case the thermal effect of protein may improve my metabolism to keep the gains even leaner). This should hopefully keep that liver full and pumping insulin. Fat sources will be mainly animal derived (beef and eggs) with some almonds thrown in, veggies will be spinach and brocccoli (uncooked to maximize sulrophane content), fruits will be kiwis and oranges, carbs will be sweet potato (and basmati rice if this ends up being too much fiber [I currently tolerate around 50gs]). Thoughts behind this being that we want stable insulin and glucose and as such should stick to carb sources with low glycemic index/load and /u/bznnnj has already discussed the advantages of increased fructose. Animal fats are selected for fat soluble vitamins. Veggies, Fruits, and Starches are selected for good micronutrient ratios (high potassium low sodium) getting enough calcium iron and unsaturated fats etc.
  17. I am staying away from anything that has affinity for the progesterone receptor as I am not sure how it plays into all the previously mentioned mechanisms, and I have had poor reactions to them in the past.

    I thought I would include supplement choices since I am writing a book here anyways:

  18. nightime - melatonin , magnesium glycinate (2x docotors best), P5P (I have the MTHFR mutation so I take mainly active forms of B vitamins and usually above the RDA), Zinc, CoQ10, Garlic
  19. Morning - 10K IU Vit D (I have a vitamin D receptor mutation so I again go above the RDA), Vit K, B-complex, 2 xFish Oil, uridine
  20. In order to stabilize dopamine, because I believe I am susceptible to post-cycle depression due to increased dopamine sensitivity on cycle I: Don't partake in psychoactive substances on cycle (including coffee), and utilize the Mr. Happy Stack (crossovers from /r/nootropics will know this is Uridine + Fish oil + and Choline (get choline from my eggs)) and off cycle I use a mixture of microdosed and periodic full doses of LSD to improve my dopamine sensitivity (and to deepen spiritual connection), modafinil, and caffeine and L-theanine to help me with the androgenic comedown.

    I am on the fence about including HCG, because I was running it on a cruise for a while, but it was aggravating my pubertal gyno and when I went to get my bloodwork I found that I had above range prolactin and in range estrogen and test. I was only on AI + Test + 500IU HCG/wk administered E3D. I may include it just to improve lipid metabolism, and increase estrogenic tone, because boldenone seems to act similarly to masteron insofar as it has not well understood anti-androgen effects.

    Sorry for the manifesto.
u/rao-blackwell-ized · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Sounds like a good plan. I'd consider possibly adding a probiotic and Rhodiola for some more energy. An omega 3 supplement should definitely help with energy and brain fog. I use this one. When are you taking the zinc and magnesium? Magnesium is a relaxant and for some people even acts as a mild sedative in helping put you to sleep, so it's best taken at night before bed. From your last part about B vitamins, it sounds like you're basically already taking a B complex. Also, the multi you get may contain all the B vitamins you need.

u/kikellea · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I could be wrong, but the Blue Ice one is pinging alarms for me. Not really bad alarms, but more like they're selling an ineffectual money-waster.

I'd go with a simple Omega 3 supplement. Which can be hard to find, as you normally want one with high EPA/DHA and few actually list those contents. does a good comparison of products. For personal recommendations, I like NOW Ultra Omega, and Nutrigold is pretty good too.

u/krex_ · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Now Foods Ultra Omega 3

u/shortround10 · 2 pointsr/ADHD

500 isn't bad. I get NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 and those are 750 (500/250) with no fish burps. In addition to any focus benefits Omega-3's provide they have also been shown to be a great supplement for your heart which is primarily why I take them.

u/rharmelink · 2 pointsr/keto

I take two or three psyllium husk capsules per meal, that I get from Amazon.

u/cal_student37 · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Note that if you buy the pill form the dossage is really low. Each pill is about 1.5% of your daily fiber need so you'd need to take literally a handful each day to have some noticeable effect. The loose form (that you mix in with water) seems to allow you to easily take a bigger dosage.

u/johnny5ive · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Psyllium Husk works for me.

u/liveinapineapple · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Buy psyllium husk caps. Trust me. I got these ones a few days ago and they make your shits go smooth as hell, often no wipers. A little fiber (6 caps/day) does a whole lot of good.

u/tuesdayisfortacos · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Mine is in capsule form, so I just swallow it whole. I use this one.

u/Quadrashocker · 2 pointsr/keto

As others recommended, Psylium Husk pills and a probiotic should help with regularity.

u/goose5450 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are the ones I get. Again, like most supplements the effects are marginal but I'll take anything I can when it comes to dealing with hunger.

u/sliverdragon37 · 2 pointsr/FODMAPS

I take these (psyllium husk capsules), and it works for me:

u/L4syth · 2 pointsr/jpouch

My first year, I was up 2-3 times a night, and when I mentioned this to my surgeon at the time of my annual check up, he said “take an Imodium before bed.” So I started doing that and got it down to once a night. I’m still up and going once a night, but it’s needing to pee that wakes me up...and it’s just easier to go ahead and evacuate while I’m at it 😉

As for your second question, I soiled myself in the middle of the night 2-3 times in the past 2 1/2 years, but not full on shit myself. When it happened, it was typically the result of being extra reckless with eating/drinking whatever I want, subsequently having a lot of gas churning around while I’m asleep, and my body letting it pass...with me discovering in the morning it wasn’t all gas LOL

Are you taking any fiber supplements like Metamucil? My surgeon recommended I take it with every meal because it slows down the digestive tract, and it really does work. I hate the powder and take the capsules, and because I’m cheap I get a generic from amazon: My surgeon wants me to take it 3x a day (once before every meal) but I’m lazy and typically only do it when eating some I know will mess me up, like salad! It does a good job of firming things up from watery diarrhea to an oatmeal consistency, which means less trips to the bathrooms do leas chance of any gas being accompanied by leakage. Hope that helps!

u/MisterAnd0 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I had the same problem once I increased my protein intake to 1.5g/lbs of BW. I then started to take some psyllium husk capsules before meals and the problem was solved.

u/Natriana · 2 pointsr/fasting

I suffered really horrible diarrhea during my first 3 day fast, to the point that I couldn't trust if it felt like I just needed to pass gas o.O Someone mentioned taking psyllium husk to help regulate your system. I've been using that the last three days and I've had zero diarrhea and two regular bowel movements. Here's what I'm using (I've used it regularly in the past to help lower cholesterol too):

u/ClimbOnGoodBuddy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have basically the same exact story as you, also 6ft, 210 lbs, 20ish % bf. I ordered only to realize that their serving size was way smaller than I thought. They work fine, but it means taking 6 in the morning first thing and 6 at night before I go to bed, with a lot of water with each serving. It comes out to ~4g of fiber a day.

The recommended amount appears to be ~30g a day, so I don't know if this is actually helping or if it's just a placebo. I just realized that I didn't really answer your question, but this is what I've been doing.

u/chadnik · 2 pointsr/vegan

I can't tell if this is a compliment because of the resourcefulness of making almond milk or an insult because I mentioned the holiest of holies, the ghost wipe

u/I_talk_about_stuff · 2 pointsr/keto

Pretty much everything in the supplement world is a scam, at least as far as over marketing products with pretty labels and lots of "science" to make their product superior to the next guys. Most people in the bodybuilding world already know this but it is unfortunate that there are people who want to take advantage of dieters now as well.

Always look at the lesser marketed products for comparison.

Here is the Now brand for 15 bucks vs 30 for bulletproof brand. The only difference is that you did not just read a 3 page ad for the bulletproof product that would have jerked off your ego just enough to not care that you are paying a lot more.

This is not against bulletproof. This is just supplements in general so that I am clear that I am not just hating on one brand.

Also that is just a quick search. If you search for an online vitamin store in your area you may find one even cheaper. The now and pvl brands are both good and come without price inflation.

u/Baeocystin · 2 pointsr/keto

There's no need for dairy anything, if you don't want it. I eat a little cream/butter/etc because I enjoy the flavor, but most of my fat calories actually come from medium-chain triglycerides.

Medium-chain triglycerides do not need bile salts for digestion; rather, they are absorbed directly via the portal system and converted to ketones in the liver.

This is the brand I get, as it's specifically only Caprylic and Capric acid.


It works great as a general-purpose oil. You can cook with it, use it as a salad dressing, whatever you like. It has no real taste of its own, so it will just carry the flavors of what you're cooking rather than influence them on its own.

u/anbeav · 2 pointsr/ketogains

So you've always felt tired, it sounds like perhaps something you should discuss with a doctor as it doesn't seem keto-related.

MCT oil is medium chain triglyceride which is directly converted to ketones for immediate energy ( Many mix it in coffee, but you can add it to tea.

I also do IF and train fasted, the original leangains protocol is based on fasted-training, but if that's not working for you perhaps consider a different approach.

u/Oddlove · 2 pointsr/Portland

For what it's worth, I didn't like the NOW Foods MCT Oil that Super Supplements carries as much as I liked the Upgraded stuff that Caveman carries.

u/kushdup · 2 pointsr/treedibles

You can use pure coconut oil (which naturally contains mostly MCT oil), pure MCT oil from a health food or vitamin store, or a mixture of both if you'd like. In terms of potency and extraction effectiveness, pure MCT will work best.

It's generally recommended to decarb first to ensure that your final product is evenly decarbed and to allow using the oil in lower temperature recipes, which is preferred due to the volatility of many cannabinoids. I've also read that decarbed THC is more soluble, making it easier to extract from the plant matter which would lead to even better yields.

Stove top is ok if you can accurately measure the temperature of your oil. The oven is recommended because it can accurately hold an even temperature specifically set by the user (rather than guessing "somewhere around medium-lowish"). I believe it's only sealed to avoid from foreign material falling into the oil, since there is a fan running in standard convection ovens. If you must use a stove top I would recommend using a double boiler to buffer & diffuse heat.

MCT Oil on Amazon is considerably cheaper than purchasing locally if you don't mind the shipping time. Good luck!

u/the_mad_scientist · 2 pointsr/keto


Others may like different brands, I use this one.

u/SpindlySpiders · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Best deal I've found is on Amazon, and this doesn't have any strong flavors.

I mix it with shakes or smoothies and don't have any stomach problems from it. One time I thought I'd skip the shake and just swallow it directly. Big mistake. I was in the bathroom almost all day. I've never tried capsules before, but I recommend spreading it out over a whole day or at least a few hours and not taking it all in one go.

u/throwaway500k · 2 pointsr/vegan

Ok, sure - I've listed a pretty typical day below, including supplements.


u/rubix_redux · 2 pointsr/reactiongifs

I don't know where you live, but I buy dried beans and rice and make tacos that are probably ~.20 cents each and be full AF. I buy dry soybeans and make milk at home. My grocery bill went down like crazy after I starting buying only vegan food.

Any diet can be as expensive/inexpensive as you want it to be. Also, I'm talking specifically about the vegan convenience foods in my last post. The grocery store is full of normally cheap food that happens to be vegan. Bread, grains, veggies, fruit...ect...

Poorer nations usually eat a vegetarian/plant-heavy diet due to the fact that meat/dairy is more resource heavy per calorie. If you look at traditional Ethiopian cuisine, you'll see what I mean.

As far as the nutrition, for those that are worried they can take a B12/Amino supplement which can be ordered via mail. Here is 90 weeks worth of B12 for $15. It comes down to if you want to take a supplement on its own, or pay more to get it from the animal's flesh.

There is plenty of iron/calcium in vegetables. This isn't an issue.

Look - I'm no nutritionist, but it seems like a strong hypothesis that if you eat a diet with the highest nutrient to calorie ratio, you're probably going to be in good shape. Most Americans don't eat enough fiber, but no one bats an eye at that.

I know this is anecdotal, but I know hundreds of vegans. None of them have diet-related health problems, are obese, or have deficiencies that I know of. I'm not saying that can't happen but I look at my meat eating family ravaged by health issues and I can't help but wonder. I've also never heard of anyone I know have a protein deficiency.

u/bwahhh · 2 pointsr/vegan

no not very expensive. usually <$10. The trick is to find some that are from a vegan source and don't contain gelatin. When you goto the grocery store look at their vitamin section. There is usually a small selection of vegetarian / organic vitamins. I get my local stores brand so I can't really recommend a specific vitamin. Amazon has [these.] (

Never tried them and maybe a tad expensive. Sometimes a multivitamin has a good vitamin B selection. Your doctor might be able to get you prescription vitamins as well. Depending on your insurance that might be a good deal.

u/Yofi · 2 pointsr/vegan

The way we make change with veganism is by taking our money away from people who exploit animals and by raising awareness, so if I have an accident, and if fixing it wouldn't take back the money or improve people's regard for veganism, I just forgive myself and let it go. If I dispose of the non-vegan thing instead of consuming it, it's mostly just because I feel icky about it.

I recently went vegan after being vegetarian for a few years. It was hard at first to think of what to eat, but the breakthrough that made me feel better about it was reminding myself that I can still eat whatever I'm craving in some form or another. I try to imagine exactly what I would want for dinner if I weren't even vegetarian/vegan and then I google "easy vegan ___." This has led to some great things like vegan eggs benedict (yum). You're working to help animals, so you've got to make it fun and treat yourself.

I also take a vegan multivitamin and B12 supplement so that I can eat whatever I feel like without worrying so much about whether I'm killing myself.

u/togaman5000 · 2 pointsr/vegan

I use these, they've got a slight orange flavor and dissolve pretty quickly. Take about 3 a week.

u/adrenalive · 2 pointsr/vegan

This daily multiple is cheap as hell and has your iodine/selenium/iron covered.

K2, I use a supplement, they're also cheap. I'd like to ferment my own natto, but it just isn't feasible atm. Also natto is an acquired taste that I'm fighting a losing battle on.

Most fortified milks have 25% Vitamin A, so you're good for a good chunk of your requirement there. If you ever do any genetic testing like 23andMe, or AncestryDNA you can look at your specific SNP for the conversion of beta carotene -> Vit A. I'm of irish descent and my conversion is 25% lower than normal. Just means I eat two sticks of carrots or like half a sweet potato instead of a quarter. No one has a completely malfunctioning enzyme, it just performs less than optimally in some, so just double up your beta carotene containing veggies and take a multi with Vit A or beta carotene in it.

u/floopaloop · 2 pointsr/WomensHealth

Your multi actually doesn't have enough B12. If you're vegan, you should be taking a supplement with 100 micrograms of B12 every single day. Yes, it will make your pee a bright color, that is normal and fine. There aren't any negative effects of getting too much B12, besides a small number of people getting acne from it.

If you're looking for a good vegan multivitamin, try Deva's.

For how long were you only taking a B12 vitamin once a month? If it was more than a year or so, you might have or be on your way to a deficiency.

u/TimelessNY · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I do not identify as vegan, but can safely say you will be eating a lot of beans/lentils, fresh vegetables and rice if you are not lazy. Expensive, processed crap if you are lazy.

A word of advice is to carry spices/seasonings and take a multivitamin.