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    Kind of nasty but must ask...

    Since I've started eating clean and supplementing with various things (creatine, whey protein, MSM, superpump max) my bowel movements have become much, shall we say, looser and more frequent. Before starting this adventure to get healthy they were "normal" to slightly loose on occasion and had 1 or 2 a day. Will this pass or is it part and parcel of supplementing? I eat at least 20 grams of fiber a day so that should not be the problem and my water intake is at least 100 ounces per day. This has been going on since at least the beginning of April.

    On a positive note my hemorrhoids have either disappeared or shrunk considerably!

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    That's not enough water.

    It's normal to experience some changes. Changing ANY diet will lead to changes. Careful with the fiber though, you can easily take too much where nutrient partitioning is affected.
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    What would be a minimum on the water? I did not add in my protein drink or coffee so that would add some more. I use 8 ounces of almond milk and drink ~20 ounces of coffee each morning.

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    You can cancel out the coffee. While coffee is good for you, it also dehydrates you. So don't count it as part of your liquid intake. You need at least a gallon a day.
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    Will do!

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    how did it taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    how did it taste?
    ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazensol View Post
    ????
    He's just messing with ya
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    You probably have too much magnesium in your diet magnesium acts as a natural laxative ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas1 View Post
    You probably have too much magnesium in your diet magnesium acts as a natural laxative ...
    This is a very real possibility. I started a mag. sup at the same time. I'll stop it for a few days and see what happens. Thanks for the tip!

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    ^ good idea. Elimination process should narrow this down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    He's just messing with ya
    I know. No worries!

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    I've got nothing to add but hey, thanks for not posting pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    I've got nothing to add but hey, thanks for not posting pics!
    For some reason the demand was just not there for them. Weird right? I just don't know why... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazensol View Post
    Since I've started eating clean and supplementing with various things (creatine, whey protein, MSM, superpump max) my bowel movements have become much, shall we say, looser and more frequent. Before starting this adventure to get healthy they were "normal" to slightly loose on occasion and had 1 or 2 a day. Will this pass or is it part and parcel of supplementing? I eat at least 20 grams of fiber a day so that should not be the problem and my water intake is at least 100 ounces per day. This has been going on since at least the beginning of April.

    On a positive note my hemorrhoids have either disappeared or shrunk considerably!
    SuperPump Max got the nick name 'SuperDUMP Max' for a reason.

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    Seems the magnesium was the main culprit! Thanks Nicholas1!!! I guess 300mgs/day was a bit too much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazensol View Post
    Seems the magnesium was the main culprit! Thanks Nicholas1!!! I guess 300mgs/day was a bit too much...
    Yup. It'll do it. I can handle 400 daily no problem. But I did take higher doses in the past and had issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    You can cancel out the coffee. While coffee is good for you, it also dehydrates you. So don't count it as part of your liquid intake. You need at least a gallon a day.
    Your mention of a 'gallon of water a day' poses a question. If your urine is clear...completely clear and not yellow, do you really need a full gallon of water per day? Call me crazy but if my urine is clear...it's an indicator that I am properly hydrated. If you drink too much, will you have an electrolyte imbalance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indymuscleguy View Post
    Your mention of a 'gallon of water a day' poses a question. If your urine is clear...completely clear and not yellow, do you really need a full gallon of water per day? Call me crazy but if my urine is clear...it's an indicator that I am properly hydrated. If you drink too much, will you have an electrolyte imbalance?
    Sure. It also depends on your stats. I don't know many people with stats that would be affected negatively by a gallon of water. As far as electrolyte imbalance, you're never really balanced. The fluctuation is ridiculous. Now remember, the average person may not need a gallon (although it won't hurt), but for people like you and me, who hit the gym regularly and are generally pretty active, you better believe you need a gallon or more.
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    I've seen guys carry around a gallon jug of water in the gym and recall seeing a guy in one of my college classes always carrying one around, I assumed because they sweat heavily (possibly caused by Tren users) they required more.

    I would be in the bathroom all day if I did that....so what is the reasoning behind a gallon or more of water per day if your water consumption disregards the color of your urine. Again, I assumed I was properly hydrated when my urine was clear.

    Guess we need a 'Gallon of water protocol' sticky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indymuscleguy View Post
    I've seen guys carry around a gallon jug of water in the gym and recall seeing a guy in one of my college classes always carrying one around, I assumed because they sweat heavily (possibly caused by Tren users) they required more.

    I would be in the bathroom all day if I did that....so what is the reasoning behind a gallon or more of water per day if your water consumption disregards the color of your urine. Again, I assumed I was properly hydrated when my urine was clear.

    Guess we need a 'Gallon of water protocol' sticky...
    lol, yeah I've seen that, too. I don't carry water with me unless I plan on running for an hour on the treadmill. I'm usually in and out pretty quick if I don't do cardio.

    Water consumption does not disregard the color of urine. But the color of urine mostly has to do with urochrome. My rule is that if I don't have to use the restroom every 2 to 3 hours, I'm not drinking enough. Heck, I lose 2 to 3 lbs of water weight just from exhaling at night while I sleep. That's why you look your leanest in the AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^ Elimination process should narrow this down.
    I thought thatís what we were discussing. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerspawn View Post
    I thought that’s what we were discussing. LOL
    It is. I don't get your point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    It is. I don't get your point.
    Nursing humor. You talked about elimination process narrowing it down and we have been talking about his elimination process as in his bowel movements.
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Elimination process should narrow this down.

    [QUOTE=Brazensol;6538938]Since I've started eating clean and supplementing with various things (creatine, whey protein, MSM, superpump max) my bowel movements have become much, shall we say, looser and more frequent. Before starting this adventure to get healthy they were "normal" to slightly loose on occasion and had 1 or 2 a day. Will this pass or is it part and parcel of supplementing? [QUOTE]

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    Ah. Gotchya.
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    Take your weight and divide that number in half. That's how many ounces of water you should drink per day. An athlete with a high amount of muscle mass should drink even more, about two-thirds of their body weight in ounces per day. You should drink about 8 oz. every 15 minutes while exercising.
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Water consumption does not disregard the color of urine. But the color of urine mostly has to do with urochrome.
    Urine becomes darker with less hydration. Large amounts of colorless urine may be a symptom of diabetes insipidus.

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