Results 1 to 30 of 30
  1. #1
    Blitz88's Avatar
    Blitz88 is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    193

    Multi vitamins really necessary?

    I was just wondering. I take 2 mega man sport vitamins, vitamin C, and fish oils daily. Are these really necessary or am I wasting my money? Also, do they add more stress on my liver while on a test cycle? I will be adding 100mg of var towards the middle/end of my cycle. I usually start supplementing liv52 when i start the var.My diet is excellent.

  2. #2
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Please post a direct link to the supplement Facts. Most Multi's are a waste of money.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  3. #3
    gymmonster's Avatar
    gymmonster is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    253
    So you dont reccomend taking a basic multi? I have always thought gnc brand were a waste but thought multi was essential.

  4. #4
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    ^ nope.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  5. #5
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by gymmonster View Post
    So you dont reccomend taking a basic multi? I have always thought gnc brand were a waste but thought multi was essential.
    Read austinite's "Amino Acids" thread (http://forums.steroid.com/supplement...erbs-more.html). It's a wealth of knowledge. Instead of taking a multivitamin that has low doses of several vitamins and minerals, take the vitamins and minerals separately.

  6. #6
    gymmonster's Avatar
    gymmonster is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    253
    On my way

  7. #7
    gymmonster's Avatar
    gymmonster is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    253
    Damn it amazes me how much time some of you spend typing to help the board. Awesome read thank austin.
    Anyone that looked at this thread with question should go to austins thread and read.

  8. #8
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    Read austinite's "Amino Acids" thread (http://forums.steroid.com/supplement...erbs-more.html). It's a wealth of knowledge. Instead of taking a multivitamin that has low doses of several vitamins and minerals, take the vitamins and minerals separately.
    Not all multis have crappy ingredients or low dosed, just saying.

  9. #9
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Quote Originally Posted by RescuesPitbulls View Post
    Not all multis have crappy ingredients or low dosed, just saying.
    Show me one.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  10. #10
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Show me one.
    Anavite? The only addition thing i supplement is Biotin to aid my eczema.

  11. #11
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Have a link to the data?
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  12. #12
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Have a link to the data?
    Data as in ? Label?

  13. #13
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256

  14. #14
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by RescuesPitbulls View Post
    Not all multis have crappy ingredients or low dosed, just saying.
    Another advantage of taking vitamins and minerals separately is the ability to adjust the doses and time you take them.

  15. #15
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    With the exception of potassium, molybdenum, chromium, and phosphorous, Optimum Nutrition's Opti-Men has higher amounts of vitamins and minerals (http://www.fitnessnutritionschweiz.c...0val%20nut.gif).

  16. #16
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    With the exception of potassium, molybdenum, chromium, and phosphorous, Optimum Nutrition's Opti-Men has higher amounts of vitamins and minerals (http://www.fitnessnutritionschweiz.c...0val%20nut.gif).
    I like the Anavite more because it gives me a 3.2g of Beta Alanine. Saves me buying that.

  17. #17
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    No thanks...

    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  18. #18
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by RescuesPitbulls View Post
    I like the Anavite more because it gives me a 3.2g of Beta Alanine. Saves me buying that.
    I understand. Supplementing separately is definitely more expensive than a simple multivitamin. Personally, I think multivitamins are fine if that's all you can get. Austinite has a more cost effective protocol in his thread too.

  19. #19
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    You don't really need all the vitamins on earth. I do it because I'm extreme with everything. I should make an "Absolute Necessity" protocol for Vitamins/Minerals.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  20. #20
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    No thanks...

    Lol, I knew you would have fun with that. It brings up some questions though (sorry). It is fine to mix magnesium with some vitamins and minerals, right? I plan on taking magnesium orotate, micronized glutamine, tyrosine, maca, green tea extract, vitamin C, horny goat weed, and pycnogenol together (or right after each other) before bed as per you protocol.

  21. #21
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    You don't really need all the vitamins on earth. I do it because I'm extreme with everything. I should make an "Absolute Necessity" protocol for Vitamins/Minerals.
    Well you sort of do at the end of your first post. The fact that you are extreme is why I like your protocol though, lol.

  22. #22
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    Lol, I knew you would have fun with that. It brings up some questions though (sorry). It is fine to mix magnesium with some vitamins and minerals, right? I plan on taking magnesium orotate, micronized glutamine, tyrosine, maca, green tea extract, vitamin C, horny goat weed, and pycnogenol together (or right after each other) before bed as per you protocol.
    It's ok to mix it, the idea of separating it is that it can act as muscle relaxer, and most people don't take their "Multi's" before bed. And the 200mg dose up there is nothing to shake a stick at.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  23. #23
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    It's ok to mix it, the idea of separating it is that it can act as muscle relaxer, and most people don't take their "Multi's" before bed. And the 200mg dose up there is nothing to shake a stick at.
    Ah, I see. I think I will take the others about one hour before bed then, but I will take magnesium by itself right before bed.

  24. #24
    Shadow530i is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    147
    Austinite...if you had to recommend a multi to someone...what brand would you suggest? Basically for those of us who aren't hardcore like you when it comes to chomping up pills. Right now I just take regular old Opti-men ones...

  25. #25
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    ^ I dont really. But if you can hang tight a couple days, I'll post a good stack that is about 3 pills max.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  26. #26
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    No thanks...

    Interesting, i honestly don't feel like supplementing with more vitamins & minerals. I'll either take the multi or drop it completely and put that money towards food.

  27. #27
    RescuesPitbulls's Avatar
    RescuesPitbulls is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    I understand. Supplementing separately is definitely more expensive than a simple multivitamin. Personally, I think multivitamins are fine if that's all you can get. Austinite has a more cost effective protocol in his thread too.
    To be quite honest, i never cared for multis. The only thing i've ever supplemented with was protein powders, creatine & BCAAs. I bought the multi because i got a kick ass deal on it. I'm not sure if i really care for the vitamin & minerals since i already consume a lot of food.

  28. #28
    Ashop's Avatar
    Ashop is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9,923
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz88 View Post
    I was just wondering. I take 2 mega man sport vitamins, vitamin C, and fish oils daily. Are these really necessary or am I wasting my money? Also, do they add more stress on my liver while on a test cycle? I will be adding 100mg of var towards the middle/end of my cycle. I usually start supplementing liv52 when i start the var.My diet is excellent.

    I personally think a multi vitamin/mineral supp is a must,,,especially with the way people eat these days.
    I dont go crazy though. I actually use Flintstone chewables or gummies..1 with breakfast...1 with dinner.

  29. #29
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    lol.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  30. #30
    tigerspawn's Avatar
    tigerspawn is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,976
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I should make an "Absolute Necessity" protocol for Vitamins/Minerals.
    Yes would you please do that.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •