Creatine or other supplements?

skatch

Cathlete
Hi everyone! Just wondering what everyone takes for supplements, recently reading up on health benefits of creatine. Does anybody use this? Any recommendations?
 

rhbrand

Cathlete
I do use creatine. I've done the research and its good for the body and the brain. Worth it for me.
I also take a multivitamin, extra Vit D and fish oil. Oh, and protein powder
 

rhbrand

Cathlete
I take just 5gm a day. And I get whatever is the cheapest quality brand. I do like the Bodybuilding.com brand. Its like 80 servings for less than $10.
 

Hazlady

Cathlete
In my morning smoothie I take protein powder, a multi-greens powder and another powder that contains turmeric, msm, ginger and magnesium. I also take Fish Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, a multi mineral tablet, Vitamins B, C, D and E, and CoQ10. In the evenings I take a Joint Care tablet that contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin. If I am doing a high impact or strenuous workout I will often take a pre-workout drink and sometimes use a post workout branched chain amino acids drink. I sometimes take L-Carnitine too. I don't use creatine.
 

tralaiven

Cathlete
I don't recommend taking creatine. My husband was the picture of health in his mid-thirties, working out (on SWAT, did SWAT Olympics) and was a faithful user of creatine. Then he started having all sorts of health problems.
Please don't use it. Things might not happen right away, but some time the road...

Just eat healthy.
 

sneakers

Cathlete
I used creatine and BCAAs briefly in the past but didn't like how I felt using them (digestion issues). More recently I got into using collagen (high quality grass fed) but based on a podcast I listened to, I am going to give Essential Aminos a try. (The podcast was Ben Greenfield's interview with Dr. Minkoff https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/supplements-podcasts/essential-amino-acid-benefits/) Sounds like they are even better than collagen. Anyone else have any experience with essential aminos? (I went with the Kion brand tablets since they put a great deal of work into the particular levels of each amino in their formula.) I sound like an ad, but I'm not! Curious if anyone else has an opinion on EAs... Thanks!
 

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