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  1. Is that much vitamin D safe to consume longterm? I don't know but for some reason I have 5k IU stuck in my head as the upper daily limit for general use. And yes! I remember AMP -- I hated the come down but it was awesome stim for training/gym use.
  2. Interesting -- I'll move my K2 dose (MK-7) to 2nd meal as well. Supnut -- yeah, if I take a general multi-V/M before bed, I can't sleep. No idea which specific ingredient(s) are to blame. Probably several.
  3. Thanks posting/mentioning -- I'm going to switch my 1x/day vitamin D (+K2) dose to 2nd meal instead of 3rd and see if I notice any change in sleep/wakefullness.
  4. I think next time I go for groceries, I'm going to get some tart cherry juice (and beetroot juice, which I've been meaning to add to my diet) and see if the effects on sleep can be replicated from the juice -- I kinda doubt it though.
  5. Interesting re:Boron -- thanks. I'm researching glucosamine/MSM products, but wasn't sure if people here have a go-to for that which is most cost-effective or optimal for whatever reason. I think Kimbo has taken or still takes something like this for joint health, but don't know if he's still around on here these days. Unrelated comments/additions that I meant to include above: - I tried a 'PM recovery' supplement that was offered to me for free containing tart cherry extract, boswellia extract, and safflower extract; I had one of the best nights of sleep I can remember havi
  6. Updated regimen with mostly removals of certain supplements and a few comments/questions at the bottom: Upon waking/first meal (removed vitamin C; fish oil; MCT oil; ginger root -- all taken only sporadically now): - Green tea extract (400 mg) - Vitamin D3 (800 IU) - Calcium (500 mg) - Cayenne pepper (500 mg) With second meal: < nothing so that I don't have to bring anything with me if eating out > Around workout (on training days; removed taurine­čś× - Beta-alanine (2 g, pre-workout) - Alpha lipoic acid (300 mg, post-w
  7. Thanks. At the time I wasn't supplementing with any K2, so maybe that was part of the issue. Btw, I've seen MK-4 and/or MK-7 forms of K2 recommended -- which is preferred? Or should we be taking both?
  8. Old thread but I'm bumping because your posts sparked my interest in potentially adding low dose aspirin to my regimen (as I approach 40 years of age.. sigh). My likely erroneous fears about aspirin have historically been: 1) stomach issues/bleeding risk, 2) impairment of muscle hypertrophy/gains, and 3) lack of rapid blood clotting when cut. I'm guessing the evidence for concern 2) is weak or nonexistent, and if vitamin C co-administration covers concern 1), that leaves me with 3) -- so I'm wondering how long it takes to 'adapt' to baby aspirin from the standpoint of b
  9. Bumping this old thread/post because I'm still interested in topical fat loss solutions (despite the endless discussions and arguments about it over the past few decades), and I saw this same study referenced in a separate thread here. Here's a link to the free FT (if it works) of another relevant older paper from one of the same authors: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/j.1550-8528.1995.tb00228.x I'm not necessarily arguing for or against potential merits of topical aminophylline, but in the past I've always been more or less a 'believer' (at least con
  10. Random observation: ON's Hydrolyzed Whey Chocolate Mint (30g) with dextrose powder (30g) in 16 oz. of water is absolutely delicious.
  11. Lots of good posts/discussion here. I'd just like to add that from using melatonin nightly for almost two decades straight, I've found the following: - taking on an empty stomach ~0.5-1 hr before trying to fall asleep (differentiating from 'before going to bed') is ideal -- no idea if the empty stomach benefit is an effect on absorption rate and/or extent though. - dependence builds quickly, so it's good to slowly titrate the dose up over time (I started at 0.3 mg, now I'm at 2.5-3 mg to achieve the same degree of effect) - for whatever reason, there appears to be wildly
  12. I assumed it was along those lines, maybe from all the dairy/protein in my diet... but I've never really bought into the whole pH balance thing (despite the extensive arguments about it back in the day on M&M forum). I also took in a fair amount of calcium citrate at the time, so I kinda doubt it was as simple as being in a state of chronic acidosis, but I guess it's possible.
  13. Do you know what causes the metallic taste, in general? When I was in peak physical shape years ago, training/eating/living as optimally as I have ever been able to, I often had a metallic taste in my mouth and my close friends/family would comment that I "smelled like metal" -- never knew what caused that but after I quit training and living healthy, it went away..
  14. FWIW, I've experienced a large reduction in back pain from a few minutes 3-4x week on a cheap inversion table (60 degrees).
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