Supplements

Just wanted to make a note… not really sure about supplements.

The list got me into thinking about taking psyllium fiber again. First time I heard of SAMe. I thought l-carnitine was for losing weight, but it says it’s for increased energy.

Build Muscle

SUPPLEMENT: Whey Protein Powder

While preparing for Blade: Trinity, Ryan Reynolds used whey shakes to tone his six-pack.

DAILY DOSE: 20g

BEST BRAND: Solgar Whey

Reduce Stress

SUPPLEMENT: L-Theanine

It boosts the brain’s levels of alpha waves; meditation has a similar effect.

DAILY DOSE: 200mg

BEST BRAND: Source Naturals

Thicken Hair

SUPPLEMENT: Biotin

Celebrity stylist Cristophe (past clients range from Bruce Springsteen to Bill Clinton) sells his own line of thickening shampoo that’s fortified with biotin.

DAILY DOSE: 2,500mcg

BEST BRAND: Nature’s Bounty

Increase Libido

SUPPLEMENT: Korean red ginseng

Porn icon Ron Jeremy has endorsed VigRX penis-enlargement pills (which contain red ginseng), calling the results “huge.”

DAILY DOSE: 1,500mg

BEST BRAND: Triverex

Lose Weight

SUPPLEMENT: Psyllium Fiber

Fiber keeps you regular, makes you feel full, and subsequently promotes weight loss.

DAILY DOSE: 2 tbsp

BEST BRAND: Metamucil

Improve Skin

SUPPLEMENT: Zinc Gluconate

In France, zinc gluconate is used as a prescription drug to treat acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

DAILY DOSE: 15mg twice a day with food

BEST BRAND: Nature Made

Cheer Up

SUPPLEMENT: SAMe

Dr. Oz has touted the benefits of SAMe (pronounced “sammy”) for treating depression by punching up neurotransmitters.

DAILY DOSE: 400mg twice a day

BEST BRAND: Nature’s Sunshine

Lower Cholesterol

SUPPLEMENT: Beta-sitosterol

The plant sterol blocks the absorption of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the gut by up to 27 percent.

DAILY DOSE: 300mg (before eating)

BEST BRAND: Baywood

Strengthen Heart

SUPPLEMENT: CoQ10

This powerful antioxidant has been shown to reverse gum disease, which can be a predictor of heart attacks.

DAILY DOSE: 100mg

BEST BRAND: Nature Made

Sleep Better

SUPPLEMENT: Melatonin

This hormone improves the ability to fall (and stay) asleep and promotes morning alertness.

DAILY DOSE: 2mg

BEST BRAND: Nature Made

Increase Energy

SUPPLEMENT: L-Carnitine

Since it occurs naturally in a normal diet, it’s not on the International Olympic Committee’s banned-substances list, making it the athlete’s supplement du jour.

DAILY DOSE: 2g

BEST BRAND: Solgar

Got everything from http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/men/theres-a-supplement-for-that#1

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