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Old 07-23-2020, 06:58 AM   #1  
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Default Workout Supplements

Anyone have an idea if there’s a listed of approved/not approved supplements for working out somewhere out there?
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:57 AM   #2  
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For civil aviation? I’ve yet to see one.

The usual suspects are safe for the average, healthy individual. Protein powders, BCAAs, creatine, etc. When you start getting into things like fat burners, pre-workout, testosterone boosters, etc—use caution. Make sure all of your supplements have been tested by a reputable, independent lab (USP, etc). I personally know of someone who popped positive for amphetamines after using a pre-workout he bought off the internet. Whatever was in it was close enough to an amphetamine to cause a positive result. Woof.

I don’t buy my stuff from a brick and mortar store like a GNC, but if GNC doesn’t sell it (IOW, internet only) I would be wary.

He did say it was the best PWO he ever used, though! Personally, I stick to Monster or black coffee for PWO.

The Navy classifies workout supplements, and I typically abide by their chart and recommendations. Well, with the exception of caffeine—for me, breakfast consists of caffeine and hatred.
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:37 PM   #3  
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Yeah stick with the mainstream products purchased online.

Better yet, plain protein powder and advil as needed.
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Default Be careful with plant protein powder

A lot of the plant/vegan powders include Hemp seed protein as an ingredient. Generally wouldn't be an issue, but if the seeds are not hulled correctly then they *could* contain traces of THC.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:38 PM   #5  
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What are you trying to achieve?
Weight loss?
Fat loss?
Muscle gain?

Dominance over the gland that raises your hand(s) towards your feeding hole (mouth)?

All of the above don’t need a “supplement”, just self control.
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