Instead of doing a generic post about supplements for men, I take you inside my crib to show you what actual supplements are on my own countertop. (Isn’t that so much better than another stupid post written out by someone who might not even take what he says you should use?)
My YouTube Channel is fun for another reason.
I’ve been to the weight room a five or six times in the past six or seven weeks. I was severely overtrained and haven’t had a balls-to-the-wall training session in several weeks.
I’m in the worst shape I’ve been in a long time. The YouTube Channel will be a form of “performance art,” as I get back into shape.
Here’s the video and below it is the transcript.
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Hey this is Mike from DangerAndPlay.com and today we’re going to talk about supplements for men.
Now instead of just writing something out and linking to a bunch of crap I’ll show you here’s what I actually use.
When talking about supplements, keep two points in mind:
1. Supplements will not make you big and jacked.
2. If you have an actual nutrient deficiency, taking a supplement will actually feel like a drug.
We’ll talk about that more in a minute.
Let’s go…here, this is the supplement that I think pretty much every man needs and this is, minerals. And these are chelated minerals, and that is because your body can absorb them better. They are bonded with an amino acid. The process of chelation is called Albion chelation – Albion, A-L-B-I-O-N.
And the reason you need minerals is because, our source of minerals is food, where does the minerals in the food come from? From the soil.
But if you read about top soil erosion and food growing and other things then you realize that there aren’t a lot of minerals in the soil so they are not getting to the vegetables and therefore they’re not really getting to us. So this is what I believe pretty much everyone should take.
Zinc. [Zinc Picolinate from NOW Foods] Sometimes I take extra zinc sometimes I don’t.
This is magnesium oil. [Ancient Minerals Magnesium oil] It’s a transdermal form of magnesium it absorbs.
I stop taking it because it burned my skin and it pretty much felt like I was burning alive. I don’t know why that happened, it used to be fine.
But this stuff works really well. Transdermal magnesium.
This is l-glutathione and this is Alpha Lipoic Acid and this is 5-HTP.
I take this if I do any MDMA or partying or anything.
This [point to l-glutathione] will detox your liver.
This [pointing to 5-HTP] will keep your brain from losing serotonin and from harming your serotonin receptors.
This [pointing to Alpha Lipoic Acid] is a general antioxidant and also a glucose disposal agent which is good if you eat a lot of carbs.
Generally speaking this is special purpose stuff, that I take for, like I said, a special purpose.
This is, NADH, and it helps if you have adrenal fatigue or in my case, I was overtrained.
This is MK-7, I got jackshit out of it. Waste of money. But, not really.
This is optimized folate. My buddy who goes by the name ThorLonius started taking it, completely changed his life.
Here’s what I mean by some supplements being drug-like.
If you have a gene deficiency, which 1 in 3 people have, then your body can’t absorb normal vitamin B12, so you have to take optimized folate.
What does that mean? 1 in 3 people are going to take this stuff and say “Holy shit this is the most amazing stuff in the world.” 2 out of 3 are going to say ehh.
I’m one of the guys, ehh, because I don’t have that gene deficiency.
What you are going to learn about supplements is that a lot of this stuff is dependent upon your genotype.
For example, I take way more magnesium than most because I have a gene deficiency that causes me to either lose magnesium or not absorb it.
This is a multi-vitamin. AOR Ortho-Core. It’s a high molecular weight vitamin. Supposed to be the best vitamin. Multivitamins cause a lot of drama with people because it’s an antioxidant and some people say too much antioxidant is actually bad for you and that limited oxidative stress is good for you.
I don’t know. Take it. See how you feel.
This is arnica gel. I use it when I have inflammation in my joints or a black eye, something like that.
This is gum [Spry]. It kills bad bacteria. I order it in bulk, it tastes really good, and the flavor doesn’t last but it kills bacteria. Has this stuff called Xylitol.
This is my best supplement. It’s a juicer, an Omega J8006.
I’m a big believer in juicing as you know if you’ve read the site.
If not. Check out Fit-Juice.com.
High speed blender [Blendtec].
Blendtec or Vitamix, there’s a whole post of Fit-Juice.com about that.
People pick a side. I like a Blendtec because it fits under the counter.
Thisis just a general blend of slow release protein for Alphacinnos. [MyoFusion Elite Protein Series by Gaspari]
I’m taking this other stuff, Trutein, which is a blend of caseinate, whey, and egg.
This is powdered MCT oil, also from Trutein.
By the way, not that it looks like I get sponsored but I don’t have advertisers or supplement company sponsors or anything. So what I take is essentially what I take.
This is powdered MCT stuff, I’m a really big believer in MCT oil, but you can’t take your oils if you travel, so this is great to travel with.
This is branch chain amino acids [Aminolast by Gaspari].
A lot of people say “Oh my god take branch chain amino acids they’ll make you bigger.” Not really, but they help me recover. And in the long-term, anything that helps you to recover quicker is going to help you gain muscle in the long run because you can get more workouts in.
So I take Glycofuse which is low osmolality carbohydrate, your body absorbs it quickly. I mix it some of this [Glycofuse by Gaspari] with some of this [Aminolast]. IT gives me great workout intensity and it helps me recover faster.
This is L-glutamine, which again is one of those things that people say helps you gain muscle. Not really. I took it because like I said, I was overtrained and got the flu. It’s a great immune system booster. So I’m going to use the whole jar until I have it done. It’s not going to go anything remarkable, but it is good for your immune system.
And that’s it. Oh wait. One more thing.
I said I take MCT oil. And I take Udo’s Choice oil. What I actually do is I mix them half and half. So I take the Udo’s oil into the MCT oil and keep it in the same bottle. That just saves me from having to switch bottles.
So that is it.
Those are the supplements I take.
But like I said, this is my favorite supplement [places hand on Omega J8006 juicer] of all.
So thanks. This is Mike from DangerAndPlay.com and thanks a lot for tuning in.