Vitamins & supplements
I've never been big into vitamins figuring the best thing you can do is eat right but sends in at a point where I can use the help.
Has anyone done research on good multi vitamins, maybe even a "men's" formula if that's relevant. Even any good articles or comments on what to take and what not to over-take etc.
Thanks for the support and help!
When I worked at a health food store a few good brands, well tested, quality sources, etc.. were "Garden of Life" & I like the brands KAL and Blue Bonnet. I do well with liquid vitamins, personally, but they taste nasty. Garden of Life uses whole food sources.
If you're eating even close to healthfully you're probably getting plenty of most of the vitamins. Most multis you're just gonna pee down the drain. I have a whole foods based one from blue bonnet, came highly recommended, is expensive, but when i really paid attention to my nutrition I found I was getting everything I needed without the multi. So now I just take it maybe once a week just for a safety boost or whatever.
I find hardest nutrient to get enough of is potassium and you can't really supplement that. Just gotta eat bananas and potatoes and other real foods.
If you're using protein shakes they are often fortified, watch your iron and calcium especially, as those are not good to get too much of.
I've read an article saying in studies the only vitamin supplement to have a noticeable impact on health was a magnesium supplement. I take liquid magnesium chloride and I'm not sure if that's what makes the difference but when I changed up my preworkout to include magnesium (along with a few other changes, is why I'm not sure), my performance in the gym noticeably improved.