Vitamin C - I take 1,000
mg. in the AM and 1,000 mg mid-afternoon. I up the dosages
when I feel a cold coming on.
B-complex - a nice balance
of B-vitamins that ensures I'm prepared for optimal metabolic
function despite the stresses of life in my shoes.
A Multi-Mineral Formula
- Calcium, magnesium, and friends.
Alpha - Lipoic Acid -
I've seen enough legitimate science to integrate this into
my regimen as an anti-oxidant. It also may be a performance
aid. Not a stimulant, but the science seems to indicate
it facilitates greater glucose storage in muscle tissue.
Acetyl L-Carnitine - The
science has convinced me there's virtue in supplementing
with ALC to maintain brain function, to limit muscle tissue
breakdown, and to optimize the hormonal cascade to naturally
keep testosterone levels in the "healthy" ranges.
An EFA supplement - I
usually supplement with Flaxseed oil liquid, but for convenience
I sometimes use the capsules.
A protein powder and/or meal
replacement powder - When I'm seeking fat loss I use
my BURN! formula. Under usual training conditions I use
my EAT! Pro! formula. When
muscle growth is a concern I use my EAT!
& GROW! You certainly don't have to use my products.
You can find lots of options at The
A post-workout recovery drink
- I use my RELOAD formula. Find
more info on recovery by reading my
article specific to that topic.
Creatine Monohydrate powder
- I have a few articles posted on creatine.
There have been many "new formulas" brought to
the marketplace, but I find the most consistent results
with creatine monohydrate powder. I incorporate it in my
GROW! formula, but you can also buy
any one of a number of brands.
Melatonin - I don't think
of this as a sleep aid as much as a "readjust"
aid when I switch time zones. It seems to help me sleep
when I'm three hours "off."
Olive Leaf - When I travel
and go from city to city doing radio, TV, and seminar appearances,
I'm careful to take care of my immune system. I believe
the flavonoids in standardized Olive Leaf extract act as
Echinacea - I always have
a bottle with me when I travel, especially in winter. I'm
often on 6 or 8 planes in a week, and I hear coughs, sneezes,
wheezes, and yucky sounds (that's a clinical term) on every
airplane. If I ever feel the onset of a cold, I pump up
vitamin C and supplement with echinacea. There's no question
in my mind that this strategy has prevented me from coming
down with bothersome colds many times.
Saw Palmetto (for men
over 35) - Prostate issues run rampant, and the research
is clear. Saw Palmetto is effective in reducing prostate
enlargement. I would encourage any man over 35 to supplement
with saw palmetto as a preventative.