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I hear it advised everywhere - but I'm always slightly suspicious of supplements in the 'expensive pee' sort of way.
So, do you actually notice a difference between when you take fish oil and when you don't, and what might that be in your experience?
Diagnoses as dumb. Sorry but I died. 😂 Mine is a block head too, lol! I know I will work mine until he can’t move, and not for my sake- for his. I can’t even imagine having to retire him he loves working so much, I know he will want to go as long as possible. Yes, we need to keep their best interest in mind, but all the working dogs I know, police k9 and service, died a little when they stopped working and were never the same after. My grandfather worked at everything he couldn’t until the very last too- people are the same. We placed service dogs have a real work ethic, they love what they do. I have a regular dog too, and if given the choice, he sinks in the couch while the other is bouncing at the door. See how he feels both mentally and physically. Are there any supplements that could help? I know beef collagen powder is just excellent for that kind of thing, I get mine from Amazon and it’s amazing for me too! Hair, skin, nails and joints show incredible improvement when you take this regularly. I sprinkle on his food and water his food well, since I’ve don’t that he never has gas anymore either- bonus tip! Here’s what I use, it has the least taste of all those I’ve tried, and dissolves well in any drink or food. All the best to you both!! Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, Unflavored Beef Protein, Kosher, 16 Oz Can [link]
I think my hair and nails have improved also. There are lots of glowing reviews on amazon too.
The top review discusses it more at length: [link]
im 95% sure it was this one
It caught my eye because I bought the same one from amazon. Was cheaper from Woodmans
I've started adding collagen powder to my oatmeal and hot drinks (coffee and tea). It's pure, flavorless protein and apparently good for joint health... which is a plus with all the running and jumping lately.
I get it here but there are plenty of other options: Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. [link]
Yeah I was really skeptical but it's helped my pain. I used to get awful throbbing pain after a busy day or before it rained and this has stopped that for me.
Here's the link: [link]
Every morning I take my normal dosage of women's gummies (Costco), a fish/krill oil, and a probiotic that I buy through a family member. The collagen powder I take is this one and I really like it! I can mix it with my morning coffee or in smoothies and it's not gelatinous (the red container is).
Intermittent fasting is supposed to help with aotophagy, which is the process of your cells actually replacing themselves. So, that is definitely a place to start looking!
For collagen, I've heard good things about this brand: [link]
Ah, ok. Yeah, that would be an issue in my book :-) But I'm spoiled as he does sleep through.
Two things we've done... if our LO really won't eat, he will ALWAYS eat a yogurt pouch. (Seems to be the one thing he doesn't refuse.) So we'll give him one of those at the end, to make sure he has a full belly.
If she'll drink milk, you can get a flavorless protein powder that dissolves in (cold or warm) milk and add a bit in to her milk, to try to "top her up" a bit? We've tried this one When he's teething and he just will.not.eat. we add it to his milk.
There's billions of vegan protein powders out there. The only protein powder I use is this which isn't even a complete protein. I get plenty of protein just by eating 3200 calories.
Try eating some gelatin. It increases the collagen in your skin which will help fight stretch marks and just makes your skin healthier in general. You can use it like protein powder.
I use collagen in my morning coffee and added to my post-workout protein stack as a joint health supplement. I've been using it for about six months, and an old (10+ years) nagging climbing injury of mine no longer hurts.
Could be totally unrelated, but it's relatively cheap, available on Amazon, has some protein, and certainly isn't going to hurt anything.
ETA: This is the brand I use.
Diet and oral supplementation will help you with natural collagen production way more than a cream will.
I use Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate. It has a low molecular weight so it dissolves in just about anything and doesn't change the taste/texture of stuff very much.
I used Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. I'd mix it into coffee, as it was pretty palatable/convenient that way.
Well, that's really something you'll have to play around with. Right now I drink black tea with 2 tbsp of collagen hydrolysate ([link]) to help get protein and stave off hunger until I'm ready to eat a meal.
I'm actually cutting back on caffeine, but I would usually also have a cup of coffee with some half and half after the tea with the collagen hydrolysate.
I would drink the sparkling water as often as you want/need/afford at first. Carbonated water is reportedly not great for your teeth, but it's calorie free and should help you transition to a better diet.
I've been using this....[link]
Dissolves completely in hot or cold and doesnt change consistency. Two tablespoons is 11g protein and nothing else. Good for when you're doing a flexible dieting program and just need some simple protein to hit your macros.
Two rules of thought... don't know how accurate.
1) Many massages while losing weight. Idea is that the massages help break up the subcutaneous (spelling?) fat under the skin, helping the skin shrink faster.
2) Using something like the following product: [link]
Which is supposed to be good for quite a bit of good things in your body, one of which is skin elasticity... which can only be good so that you skin has an easier time of it getting back to normal as you lose weight. And the older you are, the less elastic your skin is.
I can't prove or disprove this. :)
Here's what i was recommended and has been working well for me.
It works surprisingly well for me. Even though it is 20 dollars it does last quite a long time.
It sounds like you're doing a good job of including protein in every meal. Maybe just up the amount volume. I'm assuming your using a scale.
Sometimes I make protein hot chocolate instead of a shake. I make hot cocoa w/ almond milk, cocoa, splenda/stevia, a dash of salt, then add hydrolyzed collagen for protein. Don't use normal collagen, or you'll get hot chocolate flavored jello. The green can won't gel when added to liquid.Added bonus, collagen is great for my hair and skin.
I use Great Lakes Collagan Hydrolysate as a protein powder for then I am a little short.
Same problem here! Well, needing more protein and not too much dairy. I'm in my last trimester of pregnancy and the protein needs are just crazy.
The dairy I do have is cottage cheese. I can't eat more than one serving or else...it's bad. It's really not the most exciting way to eat dairy, but it has so much protein in it. 1 cup of 1% fat has about 28 grams of protein.
Beef gelatin isn't really cheap, but I've found this supplement useful and easy to take and digest: [link]
Sorry I can't be more useful. I wish I had more answers than the usual beans, nuts, and eggs. Meat is expensive and not my most favorite thing right now.
This is what I'm calling BCAAs.
I'm still a beginner, hence the bulking. I got advice from a friend's longtime personal trainer who swears by this stuff. If what I'm doing really is pointless, however, let me know.
This is what I use. It's great! They have a standard gelatin option, as well as the linked variety which does not start gelling as it cools. That means you can mix it in just about anything!
Those are what I bought. I've heard that gotu kola body oil helps with scarring, stretching, and elasticity. It's probably one of those lotions that pregnant women use after giving birth. I don't think there's much research on this, but looking at the reviews, it looks like it's helping some people.
Collagen hydrolysate on the other hand has some research behind it. At best, it can help with wrinkling, and at worst, it'll help with joint pain if you take it consistently.
I just bought those recently so I'll use them both till they run out and see how it goes. But I have taken collagen tablets in the past to help with joints while exercising. It honestly could have just been a placebo, but regardless it did make some difference.
Here it is! This one dissolves immediately even in cold drinks, and tastes the least nasty of all I’ve tried. This is the only one I use since it’s so much better! The container is huge and lasts a while, I try to remover (haha I’m a failure!) to take two tablespoons daily. Your hair and nails will thank you too! I also included a liquid multi vitamin I take, also super helpful for skin, hair and nails. My face and hands are painfully dry, when I take these they are much better!
Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, Unflavored Beef Protein, Kosher, 16 Oz Can [link]
Mega Premium Liquid Multivitamin... [link]
I don't know what to sub, but I've had this sitting in my Amazon lists forever.
Thanks, I use Great Lakes collagen, too.
I use this one. It mixes great in hot beverages which is how I use it.
Please try taking collagen peptides twice per day, let me know if they help.
Need advice on my supplement choices to help me lose weight!
Hey guys, I tried posting on r/supplements, but my post won’t show up there so I thought I’d try here.
I'm 22 and I've recently been trying to get into fitness after many years of gaining weight and wasting time. I used to workout a lot few years ago, but i injured my back which caused me to become a couch potato. I'm doing better now and looking for a fresh start.
I've been doing some research on some supplements to help my process of fat loss. I know supplements aren't magical fat burners, but anything that helps me even in the slightest to make me healthier is ok in my books.
Here's a list of supplements I've complied based on articles, YouTube videos and labdoor.
They're not in any particular order;
My plan was to drink the green tea with the collagen and creatine in the morning and at night mixed together.
In the afternoon i would take the complex b, fish oil, multi-vitamin.
Pre-workout would be caffeine pills
At night after my workout i would take my protein.
So in summary i was wondering if you guys think i'm taking to much or if i'd be buying the wrong items.
My worry is that i'd taking too many things that would eventually lead to liver problems.
I'd appreciate your input on the matter and mention your own experiences with these supplements or others and what worked you? Should i add more or get rid of some?
My friend also recommend me Ancestor supplements, but i thought they were kinda expensive considering how many you'd have to take before replacing them again.
Thank you for taking the time and helping me out.
So, I’m relying on google translate, but I’m guessing that’s hydrolized collagen much like this?
I use Great Lakes Collagen Powder
This one I really like it
I like to mix a tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and hydrolyzed collagen into my daily coffee, but I'm also a weird health nut. If you go to Starbucks, I'd recommend getting a 'blonde' because it has more caffeine and antioxidants than a darker roast.
This is the collagen hydrolysate I meant [link]
this is the gelatin [link]
I drink this collagen thing and I also eat a lot of jerky. The Jack Links beef stick is 10g of protein with 50cals
Eat collagen. Your body can break that collagen down into lysine and proline, and then use those to build collagen again. Also note your body uses vitamin C to catalyze the construction so make sure you've got vitamin C in your diet too as you add proline and lysine. If you're over 30 (and hence experiencing lower-than-peak HGH levels) your body will be very slow to rebuild connective tissue unless you're providing a lot of the raw materials.
Simply mixing gelatin into my coffee for two days helped me heal an ankle injury that had gone without healing for about a month. It was gross and slimy, but I chugged that nasty coffee and it worked. Your body can heal connective tissue just as readily and steadily as it heals a cut on your skin, if you give it the right raw materials to work with.
There's hydrolized collagen, which is processed further than gelatin, which means it will dissolve perfectly into cool liquids so it's not slimy and gross. I mix it into my coffee every day and my joints are all stronger and less injury-prone.
A couple useful links for you:
If you think maybe I'm nuts and don't want to drop $22 plus shipping just to test some rando's theory on the internet, buy a box of gelatin for like $2 at the grocery store, in the baking aisle. Gelatin is collagen that's just been boiled down like crazy until it's a powder. Mix it into something hot like tea or coffee, and be prepared to drink a nasty slimy drink. But it's worth it.
Or just eat a shit-ton of jello - as long as it's not some vegetarian thing jello has gelatin and therefore collagen in it.
Gelatin can also be made from cows.
Example : [link] + [link]
Gelatin derived from pork will always be haram.
I did some research and it seems the best product for getting type II is swanson or neocell
you mean somehting like? [link]
If you look at ironfistx he says that all collagen types are broken down in the body so that there's no difference between them when being used in the body, what's your opinion on that? [link]
Aside from the iron, I started taking this collagen supplement. You should definitely check in with a pediatrician though. Good luck!
GMB has a good article on wrist stretches and strengthening exercises.
In terms of supplements, some people like Collagen Hydrolysate. (Didn't do anything for me.)
But consult with your doctor too as the internet cannot diagnose or treat your problem.
Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher) 16-Ounce [link] this is the one I use. It's nice because it doesn't turn my tea into jello :)
Protein, but specially Collagen. I use this :)
I like to use a protein base gelatin, like Great Lakes Gelatin.
The cream does make it extra delicious. Sometimes I add Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate for a protein boost.
I really like Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate because it is purely protein. 25 calories, 6g per tablespoon
> 5000 IU of Vitamin D
> 1000mcg of K1 (as phytonadione)
> 1000mcg of K2 (as menaquinone-4)
> 200mcg of K2 (as menaquinone-7)
The K comes as one pill, and is there for synergy with the vitamin D. I get plenty of A in my diet (liver pate, spinach, lots of green veg).
> Centrum Advance multi-vitamin
One of the only affordable multi's I could find with a moderate and not female orientated iron dose of 5mg, some iodine, and 100mg of magnesium oxide (which I know is not the best, but can help get my stomach moving as I don't eat cereal/grains). I only really take this to fill in the gaps. It doesn't have much of any fat soluble vitamins that would build up in my system
> 100mg of chelated magnesium (glycinate)
> 2000mg of high strength fish oil (~450 EPA/700 DHA if I recall, all together, from what I gather is a good level, and I've been taking this for over ten years)
> 400mg sea kelp (245mcg of iodine, as seafood here is too expensive)
> A Vitamin B complex pill with 100% RDA of each of the 8 types
(only because a few months ago I was borderline low on Vitamin B, no idea if I need to take this at all, but it's cheap and excreted if I take too much)
I also drink 3 cups of coffee most days, with liquid stevia as I don't eat processed sugar and like to avoid dextrose. I have a green (matcha) tea most mornings, along with a tall glass of water with some gelatin in as well as a mug of broth with a teaspoon of lo-salt for ~1500mg of potassium, as lower carb diets have to stretch to reach the RDA and get leg/foot cramps.
It sounds like a lot, but none of this is really radical supplementing from the research I've done. I only added the sea kelp in recently. The multi vitamin, vitamin b and sea kelp could probably be left out (not that I think they're causing problems), but I think the vitamin D/K/Fish oil and Magnesium are all good for me.
The alcohol is a tricky one. Lots of calories and slows metabolism by up to 75%.
For better sleep try eating your largest meal in the evening and time your carbs at that time too.
Supplementation is something you can look at to help with your problems. For me they have help in a multitude of areas.
For your arthritis, look at taking some collagen. This will help you on two fronts as it will also help you sleep. Just take 2 tbps before bed. This is the one I take [link]
Fish oil or krill oil will also help keep inflammation down and is supposed to help partition nutrients properly which could potentially aid in your cut. In addition to this you may way to look at glucosamine and MSM. I currently take MSM, but this complex includes both: [link]
You were right about sleep. It's vital for any training program. Other things that can help with your sleep would be magnesium and zinc. I take the natural calm powder before bed along with some zinc and that collagen and I'm out all night. One more thing to remember is blue light turns off your melatonin production. It sounds like you work at a computer all day, so try to eliminate late night TV or going on your phone/pc/tablet etc. before bed.
Try supplementing with gelatin (collagen). It has 12 grams of protein per serving (zero carbs).
It may also have some other benefits relevant to keto.
Does anyone here ever make smoothie popsicles with gelatin or collagen peptides?
I found this on Amazon and I was already toying around with the idea of making green smoothie popsicles to fool myself into eating more veggies anyway. It'd be cool to sneak in some extra protein as well now that I've cut way back on how much meat I eat (not vegetarian, though). Dole has some really nice frozen fruit & veggie mixes that blend really well into smoothies. And these would let me make a few different flavors at a time, so no need to irritate my roommates with the blender more than once a week.
So I was thinking a recipe like this:
I just don't know how these would behave together. If you've ever made anything similar please let me know.
Buy some gelatin and add it to your 2.0 to make it thicker if that is what it takes to make you feel more satisfied - [link]
There are plenty of types, most are flavorless and good for your joints as an added bonus!
Search this forum for articles about gelatin and glycine. It is a cheap supplement to try and won't hurt even if it doesn't help.
If you decide to try it, use the hydrolysate form (the green cannister) if you plan to mix it into drinks or foods without making jello. I add it to coffee (or BPC) without noticing much difference in taste or texture.
I have a friend who’s had an ugly patch of psoriasis on his arm for years. I just saw him over the holiday and noticed how great his skin looked. He said he read this article ([link]) and tried what was recommended. His skin cleared up completely in less than three weeks, plus his hair looks great!
In sum: Buy plain, hydrolyzed gelatin, like this: [link]. Mix 1/4 ounce into any type of hot or cold liquid or smoothie (my friend just puts it in plain water), and drink it once per day. If you buy the product linked above, for example, you get 64 servings at $25, which comes out to 39 cents per serving. Within three weeks, your skin should be cleared up and even your hair will be healthier.
I’m going to order some this coming week. ��
[Edit: I’m not selling anything and I am only saying it’s a POSSIBLE cure. I thought that this sub was a place where we all try to help each other out. I am not trying to offend anyone. I’m honestly trying to help. If you don’t want to give it a shot, fine. Just don’t attack me for trying to help.]