Best nutritional supplements according to redditors

We found 3,856 Reddit comments discussing the best nutritional supplements. We ranked the 1,298 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Bromelain nutritional supplements
Chondroitin & glucosamine supplements
DHEA nutritional supplements
Enzyme nutritional supplements
Extract nutritional supplements
5-HTP nutritional supplements
MSM nutritional supplements
Royal jelly nutritional supplements
Antioxidant nutritional supplements
Fish oil nutritional supplements
Digestive nutritional supplements
Omega-3 supplements
Hyaluronic acid nutritional supplements
Superfood nutritional supplements
MCT oil nutritional supplements

Top Reddit comments about Nutritional Supplements:

u/neuenono · 104 pointsr/sex

Eh, I think the key to good stool is soluble fiber (found in apples, oatmeal, psyllium husk, etc), not protein. And a rectal douche can probably clean out the relevant anatomy with less trouble than what you're describing. You're also telling people to shove things in their ass when they're not turned on, which sounds like a bad idea to me.

Here's my typical advice on the subject:
As Dan Savage likes to say: since you wouldn't have oral sex with a mouth full of food, then don't have anal sex with an ass full of poop! Your rectum is the "outbox" of your digestive tract, and it's conveniently about the length of a penis. Whether or not your rectum has stuff in it has a lot to do with diet, with a bit of random chance. You or your partner can put a finger in your ass before going all-in to check the status. If you've had a BM recently and don't feel like you need to go, you're more likely to be in the clear. There are also extra steps you can take to keep clean, though!

Short term prep: anal douche, NOT enema. Anal douching is simply rinsing out your rectum with some water. Since the rectum is about the length of an erect penis, that's the main area you need to worry about. Using a bulb/bottle, rinse with a few ounces of warm water until it comes out clean. The rectum is meant to be empty (unless you need to poop); the rest of your digestive system is not. Do not do an enema to prep for anal sex.

Longer-term prep (at least a day before): eat psyllium husk as your fiber source. For some reason it clumps your stool into the perfect texture so that nothing is left behind. I take it daily and most BMs are followed by one clean wipe. Aim for at least 5 g of husk fiber per day, ramp up to 10 g if you like. Stay hydrated since it tends to soak up water. The easiest fix is to take capsules, though you'll need to take at least a half dozen of them. You can also blend the actual husks into a smoothie as an ingredient. Psyllium husk is also the active ingredient in Metamucil, which is expensive and has a bunch of sugar in it. I've never used that product, but I imagine it's convenient. Other healthy-poop options are apples & oatmeal - these are all good sources of both soluble & insoluble fiber.

u/sttaffy · 73 pointsr/Fitness

Psyllium husk powder
Basically soluble fiber - moves things along in the GI tract and makes for the best poops ever. Learned about it from reddit somewhere and it is awesome. We refer to the period before we were taking it every day to 'the dark times'.

u/kendovzii · 72 pointsr/sex

Same. The more aroused I am the easier it is. The husband is really great at combining foreplay with a gentle push pull motion until he's there. He always waits for me to give the go ahead (usually I just say, "fuck me" or something) before he starts pounding away.

I don't douche, I just pay attention when I poop. If I wipe clean the first time, I consider myself good to go. I am good to go 90% of the time since I take psyillum husk daily (though I dont take as much as it recommends).

Maybe it is because we've been together since highschool, but if I don't feel clean down there I will tell him I destroyed the toilet earlier that day lol.

u/TheResGhost · 70 pointsr/gay_irl

Right? Just take some of these with your other daily vitamins and then you’ll never be dirty again 😇

u/kbrsuperstar · 35 pointsr/xxfitness

Speaking as someone with a ton of digestive issues, here is my advice (which I'm semi-recycling from another comment I made a while ago). Basically, there's no test for IBS; it's kind of a diagnosis of last resort, like, "welp, you don't have stomach ailment X or Y or Z... so it's probably IBS." With that in mind, treatment is super subjective so just try a bunch of things and whatever works for you, you keep.

Anyway, this is what works for me. You could try taking a digestive enzyme to help breakdown what you're eating. These are actually for kids but they work really well for me any time I feel gross. I've also been taking this probiotic for years now -- specifically because it has B. infantis which has been studied to help with IBS because (if I remember right) it improves gastric emptying. You could try a Low FODMAP diet which eliminates any food that can ferment in the gut which can lead to bloating. It's not a permanent diet -- you stop eating anything that could cause upset and then you reintroduce foods to see which ones affect you.

tl;dr try anything you hear works for other people and hopefully some of it works for you

u/PrismaCarnage · 21 pointsr/soylent

I got a bidet. Changed my life, no exaggeration. Wipe first for the big stuff, then use bidet fully, then wipe again one time to get the water off. My toilet paper usage is way down, and my butthole is never agitated and sore.

I also take soluble fiber pills to make it be normal coming out. It's no big deal to me like it is to you. Taking 3-6 of them a day is way easier than trying to incorporate some traditional food into my diet. The fact that it's soluble is fine. There is a definite difference in the solidness due to the fiber pills.

Edit: added a link to the bidet I got.

u/chimeraguy · 16 pointsr/keto

Holy crap, what a coincidence that this thread popped up. Keto has been fucking my stomach up for over a month. I have had the most horrible runny sticky industrial adhesive shit. 3 days ago I just couldn't take it anymore so I bought a 24oz bag of pure Psyllium Husk Powder.

OMG, everything is better now. I have actual turds again instead of just sticky soft serve icecream.

I'll be taking this stuff everyday from now on. This should be part of everybody's basic kit when they start Keto.

u/-dikki · 15 pointsr/actuallesbians

I seriously could not recommend the Joque Spare Parts harness anywhere near enough. Worth the upfront investment because its the greatest thing ever. Never falls off, fully adjustable, stays in place, can throw it in the wash, works will all different types of dildos (including feeldoe/share/etc) really well. I have the thing version which I love, but theres also the jock strap version, which I've linked to. Seriously, if you can bite the bullet with the price of this it!

u/Carmack · 12 pointsr/nutrition

You could always get these fatty acids from algae.

Here's where I get mine (I get my ALA from flaxseeds and my Omega 6s from walnuts but my DHA and EPA come from these vegcaps):

Potent Vegan Omega 3 Supplement w/ Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, DHA & EPA - Vegetarian Algae based & Non GMO Time-Release Capsules - Improve Eye, Heart, & Brain Health - Better than Fish Oil - by Amala Vegan

And here are some Amazon links to competing products so you know I'm an animal-friend and not a shill for Amala:

Ovega-3 Vegetarian Softgels, 500 mg, 60 Count

Deva Nutrition Vegan DHA-EPA Nutritional Supplement Softgel, 300 mg, 90 Count

Source Naturals Vegan Omega-3s EPA-DHA, Omega-3s for Heart and Brain Health Fish Oil Alternative

Happy supplementing. :)

u/TimStevensEng · 12 pointsr/vegetarian
u/accountgeneric22 · 11 pointsr/sex
  • We started with the Bend over Beginner Kit then moved on to a corset style harness and toy that fit what I wanted size wise.
    Only problem with the corset was that the straps were sometimes getting in the way. Could have probably done a better job trimming the straps. Anyway, right now we're using this. It's got the right mix of velcro and straps to be solid yet easy to use. I've thought about the Rodeoh, but had the same concern you mentioned. Don't think there is enough structure there to hold things snug.

  • Silicone all the way...Is slick, not expensive like glass, and won't leave behind any unpleasant chemicals like PVC.

  • Nice, but if you're planning agressive pounding it'll never work without a harness. Bought one but ended up throwing it away after finding a other toys I liked better.

  • Speaking for my SO, she rarely gets off (it does happen) while going at me. Most harnesses with have a pocket for a vibe right up front that can help but more often than not it just gets in the way due to the pelvic bone issue you mentioned. Once we stopped worrying about coordinating our orgasms and just made sure she was taken care of several times before starting with me things became much more enjoyable and relaxed.
u/Guyler-R · 11 pointsr/amazonreviews

I did! Their response wasANT very helpful:

"We can see that you’re having an issue with one of our products and would love to help find a solution! Please feel free to contact us directly and one of our NOW Customer Service Representatives ([email protected]) will happily help out."

u/beltaine · 10 pointsr/AskWomen

I don't know if he'd like to try them or if they'd work for him, but after YEARS of telling my boyfriend something was up with his tummy troubles, we found he was lactose intolerant, too. So we picked up some lactose tablets from Walmart and then from Kirkland/Costco and I've got to say, they seem to help. :)

u/sean_marris · 10 pointsr/gaybros

Thirded. I love this stuff.

This is the Psyllium Husk that I take:

I find that it works way better than Metamucil or Citrucel. However, you have to be careful when starting a fiber regimen. I currently take 3 pills with every meal, but it is best to start low and increase the amount of fiber you consume over a period of weeks to avoid unwanted bloating and cramping.

u/smithmcmagnum · 10 pointsr/JoeRogan

I do notice a difference with Alpha Brain, but it's too expensive. I've used several kinds of "brain pills" and nootropics and individual brain supplements but honestly I've only noticed a difference with Alpha Brain.

Also, New Mood and ShroomTech Sport seem to work. However, for New Mood replacement, just get any calming or "mood support" blend with theanine and 5-htp.

For ShroomTech sport, I've found a bottle of Now Foods cordyceps is much cheaper and works better.

DigesTech can be replaced with Now Foods digestive enzymes for much cheaper, as well.

A lot of the stuff on Onnit works, but nothing is a magic cure for anything. The most any of these will do is give you a slight edge in each area. But, I think that slight edge is worth it. However, on Onnit, it's just 3x as expensive as it needs to be. Do a bit of research and you can find a lot of the same stuff for cheaper.

u/safebrowseatwork · 9 pointsr/confession

Found this browsing /r/all.

I was in a similar boat to you: sex with someone new was a mix of excitement, slight fear stemming from performance anxiety, and simply nervousness. I'm sure you can relate to the feelings of emasculation when a man can't be a "man" - we all know it's embarrassing to say the least!

I take adderall, which gives me a permanent dopamine boost all day, followed by a seemingly permanent deficiency at the end of the day and beyond; in addition, I'm exist in a state of "fight or flight" because of how adderall interacts with your systems and pumps adrenaline, always. My libido was absolutely shot and I had similar problems to you. I was getting pretty desperate. I tried a lot of stuff, did a lot of research, tried more things, but ultimately, most, if not all, of it went no where.

I found some forums after entering [ +"adderall" +"libido loss"] into Google (without the [ ]) and found a wealth of information after sorting through the shit. I'd searched before, had varied success, but this time was different - I took the time to dig, research, find, and learn!

Often users of prescription meds like adderall, opiates, or anti-depressants find that libido destruction is a primary side effect, an exceedingly common one; the good news, however, is that loads of dudes are fed up having the same problems and have taken their issues into their own hands - they guinea pigged their bodies, desperate for resolution! These dudes are basically martyrs, so bless them for their diligence and hard work!

The solutions I found were interesting.

I learned that people often take some combination of the following pills; for me, however, I just bought them all and have experimented with doses, frequency, and combinations.

  • DHEA

  • L-Arginine

  • Fish Oil

  • L-Theanine

    Adderall also plays with my blood pressure and, with everything else, namely adrenaline, my extremities aren't getting the proper blood flow; since taking these supplements, I now wake up with erections again --something I didn't realize had stopped happening!-- and have erections hard enough to club a seal to death with.

    These have been an absolute god-send for me.

    If you don't happen to read this, then I hope this helps someone else.
u/crazywussian · 9 pointsr/sex

For the lazy
In capsule form
NOW Foods Psyllium Husk 500mg, 500 Vcaps

As I've been reminded, I have not done any dosage research so this first link may work, it may take more, for the true of heart and colon! As always, ask your doctor! Or guess and check, but just know I am not any kind of professional nor do I particularly know what I'm talking about :p

For the true of heart and colon

In powder form
NOW Foods Whole Psyllium Husk, 24 Ounce Bottle

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/actuallesbians

Get the Spareparts Joque! It is the best harness I have ever used. It's fabric and elastic and velcro so it's very comfortable (plus you can throw it in the washing machine when you need to clean it), it'll fit almost any sized dildo because the o-ring is elastic, and it feels very secure when in use!

u/CptShang · 8 pointsr/swoleacceptance

Take one of these per protein drink, and say a "Hail Brodin"


u/FatBear5090 · 8 pointsr/trees
u/PaleoHelp · 8 pointsr/Paleo

In coconut oil, their is a particular type of fat known as medium-chain triglycerides. The good part is that they are super bad ass for your health which is why I put MCT oil in all kinds of stuff. The bad news is that your body is not used to them, and they can cause diarrhea for the coconewbie. I put two tbsps of MCT in my coffee (equivalent of 12 TBSPS coconut oil) and I have no digestive issues with it. It's all about adjusting to the special fat.

u/chaostardasher · 8 pointsr/ketorecipes

Marshmallows are so delicious but the kinds you find at the grocery store are PACKED with sugar and carbs. Store-bought marshmallows such as Kraft Jet-Puffed have a whopping 24 grams of carbs and 17 grams of sugar per serving. Those marshmallows would blow your blood sugar through the roof!

This awesome recipe though has no sugar and 0g net carbs. Plus it only uses five ingredients. Check it out below with more details and tips at the source link




Servings: 24 Jumbo Marshmallows (~38 grams each)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Resting Time: 4 Hours


  • 1 1/4 Cup Water, divided
  • 3 Tbsp Gelatin (we used Great Lakes Pure Beef Gelatin which you can get on Amazon)
  • 3 Cups Allulose, plus an extra 1/4 cup for dusting (we used the ChipMonk blend of Monk Fruit and Allulose: AlluMonk. You can find other allulose brands online as well)
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract (we used McCormick, but any brand should work fine)
  • 1/4 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • Optional food coloring if you want colored marshmallows


  • Lightly grease two 8x8 square baking pans OR one 9x13 baking pan with pan spray and line the pans with a strip of parchment. We recommend spraying the pans once more to grease the parchment.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to a bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and immediately whisk the gelatin into the water. Set the gelatin mixture aside to bloom while you make the allulose syrup.
  • In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour in the remaining 3/4 cup water and whisk in your 3 cups of allulose. Continually mix while you heat the pan up on your stove. You want to heat the mixture to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a candy thermometer or digital thermometer to continually monitor the temperature.
  • Once the allulose syrup reaches 240 degrees F, carefully add the hot syrup to the gelatin mixture in your other bowl. Add in the vanilla and salt and start to mix either using an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer. You do not want to do this by hand, trust us! Turn the mixer speed up to medium and whip until the marshmallow begins to thicken and lighten in color. At this point, you can turn the mixer up to high speed without the liquid making a giant mess. Whip on high for at least 15 minutes. You will know it's done when the marshmallow is VERY thick, glossy, cool to the touch, and holds firm peaks.
  • If you want to color your marshmallows, add in a few drops of food coloring during the mixing process.
  • Working quickly, use a rubber spatula to scrape the marshmallow into the prepared pans. Use an offset spatula to smooth the surface as much as possible (you can oil both spatulas to help prevent sticking if you want to). Allow the marshmallows to set for at least four hours or overnight.
  • Using a blender, grind the additional 1/4 cup of allulose for dusting until it's the consistency of confectioners sugar.
  • Use the parchment paper to lift the marshmallow out of the pans. Using an oiled knife, trim the edges and then slice the marshmallows into strips. Dust the surfaces of each marshmallow strip with the powdered allulose. Then slice the marshmallow strips into squares and dust the cut sides.
  • Store the marshmallows in an airtight container. Or, lightly cover the container with a paper towel and allow them to dry out overnight, undisturbed.

    Recipe Source:
u/myredditsstacount · 8 pointsr/Steroidsourcetalk

also if you take it with zinc it is even crazier.

but the real secret to making enough egg whites for a meringue is pygeum

I didn't even know what pre-cum was before the internet because my body never produced it and its not something you generally are exposed to unless you're half-a-fag. I went from not even precumming to having my dick drip like a faucet with pygeum.

u/jzooor · 8 pointsr/oklahoma

Buy these, put about 16 or so drops in a gallon and let the milk sit overnight. Voila! No more lactose. My wife is lactose intolerant and these have saved us so much money from not having to buy lactose free milk.

u/Peace_Love_Keto · 8 pointsr/ketogains

If you goal is to do a frugal keto, then OMAD (one meal a day) is probably your best bet. My plan isn’t exactly OMAD because the BPC is pretty calorie heavy, but it satiates me and holds me over through lunch/dinner.

Breakfast: BPC (Bulletproof Coffee). I use 2 Tbsp of unsalted Kerrygold and 2 Tbsp of MCT oil (you can sub coconut oil for the MCT). I use this brand of MCT.

Approximately 53g of fat, 460 calories.

This leave all of my protein and around 50g of fat for late lunch/early dinner. This can be varied: grilled chicken with an avocado. Steak and broccoli with cheese. Fish and asparagus, etc. The key for me is the BPC in the morning as it holds me over throughout the day. Also remember to drink A LOT of water as keto will cause you to lose a lot of water weight. I also drink an apple cider vinegar drink a couple of times a day to curb hunger/cravings. Just a Tbsp of ACV with a Tbsp of lemon juice in a full glass of water with a few drops of stevia.

Hope that helps! Oh and buy almond flour at Costco, the Kirkland brand is really good! And check out /r/kerorecipes for meal ideas!

u/derision · 7 pointsr/Supplements

Here, I can save you some money.

NOW Ultra Omega 3 Fish Oil 360 caps $40.50

u/doodwheresmy · 7 pointsr/AskGayMen

Pure is super overpriced, this does the exact same thing and it’s 15 dollars for almost 80 days of capsules

u/projhex · 7 pointsr/Fitness

If I have to type the same comment 10 times in this thread, I will.

Psyllium Powder. 15g/day.

u/nick_diesel · 7 pointsr/Fitness

It all depends on your tastes. I use apple juice for when I'm only taking fiber (psyllium husks) because it masks the "earth" flavor very well. If I'm replacing a meal, I simply mix it with my meal replacement and drink it all together. I use a larger 24ish oz shaker bottle filled to the brim with milk, almond milk, meal replacement and fiber. It's works wonders when I'm pressed for time in the morning. It won't last as long as something solid but it does the trick.

Psyllium husks can be found on amazon (now foods). It's primarily use is as a fiber, and a byproduct of that is fullness.

Yohimbe is commonly found in weight loss supplements, men's "virility" products, or ways to stay awake. I use it instead of caffeine because caffeine makes me jittery and anxious. Yohimbe does all the good for me and no bad. (also, anecdotal but... It works for bedroom performance pretty well).
Yohimbe "bark" contains yohimbine, the actual chemical. Don't go getting the HCL and put a scoop in your drink, because you'll most likely end up in the hospital. Yohimbine is usually in 5/10mg doses. Tiny amounts. Kills my appetite and hypes me up. Probably my most favored "drug".

Edit: psyllium husks and yohimbe have different purposes, but could be used together or at different times to help reduce hunger. I'm unsure if the fiber would or could affect absorption of yohimbe. Don't take fiber in pill form because you'd end up taking like 20 pills. Just use the powdered type ( and you can probably pick up yohimbe at most drug stores in the vitamin area. If not you can amazon/Google that too.

u/genericdudejks · 7 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Lactase Drops 15 ml | Lactase Enzyme Supplement | 76 Servings | Safe for Infants | Non-GMO | Kosher Certified | Physician Formulated | Seeking Health

Drop between 20 and 30 drops into a gallon of mill and then let it react for 24 to 48 hours before drinking. Its a dollar or two cheaper than Lactaid milk per gallon over time.

u/forkingresponsibly · 7 pointsr/vegan
u/FrankU_MajorityHwip · 6 pointsr/Paleo

Try taking theanine along with your coffee. It's an extract from green tea leaves that helps promote relaxation. That's why a cup of green tea, while caffeinated, won't make you as jittery as a cup of coffee.

Caffeine & theanine is a very popular nootropic stack; while you get the energy boost from caffeine, the theanine helps reduce or offset any negative effects like jitters, increased heart rate, or anxiety. Typically people take 200mg theanine for everyone 100mg caffeine (average amount in a cup of coffee)

If the energy boost is why you're drinking coffee, there's also an alternative called NeuroGum. I've found it helpful when trying to cycle off caffeine since it's in smaller doses (40mg caffeine & 60mg theanine)

u/feathereddinos · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're so welcome!

Hmm, I see. That is strange. I'm not an expert, but,,,

Perhaps it would be that:

- You are sensitive to some or combo of ingredients common in watery layers. Some things that irritate your skin can make it feel dry and tight as well, instead of rashes or acne-like stuff. Like if you were sensitive to butylene glycol (very commonly used in watery things), or plant extracts or essential oils/fragrance that is making your skin react. I have heard some people are sensitive to certain pH adjusters/preservatives as well. It's all very individual.

- Some skin need some amount of exfoliation before watery layers and other stuff to penetrate. If your skin woes aren't caused by getting dehydrated via overexfoliation, I would maybe try a AHA to gently take away some of the top layers to let the other stuff penetrate. AHA can be hydrating as well, while BHA can be drying (but anti-inflammatory). The gentlest options are PHA (polyhydroxy acid) like lactobionic acid, and AHAs like mandelic acid, and lactic acid. Glycolic may be too harsh. PHA and mandelic are the gentlest options, as far as I know.

- There isn't enough water before/inbetween steps. I would probably use a hydrating mist right after washing and in-between layering stuff. The humectants work by absorbing water around them, so it is helpful to have as much water before the occlusives as possible.

- There are ingredients that tend to be drying in your watery layers, like alcohol. Or they're just not optimal formulations. Even some stuff with alcohol can be quite moisturizing, if they're formulated right.

- Your humectants and occlusives just aren't cutting it. Personally, just using cerave cream or vaseline or aquaphor didn't help me when my skin was at the deepest dank dehydrated place, lol. I had to use ASSLOADS of really effective humectants and occlusives as much as possible. That meant incorporating urea and lanolin, panthenol, allantoin, etc. on top of everything else like ceramides. This is just a personal hypothesis, but I think what my skin needed was healing, not just moisturizing. I was CHRONICALLY stressed, which lowered my immune system, and prevented my skin from healing as readily. I needed stuff that would really HEAL instead of just provide moisture. What I also needed most was to get enough sleep at the right time, and do exercise or meditation or whatever else to keep my stress levels lower. Your skin can't heal no matter how much stuff you throw at it if you aren't letting your body rest and stop being so inflamed, y'know? And that starts internally.

Getting optimal nutrition I think helped me a lot as well. I wasn't getting enough sunlight and nutrition in my diet, too. I take vitamin d supplements (5,000 IU daily, in the morning) because getting it through that is better than damaging your skin outside baking under sunlight, which has DNA-destroying effects. And take vitamin k2 MK-4 & MK-7 because it's important to take it with vitamin d, to properly direct calcium into the right places (so you don't get calcium deposits aka stones and shit). Vitamin K is quite rare in food, but they're important in dental and bone health. You can get K2 MK-4 in egg yolk, but it goes in and out of your system very quickly, like within a few hours. K2 MK-7 can be found in food like natto, but I'm not Japanese and don't eat natto, so I get it in supplement form. It's VERY rarely found in food, and it actually stays in your system unlike MK-4.

Having balanced omega fats in your diet is important as well. We need something like 1:1-1:4 Omega 3 to Omega 6 to keep inflammation down and be in optimal health. Americans are at something crazy like 1:16 to 1:24 or something like that. Because we eat so much bread and other types of meat and stuff like that, and not enough seafood. Humans have evolved eating lots of seafood, so that is what we should be eating to be in optimal health (optimal, not just alive, lol). I don't eat a ton of seafood, altho I'm Asian, but I do have different types of fish and seaweed in occasion.

Instead, I take fish oil pills. You can't just take any fish oil pills as many have shown to be rancid, or have high levels of mercury and other toxic heavy metals. And you're better off not taking in any oxidized oils than not taking anything at all. The one I have found that has the best EPA/DHA levels and best bang for buck is NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 (they have another fish oil, but this is different). You can check out this site for highly ranked supplements here:

But you don't need to take all these supplements and stuff if you have a good diet. I just take those three (vitamin d, vitamin k, and fish oil) because I'm lacking them in my diet. It's something that many Americans lack in their diet as well (I'm not sure what nationality you are). And you don't want to just nilly willy take vitamins and shit without researching them first, especially fat-soluble ones, as they build up inside you instead of getting flushed out if you have too much, like water-soluble ones.

On top of that, I would also just keep myself hydrated as well. Not that drinking water is directly correlated to skin hydration, but it's just good to keep hydrated. It's not enough to just drink a ton of water, keeping the electrolytes balanced plays an important part, too. You can't be "hydrated" if your electrolytes are totally out of whack. Which is also why you can't just give a dehydrated person who's been out stuck somewhere before being found just straight up water and kill them lol. (But really, don't worry about that electrolyte stuff, unless you're an athlete or something. Just drink a ton of water.)

To calculate the amount of water you should try to be drinking everyday is your weight in lbs * 0.66 (or .67 doesn't matter). For example, I weigh 143 lbs, so 143 * 0.66 = about 94 fl ounces of water a day. Feeling thirsty means you have already become dehydrated long before that.


u/JustARogue · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I'm not sure if you are a troll...

>What about your Omega-3s?

Take a fish oil supplment. I take this one...

>Monos and polys?

This is way to specific to worry about.


Have a salad as listed above.

>Complete proteins?

Yeah, you are just spouting buzzwords without understanding them. Any meat source is a complete protein.

> You know that sugar is a leading cause of many major diseases right?

Source? Like a medical or journal source too, not "Tina's Natural Living Blog".

>You ever see the pink slime that makes up the nuggets and burgers and whatever else "food" is served at fast food places?

And pink slime was found to be an overblown media hype thing the past year or so. The whole controversy is over it being called "meat" which by definition has to be muscle tissue. It can be made up of connective tissue which under FDA guidelines can't carry the "meat" name. It may not be "meat" but it is from cow carcass. Source:

>Many people in the bodybuilding community love to drop iifym whenever convenient. But look at people who are actually healthy and lean and fit long term, I bet almost all of them are eating quality whole foods 90% of the time.

If you don't have a source, I really don't care about your conjecture. It's all HPRD (Highly Precise Rectal Data). I can say 90% percent of Fittors are idiots, but without any data there is no ground for me to stand on.

u/MassivelyMini · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

Sometimes when you cut you eat "volume" type foods, like all the fibrous veggies. Remember too much fiber can back you up.... Which is why some people have problems with quest bars. There are 2 types of fiber.

I take 3 fiber pills in the morning. This keeps me pretty regular, regardless of what I eat. But it has taken trial with my body to figure out what works.

Someone mentioned Smooth Move tea. This is great, but I wouldn't recommend it all the time. Other things that help me go is peppermint tea, or ginger tea (esp if I'm gassy). Kombucha also usually helps. Maybe you could try a pro-biotic. What do you eat at maintenance that you dont eat on a cut? Dairy?? Greek yogurt? Could be something as simple as that....

u/DizzyDoll · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

Psyllium Husk Capsules. They are my IBS life-saver. I get them from Amazon and take 2-4 caps a day. Cannot recommend them enough!

u/theCLK · 6 pointsr/Nootropics
u/borahorzagobuchol · 6 pointsr/vegan

I had some time, I hope this helps, sorry that it made me pretty mad the farther in I got =)

>A vegan diet never sustained any traditional culture

This is an extremely selective take on the source material. Weston Price reported that several healthy groups of people who were lacto-vegetarian or pisco-vegan. At most this would be an argument for vegetarianism, not the omnivore diet that the author is now advocating. More importantly, the logic is terrible, even setting aside whether or not we should be taking Weston Price and his legacy foundation seriously.

There is no necessary connection between the supposed fact that no ancestral diets were vegan and the idea that a vegan diet is unhealthy. Just as there is no necessary connection between the fact that no traditional culture had a lifespan over 60 years and the fact none of them listened to the radio. Without a solid argument of why a vegan diet is unhealthy this claim only lends the appearance of providing evidence when, in fact, it relies on subsequent claims that should be accepted or dismissed on their own merit. So this ought to be dismissed entirely until the claims are established independently and then only accepted as a tenuously possible interesting explanation of other known facts.

> Vegan diets do not provide fat-soluble vitamins A and D

So she readily admits that you can get enough vitamin A by eating vegan foods, but tries to dismiss this as difficult and undone by various disorders. Well, vegan sources worked for impoverished children in Mozambique well enough. Vitamin A can also be supplemented easy enough, like for these children in Venezuela. As for the disorders, sure, lots of disorders can interfere with proper nutrition. That is why we should all go to the doctor regularly for checkups and tests, regardless of our diet. Personally, I've never even heard of a vegan being deficient in vitamin A, but anything can happen.

As for vitamin D, this is actually more important. Yes, it should concern vegans. However, it should in fact concern most everyone because tons of people in northern climates or who work indoors are deficient. It is extremely easy to supplement with vegan sources and can be readily obtained just by spending enough time in the sun. The "useable" vitamin D bit is a canard. Yes D3 has been shown by some studies to be better absorbed than vegan D2, but D2 is definitely absorbed and the solution when necessary is simply to supplement at a slightly higher level for vegans who are deficient. As above, I recommend visiting a doctor for this, they can test your blood for D levels and give a recommendation based on their findings.

>Vegan diets often rely heavily on soy

Sure, so if you have any problem with it don't eat it. There are a ton of complete sources of protein out there. I'm actually surprised that she mentioned soy protein powder and bars, because other than a couple athletes, none of the vegans I know rely on these to get enough protein.

On the other hand, if you have no problems with soy whatsoever, (and most people do not) then this is another non-issue. The last person I talked to who was having problems with soy was drinking ~2 gallons of soymilk a day. That is probably way to much, don't consume that much.

>Vegan diets do not provide vitamin K2

As someone else pointed out in this thread, the Japanese traditional food natto does provide K2 derived from its creation process. Still, having lived in Japan I wouldn't personally want to eat natto on a regular basis, or ever again. However, from what I've read this also isn't a problem for most vegans, human gut bacteria produces K2 on its own. As the blog linked to above notes, if this were a problem for vegans it would show up in the studies comparing clotting rates, but it doesn't.

> Ethical omnivorism supports a healthy planet

I can't even begin to get into how inane this argument is, which seems focused on this weak claim, "vegan diets ten[d] to demand a higher quantity of cereal grains and soy."

Once we get to the point where 70% of US grain is not going to feed livestock and all the major fisheries are not in the process of being entirely wiped out, then we can talk about the fantasy world in which bison roam freely through the towns of Kansas and all the meat we eat comes from free-range goats locally sourced in New Zealand.

I can't even tell you the number of times I hear this argument from people who I later find eating a hamburger at a local restaurant without a second thought as to where it came from, or putting a picture of sizzling bacon they got from the grocery store on their blog. The simple fact is that eliminating meat from human diet would be such a titanic reduction in environmental carrying cost to the planet that whatever fractional gain might theoretically be had from occasionally supplementing with seasonal and local free range meat to avoid complete reliance on plant matter is quite insignificant in comparison.

> Real Food > Fake Food

This isn't even an argument. It is just superstition and cultural bias wrapped up in the shell of an argument. Who cares what humans have been doing for thousands of years? Are we to bring back slavery cause it was functional much longer than the industrial wage system? For that matter, what the heck makes imprisoning cows, artificially inseminating them, machine milking them, homogenizing the milk, then churning the product until it hardens into a semi-solid state more "natural" than combining a bunch of plant based material to produce something that looks and tastes similar? If she is so worried about this "natural vs artificial" false dichotomy, she can go eat an apple (genetically modified by humans for millenia) and avoid both forms of processed food altogether.

> Vegan isn’t the answer to autoimmune disease

Right... if I only had a nickel for every time someone told me a story of two separate phenomena which they have linked as essentially causal in their mind, but which we don't even have the data yet to establish so much as a correlative link, then I wouldn't have much money cause nickels aren't worthy much. Still, this is seriously going off the deep end. She actually links to a book that claims you can treat Autism and Dyslexia by managing the gut bacteria. I don't even know for a fact that these claims are false, only that no scientist on the planet yet knows that they are true.

> You must take life to have life

Wow. Yes, field mice are killed in harvesting grain. If she is so concerned about this, why doesn't she advocate for methods of driving field mice out of their burrows before harvesting, rather than simply accepting their death? Or no longer ever feeding a single grain to cattle whose conversation to the protein that winds up for dinner is so inefficient that it requires the death of an order of magnitude more mice?

The fact is that veganism isn't about no living thing dying. My skin cells and the bacteria in my stomach are dying as we speak. Who cares? I don't believe in magical plant and amoeba souls that are somehow more important than or equivalent to the thinking, feeling, caring, sentient creatures that meat eaters kill, maim and imprison for luxury food.

Also, just to be clear, plant communication has nothing whatsoever to do with intelligence. They don't have nervous systems, they don't have brains, they don't have anything with which to cognate. The "communication" being referred to by the sourced she cites is an intentional misreading of a scientific term meant to indicate transmission of chemicals. Then again, maybe they think the Earth is intelligent because there is communication between the mantle and the core.

> Vegan diets are deficient in vitamin B12 and iron

Getting bored with her at this point. Yes, these are two vitamins of which vegans should be aware. Both can be tested, both can be supplemented if found short. You almost get the impression from this article that most meat eaters are not deficient in various nutrients. Heck, since less than 1% of people in the US are vegan and B12 is a problem specific to vegans, why are 20% of people over 50 borderline deficient in B12?

> Animal fats offer unique nutrients

Omega 3, yet another nutrient that is low for almost everybody. This is the same argument over again. Everyone in my family takes an Ovega-3 to avoid this EPA and DHA issue altogether. I'm not remotely convinced that it is necessary, the studies certainly are not conclusive. Most likely, bodily conversion of flax seed will do you fine as well as chia seeds, beans, cabbage, mangoes, wild rice, etc.

The whole "saturated fat is great" bit is still a fad not established by science. Yes, there have been a couple exploratory studies suggesting the possibility, but credible institutions like Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical and the American Heart Association still advise against it. And the bit about cholesterol is purposefully obtuse, the human body manufactures more than enough cholesterol on its own. The idea that dietary cholesterol is a "key part of wellness" is based on nothing but hot air.

u/Vulpyne · 6 pointsr/vegan

There actually are a number of vegan EPA/DHA combined supplements:

Name|Approx cost per serving|DHA|EPA
Deva DHA & EPA|$0.22|120-140mg|60-80mg
Ovega-3 DHA EPA|$0.32|320mg|130mg
Opti3 EPA & DHA|$0.66 †|400mg|200mg

Ovega-3 seems like the best deal at the moment unless you really want EPA.

If you take their 3 for 2 offer, otherwise it's $29.99 rather than $19.99 per bottle.

u/b0tch7 · 6 pointsr/tressless

I'm about 4.5 months in of twice daily 5% applying to my hairline.

In my experience, I've noticed that eye-related side effects simply depend on how carefully I apply and subsequently wash my hands.

If I am brash and get some on my forehead, or don't thoroughly wash my hands with soap, then within 12-24hrs my eyes get irritated and red. But if I'm consistent and careful with application and washing then it seems to be totally fine.

I think we all touch our faces much more than we realise, also minor sweating in the hours post application -- so it's possible you are accidentally getting some minox directly on or around your eye.

Just my experience! YMMV. Thanks for the post - I will continue to monitor my eye region as I continue this regimen...

EDIT: I recently started taking collagen peptides and have noticed a drastic improvement in my complexion and overall skin health (tightness/wrinkles). Highly recommend!

u/miloja16 · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

I use this caffeine and this l-theanine. Couldn't say if they're the best on Amazon, but they work well for me and are well-priced.

u/eastmancl · 5 pointsr/Fitness

My favorite fish oil:
It's the cheapest for the amount of EPA/DHA I've found.

As far as multis, there are a few good ones, my favorite is Controlled Lab's Orange Triad, mostly for the extra joint support.

u/AlfamaN10 · 5 pointsr/Supplements

I recommend taking a soluble fiber, such as Psyllium Husk or Acaica Senegal!

They expand to ~10x their dry-volume in water (e.g. - in your stomach) & they slow digestion.

Effect: More full + full longer (win + win)

Dosage: I take ~5-10g/Fiber with a meal (this depends on the size of the meal and how much water I'm drinking - bigger meal = more fiber), usually 2x daily. Works great for me and my wife.

Tips: Drink extra water when you take soluble fibers; they absorb a lot of water. I'd recommend ~2oz water/1g of fiber.


Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

Acacia Senegal: Anthony's Organic Acacia Senegal Powder, 1lb, Batch Tested Gluten Free, Non GMO, Soluble Fiber, Prebiotic

Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

Acacia Senegal: IBS Friendly, Organic Acacia Senegal Fiber Capsules 600 Pack. Natural Soluble Fiber Supplement Pill Promotes Gut Health. Vegan Prebiotic Ideal for Sensitive Stomachs. Stop Diarrhea and Constipation

EDIT: Just to be clear - I do NOT work for any of the above companies nor do I sell their products, so I am NOT trying to endorse any specific products. Just trying to be helpful by adding some links for your reference/to aid your own research.

u/seawolf167 · 5 pointsr/running

Psyllium Husk Capsules

I used to have to run into the woods once a week or so, after I started taking these (1 each night) I only have to meet with the trees once every couple months. Far and away best thing I've done was starting to take these pills.

u/quoththeraven929 · 5 pointsr/LesbianActually

Some people are just more prone to them than others. That said, peeing after sex is always a good idea, especially if you guys are doing oral sex, as that's introducing more bacteria to the area. Wash your hands before fingering her, and try to touch your fingers just to the vagina and clit, not near the urethra if you can help it. She should also be drinking more water anyway, but staying hydrated can help prevent UTIs! If she feels one coming on, tell her to chug massive amounts of water and flush it out of her system.


You should also 100% be washing your strap too. Is your strap able to be separated from the toy? If not, you may want to upgrade to a strap that is separate from toys, like this one: link. That way you can wash the strap too - this one is machine washable, which is nice!

u/mama_says · 5 pointsr/Frugal

My husband is lactose intolerant and buying Lactaid is at least 2x more expensive than regular milk.

To cut down on costs, we add lactase to normal dairy products such as milk, cream, and evaporated milk. We also make lots of food from scratch, such as bread and ice cream.

u/thegr8dv8 · 5 pointsr/islam

I take the ovega brand. It is an algae based DHA and EPA oil. The capsule is plant based, no gelatin.

u/gbig2 · 5 pointsr/Vegetarianism

No reason, no benefit to adding fish back into your diet. If you buy into the Omega 3 thing, get it from a pure source with no PCBs and mercury:

Here's a link to a study you might find interesting:

Fish Does Not Protect the Heart, Researchers Say

New Study in American Journal of Cardiology Challenges Belief that Fish Consumption Reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

WASHINGTON—Consumers who think eating fish does their body good may want to think again. A new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that fish consumption does not improve heart health or prevent coronary heart disease. The supposed heart benefits associated with a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish likely result from the convergence of higher fish intakes with overall healthier dietary patterns, rather than any specific benefit of omega-3 fatty acids from fish, according to the study, whose authors include health experts with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

The study is based on analysis of the Diabetic Control and Complications Trial database, which tracked nutritional data for 1,441 Americans over nine years. Researchers found that participants consuming the most omega-3 fatty acids from fish generally consume less saturated fat and more dietary fiber. Meanwhile, participants eating less fish but greater quantities of other meats consume more overall saturated fat and less fiber. This finding suggests that improved heart health, often attributed to fish consumption, actually results from a generally healthier dietary pattern, including higher intakes of fiber and lower intakes of saturated fat, rather than the fish itself. David Cundiff, M.D., Amy Lanou, Ph.D., and Claudio Nigg, Ph.D. analyzed the dataset and authored the American Journal of Cardiology study.

“Fish is not a boon for good health as consumers are often led to believe,” says study coauthor Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., a senior nutrition scientist with PCRM and assistant professor of health and wellness at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. “Fish has a questionable role in heart-disease prevention and contains surprisingly high levels of mercury and other toxins, as well as fat and cholesterol, making it a poor dietary choice. Consumers have good reason to steer clear of fish.”

u/thehorrorofnonbeing · 5 pointsr/vegan

I worry about what it is going to be like being pregnant and vegan all the time, since I figure it's going to happen sooner than I think! So, I tend to remember some of the resources that I come across.

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, doctor, or medical professional, so these are suggestions for further resources, not scholarly advice.

When you say your diet is "pretty simple," does that mean simple as in a lot of "whole" foods where most of the preparation is done at home? If this is the case, eating a varied, calorically-sufficient diet will do a lot of good--that "well-planned" diet thing. Of course, processed isn't necessarily a bad thing--remember that basics like fortified nondairy milk, tofu, and even seitan are "processed." However, each of these can still be healthy (especially because baked tofu, rice, and veggies is easy and healthy for those nights you/your wife won't want to cook).

As far as supplements, B12 is of course the big one. For a complete look at general vegan nutrition, and some discussion both of vegan pregnancy/raising vegan kids, take a look at Vegan for Life, which is an accessible but science-based look at how to manage macro and micronutrient consumption while being vegan (including a look at supplements.)

You may want to take omega-3, but consult your doctor; I think research is pretty clear these days that they're good for you, but YMMV, especially during pregnancy. Ovega-3 has both DHA and EPA from algae sources; the conversion rate of ALA omega-3s, found in plants, is pretty low and not well understood, so flaxseed oil (while great) is probably not going to suffice.

Colleen Patrick Goudreau discusses supplementation and makes some suggestions for resources.

Pocket reference! The Vegan Guide to Pregnancy is pretty well-reviewed, from what I know, and I hear it recommended. Also, poking around Amazon from there will help you find some additional references. Probably worth it to have a few books on hand, as well as the internet.

Other thoughts:

  • Find a supportive doctor! (This you'll probably have to Google.) While I/Reddit/the rest of the internet may kind of know what's going on, a doctor who knows you and your wife and isn't sneering at your diet will be invaluable. Veganism has become (somewhat more) mainstream lately, so you may be able to find resources for that.

  • The people telling you/your wife that the baby needs eggs, milk and dairy probably (at least sort of) mean well, and everybody has a way they did it when they were pregnant, and just look at their little angel--it must be the best way! But most of them probably just don't know any better. So try not to get too upset with them (though if they carry on in such a way for the duration of the pregnancy, no one would blame you.) You can tell them that your doctor disagrees, your wife is in good health, the baby is fine, or something along these lines, and if they continue to harangue you, end the conversation. Arguing about it probably won't end well.

  • Final note: The American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), which is a large network of qualified medical professionals, publicly takes the position that a well-planned vegan or vegetarian diet is appropriate for all people in all stages of life, including pregnancy and infancy. The full statement is here. Long story short? The science/research is on your side here. Do your due diligence and get good prenatal care, and you, your wife, and baby will be fine.

    Good luck, and congratulations!
u/TwilitWave · 5 pointsr/vegan

Well geepers, you gotta at least be gettin' your B12's.

Get these:

And start takin' one a day until it's out, then you'll probably be back to normal levels. Afterwards find and take 250mcg ones every day, or 2500mcg ones once a week.

In addition, you should probably pick up some of these:
and these: (Unless you get out in the sun often)

u/phrakture · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Buy better pills.

This one gives you 1g total per pill

u/starstough · 5 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

Step 1 is get your lab results in your hands.

Post them here, but here are some guidelines: If TSH is over 3, given your symptoms, you need to find a doctor, no matter how many doctors it takes, who will treat you. If it is under 3, this will be way more difficult.

If you can't find a different doctor, the other approach is to demand that your Free T3 and Free T4 are tested along with iron, and vitamins B and D. It would also be worth it to check for TPO antibodies.

If you already know your iron, B and D are low, start supplementing those daily. I also recommend a daily probiotic like Hyperbiotics PRO-15. Magnesium may also help. I trust NOW brand for all my supplements.

If you decide to search for another doctor, take a look at this list of hypothyroidism symptoms. Write down every single one of them that you have as well as the time frame and your current regimen. Bring these to every single appointment until you find someone willing to explore this further, and make it clear that you are willing to explore any possible explanation, even if it isn't thyroid related, but that the thyroid is the obvious first place to look.
[Here are some recommendations current as of March 2015.] (

Even according to those recommendations (which are for non-pregnant asymptomatic adults) They say that they basically can't really recommend anything because they have insufficient data... Frankly, what I would harp on is that you are NOT asymptomatic. You are SYMPTOMATIC. And that always requires further inquiry. Furthermore, these recommendations say to test every 3-6 months if anything abnormal is found, and your doctor wants to only test yearly. Point this out. Also point out that, if she does have your chart, gaining 100 lbs in a year while active is highly suspect. Combined with the depression/anxiety, which aren't usually seen together unless there's something physical going on, says that further exploration is necessary. Point out that blood tests, given your symptoms, are not a risk to her as a doctor. Point out that you are taking responsibility for your own health and deserve to be respected in this.

And if all else fails and you happen to have a few hundred dollars laying around... You can actually request your own blood tests from many labs. It just costs a lot to do that, but you can pick your own tests and take the results to a doctor and see what they make of it.

There is no reason for a doctor to "refuse" to take your situation seriously. Even if it isn't your thyroid, something is going on.

u/bx_k · 5 pointsr/NICUParents

I had only one at 32, via c-section as well. Similar situation as far as living 20-25min away from the NICU where my babe is. We’ve formed a routine over the last 3 weeks (he’s still learning to take the bottle). Recovery is hard, but I can share what’s worked for us.

Re: c-section — You’ll likely be walking quite a bit. As hard as this seems, I think it’s partially what led me to a quick healing process. Tylenol and Ibuprofen are going to be life for a couple weeks. I wore a belly band about a week after surgery. This made a huge difference in how I was able to move around. Granny panties (the cheap kind from Hanes work well...I joked w/my husband when we were looking at the store, “I want my belly button to disappear” bc that’s how high they went) are super helpful as well. If you can sleep somewhat elevated, it helped me in getting in and out of bed for about the first two weeks. My morning coffee also has a scoop of collagen in it; I’m not a doctor, but I have healed really well & I think this has helped, possibly. I’ve tried to rest when I can, walk when I have to, and accept all the crazy changes I have no control over.

I also attempt to control the little things. My phone’s alarms were set up every few hours and labeled either “Ibuprofen/Motrin + pump” or “Tylenol + pump.” I can send you my exact routine if you’re interested. I pump 8-10x/day and am currently producing just enough for my 35+4 little man, so I’m not stellar but I’m still going. I keep reminding myself that my only goal is to keep pumping and I’ll worry about production more once he’s actually home.

Re: visits to the hospital — Not being able to sleep there has been one of the biggest challenges for us, especially with me healing from a c-section. We’re also trying to budget, so eating at the hospital 2-3x/day isn’t ideal either. We have a daily schedule to visit for two of his cares, one at 9am and the other at 3pm. This gives me the opportunity to have some broken sleep (yay for pumping) and we eat at home. I sometimes squeeze in a nap before the 3pm visit, which helps. We also plan on staying in between visits once he gets closer to coming home.

Having the slight breaks gives us time to take care of our dogs, the house, and attempt to nest bc that didn’t happen how I had planned before he decided to make an appearance. Not to mention, we had moved to an new state just three weeks before I went into labor. This new routine is now just our normal. We do what we can and that’s all we can do. Sending you hugs bc I know this can feel challenging, but I’m told it will be over before we know it.

Edit: Updated drug names bc I don’t know things lol

u/JstABit5150 · 5 pointsr/intermittentfasting

This!! It is flavorless, you can put it in any drink, wont even know it's there.

Collagen Peptides Powder (16oz) | Grass-Fed, Certified Paleo Friendly, Non-Gmo and Gluten Free - Unflavored

u/-Rhino · 4 pointsr/gainit

I'm extremely lactose intolerant as well. I find if I grind up 3 of these pills and drop them into a normal gallon of milk and let it sit for 24 hours I can drink the whole gallon without getting sick.

u/PM_ME_PROTIPS · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

You can also give her high-grade human fish oil instead of fish oil designed for pets.

They have the same benefits, and the source is of much higher quality.

I use the same fish oil for my pet and me :)

u/elokr · 4 pointsr/loseit

You could do what Littlefoodt said, or go the easy way and just buy the pills from Amazon

u/wantingsilence · 4 pointsr/ibs

Fiber can be beneficial for some IBS sufferers - I'm not claiming otherwise.

What I don't like is this company using religion to push it's absurdly overpriced fiber. I don't know exactly what capsule size they're using, so I'll assume size 0 (most common). Size 0 will hold around half a gram, depending.

These thieves sell a 270 capsule bottle for 149$. In other words, approximately 135 grams of fiber at $1.10 per gram.

Now let's compare another brand - 500 capsules at 500 mg each, 250 grams of fiber. Cost is $13.99, or $0.05 per gram.

That's not even the cheapest: if you get plain bulk powder not in capsules, 680 grams for $11.99, or a bit under $0.02 per gram.

Edit: formatting

u/Demonos · 4 pointsr/ketorecipes

The answer is no. I've bought this in the past until I learned that at least 1/3 of it is C12 (Lauric Acid) which is more of an LCT and not an MCT. It's cheaper to produce though so it acts like a filler. You want to look for another brand that is primarily C8 (Caprylic Acid) and C10 (Capric Acid) which are true MCTs.

Personally I use the brand NOW, which only contains C8 and C10, but there are other brands as well. This just seems to be the cheapest option off Amazon.

u/T-888 · 4 pointsr/Paleo

Grass fed [gelatine, here] (
Edit - also from [Great Lakes Gelatine] ( cans of 6, instead of 2 from amazon.

u/pollydowner · 4 pointsr/actuallesbians

I love the SpareParts Joque harness.

Washable, comfortable, versatile, and secure!

u/Shudder · 4 pointsr/asktransgender

I've heard a lot of good things about this one.

u/RubyRyder · 4 pointsr/Pegging

If you want the Cadillac of harnesses and a top-of-the-line beginner size dildo - these would be my suggestions. Comfortable, incredibly well-made and will last you roughly forever.

u/spectre323 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Best supplement I added was for fiber. Psyllium Husk is amazing. It takes 3-4 days before it starts taking effect but man best dumps ever.

u/NeptunesCar · 4 pointsr/reactiongifs

Alternatively you can try taking Psyllium Husk before you go to bed. I use 3 heaping tablespoons mixed with orange juice (recently switched to lemon juice and water to cut down on the sugar.) I used to have perpetual constipation and mud-shit despite my substantial fiber intake. Now, my shits have satisfying bulk and there's very little wiping involved. The mud-shit is encased in the mucilage formed by the Psyllium Husk; the Husk is not digested and has a purely mechanical action in the body. It is perfectly safe and can also help reduce cholesterol levels.

Such. Satisfying. Shits.

Edit: Use plenty of water/juice when mixing your Husk. Mix with a little liquid initially to form a sludge at the bottom of your glass, then mix with the rest of the liquid. This prevents caking/dust. Good technique with hot chocolate as well. Staying well hydrated throughout the day helps immensely.

u/Zurevu · 4 pointsr/Supplements

I have NOW psyllium husk powder.

It doesn't mix with water as well as Metamucil but it's drinkable.

Metamucil makes plain psyllium husk too but I can't find it online for some strange reason.

u/sliverdragon37 · 4 pointsr/FODMAPS

Make your own!

The recipe I use is:

u/WeakKneesStrongDrink · 4 pointsr/Neverbrokeabone

As a fellow (I assume) lactose intolerant, did you know you can make your own lactose free milk without breaking the bank? Just buy regular milk and some of these bad boys drop them into the milk, shake and leave it in the fridge for a few hours. Now you've got your own LACTOSE FREE MILK BABY - and if you've got a sweet tooth it's great too because by breaking down the lactose for ya, your tongue gets a chance at some of those sweet broken down sugars which everyone else just gets in their stomach. One bottle of that shit will DELACTIFY about "52 pints" (oh America, when will you stop using your silly made up measurements) of milk! Way cheaper than some of the ridiculous prices I've seen on lactose free milk in stores.

Keep them B O N E S strong!

u/wildyogini · 4 pointsr/vegan

Just wanted to recommend vegan algal oil DHA and EPA capsules. All the benefits of fish oil without the fish! Here are the ones I get: Ovega-3 Plant-Based Omega-3 Daily Dietary Supplement | 500 mg Omega-3s, 135 mg EPA, 270 mg DHA, | Supports Heart, Brain, Eye, Overall Health* | NO FISH = No Fishy Aftertaste | 60 Vegetarian Softgels

u/DeCapitator · 4 pointsr/vegan

It's also a good idea to get some DHA and EPA Omega 3s. This is like the vegan version of a fish oil capsule.

Our bodies don't easily convert ALA to DHA.

It's also important to pay attention to the ratio of omega 6 to 3. That number should be low. So any food with significantly higher levels of omega 6 than 3 (e.g. avocados, walnuts) should be avoided or countered with foods higher in omega 3 (e.g. flax, chia).

u/arrialexa · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Have you tried this probiotic before? Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the strains in it. I've tried a lot of probiotics and this has been the best one for me.

u/Swift_LawnGnome · 4 pointsr/Anxiety

Would a probiotic supplement such as this one work in the same way?

u/Jeepersca · 4 pointsr/xxketo

I bought collagen powder on a recommendation from another redditor, to go with my quest coconut oil powder that I am absolutely IN LOVE with (it makes your coffee taste like Swiss Miss without the sugary feel - though with a splash of SF vanilla my coffee is amazing! Anyway, I bought it to combat my ever more crappy nails. Dear lord, I am drinking the most filling coffee ever. Instead of 2-3 cups of just coconut fat, a single serving of each divided into two cups is amazingly filling. Wow. 8g of fat and 18g of protein out of the gates. And I hope my nails grow!! The collagen (to those who wonder) is flavorless, and with the coconut oil powder and vanilla, it's just creamy frothy coffee. (I use a milk frother)

I've been bad about tracking, but I've also been lifting so I've just tried to eat when I am hungry... okay, maybe I haven't been quite so careful. I woke up today 1lb up, but 1 lb up from my lowest... well within my happy window of success. Today my husband played hookie, so while I wait for my kiln to cool off, we're going to sneak off for breakfast and a matinee of the Magical Beasts movie!! Not a terrible way to go. Although after this coffee, I'd be happy seeing the movie first and then eating... but not sure he could do that. And he's supportive of the fact that I have to hit the gym, and may go with me. Where was he wednesday when I got pinned under the bench press bar, lol.

u/neuro_neurd · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

Not OP but I like Vital Proteins. Tasteless, odorless, textureless.

u/StayC333 · 4 pointsr/xxketo

Here's the link to the oil I use on Amazon.


u/hedera3 · 4 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I buy it on Amazon.

It’s certified Paleo, Keto and non-GMO, derived from pasture raised grass fed cattle.

I’ve been taking it for over 6 months now. For my joints, I could feel results in about three weeks. At two months my joint pain issues reduced about 40%. I noticed my hair was growing like crazy at around six weeks.

At the five month mark I noticed that I was regaining flexibility and could walk for long periods without any pain. This really works for me!

u/whyhellomichael · 3 pointsr/rva

If you don't already I highly reccomend you look Into L-theanine in addition to your caffeine.

It's a naturally occurring amino acid found In tea, but you can buy it separately in powder or capsule form.

It gives you benefits of caffeine but takes away a lot of the not always pleasant effects of caffeine.

Btw, how about those coffee poops?

u/TheLilyHammer · 3 pointsr/Coffee

There's a supplement called l-theanine that is shown to improve cognitive performance when combined with caffeine. It also seems to reduce the jitters and blood pressure changes that come with caffeine.

I take it daily about 30 minutes before I drink my coffee and I swear there's a difference.

u/zaius · 3 pointsr/Fitness

It's a common problem.

Try take some lactase with it.

u/eva_destruction_ · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I can't promise this will help, but I had an awful yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis (I didn't ever go to the doctor) that lasted months! I was trying everything: garlic, apple cider vinegar, greek yogurt.. you name it. I finally stumbled upon Boric Acid. That link is to some boric acid suppositories specifically marketed for BV or yeast infections, but I just ordered the boric acid powder and put them in empty 0 or 00 size gel capsules. I ordered it from amazon but they might have it at your local pharmacy. Either way, it was amazing. Seriously night and day after just two or three days of use.

I suggest putting the suppositories in at night, as they make you INSANELY wet.

Also, I'm not a doctor, but it does seem like you might have an allergy, IBS, or some kind of inflammatory bowel disorder. Maybe try a serious elimination diet and slowly add things back in?
Good luck!

Edit: here's a link to the regular boric acid powder and the empty gel capsules I just used a knife to dump the powder in the capsules, it doesn't have to be precise, you can do two if you can't get the capsules very full, it won't hurt you.

u/johndough1958 · 3 pointsr/treedibles

After making cannabutter get some capsules and fill them. Store them in your refrigerator or freezer. Capsules

u/Shaprepenr · 3 pointsr/mflb

I found this. 250 capsules for ~4 bucks!

u/buzwork · 3 pointsr/ketochow
  1. I use the following, in order of preference: butter (4tbsp), heavy whipping cream (1/3 cup), avocado oil (1/4 cup). All are great but butter is aweome.
  2. If you order the weekly special (10% off) and grab 4 bags (5% off) you'll get both discounts. There are coupons out there occasionally as well. Without coupons it works out to 84 servings at $2.69 cents before your fat/oil source. If you go with Baja Precious avocado oil from Amazon, with subscribe and save it works out to $0.55 per serving. That's $9.70/day if you do 3 shakes. Now Ultra Omega 3 works out to $0.23 per day bring you to $9.93 per day.
  3. Immersion blender is the way to go. I spent the first month using shaker/blender bottles. It's slow and doesn't always fully mix. Immersion blenders are super easy to clean and it takes me about 3 minutes (or less) to fully clean with hot water and dish soap.

    I use a gallon pitcher, add (1.5 cups avocado oil or 2 cups of Darigold heavy whipping cream or 24 tablespoons of melted Kerrygold Irish Grass Fed salted butter), 6 scoops of ketochow, fill it 3/4 of the way full with water, give it 60 seconds with the immersion blender, let it sit for 2 minutes, and do another 60 seconds with the immersion blender. Then it goes into 6 bottles which is good for 2 days worth. I usually do 3 pitchers for 18 total servings, or 6 days.

    I normally don't need anything else to get me through the day, but I keep extra stuff in the refrigerator if do need a snack, or I'll replace one of my Ketochow servings with a combo of bacon, eggs, cheese, and veggies.

    I am lazy AF so I also regularly visit Costco and buy bags of Babybel cheese minis (regular, white cheddar, and light), packages of Kirkland precooked bacon, and boxes of Kirkland peeled hard boiled eggs. I also buy cauliflower, broccoli, and avocados for snacks. I'll occasionally grab a few rotisserie chickens, cut them in half while they're still warm, and refrigerate them, and have half as a meal when I'm craving something more substantial than Ketochow. 350f for 30 minutes heats them up perfectly.

    I recommend to figure out your macros and deficits and to track your dailies.

    I've lost 31 pounds in just under 3 months eating mostly just 3 ketochow servings a day with a few supplements (omega 3, magnesium, fiber capsules). Started at 210 and I'm now 179 (46m, 5'10", goal weight 170, possibly 160).

    The only downside I've encountered is having to buy a bunch of sealed bottles (and having to wash them).
u/hiker923 · 3 pointsr/gainit
  • Multivitamin - Micronutrients (Vitamin D (1000-5000 iu daily, Magnesium 200-500 mg daily, etc)
  • Fish Oil: 250-500mg combined EPA/DHA (skip you eat fish 2-3 times a week)
  • Creatine : 3-5 grams per day
  • Whey Protein: As needed to hit your protein goal
  • Caffeine: 4-6mg/kg (optional, skip if you’re a coffee drinker)
u/blahable · 3 pointsr/keto
  1. About .4 to .9g of protein per pound of lean body mass per day (Lean body mass = total body weight minus fat weight + (fat weight x .25)). So if you were 250lbs with 35% body fat, that would be 87 pounds of fat, so lean body mass would be 250 - 87 + (87x.25) or 184 pounds. So your protein intake would be between 74g (absolute minimum per day) and 165g, higher protein requirements are needed the more active you are especially if you do high-intensity or weight training exercise. If you need help figuring this out, then reply back with your height, weight, and BMI if you know it and i'll do it for you.

    As for carbs you should be aiming for 20-30g of netcarbs per day (a netcarb = Total carbs minus fiber carbs). So if you were eating 15g of fiber per day, your total carb intake would be 35 to 45g.

    The rest of your calories should come from fat. So if you were eating 1600 calories per day, 100g of protein, and 20g of carbs, that would leave 1120 calories for fat, or 124g of fat. To calculate this yourself: fat in grames = (total calories - (protein in grams + carbs in grams)x4) / 9. Using the above example numbers that would look like: (1600 - (100+20)x4)/9 --> (1600 - 480)/9 --> 124g of fat.

    If you need help figuring out how many calories you should be eating, provide the numbers requested above for calculating total protein intake and i'll help you figure that out as well.

  2. It really doesn't mater when you eat your carbs. Spread out throughout the day is probably ideal, but it's really not important. Eat when you're hungry and have time.

  3. It really depends on the type of exercise. If you're just doing low-intensity cardio (such as walking or biking or any other form of exercise under 60% of heart-rate max) then a post workout really isn't necessary.

  4. I'm not sure what the question is here honestly.

  5. As many or as few as you want. You shouldn't purposely eat multiple small meals. Eat when you're hungry and when you have time. Some people only eat one large meal per day (usually as their post-workout), others eat only two (usually skipping breakfast and/or only have fat-calories for breakfast such as MCT oil). Most people would probably be best starting off with three meals per day as they're used to and then transition to fewer (or more) meals depending on hunger levels throughout the day.

  6. You should be getting about 3-4 grams of total salt per day. This usually means either drinking salted water (1/2 teaspoon of salt twice a day) or a salty consume or bouillon broth (be sure these are MSG-free) or even a home-made bone broth with additional salt.

    I would also recommend a magnesium supplement, somewhere between 300-400mg per day. If you get diarrhea, then you should probably take two smaller doses of ~150mg twice daily (use a pill splitter) or switch to a slow-release version. If you still have issues even with two smaller doses, then reduce the dosage until you no longer do (usually after the first month of magnesium supplementation you'll probably need to reduce the amount to 200-300mg per day depending on how much you're getting from food). Also be sure to get a chelated form of magnesium (magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate or magnesium citrimate). And when determining how much magnesium is actually in each dose, you will need to calculate it based on the RDI (the RDI is 400mg per day). So if the dose is 50% of the RDI then you would know that it's only 200mg per dose.

    If you decide to take a potassium supplement, make sure you aren't on any other medication that might interact negatively (such as blood pressure medicines). If you plan your low-carb diet well you can get enough potassium from food. If you do decide to use a supplement or a potassium-salt, be sure to stay below ~500mg per day and preferably spread throughout the day. Excess potassium, especially from quickly absorbed supplements, can cause serious health problems.

    The last two supplements i would recommend would be 1g-1.5g of Omega-3 fish oil capsules (or liquid) and ~2-5000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. There might be cheaper/better brands of these two supplements out there, but the two i linked are what i personally use.
u/Jared_from_SUBWAY · 3 pointsr/MuayThai
  • Apple or banana (for potassium. Coconut Water is nice too.)
  • Some almonds, cashews, or walnuts (protein, energy)
  • Some quick cooking oats RAW (if more than 30min before training)
  • A spoon of raw honey (energy)
  • Spoon of coconut oil (energy)
  • "Amazing Grass" (Good way to start day, and it forces me to wash it down with a ton of water.)

    I don't eat everything on this list. It depends on my time, or how I'm feeling; but I tend to mix it up, and stick to things that are easily digestible and can be utilized efficiently.

    Other than that, I personally don't like eating "meals" before workouts or training. That's why everything I eat tends to be light, simple, and serves a purpose for the workout. AFTER the workout/training, then it's time for MEAT!

    Edit Wording.
u/ZestyPrognost · 3 pointsr/ketogains

I've been using this one on subscribe and save which makes it $0.50 for a daily serving. Although I did find this one which seems higher quality, albeit more expensive. If anyone can recommend a better green powder that's not too expensive, I'd be willing to try it.

u/tk3z · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I make a protein smoothie every morning. Scoop of Sans Raw Brown rice protein ($50ish Amazon for 4lbs, 60 servings?), scoop of amazing greens super food ($25ish for 30 servings) coconut milk/kefir, a banana, frozen berries from traders joes ($3). Very filling and haven't gotten sick this "winter".

Any protein will really do. I used to buy the GNC stuff but didn't want too much diary in one sitting.

SAN Raw Fusion Supplement, Natural Chocolate, 4.05 Pounds

Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Original, 30 Servings, 8.5 Ounces

u/Fitztastical · 3 pointsr/Fitness

These are what I take with my protein shake every morning. Highly recommend for rocket propelled one wipers.

u/notyet_aTwunk · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

Get a fiber supplement, it keeps you regular and clean. Douching becomes super easy and super fast. I used to take Pure For Men but now I take these Psyllium Husk capsules. I'm currently testing them so I haven't decided wether they're better though.

u/DausenWillis · 3 pointsr/keto

Do you know psyllium husk? There are psyllium husk tablets, and I have found that taking 2 in the morning with a BIG glass of water and 2 right before bed with a BIG glass of water can alleviate both constipation and diarrhea.

Here's an example of what I am talking about:

Yep, the mud butt and shitting bricks can hit you at any time, but it really does get much better over time. I've done keto for well over a year, and now I could be the poster child for the Bristol Scat Scale.

u/Mantttt · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

6 pills a day, averages out to this is 15 bucks for 82 days or something around that lol

u/samus-aran · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I second the use of Candida Support it is not strong enough to kill yeart but it weakens it so your body can control it. You should also use consentrated probiotic pills Probiotis each pill has 10 different bacteria from 3 different family's of bacteria. Acidophilus alone wont cut it. Finally Stop eating Kefir and Kombucha, at least for the time being. Both are SCOBY's , Symbiotic cultures of Bacteria and Yeast. Your pumping you system with more yeast. Finaly help your system expel the weakend yeast enzymes yeast make sticky biofilms to protect the colonies. These Enzymes will help break them down so the candida support and probiotics can do there jobs.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Fucking lowlives. Sorry your mom got scammed. These are just general supplements that won't really do anything compared to a healthy diet. I wouldn't recommend buying them all. Maybe a multivitamin and fish oil, or a b-vitamin if she doesn't eat meat. Otherwise, they're likely a waste of money.

Here are some supplements I've taken that look like basically the same thing, though I don't see Amway's nutritional facts (with the list of ingredients) so I just have to go by the marketing nonsense on their site to guess at what all is in each.

Also, /r/supplements is great for questions like this.

  1. just looks like a multivitamin
  2. a superfood powder
  3. cal-mag + d
  4. fish oil
  5. digestive enzyme
  6. b vitamins
  7. vitamin c complex
  8. green tea
  9. green tea with coenzyme q10. not sure about a supplement for that
  10. probiotics
  11. chondroitin, glucosamine, boswellia, and hyaluronic acid complex. you can find supplements and creams with these ingredients.
u/mhusman · 3 pointsr/keto

Google it. It's the first link. Coconut oil is one example of a product that contains them.

another example

u/theycallmestac-y · 3 pointsr/ketogains

I put a tablespoon or so of great lakes grass fed gelatin in my coffee. thickens it a little bit especially as it cools, but otherwise doesn't change the taste or anything else.

u/gillish · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

I love the Spare Parts harness because they have the most control out of ones I have tested. They don’t move around too much so I can control the cock with more accuracy (such as being able to penetrate my partner without putting my hand on the strap on to guide it). They are also washable, and very comfortable to wear. They aren’t the cheapest (and neither are VixSkin cocks) but they are absolutely worth the money. I am on my second one after owning one for ten years before replacing it.

The VixSkin cock by Vixen Creations I own feels like an extension of my body and I’ve owned it for 13 years now. I have found that my partners love the VixSkin feel as it feels the most similar to a real cock (many partners can’t tell a difference when penetrated). I have found the harder plastic of other dildos to be uncomfortable.

Source: I’m a trans guy and a strap on is v important to my sex life.

u/BostonTentacleParty · 3 pointsr/actuallesbians

I haven't worn either, but I've seen a lot of both. And been on the receiving end of a share many times (it's what my partners use).

The share is heavy, and just bigger all around than the (standard) feeldoe. I've seen someone walk around for hours at a sex party wearing a feeldoe. I've never known anyone who could do that with a share. And fucking with an unsupported share is way awkward. But the share is really solid, and with a good harness (I recommend the Joque by SpareParts) you can wear it quite comfortably. I know two women who can come while using that specific combination to fuck folks. But I know more who can't, so YMMV. Regardless of coming, share and spareparts seems to be a favored combination for ladies I know who are fairly to extremely strap-on experienced. But it's a higher price point than the feeldoe alone.

The feeldoe has a space for a bullet vibe, but as I understand it the vibe is better for the receiver than the penetrator. Still, definitely another point in favor of the feeldoe.

I have a date soon with the feeldoe lady I mentioned earlier, so hopefully I can report on that soon. :)

u/Rab1dBuckets · 3 pointsr/lgbtsex

As far as harnesses go I have this one Spareparts and absolutely love it. Easy to wash, looks and feels good, quick and easy to put on, and it is excellent in action!

u/SpaceStationEarth · 3 pointsr/keto

I'll third this comment. Whole Psyllium Husk makes you nice and regular...almost life changing and I'm not exaggerating. It's also good to take with water about 30 minutes before a meal to fill you up before you eat. Though a word of warning, it swells in water...great for filling up your stomach but if you let it sit it will swell up before you drink it and then you'll have to eat it like cream of wheat.

I recommend working your way up from 1 tablespoons to 2 then to 3...if you increase the dose too fast, your body biome won't acclimate properly and you'll get loose shits and instead of nice logs. The cheapest I've found is the Now Whole Psyllium Husk on Amazon.

I also use the Now Probiotic.. I'm now very regular with a good BM or two everyday and no more IBS or hemorrhoids.

u/-Chemist- · 3 pointsr/soylent
u/dustinyo_ · 3 pointsr/leangains

I would also add some fiber for the sake of your bowels but really everyone I know who's tried to do liquid only gives up after a couple of weeks. It sounds really convenient, but you'll be surprised how much you miss real food. All-liquid meals never seem to make you feel full either, even when you're hitting all your macros.

u/fastertoday · 3 pointsr/soylent

I've been making "soft-serve" soylent for a while.
I discovered that adding ground psyllium husk significantly improves the texture.

u/ringold · 3 pointsr/keto

Here's some of the stuff I get/got from Amazon since starting Keto back in Sept of 13.

Almond Flour(5LB) I buy this every couple months -

Quest Bars -

Silicone Molds - ;

Swerve(Conf sugar) -

Zero Carb Protein Powder -

Psyllium Husk -

Silicone Mats -

u/charcuterie_bored · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I just ordered these from Amazon. I saw them recommended on r/breastfeeding. I just take one a day along with my prenatal vitamin.

u/AstarteHilzarie · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

[Sunflower Leicethin] ( is awesome. I had thrush and a clogged duct once, lactation consultant recommended this and I went three months without a problem, forgot to take it for a week and started to feel a clogged duct coming on. Took it, massaged/heated it and it went away. It lubricates your ducts so the fatty deposits don't get stuck as easily. It's also amazing for your skin, so that's a bonus! Downside, the pills are huge, but they're not too bad to take. You can also break them down to eat on applesauce or something, but I'm not sure how tasty it would be. Good luck!

u/Moghie · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

check out this on Amazon: lactase drops. says you can add a few drops to a gallon of milk and it'll be 'lactose-free' in 24 hours. I've not tried it personally, but the reviews look good. I imagine it's the same as edible lactase, maybe more.. concentrated?

u/Jerm_Trains · 3 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

Buy regular milk and use these drops to make it lactose free. In the long run it ends up being cheaper because regular milk is so cheap lately. RIP milk farmers. Still is sweeter but to me tastes more like milk than some of the other lactose free options.

You will have to experiment but I use 1.25-1.5 droppers full in a gallon.

Lactase Drops 15 ml | Lactase Enzyme Supplement | 76 Servings | Safe for Infants | Non-GMO | Kosher Certified | Physician Formulated | Seeking Health

u/LejendarySadist · 3 pointsr/nutrition

Well there are plenty of algae-derived DHA sources, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one that has the ratio and amount you're looking for. Like these, for example

u/emd9629 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Take one or two of these guys a day.

(they're pretty pricey, but they have a MUCH higher Omega 3 content than the cheaper fish oil pills). Flax and chia seeds don't have both types of Omega 3s so they aren't ideal.

u/OceanFixNow99 · 3 pointsr/Supplements

1 - That seems like a good mag product and apt review. Go for it.

2 - If your diet is shit, then the most important supps are indeed D3, K2 MK7, and Magnesium. After that I would say a high quality fish oil supplement taken with low dose full spectrum vitamin E, selenium, and the rest of the essential trace vitamins and minerals. Look into a fulvic and or humic acid supplement as well.

3 & 4 -

Take between 4 - 8 per day with a meal.

take 1 per day with a meal.

take 1 per day with the fish oil and a meal.

take 1 to 5 per day with meals.

1 ounce per day

u/RandomSir123 · 3 pointsr/vegan

What's wrong with this? link

u/blowupbadguys · 3 pointsr/nutrition

ALA to EPA conversion is efficient enough, provided an appropriate n-3:n-6 PUFA ratio is practiced (1:1 or 1:3 or 1:6), and assuming desaturase enzymes aren't disrupted by genetics, age, or health problems.

EPA to DHA conversion cannot be measured as easily. While both EPA and DHA are measured in circulating blood levels, DHA is much more volatile and thus synthesized in controlled environments, like retina and brain membranes, where it isn't easy to measure. Moreover, there's no need for DHA to be circulating in blood, because it would just get exposed to oxidative free radicals.

This is especially important for vegans (not consuming any animal products), because EPA and DHA are super important for brain and blood health (here's a long presentation about it), but even non-vegans could benefit from supplementing from a non-toxic source, like micro-algae.

Edit: another important factor I forgot to mention is gender! High testosterone/low estrogen downregulates PUFA conversion, while low testosterone/high estrogen upregulates it. This means that females are better at converting plant fats!

u/SheepishWino · 3 pointsr/loseit

Try doing a course of probiotics, you might have a gut flora imbalance. Especially if you've recently taken antibiotics, or if you've ever had any issues with dairy products.

I use these ones

They're less expensive than the ones you'll find at the pharmacy, and there's 15 strains, and a much higher CFU count.

u/SevenElevenHells · 3 pointsr/keto

I've been on these for a while they're my favorite. Absorption matters most imo

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics - 60 Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow Probiotic Supplement

u/PennySun29 · 3 pointsr/Health

Take your probiotics...Multi strands are the best!
Changed my life....!

u/crystamichelle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These seemed to help my really stubborn neck breakouts. They were deep and never healed and never seemed to really come all the way to the surface. Curology took care of my face skin, but wasn't working (or not as quickly as I wanted it to) on my neck. I take 1-2 a day when I can remember.

u/Aggie05 · 3 pointsr/leangains

I also do OMAD and worry about getting enough protein. I put BCAA powder and this collagen powder in my water bottle I take to the gym. It breaks the fast since there are 72 calories and 18 G of protein in one serving. I was previously just doing BCAAs and I can’t say that I’ve noticed a difference since I’ve added the collagen powder, but at least I don’t have to cram a protein shake in with dinner.

u/biganth · 3 pointsr/keto

I get mine on Amazon but you can get it from GNC, Vitamin Shoppe or any health store:

u/newguy8908 · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

> C8-only MCT

Recommend any brand?

I use this one

u/pc_load_letter_in_SD · 3 pointsr/Supplements

I am also a 42 year old male who has been taking collagen protein for about a year now and fee that they have improved my athletic performance.

They are not steroids or anything like that but my joints do feel better and I am able to recover from strenuous HIIT and crossfit style workouts more quickly. I take two scoops of this a day...

ETA; I feel this is much better of a supplement than the tired glucosamine and the now trendy turmeric.

u/sthutton · 3 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Skincare Rave I just started oil cleansing with evening primrose oil, and I really enjoy seeing the makeup just melt off on my cotton ball. Weirdly satisfying. I haven't completely converted over from cleansing with cold cream, but it might be coming. (And no breakouts! No rosacea flair ups!)

Makeup Rave I got Bite Lip Crayons a while back, but recently added the Red Velvet color to my 'daily face'. Love it! It stays so much better than regular lipstick, while also not being as drying as regular matte lippies. The color is BOLD and awesome. :)

Makeup Rant I decided to try out Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals foundation for its 'natural' blah blah. I hate it. The coverage is non-existent in my color (palest). Like I literally feel like it's clear, and I'm just putting moisturizer on my face. Yah for wasting $50!

Nailcare Rant of the friggin year - OPI Nail Envy for Sensitive/Peeling! This little bottle of nail death has KILLED all the progress I've made on my nails over the last few months. I've been taking Biotin and adding collagen to my coffee, and my nails have flourished! Then I use this Nail Envy crap on my fingernails just for the heck of it (cause I got it for my toes), and I have had broken nail after broken nail after friggin broken nail!

Also, that collagen I linked above - I'm in love! I got it because my mom read that it's good for thyroid/autoimmune issues, and I've noticed a significant increase in my energy level on top of the nice hair and nail growth...minus the sad effect of body hair ALSO growing in faster, haha.

u/Adapter20 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using collagen peptides (first Vital Proteins and then Sports Research) for about 3.5 months. I haven't noticed any changes in my skin, hair, or nails at this point so I can't offer insight about its effects. However, I can say that it dissolves well and doesn't affect the taste of beverages. It seems to dissolve best in warm/hot liquids, but I've only really had a problem mixing it into very cold drinks.

u/Vetox23 · 3 pointsr/Minoxbeards

Well you’re still a relatively young person, I’d imagine (don’t quote me on this) that the reason it cause “wrinkles and aging skin” would be due to the fact that it causes dryness within the area the area of application because of the Propylene Glycol in Minoxidil. This usually leads to a person not being able maintain an adequately moisturized face while you have minoxidil on your face. I can imagine that without the proper amount of natural oils (sebum), it could lead to skin aging and wrinkles. Though IF that’s the case (because I am no professional), you may want to use the foam version so you don’t experience the dryness, though you will still have to wait to take off the minoxidil before you moisturize, your skin will not become nearly as dry WHILE you have it on. Over the long term this could make a difference. Hopefully this will help you gauge which direction you what to proceed with. Aside from this, if you can afford the Foam Minoxidil from Kirkland or Rogaine for the duration of your intended use then all that is left is to weigh your pros and cons and decide if it’s worth the potential trade offs.

If you’re very concerned with the health of your skin I’d advise you to look into purchasing a Biotin 1000mcg supplement (Do not take higher than this. This is slightly more than 3 times the Daily Recommended Value of a person with metabolism of 2000 Calories; longterm use of really high contents of biotin could lead to catastrophic nerve issues, the one I provided is usually the lowest you will find but is more than enough). Also look into essential oils preferably with low comedogenic ratings or other moisturizers for your skin. As well as
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptide Supplements. Though supplements are great, they are exactly as the name implies, they supplement. Having a healthy balanced diet, along with daily aerobic exercise is your best aid in having healthy skin.

Hopefully this helps!

u/nickiter · 2 pointsr/crossfit

I use these. I haven't tried any other kind, but these seem to work great.

u/tjmac · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Ever tried l-theanine? You can get a bottle at GNC for about $15.

I just bought a bottle in the mail from Amazon. I've read people on here who use it to deal with the evening comedown. Since I'm giving meds another whack here soon, I wanted to have some on hand, as when I was on meds before I largely used beer to remedy the condition of which you speak. Cool on the brain, but counterproductive for sure. Not wanting to go down that path again.

u/NanoCow · 2 pointsr/intj

I just buy this off amazon and it works quite well. It's not like trying to find a potent source of phenibut or piracetam, L-theanine is quite easy to get. Here is a good post on L-theanine's effects.

Also, it is found in tea and other things but not in a sufficient dosage enough to really cause any noticeable effects and is worth supplementing.

u/musicsexual · 2 pointsr/self

Most lactose intolerant people were not initially lactose intolerant. What we were taught in medical school was that nearly all babies are able to process lactose, but they lose the ability as they grow older, because they should be weaned off breast milk.

I suspect I am lactose intolerant. My symptoms, however, are mild - only gas, but not diarrhea. I would highly recommend buying some lactase enzyme and trying it out when you eat. If your symptoms resolve, you might be lactose intolerant!

You can definitely buy enzymes for very cheap. You do not need to buy brand names like lactaid. They can be very expensive from a pharmacy - last I checked, they were about 30-50 cents per pill from my nearby pharmacies.

I buy Costco brand (Kirkland Signature) from amazon, which costs about 12 cents per pill. Lactaid from amazon ends up costing 20 cents per pill, but the total cost is less because they're selling you fewer tablets. So in this case it may be the better option if you aren't yet sure that you are lactose intolerant.

I am not sure why you suspect you are lactose intolerant, but if you do not want to try the enzyme route, you could also go to the store and buy lactaid milk. Around here, a quart of brand name (Lactaid) milk is around $5.50, but they have America's Choice brand for $2.99 a quart. You can buy that, drink some, and see how you feel compared to when you drink regular milk.

Note - there's limited amount of enzyme in a pill, so if you do experiment with the pill, don't go overboard! (Don't eat a whole carton of ice cream and expect 1 pill to be able to help you handle it all). Follow the directions - you may have to eat more than one pill depending on the portion of dairy you eat.

u/7riggerFinger · 2 pointsr/videos

Dude. Lactase pills. My several lactose-intolerant immediate family members just pop one with any lactose-heavy meal, and voila. Why make your body do the work when you can use science instead?

edit: Shoulda guessed, somebody else already suggested this. Oh well, I'll leave it up on the off chance that you a) didn't know about lactase pills and b) didn't see the other comment that was posted first.

u/OMGASQUIRREL · 2 pointsr/reactiongifs

Dude. These things are magical.

u/wallyTHEgecko · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I used Osmocote Plus and these gel caps. I bought 2lbs of osmocote and used barely a third of it to fill 500 gel caps. And from what I can tell, my plants are doing pretty well with them. Total cost for ~500 tabs: $20, plus lots of leftover osmocote for more caps if I somehow ever need more than 500.

u/KlesaMara · 2 pointsr/trees

I was just talking to my roommate about what we are planning to do with our AVB. We decided to use these and makes some caps to take before going out. Just pack that shit in, use a pen cap to press it in. With that amount you could probably make 50-70 (not sure how big that jar is). One of my other friends had some caps and he gave me 2 and the shit hit hard after about 2.5 hours. More bang for your buck.

u/long_live_mcqueen · 2 pointsr/wherecanibuythis

Some headshops/tabacco stores carry them. You can also get them at natural foods/health stores.

Buy on Amazon

u/blueflowers · 2 pointsr/abv

These are the ones that I use.

u/chet-rocket-steadman · 2 pointsr/COents

I use these

the only time I’ve had them melt is when I accidentally got some water in the mix and they dissolved on the ends

u/CPTkeyes317 · 2 pointsr/abv

yeah, don't smoke ABV, don't smoke tobacco. at this point it sounds like you just want to roll something, which i cannot relate with (because i don't smoke tobacco). there are a myriad of other uses for abv, pick one like capsules which is easy as fuck

u/wonderboy1227 · 2 pointsr/leangains

Some of the others listed here have higher levels of Omega, DHA, and EPA.

However for the price this stuff rocks. And if you want to get really high levels of DHA and EPA you can take two. Even taking two its still cheaper per serving than the others listed here and then you are actually getting more.

u/JSRRR · 2 pointsr/Strongman

When I started adding in 1500mg twice a day of epa's it was a game changer for my recovery. I take three of these twice a day.

u/vincentninja68 · 2 pointsr/keto

this is what I use:

2 caps a day = 1g

4 caps a day if you're exercising/resistance training = 2g

u/dinkboi · 2 pointsr/PEDsR

Do you believe that the anabolic androgenic ratio rating (done in mice I know) could be a surrogate for non-AR mediated anabolism to AR mediated anabolism? You say that Test has equal effects through both mechanisms, which would be supported by this idea because it is 100:100.

Regarding androgen affinity of masteron you can see this full paper here.

You are correct that masteron has affinity for the androgen receptor, but interestingly it's androgenic rating is only 25-40, less than half that of testosterone. This could be suggestive that the majority of the effects are non-AR dependent. The hormone was originally intended for breast cancer patients, and I believe that it may mediate anabolic activity by acting as an antagonist at the estrogen receptor. By blocking receptor binding of estrogen, it may allow you to reap some of the anabolic effects (increased IGF-1, sodium retention) of estrogen without experiencing the femininization (sp?) properties.

Let me try to summarize the thoughts going around here, and see if I can suggest an option to address this.

  1. High SHBG may be good for uncoupling anabolic effects from androgenic ones in AAS
  2. AAS generally lower SHBG but have an overall anabolic effect
  3. Estrogen production/aromatase activity results in SHBG production^1
  4. Having androgen dominance in some tissues is good (tits, dick, brain [to a degree]) and bad in others (primarily hair).
  5. Estrogenic dominance may be good for anabolism (probably good for mitigating hairloss) and one way may be through elevated SHBG
  6. Estrogen mediated anabolism is likely most effective in insulin sensitive (low bodyfat) individuals
  7. Insulin, GH, IGF-1, androgens, and prolactin negatively regulate SHBG production
  8. So we see that the favorable anabolic products of estrogen reduce SHBG production. How then do we keep SHBG up, insulin sensitivity up, and favorable androgenic dominance in tissues where it matters.

    I am not sure I have the perfect answer, but here is how I plan to do it in my next cycle:

  9. Keep DHT levels slightly above normal levels systemically via Testosterone E (600mg/wk) + finastride (1mg inhibits 64% of DHT at scalp) I expect this to give me about as much DHT as my cruise dose (Yes I know its high) of 210mg/wk at which I don't notice any major hairloss on. The reason I plan to use a high dose of testosterone is because I believe that in combination with finastride it uncouples the androgenic (DHT) from it's anabolic effects to a degree. Maybe if the mouse studies were done on mice receiving AI + Finastride + Testosterone the anabolic:androgenic ratio might be more like 100:35, giving it a relatively more favorable anabolic to androgenic ratio than boldenone. Also if you look at the binding profile of testosterone from the paper I linked, I believe that it may have antagonistic effects at the progestagenic receptor, and I believe I am sensitive to progestrone activity.
  10. Keep Estrogen slightly elevated by using aromasin at sufficient doses to keep me slightly above range
  11. Use an anti-androgen at the scalp (RU58841)
  12. Use topical DHT cream at the nipple
  13. Include masteron E (300mg/wk) for extra nipple protection
  14. Include Bold Cyp (700mg/wk) because of it's relatively uncoupled anabolic to androgenic properties/ratio. Thought about using DHB instead, but in terms of it's grams/$ relative to bold cyp I am not sure the benefits of no 5-ar or aromatase activity would be worth it since boldenone already has very weak activity with aromatase and 5-ar. Additionally DHB and bold cyp share the same ratio, and despite bold cyp's reduced potency compared to DHB I could brew it at twice the concentration, so in the end I am pushing the same amount of oil.
  15. Include metformin to attempt to maintain insulin sensitivity on a modest caloric surplus
  16. Stick to /u/bznnnj 's recommended diet of 2:1 glucose to fructose ratio, high fiber, low fat (10-20%), appropriate protein (shooting for 1g/lb despite the common knowledge that only .85 is needed as I believe that improved nutrient partitioning and protein synthesis in enhanced users may necessitate increased protein, and even if that isn't the case the thermal effect of protein may improve my metabolism to keep the gains even leaner). This should hopefully keep that liver full and pumping insulin. Fat sources will be mainly animal derived (beef and eggs) with some almonds thrown in, veggies will be spinach and brocccoli (uncooked to maximize sulrophane content), fruits will be kiwis and oranges, carbs will be sweet potato (and basmati rice if this ends up being too much fiber [I currently tolerate around 50gs]). Thoughts behind this being that we want stable insulin and glucose and as such should stick to carb sources with low glycemic index/load and /u/bznnnj has already discussed the advantages of increased fructose. Animal fats are selected for fat soluble vitamins. Veggies, Fruits, and Starches are selected for good micronutrient ratios (high potassium low sodium) getting enough calcium iron and unsaturated fats etc.
  17. I am staying away from anything that has affinity for the progesterone receptor as I am not sure how it plays into all the previously mentioned mechanisms, and I have had poor reactions to them in the past.

    I thought I would include supplement choices since I am writing a book here anyways:

  18. nightime - melatonin , magnesium glycinate (2x docotors best), P5P (I have the MTHFR mutation so I take mainly active forms of B vitamins and usually above the RDA), Zinc, CoQ10, Garlic
  19. Morning - 10K IU Vit D (I have a vitamin D receptor mutation so I again go above the RDA), Vit K, B-complex, 2 xFish Oil, uridine
  20. In order to stabilize dopamine, because I believe I am susceptible to post-cycle depression due to increased dopamine sensitivity on cycle I: Don't partake in psychoactive substances on cycle (including coffee), and utilize the Mr. Happy Stack (crossovers from /r/nootropics will know this is Uridine + Fish oil + and Choline (get choline from my eggs)) and off cycle I use a mixture of microdosed and periodic full doses of LSD to improve my dopamine sensitivity (and to deepen spiritual connection), modafinil, and caffeine and L-theanine to help me with the androgenic comedown.

    I am on the fence about including HCG, because I was running it on a cruise for a while, but it was aggravating my pubertal gyno and when I went to get my bloodwork I found that I had above range prolactin and in range estrogen and test. I was only on AI + Test + 500IU HCG/wk administered E3D. I may include it just to improve lipid metabolism, and increase estrogenic tone, because boldenone seems to act similarly to masteron insofar as it has not well understood anti-androgen effects.

    Sorry for the manifesto.
u/rao-blackwell-ized · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Sounds like a good plan. I'd consider possibly adding a probiotic and Rhodiola for some more energy. An omega 3 supplement should definitely help with energy and brain fog. I use this one. When are you taking the zinc and magnesium? Magnesium is a relaxant and for some people even acts as a mild sedative in helping put you to sleep, so it's best taken at night before bed. From your last part about B vitamins, it sounds like you're basically already taking a B complex. Also, the multi you get may contain all the B vitamins you need.

u/kikellea · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I could be wrong, but the Blue Ice one is pinging alarms for me. Not really bad alarms, but more like they're selling an ineffectual money-waster.

I'd go with a simple Omega 3 supplement. Which can be hard to find, as you normally want one with high EPA/DHA and few actually list those contents. does a good comparison of products. For personal recommendations, I like NOW Ultra Omega, and Nutrigold is pretty good too.

u/krex_ · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Now Foods Ultra Omega 3

u/shortround10 · 2 pointsr/ADHD

500 isn't bad. I get NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 and those are 750 (500/250) with no fish burps. In addition to any focus benefits Omega-3's provide they have also been shown to be a great supplement for your heart which is primarily why I take them.

u/OracleDBA · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

You have a great LDL! Good job! I would try fish oil to raise your HDL. I use and recommend this brand:

u/ieatallday · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Personally, I use this 2x a day during periods of not wanting to eat veggies. I got the idea from T-Nation's Velocity Diet. I've tried other greens supplements and this was my favorite.

u/Sherlockian_Holmes · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Superfood blends either based on greens (spirulina, wheat grass, chlorella, etc.) or reds (acai, grape, cranberry, cherry, etc.).

Green powder.

Red powder.

Just one example. Any green and red powder will do.

u/glockjs · 2 pointsr/HealthyFood

when im on a health kick i drink amazing grass and the stuff is decent. i've always hated the taste of grass drinks but if you get the lemon lime version and mix it with a packet of the true lemon drink mix its kinda good in a weird way x.O

u/SpaceChamp2175 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Maybe I just got tired of having to plan my weekday morning meals or got sick of eating/feeling like crap so I just started making smoothies with milk, banana, whey protein, cod liver oil, and and a scoop of green Superfood. It seems to hold me over just fine until lunch and I have yet to get sick of it. It's really the only actually beneficial nutrition I seem to get during the day.

u/bammerburn · 2 pointsr/Teachers

If coffee isn't cutting it for you, try this. I tried it because of another teacher's recommendation. It gives you a nice, consistent boost that lasts.

u/rharmelink · 2 pointsr/keto

I take two or three psyllium husk capsules per meal, that I get from Amazon.

u/cal_student37 · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Note that if you buy the pill form the dossage is really low. Each pill is about 1.5% of your daily fiber need so you'd need to take literally a handful each day to have some noticeable effect. The loose form (that you mix in with water) seems to allow you to easily take a bigger dosage.

u/johnny5ive · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Psyllium Husk works for me.

u/liveinapineapple · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Buy psyllium husk caps. Trust me. I got these ones a few days ago and they make your shits go smooth as hell, often no wipers. A little fiber (6 caps/day) does a whole lot of good.

u/tuesdayisfortacos · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Mine is in capsule form, so I just swallow it whole. I use this one.

u/Quadrashocker · 2 pointsr/keto

As others recommended, Psylium Husk pills and a probiotic should help with regularity.

u/goose5450 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are the ones I get. Again, like most supplements the effects are marginal but I'll take anything I can when it comes to dealing with hunger.

u/L4syth · 2 pointsr/jpouch

My first year, I was up 2-3 times a night, and when I mentioned this to my surgeon at the time of my annual check up, he said “take an Imodium before bed.” So I started doing that and got it down to once a night. I’m still up and going once a night, but it’s needing to pee that wakes me up...and it’s just easier to go ahead and evacuate while I’m at it 😉

As for your second question, I soiled myself in the middle of the night 2-3 times in the past 2 1/2 years, but not full on shit myself. When it happened, it was typically the result of being extra reckless with eating/drinking whatever I want, subsequently having a lot of gas churning around while I’m asleep, and my body letting it pass...with me discovering in the morning it wasn’t all gas LOL

Are you taking any fiber supplements like Metamucil? My surgeon recommended I take it with every meal because it slows down the digestive tract, and it really does work. I hate the powder and take the capsules, and because I’m cheap I get a generic from amazon: My surgeon wants me to take it 3x a day (once before every meal) but I’m lazy and typically only do it when eating some I know will mess me up, like salad! It does a good job of firming things up from watery diarrhea to an oatmeal consistency, which means less trips to the bathrooms do leas chance of any gas being accompanied by leakage. Hope that helps!

u/MisterAnd0 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I had the same problem once I increased my protein intake to 1.5g/lbs of BW. I then started to take some psyllium husk capsules before meals and the problem was solved.

u/Natriana · 2 pointsr/fasting

I suffered really horrible diarrhea during my first 3 day fast, to the point that I couldn't trust if it felt like I just needed to pass gas o.O Someone mentioned taking psyllium husk to help regulate your system. I've been using that the last three days and I've had zero diarrhea and two regular bowel movements. Here's what I'm using (I've used it regularly in the past to help lower cholesterol too):

u/ClimbOnGoodBuddy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have basically the same exact story as you, also 6ft, 210 lbs, 20ish % bf. I ordered only to realize that their serving size was way smaller than I thought. They work fine, but it means taking 6 in the morning first thing and 6 at night before I go to bed, with a lot of water with each serving. It comes out to ~4g of fiber a day.

The recommended amount appears to be ~30g a day, so I don't know if this is actually helping or if it's just a placebo. I just realized that I didn't really answer your question, but this is what I've been doing.

u/chadnik · 2 pointsr/vegan

I can't tell if this is a compliment because of the resourcefulness of making almond milk or an insult because I mentioned the holiest of holies, the ghost wipe

u/mementh · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

NOW Foods Super Enzymes, 180 Capsules

Been using for a year
No issues

u/wastedeggshells · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Try fiber and enzymes.
Veggies and/or psyillum husk or equivalent. For the enzymes, this seems like a decent one from a respected company,

The fiber will help you're gi tract move things easily and cleanly, depositing when you should. The enzymes can help with further digestion of certain kinds of foods.

u/Root4789 · 2 pointsr/glutenfree

yes antibiotics can really mess up your system than what issues you had before taking them. And can i ask what made you need to take antibiotics for? and it will mess up your gut heath you need to rebuild the good gut bacteria you can start with pre and probiotics and other good gut heath foods and when you eat gluten foods what happens to you? also either when you wake up or just in the day is your tongue covered in white stuff? also if you can try to stay away from foods and things that have high fructose corn syrup and carrageenan in them here is a few things to help get you started

good luck hope that helps also up up and away

u/axcho · 2 pointsr/soylent

I've tried this enzyme supplement and this expensive probiotic with some success. Looks like this and this are the most popular on Amazon though, from NOW Foods (a good brand), and cheaper.

u/notgoodwithyourname · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Thankfully I've gotten better at managing it and haven't had any flare ups since 2017. Yeah it's hard to find out what is going on inside the body. For me, I've cut out all alcohol, grains, and fat. I just try to eat low fat protein like chicken and vegetables. It's not always exciting, but it's a hell of a lot better than getting sick after every meal.

Oh! I just thought of something. If you're up for something, please try these digestive enzymes they have completely changed my life. Even my mother in law has benefited from them. She was about to get her gallbladder removed and my wife recommended that she try these enzymes and they helped her with her stomach issues and she hasn't had any issues since then. It's basically just extra digestive enzymes that your pancreas normally makes when you eat. I dunno why, but it's really helped me.

I wish you a lot of luck in finding out what is the actual cause of all your pain. Try looking for a gastroenterologist if you haven't seen a specialist yet. They might be more helpful than a general doctor

u/Twizlex · 2 pointsr/keto

There's a good chance that since your body isn't used to the amount of fat you're eating, the fat is not getting broken down properly and squirting out your b-hole. I would suggest taking some enzymes until you adapt. Betaine HCL, ox bile, and lipase are the best supplements for this period, which you can get as part of an overall "digestive enzymes" supplement, like this one.

u/qwertquick · 2 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

I would like to recommend something that worked for me, Enzymes. I use a product you can get on amazon

It helps digest food and allows your stomach to "rest" a little. Also be sure that you are chewing your food enough. Don't let your stomach do the work, allow the teeth and saliva(contains natural enzymes) do the work. I hope this helps a little and you can get through sooner rather than later.

u/charisonketo · 2 pointsr/keto

I use a probiotic supplement from ID Life (but you can get it from most health stores and I'm sure from amazon as well ☺️) and then these from Amazon.

u/I_talk_about_stuff · 2 pointsr/keto

Pretty much everything in the supplement world is a scam, at least as far as over marketing products with pretty labels and lots of "science" to make their product superior to the next guys. Most people in the bodybuilding world already know this but it is unfortunate that there are people who want to take advantage of dieters now as well.

Always look at the lesser marketed products for comparison.

Here is the Now brand for 15 bucks vs 30 for bulletproof brand. The only difference is that you did not just read a 3 page ad for the bulletproof product that would have jerked off your ego just enough to not care that you are paying a lot more.

This is not against bulletproof. This is just supplements in general so that I am clear that I am not just hating on one brand.

Also that is just a quick search. If you search for an online vitamin store in your area you may find one even cheaper. The now and pvl brands are both good and come without price inflation.

u/Baeocystin · 2 pointsr/keto

There's no need for dairy anything, if you don't want it. I eat a little cream/butter/etc because I enjoy the flavor, but most of my fat calories actually come from medium-chain triglycerides.

Medium-chain triglycerides do not need bile salts for digestion; rather, they are absorbed directly via the portal system and converted to ketones in the liver.

This is the brand I get, as it's specifically only Caprylic and Capric acid.


It works great as a general-purpose oil. You can cook with it, use it as a salad dressing, whatever you like. It has no real taste of its own, so it will just carry the flavors of what you're cooking rather than influence them on its own.

u/anbeav · 2 pointsr/ketogains

So you've always felt tired, it sounds like perhaps something you should discuss with a doctor as it doesn't seem keto-related.

MCT oil is medium chain triglyceride which is directly converted to ketones for immediate energy ( Many mix it in coffee, but you can add it to tea.

I also do IF and train fasted, the original leangains protocol is based on fasted-training, but if that's not working for you perhaps consider a different approach.

u/Oddlove · 2 pointsr/Portland

For what it's worth, I didn't like the NOW Foods MCT Oil that Super Supplements carries as much as I liked the Upgraded stuff that Caveman carries.

u/kushdup · 2 pointsr/treedibles

You can use pure coconut oil (which naturally contains mostly MCT oil), pure MCT oil from a health food or vitamin store, or a mixture of both if you'd like. In terms of potency and extraction effectiveness, pure MCT will work best.

It's generally recommended to decarb first to ensure that your final product is evenly decarbed and to allow using the oil in lower temperature recipes, which is preferred due to the volatility of many cannabinoids. I've also read that decarbed THC is more soluble, making it easier to extract from the plant matter which would lead to even better yields.

Stove top is ok if you can accurately measure the temperature of your oil. The oven is recommended because it can accurately hold an even temperature specifically set by the user (rather than guessing "somewhere around medium-lowish"). I believe it's only sealed to avoid from foreign material falling into the oil, since there is a fan running in standard convection ovens. If you must use a stove top I would recommend using a double boiler to buffer & diffuse heat.

MCT Oil on Amazon is considerably cheaper than purchasing locally if you don't mind the shipping time. Good luck!

u/the_mad_scientist · 2 pointsr/keto


Others may like different brands, I use this one.

u/SpindlySpiders · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Best deal I've found is on Amazon, and this doesn't have any strong flavors.

I mix it with shakes or smoothies and don't have any stomach problems from it. One time I thought I'd skip the shake and just swallow it directly. Big mistake. I was in the bathroom almost all day. I've never tried capsules before, but I recommend spreading it out over a whole day or at least a few hours and not taking it all in one go.

u/ZephramKnight · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I believe /u/DigestibleComestible is referring this this Gelatin, which is the one that I see most often referenced in any Paleo related article. Per the reviews, most users notice change around the 3 month mark, after taking 2tbsps/day, every day, but they didn't specify which issues were relieved for them, so I can only assume they mean their overall skin tone/feel/etc.

Of course, incorporating bone broth from healthy animals is always the best way to get nutrients.

Anecdotally, I have been using this gelatin for ~1 month now, and so far I have noticed that the flaky, dry skin on my hands doesn't show up anymore, my facial hair is generally softer, and the cuticles on my fingers seem to be doing very well.

u/CalicoFox · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have a bunch of stretch marks, and I call them my tiger stripes! I'm very proud of them. Once your weight stabilizes, the stretch marks fade and eventually disappear. Eating low-carb will help, too. Rubbing coconut oil on them also helps (a little goes a long ways, so don't go crazy!), and making sure you get collagen in your diet, too.

You can get collagen from high-quality gelatin like this one (which does not gel so can be put in coffee) and/or this one (which does gel and can be used to make jello). Please note that brand-names Jell-o and Knox are very low quality. You can also drink bone broth or just swallow the gristle when you eat your steak.

Last but not least, drinking lots of water also helps! Stay hydrated!

u/xicana63 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

This bad boy! So the red/orange container is gelatin you can make into jello and the green one is gelatin that won't gel and you can put into your coffee. But what really helps me is using the red/orange container gelatin to make jello with Powerade Zero or I'll use water that's been mixed with Emergen-C Electro Mix and sugar-free syrup for flavor.

From my research stay away from Knox gelatin (yucky taste) and Sugarfree Jello (only has a minute quantity of actual gelatin).

When making jello with this gelatin use these instructions (taken from the first review in Amazon for this gelatin, but I modified it a little to make it keto-friendly):

"i start off by mixing 1 cup of COLD liquid with the 2 tablespoons of gelatin in the measuring cup.
keep mixing till all the gelatin has been mixed with the liquid, don't leave any chunks.
then let sit for 5 mins. This will bloom the gelatin.

After the 5 mins, dump the cup of liquid/gelatin into a dish, and then clean your measuring cup, then pour
another cup of liquid into your measuring cup. I then microwave this cup for 2 minutes (maybe another minute after i test it)
then take it out to measure the temperature. you want to try to get the liquid around 160F degrees. (should be pretty hot to the touch)

then i mix in the sweetner [I don't add any] to taste, then add the hot liquid to the cold, and mix it.
it should all be clear after you mix them together, and then i leave it sit on the counter for a few minutes,
then put it in the fridge. It takes a few hours to harden."

I eat it all, I try to make 2 tablespoons of gelatin by daily dose so I use half the liquid mentioned above so there is less jello to eat because even then there is still a lot of jello to eat!

Let me know if I'm not clear! I can type slower than I think!

u/kmoonster · 2 pointsr/birding

You might try a seed cake, like this:

Most bird center or nature stores should carry these. Grocery stores may, at least in some areas. They are seed cakes bound with gelatin, not dissimilar from what is used to make gel-cap pills. They shouldn't melt, and don't have the calorie overload like suet does. A lot of birds will skip or reduce suet intake in summer due to the extra calories (and subsequent body heat).

These come in cakes that will fit in small or large suet cages, also as cylinders, bells, balls, etc.

Edit: if you DIY, try some straight gelatin like you would use for making jelly or candy, look for it in the canning section or at a whole-food type store. Keep it light, you don't need much, just enough to keep the cakes in shape. You're making a seed cake, not a gummy bear! Something like any of these should work as long as there are no sugars or artificial additives:

u/MushyDevil · 2 pointsr/Opalescent

> Pegging

i've seen [this harness](
) up close during a fetish party and i was amazed how steady the dildo was! Like it was attached to Her body!

> r/nsfwasmr

In my opinion... most people who create nsfw videos are focusing too much on the sexual aspect, and they're losing the essence... which is to provide a relaxing/euphoric feeling at the same time. i would encourage You to check Youtube for regular ASMR.

> If you believe in the product, it sells itself.

Your nailtapping audio is the most perfect example! You took a simple idea, and You made it so sexy. Your 'cheating' audio was also incredible! i've mentioned it before... i discovered GWA through ASMR. Pretty much every trigger was making me feel both relaxed and aroused (nails, mouth sounds, kisses, whispering, licking etc). From there, i skipped the nsfwasmr videos... and i found GWA where i got amazed by people's creativity, even without proper equipment.

> It does.

In the Day7 link i gave above, it's funny how i talk about my "gasms"... and now they've been taken away! 😊


PS: You should do AMA's more often! i had so much fun getting to know You better!

u/sinchronissity · 2 pointsr/sex

A harness and smaller dildo would be best for starting out. I highly recommend Outlaw Leather- they make high-quality products that fit an assortment of toys and they fit wonderfully.

The Joque Spare Parts harness is also extremely comfortable and versatile.

The Tantus Acute is a good beginner for pegging. It can be easily reverse in the harness for different positions for pegging and isn't too big.

Start out with a smaller dildo and harness and if both of you like it, look into doubles. The FunFactory Share is also something similar to the Feeldoe and is very pleasurable for both parties.

u/firecontrol · 2 pointsr/sex

My girl and I own both the Fun Factory Share and the Tantus Feeldoe. The share is better, because of the size of the vaginal insert: it's a good deal bigger than the Feeldoe's, and it's got a better shape.

Either one can be prone to falling out, though. They do work with harnesses, however. We bought the SpareParts Joque harness. It's a little pricey, but it's stable, comfortable for her, and you can toss it in the wash. It works with both dildos. Highly recommend it.

u/aStoryAboutYou · 2 pointsr/Pegging

Hmm... then maybe the Joque, it's a Spareparts harness you can even get off Amazon.

u/asev0 · 2 pointsr/actuallesbians

Also recommending SparePart's Joque. Comfy, ridiculously simple, sturdy.

Also, water-based lube.

u/PrinceAli132 · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

I don't have experience with it but look into Psyllium Husk Powder. I found one on amazon.

1 tablespoon (9g) = 30 calories = 8g carbs with 7g of fiber.

I've incorporated fiber via beans, lentils and low carb tortillas (90 cals with 15g of fiber).

u/apexidiot · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

u/IkeKim · 2 pointsr/omad

Hey, thanks for that! The only thing that I can give you in return is that my Doc told me to mix some fiber w/ my Orange Juice at the end of my OMAD dinner and forget about bloating and cholesterol. Enjoy yourself.

u/PROPHYLACTIC_APPLE · 2 pointsr/sex

Along with all the other great advice, what's your diet like? Maybe try adding a little bit of fiber, specifically psyllium husk:


It'll make you more regular and make things stick little less.

u/_ilovetofu_ · 2 pointsr/soylent

Psyllium Husk is also great for added fiber.

u/Pimplicate · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
  • 150 g blanched almond flour (1.5 cup )
  • 6 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt (I use .5 tsp of salt, this is WAY too much)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 120 ml boiling water
  • oil for frying (about 1-2 tbsp)



    I've tried multiple recipes for tortilla wraps, and this held up the best. I make a batch every week or so and use it to make turkey wraps for lunch every day.
u/UnlikeSpace3858 · 2 pointsr/keto

You need to take psyllium husk powder daily. Try a Tbsp blended in a low carb protein powder shake, or mix it with a packet of Natural Calm magnesium citrate before bed.

u/jandpinc · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Sorry, yeah, it's a powder.

u/Craigasaurous · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

BBQ Pulled Pork and “Cornbread” Waffles Yields 4 Servings

u/ReallyJeff · 2 pointsr/shittingadvice

Four 500 mg caps is only 2 grams! Get some bulk psyllium ( and take at least a 9 gram Tablespoon once a day.

u/geftsnowball · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
u/throwmeawayjno · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

This is what I take!

NOW Supplements, Sunflower Lecithin 1200 mg with Phosphatidyl Choline, 200 Softgels

I mean if dream feeding works for you, rock on. I mean milk removal is always good for supply.

u/melsysometimes · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Now Foods Sunflower Lecithin Non GMO, 1200mg, Soft-gels, 200-Count

Most nutrition shops will have them. Places like whole foods sells them too.

u/charmanderr · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I ended up buying it from Amazon. I had a hard time finding it in a store. Good luck! Clogged ducts suck :(

NOW Supplements, Sunflower Lecithin 1200 mg with Phosphatidyl Choline, 200 Softgels

u/kinhalb · 2 pointsr/KetoBabies

I used the Now brand from Amazon, but there are lots of brands.

NOW Supplements, Sunflower Lecithin 1200 mg with Phosphatidyl Choline, 200 Softgels

u/PennyHammer · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I bought my lecithin on Amazon (here). But before that I found it in the supplement section of my local Whole Foods-type store.

Just some info: I feel like I've had better success in preventing clogs with sunflower lecithin (as opposed to soy), but I'm sure both work fine. I take 1 pill 4x/day.

And one more person chiming in: do not stop nursing on the side with your mastitis. I've had multiple rounds of mastitis, and I find that nursing on that side helps it heal much better than pumping.

u/hollyrocks · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Have you tried taking sunflower lecithin? My milk is very thick and fatty, so nursing was painful until I started taking it 3x a day at first, then I dropped down to 2x a day. It basically helps your milk flow a little more smoothly. Other than that, time will cure a lot of the pain as your nips toughen up. But definitely try lecithin for immediate relief. This is the brand I use.

u/Hnnh_07 · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I had my first ever one the day before yesterday. I had to do warm compresses and intense massage for mine, along with letting my baby nurse. I got recommended Sunflower Lecithin too, this is the one I ordered: NOW Sunflower Lecithin 1200 mg, 200 Softgels

Now what I didn't know about is that you can feel bruised/sore for a bit after it goes away, so that wasn't fun. Hopefully Lecithin works! Even Amazon had amazing reviews for it! Took my first dose of it yesterday evening.

u/john8bit · 2 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

I'm no scientist, but my guess would be that it might not work. I say that because the treatment process for dairy products if you use lactase drops is about 24 hours to break down the lactose. I use this in products that are not lactose-free (like sour cream).
Maybe you are better off with taking lactaid (or similar) about a half hour before eating the sour cream?

u/bolsheviktory · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I get these drops

If you leave a review, they will give you a 25% discount for future purchases, and this works every time you leave a review.

I like to get 3 gallons at once and do 35, 20, 15 drops. This saves drops because you drink the third gallon last, so you're giving the enzyme more time to work on the lactose.
You need to wait 24 hours before starting to drink from the first gallon.

u/triggsbonks · 2 pointsr/gainit

It might depend on how old the milk is (maybe the enzyme gets used up?). I personally use these drops in place of lactaid milk... they might work well in this situation!

u/r4rer · 2 pointsr/gainit

late to the party, but getting these really help. i usually put 40 drops in a gallon of milk. you can adjust how much you really need also (ex. using 30 drops if your lactose intolerance isn't as severe).

u/modestthief · 2 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

I recommend buying the liquid enzyme and mixing it with your milk. This is cheaper than buying pills or buying lactose-free milk.

u/imsoaddicted · 2 pointsr/food

Lactaid can be expensive though (~$8 a gallon where I'm from) so it could be cheaper to order lactase on Amazon if the thought of $8 milk is absurd to you. But, once you go Lactaid, you'll never go back. It tastes so good, even my family members who are lactose tolerant prefer it.

u/notluke · 2 pointsr/Fitness

The liquid lactase is dramatically more expensive than the pills. A "dose" of liquid, as far as I've seen, has 750 "lactase units," (whatever they are) while the pills have 9,000 each. The bottle has 75 of these doses, and if you buy the costco pills, you get 180 for about the same price. So the liquid costs more than 20 times as much.



I'd try just crushing up a pill and putting it in the milk. The taste of the binders shouldn't be noticeable in a half gallon or more.

u/aspiecat · 2 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

Sorry - not been on Reddit for a few days. So I'm pretty sure it says on the bottle, but I found out by going through the Q & A section of the product description page on Amazon, where I purchased this item. Here is the link:

u/PasswordIS09876 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I'm not sure why you're getting downvoted for this. It seems pretty obvious that killing fish to extract their oil, which they get from algae, is inefficient compared to getting it directly from the algae.

For those that would prefer capsules -

EDIT: actually there seem to be cheaper sources. - search around

"Amerifit Nutrition Ovega-3 DHA EPA Vegetarian" might be your best bet -

u/junk_science · 2 pointsr/vegan

diet mostly, but i also take a Ovega 3

and i eat a brazil every few days or so. walnuts and flax powder in my morning oatmeal.

my advice is to write down what you eat in a typical week, keeping in mind portions / weight. at the end of the week do a little research and see if you're covered. supplement as necessary or add a few things in.

u/actaccordingly · 2 pointsr/veganparenting

Your body needs nutrients, not “meat” or “dairy”! That’s very bizarre and very behind the times on those nutritionists, how annoying.

I’m vegan at 4 months, no problems whatsoever so far. My midwife basically asked me right off the bat at 8 weeks how much calcium and protein I’m getting and then said “you’re obviously doing great and have a very good handle on everything, there’s nothing to worry about here.”

My first recommendation is to try plugging what you eat into Cronometer to see how you’re already doing. Just do a typical day, or better yet log for a week to see how you do on average over several days. This was how I knew what to tell my midwife and how I know what gaps to watch for (eg, I don’t always get a ton of potassium, which is common for Americans but like who even knows that?).

If you google “vegan pregnancy” a few books come up, available on amazon - I haven’t checked any out myself because I’ve heard they’re mostly pretty introductory, but I’m sure they can help with some of the initial planning and everything. I’ve heard good things specifically about The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide. I know I’ve seen some blog recommendations around too, hopefully someone else has some good ones to add but I’ll hunt around bc I really should have checked them out by now myself too!

For supplements just like as a general idea, I personally take Ritual prenatals (that’s my referral code FYI for a discount just in case but can totally just take off the share part too) with a vegan vitamin C gummy (to aid iron absorption) and vegan probiotics in the morning. At night I take choline and vegan DHA/EPA, and a TUMS for calcium if I didn’t have enough broccoli and spinach during the day (the Ritual prenatal doesn’t have calcium because it interferes with iron absorption, and it doesn’t really have enough choline or EPA). That’s like very specific to me wanting to micromanage what I take because full multivitamins make me super nauseous, there are plenty of vegan full spectrum prenatals that would be way cheaper and easier 🤣

u/vff · 2 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

I thought it’d be useful to post a nicely-formatted list of everything I was taken, with links to the products as well as the evidence-based papers and studies for each.


I won’t take anything based on someone saying “this worked for me.” It needs to have real, scientific evidence. I have read hundreds of journal articles, seeking out quality evidence for things that have been shown to help with ulcerative colitis.

Of things with evidence, I tend to focus on things that have the fewest side effects possible.

Unfortunately, some of these things are only available as “natural supplements” which means that rather than the active ingredient being perfectly isolated, they contain a bunch of other random stuff from wherever that came from. I tried to choose companies for the natural supplements that seemed reputable, so at least I’d hopefully be getting what they claimed I would.


I was having a flare—including abdominal pain and blood in my stool. I continued taking my oral mesalamine, then as I had for previous flares, added a mesalamine enema, used nicotine patches, and took wheat grass tablets. I added each one every two weeks. After eight weeks, the blood had long since stopped, but the pain didn’t.

I contacted my doctor. He added prednisone at 40 mg/day. That made things worse. After a week, he upped me to 60 mg/day. After one week of that, and no improvement, I added many other things, as outlined below.

After taking all of these things for a month, the pain hadn’t stopped.

I had a colonoscopy, which showed no inflammation. None. My doctor and I agree the pain is likely from something else; I will soon have a CT scan to help figure out what.

Do any of the things below work? In theory any, all, or none of them could have contributed to my colon being perfectly normal and healthy. There is no way to know which, if any of these, did anything.

Everything I was taking, dosages, and evidence

IMPORTANT: Almost all of the studies referenced below combine these things with mesalamine. So nothing is a substitute for that! These must be taken in conjunction with mesalamine.

|Drug|Dosage|Study|Quality of Evidence|
|Prednisone |40-60 mg/daily, then taper|Many|Excellent
|Lialda (mesalamine) |2.4 g/daily|Many|Excellent
|Apriso (mesalamine) |1.5 g/day|Many|Excellent
|Mesalamine Enema |Nightly|Many|Excellent
|Visbiome (was called VSL#3)|225 billion CFU/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Nicotine Patch|14 mg/day|Meta-analysis; Placebo-controlled|Good
|DHA/EPA (also sold as “fish oil”; this one is vegetarian because I am)|1080 g DHA+540 mg EPA/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Wheat grass tablets|21 tablets/day|Placebo-controlled|Good; small study
|Sunflower lecithin|10 g/day|Meta-analysis|Good to moderate
|Curcumin (from tumeric)|2.6 g/day|Meta-analysis|Moderate
|EGCg|400 mg/day|Rat study|Good in rats; poor in humans; WARNING: Dosages over 338 mg/day cause liver toxicity
|Bupropion immediate release |100 mg three times/day|Rat study; TNFα only|Poor; only shown to lower TNFα; no studies on its effect on UC; study done in rats
|Rutin|1.8 g/day|Rat study|Poor

indicates a prescription drug. Mesalamine and prednisone are commonly prescribed for ulcerative colitis. Bupropion is normally prescribed as an antidepressant so your gastroenterologist may be reluctant to prescribe it for this, especially since there are no studies of its effect on ulcerative colitis in humans.

u/lzsmith · 2 pointsr/FoodAllergies

B complex.

...I like adult chewables.

u/0hWell0kay · 2 pointsr/nutrition

While it is good to incorporate ground flax seeds into your diet, they are not a good source of DHA.

There are several vegan DHA supplements available, probably derived from whatever plant life is at the bottom of the fishy food chain.

u/rm999 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Super6One · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Aha recommends you take at least 500mg of DHA/EPA (two components in fish oil). Athletes are recommended to to take 2-4 grams (don't quote me on this). What you have is only 360mg. I usually buy this brand. You're paying more upfront, but if you calculate, you're getting more per dollar for this brand than the nature made. Each pill has almost 3x the amount of epa/dha and compared to the nature made. Plus, these guys have a third party examine each batch of their fish oil for contaminants and to actually check for accuracy.

u/ChemEcalgineer · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Damn, can I work for your company?

Anyway, I would invest in a good pair of shoes for working out. Do some research on which ones are good for running/lifting/ect.

Next I would get a bunch of protein (I use isopure, but that might be expensive for a newbie) and a multivitamin and fish oil. (if you doubt the use of multivitamins I still recommend a fish oil which has more credibility behind it.

these are the two that I have done research for and found to have accurate labels and good purity, but you pay for what you get (I.E. target generic brand is probably 3x as shitty quality)

Next get a gym membership, I use life time fitness cause they have everything and it allows me to switch it up so I dont get bored. If you have any cash left, get a couple personal training sessions with guys at your gym so they can give you some structure

u/GetsEclectic · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I would drop the vinpocetine:

Try taking the bacopa before bed, it makes some people tired.

Maybe lay off the CILTEP for a few days and try supplementing some glutamine, did wonders for me.

Try adjusting your choline intake, too much makes some people depressed, but not enough will also make you tired and brain foggy. Too much will give you muscle soreness and possibly a headache from muscle tension.

You could try some n-acetyl-tyrosine and see if it helps your motivation. I wouldn't take too much though since one of your ADs is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Have you always felt this unmotivated, or is it a recent phenomenon? If it's just a recent thing, what has changed in your life that might have caused it? If it is chronic, and n-acetyl-tyrosine works for you, you might want to ask your doctor about trying ritalin/methylphenidate.

I would also try to get off the SSRI/SNRI, serotonin is depressing. There is a common misconception, possibly due to incorrect ideas about how MDMA works, that serotonin makes you happy. SSRIs actually increase suicide risk for the first few weeks because the excess serotonin makes you depressed. The anti depressant effects take a few weeks because they are due to physiological changes in your brain due to the extra serotonin.

Do you take a multivitamin or any vitamins other than D? Personally I think the base of any nootropic stack should include a good multivitamin, some antioxidants, and probably fish oil, although some people react negatively to fish oil. Not including any racetams or ciltep or anything purely nootropic, every day I take:

AOR Ortho Core

B Complex

Vitamin C

Vitamin D-3

Vitamin E

Fish Oil

Green Tea Extract

Pine Bark Extract



Probably less important, but I also take acetyl carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, alpha gpc, glucosamine/chondroitin/msm, rhodiola rosea, eluthero sibricus, jiaogulan, mushroom product including reishi and chaga, glutamine, l-phenylalanine, creatine, coq10, ashwagandha, lion's mane, bacopa, and astragalus.

In addition to all that I take various nootropics sort of randomly as I feel like, including sulbutiamine, piracetam, aniracetam, pramiracetam, noopept, and forskolin/artichoke/hesperidin.

Last, and probably most important, get plenty of good sleep.

u/montysgambit · 2 pointsr/Supplements

This is the best that I have ever taken. Best ratio of DHA and EPA for the price per capsule (most Fish oil capsules have annoyingly low levels of DHA, which is a more complex molecule than EPA and is preferable for the brain and eye function support). It will have a bit of after taste if not taken with much food.

u/relevantme · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I've heard good things about Jarrow, but I've never tried any of their products.


Fish Oil:

Vitamin D:

You'll see in the examine article for Magnesium that I linked why I suggest it and Vit D; people are a lot of times deficient in one, or both. Fish Oil is just generally also seen as a good thing to supplement, and it also helps the Vit D be absorbed.

These things, in my experience, give you a much better baseline. Unless you have a really solid/varied diet/lots of sun exposure, these can really help.

u/ultibman5000 · 2 pointsr/vegan

> I just told you the scientific fact is that it is not real, non-conversion DHA it is a form you must convert.

Bro, real DHA can be obtained in these vegan capsules. Just as there are fish oil pills.

> Eating the seeds is not enough- i hope you can understand at least that.

Wanna explain why you can't get enough converted DHA from seeds and walnuts?

> No i dont want to mix 3 tablespoons of flax oil into oatmeal haha.

A want is not a need. This still doesn't prove that you need animal products, you're simply saying that you want animal products.

> Human beings have large brains because we ate meat

Good thing physical human evolution has already ran its course and we have no opposition to adapt against anymore, then. This point is irrelevant now.

u/Grok22 · 2 pointsr/nutrition

First one I found. It is more expensive than a non vegan source. I believe it is from alage.

u/Cucumbersomepickle · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I use this pill from Deva. It has no carrageenan and it’s grown outside the ocean.

I take two for 400 total mg. That’s 45 servings for 22 bucks, making it 48 cents a pop. It’s more expensive than the straight up oil, but carries less of a risk of oxidation.

u/son_nequitur · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's a vegan DHA-EPA Omega-3 supplement:

You may also want Kelp for iodine: and I know you are already getting your B-12, but for everyone else, I recommend taking as a liquid sublingually

Beyond that just make sure you get your leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, broccoli, etc) for calcium and iron and you should be pretty good to go.

u/taintedbloop · 2 pointsr/CBD

Many probiotics often contain prebiotics as well. There is also a popular train of thought among the probiotic community that they need to be encapsulated so they don't get killed by the acid in your stomach. They get released slowly over many hours after passing through the stomach.

Here is an example of a probiotic with many strains and contains prebiotics (often in the form of some type of fiber, in this case FOS or Fructooligosaccarides) and they also are time release like I mentioned before. That product is currently the best seller on amazon for probiotics. Slightly pricey, but if it works, totally worth it.

u/hopeitwillgetbetter · 2 pointsr/fasting

Please specify which brand of probiotic supplements so I can stay away from it. Early this year, I did a half-bottle of:

Stopped because I decided that the prebiotic route made far more sense, i.e. up my vegetable intake.

I feel angry that this happened to you.

u/aliciacary1 · 2 pointsr/AutoImmuneProtocol

I use this one. The girl who write The Healing Kitchen recommended it.

u/zapfastnet · 2 pointsr/keto

In addition to what others have suggested I would say consider adding some 10% Plain Greek yogurt to your diet to nudge your gut flora in the right direction. Also consider taking a coated probiotic

edit to fix link ---I stuck a cat video in there at first by mistake

u/bearable_lightness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Are you taking a probiotic? I've been taking this one since starting doxy, and I've been able to avoid the (very common) GI problems doxy's known for. If you are taking one, you may want to double check that you're taking enough, consider adding plain yogurt, etc. I take 2-3 capsules/day and have also tried to drink more water. Hope you feel better soon!

u/Johnny_Poppyseed · 2 pointsr/tifu

That is more than a nervous tummy. I know it's a pain in the butt (lol) but go see the specialist.

You could have something serious like colon cancer for all you know. Or if it isnt that serious, they might have some proper medication for you. Look into probiotics and fecal-transplants. They are making a lot of advancements in treating this sort of thing.

Good luck.

Edit: try these in the meantime. Good quality probiotics. Worked surprisingly well for me (didnt have as severe issues as you tho. Really, see the dr)

u/e2theipie · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I'm sorry you're having trouble with meals!

Have you looked at collagen powder? I like this one because it doesn't have any smell. You sort of have to dissolve it in something, so I usually mix it in tea or coffee.

I like to blend frozen banana into my protein shakes, and for extra calories, if you can eat almonds you could also try mixing in almond butter.

u/throwawayieruhyjvime · 2 pointsr/whole30

Thank you for this!!! Honestly, the thing I struggle with the most is no sugar or milk in my coffee. I LOVE my coffees and that little bit of sweetness is something I consistently look forward to. I'll definitely try this! (that said, is the oil necessary? Does it still taste good without it?)

Also, which Peptides powder do you use? This is the one I found, but I also see this creamer one.

u/anne_freckles · 2 pointsr/Septemberbumpers2017

Ugh. I thought I didn't have them with my first, but I realized I just couldn't see them on my underbelly????? Just a thought if you're interested, I've been taking this and it has some other good vanity and health benefits too? Can't exactly report on if it's helping that specific problem, but it's really easy to take.

u/ThomasHasThomas · 2 pointsr/nutrition



EDIT, it can be dangerous probably, just read about it by accident here :-) :

I took this product as directed once a day in my coffee for several months and loved what it did for my hair. That said, I began experiencing severe bone and back pain and found out I had dangerously high levels of calcium in my blood. This was the only supplement I was taking so I stopped immediately and within two days my bone pain was gone and within a few weeks my blood levels were normal again.
My doctor warned that he’s seen this a lot since people began using collagen supplements so aggressively. It can cause hypercalcemia in some people so take this as a word of warning. High calcium levels can cause bone pain and kidney stones and can be dangerous.

u/lizerpetty · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Hi there! I use this brand:

And my mom really likes this brand:

I’ve never tried my moms brand.
Thanks to everyone for sticking up for me. It is just my opinion which is what the OP asked for.

u/ginghampantsdance · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

I use this one:

I have tried Bulletproof as well, but wasn't a big fan, only because it has a little taste and is very clumpy and harder to mix. Vital Proteins just dissolves.

u/aloneinthemountains · 2 pointsr/pregnant

Absolutely! Your welcome.

I personally chose to take my collagen in capsule form because the powders tasted funny and it was too much maintenance for me. I’d always forget to add the powder to my drink.

Codeage Multi Collagen Protein Capsules, Type I, II, III, V, X, Grass Fed, All in One Super Bone Broth with Collagen, 90 Count

But if you do t mind the powder here’s another one that is highly rated.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder - Pasture Raised, Grass Fed, unflavored 20 oz

I use this rosehip oil and it lasts me about a month.

Aria Starr Rosehip Seed Oil Cold Pressed For Face, Skin, Acne Scars - 100% Pure Natural Moisturizer - 4 OZ

u/420vapenationnow · 2 pointsr/CBD

Use MCT oil. Either the NOW foods or Premium. Both available from Amazon US and Canada.

u/r123123 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Powder is the most common form I've seen! This is the one I've been eyeing. You can mix it with water or any other drink/yogurt/soup etc.

I've seen it in the form of pills though at some health stores.

u/broccyncheese · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I like this one from amazon for collagen!

And the only protein I've found that dissolves well in my coffee is Bowmar, it's super fine and doesn't clump up like other ones I've used. PEScience is great too if you have a blender and can pulse it a bit to get the clumps out.

u/Donita123 · 2 pointsr/keto

I use a brand called Sports Research and I get it from Amazon. Collagen Peptides Powder (16oz) | Grass-Fed, Certified Paleo Friendly, Non-Gmo and Gluten Free - Unflavored

u/uhhmaliuhh · 2 pointsr/beauty

Ooooh I think you're right about the face yoga I'm glad you said something. I did some reading and found that something that works for a lot of people is drinkable collagen. After reading these Amazon reviews I think I'm going to try it out

u/ThatHermioneGranger · 2 pointsr/loseit

This is my go-to protein powder. I put it in everything, including chocolate milkshakes and any smoothies I make. I even added some to my tomato sauce the other night and I didn't notice any difference at all.

u/devi-ance · 1 pointr/dpdr

Be careful! Can help on some peoples but can cause panic attacks! It's not for everybody. (I have to try too)

Read the reviews: amazon link

u/BlueL4zer · 1 pointr/Advice

If you take anything with caffeine, consider lowering your intake.

Try some green tea as an alternative. It has compounds that will mellow you a bit without making you drowsy (not sedatives)

You can actually get this stuff in pill form. L-Theanine is just about the only thing that stops my racing mind and bouncing leg :P then again I have very acute ADHD, but a lot of people couple a pill with their coffee to take the edge off, or use it for making presentations or general anxiety/over-energy management

u/trivialretort · 1 pointr/jobs

As mentioned below...action is your best bet. Doing more stuff and being around people helps a lot during depression.

Another thing that I recently found out about that works amazingly well is : L-Theanine

I originally got it because I drink a lot of coffee/caffeine, but it works amazing for stress.

u/Happening190 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice
u/kilroy123 · 1 pointr/worldnews

As someone who also suffers from anxiety, and still does. Here is what's been really helping me out:

u/jeffbaier · 1 pointr/ADHD

You should look up info about L-Theanine. It goes together really well with caffeine. Helps reduce anxiety and jitters from caffeine.

u/kaloryth · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use Whey Protein Isolate (any brand should work, check the ingredients) which doesn't have lactase and has never caused me issues as a lactose intolerant gal.

Also, if you are lactose intolerant and haven't tried using lactase pills, you really should. I had to stop eating cheese/ice cream/milk products when I became lactose intolerant, but then I discovered these pills and now I just pop one and get to enjoy these foods again.

u/MagnaFarce · 1 pointr/4chan

Sounds like you're fucked. That's how it started with me when I was a kid.

They have lactase enzyme pills you can take when you eat dairy that will help a lot (lactose intolerance is what happens when your body stops producing this enzyme), but you'll probably still be gassy.

u/alabrie · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yeah, I didn't know pills existed for a while either. At my local publix, I found Lactase pills next to the upset stomach/diarrhea medicine. It should be in the medicine area, around stuff like pepto bismol and immodium.

In my CVS it's in a similar area, next to stomach medicine stuff. Or even? Huh, that's a surprise, last time I checked a few months ago, I couldn't find any on amazon. Cool.

u/fatterbelly1234 · 1 pointr/Stuffers

I am lactose intolerant. You can get tablets that contain the lactase enzyme that breaks down lactose. Personally I use these

u/zoycobot · 1 pointr/leangains

I'm lactose intolerant as well (though ice cream affects me less badly than straight milk). I just buy these off amazon. Not a bad price for being able to ingest sweet, delicious dairy products again. Just pop one right before you eat anything milk related.

u/Zargathe · 1 pointr/food

Just want to reiterate the lactase pill suggestion — they're my lifeline. I'm 24 and have been lactarded (just saw that here, and I love it) for like 8 years, or at least have been conscious of it, and I can relate a lot to your concerns: being a poor college student, drinking half a gallon on milk a day + tons of cheese, ice cream, etc. Dairy is fucking delicious.

The doctors that suggested lactose intolerance actually thought I may have overwhelmed my body's lactase-producing mechanisms, and it just gave up. I had to cut back on my dairy intake, but I get some of these which come in little tear-open individual packets. I keep a couple of them in a credit card slot in my wallet, as they're not very big, and one of those will ensure I'm fine eating/drinking as much dairy as I want in about a 15-25 minute window. Otherwise, I may get some baaaad gas, severe stomach pain, or defecate in large quantities and/or frequencies in a manner which typically makes me want to take a shower and a nap afterwards.

tl;dr: keep store brand lactase pills in your wallet — cheaper than name brand and very useful. Also, activia yogurt and lactose-free milk are harmless, and a slice of cheese here or there won't kill you or those around you.

u/theheartbreakpug · 1 pointr/glutenfree

I don't claim to know how it works. If I had to guess I'd say it's very similar to the way [this] ( works, but I have no idea. What I do know is that they prevent any pain and diarrhea from eating wheat. What do you have to base your claim on that it doesn't work?

u/nidrach · 1 pointr/food

Do you have an allergy or are you just lactose intolerant? If it is lactose intolerance you can get lactase in pill form like here. Just take one or two before a meal and you can drink as much milk as you want.

u/mercurial_minnow · 1 pointr/funny

Have you considered/heard of lactase tablets?

u/driftw00d · 1 pointr/Fitness

I don't know if these are a sure fix or if they fit your cost/benefit criteria for having dairy but have you used lactase pills

u/j4390jamie · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Lactose pills dude.. They work like magic, take 1/2 before any meal with lactose, and your fine.

u/tsaurini · 1 pointr/tifu

Worth every penny, and somethimg moms love to buy off a wish list!

u/Curt_pnw · 1 pointr/gainit

I've heard people say that using these Lactase tabs to continue consuming whole milk is something that works.

But I've never used them myself, maybe someone else can confirm.

u/mewantelfears · 1 pointr/SIBO

I just went through this! That stuff turned into SLUDGE.

I know you’re already done, but for those that run into this in the future, here’s what I did:

I went out and bought empty capsules, measured out 5 mg (my recommended daily dose), scooped them into the pills, and took them with my antibiotics dose.

Based on the size of the pills I bought, 5mg fit into 5-6 pills total (depending on how packed they were), so I could take 2 pills 3x a day with my 3x a day antibiotics.

Also, I noticed one of them came out whole in a BM, so from then on I made sure not to close the cap too tight. That seemed to do the trick.

These aren’t the exact brand I got at the store, but same size.

u/EyesEarsMouthNose · 1 pointr/Drugs
u/rachmichelle · 1 pointr/avb

If you haven’t tried this already, I strongly suggest making cannacaps! They’re super quick and easy to make once you already have your infusion. First, warm it up a tiny bit (just enough to melt it), then take a small syringe and fill up some empty pill capsules. Seal those babies up and prepare for liftoff :)

If you’re vegan/vegetarian, they make vegetable-based capsules. Also, if size 00 capsules are too large for you to comfortably swallow, or if you want larger capsules so you don’t have to take as many, you can buy size 0 or 000 capsules (0 being the smallest) instead.

They’re super convenient! For each batch you make, start by taking one to determine how strong they are. I pulse my ABV through a coffee grinder before infusing it and skip the straining step to maximize efficacy, since taste isn’t an issue.

u/OGHamToast · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Here's the [Osmocote] ( The packaging is different than what I have, but it's likely they've just changed it since I purchased the stuff. I put it in these capsules. You don't have to use vegetarian capsules, I just don't like the idea of having gelatin in my aquariums. If you fill the capsule, you should be able to get away with one near each amazon sword, and then spaced out about 6-8 inches apart. Closer if you have lots of heavy root feeders.

As for the last part of your question, I'm not sure what you mean. Are you asking if it effects the PH? I haven't had any issues with it effecting any water conditions at all. Be aware though if too much of this stuff is exposed to the water, you may have algae issues arise. Be sure to put it deep enough to not pop back up!

u/dronethis · 1 pointr/ADHD

Adderall XR can be removed from the capsule! Keep it tilted vertically to avoid spillage, and slowly squeeze/pull the top portion of the capsule off. You can do it over a bowl or plate just to be safe.

Then you can either take the beads by sprinkling them onto something like applesauce (or anything else, really). Or, you can pour the contents of each into empty veggie capsules, like these.

Hope that helps!

u/xENTx · 1 pointr/mflb

This is what I use; $4 shipped w/Amazon Prime.]

u/otciii · 1 pointr/COents

Yea just make your own. I buy some trim from my dispensary and some coconut oil and some of these little guys from amazon.

And then one of these guys :

and you will be making weed pills to your hearts delight.

u/GhostOfTheNet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello! My needful things pretty much make my list, and they're mostly nutrition supplements and this GMAT study guide. I am mainly focusing on my diet and training, and I really need to conquer this GMAT for grad school. Thank you for the contest!

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight.

u/OneFishyDude · 1 pointr/Supplements

What is your opinion of something like this for fish oil?

(I guess you'd only have to take one of these a day?)

u/RangoJackson · 1 pointr/Accutane

My triglycerides went from 123 to 255 on 40mg accutane. I just ordered Omega 3 Fish Oil and it went down to 170 after a month. Depends on your doctor some get really paranoid. Mine did after a big jump like that. Like lordlaser said my doctor seemed really inexperienced with Accutane. But if it keeps rising do what I did and take a lot of Omega 3 pills.

u/whoisbambam · 1 pointr/Nootropics

i disagree with some here.

i would use curcubrain (curcumin longvida)

i would use a quality balanced epa/dha fish oil supplement. for the price, availability, and quality control, and the amount of dha to epa (almost 50/50, but def. higher than standard 25-30% dha) i like now foods ultra omega

as for vitd3, get the levels checked. any level above 35 is actually associated with increased morbidity/mortality across the board....

u/Black_Magic100 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I understand you need both, but isn't the daily recommended dosage 1000mg of EPA per day?

is that the one you are referring too?

u/_Hubris · 1 pointr/leangains

"Two softgels provide 360 mg of EPA, 240 mg of DHA, and 120 mg of other omega-3s" from Amazon!

So no, not even close - do you know of a brand that does have that much?

Edit: Read to the bottom, Martin seems to recommend This Brand

u/andnbsp · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is the one I take:

NOW Foods blah blah blah words

$20.25 / (.750 * 180) = $0.15 per gram

If you really care about the price, you can buy fish oil as a dog food supplement. I found this gem while looking for fish oil for my dog. It's not molecularly distilled like most human fish oils are, but the mercury and pcb levels are below detectable levels, if the company is to be believed.

linky link

The only source I could find for epa and dha levels.

32oz: $24.50/(.675*267) = $0.14 per gram

64oz: $41.55 /(.675*267*2) = $0.12 per gram.

All calculations do not include shipping. I have amazon prime so I do not pay shipping on these.

note I don't know much about epa vs dha and therefore i was only trying to maximize dha+epa.

u/hospitalian · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yeah, I can't make any sense out of it, for sure. I can eat crab, so it seems like a shellfish allergy wouldn't be the cause. As for my fish oil, I've tried a couple of brands. Currently, I'm using Now, and it's giving me the same problem. Oh, well. I'll give the kind you recommended a shot.


EDIT: forgot some letters and shit

u/wren5x · 1 pointr/Fitness

It's possible to acquire pills that are much higher in n-3 concentration without paying a ton. Like these are 75% n-3 (750mg of every 1g = 1000mg). There are probably even better deals if you look around hard.

u/gatesgamer33 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

> 180mg EPA & 120mg DHA

That's a little low. I'd try maybe [this brand]( Count/dp/B000SE5SY6) because It's the cheapest per mg omega 3 on amazon that I've found.

>Centrum Advance Multi-Vitamin

I've found that a lot of multivitamins don't include their ingredients in the most absorbable form. This is the one I take, because it seems to be the most absorbable multi that I've found.

u/ThrowinStacks · 1 pointr/Supplements

Creatine timing doesn't matter once your muscles are saturated with creatine.

Your fish oil seems very low in epa/dha. My current fish oil contains 750mg combined epa/dha. So I only take 2-3 a day. I don't think there is any benefit to take more than 1-2 grams per day. That amount is perfectly safe.

I would recommend Rhodiola from my personal experience. That's another I buy from NOW.

L-Carnitine in the form of ALCAR affects the brain and the body. In LCLT form it only affects the body. You might get extra stimulatory effects from ALCAR, but you may not get the same testosterone uptake response you get from LCLT.

It's your personal preference if you'd rather juice a beet root before each workout, or take a scoop of powder. The difference is probably insignificant.

Rhodiola will help immensely with stress. That's it's main purpose. There shouldn't be any negative drug interactions. ALCAR has also been shown to have antidepressant effects.

The only thing else I would recommend is a multivitamin. I suggest Rainbow Light for Men because of it's high potency and bio-availability. A good multivitamin should improve your energy and mood.

u/Super_Dork_42 · 1 pointr/ADHD

That's kind of expensive. This stuff is linked elsewhere in the thread and is way cheaper. I mean, even if there are some fish burps with it, at least it's the right kind and is a load cheaper.

u/Anonasty · 1 pointr/Fitness

NOW Foods kicks ass! My all time favorite is their Ultra Omegas. They don't taste bad, are really cheap and easy to swallow. Not to mention that the EPA helps me with concentration.

u/thinklewis · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yup... take a look at this.

I like NOW Ultra which has 500/250 EPA/DHA. It's the best bang for buck with my limited searching...

u/BlackThunda · 1 pointr/Vemma

you do understand that those drinks aren't even healthy, they use "natural fructose" to sweeten it, a.k.a. a "healthier" name for high fructose corn syrup, which is the cheapest sweetener possible. and they use "ultra purified reverse osmosis water", you can have a fucking reverse osmosis water machine in your own house for less than a starter pack of verve. it's just a ground up vitamin (a shitty one at that) mixed with mangosteen, how much does one can cost? $3-4? the companies cost per can is probably about .50 cents, if even, and you're paying higher than retail for it, then YOU have to resell it.

you're getting scammed bro, nutrition facts don't add up to what you're paying for.

maybe you should look up the definition of a [Ponzi scheme](

"A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from existing capital or new capital paid by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the individual or organization running the operation. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns (a fucking BMW) than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to sustain the scheme.

Wanna know what's gonna happen to vemma very soon?
Since the scheme requires a continual stream of investments to fund higher returns, once investment slows down, the scheme collapses as the promoter starts having problems paying the promised returns (the higher the returns, the greater the risk of the Ponzi scheme collapsing). Such liquidity crises often trigger panics, as more people start asking for their money, similar to a bank run.

also there is NO WAY there is 25.2g of mangosteen in there. this powder that I use, is 8 grams per serving. And that's a heaping scoop of powder, 25g in a 245ml bottle would be undrinkable.

You should get out while you can, or keep believing fake graphs and payouts, your choice.

u/wyoguy1 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I had this problem, so badly, starting when i turned 26 or so.... would wake up feeling horrible.
I eventually found it was due to my terrible diet. This helps the most i've found (I'm 31)

Drink this before bed,

also take some sort of pro-biotic - like the "Go Live" brand stuff.

instead of amazing grass, you can eat an avacado instead.

Good luck man!

u/haveanavocado · 1 pointr/loseit

This might interest you - I add this green powder to my smoothies. You could probably take a smoothie recipe you already like, add a scoop of this and not even notice. It also tastes good mixed with Naked Juice (the green kind), but that stuff is high in sugar and calories.

u/gusherfullofvinegar · 1 pointr/gainit

I use two tablespoon scoops. I mix it with 1 tsp of glutamine, 1 tsp of BCAA, and I also add a tablespoon of this green mix ( ..

I find if I shake it really hard and chug it, it isn't so miserable... but yeah, it does have that sandy consistency.

u/socialgadfly420 · 1 pointr/kratom

you could consider buying some super greens mix powder ( and using the container to store the kratom in.

kratom and the green mix powder look virtually identical.

u/nyrangers3030 · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks for the response! Are those green powders similar to something like this

or are they something different that I could take alongside it. They seem pretty intense which is actually what I'm looking for, but I'm just trying to make sure I understand the spectrum of things I could be buying so I can cover it all.

u/GreatCatch · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wheatgrass powder. Very popular because it's so healthy.

u/crapopolis · 1 pointr/keto

Been taking psyllium husk powder for a year; keto for three days. A bit of keto flu, but no trouble in the brown department.

u/ThreeFingeredTypist · 1 pointr/amazonreviews

It was psyllium husk capsules Now brand. I was thinking of switching from the powder I currently use.

If texture doesnt bother you get the powdered kind from walmart - 100% psyllium husk equate brand. I take 2 tsp at night (directions say more often but...) and I poop nice and clean every morning. Comes out solid, quick, one wipe and done. Very cost effecient but the texture isn't great. Kind of like drinking sand? (See reviews) Took a few days of use to see the full effect but no cramping or any negative side effects. I have had the same tub for 2 years - the capsules wouldn't last nearly as long.

Where I took the screenshot

u/Mistahpro · 1 pointr/keto

There are capsules they sell but its the same thing, Just the powder in capsules :)

u/oced2001 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I swear by these. I have the most satisfying shits of my life after discovering this.

u/cremestick · 1 pointr/MMJ

OP have you tried taking fiber supplements, such as psyllium huskor bentonite clay? These seem to really help push things through while keeping it solid.

u/HomeWorldPrince · 1 pointr/askgaybros

My life changed when I started using fiber pills. I personally use these, Psyllium Husk Capsules, to help keep things solid and stay "cleaner." Give it a shot!

Also, don't sweat it too much. A good top shouldn't worry too much about it being squeaky clean up there. All you can do is try your best to prepare and whatever happens, happens.

u/funnynickname · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/olafurherbal · 1 pointr/ibs

Hi Julie,

It took me over a year to alleviate most of my constipation but all the above definitely helped.

-Slippery Elm - 1 Capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Good for calming inflammation in stomach and helps repair and coat the stomach lining. Also helps with constipation and diarrhea. Makes a big difference on settling down stomach and soothing stomach pains. It can lower blood pressure.

-Psyllium Husk - 1 Capsule 2x a day (for moderate to severe constipation) - taken between meals. A gentle insoluble fiber and really does a good job of moving things along.

-Marshmallow Root - 1 capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Similar to Slippery Elm benefits. Very good for stomach lining. It can lower blood pressure.

-Magnesium Oil Spray - Good for calming the body and for aiding digestion. I do 6-8 sprays on my stomach and chest before bed. Helps constipation and aid digestion.

-Triphala - Generally good for digestion. Helps fight H Pylori and helps with Detoxification. I take 1/8 to 1/4th tsp every night. Mixes in water.

-Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Good for all around health and promote energy and sleep. I take 1/8 tsp every night. Mixes in water.



They've been pivotal in restoring more balance to my stomach, digestion, and overall health.

I've resolved on taking three different probiotic products because variety can help crowd out H Pylori and heal your stomach overall.

-Custom Probiotics - 11 Strain Probiotic Powder - 100 Gram
It seems expensive but it's super cost efficient and lasted me about year which is amazing.
For dosage, I only use the small plastic spoon that it comes with because the standard dosage of "260 billion" per day seems a little too intense to me.
I started with taking 25 billion (one small plastic spoonful) per day mixed in water. Stomach upset and gas is normal at the beginning stages so starting small helps your stomach get acclimated to the new strains.
I'm up to 100 billion per day (4 small plastic spoonful) now, 30 minutes to 1 hour before a meal.

-Renew Life Extra Care Probiotic - Ultimate Flora - 150 billion - 30 Capsules
This probiotic is amazing for adding tremendous amount of variety to the strains in your stomach. It also contains "L Reuteri" which is effective in reducing and suppressing H Pylori.
Whenever I start a new bottle, I start with approximately 1/4 capsule (I open up the capsule and pour some it's contents in water) for the first week and move up to 1/2 capsule till the end of the bottle. Makes it last longer and because I'm already supplementing with another probiotic.

-Bronson Saccharomyces Boulardii - 20 Billion - 180 capsules
Good for restoring balance to gut biome. I start out with half a capsule (approx 5 billion) in water at mealtime, once per day.


Timing of Probiotics


This was a super tricky thing to figure out. A lot of conflicting reports on what time you should take it, with food, without food, at bedtime, or first thing in the morning.

Here's the best two times that have worked for me. I go back and forth to accommodate schedule changes if need be:

  1. 30 Minutes Before Breakfast - Custom Probiotics and Renew Life mixed in water.
    Take S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.

  2. 30 Minutes Before Dinner - Custom Probiotics and Renew Life mixed in water.
    S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.
u/Bear_teacher · 1 pointr/askgaybros
u/nightmares_in_wax · 1 pointr/keto

Psyllium Husk capsules are great for promoting bowel movements. You can also get psyllium husk in powder form but I think it's way easier to take a couple capsules with a glass of water. Friendly tip - start slow and only take one or two per day, and drink plenty of water.

u/the_last_hairbender · 1 pointr/ems

Buy yourself some Fiber Supplements

My poops are all sub-minute affairs now.

u/Thaatguyy789 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Eating more fiber , and by extension taking a Fiber pill (and drinking lots of water) can help you to "pass more matter" therefore there's less left behind and therefore less mess . A lot of people use "Metamucil " or "Pure For Men" or even switch to a higher fiber diet . Fiber will NOT take place of douching 100% but it can help a lot . You should give it a shot . I use this one it's much cheaper than the other brands . Just make sure you drink a LOT of water often and read the package to see how many to take

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

u/BradChesney79 · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

If you are looking for what I consider no calorie, high fiber yet no gassy side effects, and you are already getting enough nutrients-- I've been taking psyllium powder caplets and they work great as an inert filler. I take three in the morning with my breakfast and three pills in the evening with my dinner.

It keeps me from snacking because I don't feel hungry.

It is a byproduct ground up and shipped here from India. I get my caplets of the stuff from Amazon ( ).

u/2Broton · 1 pointr/AskMen

Not when you're taking these bad boys.

^^^I ^^^still ^^^check

u/Volgin · 1 pointr/gay

try Psyllium husk if you haven't already

this stuff on amazon is cheap and just check the reviews, you know it works:

>Recently I embarked on a journey for the holiest of holies. The holy grail of bowel movements.

You can also try the Metamucil Psyllium wich has different stuff but costs a whole lot more.

You can also time your bowel movements, have intercourse in between them.

I also don't do full enemas since they bring the stuff that isn't well formed yet from deep in the intestine, I only use a few ounces of water to dislodge stuff and repeat 3-4 times until its clean.

u/monkeybearUrie · 1 pointr/offmychest

I am very sorry you have to go through this :( If it makes you feel any better, I feel your embarrassment. I have sweating issues. I sweat more than most people and pretty much no deodorant works for me. I've even tried prescription antiperspirant that burnt my armpits. It embarasses me greatly but isnt enough to be a medical condition.. so. You're not alone. Anyways! Back to you!

Did you know they make fiber pills?

NOW Psyllium Husk 500 mg,500 Capsules

I bought those a month ago and I've been taking 6 a day. 3 with lunch and 3 with dinner. It helps you poop and when you wipe, your butt is pretty much already clean. You do have to drink a bottle of water with them though or risk constipation. For me, I just take the pills and down the water as fast as I can. I HATE drinking water but these pills make me drink more than ever.

Some tips that have helped me drink more water: invest in a 32oz water bottle. When you wake up, down a standard size (16oz) bottle of water. When you're at work, drink a full 32oz bottle of water. After work, drink another standard size bottle of water. Drink more if you can but if not, this should be plenty to sustain your body. I drink flavored water in my 32oz bottle at work to encourage me even more.

Also, have you heard of PooPourri? I haven't used it, but maybe you should look into it! I've heard nothing but rave reviews. You spray it into the toilet before you go and then after you flush, it makes the room smell amazing.

u/ibs_sucks · 1 pointr/ibs
u/Lyxh · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Even better than an enema (and safer/healthier) are fiber tablets like these. If you take these things consistently you'll be much cleaner down there. The fiber binds together your poo so you can evacuate it more easily when you go #2 without leaving any residue behind. Trust me, it works.

u/badtzmartin · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Take about a dozen Psyllium fiber pills before you eat. Seriously. Your poop will be much harder and leave (hopefully) zero acidic residue on your posterior.

u/solidus-flux · 1 pointr/leangains

I buy the generic stuff too. It's totally fine.

These are the ones I get. 500 caps for the price of 240 caps of metamucil at the drug store. Free shipping if you have prime / live in the US, etc. Hope this helps.

u/ayemateys · 1 pointr/migraine

Hey there, I found relief for this annoying eating every 3 hours merry go round so I thought I’d check back in....I ordered these fiber pills from Amazon as suggested from my doctor after complaining to her about the whole situation, explaining my diet and also (this may be TMI) complaining a bit about side effects from taking my daily migraine preventives (little stomach aches in mornings).

I NO LONGER have to eat every 3 hours and eat when I am hungry like a normal person as long as I take 3 pills with each meal with a nice big glass of water. It has become such a relief to not be constantly worried and stressed about eating all the time!!

u/pervypirate · 1 pointr/sex

Hijacking because this is the top comment. My wife went from grudgingly occasionally allowing anal, to demanding it, begging for it, wanting to be butt fucked nearly ever time we have sex. The biggest change was the lube we used, after years of using cheap grocery store (like KY) and cheap Adam and Eve junk we finally found a great lube that works. Sliquid Sassy this stuff is amazing, water based so it's safe for condoms and toys, glycerine free so it won't get sticky, and it washes away pretty easily.

Other than the HUGE improvement that the lube made, I would suggest good digestive care, use a Fiber supplement Psyllium Husk is easy and cheap if you don't mind fairly big pills.

Finally, butt hygene, we use a bidet in our home, it's weird at first but once you get used to it you will never want to go back to TP again. Wife also uses an enema bag to clean up before a full blown butt fuck session. I can't speak to that except to say that we have never experienced any "accidents" after she's used the enema.

Good luck, the wife is totally into butt stuff all the time and now has literal SCREAMING orgasms from it. Wishing the same to you!

u/JDawgSabronas · 1 pointr/Fitness

If fiber isn't included in my total carb intake, I'm going to have a hard time bringing my total carbs down to 25g a day! :-(

Thanks for the husk advice - will something like this do?

u/JackieVanNorden · 1 pointr/keto

I had my gallbladder removed about a year ago. I have been keto for a few weeks; but, I have had no side effects. From what I've read, you can try either taking ox bile supplements or enzymes. Here's a link to an enzyme that I've been taking, but I haven't noticed much of a difference.

u/yinzr9 · 1 pointr/HealthyFood
u/formerteenager · 1 pointr/gainit

Sounds to me like you're having some mild symptoms and blowing it out of proportion in your head. The mind can screw with you in weird ways. I think you should get some digestive enzymes and try taking one before every meal, it really helps break down the food and help your body process it better. I get these because I've always had issues eating large meals as well. It may be that you have some mild food allergies, but that can't stop you from eating, your body needs those nutrients! Maybe you could also try cutting out certain things to see if it helps, wheat, sugar, etc. Good luck!

u/yaksmas · 1 pointr/keto

Supplemental digestive enzymes might help. Look for something like this that contains lipase and ox bile.

u/Iamnotfatieatalot · 1 pointr/keto

Are these the same thing?
They appear to be half off too.

u/The104Skinney · 1 pointr/gainit
u/PammyLZ · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Hi, I had my gallbladder removed earlier this year.

First, try eating a good quality yogurt that has probiotics. (I eat a chobani every day.) Sometimes the antibiotics they put you on at the hospital can kill all the good bacteria in the digestive tract and yogurt with probiotics can help restore that. You would be amazed how that can solve digestive issues. If that doesn't help, I have some digestive enzymes I take with particularly fatty meals to help process the fats. I like the NOW Super Enzymes. They have definitely helped out.

But try the easy, cheap, healthy way first and start eating yogurt for a couple of weeks and see if that helps out.

I have never heard of weight gain being a side effect of gallbladder removal. If it hasn't happened in the two years since your surgery, then I wouldn't worry about it. I've lost weight and it's only been 5 months since my gallbladder removal.

Not knowing what you're eating, I don't know what to tell you other than be honest about the quality of foods you're eating. Try not to eat over-processed foods, eat fresh produce and fresh meats.

u/TwerkDat · 1 pointr/keto

I always get this stuff but I would like to try the fuel stuff pre workout

u/FastRedPonyCar · 1 pointr/ketogains
u/redundantexplanation · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Similar recipe. I don't use the stupid overpriced coffee and oil from that guy's web site, I just use unsalted butter, Folgers standard brew(usually) and this MCT oil.

u/beenonymous · 1 pointr/steroids

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

You should be able to substitute it for GSO or CSO. It's a very light oil, it should be easy to inject. MCT is absorbed very quickly in the gut, no idea how quickly it's absorbed with IM injection.

u/logfromrenandstimpy · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

Recently bought this one at walmart just because of convenience. I have tried Onnit and the emmulsified one is better in coffee and stuff because it adds flavor. I would suggest this one just because it is the best bang for your buck. Keep it low quantity to start with. You will have crazy full on run to the bathroom right now liquid shits if you take too much. I use a medicine cup to measure out 10ml and toss it in my shake and then do the same with my salad at lunch with my dressing.

u/yuri28 · 1 pointr/keto

I got mine from Whole Foods. most people buy them from amazon

u/zacharyvoase · 1 pointr/keto

I highly recommend adding MCT Oil, it's very ketogenic and pretty much taste-free. I go for this stuff:

For protein powder itself, I like Optimum Nutrition’s Platinum Hydrowhey—it’s low in carbs and tastes pretty good.

u/AndrewCarnage · 1 pointr/keto

Well, I would say you should add some things that aren't particularly high protein, just mostly fat. With your current ratio it seems like you're probably getting plenty of protein.

So here's some foods that are mostly fat that I enjoy. Coffee with heavy cream. Macadamia nuts. Avocados. Cream cheese (yep, just straight up cream cheese). Olives. You get the idea.

I also supplement some oils. I drink a tbsp of Carlson fish oil every day to ensure my Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio is good. I also drink 2 tbsp of MCT oil every day before my bike ride because Medium chain triglycerides are highly ketogenic.

At any rate I get 70+% of my daily calories from fat, more if I do a lot of cardio so it's certainly possible to eat a lot more fat. I don't eat a lot of red meat, pork, or just meat in general either but in my case it's because they're a bit too high in protein (relative to fat) for my purposes.

u/Pipes32 · 1 pointr/keto

It is definitely 100% MCT oil! Here's the stuff I use:

u/thatfatdood · 1 pointr/treedibles

I JUST GOT A WONDERFUL IDEA! Okay, so coconut oil works so well mainly because it has so many medium chain tryglycerides, but I believe it is only 60%. You can buy MCT oil on Amazon

If you put this MCT oil (which is a liquid and is perfect for extracting THC) in a bottle, and add the ground ganja and leave it for cold extraction for maybe three days, it should work extremely well! I just don't know if you can cook with this MCT oil. If it does work, it would be the absolute most effective oil to make edibles with!

u/renerdrat · 1 pointr/Alzheimers

no but there's a huge article about coconut oil and alzheimers on the internet, i'm sure there's plenty more now. the MCT oils in coconut oil fuel the brain very well.

You can actually buy pure MCT oil on amazon:

If you want to even get something better look into "bulletproof" brand... they actually have a plethora of health products, anyway they have something called 'octane oil' it's basically 18x Stronger Than Coconut Oil.

Anyway just thoguht I'd show you some alternatives to just coconut oil.

u/Cedarshake · 1 pointr/keto
u/MackLuster77 · 1 pointr/keto

I get the Now Sports MCT Oil on Amazon.

$21 with shipping

u/tennis_ · 1 pointr/ketogains

I haven't used coconut oil because I buy this: . I would think coconut oil would work as well since that's what this comes from.

u/klukins · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I am considering to try taking gelatin for a few weeks to see if that helps. Dr. Ann Childers strongly suggest that those with EDS take it to improve their collagen productions, overall health, and mood. Has anyone else tried this?

The Great Lakes Gelatin is kosher and comes from grass fed cows - no added anitbiotics or hormones.

u/krolahzuL · 1 pointr/Frugal

Not really insinuating that it is a steroid, just that cheap protein unnecessarily spikes insulin which promotes hunger due to how it is cut with fillers.

Want extra protein easily? Add Gelatin Not a referal link - to everything. 1 TBSP = 6g of protein.

As for if I am a wizard.. maybe.

u/Bosona · 1 pointr/ketogains

I'm not in canada but i just took link from above post, copied the name of the product and put it in and it's available

same with glycine capsules

u/Polyclad · 1 pointr/Fitness

It is not too bad, I use this:

Whey is quite low in glycine, which most people don't care about since it is non-essential. But I think there is a limit to the synthesis rate, so I like to supplement anyway. This in an interesting read:

u/stripelesswb · 1 pointr/bjj

I second it.

I also consume gelatin ( every day, approximately 15grams/day. I noticed that it helps a lot with tendons, ligaments and skin. It is quite annoying to have to mix it up once a day, but definitely worth the effort IMO. I go hard during rolling and I had quite a few close calls when my wrist would snap and I'd feel pain. But that would heal in a matter of days and I wouldn't even have to take days off of training. I attribute it to prevention (Animal Flex + gelatin) rather than just healing abilities.

u/childishidealism · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Meh. I mean it's the same meat going into all the other meat things you eat. There are also 'higher quality' options available. Lastly the idea as far as I understand it is that the gelatin binds to the stuff that it drops out of the beer, so not only are you starting with a tiny amount in the first place, most of it is just going to get thrown away with the nasties in the very bottom of your keg/bottles.

u/Quetaux · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Have no fear sugar-free jello is A-OK!!! nutritional specs for Jello

What you were thinking about is gelatin, a delicious, nutritious protein. the above post was about glycerin, a sugar alcohol.
Gelatin is the jelly-like stuff you get at the top of a broth after boiling bones for a few hours. in my opinion its the superfood our granparents are which we're all missing in our diets today. its amazing for your joints/hair/overall health

Eat as much jello as you want, then have some more (as you can probably tell, i also love jello). Better yet, if you love the texture and feel of Jello, by making it at home, you can:
-increase your gelatin intake
-get a better quality gelatin (grass fed all day!)
-save muchos money
-make unflavoured/ridiculously flavoured jello

Here's how:

  1. buy this stuff

  2. mix with water

  3. add flavour I like to use the little (squirt bottles you normally add to water)

  4. refrigerate

  5. enjoy
u/andromedasuite · 1 pointr/keto

I hope you will try a kale smoothie!! They are hella nutritious. Here is my jam: buy a head of kale at the store (purple is the bomb), take it home, cut off the stems, wash it, dry it, chop it up, and put it in a big Ziploc bag. Then i stash it in the freezer, so it stays good and never goes bad or wilts. I keep an old protein powder scoop (1/4 cup) in the Ziploc, and throw 2 scoops in my morning smoothie. You can use any protein powder you like; i use Jay Robb whey or egg white powder. I also put some grass-fed unflavored gelatin because a lot of the keto/paleo sites recommended it. I also add a few (about 1/8 cup) of frozen blueberries to help the flavor.

Make sure you leave enough space in the jar for it to blend properly. My Ninja individual jar has a "max fill" line which is helpful. blend the shit out of it or else you'll get the "liquid salad" effect. I will add some Kerrygold butter, or olive oil, or coconut oil to the shake if I need more fat that day.

I used a Magic Bullet blender for a long time, then I upgraded to a Ninja, which is what I use now. Someday i want to get a Blendtec or a Vitamixer, but I don't have six hundo to throw down on a fucking blender.

I buy the Nature's Way brand of coconut oil, to me it tastes pretty coconutty. I tried to get my dad to eat some, because MCTs help with memory in addition to all the other amazing things they do, but the stubborn old man won't eat it because he is convinced it will make him fat. That shit is like catnip to me, I love it. I love all the other great "fat bomb" recipes folks post on here. Good luck!!

u/n3tm0nk3y · 1 pointr/keto
u/chicagoinmarch · 1 pointr/Pegging

The spareparts joque:

I HIGHLY recommend this. My wife didn't like pegging me for years because it was uncomfortable, took way too much time to get setup, and wasn't fun for her because once we did get going there was no "umph" behind her thrusts (loose harness) ... with this product its comfortable, goes on in seconds, and she can move naturally.

u/Moe2584 · 1 pointr/pegging_unkinked

You’re most welcome, I would recommend a 3 points harness for a better motion check this one

and for the dildo I would suggest you both enjoy shopping for it online

I hope this help 😄

u/sub-contractor · 1 pointr/BDSMAdvice

I went through a couple of shitty harnesses from the local sex shop and then discovered the glory of the Spare Parts harness. Very adaptable, fits all kinds of dildos, super secure — very much like a rock climbing harness. Certainly not the most aesthetic harness but, by far, the best. Both of my male partners like 8-10” dildos and I feel like I have lots of control. Only downside: no vagina slit so you can’t be pleasures vaginally or anally unless you insert something in advance: SpareParts HardWear Joque (Double Strap) Harness - Black Size A (20-50inch hips)

u/Sexforall52 · 1 pointr/BadDragon

It's holds everything really well and close to the body so that thrusting works much better than a lot of other harnesses. Maybe not as sexy as others but it WORKS a lot better.

u/RLMadd · 1 pointr/Pegging

My friend uses This she says it is very comfy and can handle the larger toys lol

u/Skivvy9r · 1 pointr/nutrition

Psyllium husk powder One tablespoon (or so) a day. Available from Amazon

u/chronofreak25 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

That sounds great. I'm gonna try ordering this and trying it in both recipes.

I also realized i misspelled recipes in the title.....posting late causes some issues haha.

u/TrekkieTechie · 1 pointr/soylent

Hey, this is the recipe I started with!

The flax is definitely terrible. I considered it undrinkable. I replaced it with this and found it much more manageable.

More recently I reworked the recipe to eliminate the flax altogether, replacing it with psyllium husk powder, and my DIY is now silky smooth.

u/6-8_Yes_Size15 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I but this on amazon.

It tastes like shit, especially if you don't mix it up really well, but I gag it down every other day.

u/NismoPlsr · 1 pointr/spicy

This has been on my wish list for a while now, but haven't given a try yet.

u/unforgiven60 · 1 pointr/keto

Yes it happened to me. I say "happened" because I have found a solution.

A little background first. I have had "watery stool" pretty much all of keto (~18 months) and before I started Keto when I was eating badly. I don't know if it is due to some form of IBS (probably) or whatever, but it wasn't so bad that I just had to get it checked out.

I started IF this year and I noticed that after every meal (only 2 meals) I had pure water coming out of my ass almost. Like clockwork. I do eat veggies some and am not doing a full zero carb diet or anything. But I did notice that I wasn't getting much soluble fiber (veggies seem to be mostly insoluble which doesn't slow down the works).

Anyway, I was tired of this pattern messing up my plans of having to actually go places and do work after lunch (but I wanted to keep fasting). Anyway, did some reading and decided to try a fiber supplement first. I had some old fiber I had in my desk from early in Keto. I had trouble mixing it and I didn't like the taste, so I gave up on it early on, plus it didn't help. Anyway, I still didn't like it and it barely helped.

Long story short, I came upon Psyllium husk powder link and tried it. I've been on it about a month now maybe.

After some experimenting with dose timing, I started taking one TBSP mixed in about 32oz of water WITH or a few mins BEFORE my meal. I also mix it with crystal light so it doesn't taste like I'm eating mud. With the crystal light, it's honestly no issue to drink it. DRINK IT FAST THOUGH! If you wait too long, this stuff will turn into a sludge and it becomes much harder to drink.

It may take some time for your body to adjust to this, in terms of changing your bowel, but it has for me. I stopped having to go in the afternoon after lunch. I pretty much go one time after dinner now. The stool is more firm but still not hard. I would describe it as "fluffy". Much more pleasant experience.

Someone else said "more fat" but I think it's the fat the caused my problem. This stuff, when taken with a meal, seems to soak up some of that stuff in your stomach, intestine and keeps the liquid from flowing down so fast. After you've been on it a while, it finally starts to work thru your full digestive system and regulates everything.

I haven't noticed that many side effects. The only ones I've seen are I've started farting again (whether this is bad, only others can say) and once in a while, I will get some stomach rumbling as things settle after a meal or approaching my daily movement. Nothing painful, but I can usually tell when things are ready to move. I don't really see this as a negative either.

Anyway, maybe you should check it out. I read that you should get 25-35g of fiber a day, and especially on keto, I was getting nowhere near that. Especially soluble since it comes mostly from fruit. With 2 doses of this a day, I can get pretty close to the goal.

I'm not guaranteeing results, it just worked for me. For about $20 (counting buying the crystal light) it's probably worth trying. Also something to consider, there is some buzz around gut bacteria and things like that. While I don't know all that much about it, some of the beneficial bacteria that feeds off carbs likely dies out when on keto. This stuff can rekindle some of that bacteria and theoretically re-balance that system. Probably should do some of your own research if you want to know more. I'm no expert.

EDIT it also helps you feel quite full after you drink it, so it can help you possibly cut down on the calories in your meals and make hitting macros more attainable.

u/ryeguy · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's what I got. There are other sized bags (10lbs even) on there too, as well as powder and capsules.

u/sylect · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Not really, and it's FANTASTIC for so many recipes because of how it works

Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

u/TheDoktorIsIn · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got this not too long ago and it's great. I add it to my shakes when I think of it, 8g carbs 7g fiber. 2 shakes a day means half my fiber right there.

u/Back-in-the-Saddle · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hi, I'm late to the party on this thread so I hope someone gets a chance to read this. Cravings have always been a big problem for me so I do a lot of things. In general I try eat a near ketosis diet (/r/keto for more info) staying away from fast absorbing carbs in general keeps my appetite down. Next biggest thing I do is I buy bulk Psyllium fiber and gluccomannan and put them in a nice easy open container and spoon out a teaspoon with meals and a tablespoon with very low fiber meals (it's mixed in water and then you have to drink it really fast). This helps me from over eating. I also do lots of things like drink water when I'm hungry and leave raw whole walnuts and almonds in jars on my counter so I'm tempted to eat a few throughout the day. Another thing that helps with the cravings is baby carrots a little more expensive by I don't have to get a knife and cut carrots up which makes me eat more. I also throw a few carrots on the side of my plate with every meal. In general as well I try to eat tons of healthy fats through out the day. I like avocado, tuna, I'll have some coconut oil in my protein shakes as well. I've found if I skip meals I then over eat on the next meal which causes insulin spikes which set me up for a three day roller coaster of overeating so I don't skip meals! Hope this helps!

Edit: I also supplement with cod liver oil which I think seems to help!

u/gobol · 1 pointr/Fitness

I usually do 15g twice a day. Usually every 12 hours. 6:30 AM when I eat breakfast, keeps me full until I eat again later. Then again around 6:30 PM after my last meal. I never really get super hungry on huge deficits during a cut.

u/blurfocus · 1 pointr/keto

Looks like you have thoroughly researched keto.

Avoiding heavily processed foods is generally a good thing. Of course, time and budget may limit some people's ability to do it.

Losing 10+ pounds has a huge positive influence on your health. This positive influence may outweigh the negative influence of a few extra nitrates. As you near your goal weight, it may make more sense to focus more on avoiding processed foods.

I've lost 45+ pounds in six months even though dairy is a fairly big part of my diet. I eat heavy cream, cheese, homemade yogurt (low-sugar, high-fat), and butter. If you limit your dairy intake to dairy from grass-fed cows, you'll even increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids which is a good thing.

With dairy, let your diet progress guide your intake. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary.

Add potassium, magnesium, and sodium to your list of supplements to keep your electrolytes balanced. Also, take a B12 / folic acid supplement to keep levels of homocysteine under control. Fish oil is more effective per gram than flaxseed oil. Read this link for details

1 gram of net carb to get 3 grams of fiber sounds like too much. For example, psyllium powder has 7 grams of fiber for every gram of carbs.

Also, magnesium supplements will help to keep you regular. I don't supplement with extra fiber and seem to do okay. Again, different people may have different results.

Raw vegetables are better. As for cooking, steaming is probably better than boiling since fewer vitamins and minerals would be leached out. However, heat is the thing that denatures water-soluable vitamins. This link has some useful information. It claims that the fat-soluable vitamins aren't damaged as much by heat -

Nutrition labels can be misleading because any carbs / serving that are less than 1 gram are rounded down to 0. The calories per serving can help you to work backward and discover the amount of calories that may be due to carbs. Protein has 4 calories per gram and fat is 9 calories per gram (MCT oil is 7 calories per gram). Take the calories per serving and subtract 4P and 9F to find the calories due to carbs. Divide the result by 4 to find the grams of carbs. Of course, protein and fat grams are rounded as well which will affect the result.

Some people report no problems with artificial sweeteners. Some can't tolerate them at all. Some are okay with some, but not others. Try to see what works for you. Best is to avoid them altogether if you can manage to do so.

Good plan to avoid exceptions. They will derail you if you let them.

u/msangeld · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I don't know what difference it makes but I use now foods psyllium husk powder. Also my food processor has a dough hook and I mix the dough in it before baking.

u/Tryingtobeok · 1 pointr/keto

poop powder

Drink the amount it says in some water, tastes like absolutely nothing...I go at least twice a day.

u/not_sure_what_totype · 1 pointr/OkCupid

Ever try Psyllium Husk

u/Well_thatwas_random · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was taking this

Now I go to my local health food store and they have it in one of those plastic containers that I can weigh out my own bag. It's cheaper and saves on shipping.

u/Billmarius · 1 pointr/kratom

Have you tried taking Psyllium Husk before you go to bed? I use 1 heaping tablespoon mixed with orange juice. I used to have perpetual constipation and mud-shit despite my substantial fiber intake. Now, my shits have satisfying bulk and there's very little wiping involved. The mud-shit is encased in the mucilage formed by the Psyllium Husk; the Husk is not digested and has a purely mechanical action in the body. It is perfectly safe and can also help reduce cholesterol levels.

When I say a lot of liquid I mean a lot, like, find the biggest glass you own (maybe plastic to compensate for the vigorous stirring without cracking glass) put the heaping tablespoon in the bottom and stir vigorously as you pour.

After a while I was going through too much orange juice, so I switched to adding a glug of straight lemon juice to the bottom with my Husk and pour water whilst stirring vigorously. It basically tastes like pulpy lemon water which is not the best flavor but if you give it a go and see what kind of awesome shits you're capable of you'll commit to this unpleasant moment in your evening and it'll become part of your life. The days that I plow through half a pizza, for example, and don't drink my Husk I revert to shit that looks like it was extruded from the Soft Serve machine.

u/Malatesta · 1 pointr/leangains

Brand/type does matter. I've had the whole husk kind--the one where it's kind of grainy and that thickens a little (absorbs water), but the NOW Foods powder one definitely act differently being a finely milled powder like GlycoMaize. Check the reviews and you'll see people talking about slamming 'em down fast otherwise they get too thick to drink.

u/PcIqArzl · 1 pointr/Fitness

Add this shit to your diet before you go to bed and you will have no problem getting to the gym to shit before you lift.

u/dimmak · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The first 15 seconds to Colon-Blo is pretty accessible and the song itself does a fantastic job of promoting fiber and recommending that one avoid dismemberment.

Here all the lyrics to help sing along:
>Sticking to the walls of your insides
A corrosive enzyme lives and breathes
only to be excreted
with help of fiber and balanced diet

>Tilting equilibrium
makes way for nausea
Rectal muscle gives way
flooding down your leg

>Enhanced nutrition
sliding right through the body
No time to digest
Colon bursts out the chest

>Sickening stench
of methane and bile
Colon blows like a rubber hose
the sweet odor invades your nose

>Trying to grab your gasmask
sometimes an uneasy task
when your pubis is dismembered from your abdomen

u/BritDillinger · 1 pointr/randomgifts

This is going to sound weird, I know, but the two most important things I honestly need right now are these two supplements:


Fenugreek, and


Sunflower Lecithin


Right now, these two supplements are the only reason I’m producing enough for my newborn. I have been out of my Fenugreek for a week now and I have had to use supplementing formula along with what scant amount of breastmilk I’ve been producing. The Sunflower Lecithin helps with my supply and prevents clogged ducts. I get chronic clogged ducts and have had double mastitis twice before using these.


Please and thank you.

u/1147485l · 1 pointr/UlcerativeColitis

No, they’re pretty basic:

NOW Sunflower Lecithin 1200...

u/greenbeantime · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I took 3600mg/day (I got the NOW Sunflower Lecithin and it's 1200mg/cap so I took three of them a day) until the clogs stopped showing up... maybe 4-6 weeks. After that, I took a maintenance dose of 1 a day and would up it to 3/day if I felt the lump come back.

u/MasterWrong · 1 pointr/steroids

I don't know if it matters. I just have a $4 bottle of Now soy lecithin (100) but some people say sunflower like this is better ($11 for 200)

u/irishteacup · 1 pointr/naturalbodybuilding

have you tried taking lactase?

u/btcResistor · 1 pointr/Fitness

This stuff works good:

I just add a dropper full to each gallon of milk i buy and I'm good to go.

u/dirtydela · 1 pointr/slowcooking

if she's lactose intolerant, try the lactase drops. I'm really lactose intolerant but man do these things work. I haven't tried it on cream cheese yet and heat will kill the reaction so you have to do it a few days in advance, but I've even put it on pizza and been better off. I put it in milk and can drink it within a couple of days, i would assume the same for cream cheese as long as you mix it up and whatnot.

u/SteelToedSocks · 1 pointr/veganfitness

B12, Omega 3, and Creatine Ethyl-Ester. I used to take BCAAs but now they're in my Protein Powder.

u/aphis · 1 pointr/soylent

I have used these in the past. I no longer eat meat and this seems like a fine meat-free source, if that is something you are interested in.


u/Killerzeit · 1 pointr/Accutane

You could take Ovega - it's an alternative. No fishy taste and helps all the same.

u/Pandas_UNITE · 1 pointr/Supplements

While we are on the topic of fish oil. Be aware of the brands which are high in PCBs (a known carcinogen). This can accumulate over time and be harmful to you. Probably something to be aware of as well. These omega-3 vegetarian supplements get their omega 3 from algae, skips the middle man. Consider these instead if you decide to avoid the risk of mercury and PCB's.

u/YahwehTheDevil · 1 pointr/veganfitness

>I've heard that B12 is quite hard to get from a plant based diet, is this true?

Yes, vegans need to supplement B12. I recommend getting the Deva multivitamin.

>What supplements should I take?

We also need a source of EPA and DHA, and AFAIK Ovega-3 is the cheapest option. Other supplements you may need are D3, zinc, and creatine.

>Any good quick meal suggestions?

My go-to meal is black beans fried in olive oil because of their hearty texture. Depending on how involved you want to get, you can add spices like basil and paprika and vegetables like onions and tomato.

>Any advice for what to eat when I'm out and about?

If you guys have Chipotle, their sofrita is an excellent tofu burrito.

u/squidpretty · 1 pointr/vegan

I use Ovega-3 as a fish oil replacement and love it.

u/keyboard_user · 1 pointr/vegan

Fish oil also doesn't contain B12. It's a source of omega-3s, which are another important nutrient that you should probably also be supplementing. Vegan sources are flax oil (not as good), or algae (which is actually where the omega-3s in fish oil come from to begin with -- fish eat algae).

u/Animum_Rege · 1 pointr/vegan

I was simply trying to show you that there is vegan DHA/EPA. Here is another one that has more DHA/EPA.

Check out if you'd like to know more about why it's unhealthy to supplement with fish oil, even the 'highly filtered & tested' varieties.

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 1 pointr/keto

Are you hitting all your micros/macros? Anything missing there?

How much water are you drinking.

I was hungry a lot for the first week or so; I upped the water consumption, took supplements to ensure i was hitting everything [1], [2], [3] (#3, only because vegans have a hard time getting Omega-3 without meat) and it went away.

u/dreiter · 1 pointr/nutrition

This page should give you all the information you are looking for. There are no studies using hemp as a specific food source, but ALA to DHA conversion should be similar no matter what food source you use. Conversion rates are low, although the science is not clear on how detrimental this may or may not be for health. Overall, if you want to be on the safe side, supplement with 200mg/day of DHA pills and you will be good to go. Otherwise, just keep living your life while making sure to get enough ALA in the diet (through flax, chia, and/or hemp).

Just for info, I buy these, which is a 2 month supply for less than $30. That's about the best price I have found for vegan DHA.

u/DeepFriendOnions · 1 pointr/vegan

I've been taking this one for a while. It has a good EPA/DHA amount for the price per serving:

I've also heard this one is pretty good:

Unfortunately, you'll find the algal supplements are noticeably pricier than their flax seed counterparts.

u/heartcoke · 1 pointr/Supplements

Is this one safe?

I just started taking 3 tabs in the morning and 3 at night, just curious how you would determine that it's a "good" brand.

Also why is your fish oil supplement so low in EPA/DHA? You said below you take 300mg caps, wouldn't you need like 20 pills a day?

I take 8 of these a day: (4/4)

To counteract soreness, anti inflammatory bonuses, and to counteract some of the negatives from taking Arachidonic acid, just wondering what your opinion was...

u/kjfpouvy · 1 pointr/Fitness

From what I understand, fish oil shouldn't cause fish burps unless it's gone rancid. I currently use the Kirkland stuff from Costco, but I'll be buying this when my current supply runs out. Check the comments for some good info.

u/Spitinthacoola · 1 pointr/longevity

Its not the cheapest thing in the world but I was doing this for a while when I had a well paying job and it was pretty great. The dose on the bottle is 2 caps for 1.5g EPa and I was taking 4 so getting 3g/day. No negative side effects. No fish burps. If you have the money Id say worth a try.

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement, 2100 mg, 180 Softgels

u/accountnumber111893 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Yeah but I paid way less than the one they have may have to wait til it’s back in stock directly from the seller instead of 3rd party or choose a different one.

You will be fine with any of these around the same ranking. Here’s a direct link to the nutrigold one to get you started:

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement, 2100 mg, 180 Softgels

u/facecube · 1 pointr/Fitness

Optimum is nice but I like these:

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Gold

They're really big so you only have to take 1 instead of three or four.

u/Keninishna · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Here you go
I take two a day.

u/onthejourney · 1 pointr/Android

I'm big on nutritional supplements. That's really the bulk of it. Amazon has the selection and prices I'm looking for. If you're older and your body is cranky, definitely look into things like the following:

u/jocq · 1 pointr/steroids

Nothing too special.

Here's some relevant sections from my first cycle post I did a while back under a different user (got outted irl, had to kill it).


Calorie Intake

When | Goal | Intake | Rate | Weight | Length | TDEE
Pre-cycle | Cut | 2100 kcal | -1.5 lbs | -15 lbs | 10 weeks | 2850 kcal
On-cycle | Bulk | 3600-4100 kcal | +1.5 lbs | +30 lbs | 20 weeks | ~3100 kcal

Weight graphs

Pre-cycle cut:

On-cycle bulk:

Some MFP calorie graphs (not perfect, particularly low days were only partially tracked and even some higher ones are only partial):

On-cycle Macros

Protein: 200-220g

Fat: 80-100g

Carbs: 500-600g carbs

Fiber: 80-100g

Sodium: 2000-3000 mg

Potassium: 4000-5000 mg

Meal Timing

Breakfast at 9:30, lunch at 2, afternoon meal at 6:30, workout in the evening, and then eat about 2 meals worth between 10-midnight. Each meal has a balanced macro ratio. I almost never snack between meals.


Staples: oatmeal, greek yogurt, milk, frozen berries, bananas, tilapia, cod, rice (brown, red, black, wild), lentils, quinoa, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, brussel sprouts, protein bars (Kirland & Fortix)

I tend to eat the same foods a lot for long periods. Last year it was a lot of chicken and bean burritos instead of fish and rice. Same shake for breakfast, afternoon, and night. Same lunch almost every weekday, often the same foods for dinner as lunch. Bacon and eggs on the weekends. On bulk though, especially this one, I ate more foods outside my staple, ate out more (but still not that much overall), and had more days where I didn't track foods and calories as precisely as I usually do.

I supplement a few things. Fish Oil 2x/day, vitamin D, lecithin, zinc & magnesium, cranberry concentrate, when on the anavar 500mg TUDCA before bed. 12.5mg ephedrine and 150mg caffeine each morning on weekdays (skip weekends).


Programming is probably my weak point. I work hard and push myself, particularly on progressing weight, but I don't do particularly high volume. I do think 5 work sets gave me better results than 4 work sets has been but I had lowered it to try and reduce my overall workout time.



5 minutes of light cardio and 15 minutes of various stretches and body weight squats.


After lifting, 20 minutes of medium intensity steady-state cardio on an elliptical 2-3 times per week.


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Highbar ATG Squat | 125kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 40x10, 60x8, 80x6, 102.5x4
Barbell Calf Raise | 145kg | 2x20 | 8 | 2 min | none
Bench (paused) | 62.5kg | 4x10 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Pendlay Row | 57.5kg | 3x10 | 8 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
OHP | 70kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 30x12, 40x10, 47.5x8, 55x6, 62.5x4
Chin-ups | 12.5kg+BW | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | none
Dips | 25kg+BW | 3x8 | 9 | 2 min | BWx8
Cable Face Pull | 82 lbs | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Highbar ATG Squat | 140kg | 3x3 | 9 | 2.5 min | 40x10, 60x8, 80x6, 102.5x5, 125x4
OHP (paused) | 42.5kg | 4x10 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Deadlift | 160kg | 2x3 | 8-9 | 2 min | 110x10, 130x8, 140x6, 150x4
Barbell Curl | 35kg | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Ab Wheel Rollout | - | 3x12 | 8 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Bench | 105kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 50x12, 60x10, 70x8, 80x6, 92.5x4
Pendlay Row | 95kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 40x10, 55x8, 67.5x6, 80x4
Lying Leg Curls | 36.25kg | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | 25x8
One-armed Band Pec Fly | - | 3x15 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Increment (weekly) | Total Added | Added per week
Squat | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
Deadlift | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
Bench | 2.5kg | 25kg | 1.25kg
Row | 2.5kg | 25kg | 1.25kg
Calf Raise | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
OHP | 1.25kg | 17.5kg | 0.875kg
Dips | 1.25kg | 15kg+BW (13.5kg) | 0.75kg (1.425kg)
Chin ups | 0.625kg | 7.5kg+BW (13.5kg) | 0.375kg (1kg)

In the last half of the cycle there were weeks where I didn't feel ready to progress and repeated the last week's weight. Dips and chin-ups were more like every other week all along. Also, particularly towards the end, I used 1.25kg per week progression instead of 2.5kg on squat, bench, and row. Accessories I just upped whenever sets felt less than RPE 8.

u/gundamwfan · 1 pointr/trees

I've been thinking about doing this but I've been dieting and exercising already, and I think I'll be doing a No-Bud November. In the absence of cannabis, I suggest you do a search on the other natural herbs that might help improve your quality of life as well.

I've tried 5-HTP, Cayenne Pepper (helps with workouts), Gingko Biloba, Red Chinese Ginseng, and some really awesome Omega-3 tablets from Amazon. Those things, in concert with a healthier lifestyle and exercise (and in my case, cannabis, though you can omit that), have resulted in me losing 13 pounds over the past 2 months, and getting my blood-pressure to the athletic level. I feel great, and I hope you do too.

u/Nae_Rolls · 1 pointr/Testosterone

I'm not entirely sure at the moment. Right now I am doing the following:

  • 4 vitamin D drops/day [8,000iu]
  • 3 turmeric capsules
  • 1 fish oil pill
  • No starch in diet along with lowish carbs. Lots of salad with some fruit. Lean meats
  • Low-impact cardio every evening [longboarding]
  • 8 hours sleep/night

    Prices of those supplements may be less elsewhere...

    For the past few years I have taken Humira as needed when the AS really flares up. But I haven't had a shot for months, and this is probably the best I have felt since I was diagnosed. I can't believe how well the above protocol is working. Hopefully it lasts: AS is a horrible disease!

    I'm actually off Testosterone shots right now, and my natural production is slowly creeping upwards. My AS might have actually gotten worse on T shots. Impossible to say for sure, though.
u/JuliuscaesarGG · 1 pointr/steroids

Yeah I saw that the fish sticks aren't bad for once every two weeks or so

Deva Nutrition Deva Vegan DHA-EPA Delayed Release 90 Count

That's what I'm using right now not for any particular reason. Just searched vegan omega 3 or dha supplement. Also eat chia seed every day as well as flax

u/Mrs_Torchwood · 1 pointr/vegan

I've tried 3 brands and I'm currently taking the cheapest one. Amala Vegan, Deva, and Nordic Naturals.

u/analogphototaker · 1 pointr/vegan

I have a question about vitamin supplements.

I am looking at buying this vitamin sup, DHA&EPA, and flax seed oil omega 3

Should I skip the flax seed and only take the vitamin and dha&epa pills?

u/catnamedbear · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

PRO-15: #1 Recommended Best Probiotic Supplement: 60 Once Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow - Promotes Digestive Health

These are what I get

u/HiyaGeorgie · 1 pointr/IAmA

Oh man I have so many questions I'd like to ask you but I'll keep it limited:

  • Could you tell me what you think about probiotics needing to be shipped in ice packs, and kept refriderated?
  • What are your thoughts on this brand (pro-15), and its delivery method being so effective that it only needs a 5 billion count? It has been working wonderfully to for me which is all that matters I suppose.
  • I'm obsessed with having perfect bowels since I have had symptoms of IBS in the past. I believe that a probiotic, well timed fiber (metamucil), and glutamine have been my fix. Fiber used to not work very well for me, but now that I take it with dinner, or right after, instead of right before bed, it works extremely well. Is there any reason why timing might matter so much with fiber? Also I lift weights so I eat a lot of food. Every morning i have a perfect but huge and long bowel that requires zero wiping, and then 20 minutes later I have another nearly perfect bowel but requires wiping. (I also have one more bowel at night) I picture my body only able to fuse so much poop in the chamber so it hast to leave a bit of a mess "on deck", and then once the main chamber empties, the other poop "on deck" comes down and doesn't have time to solidify as much. Is this how the body works? I'm wondering if there is a way to only have one bowel in the morning instead of 2?
u/brainjacked · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

A regiment of apple cider vinegar twice a day, Pro15 probiotic and CandidaFX helped me with Candida.

As for your stack, optimal cognitive function is complex and depends on the right balance of various neurotransmitters. Increasing activity in 1 system (e.g. dopaminergic) allows you to influence the balance towards that system and any benefits that might have e.g...

  • Increasing cholinergic activity, in my experience, improves deep thought, decision making and patience but hinders my ability to focus and immediate motivation.
  • Increasing dopaminergic activity improves energy, motivation and focus but decisions are made faster (less thought out), I lose time over-focusing on unimportant things and it makes me very impatient and irritable.

    In your stack you are increasing activity in all the brain's major systems, which in my experience results in monkey mind/scatterbrain, not superbrain. Everybody's brain chemistry is different. To start, perhaps you should try focusing on each system, 1 by 1, to get to know YOUR brain and how you respond, what supplements/dosages are most effective, etc instead of trying to guess based on what you read on here from quackdocs like me.
u/rebarex · 1 pointr/Health

When I started taking probiotics, I was attempting to combat what I was convinced was a yeast overgrowth. So I used one that had 50 billion colonies. I bought it at Whole Foods, and I think the brand was "every day value 365".

After a month and a half, when my rash went away, I downgraded and now take this one, which is only 5 billion colonies.

u/sleeperinutah · 1 pointr/Parenting

Here's a decent Wikipedia about intestinal flora:

Then there's this about gut bacteria and weight:

For many reasons, probiotics can be a good idea. Without treading into "giving medical advice on the Internet" I will say this:

In children, we see significant GI issues in these cases almost always: after antibiotics, with poor diet, poverty, obesity, parental/sibling obesity and more. When I say "significant GI issues" I mean the kind of back-up and constipation that is noted as severe on X-ray.

Emphasis: this is even in the presence of a daily bowel movement & 99% of the time the child/parent has absolutely no idea.

I take these:

I have no relationship with the product, it's just what we're taking right now.

u/nutrop · 1 pointr/Probiotics

I finally checked out your site. I had no idea there were supposed to be side effects when taking probiotics. I never had sides when I took a multi-strain probiotic:

I think it was because it was a time-release probiotic.

u/WithLinesOfInk · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I think the probiotics are the most important aspect, but I like doing the yogurt too because it's good for me and there's a chance of getting even more active cultures into your system. It seems the whole "eating yogurt keeps your vagina healthy" thing has been debunked, though. But definitely do your research. Typically, the cheaper the probiotics, the less effective they are- you want a probiotic that is verified to work (quality assurance from FDA and FAO on supplements isn't very heavily enforced) and has more that 4 strains.

Bio K worked the best for me, but they're stupid expensive.

We just finished a bottle of this which I liked pretty well.

Here are some of the most common/helpful strains to look for:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. This strain helps modulate some aspects of the immune system in older people (it's sold as an ingredient for dairy and supplement products).
    Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC55730 (available in BioGaia Gut Health * products).
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 (available in Yo-Plus yogurt, LiveActive cheese).

  • S. cerevisiae (S. boulardii) (found in Florastor powder and Lalflor capsules.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285 plus Lactobicillus casei Lbc80r (available as BioK + CL1285 fermented milk, BioK + CL1285 soy milk, and capsules).
u/jander99 · 1 pointr/soylent

Grab some of this too. Make sure your entire GI track is taken care of.

Question: Have you been approved to do this by your doctor? Not that I want to discourage you in any way, just wanting to provide that check that you no issues with what might be a rapid change in metabolism.

u/amdexn · 1 pointr/WhereIsAssange

Incoming OT tangent: There is a large body of medical research showing the positive effects of micro-nutrient and gut-flora supplementation. In fact, it's been going mainstream for a while now, and no longer something reserved for alternative-medicine junkies. Just talk to any nutritionist; hell, every single one of my friends who are into athletic training / lifting weights takes a full suite of supplements.

If there is a single supplement I would recommend to the uninitiated, it would absolutely be probiotics! If you've never tried a probiotic supplement before, I encourage you to dig into the massive body of medical research regarding the importance of gut health! I challenge you to try a probiotic supplement for 30 days and see for yourself! You will wonder how you ever lived without it! :)

u/aiccia · 1 pointr/Vitiligo

the candidiases fungus thrives on sugar and basically you cut out all sugar(processed and unprocessed), dairy and grains. This means you just eat meat and vegetables.

Here is a detailed list of what to eat and not to eat

For probiotics I got caprylic acid and this probiotic.

Today I ordered this. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

u/legoscpr · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks for the detailed the response.

These are the ones I ended up going with

Just wondering, how many of these should I be taking daily, and for how long? 1 daily for 2 months? Not sure, what's your general idea on this?

u/allergicaddiction · 1 pointr/Accutane

Hi, I also ended accutane early due to similar side effects (not hair thinning, though).

I want to tell you that it isn't the end of the world and that you should now seek alternative and healthier ways to fight acne. I haven't been on accutane in over three months and my big cystic acne has also stopped forming on my face about 2 months ago.

Here are some things I researched and arrived upon:

/r/skincareaddiction - great subreddit for skincare. Please do yourself a favor and subscribe and start with their basic skincare routine on the side or ask for help.

probiotics - our gut flora has a lot to do with our mental health and our skin. Here is one that a redditor found to help with cystic acne:

Evening Primrose Oil also helps and these pills can be found on Amazon.

Drink plenty of water, lots of green tea (reduces free radicals)

Avoid dairy. So no chocolate, cream, cheese, milk, ice cream,

I feel like some acne can't be stopped since the cysts are just too big and too aggressive. I suggest you pick a mild and gentle skincare routine and follow it until your face can handle more. DO NOT NUKE YOUR FACE SINCE YOU ARE COMING OFF OF ACCUTANE.

Good luck and know that there are other ways to combat acne. If you say it wasn't too bad before, then I'm sure you'll find that these healthier ways work for you.

u/DJInfiniti · 1 pointr/baseball
u/copycat7 · 1 pointr/tressless
This is the brand I got but there’s different brands. This one is just at Costco.

u/stevedp86 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides (20 oz)

u/angriggs · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Hey girl, I'm there with you! Sucralose gives me migraines so I can't have it either. I like the BCAA capsules (even though they're large, they're something my body can handle without headaches) and I also use Quest protein powders (contain less than 2% Sucralose and I find this doesn't really affect me) and protein bars. You could also try using collagen powders that are unflavored like Vital Proteins unflavored, or even do the Isopure zero carb protein powder, which is unflavored/unsweetened.


I don't take preworkout, so unfortunately I don't have a lot of advice to offer there, especially if you're looking for caffeine free. Have you tried capsules instead of powders for these? Here's one I just found online:

There is a BCAA powder from XTend that is free from artificial sweeteners. The GNC person helped me find it. Link:

u/twodiffthumbs · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

I am taking collagen (in powder form) in hopes my hair gets stronger (I have a lot of strands, but they are thin.) So far it's made my hair longer and helped my nails and eyelashes. Might be worth a try!

u/Sh0wMeYourKitties · 1 pointr/loseit


  1. It's a powdered animal protein--much like gelatin--that supports joint health, and helps with hair, skin, and nails. Totally unflavored. Can be used in cooking or it dissolves in hot or cold liquids. I swear by it. Here's what I buy.
  2. Two scoops is one serving per the label, which is 20 grams.
u/squeeeee · 1 pointr/1500isplenty

I get this from amazon. I'm not toooo sure what it does to my skin to be completely honest with you, but only because I'm freakishly obsessed with skincare stuff and I don't know which exact products are helping me out LOL. shout out to /r/asianbeauty

u/jfds7 · 1 pointr/xxketo

"I don't really care for sweets" --usually works better for me than "can't" but YMMV

This is my go to protein powder, but I only use it on days when I'm not really in the mood to eat meat. It goes pretty well in coffee and I even had some mixed with peanut butter once and I couldn't taste it at all.

u/mr_walnut · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Fwiw I just made these and used flavorless MCT oil which I had on hand to try keto chow (, worked fine.

u/_Me_Myself_and_I_ · 1 pointr/keto

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil (label says refined). I got it at Shop Rite.

I just ordered this to try, instead: Premium MCT Oil derived only from Organic Coconuts - 32oz BPA free bottle | The only MCT oil certified Paleo Safe and registered by the Vegan Society. Non-GMO and Gluten Free.

u/Spiritwalke · 1 pointr/keto

Here is a link to the kind I'm using:

Yes, regular coconut oil is good too. But not as good.

When you're taking MCT oil, it's almost like eating ketones. It enables your body to get used to distributing ketones around your body and using it for energy. It also enables you to stay in ketosis easier when you mess up and eat incorrectly.

So it kind of gives you a head start and a buffer zone.

Hang in there. Euphoria is just around the corner.

u/BarackObongma · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

The one I have actually does have it! I normally skip breakfast, just not much of a breakfast guy (maybe something light like a granola bar or a couple hard boiled eggs). So I feel like the coffee with some MCT kinda fills that void.

u/thatmarkjones · 1 pointr/Waxpen

I've heard MCT coconut oil is soluble with extracts and vapes nice..

I would try that before PG/PEG anyday. Has to be MCT though. Terps are best but expensive..

u/Thebeardinato462 · 1 pointr/neuro

No problem, my grandmother suffered from dementia and she lived with us her last few years. I can empathize somewhat with your situation .

Oh awesome! That's a great addition. If money isn't the largest factor for you MCT oil is the best part of the coconut oil, at least as far as your brain being able to utilize it for fuel. So you might want to check it out.
Here a Random's amazon example.

u/simsimma04 · 1 pointr/keto
u/drkhmr · 1 pointr/Lyme

I just bought a collagen on Amazon. Someone said it was a must have for Lymes. Too early to tell, but here is the link if you want to read some reviews and information. collagen

u/WhinterSnow · 1 pointr/keto

I tried a couple whey powders and just could not stand the taste they added. That seems to really be a personal preference thing though.

Collagen dissolves easily and mixes great in an immersion blender. It's more expensive and doesn't add a ton of protein through. I just wanted my BPC to have some amount of protein.

I use this:

u/jet_set_stefanie · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Are you taking a collagen supplement? You won't see the effects immediately, but I tore my ACL back in August and started taking it to aid in my recovery. Who knows if it's helped my ACL but my hair / skin / nails look amazing. It's also an easy way to pad your diet with 10 extra grams of protein. This is the one i'm using - one scoop in my tea in the mornings - it dissolves completely and is tasteless. A word to the wise though, it can cause stomach upset at first, so start with a tiny bit and build up to a full scoop.

I feel ya though. I'm also cutting and it's a chore. Going to bed hungry is no fun but the last few months were pretty indulgent for me so I keep trying to remember how much I enjoyed those and telling myself it was worth it to have to do this now! Hang in there.

u/Sugafree23 · 1 pointr/askdoctors

In the meantime I suggest you supplement with Collagen protein like this one...Collagen Peptides Powder (16oz) | Grass-Fed, Certified Paleo Friendly, Non-Gmo and Gluten Free - Unflavored

u/wstdsmls · 1 pointr/nutrition

Here is the one I take. Just add to my morning smoothie. Great for joints, bones and skin.

u/acidberry · 1 pointr/progresspics

Thanks I use this one
Premium Collagen Peptides (16oz)...

u/ivanl_fitness · 1 pointr/gainit

When you say your hands do you mean your palms or the tops? Or both?

I've been taking collagen daily and it's fixed my dry hands. The skin between my knuckles was cracking and bleeding occasionally... not anymore!

This is the specific stuff I've used:

u/kaidomac · 1 pointr/fitmeals

No problem! The stuff above is all vegan-friendly; you can also go some non-vegan routes for even more options:

u/matriarchnow · 1 pointr/progresspics

chk out collagen peptide suppliments. It could help you really heal your injury.

u/AerowynX · 1 pointr/Supplements

for collagen I have used this brand

and this magnesium

the magnesium you rub into your muscles and joints you DO NOT want to put it on your face or any other sensitive area though

u/ahhh_zombies · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've been taking collagen daily for about two months now. This is the one I use.

I started taking it to help with hair growth and hair strength. I'm not yet sure if it has helped with that or if it has helped my skin, but my nails are really strong now! They used to break or peel as they grew, and I trimmed off the damaged parts. Now I actually need to trim them or else they'd keep growing on their own.

u/SeanyD72 · 0 pointsr/kratom

I use green. It took about a week to for the constipation to start. I take Psyllium Husk Caps , which are basically ground up mushrooms in capsule form. They work really well for me.

Here is a link:

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

u/_Primo · 0 pointsr/intermittentfasting


I do 20:4 and I notice that my "poops" vary from day to due (like others have said due to the fiber that I'm eating, and also due to how hydrated that I am). Sometimes I don't poop until I'm in my next feeding window the next day. Psylllium husk tabs are great, along with a bunch of water. These Tabs on Amazon aren't that bad of a deal!!

u/PM_ME_UR_REDDIT_GOLD · 0 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I take the capsules, easy-peasy and no calories wasted on stuff that tastes bad. The mix with water stuff is truly hateful.

u/Watawkichaw · 0 pointsr/nutrition

I've been adding grass fed beef gelatin to my vegan/vegetarian recipes with great success.

u/ZombieChalmers · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

Fish oil usually has a couple of good types of Omega 3's in it ( DHA, EPA) with other oils mixed in.

You can also get your omega 3 from plant sources ,such as flax seed oil which is typically ALA. A substantial fraction of ALA will be converted to DHA/EPA in your body, so consuming DHA/EPA directly isn't necessary.

Non-fish sources are generally higher purity, and are less likely to be nasty, but if they're DHA/EPA they can be more expensive.

I get mine from - But that source could get expensive if you're planning on doing high-dose omega 3.

u/Aninoop · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

Ovega-3 is pretty high quality I would say. It's derived directly from algae, which is what fish get their Omega 3s from. You get a far more sustainable and clean source of DHA and EPA while still retaining quality. Plus there is no flavor at all so I think it's a really great product. I use these myself.

u/pumpkinpatch63 · 0 pointsr/nutrition

Questionable health use for healthy humans (notice I say healthy): L-carnitine, CoQ10, and Inositol (Inositol is found in highest amounts in fruits, beans, grains, and nuts, and much smaller levels in meat). Some of those compounds, such as Carnosine, Taurine, and Creatine, can be beneficial, but not at the levels typically found in meat. The science shows that to get benefit, you have to supplement whether you eat meat of not. The levels in meat are not high enough for meat-eaters to derive benefit from them. Two of these compounds, choline and L-carnitine, have recently been shown to be related to atherosclerosis through the metabolization of gut bacteria into TMAO. Vitamin K1 (readily available in plants) is considered superior to K2 in humans and is sometimes converted into vitamin K2 in the human body. Protein is not a big issue as long as 3-4 servings of high lysine foods are consumed, such as beans, lentils, legumes, some nuts, soy, and seitan. Even with meat, bodybuilders supplement with protein powder. There are actually vegan bodybuilders and vegan protein powders.
The highest concentration of selenium is in brazilnuts (I eat one a day). Again, B12 is super easy to supplement with one 2500 microgram pill a week, as well as with fortified foods. I've not heard much about Phosphatidylserine, but it seems to only benefit older individuals with declining brain functions, and not the general population. Even then, those supplements are now made from soy (originally made from cow brain). Krill oil is just a source of DHA/EPA, and that DHA/EPA are originally made by the algae that krill eat. I take a DHA/EPA pill directly from the algae source, so that I avoid any possible heavy metal toxicity.

Anyways, there are millions of healthy vegans in the world. And, again, the ADA has released it's statement that a vegan diet is healthy. Besides the essential nutrients you listed (B12 and selenium, and in small amounts choline), the supplements are taken by non-vegans as well. Again, if you think they are beneficial, I'm not sure why you would only take them if you wanted to eat a vegan diet. Because non-vegans are deficient in many of these, as levels in meat are low compared to the levels needed to derive benefit.

u/anachronic · 0 pointsr/childfree

Your post is almost entirely incorrect.

> Carnosine, it isn't found in any plants, and it makes sure your brain doesn't degenerate (leading to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's etc....).

Here's an article that says red meat can also raise your Alzheimer's risk. I think - at best - the science is still out on this one.

> Or one of the many other nutrients that cannot be gotten from plants effectively. (B12, DHA, D3, Creatine).

B12 is produced by bacteria, not by animals. You can easily find bacterial sources of B12. I have a bottle of B12 pills in my fridge and my recent bloodwork confirmed my B12 levels are entirely fine.

DHA you can also find in plants. Literally the first result on Amazon

D3 is also available in vegan form

Creatine as well

Please do a few seconds of research before you post this stuff.

u/Raewynrh · 0 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Just take a probiotic! They're inexpensive and way more effective than eating yogurt/ fermented foods alone. (You should still eat those foods and avoid heavily processed and sugary foods though!)

I get this one on Amazon.. It's NOT the cheapest but it is super effective. You can get cheaper ones and it will still make a difference.

u/_latch · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't see this mentioned often enough, but I recommend taking a daily probiotic. I recommend this one. You can find many studies linking gastrointestinal health to mental health, and they did wonders for my anxiety.

u/imcalledsars · 0 pointsr/keto

Just reading through some other comments, I would agree that your calories are too high and you're consuming too many carbohydrates. I'd cut your carbs down to below 20g per day and up the fat content in your diet. 1 easy way to add more fat in your diet is bulletproof coffee, especially since you're already drinking a lot of coffee. Here's my 2 recipes:

Iced (this is my daily go to): 8oz cold brew, 1 TBSP heavy whipping cream, and 1 TBSP MCT oil, blended for about 10 seconds. Pour over ice. Optional: add a tiny amount of SweetLeaf Sweet Drops. The coconut flavor is my favorite. I usually double this recipe every morning.

Hot: 8oz fresh brewed coffee, 2 TBSP unsalted butter, 2 TBSP coconut oil or MCT oil, blended until butter and oil is melted. Optional: add a tiny amount of SweetLeaf Sweet Drops.

u/under_the_pressure · 0 pointsr/keto

You need to get MCT oil, it's a refined type of coconut oil. These people who use regular coconut oil and salted butter are doing it wrong ;)