Sasha tries to make heavy weights feel lighter

Supplements, adding adaptogens (Prime One)

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While general good nutrition, sleep, training, etc play the most important part of recovery, I do think some supplements can be helpful to....supplement the above when everything is spot-on. Of course fish oil, creatine, and beta alanine have great studies backing up their benefits to health and performance. I also take a multi, glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM, have dabbled in cissus which didn't show much additional benefit to me, and also played with nootropics (piracetam, choline source, prami/oxi/etc racetams, phenibut, etc) - some have shown some benefit for me (placebo or not?), some definitely a waste of money. I also keep theanine in daily on the reg for mood and 5-htp has definitely shown to help with my sleep after adding to my melatonin and unisom combo.

But the point of this post is that I have branched out into other classes of supps and want to see how adaptogens do with increasing recovery and performance. There are numerous adaptogenic herbs with fun studies you can find on google scholar, pubmed, ncbi, etc. I got in some ashwagandha, bacopa monnieri, and a mix of most of the herbs with the largest amounts of positive peer-reveiwed study results, and dang was this one hard to come by (Prime One). Some articles more towards pimping the product, but further googling can at least give credit to the ingredients and some of the history of it in use on athletes:

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psycho...gy/adaptgn.htm
http://www.amsonline.com/edocs/physi...ence_guide.pdf

So I will give these a run and see if there is any interesting change in performance or recovery. I will probably stay on my cut for another 2 weeks or so at least, just to make sure that the strength rebound from increase in cals doesn't cause an artifact in my study of n=1, lol.

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