does anybody actually have any experience of NAC AFTER alcohol increasing alcohol toxicity?
obviously this is the general consensus, but I'm wondering if anybody has actually experienced this. like, did you ever accidentally take NAC after alcohol and experience a worse hangover? i had a few beers several hours ago and could really use some NAC to calm down right now (from other stimulants) but don't want to risk a bad hangover if I do. if it's likely a marginal increase I would consider it, as I didn't drink that much over all.
submitted by /u/Riggity___3
so recently had a blood test done which came back low in vitamin d.
can i rectify this by taking cod liver oil that is rich in vitamin a and d or does it have to be a vitamin d tablet?
i know the reason behind this, last year i had h.pylori with acute gastritis now on stomach acid suppressant tablets, i had to reshape my diet and cut out anything that caused flare ups, namely red meat, oily fish and dairy... which was a bummer at the time because i loved milk and also loved tuna but i've got used to not eating this stuff but now my vitamin d is low and because i lack it in my diet also the fact i live in the uk and our summer consists of 3 days of sunshine so i don't eat fish anymore i thought taking cod liver oil would be a good idea in general.
submitted by /u/SiloHD
We all love people who always seem to smile, have bouncy steps, and a positive aura. It is a healthy lifestyle that allows them to stay full of life. To stay healthy, you have to find what is best for you. However, a few healthy habits are universal in nature to keep you healthy and improve the quality of life.
Here is a list of activities that healthy people do every day to get a balanced, energized life.
1. Follow a Routine
Knowing in advance what you have to do, is a roadway to a positive life experience. Practicing a routine helps to manage stress levels and anxiety. For instance, having a playlist you listen to in the morning or know what you want to have for breakfast enhances daily life experiences positively.
A routine makes your tasks easier. It is no challenge to wake up at 5 for a morning walk if it is a part of your routine. Following a routine sounds predictable, but it makes your life comfortable and easy.
2. Exercise Daily
Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean hard workouts or lifting heavy weights. This could be a part of your routine a few days a week. However, make sure to move enough every day. Go for a walk or get involved in chores. It has a huge impact on health. A ten-minute walk around the compound can get those endorphins up.
3. Eat Healthy food
That pizza and burger might be tempting and even make you happy. However, this is usually short-term, followed by a bloated, sluggish, and nauseous feeling. Make sure to have a balanced diet, with the right amount of micronutrients. The diet should be in a way that it provides all essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. These are the basics to keep mind and body strong. A balanced diet is one that has proper proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and liquids. The diet should be low in sugar, and it should provide you with all-day energy. A good diet results in a happy mood. Along with that, it also contributes to long-term health and physical performance.
However, in a perfect world, it is difficult to plan and execute a balanced diet. To ensure your body is not missing any of the important nutrients, add supplements & vitamins to your day. Those are the ways to fulfill the gaps between your body requirements and what it actually gets.
4. Have a good Sleep
The body needs rest. If you feel low energy levels or lethargy, chances are you are not getting enough sleep. It is essential for your body, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Be friends with your sleep. On average 7-8 hours of sleep is necessary for the body to function effectively. A good night’s sleep will raise up your energy level the following day, and it also results in better decision-making.
5. Stay Hydrated
Body functions on water. Each cell, tissue, and organ needs water to perform its function. Water regulates the temperature of the body, removes waste, lubricates joints, and performs various other activities.
You should drink 8-10 glasses of water. However, this requirement might differ from person to person. Apart from water, there are various other drinks that can help too in staying hydrated. They include fruits/vegetable juices, milk, etc.
Sports drinks are also a good option to stay hydrated. If you are exercising more than normal levels. These drinks are rich in carbohydrates and electrolytes, which boost your energy.
Half of my body weight is water. It is lost every time you sweat, go to the bathroom, and even when you breathe. In hot weather, water loss is more than normal. Make sure to drink plenty of water and other drinks to avoid dehydration.
6. Stay Positive
Focus on good things and have a positive approach towards life. Take out time to reflect on things you are grateful for. This helps you stay happy and focused. People usually tend to focus on things they did not get or accomplish, to avoid that it is important to remind yourself of the things you are grateful for. This helps you to stay active and happy.
7. Talk to your loved ones
Sometimes, isolation can lead to unhappiness. This even has physical effects on your body such as obesity. Take out time to meet your friends, talk to them. Stay in touch, on the phone, in person even for five minutes a day. It makes you feel connected to your life a little more. This makes you happy as it reminds you that there are people out there who care about you.
Adopt these habits and you can actually grow faster. Start slow, and eventually with constant effort, you can fight an unhealthy lifestyle for good. Health and Happiness are a process, and these are worth all the efforts. Make sure your body is receiving all required nutrients, and vitamins that are necessary. Stay Happy and Healthy and notice how your life gets better.
I made a post a couple weeks ago about a severe 5htp crash. I received alot of responses which was awesome & a little overwhelming. I am so thankful for this community as I've been struggling and getting very sick with doctors these last couple years.
Quick recap of that post: I'm hypersensitive to serotonin & have severe adverse reactions to increases. My doctor gave me 5htp as a sleep aid & described it as a strong melatonin and nothing more, despite knowing my history. My mistake for not reading on it prior, I just trusted.
Brain Supplements scare me because I don't really know what I'm doing and my history of cptsd from medication experiences. I desperately need to get better and feel it's time I take matters into my own hands.
I have 2 questions with this post. 1) How do you get started on supplementing? Are there books you suggest?
2) I'm still in bad shape from my crash. It's been about 8 weeks since quitting but I feel kind of brain dead. I'm fatigued, apathetic, anhedonia, brain fog, no cares or motivation, emotionally blunted & physically numb. I dont feel anxiety or fear, kind of aweful. Just a zombie.
I met with a psychiatrist yesterday and he didn't have suggestions and said what I'm experiencing isn't real because 5htp is only a supplement.
I ended up in the hospital & had the scariest withdrawals from this stuff & am concerned with what's happening to me at the moment.
If there are baby steps for suggestions for someone starting out with supplements, I'd really appreciate it. I loved all the info I received in my first post, but was unsure what might be best to start with first.
Thank you for the guidance & support
submitted by /u/ebbNflow30
I've added this stack of supplements to my routine a few days ago. I'm on a very restrictive, low calorie diet. I'm also under a ton of stress and dealing with huge life changes. I thought giving myself a dopamine boost, as my receptors are fried would help my mood. It only seemed to the first day I took it. I'm dealing with nausea, bloating and gas starting at about 3pm every day. I take all my supplements in the morning, except the magnesium. I haven't even taken it yet today because I'm so sick to my stomach. Here's what I'm taking:
1tsp calcium carbonate
1,000mg Odorless Garlic
1,200mg fish oil
500mg Mucuna l-dopa
1 pearl probiotic complete
300mg oil of oregano
Am I just taking too many things? I've cut back the amounts... but I get sick every day. It could be stress and anxiety. Could be my diet. I'm struggling with substance abuse, I'm fully aware that isn't helping anything. I will be getting sober in a week.
Should I just ditch the supplements? Get rid of some? I'm totally lost.
Any help is appreciated. Not being judgmental of my substance issues right now would also be appreciated. I'm doing the best I can and trying to do as much harm reduction as possible. I thought the supplements would help... but I'm not sure if I'm just making things worse.
submitted by /u/VivPink
Hello, I think I nees some urgent help. I went to few doctors for feeling tired and not being able to focus multi times uselessly, in the end made an analysis and was shocked that I have 61 pg/ml, its horriblely low.
One year and half ago I also made an analysis and i the vitamin b12 was low, I took around 10 injections for it. And sadly didn't check after that.
What do you recommend me?
submitted by /u/NOKIA027
(22F) I’ve been taking DIM off an on for the past couple years now. In the form of formulas and by itself (Alani Nu balance, Ghost Glow, DIM caplets) and i really notice a huge difference. Better skin, weight stabilization, better periods / less PMS, etc.
I am curious as to if there’s a specific time of day I should take it, and if I should take it on an empty stomach or not. Does it matter?
Also, is it alright to take it long term at my age? Will I have issues later in life with my hormones because of my use of this in my early twenties? If I take it long enough, will my hormones be altered permanently?
Thanks! Also, I’d really appreciate if men aren’t answering this as if I am a man. I’d love input from anyone who is able to help answer my questions, but DIM works differently for men and women, and I’d like everyone to keep this in mind when answering. Thank you again.
submitted by /u/breakfast__burrito
I've heard taking pre workout consistently is bad as it builds up your immunity to it meaning eventually it'll have no effect on you. As a result I heard it's best to cycle off it but how do I cycle? I've heard people say 2 of 3 times a week then I hear others say 5 days a week for 3 weeks is ok with a 4 week break from pre workout to follow. What do y'all think?
submitted by /u/SpoopySpatula
Hi guys! I just had my second baby and I’m definitely feeling all sorts of out of it right now. All I’m taking right now is my Jameson prenatal and some Advil for the pain. I noticed that my prenatal doesn’t have omega 3 in it so I might go out and purchase some. But I’m wondering if anyone has any supplement recommendations for the sleepless nights and stress (my toddler is a handful). TIA!
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