Anytime that I have spoken to a doctor about supplementation of any sort, they seem to discourage it.
You know, those things are not FDA regulated, and you never really know what you are getting. Also, there are no extensive studies, and we don’t know what they really do. Finally, they tax your kidneys in order to remove them. Just do it via food, sounds to me like you have a pretty good eating regiment, you don’t need that stuff. You are basically making someone rich while gaining nothing for it.
I mean, there is a part of me that believes them, but on the other hand, I question if they even know about these things. Today I mentioned L-Citrulline, and my doctor said that she doesn’t believe that it does what it claims to do. She happens to be a kidney specialist, and L-Citrulline is supposed to convert to L-Arginine in the kidneys. In this respect, she probably knows what she’s talking about. She said that this is not true. She advised me to take a good multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement, if anything at all. Even that she said is not necessary.
Your body makes what it needs from the food you eat. just add some more colors to your veggies, more yellows (peppers) reds, etc and you are good. you have lots of greens, add more colors.
I’ve been unsure about the stuff I’ve been taking lately. Particularly the ones that are supposed to naturally aid in testosterone production, such as Tongkat Ali, and L-Citrulline. When I mentioned this, she asked me if I was having any trouble getting it up, to which I replied no, that I’m all good in that sector.
If Junior gets up, your testosterone is fine. Also, note that too elevated testosterone increases the chances for colon cancer.
I can’t win can I? She replied, no, the game of life is rigged against us. We all lose in the end. So basically, I’m going to keep taking my vitamins, but cut out the non-food stuff meant to increase T-count. I’ll continue to eat foods that may help do it naturally, but removing the other stuff.
She also stated to be careful with Vitamin C as too much of it can cause kidney stones. Again, we can’t win.
Honestly folks, I’m terribly confused about supplementation, but for the time being, I’m just going to stick to the basics. Something that I always say, stick to the basics. And we’ll go from there.
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