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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/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/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: https://labdoor.com/rankings

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/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/vegan

the only nutrient that is harder to get on vegan diet is b12 as far as I know. everything else will just require you to learn and change your habits a little bit.

  • B12: I take this brand, which is a little pricey, but is very high quality. Contains both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, and does not contain any additives. If you set a price alert on camelcamelcamel.com you can also get it for pretty cheap (I got a years supply for about $24 dollars a bottle). One bottle should last you a month or possibly more.

    as for other nutrients that are important to make sure you're getting, vegan or not:

  • Zinc: this is a good brand if you want to supplement with it. pumpkin seeds are a good whole food source.

  • Iodine: Spirulina is a good source, a daily serving will get you about 30% of the RDA, and spirulina is kinda like a whole food multivitamin. High in protein too. Sea vegetables like dulse (would recommend getting atlantic only) are great sources of iodine. I put a tablespoon or two in a smoothie that I have regularly.

  • Omega 3 (EPA/DHA): Pure encapsulations is generally a good brand, though this particular formulation seems to melt/stick together. They'll probably fix that. You can also get them from flax seeds (either ground, or blend them), hemp seeds, stuff like that. Make sure you're getting a good balance of EPA and DHA-- some things just contain a lot of DHA.

    I handle most of those just by taking b12 supplement in the morning, and sticking some flax, hemp, and pumpkin seeds as well as dulse flakes in my smoothie. Once it's a habit, you don't need to think about it anymore.

    As far as any other concerns, it's just about making sure you're eating enough, as vegan foods are less calorie dense and so if you eat the amount you're used to eating, you won't be eating enough; and eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables somewhat consistently. Adding a bunch of things like raspberries, frozen wild blueberries, spinach, kale, cilantro, etc to a smoothie in the morning also makes this easy.

    Making fruit a big part of your life also makes things easy. Apples, bananas, avocados, dates, mangoes etc are great, easy snacks.

    Make steamed potatoes or other veggies-- it is so damn easy! You just wash the potatoes, put some water in the bottom of the pot, steam for 15-30 mins (until a fork can go all the way through), and then toss with some herbs, olive or coconut oil, and sea salt, and you have a delicious filling dinner.
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/psychonaut11 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

The fish oil actually looks pretty good according to labdoor. They gave it a B- grade, but only because the pills only contain 360mg omega 3 per 1200mg fish oil. They make some higher concentrated omega 3 fish oil pills that are like 80-90% omega 3 but they are much more expensive. You can find them on amazon.

The Nature's Made pills are fine though, you'll just get a little more non-omega 3 oil, but that doesn't hurt. Dose should be ~1 gram omega 3 per day, so you could take up to 3 of those nature made pills per day and it'd be fine.

Fish oil is a good supp to take in general but it's not one that you're gonna see any acute effects from (it's not gonna give you a noticeable boost in "ambition" like you were looking for in your original post), especially if you already eat fish. It is good for you cardiovascular system and brain though.

L-theanine on the other hand you might see some acute benefits from. It acts on glutamate receptors in the brain and increases levels various neurotransmitters. It is also is supposed to increase levels of BDNF and NGF, which are hormones that play a role in neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. I occasionally take L-theanine in the evening (200-400mg) to wind down after work. I find it fairly relaxing. Definitely needs to be taken on an empty stomach with water though to see effects. If you take it in the morning with coffee/caffeine it kinda takes the edge of the caffeine buzz and can really help you get in the zone and focus. It's pretty easy to find good l-theanine, I got mine from liftmode, it seems to work fine. There's a list of reliable suppliers on the "Beginner's guide to nootropics" link if you wanna look at where to get anything else too.

u/Carmack · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

I really admire your humble and curious vibe. Thanks for your openness and honesty. I hope my information is useful to you.

I get most of my protein from Vega Protein & Greens. The rest comes from tofu and seitan.

I gain muscle by eating about 1.2g protein per pound of body weight per day and taking my carbs and fat on an as-needed basis.

Make sure you're getting sufficient [calcium] (https://www.amazon.com/Freeda-Kosher-Calcium-Phosphate-Powder/dp/B00GZRHVIQ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486332590&sr=8-1&keywords=calcium+phosphate), [iodine] (https://www.amazon.com/Kelp-325-natural-iodine-caps/dp/B0009A0LDM/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486332625&sr=8-1&keywords=now%2Bfoods%2Bkelp&th=1), and [B12] (https://www.amazon.com/Deva-Vegan-Multivitamin-Mineral-Supplement/dp/B00146BLM0/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486332657&sr=8-4&keywords=deva+multivitamin).

For bone health, make sure you're getting enough vitamin K. Kale, cabbage, and broccoli all have a lot; alternatively you can [supplement] (https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Vitamin-100mcg-Vcaps/dp/B0013EJ5QM/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486333030&sr=1-4&keywords=vitamin%2Bk2&th=1).

For heart health, make sure you're getting monounsaturated fats (avocados are a good source). These fats should be your primary fat intake, as [replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fat has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease] (http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/dietary-fatty-acids-paper-.ashx).

For optimal cardiovascular performance and cognitive longevity, make sure you are getting plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids (between [0.5% and 2% of your total energy intake] (http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/dietary-fatty-acids-paper-.ashx), which is about 5 grams for me). There are 3 primary types you should be concerned with: ALA, EPA, and DHA. I get my ALA from flaxseeds; chia seeds are also a valuable source but I like the taste of flaxseeds better. For DHA and EPA, I use [these capsules] (https://www.amazon.com/Potent-Vegan-Supplement-Essential-Vitamin/dp/B00QCR00SW/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486332828&sr=8-1&keywords=amala+vegan+omega+3); there are several competing products that perform the same function on Amazon. These are a sustainable, vegan alternative to fish oil capsules.

Congratulations on the choices you've made so far. :) I hope you find ever-better solutions for improving your health and helping the environment. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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/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/tinaSaidYes · 80 pointsr/TryingForABaby

CW: Previous loss mentioned

Cycle: Trying since April 2017

Ovulation cycle day: 13

Relevant BD/BD method: Husband coins the phrase "Fuck week" method. Sex every night from CD8 to CD16.

Tracking methods and apps used:

First cycle using Ava bracelet. 🙄 I used FF for a long while but over time started to genuinely despise temping. Temp drops would send me into downward spirals in the wee hours of the morning. My husband started to resent FF. My cycles were very regular and since I knew I typically ovulated between CD 12-14 (thanks to FF), we adopted fuck week protocol and stopped with temping some months back. I would encourage anyone starting out to jump right into temping because I regret not starting sooner but would also encourage anyone to stop it if it's making you miserable.

As for the Ava, I had an abandoned HSA account from an old job with a few hundred bucks and (for whatever reason) it's too big of a pain to merge it with my current HSA so I've been running it down. Ava is kind of neat but I assure you, you do not need this thing. It's overpriced for what it does, imo.

Symptom spotting:

Nipples were mildly tingly but they were last cycle too so I didn't put much stock into it. Bloated and gassy before BFP but still did not register until after the fact.

Day of positive test(s): 14 DPO (CD 27)

I'm away on business travel this week and next. I got my BFP in a hotel bathroom alone on Wednesday morning. Thanks to the huge bathroom mirror, I got to see the big smile on my face. 😊

BFP stands for big faint positive in my case because the line was there but no where near as dark as the control. I brought a few cheapie ClinicalGuard tests from Amazon with me on this trip. I took another test CD16 (Friday) and it was still faint as the first. Que deep panic setting in. Turns out there's a number of reviews on Amazon warning not to use these for line progression purposes. I have a FRER at home I can take when I get back. Debating if I should get a Clearblue Digital while I'm down here to show hubs when he picks me up from the airport later this week. 🤔 🤷

I had a miscarriage at 6 wks this year in April and had a very faint line on a FRER at DPO 16 then. Nothing like prior miscarriage to rob the joy of a positive pregnancy test. (This is why the faint line has me so terrified.)

I did get a fucking grip after I read this article so panic averted for now. A faint positive is still a positive. The line on a home pregnancy test isn't going to tell you if you will carry to term. It's just pregnant: true/false. Embracing the "today, I am pregnant" mentality and cherishing the bloat, gas, and increasingly sore boobs.

Supplements and medications:

NatureMade Prenatal Multi+DHA

NatureMade CoQ10 100 mg

NatureMade D3 25 mcg (1000 IU)

Now Fish Oil DHA 500/EPA 250

Husband was also taking the same only swap the prenatal with a Men's One-a-Day vitamin. We've been on this regimen for a while now. Hubs also takes Adderall.

Birth control history, if relevant:

Two back to back Mirenas, last one removed April 2017. Had not had my period for many years until ttc. Forgot how much it sucked. It took about 3 months to normalize after removal.

Typical cycle length: 27 days

Health conditions/medical tests: Sedentary and stressful office job. Otherwise healthy.

Link to chart: Ava chart

I switched to "pregnancy monitoring mode" or whatever and now I can't see what the chart looked like before that. :/ It said that I ovulated on CD 13 (Sept 26). OF COURSE, the one night I forgot to wear was a fairly critical data day CD 12.

Note that the temp rise is not very clear post ovulation. (Not as clear as I was used to on FF.)

Link to lineporn: Squinty Arrow added for husband's benefit.

Other (advice, magic secrets, freaking out, miscellaneous):

I have been stressed out to the max with my job this cycle. So much for "just relax and it will happen". 😂 That being said, I have gone through a weird attitude adjustment over the past few cycles. Hard to describe. I stopped being so negative and also stopped being overly anxious about making things perfect. I drank coffee throughout this cycle and into ttw. I tried to get up from my desk and walk everyday. I didn't consider myself out immediately just because something wasn't optimal. I read somewhere on Pinterest, "You don't need perfection to get pregnant" and it really stuck with me. In the end, conception happens on the microscopic level and how you feel about it isn't going to impact much. So you might as just go with the flow. My husband helped me see this. He really helped lift me out of my funk.

I fly home on Thursday and wouldn't you know it, hubs and I have our first appt with an RE on Friday morning. (Nuts to think I made this appointment in August.) If everything stays good by Monday (Tuesday the latest), I'm going to call to cancel or reschedule a month out and see how it goes.

I would have been due in December with the baby we lost earlier this year. Hopefully I will be far enough along to make an announcement at the family Christmas party instead. 🤞

Sending my love and best wishes to everyone reading and congrats to the other BFP posters this week! There was a long time when these threads were too hard for me to read so also sending my love to those in that place too. ❤️❤️❤️

Edit: Looks like I am heading back to that place too... 😭

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 https://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/ to figure out your macros and deficits and cronometer.com 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/MushyDevil · 2 pointsr/Opalescent

> Pegging

i've seen [this harness](https://www.amazon.com/SpareParts-HardWear-Joque-Double-Harness/dp/B002DOJR1O?th=1
) 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/jbrs_ · 2 pointsr/vegan
  • B12: I take this brand, which is a little pricey, but is very high quality. Contains both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, and does not contain any additives. If you set a price alert on camelcamelcamel.com you can also get it for pretty cheap (I got a years supply for about $24 dollars a bottle). One bottle should last you a month or possibly more.

  • Zinc: this is a good brand.

  • Iodine: Spirulina is a decent source, a daily serving will get you about 30% of the RDA, and spirulina is kinda like a whole food multivitamin. High in protein too. Sea vegetables like dulse (would recommend getting atlantic only) are great sources of iodine. I put a tablespoon or two in a smoothie that I have regularly.

  • Omega 3 (EPA/DHA): Pure encapsulations is generally a good brand, though this particular formulation seems to melt/stick together. They'll probably fix that. You can also get them from flax seeds (either ground, or blend them), hemp seeds, stuff like that. Make sure you're getting a good balance of EPA and DHA-- some things just contain a lot of DHA.

    Those are the essentials in my opinion.
u/---james · 0 pointsr/vegan

IMO: don't announce to your parents. Make it a transition, phasing animal products out as you learn how to follow a vegan diet. That way you'll probably avoid fears about your health and other related things, and it'll be easier for you (and more likely that you stick with it).

You could say something like you're working to reduce your consumption if you're asked. The word vegan can be scary to some people.

Make fruit a staple would be my advice for diet. Super easy + healthy + tasty. Steamed potatoes (with other stuff if you like, but I like them on their own with a bit of salt and cayenne) are a super easy satisfying meal, which you will crave as you make the switch. Also be sure you're getting critical nutrients (not that a vegan diet makes you any more likely to be deficient than the standard american diet)-- b12, iodine, and omegas are the big ones I think (the linked brands are the best ones I've found). Those supplements are expensive, but it helps that you don't need a lot. A bottle of the b12 could last you two months, and iodine could last you a year.

Spirulina is also like a vegan whole food multivitamin/mineral and good source of easily assimilable protein.

u/WayyCold · 5 pointsr/StackAdvice

repost since i've done this for someone else before and good luck!

Hey man i'm also schizo 20M and like you have had an almost complete regression in symptoms, I attribute this to both medication and supplements(2.5mg zyprexa) which is not even considered a therapeutic dose yet it does the job for me, I typically take it 2-3 times a week and other then making me sleepy I don't experience less motivation just general lethargy. Anyways now for the supplements, i've done extensive research and experimentation and id' say the most relevant ones are N.A.C,EPA fish oil, and sarcosine also throwing in a bcomplex multivitamin with folic acid could indirectly help.

Sarcosine is known to do exactly what you want which is increase motivation, it also seems to help somewhat with social skills which I honestly have not noticed i've seen benefit in motivation though and overall sense of well being. http://schizophrenia.com/?p=740
//N.A.C has been shown to reduce inflammation WHICH IS KEY in getting rid of positive symptoms and helps with negative ones. In my experience this reduced my stress by a moderate amount. http://schizophrenia.com/?page_id=706
E.P.A fish oil has been shown to help prevent schizo, it reduces inflammation, and protects the brain from further damage. In my experience it helped with my overall sense of well being as well as with anxiety.

Now for reputable sources Fish oil:https://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-Promotes-Optimal-Function/dp/B002CQU4Z6/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1476809252&sr=8-1&keywords=nordic+naturals+fish+oil+epa (I take 2 g a day)
Sarcosine http://brainvitaminz.com/products/sarcosine-180-gram
I take 2 grams of sarcosine a day. N.A.C this one is easier find and purity usually isn't a problem I take 1,000mg, if i'm under alot of stress 2,000mg never exceed 2,000mg
Taking these three supplements have benefited me greatly and have shown to be even more effective when taken with medication. My symptoms have regressed so much that I can take adderall with little to no increase in positive symptoms.

Some other things you should look into Meditation:Just 20 minutes a day split into two sessions
Low inflammation, No grain, low sugar diet (>26Grams of sugar) I'm currently in the process of creating a low cost accessible diet that I can send you when i'm finished if you'd like, infact feel free to PM me, text me/call me what ever I'd be glad to help.

u/Sagan4life · 6 pointsr/AskCulinary

This may catch some flack on here, but you could consider investing in some soy lecithin. It's a pretty good emulsifier and one that is probably most accessible for home use. There are plenty other emulsifiers and even different types of lecithin. Then we get involved with HLB values, but we'll save that discussion for a later date. There are food-based sources of lecithin like mustard and egg yolk, you could try that I suppose.

Source on soy lecithin

If you're curious about naming convention of emulsions, read on...

The emulsion you're describing is an oil-in-water emulsion. Oil being the dispersed phase and water/milk being the continuous phase. (Milk itself is an oil-in-water emulsion, but let's ignore that for simplicity sake) There are different ways these phases interact. When the dispersed phase is nicely distributed in the continuous phase, we call that a good emulsion. When things go wrong we call it:

  • Coalescence - this is when dispersed phase particles come together and touch and then proceed to form a larger particles
  • Flocculation - this is when particles attract to each other and form "flocs", the particles remain intact but form agglomerate-like structures
  • Sedimentation - the dispersed particles settle to the bottom of the emulsion; usually this means that the dispersed phase density is great than that of the continuous phase
  • Creaming - the inverse of sedimentation; particles rise
  • Phase inversion - when the phases switch places; whipped cream is a version of this
  • Others...look up Ostwald Ripening if you want your mind blown!

    Here's a picture summing it up.

    When an emulsion "breaks" this is a combination of creaming and coalescence. In your situation fat droplets rise and merge together to form an oil slick. So how do we prevent this? An emulsifier is the easiest way. The exact mechanism of how emulsifiers work is very complicated and can't be fully explained without talking about stuff like Gibbs' isotherm. Looking at it simply, emulsifiers prevent the dispersed particles from coming together.

u/pollydowner · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I love the Share, which is a strapless double dildo. It's the easiest of it's kind to keep in, feels the best(IMO), and provides for maximum skin on skin contact, which is amazing.

As for harnesses, the Spareparts Joque is the best I've come across. It's super adjustable and comfortable. The ring is stretchy so that you can use all different sized dildos. It also works beautifully with the Share. The ring is lower than usual, providing for maximum clitoral stimulation.

Regardless of how ugly it is, the Eroscillator is my favorite vibrator. It's virtually silent, and super powerful. The Hitachi Magic Wand is a close second.

I also LOVE glass g-spot dildos.

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/nanna1 · 1 pointr/POIS

Thanks Usernameuntakenable for your question. hydroxy or cyanocobolamin are both fine. methylcobolamin is unstable in air and has limited shelf life. It's actually quite difficult to become B12 deficient so the B12 quality is not a make or break for this stack.
The main ingredients of the stack are SAM-e, vitamin B6, alphaGPC, Vitamin B1, EPA. The other ingredients support/enhance the function of these, but have modest impact. Here is an article from Psychology Today that explains everything one would need to know to make the most out of an EPA supplementation.
[What Are the Real Differences Between EPA and DHA? To reduce cellular inflammation, you need more EPA than DHA.] (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-the-zone/201204/what-are-the-real-differences-between-epa-and-dha)

A few good sources to get started:

-[NOW SAMe 200 mg, [Enteric Coated] 60 Tablets] (https://www.amazon.com/NOW-SAMe-200-60-Tablets/dp/B0013OW3V6/ref=sr_1_17_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1501299921&sr=1-17&keywords=sam-e)
-BulkSupplements Pure Betaine Anhydrous Trimethylglycine (TMG) Powder (250 grams)
-[Nordic Naturals - EPA Xtra, Promotes Mood and Heart Health, and Optimal Immune Function, 60 Soft Gels]
-[Doctor's Best BenFotiamine with BenfoPure, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Helps Maintain Blood Sugar Levels, 150 mg] (https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-BenFotiamine-BenfoPure-Maintain/dp/B000NRVWZC/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1501301010&sr=8-4&keywords=benfotiamine&th=1)

With daily supplementation, the B1 dose here should be fine.

u/YahwehTheDevil · 4 pointsr/NoFap

I'd say that the best things you can do right now are to:

  1. Shave your head

  2. Start working out. It's great for confidence, and /r/bodyweightfitness has a great routine that you can do with practically no equipment

  3. Meditate. Everything seems smaller and more manageable after a brief session

  4. Take cold showers to bring yourself out of your comfort zone

  5. Take supplements. Most people on a Standard American Diet are deficient in D3, B12, and omega-3, which wreak havoc on mental health. I'd recommend a multivitamin and a supplement that comes from algae

    Seven years ago, I would go after anyone I found attractive. Now, although that pull is still there, I find myself more and more attracted to people who have the same beliefs that I do. I worked hard to discover what I care about, and it's important to me that my partner shares those values. So, in terms of attraction for long-term relationships, I'd say that figuring out what you passionately care about goes a long way toward finding someone.
u/TwilitWave · 3 pointsr/vegan

Congrats on the incoming munchkin!

Now, I don't have any first hand experience myself, but I've researched this issue for family members before.

The prenatal vitamin you'll probably want is this: http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Light-Prenatal-Multivitamin-150-Count/dp/B00115BJ30

It's food-based so it should sit well with your tummy, and it's totally vegan. Best to take it during meals. Personally I'd recommend splitting each tablet in half, take one of the halves(The larger one if you cut unevenly) at breakfast, and the other half at dinnertime. Otherwise probably just in the morning.

You definitely want to avoid Fish Oil, the mercury content does more damage than the Omega 3's can do good. I recommend this instead: http://www.amazon.com/Ovega-3-Vegetarian-Softgels-500-Count/dp/B004LL7AXE/

Direct source of DHA sourced from golden algae(Which is where a lot of fish get it from in the first place!), grown in algae factories so there should be no fear of mercury contamination. Since you're pregnant I'd probably say take one at breakfast time, and another at dinner time, as their content isn't quite as high as Fish Oil pills.

Finally, definitely want to make sure you're getting enough B12, so I wouldn't rely on the multivitamin for that. I'd say get this: http://www.amazon.com/Aerobic-Life-AdvantageTM-Methylcobalamin-500mcg/dp/B0014JOBXS

Take a spray once per day in the morning with breakfast(You can even spray it into your drink/food). Little bit overkill, but with B12 that's not a problem, and since you're nomming for two, it can only help!

Good luck parenting! :D

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/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. http://www.outlawseattle.com/

The Joque Spare Parts harness is also extremely comfortable and versatile. http://www.amazon.com/SpareParts-Joque-double-strap-Harness/dp/B002DOJR1O

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. http://www.amazon.com/Tantus-Acute-Dildo-Midnight-Purple/dp/B000PHJB26

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. http://www.amazon.com/Fun-Factory-XFF24408-Funfactory-Share/dp/B000R3SOLC

u/rdsf138 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

>I have been contemplating switching but I don't even know where to start.

First of all welcome to the club! Here, watch these two videos of a vegan bodybuilder making cheap, simple and high quality vegan meals to have an idea of what you can do:



>but what about everything else? should i be taking vitamin supplements? should i make sure to eat a huge variety of foods to accommodate for certain nutrients

First B12:

Vegans commonly have one main nutrient of concern and that's B12, vegan products are gaining more space on the shelves so now we have several fortified foods with B12 but you have to understand how B12 works in your body so in the end of the day the simplest way is just taking a supplement but it's possible to get it without any supplemention whatsoever depeding on your diet:

"To get the full benefit of a vegan diet, vegans should do one of the following:"

"Eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms (mcg or µg) of B12 a day or

Take one B12 supplement daily providing at least 10 micrograms or

Take a weekly B12 supplement providing at least 2000 micrograms."


Here, an exemple of a B12 supplement:



This is a highly contentious subject in general, there are several recent studies that disavowed positive effects of omega-3 supplements from fish. As a vegan there are two routes that you can take, you can add 20g of ground flaxseed or ground chia seeds on your diet or you can take a EPA/DHA supplement from algae:

Have in mind that there are no absolute certainty that omega-3 supplements are helpful but dieticians will usually recommend to you in the name of "playing safe". It's up to you what to do:

Additionally, benefits of ALA:




Non-mainstream view on omega-3:



Since you'll be cutting dairy from your diet I advise you to put some plant-based milk as a replacement. You'll have no qualms with calcium and plant-based milks are fortified with several vitamins and micronutrients.


Although people talk a lot about the difficulty of getting other nutrients, I think it's super difficult to have problems with any other nutrient. To have a better idea, get an app called "cronometer" to monitor you micros and if you just eat normally you'll see that's almost impossible to have problems with other nutrients. You should also check out Dr. Greger "daily dozen" app.

Personally, I don't take omega-3 supplements just ALA everyday and I eat fortified foods and sometimes I just eat a B12 gummybear for safety.

You can also disregard all advise and just follow the guidelines of actual health professionals:

Academy of dietetics and nutrition whole statement on vegan diets:


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/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/chaddyj64 · 2 pointsr/vegan

I know my diet isn’t amazing so I typically take a multi vitamin, iron supplement, vegan omega 3 supplement, vegan D3 supplement, and biotin (for non health related reasons).

Edit -
I can’t remember what my multivitamin is but here’s the other ones. I got them all off amazon


EZ Melts Iron as Elemental Iron, 18 mg, Sublingual Vitamins, Vegan, Zero Sugar, Natural Orange Flavor, 90 Fast Dissolve Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NV5UTM0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_C3TOCb242PB9R

Omega 3:

Vegan Omega 3 Supplement - Marine Algal Source of EPA & DHA Fatty Acids - For Joint Support & Immune System - Heart & Skin + Brain Health Booster - Fish Oil Free Formula for Men & Women - 120 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N5JZK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_F4TOCbVZHCSKH


Natures Plus Source of Life... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042DDP44?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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/Appleburgerr · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Those are the only supplements I take. Ideally, I'd add fish into my diet and alternate between that and chicken, but I'm a broke college student, so the fish oil is more beneficial for me at the moment, personally.

As far as the type goes, I went with this one: https://www.amazon.com/Strength-Burpless-Capsules-BioScience-Nutrition/dp/B01GV4O37E/ref=pd_nav_hcs_bia_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3SFZK6P0G61CDQD9RN3H

I'm sure there are other brands worth getting, as long as it has enough DHA and EPA (I believe women benefit more from extra EPA than men, but don't quote me on that).

Animal is the brand of multivitamin I take. It's a pretty robust vitamin, and I have both the pills and the powder. IMO, the powder is worth it. The pills are cheaper, but you have to take a lot of them, and I'd personally rather just chug the mixture instead.


From what I've read, any other supplements are only going to give you a tiny optimization. You're likely to get more out of an extra rep than any estrogen blockers, BCAA powder, or post-workout will.

I'm not an authority on the topic, of course, but that seems to be the consensus among most lifters.

u/kharlos · 2 pointsr/vegan

2 weeks ago I made a spreadsheet comparing the value of 40+ deals for vegan DHA supplements. The best deal I could find anywhere was DEVA Vegan algae DHA 200mg 90-Count from Amazon. It comes out to 24 cents a pill. The Spectrum Essentials was a little less per pill but with much less DHA per pill, making the DEVA a much better value.
I have Amazon Prime and free shipping so this is part of what made it a good deal. The prices at VitaCost are somewhat comparable, but the shipping makes it a lot pricier. You can get free shipping there too if you spend over 50$.

u/mershnop · 1 pointr/Supplements

My psychiatrist, who is excellent, recommended supplementing my anti-D’s with Omega 3’s. It worked wonderfully, I have more energy all day. And there is actual research on it.

I buy this brand, which has excellent labdoor scores and is a value buy. Viva Naturals

Make sure you buy O-3’s with between 1000 to 2000mg of EPA per dose. If you can, make sure the level of DHA only reaches a third of that number (330mg of DHA per 1000mg of EPA). Do not take if you have manic depression.

Best of luck!

u/anachronic · 0 pointsr/childfree

> The biggest issue with veganism is that over 90% of vegans have deficiencies in nutrients that are vital to brain health (like vitamin B12).

Citation please? Because my recent bloodwork after 20 years vegan says otherwise. I also didn't get through university and grad school with honors and pass the CPA on the first try because my brain is addled by vegetables. Not a single meat-eater in my graduating class of 60 passed all 4 parts on the first go.

> There are several other nutrients as well, creatine (which affects muscles), vitamin D3 (which is much more effective than the plant based D2), carnosine (carno=meat, this is only found in animal tissue and protects against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's), Docosahexaenoic Acid (it's found in fish oil, and other animal products, the plant based version has to be converted, and humans are really shitty at converting it, it's the most abundant omaga-3 fatty acid in the brain).

Like I posted on your other comment, all of this information is almost entirely incorrect.

First, 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.

B12 is produced by bacteria, not by animals. You can easily find vegan B12 pills.

DHA you can also find in plants

D3 is also available in vegan form

Creatine as well

Please do a few seconds of research before you post this stuff.

u/Lauren55G · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Yay, fellow vegan mamas! I'm actually taking this DHA supplement in addition to my prenatal!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XDQSSK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
I do use flax milk and ground flax in my smoothies too, but I feel good knowing I'm taking this supplement. Also, I don't know if you ever make chia seed pudding but I LOVE that for breakfast (make it overnight in advance so it thickens: 1 cup whatever milk you use, I like almond or flax, to 3 tbsp chia seeds, just be sure to stir well at first, and add agave or maple syrup if you want a little sweetener or some fruit!)

EDIT: Typo and clarification, whoops!

u/Finga_lickin · 5 pointsr/treedibles

Okay, so a while ago I said I was going to make a gummy bear tutorial and I never did so I thought it was about time I at least made a write up for them. This recipe will get you right around 200 gummy bears.


  • Small non stick pot with a lid
  • medium non stick pot
  • 60ml Syringe - Here
  • stiff silicone spatula - Here
  • 2 small pyrex dishes - Here
  • Candy theremometer - Here
  • Fork to stir with
  • Gummy bear molds (or any other you like) - Here I also just found these
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Strainer - Here
  • Medium/large bowl
  • Partchment paper
  • A few large tupperware containers
  • Dram droppers for the flavorings - Here


  • 1 Package of Jello (85 grams if you have a scale) in the flavor of gummies you want
  • LorAnn oils concentrated flavorings - Here
  • LorAnns oils mold Inhibitor - Here
  • LorAnns oils Preserve-it Antioxidant - Here
  • 5 Tbsp plain gelatin powder - low quality / less chewie here High quality / more chewie here
  • 1 tsp of Soy lecthin powder - Here
  • 1/2 cup of Real Fruit juice of the flavor you want to make, get creative here, needs to be cold. Cold water can also be used but the flavor is not as good.
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Glycerin - Here
  • 6 grams of Concentrates (AKA: BHO, Shatter, Wax, Oil, Hash oil, etc)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • Cornstartch


    Pre-heat your oven to 250F - 260F, use the digital theremometer to keep an eye on the temp to make sure it stays around there and does not get above 260F. I like to place my concentrates into the small pyrex dish and decarb in that. Put the dish with your concentrates in the oven for 30 minutes. You can check it around the 30 minute mark and see if it is fully decarbed. Look for it to be pretty clear of all little "carbination" like bubbles. When those are mostly gone you are done decarbing. It will take around 30 minutes. Go a little longer if you want couch lock / sleepy time gummies.

    When it is done decarbing pull it out and set it to the side for a minute.

    Infusing the coconut oil

    Grab your medium sized pot and put a few inches of water in it. get it to a boil then turn the temp all the way down to a very low heat. When the water is ready place your dish with the freshly decarbed oil into the water bath and add the 1 Tbsp of coconut oil to the dish.

    Let the two mix for a few minutes until they are nicely combined. It shouldn't take long maybe 10 minutes max.

    Grease your molds

    At this point if you dont have silicone molds (I do and I still grease mine for precautions) grease your molds so you don't forget to do it before adding your gummies.

    Preping fruit juice (or water)

    In the second small pyrex dish pour your real fruit juice / water or whatever base liquid you are using for your gummies. I havent tried much besides fruit juice and water but you can experiment with other liquids, but don't do an experiment on a batch with THC in it just in case something doesn't work out.

    To the fruit juice / water add 1 tsp of soy lecthin and stir with the fork. Place the dish in the fridge for 5 minutes or so and stir again. Let it sit in the fridge stirring occasionaly until the soy lecthin is fully desolved.

    This liquid mixture NEEDS TO BE COLD for the blooming process to work so make sure to keep it cold.

    Mixing the dry ingredients

    In your small non-stick pot mix the following together: 85 grams of Jello, 5 Tbsp of Gelatin, 1/4 cup of sugar. Completely mix them all together and dont let any of them get wet yet. Stir and stir until they are completely mixed.


    Take your mixed dry ingredients and pour in your friut juice (water) soy lecthin mixture. Stir it and get everything evenly mixed and make sure there are no lumps. When everything is evenly mixed place the lid on the small pot and let it sit for 10 minutes.

    This is called "blooming" the gelatin and allows the gelatin to absorbe the water. The water needs to be cold because gelatin activates at about 120F and after that will start to set when it cools. We don't want it setting right now.

u/2relad · 4 pointsr/vegetarian

Concerning your question about omega-3 supplements: Fish oil isn't vegetarian. As other people have mentioned, there are great vegan omega-3 supplements based on algae. Check out this one as an example.

Of course, make sure that your doctor is fine with it before switching. As long as the goal is simply to get EPA and DHA, I don't see why it would be a problem to use the vegan supplement instead of fish oil.

About recipes: I'd recommend checking out this great database which originates from this post in r/veganfitness.

You could also ask your vegan teammates about recipes. I'm sure they'll be happy to give you some tips, vegans are generally glad to help others move towards a vegan lifestyle.

u/FacelessBureaucrat · 2 pointsr/Health

I did some research a while back and concluded that most are junk but decided on these as the best of the bunch. This guy's review has a great explanation of what to look for.

I supplement it with Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium (this covers all those, although you still might want more D), and Omega-3. The citrate versions of the calcium and magnesium are more expensive, but absorb much better than the cheaper versions.

u/wdjm · 0 pointsr/Health

First off, I'll say that I have no ideas what the cause might be. But I'd like to offer something that might help the symptoms - Omega 3 supplements. Because it sounds to me that, whatever the cause, her cells are having problems repairing themselves. And Omega 3's are a major component to the building of cells and allowing them to communicate with each other. But American diets are notoriously short on Omega 3's and usually gets substituted with Omega 6's instead, which are less effective for the cells.

In short, they might help - or they might not, but I can hope - but I don't think they'd cause any harm. I'd talk with her doctors first, just because she's likely on a whole pharmacy of drugs that could potentially cause interactions, but if they don't think it would hurt, you might give it a try. Even if they don't think it will help, I'd still try it if it won't cause any harm - because who knows, it just might help.

Try a very strong dose in the purest form you can find. Nordic Naturals are good if she can take pills. Coromega pastes are really good if she has problems with pills.

u/KelleyBuckley · 3 pointsr/waiting_to_try

I'd suggest reading this article by Chris Kresser, but essentially, folic acid is the synthetic form of folate. Its not as easily absorbed and its not good in higher doses.

Because folate is rather difficult to find in prenatals, I get my prenatal multis on Amazon, as well as additional folate tabs and my DHA/EPA.

All three can be taken together and on an empty stomach. The multi is 3 times a day, folate and DHA once a day. They haven't made me nauseous or burped, although I do take the DHA with lunch, so that could be why. I WILL say the multis have a grassy/earthy smell to them, but I really like that the ingredients are natural and none of the synthetic stuff you usually find. I hope this has helped you some and if you have any other questions, please let me know! 😊

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/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/alittlebirdy1 · 12 pointsr/sex

Sure, I'd be happy to share the entire list. Be ye warned - it's LONG.

  • Multivitamin [general health]
  • Vitamin D3 - 1 x 5000 iu (+700 iu from multivitamin) [general health, testosterone level]
  • Fish Oil - 3 x 750 mg Omega 3 [heart health, sperm morphology]
  • Folic Acid - 2 x 400 mg (+400 mg from multivitamin) [sperm formation/morphology]
  • Zinc - 1 x 50 mg (+15 mg from multivitamin) [sperm count/motility, testosterone level]
  • Vitamin E - 1 x 400 iu (+22.5 iu from multivitamin) [sperm motility/morphology]
  • P-L-Carnitine - 1 x 750 mg [erection quality]
  • A-L-Carnitine - 1 x 750 mg [energy level, mental function]
  • L-Citrulline - 2 x 1600 mg [erection quality]
  • Black Maca Root - 6 x 750 mg [libido, erection quality, hormone balance, semen volume]
  • Horny Goat Weed - 2 x 500 mg [libido, erection quality]
  • Soy Lecithin - 6 x 1200 mg [semen volume, memory function]
  • Vitamin C - 2 x 1000 mg (+60 mg from multivitamin) [sperm count/morphology, anti-clumping]
  • Pygeum - 2 x 100 mg [semen volume]

    Look, that list is crazy. I won't argue. But objectively, I am enjoying some of the best sexual performance of my life at age 41. My erections are firmer, they are easier to get, and I have tons of stamina. I have had more back to back orgasms - i.e. stay hard enough to stay inside my wife, then go again right away - in the past three months than I probably have in the rest of my life combined. So while some of this may be snake oil, I feel like something is helping for sure.

    If I had to venture a guess, I would rank the following as the most important for sex: Citrulline (like Arginine, but way easier for your body to absorb), Black Maca Root, Zinc, Lechithin, P-L-Carnitine.

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/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/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/Tokinxy · 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Zinc Orotate - this is an aromatase inhibitor, which prevents the production of estrogen ( http://amzn.com/B004UAPG46 )

Ultimate Ascorbate C - not sure of the benefits of this particular one, but it's more than just vitamin C ( http://amzn.com/B00016AOZE )

Vitamin E - "use this if you're gonna have a lot of fat oxidizing in your blood" - Charls ( http://amzn.com/B0014H1P5C )

Fish Oil - gotta have this if you wanna shoot big loads. i mean, come on ( http://amzn.com/B002CQU564 )

Source Naturals Men's Multivitamin - this is the best multivitamin on the market in my opinion. i'm so happy charls introduced it to me. most vitamins aren't bioavailable for shit, so you aren't actually absorbing most of the stuff you're ingesting. however, this formula is crafted to be the most bioavailable multivitamin ever. good shit. if you don't get any of the other stuff, GET THIS. ( http://amzn.com/B001B4N87G )

Activated Charcoal - This helps whiten your teeth. Explains why Charls has such good teeth. ( http://amzn.com/B00016WU2E )

Charls introduced all of these in the Fallout 4 stream. He didn't go into much detail as to when he takes them. Although, he did say that he takes 2 fish oil gels a day. Just look some of this stuff up and see what works for you. Source Naturals Multi (3x a day) and Fish Oil (2x a day) is what works for me.

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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002DOJR1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yY75BbP5Z64S0

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/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/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/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/Glitch_Modulator · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Absolutely. I work a M-F 8-5 type job in IT, so I typically get up around the same time and stick to a decent morning routine and schedule in the first place. Having a good routine and preparation mindset is key for ADHD control. I take my Vyvanse shortly after I'm up and out of the shower, since it needs time to kick in and doesn't need to be taken with food. I take the stack 2x a day: with breakfast and coffee in the AM (and then second multivitamin and ALCAR with lunch) and then the rest without food or maybe a light snack at bed time.
Here's how I break down the stack:

  • B vitamin sources (I get mine per multivitamin): Solgar VM-75 2x daily (taken at breakfast and lunch)
  • DHA/omega fatty acid source: DHA NOW Foods DHA-500, 180 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O1U77I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IxMjyb0H4A8JW
    This doubles as my omega 3 and fatty acid source,
    which is THE FUCKING CRUCIAL ingredient in this stack and ADD/ADHD mitigation overall. Take this at breakfast and bed time. The research is out there on how much the brain loves omegas.
  • (Triacetyl)Uridine - Cardiovascular Research Uridine 25 mg 60 Caps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NHSKWU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2CMjybVB9ZKMF
    Triacetyluridine is more potent and convenient than uridine UMP; you can take this tiny pill with breakfast and bed stacks and skip all that not-so-great tasting sublingual dissolving crap.
  • Choline source: ALCAR all damn day. I found I was highly reactive to cholinergics, and ALCAR doesn't cause any adverse reactions. It's a wonderful addition to any stack. Period.
    Taken morning with breakfast and again with lunch (T+4 hours) since it's energizing.
  • You could also go with Alpha-GPC, and I recommend starting at the lower end of the dosage range, in the event that you are sensitive as well. I like the 50% strength variety - Powder City Alpha GPC Capsules (60 Capsules) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IWE0KOQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lLMjybNASN6TP

    Tl;dr - you need DHA, Uridine, B vitamins and Cholinergics, typically in a 12 hr apart regiment (or broken apart into breakfast, lunch and evening stacks). Quality magnesium is also recommended.
    Vyvanse should also be taken on a strict schedule.
u/AstarteHilzarie · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

[Sunflower Leicethin] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BHZ71G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uyWxzbA7RR1J5) 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/Syntactic_Acrobatics · 3 pointsr/DebateAVegan

How Not To Die has been an amazing resource for me in my last 1.5 years on the vegan diet. I trust Michael Gregor and 100% recommend an algae-based Omega 3 supplement for that good EPA and DHA.

Here are the 2.5 supplements that I have been taking to achieve my satisfactory blood test results:


Omega 3:

D3 - I only take this in the wintertime.

u/OmmmShanti · 1 pointr/vegan

I take this for DHA: http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Vitamins-Softgels-90-Count-Bottle/dp/B002XDQSSK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414533054&sr=8-1&keywords=vega+dha

I think $20 for 3 months is pretty affordable and I don't take it every single day because sometimes I forgot so it lasts longer. I didn't want to give up fish for a long time because I wanted to make sure I got heart healthy nutrition due to my own personal health situation and I'm happy with these supplements so far.

u/son_nequitur · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's a vegan DHA-EPA Omega-3 supplement: https://www.amazon.com/Deva-Nutrition-DHA-EPA-Delayed-Release/dp/B005R5CARY

You may also want Kelp for iodine: https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Way-Kelp-600mg-VCaps/dp/B00024D1ZA and I know you are already getting your B-12, but for everyone else, I recommend taking as a liquid sublingually https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015YDVT48

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/Copacetic_Curse · 7 pointsr/worldnews

Avoiding animal products is not a new thing at all. We know that individuals have been been practicing what is essentially veganism since the first century. India has had a large vegetarian population for centuries and there are cultures where it is completely normal.

You can eat algae pretty easily. And if you don't want to do that your body can convert the ALA from food like flax seed and walnuts. The iron available in plants is perfect for the vast majority of people.

> omnivores who function most efficiently on a diet of both meat and plants

Definitely want to see a source on that.

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/TarAldarion · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

This is the one I take, it has high omega 3 and also has D3 which is great.

It is always 3for2 btw and often I'm emailed with discount codes too.

60$ for 3 months, but Im not sure I guess you could take 1 instead of 2 per day and have flax, I find them great, just a bit dear. Im sure there are others, http://www.amazon.com/Deva-Vegan-Omega-3-Delayed-Release/dp/B000V8BD4S etc

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. Labdoor.com does a good comparison of products. For personal recommendations, I like NOW Ultra Omega, and Nutrigold is pretty good too.

u/blowupbadguys · 2 pointsr/vegan

DHA and EPA can be elongated by your body from short-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fats; we can metabolize these ourselves provided an adequate omega-3 intake and in appropriate proportion to omega-6 (since they share the desaturase enzyme).

However, to be on the safe side, you can purchase Vegan algae-based supplements with preformed fatty acids. They are a superior source to fish oil, given algae can grow in a non-toxic, hermetic environment, whereas fish is dangerously polluted to the point it negates positive effects.

u/nini1423 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Thanks for the advice. I was looking to purchase this fish oil supplement; I'm guessing it's pretty new to the market because the company only has one IFOS report and all the reviews on Amazon are pretty recent. I'll ask the company about any 3rd party analysis if the batch/lot number of the bottle I receive is different from the one tested by IFOS.

u/Axolotl89 · 1 pointr/lupus

do other people take fish oil? how have you found it??

while this is a mice study, relating to a specific lupus trigger (silica), i thought it was interesting.
"According to Harkema, the DHA could be changing the way these cells, also known as macrophages, react to the silica in the lungs and somehow alter the immune system's response."

i took some and noticed an improvement, but stopped because i was getting an aftertaste of lemon, which is lame, i know.

i spent ages researching which was best; £40-50 a bottle, but they're amongst the best.
nordic naturals; https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Essential-Fatty-Acid-Nutritional-Supplements-Oils/Nordic-Naturals-Ultimate-Omega-Fish-Soft-Gels/B002CQU564/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1492902398&sr=8-1&keywords=nordic+naturals+oil

u/Lilly_Beans · 3 pointsr/proED

My sleep is always the first thing to go wonky. It's impossible to fall asleep at a normal hour. I've given up on trying. I'll just read, play slitherio, or write silly fanfics. Definitely rough mornings. Thankfully I work at a coffee shop, so an espresso machine is always nearby.

These are the most delicious omega supplements ever if you want to give them a try! https://www.amazon.com/Coromega-Omega-3-Supplement-Squeeze-90-Count/dp/B000FFQATA?th=1

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/millermillion · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I acquired some super potent fish oil from Amazon, the difference is night and say so far from 3 days ago when I wasn't taking it. I recommend it to anyone looking for a mood boost. Plus my focus has been super intense with the DHA in it too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GV4O37E/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494606243&sr=8-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=fish+oil&psc=1

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/accountnumber111893 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Yeah but I paid way less than the one they have listed...you 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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O2I9JO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3sd1Cb1A0F8MK

u/eastmancl · 5 pointsr/Fitness

My favorite fish oil: http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Ultra-Soft-gels-180-Count/dp/B000SE5SY6/
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/derision · 7 pointsr/Supplements

Here, I can save you some money.

NOW Ultra Omega 3 Fish Oil 360 caps $40.50

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/sports__fan · 9 pointsr/Fitness

The benefits far outweigh the downsides. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids for the average person is roughly 15-to-1. Lower ratios are linked to many health benefits [Simopoulos].

That said if you're going to supplement (rather than just eat more fish), do your research and buy a quality brand. Check EPA and DHA content to make sure you're not buying something that's mostly filler. Also, if you're worried about side effects—and possibly absorption rate—find a brand in natural triglyceride form rather than synthetic ethyl esters. NurtaSea and Nordic Naturals are two good options. For the most part, you get what you pay for. Good brands generally aren't cheap.

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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SE5SY6

u/zaltod · 1 pointr/worldnews

You’re right, something like this is only 50 cents a day.


We buy ones that are more expensive than most but that’s because of the gas and bloating that some of the others give her.

The algae experiment is all about growing our own food. Might as well try something new and see if it works for us. Either way it will be a fun thing to try.

u/lessdecidable · 0 pointsr/vegan

Here's one vegan omega-3 supplement

I think it's possible to go without a B complex, but I supplement advice from a trusted friend, a Phd MD neurologist who noted that a large number of his vegetarian or vegan patients came to him because of conditions caused by B9 deficiency. I don't know if that's the case, but I've been taking it since then.

u/Thorus08 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have any advice regarding multi vitamins for a 35 year old male, runs every other day, upper body workouts on run days, lower body on off, 6 days a week? Currently I'm taking a multi vitamin that I purchased from GNC by ORB Wellness that also has fish oil in it and is also supposed to be extended release.

To save a little cash I was planning on splitting up the multivitamin and fish oil. I found some of these locally on sale and I'm looking to combine it with a quality multivitamin.

Orb Wellness multi


Fish Oil


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/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/VirtualMoneyLover · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I never heard of EPA only fish oil, but I guess we learn everyday. It looks like the article just wants to make their own product to stand out among the many fish oil products. After quickly checking on Amazon, looking for EPA only fish oil, even this one has DHA in it, although the ratio is 4:1 instead of the usual 2:1


This one has only EPA in it, the same 500 mg like the one in your link.
If you click on the small pictures of this product, that explains the supposed benefits of EPA only:


  1. Works better for mood disorders, depression.
  2. Doesn't rise the "bad" LDL cholesterol.

    If you don't worry about your cholesterol AND you don't take it for depression, I would just stick to the normal fish oils. Here is a site that helps you to choose:

u/Mrs_Torchwood · 2 pointsr/vegan

If you do decide to take one, I wouldn't take it daily. Too much can cause easy bruising in some people - like me. That should help with the cost, too, since it will last longer. I now take this one weekly or biweekly. I eat flax as well, so maybe that's why I was getting too much.

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/sotech · 3 pointsr/keto
  • Magnesium - Buy on Amazon - Labdoor Review
  • Gastrointestinal side-effects, like diarrhea and bloating, are more common when magnesium oxide or magnesium chloride are supplemented, due to the lower absorption rates of these two forms. In general, magnesium citrate is a good choice for supplementation.
  • Vitamin D - Labdoor Review and Purchase
  • If there's only one supplement you're taking for your health and your diet is decent, it should probably be Vitamin D. I highly recommend taking Vitamin D instead of a multivitamin most of the time.
  • Fish Oil - Buy on Amazon - Labdoor Rankings
  • Fish oil provides a variety of benefits when supplemented, particularly when the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body is almost equal (1:1). The average diet (red meat, eggs, and so forth) are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which is why fish oil is recommended (to balance the ratio).
  • A ratio of roughly 1:1 is associated with healthier blood vessels, a lower lipid count and a reduced risk for plaque buildup. Fish oil can also decrease the risk of diabetes and several forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
  • It should be noted that fish oil can also reduce triglycerides in people with high triglyceride levels. However, it can also increase cholesterol, so care should be taken before supplementing fish oil for this purpose.

    Note: The indented bullet points are quotes from the corresponding examine.com articles, not my words.

    Those are what I take, though I've only recently started adding fish oil. You can find a decent article here with more information and other supplements to consider. If you're curious about more details information on supplements, definitely check out examine.com. It's a fantastic resource.
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... http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Ultra-Soft-gels-180-Count/dp/B000SE5SY6/

>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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_slime#Product_overview

>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/aennil · 6 pointsr/vegan

>we can get EPA from ALA, but the DHA necessity is pretty much unknown

Plus, if it was determined that DHA supplementation was necessary, there are vegan DHA supplements (fish get it from algae and so can we!).

u/Vulpyne · 2 pointsr/vegan

Reposting my message for 2 weeks ago, so the prices may have changed in that time:


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/vedgehammer · 17 pointsr/vegan

First, sorry for your loss. Let her know that if she needs any advice or support in regards to the miscarriage there's resources at the Star Legacy Foundation.

Her therapist is correct -- Kind of. Omega-3 oils have some indication of increasing fertility but she doesn't need to eat fish. There's a vegan Omega-3 DHA supplement available.

Truthfully all vegans should supplement with this, it's under recommended.

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/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/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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LL7AXE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yrl-BbZZJ80GZ

u/throwaway500k · 2 pointsr/vegan

Ok, sure - I've listed a pretty typical day below, including supplements.


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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BHZ71G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pqiQCbEEA4QQA

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/ProPhilosophy · 3 pointsr/vegan

It's Omega 3 DHA/EPA oil without the fish, instead produced by algae. Prevents/slows brain related aging, and there's some science to suggest it helps with heart health.



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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074N5JZK8

I've also heard this one is pretty good: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LL7AXE

Unfortunately, you'll find the algal supplements are noticeably pricier than their flax seed counterparts.

u/_-Al · 8 pointsr/vegan

Depends on who you ask, but I think the only one who has actually made the research is Dr. Joel Fuhrman and he says that yep, you need a low-dose algae-based supplement (not fish, because it's been proved that fish-oil supplements are prejudicial due to a number of pollutants) of about 150mg of DHA and EPA. It costs about 10$/month, at least here in Spain. This is what I take, and it's available internationally

Edit: Here is the source, btw. They're asking for voluntary contributions so they can keep researching with vegans :)

Edit 2: don't stop taking your daily teaspoon of flaxseeds/chia seeds, btw, it helps.

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/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/naturetel · 1 pointr/treedibles

What soy lecithin do you use OH? I know you're one of the best cooks around so I thought I would ask you, would this be fine?

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/Hail_Zeus · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Good fish oil brand?

I was thinking this or this - latter being the better deal

u/RLMadd · 1 pointr/Pegging

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

u/FaptasticMrFox · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I use this brand: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014LDT0ZM?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_yo_pop_mb_pd_t2

I’ve been taking fish oil for years and have used a variety of brands. Have found this to be one of the best. My research suggests the highest EPA/DHA ratio you can find the better to address depression/anxiety/inflammation. It’s not cheap, but I think it’s worth buying.

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/ResistUnlearnDefy · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

This is one of the best quality oils you can get.


You can check out lab tested reviews for most supplements at labdoor.com

If you don't actually need a multivitamin then no need to get one. I've read something along the lines of extra vitamins when not needed can just help stuff grow that you don't want or need to grow, such as tumours.

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/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/DrRabbitt · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

start taking this stuff it helps with memory and shit, and its good for a bunch of other crap too

my g/f works at an organic and health food store and makes me take stuff like this, but it actually really does help

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/I_Amuse_Me_123 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

All the vegan omega 3 DHA/EPA supplements I've seen are sourced from farmed algae, free of mercury and other heavy metals. You're basically getting it straight from the source instead of filtering it through a fish food chain. Here's the one I take:


Edit: this is the only one I've ever taken, so I have no idea if it's the best, but it doesn't give me "fish burps" at all if that matters to you. I take one with every meal.

u/recklessfred · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't need it in the same way you need light, but these Omega 3 packets would be very good for me.

u/bobmighty · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

edit: whoops, i meant this is my favorite http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-DHA-500-180-Softgels/dp/B003O1U77I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418080303&sr=8-1&keywords=now+dha-500

dha 500, which is what you really want. total 750mg combined dha/epa per 1,000mg, meaning not much wasted space.

u/squidpretty · 1 pointr/vegan

I use Ovega-3 as a fish oil replacement and love it.

u/Killerzeit · 1 pointr/Accutane

I'm vegan and take Ovega. You could take that. Still works like a charm.

u/throwmeawayjno · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

This is what I take!

NOW Supplements, Sunflower Lecithin 1200 mg with Phosphatidyl Choline, 200 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BHZ71G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fosjDbGXBY7B7

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

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/amyroseb21 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

I take these and recently had labs done with my functional medicine doctor and she said my omega 3 levels looked great and that she usually never sees normal omega 3 levels in other patients.

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 one...do it!

u/FUCKOSAURUS_SEX · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Yes you do! You need to keep up with your B vitamin intake though. I personally take this multivitamin and I think it's great. Another thing to look for is Omega 3. It can be found in nuts and greens, but if you're really wanting some you can buy vegan softgels.

u/VapedMan · 6 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

This was my question. Also, is it available on Amazon?

Edit: It seems like another fat, to aide in absorption. I read a few articles, and not much was conclusive.

I found some on Amazon here.

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/Projektdoom · 1 pointr/vegan

I don't take it for Asthma, only as a general supplement for nutritional purposes, but I use THIS brand off of amazon.

Algae based DHA and EPA. Might be worth trying if you want to get rid of or at least reduce your fish intake.

u/xXChocowhoaXx · 6 pointsr/vegan

Deva makes vegan DHA supplements, and it costs about $20 on Amazon for a 3 month supply. I just ordered them today so I don't know how well they'll work.

Make sure you try to do little brain exercises too. Supplements may help, but trying to improve your memory will take effort as well.

If someone has a better suggestion or more suggestions, I'm open to them. I also have an awful memory :(

u/gergesramy · 0 pointsr/Supplements
  1. Omega Via Fish Oil:


  2. ATP Lab's Liquid Omega 3 (Highly recommend if you plan on taking high dosages):


  3. ATP Lab's Omega Pure:


  4. Viva labs's fish oil (most affordable with decent quality):


    Word of advice: whatever you end up getting, make sure it's pharmaceutical grade at least.
u/arnoldthemountain · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I'd take the fish oil as well. This looks like it doesn't have any EPA and only 50mg of DHA, which is fairly low.

You may also want to upgrade your fish oil, if it doesn't have a great EPA/DHA ratio. Nordic naturals makes a good product.

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/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/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/hansern · 1 pointr/ScientificNutrition

Thanks for the response! Is this the one you’re talking about?: https://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-Health-Optimal-Wellness/dp/B0096M62O6

2 of them has almost 600 mg of DHA+EPA. So you take 1 of them (~300 mg) 3-4 times a week? I’m trying to learn how to incorporate DHA.

u/moncamonca · 1 pointr/nutrition

Fish oil supplements are produced from the animal remains after killing the fish.

If you are interested in getting omega fats without animal products try an Algae Omega supplement like this one. I always say go to the source--that's where fish get the nutrient, so we can get it and actually conserve energy. There isn't enough fish to feed the world population, but there is certainly enough algae.

u/_ilovetofu_ · 1 pointr/soylent

I don't believe there is a DRI for it. I would recommend whatever the dosage is on the bottle. this pill recommends one pill at 1g.

u/deathbatcountry · 2 pointsr/vegan

For the workout stuff, I would check out Jon Venus on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/TheQuestForFitness. He's awesome.

For the Omega 3 stuff I take these https://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Vitamins-Softgels-90-Count-Bottle/dp/B002XDQSSK/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1499872927&sr=8-3&keywords=vegan%2Bdha&th=1

They're derived from Algae which is where the fish get their Omega3. So you're cutting out the middleman.

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/usefulshrimp · 2 pointsr/TBI

Yes, I take 2 of these a day and since taking them I feel mentally clearer. No side effects that I've determined.



u/spinhybrid · 2 pointsr/Accutane

I’ve been taking these for months and zero fish taste/burps:

Omega 3 Fish Oil 2250mg - High EPA 1200MG + DHA 900MG Triple Strength Burpless Capsules - Arazo Nutrition (120 Count) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GV4O37E

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005R5CARY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_we9czbK1PNVH5

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/muhpinealglandz · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Tuna is a predatory fish and tends to accumulate much larger amounts of heavy metals like mercury. Honestly, if I was ever going to take a fish oil supplement again, I wouldn't take anything but this one derived from algae. https://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Vitamins-Softgels-90-Count-Bottle/dp/B002XDQSSK/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1523493922&sr=8-3&keywords=vegan%2Bdha&th=1

u/TheGogglesDoNothing_ · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I've been taking about 500mg dha with 250epa 2x daily with breakfast and dinner for about a year and I consider it to be one of the most powerful nootropics in existence that have no drawbacks associated with it. EE form is fine, cheap too. Here is what I use.


u/MegaKeeperMan · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the best quality fish oil money can buy you. There are more reviews on the ".com" version of Amazon, but you can only order stuff in Europe from fhe ".co.uk" one.


u/Shudder · 4 pointsr/asktransgender

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

u/phrakture · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Buy better pills.

This one gives you 1g total per pill

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/VelvetElvis · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

6 grams a day is what's recommended for ADHD, bipolar and cognitive issues. 3x a day. It's best taken with food if you don't like fish burps.

This stuff is pricey but it gets you past the taste and is more bioavailable.


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/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/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] https://amzn.com/B004HGF69I
  • 3 turmeric capsules https://amzn.com/B00WT4D57K
  • 1 fish oil pill https://amzn.com/B004O2I9JO
  • 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/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.