I'm hoping to get some insight on the vitamins and supplements I'm taking. I'm afraid I'm taking too many or taking them incorrectly. Am I doing myself good or harming my body?
First off, I am 21, about 5'9, 140 lbs, low body fat, and athletic. I work out almost everyday now trying to prepare myself for USAF basic training. I'm trying to build muscle as well.
Now, as for vitamins and supplements, I am taking:
- a Mega Man sport multivitamin
- a childrens vitamin
- Calcium/magnesium tab
- Flax seed oil (1 or 2)
- Mercury free fish oil (2)
- Nitric oxide (2, only before workouts)
- Bromelian (pineapple enzyme)
- 1-2 Whey protein shakes
I also just started DHEA tonight and bought L-Arginine as well, which I haven't tried yet.
I take these 6 days a week, plenty of fluids, and eat decently. I must admit I feel great and energized, good moods, etc. since starting this. I feel better than I have in a long time. There are no signs of harm, no urine symptoms, no bowel symptoms or anything. I've compared the ingredients of each label to each other too so I realize that the nitric oxide and arginine are similar as well as vitamin similarities.
Am I benefiting as much as I think I am, or am I causing unknown damage?