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Bodybuilding Supplements Guide - Part 5

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The"Other" Bodybuilding Supplements - Continued

Protein Bars, Energy Bars, and Nutrition Bars

Protein bars and the like, are not necessary as a part of any supplement stack, but because of their convenience, they do make a welcome addition. Compared to regular protein powder supplements, they're a less economical choice, where one bar can cost around $1 to $3 with protein content ranges usually around 20 to 30grams, where as a serving of a protein powder(like 100whey) can cost as little as 37cents per serving with 23g of protein. (See our protein comparison guide here.)

So is the added convenience worth the extra cash? That's for you to decide. Personally, I do like protein bars, just some of them, especially the nice tasting ones like Detour, U-Turn, Luna, and Power Bars. They're especially useful for the time strapped, and busy folks who have a tough time making a shake at their work place.

I have a few kinds of protein bars sitting in my cupboards as I write this. Some are there cuz they taste great, others are more for testing out. (the links lead to their reviews.)

Great tasting:


Other Health Related Supplements

I always take a multi vitamin in the morning, and either a tablespoon of ground flax seed with my cereal, or just some flax seed oil gel caps. Both of these have a host of health benefits, and are quite cheap to buy.

Multi vitamins help our bodies stay healthy, help the body convert food to energy, and also help prevent disease. I'm sure most people know of the many health benefits of vitamins, and really, I'm no vitamin expert, so no need to make a fool of myself on this topic. ;-)

Flax seed is 1/3 oil, and the rest of it is made up of fiber, protein, and mucilage. Flax seed oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids - it contains alpha linolenic acid, omega 3 essential fatty acid, and omega 6 essential fatty acid, and flax seed oil contains these 3 EFA's in just the right proportions. Flax seeds are also a great source of lignans, vitamins, and minerals.

Flax seeds contain 12% mucilage, which makes it a gentle, natural laxative. Flax seeds are perfect for individuals who has a sensitive stomach.

  • Flax seed oil acts as a buffer for excess stomach acids
  • Flax seed oil soothes ulcers and irritable bowel disorders
  • Flax seed oil lubricates and absorbs toxins
  • Prevents toxic build up in the bowl

I'm one of those people with a 'sensitive' stomach, where I'd get upset stomachs quite often - although not for sure, but I think I experience some IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms, such as recurrent abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation. Individuals with IBS can experience these symptoms for months or even years.

After using flax seed daily for quite a long time now, I've found that my stomach irritability problems are all but gone. Admittedly, I do on rare occasions get an upset stomach for whatever reason, but who doesn't, right? Diarrhea and constipation are a thing of the past, and regular bowel movements everyday are a pleasure to deal with. ;-) (Hope I'm not grossing anyone out?)

Either flax seed gel caps or ground flax seed will do. If you go with gel caps, just take it when you wake up in the morning, or if you choose to go with ground flax seeds, its pretty tasteless, so adding it to your cereal is a good choice. I like to eat my ground flax seed with Raisin Bran cereal. I haven't tried plain flax seed oil yet, but I've heard from some users that it doesn't taste very good.

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