One thing about the oatmeal. Your much better off with the regular bland style of oatmeal as opposed to the pre-mixed baggy of stuff.
The big bag of Quaker rolled oats is good stuff when mixed with fruit. You ditch the sugar filled garbo and take in about 3/4 cup of regular oats mixed with blueberries, strawberries, or someother type of coloured berry. Blackberrys are good too.
As far as the multi goes, yeah I would for sure add that in! That to me is a staple. I like to think I avoid colds like I have for the past 4 weeks while kissing a girlfriend with a heavy cold consistently, via making sure I get my multi-vit in and lots of fruits and veggies some quality rest and exercise.
I am not sure you need the Glutamine? I have read conflicting evidence that is basically doesn’t do much unless you are in a severe state of muscle atrophy. Which I don’t think you are.
I think people are telling you that Cod Liver oil is different from Fish oil. They are saying to get something like Cold Pressed WILD Salmon Oil. The benefits of DHA and EPA the two essential fatty acids in there are too many to list in the time frame I have. You can get these basically anywhere, and I believe the recommendation is to take anywhere from 6-9 grams of the stuff a day. So your best bet is to buy 1000mg or 1g pills and take 9 of them. This should give you a sufficient amount of the two acids and allow you to reap the benefits. Word of caution eat with food or you’ll be burping fish taste all day! NICE!!!
As far as the creatine thing goes, there are many conflicting opinions on here. Chris Shugs puts it in his green tea, some others have suggested using it before you go to the gym, some say mix it with Surge berardi styles, some say it doesn’t matter, just mix with sodium for better creatine uptake. I can just imagine your confusion with something so simple.
If your just starting to use it, as you say you are, then make sure you get it consistently from day to day. If you’ve never used it and you don’t eat alot of red meat, your going to see the difference and feel the difference in the gym while on it. SO…as far as what I have chosen to do, I make sure I get adequate amounts of sodium in my diet, not hard to do, that is for sure! and I make sure I take it each day. I usually try to take it a bit before I go to the gym. Since I work out after work, and my work supplies me with free green tea, I put it in the green tea b/c I find it mixes the best with this liquid. Water seems to granulate and fall to the bottom if you don’t slam it right away. So, just get it in ya, and try not to be too concerned with maximal uptake methods. Especially since I know your a student and your schedule can differ greatly from day to day.
Best of luck my friend.