My mother keeps pestering me on all the supps I take. Actually, my entire family on my mother’s side are doctors, and they all keep talking about how taking so many supps and eating a protein-heavy diet will overload my liver… I feel better than ever right now, and pointed this out; in fact, I even offered to take any blood - or other - tests to check on my health. Her response was that there is no way to check if the liver is about to mess up and fail on you, and by the time it does show on tests, it’s too late.
Now, this sounds dodgy as shit to me. My mother is a doctor, but her overall knowledge of nutrition and supplementation is pretty weak, and I don’t know who’s talking: the concerned and irrational parent, or the doctor. On the other hand, it IS starting to get a bit weird to take all these pills. I’m mainly worried about the pill “filler” materials. Here’s what I’m presently taking. In italics are the supplements I do not take permanently; i.e. cycle on and off (Rez-V, Superfood, Receptormax), am taking for Get Jacked Fast (HOT-ROX, ReceptorMax, MultiIntense, DigestForce), or am taking to help cope with the sleep-disruptive effects of a fat loss diet and caffeine (GABA, Valerian Root, extra Magnesium).
That is to say, that usually, I’d be on ZMA, Fish Oil, Surge, Whey, Leucine, and an occasional health supplement (Rez-V, Superfood, Multivit). How concerned should I be about my health? Am I screwing with my liver? The way people around me make it out to be, I’m living a high-risk lifestyle, lol :(.