Chris Colucci wrote:
As far as supps go, a good trainer isn’t going to push a lot of supplements. Perhaps they’ve got their 1 or 2 exotic supps that they suggest to their clients, but mostly just stick to the basic food based supps (like protein powder, fish oil, multivitamins, maybe a carb product like Waxy Maize or maltodextrin, things of that nature).
None of those should have any adverse affects if taken with medications.
I know we’re talking generalities here, but I have to disagree with part of this.
Someone on blood pressure-reduction or other blood-related medications (blood thinners, etc.) might want to avoid fish oils because it could thin their blood even further and lead to impaired clotting or other issues. My girlfriend’s stepdad can’t take Flameout because he’s on some medication.
Hmmm, I know that omega 3’s are anti-inflamatory, but I hadn’t heard of them thinning blood. Good to know though, I’ll have to do some more research on that. Thanks.
On a semi-related note, I’d be overly cautious regarding carb-based PWO drinks with a client (especially an older client) who may be diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Diabetes (type 11 anyhow) has to do with insulin sensitivity though, which doesn’t necessarily mean that one cannot consume carb-based PWO drinks. It simply means that one doesn’t want to consume very high amounts of carbs all day every day (no one does really).
If the days when this individual doesn’t do very intense resistance training they keep their carb intake low (say like 50g or perhaps even lower) this will help to ensure that they maintain their insulin sensitivity (actually it can often times actually essentially cure type 11 diabetes).
Adding things like omega 3’s on these days can also help to increase insulin sensitivity (which was one of the reasons I mentioned it).
Just something for Progmtl to keep in mind, if it gets to that level and his father comes home and says “Timmy the trainer gave this No-Xplode stuff and said it should help.”
Yeah, I’m not saying he should take something like NO-Xplode, the NO boosters and creatine probably wouldn’t be all that beneficial to him anyhow.
Yup, that’s one of the benefits (for most people) of fish oil is thinning of the blood. Like said, if someone is already on blood thinners, fish oil supplementation is contra-indicated.[/quote]
Thanks for the info Fitness.