Just a note on the sleep (I just got done with a 12 hour day totally filled with biochemistry, so I’m feeling lazy about giving a real answer to the supps question):
If you’re having trouble sleeping because training amps you, then if at all possible try to train before work in the morning. This will allow you to sleep better, sleep more, and might even allow you to amp yourself for work. Of course, it requires getting up early, and that was never a talent of mine. I lift in the afternoon/evening.
You’ve got a good attitude about this whole thing. That and your posts indicate you can write in english at above a 6th grade level :). Read the Flameout info in the Biotest store. Sure, it’s an advertisement, but it gives a good review of the benefits found in the science lit. And if you really wanted to, you could be a pubmed ninja and find about 5,000,000 articles detailing the benefits.
Oh, I guess I’ll put in a bit about supps after all:
For a new lifter, I like just whey protein supps and regular creatine. I take fish oil for granted as a food (same with vitamins). If you don’t get your veggies/fruits/whole food sources, the supps can’t help you much, but if you’ve got enough clean calories in you, they can help a lot.
The minimum of supps are best at first. It helps you avoid “supplement whore” syndrome and actually eat food, which has the best chance of actually giving you results. Once you’ve got that, and the money to spend, branch out from there. PWO shake is easy to make with just whey and a 1/4 table sugar, which is also cheap. It’s no Surge, but it’s also not more money to spend.
If you absolutely wanted to keep your T-booster, I’m partial to TRIBEX (Biotest), but I admit I’ve never tried the booster you’re taking, so I have no comparison there. I just know that Biotest is the only company I currently trust outright with their whole product line.