He guys, super-appreciate the feedback!
No, I've been off supplements for several years now;
I used to have one mean-ass stack from whey to BCAAs, creatine, glutamine, glucosamine, fish oils, tribulus, ZMA and a variety of mutli-vits.. you name it. That stuff helped me recover FAST and I was literally making gains within weeks.
Seeing how expensive everything's gotten (I'm from the third world where good food is usually accessible to special people), the only supps I'm on is a multi-vit, along with calcium, magnesium, b6 complex and zinc. (and there's no guarantee it's the genuine stuff you get from the manufacturer)
In our part of the world, food is mostly contaminated or maligned in some way, so you don't really know how much nutrition you're getting out of it. Wasn't this bad about 10 to 15 years ago.
Anyhoo, I'm going to start saving for supplements now - at least whey, glutamine, creatine and fish oils are an absolute must. I have a feeling half my workout efforts and labor are going to waste.. need to get a stack fast. Plus, I need to either cut back on the coffee or give it up altogether - flushes out too many proteins, minerals, vitamins and water from your body, especially when your diet isn't well-rounded.
Miss my training days from the mid to late 20s...used to train like a friggin animal.