I'm deferring to the wisdom of the more experienced folks here. I am creating a supplement list of stuff to pair up with my tub of Jack3d. Here's what it looks like so far:
1 2lb jug of whey 1 2lb jug of casein BCAA pills Creatine mono Dextrose
I feel like there's something I'm missing from this list. I mean, potentially 4 of those ingredients can go into the same shake. Am I over-thinking it, or do I need to throw something else on the list? I appreciate any feedback.
P.S. - if the list is too vague, I'll put the brands and such up there, but I didn't think it mattered..
Appreciate the feedback, guys. Even the overthinking. Jase - I do take a simple multivitamin, Centrum Performance. And the waste of money is what I was worried about. I am buying two different protein types because of price considerations, honestly.
Something I thought about and wanted to ask before I buy - I know that dextrose is a good sugar to have for PW meals/shakes, hence putting it on the list. But, there are always fruits (raspberries, strawberries, sometimes blueberries) in my PW shakes. These are not the same kind of sugars, right? I still need the dextrose to help me out, despite having the sugars/carbs from the fruit...?
Edit: Honey is also available to me. Is straight dextrose better than that?
Dextrose is glucose whereas fruit is generally higher in fructose. Different sugars are used differently in the body and are stored preferentially in different tissues, so yeah I would use the dextrose PW. Berries in particular are relatively low glycemic (slower digesting) carbs. While this is usually a good thing, PW you are looking for higher glycemic stuff. As far as fruits go, bananas are relatively high glyemic and higher in glucose than many fruits and thus not a bad choice PW. With regard to honey, it is fairly high in glucose but contains fructose as well and so would probably be suitable , but dextrose is way cheaper and mixes more easily so...
BTW, I would consider buying your BCAA as powder rather than pills. You'll need to take a LOT of pills (10 pills = 10 grams = one serving) to get enough to be effective, and they're big suckers. Powder tastes pretty bad on it's own but is still prefferable to choking down all those pills, IMO.