Supplements to help in BJJ for 35 year old

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Evenflow80, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to ask what are some good supplemts I can buy at your local GNC that would help a 35 year old guy who does BJJ.

    My only thing is I don't sleep very well so want to avoid anything with Taurine or Caffeine.

    Something that helps my muscles and conditioning would be great just for the duration of class (about 1.5 hours)

    Thank you
     
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  2. Bekim Green Belt

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    ZMA, might help you sleep better and maybe some creatine monohydrate, for a bit of muscle endurance.
     
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  3. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Sorry for being simplistic..but is there a specific product I can buy that has all that?

    Edit : sorry thought ZMA was an ingredient not a product.
     
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  4. Bekim Green Belt

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    Would you like me to get you a spoon?
     
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  5. SJGYMBEAN White Belt

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    This seems to cover what you're looking for Noxitropin PM By CTD Sports
     
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  6. Codger Brown Belt

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    In reality, no supplement is likely to make any useful difference.

    Maybe protein shakes might help you recover a bit better as a convenient and easily digestible form of protein. But other than that, 99% of them are a total waste of time and money. I should know, I've wasted enough money on them over the years.

    There are drugs around that help with conditioning and muscles but they're not "supplements".
     
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  7. The Todd Purple Belt

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    I think its more of a placebo then what the supplements actually do...Maybe its the thought that you payed money makes you more committed to your training regime. I know that`s how I think.
     
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  8. ngarauru nga ariki o nga kahui maunga

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    This is from one of the jiu jitsu brotherhood dudes, he got his bb in 4 years:
    If you train hard you need to be on creatine. Not only will it help you build muscle, it’ll also protect your heart. Forget all the negative opinions you hear about it – it’s one of the safest, most effective and well-researched supplements on the market. Basically, creatine allows your muscles to contract harder, and for longer. It’s pretty obvious that even a small increase in the contractile force of your muscles might be the difference between finishing an opponent with a choke or being able to crank out the last few reps in your conditioning routine.

    There are several types of creatine available, including monohydrate and ethyl esther. I find monohydrate works just fine – and I use it in capsule format because it’s easier to take that way than in powdered form.

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    Using supplements has helped me maintain low body fat throughout my jiu-jitsu career
    2. OMEGA-3’S
    Research has shown that diets rich in Omega-3 fats are associated with superior heart, brain and circulatory health – all systems which you need functioning optimally for for decent performance on the mat. I’ve noticed that it has a generalized anti-inflammatory effect on the body, which is beneficial for the jiu-jiteiro in hard training. I also find fish oil helps keep my joints and skin in good shape.

    Keep in mind that a lot of low grade Omega-3 supplements can be rancid or contain pcb’s, so always research the product you intend to purchase. Make sure the ones you choose are in the triglyceride form. I’ve used several good brands over the years and the MorEPA brand is the best I’ve found.



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    3. MAGNESIUM
    Magnesium replaces Vitamin C on this list. This amazing mineral is responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions and is found in all of your tissues. It has multiple benefits but the ones we’re most interested in as jiu jitsu guys are improvement in sleep quality and muscle relaxation. When I take magnesium I sleep more deeply – no two ways about it. The muscle relaxing effect also really helps me unwind after an intense training / sparring session. Unfortunately, many forms of magnesium is difficult to absorb when taken orally. According to my research and what I’ve been told by experts that the threonate form is best.

    4. VITAMIN D3
    When you’re sick it means you can’t train. Dojo mats and training partners expose you to far higher amounts of germs and bacteria than the average person ever experiences, so it’s vital that your immune system is as strong as it can be. Vitamin D3 plays a major role in keeping your immune system healthy. Researchers are continually reporting that low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with one disease after another. Most of us (especially those of us that don’t get enough natural sunlight on our skin) are deficient.

    You can easily solve this by taking 5-10 thousand ius per day.

    5. HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN
    Hydrolyzed Collagen is unique in its amino acid structure because of its high amounts of glycine, lysine and proline, which are found in lower amounts in other protein food supplements. These particular amino acids are found to generate cell growth faster because the natural ability to produce supporting amounts of connective tissue diminishes after the age of 25.

    Collagen is more easily digested in the hydrolyzed form because of its low molecular weight and is absorbed within 30 minutes. I have noticed a major difference in the health of my joints in particular since I started using it.

    6. GREEN FOODS
    “Green Foods” is a general term which refers to products that are made from extracts of algae, fruit, vegetables and other plants.

    They serve to alkalize, energize and nourish the body’s cells along with balancing the body’s pH level eliminate toxins such as heavy metals, which can weaken our tissues and lead to disease over time. The phyto-nutrients found in green foods are full of anti-oxidants and plant-based vitamins and minerals. They help to detoxify and cleanse the body

    Quality green drink supplements can be expensive as hell but they are actually quite economical. Each serving has the nutritional equivalent of eating many servings of fruits and vegetables that you otherwise might not be able to fit into your diet. I literally feel better on the days I drink one. If you don’t want to buy a pre-made one, check out are article on juicing for jiu jitsu.

    7. B-VITAMINS
    B-Vitamins do a wide range of important things in your body, from helping your cells grow properly to metabolising fat, carbs and protein into energy. I notice a marked improvement in my energy levels when I’m taking a good B-Complex supplements, which comes in handy when I’m training hard.

    The B-vitamins, like Vitamin C, are water-soluble, and are not stored in the body. This means that they are required daily to ensure the body maintains healthy levels. Because an insufficiency in one B vitamin typically means a deficiency in another, it is vital the B vitamins be taken together.

    8. DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
    Health starts and ends in the gut. If you are not processing your food properly you can run the risk of being malnourished. Adding digestive enzymes to your meals helps you break down and process your food much more effectively, allowing you to absorb as many of the nutrients as possible. Since I’ve added enzymes to my diet, I’ve lost fat, improved my digestion and just experienced an overall feeling of well-being.

    I use the ‘Super Enzymes’ product by Now Foods – it has a good mixture or ingredients and is well-priced too.

    9. GREEN TEA EXTRACT
    Green Tea is one of the best fat-burners I’ve found – it’s perfect for the guy who wants to drop a few pounds so that he can be a bit more agile on the mat. Also, a recent studyshowed that the antioxidants in green tea can offset the oxidative stress induced by strenuous workouts (i.e. jiu-jitsu). This means quicker recovery from physical exertion and diminished free-radical damage incurred during training.

    Try to choose a product that is decaffeinated so it comes without any of the ‘jittery feeling’ that ephedra-based thermogenics and regular green tea supplements can cause.

    10. NOOTROPICS
    Ever have trouble remembering your techniques? A Nootropic supplement might help. Also referred to as ‘smart drugs’ or ‘memory enhancers’, nootropics work by altering the availability of the brain’s supply of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones), by improving the brain’s oxygen supply or stimulating nerve growth. This can result in clearer thinking and better memory.

    I use a product called Neuro Optimizer by Jarrow because it provides a good combination of several effective nootropics combined with an energising pre-training formula.
     
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  9. vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    ZMA doesn't do jack shit unless you are deficient...a good multi would make it pointless
     
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  10. oldmansmoker White Belt

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    I've been smoking since 12. And As a guy who trains two class back to back two -three times a week, working out with sandbags and focusing on anaerobic and aerobic conditionING is all you need for class. Actually, drilling and more mat time is all you probably need, less fuel and more mileage is the old saying, good luck.
     
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  11. Zodd We gotta hit first...

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    Have you tried herb? I smoke and meditate in a trance like state and do cardio for hours (2-4hrs) while reflecting on my day and life in general. You should try it, and yes I am being completely serious. Btw 35 is your prime still, they are called supplements for a reason; you need to do cardio and calisthenics outside of class if you truly want to level up.
     
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  12. bigkick Brown Belt

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    I'm 45 this year and am dealing with the same sort of recovery issues after training, especially those nights when we roll longer or harder than usual. There's a guy at our gym who swears by branch chain amino acids. I know nothing about this stuff so I've been reluctant to give the product a try. Might be worth looking into, though.
     
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  13. MisterHappy White Belt

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    Same boat here in terms of age and I started taking them (BCAAs) about a year ago. They aren't a miracle fix by any means but my recovery has been a bit faster and following really heavy lift/activity days less severe DOMs. I'd say I noticed the small difference within a week or two tops so it's not an expensive thing to try at least.
     
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  14. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    LOL
    It's your "prime still" because you are the youngest, strongest, fittest guy in that special division for guys 35 and up!

    I'm teasing...
     
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