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2018/11/05 03:27:34 (permalink)
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Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50

Guys,
 
Over the last 5 or so years, I have noticed a change in my body which I believe is due to age.  I am 50 now and I notice that my energy levels are changing, my body isn't responding to training as before (harder to gain/maintain muscle mass and recovery time has increased).  Another more serious problem is the libido. I'm sure I don't have to go into more detail with that one but I'd like to make things better
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The above symptoms seem to tie in with a decline in testosterone (which comes with age) so I want to add protein and supplements to my diet.  I currently work out 4 times per week, doing a mix of high-intensity exercises that alternate periods of cardio (skipping, jogging) with strength exercises using my body weight, and free weights.  
 
My goal is mainly to get stronger and a bit leaner, to be able to improve my stamina, recovery and virility.  I'd like to do this with nutrition by increasing my protein intake; studies show that a man of my size and age needs approximately 100 grams of protein per day.   I am lactose intolerant so I would prefer something other than whey.  A long time ago, I used Maximuscle Cyclone with ZMA and Creatine which seemed to serve me well.
 
I am after a bit of advice on taking the combination of supplements below and any general advice on nutrition for older men, trying to achieve my goals.  
 
- Maximuscle Promax Lean Protein powder
- ZMA tablets - for muscle health
- Creatine - to help recovery
- Tongkat Ali extract and/or maca Root - for the little man
 
Thanks in advance.
Chazz
 

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    stinking_dylan
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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/05 10:40:30 (permalink)
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    Yes, this starts to happen post 40...
    Think of it as a new training challenge!
     
    The only supplement that has any proven effect would be the ZMA, and that is indirect due to it improving sleep quality. It has no effect on 'muscle health' other than improving your recovery.
     
    Creatine is a good addition if your not concerned with the weight gain.
     
    Protein is going to have no effect on libido as far as I know, and you'r money may be better spent on a bulk supplier rather than an off the shelf solution (having ZMA in your protein shake makes no sense, it should be taken on an empty stomach before bed).
     
    Something which has proven to help with is intermittent fasting.

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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/05 10:58:52 (permalink)
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    I agree with the above and would just like to add the following.
     
    Have you discussed low test with your GP? They may be receptive to referring you for TRT if that's a route you want to go down.
     
    I wouldn't bother with maxumuscle products - they're not great and you can get getter products from places like Bulk Powders. I also wouldn't bother paying the premium for 'lean' or weight loss protein powders as they're a waste of time & money.
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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/05 11:21:18 (permalink)
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    faipdeooiad
    I agree with the above and would just like to add the following.
     
    Have you discussed low test with your GP? They may be receptive to referring you for TRT if that's a route you want to go down.
     
    I wouldn't bother with maxumuscle products - they're not great and you can get getter products from places like Bulk Powders. I also wouldn't bother paying the premium for 'lean' or weight loss protein powders as they're a waste of time & money.




    I agree with this.
     
    As we age, our natural test levels decline... However, TRT can be a big help here if you speak to your Dr. 

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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/05 21:21:10 (permalink)
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    Thanks very much for your guidance and advice gents.  It's not exactly what I was expecting but it's good information.  I haven't used raw creatine before because Cyclone had creatine in it.  I thought it worked back in the day so I thought I'd go down that route again.  
     
    I don't know anything about TRT so I'll have to do some research on it.  TRT and HGH are buzzwords I hear in the media but again, I know nothing much about it.
     
    Thanks again.
    Chazz.
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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/06 09:16:02 (permalink)
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    Chazz.
     
    Just focus on overall health and well being first. Nutrition is key, as is recovery, and they go hand in hand to help you training and health goals. 
     
    Focus on eating good foods that you know you can digest and enjoy. Focus on getting good sleep, with 7 to 8 hours being a good goal (8 plus being golden), and try to establish a good balance.
     
    Supplements are designed to plug the gaps of ones daily diets. Common deficiencies being Vitamin D3, Omega 3's and Zinc. However, it would be wise to try and get a blood panel done to check your health and see what you actually are lacking. Then supplement accordingly. 
     
    Protein supps are great for convenience, but they're not magical elixir.... Plus, don't pay over the odds for brands like Maximuscle when better deals can be found online, like Bodybuilding Warehouse for example. 
     
     

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    Re: Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50 2018/11/19 19:56:32 (permalink)
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    I concur with above answers , TRT will be the most effective solution physically and financially.
    Avoid being tempted by any of the Test boosters and herbal remedies, Tongai Kat etc, non of these are effective.
     
    Peptides like GHRP and Mod GRF 1-29  are going to be more suitable than HGH for the older athlete ( I am 52 so I`m not being cheeky)  

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