Supplements Breaking My Fasting?
Every time I come to this site I learn something that kicks my ass! Now it seems that my favorite antioxidants and protein sources are out to hurt me.
-- Antioxidants break Intermittent Fasting: http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/4965-will-any-of-these-bp-ingredients-break-intermittent-fasting/
-- Antioxidants should not be taken for 5 hours post workout: http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/9489-what-to-avoid-post-workout/?hl=%2Bavoid+%2Bpost+%2Bworkout
That leaves a damn narrow window when I have to slam them all down.
For the nootropic value as soon as I wake up I take:
- ALCAR-Arginate (amino acid there)
- R-Lipoic acid (antioxidant)
- Glutathione (antioxidant) - not for noot value, can be taken later.
>> There's not a lot I can do here, the ALCAR/RLA are for their nootropic value, so I should be taking them early in the day to get my work done speedily.
Then an hour or so after my coffee I take the regular vitamins, which includes Molybdenum, Iodine, Theanine, B, D, K, CoQ10, PQQ, fish oil, and these that violate the above categories:
- Vitamin C (antioxidant)
- Vitamin E (antioxidant)
- Beta Alanine (amino acid)
>> I could move some/all of these to 2pm when I break my fast. Moving ALL would be the easiest. However, are there any that really should be taken first thing in the morning? D for example?
I work out early evening, and then before I go to bed I take more Vit C and the evening pills (ThorneFX pm), which have some antioxidants in there as well. The gap between working out and taking these is probably close to 4+ hours, so I should be at the tail end of the window here.
>> I can take this stuff closer to when I actually go to sleep, as they aren't designed to bring on sleep, i can just pound them before I nod off, and that will lengthen the window.
What else? Lol. Thanks all.