(Sorry if this is a repost but I got a “cannot find server” from my original post and I don’t see my original text except for the title portion.)
I’m going to consult a nutritionist about this but given the wide variety of knowledge here, I thought I’d throw it out to the board as well.
Here’s the brief background. I’m male. Late 30’s. Physically fit and very active. I’m 5’ 8" and 190lb (trying to lose that last 10 or 12 has been a lifetime hobby!). My metabolism is slow to moderate and I tend to keep weight on as opposed to burn it off readily. My regimen is 80 to 120 miles a week on the bike and 4-5 days a week in the weight room. I don’t take any kind of training supplements except for the occasional ephedra/caffein capsule when I need the extra boost for the gym session. Even then, I only take 25% of the recommended amount specified on the bottle.
I am essentially healthy except for an ongoing battle with Ulcerative Colitis which is more or less under control without the aid of medication and several years of experience of what food I can or cannot eat and when I can eat it.
To make a long story short, I generally don’t eat breakfast before gym for practical reasons. I know it’s the most imprtant meal of the day but I’ve learned that a SlimFast shake and a handfull of vitamins gets me through the morning with enough energy for the workout and then some.
My vitamin intake is as follows:
d-Pentothenic Acid 20mg
Folic Acid 1mg
Cod Liver Oil:
A 1,250 I.U.
D 100 I.U.
E 800 I.U (1333%)
Allicin 4200 mcg
Thiosulfinate 4750 mcg
Allin 9500 mcg
Gamma-glutamylcyteins 6400 mcg
Sulphur 3400 mcg
Flax oil caps:
Omega 3 3420 mcg
Omega 6 1080 mcg
Omega 9 960 mcg
Zinc 50 mg (333%)
Iron 50mg (300%)
C 500 mg
Which brings me to my question…
Is this too much, not enough, or just about right for daily intake for a person of my age and physical condition?
Keep in mind that some of the supplements like Iron, garlic, flax oil and Zinc were recommended to me by doctors because they are said to aid my ailment. The rest are to help supplement the meals I miss out on because of my gut condition.
If you can point me to a reputable web site that can help me address some of these questions, then that would be wonderful as well.