My EXACT POST-Contest Detox Protocol
Alright boys and girls, this is some very personal and private information im about to share with you. I am doing this so that more people can learn to take proper care of their bodies and not assume that by they know how to fix their bodies without the help of a trained professional. Yes, detoxifying your body on a daily basis is very important, but if youre looking to get optimal performance out of your machine youve got to make sure youre giving it what it needs! Check it out.....
I briefly mentioned last week that I had an allergy test done, I had begun a full body cleanse and had done some blood work and urinalysis to see how my body chemistry is functioning. Well the results are in, everything is very close to optimal and only a few minor changes need to be made to the offseason nutrition plan. It seems most people that follow my blogs are interested in the details of what I do, and why. Here is the exact additions I am making to my nutrition and supplement plan: (above and beyond my current regiment of taking 15gr of Aminocore between all meals and 2 Isoflex shakes per day). *Please be advised, these nutritional additions are VERY specific to MY body chemistry. DO NOT assume that you have the same needs or requirements. This analysis was done my trained medical professionals and nutritionists.
Ben’s Detox Protocol
Tyrosine 2-3g upon waking and early afternoon
Phenylalanine 500mg 2x/day
“These are the amino acids that fuel the adrenals and also tyrosine is a processor to CoQ10 production. While there is a lot of research that shows how important coQ10 is for metabolism and heart/vascular health beyond antioxidant function supplemental coQ10 has not been shown in research to increase tissue levels. By increasing tyrosine, we supply the body with the parts to create it’s own coQ10 and raise tissue values, not just circulation.”
Arginine 3g AM and Pre workout
AllMax glutamine 40-80g/day
Mag Citrate 2x/day
biotin 8 mg in evening, if you are taking yang in the am otherwise 8mg TID
Taurine 2g at night
“All of these are cofactors that help drive the CAC citric acid cycle, which is the cycle you use to convert carbohydrates into energy. You results showed you were hitting road blocks in that cycle where these cofactors were needed, so increasing them will increase your ability to turn carbs into fuel.”
Vit C 2g pwo ( each workout)
Glycine (2-10g based on bowel tolerance) + NAC 1-5g based on bowel tolerance
start with lower dosage, and then increase ONE of the two each time. Glycine is one of the main building blocks of glutathione and also is part of detoxification process for most petrochemicals and byproducts of bad gut flora. Combining with NAC will up regulate detoxification pathways in the liver.
- 5-methyltetrahydrafolate is the active version of B9 or folic acid. This is used for energy production, liver detox and estrogen detoxification. About 50% of people are poor at converting folic acid to this active form so taking the active form ensures proper detoxification pathways
Biociden protocol + probiotic L. acidophilus-
This is a natural antibiotic and antifungal/yeast that helps remove and detoxify pathogenic gut flora. Sometimes taking a probiotic is enough or isn’t fast enough at changing the gut, so this is a safer and gentler way to get rid of bad gut flora than using prescription antibiotics and antifungals that kill off many good bacteria as well. Take the Biociden on an empty stomach twice in the early day and take your probiotic after your last meal of the day.
Surprisingly enough, the things I lack most are amino acids. You would think that with all the meat I eat and all the amino supplements I take, that this might not be the case. Its all about balance and getting a wide array of protein sources I guess.
I have been implementing these changes for 5 days now and I notice a tremendous difference in my energy and pumps in the gym. I actually also feel like im getting leaner. For all those people out there that ask me if im taking milk thistle for my cleanse…NOPE! Im taking aminos!
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