Antioxidants and Hypertrophy

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Ruhl, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

    Is there a trade-off between health from eating lots of vegetables and fruits, which contain antioxidants, and hypertrophy from avoiding antioxidants?
  2. Dianabol

    Dianabol Guest

    Dear Ruhl,

    The trade-off is perhaps, minimal if at all. Depending on how the vegetables and fruit are cultivated, handled, stored and cooked, the micronutrient availability is perhaps variable and even, minimal.

    You need not worry about having overdoses of anti-oxidants from natural sources because they do not contain megadoses to begin with, even if eaten garden fresh or plucked off the tree. Do be careful how you are getting your vitamin A though, because some natural sources of vitamin A (e.g. bear liver) can contain toxic amounts of vitamin A.

    You might worry though, if you are taking anti-oxidants in supplement form. From reading various posts here and other articles, it can be safely said that anti-oxidants in megadoses (several grams of vitamin C, E etc) will hamper hypertrophy but will also kill you if the megadose becomes an overdose.

    It is good though, if you have ample leafy vegetables and some fruit. More often than not, people have too little of these and that's one good way health problems can arise. Yo do need some bulk for optimal gastric motility. Fermentation of fibre in the hindgut has health benefits that fermentation of excess protein can never offer.

    In short, tuck in, enjoy the fruit and vegetables. Their healthful elements are more likely to augment than retard hypertrophy.

    Godspeed, and happy HSTing :)
  3. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

    Should I take any vit C in tablet form?
  4. Dianabol

    Dianabol Guest

    Dear Ruhl,

    You can take up to 2g of Vit C in tablet form. It should not do you any harm. Do take each gram of Vit C with half a gram of Vit E though. What I do is have 1g Vit C plus 0.5g Vit E in the morning after breakfast then a similiar dosage after dinner. Read somewhere this is the cardio-protective ratio and amount.

    Godspeed, and happy HSTing :)
  5. Haiyai

    Haiyai New Member

    I thought vitamin C was water soluble and any excess would be harmlessly excreted.
  6. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    if you take in higher amounts daily, plasma vit c is raised. whether theres a difference between 500mg and 3g, i havent seen much proof.

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