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  1. is that melatonin good then? i used to be able to sleep fine, go for a pee, get in bed and could be asleep within 15mins if i wanted each night. but for the past month ish iv been struggling a bit to get to sleep, and then once asleep i seem to keep waking up literally 10minutes later , feeling hot and sweaty, fast heart rate and needing to pee again. this is when it then literally can take me between another half hour - 2 hours to get to sleep again which is doing my head in and making me tired all the next day as im not getting enough sleep. I have no idea why its started happening, its not because of pre workout as iv always used it, and i took a week off it altogether recently but still couldnt sleep right. dont really want to rely on sleeping tablets but i will if it means a good sleep
  2. i have 3 of these half gallon water bottles now. keep getting them free with my preworkout so may as well use them
  3. but i love pre workout too much
  4. tbf the health things im not too worried about, its just one of the side effects is heart palpitations/fast heart rate... which could be the reason why even if im just laying in bed chilling, i get random bursts of a fast pounding heartbeat for a few minutes ?
  5. i had just bought another 2 tubs of the pre workout then literally day after my mate tells me about the bitter orange peel health risks lol
  6. So ive been using the same pre workout for months now, great stuff - Adapt Nutritions PreTrain. But my mate has pointed out that it has orange peel in the ingredients , and orange peel contains Synephrine which is supposedly quite bad for you? Since that ive googled it a bit and it does have some nasty side effects, but how bad really is it ? Does the pre workout contain enough to be of any worry? the pretrain contains 140mg bitter orange peel per serving. http://www.livestrong.com/article/475334-side-effects-of-orange-peel-extract/ Orange peel extract is derived from what is known as the Seville orange, bitter orange or Citrus aurantium. Orange peel has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and in the Amazon as an herbal remedy for indigestion and nausea, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Today, it also is used for appetite suppression in weight loss programs, nasal congestion and fungal skin infections. Orange peel extract should be used with caution, however, for side effects are possible. General Stimulant Effects Orange peel contains synephrine, which produces stimulant effects similar to those of ephedra, the substance that the Food and Drug Administration banned in weight loss products in 2004. Ephedra was associated with increased risks of stroke and heart attack in customers. Indeed, several of these diet products now contain concentrated extracts of Citrus aurantium for its stimulant properties in the place of ephedra, reports the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Some general stimulant effects you may experience from synephrine are feeling nervous or restless as well as trouble sleeping. If you take a supplement that also contains caffeine, be aware that the stimulant effects may be magnified. Since the extent of orange peel side effects are unknown at this time, speak with your doctor first before trying this substance. Cardiovascular Risks Synephrine is associated with cardiovascular system effects that include high blood pressure or hypertension, arrhythmias, that is, irregular heart rhythms, a fast heart rate or tachycardia, and fainting, heart palpitations as well as chest pain, states EMedTv.com. It is imperative that you avoid products containing orange peel extract until you have discussed this with your doctor -- especially if you have a personal or family history of heart disease. Weakness and Vision Problems Another potential side effect of orange peel extract is the sensation of significant weakness or paralysis on one side of your body, notes EMedTv.com. This may or may not be accompanied by vision problems. For example, you may find that your vision has become blurred and that you cannot focus clearly. Also, orange theoretically may worsen narrow-angle glaucoma, warns Wellness.com. Finally, seizures also have been associated with orange peel extract, according to EMedTv.com. Get immediate medical care if these symptoms occur. Headaches and Hyperthyroidism Synephrine may produce migraine or cluster headaches, notes Wellness.com. Additionally, those with hyperthyroidism should be careful about taking supplements containing orange peel extract, because this substance may aggravate this thyroid condition. Ischemic Colitis Ischemic colitis is a serious potential side effect of orange peel, states EMedTV.com. This gastrointestinal condition has the following symptoms: abdominal cramping or pain, severe diarrhea with bloody stools, vomiting, and fever. If you begin to experience any or several of these symptoms, contact your health provider immediately or get emergency medical attention.
  7. can anyone suggest a decent foam roller? loads of cheap ones on ebay, will they do? and whats the difference between the smooth ones, ridged ones, and then ive seen ones with big chunks sticking out- guessing that will get into your muscles deeper and do more work? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fitness-Direct-Foam-Roller-Trigger-Point-Textured-Massage-Therapy-Yoga-Grid-GYM-/231836263261?var=&hash=item35fa84a35d:m:mkIYsVW3J1ZuRfGT3ZOHHtg
  8. i use wrist wraps for every session as ive had problems with my wrist(s) for a couple years now, do you think theyre doing more harm than good?!
  9. i got these 6months ago from argos for £100 on sale from £170 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Sealed-Sony-MDR-10-RBT-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headphones-/262725635095?hash=item3d2bab0c17:g:JXQAAOSwA3dYMGsE
  10. i have these, SONY mdr10rbt http://www.accessoryjack.com/sony-mdr-10rbt-wireless-bluetooth-nfc-headphones-black.html?gclid=CMeTzZ-0stACFQ5sGwodik4D1A bluetooth, wireless so not headphone wires getting in the way, good bass and more than loud enough. not sound cancelling but when im in gym wearing them i cant hear a thing other than the music im playing anyway. have a look around because i bought them from argos start of this year , were on sale there from £170 down to £100.
  11. second pic reminds me a lot of @DLTBBs on Instagram, very impressive delts
  12. even with just a few 12week test cycles now and again?