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Dangerous Multivitamin Side Effects

There is a first rule we all should always have in mind and that is that all medications, whether multivitamins or not, have side effects. However, the safety margin of vitamins like other medication is determined by the severity or number of side effects involved. Some vitamins when given an overdose can have mild side effects while others have numerous and/or severe side effects.

It is advised that people should seek emergency medical help if they notice any of these signs of allergic reactions: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, urticaria rashes, itching, tenderness in the fingers, abdomen etc.

When taken as directed, multivitamins are not expected to cause serious side effects, except when over dosing is involved or when it is contraindicated. Less serious side effects may include: upset stomach; headache; or bad taste in your mouth.

It will be impossible to mention all the individual side effects of each vitamin here but a few and important ones will be looked into.

Vitamin C: Many people will not believe that vitamin C can be harmful. It is of course, but only when it is being abused. Daily dose of vitamin C is between 600-800mg for up to 2 weeks. However, many people are fond of throwing in a tablet or two every now and then, and with the flavored formulation now available, it is easily abused. There is adequate evidence to show that excessive intake of vitamin C may lead to renal stone formation; a condition that may lead to renal failure if not properly managed.

Vitamin C excess can acidify our body fluid and lead to metabolic acidosis, a condition that can lead to dehydration and may be harmful to the body.

Iron: There is no specific side effect associated with a particular brand of multivitamin except in a very few cases like in the case of iron and copper. Overuse of iron leads to iron intoxicity. This is also known as iron poisoning and is responsible for a fibrotic situation of the liver called Hemochromatosis. Advanced conditions like kidney stones, liver Cirrhosis, cancer etc. are only late outcome of vitamin abuse. Overdoes of most metal nutrients will usually lead to organ failure in the long run.

Potassium: It is included in some multivitamin formulation and if taken in excess, may result in hyperkalemia a condition that could lead to heart block even in normal people.

Calcium: Abuse of calcium in any form is well documented to be capable of forming several forms of stones like Gall Stones, or renal stones which could occur anywhere along the renal system (kidney, ureter or bladder). An early side effect of excess calcium may also be seen as a cardiac problem, constipation and abdominal pains. So multivitamins containing calcium should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription.

Side effects concerning Vitamins A, B, D and E are not very well know but do exist.

The interaction of certain vitamins with other medications taken concurrently could cause an otherwise harmless medication to become harmful. Multivitamin supplements like calcium or iron are well known for this by either increasing or decreasing the rate of absorption of the drug into the body. This form of interaction may have negative outcome. Because of the potential interaction, it is a good practice to take your vitamin and mineral supplements a few hours after taking your prescription medicines. A well known example is the binding of calcium with tetracycline.

Vitamin K overdose is suspected to have the ability to affect some processes in the clotting system in man. Though this is not very well established.

Magnesium overuse is popularly known for causing diarrhea. Zinc and other metals in high amounts are very dangerous to the body and their side effects may vary from tooth staining, polyuria (increased urination), stomach bleeding, cardiac arrhythmia (uneven heart rate), confusion, and muscle weakness.

Generally, the subject of side effects of multivitamins are not very popular as most vitamins have high safety margin. So the interest is mainly on the kind of drug interaction that occurs. Many ingredients of multivitamins are cofactors. For example, Coenzyme Q10, and catalyzes certain chemical reactions in the body. Excessive intake may cause exaggeration of these chemical reactions.

It is not common for multivitamins to cause the sudden seizure reaction. Some may result from interactions like this, it is therefore important that if you notice anything strange, like dizziness or twitching in your muscles after multivitamin consumption, seek medical help quickly.

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What Does Arnold Schwarzenegger Have To Say About Penis Exercising and Penis Enlargement?

In 1977, Peter Manso interviewed bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. The results were a five-page interview that appeared in the August 1977 issue of Oui Magazine. The article was entitled, “Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Sex Secrets of Bodybuilders.”

Arnold was 29 years old at the time of the interview and candidly discussed sexual topics with the interviewer. One of the questions that arose was that if his penis size was proportional to the rest of his body. He replied that bodybuilders don’t have extra-large penises and that a bodybuilder’s penis size was no different than any other men relative to its size.

When asked about the subject further, regarding the size of his penis and relative-body proportions, wondering if his size was disproportionate, The Terminator further discussed the topic and replied, “Well, that depends on what you mean by disproportionate. The c*ck isn’t a muscle, so it doesn’t grow in relation to the shoulders, say, or the pectorals. YOU CAN’T MAKE IT BIGGER THROUGH EXERCISE, THAT’S FOR SURE.”

That statement is some pretty interesting food for penis-enlargement thought, I would think. Here we have a man who is an expert bodybuilder, a true master of the human body and its potential for all forms of enlargement, by all means possible. A man who is aware of “supplements” to help his body grow. A person who understands what Growth Hormone can do and what it can’t do, probably more than just about any person alive. And here is a man who has made a career out of building up his body to be as large as it can possibly be. He’s world famous for it, in fact. And all of his years of training, expertise, and experimentation are from his own personal experience…

And he says, I quote again, when discussing the concept of enlarging a man’s penis, “You can’t make it bigger through exercise, that’s for sure.”

Strong words, indeed.

Not to smash anyone’s hopes of being able to enlarge their penises through exercising, but next time someone is touting Growth Hormone, Special Herbs, and all manner of supplements that can be utilized to enlarge your penis, it’s worth keeping in mind that five-time Mr. Universe, Seven-Time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World certainly would have utilized similar methodologies to enlarge his muscular frame. Yet, he doesn’t believe that a man’s penis can be enlarged.

The nay-sayers can hardly argue that The Terminator wouldn’t have had any experience with such supplements. They might also point out that he believes a penis can’t be enlarged through exercising, because he didn’t know all the special “tricks,” “secrets,” and “gimmicks,” and special exercises required to do so. But the bottom line is that if anyone knows how to make any part of their body bigger, then the ex-governor of the state of California would certainly be the one who would be able to do it.

Still, people do claim that penis enlargement via exercising can be accomplished and many men swear by it. Many companies sell supplements for penis enlargement and swear that they work. Promising easy 1 to 5 inch gains in as little as a month’s time while spending only five minutes a day in order to do so. Other’s claim that triggering pre-pubescent growth hormone is really the secret to penis enlargement. And this list of products and testimonials is certainly bigger than anything even Mr. Schwarzenegger could ever possibly accomplish in sheer size in his majestic lifetime…

Again, make your own decisions on how something might enlarge your penis and what method you believe will give you the best results. Heck, you never know, you might stumble onto a product or method that actually works.

Good luck.

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How to Build Braveheart’s Body in 2 Months! Mel Gibson’s Secret Workouts Revealed!

Mel Gibson’s Exercise Tips

You must take proper nutrition that has low fat and high protein food. Also, you must make sure there are a lot of vegetables and fruits as they flush out toxins from the body. Natural sources of protein like soy based products, oatmeal and eggs must be consumed to maintain energy levels. Saturated fats like red meat, candy bars and sodas contain empty calories and must be totally avoided.

You should include creatine and other protein supplements in your daily diet in order to obtain the energy required to perform high intensity workouts. These also help to supply water and oxygen to working muscles and maintain energy levels easily.

Cardio exercises like hiking, running, walking and swimming must be done daily to boost metabolism that consequently leads to burning of fat. Bodyweight exercises like squats, crunches, sit ups and push ups must be done to warm up the body for weight training exercises.

Dumbbell flyes, cable crossovers, decline barbell press, bench barbell press are a few of the most effective workouts to build chest muscles. Biceps can easily be sculpted by performing hammer curls, preacher curls, bicep curls and pull ups.

Consuming Nitric Oxide helps your body to attain the required levels of strength and endurance in order to effectively perform high intensity exercises. It improves flow of blood and encourages muscle pumping. Many deadly disorders like heart attacks, diabetes and cancer are prevented by consuming Nitric Oxide. It can also cure injuries and joint pains easily. It rejuvenates the immune system and stimulates fat loss. It also acts as an agent against aging. 

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How to Grow a Bigger Butt If You’re Flat

If you’re trying to achieve a curvy figure or a bigger butt, it is likely that you are an ectomorph. Of the three body types, ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph, the ectomorph is the leanest. “Low fat genetics” or “low muscle genetics” are usually associated with this body type.

Muscle genetics

If you have low muscle genetics, it is very easy to overtain your muscles. If you overtrain your muscles, or if you pay no attention to nutrition whatsoever, you might be causing your muscles, and therefore you bum, to get even smaller. This is known as the catabolic state. It’s a state that your body enters during or right after exercise. If your workout takes long enough for your body to run out of energy, you’ll enter the catabolic state and your body will begin to break down muscle tissue in order to make up for this lack of energy. If you’re trying to lose weight, this wouldn’t be much a problem, since you’ll burn a lot of fat in this state as well. However, if your goal is to gain a bigger bum, you wouldn’t want this. After all, we want our bodies to gain weight.

Now, ectomorphs who have trouble gaining weight or trying to achieve a curvy figure don’t necessarily have “actual” low muscle genetics. It’s genetics for a high metabolism, that results in difficultly gaining mass. When you have a high metabolism and you do not eat enough fats (healthy ones), you’re much more likely to constantly be living in a catabolic state where you’re always burning fat and muscle and never achieving any curvy figure. So, we get to the rules.

1. Do NOT work out for longer than 45 minutes.

If you’re only concerned with the bum area, even 25 minutes is plenty.

The reason why you should not do this, is to avoid entering the catabolic state, and to avoid damaging the muscles beyond the point where it can effectively recover within 48 hours (the next workout). Your exercise needs to be short, but heavy. And don’t worry, “heavy” sounds scary, but it’s not nearly as troublesome as it sounds. Just a few intensive sets before you move on with your day.

2. Don’t do exhausting cardio.

Stick to strength training. For the same reason as the above: avoid entering a catabolic state. Running, cycling, all those activities will have you lose weight, and therefore lose butt.

3. Have a nutritious meal ready for right after training.

Do not wait too long to take in carbs (preferably fruits or juices) and sufficient amounts of protein after your workout. Catabolic state ensues when energy runs out. Hence, don’t drain all your energy by working out for too long, and when you finish, replenish as soon as possible!

4. Try not to run out of energy at all: eat plenty of healthy fats and proteins

Eat a lot of good fats, such as avocado, olive oil, coconut. Why fats? Fats take longer to break down, and contain more energy per gram than proteins and carbs do. Taking healthy fats in fair amounts throughout the entire day, provides you with a steady source of energy that prevents you from entering any butt burning catabolic state. So while the fats take care of energy needs for daily activities, the intake of proteins will make sure that your muscle keeps growing.

5. If you’re not an ectomorph

If you’re not an ectomorph, but simply someone with a flat butt, you’re probably a case of “lazy butt syndrome”. What this basically means, is that your neuromuscular system functions in such a way that the glutes are recruited to a lesser extent than they should be during movements where glutes are involved. In this case, even if you squat, you will still not be recruiting enough of the glutes to produce a serious impulse for butt growth.

How can you fix this? (Even if you are an ectomorph, the tips below will still benefit your bum growth results, so by all means follow them.)

1. First of all, make sure you’re only doing exercises that you KNOW to involve glute activity. Such as squats, deadlifts, lunges.

2. When you do these exercises, be absolutely sure to squeeze the glutes at the end of the contraction part of the movement. People without lazy glute syndrome don’t have to focus on doing this consciously, they’re doing it enough already. You on the other hand, have to make up for the fact that your bum isn’t recruited automatically. Therefore: squeeze. The more you do this, the more you will learn to recruit your bum automatically during daily functions as well, improving growth even more.

3. Try to finish the entire movement. You need to go low enough, and you also need to complete the movement when standing back up (usually, this is where you squeeze).

4. After exercise, stretch the lower body, especially the glutes.

If you follow these tips, along with a decent workout program specifically tailored to your goals, you will be sure to pack on meat!

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Pilates is a Holistic Approach Towards Total Physical Fitness

The Pilates Method is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates called his method Contrology, which refers to the way his method encourages the use of the mind to control the muscles. His program focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath, alignment of the spine, and strengthens deep torso muscles, which are important to help alleviate and prevent back pain.

Pilates believed that mental health and physical health were essential to one another. He created a method of total body conditioning that emphasizes seven principles (the Pilates Principles). Pilates believed that following these principles resulted in increased flexibility, strength, body awareness, energy, and improved mental concentration. His 7 principles include:

  • Proper alignment
  • Centering
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Breathing, and
  • Flowing movement.

To this date, Pilates is an extremely popular form of fitness conditioning for women. Classes are readily available, and it is fairly economical because all that is needed is a mat. In addition, there are a variety of Pilates resources available, which include books, DVDs, and online guides to Pilates. There are numerous other reasons to take Pilates, some which include the fact that:

  • Pilates is designed to be a complete physical fitness discipline and a holistic approach to exercising to maintain optimal mobility and agility with age. Once mastered, Pilates trains, strengthens and realigns the entire body.
  • It promotes relaxation, complete body control, coordination, increased energy levels, and improved posture.
  • It restores abdominal, back and hip strength in a way that is safe for your spine.
  • It generates muscle tones, instead of superficial bulk.
  • It is versatile and can be adapted to your individual needs, whether they be to improve general everyday movement, to strengthen the build and flexibility of a dancer, or to improve performance in professional athletics.

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Enlarge Your Penis Naturally – My 5 Top Tips to Get a Bigger Penis

Why do you want to get a bigger penis? Is it because you have heard that bigger is better? Or perhaps you suffer constant embarrassment every time you undress in front of a woman or even the guys in the locker room. You may even of suffered the humiliation of a sexual partner ridiculing you for your size. Whatever the reason may be, rest assured that you are not alone as it is estimated that 99% of men would like to get a bigger penis.

In recent times the most popular method to make your penis bigger seems to be exercising. Men from all around the world have used used exercises to get a bigger penis for many hundreds of years. I myself use penis exercises and although i still have a fair way to go, i’m amazed by the positive results i have achieved. Along my journey i have learnt numerous things and these are my tips for using exercises to enlarge your penis naturally.

1) Kegel all day long – One of my favourite exercises has to be the kegel. Although the kegel will not directly make your penis bigger, it is an integral part of your exercise regime. Kegels are performed by squeezing your PC muscle. This is the muscle you squeeze to stop yourself from peeing. A fantastic exercise that helps with your stamina and staying power and can be performed anytime and anywhere.

2) Watch your diet – In order to enlarge your penis naturally you need to increase the blood flow to your manhood. Although all exercises will promote higher blood flow, you can help this process along yourself. Avoid junk foods and foods high in fat and sugar. These will simply constrict the flow of blood around your body and eventually clog your arteries.

3) Be patient – One of the most important things about exercising to make your penis bigger is you must be patient. This is not a process where you can expect to grow a massive member in days. It will take time and dedication on your part. Many guys notice improvement in their penis strength and power within the first few weeks of exercising. Growth will usually start after this in the second and third months. If you can continue for many more months and even years you can expect an increase of anywhere from 1-4 inches in penis size.

4) Don’t go it alone – Although there is enough information online about penis enlargement to keep you reading for the rest of your life, not all of it can be considered accurate and informative. The only way to get around this and ensure you are following the right advice is to purchase and follow a well established penis enlargement exercise program. Some of the top programs can be acquired for under $50 and contain a wealth of information. Better to be safe than sorry!

5) Pick the best time to exercise – Performing these exercises needs privacy and about 15-20 minutes a day. Find somewhere you won’t be disturbed. Pick a time of the day to exercise and never waiver from that. One of the most important aspects of exercising to make your penis bigger is that you are consistent. If your exercise routine is sporadic, you may be sadly disappointed with the results. However, if you find YOUR perfect time of the day and stick with it, you will eventually get a bigger penis!

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Bodybuilding History Timeline

To understand bodybuilding you need to take time to look back at the history of it how far it has come in the past century. Bodybuilding in the modern evolution started in the 1890’s with Eugene Sandow; who is crowned at the Olympia every September as a world champion. Cultures as a whole started looking at the weight lifting and strongmen as a chance to issue challenges to each other by seeing who could out-lift the most on many levels. This is where power lifting competitions exemplify this challenge and competition at its finest. Nevertheless, symmetry was not a concept known at this point in time, but was soon to have emergence with Eugene Sandow. Sandow himself started in Europe as a strongman before traveling to America in the 1890’s.

Sandow promoted bodybuilding and also published the first magazine of the time promoting the sport called, “Physical Culture”. Sandow happened to suffer a brain hemorrhage when he tried to pull a car from a ditch to show his prowess in physicality. Sandow had the chance to judge the first bodybuilding contest before his untimely death. The first show was called “The Great Show” in 1891. Prize money back then was $2,500 and a gold Sandow statue. Judging criteria was laid out so that points would be awarded for showing more than just size, they included; general development, balance of development, condition and tone of muscle tissue, general health and condition of the competitors skin. The first Sandow statue went to a man named William Murray of Great Britain. After this bodybuilding competition, it became increasingly more popular.

This was the time when the cartoon “Hey Skinny…yer ribs are showing!” became popular. We have all seen this cartoon at some time, where a skinny guy with a cute girl on the beach is picked on by the big guy with muscles. The big guy kicks sand in the wimp’s face and then he takes his girl. This has become the stigma over the years for the big guy. This has been known as the most successful advertising campaign in history. By the end of the 1920’s we had barbells, dumbbells and other exercises that led to more muscular development in present day. On the California coast from the 1930’s to the 1970’s you would see weight lifting on the beach become increasingly popular; where at the top of the list is muscle beach in Venice.

Competition intensified when the Amateur Athletic Union brought in Mr. America in 1939; where the participants would demonstrate athletic skills and were advised to get in the best possible shape to help their chances of winning. John Grimek the first Mr. America was advanced in muscle development and won the award the second year as well. He became a new idol; one where the fitness role takes a new direction in physical development and improvement overall. Steve Reeves and Clancy Ross were both big time names during this time; although some still were skeptic about the sport of bodybuilding.

Early world known names include the greats, Frank Zane, Bill Pearl and Sergio Oliva. Ben Weider the figurehead for present day bodybuilding was the influence in forming the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders) in 1946. The competition that is known to all at this time is the Mr. Olympia started in 1965 by Weider and the IFBB. The 1960’s would mark the time the biggest bodybuilder in history comes to light. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1967 started his reign with winning the Mr. America title and dominated the bodybuilding world where he would go on to win the Mr. Universe five times and Mr. Olympia an astounding seven times. Bodybuilding grew in the 1970’s Arnold and other stars like Zane, Draper and Feriggno. While the muscular body gained in popularity, the gym world gained momentum and people realized this is a very lucrative business to be in.

The 1970’s brought dominance for bodybuilding and the IFBB. The federation decided to make bodybuilding a legitimate sport when enough competitors in over 100 countries became known. By this time bodybuilding had become a multibillion dollar industry. Currently we have seen many major names come into the world of bodybuilding such as Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris as well as Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis. Right training and dieting have become central to everyday life for more than four billion of the world’s population. Competitive bodybuilders are at their all time largest, finding new ways to increase muscle size as well as finding this can be a career choice. In the 1980’s we had the chance to see steroids come to the light and put a black eye on the sport of bodybuilding. The physiques improved due also to advances in training and strategies. We saw Lee Haney win seven Mr. Olympia awards with his physique around 240lbs and be larger than any other bodybuilder at that point where we now see many pushing close to 300lbs. When Haney retired he had beaten down Arnold’s records and many believe to be the largest name in bodybuilding. We now have very public figures in bodybuilding such as reigning Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, former king of bodybuilding Ronnie Coleman and Gunter Schlierkamp who moved his way into the world of film. Bodybuilding competitions continue to be popular and inspirational to many fans.

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