HELP! I have been battling insomnia for about 3 weeks now after starting a regimen of supplements. I know you probably will want a lot more detail but my lifting and exercise program hasn’t changed with the exception that I am progressing in the gym weekly using a full body, compound lift program 3 days a week utilizing varied reps: Monday 11 x 3, Wednesday 7 x 3, Friday 4 x 3 (obviously the weight is adjusted for each day adding 5 lbs to each exercise weekly).
I have been lifting for years and know the difference between over-training, heavy lifting induced insomnia and impossible to SLEEP!
This started when I began using NEW supplements.
QUALIFIER. I have used Alpha Male, Flameout, ZMA, BCAA’s and melatonin regularily for years.
What’s new is Creatine Malate, Rev Z, Micro PA, Plazma, MAG-10, Curcumin.
Biotest Daily Supplements:
Alpha Male - 2 tablets twice a day
creatine malate - 10g (5g x 2 times a day 1 in the morning one after workout combined with MAG-10)
Micro PA 1 hour prior to workout
Plazma - durring workout
MAG-10 - 1 hour following workout
ZMA (Recommended dose)
Rev Z (Recommended dose)
Flameout (Recommended dose)
Vitamin Shoppe Supplemments: ( also used for years without issues)
melatonin - 3mg prior to bedtime
Arginine & ornithine 2000mg per day ( 1 - 1000mg -twice a day)
Anyone with an idea of which one is the likely culprit?
I am thinking of reducing creatine malate to 5g per day, but don’t want to do that if it is not the reason for insomnia and loose out on its benefits.