Eric, How would you recommend to start out experimenting with Cataplus? Dosage and timing? Thanks, Jared
I would start out with 1 capsule of Cataplus about 30 minutes before training for 3 days and evaluate. The next step would be to take 2 capsules 30 minutes before training. Next would be 2 capsules of Cataplus 30 minutes before training and then 1 Cataplus after training, etc. going as high as 5 or 6 before and after training if needed.
Cataplus is much more effective when taken with Liqui G-Plus in 10 drop increments.
Personally, I find that 2 caps of Cataplus and 10 drops of Liqui G-Plus both before and after training seem to work very well for me on most training days.
Also, Any reason not to switch to Multicom 3 from synergy com 3? Its just cheaper and would save some money........Oxicom 2 really adds up!! Thanks, jared
Among Ultra Life's multi's (the Synergy Com's and Multi Com's) there are 3 kinds: one for protein types, one for carb types, and one for mixed (which you already know).
Here is a very good explanation from Bill Wolcott:
"Originally, we used only the Synergy-Com #1, #2 and #3 formulas for all the MT’s.
* Synergy -Com #1 was for Syms and Slows (Carb Types) * Synergy -Com #2 was for Paras and Fasts (Protein Types) * Synergy -Com #3 was for Balanced and Mixed
(The Multi-Com #1, #2, and #3 are the same formulas exactly, but they are USP nutrients, not food grown. They can be substituted exactly for the Synergy -Com #1, #2, and #3 formulas. They are far less expensive. And they should be used for anyone with a yeast allergy, since the Synergy -Com’s use yeast as the grow medium.)
Over time, as we learned more and finances allowed, we developed the formulas for the individual types that are currently used in the program. These used only the nutrients AND the specific carriers for them that were precisely targeted to the individual control systems and their pH’s.
* Symplex for Sympathetic Dominants to stimulate, strengthen and support the parasympathetic system (shift alkaline) * Paraplex for Parasympathetic Dominants to stimulate, strengthen and support the sympathetic system (shift acid) * Oxi-Com #1 for Slow Oxidizers to increase (balance) the oxidation rate (shift acid) * Oxi-Com #2 for Fast Oxidizers to decrease (balance) the oxidation rate (shift alkaline) * Synergy -Com #3 for Balanced or Mixed Dominants
When these are employed, 1 Synergy -Com #3 is given at each meal as a foundation or baseline. Then, “on top” of that is “built” the specific MT formula, using 1-5 MT formula with each meal, depending on the metabolic individuality and circadian requirements of each client at each meal. Customizing the amount of the MT formula at each meal is JUST as important as customizing the macronutrient ratio. The DCR’s can be used for both purposes. BUT, always used a layered approach: MT diet first, then customize the macronutrient ratios, then add the MT supplements and customize the amount of the MT formula at each meal. This time-tested methodology will yield consistently fabulous results."
So, essentially what he is saying is that it is basically redundant for a Parasympathetic to take Synergy Com 2 (made for protein types) as well as Paraplex (made for parasympathetic’s, which are a protein type) because only one of them is needed to do the job or fill the nutritional gaps i.e. "more is not always better". It would be like a field commander sending his reinforcements to the flank that he is dominating in that it is unnecessary. There are some very baseline ingredients in the Synergy Com/Multi Com 3 that protein types and carb types can benefit from. However, the 3 series lacks those specific ingredients that a protein type or a carb type needs. Make sense? Many folks find it much easier to take a baseline multi (the 3 series) and then fill in the gaps with that formula that works best for their type (as mentioned above). But if you want to do it all in one, and if it works for you, then you would only need the 2 series.
Personally, I get better results by taking the Multi Com 3 for every odd numbered meal for a total of 3 per day and (1) Oxi Com 2 (for fast oxidizers) at every meal for a total of 5 per day. My other option (and your other option) would have been to go with 1-5 Multi Com #2 at each meal.
In other words, a switch from Syn Com 3 to Multi Com 3 does not change anything as far as Oxi Com 2 is concerned. However, a switch from Syn Com 3 to Multi Com 2 would eliminate the need for Oxi Com 2; but it would require you going back to the drawing board to fine tune how many Multi Com 2's you would need at each meal.