Fish oil seems to ferment into a gassy cloud when burped up is horrendous and makes me just about lose my stomach contents, sorry to be graphic but it really doesn’t work for me.
I do aim to eat tuna or salmon at least once per week, I enjoy them, just get lazy preparing them.
Supplements are a tricky one a some people swear by them and other don’t.
L-Glutamine I tried and noticed no difference at all.
HMB works for me in aiding recovery but only if I am fairly unfit.
Probiotics I’ve only started on the last few years and have paid much attention until the last few months.
They do work short term for me but I feel uncomfortable longer than about a week so I use them for a few days when my stomach flares up a bit and stop as soon as it calms down. I use the yoghurt type ones as I read a study that the dairy ones help more of the bacteria reach your guy intact.
With reference to my last post saying yoghurt gives me the grumbles and gas, I think its more related to the gut bacteria, I know I’m not lactose intolerant as I had that checked back when I consulted with a specialist.
I’ve also found they help if I have been riding a lot and eating more energy bars, gels, carb drinks etc and less whole food.
I’m also a big fan of low GI foods, porridge/oatmeal (depending on what side of the pond you are on) for breakfast is my staple most days and always on race/event days - around 2 hours before the start.
I’ll usually choose rice over pasta but I can’t stand the sight of brown rice or wild rice anymore. Years of racing eating loads of the stuff, I just can’t do it anymore , even though I know is better.
Have you tried breaking meals down so you are eating less more often instead of 3 meals a day?
My meds are daily and I can’t miss more than one day without symptoms returning. For me popping a pill each day is far better than suffering.
Sleeping on you right hand side seems to make things worse and on your left better, lots of research on it but not fully understood last time I read anything.
Recovery for me is just as big a part of training as sessions are. Training blocks are tiring! I use a soluble multivitamin (one of those fizzy ones) when I feel really flat and whether its the B vitamin boost or purely placebo it works for me.
If the meds are working but you are still drained it may be worth chatting to a good sports nutritionist. I’ve luckily not had to go that far so can’t comment personally but I know plenty of people who have benefited from planned nutrition.