Book Promotion

I’ve taken a cue from How to Beast and decided to promote my book on Kindle for one week by offering it at $2.99.

So if you haven’t already, you can buy the book, Best Supplements for Men’s Health, Strength, and Virility, at Amazon.

The book covers the reason you might need supplementation, such as fitness goals, aging, or just generally not eating right; specific supplements are covered, from whey and creatine to vitamin D, n-acetylcysteine, and aromatase inhibitors. And more.

The paperback version is coming soon, hopefully by next week.

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Allan Folz says October 9, 2014

Good luck with the promo. I did my part and bought a copy. 🙂 Cheers.

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    P. D. Mangan says October 9, 2014

    Thanks, Alan! Glad you found your way over here.

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      Allan Folz says October 21, 2014

      Hey Dennis, I can send a short list of typos & some edit suggestions if you’d like. Email me if you’re interested. Regards.

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Michael says October 14, 2014

Just finished reading your book. I am a young man (mid-20s), but I feel like it is important to begin thinking long-term now.

Your book recommends supplementation. Studies show that although supplementation may help, many demonstrate that eating foods high in the vitamins and nutrients you recommend has a stronger effect. For example, this major study shows fish oil supplementation did little to lower heart disease (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1205409). Why not recommend taking foods high in the suggested vitamins and nutrients instead of supplementation?

Thanks.

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    P. D. Mangan says October 14, 2014

    Hi Michael, I do believe it’s important to eat foods high in nutrients, but in some cases, mainly the ones I covered in my book, that’s not possible. Whey for instance, which increases hypertrophy and recovery after exercise, is, well, you’d have to drink an awful lot of milk to get it. Magnesium, another example, is in short supply in most foods, and it’s crucial, which is why I recommend it. (Most people use to get magnesium from drinking hard water.) If you have any health condition, higher nutrient content than what you can get in foods may be important. Vitamin D: winter, indoors, cubicle jobs, all these affect D levels.

    As for the article you linked, these were taking a fish oil capsule, which I don’t recommend, but even so, assuming their results are valid, there are all kinds of reasons why taking fish oil is a good idea. Also, other studies on omega-3 and cardiovascular disease showed benefit.

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Michael says October 15, 2014

Thanks. I’ve been following your recommendation regarding protein. I weigh 81 kg and have been eating 200 g of protein a day, but I don’t seem to gain a lot of muscle mass. I only become more “cut.” I am an ectomorph. In addition, I drink alcohol a few times a week and enjoy a few cheat meals. I’m not looking to be a bodybuilder, but I’d like a few extra pounds of muscle mass. Any recommendations?

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    P. D. Mangan says October 15, 2014

    Well, I’m bumping up against some of those limits myself. I’d like to put on some more muscle and am finding it difficult. You’re certainly getting enough protein, and I assume you’re working out enough to put on muscle. There’s creatine. Also, if you eat low carbish, make sure you get enough electrolytes – sodium and potassium, which are important to building muscle. Beyond that, there TRT, and some other stuff.

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David says November 9, 2014

Hey there P.D.

Thanks for the shout out. Shoot me an email (I can’t find contact info for you) and let’s see if we can’t get some cross promotion going.

Best,

David

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