What is a supplement?
Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency,
or extend or strengthen the whole.
They are not required to reach your goals, but can aid in progress!
Below are a list of supplements I personally use (or have used in the past) and recommend to clients. For a more personal supplemental guide, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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There are several studies that show that anyone who exercises should be taking a good daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement, to make sure that first of all they're not suffering from any marginal deficiencies and secondly as a preventative measure for some conditions and diseases.
I really like the Nutrex Vitadapt
Clinically Dosed Blend of 24 Vitamins & Minerals
Optimizes muscle strength & function
No minerals that inhibit amino acid uptake, the absorption of other critical minerals, or the utilization of important vitamins
Comprehensive B Complex to support energy production.
Key feature I like: Adaptogen Blend
Adaptogens are a collection of substances long used in ancient Indian and Chinese medicines for their medicinal qualities. Specifically, adaptogens improve the body’s capacity to respond to and recover from various emotional, physical, and physiological stressors, such as intense exercise. Adaptogens help keep you even keeled during stressful periods in life and maintain balance, protecting your immune and hormone system function.
More pertinent to active men and women, adaptogens can also enhance performance and recovery from exercise, due to their stress-combating qualities. VitAdapt is truly unique as it includes three of the most heavily researched adaptogenic compounds on the planet in KSM-66 Ashwagandha, Schisandra Chinensis, and Rhodiola Rosea.
RECOMMENDED USE: Consume 1 serving (3 tablets) with your first meal of the day. Athletes under extreme physical demands can opt to take a second serving.
If not using VITADAPT add in- b12, zinc, small dose of magnesium, calcium plus D, potassium, and a joint supplement. I also do recommend fish oil 2x a day with food.
Digestive enzymes and probiotics
One way to improve digestion is using Apple Cider Vinegar in the mornings prior to eating. You can mix with water and lemon if desired, there are several ways listed online. If you are already “regular” then do not try this method!
Probiotics and digestive enzymes are great.
I personally like Renew Life brand.
What are Digestive Enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are proteins produced in the body that split up food molecules into their smaller building blocks for easy absorption into your bloodstream, where they can nourish your entire body. Different types of enzymes break down the various foods that travel through your G.I. tract.
Digestive enzymes fall into three main categories:
- Protease breaks down protein into peptides and amino acids.
- Amylase converts starch into simple sugars that your body can absorb.
- Lipase breaks down the fats in foods for optimal absorption.
Enzymes are produced in the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, liver, and small intestine to digest your food during its entire passage through the digestive tract. Amylase and lingual lipase, enzymes present in saliva, begin to break down starches and fat as soon as you start chewing, preparing them for the long trek through your body.
Better Digestion with Probiotics
Probiotics are the beneficial microbes that form part of your human microbiome—all the microscopic organisms living on and in your body. The good guys (comprising 85% of a balanced microbiome) play a tremendous role in keeping you healthy, from regulating your immune system and balancing your blood sugar to helping you maintain your weight and influencing your mood.
As the food you chew and swallow makes its way into the intestine (where your gut microbes live), the good guys continue to break it down into smaller components that your body can absorb.
Probiotics improve your overall nutrient absorption, helping you absorb all the valuable vitamins and minerals you need to thrive.
Glutamine is a vital amino acid and accounts for 60% of all amino acids in muscle tissue. Regular intense training, dieting and stress deplete your muscles’ natural glutamine stores. This process breaks down muscle tissue. The ability to reverse it by recovering from training and repairing muscle tissue at an accelerated pace is crucial to building up muscle and strength.
Supplementing with extra L-Glutamine helps maintain high muscular Glutamine levels which in turn speeds up muscle tissue repair and growth. Daily consumption of L-Glutamine helps maximize your muscle building results. NUTREX RESEARCH GLUTAMINE DRIVE® consists of pure L-Glutamine. It is unflavored and can easily be added to any beverage of your choice. Adding a scoop of GLUTAMINE DRIVE® to your post-workout drink or meal will greatly enhance muscle repair and primes your body for faster muscle tissue growth.
Recommended Use: Mix 1 scoop with 6-8oz of water or your favorite beverage. Consume 1 serving upon waking and 1 serving before bed. Consume one additional serving after your workout on training days.
Outlift Ready to Drink: 1/2 bottle to 1 bottle pre-workout
Outlift Concentrate: 1/2 scoop to 1 scoop pre-workout
Outlift Amped: 1/2 scoop to 1 scoop pre-workout
Outlift Clinical Edge: 1/2 scoop to 1 scoop pre-workout
Lighter stimulant for evening training:
Amino Charger plus Energy (add in a scoop of creatine if looking to suppement creatine in)
Amino Charger plus Energy upon awakening or midday
Fat burner options:
- Lipo6x up to 2 pills at 2x daily as directed on bottle
- Lipo Black 1 pill a day up to 2x a day as directed on bottle
- Lipo6 Dynamix powder 1 scoop in morning and up to 2 scoops per day as directed on bottle
Outlift stim free: 1 scoop pre-workout
L-Carnitine: 2 pills pre-workout
Fat burner options (can use both):
- Lipo6 stim free up to 2 pills at 2x daily as directed on bottle
- Lipo6 defining gel
Amino Drive - 1 scoop Morning, Midday, Before bed
Amino Charger plus Hydration - 1 scoop Morning, Intra-workout, Midday, Before bed
ISOFIT is a pure whey protein isolate.
It’s ultra-fast digesting and absorbing for the ultimate muscle recovery support after intense training or anytime of day.
Lactose and gluten free
25g of instantized whey isolate protein per serving
Packed with 5.9g BCAAs and 12.2g EAAs
Created with cross-flow microfiltration
per scoop: 1.5g fat, 2g carbs, 25g protein 120 calories
Peanut Butter Toffee
An advanced multi-protein formula supplying your muscles with 25 grams of high-quality protein per serving. Rather than just focusing on a single protein source, MUSCLE INFUSION is packed with a blend of several performance proteins to maximize growth.
per scoop: 2.5g fat, 7g carbs, 25g protein 150 calories