Ever walk into a supplement retail store, look around with 1,000’s of bottles staring at you, and a retail clerk from a huge supplement company coming over to you just waiting to sell you the next best thing? Â Do you know what the next best thing is? Â If you don’t know these employees will sell you anything and everything. Â I spent years in the supplement business, and I have witnessed these selling tactics first hand. Â Let me be honest with you, I love selling supplements and talking to people about what fits their needs and lifestyle, but the last thing I ever want to do is tell someone to buy something they do not need. Â If you walked into my house you would see all sorts of supplements because I truly believe they benefit anyone who wants to be healthier.
With that being said, what supplements should you take to be healthier? Â What supplements should you take when you workout? Â Let’s see, there are thousands of supplements out there and numerous companies trying to get you to buy their brand, but are those brands and supplements the one’s that truly fit your needs and lifestyle? Â Let me reiterate that everyone has a different lifestyle so supplements will vary from person to person, yet there are a handful of supplements that everyone can take regardless of lifestyle and goals. Â I put together a list of five supplements that you would feel comfrontable buying when you walk into any supplement store.
Before you see the list, you should pay attention to a few things when buying these supplements. Â First, you get what you pay for. Â What do I mean? Â Cheap supplements use cheap ingredients like binding agents for pills. Â There are some national brands that use wax coding to bind their pills, which makes your body not able to break it down fast enough to absorb in the body. Â If it doesn’t absorb fast enough your body will just get rid of it, and you will waste your money and lack nutrients from that point. Â Secondly, just because you see a big name on a brand doesn’t mean they use that brand, it just means they are representing that company. Â Furthermore, you want high potency per serving so you get the most out of your package of supplements. Â For example, fish oil is commonly sold as 1,000 mg of fish oil, but do you look at the EPA and DHA potency on the back of the bottle. Â Some bottles only put 300 mg of EPA and DHA in their fish oil, yet it says 1,000 mg of omega 3. Â They put the right amount of omega 3’s in the bottle, but the nutrients you actually need is EPA and DHA, which it is lacking. Â Look down at number 3 of the supplement list to reference how much fish oil you should take per day. Â Finally, multivitamins should be at the highest absorption rate possible so please buy powder or a pill from GNC (they built their company off of vitamins). Â You won’t regret spending more money on your multivitamins. Â Any questions after reading the list, please contact us and ask questions: getÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Multivitamin:Â Take a daily vitamin with food every day to make sure you are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals throughout the day. Enrie by Nutrakey is a great one, and the one I use myself. Powder vitamins have a better absorption rate too than pills.
- Whey Protein:Â Best protein source is whey isolate hydrolyzed, but itâ€™s more expensive than a blended protein. Want to gain more muscle and have less fat? Use whey isolate than. You can find a great protein atÂ OnPointNutrition.comÂ like Dymatize ISO-100, BPI ISO HD, or BPI Whey HD.
- Fish Oil:Â You need to take 800-1000 mg of EPA/DHA combined per day. It is a natural anti-inflammatory so it will help with muscle soreness, weight loss, heart, cholesterol, etc. Use Coreomega!
- Pre-workout:Â Need help with energy and endurance for your workout? Then, you need some pre-workout. Use these brands forbestresults. WhiteFlood(greatstarterwithagreatpumpandenergy),BPI1-MR(morecaffeineandgreatenergy),RX-S Supplements 20/20 Weight loss (great energy without crash and helps burn that fat at the same time), or Cellucoreâ€™s NO3 (non- caffeinated) are great energy boosts.
- BCAA:Â They help your bodyâ€™s muscle not break down as fast allowing more endurance and time to train without fatiguing. Leucine is the main amino acid that allows your body to intake (absorb) more protein so it is HIGHLY recommended that you buy some BCAA. Drink these before or during your workout on training days. For an added recovery agent drink these during the day instead of soda or Crystal Light. Buy Sanâ€™s BCAA or Inner Armor BCAA, which have a great ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. The more leucine you can have, the better off you are by not letting your body fatigue as fast.