This post will touch on my top 3 supplements you should be taking and why.
Plus two bonus Items and honorable mentions
The quality of ingredients makes a huge difference in how your body absorbs nutrients.
Cheap supplements are made from cheap ingredients. A good way to think of things, would be to use a car analogy. There is some things a street mechanic, can fix with no problem, and certain things only a skilled licensed can fix.Our bodies can get some nutrients, from cheap products, but it’s not optimal.
Pharmaceutical/Performance grade ingredients
We need to fuel ourselves properly, outside of the RDA and Daily allowances. Most supplements on the market are accounting for the lost antioxidants, and lost minerals that play a huge role in our recovery. This creates a problem, with how we feel while in the gym and even the subsequent days following a workout. The better we recover the better the results.
NO, your not getting what you need from food.
Unless you’re eating 100% organic foods grown in the right regions, that have the proper nutrients in the soil you’re not getting what you need from food alone. The same foods, grown on the same farms, year in and year out have left the soil depleted, therefore lacking the nutrients we need. GMO products only further the lack of nutrients in our foods.
Multi Performance Complex
This is better than your one a day multi, which may be under dosed in ingredients. The things that stand out in this product are as follows.
- Green tea phytosome to support energy and fat metabolism.
- Curcumin phytosome to promote healthy inflammation response.
- Relora® to support relaxation, rest and recovery from exercise and everyday stress.
- Helps enhance your exercise, recovery and immune system
- AM formula for daytime energy, PM formula for nighttime recovery
Scientifically proven to make you stronger and fitter. Amino acids aren’t just for body builders and elite athletes. They’re also great for anyone who wants to build lean muscle mass, get stronger and have more energy. And people who want to lose weight or recover from workouts faster.
If any or all of the benefits above sound good to you, you should consider taking Life Time Amino Complex, a dietary supplement that helps promote:
- Lean muscle mass and strength
- Insulin sensitivity
- Enhanced energy and metabolism
- Mitochondrial biogenesis
- Increased exercise capacity and recovery
Omega-3 Fish Oil
The finest fish oil you can find. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. That’s because fish are a great source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids that help support heart, brain, nerve and eye health.
But what if you don’t like fish? Then Life Time Omega-3 Fish Oil is just what the heart doctor ordered. Each gelcap provides you with 600 mg of ultra-purified EPA and DHA Omega-3s. You won’t find any heavy metals or toxins here. Plus, they’re flavored with real peppermint oil. Take one gelcap a day and you’re good to go.
Not all whey proteins are created equal. What sets Life Time Grass Fed Whey Protein apart is that it comes from cows that graze on the rich, green pastures of New Zealand. These cows are never injected with milk-producing hormones. And their diet is free of bad stuff like chemical additives and antibiotics.
Its an honorable mention, because protein, consumption should go without saying.
Scosche Heart Rate monitor
The RHYTHM+ heart rate monitor comfortably wraps around your forearm. Using optical sensors, it sees and measures your blood flow and body movement to accurately monitor your heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed, pace and more.
Honorable mention, because it’s something I use on all my clients, and in group classes. After every workout you know exactly what you accomplished, in terms of fat burned, and calories burned.