BodyFit Supplements Guide
There is no one supplement that will ever bring you the results that you desire. When first starting out it is very tempting to buy the next “magic pill” that is going to make you thin or get you ripped. The reality is, 95% of the supplements out there are straight crap.
The combination of eating the right foods and doing the right exercises is what your focus should be on! Supplements are simply an add on to your daily regimen.
The supplements list below is just a small list for starters. Depending on your goals, there are other supplements that will help, but that is a topic for another day. The four we will be going over today are ones we can all benefit from:
1. Multi Vitamin
If you eat a balanced diet with lots of vegetables and whole natural foods, many times you will not need to take a multi-vitamin. The reason to take one however is to ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals into your diet.
It is a good back up plan to have, and it won’t hurt to take one daily.
One that I have been hearing a lot of talk about as of late is a product called, Athletic Greens. It is a multi vitamin on steroids (ok not actual steroids!) and I have only heard very positive reviews about it.
It is a little pricier than most multi-vitamins (and I have heard the taste is pretty bad) but other than that it is said to be an incredible product. I will be ordering my first batch soon so I will give you my full review after cycling through it!
There has been much talk about fish oil over the past several years about all the incredible benefits that it brings. Take a look at a few of the many benefits below:
- Lowers body fat
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Better recovery
- Better brain function
- Less inflammation
- Less depression
These are just a few of the many benefits that fish oils can bring. Fish oils are a “must” supplement that people should take.
For the recommended dosage, I highly encourage you to read this article. It has tons of science and does a great job of explaining the importance of just how much fish oil you should take each day: Fish Oil Supplementation
3. Protein Powder
You do not technically NEED to take a protein powder supplement but it is an easy way to help meet your protein needs for the day or to get in a quick meal. If possible, always try and get your protein from real food sources first (eggs, chicken, grass fed meats, fish, etc.)
I do not recommend having more than one protein shake a day. The best times to have your protein shake is either after a workout or first thing in the morning. Other than that, fill yourself with real food!
The best kind of protein you can get is grass fed whey protein. Grass Fed Whey is much more expensive but if you can pocket it, that is the way to go. If not, you can stick with any good whey protein powder. Just be sure to take it after workouts or within 30 minutes of waking up.
For Grass Fed Whey, click HERE!
You can find lots of different whey protein options HERE!
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D supplements have been getting more and more popular as of late and for good reason. Take a look at a few of the benefits:
- It helps absorb nutrients such as calcium and phosphorus which play a big part in keeping your bones and immune system strong
- Helps regulate blood pressure
- Reduces stress
- Helps relieve body aches
- Reduces respiratory infections
- Aids in insulin secretion
- Improves cardiovascular health
And many more! My brother swears by Vitamin D supplements especially when it comes to getting sick. He will take 4-5 capsules when he feels a sickness coming on, and says it works every time to stop the oncoming sickness in its tracks.
The best way to get your Vitamin D is through the natural source of sunlight. For some however, sunlight isn’t always an option for one reason or another (winter, work inside all day, etc.) If that’s the case, be sure to supplement with some Vitamin D to make up for the missed sunlight.
For supplementation it is recommended to take 4000 IU per day if you cannot get into the sunlight. If the sun is available, I always recommend doing that first to get your Vitamin D for the day. 20-30 minutes is usually enough time to soak up all the Vitamin D you would need!
You have always got to be careful when it comes to the supplements that are out there. The supplements above are ones that anyone can take and find benefits from.
Remember, for optimal health, your focus should always be on the foods you eat and the workouts you do. This is what will bring you lifelong lasting health!
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