We got a message this week asking if we can go over a guide to what supplements we take. We want to begin by explaining that there is no magic pill. The magic formula is proper nutrition and hardwork! Supplements are Supplements! They are a way to “supplement” any deficits in minerals and vitamins that you may not be achieving from your diet. Your goal should be to eat 5-6 or 7 small clean meals every three hours with an array of healthy foods to obtain the majority of your minerals and vitamins naturally, and use supplements to fill the gap in areas you may be lacking.
What we currently use are a multi, calcium and Vitamin D supplement and organic, non GMO protein shakes (They have plant based and Whey options) with undenatured protein sweetened with Stevia and no artificial ingredients or chemicals. (You can email us at Elizabethmorganfit@gmail.com if you are interested in which brand we recommend and why). The other supplements we may try and cycle on and off depending on our goals such as BCAA for performance and Glutamine for recovery.
OUR GUIDE TO SUPPLEMENTS
Multi Vitamin ( We take one a day )– Being deficient in any one of the essential vitamins your body requires will hinder the efficiency of chemical reactions in the body, such as the breakdown and digestion of proteins.
Calcium (cycle on a off depending on goals )– Calcium is essential to maintaining total body health. Your body needs it every day not just to keep your bones and teeth strong over your lifetime, but to ensure proper functioning of muscles and nerves.
Vit D (cycle on and off depending on goals) – Encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous thus helping to form and maintain strong bones.
BCAA’s ( We take before and after workouts) – BCAAs stands for branched chain amino acids. These molecular structure consists of leucine, valine and isoleucine. BCAAs help build and maintain lean muscle. Essential amino acids are the building blocks for healthy muscles, skin, nails and other body tissues.
L-Glutamine ( after workouts) – Can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism, and help in muscle recovery.
Protein powder ( we take before or after workouts) – This protein is readily absorbed by the body and perfect for fueling muscles after training. We recommend organic, NON GMO and plant based powders like Sunwarrior. (Sun warrior.com)