Top 6 Supplement Recommendations
I wanted to make this blog post to make sure you have the knowledge and access to the best supplementation in the world + free shipping. Please, read through this blog post about the supplements that I recommend to build muscle, lose fat, and overall, improve your health.
Are supplements necessary to achieve the goal you have? No. Supplements are not necessary. But if your training and nutrition is dialed in, the next step towards helping you achieve that goal is supplementation.
As many of you know, I am not going to push supplementation onto my clients. That being said, there are a few different supplements that I do recommend for general health purposes, for optimizing cellular function, for supporting optimal performance in the gym and for building lean quality muscle. These are the supplements that have been scientifically proven to help aid you in building muscle, losing fat, and becoming generally, healthier. Below, I am going to lay out my top 6 supplements that I would recommend utilizing if you want to achieve your best physique, your best performance, or simply to feel better every single day! If you have specific questions, reach out to me and I will assist you in choosing the best possible option for you.
I will explain the benefits of some of these supplements below, with hyperlinks to the supplements that I take. Questions? Concerns? I am happy to help you achieve your goals, just reach out!
Click on the heading of each product and it will link you directly to the supplement that I recommend. This link also gives you FREE shipping.
Best taken within 1-2 hours of your workout. I would suggest taking in around 35-45 grams of protein through Isolate Protein Powder. Make sure that the nutrition panel is not loaded with extra fats and carbohydrates, because that shows that the protein powder has "fillers" in their mix & that's not the best of quality. We are wanting to get a high quality, broken down isolate protein powder that is quickly digesting and quickly absorbed to allow you to start the recovery process as soon as possible. It's definitely not necessary to drink this immediately upon finishing your workout, but research shows there could be some benefits to drinking it within a 2 hour time frame.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative from the Isolate Protein Powder, then look no further. When we are looking at building muscle, we want to spike protein synthesis about 4-5 times per day. Spiking protein synthesis is easy with a protein powder. If it's been a few hours from your last meal and you need to get that spike, then this protein powder would be perfect. It's a bit more "filling" than the isolate protein because this protein will digest at a slower rate and will mimic digestion of a full meal. Loaded with interesting flavors like Cinnamon Cookie Batter, you can't go wrong with any flavors like that!
This product is recommended for every body. It contains blends of superfoods, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and includes 11+ servings of fruits and vegetables! If you are looking for something that is 100% natural with no synthetic ingredients that will help with digestion, cellular function, and fills in the gaps of your day to day diet, then this product is for you. Click on the hyperlink above to watch the video for more information.
If you are always concerned about getting in enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and tons of other beneficial supplementation, then look no further. This is a complete daily multivitamin that features antioxidants, fruit & vegetables superfood blend, essential fatty acids, probiotics, and even CoQ10. All of these ingredients will help you feel good inside the gym and out. In order to demand the best from your body, you need to give it the ingredients to perform in that way.
I'm a huge advocate of pre-workout especially given the research with caffeine consumption increasing strength significantly when taken before a workout. When looking for a pre-workout, not only do we want something between 200-400 mg of caffeine, but we're wanting to look at some of the pump and endurance ingredients as well. You're going to want a supplement that contains Agmatine Sulfate or Citrulline Malate; something to enhance the blood flow to the desired muscle. Beta-Alanine has been shown beneficial for higher repetition exercise and longer exercise bouts, as well. There are actually 2 different pre workout that I recommend - Megawatt V2 is a great pre-workout with all necessary ingredients but isn't too heavy on the stimulants. If you are a stimulant junkie like myself, then Project-1 is the best choice for you, as it contains BCAA, creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine, and agmatine sulfate with citrulline malate.
Creatine is the #1 most researched supplement in the world. If you don't take any supplementation but you want to be stronger, bigger, leaner, and more muscular - then taking creatine monohydrate is a no brainer. I would recommend taking 5 grams of creatine monohydrate every single day at the same time of the day (timing doesn't matter in the grand scheme), but just to stay consistent. Try to take it with a simple sugar - even if it's a small amount.
Hopefully you enjoyed this blog post & can pick and choose a few of the highest quality supplements that I recommend. Remember, supplementation is not necessary by any means to achieve your goal. But it can be beneficial and support your goals and I can attest to the product quality of each and every one of these!
All the best,
Bachelor's Sports Science
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Correct Exercise Specialist