“What supplements do you use?” is such a common question. I try to get as much nutrition as possible through real foods, but sometimes you need an additional kick. I’ve provided my recommendations below:
Vitamin D – Most people are deficient in Vitamin D, and after years of living in grey Syracuse I know I am!
BCAA’s – Since I train fasted, I take BCAA’s before my workout. This study shows that BCAA supplementation increases resistance to fatigue and enhances lipid oxidation during exercise in glycogen-depleted subjects.
Turmeric – Taking turmeric can help lower inflammation, and it’s better absorbed by the body when taken with black pepper.
Fish Oil – The omega 3’s in fish oil help reduce inflammation and improve the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio in the body.
Greens powder – There are so many benefits, but I started taking this when I learned how beneficial a varied diet is when it comes to gut health. It also comes in handy when I’m going to be traveling or eating out later in the day. This way I know I get a lot of my nutritional needs out of the way early!
Protein powder – Since I am super picky about meat, protein powder is the most convenient way for me to get protein on the go. I love most quest flavors, but peanut butter combines SO well with the above chocolate-flavored greens powder.
There you have it! Have you tried any of these? Let me know below. And if not: what are your must-have supplements?