What are the benefits of taking supplements? Are there even any? What supplements do you take, how much, etc.?! Sometimes all of the information on being healthy can be really overwhelming and can often result in just not doing anything. Often times people get supplements confused as ‘diet pills’ which are definitely not the same. Taking supplements to enhance your workouts and health are the only reasons people should take them. When people take diet pills for a fad to speed up their metabolism temporarily it usually is a waste of money, doesn’t work and isn’t good for your body.
Supplements that I take include 1400mg Fish Oil, 1300mg Evening Primrose Oil, Digest-All IC, Women’s One a Day, Whey Protein and BCAAs.
I am going to tell you the benefit of each of these things and why I recommend taking them.
Fish Oil: Contains EFAs (essential fatty acids) which help with joints, heart health and fat loss. You need EFAs containing the highest grades of DHA and EPA along with the fat-blasting fatty acid GLA and specific minerals for building lean muscle, improving body composition and exercise performance. They have been shown to affect insulin sensitivity and your ability to put on lean muscle and helps with weight management. They are also good for your heart and cholesterol.
Evening Primrose Oil: Where you get your GLA amounts and Linoleic acids.
Digest-All IC: helps your body digest all of the nutrients from your meals and creates healthy bacteria for your immune system.
Women’s One A Day: self-explanatory; gives your body all of the vitamins it needs.
Whey Protein: helps build the muscles back up after a workout and is nice to use as a snack to curb hunger.
BCAAs: essential aminos metabolized in the muscle that are the building blocks of protein. They are essential to muscle repair/muscle growth by helping increase protein production, allowing more muscle growth and quicker muscle recovery. These are especially important for vegetarians.
Comment below what you take to supplement your body and how beneficial they are to your health!