Posted March 14, 2013on:
Since I started my new fitness regimen, I decided it was probably best to heed the advice of so many trainers and articles and start adding dietary supplements. Before I bought anything I did some research to make sure that what I get is appropriate for the type of lifestyle I am currently living. Once I bought it all and it made its way to me (THE NEXT DAY), I was a little surprised by how much I was going to be taking. I had to re-research some of the supplements.
As you can see, it really does look like a lot. Honestly though, there are only five supplements there, but the dosage is two pills. The back amber-colored capsules are a smart fats complex (as in Omega 3′s). The green ones are my Vitamin C. The beige colored pills are my multivitamins. The ugly yellow ones are my fish oil pills… my least favorite. And the two big ones in the center are Vitamin D.
I also use whey protein as a way to get more protein into my diet, because honestly, I can only eat so many meats and beans. :) I also take a green tea extract supplement and a BCAA supplement. The BCAA stands for Branched Chained Amino Acids. I take both supplements before my workout, so that by the time I’m done working out, the BCAA is already in there, doing its job.
Here is a quick run down of the benefits of each one:
BCAA – helps with the rebuilding of muscle after strength training
Green Tea Extract – helps burn fat and gives a small amount of energy
Vitamin C – boost immune system health
Vitamin D – supports bone health as well as supporting thyroid functions
Multivitamin – provides the fundamental building blocks of nutrition
Fish Oil – an essential fatty acid, helps rebuild existing cells and create new ones, as well as supporting cardiovascular health and joint flexibility
Smart Blend – enhances body fat reduction, increases your immune system, and support cardiovascular health