5 supplements that REALLY work and get REAL RESULTS! I get asked this all the time. Behind diet and meal planning this is the next most common question I get. I try different supplements all the time but a few are staples in my daily routine. These are the 5 that I just wouldn’t want to live without.
Number one may be a bit of a shocker, but I can’t start my day without a cup of coffee.
Yes, I listed coffee as a supplement. Coffee gets a bad rap but it has many benefits. It’s when you start adding all the other junk to it that the cons start to out-weigh the pros.
- Biggest source of antioxidants in the Western Diet
- Increases Energy
- Improves mood
- Improves Cognitive function
- Can increase fat burning by up to 29%
- May protect from and fight a number of diseases including: Parkinsons, Alzeimers, stroke, Type II Diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
- Drastically improve performance
Shakeology has been a staple in my diet for over 2 years. (This should be number one, but I seriously can’t live without coffee)
- Makes Fatloss easier (especially when on a calorie deficit)
- High in protein
- No need for multi-vitamin
- Complete meal replacement (much better than just a protein shake or protein bar)
- Low GI score (keeps blood sugar stable-prevents massive cravings)
- Taste is awesome
The list of benefits goes on and on with this one. My favorite benefit though….I literally have not been sick or gotten the flu not even once since I started using this supp. I have no doubts about the health benefits and immune boosting abilities of it (and I don’t get the flu shot)
More info and Benefits———–> GetRippedShake.com
If you don’t know why you should be taking a protein supp, then you’ve been living under a rock.
And if you’re serious about building lean muscle then this is a key supplement and should be a staple in any food plan. YES, it’s possible to get all of your protein needs from food sources, BUT it takes a very disciplined approach to meal planning that is usually only accomplished by advanced athletes and trainers, even then it can be difficult for many to hit their protein goals without a supplement.
My protein of choice is ISO-100 by Dymatize.
More Info ————-> Here
Creatine is another supplement that if you’re serious about building muscle then it’s a no brainer…YOU SHOULD be using it!
All of the major brands offer high quality pure creatine monohydrate, which is all you need. Also, many of the protein powders and pre-workouts now come with creatine as an included ingredient. 5-10 grams per day is all that is needed. I use Creature by Beast Sports and I’m really liking it. It contains the TOP 5 forms of creatine: Creapure®, Creatine MagnaPower®, Creatine AKG, Creatine Anhydrous, and Crea-Trona®
Check it out—————->HERE
Some people love em’ some hate em’. I love em’.
Pre-workouts are one of the FEW supplements that give you INSTANT effects. You literally see and feel the effects of a pre-workout supplement within a few minutes of taking it.
There are basically two types:
- Stimulant Pre-workouts
- Non-Stimulant Pre-workouts (also known as “PUMP” Pre-workouts)
I like both. Most of the stimulant pre-workouts have pump products in them. If you are unfamiliar, pump products improve blood flow and enhance the “pump” that you get from your workout. They actually enhance it quite significantly. They also tout better nutrient delivery, better endurance, as well as faster recovery.
If you don’t tolerate stimulants well, then you can just go with any of the No2 or No3 supplements that don’t contain stimulants.
Hemovol is without a doubt the best pump and blood flow supplement I have ever used.
If you decide to go with a pre-workout, it’s important to remember to take a “stim break” every few months to give your system a rest and prevent a tolerance build up.
Theres a few other supplements that I highly recommend (such as Fish Oil) but I’ll save that for another post.
Now that you know what supplements work, do you know what foods you should be eating to get results?
It’s easier than you think
It’s also cheaper than you think…as in less than $100.