The Role of Supplements in a Health and Fitness Program

Are fitness supplements worth the cost?

N.O. Xplode, Aromatest, and Anabolic Halo all have three things in common.

Shiny bottles, hefty price tag, and big promises.

The NYTimes just ran a fitness article about designer supplements and the billions of dollars Americans spend each year. The main market for these supplements are young men who desire to achieve the ideal male physique.

Can supplement companies outsmart nature?

Gaining muscle is difficult. For a guy to get a ripped, muscular physique, he has to literally live the lifestyle. And when two out of every three people are overweight or obese, this society does not make it easy to get lean.

Supplement companies make big promises. Increased muscularity, massive muscle pumps, shredded abdominals, and stronger libido can be found on the labels of fitness supplements. With these pills, they promise, you can use advanced technology to gain muscle.

But this is foolish because nature got it right the first time. In fact, the robustness of the immune system is intrinsically linked to the potential strength and power output of every gym goer. That means you need a functioning immune system for a big bench press.

Everything you need…you can find in nature, almost.

I just received a good multi-vitamin as a free sample from a top company. But, looking at the ingredients, and considering the foods I consumed today, I can’t imagine that I’ll be even using this multivitamin. To give you a clue of the food I ate today, it included eight pieces of fruits, and at least ten servings of vegetables, along with lentils and quinoa. Why in the world would I need a multivitamin?

But, there are a few minor essential elements that my diet lacks…

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids — so I take fish oil supplement daily.

Vitamin D — so I take Vitamin-D 4,000 IU every other day.

Recovery Drink (Carb/Protein) —  I do support the use of a designer Recovery Drink with simple carbs and whey protein to consume following workouts. A designer recovery drink can really boost muscle growth, hormone levels, and fat loss.

Focus on the core essentials

The American food system doesn’t make it easy to get enough nutrients, but no one ever said life was easy. If you really want a ripped body, you’ve got to dedicate yourself to healthy food at least 80% of the time.

And if you want to have some extra fun, then try out more supplements, because a lot of them actually WILL give you a boost. Just focus on the core first.

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The MUST HAVE Super Supplements for Health and Fitness

What makes these MUST HAVE Supplements?

Besides the fact that they could save your life…

Nutritional deficiency leads to suffering, while nutrient abundance promotes actual vitality.

For the young, suffering from nutrient deficiency may go on mostly unnoticeable. But as the decades rage on, their bodies deteriorate.

What if you can stop this?

What if you could make your body even better?

What if you benefited from…

1. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

While oily fish are known for their high concentrations of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, this essential fatty acid also grows in various plant forms. The problem is that most people cannot consume two wild fish filets per week, every week, for the entire year. Yet, that’s how our ancestors evolved — both cavemen and the J-Man ate fish.

Why Omega-3s?

Eat these foods AND supplement

Omega-3’s are high quality oils that the cells in your body adore. Strong cell walls turn into a more robust system, and that efficiency promotes everything from brain functionality to sexual functionality. We’re talking cardiovascular and circulatory health of course.

Reinterpret WHY to GOTTA HAVE.

Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids. It cannot be produced by the body and must be achieved via digestion of omega-3 oils in some form.

Supplementing is easy.

1,000 mg capsules of Fish Oil or Flaxseed Oil. Take 4 per day in split doses with meals.

Now go forth and enjoy healthier skin, happier joints, and a cardiovascular system that fine women shall adore.

2. The Vitamin D

My fine reader, this is the sun vitamin. In the summer time, your skin synthesizes the Vitamin-D3 and nearly every cell in your body has a receptor site for it. It’s a vitamin and a necessary prohormone — precurser to healthy hormone balance.

With Vitamin D, people face each new day with open arms.

As a king, Vitamin-D3 stands on top with regard to Bone Health. Without D, you’ll have trouble absorbing calcium, and therefore weaker teeth and bones. It is most well known for bone health.

But what other people don’t realize is that it plays a role in weight loss, performance, vision, metabolism, and so much more.

Chances are, you’re not getting enough. In fact, 70% of kids are deficient, and they spend more time outdoors.

Supplementing is easy.

2,000 IU dose of Vitamin-D3. Take one per day.

The other essentials can be found in a healthy diet…

To recap, Fish Oil and Vitamin D for vitality.

For all of your other needs, unless directed by a medical professional, I invite you to shop the raw produce aisle.

If you still have money left over in your supplement budget, there are thousands of opportunities to help you reach your goals. Some will endow you with fantastical results, while others barely raise an eyebrow. Either way, start with the essentials and build up — a strong foundation keeps you on top.

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