Today’s post is all about supplements! I get asked quite a lot about what supplements I take and what supplements should you be taking, so I wanted to do up a post including my favorite supplements.
There are so many different supplements on the market with more and more coming out daily, all of which claim to be the best at what they do, so its easy to get a bit overwhelmed and confused when wanting to chose the right ones for you.
Price is another factor to supplements you can buy an identical product in two different packages sometimes the ‘better quality option’ being three times the price of the cheaper version, when in reality it is the exact same product! I recommend when you find an expensive and cheap version of a supplement when out shopping or online check the nutritional value and ingredients and 99% you will find the exact same ingredients and save yourself some money!
Let me start by saying every one is different, we have different diets and different needs so I want to give a general focus in this post, these are supplements that I take daily and will benefit anybody who takes them.
Calcium & Vitamin D
Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
I cut out dairy from my diet for a number of reasons so I have to make sure that I am getting enough calcium, its also hugely important to make sure your bodies getting enough calcium now other wise as you get older (and grayer) you’ll run into problems.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
CLA supplementation was also shown to improve the lean mass to body fat ratio, decreasing fat deposition, especially on the abdomen, and enhancing muscle growth. CLA achieves this reaction by it reduces body fat by enhancing insulin sensitivity so that fatty acids and glucose can pass through muscle cell membranes and away from fat tissue . This results in an improved muscle to fat ratio.
Compelling evidence also indicates that CLA can promote youthful metabolic function and reduce body fat. The unique mechanism by which this fatty acid protects against disease makes it an important addition to any supplement program.
If you are looking to get lean, then this is the amino acid you need. Carnitine transfers long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. Promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time. These are also commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria.
Omega 3 Fish Oil
Fish oil benefits are used in the treatment of many health issues including: heart disease, ADHD, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, alzheimer’s disease, eczema, diabetes, cancer, weakened immunity, autoimmune disease and macular degeneration.
Also, it’s been proven to aid the body in weight loss, fertility, healthy pregnancy, healthy skin and increased energy.PA