Six Supplements For Getting In Shape

11 February 2020

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Supplements can be a great tool to boost your health, fitness, and wellbeing. Whether you want to build new lean muscle, burn more fat, or have better skin, there’s a supplement that can help. Most of us can get a range of vitamins, nutrients, and other compounds from our diet, but if you need some help to get everything you need, then reach for these supplements.

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  1. BCAAs. The body needs sufficient quantities of amino acids to best maximize muscle growth. The most important amino acids are the three branched-chain amino acids; leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs are a good source of protein if you are dieting or following a calorie-counting regime.
  2. Creatine. Before taking a supplement you want to be sure that it is safe and well-researched. One of the most researched is creatine. Creatine is vital for aiding short burst of muscle contraction and explosive power, making them a great option for weight training or other strength-based sports. Take creatine after a session of weight training alongside a source of carbohydrate. 
  3. Fish oil. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for your overall health and can provide all kinds of benefits in various areas including fat-burning, cognitive function, and hormonal output. Oily fish is a great source of Omega 3, but this is not something that most of us eat enough of. A supplement is the easiest way to make sure you’re getting enough. 
  4. Greens. Like fish oil, you can get all the nutrients you need from a diet that is rich in leafy greens, but if you aren’t getting what you need from your food, then you can add a greens powder to your routine to make up the difference. Chose a green powder that has plenty of fiber, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and wheatgrass.
  5. Vitamin D. Vitamin D mainly comes from exposure to sunlight, so during the winter months, your levels can drop very low. Without enough Vitamin D, your testosterone output, mood, bone density, and energy levels can all suffer. If you aren’t getting outside in the sun very much, take a Vitamin D supplement. 
  6. Whey protein. Whey is rich in BCAAs which are essential for the repair of sore muscles and trigger growth. It is very useful as a supplement as it has a high quantity of leucine and can be digested quickly. Whey protein is ideal for pre or post-workout to aid recovery or can be combined with casein for a replacement meal. 
Before starting to take any kind of supplement, always speak to your GP first. Some supplements can interact with medications, so it’s even more important to do this if you are taking medication of any kind, are pregnant, or breast-feeding. Supplements are also not a replacement for a balanced diet or exercise and should be used alongside a healthy, active lifestyle for the best results. 

If you’re looking to find out more about non-invasive fat removal, then you can look into non-surgical options or supplements like coconut oil.

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