top of page

Do I Need To Take Workout Supplements?

When you exercise regularly, it’s important to put the right things in your body so you get optimal results. A lot of people ask me if they need to take any supplements. I always advise clients to focus on eating the right FOODS first. Once a meal strategy is in place, we determine if supplementation is necessary. If you’re working out 3 or more times per week, taking a supplement might be a good idea. But which one? The list can be long, so let’s narrow things down. Let’s assume you’re looking for something low calorie that will help you stay energized while exercising, and help you recover from your workouts. I suggest you start with Amino Acids.

Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein, but they serve many functions in the human body. These compounds help strengthen our immune system through maintaining the health of blood cells, and they can also improve digestion. Both these functions can decrease inflammation in the body, which can help fight disease and lower body fat. Certain amino acids also aid in the production of growth hormones, and energy you need to workout. Since protein is composed of amino acids, it stands to reason that they help repair muscle tissues. As you can see, having a substantial amount of amino acids flowing through your body will benefit you before, during, and after your workouts.

Some Amino Acids are sold as capsules whereas others come in powder form that you can add to your water. Since most powders are flavored, drinking water becomes more pleasurable for people, like me, who struggle to stay hydrated. Some Amino Acid powders are combined with other things like caffeine to give you extra “pre-workout” energy, and to promote “fat burning” in the body. I personally don’t like caffeinated drinks, but to each his own. Be sure to get a supplement that contains multiple amino acids.

Below are a couple of my recommendations

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All