Supplements

Supplements can be used to fill in any nutritional gaps OR make it easier to get all of those nutrients in.

As a fitness professional focused on quality, I have reviewed many (many!) supplements, and only a few have stood out as excellent.  They are they supplements I love and use myself, and I recommend them to all of my clients.  They are:

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ShakeologyMeal Replacement Shake.

Drinking this for the past 7 years has increased my health tremendously, and is the only meal replacement shake I will drink.  It replaces a traditional vitamin mineral supplement and a meal.  I enjoy it every morning for breakfast within 30 minute of my workout.  It includes:

Antioxidants, Phytonutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals – to help fight free radical damage and help support a healthy immune system.
Adaptogens – herbs traditionally used to help the body adapt and respond to the effects of stress.
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes – to help nutrient absorption and support regularity and healthy digestion.
Protein and Fiber – to fuel muscle repair and reduce sugar cravings.

It brings me peace of mind knowing that, once I have my Shakeology, all of my most important nutritional bases are covered.  It’s excellent!

shakeology

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Nordic NaturalsComplete Omega-D3.fish-oil

This easy softgel provides full-spectrum essential fatty acid support that blends omega-
3s EPA
and DHA from fish oil for a healthy heart, normal brain function, and a positive mood, with omega-6 GLA from borage oil for healthy joints and skin, and omega-9. An added 1000 I.U. natural vitamin D3 enhances bone, immune, and mood health.  This one is good!

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Natural Vitality – Calcium Magnesium fizzy teacalcium

This wonderful fizzy drink promotes healthy magnesium levels and balances calcium intake, helping me feel less stressed and more relaxed.  I enjoy it warm right before bedtime and it prepares me for a good night’s sleep.  Ahhhh!

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Beachbody Performance – Energize Pre-Workout drink.

This al-natural drink ignites energy and sharpens focus during my training.  Key ingredients include beta-alanine, low-dose caffeine from green tea, and plant-based quercetin scientifically shown to delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue, improve performance, and help you push with maximum intensity.  I drink this about 10 minutes before any intense training session (most days!).

 

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Iron Code – Raw Iron.

This supplement contains 22mg of gentle whole food iron along with vitamins C, B-12 and folate to support iron absorption and utilization.  Supports blood, heart, eye, immune system and reproductive health.  It also contains live probiotics and enzymes to support easy, healthy digestion after I take the pill.  I take this every other day.

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Reserveage – Keratin Booster with Biotin.

Keratin is a protein found naturally in the body.  It aids in protecting and repairing damaged hair, nails and skin.  The ability to convert natural keratin into a functional form that is bioavailable to the body is a recent breakthrough.  Keratin booster provides a nourishing blend of science-backed ingredients for supporting and maintaining healthy, youthful hair, nails and skin.  I take this every day.