2 Supplements You Should Be Using
Supplements can be confusing. There are endless products out there that promise magical results with awesome names like "Mr. Hyde". But what are the basics that actually work?? Hopefully this will clear up some of the confusion.
Protein supplements are the most commonly used supplement available to help you to your fitness goals. Protein supplements are just a broken down and easy to digest source of dietary protein that can be used anytime throughout the day to increase your intake of this macro-nutrient. Products like Whey Isolate digest quickly which makes them great for jump-starting your recovery if taken within an hour after your workouts. You can also take a small amount and hour before your workout to encourage your body to release sugars stored in body fat for your body to use as fuel for your training. This trick can be done in the morning as well. Take a scoop of high quality protein powder first thing in the morning to set yourself up to burn off body fat during the day!
Creatine Monohydrate supplements are an awesome addition to your diet. Your body uses creatine for explosive energy and to synthesize protein into muscle tissue. By supplementing creatine monohydrate, you can increase the amount stored in your muscles which will give you more energy during your workouts and help you recover quicker after. Creatine is also shown to have a positive effect on cognitive function!
Both of these supplements are inexpensive and readily available. Good supplement companies wont pack these with sugars or other additives so be sure to check your labels!