If you have started strength training or have gotten into any type of athletics training, you have surely heard that supplements can augment your diet to help you to get the most from your intense training sessions. Now the real question becomes, which supplements?
When we look at the markets for supplements today we are overwhelmed with not only the quantity, but the companies, the ingredients, the claims. It is all just too much.
At Everydayvitamin we are on a mission to simplify, demystify, and uncomplicate the vitamins and supplements industry to help our customers find the best products for them, at the best prices. We are going to try to help in a series of posts, blogs, and links, to provide some helpful information on a wide range of topics.
Our first one today is workout supplements. Here we are going to list a few of the top categories that you are likely to find, some of our specific favorites, and we will try to explain how you can use them in your daily routine.
This is a power-enhancing supplement that has been known to help with muscle building, it has an extremely high safety profile and a wide range of evidence to support its efficacy.
Some of the most popular workout supplements are pre-workout supplements. These can usually be in powder or capsule format and they provide a boost of energy in the form of amino acids, vitamins,and herbs that help with mental focus. We have a few personal in-house favorites, which we will get into next, but here are a few pre-workout supplements that we like:
Protein powder can be a great addition to your diet at any age. Which type of protein powder can depend on if you have any aversion to dairy products. If you do, you may want to stick to just vegan sources of protein such as pea, safflower, sunflower seeds etc.
If you are looking for whey protein, it is important to look at the quality of the ingredients, as not all Whey powders are the same. We personally like to use grass-fed whey. Some of our favorite types of whey are the JYM brand, they taste excellent and provide a good source of protein.
We hope that this has helped you to break down the range of workout supplements that we offer, from pre-workouts to protein powders to creatine. We wanted to give you a brief description of each and hope to help you along your workout supplements.