The Importance of Vitamins and Supplements


Supplements and vitamins…do we need them?

Supplements are important but it is equally important to realize from the start that there is no supplement in the world that can replace a proper diet and exercise program.

The rampant mistaken belief that putting in half the effort while relying on taking supplements to achieve the results you are hoping for is a huge mistake.

Supplements can help but they do not have the power to overcome a lackluster nutritional diet and poor exercise plan. They are meant to supplement your diet efforts…just as the name implies. Give it any more power than that and you’re headed for trouble.

Once you have a great exercise routine in place there are supplements that can aide you and take your efforts up a notch.

Making an informed decision is important so let’s have a closer look at what these helpful supplements are.

Multivitamin: First thing you should decide on is a good quality multi-vitamin. Ideally you could receive all these vital nutrients from diet, but in our modern world stuff just gets in the way.

For example, if you don’t eat your daily requirement of vegetables each day, it will catch up with you. If you are lactose intolerant as many people are these days, you can’t have dairy. This can cause issues but using a good multi-vitamin will give you the back-up- assurance that you are not falling short of your needs and can sustain optimal health and functioning.

Mutivitamins are your daily peace of mind.

Fish Oil: Omega fats are extremely important and without them in your daily diet you won’t sustain health. Many people fall short in their omega fat intake but taking 3-6 capsules of fish oil per day will meet your daily requirements. Once again, peace of mind.

If you eat higher amounts of fatty varieties of fish, flaxseeds or walnuts…all of which are higher in omega fats, then use the lower recommendation of around three grams of fish oil per day.

Whey Protein Powder: There are numerous varieties of whey protein powder that you can take, each formulated slightly different to assist your goals at various points in the day.

When using it before or after a workout, opt for a whey isolate variety which digests quicker in the body giving your tissues what they need at this critical point of the day.

If using before you retire in the evening you’ll want to go for the casein variety instead as this will break down and digest very slowly. This gives you a steady and even release over time.

For those of you who are lactose intolerant, you can use a lactose free variety or consider an egg white protein power instead.

Vegetarians can choose soy protein powder or hemp protein powder as well.

Make sure you check labels and find one that is lower in sugar and fat content so that you are getting just 100% pure protein, or as close to that as possible. It’s best to avoid meal replacement varieties as well as these offer very little on the satiety front and most are extremely high in sugar.

Glutamine: Glutamine works to enhance recovery after workout sessions. Glutamine is a particular amino-acid involved with the immune system and when you are not getting enough you may notice negative implications in terms of the recovery you make between workouts.

Although you do get glutamine from many of the foods you eat, you won’t get sufficient levels to keep up with demanding workouts. Supplements can help fill that need.

Green Tea Extract: Last but not least, you may want to consider including green tea extract. If you’re drinking green tea daily than you can skip this one, but this product does prove to be effective for those seeking health and fat loss results.

Green tea offer strong antioxidant properties and helps to fend off free radical damage and oxidation. It also provides a slight boost to your metabolic rate and may help you burn up calories faster. The results won’t be life shattering, but well worth considering.

Don’t pay extra for hyped up supplements. They will not get you the results you are looking for. Look for supplements that provide nourishment for the body instead and don’t fall for fancy claims about fat-fighting powers.

“Rebound Free Weight Loss” is an all-in-one source of truthful information designed to get your mind and your body on the path towards better health. With a healthier mind and body you’ll be able to burn fat longer, lose stubborn weight, and keep it off for good!

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