Training is only half the story. Fuelling your body with good nutrition is of vital importance. Yes, eating a well-balance and healthy diet will help but it’s no guarantee that you will get everything your body needs. Supplements help fill in the gaps and give you an advantage. I’m a passionate believer that everyone can benefit from good quality supplements.
The key is QUALITY Supplements. After much research, and personal trial and error, I exclusively use and recommend Designs For Health. Highly-respected and established in 1989 DFH is new in Canada. A pharmaceutical-grade supplement line backed by science, research and quality control, DFH is only available through medical professionals and top-level, educated trainers (like me *smilie face*). Read my post on quality supplements here.
DFH takes every opportunity to use non-gmo, organic ingredients, and their supplements are the most stable, bio-available and free of artificial BS and fillers.
If you are serious about your health and attaining professional results let me consult you on which products might be best for you. Order through me and your selected products are shipped directly to your house in 2 business days. Available to both US and Canadian residents.
Below are my favourite supplements, and the ones I consider the most important for most people.
My post-workout protein of choice is PurePaleo Protein. Derived from beef isolate studies shows this is be superior to whey for muscle support and building. This product contains beef from animals raised in Sweden without hormones or antibiotics, and is free of any GMO grains and grasses. $CAN76.00 / $USD68.00
For those who prefer whey protein powder, try WheyCool (available in vanilla, chocolate and unflavored). The milk harvested for this product comes from cows that graze year-round on pesticide-free and chemical-free natural grass pastures. $CAN79.00/ $USD78.00
Suitable for vegans and those sensitive to whey, Paleo-Complete-DF (available in berry in vanilla) is plant-derived, featuring a natural pea protein isolate as its protein source. It also offers a comprehensive blend of added nutrients to promote health and healing. $CAN49.50/ $USD
Fish oil is perhaps one of the single best supplement for overall health and OmegAvail Hi-Po 60 softgels is one of the cleanest and most stable fish oils on the market. This product guarantees a minimum 90% triglyceride-bound (TG) omega-3 fish oils, a level that is 40% – 50% higher than the industry standard for most TG fish oil concentrate products. $CAN33.00/ $USD29.90
It’s a fact that more than 50% of North Americans are Magnesium deficient. I can’t stress enough the importance of magnesium deficiency as a serious and common health problem. Magnesium plays a key role in virtually every metabolic process occurring in the body. Magnesium Glycinate Chelate 120 vegetarian capsules is one of the best absorbed forms of magnesium. $CAN29.00/ $USD24.90
Digestion/ GI Health
Digestzymes is comprised of a blend of digestive enzymes along with betaine HCL to support optimal digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Simply put, get more nutrition from your food. Taken before meals, may be helpful when patients experience gas and bloating after eating, constipation, or a feeling of fullness after eating only a small quantity of food. $CAN34/ $USD30.70
Energy/ Weight Management
Carnitine is one supplement I will not live without. Without it, the body can not burn fat for energy. Optimizing carnitine levels has been found to have dramatic benefits for low energy, obesity, and fatigue. Controlled trials have demonstrated that carnitine helps to support healthy weight loss by promoting optimal fat burning. It also helps to support muscle repair and recovery. As carnitine is found in red meat it is an a must for vegetarians and vegans. I love Carnitine Synergy 120 vegetarian capsules. $CAN64/ $USD56.00