Most of answers for the question "what supplements are you using ?" are very similar with supplements like whey protein, BCAAs, creatine, pre workouts and Omega 3s. However, I do find more often than not some of the best supplements available are not utilised as much as they should be.
Maybe its because of the marketing behind them which may make them appear less appealing. Or potentially its just a genuine lack of education.
I want to help you understand supplementation a bit better so I've listed 3 supplements which I feel are very beneficial to you which I bet you aren't using (and if you are, well done!!).
This isn't a typo for CLA, I'm talking about the Omega 6 which is like no other Omega 6 out there. If you've read my article on Omega 3 supplementation previously you'll know how it's usually beneficial to focus on bringing your Omega 3 Vs. Omega 6 ratios up, as its often heavily out of balance in favor of Omega 6s. However, GLA is metabolized very differently to other Omega 6s and there are multiple reasons why using GLA is beneficial, this in itself could be an article. Here is a brief list of benefits to GLA supplementation
. As GLA evolves into PGE1s (prostaglandins) it can help reduce the impact of inflammation on:
. Cardiac disease
. Autoimmune conditions
. Lung function
There are a lot of potential pro-inflammatory agents within your diet and lifestyle (training!) which I feel GLA will help your body cope with, increasing the chances of good health in the long run.
This is especially relevant for those who live in climates that don't get a lot of exposure to the sun at certain times of the year (like the frigging UK!!).VitaminD3 has multiple benefits however the most common is the fact that it contributes greatly towards a healthy immune system. This is VERY important to someone like yourself who is very active and putting your body under a lot of continuous stress, as you are ultimately more vulnerable to catching the flu/colds potentially. If this happens you know too well that it means productive time lost in the gym.
L-carnitine is in my opinion a highly underrated amino acid that can help you reduce body fat provided your diet supports this goal. It helps by making your body more efficient in utilizing fatty acids as an energy source, transporting them to the mitochondria where they can be more easily processed as expendable energy.
These are just 3 of many less known supplements that I feel you need to know about. I'm NOT someone who has people taking masses of supplements because I don't feel its necessary or realistic, however I do like supplements that are really well supported by science and are there to support results through better health!
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