Possibly one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to performance is taking vitamin supplements. When it comes to supplements, everyone thinks performance. Protein powders, pre-workout, fat burners, and amino acids are common terms thrown around and, while these are great products and very beneficial, most people would be best to address what we call their ‘foundation’ first. Our body requires a lot of micronutrients, essential vitamins, and fatty acids. These are called ‘essential’ because they can’t be manufactured by the body. It can also be difficult to get these from whole foods in the concentrations we require. This is where health supplements come into play. These can augment what you are already getting from your diet, and can also be more convenient in today’s fast-paced society. Ensuring the basics are covered should be the first priority. If there’s a ‘secret’ to getting the best results, it’s time; the focus should be staying healthy and injury-free, and to keep training. Keeping your digestion, immune system, organs, and joints in good working order will allow you to reach your performance goals. Although often overlooked, these things are critical and will also help with your physique goals. A multi-vitamin and greens formula will assist in keeping your body more alkaline. It will also improve digestion for better nutrient utilization. Protein, in particular, can be affected by poor digestion, so this is a great product to be using no matter what your goals.
Joint support supplements should also be a priority for your overall health, and for this, we highly recommend using a joint formula. Everyone takes in protein for their muscles and, just as muscles need protein, our joints need their own replenishment. Prevention is the best cure, and if you are doing any form of exercise then this is something you should be taking.