There are three staple supplements that I take every day.
I call them the Big Three: multivitamin, protein, and fish oil.
Does that mean you should do the same?
If you’re only drinking 4 cups of water a day and sleeping 4 hours a night, I’d focus there first. Plus, both water and sleep are free 😉
But if you’ve got the basics down and just need to fill in some gaps and deficiencies, the right supplements in the right amounts can make a real difference in your results.
No matter how complete your diet, most everyone would benefit from taking a daily multivitamin to fill in some micronutrient deficiencies. For example, according to the USDA, 86% of the U.S. population is not meeting the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin E. Nearly half of us aren’t getting enough Zinc or Vitamin C, both of which support the immune system.
Bear in mind that the RDA is the minimum our body needs in order to avoid becoming sick or getting a disease. That’s not setting the bar especially high, is it?
Next on the list is a high-quality whey protein isolate supplement. Look for 25-30 grams of protein per serving and no more than 4-5 ingredients. Getting enough protein throughout the day can promote muscle growth and fat burning while supporting your strength gains and recovery and boosting your energy.
Finally, most of us don’t eat enough fish … and thus are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to improve cardiovascular health, brain health, and joint health while supporting our immunity, vision and weight management. A pure, potent, well-sourced fish oil can be a game-changer for your overall health … from your skin all the way to the cellular level.
Multivitamin, protein and fish oil … the undisputed “Big Three” of the supplement world.
If you have questions about what, if any, supplements you should be taking to optimize your health, shoot me a reply and we’ll chat.