People always ask me what kind of supplements I take and what each of them do for me. So today I will write about every supplement I take, what it does, and why I like it.
Every morning I do the same ritual
I wake up, and spend my first 10 minutes in the bathroom. I wash my face, brush my teeth, and straighten my hair. After that I get a tall glass of water, and gather up my supplements.
Before I eat any breakfast I try to drink 2-3 tall glasses of water to get me going for the day.
Taking my supplements also helps me with drinking lots of water because I have difficulty swallowing and have to retry taking my pills a few times. haha I know, it’s sad.
The first pill I take, is my Multivitamin ACTIVE I purchased from GNC. The amount I bought should last me about 90 days, and it was on sale for around $26.00. The pills are a bit on the bigger side, and the directions say take 2 a day.
I like to take a multivitamin because the vitamin replenishes my body of all the nutrients I lose while working out. These pills have a weird taste for a few seconds. Don’t be like me and chew on the pill. I have no idea why I thought you were supposed to chew vitamins, but I learned the hard way. They are G-R-O-S-S.
Coffee Bean Extract
The second pill I take is Coffee Bean Extract. I’m not totally sure if this has any real effect on helping my body but I figured I would use it up until my supply ended. The amount I bought should last me about 60 days, and I take 1 a day. This cost me about $15.00. Dr. Oz and my friends recommended me to take Coffee Bean Extract pills, but you have to make sure to buy the right kind, otherwise it wont take effect. I don’t think I bought the right kind, but didn’t really care at the time (for some weird reason.)
I probably won’t purchase coffee bean extract pills again. Coffee Bean Extract pills are supposed to release glucose in the body and increase the metabolic process in the liver. Basically they say it should help the process of weightloss. People tend to ask why not just drink regular coffee. This doesn’t have the same effect because coffee beans are roasted and this takes out the chlorogenic acid in them.
The third pill I take (but I’m not really sure if I’m supposed to take it anymore because I use a multivitamin) is calcium with magnesium. Should I be taking a seperate calcium with magnesium pill if I’m taking a multivitamin as well?
Taking calcium with magnesium is good for you because they have the strongest effect when they are taken together. This pill allows for your muscles to stay strong and lesseen the chance of muscle spasms, soreness, and experiencing fatigue. You can also get magnesium from different foods including pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, broccoli, and my favorite of all, green beans.
The fourth supplement I take is whey protein. I buy my whey protein from Walmart (probably not the best idea, but it comes very cheap. Under $20 for a big jar of it. But I am probably getting what I paid for.
I usually take whey protein after my workout, to replenish my muscles and help build lean muscle. I don’t want to lose any of my muscle mass since I’m trying to gain and get toned up, so whey protein helps my muscles build, and recover. Whey protein makes me feel very full for a long amount of time as well because of all the protein in it. Once I’ve used up my currenty whey protein tubs I plan on trying other interesting flavors rather than my boring chocolate/strawberry.
The fifth supplement I take is C4. C4 is a preworkout from Cellucor. The flavor I buy is pineapple and it is DELICIOUS. I take this 20-30 minutes before my workout. I instantly feel a boost in energy and as soon as I walk into the gym I’m ready to get crazy. This really helps during cardio/weight lifting. I also feel like I can go on for longer periods of time. 60 servings of C4 should last for about 2 months, and can range in price depending on where you get it. I buy mine for around $40-60.
The sixth supplement I take is CLA. CLA helps reduce your body from depositing fat and improves immune function. CLA is stimulant free and doesn’t make your heart beat like crazy like other fat burners. CLA is supposed to reduce body fat (not a lot) but improve lean muscle tone. The pills I buy are from GNC. They cost about $40.00 and the pills are sort of big in size. They are gel-like so very easy to swallow.
Tip #1: Get a Gold Card if you go to GNC. You save 20% (if I’m correct) the first week of every month. This really saves money in the long run if you buy supplements a lot.
Do you take supplements? What are your views on supplements?
If you have tried or take any of the supplements I mentioned please let me know your experience with them. If you have reccomendations for supplements let me know as well. I really appreciate it =)