Do I need supplements?
Some of the more frequently asked questions a personal trainer is asked when it comes to supplements: Which supplements should I take?
Should I be taking this supplement?
However, the real question should be:
"Do I even need them?"
Whilst everyone does have their own individual needs, for most people, the simple answer is: No.
Yes, they do provide a ton of benefits, but in reality, you don't really NEED to take them.
By following a complete diet filled with enough nutrition you should be able to consume the right number of micronutrients and macronutrients to help improve your health, burn fat, and build muscle.
With that said, following a complete diet is not always the easiest thing to do. And as a result, there is a high chance of having some nutrition deficiencies which need to be filled.
This is where supplements come in handy and make life a whole lot easier. So here are my top 4 supplements that I recommend most people take.
I like to think of fish oil like the holy grail of supplements. It's not only good for fat loss and muscle gain but can also help in improving your skin, hair, and brain function. Many people I have come across aren’t consuming enough fish, let alone fish oils to aid in their health.
If the weather where you live requires you to be covered up most of the year or you can’t get enough sun all year round due to the climate, you might need some extra vitamin D. Vitamin D handles a lot of important things, including but not limited to: regulation of mood, immune system health, bone density, and testosterone production.
Magnesium helps to keep blood pressure low, maintain strong bones, cope with depression, and improve testosterone levels. However, reports state that most people aren't eating enough foods with magnesium. So, make sure you aren't one of those people.
Obviously, this had to make the list. If you're tracking Macros - which you should - then you know how difficult it can be to get your total protein requirements for the day. While I highly recommend you get your protein from meats and other sources, the convenience that protein powders provide can help you hit those numbers when you just can't consume any more beef or chicken.
Again, these are just my recommendations. But, if you have any questions about the above supplements or any others which are not on this list, just ask the Discipline Fitness Coach, today!