As promised I am back with my top supplements. These are just "supplementary" to a good diet and exercise, they are not meant to be a replacement for good food and getting vitamins and minerals from veggies! They only make up about the last 5% of the nutrition pyramid mentioned by Eric Helms.
2. Omega 3 fish oil - These are in nearly every list of go to supplements as they really are an all-round good supplement. The benefits include hearth health and joint health. As someone who doesn't eat too much fish (I just don't enjoy it and life is too short to eat things you don't enjoy) these really are a great supplement to have. You want to make sure you're buying one with a high EPA and DHA ratio, as many cheap supplements have a very low active ingredient content, yet they say they contain 1000mg of cod liver oil, but how much of that is actually the active ingredient? The Omega Balance from MyProtein has 44% EPA and 28% DHA which is a good ratio between both.
3. Vitamin D – Unfortunately for us Irish people, the sunshine levels are not quite adequate enough to get our required vitamin D. It is a vital requirement for bone health, it helps the absorption of calcium and also stimulates your pancreas to make insulin. While a lot of multi-vitamins contain Vitamin D, the amount is very small compared to taking a stand alone supplement. To compare the Alpha Men supplement mentioned above has 5ug, but the Vitamin D3 stand alone supplement from MyProtein has 62.5ug.
4. Whey protein powder - this is not a replacement for real food protein sources such as lean meats, fish, eggs etc, but is a great convenient way to get add some extra protein into your diet without having to eat chicken AGAIN! It is great to jazz up some oats, add to Greek yoghurt, in pancakes, it just has so many uses. However, if you are lactose intolerant I would suggest using vegan protein blends such as pea protein or rice protein.
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Thanks for reading guys and leave a comment below with what your go-to supplements are!
*This is NOT a sponsored post, I genuinely use all of these products on an almost daily basis.