Want to have more energy, more strength, more power, feel good for the chicas?
Well, today, gentlemen, I’m going over the top 10 supplements that you should be taking these little packets of perfection to have better energy, to have increased sex drive, to ward off diseases like cancer, and to assist in gaining muscle mass when you’re lifting weights. These are the best supplements in my opinion. Now there’s nothing fancy here. Most of these you can get real cheap at Wal-Mart, at Costco, and online at Amazon.
Now here’s the thing about supplements. Supplements are not going to give you like a massive pump at the gym. Supplements are not going to give you a Greek god physique or enhance your aesthetics to the point that girls just want to drop their panties for you.
The reality is that looking good comes down to what foods you’re putting into your body, how much food you’re putting into your body, lifting heavy weights along with other supporting habits such as getting enough sleep. Rather, you want to think of supplements as the icing on the cake that just gives you that extra 5 percent boost.
Pro Tip 1: Get yourself a pillbox.
This makes taking your pills so much easier. It’s a big pain in the you know what to open up every single bottle every time you want to take a pill, and who has the time for that? It’s also really convenient when you’re traveling on the road and you want to keep everything nice and organized, and it makes the ordeal of taking maybe 10 or 12 different pills just seconds rather than minutes.
Pro Tip 2: How to remember the pills
Now you got your pillbox, but still you’re not taking your pills, so what do you do about that?
Well the answer is easy. What you want to do is separate the actions of removing the pills out of the box from the action of swallowing them with water. What’s usually going through my head at is I’m remembering, “Okay, Jesse, you got to take your pills,” but I don’t eat them at that exact moment, so I just take a smaller action of grabbing the pillbox, taking the pills out and placing the pills at my table. Then later the next time I sit down to eat, my pills are right there and I will eat them with my food.
Supplement #1: A good multivitamin is critical.
This should be just about the first thing you should be taking because it’s just about not possible to eat a diet balanced enough to get all the vitamins and minerals found in a good multivitamin. A multivitamin is your go-to supplement. It helps your immune system, so you don’t get sick. It wards off diseases like cancer. It boosts your skin. It boosts your energy, everything. If you’re going to have just 1 supplement, make it a multivitamin.
Now there’s 2 kinds of multivitamin. You have the synthetics, which is like a hard pill like this one and then you’ve got real food multivitamins which are made up from real foods like carrots and kale and broccoli and ground up and placed into little capsules.
In my opinion, you want your vitamins and minerals in a form that is close to natural as possible because they’re going to be better absorbed by the body. There’s a lot of the good stuff and synthetic pills tends to get passed through your urine, so you want to go with the real food multivitamin if you can afford to pay a little bit extra money.
Supplement #2: Omega-3 fish oil.
Now omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids, and they’re necessary for human health but the body can’t make it on its own. You have to get these essential oils through foods like salmon, or tuna, or algae, or krill, or some plants or nut oils. If you don’t have enough, watch out because the symptoms include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings, depression, poor circulation.
Supplement #3: Whey protein.
Whey protein is particularly important for building muscle if you are lifting heavy weights. Lifting heavy weights breaks down the muscle tissue, creates little microtears and your body uses the protein to rebuild those muscle fibers even stronger than before.
You should be getting about 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight you have. In my own case, I’m 190 pounds, so I should be getting about 160 grams of protein each day. The only exception is if you are in a cut and you want to be in a caloric deficit. I don’t recommend that you’d be drinking your calories. You want to be drinking your proteins from solids like chicken to feel more full.
Supplement #4: Multi-Greens.
Next stop is a multi-greens powder and yes this tastes terrible, folks, but this is a super food that contains all your phytonutrients that you get from vegetables. A green vegetable vitamin supplement supplies your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best.
Listen, gentlemen, you cannot be getting too many vegetables. These are typically made from spinach, broccoli, spirulina, oat grass, wheat grass, tomato powder, beet powder, and apple fiber, which is particularly good for traveling since you’re going to be limited in your access to fruits and vegetables.