We are back in action. are you ready?
As we Love living a high fitness lifestyle, we know that if we are expending nutrients and breaking muscle down. Well, we will need a few things to help out in the building back up. So Brian and I decided to have a Mystery top supplement battle off unedited raw.
(video at the bottom of the page)
If you haven’t seen the video go and watch or watch later.
Here is the Break down of what supplements we reviewed.
I will start with the ones we feel were extra, then we agreed and decided we had a top Three.
first we will start with eight place :
- Glucosamine Hcl- Glucosamine in the body is used to make a “cushion” that surrounds the joints. This cushion becomes thinner and stiff over time. Taking glucosamine hydrochloride as a supplement might help to supply the materials needed to rebuild the cushion.
This we decided was not a basic supplement, but if you are older this may be of benefit.
Seventh we have:
- Milk Thistle- Milk thistle is sold as an oral capsule, tablet, powder and liquid extract. People mainly use the supplement to treat liver conditions.
Also, like the previous supplement this we did not qualify as a basic for us, but this may be of benefit if you feel your liver could use a little help.
Sixth we have:
- Lutein- Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage.
If you feel you need additional support for your eyes this is a great one, but still not a Basic.
Fifth on our list:
- Pre-workout(Caffeine)-Caffeine improves muscular strength and power, and may enhance muscular endurance.
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that reduces fatigue and drowsiness.
I guess not a basic, but definitively an add on when you want to see pink elephants, oh I mean feeling tired and need a quick kick to get to the gym.
Fourth we have :
- Collagen-When hydrolyzed, collagen is reduced to small peptides, which can be ingested in the form of dietary supplement or functional foods and beverages with the intent to aid joint and bone health and enhance skin health.
So again, Very useful for skin health and bones, But not a pure basic by our standards.
Third on our list we have:
- Creatine Hcl-Your body converts creatine to phosphocreatine and stores it in your muscles, where it’s used for energy. As a result, people take creatine orally to improve athletic performance and increase muscle mass. Creatine is involved in making the energy muscles need to work. Vegetarians and other people who have lower total creatine levels when they start taking creatine supplements seem to get more benefit than people who start with a higher level of creatine.
These above are a few reasons why this one is part of our top supplements, we like to workout! This supplement is a major key in our basic weight lifting and muscle building efforts replenishing the energy in our muscles. We believe it’s a must if you are weight training.
Second place we have:
- MegaMen Sport- 150 mg of GNC’s Branch Chain Amino Acid Blend (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine). This combines with their Creatine Precursor Blend, Sports Blend, and Joint Cushion Support Blend to improve your endurance in the gym and boost post-workout recovery.
More than your basic Multivitamin Gnc’s Mega Mens Sport vitamins are the standard for our crews mineral and vitamin needs. See when we drain our micro resources this can be felt physically, you may meet all you macro needs such as Fats, Carbohydrates and Proteins but still be lacking micro needs , plus this has BCAA already in it, these are the basic muscle building blocks. Its a must try if you haven’t done so already. You too will become an advocate.
And finally the Last coming in at First:
- Omega 3-The most widely available dietary source of EPA and DHA is oily fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, menhaden, and sardines. Oils from these fish have a profile of around seven times as much omega−3 as omega−6. Other oily fish, such as tuna, also contain n-3 in somewhat lesser amounts.
Ok, benefits of this stuff are articles of their own, Lots. This is why this is at the top of our list.
- Good for heart health-There are a number of risk factors for heart disease, and many of these appear to be reduced by fish or fish oil consumption.
- Good for mental health-Your brain is made up of nearly 60% fat, and much of this fat is omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore, omega-3s are essential for normal brain function.
- Good to reduce inflammation-Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help treat diseases that involve chronic inflammation.
Yes, these are only a few. But, don’t take our word for it try these for yourself and test if they make your list.
With out further ado, Enjoy!