There are five nutritional supplements that I’ve been relying on for the past several years. I keep this list current and add / remove products from this page as I change my opinion.
Every night I take two heaping table spoons of the original Metamucil in an small glass of water. I don’t have regularity problems but this makes sure everything keeps flowing. The first few days were a little uncomfortable and some strange things came out. I suggest you start this on a Friday night (or whatever your Friday is) and stay close to home until you know how your body will react. This helps keep my GI tract happy.
P90X Peak Health Formula
This supplement is pretty much a super-dose of vitamins, minerals and other goodies. Each packet contains six capsules. I take three in the morning and the other three at night to try and reduce the amount that just go down the toilet. Ensuring your body has sufficient vitamins and minerals will help you lose body fat, help increase muscle growth, help maximize energy.
Results and Recovery Formula
This is one I swear by. If you are in one of my challenge groups I will encourage you to buy this one supplement. Two scoops in 12oz of water results in a creamy orange beverage. The touted benefit of the Results and Recovery Formula is that the combination of sugars, protein and vitamins taken within an hour of an intense workout increases your body’s ability to recover. I’ve done cycles of various programs with and without this drink and I’ve felt the difference with and without it. If you drink a serving of this after an intense workout, after a busy day of yard work or even a day of hiking your muscles will feel noticeably better the next day. If I’ve done a shorter or less intense workout I will sometimes take a single scoop in 6oz of water.
I use protein bars for two reasons. Firstly they are a bit of sweet. They’re a treat that are fully of protein! They’re also quick snacks or mini-meals in a pinch. I did enjoy the P90X protein bars – their texture is great and the flavors were also tasty. The price with shipping made them a little bit on the pricey side. I found that buying bars locally, though not as tasty I could save a few bucks. Also there was no several day/week wait.
Shakeology is new for me. I’m a big fan of eating actual food and avoiding processed food where possible. As such I’ve avoided Shakeology. About a year ago my work situation changed and I started having to drive into a client site four days a week. This makes eating freshly prepared food a bit more challenge. My shipment of chocolate Shakeology just arrived and I tried a glass tonight before my workout. Tasted pretty good. I’ll keep you posted.