“So what supplements do you take?” This is often how we decide for ourselves what supplements we should take – a stratagem that’s based strictly on another person’s results, lifestyle, and nutrition choices, let alone their personal health history. The decision of what supplements you should take should be based on your OWN health history, your unique lifestyle, and above all, your personal health and fitness goals, not someone else’s.
You are what you eat, so here’s hoping that you’re getting plenty of vitamins. Vitamin deficiencies can cause a variety of neurological disorders, digestive problems and other issues. If you don’t get the vitamins you need, you may experience some unpleasant changes in your body, such as tingling in your hands and feet, severe fatigue or even hair loss—all things you’d probably like to avoid.
So we know that amino acids are organic compounds that serve as the building blocks for proteins. We know that some amino acids are considered “essential,” because the body cannot make them on its own. Many of us are familiar with the branched-chain amino acids, commonly referred to as BCAAs in the world of fitness and health, those precursors to proteins (a.k.a. proteinogenic amino acids), like leucine, isoleucine, and valine. But how do they help us lose fat and lean out?
January always brings the regular New Year’s resolutions for weight loss; and with that increased exercise and decreased overall calorie intake, comes an increased and critical demand for nutrients. Eating healthy is important, but do you know how much food you would need to consume to get the proper amount of nutrition?