Supplementation

How to Choose a Protein Bar

September 12, 2017byadmin

Protein Bars 101   You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout, waiting at the airport for a flight, or just searching for a quick, affordable, and “healthy” snack to satisfy you in between meals.   And let’s be honest, you want something that tastes good too.   […]

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The Pros and Cons of Whey Protein

September 5, 2017byBen Brown

Whey protein is a very popular dietary supplement, especially among bodybuilders and athletes.   In this post I’m going to talk about:   1. What whey is 2. The different forms of whey protein supplementation 3. Major benefits of supplementing with whey as opposed to other types of protein 4. Some drawbacks of whey protein […]

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3 Overlooked Ingredients Every Pre-Workout MUST Have

August 21, 2017byBen Brown

The nutrients that you consume pre-workout can make a big difference on your exercise performance, recovery, and fat loss.   If you have plenty of time before hitting the gym you could opt for a pre-workout meal. However, many of us are pressed for time and therefore the easier option is a pre-workout drink.   […]

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9 Crazy Benefits of Magnesium Supplementation

August 1, 2017byBen Brown

I talk about magnesium supplementation quite a bit because it’s a vitally important mineral and electrolyte for optimal health.   Magnesium is present in all of our cells and used by just about every organ in our body. It’s also a cofactor (or “helper”) in 300+ biochemical reactions. Additionally, magnesium plays a critical role in […]

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Why You Need to Throw Away Your Multivitamin

July 24, 2017byBen Brown

This post is not meant to scare you away from taking a multivitamin. Rather, it’s an attempt to educate you about multivitamins and why they likely aren’t the best solution for treating vitamin or mineral deficiencies.   For many of us, taking a multivitamin seems like a no-brainer. Multivitamins are a simple and fast way to […]

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5 Ultimate Muscle Soreness Remedies

June 21, 2017byBen Brown

  If you’ve ever tried a new workout, hit the gym for the first time in a while, or done a really intense workout (think heavy weights, HIIT, strenuous resistance training), you’ve likely experience delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is another name for the achiness and stiffness that you feel in your muscles anywhere […]

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5 Supplements Scientifically Proven to Maximize Fat Loss

June 16, 2017byBen Brown

  There are a ton of supplements on the market that claim to help you lose weight and burn fat. Some of the more popular ones include green coffee bean extract, Garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones, and Hydroxycut.   While these so-called “fat burning” supplements get a lot of attention from celebrities and the media, many […]

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5 Key Times to Supplement with Branched-Chain Amino Acids

May 9, 2017byBen Brown

  You’ve likely seen the letters BCAA prominently displayed on the packaging of various top-selling pre- and post-workout drinks and supplements. BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acids, and they are increasingly popular in the fitness world.   BCAA supplementation used to only be something bodybuilders took to bulk. However, more and more people, from endurance […]

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3 Proven Nutrients to Include in a Post-Workout Recovery Drink

May 3, 2017byBen Brown

  Whether you’re an elite athlete, bodybuilder or just an average gym-goer, what you eat or drink after you exercise (either from food or a post-workout recovery drink) matters. Ingesting the right nutrients can be the difference between gaining or losing weight, gaining or losing muscle and feeling energized or fatigued.   Post-workout supplementation is […]

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Complete Essentials™: Core Ingredients

April 12, 2017byBen Brown

The  Complete Essentials™ includes a non-proprietary blend of comprehensive ingredients formulated to specifically address: Improved energy during training Improved recovery after training Support lean body mass Enhance muscle protein synthesis Support cellular hydration Increase blood flow to working muscles intra-workout Improve fat metabolism What makes Complete Essentials™ training formula so unique is the diverse array of […]

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