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These Supplements Should be in Everyone’s Supplement Cabinet

Posted by Trainer Aaron on December 10, 2010


There are a few supplements that almost everyone should have and take on a regular basis. These supplements help a person both maintain a healthy body fat percentage (or lose body fat if they are over-fat), and maintain optimal health. I personally keep these in my pantry and take them on a regular basis. This also makes up the start of what I recommend to most of my clients.

HCl
HCl is Hydrochloric Acid or stomach acid. Almost everyone that I see has insufficient levels of HCl production in their body. This is a problem because if you don’t make enough HCl, you won’t absorb the nutrients from your food like you should. As we are more stressed, as we develop nutrient deficiencies, and as we age our production of HCl decreases. Diseases like Alzheimer’s have been linked to Vitamin B12 deficiencies, which are linked to insufficient HCl. Taking HCl can be potentially dangerous if done improperly, therefore it shouldn’t be taken unless under the instruction of a qualified nutritionist or health care practitioner.

Fish oil
Omega-3’s from fish oil have been proven over and over again to help with many different health issues. They increase your metabolism, improve your heart health, improve insulin sensitivity, decrease inflammation, and help with a myriad of other health conditions. Liquid fish oil is the best and easiest way to take fish oil. I recommend the Opti-EFA from Charles Poliquin to my clients.

Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency, even by the most conservative standards, affects a minimum of 75% of Americans. Not only do Americans not consume enough magnesium rich foods, the foods today have less magnesium than they did 30 years ago. Magnesium is essential for blood sugar management, proper blood pressure, and numerous other effects within the body. It also is great for helping people unwind before bed. I recommend 2-4 capsules of Über-Mag Px with dinner, another 2-4 with dessert or pre-bed snack, and 4 squirts of Topical Mag behind the knees before bed. This combination of oral and topical magnesium replenishes levels very quick, and helps you sleep like a rock.

Multi-Vitamin
A good multivitamin is like good insurance: essential. A multi makes sure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need, and provides nutrients for phase-1 detoxification of the liver. Everyday your liver detoxifies itself through phase-1 and phase-2 detoxification. As we encounter things that could potentially damage us, the liver uses nutrients to render them inert so they don’t hurt us, and removes them from the body. Taking a good multi helps make sure the liver has everything it needs to complete this process. I recommend the Multi-Intense for most of my clients (iron free for men or post-menopausal women), and the Vasculoguard Px for people with heart health in mind.

Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 deficiency, we now know, plagues most of America. It has been linked to diseases as simple as the cold and flu, and as complex as cancer and heart disease. Doses between 2000-5000 IU per day are common now, and doses above this should be avoided unless you have ran a blood test and are under the advice of a nutritionist or health care practitioner.

Ground Cinnamon
I know this is a spice, but it belongs in the supplement category too. Ground cinnamon has amazing anti-diabetic properties. It increases insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar. I’ll use half a teaspoon in my morning coffee, and another half teaspoon in my water at dinner. Good cinnamon costs only about $8 at your local grocery store and lasts for about 2-3 weeks. Make sure not to use more than 1.5 teaspoons per day.

Will these cover everything? No. Will they fix everything? No. But they will cover a lot, and even help correct some issues. Paired with a good diet and exercise program, these are priceless.

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Disclaimer: All supplements and doses are opinion only. The author is not a doctor, and this post is not meant to replace medical advice. Neither these supplements or the information here presented is meant to treat, prevent or cure any disease.

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