When first starting out or even as a fully fledged fitness person sometimes it can be good to get a few pointers and be reminded when the best time is to take your supplements.
These are a run down of some of the supplements I use personally. I hope it helps you.
Although we all try to follow a healthy lifestyle, sometimes getting all the nutrients we need is not always possible living such busy lives. This is where a good Multi-Vitamin comes in. Now I understand it is easy to go for the cheapest however as I believe our health is an investment and not an expense. So whether you’re bulking, getting lean or just staying healthy a Multi-Vitamin is a must in any circumstance. Now the best time I would always recommend taking them is in the morning after breakfast. Always follow the directions on the package for dosage.
Omega 3 – Fish Oil
These are essential for getting fatty acids into our bodies. This helps contribute brain and eye development, can also help improve heart health, keep blood pressure and triglyceride levels low. If you are not a big fish eater like myself then these are perfect for getting these essential fatty acids into your diet. Now the best time to take Omega 3 Supplements is in the morning with your Multi-Vitamin.
This is another one of my go to supplements. These are brilliant for getting an extra meal in. Now, not all Whey Protein is the same and some doesn’t taste the best. When buying Whey Protein I would never go for the cheapest, trust me the after-taste of cheap Whey is not good (actually tastes like gone off milk). Now, Whey is very easy to use and can be used in so many ways, the best time to have this I would say is directly after a workout. However, mix various things like almond milk, fruit and oats. Can also be used as a breakfast on the go. Again never go for the cheapest and go for a quality brand.
This is one of your essential micro nutrients, this helps to move blood sugar into our muscles, and dispose of lactic acid which can build muscles during exercise. Magnesium can also help lower blood pressure with people with higher blood pressure than normal. This important and essential micro nutrient can also be found in various foods. These would include, Quinoa, Dark Chocolate (70-85% cocoa), Black Beans, Almonds, Cashews, Avocado, Salmon and various other foods. The best time to take this supplement is about 1-2 hours before you go to bed. But please check the packet for dosage.
These are just some of the supplements that I use myself and this outlines the best time of day to take them. If you are unsure about any sort of new vitamins, or supplements in general I would always recommend speaking to your doctor to make sure they are right for you.
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