Supplements We Love

April 22nd, 2020

Supplements!


MCT OIL

If you’ve never used MCT Oil – it is a very interesting product. Medium Chain Trigylcerides also known as MCTs, are made of strings of carbon & hydrogen, and mct’s have 6-12 carbons. It is derived from coconuts (and sometime palm or butter) and is an extremely healthy fat. This fat converts to ketone bodies and basically cannot be stored. Of these, C8s (caprylic acid) have been shown to be the most effective at converting. So when you are on an extremely clean and healthy diet, adding in MCT oil provides your body with a fat for a source of energy, but whatever your body doesn’t need, it will not store. There are many studies about its positive effects on brain health, and much more. As a side note, if you’ve experienced gastro issues with MCT oils before, it’s most likely it was not majority of c8. This is why we like the products below, as it is pure to C8 MCTs


A cheaper option but will still be effective

A very in-depth article explaining Caprylic acid
https://ketosource.co/caprylic-acid-c8/

 

Macadamia oil
Yum. If you’ve ever been on a real diet… like for a real long time, you start to appreciate the real taste of things. Such as, did you know sweet potatoes are actually sweet when you have no sugars in your diets for months? Or that cabbage also have a slightly sweet flavor to it? Well Macadamia Oil is one of those luxuries in a diet. It is a monosaturated fat and is great for the heart. And your body needs fat. So pour this on something tasty (well–like a tablespoon) and enjoy natures treat.
https://www.amazon.com/Roland-Virgin-Macadamia-8-45-Ounce/dp/B008QB037K/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=macadamia+oil&qid=1586411746&sr=8-4

BCAAs
What oh what are BCAAs? BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS. Say that 5 times fast. They are made up of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These aminos are essential, which means they must be sourced from food and your body cannot produce it. BCAA supplements are critical in any fitness regimine to not undo all that you’re working towards. BCAAs build muscle, help with recovery, and assist in fatigue & soreness. Bcaa’s are important for athletes since unlike the other essential amino acids, they are metabolized directly into muscle tissue and are the first ones used during periods of exercise/resistance training. Think you don’t need it because you’re not lifting heavy (umm women!)? You absolutely do. If this was one thing we could recommend you get as a specialty item, this would be it. Think, you want your body to burn fat and maintain that beautiful muscle you have to retain your shape. BCAAs will help you do just that by giving your body the essentials it needs to recover. Drink or take BCAAs 15 mins before workout, as well as during and after a workout. Final note about BCAAs- determine the source of these amino acids. We recommend these as it is sourced in the USA.

https://1stphorm.com/products/bcaa/?a_aid=KristenDavis

BCAA's

 

Greens:

The nutrients in cytogreens helps the body recycle energy more efficiently while exercising. You also get the dark greens and color-rich , anti-oxidant berry nutrients your body needs.  


Micro Factor Pack – Comes with Fish Oil, Optigreens, and A multivitamin
https://1stphorm.com/products/micro-factor/?a_aid=KristenDavis
Opti-Greens 50
https://1stphorm.com/products/opti-greens-50/?a_aid=KristenDavis

 

Whey Protein:

Naturally complete protein, meaning it contains all 8 of the essential amino acids required in the daily diet. It has the ideal ratio of amino acids to help improve body composition and enhance athletic performance. We recommend these 2:
Phormula 1
https://1stphorm.com/products/phormula-1/?a_aid=KristenDavis
Phormula 1 Natural
https://1stphorm.com/products/phormula-1-natural/?a_aid=KristenDavis

Multivitamin:

It is important to consume some form of multivitamin, preferably a vegetable capsule to consume your daily micronutrient needs without the calories of trying to consume them all by food. Even by eating, one would have to eat a wide array of foods to even come close to consuming daily requirements. Do not go cheap on these. One-A-Day vitamins are worthless and have very little absorption.
Micro Factor Pack – Comes with Fish Oil, Optigreens, and A multivitamin
https://1stphorm.com/products/micro-factor/?a_aid=KristenDavis
Women’s multivitamin
https://1stphorm.com/collections/womens-multivitamin/?a_aid=KristenDavis
Men’s multivitamin
https://1stphorm.com/collections/mens-multivitamin/?a_aid=KristenDavis

 

Vitamin C:

This vitamin is vital to the production of collagen (Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. It is the substance that holds the body
together). It also helps protect the fat-soluble vitamins A and E as well as fatty-acids from oxidation. Helps boost immune system and aids in absorption of Iron.
Liposomal Vitamin C
https://1stphorm.com/products/vitamin-c/?a_aid=KristenDavis
Liposomal Vitamin D3 https://1stphorm.com/products/liposomal-vitamin-d3/?a_aid=KristenDavis

 

Digestive Enzymes:

Very effective at helping the body digest all the food you are eating. This is essential
https://1stphorm.com/products/digestive-enzymes/?a_aid=KristenDavis

 

Omega-3 Fish Oil:

Omega-3 fish oil helps decrease inflammation and some studies have shown that consuming omega-3 fish oil can improve overall cholesterol ratio. It can also promote weight loss.

https://1stphorm.com/products/full-mega/?a_aid=KristenDavis


Probiotics: Great for adding good bacteria into the body for better absorption of nutrients. They maintain the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut microbiome.
https://1stphorm.com/products/probiotic/?a_aid=KristenDavis


Fiber:

Soluble fiber dissolves in water and may help your body absorb vital nutrients from foods. Insoluble fiber stays in its fibrous form, helps food pass through the digestive system, and adds bulk to the stool. Fiber also helps lower acidity in colon lowering chances of colon cancer. Helps have regular bowel movements and flushing out extra toxins in doing so.

Fatloss Essential Stack for Women: Has it all
https://1stphorm.com/products/fat-loss-essentials-stack-for-women?a_aid=KristenDavis

 

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