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The Famous Question : What Supplements Should I REALLY Be Taking and Why?
by Carlie Dusome
We have all been there, your very first time walking into a supplement store and feeling completely lost. What does any of this mean and what do I actually need to reach my specific goals? This is where we come in - Boss Supplements was created on the idea that people just like you need a reliable and trustworthy team of athletic professionals to guide you in the right direction. No more going home with a bag full of Supplements you don’t really need and may never use again...
Supplements that will actually help you reach your individual goals:
From people who have been in your shoes, starting out a fitness journey can be the most exciting and terrifying experience. You’re not just trading in your business-casuals for running shoes, but you're CHANGING YOUR LIFE. We know what it is like to start a new journey and go in blind. You have finally made the decision to put your health first, but knowing exactly what to do to head in the right direction towards your fitness goals can be even more challenging. This is where we come in. Through years of experience in the field of health, fitness and supplementation, as well as our own personal experiences, the BOSS family’s main goal is to lead you in the right direction. We can give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your goals and health.
“I concentrate straight on what’s best for the customer” - Joel Thorney, Boss Supplements Inc., Owner
What Should You Be Taking?
The answer to this question is individualized. Depending on your health and fitness goals, there are many different things to consider when choosing which supplements will lead you in the best direction. We have outlined some of the main supplements you can consider depending on your personal goals:
Your main goal is to maintain good health through nutrition, exercise and supplementation:
Multivitamin - A multivitamin will provide you with all of your essential vitamins and minerals to maintain good health. Supplementing with a multi can be extremely beneficial for those who do not eat a lot, or eat more processed foods and may be lacking essential vitamins and minerals from their diet.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Omega-3 cannot be produced by the human body and therefor must be taken through supplementation. Omega-3 is a healthy fat and can help with everything from inflammation, joint health and skin, to brain health and anxiety.
Greens Supplements - Can help with digestion, balancing pH levels and ensuring you're getting all of your micronutrients. A greens supplement may help increase your natural energy levels and can improve performance and recovery during exercise.
Your main goal is to decrease your body fat percentage.
Multivitamin - to ensure you're getting all of your essential vitamins and minerals while in a caloric deficit/ on a diet. B-Vitamins in a multi may also help with metabolism and fat loss.
Greens Supplement - Can help with digestion, balancing pH levels and ensuring
you're getting all of your micronutrients. A greens supplement may help increase your natural energy levels and can improve performance and recovery during exercise.
Protein Supplement - A high quality protein powder can help increase your daily intake of protein and assist in reducing hunger levels. It can also help boost your metabolism and increase lean muscle, resulting in fat loss.
Thermogenic Fat Burner - Can help increase your metabolism and increase the amount of calories you body is burning at rest.
L-Carnitine - helps move fat into the mitochondria of the cell and then can be used as fuel - essentially burning fat for fuel!
Your main goal is to put on size. You may have a fast metabolism or difficulty eating enough food to reach your goals of gaining muscle mass.
Mass Gainer - Gain lean body mass fast with a high calorie weight gaining supplement. By supplementing with a mass gainer on top of your daily meals, you can add over 1000 extra calories into your daily meals!
Creatine - Creatine monohydrate will help support protein synthesis, increasing muscle mass and strength.
Fast Acting Carb - A Intra-Workout carbohydrate supplement can help with endurance, recovery and building muscle.
Your main goal is improved cardiovascular health and endurance. This supplement stack is geared towards the athlete who wants to improve their performance in the gym and on the track!
BCAA (branch chain amino acid) + Electrolytes - will help with muscle recovery and endurance. Most beneficial if taken during athletic performance.
Fast Acting Carbs - A Intra-Workout carbohydrate supplement can help with endurance, recovery and building muscle.
Protein - A high quality protein powder can help increase your daily intake of protein and assist in reducing hunger levels. It can also help boost your metabolism and increase lean muscle tissue.
Depending on your personal goals, these recommendations can be modified and some supplements that may work for you may not work as well for others. The best way to determine which supplement stack will help you reach your goals is to talk to one of our supplement specialists.
At BOSS, we pride ourselves in giving the most honest and knowledgable information to our customers. If you can not visit one of our locations, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have through email, or via social media. Your health matters to us and we look forward to working with you towards your goals.