Dietary supplements are a valuable tool for increasing the positive effects of your training. Combine intelligent supplementation strategies with proven dietary practices for optimum success.
In today’s society, many foods have undergone tedious chemical processes, also know as GMOs, or genetically modified foods. These foods become nutritionally bankrupt through new processing methodologies, leading to huge deficits in important micro– and macronutrients. Manufacturers are not required to test their products for safety and effectiveness. They are required to follow “good manufacturing practices” (GMPs), which means their supplements have to meet certain quality standards. However, it has been found that some products may contain more or less of the ingredient than is stated on the label. Or, in some cases they may contain ingredients not listed on the label, including prescription drugs.
To be sure you’re getting a good-quality product, look for a seal of approval from an organization that tests supplements such as the U.S. Pharmacopeia or NSF International. Products that carry these organizations’ seal must be manufactured properly, contain the ingredients listed on the label, and not include any harmful contaminants.
By adding supplements into our routine such as fortified greens, all-natural-whey protein powders, multivitamins, probiotics and digestive enzymes, we can begin to replace some of our nutritional losses.
Supplements developed from certified organic whole food sources will allow for peak results, along with vitamins and minerals that have not been coated with synthetics, but vegetable capsules.
Talk to your trainer on how to enhance the effectiveness of your supplementation strategies and utilize supplements correctly to maximize athletic performance, combat disease and improve fitness.Resource: OnFitness Magazine