Just like it's important to eat right when you're starting a new exercise program, it's also very important that your vitamin regimen follows suit. Below are the top 5 supplements to help you on your fitness journey:
A pure and highly absorbable multi-vitamin is important in supporting your exercise routine because as you sweat, your body begins to slowly deplete its stores of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Dr. Hotze's Energy Formula is a complete multi-vitamin that is easily absorbed and has been designed to replenish these important nutrients, increase energy levels, promote cardiovascular and immune health, as well as improve moods.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is normally found in red meats and dairy products. However, just like all other important nutrients, this amino acid is easily depleted from the body so it is important that you supplement with additional. L-Carnitine has been shown to help convert stored body fat into energy, thereby increasing endurance and energy and reducing overall body fat when coupled with a regular exercise regimen. Taken about 30 minutes before physical activity, those who have taken L-Carnitine have reported having more stamina to complete their workout routine without tiring.
Between old injuries, aging cartilage and even inflammation, it is important that as you kick up your fitness routine, you also support and help repair your body's joints, tendons and ligaments. Dr. Hotze's Joint Comfort was designed to help reduce joint pain, swelling and stiffness, as well as promote tissue repair and provide optimal joint support. If aches and pains are affecting your workout routine, consider taking Joint Comfort daily to improve mobility and flexibility, as well as renew cartilage in your joints.
Magnesium is one of the most easily depleted minerals in the body. In fact, we've listed out the top 33 most common factors of magnesium deficiencies, which consist of stress, exercise, caffeine, smoking and pregnancy to name a few. Because it is so easily depleted, especially through sweat, it is essential that you replenish this important nutrient on a daily basis so that your muscles can recover from any inflammation that may have been caused during exercise. Additionally, because magnesium improves the overall function of your smooth muscles, it can help you from feeling sore or cramping up the day after an intense workout.
B vitamins, like magnesium, are easily depleted from the body through exercise and daily tasks and may very well reduce a person's athletic performance. In order to consume all of your essential B vitamins, a high-quality B-Complex is recommended as it contains all of the important micronutrients that help our bodies to convert the food we consume into proteins, carbohydrates and energy. Additionally, B vitamins are responsible for the repairing and reproduction of cells in the body. If you are deficient in B vitamins, your body is less able to repair muscle tissue or even build new muscles, which could make your exercise routine less effective. However, remember that not all B-Complex vitamins are create equal! You want to make sure your B-Complex contains a blend of the key B vitamins in the most absorbable forms of each, such as B-12 in methylcobalamin form and Folate as L-Methylfolate.