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6 Best Supplements to Help with Weight Loss

 Most supplements are flat-out a waste of your time and money. But there are 6 we highly recommend to help you lose weight without sacrificing your hard-earned muscle. They're not required. But they do help. This comes straight from our FREE 5-Day Video Course where we help you discover the super simple ways to your best body ever... in just 5 days (access to our video course below).

 

These are the same 6 supplements the Scenic City Boot Camp coaches use, and the same ones we recommend to our clients.

 

 

FISH OIL 

It’s estimated that 95% of people in the U.S are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s have a lot of benefits such as improving insulin sensitivity (which can help with muscle growth), increasing mood and circulation, and controlling and managing inflammation. Since your body can’t naturally create omega-3s, you must get them from food and supplement sources.

 

Taking fish oil, which contains the powerful omega-3s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), is an easy way to get your high-quality fats without needing to eat a few pounds of salmon. 

 

OUR FAVORITE BRAND

• Advocare OmegaPlex (capsules)
• Carlson’s Very Finest Fish Oil (liquid) 

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

Take two softgels up to twice daily, preferably with a meal. To keep it fresh, we recommend keeping it in the refrigerator or even the freezer (to eliminate the fish burps). When shopping for fish oil, you want to make sure you choose the highest quality. Make sure that each serving contains at least 1000 mg. total of EPA and DHA. If not, put it back on the shelf. 

 

 

MULTIVITAMIN

Since most of us are deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals — approximately 68% of the general population is deficient in calcium, 90% in chromium, 75% in magnesium, and 80% in vitamin B6 — a high-quality multivitamin is a great way to “fill in the gaps” and get the extra vitamins we may not get from food alone.

 

Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients play a role in normalizing bodily functions and cannot be made by the body alone (except for vitamin D, which we can get from the sun). That’s why we always recommend taking a daily multivitamin. 

 

 

 

OUR FAVORITE BRANDS

• MNS by Advocare
• Multi+ by Genuine Health
• Active Easy Multi Plus (Men) by Platinum Naturals • The Vitamin Code by Garden of Life
• Special Two by NOW

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

Follow the instructions on the back of whichever multivitamin you choose. Some you’ll take once per day; others you’ll take multiple times per day, like the MNS system.

 

While the MNS system is a little more complex than the typical daily vitamin, you take the pills at the times they are best utilized by the body. This particular multinutrient system focuses on energy, wellness and appetite control, as well. We always feel like superman when we take it.

 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE IT?

If it’s a once-per-day capsule, take it in the morning with breakfast. If it’s supposed to be taken multiple times per day, pair it with breakfast and a late afternoon snack. (While these are the recommended times, they’re not etched in stone. In other words, just take your multivitamin whenever you remember to take your multivitamin.) 

 

 

PROTEIN POWDER

Proteins are the building blocks of muscle and aid in muscle repair, increased energy, and better recovery. Unfortunately, only 75% of us get enough protein every day. It's something we see our clients struggle with ALL THE TIME.

 

A good protein powder blend can help you reach your protein needs when eating whole food is inconvenient.

 

OUR FAVORITE BRANDS

• Muscle Gain by Advocare
• Meal Replacement Shakes from Advocare
• IsaLean Pro by Isagenix (great post-workout meal replacement shake)
• Metabolic Drive by Biotest (milk protein blend) • Muscle Milk by Cytosport
• Proteins+ by Genuine Health
• Vegan Proteins+ by Genuine Health (for vegetarians and vegans)
• LeanFit Whey Protein by Costco

 

If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan/vegetarian, you can also supplement with rice, hemp, pumpkin seed, or pea protein. We don’t recommend soy.

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

We recommend taking one to two scoops per day as part of a Super Shake. For the meal replacement shakes, we often just mix a shake packet with water and add a scoop of greens powder to up the nutritional value. Super tasty!

 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE IT?

Whenever eating whole food is inconvenient, or when you need an extra meal. 

 

 

PROBIOTICS

Helps support healthy intestinal function and the ability to absorb nutrients from food and supplements. Studies have shown that probiotics help you lose weight and belly fat, while helping maintain the normal, healthy bacteria for your body to operate at an optimal level.

 

OUR FAVORITE BRANDS

• Probiotic Restore Ultra by Advocare • Probiotic FastMelt by Advocare

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

Take one capsule with water on an empty stomach, 30 minutes or more before a meal, one to two times per day. For greater effect, increase serving size to two capsules. 

 

 

CAFFEINE

We all know that this is America's #1 drug of choice. But did you know that caffeine, when used before a workout, can help to mobilize fatty acids and increase your fat-burning during your exercise sessions? While it's not recommended for everyone (check with your doctor first), there are some really great benefits to using caffeine in conjunction with your workouts.

 

 

OUR FAVORITE BRAND

Advocare Spark. Spark® is a unique blend of 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work synergistically to provide a healthy and balanced source of energy. Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost, B vitamins to enhance your body's natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and neuroactive amino acids that help increase your mental focus and alertness. Anyone who knows us knows this is one supplement we don't go a day without. And it comes in several yummy flavors, like strawberry mango, grape, cherry, fruit punch, watermelon, mandarin orange, and green apple.

 

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

Blend, shake or stir contents of one pouch or one level scoop into 8 fluid ounces of water. We personally take it first thing in the am and mid-afternoon (or before a workout), but you can take it whenever you need an energy boost or right before a fat-burning workout session. The effects of Spark last about 5 hours.

 

Spark contains 120 mg. of caffeine. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a healthcare professional prior to use. Not for use by children, or persons sensitive to caffeine or choline.

 

 

 

LIQUID MELATONIN

7 hours of sleep is NOT enough to maintain healthy levels of melatonin. You have to supplement with melatonin, too. It plays a role in almost every part of human physiology. Melatonin is the pacemaker for almost everything in our body but it responds to changes in daylight. We sleep less, stay up later, and fill our rooms with artificial light from TV screens, iphones and tablets until we close our eyes. It's no wonder our melatonin is completely out of whack!

 

Insufficient melatonin will slowly destroy your body and brain, despite the very best nutrition and exercise plan. Let that sink in for a moment. If your melatonin levels are low, it doesn't matter how much you eat right and exercise- your body can't respond.

 

Melatonin pills are a waste of money: 90% of the melatonin will be destroyed by your digestive acids.Therefore, shop for liquid melatonin, which you hold in your mouth for 30-60 seconds to allow your gums to absorb it. 

 

OUR FAVORITE BRAND

Isagenix Sleep Support & Renewal™ contains fast-absorbed, sustained-release melatonin combined with a proprietary nutrient complex to promote a sound, more beneficial night’s rest, which in turn can aid memory, mental clarity, cognitive function, and overall brain health.

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

We recommend taking three sprays about 30 minutes before you go to sleep every night.

 

If you're wanting to try any of these products, you can by them at our facility (we keep our inventory fully stocked)! If you're not near us, just hop on here to purchase any of the above Advocare products! 

 

Ready to discover the super simple ways to your best body ever... in just 5 days? We're giving you FREE access to our 5-Day Video Course to help jump start your fitness journey! Start your 5-Day Video Course here!

 

 

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