Supplements Thatll Get You Through the HolidaysJanuary 22, 2023
Phew, it’s been a long year.
Some good, some bad, it’s the way the world rolls now.
And with the vacation season looming, there’s no shame in taking a week or two break, especially if you’ve been exercising consistently all year.
While your training may stop, your supplementation needn’t do the same, so here’s the three supplements worth taking when you’re focused more on enjoying the fruits of 2022’s labors.
Creatine’s benefits list are well known – strength, muscle, endurance and improved neurological function.
Doesn’t matter because your muscles will fill their creatine reserves then get rid of the rest and hold a little extra water weight which is fine and may even help recovery over the long term.
What are the hallmarks of high value down time?
Low stress, minimal anxiety, and plenty of sleep.
CBD may help tick all those boxes so you can kick back on the couch on a cold night or just help tolerate family members who have a knack for getting under your skin a little.
This amino acid won’t make you gain muscle, but it will help stop your body’s natural wasting processes.
Your body hates superfluous muscle, it’s super calorific, but glutamine settles its urge to cannibalize your muscles for energy and it also may help improve your gut function and immunity.
You can still take protein, but if you want to save money, just scale back the amount if you’re not training.
And if you’re trying to lose weight, then try having a shake before a big meal at a restaurant or before a party so you don’t stuff your face because whey may help reduce appetite in the face of unlimited holiday food options.
Quality and Assurance
The final thing you want to supplement with is peace of mind.
To achieve this, always use supplements that have Third Party Certification.
The Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) is acknowledged as a leader in third-party certification by organizations such as UFC, NBA, CrossFit, the U.S. Department of Defense Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS), Drug Free Sport, Canadian Olympic Committee and others.
When supplement shopping, look for the BSCG Certified Drug Free and BSCG Certified Quality seals. Both programs start with an indepth review of quality control, regulatory compliance, and verify products are made in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
The BSCG Certified Drug Free program is the sport standard providing industry leading protection with every lot tested for more than 500 banned substances offering the best protection available for athletes, first responders, military service members or other professionals subject to strict drug testing. The program also
requires verification of label claims and environmental contaminant screening annually. The BSCG Certified Quality program provides annual testing for banned substances, label claims, and environmental contaminants and is designed for retail and consumer protection.
The BSCG seals should fill you with a sense of trust that a supplement has what it claims on the label and is not contaminated with banned substances in sport or other potential drug contaminants.
Third-party certification is essential for elite athletes, and also available to protect you. Check out the details here: https://www.bscg.org. Make sure you get supplements that will help you start 2023 on the front foot.