I get lots of questions about supplements so I plan to use this post to answer them. Below are my top four supplements for health and weight loss, and the brands that I choose to take daily. Supplements are not miracle workers but can help make up for areas that you are deficient in. If you have any questions feel free to send an email to info@resultsperformancetraining.com

Daily Vitamin:

This is number one on my list if you can not afford the rest. Most people do not get in the required amount of vitamins and minerals through a normal diet so I consider this a no brainer. Get a quality whole food daily vitamin. Whole food vitamins are made from actual food and are easier to digest then synthetically formulated products.

My favorite brand:

Nature's Way Alive Once Daily Men's - 60 Tablets

Whey protein:

• Protein is the building block of muscle. It is also responsible for immunity, cell function and healthy hair, nails and skin
• You will feel full longer when supplementing with whey protein. This will help with your long term success on a diet and make for a convenient healthy snack as opposed to fast food options.
• The body has to work harder to break down protein than it does carbohydrates. This is called the “thermic effect” of food. The process of breaking down protein means improved metabolism and less calories compared to taking in the same amount of carbs
• Whey protein is a complete protein which means it contains all the essential amino acids. Whey is easily digested and is the perfect option for a post-workout meal. Whey has been show in numerous studies to help muscles recover quicker after strength training sessions.
• Slows the release of blood sugar in the system which is not only great for diabetics but can help reduce cravings

My favorite brand:

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate - 5 Lbs. - Chocolate Fudge

Green Tea:

Every day studies are coming out about the benefits of green tea. Studies have shown the correlation of taking green tea and ….

• Improved weight loss
• Improved immune function
• lowered cholesterol levels
• reduced cancer risks
• energy boosts

My favorite brand:

NOW EGCg - 400mg/180 Vcaps

Fish Oil:

This is a no brainer for me not only because of the endless benefits that have been proven over and over again, but also because it’s rare to find someone who gets enough of this through their normal diet. Some of the benefits include…..

• Promotes Cardiovascular Health & Protects Against Heart Attack and Stroke
• Reduces Inflammation/Pain and Promotes Healthy Joints
• Supports Mental Focus & Long-Term Cognitive Function
• Supports Positive Mood & Emotional Well-being
• Pregnancy, Infant Brain/Eye Development & Less Incidence of Childhood Disorders
• Promotes Optimal Fat Metabolism
• Lowers Risk of Prostate, Breast & Colorectal Cancer

My favorite brand:

Nature's Science Omega III Fish Oil - 180 Softgels

Detric Smith, CSCS,USAW,ACSM-HFI is a personal trainer who specializes in weight loss through his business Results Performance Training (www.resultsperformancetraining.com ) in Williamsburg, VA