January 04, 2012
The 5 Supplements You Cant Live Without
Here at Mens Fashion Magazine, we’ve decided to get in on the festive season by letting you know the 5 supplements that you need in your stocking this year.
If you’re serious about your Fitness goals, and you’ve chosen to maintain your diet instead of eating an entire tin of quality street….. we applaud you. Men will write stories of your courage and willpower one day!
You’ll be happy to know that we’ve teamed up with Cardiff Sports Nutrition, one of the UK’s best supplement stores to bring you some delicious discounts.
More on that later… For now we’ll discuss the 5 supplements you need in your life and why.
#5 – Cod Liver Oil
It’s important to get Cod Liver Oil into your diet. The fatty acids contained in this famously foul-tasting fluid are essential for proper body functions. The high levels of DHA in the oil actually promotes normal function of your nervous system and brain.
#4 – Vitamin D3
We’re all doing our bit for Global warming, but it doesn’t matter how much petrol we burn, we’re still not getting enough sun here in the UK. A huge amount of us here in the UK are deficient in this glorious vitamin.
It promotes a healthy immune system and has been linked to improving testosterone levels once combined with Cod Liver Oil.
#3 – ZMA
Sleep is an integral part of training. We need to make sure we’re giving our body everything we need to recover.
Excellent performance requires excellent rest.
ZMA works by replacing some missing minerals in your body and has been clinically proven to increase anabolic hormone levels in the people that take it…
Meaning that you’ll be able to burn more stubborn fat, and build more lean muscle mass.
#2 – Pre – Workout
Sometimes you don’t feel like going to the gym. If you’re anything like me, a lack of clean gym attire is enough to re-kindle your laziness and force your hand in the decision to avoid the gym that day. “ I’ll go tomorrow and just work extra-extra hard…. it’ll be fine”
HOWEVER …….. When you own a pre-workout supplement you’re hitting your body with a glorious concoction of caffeine and other wonderful chemicals. Chemicals that turn you into the little engine that could. Chemicals that have you sprinting the 10 feet distance from your front door to your car door. Chemicals that activate a part of you that you never knew existed.
Okay, maybe it’s just me then. Maybe my caffeine tolerance should be higher for a gentleman my age.
Regardless, it’s an essential supplement for anyone looking to make progress. As they say :
“ Train insane …. or remain the same “
#1 – Protein.
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Our body is constantly renewing cells, and we need protein for that process.
An average 70kg man has 7 trillion cells. Which is legitimately more cells than our entire office has had cooked dinners. (Remember when everyone’s mum used to say that?)
So that’s a lot of upkeep for your body. You need to be getting enough protein in your diet, or your body will start breaking down the lean muscle you’ve worked so hard to build, for energy.
So here you go. Our gift to you this Christmas… aside from that incredible information, is a 10% discount code to buy literally anything you want on Cardiff Sports Nutrition’s Online Store.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year