My Favorite Supplements!

MCT Oil

MCT oil is a great source of MCTs which are (medium chain triglycerides) that come from coconut oil. MCTs are a fast and easily digestible source of healthy fat. They differ from long chain triglycerides, like those found in saturated fats. MCTs  travel to the liver quickly and get burned for immediate energy.

MCT oil  also contains two beneficial acids that aid brain function and strengthen and protect nerve connections in the brain. In essence, they help us learn faster!  MCT oil also assists in anti-aging and immune system health.  Recently, studies show it aids in atherosclerosis (buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls.)

How to use it:

Coffee: I add 1 tablespoon into my coffee nearly every morning. It really helps energize me for my 5:30am & 6:30am classes!

Smoothies & protein shakes: Yep - I even add MCT to my post workout protein shake.

Where to get it:

I order my MCT oil from a company called ONNIT. www.onnit.com.

I find them to be reliable, although not cheap, but I don't mind investing in my health and longevity. You can find other brands as well.  Just be sure to do your own due diligence.

Alpha Brain:

Alpha brain is a Nootropic supplement.  Nootropics help support certain brain functions like memory, mental speed and focus.  I absolutely swear by this product.

I know for sure that it works for me and I can tell a huge difference in any lapse of time that I am without it.  It also aids me in creativity and deeper REM sleep.  I have some crazy dreams when I am taking this consistently.

How to use it: I purchase a bottle of Alpha Brain in pill form and take 2-3 a day. They also sell a faster acting powder form for immediate results.

Where to get it:

I order my Alpha Brain from Onnit www.onnit.com. Again, this is a pricey product and there are other Nootropics on the market, but this is my go to!

NutraBio 100% Whey protein isolate:

This is a new Protein powder product that I was recently introduced to by my friends at Nutrition Zone in East Hanover.  This protein is the cleanest protein that I have found. There are absolutely no fillers, excipients, proprietary blends, maltodextrin, dextrose, added sugars or artificial colors.  That is an impressive list of no’s.  Most protein supplements are chemical laden soups that are more harmful than good.

How to use it: 1 Scoop into a drink of your choice, then shake or blend.  I like almond milk best, however H20 will also do just fine.  For the best protein shake that you have ever tasted try this recipe.

½ cup of almond milk

2-3 Ice cubes

1 large frozen banana

1 tbs MCT oil

1 TBS of organic peanut butter

1 scoop of NutraBio (add last to avoid clumping on the side of blender)

Blend to preferred consistency and enjoy!!!!!

Where to get it:

Online or at Nutrition Zone in East Hanover.  Tell them Coach Damien sent you! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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