Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Supplements That I Swear By

I briefly talked about my supplements in a recent post in which I highlighted all of my supplements, my daily diet, and weekly workout routine with everyone.

I was asked specifically about what supplements I take and WHY. 

First of all, I love two brands. I love MRM and I love Labrada. However, when it comes to fitting most of my supplemental needs, MRM does that by offering a complete wellness line.

All of their products are natural and great tasting. I also feel comfortable with taking their products while breastfeeding because of the minimal ingredient list and available natural options for whey. Also, my doctor has approved them for use during breastfeeding as well.

My husband has also become a fan and enjoys the veggie pea protein in a yummy chocolate flavor! Yes-they do have a veggie line :)

On a daily basis, I use the following:
Whey Protein Powder:

MRM Natural Whey is different from most wheys in the fact that it is heavily concentrated in amino acids and L-Glutamine to support muscle building and recovery. This protein powder is ultra clean since it has been ultrafiltered and processed at a low-temp (to prevent destroying any nutrients).

MRM Fruit-n-Whey blend is perfect for those who struggle to get enough fruits in throughout the day. Packed with antioxidants from 10 antiozidant-yielding fruits, this powder has an ORAC value of over 3,500 units! This is great news especially since the USDA recommends getting in between 3,000-5,000 units daily.
Everyday stresses can cause cellular damage and free radicals to occur, but this is where antioxidants are known for their healing properties.
Just like the Natural Whey, this protein has been ultrafiltered and processed at a low temp to protect all vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as well as containing a great deal of BCAAs.

Oh, and I also LOVE MRM Flax-n-Whey powder as well!!
Just as with the other protein powders, it is ultrafiltered and processed at a low temp, but this whey combines everything you want and need from a whey protein powder while also delivering you the essential fatty acids from flax!

Fish Oil: MRM Smart Blend Fish Oil.
Containing a variety of "smart fats" that your body needs, this supplement is essential-especially since it is hard to eat enough to meet the daily recommended needs. Also, our body usually does not produce enough!
Packed with Omega 3, CLA, and GLA, fish oil does wonders for decreasing your body fat, keeping you fuller longer, balancing your hormones, and regulating your blood sugar levels. Plus, fish oil is great for your cardiovascular system as well as your brain!

Hair, Skin, Nails Supplement: MRM Biotin 5mg. Biotin is a water soluable B vitamin that is naturally found in a variety of foods that you eat everyday. Taking a Biotin supplement can help speed the growth of your hair and nails, improve your skin quality, aid your metabolism, and assist with cellular energy. If you are trying to grow your hair, this is your go to vitamin!

On workout days, I add the following two:

Pre-workout: MRM's DRIVEN-1 scoop
This is the first pre-workout formula developed with pure ingredients that include natural extracts, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to support the body’s complex metabolic function. I take this before anything else on workout days as it jumpstarts my energy levels for a killer workout. It also helps me to focus to get things done while I have little time to do so!

Post-workout: MRM's BCAA's + G RELOAD- 3 scoops.
This, hands down, is the best tasting amino acid powder that I have ever tried. BCAAs are important-especially for girls who lift regularly! It cuts back on how sore you might be the next day while also boosting your endurance during your workout-not to mention improving your strength and preventing muscle breakdown. Your body uses these BCAAs and burns them as fuel during your workout. 

For all MRM products click here and you can use my personal discount to take 40% off of your entire purchasing by using code 'SIA' at checkout.

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