Now that you have imbedded yourself DEEP (and happily) into Hybrid Athlete Training, one of the biggest questions you might have is…
WAIT, with all these macros, and with all this amazing training, do I really need to supplement?
The answer? YES. There’s nothing better than optimizing the human body, and supplementation can help you. So let’s dive in to the top 5 reasons for supplementation.
1. BRIDGING THE NUTRITIONAL GAP
Now that you are hitting those macro goals you might be thinking—but I’m eating 5 meals a day- I should be getting ALL of my nutrient needs in there, right?!?!?
90% of people actually do not get the recommended amount of nutrients from food alone. ( I know right!)
There are many different reasons for this (including some of the reasons listed below) Supplements will never replace food alone, but they absolutely can help you bridge that nutritional gap to help fuel your body to its optimal (and healthy!) potential.
2. OUR SOIL IS NOT AS NUTRIENT DENSE AS IT ONCE WAS
Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well, actually, you are what you eat EATS! And that includes how and where plants get their nutrients from- our soil. Fertilizers used in modern farming deplete the soil and take away some essential nutrients from our plants. According to a 2004 report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today are below what you could get in the 1970s.
3. YOUR BODY NOW HAS NEW NEEDS
Yup, you know it, and it’s time to own it. Now that you are athlete status, you require extra nutrients to stay in shape and keep your energy levels up. So what exactly happens to your body when you exercise? Your body uses up those amazing nutrients that you stored away—so, they need to be replenished . This is not only vital for every day living, its also vital for your recovery.
4. PREVENTION IS POWER
Instead of disease treatment, healthcare professionals are starting to encourage their patients to look into habits for prevention- and supplementation is a huge part of it. When our body actually gets ALL the nutrients it needs (which is a lot!) it has the ability to THRIVE and do what it’s made to do for disease prevention. Aging doesn’t have to look like what we think it does. When we take care of our body, aging is AWESOME!
5. YOU’RE JUST GOING TO FEEL AMAZING
Yup, this one isn’t so much a scientific fact, but more of a straight up experience from me to you. But NO DOUBT, the best feeling in the world is when you are fueling your body with goodness. Remember that feeling when you started getting more and more reps in your workouts you have been doing? Or every week that you are straight up hitting your macro goals? Add in high end science backed supplements. Friend, once this happens, you have officially just entered full blown human body optimization.
I know what you are going to ask- ok, so I read the whole thing, now what?
Supplementing requires vitamins that are pure, proven, and safe. This is why we recommend Shaklee products. With 350 tests against harmful contaminants, beyond organic products, 3 times the amount of pesticide tests required, 100,000+, quality tests annually, 100+ patents and patents pending, 100+ published scientific papers and 100+ years of innovation, there’s nothing like it out there.
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