Every week we get dozens of emails from people asking about supplements.
We probably get asked more questions about supplements than any other topic out there.
Usually, it’s from someone who’s just getting started and wants to know what supplements to take.
They’ve seen an advertisement for a product or a celebrity post about this new pill that gets super fast results.
They want to know which products are safe, which ones are worth the price, and how to choose between the thousands of options out there.
I get it.
Honestly, there’s a reason it took me years before I even started using supplements.
It’s a tricky freaking subject, and I’m a pharmacist!
I’ve gone through years of training about the impact of chemicals on the body.
I’ve learned how our internal systems work and how a drug that cures one disease can make another condition worse.
So yeah, I get why you have questions.
If you’re only just starting your fitness journey, lets say you’ve still got a number of pounds to lose… or your body fat percentage is still fairly high… well then supplements are not going to be your magical solution.
It’s going to be everything you do outside of taking supplements that makes the biggest difference, like skipping dessert after dinner or cranking up the intensity at the gym.
But that’s not to say you can’t benefit from using supplements.
In fact, if your life is as busy as mine, then certain supplements will help you reach your goals and stay on track.
For example, the first supplement I ever used was whey protein.
At times when I couldn’t sit down to cook or was running from one place to the other, I’d make a meal replacement shake.
For those who have never made a protein shake before, you’ll be glad to learn you have a few options.
You can mix protein powder with a glass of ice water, skim milk, or almond milk, as well as use a blender to make a delicious protein smoothie.
In this instance, you’ll want to combine 1 scoop of Level-1 whey protein with a banana (or a cup of strawberries), a cup of ice, a little water, and maybe some peanut butter. Blend all of these ingredients together and in just a few minutes… you’ll have a complete meal containing all of the essential macronutrients.
I’ll explain more about whey protein powder in this post, but just remember quality matters.
You wouldn’t put crappy food into your body, so you shouldn’t be using crappy supplements either.
The quality of a product will make a huge difference in taste, texture, consistency, and carb content, all of which are important factors when it comes to picking the right product.
There are tons of flavors available… some you’ll love… and some you’ll hate.
Luckily companies, like 1st Phorm, offer a money back guarantee, which means you won’t have to worry about wasting your hard earned money. If you don’t like the product, just send it back for a full refund!
One last tip for beginners to keep in mind is that I never buy supplements from retail stores because they’re usually marked at a higher cost.
Instead, I buy my supplements online, directly from the company that makes them, in order to save money.
Take a minute now to download my pharmacist recommended “Beginner Supplement Routine,” which you’ll notice only contains a few products to get you started.
Remember, your diet and workouts are still going to do the majority of the work!