There are many preconceived notions about taking supplements. Oftentimes CrossFitters are anti-supplement, but there are supplements that are not directed to “meatheads” and have health benefits. Bodybuilding and its marketing and stigma has made negative stereotypes pertaining to supplements.
CoQ10, also known as Ubiquinol, is a natural enzyme throughout our bodies, which means that when using this type of supplement you are not putting a foreign supplement in your body. Many benefits from this supplement include good circulation for the heart, rids and prevents headaches and/or migraines. Ubiquinol has been approved to treat Japanese patients with heart disease for numerous decades without negative consequences.
Magnesium is another supplement that is often recommended for sleep or to increase muscle mass and capacity, however, there are additional benefits as well! If a person is lacking magnesium, there is a higher chance of them developing the onset of diabetes, as opposed to its sugar levels being consistent.
Phosphatidylserine is an important supplement because it contributes to brain health. This supplement refuels the brain after the stressors of physical activity wear down a person mentally. Athletes often take this supplement to increase brain activity.
Vitamin D is a supplement that we can get from the sun or milk, but low Vitamin D levels also have a direct correlation with low testosterone levels.
Lastly, don’t forget to get adequate amounts of protein.
- 1Supplements are beneficial to your health and easy to take.
- 2Co-Q10 enzymes decline as we age and it’s a supplement that helps our energy.
- 3Vitamin D supplements can help a man with his free testosterone.