The Complete Beginner's Guide to Supplements

Generation Fit

10-01-2023 • 1 hora 20 min

In this episode, Benji and Chris speak about everything supplement related - what supplements you should be taking, which supplements don’t work, and all the misinformation regarding supplementation.

  • A brief history of the inception of supplements (1:17)
  • The mythical claims that the fitness industry makes about many supplements (4:50)
  • How industry charlatans trick you into giving them money for supplements that don’t work (9:57)
  • Why BCAA’s don’t work and aren’t worth spending money on (13:26)
  • Why your average daily vitamin or multivitamin almost never benefits you (20:33)
  • Glutamine does not do what retailers or supplement labels claim it does (25:10)
  • Thoughts on turkesterone (29:55)
  • What ACTUALLY works for pre-workouts, and the many shortcomings that most pre-workouts have (31:19)
  • How to manipulate sodium for a healthier heart, optimal workouts, and a better life without needing to restrict it or rely on medicine to lower blood pressure (37:46)
  • Creatine is the most researched supplement that works (39:23)
  • Can creatine cause hair loss? (43:54)
  • Why whey protein works, and how to choose a protein powder(44:52)
  • Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that is proven to work (50:25)
  • The benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and our recommendations for supplementing with it (56:16)
  • The specific daily vitamins (like Vitamin D) that will work for the average American and how to change your lifestyle to avoid needing supplementation (59:11)
  • Supplementing with magnesium and how to use it (1:04:16)
  • The contexts where carb powders work (1:07:37)
  • Beta-allanine and citrulline malate (1:11:19)
  • Supplementing with fiber to hit your fiber targets and how to avoid the necessity to supplement (1:12:23)
  • Can L-carnitine work for fat loss and quick thoughts on fat burners (1:13:45)
  • Fadogia Agrestis and Tongkat Ali (1:14:58)
  • Optimize your sleep with your lifestyle first, then look into this “sleep cocktail” that’s proven to work (1:15:42)
  • Our final recommendations and how to protect yourself if you are going to be taking supplements (1:18:20)

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