What’s up, guys? jeff cavaliere, athleanx . I’m going to take you behind the scenes today. We’ve done it a few times before. One of the questions is, ‘Jeff, what do you take for your supplementation? What are you exactly taking from morning until night?’ Well, I figured, I’ll open up my cabinets for you, and I’m going to show you why that’s important in just a second. We’ll come back and point to that.
But i actually take my vitamins and i’m going to tell you where i take them throughout the day and why. And then I have my workout supplementation as well. A lot of you guys will probably have something that looks somewhat similar to this, and that’s a lot of bottles. Now, I take a lot of these things for a lot of different reasons some of which are insurance policy because I can tell you guys that.
Even though i eat extremely healthy and admittedly, i am one of the healthiest eaters out there, I still feel there’s certain things that I’m not getting enough of, and if I can take them in supplemental form, they act as an insurance policy for me. Now that being said, there’s certain things that I don’t think, especially when it comes to workout nutrition, that you’re going to get the workout benefits from them unless you’re supplementing.
You’re simply not going to get enough creatine in your diet from eating foods alone especially not on a consistent basis. So, there’s certainly some workout ingredients that will be much more beneficial to you in supplemental form. But let’s start off on this end over here. I kind of have my fatty acids. And again, I take omega6 fatty acids in the form of evening primrose oil.
And i take my high grade omega3 fatty acids. now, the omega6, some guys would say, jeff why would you even bother taking omega6? We know that in large amounts, omega6’s can actually be inflammatory as opposed to antiinflammatory. Well, if you had a diet that was the typical diet based on high sources of vegetable oil or from highly processed foods using vegetable oil, that might be the case. I don’t eat any of that crap. I eat such a low processedfood diet that I don’t really.
Have a high amount of omega6’s floating around. And also, omega6’s are highly stored in body fat. Again, I don’t have a lot of body fat as we speak. So, I tend to need a little bit of supplemental omega6’s, and of course I balance that out, because the ratio is very important, with my omega3’s. And I take 3 a day of the omega3’s and this is a pharmaceutical grade omega3. This is.
My father’s own c’s omega3’s fatty acid. These are the ones that we sell at ATHLEANX.COM. I sell these because I have more experience with this, as you can imagine, than any in my life. I’ve taken this for the last 20 years. My father is a physician for those of you guys that don’t know. He produced a pharmaceutical grade EPA/DHA concentration of omega3 fatty acids and this.
Is exactly what i take. I believe in it so much obviously that I actually even give it to my dogs. I have it lined up usually right over there next to their food which by the way anybody, since this is behind the scenes tutorial, who’s always asked about what that vegan formula is there, that is my dog, Darla’s. She’s a vegan. Go figure. Well, that’s the idea. Again, I recommend to you and my family only the things that.
Supplementation for Athletes
Hey guys, axe here. welcome to our 30 day program designed to help you increase your athletic performance. In this session, I’m going to be talking about supplementation. What are the best supplements that you as an athlete should be consuming if you want to run your fastest times, lift your heaviest weight, and score your best goal or basket, or score your best touchdown? Whatever your goal is, these supplements can help support you in giving your body the nutrients.
It needs to perform at your best. And there are three main supplements I want to talk about that I think all athletes should consider taking. One is taking a high quality protein powder. As athletes, we need more protein compared to other people, because when you’re working out more your body is needing more amino acids to build lean muscle tissue. And so, starting off getting great quality protein sources, and my favorite is doing.
A grass fed whey or grass fed milk protein with a whey casein blend, and i’ll show you here. This is my favorite. This is what we have in the draxe online store, this healing protein. Doing a good quality protein powder is essential. And so, when you want to take protein, I typically do it first thing in the morning as part of a superfoods smoothie. Also, right when you’re done with a workout to help speed recovery is another great time to do it, or even a little bit before you go and work out.
Actually, studies have shown that your body can best absorb this form of protein right after a workout, but it can actually be absorbing it even while you’re working out, or if you consume it before, it’ll be the fastest way to absorb it, right afterwards as well. So getting a good quality protein powder, so important for athletes. The other thing is doing a greens powder. I think greens powders are vital for athletes because as athletes we tend to accumulate a lot of acid in our bodies. We’re hard on.
Our joints. if you don’t want to have joint issues, especially when you get older, then you really need to be getting some good quality alkalinebased vegetables and superfoods in your diet. And so doing great, green superfood powder that has something like chlorella spirulina and wheat grass in it. Now, these compounds are very high in chlorophyll, and chlorophyll helps alkalize your body. So in Green Superfood with things like chlorella spirulina, absolutely.
Fantastic for alkalizing your system. The other amazing thing about doing most greens powders or quality greens powder like the one I’ve got here, is they contain adaptogen herbs. Adaptogen herbs like rhodiola have been shown to increase athletic performance. In fact, there was a study done and they found by consuming rhodiola, they did a study on animals, and they found the animals were able to swim much longer. So whether you’re a swimmer.
Or a football player or any type of endurance whatsoever, we know rhodiola can help give you extra endurance when you’re working out. And also another key compound is beetroot. In fact beetroot juice has been shown to increase something in your body called NO2, that’s nitric oxide, which can help you build muscle. It improves your overall VO2 max. And so also finding a good quality greens powder like this one, that also has beetroot.
Juice in it, is also great for athletic performance. So again, one thing you want to look for also, this has things like turmeric in it. Turmeric is an herb that’s been shown to help reduce inflammation. And then, last but not least, as an athlete, there are really two things you want to focus on as an athlete. You want to be looking for nutrition and supplements that increase your performance, and then you also want to take nutrition and supplements that help speed.