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Today we’re talking SUPPLEMENTS and specifically WORKOUT supplements and how they figure in to a well-rounded fitness regimen. A supplement is simply defined as any product that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add to a person’s basic diet. Think protein powder, vitamins, minerals, branched chain amino acids, MCT oil. Supplements do just what their name implies – they supplement a diet.
I’m going to be completely honest here.
Supplementation is not a requirement for healthy living or awesome workouts.
I’d say that’s a pretty bold statement (especially considering this is a sponsored post lol).
I believe that you could go your entire life having never taken a preworkout or protein powder or BCAAs and be totally fine. A whole foods diet, good sleep and plenty of water is sufficient for a healthy person’s body to perform and grow. This being said, I take supplements every single day (and have done so for the past 12 years) and I’m going to tell you WHY you might want to supplement your diet as well. While there are hundreds of supplement genres out there on the market, for the purpose of today’s post, we’re going to talk about WORKOUT supplements.
What IS a Workout Supplement??
Workout supplements are dietary supplements that contain ingredients shown to enhance performance, rebuild and repair muscle tissue and energize the body. Since your body needs different things at different times surrounding your workout, most of these supplements can be broken down into two categories: PRE workout (before) and POST workout (after).
There are a MYRIAD of different concoctions out on the market today and it can sometimes be confusing as to which products are best. [Tweet “Why You Should Consider @DailyBurn’s Workout Supplements! #fueltoday #fitfluential”]DailyBurn, known for it’s video workout programs, sent me three of their workout supplements to test and review. I’m so glad they did! I tested these up against the products I was already taking and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the results (both with performance and taste which is a huge factor for me).
Here’s what DailyBurn offers:
Preworkouts are my favorite because they just give you that little edge during a workout that coffee alone can’t touch. DailyBurn’s PRE is a good mix of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), choline, beta-alanine, creatine and caffeine (200mg)– all which help your body with energy, focus and strength. I’ve tried out A LOT of preworkouts and this one tastes FAR better than the ones I’ve tried.
FUEL-6 is a plant-based protein powder that I’ve fallen in love with!! It’s sweetened with STEVIA (versus sucralose) and contains quinoa, hemp, and sacha inchi seed, to give you complete protein support. Formulated with digestive enzymes and without any artificial flavors or sweeteners, Fuel- 6 is a healthy boost for the body and can be used pre or post workout. <-I’ve even used it in several recipes like protein pancakes or protein ice cream.
DailyBurn POST contains all the components you need to recover from a workout (aside from protein). The focus here is on rehydration, carbohydrate-refueling and delivering BCAAs to your tired muscles. Post-workout, your body actually needs CARBOHYDRATES. POST is packed with waxy maize – a complex carbohydrate that can help replenish muscle glycogen in tired muscles after a rigorous workout. You’ll also find Vitamin C, tart cherry extract, BCAAs and glutamine.
Whether you’re new to the workout supplement game or have been adding these products in for years, I recommend all three of these supplements from DailyBurn**. They offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (no questions asked) and free shipping on orders of $49 and over!
QUESTION: Do you take workout supplements? Which ones?
**DailyBurn.com is a leading online health and fitness brand, delivering first-class video workout programs and personalized nutrition plans to ensure that members reach their fitness goals. DailyBurn brings fitness and nutrition to members, anytime, anywhere, by streaming HD-quality workouts in a variety of disciplines from dance and high-intensity cardio to yoga, kettlebells and strength training. Unlimited access to DailyBurn’s plans is only $12.95 a month. For more information, visit http://www.dailyburn.com.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of DailyBurn.