Supplements for Total Human Optimization
According to my mentor Dr. John Berardi, there are over 40,000 nutritional supplements for sale in the United States.
The word supplement means to add to or enhance. It does not mean ‘replace’. Supplements can potentially be useful in some regards. However, the importance and success of fat loss supplements are over estimated.
I am asked almost daily, “What supplements should I buy?“
So today, I’m gonna make things very simple for you. I’m just gonna come out and tell you exactly what supplements we have our clients use when it comes to performance, fat loss, and endurance for our golfers.
One approach, and it’s a perfectly legitimate approach, is to take nothing. The truth is — you don’t need supplements. After all, they’re supposed to supplement other things, like the food you eat and the physical activity you do.
Let me present the opposite side of the coin here. Some supplements have tons of research behind them. Publicly available and valid research that anyone with an internet connection can read. Of course, to read it, you’ve got to be a doctor or extremely bored, but it can be done. That’s where good advice comes from.
Legitimate research = Evidence.
So, the two strategies that make sense are:
1) to avoid supplements altogether
2) to examine legitimate research and use that to decide what helps make you better
In all the research I’ve looked at, there are really just 6 supplements I recommend – supplements that go hand in hand for golf performance and overall health. Safety is our number one concern here as well. I don’t recommend things that are not safe to take on a regular basis.
Total Primate Care
Want to save some money? Total Primate Care packs include Alpha Brain, ViruTech, and Shroom Tech and a boatload of other supplements. This is the package I get sent to me every single month. Since inception, the Onnit line of products were designed to be taken as part of a regimen — the goal: Total Human Optimization. The Onnit TPC day and night vitamin packs are the culmination and execution of the Onnit supplementation philosophy. Combining the entirety of our nutrient sourced ingredients in one convenient pack means that you are going to get everything you need to thrive... and you might actually remember to take it all. In each pack, two nutrient-dense spirulina & chlorella tablets provide you with a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals that act as a bio-available multi-vitamin. Krill oil is included to provide you with the vital EPA and DHA for brain and overall system health, and our flagship Shroom TECH Immune will help your body keep the immune system at the ready.
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Boost Your Immunity
Virutech is a proprietary formula to help the body support its response to oxidative stress while supporting the immune system.† ViruTech is a skillful combination of potent immune supporting nutrients combined with one of the most well researched antioxidants, Vitamin C. L-Lysine, an essential amino acid, forms the base of the Vitality Blend along with Vitamin C. Rounding out this formula is a stack that includes Quercetin and Alpha Lipoic Acid, two of the most powerful flavonoids that work with the body to quench free radicals.†
Battle Fatigue. Recover Faster.
Shroom TECH™ Sport. Designed to help the body with cellular energy and cardiovascular endurance. The idea behind Shroom TECH Sport was to create a supplement that real athletes could take safely every day — even the day of competition. We wanted clean energy, ingredients with a history of use in high-level competition, and general health benefits; we believe we have found it in our exclusive combination of cordyceps sinensis mushroom, adaptogens, antioxidants, and methyl B-12. Shroom TECH Sport battles fatigue with a strategy unlike any other supplement on the market, providing cellular energy through the production of ATP rather than purely stimulant-based energy, and helping the body to improve oxygen utilization so you can go longer, recover faster, and set a new personal best.†
Not Getting Enough Greens?
Take the easy way out with this greens powder. This formula re-emphasizes the greens, gut, and detoxification categories, and boasts four new superstar ingredients. Jerusalem Artichoke is one of the best prebiotic foods in existence, offering a direct food source to the friendly bacteria in our gut biome. Moringa, a cornerstone of Ayurvedic practice, is one of the most nutrient dense greens in the world. Nettle is an herb revered for its traditional use in kidney health, and Broccoli sprouts have been a staple of healthy eating since before healthy eating was cool.†
For proper development and maintenance, the human brain requires healthy fats. Adding supplemental MCTs into the diet can help satisfy that need. For high intensity athletes and those following a higher-fat, lower carbohydrate diet, MCTs can serve as a vital source of energy to fuel yourself through even the most intense workouts. Medium Chain Fatty Acids also provide more energy than carbohydrates and can aid in high cognitive output without the energy crash. Due to MCTs natural effect on leptin receptors, MCT oil can aid in keeping you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
The Most Powerful Protein On The Planet
At the heart of The Dolce Whey protein is one of the most powerful protein sources on the planet – grass fed whey isolate†. Our whey isolate offers a complete amino acid profile with a high protein yield for maximum recovery.† Additional Earth grown ingredients optimize flavor without the added sugar of many proteins on the market. The Dolce Whey isolate is manufactured by using state-of-the-art cold processing and cross-flow microfiltration technology, allowing for many essential nutrients and immune factors to remain intact, along with all those muscle-supporting amino acids.† Many other proteins use a less efficient, high heat process, destroying much of what protein should contain.