Supplements: To do or not to do?

Demi bodybuilding

Tough question. I’ll start out by saying everybody is different. God created us each unique meaning that what works for one may not work for another. My personal training manual recommends that we DO NOT recommend supplements, but the emphasis is primarily on dietary supplements used for losing weight. As a general rule “vitamin and mineral supplements are not harmful unless taken in excess” meaning do as the directions say to do.

So, although I tend to shy away from supplements other than my Vegan protein I add to smoothies, I’ve asked my guest speaker, Kristin to outline the supplements she and her boyfriend, Cody, use.




Builds lean muscle and burns fat. The whey proteins are fast acting, the egg and casein proteins have a slower absorption rate, so that you get more continual muscle nourishment. The ideal consumption is 1 scoop in the morning, 1 scoop after a workout, and one scoop before bed. Post workout your body is in an anabolic state, so it is necessary to nourish it with protein in order for your body to utilize the nutrients for repair and recovery. It is necessary to take 1 scoop at night in order to prevent your body from going into a catabolic state. In a catabolic state, your muscle begins to break down. Your body goes through a very intense cycle of repair during your sleep cycle so it is necessary to take a time release protein blend for continuous muscle nourishment throughout the night.


Glutacor is a blend of glutamine and glutamine peptides designed to have a higher absorption rate than free form L-Glutamine. Glutamine is essential in the repair and recovery processor your muscles. It helps prevent muscle break down (catabolism) and acts as a tool to maintain muscle. Think of protein being the brick to the wall that is your muscle. You can keep piling up bricks to build your wall, but without a good cement (glutamine) your wall will always be susceptible to falling back down. The biggest thing people notice is soreness reduction.

For guys hoping to build muscle mass (some recommendations)

-NU-TEK Mass Complex or Mass gainer (More protein and more carbs per serving than your average blend)
-NU-TEK Carb Complex (complex carbohydrates designed to enhance strength, weight gain, and energy levels).
-Or any protein blend with a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 2 to 1.

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