5 Supplements that Empower your Body Without Overpowering Your Wallet

5 Supplements that Empower your Body Without Overpowering Your Wallet

Just a quick share on the supplements I personally use, why and where you can purchase them.  

1. Creatine Monohydrate

I use about 1 teaspoon (5g) daily in its simple powder form.  Here are the details of all the good it can do.  The cost is about ¥18 (20 cents) per day.  Here is where I buy it.  

2. Fish Oil

On days I eat fish, I don’t take these.  But all other days I do.  Here’s why and  here is where I buy it. 

3. Vitamin D-3 (During the cold or rainy months)

During the warmer months I put a lot of skin in the game, meaning that I generally wear a tank top, shorts and flip flops, so my body gets a lot of sunshine, so I don’t supplement with Vitamin D.  But during the rainy season and the colder months, I take 2,000 IU daily just to make sure I get enough.  Here are more details if you are interested.  Here is where I buy it.  

4. Magnesium Citrate

Most days I get enough magnesium through my diet, but on days that I feel that I have had more stress I will take about 300mg right before bed.  Here is some more info on magnesium.  Here is where I buy it. 

5. Whey Protein

Oh yes, muscle-building protein!  I do my best to get all of my daily protein from whole foods, but this is great to have when you are in a hurry or can’t be bothered with making anything. 

If you want to know more about whey protein, here is a great source. 

The cost performance on the first two brands below is excellent at approx. ¥100 ($1) per scoop, which gives you about 25g of protein.  

I use this brand because it is as close to milk as possible and has only 2 ingredients.  

If you are lactose intolerant and/or like a lighter tasting protein, whey isolate is the way to go.  Here is the one I buy.  Be aware that the link is the unflavored version.  

If you are more gritty and like a more cheesy aftertaste, whey concentrate is the way to go.  Here is the one I buy.  Note that the link I have shared is the unflavored version.  

If you want something more sexy, then this one is the gold-standard.  There are plenty of flavors to choose from.  Some are pretty darn sweet:-)  There are artificial flavors and sucralose (artificial sugar) in some of the flavors, so please have a look and decide for yourself.  

Wrapping it up

There are supplements for everything and many of them are a waste of money.   I have found that these 5 are plenty and they are very cost-effective.  If you have any questions, please give me a shout and I’ll do my best to help you out!

Have a magnificent day!

Aloha,

Bodhi

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