Disclaimer: Many people have asked me what I take for supplements, and my decisions have been based solely on research and how each supplement makes me personally feel. This is not a list of what you should take, but merely a list of what I take. If you are not sure about any of the following supplements, or if you have questions about if it will be right for you and your goals, please consult with someone who is more of an expert than myself.
I take quite a few amino acids for my supplementation. It has helped with everything from my training, brain chemistry, mood and sleep improvement, and overall sense of well-being. This is a list of what I take below, but if you want to read more in depth about them, I have compiled a list of benefits for each here, or you can do your own research. There is so much information out there!
Oil of Oregano I take one capsule daily with Caprylic Acid (linked below) for their anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It also helps you use the facilities on a daily basis, especially with coffee and coconut oil…..
L-Glutamine 1000mg (1 capsule, taken immediately after getting home from the gym, if my workout was particularly awful.)
I take Glutamine to help with muscle recovery. I train pretty hard, so I want my muscles to recover as fast as they can so I can give it my all the next time around, as well. You can read more here.
Scivation Xtend brand BCAAs; or Branched Chain Amino Acids (1 shaker bottle with 2 scoops)
I love my BCAAs, and can feel a considerable difference when I don’t take them. BCAAs are great for muscle recovery and also help keep muscle soreness to a minimum. DOMS becomes less of an issue when you have a regular BCAA schedule.
It is worth noting that several sources have stated that amino acids should NOT be taken with protein (whether powdered form or meal form), as the aminos will ‘fight’ with the protein for the body’s attention.
When I am sick, I try to load up on L-Glutamine and NAC, which helps tremendously with congestion.