Supplements That Fit You

Being in the health & fitness industry, I get a lot of questions about supplements. So I am sharing some recommendations I use with my clients based on Precision Nutrition’s fitness experts and health professionals.

I am not affiliated with any of these supplements but want to provide you this resource of the brands that have proven safe and successful through research and personal experiences.

Protein supplements

We use the products below with our clients and don't hesitate to say that they come from reputable companies and taste great. If you're going to use a protein supplement, 40g/day is a good amount while 80g/day should represent an upper limit of supplemental protein intake. Of course, protein supplements should never be used as one's exclusive protein source.

All Natural WheySmooth by dotFIT This whey protein formula is produced through an ion-exchanged, ultra filtration process that yields the highest level of protein and amino acids while preserving all the naturally occurring, immune enhancing and muscle nourishing bioactives.

Best Plant Protein by dotFIT This is an excellent-tasting plant-based protein. Unlike many other plant protein powders that are bitter, grainy or chalky each serving of this proprietary blend provides 21 grams of tasty protein that's easy to digest.

Whey Protein Isolate by Thorne Research Another excellent whey protein choice that's sourced from cows not treated with hormones and is cold-filtered to reduce the risk of denaturing its proteins. Contains no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners and comes in chocolate or vanilla.

VegaLite by Thorne Research Another excellent plant-based protein source; it's a great-tasting, dairy-free, vegan protein using a blend of rice and pea proteins. The result is a protein powder with an amino acid combination that closely resembles whey.

Low Carb by BioTRUST

Proteins+ by Genuine Health

Vegan proteins+ by Genuine Health Another excellent protein blend from Genuine Health. Contains 5 veggie protein sources, 8 essential amino acids, vitamins & minerals, and no animal products whatsoever.

Greens supplements

While greens can't replace a diet sufficient in vegetables, the blend of antioxidants, enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals in these products can be extremely helpful. Adding a serving of greens to every protein shake you drink is a good strategy. Further, when on the road, greens can really come in handy.

greens+ by Genuine Health The best, most research-proven greens product on the market today.

Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood

Blend of organic greens, fruits and vegetables in a drink powder that delivers green nutrition and helps achieve the daily recommended dosage of fruits and vegetables in a flavor kids will enjoy. Also comes in berry.

Workout supplements

If exercise performance is important to you, workout supplements can help by providing amino acids, carbohydrates, and/or other ingredients – during the workout itself – to enhance blood flow, to boost oxygen delivery to working muscles, and to kick-start recovery.

Pre & Post Workout Formula by dotFIT This Pre/Post Workout Formula & Meal Replacement contains well-researched amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat in a form that can be rapidly digested before and immediately after exercise.

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AminoBoost XXL by dotFIT AminoBoost XXL is a blend of amino acids that minimizes muscle breakdown and maximizes growth, helping you build lean mass (or preserve it when training hard or in a calorie deficit).

Activfuel+ (whey protein) by Genuine Health A great whey-based workout supplement, containing protein and carbs, as well as other exercise enhancing ingredients: taurine, coconut water, creatine, rhodiola, and appleboost. Comes either caffeinated or caffeine-free.

Activfuel+ (plant-based) by Genuine Health Another great plant-based workout supplement, containing protein and carbs, as well as other exercise enhancing ingredients: taurine, coconut water, creatine, rhodiola, and appleboost. Comes either caffeinated or caffeine-free.

Amino Complex by Thorne Research Another great essential amino acid formula in powdered form, it offers more than just BCAAs and has been shown to have positive effects on development of lean body mass, exercise capacity, aerobic metabolism, and support of mitochondrial growth. It's great for use during workouts.

Post-workout supplements

While strength and endurance training and competition promote a host of physiological benefits, both types of exercise stress the body. Fortunately, the body is designed to respond to this stress by providing a short post exercise period designed for recovery. Well designed post-exercise carbohydrate – protein supplements can help both support training as well as accelerate this recovery process.

ActivRecover+ (whey protein) by Genuine Health An excellent whey-based recovery product containing fast-digesting protein and carbs, and as other unique ingredients: tart cherry and lemon verbena extracts. Free of artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors.

ActivRecover+ (plant-based) by Genuine Health An excellent plant-based recovery product containing fast-digesting protein and carbs, and as other unique ingredients: tart cherry and lemon verbena extracts. Free of artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors.

Creatine supplements

We believe continual, low dose, creatine supplementation may be important for good health as well as athletic performance. While creatine has been discussed in the athletic context quite extensively, it has some amazing regenerative effects on all tissues of the body including brain. 3-5g per day is recommended.