AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I am officially part of Team Nutrex!!! I cannot express how excited I am to be part of such an amazing team. I remember when I first laid my eyes on Larissa Reis, Yarishna Ayala… it was love at first sight <3 (And now we are on the same team **add shocked emoticon face here <3 **) I mean who doesn’t love these sexy ladies! Not only do we have THE BEST athlete team, we have a badass team on the inside as well!!!!!!!!!
If any of you know me, I am a HUGE supplement lover!!! I love dissecting every ingredient not only in supplements, but the food we eat and drink as well. (Read a sample post here). I love learning how certain ingredients benefits us and how it affects our bodies. I seriously can go on and on about supplements, nutrition, training… basically anything related to health and fitness ^_^
If you guys aren’t familiar with Nutrex Research Inc., here is a little history about the company.
What started 10 years ago as a dream and an idea has grown into a remarkable success. Hard work and quality products allowed Nutrex to become a major force in the dietary supplement industry.
With that being said, I would love to share with you guys my favorite products and why. I’ll keep it simple and save the fun scientific talk for a later post/vlog hehe ^_^
Upon waking I take the following:
Chromium is a mineral that helps control blood sugar levels. It helps reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings and preserve muscle tissue. Pretty neat right?! ^_^ Since our bodies cannot produce chromium on its own, we have to get it through whole foods, such as whole grains, nuts, broccoli, and green beans.
I love Lipo-6 Chromium because I know that if I take this first thing in the AM, I won’t have to stress about my food. It is also clinically dosed so all you need is 1 liquid capsule per day ^_^
Also known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA is related to the omega-6 fatty acids, one of the two types of essential fatty acids that helps our body increase metabolic rates. It also helps our body convert food more efficiently into energy. YES!!!
More energy = Happiness
CLA is found in dairy and animal fats, such as beef, lamb, whole milk, and eggs, but it cannot be produced by the human body. So just like Lipo-6 Chromium, I like taking this in the AM because it makes me not have to think about what foods I have to eat or the amount I have to intake. It is recommended we take about 3.4 grams of CLA (3,400 mg) daily to receive its benefits. So I take about 3-4 soft gels a day.
I like to call this my happy pill hehe ^_^. It gives me the perfect amount of focus and energy AND control my appetite. Yipee!
Ever feel sluggish after a long day of work and just don’t have the motivation to workout? Or am just too tired in the AM?
Yup. I have those days too…
So thank you pre-workouts! ^_^
If you are looking for a pre-workout with clean energy, focus, gets you stronger and makes your muscles full while you train… this is THE product for you. But I mean who doesn’t want that?!
More muscle = faster metabolism = fat dies.
And the cool thing about Outlift is that it has Branched Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs) as well!!!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with BCAA’s, amino acids speeds up muscle recovery, help with muscle soreness, muscle fatigue, while maintaining muscle mass :D. We typically get it from food but since our body has to break down food first, BCAAs is amazing because it will go straight into our bloodstream for immediate use by muscle cells. Leading us to my next favorite product.
Pure recovery! For those of you that do a lot of cardio or high intensity training, such as cycling, running etc. Amino Drive has potassium as well to fight muscle cramps! YEEEEAAAA! ^_^ I love sipping on this throughout my workouts as well.
Now if you want to be Superman in the gym… this next product is for you!!!
Oh NIOX! Where do I begin!!!! The love for this product is extremely high! ^_^
I seriously feel like Wonder Women every time I add this to my pre-workout potions LOL. Who’s familiar with Agmatine Sulfate? Read why it is amazing here.
See told you guys I can go on and on lol but I will stop here… for now ^_^
I am super excited as you can tell. I am excited to educate every single one of you and help you achieve your fitness goals in 2015! Feel free to ask me anything, whether it’s supplements, nutrition, training or beauty tips 😉
Let’s make 2015 the best year ever!