By Manager | January 08, 2016

Supplements seem to have a negative stigma; a pill for this, a powder for that. This stigma is simply the result of misinformation. The reality is that supplements can play a pivotal role in your health and fitness goals. Whether that be building muscle, losing weight, increasing athletic performance, healing your body, boosting immune function; the list goes on.

For most of us, the supplement game can be a confusing one and rightly so. Walk into any sports nutrition or health food store and you’ll witness shelves filled with hundreds of different products, each with their own unique purpose. At first glance it can be overwhelming and for those new to this realm, rather intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some core principles to understanding supplements. Supplements can be broken down into 3 tiers and today we will examine Tier 1.

Tier 1 supplements are referred to as core or foundational products. These are the types of products that the majority of us can be taking regardless of our current activity level. Think of supplements like building a house, foundational products are those that lay the base or groundwork for any other ones you add to your regimen. Here is a list of Tier 1 supplements that Magnum Nutraceuticals offers and how they will benefit you.

Protein plays a critical role in your health. It supports and repairs muscle tissue, enhances metabolic activity, helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and strengthens immune function. Whatever your lifestyle or fitness goals, consider adding a high quality protein supplement to your daily routine.

A comprehensive blend of green food concentrates, phytonutrients, essential fats and fibre. This product will ensure you are getting the essential nutrients you are not getting from your diet. It will also help restore the PH balance of the body, improve digestion, boost natural energy and improve immune system function.

A comprehensive blend of green food concentrates, phytonutrients, essential fats and fibre. This product will ensure you are getting the essential nutrients you are not getting from your diet. It will also help restore the PH balance of the body, improve digestion, boost natural energy and improve immune system function.

Isolated CLA is not an essential fatty acid, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be present in our diets in order to be healthy. It does however, have a number of potential health and weight loss benefits which make it a welcome addition to a diet; especially those looking to build muscle and lose fat. Research has shown that Isolated CLA (isolated for the two isomers found in Magnum Acid) can be an ally for helping to curb inflammation, improve insulin action and help combat immune system invaders. Further to the weight loss benefits, past studies have shown that Isolated CLA may also increase the body’s metabolic rate and even act as a one-two punch in a sense by helping to reduce body fat while preserving muscle tissue.

Regardless of your health and fitness goals these foundational supplements should be your mainstay – the products you take all the time. Also, remember that dosages will vary depending on the product and manufacturer. Follow directions on the supplement label or as directed by your health care practitioner. Lastly but just as important is to understand that supplements are not replacements so try your best to ensure you are getting the majority of your nutritional requirements through whole food.