Stuff We Like – Supplements 1

Some of our Favorite Health Supplements

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, 20 oz


$43.00 from Amazon

Bioavailable. Digested and absorbed quickly. Improves joint, ligament, and tendon health. From grass-fed and pasture raised sources. Paleo.

Lift hard and heavy for long enough and your joints, tendons, and ligaments will start to bark at you. If your elbows and knees are yapping, collagen will help. In fact, recent studies have shown that collagen works better than glucosamine and chondritin. I just toss mine into protein shakes, oatmeal, or even baked goods recipes. – Chris Shugart


Life Extension PQQ Caps


Life Extension PQQ Caps, 30 Capsules


$12.29 from Amazon
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Supports heart health and cognitive function. Supports the defense of mitochondrial DNA. Works synergistically with CoQ10. Supports the generation of new mitochondria (mitochondrial biogenesis).

Most people haven't even heard of the tiny cellular organelles known as mitochondria, but they constitute roughly 10 percent of our body weight. Too bad so many of them deteriorate or die off as we get older. If we can coax the body into growing more of them, we could theoretically double our life span, get rid of a whole bunch of diseases, and improve our strength-endurance by miles. One thing that's been shown to make mitochondria multiply is something called PQQ, and that's why it's one of my mainstay supplements. – TC Luoma


Thorne Research - Methyl-Guard Plus


Thorne Methyl-Guard Plus – Methylation Support Supplement, 90 Capsules


$51.00 from Amazon
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Contains the active, methylated forms of folate and vitamin B12 (5-MTHF and methylcobalamin). Support for heart, blood vessel, brain, nerve, and bone health. Gluten free. Allergen free.

More and more people are testing positive for the gene mutation, MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). Some experts believe MTHFR makes people more prone to chronic health issues and autoimmune problems. They also have a harder time converting folic acid into its active form, L-methylfolate, and they're more likely to be deficient in vitamin B12. So as someone with MTHFR, I supplement with methylated B vitamins to make sure I get what my body's missing out on. – Dani Shugart


NOW Vitamin D3 5000 IU


NOW Supplements Vitamin D3, 5000 IU, 240 Softgels


$9.02 from Amazon

Highest Potency, GMP Quality Assured

Chances are, you're at least a little deficient in vitamin D. Most people are. And deficiencies can cause a host of problems: low testosterone, reduced power, reduced muscular size and strength, poor endurance, and maybe even depression-like symptoms.

I like this brand because they're inexpensive, easy to swallow, and pack 5000 IU into every tiny capsule. I take one daily in the winter and then one about every other day during the sunnier months of the year. – Chris Shugart


Dr. Schulze's Colon Bowel Cleanse


Dr. Schulze's Colon Bowel Cleanse – Intestinal Formula #1, 90 Capsules


$29.00 from Amazon

Vegan-friendly, organic, and wild-harvested herbal ingredients. Helps relieve discomfort due to irregular digestion. Use to increase your body’s production of bile for effective digestion and absorption of fats.

You want your intestinal health to be so good it doesn't need any extra support. Unfortunately, life happens and that's not always possible. Many things can slow digestive motility like anesthesia from surgery, antibiotics, and other pesky things. That's where this product comes in. I use it on rare occasions to get "things" moving in the right direction, and it works like a charm. – Dani Shugart


Life Extension Pycnogenol


Life Extension Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, 100mg, 60 Capsules


$38.00 from Amazon
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Supports cardiovascular and immune system health. 100 mg of pycnogenol per serving. Vegetarian capsules.

Pycnogenol, or as it's more commonly known, pine bark extract, is a polyphenol that's long been touted to control glucose levels and increase nitric oxide levels, which means that it's good for fighting diabetes and strengthening erections. Recent research also shows that it reduces levels of DHT, which plays a big role in growing a big, bulky prostate, not to mention causing hair loss. So, to recap: stronger erections, normalized blood sugar levels, a healthy prostate, and a full head of hair. You bet your ass I'm taking it. – TC Luoma


Vitamin Code Raw Iron


Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Iron, 30 Capsules


$10.17 from Amazon
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Contains 22mg of gentle whole food iron and whole food vitamins C, B-12, and folate to support iron utilization. Contains probiotics and enzymes for absorption and digestive support. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free. No binders or fillers.

Women – even the meat eating type – are notoriously low in iron. This can cause extreme fatigue, weakness, and even dizzy spells. Not good when you're trying to work out. But most iron supplements cause digestive distress. This one doesn't though. In fact, I notice better digestion when using it. And it contains vitamin C which increases your absorption of iron. – Dani Shugart


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