June 17, 2024 3 min read

Summer is the perfect time to focus on achieving your health and fitness goals ... but it's also one of the most difficult times to do so.

Whether you're aiming to lose weight, build muscle, or improve your overall health, supplements can play a huge role in seeing results.

So we put together a list of three supplements that can help you see the results you're looking for and get the most out of your efforts this summer.

1. Multi-Vitamins/Greens Supplements

It's important to give your body the proper vitamins and minerals it needs to make sure you're functioning at your peak. There are numerous benefits you get from taking a quality multi-vitamin, but here are just a few of them ...

- Improved Immune System
- Improved Cognitive Function
- Improved Bone Strength
- Improved Energy Levels and Reduced Fatigue
- Reduced Stress and Anxiety

And much more ...

Now, greens supplements are equally as important. When focusing on improving your physique, having proper digestion and gut health is crucial!

Think about it, you already know what you consume on a daily basis is important for seeing results, but once you eat it … where does it go? That’s right … your GUT.

To keep it simple, your gut is composed of living organisms known as your gut microbiome. These organisms are responsible for how we breakdown and use all of the nutrients we take in through our diet.

So, it’s very important that everything is functioning properly inside your gut. If the entire ecosystem inside your digestive tract is out of balance, research shows that you will struggle to burn fat and/or build muscle.

2. Sustained Assimilation Protein

Protein is essential for muscle repair, growth, and recovery ... making it a cornerstone for any fitness regimen.

During summer time, outdoor activities and workouts increase. So making sure you consume an adequate amount of protein is very important when you're looking to see results.

We know it's not always easy to get to eat every meal and snack you need to on a daily basis, and that's where protein powders provide a convenient and quick way to boost your protein intake.

Adding protein powder to shakes or smoothies will help support muscle recovery, promote lean muscle mass, and aid in achieving your physique goals this summer.

3. Post-Workout Nutrition

Protein and carbohydrates have been proven to be crucial for your results and recovery ... especially in a post workout setting. Nothing will make more of an impact on your results than proper post workout nutrition.

Step 1:
Post Workout Glucose - The quickest way to re-fill your muscles gas tank is by giving it the very thing it uses for gas. Post workout glucose will replenish your glycogen stores faster than any other carbohydrate. It's been pre-digested ... so that it will bypass most of the digestive process and get to your depleted muscles within minutes.

Step 2:
Whey Protein Isolate - Yes this is protein ... but not just any protein. This is protein that has also been pre-digested. It's broken down and stripped of all the ingredients that would make it digest slowly. This allows the amino acids within the protein to get to your damaged muscles as fast as possible ... starting the rebuilding process.

The benefits of proper post workout supplementation include:
- Reducing muscle soreness
- Building more lean muscle
- Burning more body fat
- Reducing post workout fatigue
- Lowering stress levels
- Injury prevention

... And the best part is that many of these benefits you'll notice after just one workout.

No matter what your goals are, these 3 supplements are great products to start with. Now, keep in mind there's a lot more that goes into seeing results this summer than just supplements.

You MUST make sure you have a plan of action for your diet, as well as your workouts ... So, head into ANY Supplement Superstores location today and we will get you set up on a plan tailored for you and your goals! 

**This article was written by Andrew Lynn. Andrew is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has a bachelor’s in science nutrition and Dietetics.