Top 10 Functional Fitness Supplements

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Top 10 Functional Fitness Supplements

You’ve got your diet under control; you train to your specific goals but now you want to support your body with supplements. You might be wondering where you should begin and with so many products on the market, we’ve taken the guess work out for you and got the answers right here! Check out our guide Top 10 Functional Fitness Supplements to help you get stronger, recover faster, and give yourself the competitive edge!

Creatine

Studies have proven that creatine monohydrate not only increases muscle size, strength and endurance but increases explosiveness, speeds muscle recovery and reduces fatigue. If you're looking to form lean muscle and support the hard work you're putting in at the gym, creatine is the perfect addition to your regime. 

Genetix Creatine:

  • Support muscle growth and recovery
  • Help support muscle endurance during workouts
  • Support the forming of high-quality muscle
  • Help improve strength

Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder: 

  • Produced with "CreaPure" creatine
  • Micronised to stay suspended in solution longer and largely avoiding settlement
  • Unflavoured
  • No fillers or additives
  • Supports strength and power

Beta Alanine

Beta-Alanine is one of 2 amino acids responsible for the increase of intra-muscular Carnosine, which is the primary amino acid responsible for removing the toxic component of lactic acid that causes fatigue during high-intensity exercise, resulting in increased endurance and overall performance. 

ATP Science Beta Alanine:

  • Increase in performance
  • Decrease muscle fatigue
  • Support endurance

Red Dragon Nutritionals Beta-Alanine:

  • Increase your exercise performance
  • Assist to reduce muscle fatigue
  • Assist athletic endurance
  • Support your body composition goals

BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) help to trigger protein synthesis, supplying muscles with energy during a workout. BCAAs are essential in that the body cannot make them from other compounds, and is needed to support muscle function & repair.

Beyond BCAA by EHP Labs:

  • Assist exercise performance
  • Delay fatigue
  • Reduce muscle breakdown
  • Support protein synthesis

BCAA 10:1:1 By Max's Lab Series

  • Improved strength generation
  • Faster recovery between workout sessions
  • Quicker muscle rebuilding
  • Reduced risk of losing lean muscle mass tissue
  • 100% pure, high-quality ingredients

Fish Oil

Fish Oil is a natural source of the long chain omega-3 essential fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which play an integral role in many metabolic functions and are also an important component of cellular membranes.

Fish Oil by Herbs of Gold:

  • Assist in the relief of minor skin conditions and irritations
  • Help manage dry skin
  • Help to reduce joint inflammation and swelling
  • Assist peripheral blood circulation

Fish Oil Omega 3 by Nutralife: 

  • Produced with "CreaPure" creatine
  • Micronised to stay suspended in solution longer and largely avoiding settlement
  • Unflavoured
  • No fillers or additives
  • Supports strength and power

Protein Powder

Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help tone your muscles. Whey protein isolate is the highest protein yielding whey powder on the market at around 90% protein per 100g, is traditionally the highest in naturally occurring amino acids and is generally tolerated well in the stomach of consumers, with very little gastric stress when compared to other protein sources.

R1 Protein WPI by Rule 1 Proteins:

  • Premium grade, high protein-yielding product
  • 25 g fast-acting protein*
  • 100% of protein from whey isolates & hydrolysates – no whey concentrates!
  • 6+ g BCAAs**
  • Fully instantised to mix easily with a spoon or shaker cup

Amino Charged WPI by Protein International: 

  • Advanced Amino Recovery Technology
  • Grass-Fed WPI plus Whey Peptides
  • Added Glutamine & Arginine
  • Stabiliser Free for Rapid Absorption
  • Easily digested

Looking for more info? Head to Verve’s website and read their article Functional Fuel for explanations on key ingredients you need!

Warning: Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen, or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.

Stacey Shapiro

Health, Fitness, & Nutrition Writer

I am a firm believer that you are what you eat…and train…and supplement! As a writer with over 10 years’ experience, I have seen and read it all. The truth is, everyone’s health and fitness journey is deeply personal which is why I write to inspire, educate, and instil change in readers who are ready to take on a challenge.
When I’m not writing, I spend my time looking after two busy boys, practicing yoga and preparing delicious, healthy meals for my family.

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