3 Hacks To Make Supplementing Even Easier…

Convenience is King, right? I mean that's why many of us opt for a nutrition supplement in the first place so that we don't have to spend all evening prepping meals (not that supplements replace food of course), so that we don't have to chow down a chicken breast in the car on the way home from the gym, or so that we don't have to go all Rocky Balboa and chug down 5 raw eggs!

So here are 3 very simple hacks you can do right away to get your nutrition supplement in to you in the most convenient way possible...

 

1.) Make a supplement cocktail…

Why endure the bland taste of a Creatine Monohydrate for example when you could combine it with your Protein shake and get it done in one go? Creatine is one of the most effective supplements for increasing mass, size, strength and enhancing power endurance (not bad right), so stop forgetting to take it and make it a part of your protein routine.

When putting your protein powder into the shaker ready for after your gym session simple get your creatine POWDER (caps are slightly less convenient for this one) and add a scoop in with your protein. Creatine Monohydrate is largely flavourless so by shaking it up in your protein shake you can get it all done and dusted after your gym session.

What’s that you say? Creatine should be taken BEFORE the gym? No not necessarily… in fact, creatine is one of the few supplements that can consume ANY TIME OF THE DAY. The reason being is that it’s stored and used by the body when needed. The only organ that is capable of stealing creatine for energy is the brain, so generally it will sit in the muscle and not be used until it endures a training stimulus. Ideal.

Not all supplements can be combined like this, some taste horrible when combined, some cause competitive inhibition (block their effects), and some work on the same energy pathways and can ‘over-stimulate’. Therefore keep the supplement cocktail limited to the likes of protein and creatine, or a pre-workout and creatine combo (make sure your pre-workout doesn’t already contain creatine).

 

2.) Have a batch of RTD’s in your car boot…

Ready To Drink Protein (RTD’s) is the personification of convenience. Finish the gym, give the bottle a little shake, pop the cap and get it down the hatch! What’s more, these little gems can be kept in the back of your car (although you might want to be careful in the peak of summer) and used when needed, this saves you having to think and plan your protein shakes.

If you have a particularly busy schedule and would like to take out any of the thinking that goes with protein shake prep, then an RTD is for you!

 

3.) Pre-measured sachets…

Pre-measured Pre-workout’s… there’s a tongue twister for you. But it’s cool, the time you save with these supplement must- haves can be spent unravelling your tongue! It may not be the most cost- effective way to do it (although it’s still pretty cheap), but the time saving is well worth it.

The sachets can be 1 or 2 servings per sachet and can be conveniently stored in your gym bag, car, gym locker or whatever so that you can dip into them as and when needed.

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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