Why You Should Start Taking Supplements
Hack your body to perform at its peak with Innermost
You can get away with a lot when you're young. Like skipping leg day or staying out past 1am. But as you get older, your body changes and you soon realise you're not so invincible after all. (Did somebody say nap?) If you want to continue performing at your peak beyond your teens – whether that's with deeper lunges or deeper sleep – a little help can go a long way.
"For men who lead busy lifestyles, obtaining all the vitamins and minerals the body needs to function is not always easy. That's where nutritional supplements come in," says Shivraj Bassi, founder of the award-winning wellness brand Innermost, which just dropped on BEAST. "Even if you eat well, supplements can help with areas such as cognitive performance and anxiety, as well as physical performance."
If you want to try rounding out your diet on a regular basis, Innermost is a great place to start. The brand combines traditional sports ingredients such as protein with nootropics and adaptogens to create targeted solutions for just about every health, fitness and wellness goal. Oh, and they're all free from additives, artificial colours, fillers, soy, gluten, and GMO, of course.
With all that in (nutritionally optimised) mind, this guide will help you suss out the supplements you need to think, feel and perform your best.
The Best Supplements For Every Health And Fitness Goal
Supplement Your Body
If you're one of the champions who gets out of bed early to spend an hour at the gym before whipping up a low-GI-moderate-fat-high-protein breakfast and heading to work, give yourself a pat on the back. If, more likely, you barely find the time to scoff down a sandwich at lunch, a supplement may be the special sauce you need to reach your goals. Developed with leading nutritionists, the combination of Innermost's Lean Protein, Define Booster and Tone Capsules will train the body to burn fat for fuel instead of muscle, resulting in safe and sustainable fat-loss, while also reducing cravings.
Supplement Your Health
It's not enough to slather on a bit of moisturiser and the latest anti-wrinkle cream in the quest for a fresh face and a full beard. You need to work on the inside too. Designed to support the body at a cellular level, Innermost's Wellbeing range is packed full of health-enhancing ingredients like bioactive berries and lion's mane to target free-radicals and bolster the immune system. Add the Detox Booster to a smoothie when you need to hit reset or try the Relax Capsules just before bed – they're the closest thing you'll find to an actual chill pill.
Supplement Your Workout
Whether you're a long-distance cyclist, aerial yogi or regularly take part in the insanity that is Insanity, pushing yourself to the limit is a good way to get results, but it can also deplete the body's essential vitamin and mineral stores. To correct this, arm yourself with the Innermost Workout range. The appropriately named Strong Protein won't automatically give you muscles. However, it will let you push yourself harder for longer, particularly when partnered with the Power Booster. Although, to make sure DOMS don't derail the road to gains, it's always worth keeping a pot of the Recovery Capsules in your gym bag.
Supplement Your Mind
We spend a lot of time keeping our physical health in check, but it's just as important for your brain to break a sweat. For that reason, Innermost created the Performance range: a trio of brain-boosters to aid memory, motivation, creativity and alertness. A composition of seven scientifically-proven ingredients including maca and cocomineral, the Fit Protein is formulated to give the body the hydration it needs for optimal cognitive function, while the Energy Booster works to combat sluggishness. Then, for days when you have to head straight to the boardroom from the weights bench, there's the Focus Capsules to clear your head and help refine your thoughts. Can your protein powder do this?Back