I’ve touched upon this subject before but because I continue to get emails and questions about it and I have changed a few things in my routine, I figured I might as well dedicate an updated post on it!
So, what supplements do I take?
First and foremost, I’m a strong believer that 95% of the supplements out there are a huge waste of money. I personally would rather save those funds and use them for equipment in my home gym & workout room. To me, your commitment, dedication, consistency, hard work and a balanced diet will always yield the results you are after. It may not happen over night, but eventually over time it will happen AND you won’t be out an arm an a leg every month to achieve it. There is no miracle pill to be had. No special creams to be slathered. Nothing you can do to spot reduce problem areas. I assure you, I will forever and always ONLY promote and use products I believe in and really use. No easy way around fitness or reaching your goals!
All that being said, here is my daily nutritional “stack”.
I take these three items EVERY day along with my breakfast.
I eat a TON of fruit and veggies every day but I like these just to make sure I’m getting the micronutrients my body needs! I have been taking this particular one for years and love it.
One thing I do exclude from my “diet” is fish… pretty much all seafood actually. I have ALWAYS hated it and as much as I want to eat and enjoy it, I just can’t. Believe me, I have tried many many times and just gave up. It’s just one of those foods that don’t feel good in my mouth. However, I know that lots of fish contain healthy fats that our bodies can benefit greatly from. In order to get a little of that in me, I supplement with the fish oil. High in Omega 3’s and this particular brand will NOT give you the fishy burps whatsoever. I made sure to find something that will not remind me of fish!
After testing out what feels like every product and brand on the market, I finally found one that I truly love, stand behind, AND most importantly use myself EVERY single day. I may not use the same combination of products each day, but I am guaranteed to have at least 1-2 of them no matter what! Taste is A-MAZING on everything the company offers! I felt so strongly about the line & company that I joined their team of athletes and can now offer my readers an AMAZING 30% off discount on ALL of the products! Yes, you read that right… that’s 1/2 OFF!!!!
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Amino IV– I drink BCAA’s (branch chain amino acids) all morning and then intra workout daily
Norcodrene– taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This product gives me that little boost I need in the morning to get up and start my day. It provides me with the perfect amount of energy as well as helps my mood throughout the day. I only take 1 capsule in the morning but up to two can be taken in the AM and then 5-6 hours later.
Alphamine (thermo, energy, hardening agent)- taken as my pre workout. Unlike other pre workouts I have tried, this one #1 doesn’t hurt my stomach, #2 doesn’t give me the jitters, tingle, or itchy feeling, and #3 doesn’t have any type of crashing effect.
High Volume– If I am feeling a little more sluggish before I workout and/or I’m feeling like I need additional long lasting PUMPS… this is my go to product. Sometimes a girl really likes to see her body change right before her eyes DURING a workout!
Select Protein– SNICKERDOODLE & COOKIES N’ CREAM… truly addictive!!! The whey & Casein blend that doesn’t hurt my sensitive tummy at all AND having the mix provides the BEST baked goods ever.
And last, but certainly not least… this is a product I love and use every single day.
These liquid egg whites by Muscle Egg have changed my baking and smoothie making FOREVER! You can use them in place of any recipes that call for eggs/egg whites but you can also drink them straight from the container…. sounds gross and weird, but the Chocolate literally tastes like a milkshake and Strawberry tastes like the left over milk from a bowl of Fruity Pebbles! Can’t stomach the idea of drinking them like that? No problem. Since I am now back to enjoying smoothies everyday and don’t always feel like adding my protein powder to them (gotta save that yumminess for my baking sometimes lol), using these flavored egg whites gives me that boost of protein AND flavor. Genius and SO delicious!!!!!
Stick with the basics. Train hard. Be consistent. Be patient. Results will come.
LauraJanuary 14, 2015 at 6:21 am
Thank you for the review and recommendations. I’m looking to step things up a little and I’m interested in getting a few of these products. I just tried to use your 50% discount and it was giving me 30% off instead. Has the 50% expired?
Thanks for your help!
corinaJanuary 14, 2015 at 6:31 am
Hi Laura!! They actually lowered their prices this year so the coupon is in fact 30% off now :). Price is better this way though!!! Hope that helps!
LauraJanuary 15, 2015 at 3:32 am
Thank you for the reply! That’s awesome that they lowered their prices. I’m excited to try their pre workout!
ChloeJanuary 29, 2015 at 12:21 am
Hi Corina! I have recently started using PEScience products as well and love them. I am wondering are you on birth control pills while taking these? I am wary of taking some of the supplements (alphamine and norcodrene specifically). Have you ever heard any negative affects of this? My doctor wasn’t 100% sure on this and its hard to find any sound information on it!
corinaFebruary 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm
Hi Chloe, sorry, I can’t give any information on that… I know plenty of women on BC who take their products though, no issue 🙂
JessicaFebruary 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm
Hi Corina! Thanks for posting information on your supplements. I have a question about the MuscleEgg White. Is it really okay to drink them raw? I am very interested in this product but seems odd to me. I struggle to get enough protein in and this seems like it would help. Thanks!
corinaFebruary 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm
Hi Jessica! Totally safe 🙂 MuscleEgg is pasteurized!
JessicaFebruary 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm
Thanks for the response. It sounded like you “could” but didn’t know if people actually ate them raw 🙂
LeonaFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm
Hi Corina I was wondering if you could tell me the taste of the flavors on the High Volume. The Blue Frost could be raspberry and the Tropical Paradise I am hoping is coconut or pineapple? Thanks for your time, it is much appreciated.
corinaFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm
HI Leona! Paradise Cooler ALL the way…. its SOOOO good! Tastes like a refreshing pineapple drink with a hint of coconut. Its seriously delicious. I wish the company made a BCAA in that flavor!!!!
MeiMarch 1, 2015 at 8:35 pm
Out of curiosity, what flavor for the Amino IV would you recommend? Blueberry Burst or Cherry Limeade? Also, do you prefer it to Alpha Aminos? I’m currently using that one in the Icy Blue Razz flavor.
corinaMarch 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm
Such a tough question! I honestly like them all and rotate them EVERY day LOL. If I had to absolutely choose though, I might go with watermelon and then the blue 🙂
KellyMarch 28, 2015 at 3:19 am
Thank you for the 30% code for PEScience! Maiden voyage of Snickerdoodle SELECT protein is on its way! Much appreciation for your time, honesty, willingness to share & for being such an awesome role model in so many ways: health/fitness, mother, woman, chef, photographer, etc. I’m so grateful I found your Ig & feel lucky to be a follower 🙂
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