Supplementation has become a key part of my health and fitness journey. As I built healthy habits like eating better and working out consistently, supplements were part of the natural progression and are now a non-negotiable in my routine and balanced lifestyle. With my husband, Sal being in the Fitness & Sports Supplement Industry I have learned SO much about the benefits of proper supplementation and the importance of quality.
Supplements are just that, they are designed to supplement good health and dietary habits – they are not “replacements” they are supporters! Supplements can help us achieve our fitness goals and reach our full potential by aiding us and ensuring that we are getting all of the proper nutrients to meet our body’s needs.
1stPhorm supplements are bar none and the highest quality. They are made in an SQF level 3 FDA inspected facility. They are tested at the ‘raw goods’ level and at the ‘finished goods’ level ensuring that you receive the highest quality and safest possible supplements for your body.
Why Quality Is Crucial
The risk of low quality supplements is that they may not actually be what’s on the label or they aren’t able to be properly used by the body aka they are not bioavailable. In a lab we can mimic vitamins and minerals but there are only certain molecular configurations that can actually be absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream through the intestines. Low quality supplements may never get absorbed or they are only absorbed in very small quantities!
You might think I am biased because Sal is in the industry but here’s why I trust 1stPhorm 100%. After I had Enzo, Sal worked tirelessly with companies and scientists to create a prenatal vitamin that was perfect for a woman and baby’s needs. Out of this project the Joy Bundle was born which is made up of Prenatal Plus and Full-Mega. I know my husband would NEVER let me put anything in my body that could ever hurt me or our children. So with 1stPhorm you’re in good hands! You and find my pregnancy supplement stack here. For now, here is my current daily stack! Ie. Not pregnant haha!
My Current Daily Supplement Routine
This is a low temperature processed, whey protein blend that you would use as a snack during the day or a meal replacement on the go. The reason low temperature processing is important is because it maintains the nature of the protein and isn’t as harsh on your tummy, causing less gas and bloating.
How I use: Mix 1.5 scoops with 8 oz of water and drink as a breakfast shake daily. I will also use a scoop of this in between meals as a snack. My favorite flavors are chocolate and vanilla and I also love the mint ice cream sandwich.
Other Ideas: Blend the protein with ice and water or almond milk in blender. Add frozen fruit, oats, or peanut butter to “beef” it up a bit.
This is my daily dose of greens and probiotics! Like most people I struggle to get in a well balanced variety of greens and OG50 helps me fill that void. This product is amazing for Gastro-Intestinal “gut” health, it helps with gut motility, digestion, regular bowel movements, & majorly decreases BLOAT! The Opti-Greens are berry flavored and go down easy and smooth!
How I Use: I mix 2 scoops of the greens into my daily breakfast Level-1 Shake.
Other Ideas: Mix in 4-8 oz of water and drink quickly, or mix in orange juice or G2 Gatorade!
This is my daily multi-vitamin pack. I love how easy it is that all of my essential vitamins are in one little pack ready to go. I live a super fast paced life and having everything set out for me in a convenient pack not only fills my nutrition gaps but makes it EASY! I don’t have to open and close 5 different pill bottle to get each thing. This pack contains EFA, CoQ10, Multi-Vitamin, Probiotic, Fruits and veggies cap and antioxidants! You can also order the Micro Factor & Opti Greens 50 together as a Daily Stack.
How I Use: Take with water after a meal (do not take on an empty stomach).
This is my post-workout protein shake. It’s also a low temperature processed protein. This powder is a protein isolate which absorbs very fast. This is just what you need for optimal muscle recovery immediately after a workout. You want to drink this within 30 minutes of working out to aid your body in recovery and help it to retain more lean muscle mass. Repairing and recovering lean muscle tissue also helps you burn more body fat!!!
How I Use: Mix 1 scoop of Phormula 1 in 8 oz water and drink immediately after working out. My favorite flavors are …anything with chocolate!
This is my favorite pre-workout. It gives me just the right amount of energy during my workouts without making me feel shaky. It helps me feel more energetic and strong during tough workouts, especially on days when I am dragging, this helps me wake up! I never took it while I was pregnant and definitely missed the energy boost!
How I Use: Mix ½ scoop into a bottle of water (250mL-500mL) and start drinking about 15 minutes prior to working out. You can drink it all before you start or continue to sip it throughout your workout. My favorite flavor is Rocket Pop.
There you have it! It might feel like a lot but because some of the supplements are food based like the proteins and the opti-greens it really is just the same as eating food! Having these supporters aka supplements in my diet helps me achieve all the nutrition I need thanks to the added vitamins and minerals. Plus they are super convenient. I’ve built my supplement routine for me and what I need and I LOVE it!