TF50#103, My Go-To Supplements, 02 January 2023

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #103, everyone loves a few lists this time of year.  Based on some recent requests, here’s a list of the supplements I use regularly.

I am not recommending any of these brands or specific supplements to you.  These are just products I find useful and effective.

Sometimes it’s hard to get enough protein in so let’s start with my protein shake ingredients:

  1. Fairlife Milk, you can usually find this in any supermarket here in the United States. High Protein, low sugar, lactose free and I like the taste when I am drinking a glass plain.
  2. Ascent Protein Powder, I’ve been using Ascent for years, there are plenty of good protein powders out there, just stay away from anything with “proprietary blend” in the ingredients and any “artificial” stuff. Why did I start using Ascent?  Because Tim Ferriss said it was a good product years ago, I have been using it on and off ever since.
  3. Bubs Collagen Protein Powder*, I’ve been using specific collagen protein powder for about a year. Collagen protein gives my body a more diverse set of amino acids to work with, specifically targeting connective tissue and things like that.  I can tell you I have to cut my nails more often since I have been using it so if its working on the outside it should be working on the inside.
  4. Peanut Butter, no link here. I usually use Skippy All Natural, Peter Pan Natural or Store brand Organic.
  5. I mix it all up in a Ninja Bullet, it’s a few years old and still works fine.

All in this is a lot of calories and easily more than 50g of protein.  If you recall a bolus of protein greater than the ratio of .25g per pound of bodyweight is considered overkill at a single sitting and not as easily utilized as staying at this ratio.  My current weight is 165 lbs. so based on the math this is overkill for me.  I’m ok with it because 1. I am running and working out a lot so I need all the calories I can get.  2. Whatever my maximum capability for protein synthesis is, in this current training environment, it needs to be met so I’d rather have more than enough than too little.

Other food supplements:

  1. Pure Protein Bars, easy to find, cost effective and I don’t have any GI tract issues when I need a quick high protein, 200 calorie snack; 400 to 600 calories if I add peanut butter.
  2. HoneyStinger*, I am running a lot and Honeystinger products have worked well for me when I need to fuel during a training session. I use their waffles, chews and nut-seed recovery bars.
  3. Precision Fuel*, more fuel and recovery options for all the running. I like their carb chews and their fizzy tablets for electrolyte balance preloading and recovery.
  4. LMNT, this is Rob Wolf’s electrolyte replacement powder and I’ve really liked the citrus salt flavor since it first came out a few years ago. I hit a packet of this stuff pretty much everyday in my current training space.

Moving on to the capsules and powders, if it’s in here I take it or have taken it very recently:

  1. Nordic Naturals Omega 3’s, I have been taking this brand for years and often take more than 2g of DHA and EPA (total) every day, I recently switched to Thorne based on 7x-HPP.
  2. Thorne Supplements*, here’s a list of all the supplements I take from Thorne, I have been using some Thorne supplements on and off for years (prior to 7x-HPP):
  • Creatine
  • Basic Nutrients, Multi
  • D-5000, D3
  • Advanced DHA
  • Super EPA
  • Pro-Resolving Mediators
  • Magnesium Bisglycinate

Any brand that you see an * next to indicates a brand that is sponsoring the American Extreme 7X-HPP Project I am participating in, as such I am currently being supplied with their products for free.

Speaking of 7X, check out today’s episode of the Rich Roll Podcast, episode 727, the focus of the podcast is the 7X-HPP Project, as such, there is a metric ton of thought-provoking information in this episode. Guests include our coach Chris Hauth, the American Extreme Founder, Ryan “Birdman” Parrott and me!

As always share the post with your team or anyone who might find it useful and let me know what you think!

Have a good one, Alex

PS – Have a question on any of these supplements or the podcast that you want answered?  Just let me know.