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The shelves of your local GNC are packed with all kinds of bogus junk claiming to deliver results that only steroids can achieve.

This includes pre-workout supplements, intra-workout supplements, post-workout supplements, test boosters, HGH boosters, nitric oxide supplements, anti-estrogens, aromatase inhibitors, and the list goes on and on.

If you believe half of the hype you read in supplement advertisements or on their labels, well, it would probably take a while before you realize the simple truth of the matter, which is…

Most everything you see in the world of workout supplements is utterly worthless.

Yup…a complete waste of money. Not all. But most.

How can I say that so confidently?

Well, I’ve not only tried every type of supplement you can imagine, but I follow the science and what has been objectively proven—not flashy advertisements or paid endorsements.

That said, there are a handful of supplements that actually are worth buying and using.

Most aren’t the sexy muscle-building crap pushed by ’roid monsters in the magazines, but they are scientifically proven to help you in your journey to build muscle, get lean, and stay healthy.

In this section of the site, I want to guide you through what you should considering supplementing with, and why, as well as share with you the exact products I use and like.


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So, let’s start with my current supplementation routines, as I get asked about it very often. As you’ll see, I use the products I recommend, and these routines will show you how I work in my supplements throughout the day.

My Current Cutting Supplementation Routine

My Current Bulking & Maintaining Supplementation Routine

Alright, let’s now review each of the types of supplements I believe are worthwhile, starting with the most popular: protein supplements.

 

People will rush to store month after month to buy the latest fancy looking muscle-building or fat-loss supplements, but few bother with supplements intended to improve overall health.

Ironically, the “boring” types of supplements we’re going to discuss in this section can actually do much more to improve performance than most of the crap lining the shelves of GNC.

In this section, we’ll discuss a few supplements that are not only great for staying healthy, but help keep your body primed for optimum performance levels as well as efficient muscle growth and fat loss.

Alright, let’s get to it.

Greens Superfood

It’s a well-known fact that people who eat higher amounts of fruits and vegetables are, on the whole, healthier and more likely to live longer, disease-free lives than those who don’t eat enough.


It’s also a well-known fact that few people meet the government’s recommended intake of fruits and vegetables, which is six to eight fist-sized servings per day, respectively.
The question then becomes how to include as many of these beneficial molecules in our diets as possible.


While it would be great if we could do that by just eating a few types of vegetables that we like, that’s not the case. It would require eating a wide variety of plants and vegetables, including some that are pretty obscure and unpalatable.


And that’s where the greens supplement comes in.


While it can’t replace fruit and vegetables in your diet, it can provide many of the benefits that a wide spectrum of fruits and vegetables has to offer without having to completely overhaul your diet.

Vitamin D

The next general health supplement worth using is good ol’ vitamin D.

As you may know, our body can’t produce vitamin D without sun exposure, and this molecule plays a much larger role in fighting disease than we once thought.

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of developing a wide variety of diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis and even the flu.

Well, according to research published by the Center for Disease Control in 2011, 8% of Americans are vitamin D deficient, and 25% are considered “at risk” of a deficiency.

There are two ways to ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D:

As most of us aren’t able to take mid-day tanning breaks, supplementation is the answer.

Here’s the vitamin D supplement I use and like:

 

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How to Use a Vitamin D for Improving Overall Health and Performance

A committee of the U.S. Endocrine Society recently convened to review the matter of vitamin D requirements, and concluded that 600-1,000 IU per day is adequate for ages 1-18, and 1,500-2,000 IU per day is adequate for ages 19+.

Furthermore, research has shown that vitamin D magnifies the muscle-building effects of leucine, which is why I take mine with my post-workout meal.

Fish Oil

The next type of general health supplement that I highly recommend is fish oil, because it’s a great source of “omega-3 fatty acids.”

Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid–EPA–and docosahexaenoic acid–DHA) are an essential type of fat, meaning they can’t be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from the diet.

Research has shown that supplementation with fish oil can…

Quite an impressive roster of benefits, no?

You want to know the EPA/DHA content of each serving.

Because of the varying quality of fish oils on the market, it’s important that you look at how many milligrams of EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids) are actually in each serving.

Lower quality supplements might have as little as 150 – 200 milligrams per 1 gram of fat, which makes them nearly worthless as you have to take far too much every day to get enough omega-3s (you want a minimum of 2 – 3 grams of omega-3s per day).

A high-quality fish oil can be quite a bit more money than a low-quality one, but when you look at how much you’re getting for that money in terms of omega-3 fatty acids, the price makes more sense.

Thus, I recommend you go with a high-quality product.

And in case you’ve heard rumors that fish oil supplements contain dangerous levels of lead, mercury, PCBs, or other contaminants, research has proven these claims to be untrue.

How to Use Fish Oil for Improving Overall Health and Performance

Research indicates that 1.3 – 2.7 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day is ideal for a person eating a normal, 2,000-calorie diet, and that just over 6.5 grams per day is the upper limit recommended.

Note that I said grams of OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS, not grams of fish oil. This is an important distinction because one gram of fish oil isn’t one gram of omega-3 fatty acids. Remember the serving point we covered earlier?

Multivitamin

When you’re working out regularly and intensely, it’s especially important to provide your body all the nutrients it needs to maintain a high level of performance and health. There’s more to this than eating enough calories to build muscle or lose fat.

Your body needs a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to perform the millions of physiological processes that keep you alive and well. This is a basic need, like protein, carbohydrates, fats, and water, and if it’s neglected, health and performance can be severely compromised.

Ideally, we’d get all of the vitamins and minerals we need from the food we eat, but this is easier said than done.

First there’s the issue of the ever-declining quality of soil and food (even in the world of organic), which is making it harder to get adequate nutrition from our diets.

Then there’s the fact that maintaining optimal levels of vitamin and mineral intake requires a bit of planned dietary diversity, which can be done, but can also be time consuming.

Personally, I prefer a simpler approach. I make sure the majority of my calories come from nutrient-dense foods, like the following:

  • Avocados

  • Greens (chard, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach)

  • Bell peppers

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Mushrooms

  • Baked potatoes

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Berries

  • Low-fat yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower)

  • Beans (garbanzo, kidney, navy, pinto)

  • Lentils, peas

  • Almonds, cashews, peanuts

  • Barley, oats, quinoa, brown rice

  • Salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, shrimp, tuna

  • Lean beef, lamb, venison

  • Chicken, turkey

And I supplement with a multivitamin to fill any “holes” left by my diet. I use and recommend the following:

How to Use a Multivitamin for Improving Overall Health and Performance

Simply follow the instructions on the bottle. TRIUMPH calls for 4 pills taken twice per day, with food.

Curcumin

Curcumin is a yellow pigment found primarily in turmeric, the curry spice often used in Indian cuisine (ginger contains small amounts as well).

Research showns that this amazing little molecule exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic illnesses.

Curcumin does have a drawback, though: it’s poorly absorbed by the body, requiring very large amounts to reap its many benefits. There’s an easy solution to this, however: pairing it with black pepper dramatically improves absorption thanks to the piperine content in the pepper.

That’s why I use this curcumin product–it contains 500 mg of curcumin and 25 mg of piperine per serving, which has been shown to increase curcumin absorption by 2,000%.

How to Take Curcumin

When you’re taking a curcumin supplement enhanced with piperine, clinically effective dosages range from 80 to 500 mg per day. Personally I take 500 mg per day to reap all of the benefits curcumin has to offer.

Udo's Oil

If you would rather get your omega-3 fatty acids from a good plant-based source instead, then Udo’s Oil is perfect for you. It’s a great source of alpha-linolenic acid, which is a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid.

You should know, however, that research has shown that fish oil is a superior source of omega-3s,due to the body’s inefficient conversion of alpha-linoleic acid into EPA and DHA.

(The body must convert ALA into EPA and DHA, and this is a rather inefficient process. Fish oil, on the other, has EPA and DHA so no conversion is needed.)

 

UDO’S OIL

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Udo’s Oil is made from a wide variety of organic, non-GMO plant-based oils such as flax, sunflower, sesame, coconut, and others.Like fish oil, it can provide you with many benefits of omega 3 supplementation, and I highly recommend it if you’re not going to do fish oil. It has a mild, nutty taste, and it goes great in a post-workout smoothie.

 

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How to Use Udo’s Oil for Improving Overall Health and Performance

One tablespoon of Udo’s Oil contains 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 3 grams of both omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.

Due to the loss of omega-3 fatty acids in the conversion from ALA into EPA and DHA, I recommend you double your intended intake of omega-3 fatty acids. For example, if you want to get 5 grams per day, take two tablespoons of Udo’s Oil per day.

Fiber

Dietary fiber is an important and often-overlooked part of eating healthy. If you’d like to know why, check out my article on how much fiber you should eat every day.

While you can get enough fiber through your diet, supplementing with fiber is an easy way to get there if you don’t eat a lot of vegetables or grains every day.

Supplementing with fiber is especially helpful when you’re dieting to lose weight, as your reduced food intake makes it tough to get enough fiber.

To ensure I get enough fiber every day, I use the following:

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An easy, cheap way to add healthy, whole-food fiber to your diet.

Dietary fiber is an important and often-overlooked part of eating healthy. If you’d like to know why, check out my article on how much fiber you should eat every day.

If you need to add some fiber to your intake, I recommend this fiber blend from NOW Foods. It’s an easy, cheap way to add healthy, whole-food fiber to your diet.

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How to Use a Fiber Supplement for Improving Overall Health

I include one scoop with my post-workout smoothie, and get the rest of my fiber from my food.

Protein is the nutrient most responsible for muscle growth and repair. It is broken down into amino acids during digestion, and these are the “building blocks” of all tissues in the body.

If you don’t eat enough protein every day, you will stunt your body’s ability to build muscle, and retain muscle while dieting.

Now, using protein supplements such as whey, egg, and casein powders isn’t necessary for making gains, but it is convenient. There’s also evidence that whey protein, a byproduct of cheese making, is particularly good for post-workout nutrition.

Unless you are in the lucky position of being able to have whole food meals ready 4 – 6 times per day, you’re going to want to use protein supplements.

There are several popular types of protein powders, but here are the products I like most:

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard

24g of Whey Protein for Muscle Recovery and Growth

This is one of the most popular whey proteins in the world of bodybuilding for a good reason.

It tastes good, Optimum Nutrition is known for their high-quality powders, and it’s very affordable. I prefer a naturally sweetened protein powder, but if that isn’t very important to you, then I recommend you pick up some Gold Standard.

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ON CASEIN PROTEIN

Natural Slow Digesting, Anti Catabolic Miceller Protein

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Healthy N Fit Egg Protein

naturally sweetened and flavored Egg White Protein

I love this stuff. Egg protein has a high bioavailability (meaning that the body can actually use a large percentage of what you eat), the chocolate flavor tastes decent, and it’s naturally sweetened and flavored.

If your stomach is sensitive to dairy like mine, look no further–this is the product for you.

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SUNWARRIOR RAW PROTEIN

100% plant-based, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO

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Isopure Zero-Carb Ready-to-Drink

100% whey isolate RTD with no carbs

Most RTDs suck–they are made with low-quality protein, they’re full of chemicals you can’t even pronounce, and they’re often too high in calories for my liking (I just want protein from an RTD–I would rather get carbs and fats from food).

That’s why I like the Isopure RTD–each bottle has 40 grams of 100% whey protein isolate and 0 carbs and fat and each of the flavors I’ve tried have tasted fine (nothing is particularly great, but who cares–if I want something delicious I’ll drink a milk shake).

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How to Use Protein Supplements

I recommend that you use protein supplements to supplement your protein intake, not make up the bulk of it. Personally, I make sure to get at least 50% of my daily protein from whole food sources.

I like to use whey before and after training (post-workout nutrition is important, despite what some people claim), and I usually supplement with one scoop of egg protein later in the day (if I have too much dairy my stomach will get upset).

Casein and egg are both slow-burning proteins, which make them good for pre-sleep protein intake (which has been shown to help with muscle recovery). Personally I use egg (the dairy thing), but many people like casein.

Alright, let’s move to the next type of supplement I am often asked about: the pre-workout supplement

Advertisements for pre-workout supplements are some of the most exaggerated in the industry.

Take 10 – 20 grams of powder and you’ll experience “highly explosive energy,” “maximum anabolic activation,” and “extreme training endurance,” they say.

Are these products actually worth it, though, or are you better off popping a couple caffeine pills or drinking an espresso instead?

Well, caffeine is a useful pre-workout supplement that can increase muscle endurance and strength. It’s probably the simplest, cheapest way to get more out of your training.

There are, however, several other safe, natural molecules that can further improve your performance…if they’re dosed properly.

Pre-Workout Drinks

The reality is an underdosed pre-workout is not worth the money as you won’t get much more out of it than caffeine pills.

But…a properly formulated product is far superior to caffeine alone, and here are the products I like and use.

Pre-Workout Fat Burners

The first thing you need to know about fat loss supplements is that NO pill or powder will cause you to magically lose fat.

Losing weight requires properly using diet and exercise to maintain a calorie deficit over time, without causing too much metabolic slowdown.

That said, there are natural, safe supplements that have been scientifically proven to speed up fat loss when combined with a proper diet.

Fat Burner

Caffeine

Caffeine helps you lose fat by simply increasing your body’s daily energy expenditure.

As weight loss boils down to energy consumed vs. energy expended, caffeine helps you maintain a calorie deficit.

Caffeine has other benefits for us fitness folk. It improves strength, muscle endurance, and anaerobic performance, and also reverses the “morning weakness” experienced by many weightlifters.

Now, you can get your caffeine from a beverage like coffee, but interestingly enough, research has shown that the pure form you find in most pills and powders (caffeine anhydrous) is actually more effective for improving performance.

Thus, I recommend you take caffeine pills.

Prolab Caffeine

Increase metabolic rate and energy levels

You can get your caffeine from a beverage like coffee, but interestingly enough, research has shown that the pure form you find in most pills and powders (caffeine anhydrous) is actually more effective for improving performance.

Thus, I recommend you take caffeine pills.

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How to Use Caffeine for Weight Loss

In order to maximize caffeine’s effectiveness, you want to prevent your body from building up too much of a tolerance.

The best way to do this is to limit intake, of course. Here’s what I recommend:

  1. Before training, supplement with 3 – 6 mg caffeine per kg of body weight. If you’re not sure of your caffeine sensitivity, start with 3 mg/kg and work up from there.
  2. Keep your daily. intake at or below 6 mg per kg of body weight. Don’t have 6 mg/kg before training and then drink a couple of coffees throughout the day.
  3. Do 1 – 2 low-caffeine days per week, and 1 no-caffeine day per week. A low day should be half your normal intake, and a no day means less than 50 mg of caffeine (you can have a cup or two of tea, but no coffee, caffeine pills, etc.).

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is a weight loss supplement made from green tea leaves.

It’s rich in antioxidants known as catechins, which are responsible for many of tea’s health benefits, and which have been proven to help with weight loss. Research has also shown that catechins can help reduce abdominal fat, in particular.

Catechins accelerate fat loss by blocking an enzyme that degrades catecholamines, which are chemicals the body produces that trigger the use of fat for energy.

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How to Use Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss

If you look at the dosages proven effective in clinical studies, you’ll see that 400 – 600 mg of catechins per day is the normal range.

Each pill of the product I recommend below contains about 150 mg of catechins so I take 4 per day both when I’m cutting and maintaining. (I take green tea extract when I’m maintaining simply because it helps prevent fat storage and promotes a generally leaner physique.)

When you take green tea extract doesn’t really matter. Research has shown that absorption is faster when pills are taken in a fasted state, but plasma catechin levels remain elevated for several hours after ingestion, whether fed or fasted.

Personally, I train fasted when cutting, and I have 300 mg 30 minutes before training, and another 300 mg a couple hours before I do cardio later in the day.

You should also know that nausea is common if you take green tea extract on an empty stomach. If I take more than 200 – 300 mg on an empty stomach, I get quite nauseous.

Yohimbine

Yohimbine is made from the Pausinystalia yohimbe plant, and it helps the body “tap into” fat stores.

(Not a very technical explanation, I know–if you want to know exactly how it works, check out this article of mine on how to lose stubborn fat.)

How to Use Yohimbine for Weight Loss

Yohimbine only works if you’re training in a fasted state. Elevated insulin levels negate yohimbine’s effects.

In terms of dosages, research has shown that .2 mg/kg of body weight is sufficient for fat loss purposes, and that ingesting it prior to exercise is particularly effective.

Some people get overly jittery from yohimbine, so I recommend you start with .1 mg/kg of body weight to assess tolerance. If you feel fine, then increase to the clinically effective dosage of .2 mg/kg.

NOTE: Yohimbine can raise blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, I don’t recommend you use it.

Alright, let’s move on now to strength, muscle growth, and muscle recovery supplements.

Assuming you’re training properly, most of your strength and muscle gains and your body’s ability to recover properly are going to hinge on your diet and sleep habits.

Building muscle requires that you eat enough protein, and enough calories every day. It also requires that you get enough sleep every night.

The reality is the vast majority of “muscle building” supplements out there are completely bogus. They will not help you get bigger or stronger.

There are, however, a few supplements that have been scientifically proven to help you build muscle, get stronger, and recover faster.

So, let’s begin!

Creatine

Creatine is a substance found naturally in the body and in foods like red meat. It is perhaps the most researched molecule in the world of sport supplements–the subject of over 200 studies–and the consensus is very clear.

Supplementation with creatine can help you build muscle and improve strength, improve anaerobic endurance, and reduce muscle damage and soreness from exercise.

For some reason, it’s often claimed that creatine is bad for your kidneys. You can rest easy—these claims have been categorically and repeatedly disproven.

In healthy subjects, creatine has been shown to have no harmful side effects, in both short- or long-term usage. People with kidney disease are not advised to supplement with creatine, however.

I highly recommend that you supplement with creatine. It’s safe, cheap, and effective. But there are many types out there. Which is the best?

Don’t overpay for over-hyped forms of creatine pushed by million-dollar ad campaigns and sold in fancy bottles. Creatine monohydrate is the best bang for your buck, and is the standard by which all other forms of creatine are still judged.

How to Use Creatine for Improved Strength, Size, and Recovery

I recommend you start taking creatine by “loading” and then “maintaining.”

“Loading” simply refers to taking 20 grams of creatine per day for the first 5 – 7 days, which rapidly increases your body’s total creatine content and storage.

Then, after the loading phase, you take a maintenance dose of 5 grams of creatine each day, which keeps muscle creatine levels elevated.

Branched-Chain Aminos

While general supplementation with BCAAs is unnecessary when you’re eating properly, they do have a good use: pre-workout supplementation when you’re training in a fasted state.

(Fasted training is an effective way to accelerate fat loss, and to target stubborn fat, particularly.)

I’ve dieted both with and without fasted training, and can say with absolute confidence that it speeds up the fat loss process.

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How to Use BCAAs for Fasted Training

You should supplement with 10 grams of BCAAs 10 – 15 minutes before fasted training, which will suppress muscle breakdown during your workout.

Alpha-GPC

Alpha-GPC (Alpha-glycerophosphocholine or sometimes just glycerophosphocholine) is a natural compound found in certain foods like milk.

It contains a substance called choline, which, when ingested, turns into a powerful neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is involved in both cognitive functions like learning, attention span, and memory, as well as muscular contractions.

Animal research has shown that supplementation with alpha-GPC increases acetylcholine levels in the brain, and human research has shown that it improves cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s.

Research has also found that supplementation with alpha-GPC can increase growth hormone production as well as peak force production (strength) while working out.

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How to Use Alpha GPC for Improving Cognition and Strength

The standard dosage of alpha-GPC is 300-600 mg per day. The studies that showed increase growth hormone production and peak force production used 1 gram and 600 mg, respectively.

600 mg per day is commonly accepted as a good dose for athletes.

For the reduction of symptoms of cognitive decline, the dosages are commonly higher. Almost all studies use 1.2 grams per day, divided into 3, 400-mg doses.

While weightlifting with proper form isn’t harmful to the joints, they do take a pounding over time so it’s smart to give some attention to keeping our joints healthy.

Below you’ll find supplements that have been scientifically proven to reduce joint inflammation and help maintain optimal joint health and function.

Joint Support

FORTIFY contains 100% natural, safe substances that are scientifically proven to improve joint health, reduce pain and inflammation, and protect against disease and dysfunction.

If you want healthy, functional, and pain-free joints that can withstand the demands of your active lifestyle and even the toughest training…then you want to try FORTIFY today.

Spirulina

We already talked about Spirulina earlier, but it needs to be mentioned here again because of its proven anti-inflammatory effects in the body.

In animal research, this mechanism has been shown to improve joint health.

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How to Use Spirulina for Improving Joint Health

The common dosages seen in studies is 1-3 grams per day, although you can find additional benefits up to 10 grams per day, which is the recommended high dosage for humans.

I like to take half of my daily spirulina with breakfast, and half with dinner.

NOTE: Some people have an allergic reactions to spirulina. If you have any type of negative reaction such as a swollen face, reddening of the skin, or diarrhea, stop the use of spirulina.

Fish Oil

Like spirulina, fish oil needs to be included in this section due to its anti-inflammatory effects, which has been shown to prevent and treat osteoarthritis in animal research.

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Nordic Naturals is one of the most respected brands of fish oil on the market, and is all I take.

I like this specific product because it’s a “double strength” EPA/DHA formula, with 650mg of EPA and 450 mg of DHA in each serving.

Most other fish oils contain half of that per serving, requiring that you take more pills each day.

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How to Use Fish Oil for Improving Joint Health

Research indicates that 3.5 – 4.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day is ideal for a person eating a normal, 2,000-calorie diet, and that just over 6.5 grams per day is the upper limit recommended.

Note that I said grams of OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS, not grams of fish oil. This is an important distinction because one gram of fish oil isn’t one gram of omega-3 fatty acids. Remember the serving point we covered earlier?

High-quality sleep is getting scarcer and scarcer these days thanks to ever-increasing obesity rates, work hours, TV watching, video game playing, and other distractions that keep us up at night.

Sleep insufficiency has been linked to auto crashes, industrial disas­ters, and medical and other occupational errors. It can also increase risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, and can­cer; increase mortality; and reduce quality of life and productivity.

There are several natural cures for sleep problems, and supplementation is one of them.

Sleep Aids

LUNAR contains clinically effective dosages of safe, natural ingredients that help you relax and fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, sleep more deeply, and wake up feeling rested, restored, and ready for the day.

If you want to relax and fall asleep faster, sleep longer and deeper, and wake up feeling refreshed… without resorting to habit-forming drugs or supplements…then you want to try LUNAR today.

GABA

GABA, also known as gamma-aminobutyric acid, is an amino acid that helps stimulate relaxation and sleep.

Research has shown that low brain levels of GABA causes increased wakings after falling asleep, and that supplementation with GABA can induce relaxation, and help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and improve the quality of your sleep.

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