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  • Writer's pictureJaime Hernandez

Nutritional Supplements Can Help To Alter Body Composition

Nutritional supplements can help to alter the body.

It is  important to know when to use supplements. Here are a few that I think work well with health and fitness goals .

What goals do you have?Are you asking your body to perform at a higher level, lose body fat, gain muscle or just want to maintain general health.

Your body has very specific requirements just to stay functioning but, for it to really thrive it needs an optimum environment.

In the last blog post I talked about minimum amount of  Macro nutrients, protein, carbohydrate, fat, water every human body needs.  That information is based on of "RDA" recommended daily allowance which is a standard to normal human performance. When you are using your body to peak levels of performance you have a greater need for nutrients.

Your body is always trying to stay balanced.  What happens when your body has a surplus in nutrients or is lacking? Two main categories  catabolism  and anabolism; catabolism means the body starts to tear it self apart to scavenge for nutrients it needs, anabolism means your body is supplied with enough nutrients to build it self with out scavenging.

So what does that all really mean?

Well if you are spending time and money on improving your body you want to maximize your efforts by using the right supplements with the right exercise program to be safe and effective.

What is your goal for the supplements you are taking?

The objective of taking these supplements is to overcome dietary deficits, hasten recovery, relieve pain.

Objective are to increase muscular work and to increase muscle mass.

Alter Body composition

  • 5 HTP

  • Caffeine

  • Kava Kava

  • Lipotropics

  • CCK

The objectives of these supplements are to increase metabolic rate, enhance fat reduction, lessen the drive to over consume food.

I believe supplements should be cycled except your basic general health category. It is important to get most of your nutrients from whole food but, where diet and discipline fail sometimes supplements can help. If you are considering adding any supplements to your diet always consult your physician.

I hope this can clear up some of the questions you might have about supplements and if you want to know more about which would benefit you the most? If you need a whole health plan that includes exercise please contact me at

Jaime J. Hernandez

Health and Exercise Prescriptions



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