Supplementation is an often overlooked aspect of nutrition, but one that we should look more closely at as people that like to work hard in the gym and want to feel our best – recovered and ready for the next session. A diet of whole foods (and avoiding processed foods) can cover most of your bases as far as getting the macro and micronutrients you need for general health, but recovery from hard CrossFit workouts might also require more help from supplements such as fish oil, creatine, and additional protein.
It’s hard to know what your body specifically needs, so it’s a good idea to work with a doctor to create a personalized supplementation plan. Denee and I started working with Wild Health this year, where we have virtual meetings with a doctor (and a health coach) who review our bloodwork for genetic risk factors as well as missing nutrients, and recommend a supplementation regimen. I encourage you to give them a try, or if you have a good relationship with your doctor, stick with that! A quick blood draw can give you some answers that you might not be aware of yet.
After our Wild Health initial visit, I started working with Thorne. They are a supplement company that has recently gotten into the CrossFit space, and they are known for very high-quality products. They have everything that you would need from whey protein powder to vitamins to sleep aids. Thorne is also offering discounted rates for CrossFit gyms, which we can then pass on to you! I just invited you (check your email right before this one) to get a 20% discount from Thorne, if you shop on our CrossFit Kent Island dispensary. I’ve added all the products in our list that I think you all would want, but you if there are any that we don’t have in our dispensary just let me know and I can add them so you get the 20% discount.
Denee and I have been using Thorne supplements for the past few months and I can say they have been very effective. My knees have been doing great since taking the Glucosamine/Chondroitin as well as the Curcumin, and I can start to feel it if I don’t take them for a couple days!
My current regimen is:
- Collagen in my coffee in the morning
- Once daily with my first Yeti tumbler of water (you can take these more than once a day but I don’t):
- Fish oil (heart and brain health)
- Glucosamine/Chondroitin (joint health)
- Curcumin (joint health)
- “Basic B” vitamin (my body does not ingest this easily from food)
- Vitamin D/K (same thing, I have a deficiency here)
- Glutathione (workout recovery)
- A shake after my workout with
- Chocolate whey protein (really good)
- Creatine (maintain and build muscle)
Take advantage of this deal, unless you have a better one going on. Supplements are not cheap but if you’re going to save 20% off of retail that you would buy at a store or from Amazon, that’s a huge savings! Just make sure that you sign in with your email address and shop on the link that I sent so that you do get the 20% when you check out. You’ll see all the products actually listed at full price when you’re selecting them, but then the discount will be applied at the end. Also – any “bundles” of supplements will not get a discount because they are already discounted as part of the bundle.
Please let me know if you have any questions or issues with the site, or again if you’d like to see any other products that are not in our CFKI list. We can make that happen!