A commitment to fitness and health can be demanding and sometimes exhausting, but the payoff is well worth it. Going through life in a fit body is one of the best gifts anyone can give themselves. To get the most out of your workouts, many health professionals recommend supplements. These are specially processed powders or drinks that you take before, during, or after a workout. They work with your body to ensure you get the most out of every mile ran or pound lifted. TruLabs, a husband and wife team in partnership with a trained doctor, is committed to putting the best workout supplements on the market.
As always, consult your own physician before making any major changes to your diet or exercise routine.
This all-around supplement is meant to give your body a solid boost without the harsh side effects of coffee. The natural herb guarana forms the basis of this supplement. Guarana, a berry native to the Amazon region, has antioxidant effects similar to green tea and has been shown to increase alertness and improve memory function. In addition, Energy contains several amino acids, including adenine and ribose, to boost physical energy. Though you can use Energy before a long workout (such as marathon or triathlon training), it's also a great all-around supplement to use if you want something to perk you up in the mornings or get you through that afternoon slump.
The Pre line contains three separate, energy-giving products. All of them have been designed by a doctor to ensure you're at peak performance when working out. As with Energy, every Pre product contains a mix of adenine, ribose, and phosphate. This mix of essential amino acids and salts creates a type of energy called adenosine triphosphate, or 'ATP.' ATP energy is what gives your body energy at the cellular level, and you need sufficient levels of ATP in your system to successfully complete any workout, whether you're focusing on cardio, strength training, or something else.
For best results, take one stick of the Pre of your choice approximately fifteen minutes before beginning your workout. TruLabs recommends cycling your use of Pre. Take Pre for thirty days, then Pre Caffeine Free for thirty days, then Pre + for thirty days, and cycle back to Pre. This cycle has been designed to support your body's natural systems without overwhelming them. Of course, if you find your performance excels more with one product or the other, there's no reason not to stick with that!
The core of the Pre line, this general supplement contains 100 mg of plant-based, coffee-derived caffeine to give you a quick shot of energy. It also contains 500 mg each of the ATP-generating amino acids and phosphates.
Pre + is for when you need just a little bit of an extra boost. It's got double the amount of caffeine, but slightly less adenine, ribose, and phosphate (400 mg apiece).
If your body can't handle caffeine, or you simply prefer not to take caffeine-containing supplements, Pre Caffeine Free is for you. Pre Caffeine Free has 600 mg of adenine, ribose, and phosphate, and is ideal for people who prefer to work out in the late afternoon or early evenings. It'll give you the energy you need to complete your workout without keeping you up all night.
Did you know that drinking water alone often isn't enough to re-hydrate your body after an intense workout? Without salts to bind with (such as the salts your body expelled while sweating), the water will just flow through your system without providing any beneficial effect. To ensure you're getting the most out of your workout water breaks, TruLabs has developed Hydrate. Other sports drinks include the necessary sodium and potassium, and a few even include chloride salts. But only TruLabs' Hydrate combines those salts with other essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, and even selenium. Even better, Hydrate contains no added sugars, colors, or flavors, the way other sports drinks often do.
To use, mix one stick of Hydrate with 16-20 ounces, or half a liter, of water (such as in your favorite workout water bottle, or the shaker cups also sold by TruLabs!). Drink the water before, during, or after your workouts. Experiment and see what type of re-hydration works best for you!
While you sleep, your body busily works to make the most of your workout. Thus, getting restful sleep is an important component of good health. While some sleeping pills may prove addictive or have strange and unwanted side effects, TruLabs' Sleep has been developed using only natural ingredients. GABA (a neurotransmitter important for sleep), valerian root (a herb known for its soporific effect), magtein (a brain-boosting proprietary magnesium salt), and passion flower (another herb used to promote restful sleep) combine to create a supplement that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. Best of all, because all these ingredients work with your body's natural systems, you won't wake up groggy or lethargic. And when you wake up full of energy, you can look forward to an excellent daily workout! It all combines to create an upward spiral of health and wellness and a general improvement to your well-being.
If you're curious to try these supplements but aren't sure which one is right for you, why not get a little of everything? TruLabs' sample pack contains 6 samples of Pre 2.0, 3 samples of Hydrate, 2 samples of Energy, 2 samples of Sleep, and even a free shaker cup. They have also taken care to ensure you receive one of each flavor. All TruLab supplements come in a variety of natural fruit flavors, and the sample pack lets you try out each one and decide on your favorites.