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I am always getting asked which products I use on a daily basis. I am selective about which supplements I use, and keep my supplement list pretty basic with the products I see the best results from. The supplements I take daily are: multi vitamin, fish oil, whey protein, and BCAA's. I like to stick with MRM brand because they use really high quality ingredients, they offer a lot of products that don't use artificial sweeteners, and their company is really dedicated to overall health.
One of the products that I use on a daily basis is MRM’s All Natural Reload BCAA+G (post-workout recovery in the watermelon flavor). BCAA stands for Branch Chain Amino Acids. Branch Chain Amino Acids are essential nutrients that the body gets from protein you eat throughout the day, specifically foods such as meat, dairy, and legumes. BCAA’s include the amino acids: leaucine, isoleucine, and valine and the “branched-chain” part refers to the chemical structure of these amino acids. Branch chain amino acids stimulate the building of protein in muscle and possibly reduce the breakdown of muscle during intense training.
I like using a BCAA supplement, because when you workout you create tiny micro-tears in your muscles, and the BCAAs help your body to repair those micro-tears so that you are not as sore after you workout and have faster recovery times. What I really like about MRM’s BCAA powder is that is also includes glutamine in it. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and really aids your body in the recovery process. MRM’s glutamine comes from non GMO beet oil and has a very mildly sweet flavor. Glutamine also helps the integrity of cells in your digestive track.
MRM's All Natural Reload comes in a powder form which makes it so easy to mix with water and drink during/after your workouts. A lot of other brands of powdered BCAA’s have sucralose (Splenda) in them and I try to stay away from sucralose, especially while I am nursing. But, MRM’s Reload is naturally sweetened with xylitol, the xylitol is sourced from birch bark not corn, and doesn’t have any sucralose in it at all! I like the watermelon flavor and think it tastes really good. I use three scoops (one serving) in an MRM shaker cup , add about 8-12 ounces of water, and I drink it during my workout. Sometimes I will also take Reload right before bed to help my muscles repair while I am sleeping. Glutamine can help your pituitary to secrete growth hormone, and the B6 in Reload enhances absorption of amino acids.
I like to share with you guys the products that I use on a daily basis and explain the reasons why I like to use them. I hope this was helpful, and if you have any questions leave them as a comment below and I will help you out!