The Five Pillars of Supplementation

Supplementation is a term prevalent among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. By definition, it simply means adding an extra element to something. The simplicity ends just there for most, though, as both the ingredients names and the estimation units on the supplement facts label are alien to many. To help with this initiation, we have created these five pillars of supplementation.

These five pillars of supplementation offer a systematic approach on how to use these supplements and help you identify the appropriate nutrition you need to intake. Designed to assist not just the consumers, these pillars also assist supplement businesses in building more effective supplements, offering the consumers an opportunity to derive better results and outcomes.

Before we deep-dive into these five pillars of supplementation, it is essential to understand that supplement utilisation depends primarily on what you dream of achieving and on your way of life. For businesses, as significant as it is for them to ship out effective supplements, it is equally critical to educate the users with good nutrition guidance. This is also the foundation for everything we do at exerFIT. These five pillars of supplementation too are designed based on a solid nourishment structure.

Let us quickly deep-dive now into the five pillars of supplementation:


  1. Quality Ingredients

The foundation of a good supplement is the ingredients used to make them. Ingredients, when used right, can help in muscle building, fat loss, and increase strength. This is why businesses must use ingredients with a track record of proven results. It is also essential for companies to showcase these results in the real world and back their claims through extensive lab tests. Lab tests are critical for testing the quality of these ingredients and conducting toxicology tests on these ingredients to make sure that these ingredients are safe for human consumption.


  1. Most Suitable Form

Have you ever wondered why a specific ingredient works well in some products and not so well in others? This is because of the form of the ingredients used in these products or the structure of the molecules forming these ingredients. The ingredient’s effectiveness dramatically varies, as the form of the component can significantly impact the way the body interacts with the molecules. A classic example of this is creatine supplementation, which comes as Creatine Hydrochloride and Creatine monohydrate. Most find the former more effective as the body can easily absorb the same compared to the latter.


  1. Apt Dosing

For the supplementation to effectively contribute towards your health goal, it is critical to get the proper dosing of these ingredients, including identifying complimenting ingredients that can help provide the additive effect. For instance, for effective brain boost, consume a lower dose of Alpha-GPC together with tyrosine, caffeine, and Huperzine A, instead of just Alpha-GPC. Similarly, a lower dose of L-Citrulline and the right dose of BCAA are most effective.


  1. Optimal Synergy

Certain ingredients can outperform expectations when consumed together with other ingredients. For instance, BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) instigate insulin release, which helps increase creatine uptake by the muscles, making it a great partner for creatine.


  1. Ideal Timing

Research shows that protein and creatine are most effective in helping lose body fat, gain muscles and strength when consumed before and after workouts, rather than in the mornings and nights. With supplementation, timing is as important as the ingredient or its dosing.

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