Last updated on September 15th, 2020 at 11:09 am
This supplement listicle is actually a bit different than we’re used to seeing.
Normally I would be talking about one type of supplement specifically, with the exception of an article like The Top Five Weight Management Supplements (which was structured similar to this one).
And, even then this article is different in the sense that these five supplements on this list are my essential MUST HAVES.
I’ll be listing a few brands when I talk about each one to help you get started, but if you’re looking to reach your peak superhuman potential, then these should be on your list of DAILY supplements.
If you’re looking for some of our other supplement listicles we’ve also have some on:
- The Top Five Pre-Workout Supplements
- The Top Five Protein Powder Supplements
- The Top Five Multi-Vitamin Supplements
Which are all great in their own sense as well.
Keep in mind, as redundant as this next statement may be: this list is not specifically in an order from best to least best or top necessity to least priority; it is just a culmination of ALL the supplements you should be prioritizing for SHJ’s Superhuman System.
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1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D isn’t just the most important supplement…it’s also potentially the most important hack to reaching out peak superhuman potential.
Vitamin D acts on over 1,000 different genes and serves as a substrate for hormones like testosterone, human growth hormone, and estrogen. This is SO important for obtaining your Superhuman Physique and Potential.
It also moderates immune function and supports a healthy inflammation response as well as assisting in calcium metabolism and bone formation.
Recommended dose: 1,000 IU per 25 pounds of body weight*
Type: D3 with vitamin K (Vitamins A-D-K)
Preferred Time To Take: In the morning
That being said, here are some of my top picks for inexpensive Vitamin D supplements on the market right now:
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Magnesium is nearly as important as vitamin D.
Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.
Almost all Americans are deficient in magnesium.
Recommended dose: 200-800mg per day (start low and build your way up)
Type: Citrate, malate, glycinate, threonate, or orotate
Preferred Time To Take:: Before bedtime.
That being said, here are some of my top picks for inexpensive Magnesium supplements on the market right now:
Creatine is the only specific strength, muscle mass and training supplement on the list.
I’ve even done a crash course and experiment with and without it in the past.
Creatine is thought to improve strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise. This muscular boost may help athletes achieve bursts of speed and energy, especially during short bouts of high-intensity activities such as weight lifting or sprinting.
“Regular” Recommended dose: 20g a day for 5 days and then 3-5g per day daily dose.
- POUNDS: Bodyweight * 0.15 = grams of creatine monohydrate to ingest
- KILOGRAMS: Body mass * 0.3 = grams of creatine monohydrate to ingest
Preferred Time To Take: With Carbs
That being said, here are some of my top picks for Creatine supplements on the market right now:
4. Vitamin C
This is one of the safest, most effective supplements you can take. Vitamin C is needed for collagen and connective tissue formation.
It’s used to manufacture glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C can enhance immune function and help quench free radical damage.
It’s actually fairly hard to get vitamin C from food, which is why 30 percent of the population is actually deficient.
Some fruits and vegetables are high in vitamin C, but cooking and storage methods can actually deplete vitamin C content.
Recommended dose: 1-2 grams / day
Type: Ascorbic acid or liposomal vitamin C
Preferred Time To Take: In the morning and evening, but it’s best not ideal to take it after a workout as isolated antioxidants can negate the insulin sensitivity gained from exercise.
That being said, here are some of my top picks for inexpensive Vitamin C supplements on the market right now:
5. Omega 3s and/or Fish Oil
Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to lower blood pressure.
Some studies show that omega 3s may eve help aid in weight loss.
Recommended dose: 2000mg per day
Type: Krill Oil / Fish Oil
Preferred Time To Take: With meals
That being said, here are some of my top picks for CLA supplements on the market right now:
Bonus Round: Caffeine
Everyone knows how much I love caffeine.
From coffee and espresso to tea, energy drinks and pre-workouts.
I’ll take 3 each, please.
Coffee can make you smarter, help you burn fat and improve physical performance, potentially drastically lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, and so much more.
So whether you’re looking to increase your performance level by taking advantage of some energy drinks and pre-workouts or if you’d like to take it a step further and perfect your coffee ritual, caffeine is a must have supplement on my list.
That being said, here are some of my top picks for caffeine “supplements” on the market right now:
And there you have it.
The Five Supplements You Need To Be Taking Right Now!
Please remember that you should be taking/utilizing ALL of these things, and this is not a list of top priority to least priority level. They are all amazing and they are all on our list of supplements needed within SHJ’s Superhuman System.
SHJ’s Nick Fury