What Supplements do I take and WHY?

If you didn’t know by now that I am a proud sponsored athlete with the best supplement brand on the market, let me tell you a little about them.

 

MAGNUM NUTRACUETICALS found here www.hardmagnum.com is a Canadian Sports Supplement Company founded my an incredible man by the name of Markus Kaulius in 2005.

Magnum is known for its top quality pharmaceutical grade product line carrying everything from multi vitamins, greens, cla, pre workouts, protein, aminos, testosterone boosters, fat burners, you name it we’ve got it.

My personal Magnum stack varies depending on where I am in prep, or what my current goals look like.

 

I had someone ask how to put a STACK together, the answer is pretty simple. First You must clearly define your goals. The great thing about MAGNUM, is that ALL of our products stack together, so there really is no wrong combo.

I am currently not prepping for anything other than the battle of life, and so my current stack looks as such:

Magnum stack

PRIMER: A fully encapsulated multi vitamin, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, digestion aid, anabolic, metabolic and brain activator, edema and blood pressure optimizer, muscular and cellular hydration AND omega’s. YUP!! ALL IN ONE PACK

ACID: High grade CLA, for fat metabolism,metabolic activator and lean muscle catalyst. THIS IS AN EVEYDAY, ALL YEAR MUST !!

GREENS: With over 75 Organic Green and Phyto berry nutrients in one scoop. High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for the best natural detox and cleanse, as well as base for general health. AND IT TASTES DELICIOUS!

QUATTRO: DELICIOUS 4 isolate time released whey with added flax and CLA for optimal metabolic boosts, and sustained energy and muscle support.

DNA: Easy and to the point, DNA gives you guaranteed strength gains in THREE DAYS or your money back! BOOM !!!!

VOLUME: 

  • Deliver unbelievable muscle pumps
  • Increase the effectiveness of every supplement you take
  • Enhance blood flow and oxygen transport to muscle
  • Increase your anaerobic and aerobic capacity
  • Shorten your post training recovery period
  • Decrease muscle soreness post workout
  • Improve brain blood flow and cognitive functions
  • I big HEART VOLUME

HI5:  Full BCAA blend designed for muscular recovery and hydration, made from fermented beet and corn and NOT HUMAN HAIR!! ANOTHER BOOM!!

HEAT ACCELEATED:** This has recently been added in as I am flying to LA and will be shooting, so need to lean out a bit. In general I use HEAT 5-6 weeks out of an event or comp.** 30 fat incinerating ingredients, adrenal support and a bad ass fat burner that’s actually GOOD for you!! SWEAT SWEAT SWEAT, BURN BURN BURN…. OHHHHHH Bikini ready in NO TIME

On a side note I was asked about VOLUME and Vericose Veins… I asked Bert, our VP at Magnum and this was his response… Kind of interesting:

Volume does not cause or worsen varicose veins.
 
Varicose veins are caused by the loss of elasticity in our veins as we age.  The valves in your veins become weaker and can’t return blood from your legs to your heart as effectively causing the blood to flow backwards, pool and then enlarge and become varicose.
 
Volume won’t heal this situation but will trap more blood in the actual muscle cells leaving less blood circulating so it could offer a small amount of relief from the discomfort most people experience (more blood would be in their arm pump instead of circulating in their legs).  One of the key ingredients in Volume is also a very good herbal remedy for varicose veins – French Pine Bark Extract (see below).
 
Things that do help with varicose veins are:
 
Compression socks (awesome and should be worn always when exercising)
Cold showers (they constrict the superficial veins offering relief)
French Pine Bark Extract – Pine Bark contains high levels of special bioflavonoids called OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes).  OPCs are antioxidant chemicals that appear to have the ability to improve collagen (a type of strengthening tissue found in many parts of the body including your veins), reduce capillary leakage, and aids in controlling inflammation. In Europe, OPCs are widely used to treat venous insufficiency, varicose veins, easy bruising, and hemorrhoids.

Grape Seed Extract

 – Grape seeds are high in flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants that enhance capillary and vein function. Many randomized trials testing grape seed extracts have been conducted in France over the past few years. Their results show that extracts of grape seed can definitively relieve the pain and the swelling of varicose veins.

Horse chestnut extract – Horse Chestnut Extract has been clinically studied and has shown a significant reduction in leg pain and swelling compared with the placebo.
Butcher’s Broom – Contains ruscogenins, constituents that proponents say strengthens collagen in blood vessel walls and improves circulation.
Rutin – Rutin is a bioflavonoid that may shore up the walls of veins and help them work better. A number of studies have shown that flavonoids that come from rutin relieve swelling, aching, and pain from varicose veins.