Morning rituals and routines are the absolute best way to make your day rock. One of only two morning rituals I currently have is my health tonic. It is put together to deliver maximum punch with minimum amount of effort and time.
I started taking it in January, and have only had a single mild flu since. I have been feeling great, and my sporting goals are happening at an accelerated pace. This drink contains a lot of cognitive, optimal health, performance enhancing (ahem!) and anti-inflammatory ingredients to boost your system.
My other morning ritual is ending my shower with 5 minutes of cold water only. It’s a sure fire way to reset the nervous system, get rid of any tiredness, and feel like you have had 2 coffees. This is a must for me.
Warning: supplements need to be cycled, otherwise they screw up your body systems. I strongly advise for you to heed this warning. I am sure you can find studies on this.
Here is a video of me making this morning health tonic. It’s kinda funny, kinda lame.
My Morning Health Tonic:
- 2 teaspoons of Turmeric + cracked black pepper: turmeric contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative molecule, and similar to Fish Oil it seems to be an effective metabolic syndrome band-aid. The piperine in black pepper greatly enhances absorption. (Source)
- 2 Teaspoons of Hemp Seed: Balanced macronutrient profile + omega-3 fatty acids, needs more study. (Source)
- 2 Teaspoons Flaxseed Oil: Omega-3 fatty acids.
- 15ml Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar: One study noted weight loss with vinegar, and apparently it worked. (Source)
- 2 Teaspoons of Bulk Nutrients Test Max:
- D Aspartic Acid: n amino acid regulator of testosterone synthesis and may act on a stimulatory receptor (NMDA). D-AA shows promise in aiding male fertility. Healthy men supplementing D-AA experience only temporary increases in testosterone, which limits its use. (Source)
- Trimethylglycine (Betaine): serves a vital role in methylation in the body alongside folate, and is an osmoregulator like Creatine; possible ergogenic aid as well. (Source)
- L Carnitine Tartrate: involved in energy metabolism and mitochondrial protection. It is made in the body, but can also be consumed through food. Supplementation of L-carnitine does not burn fat unless the individual is deficient in L-carnitine. (Source)
- AgmatineSulphate: shows promise for alleviating neuropathic pain and drug addiction. Agmatine supplementation can also protect from strokes and benefit cognitive health. (Source)
- Arachidonic Acid (ARA): is a fatty acid of the omega-6 class, and is the main fatty acid of interest when referring to an omega-3:6 ratio (relative to Fish Oilfatty acids). It is proinflammatory and immunosupportive. (Source)
- Fenugreek: is a plant supplemented for its libido enhancing and anti-diabetic effects. (Source)
- Dodder Seed
- Stinging Nettle Root: a moderately potent anti-inflammatory that can reduce the sniffles. Does not boost Testosteronedespite being claims to, although it can help Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and urine abnormalities. (Source)
- Zinc Sulphate: an essential mineralinvolved in regulating many enzymes. It is an antioxidant and immune-boosting supplement. Zinc is most commonly supplemented to reduce the frequency of illness and to support optimal levels of testosterone. (Source)
- Dim (Diindolylmethane): It is commonly found in broccoli, and holds promise as being a molecule for anti-cancer effects and as an aromatase inhibitor. (Source)
- Vit E: a group of eight different compounds which, collectively, help support antioxidation in the body. Benefits of high doses have uncertain safety, and lower doses seem effective in boosting immunity in the elderly. (Source)
- Boron: a dietary mineral which is claimed to increase testosterone when supplemented at doses higher than from food. (Source)
- 2 Teaspoons Bulk Nutrients Green Fusion:
- Barley Grass: Blood sugar regulator, low level multi-vitamin and multi-mineral (Source)
- Wheat Grass: Natural multi-vitamin. (Source)
- Spirulina: Preliminary evidence suggests spirulina is remarkably potent at protecting the brain and reducing liver fat. (Source)
- Chlorella: Chlorella appears to be a bioavailable source of both Iron and Vitamin B12, and may have other benefits. (Source)
- 2 Teaspoons Bulk Nutrients Pre Workout:
- Citrulline Malate: Slight performance enhancer, is turned into L-argininein the kidneys after supplementation, which means L-citrulline supplementation is a more effective method of increasing L-arginine levels in the body than L-arginine. supplementation. (Source) not of much use as a morning tonic but have heaps of this powder in the cupboard.
- AAKG: conditionally essential amino acid. It is important for blood flow and nitric oxide levels, but oral supplementation may not reliably improve blood flow in humans. (Source)
- Beta Alanine: should be supplemented daily instead of pre-workout as it is stored in the body. Same with Creatine. Beta Alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps to buffer acid in muscles, increasing physical performance in the 60-240 second range. Beta-alanine can aid lean mass gain. Carnosine appears to be an anti-oxidant and anti-aging compound. (Source)
- Creatine tri Malate: performance enhancing and neuroprotective properties. (Source)
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil: is a highly saturated oil derived from coconuts, made up of medium chain fatty acids.(Source)
Directions: Put everything in blender, with small amount of water, and blend. Drink.
No one said it was going to taste nice.
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