SBSC Fit Tips: Reverse Aging and Get Better Sleep #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

The HGH Night Release by Saturn Supplements  has been a part of my supplement arsenal for a few years now.

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 The Nighttime release with super-charged Free Form AminoAcids and Colostrum formula is being used successfully by bodybuilders throughout the world for its multi-leveled strength benefits.

I am really excited about this product! I have been sleeping like a baby, which is huge for me!!! We all know that sleep is an important factor to muscle growth. As I explained before, HGH or Human Growth Hormones are produced naturally in every person. It is what causes growth spurts in children, regulates muscle and bone growth, metabolism, and heart function. It is a very anabolic hormone. Women produce more than men, which is weird since men grow muscle easier than we do. Fact is they have much more testosterone than we do 😉 Which is why we do not bulk up easily, even with heavy lifting.

On top of it’s strength benefits, boosting hgh levels also helps you look younger! I don’t know about you, but I am vain enough to care about aging. Hgh levels are vital in the fight against cell degeneration. As we age our HGH levels begin to drop off and we start to see the effects in our appearance. Proper diet, exercise, and Saturn’s HGH Night Release help you stop and even reverse the aging process. I am 39 and look and feel better than I did in my 20’s!

The aminos in the HGH Night Release help naturally boost HGH levels. Whether you are looking to lose weight or gain muscle (tone up). We all know that after a high-intensity workout, muscle damage occurs. The pituitary gland secretes elevated HGH to repair these damaged muscles. Sleep is one of the most important factors in your success in this recovery and growth process.  Aminos are important to muscle growth too. Their Free form Amino Blasting Complex combined with, L-Ornithine Muscle blaster, and Colustrum immune response. Make your body a muscle building, age defying power house while you sleep.  Definitely a product worth checking out!!! Check out all their phenomenal supplements by clicking the link below.

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SBSC Fit Tips: Endurance Boosting #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Let’s talk endurance.

To have the endurance or stamina to reach your goals, you will have to learn to have the discipline that it takes. When you hear the saying “It’s  lifestyle change” This is one of the changes that has to take place. I can remember when I first started my journey. I don’t mean to the stage, I mean straight up wanting to have my old body back. I felt horrible about myself and every year would make the decision to get fit. I was going to eat clean, do tons of workouts everyday, and I was going to reach my goals! After a few weeks of hating everything I was doing, I would slowly make excuses and quit.

One of my biggest excuses was I just didn’t have the endurance to push myself through the rigorous training sessions. To an extent, that excuse was true. I was always tired and trying to move my body weight was hard, but learning to love the body I was in at the time was harder. I had to figure out how to push myself and keep going. I had to learn how to build my endurance so I could get the results I wanted so bad. There was lots to learn and still is! I am constantly researching, taking classes, and studying to find out how I can improve not only myself, but my clients well being as well.

Here are a few tips to help you build your endurance, so your training sessions will be much more effective.

One ~ Get Adequate Sleep. This was probably one of the biggest components I was missing. Getting a full night’s sleep is SO important. I personally, have a hard time falling to sleep when I hit the pillow. What works for me is getting into bed sooner. I know I will lay there playing on my phone or think about what needs to be done the next day, so I hit the sack sooner and do the whole process earlier. I also take Saturn’s Melatonin. I just pop it under my tongue as I lay down and it truly helps me get a restful nights sleep.

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Two ~ Get Adequate Rest. You might be thinking “Um, you just went over this.” Getting adequate sleep and adequate rest are two different things. When I talk about rest, I talk about days off from lifting. When you weight train, you are tearing muscle fibers. Those fibers need time to heal in order to grow. I typically take a rest day after my heavy weight days like back or legs. Your body needs time to re-coop and heal the muscle fibers, so they can grow and develop correctly. This also helps with endurance, because if your muscles are sore from a previous training, then you won’t be able to push through. Take rest days. Use them to stretch, do cardio, or just lay around like a sloth ha ha just allow your body time to heal.

Three ~ Music Motivation. Listening to some great tunes also helps push you through your training sessions. I listen to Pandora at the gym and the options are endless as far as music goes. I even find myself listening to the motivational speakings of Zig Ziglar, Eric Thomas, Rob Bailey, and C.T. Fletcher. Anything that lights a fire to get me to train harder and want more.

Four ~ Eat Carbs. Carbs are not the enemy. They are an ally when it comes to fat loss and training. Carbs equal energy and fuel for your body. It’s best to have a good mix of carbs and protein before you train. Everyone has a different macro-nutrient mix, so either hiring a coach to help guide you are playing around with Macro calculators online till you figure out what works best for you.

Five ~ Endurance Drinks. I have tried several and hands down Saturn has the best on the market. Saturn Supplements developed K-Pump as not only an endurance drink, but a source of amino acids, muscle building proteins, energy, and fat loss. I add it to my gallon of water for the day. It keeps me going and focused on every task at hand. I seriously do not go through the day without it. Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Enhancing Activators, Muscle-Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers, K-Pump contains the means to deliver!

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Sometimes when you feel like giving up, remember that endurance can be built just like your muscles. Stay positive and keep going!

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SBSC Fit Tip: Vitamin B12 What Is It & Why You Need It #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells in a healthy state. It’s responsible for the functioning of several of your critical body processes.

B-12 deficiencies happen. Vegetarians, heavy drinkers,  smokers, pregnant and breast-feeding women,  elderly, and those suffering with pernicious anemia, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, bacteria growth in the small intestine, or a parasite, usually require vitamin B12 supplements.  A  severe vitamin B12 deficiency can also lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell, and even more.

Vitamin B-12 also helps to boost metabolism and promote fat burning in the body in several ways. It helps to transform fats and protein to energy through metabolism and it works with folic acid to produce red blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to all the cells in your body. Without enough vitamin B12, red blood cells would be deformed and unable to carry oxygen efficiently, causing decreased metabolism, low energy and like stated above, health problems.

Needless to say, your body needs vitamin B12 The average adult should be getting at least 2.4 micrograms a day.  B12 can’t be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements. And herein lies the problem: Some people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs.

This problem is easily remedied by multi- vitamins such as Saturn Supplement’s VitaPlex. Saturn’s VitaPlex multivitamin is back and better than ever! Their new formula is a liquid-filled chlorophyll-based capsule and contains a 42 Fruit & Vegetable Blend as well as CoQ10, Vitamin D3, B-12, Wheat Grass, Acai, Blueberry, Grape Seed, Panax Ginseng and a host of supporting nutrients including AntiOxidants, Electrolytes and nutrients that fortify Hair, Skin & Nails. VitaPlex is perfect for both Men and Women and makes an excellent source of nutrition for everyday health.

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or by just taking a B-12 supplement by itself.

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Without it, your health and fitness are at risk. Protect yourself today!!!

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References: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780, http://dailynaturalremedies.com/10-benefits-of-vitamin-b12/?utm_source=b12&utm_medium=vitaminb12&utm_campaign=bing, Bleys, J., Miller, E. R., III, Pastor-Barriuso, R., Appel, L. J., and Guallar, E. Vitamin-mineral supplementation and the progression of atherosclerosis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am.J Clin.Nutr 2006;84(4):880-887. .,Okawa M, Uchiyama M, Ozaki S, et al. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders in adolescents: clinical trials of combined treatments based on chronobiology. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 1998;52:483-90.

 

SBSC Fit Tips For Energy, Hydration, & Focus During Your Workouts #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

The keys of success to an effective training session are that you have energy to power through it, you stay hydrated, and you keep your mental focus.

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Energy ~ One of the main elements to having an effective workout is energy. There are many ways to make sure your energy levels are at their peak when before you begin your training session.

  1. Make sure you are fueling your body with the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Proper pre-workout nutrition will give you energy, stamina, endurance and muscle growth.
  2. Get your zzz’s. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest at night. Turn off your tv, phone, tablet, computer etc. and just go to sleep.
  3. Find a great pre-workout. I love Saturn Supplement’s PumpD’4 Performance. Powered by a proven source of pump-force agents, PUMPD’4 provides the body with a surge of energizing fuel. Each serving contains the perfect ratio of Agmatine Sulfate, Nitric Oxide, L-Citrulline and L-Taurine and is combined with Caffeine and other supporting energy-actives, making this the most intense pre-workout formula available.

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Hydration ~ Hydration is often over looked before, during, and after training. In the gym, I see some sipping on water bottles, Others may or may not make the trek over to the water fountain. Rule of thumb, drink 16 oz before training, 32 oz during, and at least 8 oz post workout. If your workouts are 60 mins or longer, I suggest adding in an intra workout drink like Saturn’s K-Pump Hydrate To enhance the overall effectiveness of your workout, K-Pump is formulated with an impressive burst of muscle-building protein, enriched with amino acids. Making this a calorie burning, muscle building, nutrient replenishment, performance powerhouse.

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Focus ~ Staying focused in your training can be crucial to your progress. We sometimes get caught up with people watching, some stay glued to their phones between sets, talking with friends, etc. Your focus needs to stay on the task at hand.

  1. Keep your phone out of your hands. The only time I touch my phone during my training is to mess with my music. Unless it is an emergency, everything else can wait till you are done. If your mind begins to wander during training, then you are not focusing on your fat loss or muscle growth goals.
  2. You are at the gym to train your muscles and last time I checked, most people did not have working their jaw line as a top priority. Saying hello to a fellow gym member is one thing, but keep the chit chat to a minimum, so you can keep your focus on your training.
  3. People watching can be amusing, but if you keep your head down and in the game, you will stay more focused on what YOU need to get done vs what they are doing or how they are doing it.
  4. Incidentally, Saturn’s K-Pump Hydrate also keeps your mental focus in check with it’s mental focus actives.

Stay in charge of your training and you will stay ahead of the game! For more information on supplementation, nutrition and effective fat blasting workouts check out SBSC Fitness on our HOMEPAGE. We can get you started on a plan where you won’t just see results, but you will sustain them!

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SBSC Fit Tips: CLA & Fat Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

 

CLA, also known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is an omega fatty acid, a “good” trans fatty acid, and one of the two essential fatty acids that help increase your body’s metabolic rate. Typically found in animal fats and dairy, but also consumed in supplement form.

Many take CLA as a stimulant free weight loss supplement. Taken to aid in fat loss while still building muscle. You may be asking yourself, how a fatty acid can possibly help reduce fat while increasing lean body mass? CLA reduces body fat by increasing your basal metabolic rate. Basically, it helps the body convert food more efficiently into energy.  Pariza, a source from the  American Chemical Society stated, “it keeps a little fat cell from getting bigger.” therefore, CLA doesn’t decrease your overall body weight, but can alter the body’s fat-to-muscle ratio. In one study, Pariza found that those who stopped dieting and did not take CLA eventually put weight back on in a typical manner – about 75 percent fat to 25 percent muscle. Participants who stopped dieting, but kept taking CLA, also gained weight, but at a 50-50 fat-to-muscle ratio. Another study in The Journal of Internal Medicine Research said that CLA reduced body fat in healthy exercising humans of normal body weight. Research in the International Journal of Obesity showed that CLA reduced abdominal fat in obese men, and Louisiana State University scientists showed up to an 88 percent reduction in the body fat of male mice who were fed CLA over a period of six weeks.

Many think they can just try to gulp down several glasses of whole milk each day. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be getting enough CLA. Changes in livestock feeding practices over the last 50 years have largely removed naturally occurring CLA from our diet. This is where supplementation comes in. CLA in supplement form is touted as the healthiest way to get CLA because they are manufactured to contain a specific balance of biologically active CLA isomers, or chemical compounds.

During contest prep, I personally take 1000mg of CLA 3 times a day. I only take Saturn Supplement’s Pharma Grade Maximum Potency CLA. It is the best quality on the market, using Safflower oil vs sunflower oil. Safflower oil provides a better quality CLA. I have personally tried several brands on the market and hands down Saturn has one of the purest forms and I get results!!! Be sure when you check them out to use their 25% off code (25YEARS) to save on your total order!!!

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References:
1. Henrietta Blankson et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat mass in overweight and obese humans. J. Nutr. 2000; 130:2943-2948
2. Atkinson R. L. Conjugated linoleic acid for altering body composition and treating obesity. Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research (AOCS Press, Champaign, IL). 1999; 1:328-353
3. Pariza M., Park Y., Cook M., Albright K., Liu W. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces body fat. FASEB J. 1996; 10:A3227(abs.)
4. Vessby B., Smedman A. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces the body fat content in humans. Chem. Phys. Lipids. 1999; 101:AT2./01abs.
5. Farreira M., Kreider R., Wilson M., Effects of CLA supplementation during resistance training on body composition and strength. J. Strength Conditioning Res. 1998; 33:521-7

SBSC Fit Tip: Get More ZZZ’s How Sleep Can Affect Your Fat Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

According to a 2013 Gallup poll 40% of Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. I don’t know about you, but 40% seems like a lot to me!

Lack of sleep can affect us in several ways. We’ve all have had that groggy morning where we are angry at the world ha ha

Moodiness isn’t the only unpleasant side effect of losing sleep, weight gain is too. A study posted on jounalsleep.com actually listed it as a risk factor for obesity. The study found that people who are sleeping less than 7 hours a night tend to be heavier or bigger, gain more weight, and have a harder time losing it. If that’s not a reason to sleep in more, I don’t know what is!

Here are some SBSC tips to help you get more ZZZ’s

Turn Off Your Electronics ~ One of the top late night social media posts is “I can’t sleep” Well, put your phone down. Yes, put down your phones, tablets, laptops, and turn off your television. These item all keep you awake, by stimulating your brain. Shut it all down so you can shut down.

Cool And Dark ~ A room that is cooler and dark will help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Consider turning the air down, getting a fan, or even sleeping in less. A darker room can be as simple as darkening shades or again shutting down all electronics.

Stick To A Schedule ~ Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. It really does help when your body is on a schedule. I typically don’t even need an alarm when I get into a routine.

Watch What You Consume ~ Nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol are all known stimulants that can wreak havoc on quality sleep. Keep them in check. Also going to bed too full or too hungry can leave you feeling uncomfortable.

Get Active ~ Adding in physical activity can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. Timing is important, though. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep.

Get Relaxed ~ Sometimes this is as simple as reading a book, a warm bath or shower before bed, yoga, or meditation.

Natural Supplements ~ Melatonin is one of the top  sleep aid supplements and for good reason. It’s is a naturally occurring hormone that your body releases in cycles throughout the day. It keeps us alert during the day and at rest during the night, and it is what our body needs to in order to sleep. Saturn Supplement’s Melatonin is the perfect remedy for individuals seeking to optimize restfulness thorough sleep, or as a remedy for jet-lag. Their version of Melatonin comes in the form of a micro-size sublingual tablet-simply place under your tongue and feel it dissolve almost instantaneously.

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Other awesome supplements are Magnesium. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, keeps bones strong, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes normal blood pressure. It inhibits nerve cell communication, which leads to cell excitability. Basically preventing you from being stressed. Theanine is another great one. It is an amino acid typically found in green tea. It is known for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. B Vitamins help tryptophan in your body convert to niacin and serotonin, which regulate sleep and increase REM. Saturn’s Vitaplex covers all these and more. It contains a 42 Fruit & Vegetable Blend as well as CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Wheat Grass, Acai, Blueberry, Grape Seed, Panax Ginseng and a host of supporting nutrients including AntiOxidants, Electrolytes and nutrients that fortify Hair, Skin & Nails. VitaPlex is perfect for both Men and Women and makes an excellent source of nutrition for everyday health.

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For these and a HUGE array of other amazing products check out Saturn Supplements full line. They have been in the industry for well over 25 years for a reason! I would not put my name behind a company that didn’t have top of the line quality. My family and I have been using Saturn exclusively for over 4 years and I have personally seen amazing results!

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References : http://www.gallup.com/poll/166553/less-recommended-amount-sleep.aspx  http://www.journalsleep.org/Articles/281017.pdf

SBSC Fit Tips: Amino Acids The Building Blocks To Your Success #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

BCAA’s are the building blocks of protein.

They are also the building blocks to all of your training goals!

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Let’s face it, we all have different goals. Some train for bodybuilding competitions, some for powerlifting, some endurance like CrossFit or long distance running, and many just to stay fit and healthy. No matter what you are training for, keeping your body fueled and running top notch is a universal priority!

This is why BCAA’s or Branch Chained Amino Acids are SO important! They provide every type of athlete the necessary fuel pre, intra, and post workout.

There are around 80 amino acids found in nature, but our bodies only utilize about 20. Each havening it’s own job to do. They are essential for our bodies to function properly. We know that aminos are the building blocks of protein. This is why it is recommended that you eat complete proteins. I recommend .8-1.0 grams per lb of body weight. Fish, poultry, beef, and protein powders are all amazing ways to get your protein. When the protein breaks down in your body, the individual aminos travel to exactly where your body needs them and some reassemble back into protein aka your muscles.

The fascinating thing about aminos when you consume them in concentrated form like supplements, they preform different functions that go beyond muscle making. I want to discuss the 7 aminos that help the ladies with our goals.

L-Carnitine ~ This amino helps our bodies  increase and utilize the little testosterone that we have to make it more efficient in building lean muscle, burning fat, prevent fatigue, prevent damage, and increase blood flow to the muscles.

Glutamine ~ Boosts the production of creatine, enhances muscle growth, improves recovery and immune function, aids in digestion, prevents fatigue and some will say prevents sweet tooth attacks.

Glycine ~ Increases growth hormone levels, boosts production of creatine, and stimulates muscles to contract which increases strength.

Taurine ~ You see this one in a lot of energy drinks, so you already know that it provides a boost of energy. It also enhances ALL your muscles abilities to contract. This means it gives you endurance.

Carnosine ~ Another muscle and endurance boosting amino, but this one also serves the purpose of destroying free radicals that can damage your muscles.

Arginine ~ This one increase nitric oxide production, increasing blood flow and giving you the ultimate pump. When this happens, that improved blood flow is delivering more essential nutrients to your muscle fibers and helping them grow as well as increase in strength.

Tyrosine ~ This one functions as a stimulant. It boosts the production of a hormone called Norepinephrine. This hormone enhances fat loss and controls your appetite. Like a natural thermogenic.

I like to add aminos to my one/+ gallons of water that I drink for the day. This way I am fueling my body constantly with the essentials. Mind you my training is split into two, 2 hour sessions a day, so I lose a lot of vital nutrients from sweating and intense training. Even with that being said, I would still recommend anyone to take BCAA’s throughout the day to make sure your body is functioning top notch, especially women!

My favorite Aminos are Saturn Supplement’s Aminos Pump 50000. I have been drinking these daily in my off season and contest prep for over 4 years now. An ultra concentrated amino acid powder, enriched with BCAA’s, extra L-Glutamine, and Nitric Oxide make this blend a performance powerhouse! There are 59 servings per container, so it is an AWESOME value!!!

Amino Pump 50000

My favorite way to drink them is in my coffee and/or tea. The vanilla flavor is a perfect match!

Order your Aminos today and use code 25YEARS to get 25% off your total order. Shipping is fast and the customer service is AMAZING!!!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Energy Boosters #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

When you lack in energy it is difficult to get anything done, especially your workout. Use these tips to get you up and going everyday!

One ~ Morning stretch. Take time in the morning to stretch your muscles and get your blood flowing. Whether you lead an active lifestyle or a sedentary one, stretching in the morning is all it takes for instant energy, shake off grogginess, and limber up for the day ahead. Stretching also helps slightly raise the body’s core temperature, loosening up muscles, and preparing them for activity. Morning stretches also help the spine stay supple and agile. Our favorite is the Sun Salutation.

Two ~ Breakfast. Your body has essentially been in starvation mode all night. Refuel your energy with a healthy breakfast. One that is balanced with plenty of carbs, protein, and even a little fat. Many love to skip this meal and it the main reason they start every morning out sluggish and sometimes moody. Feed your hangry body and feel great and energized!

Three ~ Ease into your day. Basically, leave yourself enough time in the morning that you are not rushing around. If this means waking up 15 mins earlier, then do that. Stop hitting the snooze and get u and start your day. When you can take the time to be relaxed and have your “me” time in the morning, you not only feel more energized, but you also feel happier. I always try to wake about 15-30 mins before Zoe so I can sit and contemplate my day in silence. It’s nice to have my morning to myself ha ha

Four ~ Drink Your Water. When you are dehydrated, your body starts to shut down. Your energy levels get zapped. Be sure you are drinking at least half your body weight in ounces everyday. I start my morning with a glass of water and continue to guzzle all day long.

Five ~ Energy Supplements. I am adamant about taking my morning and afternoon Saturn Supplement’s Lipo-EX. You never see me without them! Ultra-Pure synergistic complex designed to enhance the body’s natural powder to utilize, energize and metabolize. Their formula provides your body with all the necessary means to maximize energy and burning force. I have tried several energizing thermogenics over the years. Some had me bouncing off the walls, only to crash shortly after. Others had me feeling like my heart was going to explode out of my chest and others did absolutely nothing. I have just pure natural energy with Saturn’s Lipo-EX. I am confident in their products, because I have been using them for over 4 years and the only thing I have seen is progress! Lipo-EX is my wake up/pre-workout wonder.

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Get your day started off on an energized and positive note and staying on track will be a breeze!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Why Take Supplements? #poweredbysaturnsupplements @SaturnMuscle

Why take supplements?

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This is probably one of the most asked questions I get. Some will tell you that supplements are not necessary. I believe on some level we all need extra nutrition.
The science of nutritional anthropology has shown that our ancestors were consuming an average of 3500-5000 calories a day, both male and females. They typically ate huge nutritionally dense meals. Most people in today’s society do not eat nearly anywhere near that amount in calories, let alone nutritionally dense calories. This is where supplements come into play.
Perhaps there is a critical foods you can’t eat or don’t like. Supplements can fill in the nutritional gaps. Maybe you lead a super busy lifestyle and don’t always have time to prepare food. Or maybe you just want to gain a bit of competitive edge. There are a few supplements powerful enough to do that.

Today, I just want to touch base on what supplements I believe most people need to not only achieve their goals, but to stay healthy and strong. One tip is to spread your vitamins throughout the day. This way your body can completely absorb each nutrient. I typically take my multi in the morning, and others 2-3 other times during the day.

Multi-Vitamin~ My personal choice is Saturn Supplement’s One Source. The absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers! You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement-perfect for everyday taking. Each Freshness-Assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer.

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Vitamin B Complex ~ For proper digestion, muscle contraction, and energy production. My go to is Saturn’s B-100 Complex. It is designed to provide a single-source combination of the B vitamin family, including biotin and folic acid. This time-release B complex mimics natural sources of these compounds as found in yeast, green vegetables, and meats.

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Vitamin C ~ This antioxidant is for it’s immune boosting capabilities. Saturn’s C-1000 Complex provides a Time-Release formula of super antioxidant Vitamin C with a unique host of supporting nutrients including Citrus Bioflavonoids, Rose Hips, Orange Peel, Lime Oil, Acerola and Quercetin-Truly one of the most unique Vitamin C complexes available!

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Protein powder~ Many people, women especially have issues with hitting their protein goals. This is where protein powders come in. Smart Whey is the perfect source of nutrition consisting of Cross Flow Micro-Filtered Whey Isolate Protein & Protein (dairy sources), and a high support vitamin and mineral complex. To enhance the overall perfection of this formula, Smart Whey is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO Genetically Modified Organisms.
The revolutionary Micro-Filtration manufacturing process produces a protein supplement that is 90 to 95% protein by volume. This purity makes whey isolate the most digestible protein available and is virtually fat and cholesterol free. It is by far the most desirable protein source to athletes. Each 35 gram serving provides you with 32 grams of pure digestible lactose-free protein enriched with L-glutamine and branched-chain amino acids. No other protein formula provides you with as much pure protein per serving!
We realized for maximum protein absorption you needed a high supportive blend of nutrients to further enhance the effectiveness of this revolutionary protein. Saturn’s Pharma-Engineered Vitamin and Mineral Complex provides the body with not only the calcium, needed for muscle contraction and relaxation, but key elements necessary for biochemical reactions that take place throughout intensive training-nutrients that are not only vital to good health, but are required for a toned body.

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These are what I find are essential to everyone’s health and well being. Making sure you have the proper nutrition, exercise program, and supplementation can be the defining way for you to begin to see change!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Heart Healthy B Vitamins #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I am only 38 years old. With that being said, over the past few years I have lost a lot of friends around my age to heart issues. When it is one, it is very unfortunate. But when it begins happening a few times a year, you start to ask yourself what’s going on???

Needless to say I started doing some research and what I found seriously had my jaw hit the floor.

Stats from the CDC

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Seriously scary numbers!

I have several friends who are currently battling heart issues. Many on powerful cholesterol lowering Statin drugs. These all come with a barrage of uncomfortable side effects like muscle pain, muscle damage, liver damage, increased blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, and even neurological effects.

I am adamant about prevention. I would rather take care of myself now, to avoid future problems. Knowing risk factors is a start.

Risk Factors…

  • Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Poor Diet
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Excessive Alcohol Use

Most Americans have at least one of these risk factors. All can be prevented, improved and/or reversed.

Smoking is an easy one, just quit! I’m not saying switch to puffing on e-cig…those are just as bad if not worse. I mean seriously commit to just quitting. I always hear about how hard it is to quit. I actually know how hard it is. I smoked for over 15 years and was up t 2 packs a day when I kicked the habit. The only way to quit was cold turkey. I developed a nasty gum chewing habit ha ha, but I would rather have that vice than the latter.

Excessive Alcohol Use is another easy one, just cut back. A glass of wine now and again is fine and in some studies even healthy, but if you are knocking back a bottle a day, it might be time to start reevaluating your free time ha ha.

Poor Diet, Physical Inactivity, and Overweight/Obesity all go hand in hand. If you improve your diet and start being more active, your weight will follow suit. For questions on how to get started with a healthy diet and exercise program contact me at SBSC Fitness. I train clients from all walks of life. Many whom have preexisting health issues and/or injuries. I customize all programs to each individual client. I am currently running an amazing special $149.99 for 12 weeks and just $199.99 for 24 weeks.

The last three risk factors High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Diabetes can all be helped with proper diet and exercise as well as adding B vitamins to your daily supplement regimen.

B3 also known as Niacin lowers high blood pressure due to increased circulation; lowers bad cholesterol LDL and raises good cholesterol HDL, promotes healthy skin, digestive tract, normal mental function, and energy release from food.

B5 also known as Panthothenic Acid Creates formations of antibodies, normal functions of adrenal glands and release of energy from food as well as offers protection against the damaging effects of environmental pathogens such as cigarette smoke.

B12 known as Cobalamin can reduce cholesterol levels, but it can also provide additional cardiovascular health benefits, such as reducing the risk of developing atherosclerosis, which is hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Increases the production of red blood cells and maintenance of the nerves.

All of the B vitamins are extremely beneficial for overall health, but these key B vitamins are essential for amazing heart health! My go to is Saturn Supplement’s B-100 Complex.

B-100 Complex

Saturn’s B-100 Complex is designed to provide a single-source combination of the B vitamin family, including folic acid. This time-release B complex mimics natural sources of these compounds as found in yeast, green vegetables, and meats. Perfect supplement that covers all your B Vitamins, but most importantly the ones to keep you heart healthy!

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  6. CDC. State Specific Mortality from Sudden Cardiac Death: United States, 1999(https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5106a3.htm). MMWR. 2002;51(6):123–126.
  7. Fryar CD, Chen T, Li X. Prevalence of Uncontrolled Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: United States, 1999–2010[PDF-323K]. NCHS data brief, no 103. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
  8. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/statin-side-effects/ART-20046013

Super Easy Nitrox-Pro Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Bar Recipe #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle


When you are on the go as much as I am, you are constantly looking for quick and easy food options. Often you will see me with Baggies of cold chicken and veggies. Not exactly the most convenient, since you still need to keep them on ice if you plan on being out and about for several hours. Protein bars are great, but can get pricey. I set my sights in the kitchen this week, to creating a quick and easy no bake recipe for Nitrox Pro Chocolate Chip Cookie protein bars. They came out delicious!  I do think I will tweak the recipe a bit to make the protein content higher, but other than that, the recipe is a winner!!! It is also SUPER easy to make.

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Ingredients you will need are:

Nitrox Pro Vanilla Protein Powder 92g

Quick Oats 160g

Shredded sweetened coconut 60g

Peanut butter 42g

Semi sweet chocolate chips 56g

Sugar free Maple syrup 1/2 cup

Kosher salt 1/4 tsp

First I started by blending the oats and coconut into a fine powder or flour if I may.

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Once that was complete I added in the Nitrox Pro Protein powder 

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Then I added the peanut butter and syrup.

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Add the salt and mix till all ingredients are smooth. This is done well in a mixer. I did it by hand and it was messy and quite difficult ha ha.

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Once thoroughly mixed, fold in your chocolate chips

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Press into an 8×8 pan lined with wax or parchment paper.

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This recipe makes sixteen 32g servings. 4.2g fat, 12.4g carbs, 7.2g protein, 1.8g fiber, 3.6g sugar, and 100% phenomenal! To be honest, I had a hard time staying out of them ha ha.

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Nitrox Pro Vanilla Protein is my go to supplement when I have difficulty hitting my protein counts. It is delicious, one serving has a HUGE amount of whey protein, it is non GMO, gluten free, BCAA and L-Glutamine enriched. It is awesome as a meal replacement, or for cooking/baking with. The flavor is rich, yet simple. The quality of the protein trumps any I have tried. You get  real results when you start to add quality protein to your body. Be sure to use code 25YEARS at checkout to save 25% off your WHOLE order!!!!

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SBSC Fit Tip: L-Carnitine = Energy, Fat Loss, & Healthy Aging #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

What is L-Carnitine?

Carnitine

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is synthesized by your kidneys and liver and concentrated in your body’s most metabolically active organs like the brain, heart, and muscles. Its basic primary job is to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they’re burned for energy.

The older you get, the less Carnitine your body produces. This is the main reason many people experience fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increase in body fat, mental and physical slowdown, and frailty as they age.

Carnitine also plays an important role in preventing fatty buildup, in the heart, liver, and skeletal muscles, and it helps keep blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in check. The heart actually depends on carnitine for normal heart function.

It also contributes to weight loss because it may increase your muscle mass and metabolic rate and as a result burn more calories during the day.

Carnitine’s antioxidant effect also helps with aging and overall general health. Saturn Supplement’s Carnitine Is a Hi-Powered Metabolizer that boosts athletic performance! It provides your body with a superior source of nutrition that promotes muscle energy thermogenesis, and maximizes oxygenation.

Saturn’s Pharma-Engineered Carnitine provides 500mg of pure acetyl l-carnitine free flowing muscle nutrition with zero fillers or additives. Making it one of the purest and best on the market!

Carnitine

To obtain therapeutic dosages of the supplement, it is necessary to use 500 to 1,000 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine daily, according to the Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. They reported this dose is generally considered safe for healthy adults. Carnitine use is very safe but may produce some side effects. I recommend asking your doctor before using any carnitine

Carnitine is one of my top fat-burner supplements, because it is safe and has multiple benefits. I do recommend asking your doctor before using any carnitine.

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Refernces: Pekala J, Patkowska-Sokoła B, Bodkowski R, Jamroz D, Nowakowski P, Lochyński S, Librowski T. L-carnitine–metabolic functions and meaning in humans life. Curr Drug Metab. 2011 Sep;12(7):667-78. PMID: 21561431 Kraemer WJ, Volek JS, Dunn-Lewis C. L-carnitine supplementation: influence upon physiological function. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 Jul-Aug;7(4):218-23. PMID: 18607224 Zammit VA, Ramsay RR, Bonomini M, Arduini A. Carnitine, mitochondrial function and therapy. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2009 Nov 30;61(14):1353-62. PMID: 19716391 Bremer J. Carnitine–metabolism and functions. Physiol Rev. 1983 Oct;63(4):1420-80. PMID: 6361812 Pons R, Carrozzo R, Tein I, Walker WF, Addonizio LJ, Rhead W, Miranda AF, Dimauro S, De Vivo DC. Deficient muscle carnitine transport in primary carnitine deficiency. Pediatr Res. 1997 Nov;42(5):583-7. PMID: 9357927 Life Extension – Energy, Health and Mental Agility Link Here

SBSC Fit Tip: Glutamine Not Just For Recovery #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body. Known for it’s benefits in the fitness industry such as, supports muscle growth, decreased muscle waste, increased endurance, as well as growth and recovery support.

However, the benefits list for Glutamine is much greater and more valuable than most realize! Let’s take a look at the top benefits for L-Glutamine.

Arthritis & Joint Health ~ Doctors have begun adding glutamine to arthritis treatments, because of it’s ability to repair damaged cartilage tissues due to age-related joint degeneration. It can also help by providing increased energy and immunity necessary to fight the disease and perform daily functions.

Depression ~ As a depression treatment It has proven to be an innovative approach in addressing various forms of depression and mood swings without the use of drugs. According to multiple studies L-Glutamine health benefits contribute to enhanced nervous system functions, increases more positive outlook and removes toxic ammonia wastes from the brain tissues.

Diabetes ~ Glutamine effectively aids in glucose utilization keeping blood sugar levels under control. It’s health benefits also reduce the likelihood of insulin resistance in individuals consuming diets excessively high in fats.

Irritable Bowel Symptom ~ For irritable bowel syndrome, the treatment is one of the most effective natural approaches in addressing diarrhea and poor digestion.  L-Glutamine works by repairing gastrointestinal lining and promoting healthier nutrient absorption.

Brain Health ~ It has actually been dubbed “Brain Food”. Glutamine boosts brain function by increasing glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid, which are two of the most important neurotransmitters located in the brain. By increasing neurotransmission, the brain is able to complete important functions more efficiently.

Saturn Supplement’s Glutamine Body Protect is a natural fortifying source of l-glutamine. The best quality glutamine to replenish, recover, protect, and fortify.

Glutamine Body Protect

References: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/glutamine   University of Maryland Medical Center. Glutamine. Last reviewed June 20, 2009. Available at: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/glutamine-000307.htm
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SBSC Fit Tips: Cold & Flu Season Prevention #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Cold and flu season is officially upon us.

Cold and flu season can put a damper on anyone’s holiday and/or training. The best way to beat the cold and flu is to prevent them!!! These are the tips and tricks my family uses to avoid getting sick…

One ~ Wash your hands often and keep them away from your face. With everyone coughing and sneezing, there are germs EVERYWHERE! Not everyone practices proper etiquette when they are sick. (cough or sneeze into your inner elbow to spare others your germs) Everything you touch has some form of grossness on it. Between people coughing and sneezing into their hands, as well as sticking their fingers into the nether regions of their nostrils. These same hands are touching doorknobs, credit card key pads, atms, shopping carts, you name it. I drill it to Zoe to keep her hands away from her face, at least until she can wash her hands thoroughly. Not to mention to constantly keep them little paws clean.

Two ~ Get your ZZZZZ’s. Get plenty of rest. Be sure to aim for at least 8 hours of sleep at night. If you can squeeze in a nap during the day, then do that! Having plenty of rest will assure that your immune system is running top notch.

Three ~ Exercise. Don’t skip your training. Exercise is another way to keep your immune system running strong!

Four ~ Get your vitamins and nutrients in. There are several vitamins and nutrients I keep stocked to make sure that my family and I are protected against getting what Zoe calls the yuckies.

Vitamin C – In high doses, has been shown to kill viruses, neutralize free radicals , and boost the body’s immune system. Saturn’s C-1000 Complex provides a Time-Release formula of super antioxidant Vitamin C with a unique host of supporting nutrients including Citrus Bioflavonoids, Rose Hips, Orange Peel, Lime Oil, Acerola and Quercetin-Truly one of the most unique Vitamin C complexes available!

C-1000 Complex

Zinc – Has been a long time supplement taken in the battle of cold and flu season. It has been shown to not only prevent them by boosting your immune system, but also shorten the longevity and severity of a cold after you have gotten it. Saturn’s Zinc Oxide-Citrate is made for individuals seeking the many nutritional properties associated with this antioxidant, in one of its most useful forms. Zinc is one of the most important trace elements, playing a part in many vital body processes and defenses. One of the most unique and effective multi-vitamins on the market!

Zinc

Vitamin B – Most people know that if you need an energy boost, you turn to the B vitamins, but  B-complex vitamins actually do a great job of boosting your immune system. Vitamin B supplements benefit the immune system by fighting off germs and other nasty little organisms. That’s why it is another one of the great  immune system vitamins. Saturn’s B-100 Complex is designed to provide a single-source combination of the B vitamin family, including folic acid. This time-release B complex mimics natural sources of these compounds as found in yeast, green vegetables, and meats.

B-100 Complex

Staying healthy and happy are the goals I always have for me and my family. What tips and tricks do you have to keep healthy during the cold and flu season?

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SBSC Fit Tips: Trim Your Tummy & Whittle Your Waist #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

“I want a flatter tummy &/or smaller waistline” This is the top request of my female clients.

Most are insecure with their stomach area. I have been there and understand completely the feelings. I assure that you are beautiful the way you are! Self love is the MOST important part of your journey!!! We have been programed to believe that a tight and toned stomach is the end all and be all of beauty. It is nice to have and look at, but is not what defines you and certainly is not what makes you beautiful.

With that being said, I know many still desire a flat and toned tummy. It has taken me years to figure out what exactly works and what does not. There are tips, but I assure you it is much simpler than you thought.

One ~ You Can Not Spot Reduce. Many believe that you can do sit ups and crunches to rid yourself of belly fat. This is actually false. Although I do support doing ab and core work to strengthen your abs and give them shape, doing them will not make your stomach flatter or waist line smaller, until you lose the access fat that is covering them, you will not be able to see the fruits of your labor. I recommend doing some cardio to burn access calories. I personally like steady state. getting your heart rate between 125-140.  Here are some great ab workouts that will help you sculpt your abs and also burn calories.

Windshield Wipers

These are great for your obliques and help make your waist line tighter. 3 sets of 20 reps. As you become more advanced, you can straighten your legs, then even move on to hanging windshield wipers.

Lunges

You may not realize that this exercise is not just for a glorious butt and legs. It actually engages much of your core. Just be sure to keep your abs braced and tight throughout the movement. 3 sets of 20 reps. You can add weights as you get more advanced.  Stand with feet apart and step forward into a lunge position. Keep your back leg in line with your torso and knee about 3 inches from the ground.

Reverse Crunches

Lie on your back with your knees together and your legs bent to 90 degrees, feet planted on the floor. Place your palms face down on the floor for support. Tighten your abs to lift your hips off the floor as you crunch your knees inward to your chest. Pause at the top for a moment, then lower back down without allowing your lower back to arch and lose contact with the floor. 3 sets of 20 reps.

Obviously, these are just a few things that can strengthen your core and you can find variations to make them more difficult as your core strength increases.

Two ~ Abs Are Made In The Kitchen. You hear and see this a lot in the fitness industry and it is absolutely true! If you are eating crap, your body will reflect that. I am all for eating goodies, but in moderation. Learning proper portion size is something many need to work on. I like to also split my meals up into 6 or more throughout the day. This helps me to eat smaller portions and feel more satisfied throughout the day. I also recommend a high fiber and high protein diet. Many, especially women, are lacking in both. I find that most of my female clients eat a lot of non fibrous carbs, a lot of fat, and oddly enough have been starving themselves. They are usually shocked when I give them a higher calorie count. many also have a hard time hitting their protein amount with food. For this I always recommend a good quality protein powder. I love Saturn Supplement’s Women’s Pro Whey. It is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula designed for women that not only provides sound nutrition, but also nourishes other elements of the body which include Hair, Skin, Nails, Eye, Heart, Strength, Muscle-Tone, and Weight Management. Due to the purity of the hydrolysate form of whey protein, Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol, Lactose and Gluten-Free. It also contains a host of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Electrolytes, Minerals and contains the richest source of whey protein which allows for maximum Amino Acid + BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) body-enriched potential. In addition, they added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. It is an overall amazing protein supplement. Especially for those just getting started.

Women's Pro Whey

Three ~ Steer Clear Of All The Magic Pills, Wraps, Teas, Detoxes, Etc. Most of these can actually cause you to gain more of a belly back after use. they cause health problems and bloating. Advice I always heed is, If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Have patience and know that as long as you keep going, you will get results.

Four ~ DRINK YOUR WATER!!! This is one of the most over looked parts of fat loss. Many are dehydrated and they have belly bloat. It makes you weigh more and look bigger. If you drink at LEAST half your body weight in ounces, you will see dramatic differences!!! It is amazing what drinking water can do!!! Some tell me they don’t like it. To them I say, well then you don’t want it bad enough. If you want to see the changes, you will drink the water.

If you feel like you are doing all of this and still not getting results, I can help you. It is possibly just a few tweaks to your training and or diet. SBSC Fitness is running our February Love Yourself Sale! Just $149.99 for results. Mention this article for an additional 4 weeks free!!!

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