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These 2 Supplements are Brand New to Get Fit NH

Dean and I started Get Fit NH with the one desire: To help people in New Hampshire get healthier. We know that if they are healthier they will automagically become happier, and the world needs more happy. 

I would like to bring to your attention 2 supplements, while new to Get Fit NH, are not new to Dean and I. Beverly International, also the makers of UMP - the best protein anywhere, developed a product that combines Magnesium and Zinc; ZMA 2000. It's main benefit is to help you with recovery and sleep.  The second of these supplements is from Live Extension. Florassist Balance is a probiotic. Delivering healthy doses of good bacteria to your insides. 

Why you should take ZMA?

Magnesium is an important dietary mineral, and having a deficiency usually is associated with poor sleep quality. While some sleep aids leave you feeling sleepy and foggy, magnesium works to help relax your muscles so you can fall into deep sleep and stay there. Therefore, you don't need to worry about getting sleepy after taking a magnesium supplement. This year's "Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown Success Guide" puts it this way: "Magnesium (ZMA): Another one of my go-to recommendations to help combat stress. It’s not only great for stress, but it’s an important mineral that’s required for more than 700 biochemical reactions in your body! It can help with sleep, your digestion, and aches and pains, too. This is great to take right before bed." 


I can't say it any better than Coach Dean did:  "Like all of the ones we recommend, I have been taking ZMA for years - What more do you need to know! :)"

 


 Florassist Balance Probiotic -“Bugs in my belly!” Yikes. 

You may think I am losing my mind. But rest assured, these tiny little creatures I am referring to are probiotics; the bacteria and yeast that live in your gut. While it might not be appealing to think about, these “good guys” are supposed to be there. They naturally populate our intestine and protect us from harmful bacteria and substances that lead to inflammation and infection. Not so bad after all. But what else do probiotics do? 

  • Boost Immune Health: Approximately 70% of our immune system exists within our digestive tract. As we are in the midst of flu season, keep your immune system strong through a healthy gut.
  • Manage Intestinal Distress: Used in treating irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhea, cramping, bloating, and gas.  
  • Potential Influencers of Chronic Disease: Innovative research studies are being completed on how our gut microbiome affects the development of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and mood disorders. So far, results have been promising in the potential role probiotics can play. Stay tuned as evidence-based recommendations develop.
  • Using Probiotics while taking an antibiotic treatment will help maintain the beneficial bacteria.

Why do I need more?

These ‘good’ bacteria actually fight off the ‘bad’ bacteria that can make us sick and that cause yeast or urinary tract infections. We also need a balance of these bacterias to keep our immune system healthy and promote good digestion.

Here is my take: Our American style of eating tends to feed the bad guys and leave the good guys hungry. I give the good guys an edge with this probiotic. 

While we are not saying you need to buy these from us, we've done lots of research and this is what we use at home. Dean and I want to pass that along to you. 

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy

 



Are You Taking Your Fish Oil Yet?

Well are you taking your fish oil?

A little while back on facebook I put out a video talking about all the wonderful benefits and different types of fish oil we offer in the gym! Also the video is at the bottom of this post just in case you missed it. 

Just a reminder of why taking fish oil is so important. It can help with ADHD, Alzheimer Disease, Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer Risk, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Eye Disorder, Immune Function Systems, Skin and Hair, and Weight Loss.

Isn't that so cool?

Check out the video below to here about why we take fish oil and about the type we carry and if you have any questions or want to get some fish oil right away talk to one of your coaches!

 

SFH Super Omega-3 is now in Capsules – You’re Welcome!

This is the one many of you have been waiting for - high potency Omega-3 supplementation in Capsule form. 

SFH Super-Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules

120 Capsules (30 servings)

Same high potency Omega-3 supplement, now in capsule form!

If you aren't a big fan of taking supplements in liquid form, this is for you. SFH has taken all the benefits of their Super Omega-3 liquid supplement and put it in capsule form. I dare you to compare to the fish oil capsules you are taking now.

4 capsules provides over 3000mg of EPA + DHA, the "good stuff" in omega-3 supplements.

Soy free, gluten free, sugar free, and as always third party tested for safety.

Caution: Do not take if you are using blood thinners such as Coumadin without consulting your physician. This product is harvested from the sea and may contain small amounts of shellfish. If you are allergic to shellfish, you should avoid this product.


Nutrition Bars

The Best Bar Ever

6 per box

Made fresh, from real ingredients.

This section is called "Nutrition Bars" rather than protein bars, for a good reason. While each BBE has at least 15 grams of protein, they are NOT filled with a bunch of junk like most bars on the market. They also offer a balance of quality fats, carbohydrates, and protein. They are not a low carbohydrate product, and there is a good amount of natural sugars in here. These are a good choice for after a hard training session, or if you have a serious craving, instead of a candy bar. Yes, they are that good!

Flavors we carry: Original, Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Bun, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Coconut, Apple Pie


Dale's Raw Protein Bars

Box of 12

High quality food bars, all natural ingredients, no artificial preservatives or sweeteners.

Dale's use only fresh raw nuts, seeds, fruit, plus hemp, pea, and brown rice protein. Only natural sugars from the fruit, natural fruit and nut fibers, and raw organic sweeteners have been used. Another great choice around training time and for plant-based nutrition.

Flavors we carry: Seasonal, but some of our favorites are: Blueberry Macadamia, Cafe Mocha, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough, Graham Cracker, Mint Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Hazelnut and many more!


Protein Supplements: Ready-To-Drink

EAS 100% Whey

11 fl oz (1 Serving)

100% Whey Ready-To-Drink Shakes

With 30 grams of whey protein and only 1 gram of sugar, 100% Whey from EAS is a good choice for right after a hard training session when you didn't bring your shaker bottle. One of the lowest carb products of it's type available. 

Flavors we carry: Vanilla, Chocolate


PlantFusion Complete Plant Protein

11 fl oz  (1 serving)

Non-GMO, no dairy, gluten and free of fillers.

PlantFusions ready-to-drinks contain less calories, carbs, and sugar, and more protein than any other plant-based protein-shake. But that doesn't mean they are low sugar, so we recommend using this particular product around training times, when your body is better prepared to use some extra carbohydrate.

Flavors we carry: Vanilla, Chocolate


Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Stronger. Faster. Healthier. (SFH)  Omega 3 Oil

240ml (48 servings)

High potency concentrated Omega-3 oil.

The benefits of Omega-3 supplementation make it a must take. If there was only one supplement I could choose, this would be it. A healthy ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is almost impossible to get without supplementation, unless you are a huge deep water fish eater. 

So why this one? For one, there is no comparison when it comes to the amount of EPA+DHA (3500mg) in Super Omega-3. To get that amount in pill form from most brands you would need to take 9-13 pills! You get all that, plus 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 in 1 tsp.

There is also the safety issue. SO3 third party tested and meets or exceeds the standards of CRN, GOED, WHO and Prop 65. Mercury free, no heavy metals, and no toxins. We can't find a better product at a better value than Super Omega-3.

Caution: Do not take if you are using blood thinners such as Coumadin without consulting your physician. This product is harvested from the sea and may contain small amounts of shellfish. If you are allergic to shellfish, you should avoid this product.

Flavors we carry: Lemon, Orange

SFH Super-Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules

120 Capsules (30 servings)

Same high potency Omega-3 supplement, now in capsule form!

If you aren't a big fan of taking supplements in liquid form, this is for you. SFH has taken all the benefits of their Super Omega-3 liquid supplement and put it in capsule form. I dare you to compare to the fish oil capsules you are taking now.

4 capsules provides over 3000mg of EPA + DHA, the "good stuff" in omega-3 supplements.

Soy free, gluten free, sugar free, and as always third party tested for safety.

Caution: Do not take if you are using blood thinners such as Coumadin without consulting your physician. This product is harvested from the sea and may contain small amounts of shellfish. If you are allergic to shellfish, you should avoid this product.



Protein Supplements: Powdered Mixes

Beverly International Ultimate Muscle Protein

2lb .8 oz (30 servings)

Sustained-Release Ultra-Premium MPI Blend w/Natural 80:20 Casein:Whey Ratio

Ultimate Muscle Protein is the best tasting and mixing protein supplement that we have discovered. Beverly has been around since 1967, and the owners are a joy to work with. UMP is extremely versatile, and we use it in everything from our coffee to making great tasting puddings.  Due to it's high casein content, UMP digests more slowly than whey concentrates or isolates, which makes it great in a snack to keep you full longer, but is a great choice around training too.

Flavors we carry: Vanilla, Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Strawberry, Cookies N' Cream, Rocky Road.


Stronger. Faster. Healthier. (SFH) Pure Whey

33.9 oz (30 servings)

Pure Whey is derived from what we call "happy cows". Grass fed, free range, and never treated with antibiotics or bovine growth hormones. Pure Whey uses stevia as a sweetener. It is a faster digesting protein than UMP, and is a great choice for during and post-training. 

Flavors we carry: Vanilla, Chocolate, Churro, Tropical


Stronger. Faster. Healthier. (SFH) FUEL

32 oz (~30 servings)

SFH FUEL combines non-denatured whey protein from "happy" cows, coconut fat (MCT's) and apple pectin. MCTs (medium chain triglycerides): are high energy fats. They are never stored and are burned as a fuel to produce 4-5x more energy than a sugar molecule and do not spike the release of insulin. These fats are broken down to ketone bodies which are the preferred fuel for our brains and hearts. Apple Pectin: is a complex carbohydrate rich in water soluble fibers. The fibers help to slow the absorption of high glycemic carbohydrates and sugars. FUEL is a great protein to keep you going all day long.

Flavors we carry: Coconut


PlantFusion: Complete Plant Protein

32 oz (30 servings)

Our search for a plant-based protein brought us to PlantFusion's Complete Plant Protein. Containing no soy, gluten, eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts or shellfish, Complete Plant Protein meets our standard for a high quality protein, with 21 grams of protein + amino acids in every serving. If you follow a plant based nutrition plan or are allergic to whey protein, this is a great choice for you.

Flavors we carry: Vanilla, Chocolate