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What and Why to Supplement

Do I Really Need Supplements If I Eat Clean?


Most people say they eat well, but research shows we are not getting enough omega-3’s, antioxidants, and a host of the other vitamins and minerals that our bodies need.  In fact, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the American Society of Nutrition, 92% of us are deficient in one or more nutrients necessary to prevent deficiency diseases (let alone boost racing performance). Nutrient deficiencies are linked to many other conditions too, such as chronic fatigue, depression, cognitive decline, and a reduced immune system.  That’s why a multivitamin, along with other key nutritional supplements, can be a great insurance policy to fill in those nutritional gaps that may otherwise leave us beat down, broken, and on the sidelines come race day.


Here’s something else to consider… Our bodies contain trillions of cells and billions of new cells are created every day. Each cell is like a high-performance engine which needs high-quality raw materials (or nutrients) to function properly.  We cannot manufacture most of these vitamins on our own. Instead, they come only from the food we eat and the supplements we take. Unfortunately, we cannot get all of the nutrients our bodies require through food alone. Even if you have a super clean diet, it just isn't possible.


When we talk about supplementation, we’re not suggesting you take artificial stimulants and synthetic performance products. Those are dangerous and should be avoided at all times.  Instead, we’re referring to all-natural, whole-food supplements from a brand you can trust.  We have done a significant amount of research on this topic and, through our own implementation and use, found that only Shaklee delivers.

Shaklee has dedicated themselves to being the foremost experts in scientific research and formulation of the most effective natural nutrition products on the planet. This means no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, and only the best natural ingredients.  Before any ingredient goes into a Shaklee supplement, it must first pass the most stringent screening process in the industry where it is tested for over 350 contaminants and 320 pesticides. Then, they create their own proprietary formulas and rigorously test for purity and potency. That is why Shaklee guarantees every product to be 100% safe and effective.

What products do we recommend for our OCR athletes?

  • Multi-vitamin & mineral supplement w/ Omega-3,  B+C complex, and Probiotic (Vitalizer)

  • non-GMO soy protein powder w/ Alpha-linolenic acid and Leucine (Life Shake)

  • BCAA: branch chain amino acids w/ added green tea extract (Energy)

  • Electrolyte and carbohydrate blend for optimal hydration (Performance)



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