saving money on supplements

Posted: January 29, 2014 in fitness
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Supplements can be pretty expensive so here are some ways to try to lower the cost…

Step one: determine what you need and why you need it.

This will help you avoid hyped up junk. It will also cause you to look at your diet and you will probably realize that by fixing your diet you won’t need much in the way of supplements.

The worst offenders are pre-workout supplements and natural testosterone boosters. When it comes to pre-workout determine what your actual goals are and them work from there. For most people that will simply be protein. As for hormonal supplements, unless you have a deficiency these will do very little for you and even then probably not a ton. Instead it’s best to make sure that you are getting all of the minerals and nutrients you require that way your organs which produce hormones can function optimally.

Step 2: research what reputable companies have the lowest markup.

This can be tricky because companies are not forthcoming with such info, but often you can determine this by looking at the online retailers.

Step 3: for most things, shop online and buy in bulk as it will save in shipping (whey is an exception as it tends to be too expensive to ship to be cost-effective).

The bottom line is to use good sense when getting supplements instead of jumping on the latest product or getting “feel-good” products.

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