Since I’ve started taking my fitness seriously back in 14/15, I started documenting my weight loss progress, lifestyle change and other fitness related tidbits.
As we all know, when it comes to leading a healthier lifestyle and wanting to achieve a goal (whether it is related to weight loss, toning up or muscle mass building), it goes hand in hand with a clean diet and taking the right supplement.
We now live in a world taking in not only an incredible amount of environmental and work related stress on a daily basis but we are also exposed to more and more junk food options marketed to us as a “healthy snack”. I can go on and on with this topic for this entire post but I am saving that for another post.
Today, I am sharing with you what my preferred supplements – ATP Science. A while back, I was introduced to The ATP Project podcast when I was looking for alternatives to YouTube videos to watch whilst doing cardio. The podcast taps into hormones and diet with science applied to it in layman terms.
Beyond that they covers an array of hot topics around macros, exercises, sleep issues, transdermal delivery system, IIFYM, infertility, insulin resistance, PCOS and so on. Whilst on these podcast, I also got to learn so much more around fitness beyond just day to day exercise and macros/food choices.
I am now writing this post because I’ve gone through a bottle of Alpha Venus (to help balance female hormones and assist with weight loss) and Cort RX which is my absolute favourite to help with stress, inflammatory and sleep issues. Anyone who knows me in person knows that I’ve been battling with a bad case of sleeplessness and insomnia for most of 2013-2015.
On average, I was functioning on 4-6 hours of sleep per day for months on end. It was taking a toll with my skin, body as well as stunning my progress of muscle growth. But since I’ve started Alpha Venus & Cort RX, I sleep an average of 8-10 hours on a regular basis and have no issues falling asleep as soon as I hit the sack. Nothing has changed, not my routine, diet, exercise and yet this remarkable result was what convinced me that they do really work.
Currently, I am taking Alpha Prime (which helps with muscle growth) & my trusty Cort RX.
As each individual are different, I am not going to insist on which supplement you should be taking and it is indeed slightly confusing by reading their product pages on its own. (They have also recently relaunched their product packaging hence they look different on their website.) My best advice is to go onto their podcast, pick a topic that is of relevance to you and listen to what Matt and Jeff have to say about the products.
Back in late March 2016, I also suffered a Grade 2 sprain to my right ankle, Grade 1 sprain on my left and pretty bad bruise on my bum. As a result, I was immobile for a good week and also took myself out of gym for a gruelling month. I took Cort RX which helps with inflammatory 3 times a day and ATP’s Dragon’s Breath which helps with swelling and pain multiple times a day to help get me back on my foot and at work AND travelling interstate within a week.
The picture probably didn’t even do my leg justice, it was swollen, pain and absolutely all bruised up for a good month.
Apologies with the quality of the iphone vertical video, but you get the gist of my ankle was being treated with ATP Dragon’s Breath every few hours on repeat.
What I’ve learnt with The ATP Project so far:
- Whilst their supplement is slightly more expensive but there are enough science behind it to justify
- Quality over quantity – I will never purchase store bought supplements again
- Understand health by utilising supplements that is right for you not just because it is the current “trend/buzzword”
- For every hormone/health issue that you are experiencing, someone out there could be having similar issues too and there is a cure just by doing some simple fixes in your daily supplement. diet intake, etc.
I’m not sponsored or affiliate to ATP Science (as yet! One can hope right?) at the time of writing this post. I will continue to share what works for me on these series of post.