Yoga Tools and Supplements
Hey, yogis! These are our recommended yoga tools and supplements for beginners. Please know that they are recommended but NOT absolutely necessary for success!
They are simply here for those of you that would like a little extra help because they CAN help you be more comfortable and progress faster with your practice.
The first few items are all strictly yoga-related. The next few are our favorite diet supplements that can help take your health and fitness to the next level (should be supplemented with a healthy diet).
They are also listed in order of importance. We also discuss our two favorite diet supplements in more detail below for those of you that are interested in learning more.
Did you know that overweight people have complete different gut bacteria than those at a normal weight?
Certain probiotics may be better for you than you may have realized. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LPR), for instance, has been shown to help obese women achieve sustainable weight loss.
Even up to 50% more weight loss in some cases!
We have our own brand of Probiotics here at Avocadu called Gut-14.
It’s our very first supplement (but more to come!) because we believe that gut health is THAT important!
Our specially formulated probiotic supplement contains:
- Over 100 Million CFU’s Per Serving
- 14 Different Gut Healing Strains
- Delayed Release for Deeper Support
- Made in the USA
You can read more about it, why it’s important for weight loss, skin health, and so much more on our probiotics page.
Protein plays a couple of major roles in weight loss. First, your body burns more calories metabolizing proteins than it does processing carbs or fat. Second, protein helps you build and maintain muscle tissue.
Since muscle tissue burns more calories than body fat (even when you’re just sitting around), building and maintaining muscle is key for weight loss. Most of us don’t consume enough protein from our daily diet to get the true weight loss benefits, which is why a protein powder can provide an added boost.
*Remember that a good protein powder will contain less than 3g of carbs and sugar per serving and should provide 20-30g of protein per serving.
We recommend ISO 100 Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Isolate by Dymatize. It tastes better than any other protein powders that we’ve tried, and a big tub will last you a long time. The vanilla is also good.
If you need a vegan or vegetarian option, we recommend Vega Sport Performance Protein Powder, Chocolate. Low carb vegan protein powders are harder to find because vegan protein powders are often made from high carb foods such as brown rice and peas.
Those are the supplements that we believe are most important. If you’d like to read another article we have published on the topic with some additional vitamins and supplements, you can read it here.