The Alpha and Omega. Omega-3 That is.

So, this is it… what should be the beginning and the end of your supplementation. Let’s start with the meaning of the word. Supplement…

supplement

noun

ˈsʌplɪm(ə)nt/

1. a thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.

A supplement is not a meal, a protein shake is not a meal replacement, and supplements on their own will not make you fitter, stronger or healthier. To be effective, the right supplements should be added to a good, balanced, healthy diet (free from non-naturally occurring ingredients) and an active lifestyle incorporating functional fitness and varied training.

It is the philosophy at 360Vida that supplements should be utilised only to aid in recovery, and not as “performance enhancing drugs”. In our opinion, Omega-3, Magnesium and post-workout Protein with L-Glutamine are more than sufficient to help your body build up what you’ve broken down while training.

Omega-3, for example, improves brain function and development - you know, for when you’re counting up your score and adding plates to your barbell. While we require a balance of Omega-3 and -6 to function optimally, our diets usually over cater on -6; requiring the supplementation of our diets to add back Omega-3 and restore a healthy balance.

Magnesium is essential for the enzymatic processes required for your body to do just about anything. From breaking down food, to pumping blood, creating free energy for your body to use, and helping your muscle fibres to relax between contractions (recovery time) – magnesium is critical.

While the right type of protein powder will help your muscles to repair after a max rep effort, L-Glutamine promotes muscle growth. Together, they aid in recovery. L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid and also promotes digestive and brain health.

THIS. IS. ENOUGH.

By William Schutte, Co-Founder and Coach at CrossFit 360Vida

*Speak to your coaches about the PurePharma Omega-3, Magnesium and Protein in stock at CrossFit 360Vida