What is best general supplement to take while working out?


Thanks for the question.
We assume you mean that you are working out and what supplements would be best to support the results (you shouldn’t need to take anything during a workout other than fluids as needed). Therefore, the overall answer depends on your goal but there is a baseline supplement program we give everyone to help with support recovery, accelerate exercise-induced results and health. I have placed that below with instructions and eat times.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more.

Sport, Health, Activity Recovery, & Performance Baseline (Level1) Program

•    dotFIT Active Multivitamin and Mineral (or Over 50 if at this age group)
o    Take as directed with meal(s)
Daily as needed:
•    FirstString or WheySmooth (depending on allotted daily calories for body composition goal)
o    Use as directed to make sure you get ~1gm of protein per pound of LBM (or weight if not overweight) daily from all sources including foods divided 5 times daily
o    Can be used as a supplement to a meal or by itself (or mixed with desired supporting contents) to shore up total daily protein needs
•    SuperCalcium
o    Use if you do not meet the daily needs of calcium (~1000-1200 mgs) from food/shake intake    
        - Females take 1 or 2 daily with meals; if you need to take 2, take one with AM meal and the 2nd with PM meal; Males take 1 only if necessary
•    SuperOmega
o    Take 1 daily with meal if not consuming 2-4 svgs/wk of fatty fish
Workout days
•    FirstString or WheySmooth (depending on allotted daily calories for body composition goal*)
o    Take 2- scoops 30-40min before workout & repeat same dose immediately post exercise
*May substitute favorite dotFIT Nutrition High Protein Bar based on venue convenience
Meal Timings
•    As possible eat every 4-hours
•    Large pre-training/event meal 2-3Hr before training
•    Large post meal ~30-60min after last post workout supplement
Early morning training
•    Eat a large pre-training type meal the night before
•    Consume only the pre-workout snack/shake before & follow workout day supplement schedule above

Tournament play (multiple games)
•    <1.5Hr break: bars and hydration/electrolyte recovery drink
•    1.5-2.5Hr: small pre-training-type meal
•    >2.5Hr: normal pre-training  meal
Fluid Recommendations*
•    16 oz 2Hr before activity (extra 8-16 oz 1hr before on hot days)
•    4-8 oz every 20 minutes during activity
•    20 oz for every pound of weight loss post-activity
*Use electrolyte formula (e.g. Gatorade) and water as directed

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