2021 Supplement Trends

Supplements can help fill in the nutritional gaps for those that have nutritional deficiencies in their daily diets. Supplements can also be used to help support personal fitness and nutrition goals by enhancing sport specific dietary needs to feel and perform your best.  Here are some of the top 2021 supplements:

  • Protein Powders. Protein powders are fantastic supplements for getting in that extra protein in a convenient fast and easy method. Protein powders can be vegetarian based (soy, pea, or rice) or they can be dairy based (whey). Personal preference plays a large role in deciding between the two, but both are great sources of protein with a lot of different ways to supplement your diet.  
  • Beet powder. Beets are hailed for their nutritional powerhouse of vitamins. Supplement manufacturers have created beet powder to help harness the healthy benefits of beets. Beets have been linked to increased oxygen levels and better circulation with high anti-oxidants to fight inflammation and illness.
  • Energy drinks. Energy drinks are definitely trendy supplements for 2021, but users should be aware of the dangers of caffeine, especially if taking medications that affect the heart rate. Caffeine can help if you are counting calories to lose weight and can prevent the mid-day slump when you are significantly reducing calories. Be sure to discontinue usage of caffeinated supplements if you feel dizzy, shaky, or sick while using the supplements.
  • Hormone stabilizing supplements. Hormone stabilizing supplements are trendy and difficult to keep in stock in the stores. Working out often and for long periods of time can negatively impact your hormone health as well as age and stress levels. Supplements can help prevent hormone imbalances and maintain steady energy throughout the day.  
  • Vitamin D. Coming out of the pandemic and quarantines have left many individuals with a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D can often be received naturally through exposure to the sun.  Those who spend little time outdoors will need to supplement to make sure their vitamin D levels are okay.

There are many different types of supplements that someone with a dietary nutritionist degree would recommend. Identifying what your personal goals are first would help you decide which route or supplementation to seek out. Degree fitness nutrition programs and courses help teach personal trainers and nutrition consultants how to supplement with success.

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