Jeff Cavaliere is a professional trainer and the creator of Athlean-X. He received his master’s degree in physical therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Physioneurobiology and PreMedicine from the University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is one of the top 5 universities in the country for physical therapy and sports medicine. Cavaliere knew what he was doing!
Since graduating, Jeff Cavaliere’s career has sky rocketed, making him one of the most trusted sports trainers in the country. He served as both the Head Physical Therapist and Assistant Strength Coach for the New York Mets from 2006-2008. Cavaliere is also a coach for many professional athletes, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), an author, a lecturer, a full timer learner, and so much more.
I think it’s safe to say Jeff knows his way around a fitness center. However, he also knows his way around a vitamin cabinet. As the creator of Athlean-X, a supplement company, Jeff knows just what supplements will keep you at the top of your game, every day, regardless of your busy schedule. Back in January 2015 the trainer decided to share the vitamins and minerals he takes every day in order to give his body the energy boost it needs, fill any dietary gaps, aid in recovery times, and much more. We’re going to break down the specific supplements he takes every day and his reasoning behind each one. Are you ready?!
Evening Primrose Oil:
Evening Primrose Oil is the oil from the seed of the evening primrose plant. It is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It’s also commonly used for rheamatoid arthritis, weak bones, Raynaud’s syndrome, MS, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, dyspraxia, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, nerve damage, obesity, pregnancy, PMS, breast pain, and more. Evening Primrose Oil is essentially a miracle worker and Jeff Cavaliere understands this!
Jeff shared on his social media accounts that he mainly takes Evening Primrose Oil for it’s omega-6 count, otherwise known as an essential fatty acids. One of the essential fatty acids it contains in particular is gamma linolenic acid or GLA, which is also found in other plant based oils. Many people require more fatty acids in their diet because they reduce inflammation, which is the exact reason why Jeff Cavaliere swears by this supplement.
Evening primrose oil can be taken in liquid or pill form. The pill option is a bit simpler and easier to add into your daily routine. The recommended dosage for evening primrose oil is 8 to 12 capsules each day. Each capsule should be 500 milligrams. Because you are required to take so many capsules, they should be taken throughout the day. Take some Evening Primrose Oil with each meal!
Evening Primrose Oil health benefits include…
- Naturally treating PMS symptoms
- Weight loss
- Balancing hormonal levels
- Treating acne
- Preventing or stopping hair loss
- Promoting healthy skin
- Treating chronic arthritis
Omega-3 Fish Oil:
Jeff Cavaliere also takes Omega-3 Fish Oil as one of his essential fatty acids. Jeff believes that the grade of the oils is more important than even taking them at all. This is why he encourages his clients and athletes to take a prescription grade Omega-3 Fish Oil. The potency of these omega-3s gives his clients wonderful health benefits.
Fish oil can be consumed in two ways. One is to eat fish; the other is to take pills. Fish that are especially rich in beneficial oils, otherwise known as omega-3 fatty acids, are mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, and seal blubber. Fish oil was created in pill form to fill the gaps in people’s diets. You either don’t eat fish or don’t eat enough of it. It’s simple, gets the job done in one pill, and has some serious perks. When taking fish oil, you are aiming to intake as much omega-3 fatty acids as possible. Two of the most important fatty acids in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish oil is FDA approved to lower triglyceride levels and is used for a long list of health conditions.
It’s important to note that more in not always better when you’re learning when to take fish oil. You want to stay in a balanced ratio with omega-6 fatty acids. The recommended and scientifically studied dose for fish oil is a 1,000 mg dose each day. Jeff recommends taking fish oil throughout the day and with meals. He takes a dose with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Fish Oil health benefits include…
- Speeding up muscle recovery
- Helping to recover from muscle inflammation
- Improving ADHD
- Treating Anxiety
- Treating Arthritis
- Reducing Alzheimer’s Disease risk
- Cancer prevention
- Improving Depression
- Aiding with Diabetes
- Improving eye disorders
- Preventing and treating Cardiovascular Disease
- Drastically boosting immune system
- Reducing inflammation
- Thickening hair
- Improving joint pain
- Promoting glowing skin
- Aiding in pregnancy and fertility
- Promoting weight loss
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant that can be found in many foods but is commonly taken in supplement form. Jeff swears by Vitamin C supplements. He believes that antioxidants are the key ingredient for any active lifestyle. He shared that he actually gets enough Vitamin C in his diet, but he still takes a supplement as a sort of insurance policy.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is commonly found in vegetables and fruits. It helps the body form and maintain connective tissue. This includes the bones, blood vessels, and skin. Our bodies crave Vitamin C due to its long list of health benefits. Many people are completely unaware that they are Vitamin C deficient. Vitamin C deficiency can be easily avoided with supplements. The symptoms of a Vitamin C deficiency include fatigue, muscle weakness, joint aches, muscle aches, leg rashes, and bleeding gums. It is important to recognize the symptoms and start taking Vitamin C as soon as possible.
Vitamin C should be taken daily. It is best to take the supplement in the morning in order to avoid any deficiencies throughout the day.
The health benefits Of Vitamin C include…
- Repairing and regenerating tissues
- Protecting against heart disease
- Aiding in absorption of iron
- Preventing scurvy
- Maintaining proper cholesterol levels
- Protecting against cancers
- Combating free radicals
- Neutralizing the effects of nitrites (dangerous preservatives found in some foods)
- Easing time and severity of colds
- Promoting a healthy immune system
- Delaying and prevents cataracts
Green Tea Extract:
Green Tea Extract has high amounts of caffeine and catechin polyphenols which increase energy, utilize fat, and give your body the extra boost it needs for your daily workouts. Jeff Cavaliere understands the importance of taking Green Tea Extract every day and swears by it personally. He shared that he takes it every morning. His favorite health benefit of the supplement is the effect it has on stabilizing blood sugar levels through it’s impact on insulin sensitivity.
It is best to take green tea extract either in the morning or an hour before your workout, depending on your daily routine. The recommended dosage for adults is 500-1000 milligrams.
The health benefits of Green Tea Extract include…
- Stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Improving mental alertness and thinking
- Boosting energy levels
- Effectively burning fat
- Aiding in depression treatment
- Preventing certain cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer
- Preventing heart diseases
Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that is commonly taken as a supplement. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and the health benefits are nearly endless! Antioxidants remove free radicals which are unstable compounds that damage the structure of our cells. This helps boost our bodies immune systems, reduce cholesterol, and reduce the risk of developing cancer. These are just a few benefits. The list goes on and on – which is why Jeff makes sure to take his Vitamin E supplement every morning!
The health benefits of Vitamin E include…
- Boosting immune system
- Reducing cholesterol levels
- Reducing risk of cancer
- Protecting against toxins
- Protecting from neurological diseases
- Stopping development of diabetes
- Rejuvenating skin
- Treating scars, acne, wrinkles
- Promoting healthy hair
- Treating sunburns
Multivitamins are essential for all of us! Everyone could use a multivitamin because none of us can afford to have any deficiencies in our bodies. Jeff Cavaliere makes his body his top priority, which means skipping a multivitamin is just not an option for him. Multivitamins allow us to easily fill in any gaps and keep our energy levels high, with just one pill, once a day. They are especially important for those who lead active lifestyles because when our bodies are exercising or keeping busy they are depleted of their essential vitamins and nutrients much more quickly.
A proper multivitamin includes a wide and complex array of vital nutrients. Vitamin deficiencies are a serious matter and taking a multivitamin will ensure that there are no gaps in your diet so that you have a smooth pathway for your health and fitness goals. Multivitamins should be taken in the morning with your breakfast so that you can start your days off right.
The health benefits of multivitamins include…
- Avoiding vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Increasing energy levels
Jeff Cavaliere claims that one of the most important areas of his workout routine has become joint recovery supplementation. Since dealing with a bad shoulder and two bad knees post injuries, Jeff felt the need to not only take joint recovery supplements, but also develop the perfect formula that he would continue to take every day. He did just that! Jeff created Athlean-Rx Mechan-X. He claims that it is the best comprehensive joint recovery formula for anyone training in pain or discomfort. With this supplement you won’t have to compromise your gains in the gym due to your pain while training. Mechan-X addresses the pain at its source which helps you get back to seeing uncompromised gains in strength and muscle.
The health benefits of Athlean-Rx Mechan-X include…
- Aiding in joint recovery
- Addressing the source of your pain
- Allowing you to still gain strength and muscle in the gym while living with pain