Every-day supplements are supplements you should consider taking on a daily basis if you’re training, playing, or just relaxing on a rest day.
They’re supplements that you can get from your diet alone, but are often times not in high enough quantities in the foods you eat or are only in foods that you do not want to eat on certain days.
These are supplements like probiotics, vitamins B and D, creatine, and protein.
Why Take These Supplements Daily?
These supplements all have significant benefits to athletes and they are not only for the days when you train or play.
It’d be the same if you were only to drink water on days when you have practice or a match.
Your body functions best when it has a good supply of vitamins, minerals, creatine and protein.
There’s no downside to taking these supplements, except that you have to buy them more often.
Really, there is a downside to not taking these supplements daily, and they include decreased muscle mass and bone density, with increased weakness, tiredness, illness risk and much more.
It is essential that even on days when you don’t train, you get these nutrients through your diet or supplementation.
What Supplements Are A Must Daily?
As mentioned earlier, vitamin D and the vitamins of the B complex, protein, probiotics and creatine are all supplements you should take daily.
This is because your body has a minimum of what it should have daily, and by skipping a day, you are going to affect how your body uses these supplements the next time.
There is no universal amount of protein, creatine, or vitamins that the human body needs, but if you skip protein for a day, you will need more the next day to make up for the lack of protein in your system.
Not only will you need more, but your body won’t be able to complete the functions to keep you healthy and strong.
Even getting in some of these supplements daily is better than skipping them all together. If you continually take them, you will start to see the results in terms of improved performance, alertness, and overall well-being.
How Can You Make Sure You Get Enough Every Day?
Ensuring you have enough of these supplements daily will take some planning and discipline.
Even though professionals are where they are because of their skills, they still have to work hard and be disciplined in their training.
The same is for their (and your) nutrition and supplementation.
Most professionals will plan out their supplements the night before. In the beginning, this will take some time, but over time it will become easier and won’t take as much thought.
You can prepare your supplements by getting all of them out and in a spot where you know you’ll see them.
Have a protein shake ready in the morning next to your vitamins, creatine, and a glass of water.
Then you can go down the line and not think about them until the next day!
Although challenging and tedious, it is the price you have to pay for peak performance as a footballer.
Daily supplementation can make the difference between an average and a great player.
If you give yourself every advantage over the competition through proper supplementation, there is no doubt that your performance will increase, and you will notice the differences.
Making it easy for yourself to take these supplements daily will help instill this as a habit.
It’s not the worst thing in the world to slip up one day, but don’t let one day of skipping your supplements turn into two days!