5 Supplements I Swear By

5 Supplements I Swear By

Optimize your health and energy, age well, and maintain yourself. I'm pretty intentional about the supplements I take and don't want to overdo it or make this an overly complicated process/system.

From my own research and personal experience with trying different products here are the supplements I take and have at the ready.

*This is not medical advice, I'm not a doctor (obviously). Do your own research and take these supplements at your own risk.


Creatine has numerous health benefits and is one of the most studied supplements. I've found that creatine helps make me a bit stronger and allows me to push slightly harder in the gym as well as make me more muscular.

Nothing crazy but it is noticeable. There are also studies that show creatine supplementation improves cognition and recovery. I personally take 5 grams 3x a week after a workout.


Collagen is an important component in your bones, skin and muscles. I supplement 3x a week after my workout alongside creatine. I do this to help promote skin and joint health and well as aid in muscle recovery.

An added benefit is some research shows there are cosmetic benefits to supplementing with collagen but I use it primarily to help with performance, healing, and energy levels. But hey I'll take any anti-aging benefits as a bonus.

Magnesium and Zinc

Magnesium and zinc are two very important minerals your body needs. Magnesium is used in a wide array of body functions including sleep and overall energy and zinc helps boost your testosterone and immune system.

I used Labdoor.com to find the best, highest quality supplement that just happens to be a great combination of these two minerals in one from Rootcha.

I again take this 3x a week in the evening before bed.


NAC, short for N-Acetylcysteine is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. It helps with detoxification of the liver, improves insulin sensitivity so it's easier to lose body fat, improves mood, and finally protects against oxidative stress. I find this to be a supplement that promotes focus, concentration, and overall well-being.

Tongkat Ali

Tongkat Ali improves your free testosterone. When I take this it increases my energy levels. I don't have an issue with sex drive but anything that helps boost your T-levels will also help out with your libido. There are also claims that it helps with gaining muscle and losing body fat.  

I take Tongkat once a week on a Friday usually at a 200mg dose. The side effects of this supplement from others I've read online are insomnia and anxiety if you overdo it. Some bottles instruct you to take 2 doses twice a day at upwards of 1000mg. 1000mg of this stuff every day is really excessive. You may have to experiment with what works best for you.