Instead of listing my favorite supplements from other campaigns, I’m going to let you get on the inside of the Jimmy Smith Training lab. These are the supplements that I use either daily or in specific intervals for more muscle, increased strength, less fat and improved health. I’ve even made this cool video for you below that goes more in-depth on some of the supplements listed below. Listed below you’ll find supplement suggestions for every goal imaginable.
Remember, you don’t have to buy EVERY supplement. Start out with two or three and use them like I recommend.
Non stimulant pre workout
300-600 mg’s COQ10: Research shows this amount can increase fast twitch muscle fiber recruitment. Since fast twitch muscle fibers grow bigger and stronger, it makes sense to follow the recommendations above. Click here for Jimmy’s preferred COQ10.
500 mg’s Niacin: Increases blood flow which delivers amazing pumps while also reducing fatigue. Jimmy uses this Niacin brand.
300 mg’s Alpha GPC: Boosts growth hormone short term. It also improves your mood which can increase your training drive. Jimmy’s ALPHA GPC recommendation
3 grams of GPLC: Improves muscle function and reduced lactic acid buildup during low-oxygen conditions such as exercise and provides powerful support for peripheral arterial blood flow. Jimmy uses this brand of GPLC
Improved ability to focus and concentrate
Acetyl-l-carnitine with Alpha Lipoic Acid: Supports dopamine levels and increased cellular energy production. Has moderate testosterone increasing ability as well. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also a fantastic antioxidant that helps your body handle sugar while also recycling vitamin C and E more efficiently. Jimmy uses this ALCAR with ALA
Bacopa: a herb that increase the brains ability to fight stress and increase focus. Jimmy uses this Bacopa twice a day.
Huperzine:a herb that helps brain cognition and balance while also reducing oxidation stress and inflammation. Also supports the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is important for muscular contractions. Jimmy recommends this huperzine.
Lower cortisol and stress
PS: Very useful for people who have a highly stressed lifestyle. Increases neurotransmitters and glucose metabolism in the brain to help you relax. Helps to increase a relaxed state. Jimmy uses this PS brand.
GABA: Supports a relaxed state of mind and healthy resting growth hormone release after exercise. Jimmy uses this GABA.
Theanine: L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in green tea (Camelia sinesis). For centuries, green tea has been used in Asia for its calming properties, as well as its health promoting effects. L-theanine may be one of the larger contributing constituents in green tea that supports feelings of relaxation without drowsiness. This is a fantastic theanine that Jimmy uses.
Rhodiola: Rhodiola rosea is a plant that grows in dry, cold areas in the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. It has been a dietary staple in many Eastern European and Scandinavian populations for centuries. While research has been conducted on the plant in some areas of the world, only recently has the West begun to investigate its health benefits. The roots have been used primarily to help with resistance to physical stress. Jimmy advises this Rhodiola.
Insulin Resistance/Blood Sugar Management
300 to 600 mg’s R-ALA:
Lipoic acid has been called “a universal antioxidant” because it’s effective as an antioxidant in water-based environments, such as blood, yet its reduced metabolite, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), is also effective in protecting fatty tissues and membranes.*
The “R” form is considered the biologically active form, identical to that produced by the body. Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, RALA is bioavailable and more stable in the body.
3 grams of Fenugreek: is an herb native to Asia and the Mediterranean. Its leaves are a popular culinary ingredient, eaten fresh or dried. Its seeds, which contain powerful antioxidants, are used as a spice or in supplements. Fenugreek seeds have been used traditionally for metabolic. Jimmy advises this Fenugreek.
3 to 5 grams CLA: has potent antioxidant properties. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid that may support lean body mass, as well as healthy glucose and insulin metabolism by enhancing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake. Jimmy’s clients take this CLA.
1-2 grams of Gymnema :a large plant native to India, found growing today in tropical Africa and in Australia. Its Hindi name is “gur-mar,” meaning “sugar destroying,” because of the anti-sweet quality experienced when, after chewing one or two leaves, one is unable to detect a sweet taste. The gymnema that Jimmy recommends
1-2 grams Calcium D-glucarate is a form of glucaric acid, a sugar-based compound produced naturally by the body in small amounts and found in fruits and vegetables, including broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, oranges and apples and is fantastic for increasing the estrogen detoxing pathways of the body. Jimmy trusts this Calcium D Glucarate.
1 gram per day DIM: is a unique formula containing diindolylmethane (DIM), a plant compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts. Jimmy often uses this DIM.
1 to 2 capsules Green Tea: prepared from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is a traditional herbal beverage that’s been enjoyed for centuries for its simple, soothing taste and its diverse health benefits. Green tea is consumed worldwide, but is especially popular in China, Japan, India, Thailand and the U.S.
Green tea is produced by lightly steaming and then immediately drying the tea leaves. This process prevents oxidation and preserves active constituents in the herb. Green tea is a source of polyphenols, particularly the catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which offer powerful antioxidant protection.
2 grams of D-Limonene is a volatile oil steam-distilled from orange peel. d-Limonene is the major constituent of several citrus essential oils (orange, lemon and lime), and naturally occurs in citrus juices. Moreover, d-limonene stimulates both Phase I and Phase II detoxifying enzyme systems. Jimmy trusts this D-Limonene.
1-3 caps per day HCL:Betaine is a source of hydrochloric acid, or stomach acid. Betaine HCl supplements are typically used to increase levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This formula also contains pepsin, a digestive enzyme that assists with the digestion of protein. Here’s Jimmy’s favorite HCL product.
Digestive Enzymes 2-7 per day
10 to 15 grams of L glutamine:L-glutamine is an amino acid found in a proportionally high amount in the body compared to other amino acids. Scientists consider L-glutamine to be a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning its intake is not normally required in the diet.
High amounts of probiotics: In the intitial stages where you’re attempting to fix your digestion you should use this probiotic 2-3 times per day.
5,00o to 10,000 IU’s Vitamin D3:
Vitamin K2: 200 mcg’s