Workout Supplement and Vitamins (Jeff Cavaliere’s Exact Plan)

What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. I’m going to take you behind the scenes today. We’ve done it a few times before. One of the questions is, ‘Jeff, what do you
take for your supplementation? What are you exactly taking from morning until
night?’ Well, I figured, I’ll open up my cabinets
for you, and I’m going to show you why that’s important in just a second. We’ll come back and point to that. But I actually take my vitamins and i’m going
to tell you where I take them throughout the day and why. And then I have my workout supplementation
as well. A lot of you guys will probably have something
that looks somewhat similar to this, and that’s a lot of bottles. Now, I take a lot of these things for a lot
of different reasons some of which are insurance policy because I can tell you guys that even though I eat extremely healthy and admittedly,
I am one of the healthiest eaters out there, I still feel there’s certain things that I’m
not getting enough of, and if I can take them in supplemental form,
they act as an insurance policy for me. Now that being said, there’s certain things
that I don’t think, especially when it comes to workout nutrition,
that you’re going to get the workout benefits from them unless you’re supplementing. You’re simply not going to get enough creatine
in your diet from eating foods alone especially not on a consistent basis. So, there’s certainly some workout ingredients
that will be much more beneficial to you in supplemental form. But let’s start off on this end over here. I kind of have my fatty acids. And again, I take omega-6 fatty acids in the
form of evening primrose oil. And I take my high grade omega-3 fatty acids. Now, the omega-6, some guys would say, Jeff
why would you even bother taking omega-6? We know that in large amounts, omega-6’s can
actually be inflammatory as opposed to anti-inflammatory. Well, if you had a diet that was the typical
diet based on high sources of vegetable oil or from highly processed foods using vegetable
oil, that might be the case. I don’t eat any of that crap. I eat such a low processed-food diet that
I don’t really have a high amount of omega-6’s floating around. And also, omega-6’s are highly stored in body
fat. Again, I don’t have a lot of body fat as we
speak. So, I tend to need a little bit of supplemental
omega-6’s, and of course I balance that out, because the ratio is very important, with
my omega-3’s. And I take 3 a day of the omega-3’s and this
is a pharmaceutical grade omega-3. This is my father’s own Dr. C’s omega-3’s
fatty acid. These are the ones that we sell at ATHLEANX.COM. I sell these because I have more experience
with this, as you can imagine, than any in my life. I’ve taken this for the last 20 years. My father is a physician for those of you
guys that don’t know. He produced a pharmaceutical grade EPA/DHA
concentration of omega-3 fatty acids and this is exactly what I take. I believe in it so much obviously that I actually
even give it to my dogs. I have it lined up usually right over there
next to their food which by the way anybody, since this is behind the scenes video, who’s
always asked about what that vegan formula is there, that is my dog, Darla’s. She’s a vegan. Go figure. Well, that’s the idea. Again, I recommend to you and my family only
the things that I would take myself. So we take the omega-3’s. Then I have this sort of array of antioxidants
for a lot of different purposes. I have vitamin C, 1500 milligrams that I take
once a day. Now, I’m not so concerned again as an antioxidant
of taking vitamin C of having too much because it’s a water soluble vitamin. You know, whatever I’m not going to use, I’m
actually going to eliminate and pee out. So I’m not so concerned here, but again, insurance
policy. Vitamin E, same thing. A lot of the guys out there who are watching
probably take vitamin C, vitamin E, but again, this is a fat soluble vitamin, so you have to be careful that you’re not
just taking mega dosages. For me, it’s one time a day, 1000 iu’s of
vitamin E. CoQ10, another naturally occurring substance
in every cell of our body. I take it as insurance policy. It has shown good protective health benefits
for men, especially cardiac. And then we have my green tea extract which
is again kind of a tweener. It serves as both an antioxidant, but it also
has been shown to have an effect on blood sugar stability. And you guys know that even my eating plan
really revolves around the importance of blood sugar stability We’ve talked about it even
from intermittent fasting. It’s not so much that I don’t think that that
pattern of eating can help you in losing fat, but it’s not the healthiest eating pattern
if you want to stabilize our blood sugars which I think over the course of the day,
and especially over the long run, is a very important thing to do. So I take that in addition to eating the way
I do. And of course the ultimate in the back-up
plan, a multivitamin. You know, I think it’s good to take a multivitamin
for a lot of the micronutrients that maybe if
you have some sort of extremism to your diet, you might be missing. Finally, from the joint recovery side of things,
I developed the Mechan-X, and this is our first NSF Approved for Sport supplement that
we have now being used by MLB this upcoming season
because joint recover I think is THE most overlooked element of recovery when it comes
to training that there is. We worry about our muscles, and again, from
Dr. C’s, this is the muscle side of recovery. I’ve done a whole blog on it. I’ll link it in the video below, ah, in the
description below, that you’ll want to read over on our blog,
about the benefits of omega-3’s as a muscle-recovery agent. But from the joint side of things, we have
to make sure that we have that covered too. And this is my absolute best effort to do
that. And myself, I can totally vouch for it. Anybody that knows my history knows I’ve had
bad shoulder pain as I addressed in the video I think last week, and I had bad knee pains. My leg workout suffered for a long period
of time. But as you saw, even the last leg workout
that I did, I can substantially lift a lot more weight now. My knees have never felt better. And I can totally pin that to me beginning
my ATHLEANRX. So, anybody out there that’s having joint
issues, stop thinking about the fact that it’s normal. No pain equals more gain, in my opinion. You can get much more benefits if you’re training
without pain. And then it comes to workout nutrition. And when it comes to workout nutrition, guys,
it’s really, really simple. I think you need to keep it simple in that
a lot of times you’ll see the same sort of array of 100 bottles when it comes to workout
nutrition. Creatine, glutamine, branch-chain amino acids,
protein powder, whey protein, casein protein, it doesn’t have to be that crazy, guys. When we created the ATHLEAN RX Supplement
** which again the exact same supplements that I take, everything here is exactly what
I take. This is my Pre-Workout. I take it 30 minutes before I work out. This is ATHLEANRx 1. The important thing about it is, no crash,
no dangerous ingredients, none of the artificial highs that you get
by taking some of those ingredients that have since A. Been banned. or B. Are simply not the right amounts to
be dosing people with. We get the sustained energy without all the
extreme highs and lows. This is what makes it so effective and anybody
that has taken RX 1 can vouch for that. For me, muscle recovery starts right after
you train and we have an ATHLEAN-Rx2 which is ATHLEAN X-LR8. This is our kickstart to the muscle recovery
process. We get the right nutrition in. We deliver creatin in the form of creapoline
into your body at the time it needs it most which I feel is right after you train. And we do so in a complete form. Our branch amino acids are in here. Our whey protein is in here. Everything is in the one formula. It just makes it a lot simpler I think. And then finally probably the most overlooked
of all elements is muscle recovery right before you go to bed. If you think that you can just go to bed and
a lot of times having the last time ou ate around 6 or 7 o’clock at night, you’re missing such an opportunity to provide
your body with the nutrition it needs while it needs it the most which is when you’re
recovering and repairing muscle. All of your muscle recovery, guys, repairs,
90 percent of it occurs while you’re sleeping. It’s when your muscle regenerates. It’s when your muscle restructures itself
from the damage that you did and hopefully the good damage that you did in your workout
earlier that day, if you’re not providing it with the nutrition
it needs, then you’re missing out on a great opportunity. That’s what ATHLEAN-Rx3. And I never go to bed a single night without
taking Rx3. So, the idea here guys is giving you a peek
into exactly what I take. This is it. Now again it might be a little bit daunting
to some of you guys, or you might have a lot of it covered yourself, but for me it works. And this is the exact sort of step-by-step
approach that i take and i will tell you one big step. Consistency. If you want to get the most out of your supplementation,
be consistent above all else. These vitamins that I order here, these vitamins,
this brand, this particular brand was introduced to me
by my Grandmother 25 years ago and I’ve been ordering the same kind for 25 years and I
like how I feel. I can just base it on that. I like how I feel. I think I look the way I want to look. I feel good every day. So, I keep taking it. And I stay very, very consistent. Like I said, this cabinet up here. These are back ups so that when I run out
of these, I can stay consistent. I prepare. So if you want to make sure that you really
have your supplementations down, be prepared. Get your supplements ahead of time. And make sure you have a steady stock of them
so that you are able to keep your results coming and to keep your consistent approach not just
in the gym but obviously here in the kitchen as well. Guys, if you found this video helpful, which
I hope you have again you’ve been asking for it for a long time, make sure you leave your
comments and your thumb’s up below What are you guys thinking? Fill in the blanks. What else do you like to take in addition
to what I’ve got here. Tell me what you think. Why you take it, why you think it works for
you, and that’ll be a great discussion we can start below. But in the meantime guys hopefully you found
this helpful. Any of these, again, Dr.C’s Mechan-X, the
Rx Supplements, they’re all available over at ATHLEANX.COM. It’s exactly what I take. I’ll see you guys back here again real soon.


  1. IMO fish oil, turmeric, steroids, and any vitamins you don't get in your diet are the only supplements worth taking.

  2. Loved this video, want to get the supplements but was confused and didn't feel like carrying the bottles to the office and back all day. Seems like I would honestly start with a very small fraction of that, I feel going 0 to 100 means you're less likely to stick with it and frankly my plan is to move forwards so base stack and joint plus a multivitamin for me.

    Again thanks for clearing things up this video is just gold.

  3. How many servings are in the reconstruction stack? The 30 min before bed recovery powder. I can't find # of servings on your website.

  4. Your videos are brilliant 👍🏻 i put quarter teaspoon of himalayin salt in my litre bottle of water because water on its own just went straight through me, plus my muscles would cramp up and had a constant heavy leg feeling so… 👌

  5. Man I take the regular stuff multi vitamin, fish oil, protein, creatine & BCAA. But recommendations keep coming for more supps like Glutamine, pre workouts, Joint formulas (which I'm considering) , Carnitine, ZMA & the list goes on n on.

  6. Can understand why Jeff is promoting his own stuff but didn't give answers what we should be taking outside the US as we can't buy his stuff from the UK easier and no idea what's in his own supplements to use our own from the stores

  7. First time I disliked one of jeff's videos. Felt like a big advertisement for your products (and your father's). Really bad.

  8. Researchers say taking extra vitamins and minerals does more harm than good
    Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research

  9. citrulline malate, lots, but broken into 3-5 doses a day

    i have very severe health problems with recovery and this (and compression shorts) have been the biggest boost to my recovery body-wide. doesn't hurt to give you some get up and go to work out or do other things, either

  10. Anyone taking a multivitamin may want to check and make sure it has magnesium in it. Lots of people are magnesium deficient and it has some very positive effects on people who workout.

  11. I use to listen to other people but now the only channel I listen to is ATHLEAN-X & shirtless Jeff 🙂 I was hoping you could go over cardio & if it’s better to do it before or after workout? Also which machines are better.. elliptical, stair master or just plain running?

  12. I don't take supplements or vitamins. NO SCIENTIFIC studies have shown any significant benefit with taking vitamins or supplements. A recent NIH scientific study shows no benefit other than lining the pockets of companies that make the supplements. Just eat wisely and exercise daily.

  13. Great plan but would say that people should consider finding a different E supplement. Get something with less vitamin e alpha and more gamma, and 1000iu is just too much, imo; 400 or less should be the goal.

    The other thing is that the body can't really use, on average, more than 200 to 250 mg of vitamin C, so 500 should be enough for 99% of people.

    Lastly, multivitamins are not very good. Researchers can't even agree on what doses many of those micro-nutes are good for daily consumption. Just eat a good diet and you're likely not to be lacking in any of them. The antioxidants like C, E, etc and the Omegas and proteins are almost impossible to do with diet alone, but micro-nutes are easy if you eat salad, nuts and seeds, etc. If anything, take some zinc and copper (15 mg and 1mg) and magnesium and/or drink a good electrolyte formula after working out. The multi will not be as helpful as that, imho.

    Oh, and a b complex if you're a vegan or vegatarian.

  14. Hi Jeff! I really want to start taking Omega 3! Sadly I live in Europe and I cannot buy the high end Doctor C Omega 3. Do you know any other brand with the same/similar benefits?? Thank you so much

  15. I have started using – Multi Pro Plus – there are about 7 pills in one serving , i can't put into words how healthy i feel , a better sense of well being.
    I'm currently cutting and feel stronger than ever. I have also added miscellar casein into my nutrition plan , my body has never been this ripped before and the gains keep coming.
    These great results surely are a combo of the vits & casein , also my hardwork , dedication & discipline.
    edit ——I also use warrior kreatine capsules

  16. Deadlifts helped my knee, shoulder and back pain. Water helped joint pain. Avoiding sugar, inflammatory fats and alcohol helped with fat loss, organ function, performance, pain, and standard of living. Athlean X helped me with all of the above.

  17. Everyone complaining about the cost of these supplements yet don't bat an eye on spending $200+ a month on cable to watch the Real Housewives of Kardashians.

  18. I take the omega 3s, Nordic Naturals and Lovaza. Also Ester Cs 1000 mg, Also I take Boron, Green Tea Extract from Blue Bonnet. The Multi Vitamin I take from Garden of Life. I buy 2 sets of backups as well. I take biotin and others as well too

  19. Thanks. One piece of crucial information is missing. When and how how do you spread out the supplement consumption? Some of these supplements interfer with one another. Also what about magnesium?

  20. I drink green tea instead of the green tea supplement. I put ginger and raw honey I’m my green tea to increase the health value. During the summer I make it as iced tea and during winter hot tea in the morning.

  21. I stopped telling people I take supplements cause I'm tired of explaining that you can't get everything you need from food alone unless you're eating 20 times a day lol

  22. I'm 34 and start lifting 3 months ago. I also have a physical job I feel tired as fuck all the time plus am eating healthier than I have ever been. Anybody any suggestions

  23. Myself I also take a Greens drink in the morning (organifi green juice) in my opinion it is a great way to start you day with some solid nutrition that also helps with detoxifying.

  24. Vitamins don't work. They are made by pharmaceutical companies. If you have a good diet you don't need that rubbish. After a serious illness I spent 8/9 months taking vitamins I was no better at the end of it than the beginning. All your vitamins should be on your food.

  25. I know this is an old video but I want to point out something about dogs. I am sure the dog has medical reasons for being vegan. Jeff isn't a vegan. So he would have no incentive to feed his dog a vegan diet. Although dogs are carnivores, they have evolved eating whatever food humans have given them. Domestic dogs CAN safely eat a vegan diet. Cats on the other hand are obligate carnivores. They can't eat a vegan diet. If they eat a vegan diet they can get crystals in their urinary tract. As a vegan who cares about animals, I would NEVER feed a cat a vegan diet. I also probably wouldn't feed a dog a vegan diet unless directed by a vet.

  26. I take a daily multivitamin. My diet isn't as good as it should be. The vitamin is a great insurance policy. I think everyone should take one. It's hard to get all your nutrients from diet alone.

  27. I ways taking a brand called Spring Valley ,but Wal Mart the distributor of them don't carry them ,they had a good mix of pills supplements now I gotta try to find something easy on the pockets that are of a quality and value to take the place of them. Damn you Wal Mart.

  28. He admits he doesn’t have enough body fat. (Omega 6s are stored in fat) You don’t need to supplement omega 6s or 3s. Don’t need vitamin C, he admits this, the next one is to prevent heart problems… unnecessary, multivitamins are stupid.. that’s it for health.

    Now into the workout vitamins.. joint recovery is done during sleep and rest. Cartilage regenerates with proper nutrition and avoiding toxins, he made a preworkout. I wouldn’t use it because I doubt it’s all organic, it’s a drug (performance enhancer and drugs are bad for your body), he has a separate supplement before sleep to help recovery… that’s interesting but it’s better to fast while sleeping

  29. Omega 6 fatty acids
    Omega 3 fatty acids
    Vitamin C 1500mg
    Vitamin E 1000iu
    Green tea extract
    Joint recovery

  30. How is your dog a vegan? is it because she is allergic to meat? I am myself a vegan, and I am surprised that your dog is a vegan even tough you are not.

  31. I drink a lot of organic matcha, sugarfree ofcourse, is it still necessary to take green tea extract if you have time to consume matcha daily?

  32. Protine shake isolate
    Creatine monohydrate
    Ride the Lightning pre workout.
    Fish oils Turmeric with Black pepper Vitamin B12 1000mg Magnesium 325mg.
    Thats what i take seems to work for me after trying a few different things.
    Used to take L-glutamine but have found better results with HMB.
    I'll also take an afternoon nap for 2-3 hours after working out.

  33. JEFF! I like your content and your advice. Ive been a part of the atlheanx family for 3 years now but man A vegan dog sounds like good idea as an invisible stop light. come on jeff! knock it off

  34. Super informative👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻also I love that you don’t pack your videos with ads for real for real

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