Episode 189 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Vitamins, Probiotics & Omegas 

Episode 189 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Vitamins, Probiotics & Omegas 

In the next instalment of our #SupplementSeries, we dissect some of the most popular health supplements, from multivits, vitamin C and D, probiotics and omegas. Throughout, we consider whether you actually need them, when they may be useful, common mistakes, best practices and also dietary considerations if vegan or vegetarian. We also touch on how to spot the BS with supplements, and where some of the crazy marketing all stems from. Again, if you’ve spent more money on supplements than on your bills, this series is just for you. 

When you prioritize something, you make it happen.” 

Ivan Gavranic 

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00:00  Intro

01:10 – Macronutrients: More is not always better 

02:55 – Harsher Calorie deficit 

06:15 – How vitamin D induces hunger

09:25 – What’s with vitamins C 

12:10 – Vitamin C as laxative 

14:45 – Omega 3  

16:15 – Essential Fatty Acids 

18:13 – Omega 3 for Vegans 

20:50 – Qualities of the market products   

24:24 – Probiotics  

26:50 – microbiome and genetic blueprints 

30:15 – marketing supplements 

36:05 – Prioritizing something and making it happen 

40:50 – Wrap up  

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.