So you are now eating Paleo, hitting the CrossFit box regularly but you are still missing that last piece of the puzzle. That puzzle piece is sports and dietary supplements. Like any good Coloradoan, you want to support local, so I made a list of the best Colorado based supplement company products for CrossFit.
Best Protein Powder
MusclePharm Combat Powder – Protein powder is probably the most important supplement to add to your diet. This product has a variety of protein blends that digest at varying rates, for up to 8 hours. It is great-tasting and easy to mix. It is precision-engineered with whey protein concentrates, hydrolysates and isolates, egg albumen, and micellar casein. I suggest going with the Cookies and Cream or Cinnamon Bun flavor.
Best Fish Oil
Simply Pure Nutrients Fish Oil – Why is fish oil so important to CrossFit athletes? It helps lubricate joints and decreases inflammation. Many fish oils contain only about 30% omega-3 fatty acids but this product has more than double the active ingredients. Combine that with the superior extraction technology and this product is far and away the best on the market.
Best Pre-workout Product
MusclePharm Assault – With how busy people are with life in today’s world, it is hard to stay motivated to workout. A pre-workout is just the product to fuel that needed motivation. This product is great because it provides high dosages of creatine, beta alanine, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). I suggest going with the raspberry lemonade or pineapple mango flavor.
Athletic Edge Nutrition Intrabolic – Branched chain amino acids are the building blocks of protein. It can be argued that this could rival protein powder for the most important supplement a CrossFit athlete needs to take. This product not until gives you 5g of BCAAs but it also has 5g of hydrolyzed whey protein. Intrabolic also has electrolytes and coconut water powder to help keep you hydrated during your WOD. The product comes in Watermelon and Mojito flavors.
Best Greens and Nutrient Product
Skoop A Game – Even if your diet is perfect you will still be lacking many micronutrients that will help you become a better athlete. The product is amazingly dosed and tastes great on its own or mixed with your protein shake. As an added bonus, this Boulder-based company will donate one serving of free fresh fruits and veggies to a school lunch program in America for every serving of Skoop sold.