Get The Edge -
Supplements That I Use and Recommend
My golf biography is on my golf home page
, and I have studied fitness all of my life.
That's a long time - I was born in 1946, do the math! Don't get me wrong - like tournament golf, I believe that life
begins on the back nine, and I'm just glad to be there.
I'm also an authorized TLS (Transitions Lifestyle) Weight Loss Solutions Coach, and an authorized nutraMetrix
Consultant. nutraMetrix is a trade name for a supplement line for health professionals who want to offer high
quality supplements to their patients.
Below are the supplements (ALL NATURAL - NO SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS) that I have been using since April 2013
I waited over a year to publish
this information on
my website in order to give everything a fair and lengthy testing period.
I also want to make it clear that I became a distributor of these supplements
so that I could offer them to anyone interested in maintaining good health and strength
for golf and for life. I do make a small profit on retail sales, which helps me cover the expenses for my
website and my
golf tips newsletter. Click through to receive the weekly newsletter tips.
Having said that, I do want to reiterate that I recommend these products because of
what they have done for me and my wife personally, not just for for profit. If they didn't work and if I
didn't believe they were the best, I
wouldn't promote them.
We all - hopefully - have life and health insurance. I consider good supplements as my ticket to
life and health "assurance", products that will help me prevent negative health issues in the first place.
What these - and most - natural supplements do is help the body to establish homeostasis. Homeostasis means that
is in a stable condition, so that it can do it's job. Supplements help you get some essentials that are
not readily available in normal diets, and if the body doesn't make it, you've got to take it. That's what essential
means - that you need it.
For me, this was a no brainer. I had been taking blood pressure and cholesterol medication for many
years prior to April 2013,
now my blood work is perfect, and I do not take any medication for blood pressure or high cholesterol. I also have been able
cut way back on my acid reflux medication, which is great because that type of medicine is being connected to some
cancers after years of daily use.
My wife's story is nothing short of incredible; we call it our mini miracle. She takes the
Daily Essentials Kit religiously every morning.
On the fitness side, I am a proponent of progressive resistance training (weight training for strength), which can
actually reverse the inevitable aging process decline in strength and muscle mass called sarcopenia.
One issue that I've always tried to deal with is chronic knee pain due to overuse during my life, as well as
due to an auto
accident I had
in 1990. It was the type of pain that would make me wince when climbing stairs or making a really fast driver
swing at a golf ball. I had tried to manage it with
Ibuprofen and aspirin, but they didn't help too much, and that stuff isn't good for your gut on a long term basis anyway.
Last January, I changed my lifting routine and added some more supplements
listed below: TLS Nutrition Shakes, TLS Whey
Protein Powder, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus, and Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix.
The results were astounding!
In the last seven months - from January 1st, 2014 through July 14th, 2014 -
I took my weight down from 215 lbs to 200 lbs., as
my deadlift poundage almost doubled, and my bench press poundage increased
40% (for 10 repetition sets).
Losing weight and gaining strength is a good combination.
There's no doubt that some percentage of the gain was due to my
body adapting to a new
workout routine, and there's also no doubt in my mind that the bulk of the credit for the gain goes to the supplements
that I take combined with exercise intensity. I lift for strength, not hypertrophy (bulk)
because strength is important for golf (and life), and muscular bulk can slow your swing down simply due to its
Not only does strength training allow for some more swing speed, but it also
allows you to maintain better control over your iron swings due to better strength in your hands and
And most astounding of all, no more knee pain - not when doing 350 lb. deadlifts, or swinging a golf club.
As an experiment, I stopped taking the Joint Support Formula for a week, and the knee pain came back the same as
before. I started taking it again, and after about five days, the knee pain was gone. Perhaps this wasn't
exactly a scientific experiment, but it proved the value of the Joint Support Formula to me without a doubt.
We've all heard the saying that "We are what we eat". The more accurate saying is that
"We are what we absorb", and that if the body doesn't make it we need to take it. That means eat well
and take supplements to have peace of mind
that you are doing the right thing daily for your health.
The important difference between the supplements that I take now vs. the type of vitamins and other supplements
that I used
to take is the delivery method, which is Isotonic. Click through to this .pdf file
Isotonix - Delivery for a graphic
how Isotonic delivery works in the body. The very short explanation is that when an isotonic substance enters
the body, it will be absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly. With isotonic fluids, little nutritive value is lost,
making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient. There is nothing artificial about it. An isotonic fluid is
nature's own nutrient delivery system.
Pills and capsules have to pass through the stomach and be digested before the nutrients become available.
When you consider all the binders, glues, fillers, dyes, plastics, etc. that need to be digested before nutrients are
passed into the body, what percentage of the promised nutrients do you think you are getting? 50%? 40%? Less?
You'd be very lucky to get half of the advertised benefit, and the chances of getting even a smaller percentage increase
if you have acid reflux (like me), or if you are older and your
system just isn't as efficient as it was when you were 25.
Since I take my vitamins and supplements Isotonically, I now get about 95% of the advertised nutritive value,
it's bioavailable in about five minutes after ingestion. That's an absolutely huge advantage over pills, capsules, and
I'll always opt for Isotonic delivery in a supplement if it's available, I'll never take a pill form
or other non-isotonic supplement again. Never, it would be stupid.
After testing various combinations of supplements for myself over the last year or so, here's what I came
up with for stacking my daily supplements intelligently. "Stacking intelligently" means getting the benefits of
each supplement without overlapping ingredients. You arrive at a decision on what to take
by comparing ingredients and
assessing them in accordance with your needs.
My goals are great general health, as well as strength building to become strong for golf and life.
To meet them,
I take these supplements (see details below) first thing every morning without fail:
I also take these supplements as indicated, they've helped my golf game and strength significantly:
- Isotonix OPC-3 overall health
- Isotonix Champions Blend Plus overall health with workout benefits
- Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix - this keeps my knee pain away.
- Isotonix Multivitamin (without iron) just in case I missed something!
- TLS Nutrition Shake - often for breakfast with skim milk and a banana blended in; great protein and fiber
source, and as they say - "protein and fiber with every meal makes losing weight no big deal". I also take
this concoction as a meal substitute on occasion.
- Isotonix Whey Protein - whey protein and branch chain amino acids, I take this with skim milk within 30
minutes of finishing a weight workout.
This particular supplement is essential for maximizing protein synthesis right after a workout to aid
in muscle recovery and strength building.
- Choice Protein Bars - I'd be lying if I said these things taste great. They taste OK, but they are a
of protein AND fiber. I eat one on about the fifth hole when I'm playing golf, and it keeps my energy level
high and even for the rest of the round. It's also a good snack choice any time of the day.
- Awake Energy Shot - gives me an energy boost for about five hours, I take it before a workout and also before
an early morning round of golf. 200mg of caffeine, amino acids, vitamin "B" , and no sugar - which means no "crash"
when it wears off.
- Prime Ultra Secretagogue - HGH Enhancer taken six days per week according to directions
for strength enhancement, in conjunction
with progressive resistance training. As we age, HGH and Testosterone production slows down, so I supplement
this particular substance bacause I have strength goals, and try to boost my testosterone naturally.
Isotonix Daily Essentials Kit
Best Buy Health Assurance for Less than $1.50
per day (90 Day Supply). By the way, they are called essential because they are!
This greatly discounted kit contains
- Isotonix OPC-3
- Combats free radicals
- Demonstrates anti-inflammatory activity
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Supports healthy blood glucose levels
- Promotes sinus comfort
- Isotonix Multivitamin
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Contains 100 percent or more of the recommended daily value of essential vitamins and minerals to help
supplement deficiencies in diet
- Helps maintain normal blood Pressure
- Contains vitamins that support the body's ability to metabolize fats and carbohydrates and support a healthy
- Isotonix Activated B-Complex
- Increases energy
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Helps decrease stress and imProve mood
- and Isotonix Calcium Plus
- Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis*
- Supports normal muscle use and performance
- Supports healthy teeth and gums
- Supports healthy body weight
Isotonix OPC-3 is one of the most revolutionary nutritional supplements available today. Between its unparalleled
formula, including the clinically-studied ingredient Pycnogenol, and the revolutionary Isotonix Delivery System,
there isn't a more effective antioxidant supplement on the market today.
Isotonix OPC-3's list of benefits is substantial. From Promoting your cardiovascular health by helping you
maintain healthy blood vessels and showing anti-inflammatory activity, Isotonix OPC-3 Provides complete
antioxidant Protection thanks to its unique formula.
The power behind this advanced nutritional supplement powder comes from its formula of OPCs, or oligomeric
Proanthocyanidins: complex organic plant compounds called bioflavonoids that Provide exceptional nutritional
benefits to the human body, including antioxidant Protection.
Isotonix OPC-3 includes a combination of powerful bioflavonoids that Protect against free radicals. This includes
Pycnogenol, a super-antioxidant that is one of the most clinically-researched ingredients in the nutritional
Many nutritional supplements - including other nutritional supplement powders - claim Pycnogenol as an ingredient,
but only Isotonix Products - including Isotonix OPC-3 - have exclusive worldwide rights to the isotonic form of
the super-antioxidant Pycnogenol.
A unique combination of five bioflavonoids, one of which is the most clinically researched pine bark extract,
Pycnogenol, Isotonix OPC-3 has been clinically studied Proving its bioavailability and effectiveness. Many
antioxidants claim Pycnogenol as an ingredient, but Isotonix OPC-3 has the only isotonic form of
in the world, adding to its antioxidant capabilities and free radical defense. In addition, Isotonix OPC-3
helps Promote cardiovascular health by helping maintain healthy blood vessels and Promoting healthy circulation.
It also demonstrates anti-inflammatory activity and Provides support for visual health.
The isotonic form of a nutrient - the defining characteristic of Isotonix nutritional supplements - is of vital
importance. Traditional tablets and capsules can take hours for the body to digest; Isotonix nutritional
supplements digest more quickly and are distributed throughout the body faster than pills.
Isotonix Champion Blend Plus
Performance is the key measure of success, which is why Isotonix Champion Blend Plus is formulated to help
benefit your body's muscle health and performance. Not just a supplement for athletes, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus
helps all active adults perform at their peak - whether their looking to energize their body to make it through
the day or get the most out of their active lifestyles.
Other supplements on the market might target one specific area of health. There are endurance supplements for
runners, energy boosters for working moms, vitamin supplements to help your immune system. Isotonix Champion Blend Plus
is formulated to help all three - increase energy, Promote muscle retention and recovery and Provide antioxidant
With Proven ingredients - including Instantized Branch Chain Amino Acids, which studies have shown can aid in
muscle growth and muscle health - and the revolutionary Isotonix Delivery System, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus
Provides your body the best absorption and results of any supplement on the market today.
So whether you're looking for a muscle endurance supplement for athletes or complete nutritional support to
supplement your active life, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus can help.
Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix
As we age, many of us experience joint discomfort. One way of dealing with this is to take a supplement that supports
bone and joint health. Like many joint health supplements, Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix Provides the
benefits of glucosamine, a key ingredient that has been scientifically Proven to support healthy joint function
and Promote the normal Production of synovial fluid, which lubricates your joints.
What sets Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix apart is the combination of glucosamine with the powerful
antioxidant Pycnogenol and hyaluronic acid - the only Product among joint health supplements to deliver all
three in isotonic form. The Isotonix Delivery System allows the body to do less work to obtain maximum absorption
of the nutrients and superior results for your joint health.
Pycnogenol - a super antioxidant - has been shown in clinical studies to support relief from temporary inflammation
associated with the normal aging Process and daily activity. Hyaluronic acid helps maintain strong, healthy
cartilage and Promotes normal healing.
Many joint health supplements include the ingredients chondroitin and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), but research on
these two ingredients differs. One of chondroitin's mechanisms is to increase hyaluronic acid content; Prime Joint
Support Formula by Isotonix instead Provides hyaluronic acid directly. Meanwhile, research on MSM shows it takes
large quantities of MSM daily (2-6 grams) to make a difference and see effects.
Prime Joint Support's Formula by Isotonix includes Proven joint health ingredients to help
maintain optimal joint health by maintaining your joints' fluidity and flexibility, helping relieve temporary,
day-to-day inflammation, and Promoting the normal Production and revival of your joints' cartilage.
TLS On the Go Nutrition Shakes
TLS Nutrition Shakes Provide a great nutritional alternative for active lifestyles. Available in two delicious
flavors - chocolate and vanilla - each serving of these TLS shakes delivers an optimal balance of carbohydrates,
fats and Protein.
With 18 grams of Protein, 10 grams of fiber and only six grams of fat per serving, plus Providing over one-third
the recommended daily allowance of 22 vitamins and minerals and no added sugar, these nutritious and delicious
TLS shakes deliver the energy and nutrition you need.
Whether you want to lose weight or build lean muscle, TLS Nutrition Shakes Provide a quick and easy snack
between meals to satisfy hunger, or can be used as meal replacement shakes in conjunction with your
TLS Weight Loss Solution Program.
TLS Whey Protein Shakes
Protein is a necessary nutrient for health, fitness and weight management. If your Protein shake doesn't measure up,
then it's time to give TLS Whey Protein Shakes a try.
TLS Whey Protein Shakes are a perfect complement to help you manage your weight, helping you to retain muscle.
When used before or after a workout, TLS Whey Protein Shakes supply the key nutrient that Primes muscles for
maximum recovery and results in convenient, single-serving packets.
In everyday living, a diet that incorporates quality sources of Protein is ideal for supporting lean
muscle retention and optimal body composition. TLS Whey Protein Shakes are free of artificial sweeteners and colors, and are sourced from milk Produced by rBGH-free cattle*, Providing one of the best whey Protein formulas in two great-tasting flavors.
Whatever your reason for boosting Protein intake, TLS Whey Protein Shakes give you what you need to succeed!
* According to the FDA, no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBGH-treated
cows and non-rBGH-treated cows.
Awake Energy Shot
Want something to kickstart you in the morning? Need help staying sharp during the day? Don't hit the wall.
Awake Energy Shot gives your body the boost it needs when you can't afford a letdown.
Awake Energy Shot helps keep you alert, energized and focused throughout the day, formulated with caffeine,
B vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients to Provide the long-lasting physical and mental energy you demand.
In addition, with zero calories and zero sugars, Awake Energy Shot is a perfect daily pick-me-up with
two great-tasting flavors - orange and grape.
While coffee and soft drinks might wake you up, they don't support your mental focus. Awake Energy Shot
supports your body's own energy systems by Providing long-term, sustainable performance you can count on.
Awake Energy Shot takes just seconds to drink and is light, portable and tastes great. It easily fits in
your desk drawer, glove box, locker, purse or backpack.
It's non-carbonated and requires no refrigeration so you can drink it any time you need a quick boost.
Choice Protein Bars
Choice Peanut Butter Protein Bars Provide a great nutritional alternative for active lifestyles and a delicious
addition to any day. Delivering 15 grams of high-quality Protein and 12 grams of fiber per bar, Choice Peanut Butter
Protein Bars are formulated for both flavor and fitness.
With consistently hectic lifestyles, it's a struggle to make the food choices that are best for us
we need something that tastes good, that's good for us, and that is convenient. Choice Peanut Butter
Protein Bars Provide a quick, easy, natural and gluten-free option for satisfying hunger and Providing the nutrition
you need any time of day, whether you want to lose weight, build lean muscle, or are just interested in a healthy
Made with more of the Protein and fiber you need, and less of the carbohydrates and additives you don't,
Choice Peanut Butter Protein Bars are designed to curb hunger, Provide lasting energy, and help you reach
your fitness, body composition, and weight loss goals. For a quick and easy addition to your active lifestyle,
and support for your weight loss plan, make Choice Peanut Butter Protein Bars your first choice!
Certain Products are considered essential for everyone because they help establish a foundation for optimal health.
One of these Products is a multivitamin, since it is important for helping Provide vitamins and minerals that may be
lacking in our diet.
When adding a multivitamin, it is important to realize that a multivitamin should be delivered in a way where
little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients important. It is this reason why Isotonix
Multivitamin sets itself apart from the competition. In addition to Providing 100% or more of the daily
recommended value of many vitamins and minerals, Isotonix Multivitamin includes the rapid absorption made
possible by the Isotonix delivery system, eliminating the need to swallow a pill. Also, by removing
binders and fillers, Isotonix multivitamin is a great tasting, all natural alternative to your everyday multivitamin.
TLS Weight Loss Health Guide and Journal
Studies show that keeping a weight loss journal can greatly increase your chances of losing weight. That's why
writing down your journey is an important part of any weight loss plan.
More than just a diet journal or food diary, the TLS Health Guide & Journal takes you day-by-day through
the TLS Weight Loss Solution 12-week weight loss plan. It includes meal options for men and women and
helpful advice to support you emotionally and nutritionally. Our weight loss journal also includes
tips on behaviors and techniques to help you stay healthy, feel great and lose weight on the TLS Program.
- ComPrehensive guide on how to follow TLS Weight Loss Solution
- Covers the weight loss struggle and how TLS is the weight loss solution
- Six days of sample meal plans
- 12 weeks of journaling to keep you on track through the entire Program
- Weekly weigh-ins and quarterly measurements for accountability
- Contains motivational quotes, stress and relaxation techniques, information on the 7-day detox diet,
information on exercise, success stories and more
Ultimate Aloe separates itself from the competition by being recognized with the IASC seal, certifying aloe content and
- Supports a healthy digestive tract
- Promotes normal healing
- Supports a strong immune system
- Promotes digestive comfort
The Aloe vera in Ultimate Aloe is harvested and Processed according to sanitary manufacturing Practices that use
specific time and temperature guidelines. Aloe vera is rich in polysaccharides, and through this patented Process
these polysaccharides are isolated in a highly stable and bioactive form.
Ultimate Aloe supports a healthy digestive tract and a strong immune system, while also Promoting the normal
Also, by eliminating undesirable components such as aloin, Ultimate Aloe is void of a "laxative effect."
Prime Ultra Secretagogue - HGH Enhancer
Human growth hormone, or HGH, is the master hormone that drives the growth and development of the body, contributing
to the maintenance of lean body mass and the health of the body's vital organs.
Ultra Prime Secretagogue HGH Enhancer is not just superior to similar Products in the marketplace; it is in a
class by itself. The specific amino acids and other natural ingredients are the result of years of study and
research. The ingredients in Ultra Prime Secretagogue HGH Enhancer have been scientifically Proven to stimulate
HGH secretion by the body and have been carefully selected to Provide you with the most powerful and natural
HGH Secretagogue formulation on the market today.
Instead of turning to human growth hormone pills that overPromise and under-deliver, the advanced formula of
Prime Ultra Secreteagogue serves as a trigger to safely and naturally stimulate a youthful, natural pattern
of HGH Production and release into the body.
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