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  • Supplement Stories: Tips from TJ on Fitness Nutrition
Supplement Stories: Tips from TJ on Fitness Nutrition

From studying nutrition and relearning how to properly reach his goals, to mastering the dietary supplement industry, our Senior Sales Associate TJ Fabian has gained a wealth of knowledge on best practices and the range of areas dietary supplements can help improve. Let’s see what he had to say in this edition of Supplement Stories!

Q: Why do you use dietary supplements?

A: I use supplements to aid and maintain my overall health and I take different supplements for various reasons. Every morning I make sure I take a multivitamin along with flax Seed oil. I take the multivitamin to make sure I am achieving my daily dose of vitamins since I do not always maintain the healthiest and cleanest diet. These vitamins will ensure I am not missing out on any important nutrition.

I take flax seed oil as an alternative to fish oil since I am not too fond of fish, but still want to make sure I am getting omega-3’s in my diet and to aid with joint lubrication.

For my gym sessions, I always take creatine prior to my workout and supplement with post-workouts and protein once I have finished my routine. Creatine has been studied to show aid in lean muscle growth and endurance which is why I take it—to help enhance my workout and to get those extra reps in. Post-workout is to aid my muscle recovery and prevent any soreness. I also take protein to aid in building lean muscle. Protein is extremely effective after any resistance training on muscles.

I take melatonin on the nights I feel I am restless and will not be able to fall asleep. This ingredient is the greatest for sleep aid on the market. It is extremely effective and will help you stay on track with a normal sleep schedule.

Q: What made you interested in using supplements?

A: I became increasingly interested in supplements once I started college. I was never educated on supplements in high school, but as I learned more and more throughout college and from my own studies, I learned about the great ways supplements can assist in achieving a healthy lifestyle and assist with the gym gains I was looking for.

Q: Did you study nutrition in college? How has what you learned impacted your relationship with supplements?

A: I actually majored in nutrition at Long Island University. I went into this major for personal knowledge as I was fascinated by supplements and what each ingredient can do to differently affect your body. I grew up my whole life as a wrestler, always cutting weight and being malnourished and lacking the appropriate supplementation my body needed since I was on strict diets and large calorie deficits. I became especially interested when I wrestled on a collegiate level. The information I learned helped me figure out how to appropriately stay healthy even while losing weight and how to achieve optimal performance from my nutrition and proper supplementation during my competitions.

Q: Do you have any recommendations when it comes to choosing which supplements to take?

A: I recommend to everyone to take multivitamins every day as many people do not have the best diets and may be missing out on crucial vitamins and minerals. I suggest to athletes creatine, post-workouts and protein for enhanced results in all their training and performance. I also recommend omega-3’s as many of our diets do not incorporate these healthy fats.

Q: Which supplements do customers ask most about? What sells the most? Can you understand the popularity based on your own experience?

A: Many customers reach out looking to manufacture protein powder supplements. Protein can be added to many different foods, shakes, or even mixed into water with a large variety of flavoring options.

The best-selling sport supplement would be post-workout formulations as these can be flavored with Makers Nutrition’s next-to-nothing flavoring systems and taken anytime throughout the day. These are the bestselling because there are so many variations of formulas and so many flavors to choose from. Using post-workouts is as simple as adding a delicious flavor to your water with the added benefits of muscle recovery. I personally will take different post-workouts throughout the day as I love the flavoring, they are able to provide, and I know it’s a much better alternative to drinking a sugary drink or a can of soda.

TJ sure knows a lot about workout supplements. If you’d like to speak with an expert about the fitness industry and your how your business fits into it, call 631-456-5397 and he will share even more about Makers Nutrition’s capabilities. Our unbeatable supplement manufacturing services, impressive graphic designs for labeling, and practical packaging solutions give us the edge over competition you need to succeed as a brand. Don’t wait, call today or request a quote!

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Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

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