If you haven’t seen my Instagram or YouTube channel lately, I recently suffered an injury from a snowboarding accident. I tore the lateral and medial heads of my triceps from the bone, along with the two tendons that attach those muscles to the bone.
Fortunately, I was able to undergo surgery to reattach my triceps muscles and tendons. Basically, they drilled holes through my bone, tied a sort of fabric to the tendons, threaded it through the holes in the bone, and cinched it. It’s quite a complicated and rare injury.
As a result, I’m looking at a minimum of six months of recovery before I can hope to be cleared to start weight training again. Full recovery will take another year from there. Though I’m going to be patient, I’m also going to do everything I can to support my recovery—and hopefully shave time off that timeline.
My recovery routine is robust and involves all sorts of methodologies, including infrared saunas. It also involves a handful of key supplements. Here are eight I’m taking daily.
1. Fermented Glutamine
I take about four scoops (about four servings) of Kaged Muscle Fermented Glutamine every day. In other parts of the world—especially throughout Scandinavia—burn victims in hospitals are given glutamine to support the healing process. Obviously, I’ve got some wounds of my own to heal.
2. Greens Powder
I’m not a big vegetable eater, so I want to make sure I have my antioxidants, fiber, and adaptogens in my diet. To help with that, I take two scoops of Kaged Muscle OUTLIVE100 per day.
3. vitamins & Minerals
I take the Organic Kaged Muscle Multivitamin because it provides a full spectrum of organically sourced vitamins and minerals.
I also add extra vitamins D3 and K2 for immune health because it’s still winter here in Idaho and I haven’t been getting out much. In addition, I take magnesium to help my body metabolize that vitamin D and support bone health.
4. Amino Synergy
Since I don’t have the caloric output right now that I usually do, I’m not eating as many calories. That said, I still want to maintain muscle protein synthesis. I take two scoops of Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy throughout the day to support that process.
Right now, I’m also taking about 100 milligrams of CBD to support sleep and encourage relaxation.
When I underwent surgery, I was given me a lot of pain killers and anesthesia, which can contribute to gut dysbiosis (an imbalance of the gut microbiome). Since we know that our immune health is strengthened by the gut, I want to be sure my gut health is really, really strong.
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Probiotics are a great way to encourage a healthy gut. I take one gut health-focused probiotic twice a day. I also take a special probiotic that’s kind of a nootropic probiotic in the morning. Of course, I also eat fermented foods, like sauerkraut and kimchi, that I know are good for my gut.
I pop a strong turmeric supplement three times a day for the potent antioxidant benefits.
Finally, I’m also taking Kaged Muscle L-Carnitine, which is great for assisting with muscle recovery, four times per day. I’ve gone through a lot of trauma here, so I want to promote recovery as much as possible.
A natural pro bodybuilder, IRONMAN competitor, and ultra-marathoner, Kris Gethin is widely known across the health and fitness space as one of the leading experts and body transformation specialists in the world. As the CEO of Kaged Muscle supplements, former editor-in-chief of BodyBuilding.com, author of the best-selling book Body by Design, co-founder of Kris Gethin Gyms, and member of The Vitamin Shoppe Wellness Council, Gethin has helped educate and change the lives of millions of people.