We take plenty of things into account when we are designing your periodization chart- including your nutrition. It may surprise some but you cannot get all of your required nutrients from food. Even for people who eat the recommended fruit and veggie servings, it is difficult to get in all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need.

The truth is, healthy eating just isn’t enough, especially if you are training or are generally active.

So we have created a dedicated and specific list of supplements you should take throughout the different periodization phases. The first phase we put you through is called the Functional Anatomical Assessment Phase (FAA).

During this phase, we introduce you to new functional movement patterns. We are helping you rehab old injuries, correct years of sitting and other unintentional body abuse, and are strengthening weaknesses we observed in your Functional Movement Assessment

As its name suggests, this is an adaptation or transition stage. We’re focusing on optimizing movement and mobility so that you will find even more success along your fitness journey. To do that we bring you back to basic movements. It’s like wiping the slate clean we can build ourselves up better than ever before. But as we release your body’s tensions and emphasize fluid movements, the body is also releasing toxins. This is a good thing but it can lower the immune system and puts you into an acidic state (not a bad thing, actually quite useful chemically, however, we LIVE in an acidic state too much…). As such, we have created a guide of supplements to support your body during this phase and help you get the most out of it.

EPIC Multi-Nutrient

The multivitamin contains all of the essential nutrients. These work in conjunction with the nutrients you are getting from food or other supplements and make them easier to process and absorb. Especially if you are the kind of person that gravitates to the same foods every day or meal preps with the same ingredients, you’re loading up on certain nutrients but missing others.

We offer our own Multi-Nutrient formula specifically designed for YOU! It covers your bases for vitamins and minerals ensuring each cell in your body will get what it needs on a basic level. As someone who is embracing an active lifestyle, you’ll need more nutrients than non-active people but as your nutrition gets better throughout your training these will become less of a necessity and we’ll focus more on other nutrients.

Floramend Probiotic

During the FAA phase we are not only resetting our joints and muscles but our internal organs. A healthy gut will protect your immune system against the stress of daily life and the toxins we are releasing in your new training regime. It will also decrease bloating, core dysfunction, and any inability to gain strength in the mid-section.

We supply and choose the Thorne FloraMend Prime Probiotic that contains three essential strains of probiotics: Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium longum. In protecting your immune system, these help your body absorb nutrients properly and prevent fatigue. Find them in our fridge!

Protein

This is a fundamental supplement for anyone who works out. In North America especially for those who are eco-conscious and are purposely aiming to bring down their meat consumption, this is a wonderful supplement. Protein is required in every single process in the body and if it’s not bio-available then is not functioning optimally. By working out you are breaking down muscle tissue to build it back stronger. Protein is essential in repairing muscle quickly. 

We have our own line of EPIC Brown Rice Protein. This is vegan, organic, and naturally flavoured (vanilla or chocolate, both delicious). Not only does it aid in muscle recovery but it also helps in weight loss as it takes up space in your belly leaving less room for too many carbs. We also carry the Bulletproof Collagen Protein powders and a high-quality New Zealand Whey.

Fish Oil

Fish Oil with the proper Omega 3s is one of the most crucial supplements your body needs while living an active lifestyle. It supports coordination, flexibility, and general muscle repair. In the FAA phase, we focus on fluidity of movement, body awareness, and injury repair. Since fish oil helps to lubricate the joints, it fits our focus perfectly.

We offer our own EPIC Fish Oil. Being the highest quality Omega 3s, this also off-sets damage from transfats and other fatty acids like Omega 6 and 9 which are cheaper to produce and therefore show up often in our food supply.


Supplements can extend our lives, increase energy, flexibility and strength, and allow us to exercise longer and harder without damaging our immune system or stressing the body. During the FAA phase as we are adapting to a new, healthier lifestyle, supplements play a key role.

Pick up the supps you need at our Life Shop! To live our true healthy potential we not only need to think about how we use our bodies but what we’re putting into them.