Nick Koumalatsos' Supplement Routine

Nick Koumalatsos' Supplement Routine

March 26, 2020

I get asked all the time what supplements I take, why, and when. I wanted to write this to give you my supplement schedule and to highlight the benefits of them. Now many of you know I am a paid athlete with Bare Performance Nutrition which makes this sort of biased but I don’t really know how to explain that these are items I use every day and if Nick Bare ever kicks me off the team I’ll still be using them. They completely change the way I feel in the day and my daily health/performance.

Morning

Every morning I take 1 Scoop Strong Greens, 1 Scoop Strong Reds, and 1 Scop Red Rasberry In-focus and down it with 8oz of water. After breakfast, I take my Strong Joints and my BPN Multi-Vitamin.

 

BPN’s Strong Red Superfood Powder Ingredients

Acai powder is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It boosts your immune system and energy while protecting your tissues from oxidative stress.

Inulin is derived from Jerusalem artichokes. It’s packed with fiber, so it’s great for gut health. 

Acerola fruit extract is loaded with vitamin C to support your immune and respiratory systems. It also aids in the production of collagen cells.

CherryPURE® contains tons of powerful antioxidants that help this superfood powder to speed recovery times and promote healthy blood flow and vascular function. 

Pomegranate extract is famous for its antioxidants, and it also includes iron, potassium, folic acid, and a variety of vitamins.

Beet juice root powder is another powerful antioxidant that’s especially useful for reducing inflammation.

Blueberry extract powder also contains powerful antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals while also promoting brain and heart health and function.

Cranberry powder is an antioxidant, and it also supports the health of the urinary tract.

Papaya powder aids with digestion, helps your body absorb nutrients, and improves the health of your skin and hair.

Red raspberry extract boosts the iron, folic acid, and vitamin C in our red superfood powder.

Spectra™ is a science-backed formula made from fruits, veggies, and herbs. It increases nitrate levels, optimizes cellular metabolic activity, and inhibits the production of free radicals.

DigeSEB is a blend of enzymes that improve digestion and nutrient absorption.

BPN’s Strong Greens Superfood Powder Ingredients

Organic wheatgrass is an ingredient found in the best superfood supplements because it contains a significant amount of various vitamins and minerals. It also helps to detoxify your body.

Organic coconut powder improves hydration and blood flow, and it’s high in potassium.

Beet juice is packed with vitamins and minerals, and it improves blood flow.

Organic chlorella promotes good gut bacteria, boosts the immune system, and aids with digestion.

Organic turmeric is in our green superfood powder to help with digestion and inflammation. It also contains powerful antioxidants.

Organic ashwagandha helps to reduce both physical and mental stress.

In-Focus

What is In Focus?

With our In Focus high energy supplement and nootropic powder, athletes, students, and entrepreneurs alike can get the competitive edge they need to win out over the competition. We’ve combined premium ingredients to create one of our most unique supplement formulas, which was formulated to improve mental focus, increase cognition and boost energy. It is a great morning pick me up and an excellent replacement for your morning coffee or canned energy drink.

What makes it different? Instead of just consuming a cheap source of caffeine (like many energy drinks on the market) In Focus provides you with high-quality nootropics in a powerful combination that increases your ability to work at maximum capacity! Feel the difference today with Bare Performance Nutrition In Focus.

Strong Multi-Vitamin Highlights:

  • Essential vitamins and minerals sourced from premium ingredients

  • Improved cognitive health

  • Improved memory, focus, attention, mood, and stress

  • Supports healthy glucose metabolism

Suggested Use:

  • As a dietary supplement, take 4 capsules daily with food.

The Bare Performance Nutrition team wanted to take an innovative approach to this new product and make it a very effective multi-vitamin formula with a strong nootropic ingredient added. That nootropic is Bacognize®. 

Bacognize® Extract is a natural standardized formula derived from Bacopa monnieri known to promote cognitive function. Backed by thousands of years of traditional use, Bacopa monnieri, has been used in Ayurveda for a multitude of purposes, such as its Nootropic effects promoting cognitive health. Clinical research indicates that Bacognize® may offer a broad array of benefits for cognitive health linked to three major neuroprotective mechanisms; including neurotransmitter receptor (serotonin) binding activity and antioxidant capacity. Bacopa is commonly used as an adaptogen supporting cognitive health, memory, focus, attention, mood, emotional health, and stress.

 Some of the other highlight ingredients in Strong Multi-Vitamin are:

  • Vitamin B Complex- B vitamins are important for making sure the body's cells are functioning properly. They help the body convert food into energy, create new blood cells, and maintain healthy skin cells, brain cells, and other body tissues.

  • Chromium (Chromax®)- Chromax®, chromium picolinate, is supported by over 35 human clinical studies and shown to support cognitive function, weight management, food cravings, mood, and support for healthy glucose metabolism.

  • Bacopa Monnieri (Bacognize®)- Clinical research indicates that Bacognize® may offer a broad array of benefits for cognitive health. Bacopa is commonly used as an adaptogen supporting cognitive health, memory, focus, attention, mood, emotional health, and stress.

  • AuroraBlue®- A complex of wild blueberries handpicked in Alaska. This nutrient powerhouse has shown promise in promoting a healthy brain and mood, cardiovascular health, blood sugar maintenance and healthy aging.

  • BioPerine- BioPerine® is a patented extract obtained from black pepper fruits (Piper nigrum) standardized minimum to 95% Piperine. BioPerine® has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years. BioPerine® may be co-administered with various nutrients to enhance their bioavailability.

Another key ingredient in Strong Multi-Vitamin is Chomax®. Chromax® is a perfect nutrient to formulate into products positioned to address many of the health and lifestyle needs that are of increasing concern to the population. These unmet needs include: cognitive function, weight management, food cravings, mood, and support for healthy glucose metabolism. Chromax is different from other forms of chromium because of its stable chemical structure and superior absorption.

One of our favorite ingredients added to Strong Multi-Vitamin is AuoraBlue®. AuroraBlue® is a proprietary complex of Alaska Vaccinium berry species hand-picked from Alaska rainforests and tundra. The berries are gently dried with Refractance Window® drying technology, which preserves their bioactive constituents. Due to the harsh growing conditions of the Alaska wilderness, AuroraBlue® has the richest natural profile of nutrients derived from the genus Vaccinium of any berry complex on the market. AuroraBlue® is a nutritional powerhouse!

 

Strong Joints Highlights:

  • Promotes healthy joints

  • Supports healthy cartilage

  • Supports mobility

  • Undenatured type II collagen

Suggested Use:

  • As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food.

Stronger Joints Keeps The Body Moving

Our mission is to serve athletes of all fitness levels, experience, and sports. It doesn't matter if you're a professional football player, powerlifter, marathon runner or stay at home mom cooking for a large family - Strong Joints is a supplement that everyone can benefit from. We wanted to create a powerful joint formula because we know how your performance is affected when your joints start to become weaker. Over time our bodies take a beating from the countless number of heavy barbell squats you have completed, the miles you have run or the reps you have hammered out in the gym. This damage to the joints can start to affect, not only your performance while training, but everyday life. Strong Joints was created to support a healthy lifestyle.

We have hand-selected a few powerful ingredients to include OptiMSM®, UC-II®, and Hyaluronic Acid. both OptiMSM® and UC-II® have been used in many studies and shown to be effective supplements to support healthy cartilage promote healthy joints and improve mobility. Feel the difference in your exercise routine and everyday life by supplementing with Strong Joints today.

What's In Strong Joints?

  • Methylsulfonylmethane (as OptiMSM®) - OptiMSM® aids in short term recovery by reducing inflammatory responses and swelling involved in joint pain and fatigue. Physical exertion and active movement are important to overall health, but over time it can also take a toll on joints and cartilage. OptiMSM® supports joint health and can help protect the muscles and joints from exercise-induced damage to support faster recovery time.

  • Standardized Cartilage (as UC-II®) - UC-II is a patented form of collagen with undenatured (native) type II collagen that has been shown to improve joint mobility and support flexibility. Our joints empower movements, from exercise to manual labor every single day. This supplement can help you live a better life by facilitating the rebuilding of joint cartilage that can be damaged as we move through our day.

  • Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid is found in the joints, where it keeps the space between your bones well lubricated.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

UC-II® supplies collagen with undenatured type ll collagen for joint health support. It is manufactured in the United States through a patented, low-temperature, non-enzymatic process. Four clinical studies show that the benefits of 40 mg of UC-ll® are joint comfort, mobility, and flexibility.

*UC-II® is a registered trademark of InterHealth N.I.

READ THE SUPPORTED CLAIMS HERE

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is made up of 34% sulfur—the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. Sulfur is an important nutrient for the maintenance of healthy joints, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissue. OptiMSM® is an ultra-pure, high-quality MSM supplement backed by numerous pre-clinical and clinical studies for safety and efficacy. OptiMSM® benefits overall joint health, joint stress recovery time and plays a role in maintaining cushion between joints to support mobility and protect healthy cartilage.

*OptiMSM® is a registered trademark of Bergstrom Nutrition.

 

Pre-Workout

30 Minutes prior to training I take one scoop of Endo Pump (Blackberry Lemonade my favorite) and one scoop (Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Kiwi is my favorite).

Pre Workout Stack Highlights:

  • Intense energy and tunnel vision focus

  • Increased muscular endurance

  • Improved blood flow to muscles resulting in skin-splitting pumps

Suggested Use:

  • Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) of Flight and 1 serving (1 scoop) of EndoPump in 12-16 oz of cold water and consume 20-30 minutes prior to training.

What Is Flight?

If you want to see your gains take Flight, then you need the best pre workout supplement available. After consuming 1 scoop of Flight you can expect to feel a rush of energy and intense mental focus. The experience you are feeling is preparation for the best workout you've ever had. Flight is designed and formulated to improve your muscular endurance, provide skin splitting pumps and sustain your energy throughout the hardest training sessions.

Flight is packed with 3.2 grams of Beta Alanine that acts as a powerful intracellular buffer which increases strength, power and muscular endurance. It is also loaded with 300 mg Caffeine Anhydrous and 34 mg DiCaffeine Malate. This allows for easier digestion while also replenishing the energy produced by caffeine, which helps to minimise the dreaded post-caffeine energy ‘crash’. Follow the link below to find out what else is in this amazing pre workout supplement!

What is EndoPump?

Are you addicted to “The Pump?" It’s a familiar feeling for serious bodybuilders, when the targeted muscle group fills with more blood and oxygen, making your muscles feel full and tight. The right bodybuilding supplement enhances “The Pump,” giving you better blood flow and faster results. We created EndoPump to give you maximum flow for the best “Pump” of your life.

EndoPump was formulated with L-Citrulline, NO3-T® Betaine Nitrate and VasoDrive-AP®.

Recovery

During training I’ll have half a scoop of Watermelon Intra Flight then right after training I’ll take another half scoop with ice and water.

Intra Flight Highlights:

  • 8 grams BCAA's per servings

  • 2:1:1 BCAA ratio

  • Increased endurance and stamina

  • Improved recovery

  • Greater muscle development

Suggested Use:

  • Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) of Intra Flight in 20-25 oz of cold water and consume before, during or after training.

  • Great to sip on during weight training workouts, cycling, intense cardio, long distance endurance events or outdoor activities.

Intra Flight Branch Chain Amino Acid Supplement

You have high expectations for your training supplements, and we’re no different. Our Intra-Flight amino acid powder is scientifically engineered to help you power through the most grueling workouts, get a stronger pump, and recover faster than ever. Created with a balanced 2:1:1 blend, we’re confident that it’s the best BCAA supplement on the market.

Not Just Another BCAA Supplement

Just like our other performance supplements, our amino acid powder comes with a complete, clear, and honest label. We don’t use any banned substances in any of our products, so you never need to worry about what you’re putting into your body.

Intra-Flight is the best BCAA supplement on the market. Let us help you meet your competitive and fitness goals. Order your amino acid powder online today from Bare Performance Nutrition.

Our formulas are designed to help you meet and exceed your goals. Our amino acid powder goes beyond the “Big 3” to deliver you the added value you expect from a professional-grade training product.

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