care/of

A few weeks ago, I noticed a coworker had a box like this sitting on his desk. I work on a design team with a mixture of people ranging from mechatronics engineers (like myself) to car designers, so I guess aesthetic pieces such as this are not out of the norm. However, he then pulled a small baggie out of it, peeled the top off, and out came a small handful of pills. That's how I learned about care/of and got curious about them.

Of course, as always, I went straight to the source and contacted them. Also, I wanted to ask if there was anything we can work out to help out readers like yourself! I always look out for the fam. If you end up wanting to give them a try, then use promo code THEPOMP to save 25% off your first order.


Supplements and vitamins are a far from new concept for me. I may not be a pre-workout addict like some of my friends, but I take a fair share of performance enhancers and amino tablets for lifting. Working through strength training mixed with hypertrophy sessions for six days a week takes its toll -- especially while still maintaining a mentally demanding job as an engineer. I've been meaning to take my diet and supplement up a notch to be more proactive about it all. Let's go through what I ended choosing to put in my packs.

Vitamin B12

Though nothing can replace a proper night's rest, I need to make sure that I start my mornings off with enough energy to complete a full session at the gym -- plus, make it through a long day at work. I don't take caffeine. I drink coffee occasionally, but it's more like having wine with a meal. My hope is that B12 will help me keep a present mind and stay active through the morning until the end of the day.

CoQ10

I've been hearing more and more about this antioxidant lately. If it can help me maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and support muscle function, then you bet I'll try it out.

Calcium Plus

Taking calcium is a no-brainer for me. Based on my DXA scans, my bone mineral content is pretty average but surprisingly lower than my lifting partners -- especially, that boy Harrison. After starting on a calcium supplement schedule, it's slowly increased over time.

Fish Oil

I've been meaning to get on fish oil pills for a long time now. Care/of just helped push me to finally get this plan going. People take these for many reason, but I personally take these for my joints.

Probiotic Blend

I need to stay regular. It's important. Not just to keep on a strict dietary schedule and get accurate data when weighing in but to also not shit myself when squatting heavy. Same hour everyday. Consistency. I've noticed a healthy dose of probiotics helps me maintain this all.

Kanna

This one's for my brain gainz. On a personal note, it may be all in my head but I feel like my mental endurance has slowed during the end of my college career. I still got big plans in life, so I figured I'd do anything that can help it out. 

Astaxanthin

This, along with Kanna, are probably the most out-of-the-ordinary supplements I chose to include in this schedule. Astaxanthin is to help  me stay all handsome and what not. Plus, I'm in the sun enough, so I figure being proactive about my skin health wouldn't hurt.