I regularly get asked from clients what products I use or what supplements I recommend. Here’s a starting list of what I personally use. Remember to consult your doctor before taking any nutritional supplements.
The Grid Foam Roller sold on Amazon: My top recommendation for those looking to maintain mobility in between sessions and really make a difference in their recovery.
Altra Trail Shoes (My all-time favorite shoe for hiking and trail running. Has a wide toe box, so it allows for a more natural toe splay and can be used with the Correct Toes. Is also Zero Drop from heel to toe, so it encourages natural length through the posterior lower leg and Achilles Tendon. This is key for achieving myofascial balance in the lower leg compartments as well up the chain to the pelvis position and spine. I’m able to travel 15-20 miles without foot circulation problems, cramping, or squished toes!
Pain and Stiffness Cream for joint, muscle, and connective tissue relief from strains, sprains, and bruising. Great for self-massage!
Toe Spacers at a fraction of the cost of Correct Toes, although I haven’t personally tried these to test the quality, I can attest to the Correct Toes and how useful they are to highlight the differences between both feet. Caution, without toe socks on these, can cause significant abrasion and blistering while running/hiking. They do work great for around town walking and fitness training.
All Natural Hemp Protein (my go-to for adding protein, fat, and fiber to smoothies).
Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (for joint support and recovery). Add to smoothies or mix with water, vitamin C, and lemon juice for a connective tissue repair and electrolyte drink.
Hemp Hearts are a wonderful nutritious addition to salads, yogurt, and many breakfast meals.
Boiron Arnica Pellets for preventative inflammation. I use these before and during my long-distance hikes to help my body control any inflammation, specifically throughout my joints.
Simple Vitamin C with rose hips is essential for connective tissue/collagen repair, immunity, and cell health.
Turmeric is known as a powerful anti-inflammatory and I’ve noticed significant improvement in my joint, soft-tissue, and whole-body recovery from intense exercise immediately after taking turmeric.
Yogi Tea is an awesome product that provides healthy natural herb formulas to supplement our lifestyle. Joint Comfort is designed to help improve joint circulation, healing, and integrity. Another great lightweight option for long-distance hiking.
Yogi Immunity Tea is my go-to for an everyday immunity boost, especially during the fall and winter.
Cod Liver Oil is an excellent addition for regular cell and whole-body health due to its highly available omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin E. I don’t recommend using this on the trail due to its obvious weight and need to stay cool.