Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 2006 Page: 88 of 100
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From grandma's cod liver oi! to quality bottled water, using supplements
as part of your workout regimen can help you be fit faster
By H. Lewis Russell Contributing Writer
You're 35, haven't worked out
since college and find yourself want-
ing to go back to the gym and lose a
few extra pounds.
Or maybe you're 29 and want to
get serious about bodybuilding. You
want to sculpt a perfect V-shape and
figure a few over-the-counter items
can assist you.
Or maybe, like most people as they
get older, you simply find yourself hav-
ing to work out twice as hard to achieve
half the results of just five years ago.
But the rows of supplements on the
shelves at the health store are intimidating.
How do you know what's right for you?
Personal trainer Travis Webb has been
improving Dallas physiques for the last decade.
Webb is a strong believer in the use of supple-
ments to augment your workout regimen, what-
ever your long-term (or short-term) goals may
"Ideally," Webb says, "personal supplements
must be tailored to each person's unique and indi-
vidual needs, but since when is anyone ever
Webb believes that all people
whether they only want to lose
five pounds or are determined to
gain serious muscle mass —
can benefit from a compre'
hensive multi-nutrient supple-
ment "super high in antioxi-
Webb recommends the liq-
uid supplement Vibe, which
among its many ambrosial benefits boasts anti-
aging properties. "It's liquid heaven," Webb says.
Indeed, a one-quart, 30-day supply of shows
an ingredient list that reads like something
straight from the Garden of Eden: pomegranate,
hibiscus, elderberry, black currant, pumpkin,
wolfberry, katemfe and chokeberry, to name just
a smattering if its ingredient exotica.
Topping the list is, of course, purified water —
the most obvious of beneficial supplements to
any workout. Webb is a strong advocate of the
well-hydrated body. "The number one key to los-
ing fat is drinking water," he says.
Where water is concerned, there is no such
drawback as too much of a good thing.
According to Webb, "A person should drink half
his body weight in ounces of water daily. If you
weigh 180 pounds, say, then you should be drink-
ing 90 ounces of water per day."
Webb does not even believe all water is creat-
ed equal. He says tap water should be avoided in
favor of bottled, if at all possible. "You should
look for water with a high pH factor, or 'potential
hydrogen,' for optimal hydration. The best is
water with a pH factor of 7.2 or above," he says.
(He recommends Fiji, Rain Fresh and Evian.)
But "optimal hydration" is only part of the pic-
ture. Are there any supplements that actually help
one lose weight? Webb says no.
"So many people out there are chasing the
dream that to take a pill will alter your body's
chemistry, but to boost metabolism, as you've
Personal trainer Travis Webb is a big believer in using supplements to maximize
your health and workout.
heard before, eat smaller and more frequent
meals — about five per day, depending on your
caloric requirements," he says, although he notes
that "supplements containing D-ribose will build
lean muscle mass." (D-ribose is available in any
pharmacy. It's also known as alpha-D-ribofura-
Webb is emphatic that "quality" fats are per-
fectly acceptable in any diet. "It is a huge myth in
our culture that fats lead to an obese body.
Quality fats are essential," he says. He recom-
mends adding to your diet organic flax seed oil,
Carlson's fish oil or cod liver oil and "that amaz-
ing fat, extra virgin organic coconut oil. It has a
plethora of health benefits when used daily."
Webb says cocoanut oil provides antimicrobial
properties that boost the immune system, provide
your skin with suppleness, strengthen hair and
nails and maximize proper cellular function. "I
scoop a spoonful on a sliced pear or apple every
day," Webb says. "Make sure you buy organic
and extra virgin. The extra cost is worth it."
Smiling, Webb jokes that "most gay men
know a thing or two about toxins going into the
body, but not coming out." He suggests supple-
menting a diet with wheatgrass and chlorophyll-
complex drinks, such as Green Kamut's wheat-
grass powder or Eniva's Bio-Chlor.
"Just a few of the benefits include liver and
kidney detoxification, digestive tract detoxifica-
tion, and proper cell health," he says.
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