Supplements

The supplements below are recommended from the 24 Special Operations Wing’s Pre-Assessment Nutrition Guide (download it HERE). They are deemed safe, high quality and recommended by the 24 SOW Nutrition Team. 
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Carbohydrate Powders

Why you need it: Provides rapid fuel source for training to delay fatigue and prevent muscle breakdown.
Dose: 30-60g carbohydrate per dose pre & during training.

Cytosport Cytocarb II
Maltodextrin Powder

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UCan Performance Energy
No sugar, Gluten Free, Vegan

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Accelerade
All natural mix of carbs, proteins and electrolytes

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Endurox R4
All natural post workout recovery mix

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Vitargo
Premier carb fuel- vegan and gluten free

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Gatorade Powder
Light, crisp flavor that hydrates better than water


Protein Powders

Why you need it: Provides convenient protein source post-training.
Dose: 20-30g protein

BiPro Whey Isolate
All natural- sugar, lactose & gluten free

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Cytosport Muscle Milk
32g protein, 20 vitamins and minerals per serving

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Cytosport Monster Blend
Natural source of glutamine and the branched chain amino acids

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EAS Whey Protein
30g of Protein, 7.3g of BCAAs. 20 different flavors

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Klean Athlete Whey Isolate
NSF Certified for Sport, with BCAAs

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey
24G protein, 5.5g BCAAs

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Six Star Protein Whey
32g protein, 7.4g BCAAs

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Medipro Thorne Vegan All in One Shake
Vegan, Non-GMO, 22g Protein

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Vega Sport Premium Protein
Vegan, non-GMO, non-Whey, Gluten-Free


Electrolytes

Why you need it:  To replenish electrolytes lost in sweat, especially in hot and humid environments.
Dose: varies based on individual.Sodium (Na) is most important electrolyte; supplementation can range from 500-2000mg/day

Gatorade Endurance Gatorlytes
Blend of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride and calcium

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Powerade Ion 4 Boost
For elite athletes engaging in strenuous or prolonged exercise

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The Right Stuff drink additive
Increases athletic endurance by over 20% more than any other NASA-tested formula

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Drip Drop ORS Hydration Packets
Natural Colors/flavors, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, No preservatives

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Nuun Hydration Tablets
Electrolytes with natural, low calorie flavors

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Skratch Labs Sport Hydration Mix
Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO. Made with real fruit

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Thorne Catlyte Electrolyte Replenishment
Natural Ingredients, with D-Ribose for muscle energy


Fish Oil/Omega 3

Why you need it: To increase omega-3 fatty acid intake not otherwise met through food sources to benefit overall heart, brain health, and combat total body inflammation.
Dose: 1-2g/day

Advocare OmegaPlex Fatty Acid
600mg of EPA/400mg of DHA

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Brain Armor Omega 3 Vegan
2:1 ratio of DHA to EPA, Vitamins D3 & E

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Kirkland Signature Fish Oil
From deep ocean water fish- not farm raised

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Klean Athlete Pure Fish Oil
In triglyceride form, NSF Certified

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Nature Made Fish Oil
1200mg fish oil, 360mg of Omega-3

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Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega
#1 selling Omega-3 in the U.S.
1280mg of Omega-3, burpless formula. Wild caught, non-GMO fish oil

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Nutrilite Heart Health Omega
Ideal blend of EPA and DHA

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Thorne Super EPA Omega
EPA & DHA blend, NSF Certified