Flavoring Your Supplement Mixtures

Ordering powdered supplements is an excellent way to improve your mind and body. Maybe you're interested in improving your fitness levels, living longer, or just getting healthier.

Either way, investing in supplements is a great step toward a healthier you. Ordering powdered supplements in bulk makes this possible, without breaking the bank.

It can be exciting trying out new supplements as you do research online, find the best deals, and wait for their delivery. Then they arrive and you can't wait to start. You open the packet, get a scoop of the powdery mix, and pop it in your mouth.

And then you realize it tastes awful. 

That's a common drawback with powdered supplements, especially high purity extracts. During the extraction process the target compound is isolated and removed, stripping away all the other elements, including any natural flavors. It's a fact that every user has to deal with at some point in time. Fortunately, there are ways to help alleviate the bitter taste that certain supplements can leave in your mouth.

The great thing about powdered supplements is their versatility. You can add them to other mixtures without having to worry about capsules or pills getting in the way. One popular way to mask the taste of supplements is mixing them in juice or a smoothie with fruits or vegetables. 

Depending on your choice of fruit, the other flavors should eclipse the taste of the powdered supplements. But in the event that doesn't quite do it, you can add some extra flavor extracts to make your smoothie tastier.

Stevia and citric acid are perfect natural flavoring options. If you're trying to cut down on calories or sugars, or even just save time, smoothies aren’t always the best option. In that case, you can add a little bit of stevia or citric acid straight to your powders before you take them.

What are Stevia and Citric Acid?

Stevia is a natural sweetener that, gram to gram, is about 300 times sweeter than sugar. It also has no carbohydrates or calories, resulting in a negligible effect on blood sugar levels. Adding some stevia to your supplements can give them a sweeter taste and make them much easier to stomach.

Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits like lemons and limes. It adds a tart, sour taste with no sugar or calories. Citric acid will also bring a few health benefits to your supplement mixture, including positive impacts on energy levels, metabolism, and kidney health [1]. Combining small amounts of stevia and citric acid can make even the bitterest supplements taste like candy.  

So fear not! If you've just gotten some bulk powdered supplements or are thinking about ordering in the future, flavor shouldn't be a deterrent. You can have all the health benefits of supplements with great taste, no additional calories, and very little additional effort!


[1] http://www.livestrong.com/article/188356-citric-acid-health-effects/


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