Supplements are exactly what the name suggests, they're a supplement to our diet. However, even if you eat a perfect diet, you may be missing out on key nutrition when your body needs it. We recommend during the Challenge you supplement your Nutrition Plan, it is not compulsory to use supplements during your Challenge but we do recommend to help speed up your results you use a good quality Protein powder to assist your Nutrition and some performance supps to help with your training. What you take depends on your budget and commitment to a supplement program. The MAX and MAXINE brands can be taken by both Male and Females. This is our recommendation: Level 1 (Beginner) Suitable for: A Challenger who is brand new to Supplements, Dieting and Exercise or a Challenger who has a low budget for Supplements Protein Powder Maxine's Burn or Maxine's all natural Plant Protein What is protein? Protein is a macronutrient made up of different types of amino acids. Our bodies use amino acids in a variety of ways, such as: Building and repairing of our bodily tissues such as bone, muscle, cartilage and skin Create blood, enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals Maintain brain, immune and heart function Maxine's Proteins also contain fat burners to help ensure you are burning fat throughout the Challenge. Level 2 (Intermediate) Suitable for: A Challenger who is has some Supplements, Dieting and Exercise experience or Challenger who has a medium budget for Supplements Level 2 consists of Level 1 supplements plus Level 2 supplements. Creatine Maxine's Crea Burn What is Creatine? Creatine is a compound made up of the amino acids Arginine and Glycine. Creatine is the most researched supplement on the market and can be found in small amounts in animal products such as Beef, Chicken and Seafoods. What does Creatine do? Creatine influences the Kreb cycle to help your body recycle Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Our body uses ATP to create energy, from moving your mouth to talk to doing a heavy deadlift.Think of ATP as the "currency" of our bodies. Each movement requires a certain amount of currency to create energy. When supplementing with creatine, you're giving your body more currency to "buy" energy. This energy comes in the form of more power and strength when you're training and even improved cognition. Casein Protein Maxine's Night Time Protein Maxine's Custard What is Casein? Casein is a protein that has been filtered in a different way to whey protein. Casein protein is essentially the same as any other protein, however, it takes your body longer to digest and is slowly released into your body. BCAA Sip n' Burn Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are the amino acids L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. BCAAs are primarily involved in Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS). Your body cannot create BCAAs and you need to ingest them from food products. Along with growing and repairing muscle, BCAAs can act as a fuel source in hypocaloric states. Maxine's Burn Bars and Cookies: Maxine's BURN Bars & Cookies are high in protein yet low in carbohydrate and fat and have a unique thermogenic formula that helps you burn fat. The high quality protein blend helps you feel fuller for longer, and combined with carb blocking and fat burning ingredients it makes for the ultimate fat stripping snack. It is a delicious guilt-free treat as part of your fat burning diet, or a fantastic post-workout meal for optimum recovery after a hard workout.