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Why You Should Make Your Own Supplements

Why should you make your own supplements?

First and foremost, making your own supplements is surprisingly simple to do. All you need are the tools and the ingredients. Of course recipes will also be required, but these can be found online with very little difficulty.

You may be thinking "but will it save me that much money?" and the answer yes! After the initial payments for the tools, it is possible to save over 90%. An individual who spends $100 a month on supplements could save over $1000 a year.

Above all else, making your own supplements offers the flexibility to personalize your supplements based on your body type, bodyweight, age, exercise levels, and personal goals. Your goals are probably vastly different to those of someone who is a completely different weight.

How do you make your own sports supplements?

Right off the bat you have to ask yourself what type of supplement you want to make; there are many different varieties to choose from, but some of the most common are:

  • Mass gainers
  • Energy/pre workout aids
  • Muscle builders
  • Fat burners
  • Sports performance
  • Post workout recovery

Once you have decided on the reason for the supplement, you need to find the ingredients that match your goals. Lots of individual recommendations are available online and there are a number of books available to purchase on Amazon that are filled with different supplement recipes.

Once you have decided what you want to make and have the recipe, it is time to look for the ingredients and necessary tools. You need three simple things to make your own supplements: the active ingredient, the binding agents, and a tablet press.

The Active Ingredient

An active ingredient is the main ingredient inside the tablet or capsule, e.g. caffeine or green tea, which is thought to have health benefits that will help you to achieve your goal. You can find a great range of raw ingredients in supplement stores or online.

The Binding Agent

Firmapress is a simple easy to use "all in one" binding agent. This basically means all you have to do is take your active ingredient and mix it with Firmapress and you will be good to go.

Tablet Press

If you are making supplements just for personal use, you can use a Handheld Tablet Press. For a full tutorial on how to use a handheld press, watch our video.

Once you have collated the relevant tools and ingredients, you must create your own formula. This is made simple with our "Tablet Mix Calculator" in the tools and resources section of our member’s area. Our Members area is completely free and there is no need to make a purchase to use it. Simply register an account and you will have instant access. After you have worked out how much of each ingredient you want in each of your supplements, you make a small mix and start pressing the tablets. It's that simple.

Making your own supplements means that you will no longer have to consume ingredients that aren't right for your body or your goals. It also saves you a significant amount of money in the long term and keeps the cost of achieving your goals down.

Powders Or Tablets?

What Do You Buy? Cost Amount Of Active (grams) How Many Tablets Do you Get? Price Per 100 Tablets
Buying Tablets 100 Tablets $14.58 100 100 $14.58
Buying Ingredients & Using A Tablet Press 1kg Of Powder $62.99 1000 1000 $6.29

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