As a Fashion Photographer, my schedule is often fast-paced and maintaining a healthy regiment is highly critical. No one wants to see a sloppy photographer behind the camera; imaging Kate Moss or Anja Rubik’s reaction – in other respects stock-a-riffic! Here are five important supplements you should stock up on today! Trust me, your body will thank you for it!


Protein Powder:

Although you can get plenty of protein from a daily diet, protein shakes have their advantages. Especially when you are on the go and pressed for time, drinking a protein shake is super convenient and carries low-calorie counts. Great for supplementing an entire meal high in calories or carbohydrates, along with other miscalculated nutrients. Chugging down a man shake after every workout increases muscle recovery and supplies the body with amino acids for muscle growth. Protein shakes also enable you to control fat and calorie intake, which is beneficial to weight management. We, here at Male Extravaganza, recommend Whey or Soy Protein shakes, giving their excellent ability to be fast absorbent, antioxidant capabilities (Soy), and excellent for meal replacements.

Daily intake can range from person to person, but the recommend daily intake of protein for healthy adults should be 0.75g of protein per kilogram of body weight or about 45 – 56g a day.



No, not your kiddie chewable multivitamins Mama use to shove down your throat. Although multi-vitamins might not be exotic, it is crucial for anyone who lacking fruits and vegetables in a daily diet. Throw away those mega-doses of nutrients and look for one pill that provides you with fundamental building blocks. Multivitamin made specifically for men is critical to health. An important factor for choosing a multivitamin, disregard any formula with extra iron. Excess levels of this mineral could increase your chances of heart disease, yikes!  Check out Opti-Men, inexpensive and very reliable. 75+ ingredients and high-potency optimization…errrrr: OPTI-MEN




This is most commonly used for improving exercise performance and increases muscle mass. Creatine is a chemical that is normally found in the body, mainly in muscle. Our human body naturally produces this magically wonder but can also be obtained from certain nutrients. Foods such as fish and meat are great sources of creatine. Research has shown that creatine speeds up recovery and growth of lean muscle mass after a workout. Beef up!!


Green Tea:

Yup, this magically tea is awesome! Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Gotta love the Chinese for their ancient wisdom in fostering tea and brewing techniques. Not only does green tea fight fat, but also helps with diabetes, heart disease, esophageal cancer, lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, skin care, and the list goes on. Tons of tea-experts recommend about two – five cups daily, extremist even go up to ten cups a day. In simple terms, aim for 90 milligrams three times daily. Hey, maybe you might be able to finally master Bruce Lee Kung-Fu kick!

cup of green tea with mint

Fish Oil:

Now I know this might sound fishy, but Omega-3 plays an important role in health and performance throughout life. Although fish oil is known for effects on inflammation and heart health, fish oil has a powerful effect on increasing protein synthesis! Omega-3 can alter the protein synthesis increasingly by 30% with sufficient intake of protein or amino acids. Not to mention improved brain health! Other benefits of fish oil aid against:

  • Heart Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Eye Disorders
  • Other critical health concerns


Recommended dosage can vary, but we recommend one gram of fish oil each day. Just make sure to stay away from the cheaper brands, causing a fish like taste. Far from the charming Romeo or better yet, Rico Suave. Breath mint anyone.

Yes, I know there are thousands of pills and supplements on the market. Do yourself a favor and forget them. This list should aid you against the fight of disease, counteract bad genes (sorry Mom and Dad), and live in longevity!