Body, Nutrition

How To Use Kion Supplements: Your Cheat Sheet For Dosing, Timing & More!

Let's face it: we've all had that moment where we've stood before a dizzying collection of bottles, canisters, jars, tinctures, powders, oils, pills, capsules, tablets, creams and lotions and experienced confusion, overwhelm, and the frustrating thought…

…how and when do I actually take all this stuff?

Fear not. You can consider this document your go-to guide and handy-dandy Kion supplements cheat sheet for exact dosing, timing and more – no guesswork required.


Why Should You Take Supplements?

Of course, before taking a dive into the guide, let's briefly refresh why you would actually take any supplements in the first place, shall we? After all, if you eat your fruits and vegetables, expose yourself to adequate sunlight, get plenty of sleep, and stay well hydrated, your body shouldn’t really need a supplemental source of vitamins and minerals, right? Not exactly. In fact, here are five compelling reasons that you need to take dietary supplements, no matter how healthy your lifestyle may be.

1. Nutrient depletion in the soil. Modern farming techniques utilize fertilizers that actually deplete the soil of essential nutrients. Agriculture relies on the elements in the soil for absorption of proper amounts of minerals, and when this process is interrupted, the plant does not contain essential minerals and cannot form essential vitamins. And if the plant doesn’t have it then you’re not going to get it from eating the plant!

2. Your ability to absorb nutrients from food actually decreases as you age. So while growing children should absolutely be taking a multivitamin to support healthy tissue and bone formation, supplementation becomes equally important for the older population. Sure, you could just eat more food, but this introduces a problem with caloric balance. Beware that many medications also interfere with proper nutrient absorption.

3. Commercial harvesting, shipping processes, long-term food storage, processing, and the addition of preservatives degrades the nutrient content of food. Therefore, unless you’re eating a very fresh plant, it is a far different species at consumption than it was when initially harvested. In addition, compounds added to the food during many of these processes, such as MSG, saccharine, NutraSweet, Splenda, colorings, and flavors will increase your body’s need for nutrients to deal with these damaging synthetic derivatives.

4. Pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals found in the modern food supply are combined with chemicals in water, environmental contamination from elements such as degraded plastic, air pollution from carbon monoxide, lead and mercury. These synergistic elements vastly increase our need for extra vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to combat the formation of free radicals and the attack upon our metabolism and immune system.

5. Exercise increases nutrient needs. Are you an athlete or frequent exerciser? The vast amount of extra oxygen and energy used by active individuals will necessitate nutrient consumption that far exceeds the typical RDA of the average population. Consuming just the stated RDA can actually limit your athletic performance.

Finally, there is, of course, the age-old argument that our wise old ancestors didn't take supplements. This is actually not correct. If you look back to generations upon generations that have come before you, you'll see the use of items such as mortar and pestle to create fine, concentrated powders, oil extraction to create tinctures and medicinal compounds, root, leaf and stem teas to cure a variety of ills and a host of other ancient “supplements” that went far above and beyond simply eating food. We've just made things far simpler in modern times via the use of beneficial technologies such as encapsulation technology, tableting, oil distillation, dual water and alcohol extraction and a host of other methods that allow us to supplement in a far more efficient and easy manner than our ancestors ever could have. Interestingly, from dolphins to dogs to cats to chimps and even insects, we even see a host of self-medication and supplementation in the natural animal kingdom!

OK, now that you understand why supplementation is so important and so convenient – and, dare we say, very much necessary – let's turn to a few quick tips for using the Kion supplements, shall we?


How To Use Kion Supplements

These aren't your run of the mill supplements and there's a good reason for that! Each serves a unique purpose and fills the gaps we found in the supplement world's offerings. But not only that, we also formulate each of our products using the highest quality, research-validated ingredients so as not to add to the sea of poorly formulated supplements. Below you'll learn exactly how to use each of our supplements and you can click on their links to learn the specifics of each one!

 

 

Kion Flex: If you've had a difficult workout the day prior or you're excessively sore, pop 4-6 Kion Flex on an empty stomach – preferably in the morning on an empty stomach. If your stomach isn't empty in the morning because you're an early eater, simply save this supplement for the evening and take it before bed. If you're injured, up your dose to 8-12 Kion Flex.

 

 

 

Kion Colostrum: For nourishing the gut lining and supporting digestion and gastrointestinal health, take 4-6 Kion Colostrum in the morning on an empty stomach. If your stomach isn't empty in the morning because you're an early eater, simply save this supplement for the evening and take it before bed. If you are using a probiotic (we recommend this probiotic), take it at the same time as Colostrum for a synergistic effect. If you are struggling with an issue such as leaky gut, or you are an athlete preparing for hard and heavy competition (especially in the heat), take up to 8 Kion Colostrum capsules.

 

 

Kion Serum: Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. A thin layer of Kion Serum should be applied to clean skin both morning and evening in place of or under your moisturizer. Use 8-10 drops for your face or 10-12 drops for your face and neck. Apply a thin layer when using on body or hair.

 

 

 

Kion Oregano: For immune support and detoxification, consume 4-5 drops in an 8-12 ounce glass of water upon waking, and also, if desired, before bed. If you can tolerate the strong oregano taste, water is not required, and it can be placed directly into the mouth. Kion Oregano is also a very good supplement to use when exposed to airborne pathogens while traveling (e.g. airplane, subway, bus, etc.) or when you've been around sick people. The same amount can also be used topically on fungi, athlete's foot, acne, warts, etc.

 

 

 

Kion Aminos: This is a relatively versatile supplement. Consuming 5-10 grams (the equivalent of 5-10 Aminos tablets, or 1-2 scoops of Aminos powder) before bed can assist with deep sleep. Consuming the same amount while fasting can stave off appetite cravings and hunger. Consuming the same amount prior to exercise can enhance blood levels of amino acids during exercise. Consuming the same amount each hour during long exercise sessions can provide a readily available source of amino acids to stave off central nervous system fatigue and muscle catabolism. Finally, consuming up to 20 grams after exercise can assist with muscle synthesis and recovery, and consuming up to 40 grams per day can provide great support when enhanced recovery is needed or protein consumption is low.

 

 

Kion Lean: To support normalized blood sugar and insulin levels that support a healthy weight and longevity, take 1-2 capsules prior to your largest meal of the day or your highest carbohydrate containing meal of the day (for many people, this will be dinner).

 

 

 

 


Summary

So that's it! Simple enough, eh? Just a bit of Serum, Colostrum, and Flex in the morning, a serving of Aminos to support your workout, Lean before dinner, and Oregano before bed. Supplementation doesn't have to be confusing or overly complex, and we trust this guide will give you exactly what you need to get started with zero guesswork.

If you do have questions, simply email support@getkion.com and we'll be right at your side with a helpful reply!

31 thoughts on “How To Use Kion Supplements: Your Cheat Sheet For Dosing, Timing & More!

  1. Greg says:

    My 17 year old son is in pretty good shape, but he tends to have anxiety and when he went to a couple of football camps last summer he got overheated, dehydrated, weak, dizzy, etc, and had to stop in less than 30 minutes at each camp. This same thing also happened in a game once the season started in the fall. We had his heart tested and it was completely normal, as was his blood work. He takes Vyvanse for ADD or ADHD. Someone recommended a product created by NASA called The Right Stuff. He also has an issue with keeping his weight down. Currently, he is ceasing to eating earlier in the evening and waiting to eat later the next morning (intermittent fasting). What would you recommend for my son’s overheating and dehydration issue, as well as his weight. He tends to have more fat around his midsection.

    Thank you.

  2. chris_scott413 says:

    Hi y’all, so I’m getting surgery on my shoulder soon to repair some collarbone ligaments, I recently purchased the aminos and flex to start supplementing pre and post. Any order I should take them or emphasize the flex more than aminos after? Thoughts?

    1. Team Kion says:

      Here’s a great guide: https://getkion.com/articles/body/nutrition-body/use-kion-supplements-cheat-sheet-dosing-timing/

  3. Ingrid says:

    Hello
    I am a diabetic 46 Years old mom at this moment Diabetis is under control my A1C is 6.4; my question how Kion could help in keeping the blood sugar levels down .

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Ingrid, Kion Lean can support normal blood sugar levels, but we always recommend speaking with your doctor about how it could help manage specific conditions.

  4. David says:

    Is ok to take Kion Flex with coffee? I usually try to take it 30-60 minutes before coffee, but am unsure if this is an effective strategy.

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hey David, Flex should be taken on an empty stomach. However, some black coffee would be just fine. If you add cream, butter or anything else I would stick with your original strategy.

  5. Dale says:

    I’m a bit confused regarding amino acids and protein. It looks like you’re recommending EAA’s in place of any protein supplement. Is this correct? If so, how much protein does this product contain and what is it’s source? I’m a 54 year old former Ironman triathlete trying to win back all that muscle I worked off.

  6. rasnetbiz says:

    Hello,I just ordered the EAA powder,my question s i take additional things like….niacinamide,thiamine taurine, B6 P5P,Biotin,Collagen,Tyrosine in a smoothie recipe that also calls for BCCA’s which i will replace with the kion aminos,is it ok to take these together in my smoothie recipe.

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi there, The only thing we recommend you don’t take Aminos with is other dietary protein or fat. (20 minutes before or 1-2 hours after). I would address any other concerns you have with mixing supplements with your physician.

      1. dsolomon640 says:

        My protein powder has 18 amino acids in it …..Joe Dillon also recommends 2 omega 3 fatty capsules along with this shake….hmmm. Team Kion says do not take protein nor fat with aminos…what to do now??

        1. Team Kion says:

          You could always try staggering when you take them… For instance, Kion Aminos make a great pre-workout as both fuel and to support muscle synthesis, and will absorb quickly to limit any potential GI distress during your workout. Then you could try the shake 1-2 hours post workout

  7. James says:

    So when running a 3-4 hour Spartan race would you suggest taking aminos every hour? When would be the best time to take before a race or just a normal workout?

    1. James says:

      Haha just saw my wife’s picture came with the email. I guess thats what you get when your using her computer.

    2. Team Kion says:

      Kion Aminos are absorbed within 23 minutes, so about a half hour before your race should have you good to go!

  8. Renato says:

    I assume that KION Aminos contain only EAAs, am I right. I cannot discern from the images if that is.

    1. Team Kion says:

      That is correct.

  9. Denise says:

    Does Kion have a multivitamin? I am a marathon runner and have Hashimotos ( of course). But find if I get good B vitamins, curcumin, vitamin D3, K2, ferratin, magnesium…. in a multi, I cut down on the clutter in my supplement cabinet.
    I take loads more than this, but looking for a good multi

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Denise, Kion does not currently have a multi-vitamin. For products like this that we don’t currently carry, but feel are beneficial to our customers, we partner with companies we trust and have great relationships with. For a multivitamin, we recommend Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite, which can be found here on the Kion website: https://getkion.com/shop/essential-products/thorne-multi-vitamin-elite/

  10. sarah says:

    Hi ben,

    How can you take the aminos during a fast without breaking the fast, I thought alot of the aminos especially leucine or isolucine. How is this possible? Also if that does not break a fast would any of craig dinkels products then not break a fast like the chlorella or afa?

    Thanks again

    Sarah

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Sarah, Ben doesn’t typically respond to comments on GetKion. I’m very sorry for the delay! Somehow your comment wasn’t approved. Fasting is complicated, and people fast for many different reasons. While some may say that technically anything other than water will break your fast, the impact of something like EAAs on your fast is so small that it’s hardly worth mentioning. It’s really up to the individual how strict they chose to be, but we think the benefits outweigh any potential negative impact. As for Craig Dinkel’s products, we’re not familiar enough with them to comment. Hope this helps!

  11. Josh says:

    Is it best to take the Amino Acids when you are ready to break your fast or during your fast? If it is best just before, how long should you wait to eat after you take it?

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Josh, Aminos can be taken during your fast without breaking it if you’re looking to stave off appetite cravings and hunger. Use the guide to determine when the best time is for you to take it, as Aminos have many uses and benefits. It all depends on what your goals are. Hope this helps!

      1. Josh says:

        Thanks for the reply. Can you tell where this guide you are referencing is at?

        1. Team Kion says:

          This is the guide, the page you are commenting on.

  12. Jaime Tomlin says:

    Are any or all of these safe to take when you are pregnant?

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Jaime, thank you for your question. Please consult with your doctor about whether specific Kion supplements are right for you based on your pregnancy. You can find an ingredient list for all of our supplements by clicking “Additional Information” on the product page.

  13. David says:

    What’s the ideal timing for Kion Lean? Right before your first bite of food?

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi David, that is correct, 1-2 capsules prior to your largest or highest carbohydrate containing meal of the day.

  14. Gary Douglas says:

    HI Ben,

    Really appreciate the wealth of knowledge you provide your followers. My question in relation to the supplements article is about osteoarthritis. For the record I’m a very active 55 year old male. I played competitive sports my whole life, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, cycling, etc. I had a successful medial meniscus surgeries performed to both knees. However, based on a recent MRI, there is obvious signs of Osteoarthitis. Yoga, cycling, hiking pose no real pain. I understand there is no fix for this but what supplement can you honestly recommend for me? Also, I have osgoode schlatters on both knees, of course. My osteopath recommends laser therapy to eliminate the inflammation around the joint. What do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    Gary from Toronto

    1. Team Kion says:

      Hi Gary, thanks for your question. As you’re probably aware, we are not doctors, so any advice given is not to be construed as medical advice. With that being said, I would recommend looking into Kion Flex as it can promote joint comfort, mobility, flexibility and support bone health with 16 different ingredients chosen based upon scientific data and traditional medicine.

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