Top 10 Muscle Building Supplements
A question I get asked very often is: What are
the best muscle building supplements? So instead
of answering tons of emails here is a list I put
together of the top 10 muscle building supplements.
come in many forms for example:
- Whey Protein
- Protein Powder
- Protein Shakes
- Protein Drinks
- Eggs (only the white part)
I recommend you stay away from soy protein or
any type of soy, especially men because of the
recent studies of how it effects estrogen levels.
Protein is usually taken after your workout or
with one of your meals.
2. Meal Replacement Products (aka MRPs)
Meal replacements can come in two forms, a drink
or a bar. They are usually packed with protein,
minerals, vitamins and almost no fat or no carbs.
Creatine is great, it not fuels your muscles
but it also reduces the chance of developing cellular
dysfunctions. There are many types of creatine,
but the most used is called Creatine Monohydrate.
4. Maltodextrin This is usually used by people
who are doing extreme muscle building workouts,
and it is essentially a complex carbohydrate that
works quickly to slow down the enzymatic process.
5. Testosterone Boosters
There are many opinions to testosterone supplements,
and while many claim that it can really increase
your strength and muscle mass, it is best to avoid
this supplement if you are a teenager. So if you
are an adult you can consider testosterone boosters
such as ZMA, Viraloid, "Tribulus Terrestris,"
"Avena Sativa," and Red Kat.
This supplement is said to give quality muscles,
which is very true. Glutamine supplements helps
replenish the amino acids that you have used in
your workout. You can buy glutamine supplements
in powder form.
This is said to increase the effectiveness of
carbohydrates you take in and by doing so bodybuilding
can increase their retention of nitrogen.
This is used mainly by bodybuilders that have
a heavy workout. With leucine your levels of glutamine
will normalize which will then support "anticatabolic
metabolism" of muscles as well as help the
functions of your immune system.
9. Essential Fatty Acids
These help in the creation of energy, burning
of fat, proper growth of tissues in the brain
and nerve, and regulation of mood. You can get
these through Omega 3 which includes most of fish
oils and some plant oil and Omega 6 or majority
of plant oils.
This is basically a form of amino sugar. Damaged
tissues from a hard workout can be repaired by
taking a glucosamine supplement. However, if you
are allergic to seafood then don't use this supplement.