Some of the basic bodybuilding workout supplements you should pick up are listed below in no particular order of importance:

Whey Protein. For those who are looking to gain muscle mass whey protein is the best choice. Whey proteins are comprised of short chains of amino acids which make them easy to digest and have an ideal ratio of amino acids to support muscle growth. Because whey is utilized so quickly by the body, it is perfect for post workout shakes. Try drink it within a half hour or so after your work out.

Multivitamins. Many body builders have very restrictive diets and are at a risk of developing deficiencies. In order for the body to work properly it needs the right amount of vitamins and minerals.

Creatine. This is the most popular supplement in the market right now because it works. Creatine which is naturally found in our bodies and some of the food we eat, helps your body store more water in your muscles in order to maintain homeostasis. This process causes the muscle to appear fuller and can help you increase the load you do during your workout. Increased load causes your muscles to grow.

Fish oil is a great source of essential fatty acids and omega 3 fatty acids which helps maintain joint flexibility. It also supports the proper functioning of the brain, nerve and visual systems. Fish oil comes in a pill form which is easier to swallow than the liquid form. Get the coated gelcaps to avoid fishy aftertaste.

Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAA. The body cannot produce essential amino acids and can only be obtained from complete protein foods. Supplementing with BCAA helps in the repair and building of tissues such as the muscles. They are small enough to get into the blood stream and into the muscles. BCAA comes in a pill or liquid and powder form.

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!