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6 Best Supplements for Muscle Growth : Body Building Made Easy

Updated on January 24, 2015
100% WHEY Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition
100% WHEY Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition

Supplements are good!

The supplements serve the purpose of supplying proteins and nutrients for effective workout and muscle gain. Muscle hypertrophy involves much more than just diet and exercise since certain limits need to be overcome. However, with so many different brands and supplements available in the market, it is common to ask what are the best supplements for muscle gain.

With the intention of providing a broader understanding and thus to know how to select the supplements to be taken and thus be able to assess what is best for you, you must also know what needs to be the diet before, during and after workouts. The following list tells what your body need to potentially increase muscle mass and gives examples of dietary supplements.

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound

Whey Protein

Whey protein is whey protein. The difference to proteins commonly found in foods is that it is rich in amino acids. This means that increases protein synthesis itself and therefore is more efficient in muscle mass gain.Moreover, peptides improve blood flow and thus facilitate recovery of the muscles after training.

One of the best whey protein supplements marketed is currently the 100% WHEY Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition, which offers higher protein concentration and its purity is higher than most other brands.

Branched chain amino acids (BCAA)

In the human body, amino acids stimulate the cells to produce their own proteins. Taking into account that during training the muscles are injured, recovering these injuries is essential role of BCAA, short for Branched Chain Amino Acids.

One of the best amino acid supplements is the Muscle Pharm Amino 1 Supplement done entirely with imported raw materials.


During the exercise, lactic acid is responsible for muscle pain that ends up hurting. Creatine is important to reduce this side effect, it contributes directly to increased protein synthesis, thus giving more strength and endurance to the muscles. So it is one of the essentials to gain muscle mass.

Of great supplements I can highlight two: Champion Power and Creapure Creatine. Consume during the pre-workout meal so that the muscles become stocked and offer better performance.


Casein is another element that helps in protein synthesis in the body. However, it is a slower digesting protein and gradually release nutrients in the hours of rest. Take a supplement of casein along with whey protein post-workout.

A good tip to supplement casein is 100% Casein Protein from Probiotic. It is among the best in the market and moreover offers many different flavors for those who prefer.


There is no use in talking about muscle mass without considering energy gain. Body without energy is equal to body without efficiency. Therefore, one should not focus only on protein supplements.
Dextrose supplements, also known as glucose only contribute benefiting the body with simple carbohydrate absorption are high glycemic, more versatile and common, can be eaten in the pre and post workout.
Then there are the so-called complex carbohydrates, with more time-consuming digestion, so they are best suited to post-training in order to assist in the recovery of muscle fibers. Supplements of complex carbohydrates such as Maltodextrin are strong allies of muscle hypertrophy.
Waxy Maize, are best suited for those who want to gain more weight or those who does not want to use maltodextrin or dextrose.

Fatty Acids

The role of fatty acids in the body is essential for any athlete. They decrease the effects of overtraining and increase muscular endurance, also help in fighting bad cholesterol.
There are several fatty acids supplements on the market.

Yet it is better to consult a nutritionist before taking the final decision.


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      Fittagious 18 months ago

      Optimum Nutrition Double Chocolate Protein is my favorite muscle growth supplement.

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      bohemia kashmiri 2 years ago

      I am very happy my body is a very looking hot

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      healthcarepro 4 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Thank you teaches12345 for the compliment

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for the information on these supplements.