Best Muscle Building Supplements 2016
In best muscle building supplements 2016 we will discuss the what they put into muscle supplements and why it works. Then we will review some of the top muscle building supplements. We picked supplements that have delivered consistently for many people rather than the ones that are untried and frankly dodgy.
If you are skinny you should take some kind of weight gainer and if you are over weight you shouldn't. Weight gainers are frequently added to muscle building supplements. You can tell whether this is the case by looking at the calories in the supplement. High calorie supplements will help you gain size quickly.
Taking an energy booster before every workout can push you to get the most out of that workout. Some of the ingredients in energy boosters can be hard on your liver. If you have liver problems consult with your doctor before using these. When it comes to energy boosters never take more than the manufacturers recommend.
Your muscles need a lot of protein to grow, you can get enough from pork or beef, but the meal timing can be an issue. Fish and milk contain protein but are less effective for building muscle. You need to take in about 1 to 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Creatine works by increasing ATP(a source of energy for your muscles). That means you can do more reps at a higher weight resulting in more muscle building up.
All of the supplements we review here are intended to be used in addition to, not instead of, a muscle building workout.
The combination of pure Creatine powder and Whey protein is nice safe supplement combo for beginners and it will help you get better results.
Best supplement combo for beginners
Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder
This product is advertised to be odorless and tasteless. I would describe the taste as slightly weird. If however you mix it with your protein shake or Gatorade it tastes OK.
Compared to other Creatine powders this one is cheaper.
The bottom line is that this is the Creatine supplement I would recommend to a friend.
Whey, Double Rich Chocolate
Compared with similar products this one is lower in fat and carbs and higher in protein. Whey has pushed ahead of other protein supplements because it uses egg white protein, which has a higher and faster absorption rate.
There are better protein supplements available, but they are ridiculously expensive. Whey gives you the best bang for your buck.
This product tastes a little strange, I recommend mixing it with a glass of enriched soymilk before you drink it.
BSN NO-XPLODE-Nitric Oxide Creatine
This is a Creatine and strong energy booster mix. It is for bodybuilders who want to work out but frequently feel to tired to give it everything they have. You would use this with Whey protein powder replacing the Creatine powder we reviewed above.
You should take NO-XPLODE right before your workout, for the best results.
The energy booster in this product is strong and if your don't drink enough water while taking it you could get headaches. Also stick to the recommended dose on the back of the container.
CytoSport Muscle Milk
This is a weight gainer and protein supplement mix. This product is very high in fat. If you take the producer recommended amount, 4 times a day, you might want to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.
What many of the professionals do is to take Muscle milk in the morning and before bed. Then they take Whey before their workout. This reduces their fat intake to more normal levels.
BlenderBottle 28-Ounce with BlenderBall
You frequently get free mixers from supplement orders. Don't use them, they leak and they don't mix the ingredients well.
This shaker bottle has a securely closing pop-open top and tight fitting screw-on lid that never leaks.
The stainless steel blender ball seems like a gimmick but it really does work. Even hard to mix supplements mixes easily with this bottle. Just make sure you add some liquid on the bottom before adding powder and you are ready to go.
These Builder's Bars are the best tasting
protein bars available. They are both chewy and crispy at the same time also
they aren't as sweet as a candy bar. At 2.4 ounces these bars are large enough to be a good meal replacement.
I like that these bars use all natural ingredients.
Out of the four flavors (Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate) I found them all to be really tasty, but I prefer the Chocolate Mint and Peanut Butter.