Muscle Gaining Supplements Priority List



Not all supplements are born equal, and there are actually tons of “weird” supplements with all the fancy names, packaging and branding that simply don’t work.

Don’t fall for those scams.

This priority list classifies the supplements under useful, useful for specific application, and avoid. However, “useful” is subjective. What may be useful for you may not be for another person.

My advice here is to choose the muscle gaining supplement/s that will help you most in muscle building in your current situation.

Do you need more protein in your meals? Do you want to bulk up quick? Are you consuming enough essential fatty acids?

Muscle Gaining Supplements Priority List

Useful:

1. Whey Protein
2. Casein Protein
3. Creatine
4. Essential Fatty Acids
5. Multi Vitamins
6. Antioxidants

Useful For Specific Applications:

1. BCAAs
2. Caffeine
3. CLA

To Avoid:

1. Meal Replacement Powders
2. Weight Gainers
3. Myostatin Inhibitors
4. Nitric Oxide Boosters
5. Creatine Sugar Mixes
6. Testosterone Boosters
7. Caffeine & Nitric Oxide

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  • Oliver

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for the information from the website. I found the answers for many of my questions related to fitness.

    I have a question: why do you recommend to avoid weight gainers? Being an ectomorph, I need a lot of carbohydrates and a little less proteins as well. The gainers are exactly for that.. If I would took whey protein, I couldn`t supplement my carbohydrates from my regular meal.

    I am an ectomorph myself (but not an extreme one). I have 195 cm and 85 kg and my nutritionist recommended me to take weight gainers instead of whey protein. Now I use N-large2 from Prolab and I serve about 86 g of carbohydrates and 52g of proteins x 2/day.

    Am I doing something wrong in your opinion?

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

    Kind regards,
    Oliver

    • http://ectomorphworkout.org Wayne

      Hey Oliver,

      Thanks for the appreciative comments!

      I recommend avoiding weight gainers because weight gainers are made from poor quality carbs and proteins and because they tend to provide way too many calories that your body can handle. Of course in the ideal world, you should try to get your calories from whole foods. So I would say use weight gainers as a last resort, and not as a shortcut, if you understand what I mean.

      Cheers!
      Wayne

  • Gable

    Hey, being a hardgainer, as I’m sure you assumed, I work out every day and eat as much as I can every day. You say not to use Nitric Oxide boosters, and I was wondering why.. I use a pre workout for a boost (I work out at 7 eery morning) that contains an NO. I can assume that the energy stimulants would burn more fat than desired but aside from that, is it extremely frowned upon?

  • Tom

    why not use weight gainers supplementary?