Below is a list of my top recommended supplements for muscle & strength gain.
As always, they are only the most well researched, scientifically-backed & proven supplements of which I believe give the highest return for the cost & effort involved.
Links are simply the cheapest/easiest places that I use to buy them online.
Please let me know if you find anywhere better, so I can update the list.
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Probably the most thoroughly studied supplement in history, in-fact it was discovered in 1843. Proven time & time again. With countless studies finding it to increase strength, muscle volume, improve energy & skin, increase intelligence, hearing, fertility, and so much more. Creatine is the grand-master of supplements in my opinion.
Dose: 5g every day, for life.
Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
New studies are showing how effective these peptides are for improving not just muscle gain & recovery, but really improving skin complexion, hair & nail growth, including the strength of connective tissue, leading to lower risk of injury now and as you age. Further, studies have found they help lower inflammation markers and improve auto-immune symptoms. Plus, it's lactose free.
Needed for immune threat response, testosterone & serotonin production, sleep cycle regulation and many other important things. Our indoor lifestyles make it hard to get robust amounts of Vit-D. Studies show it improves symptoms of depression too, and lessens covid severity too. [r][r][r][r][r][r][r][r][r]
Unless you work outdoors for 10hrs a day, you're likely deficient.
If you're an office worker, this stuff is worth it's weight in gold.
Dose: 5,000iu daily (morning only)
Made in the human body, and a pretty new addition to the market. HMB was found in a few studies to ⬆ lean muscle gain and strength, while ⬇ muscle losses. Purportedly via decreasing catabolic effects on muscle tissue. The research is fairly weak so far though. [r][r][r][r]
Dose: 1g w protein, prior to gym.
A plant with phytoandrogenic properties (mimicking androgens).
Found to significantly ⬆ total & free testosterone concentrations (up 37%) in men (young and senior), and ⬆ strength in men & women. It improved erectile dysfunction, showed efficacy as an antimicrobial & antiparasitic agent, and lowered stress, anger, and confusion.
Dose: 400mg per day (5wks)
Another phytoandrogenic plant shown to increase testosterone, sexual frequency, and testicular size, plus recovery from erectile dysfunction.
Although, the research on this plant is very weak, and some liver & kidney toxicity has been shown after ~4wks.
Dose: 600mg per day (3-4wks)