5 Supplements To Boost Muscle Growth

Fitness model Luke Guldan

I’m honestly really sorry for not being able to write an article here in my blog. It has been 7 days since my last post, but I am back and ready to share some serious information with you.

#1 Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein powder is the number one supplement you’ll have to purchase as you begin working out. It’s really going to boost your anabolic state (muscle building) state of your body.

There are a lot of people that are afraid from protein powder, thinking that it’s some sort of anabolic steroid that is going to kill them from the inside. There is no reason you should fear this supplement, it can actually has some health benefits.

Remember, whey protein powder is not a meal replacement. The only time when you are going to consume this supplement as a drink (protein shake) is after your workout. If you are not familiar Whey protein is fast absorbent and fills your muscle with rebuilding material (protein) spontaniously.

No need to purchase “Casein Protein Powder” (slow digestive protein powder). Eat cottage cheese, it’s reach of casein protein and probably 10 times less expensive than the protein powder supplement.

#2 Fish Oil

Fish oil has a lot of health benefits. It can cure high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma, and fish is considered brain food after all so that means that fish oil helps with depression, psychosis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and other thinking disorders.

The reason why fish oil is so incredibly healthy and good for bodybuilders is because it’s a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)). Those two acids are what really make the fish oil special.

If you read my blog you already know that good fats really increase your testosterone. Fish oil is going to do exactly that and keep it high for hours. If you consume 3 pills 3 times a day (morning, lunch, dinner) after a meal you are going to keep a steady high flow of testosterone in your body. And if you are anywhere familiar with knowledge about this manly hormone, you would know how vital it is to muscle growth.

#3 Vitamins And Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are really helpful when you are trying to boost your muscle growth, or lose more body fat. You can buy multivitamins and minerals as a supplement, or go the organic way with fruits, vegetables, and diary products.

In the morning your body is at it’s highest absorbent level. So that is the most important time you make sure you drink or eat your vitamins and minerals.

#4 Coffee

The effect of coffee is amazing when it comes to building muscle mass. It’s going to give you an incredible dose of energy that will help you complete more sets and lift heavier.

Of course when I mention the word “coffee” I don’t want you to imagine Lattes with chocolate sprinkles on top. I want you to imagine black coffee, espresso, strong coffee that is going to give you that punch of energy. I know the taste is not awesome, but you can easily color it up by putting some honey in your coffee mug.

#5 Water

Funny, huh ? Water is each one of these top 5-10 posts I’ve been making lately. As you have probably learned by now your body is full with toxins it gathers from your lifestyle (eating, walking, breathing). They have a lot of minuses and one of them is slowing down your muscle growth. By drinking good amounts of water you flush away those toxins, thus increasing your muscle growth week after week.

When resting, our muscles need to be fully hydrated. If not you are going to slow down the process and probably even lose muscle.

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Posted on March 25, 2012, in Muscle Building and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Whey protein is good to use as a meal replacement. And you should not be limited to consuming protein only after you work out. Every meal that you eat should be high in protein and low in carbs. The only difference between protein from a chicken cutlet and protein powder is the convenience.

    Also I don’t believe it is healthy to take fish oil 3 times a day…that is probably way to much mercury for any human to consume…
    Also Fish oil won’t boost your testosterone at all. Neither will fat. Fish oil isn’t fat so you can’t really compare the two at all.

    And nighttime is the best time to take most supplements, with the exception of b12 or b-complex because that will keep you up at night.

    Sorry to kind of tell you that your information is incorrect I just did not want other people reading wrong stuff.

    Thanks!

    • Sir, please get your facts straight before posting a comment here.

      1. Whey protein is a fast absorbent protein. It’s taken by the muscles for 5-10 minutes. Consuming it as a meal is going to more than stupid considering the fact that it’s going to last for a maximum of 10 minutes.
      2. Low on carbohydrates, if you are hoping to build any kind of muscle, you will have to eat a lot of protein, carbs, and fats.
      3. When taking fish oil you should start out nice and slow and increase it at time. The maximum daily amount you MUST take is 3 times a day.
      4. I did not say fish is fat, i mentioned it’s rich of Omega-3 fatty acids, which increase your testosterone, read it up.
      5. Nighttime is the worst time to take supplements, considering the fact that your metabolism is at it’s slowest rate, a part of vitamins and minerals are going to be left away as urine.
      6. Sorry to kind of tell YOU that your information’s incorrect, I just did not want other people to read wrong stuff, thank you !

      • And you said that fish oil increases testosterone because it has fat and fat increases testosterone…”If you read my blog you already know that good fats really increase your testosterone. Fish oil is going to do exactly that and keep it high for hours.”…that is a quote from what you wrote.

        Lastly, supplements are best absorbed when your system is sleeping. It has absolutely nothing to due with metabolism.

      • And I repeat my self again, if you are anywhere close to a bodybuilder you would know that good fats contain Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9 fatty acids. Fish Oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids and it’s rich of it!

  2. lethalastronaut

    I’m not a fan of supplements, opting instead for whole foods, and have noticed a huge improvement in my overall health recently from eating green lipped mussels regularly (3+ times a week, about 100g / serve). They’re very high in omega 3s, and taste terrific raw, so cooking doesn’t trash the oils in them. Skin and eyesight improvements in particular.

    Definitely recommended (for taste as well – yum). My view is that the whole food contains a lot of goodies you just won’t get in a processed oil product. Same with juice – I never drink it, eat the fruit instead.

    If you’re going to eat fish oils, be wary – saw a recent test of major brands which found many of the capsules on store shelves contained a rancid product.

    Re the coffee, I’ve just been eating organic, fair trade beans whole (2-4 of them), before a workout. They taste great, and are portable. You can also buy them coated in dark choc, if that suits you. I’m not a coffee drinker, so this option suits me better than drinking the stuff.

    Definitely agree on the water – YES!

  3. I will try to resolve this conflict for you two. You should have protein every 3 hours, not necessarily a protein shake. Protein shakes are a great way to get protein between meals, but should not be your only source of protein.

    Carbohydrates are not your enemy. ‭Actually, ‬carbohydrates are required for optimal regulation of absorptive protein metabolism.‭ ‬The anabolic effect of protein is increased‭ ‬with carbohydrate consumption. This basically means that you need carbohydrates to effectively absorb the protein you take in. This explains how an increased intake of carbohydrate with protein naturally leads to‭ ‬increased synthesis of amino acids and‭ ‬the‭ ‬tendency toward‭ ‬higher‭ ‬protein storage for muscle growth and recovery.

    Actually, I take in over 300g of carbohydrates, 180g of protein, and 4000+ calories a day. I also get a lot of Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids. (You can visit my blog for more information)

  4. thanx for posting this..

  5. I’m a molecular biologist and the fundamental biochemistry behind the components. After all, in a healthy diet, you will need these amino acids in less concentrated forms. Hence, none of this is foreign to your body and you are just consuming more of what your muscles need during a workout. It would be reasonable to assume therefore that noxide is likely not habit forming.

    Dr. Max Powers Anabolic Stack is what I recommend. It worked for me, and I recommended it to all my clients, and they have all seen fantastic results. This is what I do. I’ve been using this for about two months and I am developing excellent muscle tone (and density!). Furthermore, this product really enhances running endurance so you can run longer, faster. I would say it can add up to a 20% increase in your workout potential, but you must accompany it by a healthy diet and good rest to really have effective workouts.

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