6. Best Supplements For Hardgainers
Supplements are big business.
They come with different purposes and when used correctly, it can help with performance.
Most of them, like 95%, are useless.
The biggest problem is that some companies are hiding their dosages of ingredients behind prop blends.
If the ingredients are in a prop blend, then it’s most likely underdosed.
Let’s start with pre workouts since they are one of the more popular to take...
Pre workouts can either contain stimulants (caffeine and other energy enhancers that cause increase alertness) or be non-stimulant (no caffeine and can be taken late at night).
Ingredients like citrulline, beta-alanine and caffeine can be huge performance boosters.
However you don’t need pre workouts.
Once you take something with stimulants (i.e. contains caffeine) you can easily get hooked on them and it can be hard to train without it.
So we recommend to ignore all supplements.
If you insist and want something...
Then get creatine monohydrate.
It’s cheap to buy in bulk, something like a few pennies per serving.
Take 5g of creatine monohydrate with juice directly after your workout.
You don’t need to take more, and take it at least 3-4 times a week (can be taken everyday) to ensure your muscles are saturated with them.
Once your muscles are saturated with creatine, it’ll take a week or so for them to return to normal levels.
Protein isn’t necessary but it can be a great help if you can’t get enough protein from your diet.
You only need 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight.
If you weigh 110lbs then you need to get at least 100 grams of protein per day.
Protein powders can also be used to make homemade weight gainers.
Add in peanut butter, oatmeal, and nuts to a protein shake and you easily have a few hundred calories.
ZMA is also another supplement that can help you as it’ll help optimize testosterone levels and decrease stress because it contains zinc and magnesium.
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