The Biggest Selling Supplements Reviewed

The supplement industry is bigger than it has ever been, and it is growing even bigger everyday. There are currently more supplements, more supplement types and more brands on the market than ever before. It’s good to have so many to choose from, but it’s also very confusing, especially if you’re new to the supplement industry. Therefore, one of the best ways for newbies to get acquainted with supplements is to look at the “Best Selling” lists on sites like BodyBuilding.com, and find out what everyone else is buying.

This is a great tactic, but remember that sometimes the best selling supplements are just the ones with the best advertising. In this article we’ll try and sort the wheat from the chaff by looking at the top 50 supplements and forming a true top list. These are the best and biggest selling supplements, and ones that should be welcomed into any bodybuilder’s regime.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

This is currently at the top of the list and it has been there for some time. ON are one of the best brands out there and when it comes to simple whey protein, you can’t get anything better than their Gold Standard. Not only does it taste better than anything on the market, with a simple and clean taste and one that is not too “weird” or sweet, but it also mixes without any fuss. A protein powder can have the best taste in the world and an ingredient profile to excite, but if it clumps then it’s useless.

Gold Standard contains a number of amino acids as well, which are essential when consuming protein, because without them the protein would not be as effective. It is available in several sizes and flavors, the best of which, in my opinion, is Extreme Chocolate Milk, with Banana Cream coming a close second.

As well as the whey protein blend, there are also other protein blends that carry the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard name and are equally effective. These include Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein, a milk protein that should be consumed on an evening, providing a steady dose of protein throughout the night.

Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men

When it comes to simple supplements, the things that all bodybuilders should buy on a regular basis, you really can’t beat Optimum Nutrition. As well as their protein powder, they also release the Opti-Men and Opti-Women multivitamins, the former of which is currently ranked as the 10th bestselling supplement on BodyBuilding.com.

Multivitamins that give you 10,000% of your RDA are a waste and can even be dangerous. Opti-Men is not like this, which is one of the reasons it is so popular. It is also fairly cheap, and it provides your body with a host of minerals and vitamins. There is also a blend of ingredients that increase overall health and performance, including extracts of blueberry, watermelons, bilberry, broccoli and passion flower.

This multivitamin was formulated for men who train hard and often, and it has won a number of supplement awards over the years as it is consistently hailed as the best multivitamin on the market.

BSN Syntha-6

BSN don’t quite have the reputation and respect that Optimum Nutrition have, but they are not far behind and with products like Syntha-6, they are catching up. If you find that you rely a little too much on whey powders to get your protein fix, then you will benefit from a supplement like this. The same applies to those who consume an excessive amount of protein because they have a large build to maintain and because they workout a lot.

You probably know by now that different proteins should be consumed at different times of the day, but this only really applies if that protein is all you are consuming. So, you will want to get your 30 grams of protein from whey concentrate or isolate after a workout, and you’ll want to get your 30 grams of protein from casein on nighttime. However, you can also benefit from a mix of proteins taken throughout the day, increasing your protein consumption and adding a bit of variety.

That’s where Syntha-6 comes in. It is a blend of proteins, containing whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, micellar casein, calcium caseinate, egg protein and milk protein isolate. It comes in a number of flavors and tastes great. If you’re looking for a protein supplement to bulk up your consumption throughout the day, you can’t go much wrong with this.

MusclePharm BCAA

This is one of the best amino acid blends on the market, containing all of the essential amino acids that your body needs. There are only three of them, but that is usually the case and the benefits of MusclePharm BCAA is that they are included in a well-balanced ratio to provide optimum results. This product is used by bodybuilders and performance athletes alike, and MusclePharm have gotten themselves a very good name in the industry, with many pro athletes using them safe in the knowledge that they are not consuming any hidden banned substances.

Everyone needs a good amino acid supplement. If you get a good protein blend then that will have some amino acids in, but you usually need more than that and ideally you want to be dosing throughout the day, not just when you consume a post-workout drink. Don’t overdo it though. If you consume something like ON Gold Standard several times a day, then you won’t need to purchase this or any other amino acid blend. If you do make the purchase, then take 1 tablet three times a day. 1 can be taken 30 minutes before a workout, with another coming directly after the workout and the other taken several hours later when you have your last meal of the day.

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