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Best Muscle Building Supplements 2012

02/24/12: I’ve updated the article to include the latest muscle building supplements I’ve tested in the last couple of months. Guess what, we have a new winner!

I thought it would be fun to do a “rate what got me ripped” posts. This one will be about the best muscle building supplements I’ve used so far. I’m thinking I’ll do the same thing for my whey protein choices too, so keep an eye out for that.
So, here’s the muscle building supplements I’ve used and what I think about them:

1. Nitrocut – Nitric oxide booster with new clinically proven blend!

Muscle Building SupplementsWhen it comes to supplements for muscle growth, this is by far, hands down my favorite. I saw stupid levels of progress using it, in the shortest amount of time. And I was (and still am) hard as a rock, so unlike with creatine it’s not water weight.

And the formula (triple blend of the L-arginines together with L-Citrulline Malate that acts as a synergist plus the testosterone boosters Fenugreek extract and Tribulus Terrestris extract) they use at Nitrocut fits perfectly with my whey protein solution of choice, so it’s a no brainer for me.

Rating: ★★★★★ 
Website: http://www.nitrocut.com

2. Jack3d – USP Labs’ Ultimate Bodybuilding Supplement

Bodybuilding SupplementsJack3d has been the most controversial muscle building supplement in 2010. In the beginning my workouts were really good my focus was great and i had an abundance of energy. But beside building tolerance pretty fast I did get a crash off it every time I used it (even from one scoop). This might be due to the 1,3 dimethylamylamine in the blend. While 1,3 dimethylamylamine is (still) legal, it behaves like a mild amphetamine in your body and rumors say the FDA is starting to go after it.

It still gets a thumbs up, but its far behind in second place. And you know what they say about second place, don’t you. :)

Rating: ★★★★☆ 
Website: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/store/jacked.html

3. Superpump 250 – Pre-Workout Supplement from Gaspari

Nitric Oxide SupplementsSuperpump 250 was a very cool nitric oxide supplement, but didn’t give me the same level of results that Nitrocut did. If I wasn’t hell-bent on getting as jacked as possible in the shortest time I might still be using Superpump.

Just like Jack3d it gets a thumbs up, but it’s not on my bodybuilding supplements shopping list anymore. How sad…

Rating: ★★★★☆ 
Website: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gn/superpump-max.html

4. NO Xplode – Muscle Building Supplement from BSN

Pre Workout SupplementsMy first supplement, and also my worst choice. I wouldn’t take any supplement containing creatine again. After reading all the reports about kidney damage and the likes, its just not worth it to me. Plus, even when I was using it (before I knew the deal) I didn’t see nearly the results I got once I switched to nitric oxide.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 
Website: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/store/no-xplode.html

  1. Rick
    January 14th, 2010 at 16:56 | #1

    Yeah, I got some heart problems when I was taking no xplode. Not sure if it was related though. Anyway, since I switched to superpump I haven’t had any problems.
    Your rating is interesting since a buddy of mine swears that nitric pure is by far the best bodybuilding supplement he has used so far. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  2. josh
    March 12th, 2010 at 13:29 | #2

    i got to admit that i considered no-xplode to be the best muscle building supplement on the market for years.
    but after my first few “nitrocut workouts” i might have to change my opinion, nitrocut really seems to kick ass :D

  3. Jesse j
    April 16th, 2010 at 11:24 | #3

    I have been lifting weights for about 3 years now and about a year ago I hit a wall. I was not able to really increase in any of my exercises for several months, so I decided to try a new type of pre workout supplement to see if it made any difference.

    I picked Nitrocut – Long story short – the 6 months or so since I have been taking it before my workouts my bench has gone up 60 pounds, dumbbell press up 30, curls up 20, and so on.

    I would highly recommend this if you are looking to make gains or at the very least keep what muscle you have already worked to build. But make sure you drink a lot of water with it because it helps…

  4. Clay Caputo
    May 10th, 2010 at 10:58 | #4

    No Xplode is a nitric oxide, not a creatine. BSN’s creatine is cellmass….

  5. Pearle Romey
    May 15th, 2010 at 19:52 | #5

    Great stuff as usual…

  6. bob
    December 13th, 2010 at 13:07 | #6

    Dont use super pump 250 its no good never felt anything from it …nothing ….NO-XPLODE is another one ….it is soooooo sweet its hard to drink and again it does nothing .Save your money and try to get free samples of any thing you may want to try .But you will see most if not all of this stuff does not do a thing for you.ITS a big scam to make somebody rich and think about it ……if there was something out there that work so good places could not keep it on stock so whats that tell you.All these big time bodybuilders are getting paid real good to say that they take it and you should too.But i bet they dont even bother with the stuff.They get paid real well for giveing you bull-sh-t

  7. Marcel
    January 29th, 2011 at 21:30 | #7

    I always tell people when they ask me what kind of supplements to take, to start with the basics and get some whey protein as a muscle building supplement then if you want, try a nitric oxide supplement for real muscle growth. As always throw in a multivitamin.

  8. Phyllis
    April 19th, 2011 at 14:14 | #8

    Can women use the nitric oxide supplements?

  9. Brett
    May 21st, 2011 at 07:46 | #9

    @Clay Caputo Just FYI These are just some of the ingredients in NO Xplode:

    Di-Creatine Malate, Creatine Ethyl Ester -Beta-Alanine Dual Action Composite (CarnoSyn®), Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Creatine Phosphate Matrix, Creatinol-O-Phosphate-Malic Acid

  10. matt
    May 24th, 2011 at 16:33 | #10

    I’ve been using jacked and I have to say I have shown good improvement, however it does get old and you build a tolerance very easily. This is to the author of this site, or anyone who has actually tried another pre workout supplement or even if you know someone who has… does this stuff really work? Gaining muscle and burning fat.. anyone got anything on this stuff?

  11. fkguns
    July 27th, 2011 at 07:50 | #11

    all supplement companies are BIG LIARS, all the products are crap

  12. tshepo
    August 6th, 2011 at 13:14 | #12

    Hi there

    i’m having a problem regard the bodybuilding supplements, Everyone i come across with tell me this and that about the supplements.

    Which one can be used by the beginners, as others say, Whey protein is the best and others recommend Mega mass 4000.

    Can somebody tell me the right thing before i can waist my time and money for things that will never help me out to what i want. And i need the right food that should eat.

    Yours truly

  13. bob is a fag
    October 17th, 2011 at 00:54 | #13

    well bob obviously you don’t work out very much but no-explode works wonders for me it gets me amped up for my workout thats the caffeine and it gives me a nice pump during my workout thats the NO maybe you should try working out harder maybe thats why it doesn’t work

  14. Juan Carlos
    November 3rd, 2011 at 07:37 | #14

    Hey guys I’m new to all these supplements stuff. Hard to decide what to buy one person says one product is better over another. I’m a doctor and kinda scared of taking something that is not controlled by the FDA. But as a gym rat I have reached a dead end with my lifting and have not been able to increase the weight. Anybody with any good advise?

  15. Aldrin
    December 28th, 2011 at 21:07 | #15

    Those are the supplements that my friends are using. They are all telling me that I should also try it. After reading couple of blog about those supplements I think I should really try it too.

  16. Ben
    February 27th, 2012 at 11:23 | #16

    In my humble opinion nitrocut’s formula is very smart. Because of the long-lasting results it’s testo booster ingredients tribulus terrestris and fenugreek make it the best choice when it comes to supplements for muscle growth.
    Although due to it’s nature you won’t see any overnight success, but the testosterone boosting ingredients will slowly and steady do their duty :D