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!
When 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.
2. Jack3d – USP Labs’ Ultimate Bodybuilding Supplement
Jack3d 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.
3. Superpump 250 – Pre-Workout Supplement from Gaspari
Superpump 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…
4. NO Xplode – Muscle Building Supplement from BSN
My 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.