With summer just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to getting back out there and wanting to look our best. Whether it’s getting rid of those extra kilos you put on during the colder months, or you’re looking to stack on muscle, we have the supplements for you.
We’ve put together this handy list of the best supplements on offer to get you on track to being your best for the summer months ahead!
Protein is an essential part of building muscle. Although most of your protein needs comes from your diet, if you’re increasing your workout routine, frequency and including more strenuous activity, your body will need more protein to continue to function at its peak.
Protein comes in two main forms – whey protein and casein. Whey protein is a quick-acting protein that starts working almost immediately. It’s best to take before and straight after a strenuous workout. The other main form is casein protein, commonly known as the slow-release protein. Casein protein is absorbed into your bloodstream at a slower rate than whey protein. The protein can take hours to fully breakdown in your body, so if you take it late at night it keeps working in your body as you sleep.
Because each type of protein has different benefits many take a mix of both to get the maximum benefits.
Whichever type of protein powder suits your needs, Supps R Us has a great range of the best proteins.
- Dymatize – ISO 100
- Rule 1 – R1 Protein
- Muscle Nation – PROTEIN
- Optimum Nutrition – Gold Standard 100% Whey
- Optimum Nutrition – GOLD STANDARD 100% CASEIN
- Rule 1 – R1 Casein
- Dymatize – ELITE CASEIN
BCAA’s / Amino Acids
Working out and dieting can drain your body of important amino acids, which can make it more difficult to continue adding on muscle. That’s where branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) come in. They can help create protein and stop your body going through its protein stocks as quickly.
Using BCAAs gives you more control over your diet, as you know you will already have a steady resource of important amino acids. Adding in supplements such as protein drinks and protein bars can help you reach your fitness goals faster and make sure you are getting the nutrition you need and the results you want.
Working out uses up energy and stamina, which are hard to come by even for those with good eating and living habits. That is where pre workout come in – they supplement your diet giving you more energy to workout harder and longer while reducing fatigue.
Pre workout supplements aid in the retention of important substances such as testosterone boosters and nitric oxide supplements. We stock products in liquid and powdered form making it easy for you to find the product that suits your tastes best, including Cellucor’s popular C4 pre workout supplement.
Creatine is one of the most popular and important health supplements available for helping to increase muscle mass. If you are looking to bulk-up – intense, quick muscle movements, often in the form of shorter sets with higher weight are generally recommended. But these types of sets can rapidly drain your body.
Supplementing a healthy diet with carbohydrates and creatine products is especially good for providing short bursts of power needed for strenuous, quick movements. As well as providing power, creatine can also help make muscles bigger just like mass gainer supplements. Creatine continues affecting your body long after you’re done with your session by increasing the recovery rate and healing of muscles – so you can get back out there and workout harder, sooner. You can take it before and after working out and it comes in powdered and capsule forms.
Getting fit means different things to different people. Whether you’re looking to add weight in the form of muscle, loose those stubborn kilos or a bit of both. Supps R Us have a huge range of weight management supplements available with something for everybody no matter what your goal is.