There are many fitness supplements on the market today with some being much more effective than others. However many supplements have been produced to assist bodybuilding in many different ways. Athletes take advantage of these supplements to increase strength, endurance and agility. Although most supplements are really effective in different ways, some are much more popular than others. Manufacturers compete with each other to achieve top rankings in the market and they are always trying to understand what supplements are consumer favorites. Here are the 3 most popular supplements to manufacture.
1) Whey Protein
It’s no surprise to see Whey Protein at number one with it being the most popular supplement in the health and fitness world. Whey has been used for many years by athletes all over the world and it is now commonly used by almost everyone who attends the gym. Whey protein is scientifically proven to support muscle recovery and ultimately increase strength and muscle mass over the long term. It should be consumed immediately after completing workouts for optimum effectiveness and it should be used consistently over time to notice real effects.
It can be consumed with milk or water, however it is recommended that you take it with water as it will be thick enough without milk. You should never replace meals with whey, but use it as an addition to your diet. For example take a protein shake instead of eating a chocolate cake. Substitute it between meals to keep in control of your appetite.
Whey Protein powder can be found in most supermarkets and in any of your local health and fitness stores. There are many brands to choose from with some being better than others. However some are also incredibly expensive when they may be equally expensive as an alternative brand at half the price. You should always look at the contents provided on the container of the supplement before you buy. Take note of how many grams of protein is in each serving and also be sure to check if there are additional supplements included in the blend.
Some brands include other ingredients in their formula such as BCAA’s which are essential in shredding fat.
Amino acids are always a good addition to your protein powder.
You can also purchase whey protein in many different flavors to stop you getting bored of the same repetitive taste. Be sure to try different kinds but the most popular flavors include strawberry banana, chocolate and vanilla. The flavor does not have an affect on the efficiency of the protein so don’t be put off by the word ‘chocolate’. Some formulas of whey protein even include creatine in them to boost energy while training allowing you to lift heavier weights for longer periods of time.
Creatine makes it at number two being incredibly popular among both athletes and general fitness enthusiasts. It has been proven to improve overall strength in the long run and consumers will almost always notice their endurance improve.
It should be consumed around 30 minutes before working out for optimum results and you will notice a dramatic surge in energy levels allowing you to train harder overall. The only negative effect of creatine is that it can have disastrous effects on the kidneys if you don’t drink enough water. Water must be drank excessively while creatine is being consumed to keep you safe from any side effects.
Creatine is manufactured in different ways and you can find them on the market in both powder form and tablet form. Medical professionals often recommend the powder form over tablets as tablets can cause kidney stones. Nonetheless the effect is the same. Again prices vary among the brands in the industry, however you can pick up premium quality creatine for a reasonably cheap price. Make sure you shop around before opting for the first brand you see.
3) Casein Protein
Casein protein isn’t as popular as whey protein on the market, however it is equally as essential and people are rapidly starting to understand the true vitality of casein as a supplement. It is similar to that of the protein recovered from cow’s milk and is longer lasting than whey.
Most people consume casein before they go to bed as it is slow digesting and supports muscle recovery and growth through the night while your muscles aren’t active. Some people eat cottage cheese instead as it provides essential casein protein, however it is concentrated further as a supplement. Casein helps prevent any fat gains and will increase muscle mass in the long run. Along with this it also helps maintain good looking healthy teeth!
Are you looking for a manufacturer to help you custom formulate or private label your own supplements? Contact Viacore Nutrition today. Our team of professionals will help guide you along the way from start to finish on producing your own supplement line.
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