As time goes on more and more supplements are available for bodybuilding and the question arises as to the value of these supplements.
Nutrition is by far the first and most important issue to work on. Taking supplements will do you no good if you are not paying attention to what you eat. This needs to be addressed before we go any further into a discussion about supplements.
If you do believe in using supplements only, in your body building program, you are not going to see that cut and ripped physique that you are pursuing. Both are required for best results.
When you get tips from your buddies at the gym about supplements you may not be getting the correct information based on what your muscle gain goals are. Don't be fooled by the glossy ads you see in the bodybuilding magazines as well. Listen to information and then make an informed decision.
Don't decide which supplements you will take until you determine how cut or ripped you want to be. It's then and only then that you can make the right decision.
Allow me to sound like your mother for a minute and give you a final side note: no supplement in the world will get you the results you desire without dedication and a lot of hard work.
If building muscle mass is your goal you have to learn all about Amino Acids. If you have not ever heard of them, you better do some research, as they are very important to your success and you will not get sufficient amounts from the food you eat. I would not move forward until I understood their value to your process.
Whey protein is an excellent source for Amino Acids. You can buy it in powder form, and now they are making powders that don't taste bad, so making a shake once or twice a day should give you the Amino Acids your body needs. Otherwise you can take Amino Acid supplements.
You've no doubt heard of Creatine. Creatine is what's called a nitrogenous organic acid. It helps to supply energy to muscles so you can have a better workout and push yourself to lift a little more.
Here's the bottom line - if you want to change your body and gain lean, hard muscle, then you need to use your head first. Eat right, drink plenty of water, remember to rest you body in between workouts, and be sensible when it comes to incorporating the good kind of bodybuilding supplements into your diet.