Back to your original question.
What supplements do you need?
Well, thats up for you to answer. Seriously. The majority of supplements out there are what I refer to as “convenience nutrition.” Meaning…well, exactly that. Convenient nutritious meals for use WHEN REAL WHOLE FOOD IS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO LOGISTICS OR TIME CONSTRAINTS.
Meal replacements (Met-Rx, Myoplex, etc etc) are just convenient ways to aid in your quest of hitting your caloric and macronutrient targets each day. Use em only when you need to.
Now, another category would be your post workout nutrition. If Surge isn’t an option, then I’d get 1)creatine 2) a good quality whey protein shake 3) dextrose and maltodextrin from brewery shops for post workout carb sources. However, if you can find a good deal on a creatine/carb combo at a REALLY good price, you might wanna go with that just for convenience. Most people aren’t fans of those because they are loaded with sugar and overpriced but if you get a good deal on one, it can be of good use for your post workout drink.
50-75 grams of carbs and 25-50 grams of protein should be alright. Whatever you’re goin for.
You got the multivitamin. The other categories are your pro-hormones and other “muscle-building” (I use that term loosely) supplements. At your stage of the game you don’t need this crap. WHEN you need it, the only one I’d screw around with is Mag 10. That’s a whole 'nother story though.
Some extra vitamin C,E would be cheap insurance…um…you’re bulking I believe, so none of that fat burner stuff would be neccessary.
Healthy oils. Getcha some flax oil and fish oil if you can afford it. This is secondary to food supplements that allow you to reach your caloric surplus though.
Anyways…got bored, prolly wrote too much, hope this sheds some light. You’re gonna have to decide whatcha need. Stay on top of that nutrition, decide what your schedule allows you to do, and supplement accordingly.
If you’re the person that said you WONT use creatine…well, ditch the creatine thing. Post workout carbs and protein still applies though.