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If Only One Supplement, Which One?


#1

Hello,

I would only like to buy one supplement to help me with my goal of getting stronger. I already have a protien powder, but I just ran out of creatine. Should I go ahead and buy more creatine, or is there something else I should get if I can only get one thing?

Thanks,
CP


#2

Go get some BCAAs and creatine


#3

I’d probably go with Surge Workout Fuel based on the powerful effects it’s had on my workouts.


#4

more protein!


#5

Why one? Is it your budget?


#6

I guess I’ll try to cover all of your bases.

If you’re on a budget: ZMA.
If you’re not on a budget: Surge Recovery.
If you liked the Creatine: Creatine.

If you’re adding an additional item to the Creatine, I’d recommend either of those.

I’ve seen/experienced exceptional results with these products alone.


#7

Yes because of budget.


#8

Surge recovery. If you already have whey though then Surge may not be the best option.

I’m a big fan of Leucine, Creatine, and BCAAs, and Flameout, although three of those you can take care of with proper diet.


#9

How’s your base diet? You may not need anything. A guy in the gym asked me this recently and said he only eats like 50 grams of protein a day. I told him to spend that cash on food. Assuming you’re eating right. I’d say a shake after training can be your “one supp”


#10

Surge Workout Fuel.

It’s the last supplement I’d give up at this point.

If you haven’t tried it, you should.

I’ve always been a fan of Surge Recovery, and continue to be, but this stuff makes a bigger difference.


#11

Vitamin D3 and Fish Oil all the way.

Can be had for really cheap.


#12

Flameout


#13

Flameout as well


#14

Creatine, Leucine and ZMA are so cheap.

For me personally I cannot be without Flameout.


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#17

I guess I have to ask the same kinda ?? but I’m not saying I only can have one.

I want to know what would be the best set up for a new lifter that wants to grow and get stronger.I have read alot of info out there about supplements the more I read the more confused I get. Can anyone help me?

WHAT GROUP OF SUPPLEMENTS will work!


#18

Berardi recommends as a minimum: (from his grappler nutrition book)

  1. A protein blend such as Metabolic Drive
  2. A recovery drink such as Surge recover
  3. Creatine
  4. Greens type drink, go with Superfood
  5. fish oil, go with Flameout

I believe these are a must for any athelete altough 1 3 4 can be ommitted if you are getting enough from your diet which is very difficult to do for most. Noobs please remember they are supplements and not replace a good diet.

OP asked for 1 based on budget. OP what is your budget?

Vitamin D is one of the cheapest there is, checkout the vitamin D thread http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/vitamin_d_1

Just to repeat Creatine, Leucine and ZMA are ridiculously cheap.


#19

Thanks for your info I need all the info I can get. I mess up big had an egg sandwich 2 cups of coffee and thats it forgot to eat all day then like a bone head went into the gym started doing my leg work and felt week no no no energy and was like what the flip is going on I could not finish the workout then I was taking a shower afterward and thought to my self dude you did not eat all day grrr…