I don’t take supplements. I have taken supplements at various times
If it’s for the sake of bodybuilding or performance and not just a hobby or something to do after work, it’s expensive and kind of pointless not to use supplements. It’s likely to take longer to reach a goal, requires more food, more variation of food, and is actually more expensive.
Most non steriod and ph supplements are concentrations of nutrients you get in food. You just can’t get those concentrations unless you had 50 stomachs, so for example eating 50 hamburgers a day is much more expensive then buying a tub of creatine protein. Or eating 5 salmon portions to get 5 mg of omega 3. I generally gain more fat when gaining muscle, because the foods tend to have more fat then say a protein shake.
Not using supplements is not that bad though, you can still get stronger gain muscle lose fat and all that just not like using supplements. I don’t really lose strength or conditioning when not taking supplements regardless of what I eat. Versus some of the strength losses of seen when people stop taking supplements even the lower rep counts with not drinking coffee one day.