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Here Are What I Consider To Be The 5 Best Weight Lifting Supplements — Well, Actually 6

First off, I’m not all about taking supplements. I feel that the majority of weight lifting supplements out there are not only a waste of money but also a waste of body. When I do take a supplement I only take the highest quality and most effective. This list is only from one company (Prograde) because I know that they stand for quality. They are not the cheapest supplements but they are not the most expensive either. When it comes to health, just a couple more dollars is well worth.

If you’re looking for other high quality supplements they offer some other good ones as well; these are just the supplements that I prefer. You can also checkout their weight loss, meal replacement, anti-aging, nutrition bar supplements and combo packs over at their main site.

Whey Protein Powder

Protein Weight Lifting SupplementsProtein shakes have been one of the most used supplements for ages, and for good reason. Getting enough protein is crucial to building muscle and even in losing fat. For more info on how much protein you need, checkout my post on how many grams of protein per day we need to eat.

  • Highest purity
  • No artificial sweeteners
  • Mixes thoroughly and easily
  • Vanilla, Chocolate and Orange
  • 2.5g of carbs per serving
  • 5.3g of BCAA’s per servings
  • Gluten free
  • Non-GMO and Growth Hormone Free

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Serving Size: Two Scoops (32g)
Servings per container: 15
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%*
Cholesterol 29.5mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2.5g 1%*
Sugars 1g
Other Carbohydrate 1.5g
Protein 24g 48%*
Calcium 138mg 13%
Phosphorus 37mg 4%
Magnesium 14mg 3.5%
Sodium 60mg 2.5%
Potasium 160mg 5%
Lactase 50mg
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet † Daily Value Not Established

Krill Oil – Omega 3 Supplement

Krill OilOne of my favorite supplements from Prograde simply because it’s so much better than an already good supplement. For years fish oil supplements have been known as the go to Omega 3. Now krill oil is running the show. For more info on why krill is better than fish oil checkout my article about krill oil vs fish oil.

  • Boosts energy
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Improve memory
  • Protects heat
  • Alleviate symptoms of PMS

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Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings per container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin A 100IU 2%
Pure Krill Oil# 1,000mg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (as phosphofipids) 420mg
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 150mg
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 90mg
Astaxanthin 1.5mg
† Daily Value Not Established
Other ingredients: Sof Get (Gelatic), Glycerin, Water, Lemon Oil
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BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids)

Prograde BCAA SupplementBCAA’s are great for many things and are one of my favorite weight lifting supplements to take while dieting. They’re great because BCAA’s prevent muscle breakdown and promote muscle growth. To see how I like to use these, checkout my article on BCAA Supplements.

  • Prevents muscle tissue breakdown*
  • Reduces muscle soreness and fatigue*
  • Increases endurance and power*
  • Improves the effectiveness of your training sessions*
  • Supports anabolic state for lean muscle development*

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** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per container: 100
Amount Per Serving %DV
L-Lucine 500mg
L-Isoleucine 250mg
L-Valine 250mg
† Daily Value Not Established

Prograde Workout

Prograde Workout Weight Lifting SupplementsUsually I like to train in a fasted state (with a serving of BCAA’s right before my workout) but if gaining muscle is my priority than it’s not the best way to go. Having enough calories and nutrients in you prior to a long and/or grueling workout definitely helps. As far as your post workout meal, this is the most important meal when trying to gain muscle.

  • Optimized carb and protein ratio
  • Actually tastes good
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Raises metabolism
  • Supplies over 3 grams of BCAA’s
  • Unparalleled purity
  • Pharmaceutical quality whey protein
  • Non-GMO and Growth Hormone Free

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Serving Size: 51.01g (2 level scoops)
Servings per container: 15
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31g <1%*
Sugars 22g
Dietary Fiber 0
Sodium 28mg 1%
Protein 14g 28%*
Potasium 62mg 2%
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value Not Established
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VGF 25+ Multivitamin

VGF 25+ For Men MultivitaminWhenever I am on a strict diet and really focusing on cutting calories to get lean I always make sure that I am taking a multivitamin. The VGF 25+ is really an awesome and “top shelf” vitamin/mineral. Even if you’re not on a low calorie diet, these are great weight lifting supplements to take since they ensure you that you’re getting all the nutritional values you need.

  • 25 whole vegetables, greens and fruits
  • Specifically formulated for men (women’s version available)
  • Safeguard prostate and urinary health

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Men’s VGF 25+ Partial Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Caplets
Servings per container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin A 5000 IU 100%
Vitamin C 240 mg 400%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E 100 IU 333%
Vitamin K 80 mcg 100%
Vitamin B1 1.5 mg 100%
Vitamin B2 1.7 mg 100%
Vitamin B3 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 2.5 mg 100%
Vitamin B12 12 mcg 200%
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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