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Best Supplements to Build Muscle Faster

Focus on what works.

The supplement market is vast and is easy to get lost in so much information. Here are the 4 best supplements to build muscle faster.

The list below was created by Jeremy Ethier.

Jeremy Ethier is a kinesiologist and fitness trainer, co-founder of Built With Science. His YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers and he delivers clear information with sound background research.

“The vast majority of muscle building supplements out there do absolutely nothing, or are used and marketed totally out of context to take advantage of those who don’t know any better,” Ethier says, taking into account his first trip to a supplement store.

However, some supplements live up to their claims. So what are the best supplements to build muscle faster? Here are 4 that can speed up the results you are looking for.

1. Protein Powder

Whey protein powder, in particular, is the highest quality protein source when compared to several other protein sources such as spirulina, lentil, and even casein protein.

Best Supplements to Build Muscle FasterSource: Kelly Sikkema

However, eating protein powder does not make you build muscle faster – consistently eating enough protein does. A balanced diet with enough whole foods should give you enough protein necessary to build muscle. The protein powder only helps you to do this more efficiently because it is low in fat and carbs.

2. Creatine

The most well-researched and science-backed supplement on the market. And it lives up to the expectation, making it one of the best supplements to build muscle faster.

Vegetarians, vegans, and those people with naturally low levels of creatine in their bodies will experience the most benefits of this supplement.

3. Caffeine

“Caffeine ingestion prior to our workouts not only enhances our muscle contractions, but can also enable us to perform more reps by altering our pain thresholds and our perception of how hard we’re working.”

The caffeine will not make you stronger but will help you do more reps, which in turn will make you stronger.

Research also indicates that caffeine might favour lower body workouts compared to upper body workouts.

4. Beta-Alanine

Properly supplementing with beta-alanine can help you achieve 2-3 more reps per set specific to higher rep training (10 reps or more).

If you want to know more about each of the supplements mentioned above, check out Jeremy Ethier’s video below.

Best Supplements to Build Muscle Faster

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