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Truth About Supplement Marketing

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Bodybuilder Rich Piana tells you the truth about supplement marketing in the video below.

Cliffs:

Eat food instead of taking supplements.

Supplement Recommendations from Fitness YouTubers

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Today, I’m going to share some supplement recommendation videos with you from a few popular fitness / powerlifting / bodybuilding YouTubers. At the end of the article, I’ll tell you which supplements I take.

Note: Always do your own research, before you pound a bunch of supplements into your body. Examine.com is a pretty good web site to begin your research for most supplements.

 

Chelsea LiftsHer channel

Ladies first. I think Chelsea is training for a powerlifting meet right now and there is some lifting included in the following video, but she starts it off by showing us her favorite supplements she currently takes. Wouldliftwith/10

Chelsea’s Supplement Stash: Citadel Fish Oil | Vitamin D (5,000 IU) | Optimum Nutrition Creatine | Primaforce Yohimbe HCI | Citadel Tier 1 Pre-Workout | GNC Pro Performance Beta-Alanine | Cellucor BCAA (Watermelon Flavor) | Spring Valley Iron | One A Day Women’s Active Metabolism Multivitamin (She recommends buying a better quality multivitamin, if you take one regularly.)

 

Elliott Hulse (strengthcamp) – His channel

While Elliott very rarely actually recommends supplements, he has mentioned what he uses in a few videos. I’m not going to embed his old recommendations video, in which he suggests you take ON whey, BSN creatine, Vitamin C and glutamine. It’s fairly outdated considering his recent recommendations of not taking any protein powder shakes. You can also tell how he feels about most supplements in his videos Honest Supplement Review #1 and #2 (graphic).

Below is a video where he discusses what he actually takes.

Supplement Stash: PaleoMeal from Designs for Health – Some flavors available: Chocolate | Natural Vanilla | Natural Berry | Strawberry … Elliott has also mentioned using a greens drink in past videos, but I’m too lazy to dig them up right now. I’m pretty sure he uses Living Fuel.

 

Jonnie Candito (CanditoTrainingHQ) – His channel

I haven’t seen Jonnie talk about supplements too much on his channel. Probably because he’s busy lifting heavy-ass weight.

He reviewed Jack3d Micro and he didn’t like the taste, but said it provided energy well. Below are his thoughts on whey protein.

Jonnie’s Supplement Stash: Jack3d Micro | Body Fortress Whey Protein | Creatine (Reference)

 

Chris Barnard (overtimeathletes) – His channel

Chris rarely does videos about supplements, just like his buddy Elliott Hulse. Below are a couple he did make. The first one is about creatine and the second one is about bulking in general.

Chris’ Supplement Stash: Creatine | Whey Protein Powder

 

Brandon CampbellHis channel

He did a top 3 video about supplements.

Brandon’s Supplement Stash: Creatine Monohydrate | Whey Protein | Caffeine

 

What I Take

This is just to wrap this article up. It’s a list of supplements I currently take.

My Supplement Stash: Creatine | Whey Protein (I only take it occasionally to top off protein requirements.) | Caffeine (I usually opt for coffee instead, but I do have some pure caffeine as well.) | Beta-Alanine (Only for certain training periods.) | Vitamin D (Only in the winter.) | Fish Oil | Magnesium

Protein Supplements

As I covered in the Nutrition 101 article, you need about 0.82g of protein per lbs of body weight each day to achieve optimal muscle growth (for the average natural lifter). If you’re having trouble reaching this amount on a regular basis, it might be a good idea to buy a protein supplement. It’s not better than eating chicken, steak, fish, eggs, etc., but it is an easy way to get some extra protein in your diet without any hassle. My personal favorite is Optimum Nutrition whey (usually Double Rich Chocolate flavor). Amazon always has it fairly cheap and  you tend to get free shipping.