There are literally thousands of supplements and they all promise more than the other. Who to really believe? I believe, with hard sweat and good nutrition, you can build muscle on your own. But if you do want that 10% edge and have some money to spend, then surely, I have some tips for you.
First off, you might not even know what kind of supplements there are, just to name a few there is:
What exactly are supplements? A supplement is basically nutrition without calories. Food is nutrition with calories, I think that's a good example.
Now, out of all of those above, I only recommend using all natural, preferably isolated whey (protein) powder. If natural and isolated, whey powder is perfect in my opinion and experience. Natural means the whey has no toxins or metal scraps, no additional weird things that you didn't even know existed. Isolated means it is stripped off it's calories. If you're going to be doing this, I do not recommend your day consisting of every meal with protein powder in them, I suggest you only consume protein powder after workouts.
Alongside this, to help you build muscle or work out more intensively, I recommend green tea. Yes, green tea. It has the caffeine, and there are a lot of health benefits coming along with green tea. If you hate green tea, force yourself. But if you really really hate green tea, you can use coffee. Just plain green tea, and plain coffee, not a single tiny spoon of sugar, none of your beloved creams, nothing in addition, just pure green tea and coffee. You can't even imagine how many calories people drink. Do not buy the 'quick-made' coffee, use real, quality coffee beans and grind them, it's way better.
A lot of supplements have toxins in them, toxic metals and pesticides all in one package. You should always make sure what you'll be using, you could just be working out for nothing since you're going to kill yourself with all of that stuff. The fitness industry has changed quite a bit - 26 billion dollars a year. They're going to be pushing the cheapest-made and highest price stuff they can. You want to use a brand that has been tested by USP to be sure that what's on the label, is in there, and nothing additional. Brands can buy these research companies or have one within them, hoaxing the labels and the real nutrition, which can mess you up and let your work, time and money to waste, you don't want that.
Now something to help you weed out products.. I always say to remember, if a product claims to make you gain 16 pounds of muscle in less than a year.. It's full of crap. Hide your wallet and walk away immideatly, that will never happen since building muscle is very slow, and you really don't want to be changing workouts as quick as socks, because it 'isn't working'.
This is my tip for today, I hope you have a nice sunday night, don't forget to sleep the way you should, and be productive tomorrow!