World Health Day 2023: 5 Best Supplements For Bodybuilding

The golden rule of using bodybuilding supplements is to not use them for too long without taking a break.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Apr 04, 2023 08:30 IST
World Health Day 2023: 5 Best Supplements For Bodybuilding

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If you use social media on a daily basis or consume any fitness content online, you are probably aware of the popularity of bodybuilding supplements. Going to the gym, drinking coloured beverages, and flexing muscles are the "new normal" for gym goers. To mark World Health Day, OnlyMyHealth has organised a week-long campaign, "Health For All". In this special series, we will discuss supplements, whether they are natural, and how to use them effectively.

A person's fitness can be easily maintained by eating whole foods and following a protein-rich diet. Bodybuilding is distinct because you go beyond your natural capacity and lift weights. Weight lifting is a shock to the human body, and to recover from that shock, certain supplements are required. So, if you're new to bodybuilding or planning to buy supplements, let's start by determining whether supplements are natural or not, and then look at five effective bodybuilding supplements.

Are Bodybuilding Supplements Natural?

Bodybuilding supplements, despite their popularity, have a negative public perception. While some believe they are not natural and can harm the body. Supplements are legally available on the market and are regulated as food by the Food and Drug Administration rather than drugs. Supplements can only harm a person if they use them excessively or consume a duplicate product.

What's The Right Way To Use Supplements?

A supplement should not be used for more than three months. After using it for 100 days, a person should discontinue using it for at least two months in order to flush it out from the body. 

Supplements For Bodybuilding 

1) Whey Protein

Whey protein is an essential supplement for bodybuilders. When a person goes to the gym and lifts weights, their protein requirement increases. Whey protein is one of the best ways to meet your daily protein requirement, as a serving easily provides 24 grams of protein in one go. The only thing to remember is to check the source and make sure the protein you are using is authentic.

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2) Creatine

Bodybuilding is all about strength and size. When we say someone is a bodybuilder, we are referring to their big body frame and muscles. Creatine is one of the best bodybuilding supplements for increasing size and strength. The only thing to remember is that you should not consume it for more than a month. You can alternate between 30 days on creatine and 15 days off.


Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are an important supplement for muscle building. Just as protein is the building block of muscles, BCAA is the building block of protein. BCAA is available in powder form, and it is recommended that you consume them during your workout for the best results.

4) Fish Oil

Bodybuilding put a lot of strain on tendons, bones, and ligaments. Consuming fish oil supplements strengthen the joints, which helps to prevent injury. If you are taking it for the first time, have it once a day. After a month, you can increase the dosage but do not take it for more than 60 days in a row.

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5) ZMA

The supplement ZMA, or zinc magnesium aspartate, is popular among athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts. It is commonly used to improve athletic performance, sleep quality, and muscle growth. ZMA supplements are most effective when taken before going to bed.

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