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We have talked with 107 athletes who mention and reviews creatine supplements.


Sharissa Reichert
Sharissa Reichert (female, 53)
How I Became a Popular In-home Trainer for Seniors in New York
I do not promote the use of supplements. At my age, I probably would look a little better if I took creatine. I won’t, because I do not believe in supplements.
Christina Longobardi Paradiso
Christina Longobardi Paradiso (female, 35)
How Losing Everything Helped Me Focus My Strength and Dedication
30 min before training I have black coffee and a protein shake with micro dosed creatine. I use Humapro as my vegan protein of choice as well as con-crēte for my M-F micro dose of creatine.
Uracha Teerawanitsan
Uracha Teerawanitsan (female, 27)
How Crossfit Has Made Me the Fittest Woman in Thailand
Skipping rope Gymnastics grips Whey protein/BCAA/Creatine and shaker White board marker Tape with me all the time! How do you keep going and push harder?
David Wang
David Wang (male, 25)
How Fitness Gave Me Confidence and Took Me from Scrawny to Muscular
I don’t always use supplements, and typically the only evidence-based supplements I use are whey protein (Optimum Nutrition Natural Whey), creatine from time to time, fish oil and vitamin D if I’m not getting a lot of sun during specific times of the year.
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
Supplement wise, as well as having a pre workout and whey shake before/after my workout, in the morning I will take a multi vitamin, vit C, fish oils, probiotic, apple cider vinegar, and creatine.
Christian Wall
Christian Wall (male, 34)
How Injuries Taught Me the Importance of a Strong Body
I also take limited amounts of supplements. I use a pre workout, creatine/dextrose/BCAA’s in my intra workout shake and have a carb meal after training.
Cru Blanchard
Cru Blanchard (male, 17)
I'm a Football Player, Powerlifter, and Shot Put Thrower. This is How I Train to Boost My Strength
The only supplements I take are any protein and creatine. I have no big name brands that I gravitate towards, just whatever they have in stock at the store. The supplements don’t work unless you do.
Kyle Spears
Kyle Spears (male, 29)
This is How Competitive CrossFit Lead Me to a Career in Coaching
As far as what I recommend to athletes now from a coaching perspective: Creatine, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Beta Alanine, and Magnesium. Outside of that a lot of supplements are pretty worthless, and you can get most of your protein and carbs from diet alone.
Mirka Henriksson
Mirka Henriksson (female, 27)
How I Became a Competitive Crossfitter after Less than a Year
I take supplements like vitamin D and iron (when I’m eating mainly vegetarian food). I also use creatine and whey protein.
Fa Biente
Fa Biente (male, 28)
I'm a Lifestyle, Travel and Fitness Influencer. How I Went from Overweight to Fit
Now, I use a program that helps for losing fat, with “Like a champion” for 12 weeks. I use the brand “FITADIUM” for food supplements like creatine, protein whey isolate, fat burn, booster, etc., and I eat healthy like white meat, vegetables (broccoli), rice , fruit, white cheese 0%.
Alex Crockford
Alex Crockford (male, 29)
I'm the Creator of Crockfit. This is How I Eat, Train, and Maintain Good Mental Health
I use reflex nutrition (feel free to use my discount code PTCROCKFORD50) and my day-to-day supplements are a protein shake, from whey and also a plant based one, a multivitamin, creatine, vitamin D, omega 3, and ZMA. 
Cristian Duque
Cristian Duque (male, 27)
Why I Love Sports and Fitness Despite Having Osteoarthritis
The supplements I have taken have been protein and creatine. I do not see an obligation having to take supplements but it is true that when you lead such an accelerated lifestyle, it makes everything much easier. 
Assane Diop
Assane Diop (male, 27)
How I Started Powerlifting After Dealing with Sciatica Pain
I usually take some creatine in the morning with breakfast, some amino acids during the workout and some protein afterwards. I usually go with ‘BSN’ or “ON’.
Brian Pankau
Brian Pankau (male, 32)
How I Work as a Strength Coach and Educate Powerlifters and Weightlifters
Usually I consume a Legion pre workout beverage and Performix pre workout. Both are simple in ingredient profiles such as citrulline, caffeine, beta-alanine, and creatine. I’ve learned those high stimulant based pre workouts just crash the body and had more negative impacts to my lifting than beneficial.
Francesco Pelizza
Francesco Pelizza (male, 33)
This is How I Earned My Recognition in Competitive Powerlifting
Near to competition, I also use Creatine-Ethyl Ester as it is the only creatine really useful for the human body without creating useless water retention and giving the best muscle functionality.
Landree Fleming
Landree Fleming (female, 35)
How I Work as an Actor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Trainer
Supplements-wise, I take Kaged Muscle Creatine, and depending on the day Bulletproof collagen, Optimum Nutrition protein powder, for plant-based proteins I like Vega and Nuzest, and ALWAYS COFFEE.
Nyla Fuller
Nyla Fuller (female, 34)
How I Work as a Canadian Fitness Model, Bikini Competitor and Business Professional
Pre-workout drink: my favorite now is Allmax Amino-Cuts because it has 127mg caffeine, 250mg glutamine, 500mg L-carnitine and 725mg BCAAs per scoop. It gives me energy and focus without feeling “buzzy”. For bulking, I also add creatine and carb powder;
Christopher Melancon
Christopher Melancon (male, 23)
I'm a Bodybuilding Coach. This is How I Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks
I do not take many vitamins or supplements. I take the Great Value vitamins along with C4 Pre workout and Optimum brand whey protein and creatine. Keep it simple until you have to get more advanced.
Alessandro Giovanniello
Alessandro Giovanniello (male, 26)
I'm a Personal Trainer and Online Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Recover
For my diet, I follow the zone diet (40-30-30). Being a subject that I tend to quickly accumulate fat when I eat a lot of carbohydrates, I found refuge in this very valid diet. Even if it doesn’t, I use food supplements like whey protein, glutamine, creatine because they help recovery after workouts.
Janusz Kania
Janusz Kania (male, 25)
I'm a Powerlifting Coach. This is How I Plan My Powerlifting Competition Comeback
In terms of supplementation I take a multivitamin, vitamin D and creatine. My favourite brand for all supplements is Bulk Nutrients.
Holly Noll
Holly Noll (female, 33)
I'm a Plant-Based Sports Nutritionist. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Motivated
My current supplements: Magnesium for sleep, CBD topically for inflammation, Turmeric, Creatine, and AMF (always moving forward) from Run Everything Labs which has been a game changer for my joint health. Besides that, I eat Run Everything Labs Protein Powder and lots of food, lots of coffee.
Kwesi Orr
Kwesi Orr (male, 37)
I'm an Entrepreneur Bodybuilder. This is How I Eat and Train to Become Awesome
In my gym bag: Lifting straps, a belt, knee bands, change of clothes (usually work attire), protein bars, water bottle (with creatine), towel.
Hulda Waage
Hulda Waage (female, 35)
I'm a Vegan Powerlifter. This is My Plan to Become World Champion
I use supplements to be sure that I get everything I need to be the best I can. So I use a multivitamin in the morning and also take 5g of Optimum Nutrition Creatine.
Adam Kuncicki
Adam Kuncicki (male, 25)
How I Work as a Vegan Bodybuilder and Supplement Ambassador
While preparing for the competition, I already eat 100% clean and reduce the calories from carbohydrates to about 2500Kcal. I also use, “Siła Roślin” supplements (primarily whey protein, creatine, B12, D3), because for me it is equally important that not only food but also nutrients be of the best quality.
Lynn Montoya
Lynn Montoya (female, 50)
How I Made Fitness Part of My Life and Now Train 20+ Times a Week
I used to take a LOT of supplements, but now I just take the basics… vitamin D, B12, zinc, magnesium and Omega 3/6/9. The only “lifting” supplements I currently take are Doctor’s Best L-Carnitine Fumarate and Optimum Nutrition’s Creatine.
Snir Azoulay
Snir Azoulay (male, 20)
How Superheroes Inspired Me to Become a WNBF Bodybuilding Champion
I don’t have any partner in my training, but if I would, I believe it would be nice but not necessary. I don’t have any pre-workout/intra workout shakes. Only after the workout, I consume a post-workout shake that includes: Whey Protein + Creatine, Glutamine, Beta-Alanine.
Antonio Laborte
Antonio Laborte (male, 21)
I'm a Weightlifting Coach. This is How Fitness and Sports Impact My Life
The supplements I use are Ghost Pre-Workout, GNC Creatine Monohydrate, and Whey Isolate Protein Powder.
Alec Enkiri
Alec Enkiri (male, 31)
I'm a Strength Coach and Personal Trainer. This is How I Came Back Stronger After a Hip Injury
I don’t take many supplements, just a few vitamins/general health things and I keep some protein powder on hand to mix into my oatmeal. The vitamins are D3, zinc, magnesium, fish oil, and creatine. I don’t stick to any one particular brand for these, I’m mostly just looking for highly bioavailable forms of the vitamins, but none of that Walmart stuff.
Goran Borkovic
Goran Borkovic (male, 32)
How I Made a Remarkable Comeback to Bodybuilding After a Serious Motorcycle Accident
Since I’m not a big fan of supplements and I tried a lot of them, I can tell I have experience and the only one that showed me it works it was and still is creatine. It keeps your muscles hydrated and gives you a bigger fuller look.
Simone Collins
Simone Collins (female, 33)
I'm a Vegan Bodybuilder. This is How I Eat, Train and Compete
My go-to supplements are Creatine, Protein Powder from PranaON, and a MyProtein Vegan Omega 3. I also use Multi Force by PranaOn (a natural vegan multivitamin supplement) and Super Greens.
Nicolas Cambi
Nicolas Cambi (male, 30)
How I Train, Eat and Recover as a Competitive Strongman
I both train alone or with others. I generally like a prework, creatine, carbs before work out. I like to make sure my body is ready, the right muscle group is activated for the exercises I’m focusing on that day. I warm up between 20-45 minutes depending on what I am doing.
James Anthony Emmerson
James Anthony Emmerson (male, 35)
I'm a Teacher and Model. This is How I Maintain My Six-Pack Abs All Year Round
When I halved my protein intake, including throwing out tubs of protein, creatine amino acids, I went on regardless, through the summer, while upping my cardio and dropping body fat. By the end of the summer, my bicep size was still the same, but well-conditioned and solid as a rock.
Albert Shao
Albert Shao (male, 33)
How I Plan and Prepare for Bodybuilding Contests
I also take creatine monohydrate year-round and I make sure I take my vitamins and fish oil. Post-workout, I do take a pre-workout shake to make sure I hit my protein intake!
Allison Vaeth
Allison Vaeth (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. How I Train People to Become Successful in the Bodybuilding World
I also use creatine, protein, and BCAA from Bowmar Nutrition when I need it. I utilize beta alanine and pre workout too. To add, I use BIOHM for my Probiotic, while everything else I normally get from Nutrishop.
Moaad El Maguiri
Moaad El Maguiri (male, 27)
I'm a Fitness Model and Online Coach. Here's My Plan to Get My IFBB Pro Card
Creatine.
Gustavo White
Gustavo White (male, 59)
I'm 59. This Is How Fitness Became a Way of Life
Muscle Pharm Creatine
Joe Seeman
Joe Seeman (male, 28)
How I Made the Leap From Amateur to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
Post workout, I will have a shake with 50 grams of whey isolate (Diesel by Perfect Nutrition), 50 grams of carbs (Carbion by ALLMAX), 5 grams ALLMAX Creatine.
Bruno Salgueiro
Bruno Salgueiro (male, 35)
I'm a Professional Stuntman. This Is How I Train to Be Ready for Anything
I eat a bit of everything and supplement quite well, with protein, multi-vitamin, omega-3’s and Creatine.
Aleksi Paju
Aleksi Paju (male, 33)
Here's Why Weightlifting and Strength Training Make Me Stronger and Better
For supplements I use vegan protein powder (Vegan blend from MyProtein) every now and then and creatine and B12. For post workout I eat a banana.
Michael Fatboyslim
Michael Fatboyslim (male, 26)
How I Became a Leading Online Fitness Transformation Coach and Celebrity Trainer
My diet is very old school bodybuilding with low/moderate fat intake and extremely high carb and protein intake, my go-to staple supplements are fish oils, whey isolate, digestive enzyme, EAAS, Creatine & Glutamine!
Tim Conde
Tim Conde (male, 26)
How I Keep Going and Continuously Build a Bigger and Better Physique
Before my training session, I take pre-workout (Total War), a pump product (Big Noise) as well as a muscle builder (MOAB). During my training session, I take amnio’s (Breach) and creatine (Tango) which allow me to push through the difficult times of my workouts.
Allison Ethier
Allison Ethier (female, 42)
How My Fear of Aging Keeps Me Motivated, Really Fit and Competitive
I carry my cooler with me everywhere – Cellucor C4 pre-workout, Muscletech creatine, and my portion shake post workout are staples.
Sam Shampanier
Sam Shampanier (male, 66)
How I Decided to Get Fit at 48 - and Keep Going Strong at 66
Then on my way to the gym, I eat a banana and, 20-30 minutes before the session, I drink my pre-workout. Now it is Pre Jym and 2 scoops (1500mg) of creatine (Con-cret) mixed in one blender. (Together with creatine in Pre Jym, it gives you 3.5 g, which is quite enough for the first month and a half, then take a pause).
Nick Cheadle
Nick Cheadle (male, 30)
How I've Built a Safe Gym for Coaches, Bodybuilders and Powerlifters
I also take Optimum Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate daily and drink Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy because it’s delicious and contains caffeine, which gives me a bit of a kick first thing in the morning.
Veronika Mikulasikova
Veronika Mikulasikova (female, 25)
How I Got into Fitness and Started Feeling Proud and Invincible
When it comes to my supplements, I’m not a heavy user, even though I have my staples like whey and casein (bedtime) protein powder, sometimes creatine, vitamin D, A, magnesium and omega 3. Also sometimes do a few weeks of joint cure, with collagen or alike.
Eric Helms
Eric Helms (male, 36)
How I Work as a Chief Science Officer to Support Lifters Professionally
I get my whey protein from Legion Athletics, and I take the Ouroboros multi and pre-workout, which contains caffeine, creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine, and citrulline malate.
Ryan Rakes
Ryan Rakes (male, 29)
How I Become Stronger and Leaner After a Decade of Bodybuilding
For supplements, I take a pea/rice protein powder once a day and five grams of creatine per day. I also just started taking a homemade, stimulant-free preworkout in the morning that consists of 10 grams of beet root powder, eight grams of citrulline malate and two grams of taurine along with a cup of coffee. It tastes absolutely terrible but the pumps are legit!
Stan Efferding
Stan Efferding (male, 52)
I'm the Founder of the Vertical Diet, IFBB Pro and World Record Powerlifter. This How I Eat and Train
I follow my Vertical diet. Since I eat plenty of red meat, I’ve never gotten much benefit from taking creatine and I have a very micro nutrient dense diet so I don’t need many additional supplements and only take Vit D3, magnesium because they’re hard to get from food and codliver oil capsules for additional natural Vit A, Vit D.
Juma Iraki
Juma Iraki (male, 32)
How I Work as a Personal Trainer Despite Having Crohn's Disease
Current supplements I take are: Multivitamin, Omega 3, Vitamin D, protein powder, creatine and caffeine. I work as a consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway so I get all my supplements from them.
Shelby Guillaume
Shelby Guillaume (female, 28)
I'm a CPA IFBB Athlete. This is How I Found My Identity Through Bodybuilding
multiV, pre workout creatine, Niacin, post usually cereal + protein powder almond milk – I could literally eat cereal for every meal.
Sean Harley
Sean Harley (male, 40)
I'm the Founder of Rock Solid Nutrition, IFBB Pro and 12x Cover Model. This Is How I Stay Strong and Fit
The Pre-Pump has full doses of creatine (for power), citrulline (for pumps), and carnitine along with a smooth but strong stimulant effect for energy as well as ingredients for a strong mental focus.
Ghia Walker
Ghia Walker (female, 36)
How My Bodybuilding Journey Lead to Creating a Protein Treats Company
As for supplements, I use to take pre-workouts, Active Alliance BCAAs, creatine and Now Foods L-glutamine, but have actually stopped them completely for now (I’m sure I’ll pick up them up again at some point).
Petar Ivancevic
Petar Ivancevic (male, 26)
How Videos Got Me Hooked on Parkour and Bodyweight Training
The only supplements I take are creatine (Scitec) and coffee.
Viktoriia Voronina
Viktoriia Voronina (female, 25)
How the Death of My Parents Motivated Me to Become a Personal Trainer
For supplements I used to take amino acids and creatine before each workout, but for the past 2 years I train completely naturally: no protein powders, no pills, nothing, just vegan food as fuel, and B12 shots once a month.
Tiago Guedes
Tiago Guedes (male, 36)
I Own a Gym. This Is How I Combine My Own Training with Training Clients
As for supplementation, I use Myprotein fish oil and vitamin D plus Myprotein vegan protein supplement because I am lactose intolerant. Ocassionally I use creatine and magnesium.
Katya Gorbacheva
Katya Gorbacheva (female, 27)
I'm a Natural Vegan Bodybuilder and Powerlifter. This Is How I'm Empowering Busy Women to Get Stronger
I take a B 12 complex (if you don’t eat animal products, or are over 50, please make sure you take it!), vitamins C, D, CleanMachine Ahi Flower oil and CleanMachine Cell Block 80, cycle taking amino acids and creatine. Links for some of my favorite products are in this blog
Matt Karstetter
Matt Karstetter (male, 36)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder, Builder of Multiple Gyms and Gym Products. This Is How I Eat, Train and Recover
My go-to for protein powder, glutamine, creatine, etc. is 1st Phorm. It is high quality; my body digest their products well and I also respect how the company operates as a whole.
Ciara Martinez
Ciara Martinez (female, 34)
How a Ketogenic Way of Living Has Helped Me with My Fitness Journey
Daily supplementation looks something like this: I take a B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, COQ-10, and L-carnitine. I make my own pre-workout drink that includes amino acids, beta alanine, creatine, and glutamine.
Jake Andersen
Jake Andersen (male, 27)
Eyes on the Goal. This is How I Eat and Train for my First Bodybuilding Competition
Besides vitamins and minerals, for performance I supplement daily with Caffeine, Carnosyn beta-alanine, DHEA, and Creatine Monohydrate (all of which can be found on Amazon, but I recommend consulting with a professional before investment).
Kuba Firkowski
Kuba Firkowski (male, 23)
I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is What Calisthenics Does to My Body
Before every workout, I need some power so sometimes it would be coffee, sometimes pre-workout (Finaflex Stimul8). Except that I also take creatine (Trec CM3) before training session and some protein (Prozis) after workout.
Jasa Oslaj
Jasa Oslaj (male, 21)
How I Went from Skinny and Small to Strong and Bulky
After each workout, I’d have two scoops of protein powder and I mix it up with creatine. The brand I am using is Steel supplements.
Kiana Nirvana Loomis
Kiana Nirvana Loomis (female, 23)
My Passion Is Fitness. This Is How I Learned the Importance of Rest and Recovery
I supplement with a daily multivitamin, 2-3 grams of Bulk Supplements creatine because it’s affordable and doesn’t contain any fillers, and occasionally use a pre-workout if I am in need of a little bit more energy for my training.
Azad Singh
Azad Singh (male, 28)
I'm a Vegan Personal Trainer. This is How I Developed My Passion for Fitness
The only supplements I take all the time are creatine monohydrate, caffeine, vitamin D3 and vitamin B12. I will take Myprotein beta alanine on and off around training. I usually just go to Myprotein and pick up the raw ingredients and blend on my own for pre workouts.
Scott Shetler
Scott Shetler (male, 44)
I'm a Vegan Strength Coach. This is How Fitness Has Been Part of My Life for 28 Years
I don’t really take many supplements. I use Sprouts Vegetarian Glucosamine, Complement Plus (a combination of B12, D3, and a vegan sourced EPA/DHA), and MRM Creatine.
Ryan Shen
Ryan Shen (male, 29)
How I Went from Weight Training to Calisthenics to Achieve Muscles Mass, Strength and Coordination
I will go hard on calisthenics/weight training day and during my yoga day, I treat it sort of like a rest day as I stretch out the muscles. Sleep also important for recovery hence I usually will get seven to eight hours of sleep every day. Taking Optimum Nutrition creatine is also my recovery plan.
Lucas Parker
Lucas Parker (male, 30)
I'm a 6x CrossFit Games Veteran. This is How I Plot My Comeback
Creatine is something I definitely respond to – I gain weight from it and notice an improvement in power. It seems to help with short bursts and heavy efforts, but it should be used wisely around competition: Weighing 5-10lbs extra might negatively effect certain athletes.
Adam Neth
Adam Neth (male, 26)
How My Training Has Changed and Improved since I Started at Age 12
Pre-Workout: 4g citrulline malate, 3.2g beta-alanine, 200-300mg caffeine, active form of B-vitamins Intra-Workout: 30g Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin, 10g BCAA Post-Workout: Two scoops plant or beef protein, 5g creatine monohydrate, 5g glutamine, 2g taurine, 20g EAA For the majority of my single ingredient supplements like Creatine, HBCD, BCAA, etc., I use www.TrueNutrition.com, EAAs from Bulk Supplements, Magnesium Glycinate from Solaray, and Plant Protein from Nutrex.
Terence Bradley
Terence Bradley (male, 21)
How I Learned the Importance of Discipline for Getting Better and Stronger
My primary objective as far as diet goes is to reach my protein goal each day. Currently, as far as supplements I only take Whey Protein, but back in the day, I took creatine as well.
Rammy Andrei
Rammy Andrei (male, 28)
How I Focus 100% on Fitness and Bodybuilding When I'm Not Working
My stack of supplements that I use are: Warrior Lab Whey, creatine, FitMax Arginine, Warrior Labs Kamikadze Extreme Pump Pre-Workout, Weider whey casein, Warrior Labs BCAA, Warrior Labs EAA, Cellucor glutamine, C vitamin, potassium gluconate, zinc, magnesium, vitamins and minerals, nac, maca, gaba, carnitine, chromium, omega 3-6-9, spirulina, probiotics, digestive enzymes, melatonin, ZMB these I buy them from a pharmacy nearby me.
Dave Cunningham
Dave Cunningham (male, 33)
How I Maintain an Impressive Fitness Model Physique after 17 Years of Training
I keep my supplement intake pretty basic these days as I don’t currently have a sports supplement sponsor. I just take a Whey Isolate, normally with my oats in the morning, a creatine monohydrate, vitamin C tablets and the occasional joint care supplement if my joints are feeling to effects of heavier training in my improvement season.
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler (female, 46)
How I Earned My WNBF Fit Body and Masters Figure Pro Cards in Less than Half a Year
True Athlete – Kre-Alkalyn Powder – Buffered Creatine.
Tyrone Bell
Tyrone Bell (male, 38)
How I Went from Stuntman to Full-Time Bodybuilder and WBFF Fitness Model Pro
During training itself, I take Creatine Monohydrate as well as BCAA/EAA mix – sipping it through my sessions.
Nigel St Lewis
Nigel St Lewis (male, 39)
How I Don't Make Excuses and Compete on the Highest Level as a Natural Bodybuilder
Yes, used them correctly. Supplements are great, and are proven to work, but please treat them for what they are. Two supplement I use regularly are protein powder and creatine, everything else to me is a gimmick.
Nick Staro
Nick Staro (male, 26)
How I Came Back Strong after a Motorcycle Accident and Placed 2nd in Mr. Hellas
My supplements include: Whey protein (Scitec nutrition), protein isolate, creatine monohydrate, multivitamins and fish oil. Everything else, in my opinion, is  waste  of money.  
Eli Bernard
Eli Bernard (male, 25)
How I Combine Fitness and Bodybuilding with Nursing and Modeling
Many supplements have no evidence based practice supporting their use, so I find it best to stick to black coffee for pre-workout, BulkSupplements Creatine Monohydrate Powder, and Dynamik Muscle Whey isolate proteins, which have scientific backing.
Daniel Zimmermann
Daniel Zimmermann (male, 25)
I'm a Vegan Strength Athlete. This Is How I Will Achieve a 300 Kg Deadlift Without Eating Animal Products
Since I began to workout, I get 80% of my protein from protein powder. Today, I also use weight gainer, creatine, beta alanine, zinc, B12 and vitamins – which are scientifically well backed supplements.
Helge Nilsen
Helge Nilsen (male, 20)
How I Went from Gamer to Aspiring Bodybuilder and Got Really Fit in Just 2 Years
As for supplements, I use Creatine Monohydrate (any kind is good enough, no need for expensive stuff) and protein powder — that’s it. Creatine stores water in the muscles, which means more size and energy.
Antti Plaami
Antti Plaami (male, 35)
How I became a Natural Vegan Powerlifting Ultra-Endurance Athlete and Coach
By supplementation side I have used: Creatine, vitamins and protein powders most of my training life. Adding past few years to the list: Omega-3, boron, ashwaganda, glucosamine, beta-alanine, zinc, magnesium and green-tea-extract and that’s all the supplements. Though moved on only getting my protein from food and no more powders, cause the Science doesn’t support the need for it.
Chad Havunen
Chad Havunen (male, 40)
How I'm Gonna Comeback to Pro Bodybuilding, Mr. Olympia and Battle of the Godz after a 5 Years Hiatus
Finally, I listen to music to get hyped up a bit and to get into the mental zone for training. I take Vitamin C and Core ABCs for branch chain amino. I also add in Core Nutritionals creatine and glutamine.
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy (male, 40)
I'm a Busy Medical Doctor and Bodybuilder. This Is How I Train, Eat and Recover
Isolate Whey protein is always on my pre-workout and post-workout, creatine is always on my post-workout and I keep track of my training with a training log that I do on app Notes plus the data I collect from my apple watch.
James Ruckert
James Ruckert (male, 28)
I Used to be an Overweight Teen. Now, I'm a Fitness Author, Personal Trainer & Calisthenics Coach
My own supplement routine is pretty traditional: I use creatine on and off throughout the year along with protein powder (more for convenience than anything else).
Zack Belknap
Zack Belknap (male, 27)
I'm a Vegan Bodybuilder. This is How I Build Muscle with Plant-Based Diet
Supplementation is pretty basic for me: Vital One Vitamins, Sports Nutrition creatine, Now Sports HMB, Acetyl L-Carnatine, and PrimaForce ZMA. I am also a Run Everything Labs team member and I love their plant-based protein as well as the DTE fat burner.
Daniel Austin
Daniel Austin (male, 36)
I'm a Vegan Competitive Powerlifter. This is How I Got Fit, Strong, and Powerful
I do supplement as well. My mandatory supplements (all vegan, I promise) are Vitamin B12 (Now Foods B12, VegLife B12, Deva B12), VegLife Vitamin D, and Vitamin Shoppe creatine monohydrate. Pretty simple, honestly–nothing that would even be out of the ordinary for omnivores to take.
Rishiraj Kapur
Rishiraj Kapur (male, 40)
How I Went from Being Overweight to Living the Bodybuilding Lifestyle and Becoming a Fit Dad
My supplement stack: A good quality MuscleBlaze whey protein isolate, creatine, multivitamins and fish oil. I go off protein off and on, however continue with the rest of the supplements.
Hatem Aly
Hatem Aly (male, 32)
How I Train Crossfit Five Days a Week to Become a Vegan Elite Master Athlete
I do use Vegan Freak as a protein powder supplement, creatine monohydrate and vitamin B12 on regular basis.
Jae Griggs
Jae Griggs (male, 37)
At 237 Lbs, I'm One of the Biggest Vegan Bodybuilders. This Is How I Eat, Train and Get Big
After a session, I do a protein smoothie, two scoops of planta vegan protein, blended with frozen strawberries, blueberries, and bananas, and 5-10g of Nutricost Creatine monohydrate.
Beth Castell
Beth Castell (female, 31)
How I Compete in Bodybuilding to Prove You Can Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet
I take and recommend creatine, b12, magnesium, zinc and plant-derived DHA/EPA. My fave supplement companies that are either vegan or vegan-friendly are PranaOn, VPA Australia, Macro Mike, Kind Life, Bulk Nutrients and Myprotein.
Taylor Patterson
Taylor Patterson (male, 34)
How a Back Injury Forced Me to Focus on Mobility and Flexibility in the Gym
I follow a whole food vegan diet and have been since 2010. I don’t take protein powders, but I do take iodine, b-12, DHA/EPA. and I occasionally take creatine .
Lars Besand
Lars Besand (male, 43)
How I Trained to Become the Strongest Man in Denmark at 105 Kg
All my supplements: EEA, ALA, Beta-Alanine, creatine and protein shakes are from MyProtein and if you use my discount code, LARSBVEN, at the Danish website MyProtein.dk you get a minimum of 20% discount.
Amine Aminov
Amine Aminov (male, 29)
How I Finally Started Bodybuilding after Quitting 3 Times
On my training days I take in my bag a banana, my pre-workout in one shaker, my whey protein and creatine in the second one.
Dani Taylor
Dani Taylor (female, 33)
How I Lost 90 lbs in 18 Months by Going Vegan and Lifting Weights
As far as supplements, there are a few that I swear by. I take any generic creatine monohydrate religiously. I also take a Pure Vegan b12, Vegan D3, and Testa Omega 3s in the form of micro-algae oil daily.
Ben Palocko
Ben Palocko (male, 31)
How I Gained 45 Lbs, Became a Fitness Model and Promix Nutrition Ambassador
Multivitamin/mineral – 1 tablet per day with a meal Omega 3 Fish Oil – 2 soft gels daily with meals (1,000mg each) Vitamin C – 1 tablet daily (1,000mg) Vitamin D – 1 soft gel per day with a meal (5,000 IU) Caffeine – 1 tablet first thing in the morning (200mg) Quality Protein Powder – post-workout & on the go in place of a whole food protein source When cutting, I’ll add BCAAs intra-workout. When gaining, I’ll add creatine monohydrate in my post workout shake and ZMA before bed. I don’t use or believe much in the efficacy of test-boosters or fat-burners. What has inspired and motivated you?
Karina Inkster
Karina Inkster (female, 33)
How I Train and Eat as a Straight Edge Vegan Who's Allergic to Raw Fruit and Nuts
As a vegan, there’s one non-negotiable supplement: B12. I do consume B12-fortified foods on a regular basis, but a supplement is a good insurance policy. I use sublingual tablets, but sprays and liquid supplements work well too. I also use brown rice protein powder and creatine.
Micah LaCerte
Micah LaCerte (male, 40)
I'm the Owner of Hitch Fit, WBFF Muscle Model World Champion and Iron Man Cover Model
As far as supplements I use Magnum Nutraceuticals, they are the best I have found in the world. I use Whey Isolate Magnum Quattro, Bcaa’s Magnum Hi5, Multi Vitamin Magnum Primer, Pre Workout Booster Magnum Rocket Science, Magnum Dna, Magnum Volume, Creatine – Magnum Big C, L Glutamine – Magnum G. For those interested in trying some message me and Ill send you a promo code [email protected]
Victor Egonu
Victor Egonu (male, 30)
How I'm Planning to Win the Drug-free Bodybuilding World Championship next Season
Before hitting the gym, I’ll be sure to get in a meal or 2, then take some pre-workout or make my own (creatine, citrulline, beta-alanine, BCAAs, and my favorite…Agmatine Sulfate). Or take a product that has all of them.
Giacomo Marchese
Giacomo Marchese (male, 25)
I Co-founded Vegan Proteins and Plant Built. This Is How I Train, Eat and Recover
Finally, creatine monohydrate. This should actually be the first thing you should consider supplementing with. It’s dirt cheap and it is also by far the most effective supplement one can take. It helps your increase your ATP stores meaning that you can push longer and harder before failure.
Francesco Grezza
Francesco Grezza (male, 25)
How I Trained, Lost 45 Kg and Got Ready to Open My Own Gym
If I really want to supplement before the cardio, I can take BCAA and creatine! Before weight training and if I really want to use supplements, I take coffee and citrulline, but apart from proteins I don’t take these supplements intensively!
Michael Habibi
Michael Habibi (male, 27)
How I Went from Skinny Fat to Vegan Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach
After training I immediately eat some candy with my creatine (Naked Creatine). After this I start cooking my food which is always a tofu bowl with rice and veggies.
Ishaan Verma
Ishaan Verma (male, 23)
How I Got a Job Training Clients at My Gym after Just 2 Years
The supplements which I take are whey protein, multivitamins, fish oil, creatine, vitamin D3, glucosamine and ashwagandha.
Mehdi Benmoussa
Mehdi Benmoussa (male, 23)
My Body Fat Percentage Is 7%. This Is How I'm Cutting, Eating and Training
I take several supplements: Whey isolate, ZMA, creatine, CLA, fat burner, BCAA and so on. I don’t prefer any specific brands. Each brand has good products and bad products, so I focus on the product quality instead of the brand.
Shane
Shane (male, 35)
How I Prepare for the Classic Physique Division after 20 Years of Training
I eat 90 minutes before I train and my intra workout drink consists of BCAA, EAA, Creatine and Glycine. Immediately after training I take a Scoop of protein powder, I keep a tub in my trunk and drink it on the way home, then prepare my largest meal of the day about an hour later.
Luka Skubonja
Luka Skubonja (male, 22)
How I Trained to Become WFF Balkan Champion and IBFF European Champion in Bodybuilding
After training, I always drink a protein shake in combination with glucose/dextrose and sometimes only 5 grams of creatine monohydrate.
Marko Drobac
Marko Drobac (male, 18)
How I Gained 25 Kg of Muscle Mass by Training 5 Days a Week
After my workout, I like to take 5 grams of Universal creatine and one measure of Scitec Nutrition protein so I can recover my muscles.
Dennis Okello Mbira
Dennis Okello Mbira (male, 25)
How I Gained over 15 Kg of Lean Muscle Mass by Going to the Gym
Of all the exercises we do, we particularly love the bench press and T-bar row. We often end out session by taking Platinum Creatine by Muscletech as we relax.
Deniz Yozkan
Deniz Yozkan (male, 18)
How I Choose Fitness over Martial Arts and Professional Fighting
The supplements I take are pretty basic – some good multivitamins (Whole Earth and Sea – probably best dosed vitamins from high quality sources) , creapure creatine monohydrate (any brand that has creapure labeled, currently I have MyProtein and Weider), high quality omega 3s (MyProtein) and a crazy mfkin pre-workout.
Michael Gamil
Michael Gamil (male, 25)
How I Work Full-time, Study and Still Go to the Gym 5 Days a Week
For supplements, I take ISO100 Dymatize protein, RSP BCAA and MP creatine.
Easton Elliott
Easton Elliott (male, 25)
How I Stopped Smoking 35 Cigarettes a Day, Became a Personal Trainer and Got Really Fit
I’ll regularly take citruline malate and beta alanine pre-workout. If I have it on hand, I’ll take creatine as well.
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