Serious competitors look for protein sources that provide muscle recovery potential both day and night, and supplement their diets with carefully selected products that optimize and fine-tune their physique to the utmost detail. Here is a list of products that can help power your bodybuilding goals.*
Boost Energy, Metabolism And Calorie Burn
The ability to maintain a lean, ripped physique requires absolute fine-tuning of your sports nutrition regimen to enable your body to burn more calories, metabolize fats and achieve the best possible results for your training. GNC scientists have created this unparalleled, powerful program that combines a daily premium multivitamin, sports nutrients and clinically studied ingredients to fuel a ripped physique. Because you can buy all of these components in one convenient pack, you save money when compared to buying each product separately. Each pack includes:
Mega Men® Sport — This high-potency, clinically studiedβ sports multivitamin formula includes critical components to fill important nutrient gaps in regular supplementation programs. A complete multivitamin, it combines B-vitamins that are important for energy production and metabolism and also includes a joint-cushioning blend for healthy joint cartilage.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) — Features 4g of CLA, clinically shown to support the lean, toned muscles for a healthy body composition that elite athletes push to achieve.
Waterex™ — As bodybuilding competitions approach and your goal shifts to bringing out muscle striations, vascularity and definition, excess water retention beneath the skin can be an unwanted barrier. Waterex™ is an all natural formula enhanced with vital electrolytes to help regulate water balance in the body so you are competition ready.
Thermo Igniter 12X — Push your performance to higher levels, increase energy and speed up metabolism. Thermo Igniter 12x, has been clinically studied to confirm it may help you to burn up to 12 times more calories for up to one hour after exerciseΩ.
The foundation of any serious bodybuilder’s supplement list is a high-quality protein source. GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60™ is clinically proven to increase muscle strength by 30%◊ and increase muscle strength and stamina with half the sets.^ This is a great option for a post-workout recovery protein shake because whey protein provides amino acids that move quickly through the digestive system, helping your muscles recover after an intense round of reps.
Delayed digestion and time-released absorption of protein can be beneficial at night when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and tend to thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for these proteins to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other types of proteins. By blending premium casein proteins together, Optimum Nutrition™ has created a protein formula that’s truly time-released to support your muscle recovery overnight.
A breakthrough product innovation that offers advanced weight loss and a clean sensory experience with 7 super-extreme, premium ingredients including a green coffee bean blend, Myristica fragrans and Ecklonia cava.
Serious competitors looking for a pre-workout support product with explosive results can look no further than Cellucor® C4™ Extreme. This product features a potent combination of powerful ingredients to boost Nitric Oxide effects and power rigorous workouts.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*As with any food product, use of these products alone will not lead to increased muscle mass or strength. These products are, however, useful for athletes involved in regular intense resistance training program.
^In an eight-week randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study of 30 healthy male volunteers comparing 1 set resistance training (RT) + active or carbohydrate placebo to 2 sets RT alone with no supplement, the active group showed equal gains in maximal muscle strength (MMS) and muscle endurance (ME) compared to the control group.
◊ An eight-week study of athletes performing an intense resistance exercise training regimen demonstrated that those using this proprietary module of whey protein and leucine had greater increases in muscle strength and size than those on a placebo.
β In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 112 healthy volunteers, subjects taking the GNC vitamin and mineral blend in this product for six weeks experienced statistically significant improvements in the markers of B vitamin and antioxidant status, as well as improvements in SF-36 Vitality and Mental Health scores compared to those taking a placebo.
Ω In a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled cross-over study, 25 subjects exercised on a treadmill on two occasions. On one occasion the subjects took Thermo Igniter 12x and on the second occasion, they took a placebo. When the subjects took Thermo Igniter 12x, they burned three times more calories before, 3% more calories during and 12 times more calories for up to one hour after exercise compared to when they took the placebo.